Thursday, April 28, 2011

Anime and Video Game Characters: Epona (The Legend of Zelda)

“▲◄►▲◄►”-Epona’s Song

Bio: Epona serves as the main transportation of the Legend of Zelda series. When Links first meet Epona for the first time, Epona is only a pony. Everytime Links gets closer to Epona, she runs away. After Malon teaches Links “Epona’s Song”, Epona immediately trusts Links and follows him around the ranch. Seven years in the future, Lon Lon Ranch has been taken over by Ingo. Links plays “Epona’s Song”, and Epona recognizes Links, thus completing the bond they had since Links was a child.

Why Choose Her: A horse is the most basic transportation in any fantasy type game. However, what separates Epona from the other horses, is the feeling you get every time Links rides her across the Hyrule Field. In the beginning of the game, it was a pain to run across the Hyrule Field, but after Links obtains Epona, it was a blessing from the three goddesses. Epona is one of the most recognizable horse/transportation in video games. Not only does she appear in Ocarina of Time, Epona also appears in Twilight Princess, Four Swords, and Majora’s Mask. Epona is the most loyal and trustworthy horse, that is why she is named after the Celtic goddess of horses, Epona.

Epic Moment: Before Adult Links’ arrival, Ingo was planning to give Ganadorf the untamed horse, Epona. Links arrives  in Lon Lon Ranch, and plays “Epona’s Song” that allowed Epona to remember Links. Ingo is mad that Links was able to tame Epona, and challenges Links in a race. Links wins the race, and Ingo challenges Links again, and if Links wins, then Epona will be Links. Of course Links wins, but Ingo is furious and locks the gate so Links and Epona cannot get out. Links rides Epona, runs towards the gate, and Epona jumps over both the gate and Ingo.

Rating: Best Horse in Video Game History

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