Talk:Characters in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Just a small note[edit]

The article gives away fairly important plot points; I dunno if someone could put a disclaimer?--Pyg 01:26, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

There used to be one on each LoZ page. Most were removed. Jaxad0127 02:26, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Fan Characters?[edit]

There are certian characters that have never been mentioned before in any Zelda franchise, so I have renoved them. The characters removed are as follows: Arianna Mitaka Nito Julian Xavior Valian

They were all added by the IP 70.161.245.204.

Yes, they are fake.KrytenKoro 04:37, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Fairy annoyance[edit]

I just removed a sentence that declared Tatl to be "more annoying than Navi" for POV reasons. On the other hand, I think it may be worth noting the fan culture aspect to the fairies, in that many people -do- find them annoying. I'd have added this myself, except all my attempts at wording it came out awkward or otherwise bad. Anyone care to help? (For the record, I personally found Navi to be far more annoying than Tatl. I could ignore Tatl's bell jingle, but Navi's "Hey Listen!" get on my nerves REALLY fast. I also though Tatl had more personality with the whole "rude" thing. But that's one man's personal opinion.) Fieari July 3, 2005 23:44 (UTC)

I agree. Tatl over Navi any day. :-) Deco 4 July 2005 00:04 (UTC)
Ah, bull. At least Navi wasn't a rude, pranskter little b!tch like Tatl.

Oh yeah Tatl is much less annoying but Navi will always hold a special place in my heart simply because i grew attached to her over the game.--NobleServent2 17:14, 26 July 2006 (UTC)NobleServent2

What if we say some think Tatl is more anoying, while others think Navi is more so. Jaxad0127 17:30, 26 July 2006 (UTC)


Well, I always thought that Navi was in love with Link, and Link loved her equally, so wouldn't that make her a more important character? He didn't go searching for Tatl, after all.

Hi. There is a sentence in the article that Navi is set to return in LoZ:TPH. Could someone please provide a link? Thanks. 15.33, January 15 2007.

Its' not Navi in TPH, and Link didn't love Navi (she was a fricking fairy that left for no reason, and was ignored most of the time).KrytenKoro 04:36, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Well the reason Link didn't care about Tatl was because she forced herself in his company. Link didn't bring her along willingly. And Navi was for all intents and purposes Link's only real traveling companion so he did miss her. And Navi was very annoying with the "Hey Listen!" and we should include a small section at least about that.Kou Nurasaka 03:07, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

I agree with practically everything everyone on here has said, but it must be taken into consideration that Navi's and Tatl's annoyance is a matter of opinion. It can be put in as a side note, but nothing more. Furthermore, nowhere in the game do we ever find anything about Link and Navi having mutual affection for each other, although Link does kinda grow on her as the game progresses. Any other mention is an opinion (and not necessarily a popular one) and should therefore be omitted. This is an encyclopedia, people. Reserve your opinions for pages such as this one or blogs. cocoapropo 20:45 9 Aug, 2007

Owl[edit]

I always believed that the owl (Kaepora Gaebora) and Rauru are one and the same. There is a gossip stone that says the the owl is "someone familiar in disguise" (or something along those lines). And at certain points the owl turns its head upside down, which then give its face an appearance that is quite simular to Rauru's face.

There's rumours and theories that state that it might be true, but there is no solid evidence that I know of that firmly establishes this as fact. However, there's nothing that disproves it. It inevitably reduces down to speculation. The Missing Link 02:35, 29 July 2005 (UTC)
Or deduce from what we know about Rauru and Kaepora Gaebora. Rauru is the Sage of Light, and he preserved Link in the Temple of Time. Kaepora Gaebora is his guardian, the one that helps him in each quest he's in. So, by these things alone we can say that both Rauru and Kaepora Gaebora have a supportive interest in Link's wellfare. However, it begs the question why would Rauru need to transform into an owl just to (passively) help Link? Ereinion File:Hiveneo.gif 06:26, September 9, 2005 (UTC)
Ganon would probably be able to easily find Rauru if he went wandering around Hyrule, so maybe Rauru has the need to disguise himself - much like Zelda disguised herself as Sheik. (Just a theory).--Chris16447 22:42, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
Hmm, one would think Ganondorf would kill anyone trying to help Link, although of course that doesn't happen. Aren't sages invincible? It would be interesting to cross-check the two to see everything that proves/disproves the relationship. Scepia 08:29, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
Actually, that gossip stone says Kaepora Gaebora is the reincarnation of an ancient sage. I always thought it was sahrasala (however you spell that), but with the timeline theories, I could be wrong.JDub90 21:45, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

I added a bit about the relationship into the article. I specifically stated it isn't concretely proven. Chris3145 23:26, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

Kokiri Twins and Know-It-All brothers[edit]

The twins and brothers of the Kokiri leads to this page but they're not mentioned. I thought perhaps we could mention them after Saria, if anyone wants to? Tyciol 18:56, 3 March 2006 (UTC)

Comment[edit]

Since there's a relatively little amount of discussion for this page, I would guess that the article was primarily written by one person. From what I've read, they seem to have done a very good job, so I give my complements to the person or people that wrote it. (edit: updated signature only) dt 20:50, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Termina Counterparts[edit]

It says in the Ruto section of the entry that Ruto is the only sage from OoT to have a counterpart in MM (Lulu). I think it's pretty debatable as to whether or not Lulu is Ruto's counterpart, seeing as the two aren't as similar as any other counterparts between the two. I would also think that Darunia would have a counterpart in the gray Goron ghost you get the Goron mask from, but I'm not sure. What do you guys think of the whole Ruto/Lulu counterpart thing? Chris3145 23:18, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

Lulu's model is based on Ruto's, as Darmani's is based on Darunia, but Lulu is more similiar to Ruto. So I guess we could say that Darmani is Darunia's counterpart... Saimdusan

Hylian Loch, a Character?[edit]

Is the Hylian Loch a character? Isn't it technically a kind of fish? Saimdusan

Moreover, I have caught a 33 pound loach. And the wording on the appearance of the loach is confusing ("before the rooster crows or the wolf howls.")

So, dawn or dusk. Jaxad0127 19:22, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

Phantom Ganon[edit]

  • I believe Phantom Ganon should be split into a new article. It has appeared in multiple Zelda games, and has become a common boss. Bly1993 17:19, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
Like the others that appear in many games (Link, Zelda, Jabu-Jabu, etc), just link to the LoZ characters page. Jaxad0127 17:35, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
Non-notable. I'd suggest leaving it like it resides currently. -ZeroTalk 17:50, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Umm...[edit]

The various towns in The Adventure of Link were named AFTER the characters from OoT? Adventure of Link came out a clean 10 years before OoT. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.120.234.80 (talkcontribs)

Its because OoT comes before AoL in the timeline. Jaxad0127 04:43, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

Yes, I say if you're a Zelda fan you should know that.

Interesting. Since when did Nintendo ever post an official timeline? Until they do, it's all speculation and I believe it's safe to say that the characters were indeed named after the towns. I'm sure that's how the game developers look at it.--IRock70x7 13:42, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

The official position has always been that Ocarina is the first game in the series. So in other words, not speculation. Jeff Silvers 15:47, 23 December 2006 (UTC)

The characters are named after the towns in the real world, but in the Zelda universe the towns are named after the characters.

