The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda is a long-running action adventure franchise with spin-offs in various genres and various media. While I've only played a few games in the series (and beaten even fewer), Zelda has been a foundational cornerstone of the games industry for as long as I can remember.

Most Zelda games are concerned with the eternally-recurring battle of good against evil, with characters like Link and Zelda herself being reincarnations or descendants that fulfill their destined roles over and over. As such, the main characters tend to be broad archetypes leaving the story to focus on the hero's journey. But the side characters who do not recur between games have more room for their own distinct personalities and stories.

Waifu Tier
The best of the best. Only one character may be in this tier for a given work or medium. This character... is Mai Waifu.