Link's Awakening Characters
This is a list of characters found in Link's Awakening.
- Main article: Link (A Link to the Past)#Link's Awakening
The star of the game, and of all the other Zelda games to date. Link was sidetracked in a thunderstorm when a bolt of lightning struck his small ship. 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.
- Main article: Marin
Marin 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.
- Main article: Owl
The 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.
- Main article: Wind Fish
The 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.
- Main article: Shadow Nightmares
The Shadow Nightmares are the main antagonist of the game and are responsible for the Wind Fish's slumber. They are the collective final boss forms of the game, which Link must defeat to awaken the Wind Fish and leave Koholint Island.
- Main article: Trendy Gamester
The Trendy Gamester runs the uns the Trendy Game, 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.
- Main article: Mamasha
Papahl'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 Doll 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.
- Main article: CiaoCiao
YipYip 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.
- Main article: Sale
Sale 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 Donavitch from Animal Village.
- Main article: Kiki
Kiki 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.
- Main article: Tarin
Tarin 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.
- Main article: Chef Bear
The 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.
- Main article: Papahl
Papahl 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.
- Main article: Christine
Christine 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.
- Main article: Mr. Write
Mr. Wright lives in a house just north of the Mysterious Forest. 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.
- Main article: Grandma Yahoo
Grandma Yahoo 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.
- Main article: Fisherman (Link's Awakening)
There 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 Yahoo, he will promise you his next catch. He will catch a necklace that belongs to the mermaid.
- Main article: Mermaid
The Mermaid resides west of Catfish's Maw in Martha's 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.
- Main article: Secret Goriya
- Main article: BowWow
BowWow is a Chain Chomp owned by Madam MeowMeow. After Link completes Tail Cave, BowWow is dognapped by Moblins. By defeating the Moblin Chief Link can rescue BowWow, who will follow him around. BowWow can eat the flowers at Goponga Swamp, allowing Link to access Bottle Grotto.
- Main article: ChowChow
- Main article: Hippo Model
- Main article: Joonya
- Main article: Kidoh
- Main article: Lattie
- Main article: Madam MeowMeow
Madame 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.
- Main article: Rabbit
- Main article: Schule Donavitch
Town Tool Shopkeeper
- Main article: Town Tool Shopkeeper
The 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.
- Main article: Suhni
Old Man Ulrira
- Main article: Old Man Ulrira
Ulrira 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.
- Main article: Bucket Mouse
Bucket Mouse answers the phone in Old Man Ulrira's House.
- Main article: Crazy Tracy
Crazy Tracy lives in a small house by Manbo's pond. She will sell Link some of her Secret Medicine.
- Main article: Dampé
- Main article: Henhouse Keeper
The Henhouse 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.
- Main article: Dion
- Main article: Fairy Queen
The Fairy Queen is found at the end of the Color Dungeon. She offers Link the power of color, allowing him to swap out his tunic with a red or blue one. These tunics increase his offense or defense respectively.
- Main article: Flying Rooster
The Flying Rooster is a bird who used to carry around people in Mabe Village and allow them to fly. However, after his death he was buried under the Weathercock. By playing the Frog's Song of Soul, Link can bring the rooster back to life, allowing him to fly across a pit in the Tal Tal Mountain Range to reach the Bird Key. The Flying Rooster decides to stay with the Henhouse Keeper after Link completes Eagle's Tower.
- Main article: Gar
- Main article: Ghost
This 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.
- Main article: Great Fairy
There are many Great Fairies hidden around Koholint Island. If Link manages to find one of their hidden springs, the Great Fairy will heal him.
- Main article: Li'l Devil
Li'l 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.
- Main article: Mamu
Mamu 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.
- Main article: Manbo
Manbo 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 playing it in dungeons will warp Link to the dungeon entrance.
Rapids Ride Operator
- Main article: Rapids Ride Operator
- Main article: Richard (Link's Awakening)
Richard 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.
- Main article: Secret Zora
Spirit of the Mansion
- Main article: Spirit of the Mansion
The Spirit of the Mansion is a mysterious voice heard in the Seashell Mansion. It asks Link to collect Secret Seashell to banish the darkness. It grants him the Koholint Sword once he gathers enough seashells.
- Main article: Syrup
- Main article: Talking Tree
- Main article: Walrus
The Walrus is an animal who falls asleep at the entrance to the path to Yarna Desert in the East of the Bay region. He loves hearing Marin sing. In order to get past him, Link must bring Marin with him to sing the Ballad of the Wind Fish.