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Sidon
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Pronunciation
Title(s)
Prince Sidon[2]
Zora Prince[3]
Winning Smile[4]
Race
Main appearance(s)
Other appearance(s)
Family
King Dorephan (father)[5]
Mipha (older sister)[6]
Voice actor(s)
Jamie Mortellaro (English)[7]
Kōsuke Ōnishi (Japanese)[8]
Pepe Toño Macías (Latin American Spanish)
Maxim Onischenko (Russian)

Sidon is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[9][name reference needed]

Biography

Breath of the Wild

Sidon is the prince of the Zora, the son of King Dorephan and the brother of Mipha. He first encounters Link in Breath of the Wild at Inogo Bridge while on his way to Zora's Domain. Sidon requests Link to come to his home in hopes of helping quell the rains caused by the Divine Beast Vah Ruta, which were threatening to burst the dams surrounding Zora's Domain.[10] He gives Link an Electro Elixir to aid against the monsters who attack with Electricity ahead.[11][12] As Link makes his way to Zora's Domain, Sidon encourages the hero from the river.[13][14][15]

When Link approaches the throne room, he is encountered by Muzu, an elderly Zora who remembers him from 100 years ago. Muzu insists that it is because of Link that Mipha had died, stolen from her kingdom who loved her dearly.[16] Sidon then defends Link as the only one who can save their home.[17] When King Dorephan presents Link with the Zora Armor, Muzu berates the King for gifting Link the Armor. He claims that crafting a Zora Armor is an act that a Zora princess would only do for her future husband and finds Link unworthy of Mipha's love and hard work.[18] He then proceeds to head to Mipha's statue in the town square to reminisce. Sidon then confronts Muzu, stating that even though he was too young to understand it at the time, Mipha had feelings for Link.[19] When Link puts the Armor on and approaches Muzu, Sidon comments on how the armor fits Link perfectly.[20] Sidon's words resonate within Muzu, who agrees to help them take down the Divine Beast.[21]

After Link gathers the Shock Arrows needed to take down Divine Beast Vah Ruta, he meets up with Sidon at the East Reservoir Lake, where the Divine Beast is stationed. Sidon and Link battle the mechanical beast together, with Sidon swimming around the lake and Link firing Arrows while riding his back. After destroying the sources of Water on the Divine Beast's back, Sidon escorts Link to the boarding platform before it rises too high for Link to get on board.[22]

After Link frees Mipha's spirit and takes control of Divine Beast Vah Ruta from Calamity Ganon, King Dorephan greets Link and congratulates him on his victory when he returns to Zora's Domain, as well as commending Sidon for his assistance in Ruta's recovery.[23][24] Sidon becomes a tad emotional, having a moment of silence following his father claiming that Mipha would be proud of his actions and that he will one day make a great king, before enthusiastically thanking Link for ending the crisis.[25] If Link speaks to Sidon after this, the Zora will proclaim that he is both thankful and proud of Link for his assistance.[26] Sidon can usually be found outside of his father's throne room, but he will go gaze at Mipha's statue at night. If Link approaches him from behind, he can hear Sidon commenting on her status as a lingering spirit within Ruta.[27] Sidon expresses that he misses Mipha and wishes she was still around to give him words of wisdom as she did when they were young.[28] When he catches Link listening, Sidon apologizes to Link for catching him in a moment of weakness.[29][30]

If Link goes to the throne room of Zora's Domain without first activating the "Reach Zora's Domain" Main Quest at Inogo Bridge, a different cutscene will play. Sidon will be in the throne room and will hear Link walking up the stairs, exclaiming that the king is not accepting visitors at the time[31][32] and preparing to escort Link out[33] before realizing that the visitor is a Hylian.[34] The major character introduction text 'Prince Sidon, Zora Prince' appears below the prince's head as it would have in the Inogo Bridge cutscene, and Sidon asks the guest why he didn't say he was a Hylian in the first place, before inviting him in vigorously.[35][36] King Dorephan's dialogue is changed slightly to reflect the fact that Link suddenly appeared as if by miracle, instead of being found and directed by Sidon. After this, the "Reach Zora's Domain" Main Quest will appear and be instantly completed, and the "Divine Beast Vah Ruta" Main Quest appears as normal.

