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Ghirahim Demon Blade - HW.png

Official artwork of Ghirahim from Hyrule Warriors.

Universe The Legend of Zelda
Debut The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (2011)
Smash Bros. appearances SSB4
Most recent non-Smash appearance The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (2021)
Console/platform of origin Wii
Species Demonic sword spirit
Gender Male
Voice actor Anri Katsu
Article on Zelda Wiki Ghirahim

Ghirahim (ギラヒム, Ghirahim) is a character from The Legend of Zelda series who debuted as the one of the two main antagonists of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and its HD remake, the other one being his master, Demise.


Link and Ghirahim's first battle from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Ghirahim first appeared in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. A demon befitting his self-proclaimed title of "Demon Lord", Ghirahim is rather cool and flamboyant, but these emotions quickly become replaced with more negative ones like anger, instability, irritation and remorselessness when his plans do not go accordingly. He wields powerful dark magic, embellished with rhombuses that are similar to the ones on his clothing, capable of teleportation, summoning monsters and even unleashing his true potential.

When Link first meets him early in his quest to find Zelda after she falls from Skyloft by a tornado, it is revealed that Ghirahim was the one who stirred up the tornado to kidnap her. Link valiantly beats him, but Ghirahim retreats as he continues to pursue her.

Throughout the game, he causes many problems for Link, Zelda and Impa by taunting and harassing them. The reason for this is eventually explained; Zelda is the physical reincarnation of the goddess Hylia and Ghirahim was solely after Hylia's divine essence, it being the sole thing capable of reviving his master, the Demon King Demise. Near the end of the game, Link would successfully vanquish Demise with the Triforce in his time, but Ghirahim kidnaps Zelda and travels back in time via the last Gate of Time, returning to a point before Demise's vanquishment and successfully reviving him. Ghirahim is then revealed to be merely the spirit within Demise's sword, as Link's ally, Fi, is to him. After Link defeats and seals away Demise permanently, Ghirahim's fate as of that point remains unclear.

Ghirahim uses attacks similar to facing him in the second phase of his first and second encounters, in which he uses darts and his signature rapier. These attacks are also used in his Hyrule Warriors appearance.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Ghirahim appears in Super Smash Bros. 4 as an Assist Trophy. He attacks fighters with both his sword and his knives, and traverses the stage primarily by teleporting. He can be flinched if he's attacked. If he is knocked off the stage, he can teleport back; attacks also cannot interrupt Ghirahim's attacks, and he can also reflect any projectiles thrown at him.

Anri Katsu reprises his role as Ghirahim, with his portrayals being re-purposed from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.


Ghirahim's trophy appears in both versions. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U it is part of the Skyward Sword Characters Trophy Box.

Ghirahim's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
NTSC Link encounters Ghirahim repeatedly during his adventure. Extremely confident, he encourages Link to use his title, Lord Ghirahim, when they first meet. Is he truly powerful, or does he use eloquent words to distract you and gain an advantage?
PAL No one has a higher opinion of Ghirahim than Ghirahim himself. You may call him Lord Ghirahim, by the way. Link is the thorn in this Demon Lord's otherwise flawless side, and though he might seem calm and collected, he'll start to lose his cool if he doesn't get his own way.
Wii: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (11/2011)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Ghirahim reprises his role as an Assist Trophy in this game, functioning identically to how he did in Smash 4, albeit KOing him earns a point. Training Mode describes his Assist Trophy as: Throws knives and slashes with a blade, closing in on opponents by dashing and warping. He cannot appear on Peach's Castle.


No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
SSBU spirit Ghirahim.png
★★★ 2 2691 8114 1211 3651 1480 4463 No Effect The Legend of Zelda Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese ギラヒム, Ghirahim
UK English Ghirahim
France French Ghirahim
Germany German Ghirahim
Spain Spanish Grahim
Italy Italian Ghiraim
China Chinese 吉拉希姆, Ghirahim
South Korea Korean 기라힘, Ghirahim
Netherlands Dutch Ghirahim
Russia Russian Гирахим