- This article is about the Twilight Princess character. For the character from Spirit Tracks, see Russell.
|First appearance||Twilight Princess (2006)|
|Age||20 to 30 years old|
- "Tell me something... Do you ever feel a strange sadness as night falls?"
- — Rusl
Rusl is a character from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. He is the master swordsman and protector of Ordon Village. Rusl's wife is Uli, and besides Colin, the couple are expecting the birth of another child: a baby girl seen during the game's end credits.
Rusl is an inhabitant of Ordon Village, where Link grew up. He taught Link the basics of swordplay, and ultimately gives him a Wooden Sword for training. Rusl seems to consider Link to be an older son or younger brother.
Rusl forged the Ordon Sword, originally meant to be an offering to the Royal Family of Hyrule for the Hyrule Festival, but is later taken by Link, following Rusl's defeat at the hands of King Bulblin; Rusl was unable to help when the Bulblins attacked Ordon and kidnapped his son Colin, along with several other children from the village. This hurts him immensely and he blames himself for his failure. Despite his injuries, however, he guards the village when Wolf Link goes there one night to retrieve the Ordon Sword and Ordon Shield. Not knowing it to be Link, Rusl attacks him on sight.
Rusl is later revealed to have joined the Resistance, a group working towards defeating Zant and achieving peace in Hyrule. As a member, he wears a helmet to conceal his identity. As an attempt to make amends for his previous failures, he aids Link again in the latter part of his quest by giving him the Golden Cucco that helps fly the hero over the Deep Gorge in the Faron Woods to the Sacred Grove. Later on, Rusl, along with the rest of the Resistance, comes to Link's aid when a large number of enemies attack him from the passage where the Boss Key lies in Hyrule Castle; he saves Link's life when a hawk he uses (presumably summoned using Hawk Grass) lifts away an arrow shot by a Bulblin that was aiming at Link.
Non-canonical appearances Edit
Rusl is featured as a sticker. His sticker gives a +11 bonus to explosive attacks and can be applied to any character.
- ^ This age comes from Nintendo licensed products such as the trading cards and official player's guide. Please do not change it unless you have a more respected source (in-game quote, developer interview, etc.)