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Osfala

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Osfala
ALBW Osfala.png
Official artwork of Osfala
Title(s)
Sage
Race Hylian
Gender Male[1]
Game(s)
Era Era of Light and Dark

Osfala is a character in A Link Between Worlds. He is a headstrong young man and Sahasrahla's apprentice. He is the second descendant of the original Seven Sages who gets kidnapped by Yuga.

Biography

After coming to the conclusion that Yuga is after the descendants of the Seven Sages, with the intention of freeing Ganon, Sahasrahla asks Link to warn his pupil Osfala, a descendant of the of the Seven Sages, about the sorcerer's plot. Outside the palace's entrance, the young hero encounters Osfala, who recognizes Link as the blacksmith's apprentice and asks him why he is at the Eastern Palace.[2] The young hero proceeds to inform Osfala about Yuga and the events that recently occurred within the Sanctuary, warning the young man about the peril he's in.[3] However, Osfala doesn't believe he's in danger, stating that although Yuga is a cause of concern, his master shouldn't be worried about him because he's a desendant of the Seven Sages.[4] In addition, he tells Link that he's also wielding a Sand Rod, so he's almost invincible.[5] He then enters the Eastern Palace, stating that he'll get to the bottom of all this Yuga nonsense.[6] When Osfala enters the Eastern Palace, Link hears a scream. When the end of the dungeon is reached, Link was already too late as he is turned into a painting by Yuga because he is one of the sages. Link engages in battle with Yuga to rescue Osfala and Seres.

Later, Yuga uses the Seven Sages' powers to resurrect Ganon from darkness and fuses with the Demon King. Afterwards, Link discovers his painting in Thieves' Town, he is shown it by the Thief Girl after Link defeats Stalblind inside the Thieves' Hideout. When Osfala appears in the Chamber of Sages he is surprised because he believed he would be the Hero of the Age. Even though he is disappointed, he wishes Link good luck for the rest of his quest. He then has the Sand Rod returned to Ravio's Shop, where Link can now rent or buy it.

Once all of the Seven Sages are rescued from Lorule's seven dungeons, Osfala and the other six sages use their power to summon the Triforce of Courage so Link could defeat Yuga Ganon.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese アスファル (Asufaru) Possibly from أصفر (aṣfar), meaning "yellow"
Canada FrenchCA Osfala
French Republic FrenchEU Asphar
Federal Republic of Germany German Osfala
Italian Republic Italian Asfal
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Osfala
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Osfala

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References

  1. "Someone else is already renting the Sand Rod. He rented it when I was in the village seeing if that was a good place to set up my shop. He was in such a rush that I didn’t get his name. Said he had important business somewhere. Anyway, I’ve got only one of each item, so you’ll have to wait for that item to come home to roost." — Ravio (A Link Between Worlds)
  2. "You, stop where you are! What are you doing here at the Eastern Palace? Oh, my apologies. I thought you were someone I'm looking for. Aren't you Link? You're the blacksmith's apprentice, right? But what brings you all the way to the Eastern Palace?" — Osfala (A Link Between Worlds)
  3. "Vile deeds at the Sanctuary? My master sent you to fetch me back to safety?" — Osfala (A Link Between Worlds)
  4. "Wah-haha! This Yuga you speak of... Surely he's cause for grave concern. But why should Sahasrahla be worried about me? I'm a descendant of the original Seven Sages. I'm just as powerful as they were." — Osfala (A Link Between Worlds)
  5. "I even got myself a Sand Rod, so I'm more or less invincible. Bold talk, you might say, but it's simply the truth." — Osfala (A Link Between Worlds)
  6. "I'll get to the bottom of all this Yuga nonsense. Now, farewell to you, Link." — Osfala (A Link Between Worlds)