Link's Awakening Characters

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Main Characters

Link LA.png LinkThe star of the game, and of all the other Zelda games to date. Link was side tracked in a thunder storm when a bolt of lightning struck his raft. He got washed up on Koholint Island, and everyone says he cannot leave until the Wind Fish awakens. Marin and Tarin, residents of Mabe Village, took him in when Marin found him washed up on the shores. Isn't it strange how awakening a fish is his only way out? Don't you wonder why he can't just sail away? That's for you to find out.
Marin.png MarinMarin found Link washed up on the beach one day. She seems to have romantic feelings for Link, but she never completely shows it. You will see her several times during the game, one time sitting with her on the beach, another time saving her in Tal Tal Heights. Marin teaches Link the Ballad of the Wind Fish on his Ocarina. It is known to have awakening powers, as the Owl says.
Owl.png OwlThe Owl is first seen when Link retrieves his Sword from Toronbo Shores, giving Link advice throughout the game and telling him where to go next. At the end of the game, it is revealed that the Owl is actually part of the Wind Fish's consciousness that manifested itself on Koholint Island.
Wind-Fish-Sprite.png Wind FishThe Wind Fish is the creator and deity of Koholint Island, with it being a creation of his own dreams. Throughout most of the game, he resides in his Egg that sits atop Mt. Tamaranch and can only be awakened by playing the Ballad of the Wind Fish on the Eight Instruments of the Sirens. After Link defeats The Shadow Nightmares, the Wind Fish reveals himself to Link and explains to him the true nature of Koholint Island.
The-Shadow-Nightmares.png Shadow NightmaresThe Shadow Nightmares are the main antagonist of the game and are responsible for the Wind Fish's slumber. The are the collective final boss forms of the game, which Link must defeat to awaken the Wind Fish and leave Koholint Island.

Trading Sequence

Trendy Game Shop Owner.png Trendy Game Shop OwnerThe Trendy Game Shop Owner runs the uns the Trendy Game Shop, a popular pastime found in the southeast of Mabe Village. Link can pay 10 Rupees to play the trendy game and win prizes, including a Yoshi Doll which starts the Trading Sequence.
Papahl's Wife.png Papahl's WifePapahl's Wife lives in the northernmost house of Mabe Village with her husband, Papahl, and five kids: a newborn baby and the Island Quadruplets that are so similar that sometimes she cannot even tell them apart. When Link first visits her, she asks him to get her a Yoshi Ddoll for her baby since she can't win it herself. When he gives it to her, she tells him that he is a very generous person and gives him a Ribbon in return.
Small-Chain-Chomp-4.png Small Chain ChompThe Small Chain Chomp is owned by Madam MeowMeow and lives in the right room of Madam MeowMeow's House. She loves fashion and make-up and greatly wants some more accessories. When Link gives her the Ribbon, she gives him Dog Food in return.
Sale.png SaleSale is an alligator that lives in House O' Bananas on Toronbo Shores. He sells bananas, and is a huge fan of canned food. When Link gives him the Dog Food, he gives Link some Bananas in exchange. He is the brother of Schule Donavich from Animal Village.
Kiki-LA-Sprite.png KikiKiki is a Monkey that can be found east of Kanalet Castle's gate. When Link gives him the Bananas, he calls his monkey friends and builds a bridge that allows Link to get into Kanalet Castle. After the bridge is complete, Kiki and his friends leave, leaving behind a Stick for Link to take.
Tarin.png TarinTarin lives with his daughter Marin in their house in Mabe Village. When Link first washes up on Koholint Island and is rescued by Marin, he gives Link his Shield. Later in the game, he asks to borrow Link's Stick from Link to knock down a hive of Bees, but when he tries to knock it down, the bees chase him away. Link can then pick up the Honeycomb.
Chef Bear.png Chef BearThe Chef Bear lives in the southeastern house in Animal Village, where she has a full kitchen. When Link enters her house, she is in need of some honey and trades Link the Honeycomb for a Pineapple.
Papahl.png PapahlPapahl lives with his wife and quadruplets in Mabe Village. When Link first visits him, he tells Link that he will get lost in the hills later on. After obtaining the Pineapple, Link can find Papahl on a cliff in Tal Tal Heights. Papahl is famished and unable to continue, so he is extremely thankful when Link gives him the Pineapple and he eats it immediately. Without anything else to give in return, he hands Link the Hibiscus.
Christine.png ChristineChristine lives in Animal Village. When Link gives her the Hibiscus, she requests that he takes a Letter to Mr. Wright. Although the Letter bears her name, the picture inside is of Princess Peach. Mr. Write has no idea she is a goat; he thinks he's writing to a beautiful woman.
Mr. Write.png Mr. WriteMr. Wright lives in a house just north of the Mysterious Woods. When Link delivers the Letter to him, he opens it and believes Christine is a beautiful woman. He gives Link the Broom in return, and immediately begins composing a response to Christine. He is a reference to Dr. Wright from the SNES SimCity, and his appearance is based on SimCity creator Will Wright.
Grandma Ulrira.png Grandma UlriraGrandma Ulrira lives in a house in Mabe Village with Ulrira, though she can usually be found sweeping outside. When Link gives her the Broom, she thanks him and gives him a Fishing Hook which she says she found while sweeping near the river bank. Later in the game, she can be found in Animal Village.
Fisherman.png FishermanThere are two Fisherman on Koholint Island. One of them is in Mabe Village, and will give you a Piece of Heart if you catch a big fish. The second one is under a bridge in Martha's Bay. If you give him the Fishing Hook you got from Grandma Ulrira, he will promise you his next catch. He will catch a Necklace that belongs to the Mermaid, Martha.
Martha.png MarthaMartha's Bay is named after this Mermaid. Martha resides west of Catfish's Maw in the bay. If Link gives her the Necklace the Fisherman found, she will let Link take a Scale off her tail. With this scale Link can move the mermaid statue in the bay. After obtaining the Scale the Mermaid will never appear again.
Goriya LA.png Secret Goriya

