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Kotake
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Kotake as seen in-game from Majora's Mask
Title(s)
Sorceress of Ice (OoT)[1]
Manager (MM)[2]
Race Gerudo
Gender Female[1]
Game(s)
Other Media
Era Era of the Hero of Time
Era of Light and Dark
Family Koume (sister)[3]
Ganondorf (surrogate son)[1]

Kotake is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.

Biography

Ocarina of Time

Navi's Comment

Hey! Listen! Watch out!

Kotake

Ganondorf's surrogate mother. Sorceress of Ice. She seems vulnerable to high temperatures.

Kotake, along with her sister, Koume, are twin Gerudo witches who possess ice and fire powers, respectively. Kotake and Koume collectively have the power to combine to form Twinrova, a witch with both ice and fire powers. Because of her ice-based powers, Kotake is weak to Koume's fire powers, a property that is transferred to Twinrova upon their fusion.[1]

Together, Kotake and Koume acted as surrogate mothers for Ganondorf,[3] raising him to be evil in the hopes of fostering his role as the Demon King, Ganon.[4] Kotake and Koume operated in secret, using the Spirit Temple as a hideout.[5] Nabooru learned of this and attempted to enter the Spirit Temple to steal their treasure and potentially thwart their plans. Because of the small passages in the Spirit Temple, Nabooru is unable to navigate it and so enlists Link's aid to steal the Silver Gauntlets from within. However, as Link retrieves the Gauntlets, Kotake and Koume discover Nabooru and capture her with the intent of brainwashing her with their black magic.[10][11]

When Link reenters the Spirit Temple seven years later, he is greeted by Kotake and Koume, who force him to battle an Iron Knuckle as punishment for intruding upon their hideout.[10] After defeating the Iron Knuckle, it is revealed that Kotake and Koume outfitted Nabooru with Iron Knuckle armor and forced her to defend the Spirit Temple against her will.[18] After Nabooru comes to her senses, Kotake and Koume decide to brainwash her once more and magically transport her elsewhere.[19][20][21][22] They then retreat deeper into the Spirit Temple, waiting for Link to meet them once more.

When Link enters the Spirit Temple's boss chamber, Kotake and Koume mock him, claiming that he is there to offer himself as a sacrifice for Ganondorf.[23] Prior to their fight with Link, Kotake swears to freeze Link to his soul.[24] After Link deals enough damage to the duo, Koume tells her sister that it is time to get serious,[25] prompting them to launch their Double Dynamite Attack, fusing into Twinrova.[26]

When Link defeats Twinrova, Kotake and Koume separate, resolving to come at Link more seriously.[27] However, Kotake notices a halo floating above Koume's head, leading to an argument between the two as they both float toward the sky.[10] Before they disappear completely, Kotake and Koume threaten to return and haunt Link from beyond the grave.[40]

Characteristics

Main article: Twinrova

Majora's Mask

Kotake is the Terminan counterpart of the Kotake from Hyrule in Majora's Mask. Kotake resides in the Southern Swamp with her sister, Koume. Kotake is the Manager of the Magic Hags' Potion Shop where she brews Potions from the Mushrooms that Koume has collected.[41] However, prior to Link's arrival, the Skull Kid attacked Koume and left her stranded in the Woods of Mystery. If Link comes to Kotake with news of this on the First Day, she will give Link a Bottle with Red Potion, or fill his current Bottle with the Potion if he has already obtained the Bottle from her, and instruct him to give it to her helpless sister.[42] However, if Link doesn't visit the Magic Hags' Potion Shop until the Second Day, he will instead see Kotake leaving her Shop by broomstick to search the Woods of Mystery herself. Inside the Woods of Mystery, she will fly around calling for Koume,[43] asking Link if he has seen her.[44] If Link tells her of Koume's incident with the Skull Kid there, she will give him the Potion and return to her Shop.[45]

Inside the Magic Hags' Potion Shop, Kotake laments the fact that she does not have Mushrooms fragrant enough to brew more powerful Potions,[46] prompting Link to give her a Magic Mushroom. If Link does not have any Mushrooms, she will claim that her nose once allowed her to find Mushrooms with ease, though her old age has made her lose her olfactory senses.[47] If Link attempts to purchase a Blue Potion without providing the necessary ingredients for it, she will refuse to sell any to him, citing her lack of Mushrooms.[48] If Link approaches Kotake while wearing the Mask of Scents, she will grow excited and inform him that the Mask will allow him to easily find Mushrooms in the Southern Swamp.[49]

