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Zelda is a character in the The Legend of Zelda series.


Zelda appears in most games and is the princess of Hyrule in all of them except for Skyward Sword. Zelda also often holds the Triforce of Wisdom and is known to be the incarnation of the Goddess Hylia.


Het Ships

Dark Zelink - the ship between Dark Link and Zelda
GaZelda - the ship between Ganondorf and Zelda
GhiraZel - the ship between Ghirahim and Zelda
Grooselda - the ship between Groose and Zelda
Zelink - the ship between Link and Zelda

Femslash Ships

Helda - the ship between Zelda and Hilda
MidZelda - the ship between Zelda and Midna
ZelImpa - the ship between Zelda and Impa



Main article: Grooselda

Groose's crush on Zelda was always unrequited. In fact, she found him to be very annoying for bullying Link and trying to rig the wing ceremony. However, after she was captured, Groose followed Link to the surface and was willing to do anything to help save her. He even caught Zelda and saved her from a fatal fall. When Zelda stayed on the surface with Link, she and Groose waved goodbye to each other, suggesting that they were on better terms.


Main article: Zelink

Zelda's relationship with the hero Link varies from game to game. In the Minish Cap and Skyward Sword, the two are childhood friends. However, in most other games, she does not even meet him until after he begins his journey to save the world. One thing remains a constant and that's Zelda's faith in Link's ability to save the world. She sometimes is even able to recognize that he might be the hero of destiny. Some games even imply a possible romance between Zelda and Link.


Princess Zelda is one of the most popular characters in the Zelda fandom because she is one of the main characters. Her involvement varies from game to game so her popularity does as well. A lot of fans like the Zelda from Ocarina of Time because of the plot twist with Zelda being disguised as Sheik. Many were also surprised to see that Tetra from Wind Waker is also an incarnation of the princess. Zelda is most often shipped with Link but she is occasionally shipped with others such as Ganondorf.



Zelda tag on Archive of Our Own.


  • The late Robin Williams named his daughter Zelda after the titular princess as he was a fan of the series.