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Volga



Volga is an antagonist in Hyrule Warriors. In the version 1.3 update, he is also a playable Warrior. He is a Dragon Knight whose magical powers allow him to breathe fire and turn into a dragon. He also can turn certain parts of his body into dragon limbs, such as his arm. He relies on powerful attacks to devastate his enemies, although he has a moderate attack speed.

Volga
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Title(s)
Dragon Knight[1]
Race Dragon
Gender Male
Game(s)

Abilities

Volga, in contrast to his cohorts Cia and Wizzro, favors swift, brutal power over finesse. His weapon is the Dragon Spear which is of the Fire element. His combos tend to be very quick but also strong with good crowd control. Many of his combos involve him changing parts of his body into his dragon form, such as turning his arm into a clawed limb that sends out a shockwave. His fourth combo has him turning into his dragon form and dive bombing the enemy, causing a huge explosion.

Biography

Volga is the general of Cia's army, with whom he wages war on the Kingdom of Hyrule. At one point, he traded his soul to Cia for great physical strength.[2] It is implied that he is not actually human,[3] and may possibly be a dragon who can take on human-form.

In "The Armies of Ruin", Volga first confronts Link and the Hyrulean Forces after the Dark Forces lay siege to Hyrule Field. He descends upon the Abandoned Fort after the Hyrulean Forces attempt to secure it, initiating a fight.[4] Link brings his health down to half, before Volga ends the battle and decides to kill Link for his interference. He attacks him with his transformed draconian arm,[5] but is interceded by Impa. Volga attempts to destroy the two of them with a fire blast,[6] but finds they had both survived by a magical barrier created from Link's Triforce of Courage that mysteriously appeared on his hand. Volga then retreats, allowing the Hyrulean Forces to resume their counterattack and to open the Mine Entrance, but swears that he has not been beaten.[7]

Volga again appears in the Valley of Seers in "The Sorceress of the Valley", where he confronts and fights Impa en route to the valley's eastern Keep. She is outmatched by his strength and requests the assistance of either Lana or Sheik. He is defeated by either one and escapes from battle.

After Cia opens the Gate of Souls to the different eras, Volga travels to Skyloft in "Land in the Sky", where he leads the Dark Forces and terrorizes the inhabitants. He faces Link in combat again after Fi connects the islands of Skyloft with the help of Levias. Volga is eager to fight Link again,[8] and just when he is about to be defeated, he mocks him as he regains his health and grows stronger in strength and speed.[9] He is however weakened after Link and Fi pray to the Great Fairy, who sends Fairies to bring Pumpkin Soup directly to Levias. Levias' empowered electrical blast weakens Volga, allowing Link to defeat him and he again retreats.[10] Until Levias intervenes, Volga cannot be defeated normally. Otherwise he will kneel for a moment before mocking Link and restoring all of his health again.[11]

Volga again faces Link a fourth time at the Valley of Seers in the final battle against Cia in the Scenario "Shining Beacon". Cia summons him mid-way into the battle and fortifies him with her life energy. He demands to fight with the Allies' commander and charges after Princess Zelda (or Ruto if playing as Zelda).[12] She however attempts to reason with him instead of fighting, and questions him how he can find joy in using dark magic to fight his battles.[13] She urges him that she needs him to be a noble knight, and not a tool for the Dark Forces.[14] Zelda's words manage to convince and bring Volga back to his senses, and he denounces his alliance to the Dark Forces as the dark power is pushed away from him.[15] He resolves to fight Link one last time in a fair fight and readily advances toward him.[16] Link defeats him again, and Volga admits his defeat but without regrets.[17] It is implied he perishes as he falls over.

Cia's Tale



In the Master Quest DLC Pack, Cia and her army's backstory and point of view were expanded by additional Scenarios as part of Cia's Tale.

