Top 10 Best The Legend of Zelda Characters

The Top Ten

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

Link has to be my favourite character in the Zelda Franchise, especially Twilight Princess Link. He's so brave and loyal and he cares so much for the people around him. I loved how he went crazy when Colin was captured by King Bulblin, and he literally kicks everyone's butt in the game. He's also a bit shy and dorky, which makes him even more adorable. Even though we don't hear him speaking out loud, I do believe that this character has depth. Definitely my all time favourite video game character!

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.

Link is just the best. He is flat-out awesome, and I really like how he can effectively communicate his feelings without talking. And his skills and that classic green outfit are so iconic in the video games, not to mention the games wouldn't work, or wouldn't be as awesome without Link as protagonist. HOW CAN YOU PEOPLE VOTE FOR MIDNA?! The Hero of time needs your vote!

Link is obviously the best character since he's pretty much the hero. He's brave, kind and sometimes humorous. Also he doesn't talk, but you can still tell what he's saying. So don't bother voting for anyone else but this guy!

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.

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 perfect:

Cute, attractive, kind, caring and sweet, funny, the best type of friend or girlfriend that someone could have in life.
Also, her soul is volatile, when she feels very bad or miserable because actions of others, we see her avoiding the true self in the game with her initial actions (cold, rude, mysterious, mischievous and sassy).
When she saw Link and Zelda, her heart opened. We don't like Midna, we love Midna.

If Link is the medium between the players and the world of Hyrule and others.
In the ending:
Why would Nintendo block him to be with her true friend or arguably the girl of the dreams?

That epic adventure with this amazing woman would make Zelda's personality plain or robotic in various games.

When I was playing Twilight Princess, I though that even real life people can't get close to midna in being Human.

Final veredict: She earned that 1st spot. It would be almost imposible to make a character so full of life.

Best zelda character?
Midna duh. She looks so HD in Hyrule warriors, that means she is more beautiful (even as an imp) and sexier (her human form ). Finally, she is the best. Her personality evolves amazingly very natural in her game. From hating to loving and much more other things. She stays with you in the whole game at all times, truly loves you, as a friend, even romantically. This things makes her the most intimate character of all time in the franchise aside of Link. No other zelda character can rival her for the single fact that Midna is your companion and she is the game.

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.

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.

Zelda has always been my favorite. In Ocarina of Time she's a complete badass. In Twilight Princess she sacrifices her kingdom and eventually her physical form to save Midna's life. In Hyrule Warriors she's easily one of the best characters and gives Link a run for his money. Not to mention she posses the Triforce of Wisdom. How cool is that?

Have always loved Zelda. Her relationship with Link is the cutest ever! She's really kind and she can actually do stuff unlike Peach. She is wise and brave as well. There is a reason to why it's the legend of zelda and not the legend of link.

She truly is the best character. I don't care about y'all disagreeing with me... ''Meet Zelda Again'' never fails to make me sob. Through my life, Zelda will always be there. Truly an underrated character... Nobody can see through her wisdom and beautiful emotions which is sad.
(((plus zelink is 10/10)))

She needs to be up there ahead of Midna! Midna was rude to Link at the beginning of the game but got better after Zelda saved her life! And she is pretty. Prettier than Midna!

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.

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

Everyone puts him higher than bowser but bowser sticks and also he is lawful evil not chaotic evil

A mean, green, grouchy villain great combination!

The ocarina of time ganon fight is cool.

Skull Kid

He seems like a complete ass at first, but once you know his story you start to feel bad for him. He had no friends because of his annoying nature and he lived sad and alone until the fairies found him. He's one of those characters you feel bad for but also hate at times.

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!

It's a Zelda villain that isn't Ganon. He is original, has an awesome design, great back story and actually feels like a threat. He, and the mask, is probably the most iconic character in my opinion.

One of the best characters, memorable from Majoras Mask (also in ocarina of time)
He reminds everyone of his 'Alex De Large' characteristic and struggles between good and evil.

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.

All three of the boss fights were just packed with action and the creativity was just out of this world. An interesting twist from the usual Ganondorf or Ganon. He is a creepy and mysterious character, and I loved fighting him!

He's easily the most interesting and kind of creepy villain. Ganondorf comes close as my favorite, but Ghirihim will always live in my heart as my favorite Zelda villain. Up your game Nintendo, if you want to outdo this masterpiece of a villain

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

I challenge Nintendo to make a better villain. Ghirahim is too good. They obviously spent a lot of time on his character and the writing and the game in general.

Toon Link

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)

Obviously the best set of links. He actually has personality. Plus none of the links were adult until ocarina of time, and now everybody expects every link to be an adult, and if he’s not, he’s a crappy link. If you asked me, this IS the classic link.

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

At least he has a personality...

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 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.

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

Too bad that in the end she doesn't say about her feelings...

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.

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.

I really like Impa and I love the fact she is the 4th most seen Zelda character. ( I think she had the 4th most appearances next to Link Zelda and Ganondorf..

She is a savage and a very good person in game

She is serious and sometimes mean


Groose as a character is hilarious and he also goes through some of the best character development in the history of this franchise. He is a lovable douche, who becomes a great buddy.

"You lay off my do right now, or I'll flatten you. Everyone knows I've got the slickest pompadour in town."

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

The Character development is off the charts!

The Contenders


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

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 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.

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


She's the only Zelda with an actual personality.

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

Tetra is keemstar here

By far one of the best Zelda portraits in the entire franchise.


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.

Navi is cute fun and can be annoying but loveable

Navi is beast, don't ever think otherwise

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 basicaly embodies everything Majora's Mask is loved for. So many questions come to our minds when we think of him.

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

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


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.


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

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

He should be in top ten he is creepy but one of my favorites

How the Hell did Tingle make it into this list?

Young Link

Best version of link

Dark Link

What's the problem in calling Dark Link cute? My opinion, not yours.

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

Best character out there, 11/10

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


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.

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.

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.


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!

My favorite, deserves to be higher

She is cute and she is like bam bam


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.

Should be a lot lot higher up in the list. HE's a great and very memorable character. I cannot believe he's not in the top 20, let alone the top 10! He's separate to the person who is behind his disguise and is his own persona, a sheikah boy. Very wise person and talented fighter. Sheik is the best.

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


HE IS SO AWESOME! I have a friend that is literally in love with Prince Sidon. Should be higher on the list. In the made up Zelda game I'm making, I thought Sidon was so awesome I had to make him a little badass by giving him 2 pistols that convert into a submachine water shooting gun. Hands down best Zelda character

God, I love this guy. Even though everyone else loves him, I can't help but love him too. He's just so charming. He's basically the Groose of BotW. He's a character that just had such a hilarious appeal. He's very positive and his design in general is just cool as Hell.

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? "

I'm in love with this fish, he is so awesome and kind, he is always positive and confident


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.

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

Cutest lil fishy



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!

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!

The best female Zelda character.

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