Artwork of Link's battle with Dark Link, with the Triforce Keeper watching in the background
|First appearance||The Adventure of Link (1988)|
The Triforce Keeper is a character from Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. He is a diminutive old man who inexplicably holds the Triforce of Courage. The identity of the Triforce Keeper is completely unknown. No explanation is ever provided regarding why he holds the Triforce of Courage, or whether or not he was the one who summoned forth Dark Link.
A very mysterious character, this elderly dwarf-like man appears in the Great Palace at the very end of the game to give Link the Triforce of Courage. When Link enters the chamber of the final battle, he spots the Triforce Keeper standing atop a pillar. The man proceeds to magically disappear, and Dark Link jumps out of Link's body, setting up the game's final battle. When Link defeats Dark Link, the Triforce Keeper appears again and approaches the hero. He hands over the Triforce and the game switches scenes to Link awakening Princess Zelda in North Castle.
|Dark Link · Ganon · Link · Princess Zelda|
—Full list of characters
|Horsehead · Helmethead · Rebonack · Carock · Gooma · Barba · Thunderbird · Dark Link|
|North Castle · Mountain Town of Darunia · Kasuto · Harbor Town of Mido · Hidden Town of Kasuto · Town of Nabooru · Town of Rauru · Town of Ruto · Water Town of Saria|
—Full list of locations
|Parapa Palace · Midoro Palace · Island Palace · Maze Island Palace · Ocean Palace · Hidden Palace · Great Palace|
|P Bag · 1-up Doll · Magical Sword · Magical Shield · Candle · Flute · Handy Glove · Hammer · Raft · Boots · Magical Key · Cross|
|Fairy Spell · Fire Spell · Jump Spell · Life Spell · Reflect Spell · Shield Spell · Spell Spell · Thunder Spell|
|Trophy · Water of Life · Kidnapped Child · Six Crystals · Triforce of Courage|
|Fairy · Hylian|