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The Tingle Brothers, consisting of Tingle, Ankle, Knuckle, and David Jr., are characters featured in The Wind Waker and The Minish Cap. They also play a minor role in Four Swords Adventures, where they transport the Links between minigames in the Tingle Tower.
|Tingle Siblings? (Figurine from The Minish Cap)|
||Tingle (in green) and his twin younger brothers Ankle (in purple) and Knuckle (in blue). They believe fusing Kinstones will help them meet fairies, so they are recording Kinstone data on their maps. David Jr. is not technically a relative.|
Ankle, who considers his twin Knuckle to be lazy and good-for-nothing, was taught how to decipher maps by his older brother, Tingle. The only time he feels he can truly be himself is when he's tending to the flower garden on Tingle Island. His favorite proverb is "One may as well hang for a stolen sheep as for a stolen lamb."
|Ankle (Figurine from The Wind Waker)|
|| Birthplace: Unknown|
Favorite Proverb: "One may as well hang for a stolen sheep as for a stolen lamb."
Since being taught how to decipher maps by his older brother Tingle, Ankle has been supporting his good-for-nothing twin brother Knuckle.
The only time he feels he can truly be himself is when he's tending to the Tingle Island flower garden.
Knuckle can be found in The Wind Waker only by using a link cable to connect a Game Boy Advance to the GameCube. Then using the Tingle Tuner, you can find him by going to Outset Island and stepping into the boats on the beach; he will appear on the Game Boy screen and will tell you to go to certain locations around the island, and after you complete this, he will appear on Tingle Island, saying he will stay at home. His reason for leaving was because he built Tingle tower, and got angry at Tingle for writing "for Tingle only".
Knuckle later on appeared in The Minish Cap, in Trilby Highlands. He has some Kinstone Pieces to fuse with Link and he seems to hold a grudge against David Jr.
|Knuckle (Figurine from The Wind Waker)|
|| Birthplace: Unknown|
Knuckle is another of Tingle's younger brothers-he happens to be Ankle's twin. He finished carving Tingle Tower when he was ten years old. The head is his studio.
Supposedly, he felt unsatisfied completing his collection without this figure. He loves his special vertically aligned Tingle Tuner.
David Jr. first appeared in The Wind Waker at the top of Tingle Island. There he was enslaved by Tingle and forced to work endlessly with Tingle's twin younger brothers, Ankle and Knuckle. The curious thing about David Jr. is that he is not related to Tingle, despite the uncanny resemblance (that is why his face looks more frowny than the others and he does not have the red spirals on his cheeks). Originally he was from Windfall Island and the son of the traveler that wrote the Ghost Ship's chart (presumably David Sr.). But he got captured by Tingle to work mercilessly for him to support Knuckle. He is prone to complaining.
David Jr. again appeared in The Minish Cap, in Lake Hylia, along with the rest of the "Tingle siblings", but this time he was not enslaved and actually appeared to enjoy the company of his "brothers". In the game he aided Link by informing him how many more "Kinstone Fusions" he had left to complete.
|David Jr. (Figurine from The Wind Waker)|
|| Birthplace: Windfall Island|
Occupation: Treasure hunter
Seventeen-year-old David Jr. set out ot sea with dreams of finding the treasure of the Ghost Ship that his now-deceased father once saw.
He gets seasick quite easily and was in just such a state when he awoke in a daze on Tingle Island.
Ankle told him that "self comes before wealth" and he's been working in the tower ever since. He really hates the uniform.
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- ↑ "Ankle is Knuckle's twin brother, and both are Tingle's younger brothers. Ankle is more responsible and harder-working than his twin." (The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Prima Games), pg. 23)
- ↑ "Knuckle carved Tingle Tower when he was ten years old." (The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Prima Games), pg. 23)
- ↑ "David Jr. embarked on a quest to recover the Ghost Ship's treasure, just as his father did before him. One bout of sea sickness led him in a daze to Tingle Island, and he's regretted it since." (' (Prima Games), pg. 23)