Hyrule Warriors has been quite the success for Nintendo. Even on the underwhelming Wii U, Hyrule Warriors managed to shift over a million copies. It soon saw an influx of Downloadable characters added to the game that helped fill much of the missing pieces of the original game’s puzzle. But who else should enter the fray? Keep reading to find out!
Hyrule Warriors has already covered a huge number of games from the series, be it as part of the main game or as DLC. While the characters most clamored for are Groose from Skyward Sword and Vaati from Minish Cap, I actually have a different character in mind. As a huge fan or the Oracle games, I may be in the minority when I say I’d like to see Ralph from Oracle of Ages. His ties to Nayru could allow him to wield the Harp of Ages, perhaps even combined with the signature item of Oracle of Seasons, the Rod of Seasons. Attacking with both times and seasons would be rather unique for the game, while also fitting with the wacky nature of many fighters.
The Postman seems like such an obvious choice to add to Hyrule Warriors. The Postman has been a recurring character in the series, and is very well known. Link has a Postman costume in both versions, but an actual Postman character could use his high speed letter delivery to attack enemies. Since the character is such an iconic aspect of the 3D Zeldas, it’s really surprising that he isn’t in. Quill, from Wind Waker could also fill this role, but the human version is probably more iconic.
It is very rare that we get to play as another character aside from Link in a mainline Zelda game but in Majora’s Mask we got just that with the cursed man, Kafei. The Anju & Kafei sidequest was the most memorable mission in the entire game and it made Kafei a fan favourite in the Zelda community. So how would he play? When we play as him in Majora’s Mask all he ever does is push blocks. He has no attacks. Well, I had a different idea and it involved masks. Young Link has already been added but the only masks he uses are the Keaton mask (that he got from Kafei) and the Fierce Deity Mask. So, I was thinking Kafei could utilize the rest of Link’s masks to full effect. The Blast Mask can be used to blow up opponents; the Great Fairy Mask to command an army of fairies; the Bunny Hood would allow Kafei to plow through foes, and with the Giant’s Mask Kafei can grow big and crush opponents for a musou attack. As a side-note, Darmani, Mikau and the Deku Princess would make great adopters of Links other transformations in that game.
The character that I really miss are Saria, and Vaati. Saria being one of the few Sages from Ocarina of Time that aren’t in the game. I kinda understand that having all the Sages could have been an overkill, but Saria and Nabooru could have represented their own races, the Kokiri and Gerudo, and Rauru could even transform himself into Kaepora Gaeobora. Saria could “fight” with Kokiri items, like the Slingshot, Deku nuts and the Deku staff (the one that Lana uses, it’s really cool, but it would be better in the hands of Saria). Vaati on his side has everything to be a cool villain character for a sequel game, relying on Magic beams, Lighting bolts and flying eyes, lots of flying eyes.
-TheAnvil: I wholeheartedly agree with Voyager here. Saria and Vaati are the two biggest missing characters.
Ooh, this is a toughie. By the time I downloaded Ravio and Yuga in my copy of Hyrule Warriors, I felt like this was pretty much it. I mean, we’ve got representation for every major Zelda game, or at least the ones with specific characters beyond “helpful old man.” I first considered Beedle and Kaepora Gaebora, but they’d most likely be less exciting versions of Ravio and Medli. Another of the Ocarina sages would be neat, but I’m a little less excited for them; Lana’s stick almost feels like a leftover plan for Saria, and while I’m sure Nabooru would be fun, we’ve already seen multiple dual wielding fighters.
But then I thought about how none of the villains use the Light or Water attributes, and that line of thought led me to Twinrova. Koume and Kotake’s combined form could be an absolutely insane character, one who could break the mold of what a “fighter” could be. Instead of just being Fire or Water (via her ice attacks), she’d alternate on the fly using the Combo Button. I’m not imagining something as intense as her having a whole different moveset, but the elemental change could allow for all sorts of unique strategies when dealing with enemies. I’m also unsure of whether she’d spend any time as both witches, though I definitely think that would be great for special and focus attacks.
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