After Link rescues Koume, Kotake will ask him if he has taken the Boat Cruise yet.[50]


Oracle of Seasons

Oracle of Ages

Other Appearances

Ocarina of Time (Himekawa)

Oracle of Seasons (Himekawa)

In the Oracle of Seasons manga by Akira Himekawa, Koume and Kotake ambush Link, Maple and Ricky as they are heading to Northern Peak. The duo do this by tricking Link after disguising Kotake as an elderly woman in need of assistance atop a gorge.[51] Out of kindness, Link resolves to help her reach her destination.[52] As Link grabs her hand, he questions how the old woman was capable of reaching their position unaided.[53] When he is distracted, Kotake drags him down the side of the gorge into a pit infested with Moldorms. Kotake and Koume reveal themselves to Link's group after they have been cornered, criticizing them for being too kind.[54][55] With the help of the recently-awakened Moosh, Link and his friends escape to fight Onox. During the decisive battle with Onox, Kotake and Koume use their magical powers to summon Onox's true form from the Dark Realm.[56]

Oracle of Ages (Himekawa)

After their failed plan to destroy Holodrum, Kotake and Koume resume their work by following Link to Labrynna in the Oracle of Ages manga by Akira Himekawa. In "Oracle of Ages: Nayru", she watches over Link's victory in the fighting contest in Lynna City from the Room of Rites, sardonically congratulating him while resolving to defeat him.[57][58] They send Veran to enact their plan of destroying Link, though they warn her that he has the power to repel evil magic.[59][60] Veran initiates this plan by possessing Nayru, the Oracle of Ages, and tricking Queen Ambi into constructing the Black Tower. In doing so, Queen Ambi unwittingly spreads misery among her people, which Kotake and Koume intend to use to ignite the Flame of Sorrow.

Kotake and Koume reappear in "Veran's True Form" after Link and Sir Raven defeat Veran, having traveled to the past to continue their dark designs. In her dying breath, Veran offers her own sorrows to Kotake and Koume.[61] Upon receiving the collective sorrow from Veran, Kotake and Koume appear before Link, who recognizes them from his journey in Holodrum.[62][63] Kotake and Koume reintroduce themselves as Twinrova and explain that the Flames of Destruction and Flames of Sorrow have both been ignited.[64][65] Sacrificing themselves as the final catalyst, they manage to resurrect Ganon. However, Princess Zelda calls to Link from across time to inform him that Ganon's resurrection wasn't totally complete, as Twinrova only managed to return the mindless body, filled with rage.[66]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Kotake and her sister, Koume, appear as stage hazards in the Gerudo Valley stage of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Kotake attacks the right side of the stage with ice.

Nomenclature

The names of Kotake and her sister, Koume, are derived from the elderly twin sisters in the Japanese mystery novel 八぀咓村 (The Village of Eight Gravestones).[67][68]

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese γ‚³γ‚Ώγ‚± (Kotake) From 小竹 (γ“γŸγ‘), "small bamboo."

