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Beedle's Assistant

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Beedle's Assistant
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Title(s)
Asst. Manager, Rock Spire Shop Ship[1]
Counterpart(s)

Beedle's Assistant is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[2] He is Beedle's alter ego. He goes unnamed in The Wind Waker aside from the title with which he signs a Letter, Asst. Manager, Rock Spire Shop Ship.[1]

Biography

Beedle's Assistant manages a special version of Beedle's Shop Ship that sells expensive, unique items such as Pieces of Heart.[3] The first time Link enters the shop, Beedle's Assistant insists they had never met before. He claims to be closing the shop in seven days and is holding a "liquidation" or "clearance" sale.[4][5] Each day, Beedle's Assistant counts down the remaining days until closing day.[clarification needed] This is revealed to be a marketing ploy the day after "closing day", when Beedle's Assistant holds a "grand reopening" sale with the prices the same as before. He claims to have closed the shop for interior remodeling,[6][7][8] but in reality makes only token changes to the shops's appearance.[verification needed]

Beedle's Assistant wears a bronze(TWW) or gold(PH) centurion helmet as a disguise—his clothing and mannerisms are otherwise the same.[9][2]

The Wind Waker

Main article: Rock Spire Shop Ship

In The Wind Waker, Beedle's Assistant runs the Rock Spire Shop Ship near Rock Spire Isle. When Link gets the first upgrade to the Wallet, he becomes able to afford the Bottle, Treasure Chart, and Piece of Heart for sale at the Rock Spire Shop Ship. At that point Link receives a Letter from Beedle's Assistant advertising for the shop.[1]

Beedle's Assistant refuses to buy Spoils the way Beedle normally does. If presented with some, he claims not to know what it is and denies being Beedle.[10] This despite the fact that he appears on Beedle's Chart. Furthermore, if Link gives Carlov a Pictograph of Beedle's Assistant, the sculptor will make Beedle's Figurine.

Phantom Hourglass

Main article: Masked Ship

In Phantom Hourglass, Beedle's Assistant and his Masked Ship appear at random locations on the ocean from 10pm to midnight on weekdays, and 10am to noon on weekends (according to the Nintendo DS clock). He sells a single Piece of Heart and a "Good Thing" (a Courage Gem),[11] as well as Potions, Ship Parts and Treasure.

Nomenclature

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 " I'm sorry to disturb you with this
     unsolicited letter. If the following does
     not interest you, please throw the letter
     away without a second thought.
     BUT THIS IS YOUR BIG CHANCE!!!
     Do you have need of an empty bottle,
     a Piece of Heart, or a Treasure Chart?
     We have them at special bargain prices.
     BUT WE HAVE ONLY ONE OF EACH!
     If you're interested, go to the Shop Ship
     near Rock Spire Island. First come,
     first serve! I can't wait to serve you!
     To those who took the time to read this
     letter...please accept my humble thanks.
        Asst. Manager, Rock Spire Shop Ship
    " — Letter (The Wind Waker HD)
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass — Prima Official Game Guide (Prima Games) pg. 106
  3. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD PRIMA Official Game Guide (Prima Games) pg. 171
  4. "Oh! A fine welcome to you, young person that I've never seen before! You're so lucky to meet me at this time! This shop will close in just seven more days, and I'm having a clearance sale." — Beedle's Assistant (The Wind Waker)
  5. "OHHHHHH! Welcome! I don't think we've met before! Nope! But I know all about you! I close up shop in seven days! Liquidation sale!" — Beedle's Assistant (Phantom Hourglass)
  6. "OHHHHH! A fine welcome to you! We've remodeled and reopened! Hoo-rah! And right now, we're having a special Grand Reopening Sale! Have a look around!" — Beedle's Assistant (The Wind Waker)
  7. "I didn't lie! I closed...and completely redid the inside of my shop. Tah-dah! It's reborn!" — Beedle's Assistant (The Wind Waker)
  8. "OHHHHHHH! Welcome! I've remodeled! Welcome to our grand reopening sale! Take a look around! ...I didn't lie! I closed, redid the interior, and the shop is reborn!" — Beedle's Assistant (Phantom Hourglass)
  9. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD PRIMA Official Game Guide (Prima Games) pg. 275
  10. "What's that? Why would I know what that is? I'm not Beedle! Or whatever his name is! Don't show me that!" — Beedle's Assistant (The Wind Waker HD)
  11. "Good Thing: 500 Rupees
    Collect these for a good reward...and some change!
    " — Beedle's Assistant (Phantom Hourglass)