A timeline was mentioned by the creator and you can find it referenced as #9 on link's page71.65.34.160 09:55, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Gohma[edit]

Hasn't Gohma appearend in enough games to merit her own page, with pictures of each incarnation? Just a thought. 64.230.23.81 22:15, 14 October 2006 (UTC)


I completely agree. But, there's nothing I can do about it. I'm not used to the Wikipedia. :( Tpganon

No, since it's different in every incarnation - something like Dark Link, which, even though it's a different "person", is the same "thing", deserves its own page. Gohma, however, changes between crab, spider, scorpion, and worm/crab thing.KrytenKoro 04:34, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

hmmmm[edit]

"As the hero of time Link is caught in a glorious but depressing cycle, he must incarnate himself each and every time Ganon breaks free from his prison in the now defiled home of the Triforce."

This isn't entirely correct. Link does nothing to reincarnate himself, and there is no evidence that any of the Links (excluding OoT to MM) are the same being, in fact, I was always under the impression that they were all different beings entirely, never knowing anything about the hero of time or Ganon.

I agree. In an article in Nintendo Power Miyamoto states that most Legend of Zelda (s) happen about a 100 years apart from each other. There just happens to be a young man named Link, who saves Hyrule (or other areas depending on where the game took place)

Where is this found? It needs deletion. --Zooba 20:36, 2 December 2006 (UTC)

It allready got deleted. --Purplepurplepurple 14:36, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

Same Link in OoT-MM,ALttP-LA,LoZ-AoL,TWW-PH and OoS OoA. - Luigi128

The last comment on here is not entirely accurate. All we know for sure is that the OoT and MM Links are the same, and that the TWW and PH Links are the same, and that the OoS and OoA are the same. Each of the latter games (except for OoS and OoA, which essentially take place simultaneously) take place right after the former (or shortly enough thereafter that the Links in both games are the same). Miyamoto tells us (and the sources are available on a lot of the game pages) that LoZ takes place long before AoL, and though the same Zelda may therefore be employed, the same Link is not. cocoapropo 21:15 9 Aug, 2007

...WOW. Umm, you got Zelda and Link mixed up for AoL - it is made clear in the prologue and in everything we know about those two games that it is the same Link, and a different (ancient) Zelda.
As for ALttP-LA - that's specifically part of the backstory, that he had just finished ALttP and was training to be better able to protect it.KrytenKoro 14:12, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Sheik/Zelda debate[edit]

Although the article says that the official comic/manga states that Sheik is male, I believe this is in terms of perception, such as the characters belief that Sheik is male. I don't believe it's factually stated that Sheik is male. Plus, at the end of the comics/manga, Sheik's face wrap falls off, and reveals Zelda's feminine face.

Ahhh... the eternal debate. I only question this, because I'm pretty sure it doesn't say that Sheik's a guy exactly... —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 72.92.187.75 (talk) 02:35, 8 December 2006 (UTC).

Well I wont swear to this but I always thought that Zelda used her Sage powers as well as magical ability to change herself completely. Including things like her sex, eye color, hair length, and body profile. Sheik appears very much to be male. I really wish voice acting were in the game so we could tell if Sheik had a feminine voice or not!? But yeah I think that Zelda fully changed her sex, body profile and so on so it was even harder for Ganondorf to find her.Kou Nurasaka 03:13, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Okay, let's clear this up. According to the game itself—the only source recognized as being fully acceptable—Zelda is female. Other characters that interact with Zelda, and even the player up until the revelation at the end of the game, are made to believe that her Sheikah counterpart, Sheik, is male. As Sheik and Zelda are one and the same, Sheik is nothing more than Zelda in disguise (and as such, a female), but Zelda passes herself off to Link (only while in disguise) as male, making her illusion complete so that she can hide from Ganondorf. cocoapropo 21:20 9 Aug, 2007

....the games never say that Shiek is merely a costume, and in fact, a magical effect occurs when she changes back - she doesn't just rip off her clothes. Add to that that it's not exactly easy for such a, well, feminine woman to masquerade as a very masculine man; just calling yourself male isn't usually enough to convince other people.
Plus, the official manga gives the possibility that she used magic to change her sex — and I should think it would be clear why that theory wasn't present in the Western version of the game.KrytenKoro 14:15, 10 August 2007 (UTC)
NO version of the game had this theory. The western version is identical to the Japanese version (even the languages are found in their own cartridges). The manga isn't the same continuity. Saying that Shiek is officially male because of this adaptation is like saying that Vaati made peace with Ezlo and went to live with the Minish at the end of The Minish Cap. 208.101.150.53 05:21, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
Is the OoT manga even made by the same person as the TMC manga? I didn't say Shiek is "officially male" - I said that the manga introduces the theory that she completely changed her gender, meaning it was a possibility in the creators' minds (especially since that detail wasn't necessary, unlike in TMC, where they had to change it to have resolution - the game's resolution relies on two full other games). Seeing as the games do not refute that, it is somewhat silly to be so vehemently against the idea. There is a real difference between refuting and merely not commenting on something, which some people seem to forget.KrytenKoro 17:54, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, try again.[edit]

"In the credits, he is seen sitting alone with the Zora King, while everyone else is celebrating at Lon Lon Ranch. This in itself is impossible, as if the Kokiris left their native forest they would turn into Skull Kids."

Sorry, but this information is incorrect. Kokiris will not turn into skull kids if they leave. They only turn into skull kids if they are lost in the Lost Woods for a long time. The only thing that was said when Kokiris leave Kokiri Forest is "they will die." The kid guarding the exit to Hyrule Field said that to Link when he tires to leave. I think this is more of a warning from the Deku tree that they may in fact die when they leave, not an actual sudden death as soon as you step foot out of the forest type thing. Anyways, they do ot turn into skull kids if they leave. --IRock70x7 13:57, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

You're right. They only turn into Skull Kids if they're in the Lost Woods for an extended period of time. As for dying if they leave the forest, this (speculation on my part) is probably more of a reference to the fact that the world outside the forest is too dangerous for the Kokiri to live in.

Pronunciations[edit]

I question the inclusion of these pronunciatons under the characters' names, since they assume that the Japanese pronunciations are correct for speakers of English. If we're supposed to pronounce Malon "Maron" because the Japanese do, are we supposed to say Zeruda (Zelda) and Rinku (Link), too? There are no official pronunciations for the game in English, and there is no reason to have these here unless they are explicitly the Japanese pronunciations. For example, Mido may have been "Meedo" when conceptualized by the Zelda team, but in the localized game, "Mido" is a real English name, pronounced the way it looks.

- I took japansee this year in high school partly,all I learned was that midori is the name for the color green which would make sense since he is the leader of the whole forest(besides the tree....nevermind it died) and the fact that they all wear green. Just wondering if it helps, along with the facts of translation(besides the fact link cant talk)the makers probly intended it. On a side note im never returning the insurance money for the pots in his house...ever. 69.251.251.2 07:24, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

It is my personal belief that pronuciations, unless the user above is correct, are subject to personal interpretation. Each player will apply what (s)he thinks is an accurate or easy-to-pronounce name for everyone and everything; therefore, unless you can cite an official source for the pronunciations that are included in the article, please leave them out, or provide the sources. It will lead to endless, unnecessary arguing (as with the whole timeline thing). cocoapropo 21:50 9 Aug, 2007

King Zora[edit]

"In Twilight Princess, which takes place several decades after Ocarina of Time, it is revealed that King Zora has died. This is revealed by the ghost of the Queen, who was killed by the game's villain Zant."

Ummm, I'm pretty sure those are two different King Zoras. By the time of Twilight Princess it would seem that most of the characters from Ocarina of Time are dead, so I don't see why the old King would have lasted that long (I have heard it's at least a full century after OoT). Furthermore, the OoT King's wife had already died in OoT, while Rutelia's husband died before her. I kind of doubt he'd have remarried. If, theoretically, the Zora lived that long, it wouldn't explain Ruto's absence, personally. So, umm, yeah, just because they're both Kings of the Zora doesn't mean they're the same guy Darien Shields 02:30, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

I agree that there's no reason to assume it's the same...after all, Ocarina of Time has King Zora XVI, so it's no secret that's the name of everyone (or at least many) on the Zora throne. Panserbjørn 04:08, 22 December 2006 (UTC)
Well, to be perfectly honest, the Zora King in OoA lives over 400 years.KrytenKoro 04:32, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

A few questions[edit]

It is stated on the page that Zelda is 17 years in the future, but I don't recall her age being mentioned anywhere in the game. Remove?

