Bludo

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Bludo is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[5][6]

Biography

Breath of the Wild

Bludo is the Boss of the Gorons in the Eldin Region and the founder of the Goron Group Mining Company.[7][8] He lives in Goron City in the Boss's House. Bludo has a number of Cannons around Eldin that only he is able to operate.[9][10] Whenever the Divine Beast Vah Rudania starts terrorizing the Gorons, he and his partner, Yunobo, leave to drive it away. Working in tandem, Bludo operates the Cannons while Yunobo acts as the cannonball using Daruk's Protection.[11] Despite their many attempts, though, Vah Rudania always returns.[12]

When Link arrives at Goron City, he will find Bludo cursing Divine Beast Vah Rudania in frustration.[13] He explains that the Divine Beast's rampage have worsened the eruptions from Death Mountain.[14] There is a legend that, 100 years ago, it used to protect the Gorons, but Bludo states that times have changed since then.[15] Rudania has disrupted the Goron Group Mining Company's operations, leading to suffering for all of the Gorons. In his anger, Bludo accidentally throws out his back,[16] though he dismisses it when Link asks if he is alright.[17]

At this point in the conversation, Bludo realizes he does not know who Link is.[18] When Link reveals that he is a traveler, Bludo is honored that he came so far to pay his respects to him.[19] He then properly introduces himself to Link.[7] Bludo was planning to drive away Vah Rudania again, but he is unable while his back hurts.[20] He quietly wonders where Yunobo went,[21] explaining that he is a young Goron who helps him with the task.[22] However, he has not returned after setting out to the Abandoned North Mine to retrieve Bludo's painkillers.[23] Believing that Yunobo is slacking off,[24] Bludo asks Link to tell Yunobo to return if he sees him.[25] With this, the "Divine Beast Vah Rudania" Main Quest will begin.

After Link rescues Yunobo and returns to Goron City, Bludo reveals that Yunobo told what happened.[26] Since Hylians need rewards, Bludo gives Link three Fireproof Elixirs.[27] Now that he has taken his painkillers, Bludo is ready to meet up with Yunobo to face Divine Beast Vah Rudania.[28] While he does not wish to disrespect the legacy of Daruk, he is eager to send the Divine Beast back again.[29] At Link's confusion, Bludo is shocked to hear that he does not know who Daruk is.[30] He points out the Goron Stone Memorial, explaining that it depicts Daruk.[31] Seeing the statue triggers the "Daruk's Mettle" Recovered Memory.

Although Bludo is confused by Link's reaction, he adds that Yunobo is a descendant of Daruk, and is thus able to use his ability.[32] Bludo reveals that Yunobo uses it to stay safe while they fire him at Divine Beast Vah Rudania, as it is the only way to scare it off.[33] Just as Bludo is about to leave to meet up with Yunobo,[34] his back flares up again.[16] When Link asks if he is alright, Bludo grumpily replies that he is not.[35] With no other choice, he is forced to cancel his plans.[36] He asks Link to find Yunobo at the Bridge of Eldin and inform him of the news.[37]

Ater Link has freed Divine Beast Vah Rudania, he meets with Yunobo in Goron City, who tells him that Bludo wants to see him and should not be kept waiting.[38] At the Boss's House, Bludo thanks Link for all he has done and admits that he is impressed.[39] However, Bludo is teases Link about the fact that he did so just when his back pain went away,[40] as now it looks like he was faking it to avoid the battle.[41] He is also relieved that the experience has helped Yunobo mature, crediting Link with the achievement.[42] Finally, Bludo points out Divine Beast Vah Rudania on top of Death Mountain,[43] which has now returned to its peaceful self.[44] Now, the Goron Group Mining Company will be able to return to mining near the volcano.[45]

Suddenly, Bludo remembers that he still needs to reward Link.[46] He allows Link to keep the contents of the Treasure Chest in his House,[47] which he claims is a blade once used by Daruk.[48] Inside the Chest, Link will find the Boulder Breaker. If Link does not already have the Master Sword, Bludo will recount the legend that states it is sleeping in a forest.[49] He suggests that Link try to search for the Sword.[50]

When Link speaks to Bludo, he will remark that it is scorching out.[51] Link will be able to ask him about the Master Sword, Boulder Breaker, or Divine Beast Vah Rudania. Bludo explains that the Master Sword, known as the Sword that Seals the Darkness, once belonged to the Hylian Champion.[52] That Sword was supposedly stronger than the Boulder Breaker.[53] If Link has the Master Sword, Bludo will notice the sharp blade he carries and wonders where he got it.[54]

If Link asks about the Boulder Breaker, Bludo explains that he should seek out Rohan if he ever loses it.[55] He repeats that it once belonged to Daruk,[56] sharing a rumor that Daruk used to fan himself with it.[57] Finally, if Link asks about Divine Beast Vah Rudania's location, Bludo tells him it is still where he left it.[58] He is grateful that Link defeated the Divine Beast, as that meant he did not have to do it himself.[59]

