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Astrid

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Astrid
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Title(s)
Race Cobble
Gender Female[1]
Game(s)
Other Media
Era Era of the Great Voyage

Astrid is a character in Phantom Hourglass.[2]

Biography

Astrid is a Fortune Teller and the single living resident on the Isle of Ember. When Link first meets her, she is trapped in the basement of her own home.[3] After speaking with her, Astrid asks Link to find her missing assistant Kayo, as only he knows how to open the chamber in which Astrid is trapped.[4] Once he is found, however, all that remains of him is a ghost floating above his skeletal remains. Although Ciela initially targets him as a monster,[5] Kayo quickly declares he means no harm and tells Link what he must do to free Astrid.[6][7] After freeing Astrid, she tells Link's and Linebeck's fortunes.[8][1] Through her reading, Link learns he must journey into the Temple of Fire to "defeat the power of darkness" and break the seal imprisoning the Spirit of Power,[9][10] if he truly wishes to save Tetra from the Ghost Ship. When Link returns to the Fortune Teller's residence after completing the temple, Astrid informs him that in order to reach the Ghost Ship, he needs three spirits: Power, Wisdom and Courage.[11]

If Link returns to speak to Astrid throughout the game, she will give him vague hints or clues describing what he must do next in his quest. On a visit directly after obtaining the Regal Necklace from the Isle of Ruins, it is revealed that Kayo and herself are descendants of the Cobble tribe,[12] saying Link was destined to walk on the Isle of Ruins.[13]

Non-Canon Appearances

Phantom Hourglass Manga

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In the Phantom Hourglass manga by Akira Himekawa, as soon as they reach the Isle of Ember, Link and Linebeck decide to stop at Astrid's house.[14] Astrid introduces herself, stating that they are lost and that she can direct their way.[15] Gazing into a crystal ball, she informs Linebeck that he should get a wife if he does not wish to perish under a pile of dirty underpants.[16] Linebeck then responds that he does not need romantic advice.[17] Astrid tells Link that his help is needed, informing the hero about a monster lurking inside a temple under the island's volcano.[18] Once Link returns from the temple, she congratulates him.[19] Astrid mentions that the power of the spirit he freed will help him find the Ghost Ship and Link is baffled at how she knew about the Ship when he never mentioned it before.[20][21] Astrid explains that as a fortune teller, she sees all.[22] Astrid then reveals that the spirits of power, wisdom and courage are needed to find the Ghost Ship, but must be obtained soon because the spirits are growing weaker.[23] Link and Linebeck depart and follow her advice, soon freeing Leaf, Neri and Ciela's memories.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese フォーチュン (Fōchun) Fortune
Canada FrenchCA Astrid Same as English.
Federal Republic of Germany German Astrid Same as English.
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Astrid Same as English.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Astrid is waiting for us! Hurry up! She's going to tell our fortunes!" — Ciela (Phantom Hourglass)
  2. "I am Astrid." — Astrid (Phantom Hourglass)
  3. "I can't open the door from the inside!!" — Astrid (Phantom Hourglass)
  4. "That map is somehow the key to opening the door... Unfortunately, only my assistant, Kayo, knows the secret of it..." — Astrid (Phantom Hourglass)
  5. "Aaah! It's a ghost! Get him, Link!" — Ciela (Phantom Hourglass)
  6. "I'm not a bad ghost..." — Kayo (Phantom Hourglass)
  7. "The three torches on this island are the key to understanding ..." — Kayo (Phantom Hourglass)
  8. "If any others are with you, please bring them along with you to my chambers." — Astrid (Phantom Hourglass)
  9. "Now make haste to the Temple of Fire" — Astrid (Phantom Hourglass)
  10. "There you must defeat the power of darkness that haunts that place." — Astrid (Phantom Hourglass)
  11. "Ultimately, you will need three spirits: Power, Wisdom, and Courage." — Astrid (Phantom Hourglass)
  12. "You know, Kayo and I hail from the Cobble Kingdom..." — Astrid (Phantom Hourglass)
  13. "I know that you are destined to walk the Isle of Ruins." — Astrid (Phantom Hourglass)
  14. "A fortune-teller's house? Let's ask here." (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 51)
  15. "Welcome to Madame Astrid's house... you are lost... I will show you the way." (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 52)
  16. "I can see... your future! Heed my words! If you don't wish to die buried under... a pile of dirty underwear, you should get a wife." (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 52)
  17. "I'm not here for romantic advice!" (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 52)
  18. "Little Hero. There are those who seek your help. The power of darkness has locked them away... and their lights grow weak... but they yet have the strength needed to open the path you seek... to the Temple of Fire under the angry volcano." (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 52, 53)
  19. "Splendid! You defeated the power of darkness, Link." (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 59)
  20. "...The spirit you freed bears part of the power you need to find the Ghost Ship." (Phantom Hourglass manga (VIZ Media), pg. 59)
  21. "I didn't tell you about the Ghost Ship! How did you know?" (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 59)
  22. "A fortune-teller sees all." (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 59)
  23. "Power, wisdom, courage... when you have all three spirits... you will know where to find the Ghost Ship. The remaining two grow weaker. You must hurry." (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 60)