"and is subjected to the practices of brainwashing that Ganondorf has been intensely researching." - Nabooru

He did? I don't recall anything about that.

It is said Saria is one of the only four Kokiri to enter the Lost Woods. I know Fado and Mido did so too, but who's number 4? DreamingLady 13:55, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

The only thing that I can think of would be a reference to Link. He entered into the Lost Woods, although I guess that technically it would be a mistaken reference since Link isn't an actual Kokiri. If anyone else knows, please share.

Okay, thanks. I'll probably edit it later, but I hope someone else is going to answer too.DreamingLady 08:12, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

Fado[edit]

Fado is not deserving to be on this page. Mainly, all of the stuff that's on this page is specualtion. If you can verify all of that, with an official source, then fine. Heck, her name's never even stated. Besides, she's not a main character.

I don't know if you read it, but except for ONE line in the article, nothing of it is speculation. And it isn't a big one either. Everything else is fact and only about her appearance/role in the game and a small oddity EVERYONE can see. I even removed any interpretation of it. Yes, I aknowledge the first two articles I wrote about her weren't decent, and I'm sorry for that, but I have heavily edited it before putting it back. And about her not being main enough....I wouldn't consider her less important than Link (Goron), King Zora or Ingo or even Jabu-Jabu. They also didn't have very big roles (or you'd have to consider blocking the path with your fat behind being a big role ^^). The reason I put her on the page in the first place is because both the article about TWW Fado and the Kokiri (and probably TP Fado once it is created) refer to her (not my work). So I guessed people would appreciate it if they could read something about her. I know I would've appreciated it when I noticed she apparently has a name. Fado always fascinated me for being different, but seemingly not being a Hylian or having anything to do with the story. Why's she different? Why does she keep talking about Mido in a way I can only reason they are siblings (or that she has a very scary crush on him)? Then, I searched for her on internet. There's hardly any real info about her, except her name's Fado (allthough I couldn't find the source for that piece of knowledge) and that most people who know a bit more about her think (know?) she's Mido's sis. Some small info can be found at http://zso.krahs-emag.com/ OOT beta A+B reversed, page 3. Anyway, I think she does deserve to be on the page(though I will await your response(s) before putting her back). Not because she's important to the story, but because she's the odd case. Why did Nintendo spend time on her if she doesn't fullfill any role worth of going through all the trouble? Why does she have a name so similar to another character she frequently refers too? Why did they decide to remove her in the adult timeline? Why did they put a character with the same name and from the same race in TWW, who happened to be the kind of sage Nintendo eventually decided NOT to put in OOT (same site, beta codes -> items). And a bit off track, didn't Nintendo promise more dungeons in the add-on and expand the story a little(search wikipedia for 64dd)? Note, I don't intend to put these questions (or their thousand-and-one possible answers) in Fado's article (except for that minor part about Mido). I'm just using it now to argue she does have enough background to deserve a place on the page.DreamingLady 10:07, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

I can certainly understand your fascination with her, but we don't really know anything about her. I checked out the link that you put on this page and, yes, I saw the picture that you were talking about. But, that's not an official Nintendo site. I guess my point is if someone creates a websits that doesn't mean that what they put on there is fact. If Nintendo or Miyamoto (forgive my spelling, 'cause that's probably not right) or someone like that came out and gave info about her, then I would definitely agree that she deserves to be in the article. But, as it stands now, they haven't. Heck, we don't even know if Fado is her name. It is never mentioned in the game, just like the majority of the people you meet aren't. Now, as for the importance factor, she is less important than King Zora, Jabu-Jabu, Link (Goron), and Ingo because they all play small yet vital roles in the game. King Zora is the father of one of the Sages, he is the one who aks you to save his daughter and and let's you pass, and he gives you the Zora Tunic and some key pecies of info to the storyline. (Telling you that his daughter is missing.) Jabu-Jabu might not ever speak, but his act of sucking in Ruto played a huge part in the game. Things would have been far different had he not done so, wouldn't you agree? Ingo was not a character that you had to interact with, but he was arguably the main antagonist of the Lon Lon Ranch side-quest. Now, as for Link (Goron), yea, he's not real pivitol to the plot, but he is the one who fills you in on what happened with his dad. You wouldn't know about it if it wasn't for him. He gives you the Goron Tunic, which is essential, and, if I remember correctly, he re-opens the door to Darunia's chamver for you. Ultimately, all of those characters have some key role in the game. You have to interact with most of them to progress or complete possibly the most important side quest in the game. But, with this Kokirir girl, she gives you nothing beyond random dialouge. Maybe she is a close friend to Mido or like a lacky of his, wanting to fill him in on all that goes on. I don't know, but I do know that no one else does. Plus, she looks different in the Beta version screen shot, but maybe all of the Kokiri dressed that way at first. We odn't know what they planned. Anyways, in all of this I have to say that I am not trying to screw with you when I delete that section. I'm not trying to be rude or anything of that nature, and if I've come across as such, then my apologies. I just think that it shouldn't be in the article because Wikipedia is all about proven fact.

Your spelling is fine, don't worry. And no, I don't take this personal (although Fado is one of my fav Zelda characters ^^). I understand the reasons not to put her on the page, but I do not agree with them. Yes, the site is not official. If it would be, it'd be rather odd, non? Nintendo investigating and speculating about their own work. I can give links to some other sites that also have beta stuff, but most say the same thing and have the same screenshots (I wanted to give a better link in the first place, but it seems they've removed the comments about the screenshots, making it a standard beta quest page.) It aren't official sites, but those pics are real. They were published during the production days and now float around the internet. Don't take this the wrong way, but I wonder if you read what I wrote about Fado. Because 1/4th of my decision to put her on the page was because of several sites. 3/4th was for the facts that are ingame and I couldn't help but notice. I haven't put anything speculated on those unofficial sites in the article, except the stuff about Mido, which I'd happily edit. A side-quest is never important. Maybe popular or giving a good reward, but never important. And I don't think there's any difference in those two factors between the Biggoron's Sword quest or the Epona quest. Oh wait, Epona was needed for the Poes, right? Alright, beats the BS quest. However, I don't think it matters much, cause it's just as likely people will want the BS too. And therefore, they need to talk with Fado. She's not the main character of the sidequest, but probably the most memorizable one for her awkward quotes. That she looks different in the pic isn't that strange btw. This was way before the game was released and as you can see, a lot of other pics also show things that have been changed (the fairy being the second most interesting). Anyway, what I wrote about her is nothing but fact (except for the name maybe, but I don't see anyone claiming it's not true. Only pages with good info claiming it is) and a bit of admitted speculation. Fado doesn't have a big role in the game, I cannot deny that. But then again, the other character pages aren't that strict either.

