Top 10 Best The Legend of Zelda Characters


The Top Ten

1 Link Link Link refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.

Even though he isn't the name of the franchise, he takes most of the credit

I think twighlight princess link is the strongest I've taken several quizes I'm link every time

English: I love link so much! he might not talk AT ALL but who needs a voice? no, juts kidding. but seriously though, Link is amazing, strong, courageous (obviously), loyal, some would even say good looking.

He's the master of swords!

2 Midna Midna The Twilight Princess herself, Midna was transformed into an imp by Zant, who usurped her and turned her subjects into monsters. She set out to retrieve the Fused Shadows so she could take down Zant and save her kingdom.

Had more depth as a character. She had more dialogue and it was very interesting to see her grow. The other characters don't have quite as much personality as her. I also didn't enjoy interacting with them (With the exception of Link, of course) as I did with Midna.

She is more valid as a love interest for Link than zelda thanks to the spectacular character design and execution.

The friendship/relationship of Midna and Link it's the most beautiful of the entire series, the pump of Twilight Princess. The end of the game always breaks my heart.

Zelda can't compare, Midna is godlike, the imp always stayed with Link at all times, interacted with him, logically she was the true significant for him (as a true friend and lover). Midna touches links face, she was in link's arms, flirts him, gives support, smiles at him and laughs, she can make a sacrifice for you (not exaggerated).

True love it's not about of just wanting someone, it's being with that person and doing anything to make happiness and better moments together in life. I found these things in Midna and it's almost impossible to leave her of my mind and heart after years of my first play though of Twilight Princess. Her main theme and variations are beautiful (Midna's ...more

She is da best. She so sassy. yet lovably

Midna is one of the most interesting characters in the series. The whole game of Twilight Princess revolved around the bond between Link and Midna. As the game progressed foward, their bond kept becoming stronger and stronger. Midna definitely had the most character development in the series having first taken advantage of Link and then soon growing found of him. Her back story also pulled on the heart strings which made me love her even more.

3 Zelda Zelda Princess Zelda is a fictional character in Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda video game series, created by Shigeru Miyamoto and introduced in its original entry in 1986.

Like the only video game princess that isn't just some damsel in distress, especially in BOTW - erock04

Zelda is the best she gives link his childhood

She isn’t another Princess Peach, in windwaker and Breath Of The Wild, she has an amazing personality and seems like a mature, yet curious and spirited princess.

I love Zelda she is the only prinesees that helps the hero and has powers!

4 Ganondorf Ganondorf Ganon (Referred to as Ganondorf in human form) is a fictional character and the central antagonist of Nintendo's Legend of Zelda series. He is a power-hungry Gerudo who possesses the Triforce of Power and aims to conquer Hyrule with the remaining Triforce parts.

The ocarina of time ganon fight is cool.

Able to have so much diversity game to game but still stick with that essence that truly makes him ganondorf. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

He's invincible he can only be banished... and is the only villain in anything who actually successfully done what he set out to do and take over Hyrule...

can't think of any other villain succeeding in their plan.. usually foiled well before hand.. or moments before hand..

yes link stopped him.. but I'd say he murdered hundreds by himself as he's immune to attack bar the master sword, light,silver arrows..

in fact Ganondorf is the ultimate villain.. PURE EVIL

He basically gets beaten in every zelda game just like basically all games he they wouldn't have a story to legend of zelda

5 Skull Kid Skull Kid

Skull Kid for Smash

Needs to be in smash

I honestly think he's better than Ganondorf. Heck, I think that he's the best video game character (In my opinion anyway).

Skull kid my favorite, when I first saw him, I was like you complete jerk, but after squinting it really hard at the screen really hard, I saw his sad backstory, I was super happy that he had a happy ending, unlike disney villains, YEAH WALT DISNEY!

6 Ghirahim Ghirahim Ghirahim is the central antagonist of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. He is an immensely powerful Demon Lord born from Demise's sword. He aims to capture Zelda, the reincarnation of the Goddess Hylia, and use her to free his master, Demise the Demon King.

Literally a flamboyant, crazed sociopath. Best villain in the series


This character is amazing. He is a perfect villain, psychotic and bloodthirsty. And he is actually a weapon used to kill others.

