New official character artwork for Skyward Sword appeared on Nintendo of America’s Twitter page today. Who is this character? I can tell you that we have seen this character in previously released trailers. To spoil yourself, check after the jump!

*This post contains spoilers. You have been warned!*

Today’s character featured by NoA is Zelda’s father and headmaster of the Knight Academy, Gaepora.

We’ve seen him before in the trailers and know a few things about him:

  • He gives Link the green garb after Zelda is kidnapped.
  • He is knowledgeable of the history and legends of Skyloft.
  • He has an owl-like “hoo, hoo, hoo” laugh.
  • His name is very similar to our favorite owl, Kaepora Gaebora.
  • He is holding a green book. Is it the Book of Mudora?

Time to let the theories fly! Is there more to Gaepora than meets the eye? Tell us what you think in the comments below or in the ZU News/Article Discussion Forum.

Sources: Nintendo of America’s Twitter, Nintendo Power Vol. 272 via ZeldaWiki