If The Champions' Ballad DLC Pack is downloaded, Link can ask Bludo about Daruk during the "EX Champion Daruk's Song" Main Quest.[60] Not too long ago, he told a Rito bard many things about Daruk,[61] such as the power of the Boulder Breaker.[62] He describes how Daruk carved out the valley at Gortram Cliff in a single using the Boulder Breaker,[63] all so that the Gorons could reach their Rock Roast.[64] In addition, he told the bard another story that he seemed to like, but Bludo himself does not think it represents Daruk well.[65]

Link can also ask Bludo where Yunobo is. Bludo responds that, as he usually does, he is staring into the distance on top of the entrance gate to Goron City.[66] At night, he reasons that Yunobo has likely gone to sleep in his Bed.[67] He notes that Yunobo is acting more confident than he used to,[68] and he wonders if he is starting to realize what it means to be descended from Daruk.[69]

Tears of the Kingdom

Link first meets Bludo when speaking with him after entering Goron City for the first time, watching a Goron lazily lying around while under the effects of Marbled Rock Roast with Slergo and Offrak. He begins to explain to Link about the Marbled Rock Roast but is interrupted by Yunobo, who is wearing a Strange Mask. He threatens Slergo and Offrak as well as telling Bludo he has no power, as YunoboCo is in charge. When Link explains to Yunobo that Princess Zelda has gone missing, Slergo and Offrak briefly spectulate whether she is the "lady with the blonde hair" after Bludo states it is hard to miss Zelda with her pretty blonde locks before Yunobo tells them to "shut their yap is they know what's good for them."

Trivia

  • Bludo is one of several characters that will hit Link back if he attacks them with a Weapon.[70] These attacks deal no damage. Uniquely, Bludo is one of the only ones who does not wield a Weapon of his own.

Nomenclature

Names in Other Regions
LanguageNames
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
EnglishBR
Bludo (BotW)
Japan
Japanese
  • ブルドー (Burudō) (BotW)
  • ブルドー (TotK)
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
ChineseTR
布爾多 (Bùěrduō) (BotW | TotK)
The People's Republic of China
ChineseSI
布尔多 (Bùěrduō) (BotW | TotK)
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Dutch
Bludo (BotW)
Canada
FrenchCA
Buldo (BotW | TotK)
The French Republic
FrenchEU
Buldo (BotW | TotK)
The Federal Republic of Germany
German
Bludo (BotW | TotK)
The Italian Republic
Italian
Bludo (BotW | TotK)
The Republic of Korea
Korean
브루도 (TotK)
Latin America
SpanishLA
Gorobu (BotW)
The Kingdom of Spain
SpanishEU
Gorobu (BotW | TotK)
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See Also

