The Dark Sorcerer
Wizzro is an antagonist in Hyrule Warriors. In the version 1.3.0 update, he is also a playable Warrior.
He is an evil wizard with powers of dark magic, which he controls with the ring that gives him essence. His powers allow him to manifest blasts of energy, as well as to shapeshift and disguise himself as other people. Wizzro enjoys causing mayhem and destruction in his battles, though he has a tendency of blindly turning to others in power.
Wizzro attacks with powerful black magic in battle. His powers allow him to manifest the energy into power blasts of dark magic, which include a variety of abilities such as creating and firing streams of fire balls, firing a laser beam blast, creating explosions of dark energy, and summoning serpent-like creatures with a single eye. He can also summon large Floormaster-like hands to grab and slam enemies with, or transform his own arm into one. He can also use his powers to emerge into shadow and reappear close to his enemies, or to retreat.
Wizzro's signature class of Weapon is his Ring, which is what grants him his dark powers. The Ring's three tiers are based on the Blue, the Red and the Green Rings of The Legend of Zelda and Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages. The Weapon is of the Darkness Element.
As an enemy Warrior, Wizzro also possesses the ability to shapeshift into other Warrior characters, and allows him to use their same abilities. His disguises are slightly discolored however, and appear more dull and grayish to be easily distinguished from the real characters.
Wizzro is a companion of the sorceress Cia, with whom he rages war onto the Kingdom of Hyrule. Wizzro was originally a cursed ring that, over many centuries, had lured its victims into wearing it, allowing it to absorb their essence and condensing their deceased souls into a single, malevolent spirit. He was reborn as a sorcerer by Cia's dark magic. 
Wizzro is first encountered by the Hyrulean Forces when the Dark Forces invade Hyrule Field. He commands the enemy troops from the Enemy Base, and leaves the battle shortly after releasing King Dodongo. The beast however is only meant as a distraction, and the Hyrulean Forces later find that the castle has been seized and Princess Zelda missing. Wizzro is then shortly encountered again at the Eldin Caves, as one of the enemies stopping the progression of the Bombchus. He is defeated however and retreats from the battle field.
Wizzro makes a third appearance at the Faron Woods, again commanding his troops from a faraway Keep. He retreats again when his Keep is reached, and summons Gohma to attack the Hyrulean Forces. Gohma is defeated, and the Dark Forces lose the forest base.
After Cia opens the Gate of Souls to the different eras, Wizzro secretly leads the Dark Forces in Lake Hylia where one of the newly opened Gate of Souls stands. He transforms himself under the disguise of Princess Zelda, and causes a conflict between the Gorons and the Zoras by tricking Darunia into kidnapping Princess Ruto. Impa and Sheik however snap Darunia out of his senses and rescue Ruto, and together all travel to Lake Hylia to face the mysterious Princess Zelda and that the Allies press on. Under the disguise of the princess, Wizzro talks down on the Hyrulean Forces to lower their Morale, but Impa insists that the princess cannot be the real Princess Zelda. Ruto helps to open the floodgates to the Water Temple and to find the Mirror of Truth. Princess Zelda is later defeated inside the Water Temple, and Sheik shines the Mirror of Truth on her to reveal Wizzro in disguise. His plans now foiled, he retreats along with the Dark Forces, allowing Impa and the real Princess Zelda (who masqueraded as Sheik) to close the Gate of Souls there.
After the three Gate of Souls are closed, the Hyrulean Forces then travel to the Temple of the Sacred Sword to retrieve the Master Sword to defeat Cia with. Unbeknownest to them, Wizzro is there and the Allies are attacked by the Ghost Forces defending the temple. Zelda soon feels an evil presence nearby, which Proxi confirms her suspicions and feels there is an impostor among them. Link finds an impostor Lana who is controlling the Ghost Forces, and defeats her, thus freeing the Ghost Forces from their control. Wizzro, still under the disguise of Lana, swears he won't let Link win and momentarily disappears. He shortly reappears after Link acquires the Master Sword, and tries to attack Link from behind with a blast of dark magic. But Link deflects it with his new sword, and fights Wizzro. During their fight, Wizzro demands he be given the Master Sword, but is told by Zelda that it cannot be wielded by evil. He then teleports himself outside of the temple walls, as the location is blocking his full powers, and calls for more enemy reinforcements. Link however finds the wizard and defeats him. Wizzro is forced to surrender and reveals Cia's location at the Temple of Souls.
In the Master Quest DLC pack, Cia and her army's backstory and point of view are expanded on by additional Scenarios.
