Romani

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Romani
Cremia-and-Romani.png
Romani (right) and Cremia from Majora's Mask

Race

Gender

Female

Games

Location

Related

Cremia (Sister)
Unnamed Father (Deceased)

Romani is a female character from Majora's Mask. She is the younger sister of Cremia and runs Romani Ranch along with her older sister. Romani is the Terminian counterpart of Malon from Ocarina of Time.

Appearances

Majora's Mask

Romani is a young girl about the same age as Link at the time of Majora's Mask. She likes to refer to herself in the third person; and to give people she knows nicknames, rarely referring to them by their real names, such as giving Link the nickname "Grasshopper".[1]

After Link destroys the boulder blocking the Milk Road to Romani Ranch and reaches the Ranch on the First Day, Romani will speak of a threat from mysterious ghostly beings she simply refers to as "Them", which she suspects will try to kidnap the cattle in the middle of the night. She spends most of her time preparing to defend Romani Ranch from "Them"[2], although Cremia thinks that Romani is just making up stories[3]. The beings come around the same time as the Carnival of Time every year.[4] If Link talks to Romani while she is practicing her technique, she allows Link to use Epona to practice Horse Archery in a mini-game. If Link succeeds, Romani teaches Link Epona's Song, which she refers to as "Romani's Horse-Calling Song".[5]

After completing the training, Romani asks Link to help her defend Romani Ranch. "They" come at 2 AM on the First Night. Link must then protect the cattle until the morning. Using the Bow and Arrows is suggested, as well as the Bunny Hood for increased speed for getting around the barn, as the aliens will be attacking from every side. The "Inverted Song of Time" will slow down "Them" substantially; however, it also means that the flow of time slows, making the encounter several times as long.

If Link succeeds in defending the Ranch, Romani gives Link a Bottle filled with Romani Milk as his reward for being a "little hero" and saving the cattle from abduction. However, if Link fails or does not help, she is captured by the aliens along with the cows. If this happens, Cremia is left distraught at not believing her[6]. Although Romani subsequently reappears on the Final Day, she is heavily traumatised, spending most of her time sitting trembling in the barn; with no memory of "Them" and barely recalling Link.[7][8][9]

If Link succeeds in defending the Ranch, Romani asks Link to live at the ranch and be their bodyguard.[10][11]

When Cremia prepares her milk delivery Chateau Romani to Clock Town for the Carnival of Time, Romani is forbidden from going with them[12]. She has never been to the Carnival and desires to go.[13] More generally, she wishes to be seen as an adult in Cremia's eyes and if certain conditions are met, this wish will be fulfilled; as her sister allows her to become an adult by giving her Chateau Romani and making her a Romani's Mask[14][15] on the night before the moon's fall. She doesn't fully understand her sister's reasoning behind this[16], since she doesn't comprehend what is about to happen.

If all goes well, she can be seen training again in the end credits, with Cremia cheering her on.

Trivia

  • Keaton, a mysterious fox-like creature who quizzes Link for the opportunity to win a Piece of Heart, asks quite a few questions about Romani. Examples of questions are what time she goes to bed, what time she wakes up, what weapon she uses, and how many balloons she uses to practice.
  • Romani Ranch is actually not named after Romani. Rather, Romani was named after the ranch.[17]
  • Romani wears a medal on her scarf depicting Bowser from Super Mario Bros.

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References

  1. "How about... Grasshopper? That's the name Romani gives you." — Romani, Majora's Mask.
  2. "Romani was practicing... For tonight...Tonight..." — Romani, Majora's Mask.
  3. "My older sister won't believe me..." — Romani, Majora's Mask.
  4. "They... They come at night every year when the carnival gets closer." — Romani, Majora's Mask.
  5. "I'll teach Romani's horse-calling song to you, Grasshopper." — Romani, Majora's Mask.
  6. "If I thought it would come to this, then...What Romani said, I should have..." — Cremia, Majora's Mask.
  7. "But...This... What is this practice for? ...Romani...can't remember...", Majora's Mask.
  8. "But this... This practice you speak of... What is it for? ...I just can't remember...", Majora's Mask.
  9. "Who? Who are you, again?", Majora's Mask.
  10. "Why don't you just live at the ranch? I'll lend you Romani's bed." — Romani, Majora's Mask.
  11. "You're our bodyguard, Grasshopper, so you all you have to do is practice hard!" — Romani, Majora's Mask.
  12. "You're looking after the place! The cows would be all alone otherwise." — Cremia, Majora's Mask.
  13. "Oh, that's nice. Romani wishes she could go to the Carnival of Time just once! I've never been!" — Romani, Majora's Mask.
  14. "Then, does Romani get a mask, too?" — Romani, Majora's Mask.
  15. "Well, yes, I'll make one for you..." — Cremia, Majora's Mask.
  16. "Until now, my sister always said "Wait until you're an adult." But why now?" — Romani, Majora's Mask.
  17. "I'm Romani. I was given the same name as the ranch." — Romani, Majora's Mask.