References

  1. "Well, if Boss can't help, there's nothin' else we can do. I suppose I'll just head back now..." — Yunobo (Breath of the Wild)
  2. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 301
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Bludo, Boss of Goron City, wants to challenge the marauding Divine Beast Vah Rudania, but his backache is too severe." — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "*sigh*... A customer? Only reason I'm still runnin' this place is 'cause Boss Bludo will get mad if I close up shop. If I had it my way? I'd quit and live out my days covered in a massive pile of beautiful marbled rock roast." — Rogaro (Tears of the Kingdom)
  5. "Bludo" — Game Screen (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "Bludo" — Game Screen (Tears of the Kingdom)
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Well, my name's Bludo. I'm the great Goron Boss who's fearsome enough to silence a crying child! Or to make a silenced child cry, either way." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  8. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 121
  9. "HEY! Stooop that! That's Boss's cannon! Don't you daaaare touch that lever!" — Drak (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "Huh? You used Boss's cannon?! That thing is so difficult to use. I thought only Boss could handle it!" — Yunobo (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "So let's just do what I do to help Boss sometimes. That means I'm gonna be the cannonball! And you'll launch me, goro!" — Yunobo (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "I can't tell ya how many times we've used the cannon to chase off that fiend. But it always comes back!!" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "Drat! That blasted Rudania!" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "With Rudania runnin' wild recently, Death Mountain's eruptions have gotten real bad." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "Do ya see Rudania stompin' around up there on the mountain? They say that 100 years ago, it actually used to protect our people from harm... but that was then, and this is now!" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Arrgh... Youch... Owwwowow..." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "[Are you OK?] Hmph, it's just some back pain..." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "Wait. Who are you?" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "[I'm a traveler.] I see... So, then, you came all this way to pay your respects to me? I like you already, brother!" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  20. "I was plannin' to drive off Rudania like I always do, but then this blasted pain in my back flared up outta nowhere..." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "That blasted Yunobo... When will he return?" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "Yunobo is a young Goron who helps me drive off Rudania." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  23. "He went to grab some painkillers for my back from the Abandoned North Mine, but he hasn't come back yet..." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  24. "Slacker... I bet he's off somewhere wastin' time..." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  25. "Hey... If ya happen to see Yunobo, will ya let him know I'm lookin' for him?" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  26. "Ah! It's the tiny traveler! Yunobo told me all about how you helped him, brother." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  27. "Here's a reward for ya. Hylians like you need this sorta thing, right?" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  28. "OK then. Well, I took my painkillers, so I guess it's time to meet up with Yunobo." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  29. "I mean no disrespect to Daruk's legacy, but if I'm not there to give that Rudania a good walloping..." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  30. "[Daruk?] Are ya really tellin' me that ya don't know about Daruk? The Goron Champion?!" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  31. "See that statue up there? That's Daruk!" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  32. "...What's gotten into you? Hylians sure are strange. Anyway, Yunobo is actually a descendant of the great Daruk. That's why that slacker can even use Daruk's Protection!" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  33. "He uses it to protect himself when we fire him at Rudania. That's the only way we can chase that blasted beast away. We have no choice because normal cannonballs are no good against him." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  34. "All right, that's enough outta me. Time to go drive off Rudania!" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  35. "[Are you OK?] Oh, yeah. Just peachy. Dumb traveler. OF COURSE I'm not OK." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  36. "Owww... Arghhh... I'm afraid I won't be goin' anywhere today." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  37. "I hate to put you on the spot, but... can ya please go tell Yunobo that I'm gonna have to cancel for today? He should be at the Eldin Bridge." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  38. "Oh! That's right! I talked to Boss about you, and he said to bring you to him! An order from Boss can't be refused. Move it, goro!" — Yunobo (Breath of the Wild)
  39. "Hm? Hey! It's you! Yunobo told me everything. You really are somethin' else, brother. Ya know that? I can't believe you conquered Rudania... Color me impressed." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  40. "But good grief...did ya have to do it when my back pain went away? I was all ready and rarin' to go at Rudania myself!" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  41. "Now you've gone and made it look like I was just fibbin' about my back pain this whole time! Imagine that! ME! GWA HA HA HA!" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  42. "Oh! And I'm also happy to see Yunobo finally got his act together. I know that's your doing, as well." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  43. "But enough back patting and other such nonsense. Take a look at this!" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  44. "The Divine Beast Vah Rudania has calmed down and returned to his peaceful ways." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  45. "Now we can get back to diggin' for ore around Death Mountain." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  46. "...Oh, right! I've still gotta thank you, brother!" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  47. "There's some treasure in my house. Grab it. Keep it. It's yours." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  48. "It's a sharp blade that Daruk himself once wielded. I'm sure you'll be able to make good use out of it!" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  49. "However... Well, as a Hylian, you probably already know this, but... Apparently, 100 years ago, the Hylian Champion had a legendary bladethe sword that seals the darkness. They say the sword sleeps in a forest somewhere... Waiting..." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  50. "I bet you'd like to find it, eh? You should go lookin'!" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  51. "It's another scorcher today." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  52. "[Legendary sword?] They say a long time ago the Hylian Champion had a legendary sword—the sword that seals the darkness." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  53. "It was apparently much stronger than even the Boulder Breaker!" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  54. "But hey, you've got a pretty sharp blade yourself... I wonder where ya got it!" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  55. "If you ever lose the Boulder Breaker, just go talk to Rohan the blacksmith. He'll be happy to help ya out." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  56. "The Boulder Breaker once belonged to Yunobo's ancestor... In other words, it was Daruk's." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  57. "There's even a rumor that Daruk...used it to fan himself sometimes." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  58. "Rudania is right where ya left him!" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  59. "You saved me the trouble of defeatin' him myself, heh! Thanks, brother." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  60. "Ya wanna know about Daruk? Huh. Popular subject these days." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  61. "Not too long ago, a Rito bard came by wantin' to know all about him. I told him about all kinds of things. For example..." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  62. "About the Boulder Breaker, Daruk's weapon of choice. I told him how heavy it is and how its power is unmatched." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  63. "You know the valley at Gortram Cliff, southwest of Gorko Tunnel? It was made by Daruk with his Boulder Breaker in one night!" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  64. "Why?! Why do ya think? To make it easier for us Gorons to get all that tasty rock roast!" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  65. "That Rito fella seemed to like the other story I told him better, though. ...I'm not a big fan of that one. The heroic and exciting stories of Daruk capture him much better!" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  66. "Yunobo? I saw him starin' off into the distance on top of the entrance gate. Typical." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  67. "Yunobo? I saw him starin' off into the distance on top of the entrance gate earlier. He's probably in bed by now." — Yunobo (Breath of the Wild)
  68. "Actually, it seems to me that Yunobo is actin' more accomplished and confident these days." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  69. "Maybe he's finally realized what it means to be a descendant of the Great Daruk." — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)
  70. "Oh?!" — Bludo (Breath of the Wild)