Volga is the dragon guardian of the Eldin Caves, where Cia first encounters him in "The Dragon of the Caves". When Cia first became corrupted by Ganondorf's influence, she entered the Eldin Caves to enlist him in her army as its general.[18][19] Volga however resists and fights back,[3] before eventually retreating from his injuries as reinforcements from his Force arrive to combat Cia's. In the ensuing war between Cia's, Volga's and the Goron Forces, Cia gradually conquers Volga's claimed Keeps before eventually confronting him, fully healed, at the Entry Square Keep. During their second fight, the defeated Lizalfos and Dinolfos Chieftains of Volga's army call upon a pair of King Dodongos to retaliate. Despite the large beasts threatening her progress, Cia manages to defeat Volga as well as a traitorous Wizzro, who had defected to Volga's Force after witnessing their advantage. She enhances them both with dark magic to ensure their loyalty.[20] They swear eternal loyalty to her, with Volga's only desire to fight worthy opponents.[21]

Trivia

  • Volga's name, physical appearance, and magical abilities are a reference to the boss Volvagia from Ocarina of Time. When he turns himself into a dragon, his appearance also resembles Volvagia.
  • In addition, the skull visor on his helm is highly reminiscent of Volvagia's skull when it is defeated in Ocarina of Time.
  • When Volga is fought as an enemy, he appears to have a hidden move where he shoots a fireball during his fourth combo. However, there is no way for the player to perform this attack themselves.

Nomenclature

  Names in Other Regions  
Language Name Meaning
  Japanese 灼熱凶戦士 ヴァルガ (Shakunetsu Kyou Senshi Varuga) Red-hot Evil Warrior: Valga
  Russian Волга (Volga) Same as English
  Spanish Volga

Gallery

Video Gallery

Volga - Dragon Spear (DLC)

References

  1. "Don't let the dragon knight through!" — Impa (Hyrule Warriors)
  2. [1], Hyrule Warriors Japanese Webpage.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Leave me be. I have no interest in humans or their wars." — Volga (Hyrule Warriors)
  4. "If you're ready to join your ancestors, then I accept your challenge!" — Volga (Hyrule Warriors)
  5. "Get out of my way, boy." — Volga (Hyrule Warriors)
  6. "How noble. Enjoy your shared grave." — Volga (Hyrule Warriors)
  7. "You haven't beaten me. You've merely hidden behind your shields, human and otherwise." — Volga (Hyrule Warriors)
  8. "Ahh, this might just be interesting. Are you ready to fight a real warrior?" — Volga (Hyrule Warriors)
  9. "Don't make me laugh! I was expecting a battle worth my time, not this child's play!" — Volga (Hyrule Warriors)
  10. "I would have defeated you if not for the Sky Lord's interference..." — Volga (Hyrule Warriors)
  11. "Disappointing. Come at me again!" — Volga (Hyrule Warriors)
  12. "Hrah! The enemy commander is MINE!" — Volga (Hyrule Warriors)
  13. "Can you really take pleasure from resorting to dark magic to win your battles?" — Princess Zelda (Hyrule Warriors)
  14. "Open your eyes! I believed you to be a proud dragon war, not a sellsword for darkness!" — Princess Zelda (Hyrule Warriors)
  15. "No... NO! I won't be ruled by darkness!" — Volga (Hyrule Warriors)
  16. "This battle is nearly at an end... Now let me show you how a true warrior finishes a fight!" — Volga (Hyrule Warriors)
  17. "I lose, but I do so without regrets..." — Volga (Hyrule Warriors)
  18. "However, controlling an army would require a commander, and Cia realized she would need a powerful warrior to serve as her general." — Narrator (Hyrule Warriors)
  19. "The perfect candidate came readily to mind: The Dragon Knight of the Eldin Caves." — Narrator (Hyrule Warriors)
  20. "Cia is enhancing Volga and Wizzro with dark magic!" — N/A (Hyrule Warriors)
  21. "My... only desire... is to fight worthy foes." — Volga (Hyrule Warriors)