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| name = Dampé| image = [[File:Dampé2Dampe.png|200px]]| caption = Dampé in ''Ocarina of Time''| title = | race = [[Hylian]]| gender = Male| occupation = Gravekeeper| member = | game = ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|Ocarina of Time]]''<br/>''[[The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask|Majora's Mask]]''<br/>''[[The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures|Four Swords Adventures]]''<br/>''[[The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap|The Minish Cap]]''<br/>''[[The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds|A Link Between Worlds]]| race = ''<br/>''[[HylianThe Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (2019)|Link's Awakening (2019)]]''| location = <u>'''''Ocarina of Time'''''</u><br/>[[Kakariko Village Graveyard]] <small>(Past)</small><br/>[[Dampé's Grave]] <small>(Future)----</small><br/><u>'''''Majora's Mask'''''</u><br/>[[Ikana Graveyard]]----<br/><u>'''''Four Swords Adventures'''''</u><br/>[[The Swamp]]----<br/><u>'''''The Minish Cap'''''</u><br/>[[Royal Valley]]<br/><u>'''''A Link Between Worlds'''''</u><br/>[[Graveyard (A Link Between Worlds)|Graveyard]]<br/><u>'''''Link's Awakening'''''</u><br/>[[Dampé's Shack]]| related = {{Tt|Majora's Mask|Unnamed Father}}{{Ref|MM|3036|Dampé}}<br/>{{Tt|Majora's Mask|Unnamed Wife}}{{Ref|MM|3054|Dampé}}<br/>[[Dampé?]] <small>Lorulean Counterpart)</small>
}}
'''Dampé''' , or '''Dampe''' in ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures|Four Swords Adventures]]'', is a reoccurring character that has appeared in four [[The Legend of Zelda (Series)|''The Legend of Zelda'']] series. Appearing in six games. In each game, he is the gravekeeper and caretaker of the [[Graveyard (Disambiguation)|Graveyard]] in each respective game, except for the HD remaster of ''s [[Graveyard The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Disambiguation2019)|GraveyardLink's Awakening]]'', where he provides access to the [[Chamber Dungeon]]s.
==Appearances==
===Ocarina of Time===
In ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|Ocarina of Time]]'', Dampé is the gravekeeper of the [[Kakariko Village Graveyard]]. During [[Link]]'s childhood, Dampé can be found patrolling the graveyard at night and starts his own [[Heart-Pounding Gravedigging Tour|Gravedigging Tour]], upon request for 10 [[Rupee]]s, digging up anything from Rupees to a [[Piece of Heart|Heart Piece]] that Link can pick up.{{Ref|OoT|1496|Dampé}} The items that he digs up appear randomly. During the day, he is at his shack sleeping, and if Link tries to interact with him, he tells the young hero to go away.{{Ref|OoT|493|Dampé}}
 
If Link enters Dampé's house at night while he is gravedigging, Link can read Dampé's diary, where he writes that he found a treasure that "stretches and goes 'boing'". The diary can also be found when Link is an adult, but what's written in it will differ, telling Link to enter Dampé's grave and that he will let Link have his treasure.
Sometime during Link's seven year slumber, Dampé dies and becomes a ghost. When Link digs up his grave, he can find Dampé's ghost in a maze beneath the [[Dampé's Grave|grave]]. Dampé challenges Link to a race, and if Link wins, Dampé allows him to take his treasure, the [[Hookshot]].{{Ref|OoT|1537|Dampé's Ghost}}{{Ref|OoT|1517|Dampé's Ghost}} Playing again and winning in under a minute earns Link a [[Piece of Heart]].
===Four Swords Adventures===
Dampé lives in a home alone in [[The SwampFile:FSA-Dampe.png|left]], Dampe is the second stage only human inhabitant of [[Near the FieldsThe Swamp]] in ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures|Four Swords Adventures]]''. Interestingly, his name is not spelled with an accent when where he introduces lives by himself. His in a house is found in the northwest of the graveyard. However, near a [[Moon Gate]], and it his house is surrounded by many [[Giant Ghini]]s that prevent the Links from entering. In order to enter itDampe's home, the Links must stand on four different separate switches to light up the area and drive torches, defeating the ghosts awayGiant Ghinis.  When they the Links enterhis house, Dampé Dampe warns them about that it is dangerous outside, so the Links shouldn't be wondering around the graveyard. Recently, a [[Shadow Link|shadowy guy]] has been stirring up trouble recently who looks just like the Links. Dampe tells them his name and explains he is supposed to be the dangers caretaker of being outsidethe graveyard, but he cannot take care of anything right now and is helpless as the creatures that have overrun the area are pleased and treat [[Hyrule]] like their new home. Dampe then he tells them demands the Links to listen to a story about legend. According to the legend, a [[Dark Tribe]] were sealed away into a [[Dark Mirror|mirror]] long ago in which the mirror is supposed to be somewhere in the [[Lost Woods (Four Swords Adventures)|Forest of Light]]. However, the forest has been covered by pitch-black clouds recently, being a Forest of Dark now. Dampe thinks something bad is certainly happening at the forest.{{Ref|FSA|495|DampéDampe}} He is  During the credits of the only living person game, Dampe can be seen walking outside in the stagepeaceful graveyard when the [[Shrine Maidens|Green Shrine Maiden]] flies through The Swamp.
