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Main appearance(s)

Error is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2]


The Adventure of Link

In The Adventure of Link, Error is a citizen of Ruto Town. At first, Error only introduces himself when talked to,[3] but after Link meets a second man in Mido Town and is encouraged to ask Error about how to get to the Island Palace,[4] Error will tell Link about the passage to the palace south of the king's tomb.[5]

The sprite design for Error is used for characters in other towns who can sometimes be similarly unhelpful,[6] although a few of them give Link very useful hints about using the Fire Spell or finding the Three-Eye Rock Palace.[7][8]

Other Appearances

Defenders of the Triforce

Though Error doesn't directly appear in Defenders of the Triforce, a Sign bearing his iconic quote was used as a prop during photo shoots with the Master Sword for players who failed to stop Ganondorf in the allotted time at Defenders of the Triforce events.[2]


"My name is Error..."

Error's name is meant to form a pun with that of Bagu whose name is the Japanese spelling of a computer "bug." In the Japanese version of The Adventure of Link, Error makes the less vague statement "My name is Error..." (Ore no na wa Erā da...).[9] His name is written エラー (Erā), the Japanese way of writing the English word "error." Only Error's name properly transferred over during the English localization.


  • Error was given a brief reference in Super Paper Mario, where the character Fracktail is brainwashed into fighting Mario by one of the main antagonists, Dimentio.[10]
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See Also


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 223 (TAoL)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "I AM ERROR." — Sign (Defenders of the Triforce)
  3. "I AM ERROR." — Error (The Adventure of Link)
  4. "ASK ERROR OF RUTO ABOUT THE PALACE" — Hylian (The Adventure of Link)
  5. "SOUTH OF KINGS TOMB IN MIDO IS A TUNNEL." — Error (The Adventure of Link)
  6. "I KNOW NOTHING." — Hylian (The Adventure of Link)
  7. "IF ALL ELSE FAILS USE FIRE" — Hylian (The Adventure of Link)
  8. "CALL FOR HELP AT THE THREE EYE ROCKS." — Hylian (The Adventure of Link)
  9. "オレノナハエラーダ..." — Error (The Adventure of Link)
  10. Super Paper Mario Wii (2007)
  11. Encyclopedia (Les Éditions Soleil) pg. 223