He andant are the best

7 Saria Saria Saria is a fictional character in the Legend of Zelda video game series, making her debut in Ocarina of Time. She is a Kokiri, a race of never-aging children, who is Link's childhood friend and later, one of the six sages of Hyrule.

Saria is by far my favorite character. Link would be just second on my book to be honest.

Saria has an amazing friendship with Link and that only makes her my favorite Zelda character.

She has a tragic yet beautiful story, and was a loyal friend to link right until the very end.

She's one of the nicest people in Zelda

8 Groose Groose


Everyone knows he's got the best pompadour in town...

He is fabulous XDDD - OrangeRin


9 Medli

Medli is simply the best. I have a friend who's never played a Zelda game but is addicted to Medli.

Medli is such a crucial character in the Wind Waker, and she is so charming in her own right that sometimes I wonder why people think Zelda should be the one marrying Link.

Few legend of Zelda characters get to be as charming as medli. She is not only pretty relevant in the story, but she offers one of the most complex and sweet attitudes in the game.

Medli is one beautiful girl. One can imagine her dancing in the sky, her broad, white wings riding the wind. Call me sappy or whatever. Medli is gorgeous. Of course I can't overlook her character. She is very sweet and thoughtful, even after the revelation that she is a sage. She will always be my favorite character in the Windwaker

10 Toon Link Toon Link

I played Windwaker HD and loved it, not to mention it was my first Zelda. - MarioBros11

Toon Link should be at number 1/2/3, because he has a much better personality, and he possessed the ORIGINAL great spin attack and back slice (called hurricane spin and parry strike respectively) plus he is the only Link to actually KILL Ganondorf. (Toony's much better at his job)

At least he has a personality...

Hey, buddy! Don't hate! He's a cute kid. Plus, the upcoming Zelda for Wii U has adult Link.


The Contenders

11 Impa Impa Impa is a recuring character in the Legend of Zelda franchise first appearing in the first game as an elderly woman who gave Link his first sword, in later games she serves as a nursemaid and bodyguard to Princess Zelda.

She is a savage and a very good person in game

So powerful

so strong

Total badass! Either as commanding officer or the Hyrule imperial guard or as the awakened sage of shadow, Impa stands as one of the most capable fighters out there. Love her looks especially in Hyrule Warriors.

12 Tetra Tetra

She's the only Zelda with an actual personality.

The only Zelda who doesn't know she's Zelda. - MarioBros11

Holy moly finnaly tetra she's from wind waker and awesome she has an awesome hair style she's a cool character for the series

Tetra is keemstar here - B1ueNew

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13 Navi Navi

Navi is cute fun and can be annoying but loveable

Hey, listen!

Not every Zelda Fan always say that Navi is such annoying Zelda Character. But hey, I like Navi

I really really love Navi. I think that Link and Navi are cute, funny and remarkable couple.

14 Happy Mask Salesman Happy Mask Salesman

Well, while Skull Kid is my actual favorite Zelda character, I voted for my second favorite, the Happy Mask Salesman, because he is only #15, whereas Skull Kid is #5! I wasn't as surprised that Skull Kid so high on this list, because I already knew that he was a fan favorite. But I was surprised about the Happy Mask Salesman being so high - I didn't know that so many people liked him! He really is an intriguing character, though, as is Skull Kid! I wish that they wouldn't have chosen a picture of the Happy Mask Salesman's ''angry'' face - he looks kinda creepy with it and I'm worried that not as many people will vote for him if they see this face. They should have gone with a picture of his happy face - the one with the funny, almost maniacal smile! But definitely a great character in the series!

He's very mysterious and I like his facial expressions. Especially when he gets angry.

So mysterious. Makes you think he might be more than he appears. Very memorable character

His mystery makes him the hands down best character

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15 Tingle

Tingle is a bit creepy, and I always hate it when he tries to steal my Rupees in four swords.

Simply wonderful. Fantastic development, and impossible to ignore; Tingle has spawned many spinoff games and is truly great.

I love little Tingly Tingle. - MarioBros11

He's Just... So special...