Cia first encounters Wizzro in the Eldin Caves while looking to enlist Volga. Wizzro's ring had been sealed in the caves and was protected by the Goron Forces. When Cia invaded the caves to recruit Volga for her crusade, the panicked Gorons believed her to be looking for the malevolent artifact, thus accidentally giving away its existence to an intrigued Cia. Her powers breathed new life into the ring, allowing it to be born as the twisted wizard, Wizzro, who quickly swore allegiance to Cia. Wizzro assisted Cia in repelling the Gorons, but when he learned of her plan to subjugate Volga in order to grow her power, his greed led to him attempting to betray her and take Volga for himself. However, Cia easily beat him back into submission, while also securing Volga's service, and Wizzro soon left the caves with his new master and fellow servant
En route to Hyrule Castle, Wizzro advises Cia to eliminate the main obstacle to her ascendancy: the Fairies. Cia works to capture the majority of the fairies, but a few escape thanks to Lana and the Gorons. Unwilling to be distracted from her main goal, Cia dispatches Wizzro and Volga to take out the stragglers. The pair chase their prey to Hyrule Field, where the Dark Forces attract the ire of the Hyrulean Forces. Although they manage to scare off Lana, the Hyrulean Forces would soon regroup and respond in earnest with Impa and the promising knight Link at their head.
After Cia opened the Gate of Souls to the different eras, Wizzro had accompanied Cia along with Volga to recruit Zant and Ghirahim into their forces. They manage to defeat them both and form an alliance.
In the Valley of Seers, shortly before the rest of the Hyrulean Forces arrive to put a stop to Cia, the Dark Forces fight the still incomplete Ganondorf and his force. Wizzro takes the opportunity to defect to Ganondorf's side, but is once again defeated by Cia, who punishes him this time by sealing him back into his ring.
- Wizzro's design appears primarily based on that of Wizzrobes, which his name directly references to. His Adventure Mode sprite references this as well as it resembles a blue Wizzrobe. His design also draws similarities from Big Poes, in that he has a decrepit body with bony claws and floats around with no legs. The giant hands he can summon are identical to Wallmasters, and he is able to summon one as his Focus Special attack. His single glowing red eye and purple coloration of his robes, as well as the overall design of his robes, are potentially references to the Poe Collector.
- Wizzro is effected by the VS Undead Skill, implying he is undead.
Wizzro's name is derived from Wizzrobe.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||暗黒魔術師 ウィズロ (Ankoku Majutsushi Wizuro)||Dark Sorcerer Wizuro|
Wizuro is a contraction of ウィズローブ (Wizurōbu).
|German||Der dunkle Hexer Pyroma||The dark Witch Pyroma|
Pyroma is a contraction of Pyromagus.
|Korean||암흑마도사 위즈로 (Am'heuk Madosa Wizeuro)||Dark Wizard: Wizzro|
Wizzro's Captain's Hat from the Termina Map from Hyrule Warriors
- "[Translated] Originally a ring that increased its power over many centuries by luring in numerous owners and absorbing their powers, Wizzro was reborn as a sorcerer with Cia's dark magic. It pledged allegiance to Cia, who is effectively its creator; however, it had a tendency to follow those in power blindly." — Wizzro Character Profile, Hyrule Warriors Japanese webpage.
- "A cursed ring whose dark powers have been amplified by absorbing the essence of its owners through the ages. It condenses the souls of the deceased into a single, monstrous spirit." — Ring description (Hyrule Warriors)
- "Hiya ha ha! This is where it gets interesting! Unleash King Dodongo!" — Wizzro (Hyrule Warriors)
- "Yes, enjoy your time with the king... I have an appointment elsewhere!" — Wizzro (Hyrule Warriors)
- "So, the beast was just a distraction... Where is Princess Zelda? Is she safe?" — Impa (Hyrule Warriors)
- "Always something in my way... I'll smash these rats myself if I have to!" — Wizzro (Hyrule Warriors)
- "Ooh... What if I had IT kill them... ? Hiya ha ha! That's so naughty! I love it!" — Wizzro (Hyrule Warriors)
- "Hey! Listen! Princess Ruto is in trouble! [...] She was abducted by the Gorons!" — Navi (Hyrule Warriors)
- "Their leader Darunia used to be such a gentle soul. Someone named Zelda showed up and... He hasn't been the same since!" — Navi (Hyrule Warriors)
- "I feel it too. Ooh, that's creepy. You don't think there's an impostor around, do you?" — Proxi (Hyrule Warriors)
- "That's not Lana! Link, take him out!" — Proxi (Hyrule Warriors)
- "I guess you're not as easy to trick as you look... Oh well. I still won't let you win!" — Lana (Wizzro) (Hyrule Warriors)
- "Don't mess with me, punk! Give me the Master Sword!" — Wizzro (Hyrule Warriors)
- "The Master Sword cannot be controlled by an evil hand! Your end is nigh, wizard!" — Princess Zelda (Hyrule Warriors)
- "Hmm. It seems this sacred location is blocking my powers. A change of venue is in order!" — Wizzro (Hyrule Warriors)
- "If you want Cia, you'll find her at the Temple of Souls. But she's not going to be happy." — Wizzro (Hyrule Warriors)
- "Виззро" — NintendoRU, Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition — Портрет персонажа № 1 (Nintendo Switch), YouTube (Video), published May 4, 2018, retrieved November 10, 2018.