From his earliest memories, Link has been plagyed by nightmares during his childhood
in Kokiri Forest. As the "only boy without a fairy" in the village, Link's fate is set
into motion after being summoned to the Great Deku Tree, a powerful being who has
protected the forest for as long as anyone can remember.
Facing incredible odds, Link must search the world for pieces to the puzzle of a great
mystery. Along the way, Link will forge new friendships as both a child and an adult
that will further shape his final confrontation will evil itself.
Destined to face a crisis that will ultimately threaten the whole of her father's
kingdom, Zelda, the beautiful Princess of Hyrule, undertakes the enormous task of
seeking a hero to help save her homeland. Although young in age, Zelda possesses an
innate wisdom and kindness that is well-known throughout the land.
Zelda is the only member of the Royal Family who recognizes and acts upon the threat
that Ganondorf poses to the peace of the kingdom, although it puts her own life in
jeopardy. Zelda immediately recognizes Link as the person who can save Hyrule. It is
because of her concern for the land that she entrusts him with the Ocarina of Time.
The crowned King of the Gerudo Thieves, Ganondorf travels from deep within the desert
to Hyrule with on thing on his mind: world domination. Although his motives and methods
for achieving this goal are cloudy and vague at first, his intentions will take shape
over the course of the game.
With the understanding that Link is the one person who stands between himself and his
ultimate goal, Ganondorf will stop at no end to plague Link with evil monsters and
dangerous traps. His minions will grow as he gains power and, soon after, the whole
of Hyrule will be under his spell. It's up to Link to free the surrounding towns and
villages from Ganondorf's grasp. But is there more to Ganondorf than meets the eye?
The Great Deku Tree
As the source of infinite wisdom and protection for the Kokiri Forest, the Great Deku
Tree is the being who sets the legend of the hero in motion from the outset of the
game. After assigning Link a fairy, the Great Deku Tree beckons to the young hero, and
pleads with him to free its roots from an evil curse cast by a mysterious and powerful
The Great Deku Tree not only provides Link with his first push towards fulfilling his
destiny, but the holy tree also presents Link with his first jewel, the Kokiri's Emerald.
The warning that the Deku Tree gives to Link is the first indication that all is not
right in Hyrule.
A Kokiri native, Saria is Link's childhood friend and provides him with boundless
support throughout his adventure. A gentle and caring Kokiri, Saria recognizes Link's
inner strength and is among the first to realize his true potential as the hero of
Both musical and lighthearted, Saria presents Link with the Fairy Ocarina when he makes
his first departure from the forest. This mystical instrument possesses the ability
to play tunes with powerful and magical qualities.
A member of the fairy race, Navi is first assigned to Link at the beginning of the game
and sticks by his side throughout the duration of his adventures. As a fairy, Navi possesses
a large range of magical abilities and knowledge that will help link out of tought spots.
Not only will Navi provide Link with important information about enemies and locations,
but she is also essential for keeping Link on target during combat. By keeping an eye
on what color Navi glows when exploring or fighting, Link is further able to recognize
important clues, areas, or characters.
The leader of the curious, but kind, Goron people who reside in a village at the top
of Death Mountain, King Darunia is fiercely protective of his subjects. When Link first
meets the King, the town is in the midst of a famine caused by a great creatyre lurking
in an underground cavern.
However, once Link taps into King Darunia's fondness for dancing and music, the pair
forge an alliance that remains unshakable even when Link reaches adulthood. Their kinship
is so strong that King Darunia even names his own son after Link.
This majestic and demanding king presides over the major lakes and rivers within Hyrule.
As the leader, King Zora gives Link the equipment necessary to explore many of the underwater
worlds. King Zora's concern for his daughter and the invaluable assistance that he provides
to Link make him one of the more important characters in the game.
Precocious and impulsive, Princess Ruto, the daughter of King Zora, is as important to
Link as she is mischievous. But in her heart, Princess Ruto's foremost concern is for
the welfare of her father's kingdom. Although she appears to be stubborn, by cooperating
with Ruto, Link will obtain more than one important piece in solving the problems in Hyrule.
The last remaining descendant of the mysterious Sheikah race, Impa is the Princess Zelda's
most stalwart abd loyal caretaker. In fulfilling her duties to the Princess, Impa is
an important character for Link to rely on. Because of Impa's occupation within Hyrule
Castle, she can provide Link with important information about his quest as well as the
Royal Family's coveted song, which will assist him in countless areas. Impa's loyalty
to Zelda and her stength in protecting the Princess play big roles in the progression of
the game's complex storyline.
The last remaining member of the magical group of ancient Sages, Rauru possesses powers
beyond comprehension. Recognizing Link's role in saving Hyrule Kingdom, Rauru saves Link
from an uncertain fate after a tragic incident takes place at the Temple of Time during
After caring for the sleeping Link for several years, Rauru awakens him once the time is right
for him to seek out the mystical elemental Medallions and save the world.
AS the intelligent and beautiful leader of a band of female thieves, Nabooru presides over
the area by the massive desert known as the Gerudo Fortress. Nabooru's shaky relationship
to her king, Ganondorf, and the desire to protect the safety of the fortress, forces her
to forge an interesting alliance with Link. As one of only two males allowed to roam the
Gerudo area feely, Link gains Nabooru's trust when she asks him to fetch her the Silver
Gauntlets from the Spirit Temple. It is also her sever distrust of Ganondorf that reveals
her honorable intentions.
Among the most mysterious characters in the game, Sheik is also the important acquaintance
that Link makes during adulthood. When Link awakens in the Temple of Time, his first
encounter with Sheik gives him the information to seek out Ganondorf in the dark reality
of a strange, new Hyrule.
As Sheik appears throughout Link's later quests, Link will gain the ability to use various
warp spots scattered throughout Hyrule Kingdom. Helpful, but incredibly mysterious, Sheik
appears and disappears within the blink of an eye. What are Sheik's true intentions?