Identifying Rauru in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

An image of Rauru from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. He looks like a ghost because you can see through his manifestation a bit. He looks like a tall, anthropomorphized goat.

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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom presents a brand-new race, a people called the Zonai, and also a mystical brand-new personality called Rauru. Rauru’s intro lugs bigger ramifications for the collection’ tradition, attaching back to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and also notes the addition of a brand-new society for the Zelda franchise business.

The Zonai were formerly meant in Breath of the Wild, yet the people (and also Rauru) play a really crucial function in the Tears of the Kingdom. Here’s what we understand regarding them and also their leader.

Who are the Zonai?

The Zonai are an ancient race that, according to Zelda, were when a flourishing culture that stayed in the skies and also had godlike powers. Although Link initially came across damages of their people in Breath of the Wild, we never ever saw the Zonai or found out more regarding them up until Tears of the Kingdom. In among the very first cutscenes of the follow up, Princess Zelda translates old glyphs that narrate regarding just how the Zonai came down from the paradises and also aided the Hylians develop the very early kingdom of Hyrule.

Who is Rauru in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom?

In the English dub, according to the game’s credits, Rauru is played by voice star Chris Hackney, that has actually articulated personalities in various other prominent media franchise business like Hunter x Hunter (Illumi Zoldyck), Fire Emblem Engage (Dimitri Alexandre Blaiddy), and also Genshin Impact (Kamisato Ayato). Rauru is a Zonai that overviews Link early in the game. He appears like a regal anthropomorphized goat.

He is the very first Zonai we fulfill, and also we encounter him instead quickly. After a disastrous experience with a sneaky being under Hyrule castle that looks like Ganon, Link and also Zelda obtain divided from each other. Link awakens and also acquires a strangely modified arm that enables him to possess powers, comparable to the Runes from Breath of the Wild. After checking out islands overhead, Link tries to get in a temple, yet the seal declines him. Link after that reverses and also satisfies the ghost of Rauru, that informs us that Link’s odd arm when came from him, which Link requires to recover its power to unlock. As we check out, Rauru programs Link the capacity of the capacities.

Rauru’s name additionally attaches him to previous games. In various other Zelda games, the Sage of Light is called Rauru. (The sages have actually shown up in a number of Zelda games, and also usually talking, they’ve offered the function of securing away wicked and also safeguarding the Triforce.) In Ocarina of Time, a Sage of Light called Rauru takes the kind of an owl (his change vanity Kaepora Gaebora) and also overviews Link along his trip.

[Ed. note: The following contains spoilers for the end of the story in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.]

In Tears of the Kingdom, Zelda mistakenly takes a trip in time to the far-off past of Hyrule. When she shows up, she satisfies Rauru. As it ends up, Rauru was the King of Hyrule long back and also offered together with a queen called Sonia. Together, both recognize themselves to Zelda as the beginning kings of Hyrule, and also they aid Zelda return to her time. Rauru is among 2 Zonai living in Hyrule, and also as we see Zelda’s tale unravel in the past, we additionally see Rauru fight the increase of the Gerudo leader Ganondorf.


Source: Polygon

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