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General information
Species Gerudo
Gender Female
Homeland Hyrule
Hometown Gerudo Town
Affiliations Gerudo Town Guard
Link (ally)
Princess Zelda (ally)
First appearance Breath of the Wild (2017)

Buliara is a character in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. She is a Gerudo soldier who can be found at Gerudo Town in the Gerudo Desert region of the Gerudo province of Hyrule. Buliara is Gerudo Chieftain Makeela Riju's personal bodyguard and is a strong woman dedicated to her job. She is a skilled swordswoman who wields a two-handed Golden Claymore which is only the most talented Gerudo sword fighters carry.

In addition to her role as Riju's personal bodyguard, she is also a skilled blacksmith capable of reforging Gerudo Champion Urbosa's legendary Daybreaker shield and Scimitar of the Seven. She is also knowledgeable about the legendary Master Sword as she will make note of its absence if Link meets with Riju before obtaining it and deduces his true gender upon learning he is the Hylian Champion due to knowing the only Hylian female among the Champions was Princess Zelda showing she is knowledgeable of the group's history.


Buliara is the bodyguard of Makeela Riju, the current Gerudo Chieftain who rules over the Gerudo after the death of her mother despite her young age. As a result Buliara acts as both Riju's bodyguard and advisor due to being older and more experienced. It is implied that Buliara previously served Riju's mother, which may explain her devotion to Riju. After Riju become separated from her Sand Seal Patricia after a monster spooked her while she was returning home following her investigation of the reawakened Vah Naboris, a worried Buliara found her. Buliara blamed herself for what happened despite Riju herself admitting she was at fault for going off on her own. As a result Buliara refused to leave Riju's side even after the Thunder Helm was stolen by the Yiga Clan, leaving its recovery to Captain Teake and Gerudo Town's soldiers who were determined to restore their honor which had been wounded as a result of the Yiga Clan's attack. Retired Gerudo Guard Captain Rima notes had Buliara been on the front lines during the Yiga Clan attack they would have not been successful showing the former captain has a lot of faith in Buliara's abilities. However neither Buliara or any modern Gerudo seems to be aware the Yiga Clan had been planning the theft since Urbosa was Gerudo Chieftain before the Great Calamity as Urbosa mentioned being aware of a plot to steal it in her diary implying the theft had been carefully planned by the Yiga for more than a century.

When Link disguised as a Hylian "vai" (woman) enters the throne room of Riju's place, Buliara confront "her", though Riju notices the Sheikah Slate Link is carrying which she and Buliara known is related to Princess Zelda whom the Gerudo remain loyal to as Urbosa was close friend of both Zelda and her mother the late Queen of Hyrule who passed away suddenly eleven years before the Great Calamity which lead Urbosa to act as a surrogate mother and confidant to the Princess. Urbosa also was aware of Ganon's origins as the male Gerudo Ganondorf and joined the Champions against her peoples' wishes to support Zelda and oppose Ganon's evil to restore Gerudo honor. Despite Urbosa's death the Gerudo apparently developed a strong hatred for Ganon and remained loyal to the fallen Kingdom of Hyrule after Zelda bravely sealed Ganon in Hyrule Castle earning her the respect of the Gerudo while the Hylian Champion was assumed to have perished defending Fort Hateno though rumors persisted of his survival which gave some people hope. Riju suspects Link to be the Hylian Champion, though as they are talking Buliara remembers the only female Hylian member of the Champions to be Zelda herself as the only other female members were the Zora Princess Mipha and Gerudo Chieftain Urbosa, causing her to correctly identify Link as a "voe" (man) in disguise in violation of Gerudo law as voe are forbidden to enter Gerudo Town. However out of respect for his status and being a comrade of Lady Urbosa, Riju allows Link to remain in Gerudo Town while in disguise, though requests his aid in stopping Vah Naboris. Buliara chooses to honor Riju's decision to allow Link to maintain his disguise even though she herself seems to doubt his identity unless he has acquired the Master Sword as she notes its absence if Link meet Riju before acquiring it. Buliara reminds Riju of the Thunder Helm and suggests they have Link retrieve it from the Yiga Clan to test him as it will be needed to access Vah Naboris anyway. Riju agrees and Link is told to talk to Captain Teake to learn what she and the other soldiers have found out about the location of the Yiga Clan Hideout. Link learns that it is hidden in Karusa Valley and infiltrates the hideout where he confronts the Yiga Clan's leader Master Kohga whom he slays to retrieve the Thunder Helm. After returning to Gerudo Town, Buliara tells Link to meet Riju in her room where she explains the plan to take on Vah Naboris. With Riju's help, Link manages to enter Vah Naboris and confront Thunderblight Ganon to avenge Urbosa who had been killed by the beast during the Great Calamity. After Thunderblight Ganon is slain, Urbosa's spirit is freed and she takes control of Vah Naboris to remove the threat it posed to Gerudo Town. Riju and Buliara reward Link for his efforts by giving him the legendary Daybreaker and Scimitar of the Seven, which Buliara herself can reforge if they break. As a result Buliara functions as the Gerudo Blacksmith for the rest of the game and continues to support Riju who has proven to herself and her people she is a capable Chieftain like her mother and Urbosa. Presumably Buliara and Riju continue to aid Link and Zelda upon Ganon's defeat assisting in rebuilding Hyrule and helping combat the remnants or the leaderless Yiga Clan.


Buliara is a noble devoted and loyal soldier who takes her job seriously. However she is quick to blame herself for any failure or trouble that should befall Gerudo Town or Riju, a trait which she shares with Riju herself. The two are quite close as Buliara served Riju's late mother and acts as an advisor to the inexperienced Riju. However she respects Riju and even follows her decision to keep Link's gender a secret despite his presence being in direct violation of Gerudo Town law though this is out of respect for Link being Urbosa's comrade and status as Chosen Hero as well as being Captain of Princess Zelda's Royal Guard detail thus essentially Buliara's Hylian equivalent as he is Zelda's personal knight and sworn bodyguard. Thus Buliara is willing to bend the law if need be though both she and Riju require Link to maintain his disguise as a Hylian vai to maintain the status quo and preserve their cultural traditions while allowing Link to visit Gerudo Town to work with them in the guise of a Hylian vai.

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