If you read the reviews, watched YouTube videos, or listened to conversations about The legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom you may be wondering if Zelda is bad at TotK. In fact, there are a few things that could hint at her deeper and more ill-fated history for the iconic princess. Although we don’t see her much during gameplay, we can conclusively answer this question. Be warned: some spoilers follow.
Is Zelda evil in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom?
The definitive answer, I can assure you, is no: Princess Zelda is not bad at all in Tears of the Kingdom. While some of the information may make it seem like you’ve gone to the dark side, it’s still good.
just like i was in breath of the wild, most of Zelda’s history is hidden in the memories you discover while playing the game. Still, there are others you might not find! As a result, it’s easy to miss the plot points and threads that tie Zelda’s story together. You might see or hear what Zelda has been up to since she broke Ganondorf’s seal, but that doesn’t mean “evil Zelda.”
As interesting as a Zelda villain could have been, I (along with many other fans, I’m sure) feel that keeping her well was the right move. The developers did an excellent job with her role in Tears of the Kingdom — and being bad didn’t have to play a part in how they told the story.
Although it may seem like it, Zelda isn’t just spending her time randomly appearing, turning into a ball of light, and then floating away. Her journey is filled with her classic and noble intention to do everything in her power to help Hyrule, her friends, and Link.
It is unlikely that we will see a bad Zelda in the near future. Well, unless she’s used as a puppet again like in Twilight Princess’ Battle of Ganondorf. Instead, he would prefer a playable Princess Zelda over a villain if a big change is coming. Seeing her take on bigger roles to help Link is an acceptable comfort at the moment.
But that’s the answer to whether Zelda is bad or not in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. For more Q&A, tips and tutorials, we have a list of the best side quests in TotK and the stronger fuse combinationsas well as many others in our TotK guide center.