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Gorman
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Gorman artwork from Majora's Mask 3D
Title(s)
Gorman Troupe Leader (MM)
Race Hylian
Gender Male[1]
Game(s)
Era Force Era
Era of the Hero of Time
Family Gorman Brothers (MM)
Voice Actor(s) Takashi Nagasako
Counterpart(s) Ingo (OoT)
Milk Bar Owner (ALBW)

Gorman is a character in Majora's Mask and The Minish Cap.

Appearances

Majora's Mask

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In Majora's Mask, Gorman is the middle brother of the Gorman Brothers and is the leader of the Gorman Troupe,[2] a traveling group of performers scheduled to perform at the Carnival of Time.[3] His brothers refer to him as Middle Bro.[4]

When he visits Madame Aroma, he is devastated to learn the Carnival will be canceled, due to the impending Moon disaster and the leader of The Indigo-Go's, Lulu, losing her voice.[5][6] He spends the rest of his time drowning his sorrows at the Milk Bar without informing the rest of the troupe that their acts have been called off.[7]

After finding out about their canceled performance, Gorman begins to regret his decision of abandoning farm life in order to enter the world of show business. He left his brothers and the ranch since he could not handle horses like his older brother, and could not take care of horses like his younger brother.[8] However, he now realizes he quit the ranch life for nothing.[9]

When Link gets up on stage and plays the "Ballad of the Wind Fish," Gorman is brought to tears, for it was that same song that he had heard at the Carnival of Time long ago and motivated him to enter the show business. By so doing, he had hoped to meet the singers of the song.[10] He apologizes to Link for booing and gives him the Troupe Leader's Mask. In Majora's Mask 3D, repeating this will result in Gorman giving him a Fishing Hole Pass.[11]

If Link performs the "Ballad of the Wind Fish" for Gorman the night before, on the night of the Second Day Gorman is seen playing cards with the Twin Jugglers, and informs Link that he and the troupe will leave town the next day since they cannot expect anyone to attend their show anyway.[12] He even offers Link a place to stay with his older brother, who he says is a nice guy, at the Gorman Track.[13]

In Majora's Mask 3D, starting at Dawn on the Second Day, if Link wears the Troupe Leader's Mask and talks to Gorman while he is sleeping in the Stock Pot Inn's bunk room, Gorman requests Link to bring Mystery Milk from his brothers at their ranch in Milk Road. Link can proceed to talk to the brothers in the afternoon while again wearing the mask to obtain the Mystery Milk from them. The Mystery Milk spoils after 2 minutes, but if Link successfully delivers it to Gorman, he will let Link keep the Bottle. Link cannot play the "Song of Soaring" while delivering the milk, as Tatl says it will spill in the process.[14] Delivering the milk to him again in a different cycle will yield a Fishing Hole Pass.[15]

Schedule

Day Time Location Activity
1 6:00 AM Stock Pot Inn Lobby Waits
1 9:10 AM East Clock Town Leaves Stock Pot Inn for Mayor's Residence
1 10:00 AM Mayor's Residence Enters
1 10:10 AM Mayor's Residence Speaks with the Receptionist
1 10:30 AM Mayor's Residence Drawing Room Enters
1 10:55 AM Mayor's Residence Drawing Room Meets with Madame Aroma
1 11:45 AM Mayor's Residence Drawing Room Leaves
1 12:15 AM East Clock Town Leaves Mayor's Residence for Milk Bar
1 12:50 PM Milk Bar Enters
1 1:25 PM Milk Bar Thinks and speaks with Mr. Barten if Link speaks with him
1 10:00 PM Milk Bar Sulks while drinking and gives Link the Troupe Leader's Mask if he plays "Ballad of the Wind Fish"
2 6:00 AM Stock Pot Inn Bunk Room Sleeps and asks Link to retrieve the Mystery Milk if Link speaks to him wearing Troupe Leader's Mask (MM3D)
2 6:00 PM Stock Pot Inn Lobby Waits if Link did not receive the Troupe Leader's Mask the night before
2 6:00 PM Stock Pot Inn Bunk Room Plays cards if Link received the Troupe Leader's Mask the night before
2 9:10 PM East Clock Town Leaves Stock Pot Inn for Milk Bar if Link did not receive the Troupe Leader's Mask the night before
2 10:00 PM Milk Bar Sulks while drinking and gives Link the Troupe Leader's Mask if he plays "Ballad of the Wind Fish" and if he did not the night before

The Minish Cap

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In The Minish Cap, Gorman is an aspiring real estate investor in Hyrule Town and the author of Gorman's Guide to Good Grub. When Link fuses a Red Kinstone with the Oracle Farore at the Happy Hearth Inn, Gorman gets the idea to rent his house in southeastern Hyrule Town for extra money.[16][17] He asks Link to broker for him as he has strict criteria and cannot be bothered to search for a tenant himself.[18] Link can show the house to either Farore, Din, or Nayru.

After obtaining a tenant for his current house, Gorman plans to build a second house one on the west side of town.[19] Mutoh and the carpenters construct it for him after Link fuses another Red Kinstone with the carpenter Bremor.[20][21] Link can then have one of the remaining two Oracles rent that house. Afterwards, Gorman can be seen standing south of the Royal Hyrule Library, near an enclosure containing two cats. He considers breeding pets with the money he made from his rental properties.[22] Gorman disappears when Vaati takes over Hyrule Castle.