===The Minish Cap===
[[File:Dampé is also featured in The Minish Cap-House-TMC. He lives png|right]]Like in a house ''Four Swords Adventures'', Dampé is the only living inhabitant in the [[Royal Valley ]] where he is the gravedigger at the cemetery there.{{Ref|TMC|2463|[[Soldier]]}} It is said that he has the power to speak with the dead. As a result of this, he fuses the [[Kinstone]]s he digs up with the local ghosts.{{Ref|TMC|661|Figurine Description}} When Link first talks to Dampé, he introduces himself and tends explains that he is the gravedigger. Dampé proceeds to ask him about what Link mentioned about being called to the graveyardRoyal Valley by the [[King Gustaf|ghost of a king]]. He gives informs Link that the key ghost is an ancient king of Hyrule who rests there and explains that he has also seen the ghost. As a result of thinking how the king has called Link, Dampé cannot see any reason not to let him in, giving Link the graveyard[[Graveyard Key]].{{Ref|TMC|1728|Dampé}} Once Link leaves Dampé's house and gets the Graveyard Key stolen by a [[crow]], opening Dampé can be found at the way gate to the rest of the Royal CryptValley. When spoken talked to , Dampé asks Link if a crow took the key and flew off into a tree. He then yells for him not to just stand around as the crow will get away. Dampé urges Link to charge at the tree if Link wants the key back. {{Ref|TMC|1729|Dampé}} After Link has reacquired the Graveyard Key from the crow, Dampé tells him that he will open the gate for Link and advices for him to be careful in there.{{Ref|TMC|1730|Dampé}}  If Link talks to Dampé after completing he opens the mini-dungeongate, he gives directions of left, left, left, up, up, and up, but he will state forgets the last turn,{{Ref|TMC|1731|Dampé}} turning out to be directions for a secret path in to the [[Lost Woods ]]-like forest in the Royal Valley that leads to fifty 200 [[Mysterious Shell]]s or 100 Rupeesif he has collected every [[Figurines|figurine]]. After Link has completed the [[Royal Crypt]], he is able to [[Kinstone Fusion|fuse]] Kinstones with Dampé. Link can perform Kinstone fusion by fusing a blue Kinstone with Dampé, opening [[Gina|Gina's]] grave in the Royal Valley that leads to more Kinstone fusions and 100 Mystery Shells. Once he has fused Kinstones with Dampé once, Link is able to come back and fuse again. However, Link needs to fuse a Green Kinstone with Dampé this time, and when he performs the Kinstone fusion, a crack forms in the ground in [[Wind Ruins]] that leads to a chest containing a red Kinstone piece. {{Figurine|id=026|[[Dampé]]|fig026.gif|The gravedigger at the cemetery. They say he has the power to speak with the dead. He fuses the Kinstones he digs up with the local ghosts.}}
===A Link Between Worlds===
In ''[[The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds|A Link Between Worlds]]'' , Dampé once again play appears as the Gravedigger. He digs and care cares for the graves [[Graveyard (A Link Between Worlds)|Graveyard]] found east of the [[Sanctuary(A Link Between Worlds)|Sanctuary]]. Despite his looks, Dampé is a kind-hearted person that cares for the [[Priest|Priest's]] daughter, [[Seres]]. Link first encounters Dampé in front of the Sanctuary, just before [[Yuga]] makes his first appearance in [[Hyrule]]. ===Link's Awakening (2019)===In the ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (2019)|Switch remake]]'' of ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening|Link's Awakening]]'', Dampé serves as the way to access the Chamber Dungeons. These are customizable dungeons which can be created using rooms from previously explored dungeons. Dampé presents Link with an array of challenges involving the arrangement of rooms, each with different rewards.
==Gallery==
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File:Dampe-A-Link-Between-WorldsDampé2.png|Dampe from ''[[The Legend Dampé in'' Ocarina of ZeldaTimeFile: A Link Between WorldsDampe-3D.png|A Link Between Worlds]]''.Dampé in'' Ocarina of Time 3DFile:276px-OoT DampeGhost.png|Dampe''Dampé's Ghost from in''[[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|Ocarina of Time]]''.File:Dampemc.png|Dampe ''Dampé in ''[[The Legend of Zelda: The Minish CapFile:Dampe-A-Link-Between-Worlds.png|The Minish Cap]]''.Dampé in'' A Link Between WorldsFile:FSALa19-Dampedampe.png|Dampe ''Dampé in ''[[The Legend of ZeldaLink's Awakening (2019)File: Four Swords AdventuresLa19-link-dampe.png|Four Swords Adventures]]''.Dampé and Link creating a Chamber Dungeon in'' Link's Awakening (2019)
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