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Aja is a character in Tears of the Kingdom.[2]


Aja is Hylian who resides at Lookout Landing. During the day, he practices with a Dummy, hoping to one day become a swordsman.[1] He carries a Soldier's Broadsword and a Soldier's Shield.

Aja does not appear at Lookout Landing until Link has started the "Crisis at Hyrule Castle" Main Quest. When Link tries to speak to him, Aja claims to be busy and says he can only talk between swings of his Soldier's Broadsword.[3] He believes it is important to be prepared for Monster attacks, and he suggests trying out a variety of swords to get used to how they handle.[4] Through practice, Aja has found that decayed Weapons can still be useful.[5][6] Should Link need to train, Aja tells him to do so elsewhere.[7]

When Link examines the nearby swords, Aja will explain what they are to Link and allow him to take them.[8] If Link asks about the Soldier's Broadsword, Aja reveals that they were used by the Soldiers of Hyrule Castle, and he believes they can be used to unleash Charged Attack more quickly.[9] If Link asks about the Knight's Broadsword, Aja explains that they were used by Knights of Hyrule, and he recalls that he was able to unleash a strong attack against a Monster using one.[10] Lastly, if Link asks about the Royal Broadsword, Aja claims it was used by the Royal Guard and has a high counterattack power, though he is not yet skillful enough to make use of it.[11]

After learning about a sword, Aja will give one to Link.[12][13][14] He then suggests that Link make sure to practice with his new sword, and he tells him to take care of it.[15][16] Should Link not have enough space in his Inventory for another Weapon, Aja tells him to come back for it later.[17] Once Link has taken all three swords, Aja stops training and introduces himself.[18] When he realizes he has been talking to Link, Aja apologizes for not noticing sooner and is honored to meet him.[19] He is motivated to become a master swordsman like Link, and so he returns to his training.[20]

When Link talks to Aja again, he asks how he has found the sword he received.[21][22] He comments that he likes the Soldier's Broadsword's mobility, which allows users to quickly unleash Charged Attack.[23] Although Knight's Broadswords increase in power if their users are weakened, Aja suggests avoiding such situations.[24] Finally, when talking about the Royal Broadsword, he reiterates that he is not yet able to make use of its counterattack ability.[25]


Names in Other Regions
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
拉賈 (Lājiǎ)
The People's Republic of China
拉贾 (Lājiǎ)
The French Republic
The Federal Republic of Germany
The Italian Republic
The Republic of Korea
The Kingdom of Spain
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  1. 1.0 1.1 "I need to keep practicing so I can someday become as fine a swordsman as the legendary Link!" — Aja (Tears of the Kingdom)
  2. "Aja" — Game Screen (Tears of the Kingdom)
  3. "Hi, sorry, but I'm busy at the moment, so I'll have to talk to you between swings." — Aja (Tears of the Kingdom)
  4. "You never know when monsters will pop up, so I take my training very seriously. You might've noticed, but each sword handles differently, so it's wise to try different types to get used to the feel." — Aja (Tears of the Kingdom)
  5. "If you know their handling and practice plenty, the fact that they're decayed won't matter so much." — Aja (Tears of the Kingdom)
  6. "If you learn the traits of different swords and use those traits to your advantage, then the decay won't be a big deal. Best way to learn is to spend time training." — Aja (Tears of the Kingdom)
  7. "Anyway, as you can see, I'm using this area. So if you do intend to train, you'll need to do it elsewhere." — Aja (Tears of the Kingdom)
  8. "You interested in a sword? There we have a soldier's broadsword, a knight's broadsword, and a royal broadsword. They're a bit worn, but they've got some life left in them. Feel free to take them. Each sword handles differently, so it's wise to try out different types." — Aja (Tears of the Kingdom)
  9. "[Soldier's broadsword?] A soldier's broadsword is what the castle soldiers used to fight with. It's light and nimble, which leads me to believe you could unleash charged attacks really quickly with it. It's a great weapon" — Aja (Tears of the Kingdom)
  10. "[Knight's broadsword?] The knight's broadsword was used by the knights in defense of the castle way back then. Once, a monster attacked me while I was wielding the broadsword, and I thought it was the end for me... But I timed my swings carefully, and it unleashed an incredible blow! Maybe it was my adrenaline, but...no. It had to be the sword. It really surprised me." — Aja (Tears of the Kingdom)
  11. "[Royal broadsword?] The royal broadsword was used by knights to guard members of the royal family. Its counterattack power when dodging an enemy attack is potent. But my own swordplay isn't there yet, so I can't make the most of that sword at this point." — Aja (Tears of the Kingdom)
  12. "You can have it if you want. I'll give it to you, so just give me a moment." — Aju (Tears of the Kingdom)
  13. "I've got another one, so it's yours if you want it. Just give me a moment." — Aja (Tears of the Kingdom)
  14. "Hup!" — Aja (Tears of the Kingdom)
  15. "Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to practice with it." — Aja (Tears of the Kingdom)
  16. "It's a little worse for wear, but it's a fine sword, just the same. Take good care of it. I'm happy there's someone other than me who's interested in weapons. Inspires me to put my all into my training." — Aja (Tears of the Kingdom)
  17. "I was going to give it to you, but it looks like you don't have room for any more weapons. Well, if you want it, you know where to find it. After you've created some space, that is." — Aja (Tears of the Kingdom)
  18. "Sorry I've been consumed with my training this whole time. Aja's the...name." — Aja (Tears of the Kingdom)
  19. "Wait. Link?! My apologies! I was being selfish, not even looking up from practice to see that it's you! It's such an honor to meet you, sir." — Aja (Tears of the Kingdom)
  20. "Well, now that's I've met you, I'm even more motivated to become a master swordsman just like you, Link! Back to it!" — Aja (Tears of the Kingdom)
  21. "It's Link! We all really appreciate the effort you put in. Had a chance to try out what I gave you?" — Aja (Tears of the Kingdom)
  22. "Any other swords you're curious about?" — Aja (Tears of the Kingdom)
  23. "[Soldier's broadsword?] Right, the soldier's broadsword. It's light and slim. I'm curious how you're liking it. I bet it can unleash charged attacks quickly. I really enjoy the mobility of that sword." — Aja (Tears of the Kingdom)
  24. "Knight's broadsword?] Ah, the knight's broadsword. It has some heft and increases in power if you're in a weakened state. Despite the advantages it offers, I wouldn't suggest actively seeking out such situations, you know?" — Aja (Tears of the Kingdom)
  25. "[Royal broadsword?] Right, the royal broadsword. Its counterattack power when dodging an enemy is potent. But my own swordplay isn't there yet, so I can't make the most of that sword at this point." — Aja (Tears of the Kingdom)