Here is shown the in-game and manual prologue of The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap.
Backstory from the Instruction Booklet
Long, long ago evil spirits appeared in the land of Hyrule and just as the world was about to be cast in the darkest of shadows… the tiny Picori descended from the skies and bestowed on a courageous human a shining golden light and a single sword. This bravest of men used his wisdom and courage, his golden light and his sword to fight of the demons, and restore peace to the world.
The people were so grateful to the Picori that they began to hold a Picori Festival once a year. And then, long after when the Picori have passed into legend…
"Just once in every 100 years, a secret door opens. and the Picori come to visit".
This year is that year in 100, and the festival is unusually grand.
A Sword-Fighting Tournament that calls to mind the heroes of legend is taking place at Hyrule Castle during the festival. This year's champion is a man by the name of Vaati. He wins the tournament with some ease using dubious means that the brave men assembled there could not hope to match. And yet, not a single person knows this shadowy figure.
Exactly who could Vaati be? And what is he really up to…?
| 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|