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Sol

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Sol
Sol TP.png
Game(s)
Other media Hyrule Warriors
Use(s) Counteracting Dark Fog

In Twilight Princess, a Sol is a spherical object that lights the Twilight Realm, similar to the sun of the World of Light.[1][2]

Location and Uses

Sols are made of pure power and are the source of life for the citizens of the Twilight Realm, as well as the source of power for various pieces of Twili technology.[3] The light of the Sols can cut through Zant's dark fog, which is made of Shadow Crystals, and without it, the Twili gradually transform into beasts.[4][5][6] Later in the game, the light of the Sols is transferred to the Master Sword to create a "Light Sword."[7][8]

A Sol placed down on a pedestal

The two Sols that need recovering are in the Palace of Twilight: one in the east wing, and one in the west. When Link tries to remove a Sol from either wing, Zant's Hand will pursue. If Zant's Hand manages to take the Sol from Link and travel back through the portal in the wall it uses to travel from room to room, Link will need go all the way back to the chamber where he found the Sol originally and try to escape with it again.[9]

Bringing the two Sols to the Pedestals of Light[10] in front of the Palace of Twilight enables their light to be infused into the Master Sword. Placing a Sol on special pedestals can cause platforms and steps to appear. Bringing a Sol near a cursed Twili will cause the Twili to revert to its original form. Curiously, if any Twili are left in their transformed state when both Sols are returned to the Pedestals of Light, they will revert to their original form regardless of whether or not Link brings the Master Sword to them.

Non-Canon Appearances

Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, Midna's third level of the Shackle Weapon is based on the Sol's design.

Sols also appear as part of Twili Midna's moveset with the Mirror Weapon. Twili Midna can summon a Sol from her Mirror's portal and slam it at her enemies. She can also fire three large Sols from the summoned Sky Cannon.

Nomenclature

The word "Sol" originates from the Latin word for the Sun. Sol and its derivatives are still used in a number of modern languages. In Germanic mythology, Sól is also the goddess of the Sun.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ソル (Soru) Sol
French Republic FrenchEU Astre Star
Federal Republic of Germany German Sola
Italian Republic Italian Sol
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Taiyo From the Japanese 太陽 (Taiyō), meaning Sun

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References

  1. "The Sols were like the suns that illuminate this world." — Midna (Twilight Princess)
  2. "That shining sphere illuminates this world. It's called a Sol. It's like the sun of your world, Link." — Midna (Twilight Princess)
  3. "The power of the Sol is the source of life in this world... It is pure power." — Midna (Twilight Princess)
  4. "This black fog is made up of shadow crystals created by Zant." — Midna (Twilight Princess)
  5. "Once they were lost, everyone began to transform..." — Midna (Twilight Princess)
  6. "My people are still not true beasts. If we can defeat Zant, there still might be time to save everyone!" — Midna (Twilight Princess)
  7. "The Master Sword infused with light. In the Twilight Realm, it shines with golden light." — N/A (Twilight Princess)
  8. "Amazing... The power of the Sols has been transferred to your sword..." — Midna (Twilight Princess)
  9. "Ugh! He took it! Oh, well. Let's go back to the room where we first saw the Sol." — Midna (Twilight Princess)
  10. "Without the Sols, the Pedestals of Light are without their sparkle..." — Midna (Twilight Princess)