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

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In Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Mipha, along with Link, Zelda and Impa, rescue young Sidon from a Lynel that the latter journeyed to Ploymus Mountain to challenge on his own. Mipha initially scolds him for making such a rash decision, but praises him for his bravery, to which he gives a smile. The party then spots a large horde of monsters approaching. Link, Zelda and Impa take Sidon back to Zora's Domain while Mipha uses the Divine Beast Vah Ruta to defeat the attacking horde. After the battle, Sidon is present in the throne room as King Dorephan gives his approval to Mipha to pilot Divine Beast Vah Ruta for the fight against Calamity Ganon.

Sidon's adult self is later summoned to the current timeline by Diminutive Guardian at the moment Mipha is about to be killed by Waterblight Ganon while piloting her Divine Beast. He successfully intervenes to save his sister and keep control of the Divine Beast from Calamity Ganon. Together they take the Divine Beast to save the besieged Akkala Citadel and participate in the final assault to defeat Calamity Ganon once and for all. Sidon and the others from the future are transported to their own time soon afterwards. Before vanishing from this timeline, Sidon is assured by Mipha that they would see each other again and that their hearts would never be apart.

As a playable Warrior, Sidon dual-wields spears, his personal Weapon of choice being a pair of Ceremonial Tridents. While not as fast in his Normal attacks as Mipha, he has powerful strong attacks. His Unique Action has him inject positivity into those attacks; by pressing ZR during any Strong Attack when a circle flashes enhances those attacks with additional Water magic effects. His Enhanced Ability grants him temporary super armor right after any Strong Attack by pressing ZR when the circle flashes.

Trivia

  • Sidon's final design was originally gray, however, it was changed to red in-game so he could stand out more in Zora's Domain and closely resemble his sister, Mipha.[37]
  • In a Q/A video between ZeldaDungeon and Jamie Mortellaro, Breath of the Wild′s Lead Voice Director and English Voice Actor for Sidon, Jamie stated that Sidon is acknowledged by Nintendo as Breath of the Wild′s most popular character among fans.[38]
  • Sidon is the only "Second Generation Champion" to not be voiced in English by the same voice actor as their predecessor.

Nomenclature

Sidon comes from the musical notes si and do. Alternatively, it could also originate from Poseidon, the Greek God of the sea.

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LanguageName
United KingdomEnglishBRSidon
JapanJapaneseシド (Shido)
NetherlandsDutchSidon
CanadaFrenchCASidon
FranceFrenchEUSidon
GermanyGermanSidon
ItalyItalianSidon
SpainSpanishEUSidon
Latin AmericaSpanishLASidon
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References

