Runaway Item Seller

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Runaway Item Seller
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Race

Gender

Male

Occupation

Item Seller

Games

Location

In a cave north of Swamp Palace

Related

Item Seller (Wife)
Masked Follower (Lorulean Counterpart)

The Runaway Item Seller is a character in A Link Between Worlds. He used to own the item shop in Kakariko Village, but he gave almost all of his profits to the Street Merchant outside of his shop to buy an apple.[1] Despite being the best apple he had ever tasted, his wife became angry and yelled at him.[2] On his next lunch break, he decided to run away and not return.[3]

Link later finds him in a hidden cave north of the Swamp Palace. The hero must use a bomb on the wall in between two rocks in order to reveal the entrance. The Runaway Item Seller is then found trembling in the corner, pleading that he is innocent.[4] When he notices Link, he immediately asks if his wife sent him.[5] He is surprised that Link found him, because he sealed up the entrance so that no one would find it, and he fears that Link will take him back to Kakariko Village.[6] Once he realizes Link is harmless, he asks Link for help and explains his story.[7] At the end, he tells Link that he thinks he should go and hide away in a secluded area, such as a dungeon.[8] However, he knows that they are dangerous, so he wants a Scoot Fruit that can help him escape if necessary.[9] He asks Link to get him one.[10]

The Runaway Item Seller thanks Link greatly once the hero does return with a Scoot Fruit and gives him 100 Rupees.[11][12] However, even with the item, the Runaway Item has trouble convincing himself that he is safe.[13] He is unable to decide if he would rather stay in the cave or head to a dungeon. [14] Regardless, he is happy to have the Scoot Fruit as a backup plan.[15]

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References

  1. "S-so here's the thing: I run the item shop in Kakariko Village. Or, uh, I did. Until I wasted almost all of my profits on something dumb. Well, it didn't SEEM dumb at first. I bought an apple from the street merchant outside my shop. It looked so tasty. I gave him almost every Rupee I had. B-b-but you'd do the same thing too, right?" — Runaway Item Seller, A Link Between Worlds
  2. "Anyway, about that apple... I ate it right away, right? And it was the best apple EVER. Worth every Rupee for sure. Unfortunately, my wife didn't see things that way. She really let me have it. And wow, how my wife can yell when she thinks she's right. Er, I guess she WAS right. It was most of our savings, after all." — Runaway Item Seller, A Link Between Worlds
  3. "So, uh, and I'm not proud of this... but when I took a lunch break, I just sort of didn't come back. See? That's my sad story. Could happen to anyone, right?" — Runaway Item Seller, A Link Between Worlds
  4. "Eeeee! I didn't do it! Or maybe I did! Whatever. I'm just sorry either way!" — Runaway Item Seller, A Link Between Worlds
  5. "Who are you? Did my wife send you to find me?" — Runaway Item Seller, A Link Between Worlds
  6. "I sealed up the opening nice and tight. There wasn't even a crack. So how'd you get in here? Y-y-you're not here to bring me back to the village, are you?" — Runaway Item Seller, A Link Between Worlds
  7. "Uh, then how about h-h-helping me put with something? I mean, if it isn't t-t-too much trouble?" — Runaway Item Seller, A Link Between Worlds
  8. "I've been thinking that I've got to hide myself away until I really sort it all out. Maybe in some secluded dungeon!" — Runaway Item Seller, A Link Between Worlds
  9. "But I know those places are dangerous without the right gear. Like a Scoot Fruit!" — Runaway Item Seller, A Link Between Worlds
  10. "Yeah. I need one of those before I go. Please get me one!" — Runaway Item Seller, A Link Between Worlds
  11. "Whoa. I see you've got yourself a Scoot Fruit! Could you let me have that? I really need a Scoot Fruit!" — Runaway Item Seller, A Link Between Worlds
  12. "Thank you so much! Here—take this as thanks." — Runaway Item Seller, A Link Between Worlds
  13. "With this, there's nothing to be afraid of... There's not, is there? Or is there? Er, first I'll need to gather up the courage to even go into a dungeon... Breathe in... Breathe out... Breathe in..." — Runaway Item Seller, A Link Between Worlds
  14. "Huh. M-m-maybe I should just stick around here. Or maybe I'll go to a dungeon after all. I don't know!" — Runaway Item Seller, A Link Between Worlds
  15. "But at least I have that Scoot Fruit of yours now. That'll be my backup plan." — Runaway Item Seller, A Link Between Worlds