Welcome back to Majora’s Memes! Apologies for the lack of posts the past two weeks. This being my senior year of college, life is pretty hectic. I’ll be doing my best to continue getting posts out though. This week, we’ll be looking at another early Zelda meme, the ever famous Error! Jump in for more about the Town of Ruto’s mysterious resident!
For those of you not familiar with our friend Error, he’s a minor NPC from Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. He lives in the Town of Ruto, and when Link first meets him, he simply proclaims “I AM ERROR…” The absurdity of this simple phrase has puzzled gamers over the years. Error actually does have other dialogue in the game. After speaking with a man in the Harbor Town of Mido, Link can return to Error to get advice about how to get to the Island Palace.
A couple theories surrounding Error have circulated over the Internet. A popular one was that it was a misspelling of what was intended to be the name Errol. However, it’s more likely that the name Error is actually…correct. So, not Error? Hm.
Anyway, this idea comes from the fact that there’s another character in the game named Bagu. Bagu is the Japanese pronunciation of the English word “bug.” Error’s name in the Japanese version of the game is “Era,” which in turn is how the English word Error is pronounced in Japanese. So it’s not Error who’s error, but Bagu! Funny enough, I’ve written an article about this way in the past. But enough about that, the fact is that Error is still silly, and ripe for memetic mutation as seen below!
This particular image comes from Metalshadown64 of deviantART.
That’s it for this week’s Majora’s Memes! Hopefully next week I won’t forget to post! As of this writing, I’m undecided on what the next meme should be. Chime in with your thoughts in the comments!