Deku Tree Sprout
The Deku Tree Sprout is the baby form of the Great Deku Tree. He appears after Link defeats Phantom Ganon in the Forest Temple and awakens Saria as the Forest Sage. He was unable to grow before this due to Ganondorf's evil reign over Hyrule corrupting the Kokiri Forest, spawning enemies in the sacred Forest. He also reveals that Link is actually a Hylian and not a Kokiri, and that his mother had fled from the Hyrulean Civil War, but she was gravely injured and left Link under the care of the Great Deku Tree before her death.
- ↑ "Hi there! I'm the Deku Tree sprout! Because you and Saria broke the curse on the Forest Temple, I can grow and flourish! Thanks a lot!" — Deku Tree Sprout, Ocarina of Time.
- ↑ "Hey, have you seen your old friends? None of them recognized you with your grown-up body, did they? That's because the Kokiri never grow up! Even after seven years, they're still kids!" — Deku Tree Sprout, Ocarina of Time.
- ↑ "You must be wondering why only you have grown up! Well, as you might have already guessed, you are not a Kokiri! You are actually a Hylian! I am happy to finally reveal this secret to you!" — Deku Tree Sprout, Ocarina of Time.
- ↑ "Some time ago, before the King of Hyrule unified this country, there was a fierce war in our world. One day, to escape from the fires of the war, a Hylian mother and her baby boy entered this forbidden forest. The mother was gravely injured... Her only choice was to entrust the child to the Deku Tree, the guardian spirit of the forest. The Deku Tree could sense that this was a child of destiny, whose fate would affect the entire world, so he took him into the forest. After the mother passed away, the baby was raised as a Kokiri. And now, finally, the day of destiny has come!" — Deku Tree Sprout, Ocarina of Time.
- ↑ "You are a Hylian, and were always bound to leave this forest. And now... You have learned your own destiny... So you know what you must do... That's right... You must save the land of Hyrule! Now, Link, break the curses on all of the Temples, and return peace to Hyrule!!" — Deku Tree Sprout, Ocarina of Time.