Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Zonai - Goat or Lizard?
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When it comes to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, we have cleared up most of the pressing questions. We've assembled guides covering a range of topics, but we still haven't tackled the biggest one of them all: Do the Zonai look like goats or lizards?

Now, we know what you're thinking — they're goats, right? — but over the past week we have heard more than a handful of people with the opinion that these mythical beings are instead a lot more reptilian-inspired.

We will be diving into the mysterious tribe in the following article, including screenshots of the Zonai themselves. So, if you still don't want to have any character designs spoiled, then it might be best to turn back now and wait until you have seen the tribe for yourself.

Before Tears of the Kingdom revealed one in the flesh, we were firmly Team Lizard. The reptile touches appear in all of the tribe's iconography, TOTK's ouroboros logo seemed to hint at it, and, let's admit it, the Zelda series has not historically shied away from lizard-like beings (Lizalfos, Tokay). But then the game came out and, oh... they're hairy.

If it has been a while since you last saw a TOTK cutscene, then here's a little refresher on what the tribe looks like up close:

Now, the majority of us are very much in the goat camp. The little beards, the big ears, the general goaty-ness of the facial structure. It's not what we were expecting, but it's what we've got.

And yet there are still some out there who view these mythical beings as being closer in appearance to lizards — the long face and horns on the forehead could stand in for both answers, to be fair, and bearded dragons are a thing, we suppose.

Still don't believe that this is even a real question? You can find the two sides of the debate represented in the following tweets:

So which one is it? Frankly, we don't know, but we'd be curious to see which side of the debate you lovely Zelda fans fall on. Fill out the following poll to have your say in what we're sure will be one of the great gaming discussions of all... week.

What do you think TOTK's Zonai look like?

Do you have a specific reason for your answer to The Big Question? Let us know in the comments below.