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Guru-Guru

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Guru-Guru
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Guru-Guru artwork from Majora's Mask 3D
Race Hylian (OoT | MM)
Human (OoS)
Gender Male[1]
Game(s)
Era Era of the Hero of Time
Era of Light and Dark
Counterpart(s) Phonograph Man

Guru-Guru,[2] also known as the Phonograph Man in Ocarina of Time,[3] is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.

Appearances

Ocarina of Time

In Ocarina of Time, the Phonograph Man stands inside the Kakariko Windmill playing his Phonograph.[4] If adult Link pulls out his Ocarina of Time in front of him, he will teach Link the "Song of Storms."[5] If young Link plays the song inside the windmill, it will start spinning really fast,[6] draining Kakariko's well and opening the way to the Bottom of the Well.

Majora's Mask

Guru-Guru's picture from the Bombers' Notebook in Majora's Mask 3D

In Majora's Mask, Guru-Guru is the Gorman Troupe's musician.[7] Guru-Guru is seen at night in the Laundry Pool area of Clock Town playing his Phonograph since he has been kicked out of his room for practicing too loud.[8] He is usually a happy person, and long ago was a member of an animal troupe. However, he was jealous of the dog being the leader of the troupe, who could always get any animal to follow his command.[9][10] As such, Guru-Guru stole the dog's mask, called the Bremen Mask.[11] He gives Link the mask as a reward for listening to his story and to get rid of his guilt.[12][13]

He also appears during the day in the Stock Pot Inn in the room at the end of the hall.

Oracle of Seasons

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In Oracle of Seasons, Guru-Guru is located in the Eastern Suburbs. He can be found standing by his windmill playing his Phonograph, wanting to oil the windmill to make it go faster.[14] Link can give him the Engine Grease in exchange for his Phonograph.[15] This will make the windmill go faster.[16]

Nomenclature

His name is a Japanese onomatopoeia for "turning round and round, going around in circles," which also happens to be the Phonograph Man's favorite expression in Ocarina of Time.[17]

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese グル・グル (Guru-Guru) Guru-Guru
French Republic FrenchEU Guru-Guru
Federal Republic of Germany German Guru-Guru
Italian Republic Italian Guru-Guru
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Guru-Guru

Gallery

See Also

References

  1. "The official musician for Gorman's traveling troupe. He's so talented, he can even compose songs right on the spot!" — Bombers' Notebook (Majora's Mask 3D)
  2. "Guru-Guru" (Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 195 (MM3D) & 209 (OoS))
  3. "Phonograph Man" (Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 239)
  4. "I'm trying to come up with a musical theme inspired by this windmill...going around and around and around!!!" — Phonograph Man (Ocarina of Time)
  5. "What?! You've got an ocarina!! What the heck! That reminds me of that time, seven years ago! Back then a mean kid came here and played a strange song. It messed up this windmill! I'll never forget this song!" — Phonograph Man (Ocarina of Time)
  6. "Go around, go around, go around... What? It's going way too fast!" — Phonograph Man (Ocarina of Time)
  7. "Guru-Guru / Musician in the Gorman Troupe" — Bombers' Notebook (Majora's Mask)
  8. "They said I was much too loud when I practiced in my room. They got mad. Sigh...Now I'm sad I'll just stay here all night and away from their pad." — Guru-Guru (Majora's Mask)
  9. "Dear guest...Long ago, I was in an animal troupe, with dogs and donkeys and such." — Guru-Guru (Majora's Mask)
  10. "Why was the dog the leader?!? Was it 'cause something was wrong with me, sir??? Oh, that dog was an amazing leader! He always had a stellar troupe no matter what animals he had to work with..." — Guru-Guru (Majora's Mask)
  11. "That's why I stole it... The dog's mask. I stole it." — Guru-Guru (Majora's Mask)
  12. "But I no longer need it... I give it to my guest." — Guru-Guru (Majora's Mask)
  13. "It seems Guru-Guru, the traveling musician, had the Bremen Mask..." — Gossip Stone (Majora's Mask)
  14. "Go around, go around! If I could just oil it, it would go around more quickly..." — Guru-Guru (Oracle of Seasons)
  15. "Engine Grease? Will that make it go quickly? Really? Take my Phonograph!" — Guru-Guru (Oracle of Seasons)
  16. "Go around, go around! Is it going too fast?" — Guru-Guru (Oracle of Seasons)
  17. "Go around! Go around and around and around! What fun! I'm so happy!" — Phonograph Man (Ocarina of Time)