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Not to be confused with the Rito, who are the Postmen in The Wind Waker.
Postman
ArtworkRenderModelSprite
TPHD Postman Reading.png
MMMM3DTPTPHDPHST
Race Hylian
Gender Male[1]
Game(s)
Other Media
Era Force Era
Era of the Hero of Time
Era of Light and Dark
Era of the Great Sea
Era of Hyrule's Rebirth
Era of Twilight
Counterpart(s) Running Man (OoT)

The Postman is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[2]

Appearances

Majora's Mask

In Majora's Mask, the Postman can be seen walking around Clock Town checking Mailboxes for mail. He takes his job very seriously, as he will not stop to chat when there is mail to be delivered,[3] and is not willing to leave Termina unless he is given explicit permission.[4] He spends his free time counting and trying to stop exactly on ten seconds.[5][note 1] If Link manages to do it, the Postman will reward him with a Piece of Heart.[6]

The Postman also has a role in the quest to reunite Anju and Kafei. He gives Anju a letter from Kafei the First Day, but refuses to tell her exactly where it is from when she asks.[7] On the Second Day, he delivers the letter to Kafei.

On the Final Day, Link receives the Priority Mail from the Curiosity Shop Man, where he has two choices for how to use it. One of the choices allows him to free the Postman of his schedule. If Link goes to the Post Office, he finds him kneeling on the floor, wishing to flee but unable to as he still has jobs for the next day.[4] If Link gives him the Priority Mail, he realizes that the mail is the highest priority and delivers it to Madame Aroma.[8] After receiving the mail, she orders him to abandon his schedule and flee.[9] Finally free, the Postman will meet Link outside the Milk Bar and give him the Postman's Hat before leaving town.

Oracle of Ages

In Oracle of Ages, the Postman lives Lynna Village in the past and participates in the Trading Quest. He gives Link the Stationery in exchange for the Poe Clock.

The Minish Cap

Postman (Figurine from The Minish Cap)
TMC Postman Figurine Sprite.png
Postman
A very serious mail deliveryman. He continues to make every delivery right on time every day.

In The Minish Cap, the Postman runs around Hyrule Town delivering letters.[1] He will occasionally Fuse Kinstones with Link. He runs the Post Office with his two helpers: Stamp, who works addressing and sorting letters, and Marcy, who sells the Swordsman Newsletter, a magazine that provides useful information to Link. Fusing Kinstones with the Postman makes Marcy appear.

Twilight Princess

In Twilight Princess, the Postman delivers letters to Link directly, provided he is in Hyrule Field, without the aid of Mailboxes. He is much more comically depicted in this game than in earlier games. He breathes very oddly when running and hums several bars of a victory song after he finishes delivering a letter. However, like all Postmen, he still takes his job very seriously. The Postman is able to recognize Link while he is in wolf form.

When not delivering mail, the Postman can be seen in various places around Hyrule. He can be found in Ordon Ranch feeding an illegible letter to the goats,[10] and in Zora's Domain behind the throne trying to identify who "Mr. Zora" is.[11] He is also seen in Telma's Bar deciding what to order,[12] and in the Elde Inn drying off a letter he dropped in the hot spring.[13] Finally, he is also found crouched on a wooden bridge in the Fruit Pop Flight Challenge, and in the forty-nine floor of the Cave of Ordeals after it has been cleared at least once.[14]

Phantom Hourglass

In Phantom Hourglass, the Postman now has wings in order to fly from one island to another, similar to the Rito from The Wind Waker. Whenever Link finds a wiggling Mailbox, the Postman will appear to deliver his mail. This time around, Link does not receive the letter itself, as it is instead read by the Postman. An exception to this is Jolene's Letter. He also now features a winged letter as his cap's insignia instead of the bunny from previous games.

