"I... I think I finally understand. I understand what my dad meant when he told me I needed to be stronger, like you, Link...He wasn't talking about strength, like lifting stuff. He was talking about being brave..."
— Colin

Colin is a character from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. He is a young boy from Ordon Village and a friend of Link's. While Colin is somewhat shy and timid, he looks up to Link and admires his courage, often wishing that he possessed Link's bravery. During the Twili invasion of Hyrule, Colin shows his true courage, but is kidnapped by the Bulblins.


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Colin was born to Rusl and Uli in Ordon Village and Uli made a Cradle for him which she kept and cherished after Colin grew out of it. While not much is known about his childhood and upbringing, Colin is shown to be a good friend of Link's. However, the other children of the village often tease him for his timid behavior.

He is first seen being teased by Malo and Talo, the two other boys residing in Ordon Village. When Link appears, however, they stop. Colin tells Link that he has made a Fishing Rod for him. However, shortly after Link uses it for the first time, Colin and the other children are kidnapped by King Bulblin and his raiders. Link goes on a quest to rescue Colin and the children, which eventually sends him on a much larger, nobler quest. Link manages to find Colin, Beth, Malo, and Talo in Kakariko Village under the care of Renado. However, they are once again attacked by Bulblins. The leader of the Bulblins, King Bulblin, rides full speed towards Beth, intending to trample her with his steed, Lord Bullbo. However, Colin shoves her out of the way and is once more captured by the Bulblins. Link rides after King Bulblin, and confronts him on the Bridge of Eldin. Here, he manages to defeat him in a joust.

Colin is freed, but has sustained injuries during the incident. Colin is confined to a bed in the Elde Inn in Kakariko, where Beth and Renado's daughter, Luda, take care of him, much to the chagrin of Colin, as they refuse to leave him alone and make a large fuss over him. After his brave deed, he gains the respect of the children, particularly Beth. At the end of the game, Colin can be seen carrying an Ordon Sword and Wooden Shield.

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Non-canonical appearances

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Colin is featured as a sticker. His sticker gives a +4 bonus to direct special attacks, and can only be applied to Link, Toon Link, Zelda, and Ganondorf.

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