We eluded to the character of Princess Zelda previously when talking about the character of Link, and she has made our list as she is the one of the main characters of her game. The character made her first debut 1986, and she is often depicted in earlier games as the damsel in distress. However, as the games have adapted and evolved over the years, Princess Zelda has found herself developing alter egos, becoming a more self sacrificing character to help save her people of her kingdom. The character has also been featured in other spinoff games as well as various guest appearances as well. The popularity of the game has also led to an animated television series, books, and comics as well.