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Bozai

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Bozai
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Bozai is a character in Breath of the Wild.[citation needed]

Biography

Bozai is a Hylian man in the Gerudo Desert and the giver of two Side Quests, "The Eighth Heroine" and "The Forgotten Sword". Bozai is 35 years old and loves jogging on sand.[1] He believes that Link is a woman when he is wearing the Gerudo Set and has a strong romantic affinity for him.[2] Bozai behaves rudely to Link if he is not disguised as a woman, saying that he would only consider giving him his Sand Boots if he were a girl.[3] Link can first find Bozai sometimes running around the Gerudo Desert in front of Gerudo Town. Speaking to him while wearing the Gerudo Set begins the Side Quest, "The Eighth Heroine". Bozai will introduce himself to Link, making note that he is single and loves jogging on sand.[1] When Link asks for Bozai's Sand Boots, he agrees to give them to Link in exchange for a favor.[4] Bozai then explains that while everyone has heard of The Seven Heroines, there is also a legend of an Eighth Heroine in the northern Gerudo Highlands that has been wiped from history.[5][6][7] Bozai promises to give Link his Sand Boots if he shows him a Picture of the Eighth Heroine.[8][9] Before he finishes speaking, Bozai lends Link his pair of Snow Boots for faster traversal through the northern Gerudo Highlands.[10]

After taking a Picture of the Statue of the Eighth Heroine in the Gerudo Highlands with his Sheikah Slate, Link returns to Bozai to show him the Picture. Bozai is glad to see Link is safe after starting to worry he would never return.[11][12] Bozai then admits that the Eighth Heroine does not exist and only used it as an excuse to get close to Link.[13][14] Bozai vows not to put Link in danger anymore and be his protector before Link interrupts him to tell him he found the Statue.[15] Thinking Link is merely trying to console him,[16] Bozai says that Link is kind, but that there is no need to coddle him.[17][18] Link interrupts Bozai again to show him the Picture of the Statue and Bozai is shocked that the Eighth Heroine exists.[19] Bozai promises not to tell anyone and that it will be their little secret.[20][21] Bozai begins to ask Link for romantic involvement before Link interrupts him, asking for the Sand Boots he was promised.[22] Bozai takes the Sand Boots off and gives them to Link,[23] telling him to treat them tenderly.[24] Bozai then requests for his Snow Boots back and Link returns them.[25] Before leaving, Bozai invites Link to join him later at the nearby tent.[26] Link says bye without answering the question and the Side Quest is completed.

After the completion of "The Eighth Heroine", Bozai can be found at a tent outside of the front of Gerudo Town. Speaking to Bozai here will begin "The Forgotten Sword", the second chapter in the legend of the Eighth Heroine. Like "The Eighth Heroine", Link must be wearing the Gerudo Set to initiate the Quest. When Link speaks to him, Bozai is surprised that Link arrived.[27] After Bozai asks him if he wants to "hang out,"[28] Link immediately asks for Bozai's Snow Boots.[29] Bozai mocks Link for a "boot thirst that cannot be slaked."[30] While Bozai does not like the idea of being stuck without footwear,[31] he admits that he cannot resist a request from Link.[32] Bozai tells Link that he will give him the Snow Boots if he is able to surprise him again.[33] Bozai then explains that the Statue of the Eighth Heroine is not holding a sword like the other Seven Heroines.[34][35] Bozai believes that the Statue once had a sword and feels that evidence of its existence would be a great surprise.[36][37] Link agrees to go look for it to Bozai's surprise and Bozai says that it could not have been carried off too far,[38] likely residing on the steeps of the Gerudo Highlands.[39] Before he finishes speaking, Bozai is sorry that he cannot lend Link his Snow Boots this time and tells Link to find him if he needs anything beyond footwear.[40][41]

After taking a Picture of the sword in the Gerudo Highlands with his Sheikah Slate, Link returns to Bozai at the tent. Bozai says that a traveler swore he saw Link in the Gerudo Highlands, which made him worry because he did not think Link would really go to the Highlands without Snow Boots.[42][43] To Bozai's shock, Link shows him the Picture of the sword.[44] Stating that Link risked his life for the Picture,[45] Bozai admits that it would be uncouth of him to break his promise and gives Link the Snow Boots.[46][47] Although stuck barefoot,[48] Bozai is happy that Link is happy.[49] Before Link ends the conversation, Bozai confesses that all of this has endeared him even closer to Link and the Quest is completed.[50] If Link talks to Bozai directly after the Quest, he will ask permission to gaze at Link until he leaves and wishes to never forget Link's appearance.[51][52] If Link speaks to Bozai again without wearing the Gerudo Set, he confesses about his amorous misadventure.[53] If Link returns to the tent later, Bozai will not be there and is never seen again.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese γƒœγƒ†γƒ³γ‚΅ Cactus
French Republic FrenchEU Tuska

