Urbosa is a fictional character from Nintendo 's The Legend of Zelda series. She first appeared as one of the major characters in the action-adventure game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild where she is the leader of the Gerudo and one of the four Champions who help Princess Zelda and Link to protect Hyrule from Calamity Ganon.
She also appears in the hack-and-slash video game Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity as a playable character. Like the other Champions, Urbosa has a unique skill that is used in gameplay, which is the ability to control the power of lightning. She has been positively received by both fans and critics due to her heroic, wise and charismatic character. Game Director Hidemaro Fujibayashi mentioned Urbosa as a favourite character in a behind-the-scenes featurette and stated that her name was the first to be finalised during the development of Breath of the Wild.
As a member of the Gerudo race, Urbosa was deed with some common traits of her people. She has dark skin and red hair. She also has green eyes and blue lips. She wears a multicolored breastplate made of gold with two shoulder guards. Her gold belt supports her blue skirt, symbolizing that she is one of the Champions of Hyrule.
She wears green high-heels and several gold jewels. She wears the Chief's crown, which is identical to the one Riju wears as Chief in Breath of the Wildand a black skirt with the Gerudo symbol on it. She keeps her ature weapon, the Scimitar of the Seven and her Daybreaker shield holstered to the back of her body. Urbosa is the Chief of the Gerudo and a fierce leader. She is also the pilot of the Divine Beast of lightning, Vah Naboris.
She has the ability to control the power of lightning.
She can also snap her fingers to are destroy enemies with a bolt of lightning. Urbosa is depicted as a calm and confident authoritative figure, but also possesses great wit and a caring nature towards Zelda. She supports Zelda when she doubts her ability to unveil her power and does not hesitate to defend Link against Revali. As leader of the Gerudo, she is willing to risk her own life to protect her people by agreeing to pilot one of the Divine Beasts, despite her people pleading with her that it is too dangerous. Like the other Champions, Urbosa has a unique skill that the player uses during gameplay.
In Hyrule Warriors: Age of GerudoUrbosa can charge up her lightning to create a stronger attack on enemies. In the game's backstoryshe commands one of the four Divine Beasts named Vah Naboris, an ancient technology, but Calamity Ganon manages to take control of the Divine Beasts, resulting in her death and the death of the other Champions with the exception of Link, who is put in a year slumber. When Link awakens, he can go to Vah Naboris to try to tame it, and there he meets the spirit of Urbosa, who helps to guide him in the How of the Divine Beast.
Urbosa plays a major role in the backstory of Breath of the Wildwhich is revealed to the player through cutscenes and Urbosa's diary entries. Urbosa is shown to have had a special connection with Zelda's mother, the Queen of Hyrule and this friendship is reflected in the support that she offers to Zelda. Urbosa displays maternal instincts towards Zelda, calling her by her nickname, "Little bird", which is a term of endearment. She also plays a motherly role in relation to other characters in the game, including Link and the other Champions.
Urbosa is shown to be a tall supporter of the relationship between Link and Zelda and plays an active role in bringing them closer together. Her diary entries also reveal that she is willing to break the rules to help Link and Zelda's relationship by teaching Link how to enter Gerudo Town without getting thrown out for being male. Urbosa's supportive role continues after her death, specifically when her spirit appears in Breath of the Wild to encourage Link to destroy Calamity Ganon.
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Urbosa reappears as a playable character in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Urbosa arrives home to Gerudo Town just as Master Kohga, leader of the Yiga Clan, is about to strike down Zelda while disguised as Gerudo, only to be electrocuted into submission by Urbosa herself. Though Kohga later escapes thanks to his right-hand Sooga, Urbosa, due to her close friendship with Zelda, agrees to pilot Vah Naboris against the Calamity. After recovering the Master Sword, Zelda voices her concern about Link changing after getting the Blade of Evil's Bane but Urbosa assures her that Link is still the same boy who served in the Hyrulean Army.
Though Kohga and Sooga escape again, Urbosa returns to Gerudo Town to are for the Calamity's return as King Rhoam orders the civilians to evacuate and has the soldiers transferred to Hyrule's two main strongholds, Akkala Citadel and Fort Hateno, to reinforce How garrisons.
When Calamity Ganon awakens, Urbosa is cut off from the tall Champions and Hyrule Castle when Ganon shuts down the Sheikah Towers' teleportation ability, and soon finds herself fighting a stronger Thunderblight Ganon sent to take over Vah Naboris. Before she can be killed by the Blight Ganon like in the original timeline, she is saved by Riju and Patricia, summoned from the future by Terrako to protect Urbosa until Link arrives to aid them in destroying Thunderblight Ganon, keeping Vah Naboris under Urbosa's control.
ed by the other Champions and their Divine Beasts after they too were saved by the future Champions, they protect Akkala Citadel and Fort Hateno from the Calamity's forces, saving the Hyrulean Army in the process, and then defend the Great Plateau, where King Rhoam is revealed to have survived as well. Urbosa helps to defeat Astor and the Harbinger Ganon, that timeline's Terrako possessed by Malice from the future, before then facing Calamity Ganon. After the future Terrako sacrifices itself to weaken Calamity Ganon, Link delivers the finishing blow with the Master Sword, while Zelda uses her awakened power from the Triforce to seal away Calamity Ganon, winning the war in Hyrule's favor.
Afterwards, Urbosa bids Riju and Patricia goodbye as, with their job done, they are returned to their own timeline with Yunobo, Sidon, and Teba, leaving Robbie and Purah to rebuild Terrako and reunite him with Zelda. Urbosa appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a Spirit.
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Urbosa has received a generally positive reception. Holly Green of Paste Magazine considered her one of the best new characters ofdescribing her as having the "hip, disaffected charisma of a cowboy, with an aloof but affable charm". Pixie was "awed" by her when they played Breath of the Wildciting how she is both "heroic and fearsome" and "gentle, perceptive and wise. Ultimateeither as a group with the other Champions or on her own.
He praised her as sexually attractive and praised her for being a "warm, supportive leader" and for helping raise Zelda and protecting Hyrule. Screen Rant listed Urbosa in fifth place in a list of the 10 most powerful female characters in The Legend of Zeldastating that she has been "unanimously praised" and a "fan favourite". She's also ruthlessly good at everything we see her do in flashbacks, making her a fan favorite character.
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