16 Sheik Sheik

I wonder who he is under the mask?

I don't get how Sheik is below Tingle, he's obviously a more likeable character what with the mysterious charm and playing the lute and stuff.

I just adore Shiek! I always get the goosebumps when he arrives... I feel that Shiek provides a better background to Zelda but honestly, He deserves his own character.

I love Sheik's theme in OOT. I don't know why, but it's captivating and I love Sheik. - RosalinaX

17 Malon

Malon as such a sweet and lovable character in Ocarina. And I believe that Link ends up marrying her. If you look at how Link from TP is farmer it makes it highly likely that he is a descendant of Oot Link and Malon. And the girl who wins over the amazing Link is definitely a great person.

Outside Saria, she is one of the most down to Earth ladies that Link meets. Plus, Ocarina of Time was my first Zelda game so maybe I'm biased, but I've always had a soft spot for her.

There's a fairly plausible theory that Link from Ocarina of Time and Malon eventually marry, and that their descendant is Link from Twilight Princess. Make of that what you will.


18 Lana

In Hyrule Warriors, Lana was a big part of the story in a way that she was the good half of the villain Cia. The scene where the two are together one last time is actually quite touching. Also, Lana is a blast to play as! - PeterG99

My favorite, deserves to be higher

She is cute and she is like bam bam

19 Dark Link Dark Link

Best character out there, 11/10

How can u call dark link REMOTELY...cute?!

he is best

He is my all time favorite character! He is so cute!

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20 Epona

Links dang horse. Epona gets called by a very special song Epona appeared in three games ocarina of time wind waker and finnaly twilight princess

Hey! why isn't she on the list? She is such a likeable character.

21 Sidon

He's sexist if you don't do the main objective 'Find Zora's Domain' and just go there. He says, "The king is not accepting visitors at this time. Pardon my manners, but are you a Hylian? " - MarioBros11

Exact explanation of a chick magnent

He is too kind (I am sorry, my oppinion) and too late girls, there are others out there (In the game lol) that HE MIGHT CHOOSE (srry I da heart breaker) - Foxillusion

I am in love with him! - ShinyEevee101

22 Linkle

Adorable and sweet and at the same time badass and awesome

A beautiful character who needs more recognition

23 Marin

Marin is one of the first characters with any kind of depth to actually have any kind of a meaningful relationship with link. a lot of other characters, both male and female, are simply there to progress the story - but Marin actually shares aspects of the adventure with link, and the two of them have a lot of interesting interactions that don't necessarily have to relate to the story progression. Personally, I really liked taking her to the Trendy Game ;p

From Link's Awakening, this was the first character that I felt had any depth, and I really cared about her. Despite only appearing on the Gameboy, she was self-sacrificial, interesting, and likeable. And her song is awesome!

The best female Zelda character.

I like Marin because she seems like a good girl on the outside, but on the inside she's pure evil, for example if you attack a cucco at first she'll tell you to stop, but if you keep attacking the cucco she'll eventually say - do it! Do it more!

24 Agitha Agitha


25 Mipha

Ah yes... the Zora with the most beautiful, and tragic backstory. I would love a prequel to Breath of the Wild, just to see more of her. She also had a heartbreaking backstory everybody cried over.

Shes pretty - princessMiAmore

The thing on the switch that made me closest to becoming a furry. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez


26 Revali

Revali is awesome

Ravioli (revali) and Table (teba) have the best voices especially Ravioli

I just love him

He's got a nice voice - princessMiAmore

27 Zant Zant Zant is the usurper king of twilight and is the main villain of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.


Zant is just... Zant!

Zant is dope

Zant is bae

28 Vaati

How is Vaati this low? Vaati is the best character in the whole Legend of Zelda! Four Swords for life! by the way Zelda don't steal that master sword

Why is vaati only at number 15? Best zelda character ever!

Childhood crush, luscious hair and his laugh

He is number 20 now

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29 Majora

The true embodiment of evil and hatred. It just wants to destroy without reason. After destroying everyone's lives individually, he brings down a demonic moon to "put everyone out of there misery." Rated e for everyone my ass

30 Darunia

Please just please rank him higher. Such a marvelous character and pulls off one of the funniest moments in the series

Bye far my favorite ocarina of time character. Sworn brothers.