I did read what you wrote, because I specifically remembered seeing that it was much shorter than before. And, yes, the info that was there was, for the most part, true. But it was just the fact that she had the name Fado. I don't see where that is coming from. More like it's just small group of fans who reached a consensus to call her that. I don't think it's true, but not because it's wrong, but rather because we simply don't know. Maybe she was designed to look different so that you would remember her when she gives you the saw, I'm not sure. I just don't like it when we start speculating on what a picture means because we get too far into opinion. For example, on Malon's section somone put in that pictures of Link and Malon together can be found on the net. But, what does that prove? Now, I admit that you're pic was far more reliable since it was from the beta version, but we still don't have any information beyond what we see there. I just don't want this article to get to the point where it has every single character has a section. One for the chicken lady (Anju in MM), the guard who wants the Keaton's Mask, the woman who has a little doog named Richard, etc. I just think that if you start putting that stuff on there, then where does it end? But, if you want to add her back in, then I'm okay with it, I guess. I would just recomend that you title it as something like 'Kokiri girl' or something similar to that, and then mention the beleif that her name is Fado in the section itself.

No, I won't put her back for now. I feel challenged and I will first see if I can figure out where the rumour(?) of he name comes from. At the same time, I can investigate what's with this character Aria (a name I've heard often as well, but was always very sceptic about). Maybe I will eventually decide not to put her back. Thanks ^^. DreamingLady 10:36, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Okay, so I've beean asking around, and so far, I have no link or something to prove her name is fado. But apparently, and I quote: "Fado's name was mentioned on the offcial Zelda site a long time ago stating that her name is not mentioned in the game but her name was Fado." If anyone here can confirm this, it'd be great! Anyway, I'm waiting a little longer to see what I can get before putting her back. DreamingLady 18:25, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Were you able to find anything on Fado? I know you were looking for official information, and I was just curious if anything came up.

More about Aria than about Fado. Anyway, Fado's name was mentioned of the official Zelda site around the time of the production of OOT and its release. It was also said her name doesn't appear in the game. The people who replied answered this about her name. I haven't been able to get anything about her relation with Mido yet, though. DreamingLady 10:21, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

I'm not really part of this project but I'd like to know if you guys could add something. In Ocarina of Time have you noticed she laughs when she asks you, "Are you going to be a Stalfos, too?" On the article you could say that in the adult timeline she became sadistic or something. --Cabbage9 04:00, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

In reply to the last comment, it's not relevant. The only reason to leave her on as having a place is that she plays a critical (albeit a very small and comparitively insignificant) role in the Biggoron's Sword side quest. I'm not going to remove it, but if there's no official word/evidence that her name is Fado, and that the origin of the name is derived from solfege, this paragraph should be omitted in the interest of keeping the article kosher. If you're going to leave it as part of the article, please include an official citation. cocoapropo 21:35 9 Aug, 2007

Darunia's Son[edit]

It stated in the article that Link is not Darunia's son's official name. But, it is. Sure, his name will change depending on what the character names Link, but his official name is still Link. Just like how Link (the hero) can have his name changed by the player, but his official name is still Link, Darunia's son is the same.

Darunia's son and Link may share the same "official" name, but as the name will change at the character's option, Darunia's son technically has no official name. "Link" as the official name of the hero character in the Zelda series is established and has been so from day one. Darunia's son is only in this game (as specifically stated) and is therefore subject to whatever name the player chooses. cocoapropo 21:40 9 Aug, 2007

Actually, he's in Majora's Mask as well. And as "Link" is always the character's official name, then "Link of the Gorons" is the official name for this character. You can have a note that the character's name will change if the player gives themselves a different name, but "Link of the Gorons" is his name.KrytenKoro 14:18, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Zelda II town names[edit]

I have a bit of beef over the article stating that the towns were named after the sages. is there ANY sourcing for that, or is it just speculation.DurinsBane87 09:56, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

this is already mentioned further up71.65.34.160 09:49, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Bongo Bongo's Origin[edit]

"An old man in Kakariko Village describes a 'man with the eye of truth whose house stood where the well was', possibly referring to someone who later became Bongo Bongo."

I removed that because I believe that the line is merely a hint, informing the player where to find the "Eye of Truth", an item that allows players to see certain things which can't normally be seen(it's in a mini maze at the bottom of a well). I've played this game extensively and never found anything about the origin of the boss, besides the fact that it was imprisoned and later escaped, so I think it's just speculation.

I also changed the word "cycloptic" to "cyclopean", because I think the latter is the proper adjective. ^-^

Adrael 07:50, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Your last comment is okay; there is actually no such adjective, so it's at the writer's discretion to make one up, but I like "cycloptic" better, even though there may be a word which more thoroughly or accurately describes the beast in question. cocoapropo 21:45, 8 July, 2007

Game Guideness[edit]

I tryed to start going through the messages and delete the stuff thats too game guidey. For example, it isn't necesary to list how to defeat each character, or how to get this or that from each character. ANY help would be appreciatedDurinsBane87 22:25, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

I agree with you. I put some of that in occasionally (or, more likely, I correct it when it is in there), but you are correct—this is not a walkthrough, it's an encyclopedia. cocoapropo 21:45 9 Aug, 2007

Royal personifications[edit]

I note the inconsistent use of 'she' and 'it' in the Queen Gohma section...personally I feel that the Queen honorific makes 'she' more appropriate. The same goes for King Dodongo. PJSaunders 23:26, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

That sounds fine to me, and long as they match up with each other. Go ahead and change them.DurinsBane87 23:37, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

Boss "characters"[edit]

Except possibly for Volvagia, who is a true character in the manga, none of these creatures are appropriate for this page. Since most of this info is a repetition of info on the Bosses page, I suggest that any non-redundant detail be moved there, and a simple

See Bongo Bongo

replace it (obviously, tweak it for each boss).KrytenKoro 04:30, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Ingo[edit]

Ingo appears in Ocarina of Time and in Oracle of Seasons. Should Ingo be in the recurring character page instead? --80.195.190.235 06:09, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

Deletion?[edit]

This is retarted. Nearly every pic is nominated for deletion. Who's the moron with the stick up their ass that's doing this? 99.243.212.228 16:55, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Maybe, instead of complaining, go insert the rationales for them?KrytenKoro 17:34, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

King Zora[edit]

This is about the King Zora in Ocarina of Time. Apparently, his full name is King Do Bon III. Should this be included to the article? .:Alex:. 13:45, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

...no? Because the game gives his name as King Zora XIV or some variant? Where are you getting this from?KrytenKoro 18:30, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

I agree. If you can provide an "official" source, go ahead and add it in, but if not, please leave it out. cocoapropo 20:25 9 Aug, 2007

Source: http://www.thehylia.com/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1173582355&archive=&start_from=&ucat=19&. It's an interview with Eiji Aonuma by Nintendo Dream. This is a translated version but the name is also given on the original japanese webpage. .:Alex:. 10:27, 10 August 2007 (UTC)
Okay, so its also the same King Zora from TP. Then what the hell? What happened to Ruto?
Also, if the execution was soon after Link's child ending, then why the hell did it take him a hundred years to get to Zant?Not even Mr. Lister's Koromon survived intact. 03:38, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
Yes I was trying to figure that out myself. Either the devs have made a mistake here or Ganondorf is doing something else during this time. Maybe he's lost? Maybe he's temporarily frozen? .:Alex:. 20:03, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
It's still safe to say, then, that King Zora's "official english language name", if you'll follow me, is King Zora the 14th. As for him surviving to TP, that's odd, but explainable. In the oracle games, the zoras are shown to have very long lifespans.. the royalty anyway. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.72.21.221 (talk) 00:38, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
Well, its not weird that he's still alive, its weird that there's no mention of Ruto. And instead, he has a wife Rutela and son Ralis. Very strange.Not even Mr. Lister's Koromon survived intact. 03:05, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

King Zora in Twilight Princess.[edit]

In Twilight Princess, King Zora is dead, and so is his wife, Queen Rutela. They also have a son named Prince Ralis, but Princess Ruto is missing. Naturally, we can assume that this is a separate King Zora, except for one significant detail - he made garments for the chosen hero. This means that when the Hero of Time grew up (in this timeline), he donned the Zora Armor at some point. Since there were no other Heroes / Links between Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess, obviously it's the Hero of Time, meaning that it's the same King Zora as in Ocarina of Time. As for Princess Ruto's absence, I think she's one of the Sages now (even though their appearances are different, I'm positive they're supposed to be the same Sages, even if they are more spirit-like), specifically the Sage of Water that got killed by Ganon. 208.101.150.53 14:25, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

  • Since there is no official timeline, and more games could come out that take place between OoT and TP, this is speculation, and can't be put in the article.Purplepurplepurple 16:12, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
"You got Zora armor! This armor was handed down through the Zora royal family. If you have it equipped, you can move freely through the water...but you will be more vulnerable to fire and ice attacks."
Besides Midna's "It's nifty that you have that", the Zora Armor is not mentioned in in-game text.
It is alluded to with:
"During his lifetime, my husband created garments specifically for the chosen

hero, garments that house the abilities of the Zora."

