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"Nice to see there's still hope here. And it's always good to see happy results repay your efforts... Those skills of yours... Any chance you're of the mind to put them to use for Hyrule? What hope there is in our kingdom is frail and dying...but there's still a group trying to do what it can. And I'm a member of that group. Call me Telma."
— Telma

Telma (テルマ Teruma?, Hylian THylian EHylian LHylian MHylian A) is a character from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. She is the owner of a bar in Hyrule Castle Town. She aids Link during the process of restoring Ilia's memories, and journeys with him to take the girl and Prince Ralis to Kakariko Village. Telma has the appearance of a middle-aged woman. She also has a flirtatious and bawdy personality, and it is implied that she is romantically attracted to Renado. The members of the Resistance, committed to restoring Hyrule to its original glory, meet at Telma's Bar for their meetings.

Telma has a Persian cat by the name of Louise, who, among the animals, is known for knowing all that occurs in Hyrule Castle Town.

Biography

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Telma takes in both Ilia and Prince Ralis the Zora, after Doctor Borville cannot treat Ilia's amnesia and simply refuses to help Ralis. Link helps her out by escorting her, Ilia and Ralis to Kakariko Village, where Renado can aid them.

After the escort mission, Telma remains in Kakariko Village until Link completes the Lakebed Temple. From then on, she remains in her bar and will give Link hints on where to find shards of the Mirror of Twilight. During the quest to restore Ilia's memory, she gives Link an invoice, detailing Doctor Borville's astronomical bar tab.

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Theory

Theory warning: This section contains theoretical information based on the research of one or several other users. It has not been officially verified by Nintendo and its factual accuracy is disputed.

Telma bears a striking resemblance to the Gerudo. Her dress also has a pattern that is vaguely similar to the Gerudo Symbol. Because of these two similarities, it is possible that Telma is a descendant of the Gerudo, possibly Nabooru given her noble qualities and loyalty to the Kingdom of Hyrule.

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Etymology

Both Telma and Louise's names are presumably references to the road movie Thelma & Louise.

References

  1. ^ 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.)

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