References

  1. ↑ 1.0 1.1 "So yeah, hey, the name's Bozai. I'm 35, single, and I LOVE jogging. Especially on sand." β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  2. ↑ "We didn't get a chance to spend much time together earlier, did we? Whoosh! Total whirlwind! So...wanna hang out?" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  3. ↑ "Look, these sand boots are super rare. Mayyyybe I'd consider giving them to you if you were a girl, but a guy? NO." β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  4. ↑ "I mean, sure! I'd LOVE to give them to you, you hungry little boot monster! But first, a favor" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  5. ↑ "Everyone's heard the legend in the Gerudo region about the seven heroines, but...some tell of an eighth heroine..." β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  6. ↑ "Wiped clean from history, and no one knows why or how..." β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  7. ↑ "*ahem!* According to those who idolize the eighth heroine, she is enshrined somewhere in the Gerudo Highlands." β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  8. ↑ "Find her! Show me the eighth heroine, and I'll give you these sand boots. What do you say?" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  9. ↑ "Anyway, draw a picture or something if you find her! And then show me!" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  10. ↑ "Oh, and here... If you'd like, you can use these. I'm sure they'll come in handy. Besides, you seem really into boots." β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  11. ↑ "Oh! Oh, thank goodness! You made it back safely!" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  12. ↑ "You were gone for so long, I started to fear the worst..." β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  13. ↑ "I have to come clean. The eighth heroine is just an urban legendβ€”it doesn't actually exist..." β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  14. ↑ "I... Well, I just wanted an excuse to get close to you, y'know?" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  15. ↑ "I won't put you in danger anymore! From now on, I'll be your protectβ€”" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  16. ↑ "Are you trying to console me because I've been so heartsick over this?" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  17. ↑ "You're such a kind soul." β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  18. ↑ "But no need to coddle me. From now on I'llβ€”" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  19. ↑ "I thought it was just an old wives' tale! The eighth heroine actually exists?!" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  20. ↑ "...But I won't tell anyone..." β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  21. ↑ "Yeah, that way, it'll just be our little secret, right? Sort of a bonding thing" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  22. ↑ "And yeah, i-if it's OK, I'd like to take this opportunity to ask youβ€”" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  23. ↑ "Just a second. I'll take them off..." β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  24. ↑ "Treat them as tenderly as you would me." β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  25. ↑ "*ahem* And now, could you be a lamb and return my snow boots? Otherwise ol' Bozai's going to be barefoot!" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  26. ↑ "I think I'll just park myself under the tent in front of Gerudo Town and take five. Care to join me later?" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  27. ↑ "You came! I mean, hey, yeah, of course. Figured you'd swing by. Yup. Do the ol' swing-by." β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  28. ↑ "We didn't get a chance to spend much time together earlier, did we? Whoosh! Total whirlwind! So...wanna hang out?" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  29. ↑ "You want my snow boots, too?" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  30. ↑ "Ha! Well aren't we greedy! Or should I say insatiable for boots. A boot thirst that cannot be slaked!" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  31. ↑ "Adorable. But listen, if I give you these, then I'll have nothing for my feet!" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  32. ↑ "How could I resist a request from you?" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  33. ↑ "No lie, you really gave me a surprise earlier...and I love surprises. Surprise me again like that... and I'll give you these snow boots as a surprise present!" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  34. ↑ "So let me ask you this: Did you notice that the statue of the eighth heroine...isn't actually holding a sword?" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  35. ↑ "Pretty weird, right? Seven other heroines, they all have their swords! Suspicious, y'know?" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  36. ↑ "Which leads me to deduce that the eighth heroine must have had a sword as well. Must have!" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  37. ↑ "To see that such a sword actually exists, that my deduction is right... There could be no greater surprise!" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  38. ↑ "Wow, all right, then. The sword would be pretty big, so I doubt it could have been carried off too far." β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  39. ↑ "I'm betting it's probably somewhere in the steeps of the Gerudo Highlands." β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  40. ↑ "And the thing is, I can't lend you the snow boots this time. Just can't do it! I'm really sorry." β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  41. ↑ "If you ever need me for anything above and beyond footwear, you just come find ol' Bozai anytime!" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  42. ↑ "A traveler swore he saw you in the Gerudo Highlands, so I've been gnawing on my fingernails with worry!" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  43. ↑ "I mean, all that talk about the sword was just chitchat... I didn't think you'd go up there without snow boots!" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  44. ↑ "WHAAAAAT?! It really exists?!" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  45. ↑ "Yeah... You did risk your life to fulfill your promise, after all..." β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  46. ↑ "It'd be pretty uncouth of me to drop my end of the bargain." β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  47. ↑ "Just a second. I'll take them off..." β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  48. ↑ "Well, now I'm barefoot..." β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  49. ↑ "But if you're happy, then I'm happy!" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  50. ↑ "And what's more, this whole episode has endeared you even more to me!" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  51. ↑ "At the very least, let me gaze after you until you disappear from my vision!" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  52. ↑ "I want to burn the image of your boot-loving self into my retinas!" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  53. ↑ "She dumped me...I mean, we were never actually dating, but still, it FELT like a dumping...Anyway, I still cherish the times she and I spent together. I hope you get to experience a love that burns as bright!" β€” Bozai (Breath of the Wild)