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Rumor Guy
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Photo Bro (Hytopia)

The Rumor Guy is a character in A Link Between Worlds.

Biography

The Rumor Guy lives in the northeastern part of the Lost Woods. To reach his home, Link must use the Hookshot to cross a gap. True to his name, the Rumor Guy is savvy on gossip and consequently knows many secrets about the residents of Hyrule.[1] When Link enters the Rumor Guy's home, he will remark that he saw the young hero using a "shooty chain thing," and that it looked fun.[2] If Link attempts to leave the Rumor Guy's home, he will stop the young hero to tell him that he can provide interesting information.[3] If Link obliges, the Rumor Guy offers to tell him secrets about the Witch, Princess Zelda and Gramps from Kakariko Village.[4] However, he becomes offended if Link denies him.[5]

According to the Rumor Guy, the Witch was romantically interested in the Fortune-Teller, though he unintentionally broke her heart during a telling.[6] He also tells Link that he once caught Gramps handstanding with one finger, despite his age.[7][8][9] Humorously, he also admits that Gramps "Cucco-calls," though he doesn't know how Link knew that.[10] The Rumor Guy also claims that every night, Princess Zelda sneaks off to stare at an old painting of a hero and a princess embracing.[11] Throughout this story, he repeatedly hints that he was the one to follow her and watch her admire the paintings in person.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
French-speaking countries French Monsieur Potins
Federal Republic of Germany German Plaudertasche
Italian Republic Italian Mr. Intrigo
Spanish-speaking countries Spanish Roddel

References

  1. ↑ "Heh. Looks like you've gotten uses to swinging a sword around, Link." β€” Rumor Guy (A Link Between Worlds)
  2. ↑ "Heh, I know you. You're that little Link, right? I saw that shooty chain thing you used to get in here. Looks fun." β€” Rumor Guy (A Link Between Worlds)
  3. ↑ "Huh? Going home? That's a shame. Lots of stuff I could tell you. Interesting stuff. Heh." β€” Rumor Guy (A Link Between Worlds)
  4. ↑ "Heh, heh! Want some gossip? So you like to know other people's secrets! Whom do you want to know about? Ask away." β€” Rumor Guy (A Link Between Worlds)
  5. ↑ "Well, pardon me for existing. Am I in your way here? Do I need to move? Is there anything I can do for you?" β€” Rumor Guy (A Link Between Worlds)
  6. ↑ "[The witch.] OK, WELL... You've heard about the witch, right? That old crone used to have a little bit of a thing for the fortune-teller. And you know how THAT goes. It just wasn't in the cards...or the crystal ball, I guess! When the fortune-teller got sick, she brewed him up a potion. Nothing better than homemade stuff, ya know? But she dropped it off in his mailbox on the sly. Bashful, that old girl. Warms the heart. Truly does. Ha! So then, later on, the witch actually goes and visits the fortune-teller to get her fortune, right? Well, I'm not one to gossip... [What happened?] So, the witch is at the fortune-teller's place--you've been there, yeah? So he does a show with his hands and says, "But I see... I see...a man that you fancy! His face is cloudy..." "He does not return your affections! There is no future for the two of you." You believe that? What a fool! He couldn't even tell that he was looking at himself! That poor woman... Never thought I'd feel bad for a witch! Now you've heard it. Go on, now. That gossip ain't gonna spread itself!" β€” Rumor Guy (A Link Between Worlds)
  7. ↑ "[Gramps.] You wanna hear about ol' Gramps, eh...? Well, this one isn't a rumor. It's something I actually saw with my own two peepers. But I probably shouldn't say anything. You know me--I'm not one to gossip. I might get in trouble if I told you. But on the other hand, if you really want to know, I mean... OK, WELL... So, Gramps in Kakariko Village? Near the town square? He's 80 years old, or so he says. I don't think he's just some ordinary old man who's just hangin' around... So, this one time, I saw him at the crack of down. You'll never guess what he was doing!" β€” Rumor Guy (A Link Between Worlds)
  8. ↑ "[Handstands?] Yes! Handstands! So you saw him too, Link?! He was doing handstands! Not any ordinary handstands. One-fingered handstands! Really! I saw it! Either he's doing a sort of intense physical training or he's got some secret abilities he's hiding. But I don't want to be on that guy's bad side, so I didn't tell you nuthin'! Now you've heard it. Go on, now. That gossip ain't gonna spread itself!" β€” Rumor Guy (A Link Between Worlds)
  9. ↑ "[Eating dirt.] Yeah! Isn't that, um...odd? NO! He was not doing that. That would be so bad for your teeth, I think... He was doing handstands! Not any ordinary handstands. One-fingered handstands! Really! I saw it! Either he's doing a sort of intense physical training or he's got some secret abilities he's hiding. But I don't want to be on that guy's bad side, so I didn't tell you nuthin'! Now you've heard it. Go on, now. That gossip ain't gonna spread itself!" β€” Rumor Guy (A Link Between Worlds)
  10. ↑ "[Cucco-calling.] Well, he's always doing that. I don't know how you knew that, but that's not the weird part... He was doing handstands! Not any ordinary handstands. One-fingered handstands! Really! I saw it! Either he's doing a sort of intense physical training or he's got some secret abilities he's hiding. But I don't want to be on that guy's bad side, so I didn't tell you nuthin'! Now you've heard it. Go on, now. That gossip ain't gonna spread itself!" β€” Rumor Guy (A Link Between Worlds)
  11. ↑ "[Princess Zelda.] Oh, that princess... She's quite an interesting one, let me tell you. You wanna hear something juicy? When we reach a certain age, even the princess comes to a point where she has love on her mind, right...? [Of course!] OK, WELL... You didn't hear it from me, but every night the princess goes on a little excursion inside the castle. Her maids say that she's secretly meeting someone. Apparently, she's not very good at the "secretly" part. So, one night, someone gave in to the delicious temptation of curiosity and decided to follow the princess... And guess what happened! [What happened?] The princess stopped in front of a large painting on display in the center of the castle. And she stood there just staring up at the painting for 10 minutes. And then went back to her room. Just like that! So when the person following her went to inspect the painting... You'll never guess what happened! That painting...? [What?] This painting was of a hero and princess from several generations ago cuddling in one another's arms... This person following her--it wasn't me, I swear--continued to follow her every night! Creepy. And it was the same thing every time! Princess Zelda would just stare at the picture night after night... Not a very exciting end, I suppose. Maybe that's not so juicy after all. Oh well. They can't all be overripe fruit! The painting brought out a look of such admiration that had never been seen before in the princess. Now you've heard it. Go on, now. That gossip ain't gonna spread itself!" β€” Rumor Guy (A Link Between Worlds)