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Benja is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[2][3]


Breath of the Wild

Benja is a Hylian man who is the leader of a group of Merchants, one of them being Robsten.[4][5][6] Link finds Benja in the Gerudo Desert sands outside of Gerudo Town, watching the entrance closely.

When Link speaks to him, Benja asks if Link has business with him.[7] Link asks if he is spying and Benja immediately rejects the idea,[8] saying that he is a Merchant and the leader of a caravan.[4] Benja explains that he traveled all the way to Gerudo Town, but they do not allow men inside.[1] Again, Link asks him if he is spying, and Benja defensively exclaims that it is just research and explains that he found out key information on how to sneak into Gerudo Town.[9]

Link can ask about the information, causing Benja to share his "heroic tale" with him.[10] He says that he has been there for more than a week and that the guards have kicked him out of Gerudo Town more times than he can count.[11] He explains that he has heard about a man who frequently travels between the Kara Kara Bazaar and Gerudo Town.[12] Therefore, Benja has been waiting to spot this man to ask him how he is able to sneak into the town.[13][14] After he finishes speaking, Link receives the "Forbidden City Entry" Main Quest.

If Link speaks to Benja while wearing the Gerudo Outfit, Benja will scream and mutter that this "young lady" is just his type.[15] Link again asks Benja if he is spying, causing Benja to nervously stutter that he is only investigating.[16] Benja mutters to himself that this conversation seems very familiar.[17]

After Link calms the Divine Beast Vah Naboris, Benja can be found at the Kara Kara Bazaar Barracks with Robsten. He was never able to find the man who was able to sneak into Gerudo Town, and he comments about how hard it is to wait around in the unpleasant desert.[18]

Tears of the Kingdom


ZW Nomenclature Asset.png Names in Other Regions ZW Nomenclature Asset 2.png
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Benja (BotW)
  • ベンジャミン (Benjamin) (BotW)
  • ベンジャミン (TotK)
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
賓傑明 (Bīnjiémíng) (BotW | TotK)
The People's Republic of China
本杰明 (Běnjiémíng) (BotW | TotK)
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Benja (BotW)
Benjamin (BotW | TotK)
The French Republic
Benjamin (BotW | TotK)
The Federal Republic of Germany
Benjamin (BotW | TotK)
The Italian Republic
Benjamin (BotW | TotK)
The Republic of Korea
벤자민 (TotK)
Latin America
Benyo (BotW)
The Kingdom of Spain
Benyo (BotW | TotK)
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See Also


  1. 1.0 1.1 "I've traveled all the way here, but this town doesn't allow men to go in. So...that's why I...had" — Benja (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Benja" — Game Screen (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Benja" — Game Screen (Tears of the Kingdom)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "I'm a merchant! I may not look like it, but I'm actually the leader of a caravan!" — Benja (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "Our leader went to Gerudo Town to try to figure out how we can get inside..." — Robsten (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "Our caravan leader went to Gerudo Town to negotiate, but he hasn't come back yet..." — Robsten (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "Oh, I was so focused just now... Do you have business with me?" — Benja (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "What?! N-no! I'm not a spy!" — Benja (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "It's research! RESEARCH! And think what you want, but I've finally found some key info on how to sneak into Gerudo Town!" — Benja (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "[What info?] Heheheh... Well, allow me to share with heroic tale!" — Benja (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "It's been close to a week now... The guards have kicked me out more times than I can count..." — Benja (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "I almost gave up hope... HOWEVER!! I have learned only recently of a man that slipped into this well-guarded town! I heard that man is frequently traveling between Kara Kara Bazaar and Gerudo Town." — Benja (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "I've been waiting here, trying to spot him as he travels!" — Benja (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "So I'm waiting for him. I plan on asking him how he pulls off his amazing infiltration. My plan is flawless!" — Benja (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "Eep?! Eeeeeeek!! That lovely young lady is just my type..." — Benja (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "Wh-what?! N-n-n-n-no!! O-o-o-o-o-of course not! I-I-I'm just investigating!!" — Benja (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "Hm? This exchange feels incredibly familiar to me..." — Benja (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "I waited for a really long time, but... I couldn't find the man who was able to sneak into Gerudo Town. The desert can be so unpleasant, and waiting around in it is hard work." — Benja (Breath of the Wild)