Top 10 items. Top 10 bosses. Top 10 Great Fairy deviantart images.
The Zelda series is no stranger to Top 10 lists. But I think it's time we give the little guys some time to shine- when we're not fighting Ganon and watching super-serious cutscenes, we're talking to these NPCs. They give Zelda it's charm, it's PIZAZZ! We often take them for granted. Not any more!
"People are disgusting... my own father and mother are disgusting... you must be disgusting too.
Dang. We're starting this top 10 off on a somber (and less obscure) note. Grog is the guy who sits under that one tree in Kakariko Village. At first he just seems like a random depressed stoner, but after a little bit of digging around you find out that he's the head carpenter's son.
When you return seven years later, Grog has journeyed to the Lost Woods. You're tasked with bringing his only friend, a blue cuccoo named Cojiro, to him. Afterward he gives you a "strange mushroom" to take to the potion shop lady so she can make him a cure for his "been sitting in the Lost Woods for too long and now I'm gonna turn into a Stalfos" syndrome.
You're too late and you probably end up killing him in the Forest Temple.
Next up we've got a couple of Gigglin' Gusses. These guys just juggle and laugh and juggle and laugh.
Here we have the man who runs the Sinking Ships game in Wind Waker. A proud resident of Windfall Island, Salvatore does his citizen duty by holding up cardboard cutouts to his face and portraying several characters, all for the sake of bringing new life to the boring game of Battelship. What a hero.
Salvatore has a bit of a cult following. At first I didn't see why... then I read quite possibly the greatest quote of all time, spoken by the legend himself when you lose his game:
"Oh no! The enemy is retreating... or something..."
Sale is a blue crocodile who sells bananas and eats dog food while wearing a badass hat.
It makes sense when you beat the game. I mean, that's what I dream of.
This Particular Guard
Remember this room? Of course you do. Infinite pots means infinite rupees! I'm pretty sure there's a Gold Skulltula or two in here also.
Oh, and this guard. But he doesn't do much. When you talk to him, all he talks about is how he wishes there were more troubles in the world and how much he loves studying ghosts.
The Zora from Majora's Mask who's looking into Lulu's dressing room
Uh, nope. I'm not Google image searching that. Not gonna happen.
Yeah, that's right. Hidden deep within Ocarina of Time's code is an Arwing enemy. You can fight it and everything... if you know the right tricks. It's pretty safe to say that Fox attacked Link on the set of Ocarina of Time while they were filming, and then Link was all like "Oh no you didn't!" and blew up the Arwing, and then sued Fox so that Nintendo couldn't make Arwing games anymore and Star Fox would be ruined.
That's what happened.
YOU SAY RIP MJ
I SAY, LEGENDS NEVER DIE
WE LOVE YOU MICHAEL
thumbs up if you agree
In Zelda II, you meet a woman in Darunia who needs you to retrieve her kidnapped child. So you go to Maze Island, kill the douchebag Lizalfos who stole the kid, and then HOLD THE TODDLER OVER YOUR HEAD BY HIS ANKLES AND THEN SHOVE HIM INTO YOUR INFINITE POCKET OF ITEMS.
Lurking at the bottom of Lake Hylia's Lakeside Laboratory...
Seriously, if The Shark isn't in the next Smash Bros. I'm gonna flip my lid.
Glad to see Grog on the list! His character also showed up in Termina (Majora's Mask) at Romani Ranch, where he gives you the Bunny Hood if you shepherd his flock with the Bremen Mask so that the baby birds mature into full-grown cuccos.
Salvatore is hilarious, definitely providing some laugh-out-loud moments in Wind Waker.
Fox, why did you go and mess with Link... Look at the turmoil brought upon the Star Fox team!
Michael is still a fantastic dancer, the legends never really die.
Appreciate the effort in getting that image of the kidnapped child, you set the bar high for the rest of us!
Seriously, there's a shark in OoT's Lake Hylia? I didn't know.
Anyway, I can't think of an obscure character of the top of my head.
Easily the best obscure Zelda character, IMO. A guitar-playing, singing, traveling prophet? How do you top that? The Zelda series has never even had a prophet before Sokra (unless you count Zelda with her premonitions).