- "Hey, is it true that if you just have a little courage and run as fast as you can, then you can jump to that rock out there? Huh, is it? Is it? Tell me!"
- — Joel
Joel is a recurring character in the Legend of Zelda series.
Joel is a young child living on Outset Island with his family. He is the older brother of Zill and the son of Abe and Rose. His figurine in the Nintendo Gallery states that both he and Zill bear a striking resemblance to their father. Zill looks up to Joel and likes to imitate him.
Joel is always carrying around a short stick, and is a curious child who is fond of adventure. Because of this, he wishes to grow up as fast as he can and be as big and strong as Link so he can leap across boulders on Outset Island, like Link can. He tells Link of the Rupees that lay atop the boulders located next to the bridge on Outset Island in order to watch Link leap across them.
| Ezlo · King Daltus · Link · Princess Zelda · Smith · Vaati|
—Full list of characters
|Big Green ChuChu · Gleerok · Mazaal · Big Octorok · Gyorg Pair · Vaati Reborn · Vaati Transfigured · Vaati's Wrath|
| Castor Wilds · Cloud Tops · Eastern Hills · Hyrule Town · Lake Hylia · Lon Lon Ranch · Minish Woods · Mount Crenel · Mt. Crenel's Base · North Hyrule Field · Royal Valley · South Hyrule Field · Trilby Highlands · Veil Falls · Western Wood · Wind Ruins|
|Deepwood Shrine · Cave of Flames · Fortress of Winds · Temple of Droplets · Royal Crypt · Palace of Winds · Dark Hyrule Castle|
|Smith's Sword · White Sword · Four Sword · Small Shield · Mirror Shield · Bombs · Boomerang · Bow · Cane of Pacci · Gust Jar|
|Bottle · Flame Lantern · Flippers · Grip Ring · Mole Mitts · Ocarina of Wind · Power Bracelets · Roc's Cape|
|Elements · Kinstones · Tiger Scrolls|
|Deku · Fairy · Goron · Human · Hylian · Minish · Wind Tribe|