Legend of Zelda: Redesigned - Minor Character Edition!
I felt it was time to get started on designing some of the minor characters - so I did.
Up top is Nabooru. I always liked her OoT-role as a sage, even if I was (as previously mentioned) never fond of the fetishised harem-girl look - so I decided I wanted to do my own version. In LoZ: Redesigned Nabooru is part of the same diplomatic mission that gets Ganondorf into Hyrule Castle - unlike him, though, she is genuinely there with diplomatic intentions. A bit flippant and sarcastic, but a good person at heart.
She claims the sword is “ceremonial”, but that’s only to get it past the pesky castle guards: it has an edge so sharp you could shave with it.
Middle picture is Kaepora Gaebora - yes! That annoying owl from OoT/Majora’s Mask who babbled on endlessly about stuff you didn’t pay attention to and then tricked you into hearing it again! No project of mine is truly complete without a bird-person, so I made one. In my version, Kaepora’s role is to show up every now and then and provide Zelda with information, hints, tips and tricks, etc., and to explain game-mechanics. When s/he shows up, s/he has a tendency to babble a bit, get lost in hir sentences and be a general klutz. And yes, that is a tiny portable Gossip Stone s/he’s got.
Down at the bottom, from left to right: Tingle, the Happy Mask Salesman and Beedle!
Tingle has creeped me out since he first turned up in Majora’s Mask, so I decided to run with the creepiness and make him a fence of stolen goods in Hyrule Castle Town’s less… salubrious quarters. Link runs errands for him sometimes. He’s obsessed with rupees, and has an incredibly creepy way of talking. “Koolooh Limpah” is the password to get into his hideout.
The Happy Mask Salesman… Whoah. Was there ever a more sinister character? All happy smiles on the outside, sinister mask-deals on the inside. In LoZ: Redesigned, he runs a skeevy mask-trading business in the bad end of the Castle Town, providing a game-long sidequest, and speaks as though he knows more than he rightly should about the current state of the kingdom/world.
Beedle, unlike the other two, is a genuinely good guy who just happens to live in a less than stellar place: his shop is on the edge of the bad part of town, and he knows Link as that kid who occasionally nicks something from the shop. He’s too kind to do much about it, though.
As always Anna continues being a monster of productivity and spew out solid concept pieces