Which raises the clear argument that THE HERO OF TIME IS NOT MENTIONED IN THAT SENTENCE - only the "chosen hero". It's made clear over and over that, like most other Link's, TP Link's hero-dom was prophesied. It's clearly a different King Zora.KrytenKoro 17:57, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Paradox[edit]

I was playing the game over again and a small paradox exists. Ganondorf got the Triforce of Power by stealing it after Link opens the Door of Time and pulls the Master Sword out right? Well without Link removing the sword and creating the pathway to the Triforce couldn't it have all been avoided? Kou Nurasaka 00:49, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

That's not a paradox, though - Link never goes back and un-does letting Ganon in.KrytenKoro 06:06, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

Oh right, now that i think about your right! oops!Kou Nurasaka 18:18, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Volvagiaoot.jpg[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg

Image:Volvagiaoot.jpg is being used on this article. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in this Wikipedia article constitutes fair use. In addition to the boilerplate fair use template, you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale for why using this image in each article is consistent with fair use.

Please go to the image description page and edit it to include a fair use rationale. Using one of the templates at Wikipedia:Fair use rationale guideline is an easy way to insure that your image is in compliance with Wikipedia policy, but remember that you must complete the template. Do not simply insert a blank template on an image page.

If there is other fair use media, consider checking that you have specified the fair use rationale on the other images used on this page. Note that any fair use images uploaded after 4 May, 2006, and lacking such an explanation will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you.

BetacommandBot 23:28, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Mido.gif[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg

Image:Mido.gif is being used on this article. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in this Wikipedia article constitutes fair use. In addition to the boilerplate fair use template, you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale for why using this image in each article is consistent with fair use.

Please go to the image description page and edit it to include a fair use rationale. Using one of the templates at Wikipedia:Fair use rationale guideline is an easy way to insure that your image is in compliance with Wikipedia policy, but remember that you must complete the template. Do not simply insert a blank template on an image page.

If there is other fair use media, consider checking that you have specified the fair use rationale on the other images used on this page. Note that any fair use images uploaded after 4 May, 2006, and lacking such an explanation will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you.

BetacommandBot 05:00, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Talon.jpg[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg

Image:Talon.jpg is being used on this article. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in this Wikipedia article constitutes fair use. In addition to the boilerplate fair use template, you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale for why using this image in each article is consistent with fair use.

Please go to the image description page and edit it to include a fair use rationale. Using one of the templates at Wikipedia:Fair use rationale guideline is an easy way to insure that your image is in compliance with Wikipedia policy, but remember that you must complete the template. Do not simply insert a blank template on an image page.

If there is other fair use media, consider checking that you have specified the fair use rationale on the other images used on this page. Note that any fair use images uploaded after 4 May, 2006, and lacking such an explanation will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you.

BetacommandBot 04:22, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Malon2.jpg[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg

Image:Malon2.jpg is being used on this article. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in this Wikipedia article constitutes fair use. In addition to the boilerplate fair use template, you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale for why using this image in each article is consistent with fair use.

Please go to the image description page and edit it to include a fair use rationale. Using one of the templates at Wikipedia:Fair use rationale guideline is an easy way to insure that your image is in compliance with Wikipedia policy, but remember that you must complete the template. Do not simply insert a blank template on an image page.

If there is other fair use media, consider checking that you have specified the fair use rationale on the other images used on this page. Note that any fair use images uploaded after 4 May, 2006, and lacking such an explanation will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you.

BetacommandBot 07:45, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Recent changes[edit]

Lets start off with the sages being considered "main characters". They aren't. They are in very little scenes comparitively. There are 4 true main characters. The protagonist Link. The antagonist Ganondorf. The third tri-force holder, and the name character Zelda. And Link's sidekick Navi. Sages are important indeed but should not be featured in the main character section. Second do not bunch characters together, i can maybe see Great Deku Tree and Great Deku Sprout, but Malon and Talon? come on get real. Just leave everyone seperate. Now down to the big issue. The Boss characters. Why are they being removed? In my opinion in is a terrible idea. Since this game has very few characters with true names, i find it rediculous to remove 1/4-1/3 of the beings from the list, even if they do only have direct links. Obviously i can be persuaded a little, but At the same time don't expect me to just back down for no reason at all. Put out some solid facts on why you feel otherwise, and we can debate it here. --EveryDayJoe45 21:30, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

Boss characters - because the project agreed that they simply aren't characters. Those who happen to be bosses and characters are given regular sections in the body, but just being a bigger monster does not make one a character. I mean, seriously, Morpha? When does that thing show one instant of characterization?Not even Mr. Lister's Koromon survived intact. 02:10, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

Discussions[edit]

Heres some recent major edits that have been done to this page. I have reverted them for now so that they can be discussed here. I would like to point out that I dont necesarily disagree with all these recent changes, I merely feel like nobody or no project gets full control over what happens, if A) it is not against wikipedia guidelines and B) It is this major that many editors who worked hard on this page's edits are emrely wiped out because someone doesn't agree. Here are the issues.

  • Recurring characters lose all there info dealing with OOT and receive instead a link to their section on the recurring characetrer page.
  • Boss Characters stay or go. This has been an issue before and tye have been removed and brought back a lot in the past.
  • Many characters have been erased with no apparent reason other then they may not be notable enough.

Discuss --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 20:36, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

