|First appearance||Skyward Sword (2011)|
Kukiel is a character from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. She is a friendly girl and a resident of Skyloft. Kukiel is the daughter of Wryna and Jakamar. She is a friend of the demon Batreaux, whom she calls "Uncle Bats".
After Link places the Ruby Tablet into the platform inside the Statue of the Goddess, Wryna tells him that Kukiel has disappeared, and asks Link to help find her. After obtaining information that Kukiel was abducted by a demon, Link finds Batreaux's house under the graveyard. Upon reaching Batreaux's house, Link hears Kukiel screaming and enters to find her and Batreaux. Link almost attacks Batreaux, but then discovers that the demon and Kukiel are friends. Kukiel explains that she befriended Batreaux after he saved her from falling off of Skyloft. Kukiel returns home the next morning.
As many residents of Skyloft seem to be named after birds, it is possible that Kukiel is named after the cockatiel given the fact that her hair resembles the plumes on top of the cockatiel's head. Her name may also take inspiration from the Greek "kukla", meaning doll.