In A Link to the Past, the Loyal Sage is an old man who resides in the Sanctuary of Hyrule. He guards Princess Zelda and stays with her after Link rescues her from the Hyrule Castle dungeon and brings her to the Sanctuary. However, while Link is obtaining the Master Sword from the Lost Woods, the Loyal Sage is mortally wounded when soldiers attack the Sanctuary and kidnap the princess. As he is dying, the Loyal Sage tells Link that Princess Zelda was taken to Hyrule Castle so Agahnim could use her to open the Seven Sages's Seal. Soon afterwards, the Sage disappears.
Nintendo of America changed the character's original name 神父様 (Priest) for the North American release, in accordance with its policy on religious content. Some European localizations follow suit while others keep the original meaning.
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- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 228
- "Link! You are a second too late. I have failed... Zelda... The soldiers have abducted her. They have taken her to the castle. You must find her before the wizard works his magic. Please...You are our only hope..." — Loyal Sage (A Link to the Past)
- Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Vol. 1 (Shogakukan 1) pg. 41