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|“||Mipha's Grace is ready.||„|
|“||One day, Princess... I must leave him... to face my fate with Ruta.||„|
|~ Mipha to Princess Zelda|
|“||This will be our final opportunity. We will NOT FAIL!||„|
|~ Mipha opens fire at Calamity Ganon.|
Mipha is a character that appears in the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
She is voiced by Mayu Isshiki in the Japanese version, and by Amelia Gotham in the English version.
Although usually demure and introverted, Mipha can be courageous when needed and does whatever she can to assist Link and her allies in any way she can - especially in their battle to stop the Calamity Ganon's return. She is also very protective of her family as shown in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, where she goes out to search for her brother who disappeared and finds him on the forbidden Ploymus Rock holding a spear against a Lynel, a monster known for wielding a bow and use of Shock Arrows, which the Zora tribe is extremely weak to. She can sometimes be a bit stubborn and will refuse to retreat when she knows that her people are under attack, even from electic foes and goes out of her way to ensure their safety and goes out to even blast an electric Moblin that came close to killing her father. She cares about her family and a century after losing her life, she longed to see her family one more time and apologize for making them all worry for her, given that King Dorephan made her promise to return home alive when the Calamity is dealt with.
Mipha is known to be extremely kind, treating both her people and strangers with equal kindness. Her cutscene in the Champion’s Ballad shows that she was a nurturing elder sister to Sidon and ingrains "I believe in you." into his mind which he would say to Link a hundred years later. She also charges him to protect Zora's Domain with his life if in the event she doesn't come home alive. Her death would have a major emotional impact on the Zoras who knew her. While soft-spoken for the most part, she is rarely seen losing her cool and she intensely despises the thought of anybody reading her diary and during a secret dialogue with Link in The Champions' Ballad, she tells Link that if he finds her diary, she suddenly bursts out in anger, warning him not to read it, but she soon catches herself and hopes that Link would respect it.
Mipha is also known to be in love with Link, promising to heal him whenever and no matter how bad the wound may be. She shyly tells him that after the Great Calamity was dealt with, she wants to spend time with him, like they did in their childhood. Due to her timid nature, she doesn't directly confess her feelings to him, but instead gives hints without making it clear as she lacked the courage to actually tell him. When she does try though, she loses her will by either goes around the reason why the Zora Armor (made by Zora Princesses to give to their future husbands) fit him perfectly or longing to tell him something but instead tells Link to dismiss it and at one point, she almost makes Link aware of her feelings in Age of Calamity and in an embarrassed panic, tries to outwardly deny it. Mipha is also aware of Link's relationship with Princess Zelda and due to his being appointed as her top knight who guards her wherever she goes, she was a bit envious of them being together regularly, but she never tries to get in their way. She remains polite and thoughtful to the princess and at one point tried to console her and provide some advice but doesn't finish as Ganon breaks out of his seal.
Mipha's relationship with the Champions is also positive. She forms a brother-sister bond with Daruk in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity as they travel with the princess to calibrate the Divine Beast and wants to start her training with him in order to prepare and improve to stand a better chance at fighting tougher enemies and Daruk seems to be aware of her crush on Link, but in respect doesn't point it out. Mipha and Revali rarely interact despite being together with the others and aware of each other's existence; but when they do, they work quite well with one another. She doesn't openly chastise him for his callousness towards Link, but instead shoots him a dirty look, which Revali doesn't seem to notice. Revali does show concern for her when she's nervous and when she settles down, he smiles in relief. If the two of them are paired in Age of Calamity, Mipha is very respectful to Revali and praises him for his prowess and Revali is very gentle with her and will remind her to look after herself as he knew of her power to heal wounds which being the team medic is pivotal in a life and death scenario. Mipha has little interactions with Urbosa, but the Gerudo Champion noticed how she, Link, Zelda, and Revali are still very young and Hyrule's future, and she and Daruk wanted to help them see that future. When paired, they both seem to get along fine and are courteous of each other.
Mipha is a magenta-colored Zora (with some pink in various places) with a white front and golden-colored eyes. Being a member of the Zora tribe, she resembles a mix of dolphin and shark; she has webbed feet and light blue fins with a yellow end, has slight muscles, and sharp teeth. She mainly wears silver jewelry consisting of a crown, a heart-shaped choker necklace, matching bracelets, a crescent chain belt with pale diamond shaped blue gems in them and twin anklets.
Before becoming Champion, Mipha wore a tiara on her forehead, an ultramarine sash, a pure white scarf, and golden rope along her left shoulder; she also wears waterdrop shaped shoulder pads with gems and a Zora crest pendant attached to her necklace. Since becoming Champion, Mipha removes these garments and begins wearing her sky-blue Champion's sash with a white Divine Beast Vah Ruta emblem which is held together by a silver buckle with a jewel on it and her chained necklace is different in appearance.
Powers and Abilities
Mipha has the unique power to heal others, an ability that no other Zora has. In fact her ability Mipha's Grace - a power that's bestowed to Link after freeing her, which can revitalize his hearts whenever they are depleted (not only restore Link to full health, but gives him four to five extra hearts).
Other than healing, Mipha is a prodigy in spearmanship and is said that her skills are to be in a class of her own, Mipha owns a trident that is referred to as the Lightscale Trident.
Super Smash Bros.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mipha appears as an advanced-ranked support spirit who increases the user's critical-health stats. His spirit battle is a stamina battle against Inkling who heals over time on the battlefield form of the Great Bay stage.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
- Mipha is the only Champion who speaks when her ability Mipha's Grace is utilized, saying "It is my pleasure", while the other Champions grunt when their abilities are used.
- In addition, it's the only ability which is utilized only once before requiring a recharge, as the other Champions' abilities are used three times before a cooldown. Furthermore, there is no button to activate Mipha's Grace; instead, it is automatically activated when Link loses all of his hearts, while the other three are manually activated with the press and hold of a button on the controller.
- Mipha's Grace has the longest cooldown time as it requires 24 minutes before it can be used again. If the "Mipha's Song Sidequest" part of the EX The Champions' Ballad is completed, the cooldown period is shortened to 8 minutes.
- The EX The Champions' Ballad reveals that Mipha told her brother "I believe in you." after giving him a ride up the waterfall, and before asking if he wants to go one more time. Prince Sidon often encourages Link with this line 100 years later.