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Ruto
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Name

Ruto

Titles

Sage of Water, Sapphire Sage, Princess of the Zora Dominion

Race

Hylian-Zora Hybrid

Gender

Female

Family

King Farkos (father)
Queen Rutela (mother)
Prince Ralis (brother)
Zaleen (husband)

Birth

70 AG
Zora Dominion

Death

Weaponry

None

Music Themes

Ruto is the third Sage of Water of Hyrule and a princess of the Zora Dominion.

EtymologyEdit

Ruto is a popular Zora name and name suffix derived from the Zora word ruton (love).

Princess ruto

Princess Ruto, Sage of Water

Physical AppearanceEdit

Ruto is a graceful and slender Zora, characterized by light blue skin and purple eyes with pupils; a trait inherited from Hylian ancestors.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Princess Ruto is given the ability to control and manipulate water and its various states. She can both evaporate and freeze water and bend it into any shape or form. She becomes particularly fond of using ice after killing General Onox.

PersonalityEdit

Princess Ruto is known for her vanity and obsession with shallow beauty, and is often considered bratty and spoiled for most of her pre-Sage lifetime. She would often find ways to appear thinner and more graceful than any other Zora, a trait that often exposes her lack of self-confidence and insecurity. She is infamous for perverted tendencies and romantic interests towards non-Zora and is often scolded by her father for disgracing her people with them.

HistoryEdit

Spoiler warning!
This section contains plot details.

First Golden AgeEdit

At a very young age Ruto is named Princess of the Zora Dominion and quickly becomes rather spoiled, often abusing her privileges and power. She becomes friends with Zaleen while they are still very young and is often caught performing perverted displays with him. Eventually her father King Farkos becomes increasingly disturbed by their relationship and forbids her from interacting with Zaleen. This does not dissuade the two, and they continue to see each other in secret. Around 90 AG Princess Ruto is violently beaten to death by Zaleen's father, who fell into a drunken rage. Zaleen brings Ruto's dead body to Jabun whom he fasts in front of and prays to for nearly a week to bring Ruto back from the dead. Moved by his dedication, Jabun names Princess Ruto the next Sage of Water and she is restored to life with his powers. Princess Ruto devotes herself to healing after her awakening into Sagehood.

The Gerudo WarsEdit

In 100 AG, King Farkos, his eyes set on the enormous rupee mine at Gor Forgaru, decides to launch an invasion of Death Mountain and leaves Ruto in charge of the Zora Dominion. At the same time, Laruto, an ambassador from Lanayru Province, arrives at Domain Prime and asks for a trade agreement between the Dominion and Lanayru. Ruto flatly refuses, claiming that it would cause the half-breeds from Lanayru to come taint the purebloods, even though Ruto herself is a half-breed as well. However, the meeting is interrupted by Zaleen, who reports a Twili and River Zora raid.

Along with Zaleen, Telara and Laruto, the Princess defends the city with her Sage abilities. In the caverns underneath the capital, she discovers General Onox swimming upstream and intercepts him, and manages to kill him with the help of Zaleen and Laruto. However, when the Zora and the Twili are occupied, the River Zora have planted numerous Sols around the capital, and with Onox dead, they abandon their Twili allies and detonate the Sols, demolishing Domain Prime. The Twili are routed, but the Zora Dominion was no more.

A short time after that, a Goron invasion force led by Darunia and Dangoro arrive at Domain Prime, only to find its smoking ruins, and Ruto among the few survivors. They tell her of their father's defeat and death on Death Mountain before turning back to their home.

With the Zora's Domain destroyed, armies slaughtered, and King dead, Princess Ruto and her people were forced to seek refuge across Hyrule.

Second Golden AgeEdit

When Zaleen wishes to work at the Temple of Time in Hyrule, Princess Ruto falls into a depression and begins a pilgrimage across Hyrule. She disappears for several decades, healing people in need.

A Tale of Two SwordsEdit

Ruto is called by the other Sages after Majora began its attack on Hyrule. Ruto marches with the Zora Dominion's army to Hyrule Field, where they meet up with Hylian, Goron, and Kokiri forces to strike at Majora. Ruto and the Zora participate in the assault of Hyrule Castle and are successful in defeating Majora. Their work complete, Princess Ruto names herself Queen of the Zora and takes Laruto as her disciple for Sagehood. Several years later Laruto is named her successor.

BodyguardEdit

Zora Healers

RutoStained

Stained glass portrayal of Princess Ruto in Hyrule Castle.

Hero PowerEdit

Rutoicon
Nayru's Love:
Fatigue is restored to nearby ally units, allowing them to fight at full effectiveness longer.

Traits Edit

Transcended Sage

Striking to Behold

Easy on the Men

Politically Powerful

Sociable

Ancillaries Edit

Water Medallion

Otherworldly Medallion said to house the essence of a Sage.

+1 Local Popularity, +1 Health

Magenta Coralmold Outfit

Form fitting outfit worn by a Zora Princess.

+1 Authority

Suggestive Undergarments

No one knows how Ruto could walk in this...

+5 Charm

Preceded by:
Jabun
Position:
Sage of Water
90 AG - 141 AG
Succeeded by:
Laruto

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