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Sheik is a playable character in the Super Smash Bros. series. She is from The Legend of Zelda series and debuted in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time as a major ally.

Biography

Sheik first appears before Link soon after his spirit is unsealed after being contained within the Chamber of Sages for seven years. Upon meeting Link, Sheik reveals that now that he is old enough to properly be the Hero of Time and has acquired the Light Medallion from Rauru, the Sage of Light, he must also awaken five other Sages and acquire their respective Medallions in order to become powerful enough to stop Ganondorf and save Hyrule.

Following this, Sheik appears before Link at various instances, and uses her harp to teach him warp songs to help him on his quest. In addition to teaching Link the songs, she imparts words of wisdom to him before mysteriously disappearing each time, typically via the explosive flash of a Deku Nut. When all six Sages are awakened, Link arrives at the Temple of Time near the end of the game and is greeted by Sheik, who uses the Triforce of Wisdom to reveal herself as Princess Zelda.

Super Smash Bros.

Sheik SSBU

Sheik's SSBU artwork.

Sheik is one of the new characters introduced in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Rather than being added as a full-fledged character, she is a transformation of Zelda. Zelda is the only character in Melee to possess such an ability.

Sheik reappeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as playable character and a transformation of Zelda.

Sheik returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Unlike her previous appearances, however, she is her own separate character from Zelda. She gained two new special moves to replace some of her old moves, Burst Grenade as her side special to replace Chain, and Bouncing Fish as her new down special, overall giving her more reliable special moves.

Sheik is one of the many playable characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This time she is an unlockable character.

Trivia

  • Sheik is the only playable Zelda character to only appear in her debut game.
  • Sheik's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate marks the first time in any video game where she is shown using her dagger.
  • In Ultimate, Sheik is the only character to have her moves written solely in kanji, including her Final Smash.

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