Librari

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Librari
TMC Librari Sprite.png
Title(s)
Elder[1]
Alias(es)
Minish Elder[2]
Race
Gender
Male[3]
Main appearance(s)
Era(s)
Family
Gentari (twin brother)[4]

Librari is a character in The Minish Cap.[4]

Biography

Librari (Figurine from The Minish Cap)
TMC Librari Figurine Sprite.png
Librari
This Town Minish elder is Gentari's
twin brother. Those large wings that he
is so proud of are trophies from a duel
with a cucco as a young Minish.

Librari is the elder of the Town Minish. He lives inside a book in the Royal Hyrule Library in Hyrule Town, and is the twin brother of the Forest Picori elder Gentari.[4] He carries a feather with him, which came from a Cucco he fought when he was younger.[5]

In order for the Library to open, Link must speak to the Forest Picori who lives near the Wind Crest at Lake Hylia.[6] Despite learning that Librari once entered the Temple of Droplets, how he did so remains a mystery until Link encounters him in person.[7][8]

After speaking to Jotari and Maggie, Link must retrieves three overdue Library Books; when they are re-shelved by Sturgeon, he gains access to Librari's home. While speaking to Librari, the Minish elder triggers a trapdoor, causing Link to fall down a hole and face a trial to learn Librari's secret.[9] After passing the trial and defeating a pair of Scissors Beetles, Link obtains the Flippers, allowing him to Swim and Dive.[10]

Link can Fuse Kinstone Pieces with Librari,[11] causing a Golden Octorok to appear in the Wind Ruins.

After Vaati transforms Hyrule Castle into Dark Hyrule Castle, the Royal Hyrule Library is closed. Librari can still be found elsewhere, however; after Link Fuses Kinstone Pieces with the Forest Picori in the northeastern house of Minish Village for the second time, a crack appears near the Wind Crest at Lake Hylia. The crack serves as the entrance to an obstacle-filled passageway that leads to an island at the center of Lake Hylia, where Librari can be found. He is astonished that Link managed to find him, and gives him a full Heart Container as a reward. [12] If spoken to afterwards, he will tell Link the location of the three Great Fairies across Hyrule.[13][14][15]

Other Appearances

The Minish Cap (Himekawa)

In the The Minish Cap manga by Akira Himekawa, Librari hides a magic feather in the Map he gives to Link; this feather transforms into a Roc's Cape during Link's battle against the Gyorg Pair.

Nomenclature

Librari's name is likely a reference to the word library, the place in which he lives.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Italian Republic Italian Melgardo From vegliardo (elder)

References

  1. "I have heard rumors that one Minish actually did find a way in, long ago... That Minish is Elder Librari, and he is in semi-retirement in the town library." — Forest Picori (The Minish Cap)
  2. "Well, I'd never have suspected it of that Minish elder in the library... To think he was an adventurer! And that he visited the Temple of Droplets! Maybe we should look up that Librari and hear what he has to say." — Ezlo (The Minish Cap)
  3. "This Town Minish elder is Gentari's twin brother. Those large wings that he is so proud of are trophies from a duel with a cucco as a young Minish." — Figurine (The Minish Cap)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 270
  5. "Those large wings that he is so proud of are trophies from a duel with a cucco as a young Minish." — Figurine (The Minish Cap)
  6. "I have heard rumors that one Minish actually did find a way in, long ago... That Minish is Elder Librari, and he is in semi-retirement in the town library. The library should be opening soon. Perhaps you can go find him." — Forest Picori (The Minish Cap)
  7. "And how did that Librari get into the Temple of Droplets, anyway?" — Ezlo (The Minish Cap)
  8. "I just can't figure out how Librari got into the Temple of Droplets. I'm going crazy with curiosity!" — Ezlo (The Minish Cap)
  9. "Now...OPEN, secret mystery panel!! Wohoho! Wasn't that fun? Now then... It's up to you to pass this trial safely and recover the item you require." — Librari (The Minish Cap)
  10. "Hmm! Yes, yes, yes! Why, it all makes sense now, doesn't it, boy? Librari used these flippers to swim to the entrance to the Temple of Droplets." — Ezlo (The Minish Cap)
  11. "You want to fuse Kinstones? Yes, please!" — Librari (The Minish Cap)
  12. "Hey! How'd you find me, kid? You're a real humdinger! So, since you found me, I'm going to give you my number-one treasure!" — Librari (The Minish Cap)
  13. "So, have you met the Great Fairy of Minish Woods? She lives right off that little side path!" — Librari (The Minish Cap)
  14. "And have you met the Great Fairy of Mount Crenel? She lives behind a wall that you have to break open with a bomb." — Librari (The Minish Cap)
  15. "What about the Great Fairy near the Royal Crypt? Have you met her? She lives behind a wall that you have to break open with a bomb." — Librari (The Minish Cap)