Sheik is a protagonist from the Legend of Zelda games and debuted in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in 1998 on the Nintendo 64. While there were plans to bring back Sheik in Zelda: Twilight Princess these were scrapped and fans still wait for Sheiks return in a mainline Zelda game.

Sheik was made a playable character in the Super Smash Bros. Series since the 2nd game of the series, SSB Melee. In April 2014, Nintendo announced that Sheik is returning in Super Smash Bros. 4 WiiU and 3DS.

It was not fully known if Sheik is a male or female and this controversy was the reason for many pages of discussions in forums already for years.



Sheik from the Legend of Zelda Games: an Overview

Charactername:  Sheik   Developed /Created by Nintendo
Gameseries: The Legend of Zelda   First seen on: Nintendo 64 
First Game: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time   Year first seen in: 1998 
Last Game: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
  Birthplace: Hyrule
Role(s) and Characteristics: Protagonist and Fighting Game Character   Weapons:  
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Sheik

Sheik Smash Bros WiiU 3DS Official Game Art

Smash Bros 4 WiiU / 3DS (2014)

Sheik Super Smash Bros Brawl

Smash Bros: Brawl (2008)

Sheik LOZ OoT Original Game Art

LOZ Ocarina of Time (1998)



Princess Zelda drawn for the Game-Art-HQ Video Game Character Database


“Princess Zelda in disguise”

That’s what Queen Zelda, from Chile and a big Legend of Zelda fan like myself wrote when she submitted her take on Sheik in his classic design from Ocarina of Time for our Video game Character Database 

She draws a ton of LoZ related stuff, including NSFW fan art as well, so be prepared if you have a look at her complete gallery which I totally recommend. , She also drew Princess Zelda for our project here!


Sheik in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

Sheik-LF1 Sheik-LF2 Sheik-LF3

Sheik is a part of our Link’s Friendlist Art Collaboration and was drawn by three fans for the first round of this project


Selected Fan Art and Cosplay Photos of Sheik

Sheik Zelda OoT Fan Art

Sheik Zelda OoT

by VegaColors

Sheik Zelda Smash Bros

Sheik SSB4

by Nick Savino




Updates and additions in Sheik’s Game Art Gallery and Character Overview

10.11.2017 – Format Updates and the excellent Zelda OoT Sheik Illustration for our Character Database by Queen Zelda