The Legend of Zelda has had hundreds of interesting characters over the past 34 years. We all know Link, Zelda, and Ganon, of course. And there are many other major recurring characters we’ve come to know and love over the years.
But there are plenty of side characters in the Zelda series that have a surprising amount of depth as well. Sometimes, these characters can be the most interesting of them all.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the best side characters in the series that aren’t too obscure but had small roles that you probably forgot all about. How many of these 10 side characters do you remember?
Is Mother Maiamai an octopus? A hermit crab? We’re not sure, but she operates one of the grandest optional side quests in A Link Between Worlds.
All 100 of Mother Maiamai’s children are lost around the world of Hyrule, and it is Link’s job to find them and return them to her. Rescuing the baby Maiamai rewards Link with various item upgrades and sword skills.
After the 100th baby Maiamai has been saved, Mother Maiamai and 99 of the babies leave Hyrule. The 72nd Maimai that Link rescued is the only one that stays behind.