  1. The article that readers are directed to should adequately cover them. As it stands, this article acts as a "Recurring characters in The Legend of Zelda series" article, with all recurring characters discussing their roles in other games.
  2. Boss characters go. They are not characters, we do not list every single Mario boss on the Mario character page.
  3. Not being notable enough is an outstandingly excellent reason for them to be erased. Dark Link, for one, has no importance in this game. - A Link to the Past (talk) 20:39, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
I'm with ALttP on this. That "many editors [have] worked hard on this page's edits" isn't a valid reason considering the disclaimer displayed on every edit page. Haipa Doragon (talkcontributions) 21:25, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
More importantly, this page doesn't have a reference section—are there enough secondary sources to allow us to even have this article, and if so, what content can be supported? Pagrashtak 22:15, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
I agree, the references leave something to be desired. Also, on the subject, should we maybe get rid of Phantom Hourglass' and Minish Cap's lists? - A Link to the Past (talk) 23:02, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, those ones in particular seem very impoverished; the PH article is almost all plot description. Haipa Doragon (talkcontributions) 02:07, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
Ok A Link to the Past I'm here. Sorry I havn't been on wikipedia, sorry I'm not on every second hope that doesnt offend you. Anyway Basically I just think we should take this on a step by step basis and figure out what moves are best for the page then we can have a straw poll. The other character pages I really have no comment on. --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 02:13, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
Are you, who criticized me for not participating in the discussion, actually criticizing me for criticizing you for being the only one not discussing it? lololol. - A Link to the Past (talk) 02:18, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
Straw poll? Things are only done by consensus here. Haipa Doragon (talkcontributions) 02:24, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
A Link to the Past see my talk page, because you my friend are what we would call clueless. And Okay consensus is good, but its obviously going to be a much more heated debate. --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 02:49, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
"I added a discussion to the talk page, participate." How am I clueless? Are you suggesting that I was procrastinating with the discussion? I mean, I can't really ascertain any meaning from that discussion, so I'm kind of lost as to how you're mocking me for responding with the very same thing - "participate". - A Link to the Past (talk) 03:05, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
I know I'm not one to talk, but guys, just drop it. You're getting off topic, and it's not going to go anywhere good.
  1. Can we not discuss the other lists here? If major edits are going to be done to other articles, they need to be discussed or pointed to from that article, so that its editors know what's going on and can participate.
  2. The bosses should be removed, and stay removed. Recurring characters should be "main" links to the recurring characters article, if they have an entry there. But definitely, this article should not mention the other games at all, except possibly MM, as it is directly linked. Maybe we could merge MM and OoT? After all, characters are shared between the two, much more than even the Oracle games.
  3. We can get sources for almost all of these from the official site, and since this is Ocarina of Time, after all, we can definitely find enough second-party sources to achieve notability. So "unnotable" characters, in the context of the wider world, is not a problem. The only ones we're really going to need to drop are the ones whose purpose is to stand around and fill up the screen.
  1. EDJ, if you'd like to make a show of good faith, you and me can start dredging the Great Hyrule Encyclopedia and the web for sources for these sections. Other guys, if you could please leave the page in its prior condition while we do this, or help add sources, it would be perfectly fair (to me) to judge it afterwards. I'll start dredging sources tomorrow, since I have registration to be working on tonight and tomorrow morning.Not even Mr. Lister's Koromon survived intact. 05:41, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
Alright, sorry I've been really busy lately with finals for college, but I'll start referencing. --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 22:39, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
I continue to assert that this article should not have content redundant to the Recurring characters article or the characters' article. If the Recurring characters article and the characters' article are good enough, they should adequately cover it without going too in depth into the plot of OoT. - A Link to the Past (talk) 22:47, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
I actually diasagree on that issue since I don't think a few lines of summary directed purely on OOT has to be eliminated just because of the recurring characters description. Anyway, I really want to start referencing, but I got to study so I will try to be on later, but more realistically tomorrow. --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 23:52, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
While the references are being worked on, can we at least remove the very trivial characters like the Know-It-All Brothers? We don't need to include every single character from the game. Pagrashtak 16:15, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
I added the official encyclopedia reference --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 01:24, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
If we can find sourcing for the characters, then they're not as trivial as we think. Please, give this two weeks (it's finals for me right now, so I can't really spend too much time on this myself), and let's see where it is then. Once we've tried to source everything we can, I have no problem with gutting anything that is unsupportable.Not even Mr. Lister's Koromon survived intact. 03:21, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
I'm not going to lie I have tried to find time to do all this, but its real hard around this time with Finals. So I don't know if I'm going to be able to actually truly get involved until next week. --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 05:18, 13 December 2008 (UTC)
Alright Its time to get back to this and clear everything up. So whenever anyone can get the chance letxs try to compile references for this page. --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 04:42, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
Like I said, no sources can exist for their notability. They aren't even remotely important to OoT. - The New Age Retro Hippie used Ruler! Now, he can figure out the length of things easily. 05:37, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
But I don't see why we need to discuss guides as a source - I'm certain they cover them, but solely because they're relevant to what they're covering. - The New Age Retro Hippie used Ruler! Now, he can figure out the length of things easily. 07:25, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
What do we have left going for a Zelda music section on this wiki? Could we maybe have a brief mention of them there, since they were involved in studying the Ocarina and etc.? I agree that they're not big enough to have here, and probably not on recurring, but they do have some relevance to the music.Not even Mr. Lister's Koromon survived intact. 09:42, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
Should We restore the Volvagia section? He actually has charactericsitc because of the manga, much more than Morpha or King Dodongo for example.Whats your guys thoughts? --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 00:16, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

Be prepared for long exposition. Here is what makes sense to me:

We all keep the main characters in this list. But, we should separate Ganondorf from Ganon. When a reader, unfamiliar to the series, reads about these characters, the articles will explain the characters, but should seem ambiguous; as to not give away too much if the character has an alter ego. Canonically, Ganondorf, King of the Gerudo thieves is Ganondorf Dragmire. When he is transformed into the demonic beast in the game's epilogue, he becomes Mandrag Ganon. Sort of similar to the Antichrist and Satan parallel in the Book of Revelations. It's almost a spoil to combine their "egos" into one article. Let it be a surprise for them. We, of course, already know, but it also gives us the excuse to create more articles. Sometimes as a writer, you have to be clever. You all don't have to take this suggestion, but it seems neat to at least think about.

Also, Princess Zelda is obviously a woman. But, Sheik is exclusively male. I myself own The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Official Nintendo Player's Guide, published in 1998; ISBN: 4549669145. On page 67, here is a brief description concerning "HIM."--

Sheik- The youth known as Sheik appeared in Hyrule after Link returned to the Temple of Time. Sheik always kept his face masked and his voice muffled, so Link had no way of knowing if Sheik was someone he had once known or an agent of the sages sent to help the Hero of Time on his quest.

So, Sheik himself is male. In all pictures and depictions of him, his physique shown wearing a form-fitting costume is masculine. In the Ocarina of Time manga, disregarding official canon, it is suggested that Princess Zelda herself hid her cognizance or whatever and transformed herself into a male. Official sources, as I have researched to the best of my ability, have not clearly defined this. So, here is what I believe. Sheik is Zelda's alter ego. The Sheikah are the "shadow folk" or shadow personages of Hylians. If any Hylian had to go into hiding as the Royal Family is implied to have done, they would don a Sheikah persona. The Sheikah have much knowledge in combat and magic. With magic, they could transform their whole body to fit the disguise most suitable for their ultimate protection. Changing genders back and forth is obviously impossible in reality. But, in a world where "fictitious magic" exists, it's possible. Zelda was transformed into a male to deter Ganondorf from discovering her whereabouts, plans, and the fact that she is still alive. For the sake of preventing confusion, Zelda is female, a "she" and Sheik is a male, a "he." Sheik should always be referred to as a male.

Whew... long explanations, huh? Also, we keep all the secondary characters except the Know-It-All Brothers. Link continues to interact with all the others in some form, except these characters. We should reverse Flat and Sharp to Sharp and Flat. Sharp is the Elder, and Flat is the Younger. Also, I have done research to prove that the Cucco lady's name is Anju; the Boss Carpenter's is Mutoh, and the Lazy Bum is Grog. Go to http://www.gamehiker.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page and choose Zelda. Then locate Characters in Legend of Zelda series. You can find characters from the various games. Note that some of the characters that appeared in Ocarina of Time were officially named by Nintendo when they appeared in a future installment. This also happens alot in the Halloween motion picture saga, and yes, it can be annoying.

All the other characters, regardless of how brief they make an appearance, do have dialogue that drives game play and the overall story. Side quests, in especially the Biggoron's Sword, reunite adult Link with people he interacted with as a youth. It's interesting to learn what has happened to these people in seven years.

Also, the blond Kokiri girl is named Fado. Go here http://www.zeldawiki.org/Fado_(Ocarina_of_Time). Although she is not mentioned by name in the game, she was named during development and later canonized. So, although some of these characters received their names after the game was completed, that doesn't mean we should exclude them in our list. By the way, if we want, we can include spiritual stone and temple bosses. But, the dinosaurs that wield swords and the like are characters that don't merit inclusion on this particular character page.

