Artwork of Princess Hilda
|First appearance||A Link Between Worlds (2013)|
|Kindred||Princess Zelda (Hyrule counterpart)|
- "Lorule was just like Hyrule. So very beautiful. So very...promising."
- — Princess Hilda
Princess Hilda is a character from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. She is the princess of Lorule, a parallel world to Hyrule. She is also her world's counterpart of Princess Zelda, sharing a physical resemblance as well as similar attire.
Driven to desperation to restore her kingdom due to the destruction of its Triforce long ago causing the kingdom to collapse, Hilda plots with Yuga to abduct the Seven Sages as well as Zelda, revive Ganon, and recruit Link to save the Seven Sages so they can take Hyrule's Triforce and use it to restore their kingdom. Unbeknownst to her, however, Yuga had used her to gain access to the Triforce, as he intended to remake Lorule in his own image, viewing Lorule as being "as hideous as Hyrule". After Link defeats Yuga, Ravio, who is revealed to be a servant of Hilda's and Link's Lorule counterpart, attempts to pacify Hilda. Hilda is initially angry at Ravio for apparently double-crossing her by getting Link involved, but he is able to convince her that her attempts to steal the Triforce from Hyrule are the reason Lorule's Triforce was destroyed in the first place, and Hilda is horrified at the chaos she nearly unleashed. She then redeems herself by using the last of the power in Ravio's Bracelet to send Link and Zelda back to Hyrule. Shortly thereafter, Link and Zelda, taking pity on Hilda's desires to restore her kingdom, use their Triforce to wish for the restoration of Lorule's Triforce.
It is possible, though not confirmed, that Hilda was so named so as to make her's and Zelda's names a joint reference to Hilda and Zelda Spellman, the aunts of Sabrina Spellman, a character who originated in the comic series Sabrina the Teenage Witch.