The Kokiri from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Boss Rush Banter: Which The Legend of Zelda Race Deserves More Lore?

The Legend of Zelda is a great franchise that has built a world that many of us never tire of visiting.

Within that world, there are many different creatures and races each with their own backstory and lineage. Typically, The Legend of Zelda focuses on four races: the Hylians, Gorons, Gerudo, and Zora.

That’s not to say there aren’t others, but these four typically tend to appear in most games. With that much mileage comes a deeper understanding of these races and how they fit into the world.

On the other hand, there are plenty that don’t have that luxury because they are either one-off appearances or just don’t rise to the level of the Big Four.

So, which race from The Legend of Zelda would you like to learn more about through lore?

While not quite in the Big Four, we often see a forest-dwelling race centered around The Great Deku Tree. In Ocarina of Time, it is the Kokiri while in Wind Waker and Breath of the Wild, it is the Koroks. You could go back further and try to fit the Kikwi from Skyward Sword into this mix to though there is no sentient Great Deku tree in this game.

Skull kids from various The Legend of Zelda games.
Image Credit: Screen Rant

On top of that, we often see Skull Kids, which seem to have a connection to the Kokiri. This wasn’t the case in Twilight Princess, but there are some theories you can draw from that experience.

I’d love to learn more about the forest dwellers and their relationship with the larger world. There seems to be a lot of great storytelling that can happen here, especially how each forest race connects into each other. And let’s not forget about the monkeys in Twilight Princess because I’m sure they have a role to play in all this too.

Another interesting race would be the Subrosians from Oracle of Seasons. These mysterious hooded creates live beneath Holodrum and they really are an enigmatic species.

The weird part too is we only see them in the Oracle games. I’d love to learn more about their culture and why they chose to don the hoods. Oracle of Seasons and Ages have a lot of fun lore to explore and I hope we do someday.

The Subrosians from The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons.
Image Credit: Nintendo (via Zelda Wiki)

There are so many other interesting races out there such as the Mogmas in Skyward Sword, the Oocca from Twilight Princess, the Minish from The Minish Cap, and the Twili also from Twilight Princess. We’re still about two months from Tears of the Kingdom, but there is a chance some of these creatures could return.

Whether it’s in Tears of the Kingdom; another The Legend of Zelda game; or an expanded universe via manga or books, I think it would be in Nintendo’s best interest to further explore some of these races. I think this is especially applicable to these one-off races.

But what do you think? Which race from The Legend of Zelda would you like to learn more about? What are some of your theories surrounding these races? Let us know in the comments below or head over to our Discord channel to join the conversation.

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