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See Also

References

  1. ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Kotake Ganondorf's surrogate mother. Sorceress of Ice. She seems vulnerable to high temperatures." β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  2. ↑ "Gone to the woods out back on a little errand.
    -Kotake, The Manager
    " β€” MM3D
  3. ↑ 3.0 3.1 "THE GERUDO TRIBE: PEOPLE OF THE DESERT
    A group of thieves that inhabit the Gerudo Desert. The tribe bears only female children, who occasionally wander into Hyrule to search for boyfriends. Their customs decree that a male child, born to the tribe once every hundred years, will be crowned their king.
    Ganondorf was raised by Kotake and Koume, a pair of twin witches called Twinrova. Twinrova worship Ganondorf as the Demon King. It could be said that the sisters, who have lived for over four hundred years, rule the tribe from behind the scenes."
    (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 90)
  4. ↑ "TWINROVA
    These witches raised Ganon back when he was known as Ganondorf the Thief. They worshiped him as the Demon King Ganon and plot to resurrect him."
    (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 98)
  5. ↑ "I want to ask you a favour... Will you go through this tiny hole and get the treasure that's inside? The treasure is the Silver Gauntlets. If you equip them, you can easily push and pull very heavy things! No, no, no, kid! Don't even think about taking this treasure for yourself! The Silver Gauntlets won't fit a little kid like you if you try to equip them! I want you to be a good boy and give them to me! Ganondorf and his minions are using the Spirit Temple as a hideout. Only the Silver Gauntlets will allow me to sneak deep into the temple. Once there, I'm going to steal all the treasure inside and mess up their plans! How about it? Will you do it? Choice ArrowYes No" β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  6. ↑ "Yeearggh! Let me go!" β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  7. ↑ "You, you fiends! Ganondorf's minions!" β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  8. ↑ "Link! Get out of here! Now!" β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  9. ↑ "These witches! They're using black magic on me!" β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  10. ↑ 10.0 10.1 10.2 [6][7][8][9] Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "" defined multiple times with different content
  11. ↑ "NABOORU, THE SPIRIT SAGE
    A chivalrous thief of the Gerudo tribe. Because she opposes Ganondorf, she is brainwashed by his surrogate mothers, a pair called Twinrova."
    (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 89)
  12. ↑ "Ho ho ho! Looks like someone is here, Koume." β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  13. ↑ "Hee hee hee! Looks like it, Kotake!" β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  14. ↑ "What an outrageous fellow he is, to intrude so boldly into our temple... Ho ho ho!" β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  15. ↑ "We should teach this outrageous fellow a lesson! Hee hee hee!" β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  16. ↑ "Oh, loyal minion..." β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  17. ↑ "Destroy this intruder on our behalf!" β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  18. ↑ "Unnnh... Where am I...?" β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  19. ↑ "Well, well... Looks like she's back to normal... Koume..." β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  20. ↑ "She's just a little girl, but she commands a lot of respect among the Gerudo, Kotake..." β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  21. ↑ "Maybe we should make her work for the great Ganondorf for a little while longer! Ho ho ho!" β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  22. ↑ "Then we should brainwash her again! Hee hee hee!" β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  23. ↑ "Look at that stupid kid! He came on his own to offer himself as a sacrifice to the great Ganondorf..." β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  24. ↑ "With my frost, I will freeze him to his soul!" β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  25. ↑ "OK, let's get serious now, Kotake!" β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  26. ↑ "Oh, OK, Koume. Kotake and Koume's Double Dynamite Attack!" β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  27. ↑ "Shoot, what a fresh kid! This time, we'll get serious, right Kotake?" β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  28. ↑ "What? Hey, Koume, what is that above your head?" β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  29. ↑ "I don't know, but you have one over your head too, Kotake!" β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  