Hero's New Clothes

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The Hero's New Clothes are recurring clothing in The Legend of Zelda series.[1]

Appearances

The Wind Waker

During the Second Quest of The Wind Waker, Link receives the Hero's New Clothes from his Grandma instead of the Hero's Clothes. The clothes are invisible, meaning Link will be seen wearing his starting outfit for the rest of his adventure.[2]

Although the Hero's New Clothes are invisible, as it is said they can only be seen by honest people,[2] some characters comment about Link's new outfit. Such is the case during the conversation with the Great Deku Tree. As the Second Quest features all Hylian Language translated, the Great Deku Tree refers to Link's clothing as the clothes of the legendary hero.[3]

Phantom Hourglass

The Hero's New Clothes appear in Phantom Hourglass as part of the game's Trading Sequence. They can be obtained from the Man of Smiles after visiting him for the first time. The Clothes must be traded for the Kaleidoscope from Nyeve. Although the Clothes are invisible, Nyeve senses them in Link's possession,[4] stating that he has been long searching for such an item.[5]

Trivia

  • In The Wind Waker, while wearing the Hero's New Clothes, Link's hat can be seen outlined in multiple occasions, such as while using the Magic Armor, and in the bubble covering Link during the final cutscene.
  • The Hero's New Clothes are a reference to "The Emperor's New Clothes", a folktale in which two swindlers promise a vain emperor a set of magical clothes that they claim can only be seen by those who deserve their jobs. Although the "clothes" are fake and the emperor is, in reality, naked, his people lie to him about seeing the clothes, out of fear of losing their jobs.

Nomenclature

Names in Other Regions
LanguageNamesMeanings
Japan
Japanese
  • みえないふく? (Mienai Fuku?)[7]
  • 正直者にしか見えない服 (Shōjikimono ni Shika Mienai Fuku)[8]
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Canada
FrenchCA
Habit Neuf du Héros[12] 
The French Republic
FrenchEU
Habit invisible[10] 
The Federal Republic of Germany
German
Des Helden neue Kleider
(Also appears in-game as "D. Helden n. Kleider")[9]
 
The Italian Republic
Italian
Tunica dei puri[6]Pure(-hearted)s tunic
Latin America
SpanishLA
Ropas del Héroe[11] 
The Kingdom of Spain
SpanishEU
Nuevos ropajes[13] 
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See Also

References

  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 127 (TWW | PH)
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker—Prima's Official Strategy Guide, Prima Games, pg. 123
  3. "That garb you wear... Could you be the legendary hero? Has the king at long last found the Hero of Time?" — Great Deku Tree (The Wind Waker)
  4. "You wouldn't happen to have a set of those, would you? Don't try to hide it! I'm still the hero, you know! I SENSE things!" — Nyeve (Phantom Hourglass)
  5. "Would it be possible to convince you to give those to me? That's a collector's item that my fans go absolutely crazy over! I've been looking around for those forever!!" — Nyeve (Phantom Hourglass)
  6. "Tunica dei puri" — Inventory (Phantom Hourglass)
  7. "みえないふく?" — Inventory (Phantom Hourglass)
  8. "正直者にしか見えない服
    手に入れたようだ‥けど‥???
    う〜ん かるい…
    " — N/A (Phantom Hourglass)
  9. "Du hast des Helden neue Kleider erhalten!" — N/A (Phantom Hourglass)
  10. "Habit invisible" — Inventory (Phantom Hourglass)
  11. "Ropas del Héroe" — Inventory (Phantom Hourglass)
  12. "Habit Neuf du Héros" — Inventory (Phantom Hourglass)
  13. "Nuevos ropajes" — Inventory (Phantom Hourglass)