Talk:Princess Zelda

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Former good article nomineePrincess Zelda was a Video games good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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A few more sources that you might use for Reception[edit]

Via Internet Archive:

--Niemti (talk) 09:22, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

Voice actress in Skyward Sword[edit]

Alright, I've seen some sites in the Internet that have contradicting information about who voiced Zelda in Skyward Sword. Some say that it was Yu Shimamura while other say that it was Megumi Toyoguchi. Could someone be kind enough to get a clear confirmation to end this debate? Leader Vladimir (talk) 04:25, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

The fourth Smash Bros. games[edit]

@User:Gabriel Yuji, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U are, accoring to the current Wikipedia article, respectively the fourth and fifth installments in the Smash Bros. series. "Sheik returned in the fourth Super Smash Bros. game as a separate character from Zelda" seems to only refer to Smash Bros. for 3DS, but this fact is also true for the Wii U version. I suggest "Sheik returned in the fourth and fifth Super Smash Bros. games as a separate character from Zelda." ~Mable (chat) 07:50, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

MaplestriP, get it; it's seems a good option. It can also be "Sheik returned in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U". You decide. Gabriel Yuji (talk) 15:55, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Zelda's picture change[edit]

Should Zelda's picture be changed from her Twilight Princess portrayal to her Breath of the Wild portrayal? It's her most recent appearance, and Twilight Princess came out more than a decade ago, so the current picture is a bit dated. Ashburning (talk) 12:03, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

Why was the infobox picture changed back to the one from Twilight Princess? Isn't the latest one available the one that should be used? (talk) 14:22, 22 April 2019 (UTC)
I think the Twilight Princess picture should be kept, as that picture features the closest thing Zelda has to an iconic design, at least in my opinion. Leader Vladimir (talk) 15:40, 26 May 2019 (UTC)

RfC about picture in the infobox[edit]

This article previously used a picture depicting this character as seen on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but it has since been reverted to a much older one. Aren't video game character articles meant to use the latest depiction available? 21:07, 28 April 2019 (UTC)

I agree, the image should depict the most recent version of the character to remain consistent across the board according to WP:CONSISTENCY guidelines in case the character is mentioned in other articles across Wikipedia. Sixteensixtyfive (talk) 18:55, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
It should probably be the latest depiction from a main-line Zelda game, not a cross-franchise spin-off game. Smash has its own style that isn't quite the same as the Zelda franchise. ApLundell (talk) 19:49, 29 April 2019 (UTC)
Summoned by bot. Agree with User:ApLundell - use last image of Zelda from main-line game. Meatsgains(talk) 00:40, 8 May 2019 (UTC)
I disagree. Zelda's depiction is updated so often in so many games that trying to keep up with her "current" look would waste effort and be confusing, especially if she undergoes a design change that clashes with her historical look as a princess. I think the current image, which captures her typical "princess-y" design, is fine forever if we can agree that it embodies the character well, unless Nintendo does something drastic like declaring Zelda will always be a pirate going forward, or something.ZXCVBNM (TALK) 19:02, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
How much is too often? This is honestly an important question. From what I was able to see for myself, there has been at most 7 distinctively different depictions (or 9 if you include Sheik and Tetra) across 33 years. All of these depictions had at most a span of 4 years before a completely new design was introduced. Is 4 years really too often? 19:32, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
I associate her with the eldest image. But, at least we should consider adding the year of the infobox picture. If one is reading quickly, they might assume that this is representative of the "first year". I don't see much applicable in WP:CONSISTENCY, WP:IUP, or MOS:IMAGELEAD on this issue.Fred (talk) 16:51, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Agree - If all articles on video game characters use the most recent design, that should be used across the board and Zelda shouldn't be an exception just because the older design is more iconic or the one that most people associate her with. PraiseVivec (talk) 13:17, 17 May 2019 (UTC)