- Jul 1, 2018
When did Impa get a fanbase, out of curiosity? Was it Hyrule Warriors? Did she have a big role in BotW/Skyward Sword or something?
She has main character status roles in Ocarina and Skyward Sword and of course Hyrule Warriors.
She also played smaller roles in BOTW, Twilight Princess, and quite a few other games.
I think her popularity steams from a realization of importance to the series brough on by Warriors, plus the Zelda community’s want for a new protagonist, and since Impa is one of the few outside the main 3 to appear in more than one title, actually having more appearances than any side character, most have started to view her as the 4th main character.