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Malena

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Malena
BotW Malena Model.png
Race Gerudo
Gender Female
Game(s)

Malena is a character in Breath of the Wild.[1]

Biography

Malena is a Gerudo who can be found in Gerudo Town. During the night, she is sleeping in Hotel Oasis, whispering in her sleep that she will cure her husband.[2] During the day, she is in the barracks begging the Gerudo soldiers to help her. If Link speaks to her, she says that she met the man of her dreams and recently married him.[3] Malena says that she thought she finally found happiness,[4] but her husband became sick with a rare, fatal disease.[5] She explains that the only cure for him are Molduga Guts,[6] but that she would never be able to defeat a Molduga herself.[7] She goes on to say that she has asked the Gerudo soldiers for help, but they refused.[8] Malena does not blame them for avoiding a beast as dangerous as a Molduga and wonders if it is foolish to expect others to help a stranger in need.[9][10] Malena is disappointed that she had to return to Gerudo Town.[11] If Link asks about Moldugas, Malena explains that it is a monster so savage that even other monsters do not go near it.[12] She mentions that one can be found in the Toruma Dunes and at the Southern Oasis.[13] She comments that Moldugas are sensitive to vibrations, hinting at its weakness to Bombs.[14] She also says that Moldugas live in areas of extreme heat and that even Gerudo could not stand that level of heat without the proper gear.[15][16] Malena warns Link to be careful if he travels to those areas.[17] Before ending the conversation, Malena questions what she is supposed to do if she cannot even approach a Molduga and Link receives the "Medicinal Molduga" Side Quest.[18] In order to obtain Molduga Guts, Link must defeat a Molduga, which will drop Guts upon defeat.

If Link speaks to Malena again, she says that her husband was the first man to tell her she is beautiful and reiterates that she needs Molduga Guts.[19][20] Malena is worried that she is running out of time to save her husband.[21] If Link offers Malena some Molduga Guts, she reacts in great surprise and asks if Link will really give them to her.[22][23] Link nods and Malena becomes overjoyed and thanks him.[24] Malena rewards Link with a Gold Rupee and begins to weep in joy as she whispers that the Guts will save her husband.[25][26] Malena then begins to walk away and the Side Quest is completed. If Link talks to Malena as she is leaving, she again thanks Link and says that she is going to get ready to return to him immediately.[27][28] She then mentions that she never got Link's name.[29] If Link responds that he is just a traveler, she compliments him for his modesty and hopes that she can someday raise a daughter to be like him.[30][31] If Link tells her his name, she mentions that it sounds like a man's name.[32] She then tells Link that she might name her daughter after him and that she will never forget him.[33][34] Malena temporarily returns to Hotel Oasis and leaves Gerudo Town.

Nomenclature

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Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese メルエナ (Meruena) Melena, anagram of "Enamel"

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References

  1. "Malena" — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "I'll cure you... I'm sure I will..." — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Sav'saaba... I... I finally found the voe of my dreams, and I just recently married him..." — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "I thought I had finally found happiness..." — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "But then...my husband fell ill with a rare disease... One difficult to cure." — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "The only thing that can save him is the innards of a Molduga..." — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "But I would never be able to take down such a creature myself..." — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "I asked the soldiers for help, but... They said they have serious issues to deal with! They said they had no time for my plight! They turned me away!" — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "But then, why wouldn't they? The Molduga is a menacing beast... None who face one escape unscathed..." — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "So perhaps it's foolish to expect anyone to stick their neck out for a stranger..." — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "I thought I'd finally gotten out of this town... Never thought I'd have to come crawling back..." — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "The Molduga is a monster... A terror so savage that even other monsters won't approach it..." — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "It's often been spotted west of here, in the Toruma Dunes, and in the south." — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "It's very sensitive to vibrations, and it tends to attack anything that draws near." — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "The Molduga lives in a region of extreme heat..." — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "Even the Gerudo, who thrive in the heat, might well expire there if they were clad in their regular gear..." — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "If you dare to go to that region, please be careful." — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "You can't approach it or even move near it... And you can't use someone as bait... So what am I to do..." — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "Oh, it's you... My husband was the first voe to ever tell me I was beautiful..." — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  20. "I love him so! And so I need those Molduga guts, no matter what... But... What can I do on my own?" — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "...Oh, me. The longer I tarry, the more the danger grows for my dear one..." — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "Wait, these... Molduga guts!" — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  23. "You... You'll give these to me?" — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  24. "Oh, sarqso!" — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  25. "This is all I have to thank you with, but I insist you take it." — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  26. "This will save him... *sniff*" — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  27. "Deepest sarqso. My true love will be cured at last!" — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  28. "I should make ready for the journey back to him immediately." — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  29. "Kind Hylian vai... I never asked your name, did I?" — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  30. "Such modesty... That's something that most people I know always seem to lack." — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  31. "If I ever have a vehvi, I hope I can raise her to be a vai like you." — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  32. "Link, huh? That sounds kinda like a sturdy voe name to me..." — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  33. "I hope you don't mind, but I may...possibly...name my vehvi after you. If I ever have one, that is!" — Malena (Breath of the Wild)
  34. "Sarqso, truly...Link. I'll never forget about you." — Malena (Breath of the Wild)