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Error is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2]


The Adventure of Link

In The Adventure of Link, Error is a citizen of Ruto Town. At first, Error only introduces himself when talked to,[3] but after Link meets a second man in Mido Town and is encouraged to ask Error about how to get to the Island Palace,[4] Error will tell Link about the passage to the palace south of the king's tomb.[5]

The sprite design for Error is used for characters in other towns who can sometimes be similarly unhelpful,[6] although a few of them give Link very useful hints about using the Fire Spell or finding the Three-Eye Rock Palace.[7][8]

Other Appearances

Defenders of the Triforce

Though Error doesn't directly appear in Defenders of the Triforce, a Sign bearing his iconic quote was used as a prop during photo shoots with the Master Sword for players who failed to stop Ganondorf in the allotted time at Defenders of the Triforce events.[2]


"My name is Error..."

Error's name is meant to form a pun with that of Bagu whose name is the Japanese spelling of a computer "bug." In the Japanese version of The Adventure of Link, Error makes the less vague statement "My name is Error..." (Ore no na wa Erā da...).[9] His name is written エラー (Erā), the Japanese way of writing the English word "error." Only Error's name properly transferred over during the English localization.

ZW Nomenclature Asset.png Names in Other Regions ZW Nomenclature Asset 2.png
The People's Republic of China
艾洛 (Ài luò)[13]
The French Republic
The Federal Republic of Germany
The Italian Republic
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  • Error was given a brief reference in Super Paper Mario, where the character Fracktail is brainwashed into fighting Mario by one of the main antagonists, Dimentio and says his quote.[14]
  • The quote "I am Error" became an Internet meme around 2000, it is referenced in other video games which include Fossil Fighters: Champions, Guacamelee!, The Binding of Isaac, Splatoon 2.


See Also


  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 223 (TAoL)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "I AM ERROR." — Sign (Defenders of the Triforce)
  3. "I AM ERROR." — Error (The Adventure of Link)
  4. "ASK ERROR OF RUTO ABOUT THE PALACE" — Hylian (The Adventure of Link)
  5. "SOUTH OF KINGS TOMB IN MIDO IS A TUNNEL." — Error (The Adventure of Link)
  6. "I KNOW NOTHING." — Hylian (The Adventure of Link)
  7. "IF ALL ELSE FAILS USE FIRE" — Hylian (The Adventure of Link)
  8. "CALL FOR HELP AT THE THREE EYE ROCKS." — Hylian (The Adventure of Link)
  9. "オレノナハエラーダ..." — Error (The Adventure of Link)
  10. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 223
  11. Encyclopedia, Les Éditions Soleil, pg. 223
  12. Encyclopedia, TOKYOPOP, pg. 223
  13. Encyclopedia, New Star Press, pg. 223
  14. Super Paper Mario Wii (2007)