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Fortune Tellers,(ALttP | ALBW | BotW)[1][2][3][name references needed] also stylized as Fortune-Tellers,(ALBW)[4] are recurring characters in The Legend of Zelda series.

Biography

A Link to the Past

In A Link to the Past, three Fortune Tellers can be found in their Houses in both the Light and the Dark World. One can be found north of Kakariko Village, another one next to Lake Hylia's Shop, and a third one north of the Village of Outcasts. By paying between 10 and 30 Rupees, the Fortune Teller can give Link advice on how to proceed in his adventure. Link's Hearts are also fully refilled.

Twilight Princess

Main article: Madame Fanadi

Madame Fanadi can be found in Fanadi's Palace in Hyrule Castle Town, where she offers fortunes for 10 Rupees each. These will either hint to Link where his next destination should be or where a Piece of Heart can be found, depending on whether "Career" or "Love" is chosen.

A Link Between Worlds

The Fortune Teller from Hyrule is located north of Kakariko Village in A Link Between Worlds. He gives Link the Hint Glasses used to find the Hint Ghosts. Another Fortune Teller can be found north of Thieves' Town in Lorule.

Breath of the Wild

About 100 years before the events of Breath of the Wild, shortly after Zelda was born, a Fortune Teller trusted by the Royal Family of Hyrule predicted the resurrection of Calamity Ganon.[3][5][6] The Fortune Teller mentioned also that the power to oppose Calamity Ganon lay dormant beneath the ground.[7][5] In response, King Rhoam ordered the excavation of large areas of land.[8][9] Thus, the Divine Beasts and the Guardians were discovered.[9][10]

The Fortune Teller's identity and their fate after the second Great Calamity are unknown, though some believe they were a high-ranking official, a trusted aid to King Rhoam, or even the Queen of Hyrule herself.[3]

Other Appearances

Ancient Stone Tablets

The Fortune Teller finds the Hero of Light when he arrives to Hyrule in Ancient Stone Tablets. He, alongside Aginah, gives hints on the weather and effects that happen during each week.

Cadence of Hyrule

Main article: Fate

The Fates act as Fortune Tellers in Cadence of Hyrule.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Main article: Astor

Astor is a Fortune Teller, referred to by the Yiga Clan leaders as "Seer" and "Prophecy Man".[11][12] Through means such as Harbinger Ganon he is able to observe the Great Calamity before its occurrence and works to bring it into existence. However, due to the interference of Terrako, this future is ultimately averted and he is consumed by Harbinger Ganon to fuel its transformation into Calamity Ganon.

Trivia

  • The Fortune Teller from A Link to the Past shares his appearance with the Mages who support Vaati in Four Swords Adventures.
  • Bars from the Fortune Teller's theme music from A Link to the Past were incorporated into Astor's theme.

Nomenclature

Names in Other Regions
LanguageNamesMeanings
Japan
Japanese
うらない屋店主 (Uranai-ya Tenshu) (ALttP)[15]Fortune-telling Shopkeeper
Canada
FrenchCA
Diseur de bonne aventure (ALBW) 
The French Republic
FrenchEU
Diseur de bonne aventure (ALBW) 
The Federal Republic of Germany
German
Wahrsager (ALttP | ALBW)[16] 
The Italian Republic
Italian
Indovino (ALttP | ALBW)[13][14]Same as English.
Latin America
SpanishLA
Vidente (ALBW) 
The Kingdom of Spain
SpanishEU
Vidente (ALBW) 
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See Also

References

  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 228 (ALttP)
  2. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 300 (ALBW)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 374
  4. "Fortune-Teller" — N/A (A Link Between Worlds)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 372
  6. "Reports keep arriving regarding the excavation of relics. The fortune teller's predictions seem to be coming true. Calamity Ganon was not a figure of fable, or even a legend. He actually existed in our great land of Hyrule." — King Rhoam's Journal (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "Stories of Ganon were passed from generation to generation in the form of legends and fairy tales. But there was also...a prophecy. "The signs of a resurrection of Calamity Ganon are clear. And the power to oppose it lies dormant beneath the ground."" — King Rhoam (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "We decided to heed the prophecy and began excavating large areas of land." — King Rhoam (Breath of the Wild)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 375
  10. "It wasn't long before we discovered several ancient relics made by the hands of our distant ancestors. These relics, the Divine Beasts, were giant machines piloted by warriors." — King Rhoam (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "You are blind, "seer." Calamity Ganon...is not for mortals to control." — Sooga (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  12. "Hey, prophecy man! You missed the part where we get walloped!" — Master Kohga (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  13. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 228
  14. "Indovino" — N/A (A Link Between Worlds, Italian localization)
  15. Hyrule Encyclopedia, Tokuma Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd., pg. 226
  16. Encyclopedia, TOKYOPOP, pg. 228