Universe: The Legend of Zelda
Debut: The Legend of Zelda (1987)
Aliases: Sheik, Tetra, Hylia, Phantom Knight
Availability: Starting fighter
Background: Zelda is the Princess of Hyrule Kingdom and is one of the guardians of the Triforce. As such she has magical powers that aid her in battle, along with support abilities such as being able to communicate with Link telepathically. Ganon kindnaps her on multiple occassions attempting to use her powers to obtain the Triforce for himself.Though seemingly fragile, this princess is well versed in combat but usually will not display it unless she takes the form of one of her aliases.
Reasoning: She has been around for a while and rounds out the Legend of Zelda main recurring characters for SSB. Plus she is, well, female.
Probability: CONFIRMED AS SEPARATE CHARACTERS!
Thoughts: She needs a new final smash as Sheik, but otherwise I like playing as her. Her Zelda form especially. Personally I think she is a little OP if you know how to play her correctly. There is talk of her and Sheik being separate characters but that won’t happen, it makes no sense. Though I would like to see her remodeled a bit to represent the newer generation of games.