How can the best zelda character ever be 25! VOTE PEOPLE

I love it when he dances to Saria's song

31 Makar

MAKAR IS THE BEST CHARACTER EVER! (Next to Beedle, of course, but I don't see him on this list)

I love Makar, everyone loves Medli and she gets to reappear, does everyone forget the fact that Makar was actually playable? He's adorable and pretty funny.

Why does Makar get no love? He is such a cute little sprout lol

I wish he wasn't only in Windwaker. He's so cute I just wanna snuggo witto Makar so much! 😗 - MarioBros11

32 Linebeck

He's what would happen if groose was reborn in the era of the winds. Such a great character. Deserves his own game in my opinion.

I want more adult era games just to have more of him

I really think that phantom hourglass is a unrated Zelda game that brought a lot of cool facts to the franchise, and I think this mainly because of linebeck.

he's a charming, humane and well rounded character who covers himself with a "narcissistic and selfish" coat. I just love him.

He's a self-absorbed, narcissistic, cowardly arsehole... and he's bloody hilarious! It's a shame he's in a game generally loathed by Zelda fans, I have a feeling that were he in any other game he'd be universally adored.

33 Old Man

Old Man is the best! Without him Link would have died in the original game. In case you didn't know the old man referred in this is the old man that gives link the sword in the original Legend of Zelda game. His most famous line is "It's dangerous to go alone. Take this." After that he gives Link the sword.

"It's dangerous to go alone. Take this."

What old man?

34 Ravio


Why is he so low?

He wears a bunny outfit. Enough said

Ravio is the best he is amazing and cute and even more amazing Ravio for president

35 Urbosa

I personally think that urbosa is an awesome character and also is kinda funny at times. Hands down the best champion after Mipha

36 Beedle

So glad they brought him back in BOTW! - MarioBros11

He's so funny! - neehawgamer


37 Princess Ruto

Ruto is still my favorite Zora in Zelda Series...


Shes so annoying and
she yells at you for no reason

Some girls would go gay for Ruto

38 Mido

Although he's a major Jerk in the beginning he has a change of heart after 7 year's it seems like he actually misses you.

Am I the only one who likes Mido?

39 Fi

Yep, she's annoying, but she does play a key role in the timeline.

Is the best out of Navi or Midna, Is actually Helpful, is beautiful,SPOILER ALERT... Is THE VOICE that Zelda hears from inside the master sword and is quite tragic at the end of Skyward sword When She and Link part (WHAHHH! ).Is a playable character in Hyrule Warriors (YEAH BOi! ) Come on People! Fi should be in the top 5, because, (Uhg! ) Again she's actually helpful and Come On People She's THE VOICE of the master sword! +I think that She's Girahim's good Double!

Fi is the most best character in Zelda history. She is surprisingly helpful unlike Navi and little minda.

40 Twinrova
41 Malo

So silly-looking - MarioBros11

42 The Moon

Kinda looks like my friend Gabe - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

Oh hell naw!

43 Princess Hilda

Sad to see her so low, she is by far my favourite character in Link Between Worlds and one of my absolute favourite characters! Her character looks, feels and acts differently than many characters in the game and so she's quite refreshing. It also feels as if she's given a bit of character development which, understandably, isn't a big focus in most games. Been a while since I played that game but she always sticks in my mind!

I just love how she looks act's and what she will do for her kingdom. She is better than Zelda only by the fact she will fight

I love Hilda, she was way more badass than Zelda was in that game. Plus (in my opinion) I thought she had a great personality

Yeah I love Hilda! Seeing the contrast between her and Zelda's personality is very interesting!

44 Aryll

Would be nice to see Aryll again.

Aryll is sweet,nice and pretty cool with us all the way and link is always so happy too see her.Aryll and Link just have a great bro and sis relationship

45 Tatl
46 Talon

I like this guy. He's based off of Mario

47 King Of Hyrule

This piece is what all true warriors strive for.


48 Gwonam

Squadala, and we're off! - Torchpost

49 Romani
50 Orca (Wind Waker)

He trains you - MarioBros11

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