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Barnes from Twilight Princess
Master Barnes[1]
Race Human
Gender Male[2]
Era Era of Twilight

Barnes is a character in Twilight Princess.[3] He is the owner of the Bomb Shop in Kakariko Village.[4]


Barnes appears at first inside Renado's sanctuary, hidden along with the children of Ordon Village, Luda, and Renado himself, while the entirety of the Eldin Province is covered by the Twilight. When Link purges the province from it, Barnes discovers that his storage house has been destroyed, so he begins making new Bombs before reopening his shop.[5][6] As the game progresses, he manages to recover his lineup of products, including regular Bombs, Water Bombs, and Bomblings.


  • If Link tries to pull out his Lantern while inside Barnes' Bomb Shop, Barnes will slam his fist on the counter, causing Link to be doused with water. If Link does this while close to Barnes, Barnes will yell at him in protest.[7]
  • If Wolf Link enters his Bomb Shop, he puts his welders mask down to cover his face.


Barnes's name may be a pun on "burns." In the French version of the game, his name is Crahmé, a pun on the French slang "cramé," meaning "burned."

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland EnglishUK Barnes
Japan Japanese バーンズ (Bānzu) Barnes
French Republic FrenchEU Crahmé
Federal Republic of Germany German Burns
Italian Republic Italian Mastro Ordigno Device master
Republic of Korea Korean 반즈 (Banjeu)
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Don Mecha Mr. Fuse



  1. "All right, now! Take a good gander at Master Barnes's handmade bombs! Right Arrow" — Barnes (Twilight Princess HD)
  2. "It looks like he has already started selling them again. You should try out Barnes-brand bombs sometime, Brother!" — Goron (Twilight Princess)
  3. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 277 (TP)
  4. "He lives in Kakariko Village and runs a bomb shop." (Twilight Princess Official Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 13)
  5. "Barnes is there, but he’s complaining that his storage shack was recently destroyed. It’s going to be a little while before he can sell you his wares." (Twilight Princess HD Prima Official Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 114)
  6. "Barnes still hasn’t opened the store, unfortunately, but if you climb up the interior stairs, he’s shoveling volatile gunpowder into a bucket!" (Twilight Princess HD Prima Official Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 120)
  7. "Whoa! Hey now! You insane, bud? That's dangerous! Don't go lightin' fires in the middle of my shop!" — Barnes (Twilight Princess)