We’ve seen plenty of screenshots and footage of Midna, and now we’ve learned a small detail regarding her role in Hyrule Warriors. This concerns the story aspect of the game, so for the extremely spoiler-sensitive among you, turn back now. Though it’s worth noting that this is taken from the official Hyrule Warriors‘ Twitter account, so it’s not all that major.
It seems Midna will actually be an enemy in Hyrule Warriors, at least during the start of the game. She’s a leader of “demons” — and if we’re going by the screenshot (above) that came with the tweet, then these “demons” refer to an army of Stalfos and Stalchildren.
Midna also steals a butterfly, though her motive wasn’t confirmed. Presumably, she has done this to provoke a conflict between herself and Agitha, who is a known fan of bugs.
This may explain previous screenshots showing Midna and new character Lana appearing to fight each other. If Lana is a heroine, then it would make sense for her to fight a “villain” — even if the opposition between the two is temporary.
After all, we’ve already learned from Nintendo’s Facebook page that “while searching for the Gate of Souls, Lana takes a detour to rescue Agitha from a horde of monsters”. Now, I think we have a good idea of who is leading said monsters.
Twilight Princess fans may also recall that Midna was rather manipulative and a little hostile at the start of that game, too, so it’s likely that she’ll come around and join the good guys in the fight against evil later in Hyrule Warriors.