30. ↑ "But I'm only 400 years old!" β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  31. ↑ "And I'm just 380 years old!" β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  32. ↑ "We're twins! Don't try to lie about your age!" β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  33. ↑ "You must have gone senile!" β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  34. ↑ "Who are you calling senile?! Is that how you treat your older sister?" β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  35. ↑ "We are twins! How can you be older?" β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  36. ↑ "Keeeyaaah!! How heartless you are!" β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  37. ↑ "How can you be so ungrateful?" β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  38. ↑ "You're heartless!" β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  39. ↑ "You ungrateful..." β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  40. ↑ "We'll come back to haunt you!" β€” TBD (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  41. ↑ "Tee-hee-hee! ...Welcome. My potions work very well, they do." β€” Kotake (Majora's Mask 3D)
  42. ↑ "What's that?!? The Skull Kid got to Koume?!? That's ridiculous... If it's just the Skull Kid, then what harm could he possibly do? Oh!! Well, if that's true, then take this potion to her... This isn't good..." β€” Kotake (Majora's Mask 3D)
  43. ↑ "Koume! Where are you?" β€” Kotake (Majora's Mask 3D)
  44. ↑ "Have you seen an old hag named Koume who looks just like me? She hasn't come back from picking mushrooms..." β€” Kotake (Majora's Mask 3D)
  45. ↑ "I'm heading back to the Potion Shop for now, so I'm counting on you." β€” Kotake (Majora's Mask 3D)
  46. ↑ "Mmm... If only I had some fragrant mushrooms, I could brew a more invigorating potion..." β€” Kotake (Majora's Mask 3D)
  47. ↑ "Long ago, this powerful nose of mine could detect them wherever they grew... But lately my nose has lost its touch... If only there was some sort of mask that could help this aged sniffer... It's tough getting old..." β€” Kotake (Majora's Mask 3D)
  48. ↑ "Actually, I can't get the ingredients for this, so I'm sold out. Sorry." β€” Kotake (Majora's Mask 3D)
  49. ↑ "Oh! Aren't you wearing a fine mask! With that mask, you can find the fragrant mushrooms that grow in the woods. Find a bunch and bring 'em here!" β€” Kotake (Majora's Mask 3D)
  50. ↑ "Koume told me all about it! Hmm... So, did you take the boat cruise yet?" β€” Kotake (Majora's Mask 3D)
  51. ↑ "I'M BENT OVER BY OLD AGE... ...AND I CAN'T WALK. WILL YOU HELP ME?" β€” Kotake (OoSM)
  52. ↑ "I'M NOT SURE HOW. WE CAN'T TAKE YOU BACK THE WAY YOU CAME..." β€” Link (OoSM)
    "IT ISN'T TOO FAR TO THE CASTLE. WHY DOESN'T SHE JUST WAIT HERE?" β€” Maple (OoSM)
    "NO! WE CAN'T LEAVE AN OLD LADY HERE ALONE!" β€” Link (OoSM)
  53. ↑ "OKAY, MA'AM, LET'S GO." β€” Link (OoSM)
    "THANK YOU. YOU'RE SO KIND." β€” Kotake (OoSM)
    "WAIT A MINUTE... HOW DID AN OLD WOMAN WITH A BAD BACK GET UP HERE ALONE?" β€” Link (OoSM)
  54. ↑ "YOU'RE TOO KIND! THAT'S YOUR FATAL FLAW, LINK!" β€” Koume (OoSM)
  55. ↑ "HOW SAD. DIN IS SO CLOSE, BUT YOUR JOURNEY ENDS HERE, I'M AFRAID." β€” Kotake (OoSM)
  56. ↑ "THIS IS MY TRUE FORM, SUMMONED HERE FROM THE DARK REALM BY THE TWINROVA!" β€” Onox (OoSM)
  57. ↑ "HEE HEE... WELL DONE... ...YOUNG HERO! THOUGH YOU DEFEATED US ON HOLODRUM, VILE LINK... ...THIS TIME WE WON'T LET YOU INTERFERE IN THE PLANS OF THE TWINROVA!" β€” Twinrova (OoAM)
  58. ↑ "WE WILL RESURRECT THE KING OF EVIL... ...AND SEND LINK TO HIS GRAVE." β€” Twinrova (OoAM)
  59. ↑ "VERAN! DON'T TAKE THE BOY LIGHTLY. HE DEFEATED ONOX, THE GENERAL OF DARKNESS! HE HAS A STRANGE POWER THAT REPELS EVIL MAGIC." β€” Twinrova (OoAM)
  60. ↑ "LEAVE IT TO ME, TWINROVA. I'LL SHOW YOU HOW A HERO IS DESTROYED...UTTERLY AND FINALLY! HEH HEH HEH..." β€” Veran (OoAM)
  61. ↑ "HOW CAN IT BE... HOW CAN I HAVE LOST? T-TWINROVA... I SEND YOU ONE FINAL LAMENTATION... ...MY OWN!" β€” Veran (OoAM)
  62. ↑ "WELL DONE, VERAN! WE RECEIVED THE SORROW YOU COLLECTED." β€” Twinrova (OoAM)
  63. ↑ "I'VE HEARD THAT VOICE BEFORE...! IT CAN'T BE! YOU TWO HAVE BEEN BEHIND THIS MISERY ALL ALONG?!" β€” Link (OoAM)
  64. ↑ "REMEMBER US, LINK? REMEMBER... ...THE GERUDO WITCHES, THE TWINROVA!" β€” Twinrova (OoAM)
  65. ↑ "BOTH FLAMES HAVE NOW BEEN LIT... ... ONE FOR DESTRUCTION AND ONE FOR SORROW! FOR OUR LORD GANON WE GIVE OUR LIVES... ...AND RESURRECT THE KING OF EVIL!!" β€” Twinrova (OoAM)
  66. ↑ "THE TWINROVA'S RITUAL TO BRING BACK GANON WAS INCOMPLETE. ONLY HIS EVIL STRENGTH HAS BEEN RAISED. IT'S A BEAST WITHOUT ANY INTELLIGENCE. THERE'S NO TELLING WHAT IT WILL DO." β€” Princess Zelda (OoAM)
  67. ↑ γ€Œε…­γ€ε’“ζ‘οΌŸε…«γ€ε’“ζ‘γ˜γ‚ƒγͺγγ¦οΌŸγ€ (in English), The Case Files of Ho-Ling, June 1, 2011.
  68. ↑ 八぀咓村 (The Village of Eight Gravestones), .