Looks can be deceiving, as some characters can seem older than they actually are, with one such character named Purah in Tears of the Kingdom neither looking nor acting like her actual age. This newest entry from the Legend of Zelda franchise has many fans questioning how old Purah really is, especially considering that she goes through quite a few physical changes between the sequel and Breath of the Wild.
How old is Purah in Tears of the Kingdom?
Despite her looks and attitude, Purah is actually 124 years old in Tears of the Kingdom. The reason she looks much younger is because of an age-reversing rune experiment gone horribly wrong. It seems Purah managed to work out the kinks by the time of Tears of the Kingdom, as she was able to restore herself to her prime age.
In Breath of the Wild, Purah looks younger. Much younger. In fact, one could easily confuse her for a 6-year-old. She’s actually Impa’s, the elder of the Sheikah tribe’s, older sister. The sequel has her controlling the age-reversing Rune much better, as she’s physically aged her own body to somewhere in her 20s now.
The fact that Purah looks and acts extremely young gives the impression of a prodigy gifted beyond her age. However, most people won’t be aware at first glance that she actually has experience backing her up. Though common sense may be questionable, she decided to test the age-reversing rune on herself.
While there is a time skip between Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom, that’s only a few years at most. So Purah clearly didn’t wait for her body to naturally age to how she is in the sequel.
Even the people of Hateno village are confused by Purah’s childish appearance. It’s been a known secret that Purah doesn’t like kids, so the villagers are understandably curious as to why a small child, who they don’t know is actually Purah, is suddenly working in her lab.
That’s how old Purah is in Tears of the Kingdom. Now you know that she’s not as childish as she appears to be. Learn more about Tears of the Kingdom from our other articles.