Queen of Hyrule

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The Queen of Hyrule is a recurring character mentioned in The Legend of Zelda series.[4] The Queen of Hyrule goes unnamed in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.

Biography

Breath of the Wild

The Queen of Hyrule ruled over Hyrule Kingdom alongside her husband, King Rhoam. Together, they had a daughter, who they named Zelda in accordance with the naming traditions of the Royal Family of Hyrule.[5] She was said to be naturally drawn to her sacred powers, which she described as overflowing.[6]

During her life, the Queen of Hyrule was a good friend to Urbosa, the chief of the Gerudo.[4] After Zelda was born, the Queen brought her to Gerudo Town so she could meet Urbosa.[7] Though Urbosa said that Zelda would grow up to be a beautiful queen like her mother, the Queen instead wished that she would find happiness in her life.[8]

As she grew up, Zelda had a warm and loving relationship with the Queen of Hyrule. She told Zelda about her sealing power, which she claimed would one day develop within her.[3] She also encouraged her daughter, saying that she could do anything and that all would end well.[9] The Queen affectionately referred to her daughter as her "little bird."[10]

10 years before the second Great Calamity, the Queen of Hyrule suddenly and unexpectedly passed away.[1][11][12] She was unable to teach Zelda about her sacred powers before her untimely demise.[13][14] Her death meant that King Rhoam was left alone to prepare Zelda for the resurrection of Calamity Ganon.[15]

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

The Queen of Hyrule is mentioned in the "Urbosa, the Gerudo Chief" Narration as the reason Urbosa and Zelda already know each other.[16] In the Movie "Determination, Zelda shows an ancient relic to King Rhoam, claiming that she found it while exploring with the Queen of Hyrule and that the two discussed its properties with one another.[17] The Queen also makes a brief appearance in a flashback during the "Lullaby" Movie, which plays during "The Future of Hyrule" Scenario. After repairing Terrako, a young Zelda hurries to show the Queen, but the memory ends before her face can be seen.[18] Her dress appears similar to the one Zelda wears during formal occasions.

During the "EX The Princess and the King" Scenario, which is exclusive to the Guardian of Remembrance Downloadable Content Pack, King Rhoam recalls his treatment of Zelda after her mother's passing, fearing what the Queen would think of him.[19] During "The Aftermath of Survival" Movie, which plays after the Scenario has been completed, Urbosa claims that Zelda may be stronger than the Queen was.[20]

Trivia

  • Creating a Champion speculates that the Queen of Hyrule could have been the Fortune Teller that predicted the resurrection of Calamity Ganon, as women of the Royal Family of Hyrule are known to have premonitions of the future.[21]

Nomenclature

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "My queen has left this world. Her death was so sudden and unexpected, I awaken most nights unsure if she is really gone." — King Rhoam's Journal (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Grandmother heard them—the voices from the spirit realm." — Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "And Mother said her own power would develop within me." — Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Lady Urbosa had a beloved friend whom she thought the world of... the queen of Hyrule." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "Today, as the sun rose and a new day was born, my daughter, too, joined this sweet world. In keeping with the traditions of the royal family, I have decided to name her...Zelda." — King Rhoam's Journal (Breath of the Wild)
  6. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 378
  7. "My dear friend from afar came to visit Gerudo Town today. It is always a pleasure to see the queen of Hyrule. She described her reason for coming as urgent. She wished for me to meet her newborn child. Her sweet daughter's name is Zelda. She has her mother's smile. I cannot help but cherish her already." — Urbosa's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "I told her that Zelda is sure to grow up into a dignified and beautiful queen, just like her mother. My friend thanked me, but said that looks are fleeting, and instead she wishes for Zelda to be blessed with true happiness." — Urbosa's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "Mother used to smile and tell me, "Zelda, my love, all will be well in the end. You can do anything."" — Zelda's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "The way she gazes upon her daughter... her little bird, as she calls her... I have never seen such unconditional love." — Urbosa's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "It has been a long while since we laid my dear friend, the queen, to rest. I only now have the will to write again. It was so sudden. I still can't believe she is gone." — Urbosa's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  12. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 362
  13. "Mother passed the year before my training was to begin. In losing her, I lost not just a mother, but a teacher." — Zelda's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "In truth, I understand Zelda's feelings. Painfully so. She lost her mother, her teacher, before she could learn from her. Ten pointless years of self-training, without so much as a book or note to help find her way..." — King Rhoam's Journal (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "From now on, I must raise her all alone... Now, only I remain to prepare her for her difficult future as a princess of Hyrule." — King Rhoam's Journal (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "For her exceptional strength and her ability to harness lightning, Urbosa, chief of the Gerudo was the clear choice to pilot Divine Beast Vah Naboris. Zelda knew Urbosa thanks to her close relationship with the late queen of Hyrule." — Narration (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  17. "This is from a long time ago. It's a relic I found one day...while Mother and I were out exploring. Mother and I...we discussed it at some length together. It seemed special, like it might hold hidden powers." — Zelda (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  18. "Mother! Look, look!" — Zelda (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  19. "I have proven worthless... I dare not think what her dear mother would think of me..." — King Rhoam (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  20. "Our Zelda's wings...have gotten so strong. She's perhaps even...stronger than her mother." — Urbosa (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  21. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 374