Tri Force Hero

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This article is about the legendary trio. For the Nintendo 3DS game, see Tri Force Heroes.

The Tri Force Heroes,[1] also known as the Totem Heroes,[2] are characters mentioned in Tri Force Heroes. The Links, possessing the attributes of the Tri Force Heroes, fulfill the Heroes' role during the course of their adventure.


The legend of the Tri Force Heroes has been passed down through generations in the kingdom of Hytopia,[1] and tells of three heroes from parts unknown who band together to defend the kingdom from peril. These heroes are said to triumph over hardships with their Totem maneuvers and ability to communicate without words, owing to their unbreakable bond,[3] and are recognized for possessing the Three Noble Attributes of Courage:

Promotional image showing the Three Noble Attributes of Courage
  1. Pointed ears.[4]
  2. Thick sideburns.[5]
  3. Side-parted hair.[6]

The citizens of Hytopia believe in the legend and have placed the Tri Force Hero Statue at the center of town, in honor of Tri Force Heroes past and future.

When Princess Styla is cursed by the Drablands Witch and all of Hytopia's stylishness is threatened, King Tuft issues a call for heroes to save the kingdom from its despair.[7] Link, while passing through Hytopia on his travels, is informed of the situation by Madame Couture's Apprentice, who believes Link may be one of the fated heroes. Sir Combsly is immediately impressed by Link's heroic traits and enlists the young hero into the Witch-Hunting Brigade,[8] though he cannot remember the full reason for recognizing these traits.[9] Alongside other heroes brought forth by the Match Master, or through the use of Doppels to divide his soul among three vessels, Link ventures into the Drablands to fulfill the roles of the Tri Force Heroes.

According to King Tuft, the legend of the Tri Force Heroes also dictates that the heroes will bring everlasting peace and style to Hytopia by overcoming all challenges in front of them.[10] Believing Link to be hero of legend, the king implores him to fulfill his destiny by besting the Drablands Challenges.[11]


Names in Other Regions
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Totem Hero[18] 
トーテム勇者 (Tōtemu Yūsha)[13]Totem Hero
Héros totemTotem hero
The French Republic
Héros totem[14]Totem hero
The Federal Republic of Germany
Totem-Helden[16]Totem Hero
The Italian Republic
Eroe totem[12]Totem hero
The Republic of Korea
토템 용사 (Totem Yongsa)[17]Totem Hero
Latin America
Héroe Totémico[15]Totem Hero
The Kingdom of Spain
Héroe Totémico[19]Totem Hero
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  1. 1.0 1.1 "In the kingdom of Hytopia, the legend of the Tri Force Heroes has been passed down through the ages." — Sir Combsly (Tri Force Heroes)
  2. "O ye who bear the attributes of the legendary Totem Heroes!" — Sign (Tri Force Heroes)
  3. "The bond between the three is such that they can communicate thoughts and emotions without a word. They will totem. They will triumph. They will overcome all hardships." — Book (Tri Force Heroes)
  4. "Pointy ears that reach skyward, ever alert for the call of friends in need..." — Book (Tri Force Heroes)
  5. "Attractive yet ethereal sideburns that inspire allies to greatness..." — Book (Tri Force Heroes)
  6. "And perfectly parted hair that smells of lavender and friendship." — Book (Tri Force Heroes)
  7. "The king, too, was in agony. As only chosen heroes may enter the witch's domain, the despicable Drablands, King Tuft issued a call to kingdoms near and far for a hero to save the day." — Book (Tri Force Heroes)
  8. "I must say...I've seen many would-be heroes in my time. Too many, in fact. But none of them boasted the perfect trifecta of heroic features as you do. We're happy to have you on our side!" — Sir Combsly (Tri Force Heroes)
  9. "Ears pointed skyward to hear the call to arms! Epic sideburns to inspire allies! And side-parted hair to... Erm, keep enemies on their toes! Or was it something about lavender... I can't recall that bit at the moment." — Sir Combsly (Tri Force Heroes)
  10. "Speaking of Tri Force Heroes, there's more to the legend than most people know. The story goes... "When the Tri Force Heroes overcome all challenges, Hytopia will be blessed with everlasting peace and style."" — King Tuft (Tri Force Heroes)
  11. "Naturally, I believe YOU to be the hero of legend, destined to lead our fair kingdom to eternal greatness! As such, I must earnestly encourage you to best all Drablands challenges and become a true Tri Force Hero!" — King Tuft (Tri Force Heroes)
  12. "Lasciatelo dire, ragazzo! Sei l'essenza stessa dell'eroe totem!" — Bearded Baron (Tri Force Heroes)
  13. "アナタのその姿…
    " — Bearded Baron (Tri Force Heroes)
  14. "Mon ami, si je peux me permettre, vous avez tout d'un héros totem." — Bearded Baron (Tri Force Heroes)
  15. "¡Eres igualito, igualito que un Héroe Totémico!" — Bearded Baron (Tri Force Heroes)
  16. "Du entsprichst wirklich dem Ideal des Totem-Helden, mein Junge!" — Bearded Baron (Tri Force Heroes)
  17. "마치 토템 용사님인 것 같군요" — Bearded Baron (Tri Force Heroes)
  18. "I say my boy, you look like the spitting image of a Totem Hero!" — Bearded Baron (Tri Force Heroes)
  19. "¡Eres clavadito, clavadito a un Héroe Totémico!" — Bearded Baron (Tri Force Heroes)