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Sturgeon

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Sturgeon
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TWWTWWHD
Title(s)
Outset Island's Living Encyclopedia
Race
Gender
Male[1]
Game(s)
Era(s)
Family
Orca (brother)
Sue-Belle (granddaughter)

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

Biography

The Wind Waker

In The Wind Waker, Sturgeon is a wise, elderly man who lives on Outset Island with his granddaughter, Sue-Belle, on the upper floor of a home where his younger brother, Orca, also resides.[3] Whereas his brother will spend the entire day studying the art of fighting,[4] Sturgeon will lock himself in his room and study all day, expanding his knowledge.[1] Although very wise, Sturgeon has a very hot temper,[5] and is hardly accommodating.[6] He is easily angered by Orca's training,[7] and often refers to his brother as a "hooligan".[7][8] Even though he despises swordfighting, he was actually once an accomplished swordsman himself.[9]

At the beginning of the game, Sturgeon will teach Link the game's basic controls, such as L-Targeting. In Sturgeon's room, Link can see papers tacked to the walls, titled "Sturgeon's One-Point Lessons". These articles contain useful information on basic game mechanics, such as Hearts, Saving, the use of Area Maps, and so on.

In his youth, Sturgeon set out with his brother on an arduous quest to collect ten Knight's Crests, which would allow them to learn a powerful new sword technique.[10][11] However, even after many long years and adventures beyond count, they were unable to even approach finding ten crests, and they both grew old.[12] If Link brings presents 10 Knight Crests to Orca, he will teach Link the technique that they were never able to master: The Hurricane Spin.

Sturgeon (Figurine from The Wind Waker)
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Sturgeon
Birthplace: Outset Island
Peronality: Extremely serious

Known as Outset's living encyclopedia, Sturgeon is quite wise, boasting an abnormally high IQ.

He has extremely sensitive nerves - quite the opposite of his younger brother, Orca, who lives downstairs. Surprisingly, Sturgeon was an accomplished swordsman in his youth.

The Minish Cap

Sturgeon also makes an appearance in The Minish Cap where he spends most of his days in the library in Hyrule Town. Sturgeon is convinced that some of the books from the library move on their own.[13] It is, in fact, the Minish who live in the library who are behind this.

Nomenclature

Sturgeon's name comes from the large fish called a Sturgeon. His brother, Orca, is also named after a sea creature.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 青ジむ (Ao Jii) Blue Old Man
French Republic FrenchEU Adhoc From the Latin phrase, Ad hoc, meaning "for this." Also similar to the word "haddock," which is a type of fish.
Federal Republic of Germany German Vadder Orco
Italian Republic Italian Professor Sofo (TWW)
Ubimayor (TMC)

From the Latin phrase, Ubi maior minor cessat, meaning "Where there is the superior, the lesser loses his authority"
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Viejo AΓ±il (TWW)
Sr. Azul (TMC)
Old Indigo
Mr. Blue
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Viejo AΓ±il Old man Indigo

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References

  1. ↑ 1.0 1.1 "His is the way of knowledge. He locks himself in his room and studies all day." β€” Orca (The Wind Waker)
  2. ↑ Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 258 (TWW) & 270 (TMC)
  3. ↑ "The hooligan I'm referring to is my younger and much less intelligent brother, who lives just downstairs..." β€” Sturgeon (The Wind Waker)
  4. ↑ "Anyway, the only thing he DOES study is the art of fighting." β€” Sturgeon (The Wind Waker)
  5. ↑ "Ah! My brother upstairs is very high-strung." β€” Orca (The Wind Waker)
  6. ↑ "He is quite wise, but with that big head of his, he is hardly...accommodating." β€” Orca (The Wind Waker)
  7. ↑ 7.0 7.1 "Such a racket! Can't you keep quiet!? You've knocked everything off my shelves, you dratted hooligan!" β€” Sturgeon (The Wind Waker)
  8. ↑ "You just be sure to take the time to read it all through very carefully. If you don't, you'll surely end up like that useless hooligan of a little brother of mine who lives downstairs." β€” Sturgeon (The Wind Waker)
  9. ↑ "Surprisingly, Sturgeon was an accomplished swordsman in his youth." β€” Nintendo Gallery Figurine Description (The Wind Waker)
  10. ↑ "Any courageous soul who gathers ten of these crests can learn a powerful new sword technique!" β€” Orca (The Wind Waker)
  11. ↑ "Both my brother and I dreamt of learning this technique in our youth. We worked so hard to collect the crests..." β€” Orca (The Wind Waker)
  12. ↑ "But it took many long years and adventures beyond count before we even approached finding ten of them, and we both grew old..." β€” Orca (The Wind Waker)
  13. ↑ "Sometimes, these books move on their own! I've seen it with my own two eyes!" β€” Sturgeon (The Minish Cap)