With the approach of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, players are ready to jump back into this dilapidated version of Hyrule. While you will meet a cast of new characters, with the story carrying on from Breath of the Wild, you can expect some familiar faces to appear as well. Here are all of the returning characters from Breath of the Wild in Tears of the Kingdom.
All returning Breath of the Wild characters in Tears of the Kingdom
After seeing him as the embodiment of evil in Hyrule in Breath of the Wild, Calamity Ganon takes on his human form of Ganondorf in Tears of the Kingdom. Expect him to be much more active this time, led by Matthew Mercer’s commanding voice.
Being the main protagonist, it should come as no surprise that Link is back. This time around, it appears that Ganon corrupts his arm before it is replaced with a new power-infused one. As he seeks to put a stop to evil, he will also be looking for Zelda and working to repair the Master Sword.
Riju is the current acting Chief of the Gerudo. With Tears of the Kingdom taking place years after Breath of the Wild, Riju is no longer as small of a girl as she was before. We will get to see how she has grown as a leader and champion this time around.
Sidon is the departed Champion Mipha’s little brother and prince of the Zora. He is filled with constant enthusiasm in Breath of the Wild, and we expect to see more of that at play in Tears of the Kingdom.
Tulin is the son of Teba and was a very young Rito in Breath of the Wild. In Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, he interacts with Revali, stating his desire to master the Great Eagle Bow. Now that we are years later and he has grown up a little, we see him wield the weapon as he goes into battle.
Yunobo (unconfirmed, but likely)
Given that Yunobo has not been seen in a Tears of the Kingdom trailer, we can’t guarantee he will appear. That being said, he is the only one of the new generation of Champions not shown. Yunobo is a descendant of Daruk, the previous Goron Champion, so we expect him to help.
With her name literally being the title of the series, it’s much more common for Zelda to be in these games than not. This is the same Zelda we fell in love with in Breath of the Wild, but her hair is cut shorter. She seems to have some connection to the Tears in the title that we don’t know about yet. We also don’t know where she has fallen in the trailer.
We will update this article when we have more information.