Princess Zelda is the eponymous name commonly given to the females born into the Royal Family of Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda series. With the exception of Link's Awakening, Majora's Mask, and Triforce Heroes an incarnation of Zelda or one of her alter egos has always been one of the central characters in the series.
Each incarnation of Zelda has been shown at various ages depending upon which title they appear in. They have appeared as a child, a teenager and as a young adult; for example, the Princess Zelda in Twilight Princess is around 20 years of age.
Early on in the timeline of the series, the original Zelda, while born as a Hylian, is the mortal incarnation of the Goddess Hylia. Carrying on this divine blood, her female descendants are often named after her and are always the crown princess of Hyrule throughout its history. Several princesses within the bloodline are also the possessor of the Triforce of Wisdom, imbued with the essence of the Goddess Nayru. The essence of Nayru affords each Zelda divine wisdom, allowing them to discern the wisest decisions, especially in situations concerning the welfare of Hyrule. It grants them a myriad of mystical abilities, including the ability to heal others, though there is a possibility that this could also be an effect of their bloodline passing down Hylia's own powers and, later, the Light Force.
Powers and Stats
Tier: High 7-A. High 5-A with Light Arrows | At least High 4-C
Name: Zelda, Sheik, Tetra, Hylia
Origin: The Legend of Zelda
Age: Varies between tween years and late teens. At max, over 110 years. | Hundreds of thousands to hundreds of millions of years old
Classification: Hylian, Princess | Goddess, Her Grace
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Sealing, Magic, Teleportation and the Triforce of Wisdom (Grants increased magical prowess, Precognition, The ability to heal others, and the ability to speak with others telepathically), Fire Manipulation, Reality Warping, Possession, Blessed, Trained swordswoman and archer Ninja-like techniques, Light Manipulation, Holy Manipulation, Soul Manipulation, Forcefield Creation | Same, but boosted drastically, Time Manipulation, Earth Manipulation, Telekinesis, Air Manipulation, Immortality (Type 1)
Attack Potency: Small Island level (Helped Link fight several bosses. Possesses the Light Force, but can't draw all of its power). Dwarf Star level with Light Arrows (Does severe damage to Ganondorf) | At least Large Star level (Fought Demise)
Speed: Relativistic | Relativistic
Lifting Strength: Unknown | Unknown
Striking Strength: Small Island Class | Unknown. At least Large Star Class
Stamina: High | Extremely high
Range: Standard melee range. Extended melee range with her rapier. Hundreds of meters with magic and weaponry. | Standard melee range. At least stellar with magic.
Standard Equipment: Bow and Arrows of Light, Rapier, and Baton
Intelligence: Zelda possesses keen insight and good judgment, although this does not always avail her in eschewing capture. Most of Zelda's incarnations are additionally gifted with innate psychic or magical potencies, such as telepathy and precognition.
Weaknesses: Despite her astute knowledge, it never helped her from being a damsel in distress. Her possession requires for her to first be removed from her body, which she can't do, nor would want to do. | None notable.
Key: Zelda (Composited) | Hylia (Prime)