|“||Halt. And face me. Unlike you traitors, I prefer to face my enemies head on. Do your worst.||„|
|“||A hundred years in the making. Hold on little princess, our moment has ARRIVED!||„|
|~ Urbosa fires upon Calamity Ganon|
Urbosa is a character in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. She is from the Gerudo tribe and is one of the Champions of Hyrule.
Strong and courageous, Urbosa is determined to protect Hyrule in the upcoming battle with the Calamity Ganon. Urbosa is very close to Zelda - becoming genuinely concerned for the latter's well-being, as well as respecting Zelda's dedication to her duties. She is aware of the long history that Calamity Ganon once took on a form of a Gerudo, which she greatly resented, which was the reason she accepted her calling to be among the four Champions and wanted to ensure that her people remain loyal to the Royal Family, if anything happened to her. She holds a deep respect and looks up to Nabooru, who opposed Ganon and was responsible for the positive influence she had on the Gerudo, which were reformed from being a reclusive gang of thieves to living normal lives and engaging in foreign trade with other tribes as a result, and states that Divine Beast Vah Naboris was named in her honor.
Urbosa has a penchant for teasing others, particularly Princess Zelda and Link, as seen when she startles the princess awake with Urbosa's Fury, with Zelda's reaction being priceless enough for Urbosa to react with added amusement.
The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild
Urbosa lived in Gerudo Town with the other members of her race. She was recruited by King Rhoam and Princess Zelda to become the Gerudo Champion and pilot of the Divine Beast Vah Naboris as a protector of Hyrule. Urbosa was able to control her Divine Beast with relative ease. Unfortunately the Gerudo warrior was killed by the Thunderblight Ganon during the Great Calamity. Her soul remained trapped inside of the corrupted Divine Beast for 100 years.
Urbosa's soul was freed after Link had slayed the thunder demon. In return, she gives Link her special ability Urbosa's Fury and tells him to ask Zelda that she shouldn't burden herself with Urbosa's death. She was later seen firing her Divine Beast's laser towards Hyrule castle to help weaken the Calamity Ganon.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
In Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, which takes place 100 years before the events in Breath of the Wild when Link awoke from his rejuvenation sleep to a Hyrule in ruins, just before Calamity Ganon launched his attack and instigated the Great Calamity, a small Guardian named Terrako traveled into the past to warn the past versions of Zelda, Link, and the Champions of Calamity Ganon's impending attack and give them time to muster their forces for when he arrives. Urbosa was returning to Gerudo Town, where she currently serves as chieftain, but in the meantime, Yiga Clan leader Master Kohga impersonates her and uses her authority to send the Gerudo warrior women after Link, Zelda, and Impa, though Kohga's outbursts of anger over Link, Zelda, and Impa fighting past the Gerudo vai towards Gerudo Town start to raise suspicion among the vai over Urbosa's abnormal behavior regarding their inability to stop the Princess and her escorts from reaching the town and the Chieftain's palace. When they finally reach Gerudo Town and go to see Urbosa in the Chieftain's palace, Kohga prepares to strike Zelda down while still disguised as Urbosa with the vai honor guards as witnesses after they block the quartet in with their Gerudo spears, but is harshly electrocuted and knocked out by the real Urbosa just in time since the real Urbosa could manipulate lightning against her foes with just a snap of her fingers, and proves her identity to Zelda by calling her by her nickname, "Little Bird", due to how close her friendship with Zelda's late mother, the Queen of Hyrule, was. His cover blown, Kohga summons several of his Yiga Clan warriors to fight Urbosa, Link, Zelda, Impa, and Urbosa's vai honor guards and other Gerudo vai warriors while he escapes, leaving his warriors confused that their leader just chickened out on them after calling them in. Urbosa later pursues him and defeats him after scaring off his warriors by summoning the giant Molduga that lurks in the Gerudo Desert with some Remote Bombs to disturb it from its slumber, and then rallying her vai to get a little payback for being pawns to the Yiga, which they do in spades alongside the Hyrulean Army with Link, Zelda, and Impa. However, before she can finish Kohga off with Link once he is cornered, Sooga arrives and saves Kohga before escaping together with him, much to Urbosa's annoyance after the trouble they caused to her vai and Gerudo Town. Later, meeting with Link, Zelda, Impa, and Terrako at Divine Beast Vah Naboris, Urbosa explains about the Yiga Clan and how they are Sheikah traitors who turned their back on Hyrule to side with Calamity Ganon, leaving Impa hurt to know some of her own kind have chosen to turn against Hyrule for Ganon. Urbosa then agrees to pilot Vah Naboris against Calamity Ganon due to her close bond with Zelda, as she couldn't refuse helping the daughter of one of her best friends and knows how Zelda and King Rhoam still mourn for the Queen after she passed.
|“||Well...My one comfort is that your reputation...will be completely ruined once you fail. The fallen knight, heh heh!