Also, we should all remember that this is the Characters in the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. No other characters from other games should be mentioned except in this way: at the end of a character article, they have a counterpart in a sequel, as the name of a town (Nabooru, Saria) or are a descendant (King Zora). But, they themselves should not have their own full description. By the way, King Zora XVI (the sixteenth) is the name for the Zoran patriarch in Ocarina of Time. The sign at Lord Jabu-Jabu's alter says not to disturb that leviathan deity by order of the king.

People constantly refer to Wikipedia for information, so we writers must do our best to provide them with articles that are clear, concise, correct, and complete. All available sources and references must be provided. Now, I'll do my part in composing the proper English prose and eloquence. But, I respectfully request that we all agree on what ultimately stays and what goes. I have many resources at my reach so you can trust from now all that I'll provide reliability in references.

God be with you. By the Grace of God, Elijah Lionel Luthor I (EmperadorElijah (talk) 03:42, 11 January 2009 (UTC))

Compiled references[edit]

http://www.zelda.com/universe/pedia/ ([1].)

Flat & Sharp[edit]
I can't find sources on the zeldapedia for Sharp and Flat, but here's what the game has. I'm sure the NP guides mention them too.
  • Royal Composer Bros.

Sharp the Elder R.I.P. Royal Composer Bros. Flat the Younger R.I.P. I am one of the ghostly composer brothers of Kakariko Village. All the people in this village are born to serve the Royal Family of Hyrule. We brothers also served the Royal Family, and were assigned to study the hereditary mystic powers of the family. Though we never could figure out the power of the Triforce, we had almost completed our study of controlling time with the tones of ocarinas. Uh, I mean... Actually, we did complete that study! We would have been famous, if that hateful Ganondorf had not tried to steal our results. We could never let him reap the fruits of our research! That's why we gave our lives to protect the secret.

Are you the one who freed my soul? I served the Ikana Royal family. I am the composer called Flat. The songs connected to the Royal Family that remain here were all composed by my brother and I. Oh...Sharp, my dear brother. He sold his soul to the devil and was the one who locked me in here... You who do not fear the dead, learn well the song that is inscribed behind me... And if you ever meet my brother, I'd like you to inform him... The thousand years of raindrops summoned by my song are my tears.

The thunder that strikes the earth is my anger! ...I have made my request. The thousand years of raindrops summoned by my song are my tears.

The thunder that strikes the earth is my anger! Here is written the song that shall cleanse his cursed, black soul.

We could maybe give a passing mention of these in regards to the Ocarina or the series' music: Something like "Link learns his songs from a variety of characters, ranging from the ghostly Royal Composer Brothers, Flat & Sharp, to...", or explain how they studied the Ocarina for the Royal Family in a section about the OoT as an item. However, I agree that they don't merit any more than a sentence.


In regards to Sharp the Elder and Flat the Younger, information concerning these two composers can be found at http://www.zeldalegends.net/. In the left-hand margin, go to the Storyline heading then choose Game Storylines. In the next page, choose Oot (Ocarina of Time; of course). In the chapter entitled "Ganondorf's Schemes," you'll learn all of the insidious deeds he did to acquire knowledge of the Triforce. All of these events were done before actual game play. The Royal Composer Brothers are explained and all of this information is canonical. They themselves prove their story in the quotes you provided for all of us to digest. Thank you for that. Sadly, I cannot find any pictures of them in their deceased, Poe forms. Lastly, I wholeheartedly suggest that they should remain in the characters' list on this page. They provide background information regarding the mystical powers of the Ocarina. They also give more character development to Ganondorf. Although these before-the-story scenes are not seen "cinematically" in the game, the audience is given more clues into the demonic disposition of the game's primary antagonist. Please, let us keep them in the list. Zelda fans are notorious for wanting to know every conceivable detail regarding main characters. Secondary characters are sometimes third-person perspective witnesses to major story events. This may seem trivial to some, but it's important when telling and propelling a story.

Dei Gratia, Elijah L. Luthor I (EmperadorElijah (talk) 03:42, 11 January 2009 (UTC))

zeldalegends.net is not a reliable source. The content you want to add is probably better located at the Zelda wiki at Wikia. While Zelda fans want to know an incredible level of detail about fictional elements, Wikipedia exists to give a broad overview of subjects without delving into minute details. Pagrashtak 16:43, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
Rauru[edit]

(not including game quotes) From GHE:

  • Rauru: Rauru, the architect of the Temple of Time, is the Sage to the Temple of Light and protector of the doorway to the Sacred Realm. Rauru helped Link to seal Ganon in the Dark World by presenting Link with the Light Medallion. (Ocarina of Time)
  • Rauru, Town of: Rauru is a small town in central Hyrule named after Rauru, Sage to the Temple of Light. (The Adventure of Link )
Saria[edit]

Google news search

  1. [1]
  2. [2]
  • Saria: Saria was one of Link's first and closest friends. She was an elfin child of the Kokiri Forest, and unlike the other children, she refused to make fun of Link for being an outsider and not having a guardian fairy. Later, Link learned that Saria was in fact the Sage to the Forest Temple, holder of the Forest Medallion. (Ocarina of Time)
  • Saria, Town of: Saria is a small town in western Hyrule named after Saria, Sage to the Forest Temple. (The Adventure of Link)
  • Saria's Song: Link's good friend Saria from Kokiri Forest taught him this lovely tune just before he embarked on the most dangerous portion of his quest. Whenever Link felt lonely or confused, he played this song on the Ocarina to hear a message from his friend. According to ancient scrolls, Saria's Song was played by pressing Down, Right, Left, Down, Right, Left. (Ocarina of Time )

In response to KrytenKoro[edit]

First of combining the deku tree and sprout is not a good idea. They are competely different characters and create completely different story arcs. Just because S is before T, and GDT comes before GDS in the game, it does not mean they should be combined. Its actually absurd, because there are plenty of characters on the list that mention a character later on the list, should we combine them too fore example Kin Zora and Biggoron? answer: No. I understand GDT and GDS are more closely related, except that still does not mean a merging is in order, at all. As far as I'm concerned this subject is closed. Now onto the big topic...

You are stating that the goddesses should not be added because they are on another article? What does that mean? please explain, because I'm rather confused. They are characters are they not? they are the reason for the Triforce the main plot point of the game. I understand If you want to combine them (I don't but this is a debate after all), but why do you want to remove them. It seems to me as if you are trying to rule the page. For example, when you removed Queen Gohma twice after I and then another user added her, and both times I allowed it to slide. But your not the owner of wikipedia and you aren't in control of this page. Wikipedia is a GROUP EFFORT. I completely understand you just are trying to help, and you do. Your a great editor. But at times, it seems like you are trying to call the shots and legitimize a power of sorts over the page. I'm not calling you out this is about the addition of the goddesses, but I'm just saying. Its what I've noticed recently. Don't take offense to this, its not a hostile attack, more so just a wake-up call I guess. If you disagree explain,I'm willing to listen, and also if you want to debate your side on these issues, feel free. I'll respond. --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 01:05, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

