"Halt. And face me. Unlike you traitors, I prefer to face my enemies head on. Do your worst."— Urbosa
Urbosa is the major supporting character from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and returns in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. She is the Chief of Gerudo Town and the Gerudo Champion of Hyrule chosen to pilot Divine Beast Vah Naboris to counter Calamity Ganon with the other three Champions, Mipha, Daruk, and Revali. She wields the Scimitar of the Seven and the Daybreaker Shield and can use a lightning attack called Urbosa’s Fury with a snap of a finger. Depending on the games, Urbosa and the other three Champions either die in Breath of the Wild or live on in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity thanks to Terrako.
Why She’s Electrifying
- Urbosa is a very powerful and athletic warrior who also happens to be a Gerudo Chief who is very loyal to the Hyrulean Royal Family.
- Her character design makes her look both tough and attractive at the same time.
- Her backstory is very interesting; she was a friend to the Queen of Hyrule who had a daughter named Princess Zelda and she was endeared by the queen’s unconditional love for Zelda. She was affected by the queen’s death and was worried for Zelda’s well-being since she lost a mother as a teacher who would have taught her how to access her power necessary to seal Calamity Ganon.
- This brings to her becoming the mother figure to the princess, and while she doesn’t know how accessing dormant power works in Zelda’s case, she does her best to provide emotional support, which is heartwarming in a way.
- She accepts her call to become the pilot for Divine Beast Vah Naboris to beat back Calamity Ganon without delay and won’t rest until the monster falls.
- Her reason for accepting goes deeper, she had a huge resentment of Ganon because he once took on the form of a Gerudo and his actions in the series have left a black mark on the reputation of her people. She does however have an outstanding respect for Nabooru who, despite being Ganondorf’s second in-command, had rebelled against him and contributed to making a positive impact for the Gerudo who went from being a reclusive gang of thieves to true members of society who engages in foreign trade with other races, which is hard to blame her.
- Her voice actor, Elizabeth Maxwell does a fine job voicing Urbosa.
- Urbosa's theme song feels wholesome and her battle themes in Age of Calamity really hype up the fights in the desert.
- Her motherly disposition also extends to the other Champions as well and she and Daruk hope to help the youngster warriors, Link, Zelda, Mipha, and Revali understand that they are Hyrule’s future. She often stands up to Revali when he starts acting up and being snarky with others (and he is the only person he answers to when told to stop), and she doesn’t hesitate to praise them.
- Urbosa's Fury is helpful in shocking and stunning multiple foes for long periods of time, allowing Link to strike them down before they recover.
- Her fighting the Yiga Clan footsoldiers in the Champions’ Ballad cutscene is awesome and shows just how formidable she is should any foe cross paths with her.
- When Link meets with Urbosa while Zelda is sleeping, Urbosa seems to be aware that the two aren’t getting along, due to succeeding in a milestone while she didn’t, and explains to him about Zelda’s personal problems with expectations and lets him know that he isn’t at fault for her hostile behavior.
- Her using Urbosa’s Fury to wake Zelda up and leaving her confused is hilarious.
- When Naboris is freed from Ganon’s influence, she tells Link to let Princess Zelda know that no one should feel responsible for her death or that of the other Champions and are actually proud of them, which is very sweet of her.
- In Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, after being saved by Riju and her sand seal Patricia from being killed by Thunderblight Ganon, she was also motherly to her which is fitting since Riju is a very young Gerudo Chief who suffers from an inferiority complex of living up to her late mother’s expectations and often reassures her that she would not have lived if she had not come.
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