Impa from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
|Series||The Legend of Zelda series|
|First game||The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|
The Sheikah are a race found in The Legend of Zelda series who are devoted to serving the Goddesses. Because of the Goddess' stern jurisdiction over the land of Hyrule, the Sheikah's strong religious beliefs cause them to honor them and do what they desire, which is to loyally guard the Hyrule Royal Family. They did so for ages, though prior to the Hylian Civil War, which took place in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, all but a few of the species died out. Their current status is unknown, though The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess suggests that the ancient tribe of ninja like humans have died out.
After the war, only one Sheikah was thought to be alive: Impa, who was Princess Zelda's loyal servant. Still, games that took place after Ocarina of Time have revealed characters with Sheikah like attributes and qualities. Impaz, a character from Twilight Princcess, stated in the game that she was the last of her tribe, though it is not directly stated that she is an Impa (though heavily implied).
The primary distinction between Sheikah and Hylians are the Sheikah's red eyes. Excluding the Ocarina of Time manga there have been absolutely no sightings of male Sheikah.