The Great Deku Sprout is either the reincarnation or child of the Great Deku Tree, and its character is entirely defined as a resolution to the GDT's story. It has no place or characterization beyond "Looks like the GDT's story has somewhat of a happy ending!"
The Goddesses are not characters in this game, and their only purpose is to set up the cosmology of the series. This facet of the info is already on the Universe and recurring characters pages, and other editors (such as ALTTP) were the ones who came up with the policy to not repeat characters throughout the lists. I am merely enforcing consensus. Group consensus was also to remove the bosses (which, believe me, I put work into in the first place. A lot.) Twinrova might make a case, as a character with lines and personality, but those like Queen Gohma were decided to be only present as plot elements.
Again, I was originally trying to fill out this page, but now that consensus has come up with other decisions, I'm enforcing that.Not even Mr. Lister's Koromon survived intact. 05:25, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
The only thing I'm not down with is merging the two. There two seperate characters, who cares if alphabetical order puts GDS first? Other than that I understand the Queen Gohma thing and I'm not arguing that. And I suppose I understand the Goddesses decision, even though I don't really disagree. I think they should be noted. --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 05:51, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
There's no real need for them to be in this article at all. The subjects are already covered by the recurring characters article, so all that's needed here are links to the appropriate sections of that article. Haipa Doragon (talkcontributions) 11:27, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
I removed them, but you really don't think we should group them as "3 Goddesses" or something. Like i really think they are important to the story. I can see not having all 3 seperate, but you really are against having them on the page at all? --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 20:20, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Hylian Knights[edit]

How do these qualify as characters? From what I can remember, not a single one of these knights is named in the game or given a separate, distinct personality. Furthermore, no absolute definition of who constitutes this grouping has been provided. We can't merely invent arbitrary, collective definitions based on what we perceive, as it would constitute OR. Unlike the carpenters or Know-It-All Brothers, these knights are indefinitely numerous and have no set quantity or identities. Haipa Doragon (talkcontributions) 11:22, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

I can think of several that have sepearte personalities from generic soldiers: the one who you sell the Keaton Mask to, The clock soldier, the one guarding the gate to Hyrule Castle, the frustreated one who tells you to break the pots, and the one who dies in the back alley are some examples. --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 20:12, 3 March 2009 (UTC)
This is exactly what I was saying about OR; these are just generic NPCs defined only by minor actions they do in the game, and exhibit no significance in the plot whatsoever and therefore no notability. We shouldn't include every minor character in the game just because they're there. Haipa Doragon (talkcontributions) 21:33, 3 March 2009 (UTC)
We need to have start back up the reference section as a few above. Because although I understand what you are saying, I would say they are much more important to the plot then The Know-It-All Brothers. So just because they have official names they are more important? The one you give the Keaton Mask to, is important to the sub-plot. And the one in the building with all the pots has much conspiracy/theory surrounding him (I know this is not acceptable in Wikipedia, and I'm not saying we should add this info, I'm just saying he is more substancial than some on the list). And Speaking of that, I sort of think the Poe Collector is quite note-worthy as well. I may be at odds with some (possibly most) of you, but I think the page should be expanded rather than truncated, in order to give the most information possible. Should we add the girl chasing the chicken? no. But do I think there are some characters who are note-worthy that are not on the list? yes. The Knights for one. I think The Poe Collector as well. And I recently added the Goddesses (but I removed them after facing dissaproval). But in the end, I do not know how we will be able to reach a conclusion on this. We could start a straw poll, but chances are only you, me and KrytenKoro will vote, which will make it completely inneficient. --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 23:07, 3 March 2009 (UTC)
Really, the fundamental criteria for inclusion should be whether they are involved in the main plot, i.e. what is mentioned in the plot section of the main OoT article, and covered by substantial sources (more than just primary sources). Otherwise, they have no real-world significance. Characters such as the knights and the Poe Collector don't exactly have much influence on the plot (sure, there's one guard who lets Link through to Death Mountain, but that's extremely trivial), so they'll need real-world information, e.g. on development and reception, to establish notability. Haipa Doragon (talkcontributions) 00:14, 4 March 2009 (UTC)
I understand what you are saying, but getting Epona is a completely optional side quest, should we remove her as well? Now of course you are expected to get her, but it is not a necesity. So if you are going by the main plot the only characters really are Link, Zelda, Ganondorf, Navi, Sheik, the Six Sages, Great Deku Tree, Link of the Gorons, Lord Jabu-Jabu, King Zora, Malon, Talon, and the Deku Sprout, Mido, Kaepora Gaebora, Volvagia, Koume and Kotake, Carpenters, Dampe, and I believe that is it. SO because the sun song is optional, Flat and Sharp can go. You can complete the game without ever meeting Ingo so he can go. Biggoron and Medigoron -- optional sidequests. Great Fairies, to my knowledge unneeded, but there may be a part where you are forced to make contact. The scarecrows can go. Running Man, Granny, and Know it all brothers are optional in meeting. The Skull Kid is part of a few sidequests, but like the others he is an optional character to meet. So as you can see many characters, though they have big presences, are only important to sub-plots. So if several knights are important to sub-plots but not the main game, why are they refused entry? I mean obviously the one you give the Keaton Mask to, is the main one in this case. But there is a lot about them. You have to sneek past them for one in order to get to Zelda. If you do not know the secret way around, you have to pay the one at the gate to let you into Hyrule Castle. Many have unique personalities from the others. They have many off-screen story arcs, such as losing to Ganondorf when he invades. I understand how you can be against them being added, but I personally think they are rather important. Sure sub-plots are not the main plot, but what makes the knights any less important then three generic Kokiri who teach you how to use the C buttons? And what makes the Keaton Knight any less important then the skull kid who you give the skull mask to? I understand your points, but I hope you see mine as well. If you are against expanding, say it. I understand that view point. Although I am for expanding, I can see how one could be for keeping it short and sweet. But I don't know. I gave in with the godesses because they are never truly in the game. I gave in with Queen Gohma because although she shows substancial importance to the story arc, she shows know persoanlity and is fully discussed in the Deku Tree section. But this one I really am for. There is just something about them that seems important to the story, and if you stripped the game of the knights, it would no longer be OoT. Where if you stripped the game of the Know it all brothers, I'm sure many would not even notice. --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 02:02, 4 March 2009 (UTC)
Well, the fundamental criteria is notability, of course; despite the fact that she is not strictly involved in the plot, Epona is generally a much more well-known character and is therefore more likely to have significant real-world coverage, in various forms, than characters like Flat and Sharp or the Keaton Mask knight. Really, though, instead of discussing which characters we think are suitable for inclusion, it would be more productive to prove their notability with sources. This article is completely devoid of sources at the moment. Haipa Doragon (talkcontributions) 11:15, 4 March 2009 (UTC)
Well I could be wrong anyway, maybe you do need Epona to get across the Gerudo Bridge, but I always thought you could use the longshot... I dont know I'm confused. But yeah we should start sourcing again. We all started it above, but everyone just stopped. --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 21:22, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

attempts to eliminate article[edit]

I only see one editor trying to replace the article with a redirect, New Age Retro Hippie doing so five times already. [3]

17:36, 18 September 2009 07:24, 23 October 2009 09:39, 20 November 2009 07:26, 5 December 2009 18:33, 6 December 2009

I reverted him the last two times. I assume everyone who has worked on this article, as well as all those who participated in the previous AFD and gave it a snow keep, believe it has a reason to exist. If not, then discuss it here, on the appropriate talk page. Dream Focus 18:49, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

Well, as it turns out, lists require references, and notability. Lists require reason to exist. Is there a reason for this list to exist besides "oh hay they won't let us put this content in the main article so we should split out this excessive plot summary." Perhaps two characters in this article warrant inclusion, and that's Epona and Navi, the former shouldn't even be included since it's a recurring character. Explain to me why this article should exist when it lacks the basic necessities of both lists and articles?
And the AfD is two years old. That a list survived when standards were significantly lower is no surprise. - The New Age Retro Hippie used Ruler! Now, he can figure out the length of things easily. 20:00, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
Hippie, it's probably best if you send it back to AFD. Dream Focus wont listen to reason, no matter how many times you try to explain things to him. RobJ1981 (talk) 01:07, 7 December 2009 (UTC)