Makeela Riju, also known as Riju, is a member of the Gerudo Royal line and their current monarch, ruling over them from Gerudo Town during the events of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. She is very young, and was thrust into her position of power only because of her mother's passing. Riju also possesses a personal Sand Seal named Patricia, and is shown to be a skilled Sand Seal surfer.


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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Riju is encountered not long after she ascended to her position as the chief of the Gerudo following her mother's death. She quickly saw through Link's disguise due to the information she holds about the events that occurred during The Great Calamity. Riju asks him to reclaim the Thunder Helm, a Gerudo relic stolen by the Yiga Clan.

After Link completes this task, she tells him to meet her at the South Outpost outside of Gerudo Town, where they will launch their assault on the Divine Beast Vah Naboris.

After the Divine Beast has been freed, Riju will thank Link and reward him with Urbosa's weapons: the Scimitar of the Seven and the Daybreaker shield.


  • Her full name is only known via her diary.