The Hero’s Spirit, also called Hero’s Shade is a so far not playable supportive character and appeared only in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Released in 2007 for the Nintendo Gamecube and Wii.

This character is undead and teaches Link the art of swordmanship. He is probably what remained from the Hero of Time, the Link known from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and tries to help his reincarnation.

Hero's Shade Zelda Twilight Princess Render

The Hero’s Spirit / Shade from the Legend of Zelda Games: an Overview

Charactername: Hero’s Spirit or Hero’s Shade   Developed /Created by Nintendo
Gameseries:  Legend of Zelda   First seen on:  Gamecube
First Game:  Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess   Year first seen in: 2006 
Last Game:  “”   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics:  Not Playable Protagonist /Supportive   Weapons or Martial Arts Style: Sword & Shield 
Additional Tags:  Undead.   Similar Characters:  
Has Relations to:     See also:  


Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Hero’s Spirit

Hero's Spirit LOZ TP Official Concept Art

LoZ Twilight Princess (2006)



Hero’s Spirit in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Hero’s Spirit is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration

Selected Fan Art and Cosplay Photos of Hero’s Spirit

Hero's Spirit by EL

Hero’s Spirit / Hero’s Shade

by EternalLegend

Hero's Spirit and Link the TP Lineage

Hero’s Spirit and Link

by Aly K. Sasagawa




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