Mr. Write

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Mr. Write is a character in Link's Awakening.[1][2]


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Mr. Write
He loves reading and is always writing letters. People say he is writing to a charming young woman in a city far away. Doesn't he look a little bit familiar?

Mr. Write is as a lonely letter-writer who sends countless letters to various people, but never gets any replies.[3] He lives in a house on the border of the Mysterious Woods.[4] He is part of the game's Trading Quest. Fittingly, the item Link delivers to him is a Letter from Christine, a resident of the Animal Village.[5] He gives Link a Broom in exchange, seemingly because he has nothing better to offer.[6] When the letter is delivered, it is revealed that it is a love letter, and that Christine has enclosed a photograph.[7] Although Mr. Write believes the photo to be of Christine herself, it is actually an image of Princess Peach from the Mario series.[8] This is a reference to long distance relationships, since she is lying about what she looks like and Mr. Write believes he is writing to a beautiful woman.[9]

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Mr. Write owns an orange Bird (also the color of Christine's bow) while Christine owns a green bird (also the color of Mr. Write's hair).


  • Mr. Write is based on the near-identical advisor Dr. Wright from the SNES port of SimCity, himself an avatar of SimCity and The Sims creator (and real human being) Will Wright.[10] An adaptation of his theme from that game plays in his home.[11]
    • The SNES SimCity port itself replaces the generic "disaster" event monster with Bowser, fitting neatly with the other Mario franchise references littered throughout the dream world of Link's Awakening.
  • A similar character later appeared in Oracle of Seasons, going by the pun of a name Dr. Left. The latter also a makes a returning appearance in The Minish Cap.


His name is a reference to the fact that he loves writing letters.

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  • Dr. ライト (Dr. Raito) (LA)
  • Dr.ライト (Dokutā Raito) (LANS)
  • Dr. Wright
  • Doctor Right
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
萊特博士 (Láitèbóshì) (LANS) 
The People's Republic of China
莱特博士 (Láitèbóshì) (LANS) 
The French Republic
M. Write (LA | LADX)[16]Mr. Write
M. is short for Monsieur (Mister).
The Federal Republic of Germany
Dr. Wright (LA | LADX | LANS)[14][15] 
The Italian Republic
  • Mr. Write (LA | LADX)[12]
  • Dr. Wright (LANS)[13]
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  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 233 (LA)
  2. "Mr. Write" — N/A (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch)
  3. "Well... I pretty much stick to myself, me and my letters... My name's Write! The only thing I don't like about my hobby is that I never receive a response..." — Mr. Write (Link's Awakening DX)
  4. "I would like you to take this letter to a Mr. Write who lives on the border of the Mysterious Forest, please!" — Christine (Link's Awakening DX)
  5. "Please! I really must insist you have this Letter!" — Mr. Write (Link's Awakening DX)
  6. "Mmm... She's so beautiful... I must give you something for your trouble... Hmm... Well, it looks like all I have is this broom... how'll that be?" — Mr. Write (Link's Awakening DX)
  7. "What's this?! A letter for me?! I'm so happy! ...And look! The letter came with a photograph!" — Mr. Write (Link's Awakening DX)
  8. "You got a Broom as your reward from Mr. Write! But that photo was not of..." — N/A (Link's Awakening DX)
  9. "Hello! I'm writing back to Christine now!" — Mr. Write (Link's Awakening DX)
  12. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 233
  13. "Dr. Wright" — N/A (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch, Italian localization)
  14. "Hallo, mein Name ist Dr. Wright! Tja, seit Wochen schreibe ich nun Liebesbriefe an Christine, aber bis heute habe ich keine Antwort bekommen!" — Mr. Write (Link's Awakening, German localization)
  15. Encyclopedia, TOKYOPOP, pg. 233
  16. Encyclopedia, Les Éditions Soleil, pg. 233