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Princess Zelda as she appears in The Wind Waker.
First appearance The Legend of Zelda (NES)
Appears in Zelda has appeared in every title except Link's Awakening.
Titles Princess of Hyrule
Sex Female
Homeland Hyrule
Race Hylian
Alternate form(s) Sheik

Princess Zelda plays a large part in almost every Zelda game. She is either the damsel in distress of the helper in disguise. She is the daughter of the King of Hyrule and is many times pertained as a leader of the Hylians.

Alter EgosEdit

Princess Zelda takes on two alter egos Sheik and Tetra in two different Zelda games. She either uses this ego to hide from Ganondorf or didn't even know she was the Princess of Hyrule Princess Zelda.




Sheik is Zelda's alter-ego which she uses to disguise herself when Ganondorf takes over Hyrule in Ocarina of Time. Sheik is very nimble and agile, and keeps a very stoic and reserved countenance. She would appear at various points throughout Ocarina of Time to teach Link new Ocarina melodies which would allow him to warp to various locations. Sheik finally revealed herself to be Zelda after Link rescued the six sages from the temples, at which point she gave him the Light Arrows.




In Windwaker Tetra is the captain of a Pirate Crew that Link meets later after Tetra and Link are saved from the Forbidden Fortress. When they travel back to Hyrule Castle they meet the King of Hyrule and he gives Tetra the other piece of her Triforce and she transforms into Princess Zelda.