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Spryte

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Spryte
Spryte as seen in "Kiss'n Tell"
Title(s)
Fairy Princess[1]
Race Fairy
Gender Female
Other Media
Family King OberonTriforce piece.png
Sister
Voice Actor(s) Paulina Gillis

Spryte is a character in The Legend of Zelda TV series. A small fairy with a pink dress, she lives in North Castle and is friends with Link and Princess Zelda. In the episode of "Kiss'n Tell", it is revealed that Spryte is the princess of Fairies, with her dad being King Oberon, the fairy king.[1]

Biography

Spryte is portrayed as an eccentric, blunt, smart-mouthed fairy who is not afraid to voice her opinions.[2][3] Working as an assistant to Princess Zelda and King Harkinian, she often helps out with the chores around the castle.[4][5] Spryte also has an obvious crush on Link, as she is sometimes seen flirting with him and telling him to forget about Zelda so that the young hero will stick with her instead.[3][6][7] However, Spryte's attempts are in vain, as Link usually disregards her comments and only thinks of her as a friend. As such, her jealousy causes for her to use her magic to disrupt Link and Zelda whenever the young hero is close to kissing the princess.[8]

Despite her size, Spryte proves to be of invaluable help to Link and Zelda whenever trouble arises. In "Stinging a Stinger", when Link's Crissword gets stolen, Spryte helps the group decipher the Triforce of Wisdom's riddle.[9] Moreover, in "Kiss'n Tell", Spryte helps Link find the Witch of Walls and later kisses the young hero to make him become human again.[10]

Trivia

  • Spryte seems to be modeled after the fairies that appear in the original The Legend of Zelda.
  • According to the overworld map included with the first issue of Valiant's The Legend of Zelda comics by Valiant Comics, Spryte was the fairy residing in Hyrule's eastern spring from the first game.
  • Spryte could be considered Link's first fairy companion in the Legend of Zelda franchise.

Nomenclature

Spryte's name is a variation of the word sprite, which means "elf" or "fairy". In computer graphics, a sprite is "a two dimensional bitmap that is intergraded into a larger scene, which is usually pixelated". Sprite is also a term for "a faint flash, usually red, shown in the upper part of the atmosphere over a thunderstorm".

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Naturally. My father was the king of the fairies, you know. That makes ME a princess!" — Spryte (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode Kiss'n Tell )
  2. "Are you dense, or what?" — Spryte (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 9 )
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Who cares? She's a snot. You should stick with me." — Spryte (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 1 )
  4. "Spryte, where are you? Make this bed, mop the floor, wash the walls, dust, and no sneaking off to see Link." — Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 2 )
  5. "" — King Harkinian (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode Fairies in the Spring )
  6. "I know. You look cute. Need your back scrubbed?" — Spryte (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode The White Knight )
  7. "Zelda's a snoot! I like you just the way you are...especially at the moment." — Spryte (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode The White Knight )
  8. "Darn it, Spryte, I was that close!" — Link (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode The Ringer )
  9. "Sure. You see, Ganon has more magic than we do right now, we can't fight him with magic. We have to use natural weapons." — Spryte (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode Stinging a Stinger )
  10. "You know, one thing I don't get is the wall witch told me I had to be kissed by a princess to get cured. But Spryte's kiss did it." — Link (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode Kiss'n Tell )