  1. "Sidon! Hurry and swim up here!" — Mipha (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Prince Sidon is a member of the distinguished Zora royal family. He's waiting at Inogo Bridge, which is on the other side of that tall tower. I do hope you'll agree to go there and meet with him." — Tula (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Sidon
    Zora Prince
    " — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "Sidon
    Winning Smile
    " — N/A (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  5. "King Dorephan is the regal ruler of Zora's Domain. He is also the father of Prince Sidon and Lady Mipha." — Dunma (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "Mipha passed away 100 years ago. She was Prince Sidon's big sister. I wasn't even born 100 years ago, so I don't really know what happened around that time... But if you talk to someone who speaks super formally, they're likely over a century old. They might know more!" — Tona (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "With permission from the actor himself, I am pleased to officially reveal the Voice Actor for Breath of the Wild’s Sidon... Jamie Mortellaro!" — sonicmega, Unofficial (and sorta-official) Voicestuffs, Tumblr, published April 30, 2017, retrieved May 1, 2017.
  8. "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Video Game)
    Prince Sidon (Japanese version, voice, as Kousuke Oonishi)"
    — n.a., Kosuke Onishi - IMDb, IMDb, published n.d., retrieved September 29, 2018.
  9. "Sidon" — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "Right now, Zora's Domain is in grave danger because of the massive rainfall coming from Divine Beast Vah Ruta! Please, promise you will help us! We need your strength, warrior! Won't you please come to Zora's Domain with me?" — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "You likely have a tough fight in store— there are monsters up ahead that attack with electricity." — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "Oh! That's right! I have something that I would like to give you! This is just a small trinket to show I have faith in you." — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "HEY! Link!! Sorry for calling out to you from the river! Since I pressured you into coming, I was not sure you would really come through. I am pleased things are going well. Ever since this strange occurrence, there have been lots of monsters around here. Be careful as you proceed. And hurry! All of my fellow Zora are anxiously awaiting your arrival!" — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "HEY! Over here! Sorry for calling so far away! The domain is still a ways off, but you're making good progress! I shall be along soon myself. I won't be much longer! In the meantime, I'll be cheering you on from here in the river, so hang in there! You can do it! Stay strong!" — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "HEY! Link!! You're almost halfway to Zora's Domain! Oh, by the way, there are a few spots up ahead with lots of enemies...but I'm sure you will be fine! I believe in you, Link!" — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "Have you forgotten already, my king?! We cannot trust these lowly Hylians! A hundred years ago, they abused the power of an ancient civilization and turned Hyrule into what it is today! And that is not the least of it! It is their fault that Lady Mipha was lost to us..." — Muzu (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "Muzu! It is rude to that way to your king and his guest. Link is here because I invited him! With such unprecedented rainfall, we have no choice but to rely on the aid of a trustworthy Hylian." — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "Countless generations of Zora princesses have gifted that armor to the one they have sworn to marry! Princess Mipha made that one there with her own hands! It is far too important to entrust to a shady Hylian! He may be a Champion, but Mipha had no such relationship with him. So why should HE receive such an honor?" — Muzu (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "He who stands here...the man called Link...is the one whom my sister, Mipha, had feelings for. I was only a child then, so I did not know it myself at the time. But it is so. I grew up hearing my father tell stories, some of which were about my sister's undying love for a Hylian named Link." — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  20. "Now you know who her heart belonged to and who she made this special armor for. The fact that this armor fits Link perfectly should be proof enough that Mipha made it for him and him alone!" — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "Do so, and...and I...I shall tell you how to get those shock arrows! Yes, as well as anything else you wish to know." — Muzu (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "Ruta is floating higher now! You wanted to venture inside it, right?! I'll bring you closer!..." — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  23. "Link! You did well to survive your trial! I have been awaiting your return! The violent downpour has disappeared, as has the threat to Zora's Domain! It is all little more than a bad dream now. Thanks to your efforts, there is no longer any danger of a great flood laying waste to Hyrule! You appeased the Divine Beast Vah Ruta and thusly saved Zora's Domain! We are all truly grateful! What you did for us is more than we could have ever expected of you." — King Dorephan (Breath of the Wild)
  24. "As your father, I am proud of you for fighting the Divine Beast alongside Link. You have grown much recently. I know you will be a worthy heir when your time comes." — King Dorephan (Breath of the Wild)
  25. "Link! This is wonderful! Link! Thank you so much! Truly, I could never thank you enough! You helped save our home from vanishing away! This calls for a top-tier expression of gratitude! ZO! ZO! RA RA RA! With all my heart... Thank you!" — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  26. "Oh, and have I mentioned how incredible you are? And how thankful I am? Because you are! And I am! Yes, you are the greatest of Hylians and my most treasured friend for all time!" — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  27. "Mipha... Dear sister... Are you still trapped inside the Divine Beast? Are you supporting Link in his fight? Is there really nothing more I can do?" — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  28. "I wish you were here to guide me... I miss you terribly..." — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  29. "Link! You...heard all that, eh? I'm afraid you caught me in a moment of vulnerability." — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  30. "Ah, Link... I am sorry you had to see me in such a moment of weakness." — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  31. "Who might you be?" — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  32. "The Zora king is not accepting visitors at this time." — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  33. "I shall escort you out." — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  34. "Pardon my manners, but are you a Hylian?!" — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  35. "Why didn't you say so in the first place?!" — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  36. "Please, please, come in!" — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  37. Creating a Champion pg. 115
  38. "“So did you expect Sidon to be a Fan Favorite Character?”-TrainerTrevino
    “No. Nobody did, they really didn't. I got a call from Nintendo saying “
    We knew which race was going to be popular we just didn't know what character.” I was like “Oh really?””-Jamie Mortellaro" — Zelda Dungeon, Unofficial (and sorta-official), YouTube, published May 1, 2020.
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