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Komali

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Komali
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Title(s)
Race Rito
Gender Male[1]
Game(s)
Era Era of the Great Sea
Family Rito Chieftain (father)
Grandmother

Komali is a character in The Wind Waker.[2] He is a Rito and the son of the Rito Chieftain. He lives in Dragon Roost Island and is destined to be the future leader of the Rito. He is also close friends with Medli and is the holder of Din's Pearl.

Biography

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Komali after he receives his wings

Komali is known to be rather shy with very little confidence in himself. As such, his grandmother was always with him, giving him the strength and courage that he needed as well as comforting him in his time of need.[3] His grandmother, having received Din's Pearl from the sky spirit known as Valoo, gave the precious gem to her grandson as a gift.[4] However, due to unknown reasons, Komali's grandmother passed away not long before Link arrived on Dragon Roost Island.[5] Soon after, Lord Valoo begins to go on a rampage, thus preventing young Rito (Komali included) from reaching him to receive the scale that allows them to grow their wings. Overwhelmed by all these events, Komali shuts himself out from the rest of the world and refuses to visit the Sky Spirit for his scale.[6][7] It is then that Link meets Komali's father, who asks that Link share some of the young hero's courage to his son as well as delivering a letter of encouragement written by the chieftain.[8]

When Link meets Komali, he treats the young hero with a cold and negative attitude, still unwilling to listen to any voice of comfort that anyone tries to give him.[9] He is rather reluctant to listen to anything that Link has to say, calling him a liar for saying that the young hero could calm Lord Valoo down.[10] However, Komali does mention that if Link finds someone that can get past all the obstacles on Dragon Roost to get to Valoo, then he will hear whatever words he has to say. The prince also refuses to give Din's Pearl to Link, explaining that the pearl is the only thing that calms him down.[11]

After Link defeats Gohma and relieves Valoo of his pain, the young Rito are finally able to receive their wings again. Komali, impressed by Link's courage, decides to bestow upon the young hero Din's Pearl, saying that giving away what he values the most will give him the courage he needs.[12] Komali promptly departs to receive the scale from Valoo in order to obtain his pair of wings, abruptly saying goodbye to Link.[13]

The young Rito prince and Quill make a rather opportune appearance just as Ganondorf is ready to abolish Link and Tetra in the Forsaken Fortress. The two Rito quickly fly through the viewing platform and take Link and Tetra away by grabbing them with their talons, saving them just before Valoo engulfs Ganondorf's tower in flames.

Komali can be seen again shortly after Medli is awakened as the new Sage of Earth by Link. Once Medli regains her consciousness after fainting, she sees Komali flying high above where she and Link are standing, and she mentions that she only wishes for Komali to remember her as a simple attendant and not as the new Sage of Earth. As such, Link and Medli quickly leave for the Earth Temple before the Rito prince is able to notice them.[14] Komali then flies down to the cliff where Medli was earlier, only to see that she seems to have disappeared.

Link can later return to see Komali as a more mature, courageous young Rito possessing a whole different attitude than before, as well as a new wardrobe. He can be seen standing near the entrance of Dragon Roost holding a flower, where he asks Link if he has seen Medli and wonders if something has happened to her. He goes on to show Link the flower he picked for Medli, wanting to surprise the young Rito girl with it, but is disappointed when he notices she is gone.[15] The flower eventually wilts and Komali regrets not having had the chance to see the joy on Medli's face upon seeing the flower. Still holding the flower, Komali continues to worry about Medli's whereabouts, heavily hinting at the prince's deep affection towards Medli.[16]

Komali makes a final appearance during the ending credits. When both Link and Tetra have surfaced from the flooding Hyrule, the Rito prince flies towards them to greet them just before Tetra's Ship sails in.

Komali (Figurine from The Wind Waker)
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Birthplace: Dragon Roost Island.
Personality: Mama's boy.
Komali had very little confidence in himself and thus closed himself off from the world outside his tribe's aerie.
With just a little help from Link, though, he has regained his confidence and has at last begun to show signs of being a confident and mature Rito adult.

Trivia

  • Kogoli's Japanese name is コマリ (Komari). It was likely changed during localization to avoid confusion with the prince.

Nomenclature

Komali's Japanese name, コモリ (Komori), is likely derived from the Japanese word, 引きこもり (Hikikomori), which means "social withdrawal," reflecting his reclusive personality.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name
Japan Japanese コモリ (Komori)
French Republic FrenchEU Scaff
Federal Republic of Germany German Komori
Italian Republic Italian Falin
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Komali

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References

  1. "Komali had very little confidence in himself and thus closed himself off from the world outside his tribe's aerie. With just a little help from Link, though, he has regained his confidence and has at last begun to show signs of being a confident and mature Rito adult." — Komali Figurine (The Wind Waker)
  2. "Komali" (Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 236)
  3. "However, his grandmother passed recently, and Komali seems lost. His confidence is...gone. His grandmother was always with him, you see." — Rito (The Wind Waker)
  4. "It's so pretty, isn't it? It's called Din's Pearl. My grandma gave it to me." — Komali (The Wind Waker)
  5. "However, his grandmother passed recently, and Komali seems lost. His confidence is...gone." — Rito (The Wind Waker)
  6. "What do you want from me, huh? I... I don't want to talk to anyone right now!" — Komali (The Wind Waker)
  7. "Let me be direct. My son, Komali, is of the age to earn his wings... Yet...he is weak, in some ways...and in light of the current situation, he may just give up on ever getting them..." — Rito Chieftain (The Wind Waker)
  8. "What say you? Will you share some of your courage with my son? [...] I have something I wish for you to give to my son. A young girl named Medli is holding it for me. Would you find her and take it?" — Rito Chieftain (The Wind Waker)
  9. "A letter? From my father? Oh, sure, telling me to be brave is easy enough for him... It's not like he's the one who went through that horrible experience... It's not like HE still has to go get a scale from Valoo. You're in this letter, too, you know... Poking your nose in other people's business... You're nosy, aren't you? Sorry, but I really don't feel like going to see Valoo right now. I mean, how am I supposed to get a scale from him when he's so upset?" — Komali (The Wind Waker)
  10. "What? Are you trying to say that YOU can calm Valoo down? Psssssh! That's just a big, fat lie! It's easy to SAY you can do anything! Bragging doesn't cost a thing!" — Komali (The Wind Waker)
  11. "It's strange... Holding this calms me down. I forget all the bad things. [...] What? What is it, huh? Listen, you can stare all you want, but I'm not giving this to you. This is MY treasure. You understand? I'm not going to just hand it over to some do-nothing guy, am I?" — Komali (The Wind Waker)
  12. "I want you to take this, Link! Giving you the thing I value most will give me the courage I need to stand up to bad things!" — Komali (The Wind Waker)
  13. "Well, I'm going to go and visit Valoo! I'll come and see you sometime_with the best pair of wings ever!" — Komali (The Wind Waker)
  14. "Link, please... You must take me to the Earth Temple. We must hurry and wake the power to repel evil that sleeps within the Master Sword. Let's go now, quickly and quietly. Oh, Komali... I just want him to remember me as a simple attendant..." — Medli (The Wind Waker)
  15. "Link, you know Medli, don't you? I think something weird happened to her... It stinks, too, because I went to all the trouble of picking this flower to surprise her with! And now she's not around! Tell me if you spot Medli, will you?" — Komali (The Wind Waker)
  16. "Link... My flower... It wilted... The joy on Medli's face when she saw this flower... I really wanted to see that... Medli... I wonder where she's gone..." — Komali (The Wind Waker)