Revali, how long do you expect us to put up with your prattle, huh?
|~ Urbosa is unamused by Revali picking on Link|
After all four Champions are gathered, they join Link and Zelda as they head into the Korok Forest to locate the Master Sword. During the initial overview of the forest, when Revali has a little fun poking at Link and insulting him, Urbosa comes to Link's defense, chastising Revali for his pompous behavior. After Revali has Divine Beast Vah Medoh take out the various enemy outposts and large monsters like Hinox and Lynel surrounding the forest, he rejoins Urbosa and the others as they head inside, encountering the large Korok Hestu, who they help reach home after learning that the forest is infested with monsters he can't get past on his own, with Urbosa speaking on behalf of Zelda and the others with offering their help to Hestu. They also notice that, even though Calamity Ganon is still dormant, the forest is filled with his Malice, raising their concern as to how that was possible. However, upon reaching the grove where the Master Sword rests, Link and Zelda are ambushed by Astor, a prophet and follower of Calamity Ganon, who attacks them with Malice-made copies of Urbosa and the other Champions, known as Hollows, who manage to break Link's standard-issued sword from his service in the Hyrulean Army before smacking him against the dormant Master Sword. On Astor's orders, the Hollows go for Zelda to kill her and prevent her dormant sealing power from awakening, but just as the Hollow of Urbosa lunges and is about to stab Zelda in the face and kill her with her scimitar, the Master Sword reacts to Zelda being in danger and Link's willpower with wanting to protect her and intervenes, stopping the Urbosa Hollow with the tip of her scimitar inches from Zelda's face, and causing the Hollows to weaken and dissolve, unable to maintain their forms against the light of the Blade of Evil's Bane, before Link draws the sword from its pedestal and prepares to face Astor with it. Despite his best efforts, including summoning the Hollows to protect him at several points during his fight with Link, Astor is forced to withdraw, unable to combat the power of the Blade of Evil's Bane as it is too strong for him. Meeting with the Great Deku Tree, it assures Zelda that they have everything they need to defend Hyrule from the Calamity and entrusts Hyrule's fate to her, Link, and the Champions before he returns to his slumber. As they return to Hyrule Castle Town, Zelda voices her doubts at becoming as strong as Link has become thanks to the Master Sword due to her sealing magic having not awoken yet, even after fighting off more of Ganon's minions blocking the way, but Urbosa once more assures Zelda that Link is still the same boy, despite his true calling as the hero to wield the Blade of Evil's Bane, and to remember what the Great Deku Tree said when they visited it earlier, putting Zelda at ease, grateful for Urbosa's sagely advice.
Soon after returning to Castle Town, Urbosa is officially given her Champion of Hyrule attire, retiring wearing the crown and skirt she wore as Gerudo Chieftain for the skirt with Vah Naboris on it. From there, she joins Link and Zelda as Purah shows them the Sheikah Towers and their unique abilities when used in conjunction with the Sheikah Slate. Shortly thereafter, Urbosa returns to Gerudo Town and prepares to take Vah Naboris for a run to test out Purah's theory about the Sheikah Towers to help them locate Master Kohga's main hideout for the Yiga Clan. Her mission proves successful as the Divine Beast clears the way straight to the Yiga Clan's main hideout. The Champions move in, and despite Master Kohga, Sooga, and the Yiga Clan's best tactics, they are swiftly routed. Urbosa later returns to learn first-hand of the Sheikah Towers' teleportation ability when Purah demonstrates it on her, Zelda, and Link alongside herself. However, Urbosa is forced to return to Gerudo Town to prepare Vah Naboris for war when Impa reports to King Rhoam that Zelda's 17th birthday is the day that Calamity Ganon is to return, and Zelda is sent to the Spring of Courage to train, but after she, Impa, and Link fight off the monsters sent to deal with her, she chooses to head to Mount Lanayru to train at the Spring of Wisdom as soon as she is 17, while King Rhoam orders the civilians to evacuate Castle Town and Hyrule Castle, along with surrounding communities, to prevent collateral damage when the Guardians turn hostile thanks to Calamity Ganon's Malice, and has the Divine Beasts and their Champions prepare for the inevitable. The troops that are evacuated are transferred to Akkala Citadel and Fort Hateno, Hyrule's two vital strongholds, to reinforce the garrisons as if the Citadel and Fort fall, Hyrule is lost.
