Madame Couture

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Madame Couture is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[1]

Biography

Tri Force Heroes

Madame Couture is the titular proprietor of Madame Couture's, the high-end clothing store in Hytopia, where Link may order Outfits in exchange for Materials and Rupees. Madame Couture's clothes are famous around the world because of the special powers they contain.[3] She has an obsession with Cats and keeps a number of them in her shop. There, she is assisted by a green-haired boy.

Madame Couture eventually reveals that she is also Lady Maud's younger sister.[2] Together they are part of a tribe who specialize in style and powerful magic.[4] However, while Madame Couture uses her magic for good by creating Outfits infused with magic, Lady Maud grew power-hungry, and eventually cursed Princess Styla.[5] Following the incident, Madame Couture helped the Witch-Hunting Brigade in tracking her down, but feels guilty as Lady Maud is still her sister.[6] She hopes that a worthy hero will one day come not just to save the princess, but also Lady Maud from herself.[7] She also suspects that Lady Maud must have had some reason for cursing the princess.[8]

When Link arrives in Hytopia, he is spotted by Madame Couture's Apprentice, who believes him to be the chosen hero. Madame Couture herself, however, is highly skeptical that he could be the hero, as she has seen many would-be heroes come and go who all failed to catch the witch. But she reconsiders when Sir Combsly recruits him and sends him back to Madame Couture's shop for her to tailor a Hero's Tunic for Link. When Link returns with the Lady's Glasses he obtains from the Woodlands, Madame Couture immediately recognizes it as one of The Lady's Materials.[9] She starts to regain some hope, as it, along with the Lady's Collar and the Lady's Parasol, can be used to make the Lady's Ensemble and lift the curse from Styla.[10] She implores Link to find the rest of the Materials on his travels in the Drablands.[11]

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Madame Couture — Spirit Information

Madame Couture
No. 263
Rank ★★ ADVANCED Cost
Skill
Physical Attack 🠅
Slightly increases the power of punches, kicks, and bites.
Madame Couture — Spirit Battle Information
Madame Couture
Support Spirit
No. 263
Team Power Grab | 3300 Rank ★★ ADVANCED Fighter(s)
Stage Skyloft Theme "Main Theme - The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes" Rosalina & Luma
Toon Link
Toon Link
Toon Link
Rule(s) Hazard(s)
Condition(s)
 • Defeat the main fighter to win
 • Reinforcements will appear during the battle

Madame Couture appears as a Support Spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Nomenclature

Madame Couture's name likely stems from Haute couture, a French term for high-end fashion and the creation of quality custom-fitted clothing. This is supported by her occasional use of French words.[12]

Names in Other Regions
LanguageNamesMeanings
Japan
Japanese
  • マダム (Madamu) (TFH)[14]
  • マダムテーラー (Madamu Tērā) (SSBU)
  • Madame
  •  
Canada
FrenchCA
Madame (TFH) 
The French Republic
FrenchEU
Madame (TFH)[17] 
The Federal Republic of Germany
German
Madame (TFH)[15] 
The Italian Republic
Italian
Madame (TFH)[13] 
The Republic of Korea
Korean
마담 (Madam) (TFH)[16]Madame
Latin America
SpanishLA
Madame Sastria (TFH)[18] 
The Kingdom of Spain
SpanishEU
Madame Sastria (TFH)[19] 
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Gallery

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 305
  2. 2.0 2.1 "It's time I tell you the whole truth, my dahling. The Lady... is actually my older sister." — Madame Couture (Tri Force Heroes)
  3. "The owner and top designer of the "Madame Tailor" clothes shop. Because of rumors that special powers dwell within the clothes she makes, they're in high demand worldwide." — Nintendo, ゼルダの伝説 トライフォース3銃士 | ニンテンドー3DS | 任天堂 , Zelda.co.jp, published September 16, 2015, retrieved September 24, 2015. (Translation: kaialone)
  4. "People of our tribe are gifted, my pet. Not just with a keen sense of style, but with real magical abilities!" — Madame Couture (Tri Force Heroes)
  5. "That's why the clothes I design grant the wearer special powers. The Lady must have gotten power-hungry." — Madame Couture (Tri Force Heroes)
  6. "Uncouth or not, she is still my sister. I feel a bit guilty about helping to hunt her down. But what can be done?" — Madame Couture (Tri Force Heroes)
  7. "[Oh! Fascinating...] Oui. That's why I was looking for a hero... to save the princess, but also to save The Lady from herself." — Madame Couture (Tri Force Heroes)
  8. "Still, in my heart of hearts, I can't help but believe The Lady had some reason for doing what she did to the princess..." — Madame Couture (Tri Force Heroes)
  9. "Hm?! My heavens! You have THAT material! One of The Lady's materials?" — Madame Couture (Tri Force Heroes)
  10. "Now that you have some of The Lady's materials, it's time I showed you this little piece of work. I call it... The Lady's Ensemble! If you wear this and visit the princess, you should be able to lift her curse! All without defeating The Lady." — Madame Couture (Tri Force Heroes)
  11. "The materials for The Lady's Ensemble are so rare, I had started to lose hope. But now I have regained le faith. Perhaps you can find them all. That's what heroes do, right? They help people, dahling!" — Madame Couture (Tri Force Heroes)
  12. "I am le genius!" — Madame Couture (Tri Force Heroes)
  13. "Gli abiti creati da Madame sono famosi per i loro poteri speciali." — Madame Couture's Apprentice (Tri Force Heroes)
  14. "ウチのマダムが作る服には 特別な力が宿るって評判なんだ" — Madame Couture's Apprentice (Tri Force Heroes)
  15. "Den von Madame geschneiderten Gewändern wohnen besondere Kräfte inne!" — Madame Couture's Apprentice (Tri Force Heroes)
  16. "우리 마담이 만든 옷에는
    특별한 힘이 깃들어 있기로 유명해요
    " — Madame Couture's Apprentice (Tri Force Heroes)
  17. "Les tenues conçues par Madame sont connues pour leurs pouvoirs spéciaux." — Madame Couture's Apprentice (Tri Force Heroes)
  18. "Bueno, debo regresar antes de que Madame Sastria se enoje y me riña..." — Madame Couture's Apprentice (Tri Force Heroes)
  19. "Bueno, me tengo que ir, que si no, Madame Sastria se va a poner hecha una furia..." — Madame Couture's Apprentice (Tri Force Heroes)