Villagers

BowWow Sprite.png BowWow
Hippo American Sprite.png Hippo
Quadruplets.png Island QuadrupletsThere are a few Village Kids in Mabe Village. They usually give hints about the island, or about the game, saving, etc. When BowWow gets kidnapped, the two kids by the Library that usually play ball will tell Link about the recent crises.
MadameMeowMeow.png Madam MeowMeowMadame MeowMeow lives in Mabe Village with her two chain chomps. The small one lives in the doghouse, and she gives Link some Dog Food in exchange for the Bow he obtained from Papahl's Wife. The big one, BowWow, gets kidnapped by Moblins after the first dungeon, and it's Link's job to save him.
Rabbits.png RabbitsThere are several Rabbits in Animal Village. Oddly, they are drawn into hypnosis practically whenever Marin sings the Ballad of the Wind Fish.
Schule Donavich.png Schule DonavichSchule Donavich lives in Animal Village. He is an artist and can always be found trying to paint a picture of a Hippo in his house. He has a french accent and is related to Sale.
Shop Keeper.png Town Tool ShopkeeperThe Shop Keeper owns the shop in Mabe Village. He sells goods to Link to help him on his quest. However, Link can steal the items, resulting in the Shop Keeper blasting him with a bolt of lightning that will kill him the next time he enters. Link will be called "THIEF" for the rest of the game if he steals anything.
Ulrira.png UlriraUlrira is a shy old man who never talks in person. If Link goes into a Tree Telephone Booth, he will talk through the phone and give a hint of what to do next.

Other

Crazy Tracy.png Crazy TracyCrazy Tracy lives in a small house by Manbo's pond. She will give Link some of her Secret Medicine for a mere 27 rupees.
Cucco Keeper.png Cucco KeeperThe Cucco Keeper lives in the Hen House on the top of Tal Tal Heights. He has several cuccos in his home, and he tells Link the legend of the blue flying rooster. After Link completes Eagle's Tower, the rooster will have made its way into the Hen House.
FlyingRooster Large.png Flying Rooster
Ghost.png GhostThis Ghost will begin to stalk Link after completing Angler's Tunnel. It asks to be taken to its old house, which turns out to be the House by the Bay. Afterwards, it then requests to be taken to its grave by the Witch's Hut. Before leaving, it will tell Link of a Secret Seashell hidden in the House.
LA Great Fairy Sprite.png Great Fairy
Mad Batter LA.png Mad BatterMad Batter is found in three different places on Koholint Island. If Link sprinkles Magic Powder on his wells, Mad Batter will pop out and allow Link to hold more Magic Powder, Bombs, or Arrows. Mad Batter can be found in the Mysterious Forest, near the House by the Bay, and on the west Tal Tal Mountain Range.
Mamu Sprite.png MamuMamu owns a band that lives under the Signpost Maze. Link needs to read all of the signs in the correct order, and a staircase will appear. Mamu will teach Link his third Ocarina song, the Frog's Song of Soul. This will bring certain things and/or beings back to life.
Manbo.png ManboManbo is a big fish that lives in a cave west of Angler's Tunnel. After talking to him and his fish they will sing a song. Link learns his second song from it, Manbo's Mambo. Playing this song will warp Link to Manbo's Pond, or play it in dungeons will warp Link to the entrance of it.
Rapids Ride Operator Sprite.png Rapids Ride Operator
Richard.png RichardRichard lived in Kanalet Castle until his servants went berserk. He fled to his Vila, southwest of Kanalet Castle. He requests that Link retrieve his five Golden Leaves, and in return gives the Slime Key to access Key Cavern.
Syrup.png SyrupSyrup is a witch who lives in a hut on the eastern border of the Mysterious Forest. If Link gives her the Toadstool he finds in the forest, she will make some Magic Powder for him.
Walrus.png Walrus

DX Version

LA Fairy Queen Fountain.png Fairy Queen
River-Zora-LA-Sprite.png Secret Zora
SkeletalGuards.png Skeletal Guards
No Image.png Spirit of the Mansion
Photographer.png Photo-grapherFound only in the DX version, the Photographer is a mouse that takes pictures of Link. He will take a total of thirteen different screen shots, but only twelve of them can be obtained in one game file. When making the album, he will ask Link to stand at the stage. If Link say yes, Link will stand on the stage with a peace sign. If Link refuses several times, he will beat Link up and take a picture of him knocked out on the stage.