|“||Well then, we seem to have been taken by surprise.||„|
|~ Urbosa as the Calamity begins its siege prematurely|
|“||Where did you...?
Lady Urbosa...For now, let us focus on winning this fight.
|~ Riju saves Urbosa from her death|
|“||Vile creature! How is it moving like that?||„|
|~ Urbosa as she and Riju stare down Thunderblight Ganon|
Soon, Calamity Ganon arrives as planned, starting with when Yiga Clan members, who had infiltrated Robbie and Purah's lab in disguise as some of their Sheikah staff, ambush them and take them and their researchers hostage, but Purah gives the Sheikah Slate to Terrako to take to Zelda, allowing him to escape the Yiga before they can stop him. Shortly after that happens, Calamity Ganon's seal is ruptured, and the Malice and evil incarnate engulfs Hyrule Castle, turning the Guardians against those they were meant to protect. Urbosa and the other Champions take notice from the Sheikah Towers in their respective regions before the towers lose their power and are rendered inoperable by Calamity Ganon, cutting the Champions off from aiding each other or the castle. King Rhoam and his Royal Knights are forced to stay behind and be presumably killed by the corrupted Guardians as Link and Impa grab Zelda and flee for their lives. Meanwhile, Urbosa is attacked inside Vah Naboris by Thunderblight Ganon. She puts up a defiant resistance, but the Blight Ganon proves too quick, agile, and ferocious in its attacks and soon she collapses to one knee in exhaustion, but before she is slain like in the original timeline, Terrako, in Zelda's grief and guilt, is able to summon Riju and her sand seal Patricia from 100 years in the future in Breath of the Wild to arrive just in time to save Urbosa from Thunderblight Ganon, slamming into it from the flank, thus catching it by surprise, and buying time until Link arrives to destroy Thunderblight Ganon for good, keeping Vah Naboris under Urbosa's control and saving her life in the process. Before Link arrived, Riju was doubting she had been able to save Urbosa's life, but upon seeing Link had arrived, Urbosa assures Riju her efforts were not in vain before pointing out Link's arrival, raising Riju's spirits. With Riju helping to clear the way to reach Vah Medoh while Urbosa recovers and resumes piloting Vah Naboris after opening up a wind current on Mount Rhoam to gain access to Vah Medoh with Vah Naboris' lightning, they help Link, Zelda, and Impa reach Vah Medoh and aid Revali and Teba against Windblight Ganon, scaring the Shard of Calamity Ganon off for the moment. Afterwards, Urbosa thanks Zelda and the others for their help saving her and her Divine Beast from Thunderblight Ganon, and also thanking Riju for her help, though Riju assures Urbosa it was a team effort. When Revali shows some contempt and arrogance against Link for bailing his feathers out from being killed, Teba is shocked by Revali's true nature, but Urbosa cuts him off from saying something he might regret before asking Zelda about what happened at Hyrule Castle.
Urbosa and Riju take Vah Naboris to defend Fort Hateno while Vah Ruta and Vah Rudania dealt with protecting Akkala Citadel, but though Urbosa gives some encouraging words to Riju before taking Vah Naboris into battle, they barely have time to catch their breath before a second fresh wave approaches and many of the monsters they destroyed revive as Stal versions of themselves. Urbosa grows annoyed by the enemy's stubbornness, but a pep talk from Riju puts her back in a good mood.
|“||They're not making this easy.
Lady Urbosa! We've come so far. We must persevere until the battle's done!
