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The Usurper King

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The Usurper King
Stage Palace of Twilight
Era Era of Twilight
Playable Character(s) Cia
Volga
Wizzro
Mini-boss(es) Midna
Agitha
Argorok
Boss Zant
Main Theme Music
Previous ScenarioNext Scenario
"The Invasion Begins""The Demon Lord"

"The Usurper King" is the third Scenario of the "Cia's Tale" arc of Legend Mode in Hyrule Warriors. It takes place in the Palace of Twilight.

Overview

With her victory in the battle at the Valley of Seers, Cia had captured most of Hyrule and had claimed possession of the complete Triforce. Intoxicated by its power, she fell further under Ganondorf's influence. She had opened the Gate of Souls by his urging, and with it created portals to three other eras in Hyrule's history. From one of the portals, Cia began to sense a great power in the Era of Twilight. Intrigued, she set off to see whether it was be an ally that could be controlled, or an enemy to destroy. She traced its source to the Palace of Twilight, where Zant and Midna were both fighting. As Midna appears in her imp form, Cia had also transformed her sometime prior to the battle.[1]

As Cia and her Dark Forces enter the palace, Midna and Zant are both confused by their sudden presence, but resume their fighting. With the two Forces fighting, Cia considers that she could absorb one of them into her own. Wizzro recommends that Cia consider Zant, noting that his greed would be easy to control. He suggests that they fight Midna's Forces and eliminate them to persuade Zant into their ranks. The Dark Forces immediately turn and attack Midna's army, however she at first suspects them to be from Zant's. She sends her Forces to attack the source; the Allied Base. Although while sharing common ground, Zant decides to rid the strangers from the palace as well and also targets the Dark Forces' Base. Cia leaves to intercept the advancing enemies and destroys them, saving her Base in the mean time. With Midna's troops gone, Wizzro says they should kill her now.

Midna however counters by sending another wave of enemies to the Allied Base. Volga advances to fight them off. As Cia heads to Midna's location in the north, she enters the North Palace Keep, and finds the gate locked. Wizzro says it should open once they claim it. With the gate opened, Cia proceeds to Midna's Base and fights her. When her health depletes to half, Midna proceeds with her plan and has her Forces appear out of their hiding places around the Palace. The outside Keep gates are also shut, trapping Cia inside the palace. Despite Midna's advantage, Cia defeats her which opens the Base's door. Defeated, Midna is forced to retreat, leaving her Forces to fight both sides on their own with lost Morale. However due to Midna's retreat, Zant's Forces consequently grow stronger. With Midna now eliminated, Cia attempts to persuade Zant into her army. He refuses and insists that the world's sole ruler will be him. He then opens the gates to his southern Keep and sends his Forces to attack Cia's.

Having no choice, Cia resorts to force and fights his army. Zant then summons Argorok in the north to stall them, while he runs off to a Magic Circle in the Fairy Fountain to make his escape. Still trapped in the palace, Cia has her Forces hunt him down. They eventually reach and fight him, stalling his escape. Agitha then suddenly appears in one of the western Keeps. She is confused how she got there, and only remembers having chased a ladybug.[2] She spots a key that opens the Keep's gate and decides to keep it for herself.[3] Requiring the Keep's key, Cia fights her to get it back. Agitha fights back thinking that Cia is after her insect subjects, but willingly gives her the key once she is defeated.[4] With the gate now opened, Cia rushes to Zant's location and engages him in combat, and eventually defeats him. With no other choice, Zant quietly submits to Cia and joins her army.

Combatants

Dark Forces Midna's Forces Zant's Forces
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Bokoblins
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Darknuts
Bulblins
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Bokoblin Captains
Stalchildren HWDE Bulblin Captain Mini Map Icon.png
Bulblin Captains
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Dinolfos Chieftan
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Stalchild Captains
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ReDead Knights
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Lizalfos Chieftan
Commanders
HWDE Wizzro Mini Map Icon.png
Wizzro
HWDE Midna Mini Map Icon.png
Midna
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Argorok
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Cia
HWDE Agitha Mini Map Icon.png
Agitha Triforce piece.png
HWDE Zant Mini Map Icon.png
Zant
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Volga

Collectibles

The following collectibles can only be obtained in Hyrule Warriors Legends and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition.

Item Location Condition
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Gold Skulltula
Under a boulder south of the E. Palace Entrance Keep Defeat 1000 enemies
HW Gold Skulltula Icon.png
Gold Skulltula
(Hard Mode)
Northeast corner of the circular area found northwest of West Palace Play as Wizzro, defeat Argorok and Agitha without allowing Volga to be defeated
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Piece of Heart
West Palace Play as Cia
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Heart Container
Beneath a boulder found north of the West Palace Play as Wizzro

Nomenclature

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Language Name
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland EnglishUK The Usurper King
Japan Japanese 影を覆う闇 (Kage o Ōu Yami)
Canada FrenchCA L'usurpateur
French Republic FrenchEU L'ombre captive des ténèbres
Federal Republic of Germany German Der Usurpator
Italian Republic Italian Le tenebre del crepuscolo
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU La obsuridad del Crepúsculo
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA La oscuridad del Crepúsculo

References

  1. "She's the one! I'm cursed to look like this because of HER!" — Midna (Hyrule Warriors)
  2. "How... did I get here? I was chasing a li'l ladybug and now I'm... lost?" — Agitha (Hyrule Warriors)
  3. "Oh! What a wonderful key someone dropped! I'd better hang onto it--it probably unlocks something equally wonderful!" — Agitha (Hyrule Warriors)
  4. "Oh! You want the key? I thought you were after my loyal insect subjects... You can just take the key." — Agitha (Hyrule Warriors)