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Darpa is a character in the Twilight Princess manga by Akira Himekawa.[citation needed]


Before the events of the manga took place, Darpa lived in a city that guarded the border of a desert.[2] He and the other boys would practice sword fighting so they could one day defend Hyrule's borders.[1][3]

Darpa confronts Link after he tells Zeu and Rioma that he will drive away the desert thieves left handed.[4][5] Darpa says one of the thieves is a demon thief and tells Link not to get cocky with his sword skills.[6] Rioma asks what Darpa plans to do.[7] The boy says he has a plan to get a sword stronger than magic.[8] This sword turns out to be the Gaurof Sword.[9] Darpa, followed by Link, Zeu, and Rioma, enter the building where the Gaurof Sword is kept. Rioma reminds Darpa that they are not allowed near the weapon.[10] Darpa says if he is scared of getting in trouble to go back.[11] Link tells Darpa that thousands have tried to pull the sword from its stone but failed.[12] Darpa says he heard it has the power to drive off a god and it is the right sword for him.[13] Insults are thrown at Darpa as he tries to pull out the sword but fails.[14][15][16] He tells Link to give it a try.[17] When Link hesitates, Darpa says that if he pulls it out, he will be a hero.[18] Link steps forward and successfully draws out the blade.[19] However, the stone sucks the boys and the entire city into it, with Link as the only survivor.[20]

In the manga's second volume, Wolf Link has a flashback showing Darpa with Rioma and Zeu, feeling despair that they were unable to protect Princess Zelda like they had trained to do.[21][22]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "The boys practiced sword fighting everyday with pride in their hearts."  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 139)
  2. "My hometown was close to a desert-A city that guarded the border."  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 139)
  3. "When we grow up, we'll defend Hyrule's borders!"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 139)
  4. "I'll show you I can drive away...All the desert thieves left handed!"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 140)
  5. "You say you'll drive them all away?!"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 140)
  6. "One of them is a demon thief! Can you really defend Hyrule with just a sword? Don't get cocky just cause you've got some skill!"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 140)
  7. "What about you then, Darpa?"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 140)
  8. "I have a plan. I'm gonna get a sword that's stronger than magic!"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 140)
  9. "You don't mean the Gaurof Sword, do you?"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 141)
  10. "Let's not do this, Darpa. We've been told not to go near that since we were kids. By parents and teachers..."  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 141)
  11. "If you're scared of getting in trouble, go back!"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 141)
  12. "That sword is stuck in a stone. thousands have tried to pull it out, but failed."  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 141)
  13. "I hear it has the power to drive off a god. It's the right sword for me!"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 141)
  14. "Umph! Umph! Rrgh! I can't pull it out!"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (142) pg. )
  15. "Give it up!"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 142)
  16. "You suck!"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 142)
  17. "Tsk! Hey, Link! Give it a try!"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. )
  18. "If you pull it out, you'll be a hero!"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 142)
  19. "I did it..."  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 144)
  20. "... Everyone...Got sucked into the darkness. Why did I alone survive? I don't know!"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 149)
  21. ""In the future, we'll defend Hyrule's borders!""  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 79)
  22. "Back home...I went through tough training so I'd be able to fight for my country in a crisis... We all...Believed that. But now the threat is real. I was supposed to protect her! But our home has disappeared... Our very lives have disappeared...And I stand before Princess Zelda not as a person...But as a beast!"  (Twilight Princess (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 79)