Gorman (Figurine from The Minish Cap)
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He wants to rent out his house in town, but he's too overbearing to attract a tenant. He doesn't even seem to realize what the problem is...

Trivia

  • In the European version of The Minish Cap, Gorman mentions he is considering building a third house over the cat enclosure in town,[23] though he never does. This comment was replaced in the American version, which was released two months after the original Japanese and European versions.
  • In Majora's Mask 3D, if Link does the Mystery Milk sidequest on the Second Day then does the sound check at the Milk Bar that night, Gorman's remarks to the sound check will be different.[24] He will also be kinder when Link talks to him.[25]

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ゴーマン (Gōman) Same as English
Possibly from 傲慢 (Gōman), meaning "arrogance"
French Republic FrenchEU Gorman
Gantarro (TMC)
Federal Republic of Germany German Gorman
Italian Republic Italian Arro (TMC, MM3D)
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Gorman

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See Also

References

  1. "He wants to rent out his house in town, but he's too overbearing to attract a tenant. He doesn't even seem to realize what the problem is..." — Gorman Figurine (The Minish Cap)
  2. "Gorman, leader of a traveling troupe / Has fine clothes, but a frightful face" — Bombers' Notebook (Majora's Mask)
  3. "Madame Aroma, I am Gorman. It has been some time... Thank you for letting us perform at this year's Carnival of Time." — Gorman (Majora's Mask)
  4. "Middle Bro loves him his milk. But he always chugs it 'til he's got a dilly of a bellyache!" — Gorman Brothers (Majora's Mask 3D)
  5. "Actually, there's been an unusual accident in Great Bay... And due to this unusual accident, Lulu, the diva in The Indigo-Go's, has lost her voice. The details are quite long, so I'll spare you. At any rate... I must cancel our performance at this year's Carnival of Time." — Toto (Majora's Mask)
  6. "The opening performance I've asked you to do...They've canceled! Just now!" — Madame Aroma (Majora's Mask)
  7. "Though we're running out of time, the troupe leader won't wake up. In time's like this, it means the leader has something he's hiding from us." — Guru-Guru (Majora's Mask)
  8. "Anyway, I'm just the despised second son! I can't handle horses like my older brother! I can't take care of horses like my younger brother!" — Gorman (Majora's Mask)
  9. "I left the ranch, came to know the world of show business... Traveled around... But for what? ...For nothing!!! Oh, I just had to enter the world of entertainment, didn't I? It's cold...Soooo cold..." — Gorman (Majora's Mask)
  10. "I entered show business because I heard this song at the Carnival of Time long ago... By doing performances, I thought maybe I'd get to meet the singers of that song..." — Gorman (Majora's Mask)
  11. "Hey...I'm sorry I heckled you. This isn't much but...please accept it as a token of my apology." — Gorman (Majora's Mask 3D)
  12. "I have decided we will leave the town tomorrow. We can't expect anyone to attend our show." — Gorman (Majora's Mask)
  13. "Aren't you going to flee? If you have nowhere else to go, you should seek refuge at the Gorman Track in the south. That is my brothers' ranch. My older brother...He's a nice guy." — Gorman (Majora's Mask)
  14. "If you fly while carrying that, you'll spill it all over the place and make a huge mess! Nobody wants that!" — Tatl (Majora's Mask 3D)
  15. "Here, take this. It's just a small token of my gratitude. Go have some fun if you ever have the time to spare. It's relaxing." — Gorman (Majora's Mask 3D)
  16. "When you first fuse Kinstones with Farore inside the inn, Gorman will appear in town with the remarkable idea to rent out some of the empty houses." (The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Power), pg. 102)
  17. "Wow... I just had the best idea! I can rent out my house for some extra cash!" — Gorman (The Minish Cap)
  18. "I'm trying my hand at real estate. Turns out, it's a total pain. Like right now, I'm looking for a tenant, you see? But the thing is, I can only rent to a woman, single occupancy. Too many tenants would make the place dirty. And they'd be loud. I like things nice and quiet, see? And this is all just too much hassle. If you find anyone who can rent this place, would you let me know?" — Gorman (The Minish Cap)
  19. "I'll build here, I think..." — Gorman (The Minish Cap)
  20. "After you fuse Kinstones with Bremor, Mutoh will assist Gorman in building another house." (The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Power), pg. 102)
  21. "I'm feeling really motivated now! I could probably build a good-sized house in a matter of minutes!" — Mutoh (The Minish Cap)
  22. "I've lined up a sizable pile of cash from my rental properties... Maybe I should start breeding pets next. Moohahaha!" — Gorman (The Minish Cap)
  23. "I'm sure I could build a new place here if I could get rid of these cats... Moohahaha!" — Gorman (The Minish Cap)
  24. "Oy, you! Zora! Let us drink in peace tonight!" — Gorman (Majora's Mask 3D).
  25. "...Oh, it's you. Thanks to you I was able to tell everyone the truth. I feel better with all that off my chest. Everyone was very understanding. I'm sure they'll each be spending some alone time tonight. We're travelling entertainers. That means tomorrow we'll be heading off to the next town. Guess I'd better not go overboard and tire myself out tonight..." — Gorman (Majora's Mask 3D)