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Sheerow

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Sheerow
ALBW Sheerow Artwork.png
Gender Male[1]
Game(s)

Sheerow is Ravio's companion in A Link Between Worlds.[2] It is an intelligent bird-like creature that is incapable of speech, but is able to communicate via body language.

Biography

Sheerow became Ravio's companion at some point prior to meeting Link. When Link meets them, Ravio requests that they live within the young hero's home. After Link allows the duo to stay within his house, Ravio sets up a shop inside the domicile to rent various items. After Link rents items from Ravio's Shop, Ravio explains that should the young hero die, Sheerow will retrieve them and he will have to rent them once more from the shop.[3]

After Link rescues Osfala, Sheerow flies to Thieves' Town to retrieve the Sand Rod and returns it to Ravio's Shop, where Link may rent or purchase it. Sheerow returns to Lorule with Ravio after the final battle, and is there to witness the restoration of the kingdom's Triforce.

Sheerow possesses the ability to travel between worlds, as it can fly throughout Hyrule and Lorule with apparent ease.

Nomenclature

Sheerow's name in nearly every localization of the game are corruptions of the Japanese word 白 (Shiro), meaning "white." Its English name is phonetically the same as Shiro, but may also be a combination of sparrow, a type of bird.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Canada FrenchCA Shirau
French Republic FrenchEU Shiro
Federal Republic of Germany German Weißling Whiteling
Italian Republic Italian Shiro
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Shirio
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Shirio

References

  1. "Ravio's animal companion does not leave his side except to retrieve any of Ravio's rented weapons from your crumpled body. He will even travel to Lorule to get them!" (A Link Between World Official Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 32)
  2. "Sheerow" (Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 354)
  3. "But if you do fall in battle, my pal Sheerow here will swoop in to collect my property. Right, just like that. Swoop right in. Collect my stuff. While you...er...just lie there." — Ravio (A Link Between Worlds)