Vaati is the main antagonist in the Legend of Zelda “Four Swords” sub-series that spans the three games Four Swords (2002), Four Swords Adventures (2004) and Minish Cap (2004).

He has 5 different forms ranging from his human-like look to very tall demonic forms, Link has to fight him in 3 different forms per game usually. 

Vaati was once a Minish /Picori race citizen but became obsessed with evil which transformed him slowly into a demon. 


Vaati from the Legend of Zelda Games: an Overview

Charactername: Vaati / The Wind Mage / The Immortal Demon
  Developed /Created by Nintendo
Gameseries: Legend of Zelda (Four Swords Subseries)   First seen on: Game Boy Advance 
First Game: Legend of Zelda: Four Swords   Year first seen in: 2002 
Last Game: Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics: Main Antagonist      
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Vaati

Vaati LoZ Minish Cap Official Art Render

LoZ Minish Cap (2004)

Vaati LoZ Four Swords Official Art Render

LoZ Four Swords (2002)



Vaati from the Legend of Zelda drawn for the Game-Art-HQ Video Game Character Database

Vaati is one of the not so popular Legend of Zelda antagonists since he never appeared in any of the LoZ games on consoles and we may see him never again in a game even.

Icy-Snowflakes who is a part of our community since years and also participated in our big Link’s Blacklist project did an excellent illustration for this guy (who may be a different form of Girahim / Demise’s Sword btw.) while she did not play any of the games with Vaati yet, but plans to do so when the time is there. I recommend to visit her gallery on dA where you can see a lot of other Legend of Zelda related art but also a lot of other cool stuff!




Vaati in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

2012-2014 – Vaati in Link’s Blacklist

Vaati Reborn Minish Cap Link's Blacklist  (2) Vaati Reborn Minish Cap Link's Blacklist Vaati from Minish Cap LoZ

Vaati was drawn by three artists so far (April 2015) for our big Link’s Blacklist Art Tribute to the Monsters and Villains of the Legend of Zelda Saga.


  Vaati in his different forms Game Villains Art Challenge

Vaati got also picked for the Video Game Villains Art Challenge in January 2015.


Selected Fan Art of Vaati

   none yet 🙁    


Updates and Additions in Vaati’s Game Art Gallery and Character Overview

13.02.2018 – Lots of layout updates and the addition of Icy-Snowflakes take on Vaati for this gallery