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We’re at the start of July! Everyone have some good summer plans? A list of video games to play when it’s just too hot to go outside? You can’t go wrong with Legend of Zelda games. To celebrate the characters in those games, and the fact that Amiibo Wolf Link can be your partner in Breath of the Wild, here’s a list of my favorite partners.
Although she’s not the traditional partner in that she’s there to give advice and help you with targeting your enemies, Epona is nonetheless an important character to Link. She’s his faithful horse, always willing to carry Link across the land. In Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess, just riding Epona across the world was one of my favorite things to do.
If you’re a fan of Ocarina of Time, you either loved or hated Navi. Generally, there was no in between. As for me, I enjoyed having Navi by my side. Ocarina of Time was my first Zelda game, so having a bright little fairy willing to brave through dungeons with you and give you advice (some of which wasn’t very helpful, I’ll admit) was awesome to me. Sure, she spoke a lot, and half the time she startled me with her random, “HEY! LISTEN!” but I enjoyed her company nonetheless.
Who doesn’t love Midna? She’s sassy, tough, and takes no prisoners. Sure, she’s more or less just using Link at first, but her character development is wonderful throughout the game. Her abilities combined with Wolf Link were tons of fun to exploit and play around with as well.
I adored Fi in Skyward Sword! Her character design is gorgeous — some of my favorite parts were watching her dance as she delivered the messages of the goddess. Her “Captain Obvious” routines were a bit tiresome, but I liked having her around. It was fun seeing how she reacted to the world and the special connection she has to the Master Sword was a wonderful touch to the Legend of Zelda lore. She also kicks ass in Hyrule Warriors, haha!
What are some of your favorite Legend of Zelda partners and characters?