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Aryll is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[3]


The Wind Waker[]

Aryll is Link's younger sister who lives with him and their Grandma on Outset Island. Aryll is a very kind, mature and thoughtful person who is eager to help others, especially her Grandma. She often calls Link, “Big Brother.”[1][4] One of her favorite hobbies is to hang out at Outset Island's lookout and play with the Seagulls.[5] Her Telescope is her most cherished possession, but she lends it to Link as a special gift for his birthday.[6] Soon after, she and Link notice a giant bird known as Helmaroc King soaring in the skies while carrying Tetra in its talons. Tetra's Pirate Crew successfully hit the Helmaroc King with a cannon ball, causing Tetra to fall into the nearby Fairy Woods. Aryll urges her brother to go and rescue the pirate girl.[7] After Link does so, the giant bird mistakes Aryll for Tetra,[8] taking her away to the Forsaken Fortress.[9] It then becomes Link's sworn priority to save her.

After some persuasion, Tetra allows Link to come with her on her ship and travel to the Forsaken Fortress in an attempt to rescue his sister. However, Link is captured by the Helmaroc King before he can get to Aryll, and the bird launches him off into the Great Sea.

Later, Link returns to the Forsaken Fortress and is finally able to rescue Aryll. Tetra and her crew of pirates take her away and promise to return her safely to Outset Island.[10] As such, Aryll spends the rest of the game traveling with the band of pirates, sending her older brother letters from time to time.[11] Aryll also has a change of wardrobe during her stay with the pirates: instead of her usual light blue dress, she changes to a dark purple dress with a skull near the bottom. She also wears this dress during the Second Quest.

Aryll is seen again at the end of the game aboard the pirates' ship after Link and Tetra surface from the now-flooded Hyrule. She appears one last time waving goodbye to her brother before Link and Tetra leave in search of new lands.

Aryll (Figurine from The Wind Waker)
TWW Aryll Figurine Model
Birthplace: Outset Island
Personality: Kind and true to her family

Link's energetic younger sister is adored by all who meet her. Her current goal is to learn how to fetch water so she can help out her grandmother.

Her most treasured belonging is a telescope bearing a drawing of a seagull.

Non-Canon Appearances[]

Super Smash Bros. Series[]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Aryll appears as a Trophy and Sticker. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, she also appearas a as Trophy.

Trophy Information[]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[]
# Trophy Significant Games Description How to unlock
217 SSBB Aryll Trophy Model
The Wind Waker Link's cheerful younger sister, often seen wearing a hibiscus-print dress. Despite her age, she has a good head on her shoulders and carries her turtle-marked telescope with care. On Link's birthday, Aryll is mistaken for the female pirate captain, Tetra and captured by the Helmaroc King. Imprisoned in the Forsaken Fortress, she awaits rescue by Link. Random
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[]
# Trophy Appears in Description How to unlock
3DS Logo WiiU
210 N/A SSBfWU Aryll Trophy Model The Wind Waker Link's adorable little sister. She has the misfortune to be kidnapped and carried away from her home on Outset Island by a monstrous bird-and all on her big brother's birthday too! With his sister's prized telescope in hand (she lent it to him as birthday treat), Link sets out on a grand voyage to rescue her. Random

Sticker Information[]

Sticker Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary Usable by
SSBB Aryll Sticker Icon
The Wind Waker [Electric] - Resistance +8 All

Hyrule Warriors[]

In Hyrule Warriors, Aryll speaks on behalf of Toon Link by using the Pirate's Charm.[12] She is capable of seeing the events that unfold around him.


BotW Link's Father Concept Art

Unused concept art of Link's little sister in Breath of the Wild, from Creating a Champion.

  • In Phantom Hourglass, Aryll is referenced by Nyeve when Link trades the Hero's New Clothes for the Telescope. He jokes that it was originally a gift that he had borrowed from his younger sister.[13]
  • Aryll's Trophy in the North American version of Super Smash Bros. Brawl erroneously claims her Telescope is marked with Turtles instead of Seagulls. This error occurred due to the Japanese word for seagull (カモメ) being misinterpreted as the Japanese word for turtle (カメ). This was corrected in the PAL version.
  • A piece of artwork for Breath of the Wild included in the Japanese version of Creating a Champion is labeled 家族 (family) in Japanese and features Breath of the Wild's Link with a young girl, presumably a little sister like Aryll. This art is not included in the English version of the book, and the character never appeared in the final version of the game. It is unknown if she would have been a new version of Aryll or have been named something else.


Aryll's name may come from the word Amaryllis, which is a red flower, referencing the pattern on Aryll's dress. In the character design notes for Aryll inside the Zelda Box's book, Eiji Aonuma says that Aryll (アリル, Ariru) was originally going to be named Mariru (マリル) to be similar to Marin (マリン) from Link's Awakening and Malon (マロン, Maron) from Ocarina of Time.[14] As such, certain similarities between Aryll and Marin can be noted, such as their affinity for Seagulls, and the red hibiscus in Marin's hair that appears on a pattern on Aryll's dress.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in other regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
FranceFrenchEUArielle (TWWHD)[15]
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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Speaking of your sister, she saw me at work the other day, and she said she wanted to learn to carry jars on her head like me so she could help your grandma with chores." — Sue-Belle (The Wind Waker)
  2. "Link's energetic younger sister is adored by all who meet her." — Figurine (The Wind Waker)
  3. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 258 (TWW)
  4. "Her current goal is to learn how to fetch water so she can help out her grandmother." — Figurine (The Wind Waker)
  5. "Hee hee hee! This is my FAVORITE spot to gaze out at the sea. When I play with the gulls, I call it "Aryll's Lookout."" — Aryll (The Wind Waker)
  6. "I'm going to give you my most treasured belonging...but just for one day!" — Aryll (The Wind Waker)
  7. "Link, this is so terrible! That girl fell into the forest! You have to go help her!" — Aryll (The Wind Waker)
  8. "And unless my eyes fail me, the young girl who was just kidnapped from this island also has long ears, does she not? Much like YOU do, Miss Fearsome Pirate. My point is that the bird mistook that poor girl for you, and that's why it grabbed her!" — Quill (The Wind Waker)
  9. "I may as well tell you that the bird that kidnapped both you and Link's sister has made its foul nest to the north, on the heights of the Forsaken Fortress." — Quill (The Wind Waker)
  10. "If you're worried about your sister...don't be. I promise I'll deliver her safely back to your little island. Normally, I'd expect a huge reward for something like this...but this time, it's my treat!" — Tetra (The Wind Waker)
  11. "How have you been, Big Brother? I'm here on the pirate ship writing you this letter. Isn't that neat?" — Aryll (The Wind Waker)
  12. Koei Tecmo, ~やりこみ要素紹介編~『ゼルダ無双 ハイラルオールスターズ』妖精プロクシィと一緒にゲームプレイ!, YouTube, published January 15, 2016, retrieved January 18, 2016.
  13. "This is something valuable that I borrowed from my little sister...Ahhh ha ha! Just kidding." — Nyeve (Phantom Hourglass)
  14. Aryll design notes
  15. Encyclopedia (Les Éditions Soleil) pg. 258