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Mysterious Man

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Mysterious Man
ALBW Mysterious Man Model.png
Race
Gender
Male
Main appearance(s)
Counterpart(s)

The Mysterious Man is a character in A Link Between Worlds.

Biography

The Mysterious Man is the only human found in the Skull Woods Region. As Link meets him the first time, the Mysterious Man is expecting a search party but is angry at the fact that Link is instead a kid.[1] He next assumes that Link is seeking extreme outdoors activities and proceeds to tell Link how he got dizzy and lost while excessively trunking in the Skull Woods.[2][3][4] He offers Link a Golden Bee for 888 Rupees as long as he has an empty Bottle.[5][6][7][8] After Link buys it from him, the Mysterious Man is surprised Link blindly trusted a stranger like him without even seeing what he was offering to sell.[9] He warns Link not to be so trusting and reveals that misplaced trust is what got him lost.[10]

The Mysterious Man and his Hyrule counterpart, Bouldering Guy, share similar fates in that both are stuck in their respective locations as a result of outdoor activities they did before Link finds them. The difference though is that Bouldering Guy is able to escape and return to Hyrule's Milk Bar after Link gives him Premium Milk, whereas the Mysterious Man remains in the cave he took refuge in throughout the rest of the game.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
French-speaking countries French Homme mystérieux
Federal Republic of Germany German Mysteriöser Mann
Italian Republic Italian Uomo misterioso
Spanish-speaking countries Spanish Hombre misterioso

References

  1. "So...they finally sent a rescue party, eh? Wait...you're no party - you're just a kid!" — Mysterious Man (A Link Between Worlds)
  2. "Lemme guess, you came in here looking for some extreme fun in the great outdoors, huh?" — Mysterious Man (A Link Between Worlds)
  3. "Yeah, I've been running crazy in these woods, running till I got dizzy. Trunking, I call it." — Mysterious Man (A Link Between Worlds)
  4. "I trunked and trunked 'round these trees until I finally lost my way. Been sitting here ever since." — Mysterious Man (A Link Between Worlds)
  5. "But I found a great treasure in the woods. Maybe you'd care to take it off my hands...?" — Mysterious Man (A Link Between Worlds)
  6. "It's a little something I picked up when I got stuck. I just decided to keep it." — Mysterious Man (A Link Between Worlds)
  7. "How's 888 Rupees sound? It's a steal of a deal." — Mysterious Man (A Link Between Worlds)
  8. "I can't sell it to you if you don't have an empty bottle, man... C'mon. Help me help you." — Mysterious Man (A Link Between Worlds)
  9. "Really? You'd just buy an unknown thing and blindly trust some stranger like that?!" — Mysterious Man (A Link Between Worlds)
  10. "You shouldn't be so trusting, man. That's how I got like this...except minus the whole buying part." — Mysterious Man (A Link Between Worlds)