Makar artwork from The Wind Waker HD
|Title(s)||Sage of Wind|
|Game(s)||The Wind Waker|
|Era||Era of the Great Sea|
|Theme Music||File:Song of the New Year's Ceremony.ogg|
Makar is a character in The Wind Waker.
Makar is a Korok from the Forest Haven. Under the care of the Great Deku Tree, considered a father figure to the child of the forest, Makar holds a special position among the Koroks as their only musician and performs for them regularly. Makar's musical forte is the violin, which might seem at first to be a cello due to Makar's height. He primarily plays at the ceremony that takes place around the time that Link first arrives at the Forest Haven to retrieve Farore's Pearl. Makar is usually late to the ceremony, but this year Makar and his friend Linder flew over the nearby Forbidden Woods, despite the Great Deku Tree's warning that it had become overrun with monsters. Makar fell in and is captured by those monsters. This delays the ceremony and requires Link to go to the Forbidden Woods to rescue him. Just when Link finds Makar, the Korok is eaten by Kalle Demos. Link defeats the monster and the two return to Forest Haven. The Great Deku Tree is glad to see him safe, but Makar begins to cry and apologizes. The Great Deku Tree forgives him, and tells Makar he may play on his violin. Makar plays for the ceremony, causing great seeds to grow from the Great Deku Tree. While the other Koroks take the seeds across the Great Sea, Makar and Hollo remain in the forest. Makar composes a new tune annually for the ceremony and practices it behind the waterfall at Forest Haven so that the others will not hear, though his music actually is audible from his hiding place. It is by following the sound of his music that Link is able to find Makar later in his quest.
Makar is also the Sage of Wind and successor to Fado, the Kokiri. The mark of this is in his violin which is identical to Fado's and is known as an "instrument of fate." When Link returns to the Forest Haven, looking for the new Wind Sage, he finds Makar playing this violin, alerting him to the Korok's destiny. Link conducts the "Wind God's Aria" for Makar, causing the Korok to see Fado and awaken as the Wind Sage. Now knowing his purpose, Makar accompanies Link to the Wind Temple. He is quickly captured again and waits in a cage for Link to free him. In the final chamber of the temple, after Link defeats Molgera, Makar plays the Wind God's Aria and restores the power of the Master Sword, giving it the ability to strike down Ganondorf. He stays behind in the Wind Temple to continue praying for the Sword when Link goes on to defeat Ganondorf. When Link and Tetra resurface after Hyrule is flooded once more, Makar can be seen with Medli and Tetra's Pirate Crew on her ship.
|Makar (Figurine from The Wind Waker)|
|| Birthplace: The Forest Haven.|
Makar is in charge of the musical performance at the ceremony held each year by the Koroks in Forest Haven.
The instrument he uses appears to be a cello, but it is actually a violin...
Makar has several useful abilities that Link can use by conducting the "Command Melody." Like all other Koroks, Makar can fly with the propeller in his back. This can only be used for a short time, however, and he will fall if he uses it for too long. Makar can also plant seeds in mounts of soft soil, causing a tree to grow. This can make a Treasure Chest to appear, unlock doors, or open other paths that were not previously available. These trees can also be used as target of the Hookshot, allowing Link to cross gaps and climb to new places. Finally, if Link conducts the "Wind God's Aria" near a wind altar, Makar will play the song and cause the stone to break, revealing a new door or passage.
Makar's name is derived from the Makoré plant. His name is also similar to the Hawaiian name "Makani," which means "wind," fitting his role as the Sage of Wind. Similarly, Medli's name is similar to the Sanskrit word "Medini," meaning "earth."
- All Koroks' faces appear as leaves that have real world counterparts. Makar's may be some type of Catalpa, Aspen, Basswood, or Redbud, as these all have heart-shaped leaves that are smooth-edged when juvenile.
- In A Link Between Worlds, a picture of Makar's face can be found on the wall of a house in Kakariko Village.
- "You and Makar are always late..." — Great Deku Tree (The Wind Waker)
- "N-No! It is not that, O Great Deku Tree! Makar...fell into the Forbidden Woods! I told him to be careful! But still Makar flew above the Forbidden Woods, and as he drew close to it..." — Linder (The Wind Waker)
- "As for Makar, he is somewhere here in the Forest Haven. But I do not know where." — Great Deku Tree (The Wind Waker)
- "I'm practicing a new song for next year's ceremony. And I need privacy! It isn't any fun if everyone knows in advance what song I'll play." — Makar (The Wind Waker)
- "This sacred song that you've conducted has awakened me... I know myself now! I am the sage of the Wind Temple..." — Makar (The Wind Waker)
- "It is my fate to return the power to repel evil to your Master Sword...And to ease the regrets of my ancestors. Oh, Link, please! You must take me with you to the Wind Temple." — Makar (The Wind Waker)
- "Link, I have fully restored the power to repel evil to your Master Sword. ...And my ancestors are most satisfied." — Makar (The Wind Waker)
- "I shall continue praying to the gods here." — Makar (The Wind Waker)
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||マコレ||From Makoré, a type of wooded African plant|
|Spanish||Makore||Same as Japanese name|
|French||Dumoria||Synonymous with Tieghemella africana, also known as Makoré|
|German||Makorus||Same as Japanese name|
|Italian||Macorè||Same as Japanese name|