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Rupin

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Rupin
Rupin.png
Race Hylian
Gender Male[1]
Game(s)
Era Sky Era
Family Goselle (mother)[2]

Rupin is a character in Skyward Sword.[3]

Biography

Fi's Comment

A report, master.

Rupin

This is Rupin, a crafty salesman. During the day, he sells a variety of items at his Gear Shop in the bazaar.

During the night, he buys treasures, but only the treasures he has decided to buy on that night.

Rupin runs the Gear Shop in the Skyloft Bazaar, where he sells Link a variety of items, including Shields, Deku Seeds, Bombs, Seed Satchels, Bomb Bags, Quivers, and Arrows. When first confronted, he will greet Link, referring to him as "friend" thereafter.[4] Rupin states that his shop has the finest merchandise,[5] and invites Link to savor his products, as he has supposedly prepared it all just for the hero.[6] He then tells Link not to hesitate if he has any questions.[7] Although, if Link attempts to purchase something and doesn't have the appropriate bag to carry it in, or the weapon needed to use the product, Rupin will refuse.[8][9] Rupin will follow Link around the shop, and if the hero walks away he will slump forward and sigh. If Link views an item and doesn't buy it, Rupin will scowl before quickly regaining his usual expression, telling Link it is alright and to continue his time in the shop.[10]

At night, Rupin can be seen in his home in the residential district on the south-eastern part of Skyloft. In contrast to his assumed personality during the day, Rupin behaves rudely towards Link at night.[11] He will also buy randomly selected Treasures at his night market.[12]

Treasure Prices

Item Price
SS Amber Relic Icon.png
Amber Relic
SS Green Rupee Model.png 30 Rupees
SS Ancient Flower Icon.png
Ancient Flower
SS Green Rupee Model.png 30 Rupees
SS Bird Feather Icon.png
Bird Feather
SS Green Rupee Model.png 20 Rupees
SS Blue Bird Feather Icon.png
Blue Bird Feather
SS Green Rupee Model.png 100 Rupees
SS Dusk Relic Icon.png
Dusk Relic
SS Green Rupee Model.png 30 Rupees
SS Eldin Ore Icon.png
Eldin Ore
SS Green Rupee Model.png 30 Rupees
SS Evil Crystal Icon.png
Evil Crystal
SS Green Rupee Model.png 30 Rupees
SS Goddess Plume Icon.png
Goddess Plume
SS Green Rupee Model.png 100 Rupees
SS Golden Skull Icon.png
Golden Skull
SS Green Rupee Model.png 100 Rupees
SS Hornet Larvae Icon.png
Hornet Larvae
SS Green Rupee Model.png 20 Rupees
SS Jelly Blob Icon.png
Jelly Blob
SS Green Rupee Model.png 30 Rupees
SS Lizard Tail Icon.png
Lizard Tail
SS Green Rupee Model.png 20 Rupees
SS Monster Claw Icon.png
Monster Claw
SS Green Rupee Model.png 30 Rupees
SS Monster Horn Icon.png
Monster Horn
SS Green Rupee Model.png 30 Rupees
SS Ornamental Skull Icon.png
Ornamental Skull
SS Green Rupee Model.png 30 Rupees
SS Tumbleweed Icon.png
Tumbleweed
SS Green Rupee Model.png 20 Rupees

Nomenclature

As many residents of Skyloft seem to be named after birds, it is possible that Rupin is named after the robin. The variation is likely a play-on-words between the name "Rubin" and the word "Rupee."

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese コーキン (Kōkin)
Canada FrenchCA Rupin Same as English.
French Republic FrenchEU Arpigon
Federal Republic of Germany German Kulkan
Italian Republic Italian Ruperio
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Rupín Same as English.

Gallery

References

  1. "This is Rupin, a crafty salesman. During the day, he sells a variety of items at his Gear Shop in the bazaar." — Fi (Skyward Sword)
  2. "The Gear Shop keeper's mother Goselle final version" (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 30)
  3. "Rupin (Gear Shop) final version" (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 27)
  4. "Ahaa! A customer! Hello there, friend." — Rupin (Skyward Sword)
  5. "My shop has the finest products you'll find anywhere!" — Rupin (Skyward Sword)
  6. "Please, take a moment for your senses to savor the wonderful treasures I have prepared just for you, friend!" — Rupin (Skyward Sword)
  7. "If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask." — Rupin (Skyward Sword)
  8. "My friend... you don't appear to have a slingshot. I simply couldn't sell you these in good conscience if you do not have a slingshot. Perhaps I can interest you in some of my other wares..." — Rupin (Skyward Sword)
  9. "Ahaa! Very sorry, but I can't sell you that unless you have a Bomb Bag. Again, my apologies." — Rupin (Skyward Sword)
  10. "... That's quite alright, friend! I've quite a few other fine items in stock, so do take your time and look around!" — Rupin (Skyward Sword)
  11. "What? You think I'm being gruff? You think I'm totally different during the day? Well, I get tired of being a smiley shopkeeper all day, all right? Just don't think that this is the real me." — Rupin (Skyward Sword)
  12. "... You're here to make some money at my night market, am I right?... Night is when I do my buying. See, I buy treasure, but that's not to say I'll buy just any old thing. I only deal in specific types of treasure." — Rupin (Skyward Sword)