Zelda, Princess of Hyrule
Other Titles: Princess Zelda, Sheik, Tetra
Category: Noble, Guide
Appears in: "The Legend of Zelda" (video games, comics, animated series), "Super Smash Bros.” (various video games), “Captain N the Game Master” (animated television series)
Voiced by: Cynthia Preston (“Captain N the Game Master”, “The Legend of Zelda”, animated television series), Fujimura Ayumi (“A Link Between Worlds”), Shimamura Yu (“Skyward Sword”), Omae Akane (“Spirit Tracks”), Mizusawa Jun (“Super Smash Bros. Melee” 2001, “Super Smash Bros. Brawl” 2008, “Twilight Princess”, “Ocarina of Time” 1998), Tachibana Hikari (“The Wind Waker”), Bonnie Jean Wilbur (“The Wand of Gamelon”, “The Faces of Evil”)
About: Her title is actually “the name for several female members of Hyrule’s Royal Family who play an integral role in the history of Hyrule. Though is the titular character of the “Legend of Zelda” series, the actual player character is each area’s respective Link” (zelda.wikia). There have been many incarnations of Zelda, but she is often “depicted as a kind and benevolent ruler. As the holder of the Triforce of Wisdom, she is wise beyond her years…always wishes to do what is right for her people and is extremely self-sacrificing.” She has possessed various abilities, such as psychic and magical abilities, has been able to cast spells, create barriers and seals and is often depicted shooting a bow. She has also been portrayed wielding a sword.
She often guides and/or helps Link (e.g., providing him information, opening doors, healing and fighting beside him) or serves as part of Link’s motivation, often serving as a damsel he must rescue. She does much to help her people, making what allies she can and making difficult journeys to gain information and aid.
*Primary cast member