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Purah

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Purah
BotW Purah Model.png
Title(s)
Director[1]
Race Sheikah
Gender Female
Game(s)
Family Impa (younger sister)[2]
Paya (great niece)
Voice Actor(s) Kate Higgins (English)

Purah is a character in Breath of the Wild.[3]

Biography

Purah is the director of the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab, where she works with her assistant Symin. Her research and experimentation with an anti-aging Rune caused her to grow younger. Though she appears as a young girl,[4] she is around 124 years old.[5] She is the older sister of Impa.[2]

When approached by Link, she gives him a greeting and asks if he has come for the director of the Lab.[6] If he says yes, she claims the director is in the back and asks Link not to bother them long.[7] She does take a moment to notice that Link appears to be a traveler on an adventure.[8][9] Should Link say that he'd spoken to the director, she pretends to be pleased and hopes that he remembers the Lab fondly.[10]

Once Link has been informed of her true identity, she confirms it.[11] Purah asks him about any dreams he may have had during his Slumber of Restoration, calling him "Linky" and pointing out that he has not changed.[12] She is happy to see him well,[13] but his blank look helps her realize that he no longer recognizes her.[14][15][16] Purah reveals that she was the one to originally take Link to the Shrine of Resurrection.[17] She asks Link again if he cannot remember her and his response prompts her to pull out a notebook to take notes.[18] Purah admits that she does this often and asks Link if he has any questions.[19]

Naturally, Link is confused by her appearance. At first, Purah claims his observation is rude, but realizes that he has a good point.[20] She explains that it is due to a faulty experiment and asks him not to look into it in her diary.[21] She pushes the topic back to Calamity Ganon and Link's quest.[22] Purah explains that she intends to help him by fixing the Sheikah Slate.[23] If Link asks her to repeat what she said, Purah pulls out her notebook again to note it before telling him to pay attention.[24] Should Link decide to refuse, Purah is at first annoyed, but then decides to give him the time to change his mind.[25]

Once Link agrees to Purah's help, she asks him to run a quick errand.[26] Link seems to give her an odd look and she asks if he thought she would help him for free.[27] If Link admits that he did, she will take more notes.[28] Purah explains the errand for him, stating that she requires their furnace lit to restore his Runes.[29][30] She quietly wonders if people still use the same language that she does.[31]

Once she gives Link his task, he may ask her about a number of things. Should he ask about the ancient furnace, she will tell him where it is located.[32] Questioning her about the Blue Flame itself will prompt her to give him advice on how to get it back to Laboratory.[33] If he asks her who she is, she gives her name again and uses her catchphrase.[34] However, she realizes that Link is looking for her true age and shoots down any hope of getting it from her, telling him not to ask her too many questions about herself.[35] Whenever she's done answering a question, Purah will ask if Link has any others for her.[36] Purah will mention that there is a Torch nearby that Link can use in his task.[37]

Once this is completed, she will add the Camera Rune and the Sheikah Sensor to the Sheikah Slate. She will also upgrade any Rune to make them more effective, with the exception of the Camera and amiibo Runes.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
Japan Japanese プルを (Purua)
Canada FrenchCA Pru'ha
French Republic FrenchEU Pru'ha
Italian Republic Italian Pruna

