Best 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.

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!

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!

Speaking about link. Link makes the third spot if the series didn't have link there would be no series nothing said

Link is the best character! Way better than Mario. Mario should get a sword and a lot more weapons if wants to be close to as good as Link.

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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

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.


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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.

Have you seen how awesome she was specifically in Hyrule Warriors? Bingo! She deserves #1. Link was cool still, but Zelda was just way more awesome in this game.

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?

She steals the name though Link should, but Zelda has a cooler name and it's more convenient... 'Legend of Link' doesn't sound right.

Zelda is the best she gives link his childhood

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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.

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

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

A mean, green, grouchy villain great combination!

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5 Skull Kid 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.

He is the most relatable character I have ever seen in a video game. He is just amazing.

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.

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

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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.

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

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!

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.

The tongue does scare me sometimes though. - EpicWingman

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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 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

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

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8 Groose Groose

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.

Groose is fantastic



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9 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

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

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10 Toon Link 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)

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.

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.

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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.

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

So powerful

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12 Tetra Tetra

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

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

Tetra is keemstar here - B1ueNew

13 Navi Navi

Navi is cute fun and can be annoying but loveable

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.

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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

HE HURT MARIO - Pokemonfan10

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15 Tingle

How the Hell did Tingle make it into this list?

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

Tingle the greedy 40 year old man who wears a green spandex,has his own 2 games while most zelda characters have none and enslaves his brothers on his island named after himself. tingle is unforgettable.maybe the voters think that the main characters name is zelda.


16 Sheik Sheik

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.

You said Sheik is a girl. I was wondering that Sheik was a boy

She might be mysterious but I think she is pretty cool

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

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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

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


20 Linkle

Adorable and sweet and at the same time badass and awesome

A beautiful character who needs more recognition

21 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.

22 Sidon

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.

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

I am in love with him! - ShinyEevee101

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23 Vaati

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

Childhood crush, luscious hair and his laugh

He is number 20 now

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

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24 Agitha Agitha


25 Marin

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!

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

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!

26 Mipha

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

Cutest lil fishy


27 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

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

Zant is bae

29 Revali

Revali is just cool. He needs to be much higher in my opinion. Maybe 10th or something?

Revali is the literal definition of a good character. He shows development and also shows an entertaining personality.

He is an arrogant, cocky bird, but that's what actually helps make him a likeable character in my opinion. Revali is pretty much the definition of a tsundere character. And I really hope he ends up appearing in more than just Breath of the Wild. - tonyb500

This character is just... asinine. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

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30 Darunia

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

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

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.

32 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?

33 Ravio

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

This bunny bastard is amazing!

He wears a bunny outfit. Enough said


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34 Urbosa

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

35 Beedle

He's so funny! - neehawgamer


36 Linebeck

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.

How did Tingle get ahead of this guy? Linebeck is so underrated!

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

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37 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?

38 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

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40 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

In a game where the Zelda had no personality it was great to see this deep and complex character. Considering how underrated a link between worlds was I think Hilda alone is enough of a reason to play it. P.S: Nintendo please release a legend of Hilda telling her and Ravio's story after ALBW

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41 Malo
42 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

43 Tatl
44 Talon

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

45 King Of Hyrule

This piece is what all true warriors strive for.


46 The Moon

Kinda looks like my friend Gabe - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

Oh hell naw!

47 Gwonam

Squadala, and we're off! - Torchpost

48 Romani
49 Orca (Wind Waker)
50 Bongo Bongo
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