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Zelda's Clone is a character in the "Doppelganger" episode of The Legend of Zelda TV series.[name reference needed] As her name implies, she is Princess Zelda's evil counterpart, who can easily be told apart from the original Zelda due to the clone's darker clothes. Moreover, Zelda's clone is more willing to kiss Link, as she does so three times throughout the episode.


Link realizes the truth about Zelda's clone

Ganon, tired of always failing in his plans to steal the Triforce of Wisdom, decides to use a new magic spell which plants a Mirror in Princess Zelda's room.[1] Later on, when Zelda is brushing her hair in front of the Mirror, nightlight strikes it and copies her reflection in an evil clone of her. The clone orders the Moblins that accompany her to tie her up and take her into the Underworld via the Mirror.[2] Link, hearing Zelda's screams, rushes up to her room and defeats several of the Moblins, but one of the foes accidentally throws a vase at the Mirror, breaking it and impeding Zelda's clone from taking the Triforce of Wisdom to Ganon via the Mirror.[3] After Link zaps all of the Moblins, the clone kisses him unexpectedly, which overjoys Link, although he says the kiss was colder than he expected.[4] Zelda's clone then tells the young hero that they, along with the Triforce, are going to attack Ganon.[5] Unlike the real Zelda, who usually makes the Triforce float when she takes it somewhere,[6] the clone makes Link carry the rather heavy sacred relic, saying that she does not want to have to deal with it. However, as the duo are making their way to an Underworld entrance, Link realizes the truth about the evil clone as she has no reflection, but he decides to follow her anyway to rescue the real Zelda.[7]

When they arrive to the Underworld, Moblins and Stalfos attack the duo, and when the clone rewards Link with a kiss for having defeated them, the real Zelda appears after having escaped Ganon's clutches. The evil clone takes the Triforce of Wisdom and runs to deliver it to Ganon, with the princess and Link in pursuit.[8] Eventually, Zelda catches up to the clone, but during the struggle, they fall into the muddy water, making their clothes the same color and leaving Link unable to tell who the real Zelda is. The young hero decides to determine who the real one is by a "kissing contest,"[9] and when one Zelda slaps him and refuses to kiss him, he knows that she is the real one because the evil clone had willingfully kissed him several times before.[10] Taking matters into her own hands, Zelda picks up Link's sword and zaps the evil clone herself.[11]


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  1. "That dreaded Link is seriously starting to annoy me. But he does have a weakness. He'll do anything for Zelda! I do believe it's time to try this special bit of magic I've been saving. Off to the chambers of Princess Zelda you go! And maybe a bad reflection on her..." — Ganon (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 7 )
  2. "Get her out of here." — Zelda Clone (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 7 )
  3. "Drat. I'll need to find another way to get the Triforce back to Ganon. And I think I know just the way..." — Zelda Clone (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 7 )
  4. "Finally! Kinda colder than I expected." — Link (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 7 )
  5. "Hm, good. Because you, me and the Triforce are going to go uh...um...attack Ganon. Right now!" — Zelda Clone (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 7 )
  6. "Whew...this thing is heavy! Why don't you make it float like you usually do?" — Link (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 5 )
  7. "She doesn't have a reflection... I knew that smooch was too good to be true. That's NOT Zelda...! So, you're not really Zelda, eh? That means she's been captured, and this is all a trick. [...] Sure, I'll follow you...right to Zelda! Actually, this could be fun!" — Link (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 7 )
  8. "Oh, boy, here we go. Time for me to deliver this to Ganon." — Zelda Clone (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 7 )
  9. "I'm afraid there's only one way to tell you two apart. A kissing contest!" — Link (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 7 )
  10. "Ow! That's my Zelda alright." — Link (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 7 )
  11. "Here's your sword. Now let's get out of here before--" — Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 7 )