References

  1. ↑ "Director! Listen, Ms. Director!... As the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab director, Ms. Purah is the world's foremost authority on ancient Hyrule culture." β€” Symin (Breath of the Wild)
  2. ↑ 2.0 2.1 "You may already know this, but although Impa looks a looooot older than me, she's actually my little sister." β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  3. ↑ "Purah" β€” N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  4. ↑ "I now look and feel like a 6-year-old." β€” Purah's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  5. ↑ Breath of the Wild – Creating a Champion (Dark Horse Books), pg. 398
  6. ↑ "Good morning. This is the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab. Do you have some business with the director?" β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  7. ↑ "The director is in the back. A terribly busy person, that one. Please try to keep it brief." β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  8. ↑ "A traveler, eh?" β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  9. ↑ "Judging by your equipment and that gleam in your eye... I'd say you must be in the midst of an epic journey." β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  10. ↑ "Well, well. If your visit here today leaves you with fond memories of your journey, then I too, will be most pleased." β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  11. ↑ "Hey! Heeeey! Are you surprised?! The director of this laboratory is NOT Symin. It's ME! Snappity snap!" β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  12. ↑ "Wanywaaay. Linky! Do you remember any dreams from your time in the Slumber of Restoration? You don't look like you've changed a bit in the last 100 years, but SOMETHING must have happened in all that time!" β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  13. ↑ "Well, no matter! I'm just happy you're still in one piece." β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  14. ↑ "...Linky? What's with that look? You do still remember me, right?" β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  15. ↑ "[I remember...] Hmm... I heard the hesitation in your voice." β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  16. ↑ "[I don't remember.] Really?! Well! I'm so shocked I don't know if I'll ever be able to recover from this!" β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  17. ↑ "Even though, 100 years ago, I took you to the Shrine of Resurrection after Calamity Ganon fatally wounded you... Even though I was the one who put you safely into the Slumber of Restoration..." β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  18. ↑ "Hmm... As expected. After 100 years in the Slumber of Restoration, subject...has...lost...all...memories. Noted!" β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  19. ↑ "Oh, sooooorry... I have a bad habit of taking notes rather abruptly like that. It's a charming quirk, isn't it? Anyhoo... Do you have any questions for me?" β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  20. ↑ "[Aren't you a child?] How very rude! Hm, or perhaps it's not rude at all... I suppose that's actually a rather logical conclusion to jump to." β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  21. ↑ "The truth is, I look this way because of a failed experiment. Well, I say "failed," but...in some ways, it was a success. I documented the full affair in my diary upstairs. BUT! The whole thing is embarrassing, so I insist you refrain from reading it!" β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  22. ↑ "Anyway. Enough about that! Back to the topic at hand! Here you are, after 100 years! Here to defeat Calamity Ganon, who is growing in strength with every passing moment! And to rescue our beloved Princess Zelda! That is, if you've got the courage to try." β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  23. ↑ "And to help the one true hero, I, the one and only Purah, will restore the basic functions missing from the Sheikah Slate! Aaaand what do you say to thaaaat?" β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  24. ↑ "[Once more?] Hmmm... I see, I see. Post-Slumber of Restoration, the subject's verbal comprehension skills have...somewhat...atrophied. Noted! This is the really important bit, so listen up!" β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  25. ↑ "Oh, REALLY? Hmmm... Post Slumber of Restoration, subject has a tendency to give...uncomfortable...responses...to questions. Noted! Well, if you change your mind... You know where to find me." β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  26. ↑ "I knew you'd say that! All right, then. First I need you to run an errand for me." β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  27. ↑ "... What's with that look on your face? You didn't think I'd fix your Sheikah Slate for free, did you?" β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  28. ↑ "[I did.] Hmmm... Post Slumber of Restoration, subject is plagued by...presumptuous...tendencies. Noted!" β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  29. ↑ "Let me explain what this errand entails. You know the unlit furnace on the wall just outside this laboratory? Could you please bring the blue flame from the ancient furnace in town? Oh, and also use it to light our furnace? This sweet little Guidance Stone will start working once you do that, allowing us to restore your missing runes!" β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  30. ↑ "OK then. I'm counting on you for that blue flame!" β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  31. ↑ "Huh... I wonder if young women these days still say things like "sweet" and "little." Ah, well. I suppose it doesn't matter anyway." β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  32. ↑ "[Ancient furnace?] You'll find the ancient furnace on the high ground behind Reede's house. As soon as you leave this laboratory, head left until you're at the cliff's edge. Then make use of your scope! You'll see a blue flame. That's the ancient furnace." β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  33. ↑ {{Cite|Blue flame
  34. ↑ "I'm Purah! Snappity snap!" β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  35. ↑ "Hm? You weren't asking about my name? Oh, I get it. You want to know my age, don't you? Well, Linky, I must say... It's not polite to ask a young maiden such as myself her age! And also don't ask me why I know so many ancient terms! And ALSO don't as about my diary upstairs!" β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  36. ↑ "Do you have any other questions?" β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  37. ↑ "When bringing back the blue flame from the ancient furnace, you may find it helpful to use a torch. There should be one at the entrance of this house. Feel free to use it." β€” Purah (Breath of the Wild)