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Father and Daughter
BotW Father and Daughter
Number Recovered Memory #12
Main Quest "Captured Memories"
Location Hyrule Castle
Previous MemoryNext Memory
"Shelter from the Storm""Slumbering Power"

"Father and Daughter" is the twelfth Recovered Memory in Breath of the Wild.[1]


The "Father and Daughter" Recovered Memory is unlocked on the bridge connecting Zelda's room and her study in Hyrule Castle. While walking on the bridge with Link, Zelda observes a Guardian Stalker being tested in the Hyrule Castle Courtyard below. She notes that it is incredible they can actually control the Guardians now,[2] and she is confident that they will soon know everything they need to about them and be ready for Calamity Ganon.[3]

The two are interrupted by the arrival of her father, King Rhoam, who asks Zelda what she is doing out here.[4] Link kneels behind Zelda as the king walks out of Zelda's room. Zelda responds that she was assessing the results of the Guardian experiment, and she shares her belief they could be useful in the fight against Calamity Ganon.[5] However, King Rhoam cuts her off, stating he already knows that.[6] He reminds Zelda that she has a duty as a princess that has been unfulfilled.[7]

King Rhoam asks Zelda when she is going to stop treating the Calamity as a childish game.[8] Zelda tries to reason with him that she is doing the best she can to awaken the power to seal away Ganon, revealing that she recently visited the Spring of Courage to offer her prayers to the Goddess The Goddess Hylia.[9] But King Rhoam dismisses this as well, saying she is wasting her time at Hyrule Castle and that she needs to dedicate every moment she has to her training.[10] He tells her she needs to be single-minded in unlocking her sealing power.[11] It will not ever matter if Link beats Ganon if she cannot seal him. Zelda counters that she already is, but she feels there is nothing more she can do.[12]

Zelda reveals to her father her hope that researching the Guardians can be an alternative if she is unable to awaken her powers.[13] King Rhoam states he won't take any more excuses from Zelda and that she needs to stop running away from her duty.[14] He invokes his power as the king to forbid her from continuing with her research into Ancient Technology and commands her to focus on her training.[15]

King Rhoam overlooks the Guardian experiment as he asks Zelda if she knows how the gossip mongers speak of her.[16] Even Zelda does not know, he says they call her the heir to a throne of nothing but failure.[17] His words clearly hurt Zelda, and she is only able to breathe a shaky sigh. So King Rhoam tells Zelda that it is her destiny to prove them wrong and asks if she understands.[18] Zelda responds that she does, of course.[19] The king then walks back into the castle, leaving Zelda and Link on the bridge.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in other regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
JapanJapanese父と娘 (Chichi to musume)
Taiwan, Hong Kong, MacaoChineseTR父與女 (Fù yǔ nǚ)
NetherlandsDutchVader en dochter
FranceFrenchEUUn père et sa fille
GermanyGermanVater und Tochter
ItalyItalianPadre e figlia
South KoreaKorean아버지와 딸 (Abeojiwa ttal)
RussiaRussianОтец и дочь (Otets i dochʹ)
Latin AmericaSpanishLAPadre e hija
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  1. "Father and Daughter
    Recovered Memory #12
    " — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Incredible... We're at a point now where we can actually control them." — Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "At the current rate, we'll soon know all we need to know about the Guardians and the Divine Beasts! And should Ganon ever show itself again, we'll be well positioned to defend ourselves." — Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "What are you doing out here, Zelda?" — King Rhoam (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "I... I was assessing the results of the experiment with the Guardians. These pieces of ancient technology could be quite useful against the—" — Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "I know that." — King Rhoam (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "However, as the princess, you currently have a crucial unfulfilled responsibility to your kingdom." — King Rhoam (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "Let me ask you once more... When will you stop treating this as some sort of childish game?" — King Rhoam (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "I'm doing everything I can. I'll have you know that I just recently returned from the Spring of Courage where I offered every ounce of my prayers to the Goddess—" — Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "And now you are here wasting your time. You need to be dedicating every moment you have to your training." — King Rhoam (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "You must be single-minded in unlocking the power that will seal Calamity Ganon away." — King Rhoam (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "I already am. Don't you see—there's nothing more I can do!" — Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "My hope is... My hope is that you— That you'll allow me to contribute here in whatever way I can." — Zelda (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "No more excuses, Zelda! Stop running away from your duty." — King Rhoam (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "As the king, I forbid you to have anything to do with these machines from this moment on and command you to focus on your training." — King Rhoam (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "Do you know how the gossip mongers refer to you?" — King Rhoam (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "They are out there at this moment whispering amongst themselves... that you are the heir to a throne of nothing... nothing but failure." — King Rhoam (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "It is woven into your destiny that you prove them wrong. Do you understand?" — King Rhoam (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "Yes. I understand." — Zelda (Breath of the Wild)