A vai after my own heart. You never give in, huh?
|~ Riju encourages Urbosa to keep fighting to protect Fort Hateno|
Luckily for the two Gerudo chieftains, the other Divine Beasts soon arrive to reinforce them and fight off Ganon's forces, much to Urbosa and Riju's amusement at what kept them. Once Zelda awakens her holy power to protect Link from Astor and the revived Blight Ganons, Fort Hateno is finally saved from capitulation, and with both the Citadel and the Fort safe, Hyrule soon has the advantage when Purah activates a failsafe to shut down or destroy most of the corrupted Guardians, costing Ganon a huge chunk of his forces he razed Hyrule to the ground with in the Breath of the Wild timeline. Without the Guardians, Ganon only has his monsters and a handful of corrupted automatons that were not wrecked by the failsafe left to reinforce his defenses, including Malice-infused and elemental versions of them, putting him at a huge disadvantage.
With Zelda taking command of the remaining Hyrulean Soldiers at the Citadel and Fort after awakening her power granted to her by the Triforce and Hylia, they defend the Great Plateau, supported by a reformed Master Kohga and the Yiga Clan, where Zelda finds that her father, King Rhoam, and his Royal Knights are still alive thanks to a Ancient Guardian Shield that Zelda gave her father earlier that protected them from the Guardians and stunned the corrupted automatons, buying the King and his men time to withdraw to the Great Plateau before they recovered. They are able to soon unite the Gerudo, Rito, Zora, Gorons, and Yiga Clan Sheikah together thanks to Purah as a united Hyrule allied coalition, and under Zelda's leadership with a still-living King Rhoam and his Hyrulean Soldiers joining their cause, supported by the Divine Beasts and their still-alive Champions, they launch the full-scale assault to take back Hyrule Castle from Calamity Ganon. Ganon puts all hands on deck to protect him, even gaining the advantage when the Blood Moon rises, allowing his power to reach its zenith and revive his fallen forces to restore his defenses, but the allied coalition pushes through and soon meets Astor and Harbinger Ganon face-to-face as one of Ganon's last lines of defense.
After defeating his Harbinger in that timeline's Terrako that had been corrupted by Calamity Ganon's Malice when it followed the future Terrako back in time, along with Astor and resurrected Blight Ganons, Calamity Ganon uses Astor as his conduit to assume a physical, and more human-like, form to fight the Champions, Zelda, and Link with, destroying his Harbinger in the process. However, he manages to infect Terrako with Malice, turning him against Link and Zelda, forcing them to fight him until they purge the Malice and reduce Terrako to a critcally-damaged state. Urbosa takes a moment to mourn with the other Champions before Zelda, fueled with rage and hatred towards Calamity Ganon, vows that his threat ends now. In the end, Terrako sacrifices himself to weaken Calamity Ganon enough for Link to deliver the finishing blow with the Master Sword and allow Zelda to seal Calamity Ganon away once and for all. With Calamity Ganon gone, Riju, Patricia, and the other future Champions are returned to their time period by the residual energy from the ancient screw left from Terrako's sacrifice, and with herself and the other Champions still alive, Urbosa and the others are happy to see their future looking bright, especially after they are able to rebuild Terrako and reunite him with Zelda once more.
Super Smash Bros.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Urbosa appears as an advanced-ranked primary attack-type spirit who increases the user's electric attacks. Her spirit battle is a stamina battle against Zero Suit Samus who starts with a killing edge on the battlefield form of Gerudo Valley stage with an electrified floor.
Powers and Abilities
Urbosa is a powerful warrior with impeccable speed, strength, and skill. The weapons Urbosa wield is a Gerudo scimitar and shield: The Scimitar of the Seven and the Daybreaker Shield.
The ability she bestows to Link Urbosa's Fury, allows Link to generate electricity that will shock and damage enemies within the Hylian's radius when charging the Spin Attack further. This is in accordance with Urbosa's ability to manipulate lightning with just a snap of her fingers. In Age of Calamity, Urbosa can unleash her fury as her Special Attack, engulfing enemies within a wide radius around her in a dome of lightning before setting it off to deliver heavy damage to them. She can also follow up her attacks with her scimitar by charging it with lightning to deliver extra damage to her opposition.
- Unlike the other Champions (with the exception of Link), Urbosa wields two weapons - a sword and shield.
- Urbosa's Fury has the second shortest cooldown time, requiring 12 minutes of recharge, behind Revali's cooldown. If her ability is upgraded, her recharge time diminished to 4 minutes before it can be used again. "Urbosa's Song Sidequest" part of the EX The Champions' Ballad must be completed to receive the update.
- Urbosa on the Near Pure Good Wiki.