Like all Zelda players, I'm a huge fan of the big three—Link, Zelda, and Ganon. But I have the utmost respect for Rauru. Simply put, it's hard for me to find another character in Zelda lore more important than him. Outside of being responsible for a massive landmark in Hyrule, Rauru was a crucial figure in the events of Ocarina of Time. He's still the prominent figure in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, so you'll probably want to know more about who is Rauru in Zelda lore.
The History of Rauru in The Legend of Zelda
Rauru is one of the Seven Sages in The Legend of Zelda, more specifically, the Sage of Light. This group of sages were responsible for sealing away Ganon multiple times throughout the franchise. Of all of the sages, however, Rauru has had the most significant effect on the history of Hyrule.
Most notably, Rauru built the Temple of Time, which housed the Master Sword in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. This would eventually become the same temple that appears on the Great Plateau in Breath of the Wild.
Despite that, Rauru's biggest claim to fame was the help that he gave Link in Ocarina of Time. When Ganon took over Hyrule Castle and the Triforce of Power, Rauru hid Link away in the Sacred Realm for seven years until he came of age to battle Ganon. He would then reappear at the end of the game to seal Ganon away with the other sages.
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Will Rauru show up in Tears of the Kingdom?
Yes, Rauru appears in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Raura is one of the Seven Sages, and it is his arm that Link obtains. This allows Link to use the various powers he finds throughout the game. Additionally, Rauru speaks to Link, explaining the events of the game and giving him advice.
Who is Rauru's Voice Actor in Tears of the Kingdom?
Rauru's voice actor is not confirmed via IMDB, but it is almost definitely Chris Hackney. Hackney is listed in the credits among the English voice cast, and I recognized his voice immediately from his previous work as Dimitri in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Hackney has also voiced other characters in various series, including Vinland Saga, Pokémon, and Gundam.
Trivia about Rauru in The Legend of Zelda
In Ocarina of Time, Link technically meets Rauru well before he gets sealed away in the Sacred Realm. The Hyrule Historia confirmed that Kaepora Gaebora, the owl which gives Link tidbits of information as a child, is actually Rauru in the form of an Owl. This is also why Gaepora, the head of the Knight Academy in Skyward Sword, looks so much like Rauru.
Another interesting fact about Rauru is that he is named after a town in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. Each of the Seven Sages is named after one of the towns in Adventure of Link, and Rauru is the first town that Link appears in in the game.
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