Spirit Tracks

In Spirit Tracks, the Postman looks very similar to his Phantom Hourglass counterpart, but has a different outfit and lacks wings. When meeting with or departing from Link, the Postman does an impression of a train, referencing the game's train theme. Unlike Phantom Hourglass, where he reads letters once and then takes off, he now gives Link his letters to read himself, as in Twilight Princess. He says that while letters used to be read out loud, the system was changed because some people thought it was rude, referencing how the Postman read the letters in Phantom Hourglass instead of Link.[15]

Non-Canon Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Series

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The Postmen from Majora's Mask and Twilight Princess appear as Stickers in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Sticker Information
Sticker Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary Usable by
SSBB Postman Sticker Icon.png
Postman
Majora's Mask [Specials: Direct] - Attack +3 All
SSBB Postman Sticker Icon 2.png
Postman
Twilight Princess [Leg] - Attack +11 All

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Postman — Spirit Battle Information

SSBU Postman Spirit Icon.png
Postman
SSBU Support Spirit Icon.png Support Spirit
No. 214
Team Power SSBU Grab Type Icon.png Grab | 2600 Rank ★ NOVICE Fighter(s)
Stage Temple Theme "Termina Field" SSBU Wii Fit Trainer Stock Icon 6.png Wii Fit Trainer
Rule(s) — Hazard(s) —
Condition(s)
 · Timed Stamina battle Triforce piece.png
 · The enemy tends to avoid conflict

Postman — Spirit Information

SSBU Postman Spirit Icon.png

Postman
No. 214
Rank ★ NOVICE Cost ⬣
Skill
Bunny Hood Equipped
Start battles with a Bunny Hood. Move faster and jump higher.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Postman appears as a Spirit with the ability, Bunny Hood Equipped, which starts a Fighter with a Bunny Hood.

Trivia

  • While the Postman does not appear in Hyrule Warriors, Link can wear a Costume resembling the Postman from Twilight Princess, which is included in the Twilight Princess DLC Pack.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ポストマン (Posutoman) Same as English.
Canada FrenchCA Facteur (MM3D)
Postier (PH)
Same as English.
French Republic FrenchEU Postier
Facteur
Same as English.
Federal Republic of Germany German Postbote
Briefträger (TMC)
Same as English.
Italian Republic Italian Postino Same as English.
Republic of Korea Korean 포스트맨 (Poseuteumaen) (TP) Same as English.
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Cartero Same as English.

Gallery

See Also

Notes

  1. ↑ In the Japanese version, Link has to stop at exactly 10 seconds. As in the American version, he has a very small, yet bigger range of time to stop.[citation needed]

References

  1. ↑ 1.0 1.1 "A very serious mail deliveryman. He continues to make every delivery right on time every day." — Postman Figurine (The Minish Cap)
  2. ↑ Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 245,(MM) 254,(OoA) 270,(TMC) 277(TP) & 283(PH)
  3. ↑ "I'm currently on the job. If I stop to talk, it will disrupt my schedule." — Postman (Majora's Mask)
  4. ↑ 4.0 4.1 "Ohhh...I want to flee! B-but, it's not written on the schedule. T-to me, the delivery schedule... It's the h-highest priority." — Postman (Majora's Mask)
  5. ↑ "4, 5, 6... Whaa! ...You startled me. Do not disrupt my training! In my mind, I am running for exactly 10 seconds without looking at a clock. I was in the middle of mental training!" — Postman (Majora's Mask)
  6. ↑ "You may make fun of me, but this is quite difficult! Will you try?" — Postman (Majora's Mask)
  7. ↑ ""I have delivered this to you!" "Ah! Wait! This letter, wh-where did you?!?" "From the postbox." "Th-that's not what I mean! From the postbox where?!?" "From the postbox somewhere." "That's not what I mean!"" — Postman and Anju (Majora's Mask)
  8. ↑ "Th-this is a priority mail seal! This is the highest of priorities. I shall deliver it!" — Postman (Majora's Mask)
  9. ↑ "Thank you. You flee now. That's an order!" — Madame Aroma (Majora's Mask)
  10. ↑ "We can't just let this goat eat the letter!" — Postman (Twilight Princess)
  11. ↑ "Hmm... This letter is addressed to Mr. Zora. Now who could that be?" — Postman (Twilight Princess)
  12. ↑ "Hmm - what to order, what to order... I do believe I will start with meat." — Postman (Twilight Princess)
  13. ↑ "I dropped a letter into the hot springs and now I can't read it. Gotta blow this thing dry!" — Postman (Twilight Princess)
  14. ↑ "I think you are lost. It's got to be around here somewhere..." — Postman (Twilight Princess)
  15. ↑ "I've got a letter for you, so I'll just jump right in and read it aloud. Oh, wait--that's the way we USED to do things. But no more! Apparently, some folks thought our reading their letters out loud was rude. So now our policy is to just hand-deliver the mail unopened." — Postman (Spirit Tracks)