Guru-Guru

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Guru-Guru
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Race Hylian
Gender Male
First appearance Ocarina of Time
Latest appearance Oracle of Seasons
Era Era of the Hero of Time
Era of Light and Dark
Counterpart(s) Windmill Man (Ocarina of Time)

Guru-Guru is a semi-recurring character in Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, and Oracle of Seasons. He is generally sentimental and kind with a very calm look on his face. However, when it comes to Link playing the "Song of Storms",[1] or when he is met with doubt in himself over things he's done wrong, his face can make sad, mad, and insane expressions.

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Appearances

Ocarina of Time

Guru-Guru is the hyper and easily angered Windmill Man of Ocarina of Time. He stands in the windmill playing his phonograph and trying to make the windmill rotate at the right speed.[2] A look of concentration can be seen on his face. When Link plays the "Song of Storms", he becomes very agitated,[3] and when the young hero plays it as an adult, he gets even more annoyed.[4] During the credits, the Windmill Man is seen being held upside down by a few Kokiri, however, he still appears angry from his meeting with Link in the Kakariko Windmill.

Majora's Mask

In Majora's Mask, Guru-Guru is the Gorman Troupe's musician.[5] Guru-Guru is seen at night in the Laundry Pool area of Clock Town playing his phonograph since he has been kicked out of his room for practicing too loud.[6] He is usually an extremely happy person, and long ago was a member of an animal troupe; however, he was jealous of the dog being the leader of the troupe, who could always get any animal to follow his command.[7][8] As such, Guru-Guru stole the dog's mask, called the Bremen Mask.[9] He gives Link the mask as a reward for listening to his story and to get rid of his guilt.[10][11]

His theme song is the "Song of Storms". He also appears during the day in the Stock Pot Inn in the room at the end of the hall. During the nighttime this room is occupied by the Gorman Troupe, and in the daytime, it is occupied by Guru-Guru and Marilla Rose of the Rosa Sisters.

Oracle of Seasons

Guru-Guru
Guru-Guru without his Phonograph

He also appears in Oracle of Seasons where he stands by his windmill playing his theme song, although sounding a little different from the two games before. His only use is later in the trading sequence when Link gives him engine grease. In return, Guru-Guru hands over his phonograph, which is used to play for the Deku Scrub in the Tarm Ruins. This is not necessary if the player remembers how to get the Noble Sword.

Trivia

  • Guru-Guru's relation to the Hurdy-Gurdy Man of The Minish Cap is unknown, but the Hurdy-Gurdy Man sports a grinding music box and the same facial hair.
  • His name is a Japanese onomatopoeia for "turning round and round, going around in circles", which also happens to be Guru-Guru's favorite expression in Ocarina of Time.[12]

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References

  1. "I'm trying to come up with a musical theme inspired by this windmill...going around and around and around!!!" — Windmill Man (Ocarina of Time)
  2. "Go around, go around, go around... What? It's going way too fast!" — Windmill Man (Ocarina of Time)
  3. "What?! You've got an ocarina!! What the heck! That reminds me of that time, seven years ago! Back then a mean kid came here and played a strange song. It messed up this windmill! I'll never forget this song!" — Windmill Man (Ocarina of Time)
  4. "Grrrrrrrrr! I'll never forget what happened on that day, seven years ago! Grrrrrrrrr! It's all that Ocarina kid's fault! Next time he comes around here, I'm gonna mess him up!" — Windmill Man (Ocarina of Time)
  5. "Guru-Guru / Musician in the Gorman Troupe" — Bombers' Notebook (Majora's Mask)
  6. "They said I was much too loud when I practiced in my room. They got mad. Sigh...Now I'm sad I'll just stay here all night and away from their pad." — Guru-Guru (Majora's Mask)
  7. "Dear guest...Long ago, I was in an animal troupe, with dogs and donkeys and such." — Guru-Guru (Majora's Mask)
  8. "Why was the dog the leader?!? Was it 'cause something was wrong with me, sir??? Oh, that dog was an amazing leader! He always had a stellar troupe no matter what animals he had to work with..." — Guru-Guru (Majora's Mask)
  9. "That's why I stole it... The dog's mask. I stole it." — Guru-Guru (Majora's Mask)
  10. "But I no longer need it... I give it to my guest." — Guru-Guru (Majora's Mask)
  11. "It seems Guru-Guru, the traveling musician, had the Bremen Mask..." — Gossip Stone (Majora's Mask)
  12. "Go around! Go around and around and around! What fun! I'm so happy!" — Windmill Man (Ocarina of Time)


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Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan グル・グル (Guru-Guru) Guru-Guru
Spanish Spanish-speaking countries Guru-Guru
French French-speaking countries Guru-Guru
German Germany Guru-Guru