Princess Zelda

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Princess Zelda
Zelda Artwork
Official artwork of Princess Zelda from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
Universe The Legend of Zelda
Debut The Legend of Zelda (1987)
Appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Console of origin Nintendo Entertainment System
Species Hylian
Gender Female
Hair color Blonde, Brown (in "Twilight Princess" and other series)
Eye color Blue
Homeworld Hyrule
Created by Shigeru Miyamoto
English voice actor Cyndy Preston (TV series)
Japanese voice actor Jun Mizusawa (Ocarina of Time, SSBM, Twilight Princess, SSBB, and SSBWU/3DS)
Hikari Tachibana (The Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass)
Yuu Shimamura (Skyward Sword)

Princess Zelda (ゼルダ姫 Zerudā Himē?) is the titular character of The Legend of Zelda series by Nintendo. She first appeared in the Super Smash Bros. series in the GameCube installment, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and later returned in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

Character Description

Zelda's first appearance was in the original Legend of Zelda game. She has appeared in almost every installment of the Zelda series (excluding Link's Awakening). Since then, she has usually filled the role as the princess of Hyrule, but unlike Nintendo's other prominent character Peach, Zelda takes a much more frequent and active role in battles against the evil Ganon, such as in The Wind Waker, and The Twilight Princess, where she attacks Ganondorf with Light Arrows and in Spirit Tracks, where she uses her Light Arrows against Malladus. Throughout these battles, she has been shown to have very powerful magic abilities.

Zelda's age can vary throughout the Zelda games. In some games, she is young girl, and in others, she takes the role of a young adult.

Zelda appeared as a playable character on two games for the CD-i, a little-known console that sold very few units. Because of its small market and due to the fact that Nintendo struck them from the Legend of Zelda canon, most people who know of the existence of these games disregard them and consider Zelda's appearance in Melee her first appearance as a playable character.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee

As a playable character

Main article: Zelda (SSBM)
Zelda makes her first appearance in the Super Smash Bros. series as a starting playable character in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Zelda is a powerful character who relies on magic. She is also a bit unique due to her ability to turn into another character entirely, Sheik. Her B-special move is Nayru's Love, which causes a brief blue diamond shield to protect Zelda. Her side-special is Din's Fire, which sends a powerful fireball at her opponents. Her up-special is Farore's Wind, which will teleport Zelda up in the air. Lastly, her down-special is Transform, which allows her to transform into Sheik.


Zelda is a playable character, so she is featured on three trophies that can be acquired by beating each Regular Match with her on any difficulty. Her first trophy is earned by defeating the Classic mode as her on any difficulty; her second from the Adventure mode; her third from the All-Star mode.

Her classic trophy reads as follows:

Princess Zelda

Zelda trophy (SSBM)

The crown princess of Hyrule. She knows much about the Triforce; in fact, the only person who likely knows more about Triforce lore is Ganondorf himself, whom Zelda evaded in Ocarina of Time by transforming into her alter ego, Sheik.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Main article: Zelda (SSBB)
Zelda returns in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a starting playable character. Just like in Melee, she has the ability to transform into Sheik. Her Final Smash is called "Light Arrow." This time around, she shows up as "Zelda/Sheik" in the Character select. (In the Japanese version, Sheik's name is not in the Character select screen). One can select their starting form by clicking on one or the other. She can use Nayru's Love to reflect projectiles and damage near-standing Enemies. Din's Fire works the same way as it did in Melee, although it has been largely improved, its range has been downgraded. Farore's Wind also works the same as it did in Melee, but with an explosion as she reappears.


Zelda has a trophy that is awarded each time the Classic mode is completed with Zelda on any difficulty. See Light Arrow for the trophy description of Zelda's Final Smash:

Princess Zelda

The queen of Hyrule. In other games, her role changes between titles. In Ocarina of Time, she was hunted by the would-be conqueror, Ganondorf. She deceived him, however, by adopting the persona of Sheik. In Twilight Princess, she surrendered to Zant and was held as his prisoner.

  • Legend of Zelda (1987)
  • Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006)

Robed Zelda (With Hood)

The princess of Hyrule, loved and trusted by the people. When Hyrule is invaded by Zant from the Twilight Realm, Zelda is resolute in opposing him...but she chooses to protect her people and must surrender. From then on, she is imprisoned in the Twilight Hyrule Castle. In memory of the lost people of Hyrule, Zelda wears a black robe of mourning.

  • Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006)

Zelda (Wind Waker)

The English Wikipedia has an article on Princess Zelda. Based on the article's quality, it can or can not be used to improve this article.

The rightful successor of the throne and descendant of the true royal bloodline of Hyrule. She strove to put an end to the ongoing battles with Ganondorf. As the bearer of the Triforce of Wisdom, she became a target of the resurrected Ganondorf. Although she was hidden in Hyrule Castle, Ganondorf managed to find and kidnap her.

  • Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker (2003)

In Super Smash Bros (Wii U and 3DS)

As a playable character

Main article: Zelda (SSBWU/3DS)

Zelda returns again in Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and 3DS. She no longer transforms into Sheik and has a new Down Special where she summons a Phantom, referencing her appearance in Spirit Tracks.


  • Zelda was the first character with the ability to transform.

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