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Fado (Twilight Princess)

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Fado from Twilight Princess
Race Human
Gender Male[1]
Era Era of Twilight

Fado is a character in Twilight Princess.[2]


Fado is responsible for running the Ordon Ranch. He teaches Link to ride Epona by setting up fences for practice.[3] As goats never listen to him,[4] he often asks Link to help him by herding them.[5][6] After Link restores light to the Eldin Province and gets Epona back, Fado gives him a Piece of Heart if he herds 20 goats into the barn in less than three minutes.[7]

Fado is last seen during the ending credits calling to Link's empty house.


  • The game does not include data for the interior of Fado's house. Therefore, Link is never able to enter Fado's house at any time in the game as it is always locked.[8]
  • Fado shares his name with Fado from Ocarina of Time and Fado from The Wind Waker.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
Japan Japanese ファド (Fado)
French-speaking countries French Fahd
Italian Republic Italian Fad
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Braulio


  1. "Looks like you're goin' to help Fado. Good job. He headed up to the ranch ahead of you." — N/A (Twilight Princess)
  2. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 276 (TP)
  3. "When y'all are approachin' a fence, use A to dash at the right moment and y'all can jump the middle of the fence. Got that, bud?" — Fado (Twilight Princess)
  4. "I tell you, though, these scamps won't listen to a word I say, so I got no one else to turn to." — Fado (Twilight Princess)
  5. "Link, Epona... Look, I'm awful sorry to have to ask y'all to do this for me." — Fado (Twilight Princess)
  6. "OK, then! Herd them goats into the barn with Epona!" — Fado (Twilight Princess)
  7. "Hoo! Now, THAT is dedication! Wantin' to do the job perfect!" — Fado (Twilight Princess)
  8. doninss, Behind Fado's locked door (Zelda Twilight Princess), YouTube, published December 26, 2006, retrieved January 28, 2016.