Postman

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Postman
Postman.png
The Postman from Twilight Princess
Race Hylian
Gender Male
Game(s) Majora's Mask
Oracle of Ages
The Minish Cap
Twilight Princess
Phantom Hourglass
Spirit Tracks
Era Force Era
Era of the Hero of Time
Era of Light and Dark
Era of the Great Sea
Era of Hyrule's Rebirth
Era of Twilight
Counterpart(s) Running Man (Ocarina of Time)

The Postman is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.

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Appearances

Majora's Mask

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In Majora's Mask, the Postman can be seen walking around Clock Town checking Mailboxes. He takes his job very seriously, as he will not stop to chat when there is mail to be delivered,[1] and is not willing to leave Termina unless he is been given explicit permission.[2] He spends his free time counting and trying to stop exactly on ten seconds.[3] If Link manage to do it, the Postman will reward him with a Piece of Heart.[4]

The Postman also takes a role in the quest to reunite Anju and Kafei. He gives Anju a letter from Kafei the First Day, but refuses to tell her exactly where it is from when she asks.[5] On the Second Day, he delivers the letter to Kafei.

On the Final Day, Link receives the Priority Mail from the Curiosity Shop Man, where he has two choices for how to use it. One of the choices allows him to free the Postman of his schedule. If Link goes to the Post Office, he finds him kneeling on the floor, wishing to flee but unable to as he still has jobs for the next day.[2] If Link gives him the Priority Mail, he realizes that the mail is the highest priority and delivers it to Madame Aroma.[6] After receiving the mail, she orders him to abandon his schedule and flee.[7] Finally free, the Postman will meet Link outside the Milk Bar and give him the Postman's Hat before leaving town.

Oracle of Ages

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In Oracle of Ages, the Postman lives in past Labrynna and participates in the game's trading sequence. He give Link the Stationery in exchange for the Poe Clock.

The Minish Cap

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In The Minish Cap, the Postman runs around delivering letters.[8] He will occasionally fuse Kinstones with Link. He runs the Post Office with his two helpers: Stamp, who works addressing and sorting letters, and Marcy, who sells the Swordsman Newsletter, a magazine that provides useful information to Link.

Postman (Figurine from The Minish Cap)
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A very serious mail deliveryman. He continues to make every delivery right on time every day.

Twilight Princess

In Twilight Princess, the Postman delivers letters to Link directly, provided he is in Hyrule Field, without the aid of Mailboxes. He is much more comically depicted in this game than in earlier games. He breathes very oddly when running and hums several bars of a victory song after he finishes delivering a letter. However, like all Postmen, he still takes his job very seriously. The Postman is able to recognize Link while he is in wolf form.

When not delivering mail, the Postman can be seen in various places around Hyrule. He is seen in Ordon Ranch feeding an illegible letter to the goats,[9] and in Zora's Domain behind the throne trying to identify who "Mr. Zora" is.[10] He is also seen in Telma's Bar deciding what to order,[11] and in the Elde Inn drying off a letter he dropped in the hot spring.[12] Finally, he is also found crouched on a wooden bridge in the Fruit Pop Flight Challenge, and in the forty-nine floor of the Cave of Ordeals after it has been cleared at least once.[13]

Phantom Hourglass

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In Phantom Hourglass, the Postman now features wings in order to fly from one island to another, similar to the Rito from The Wind Waker. Whenever Link finds a wiggling Mailbox, the Postman will appear to deliver his mail. This time around, Link does not receive the letter itself, as it is instead read by the Postman. An exception to this is Jolene's Letter. He also now features a winged letter as logo instead of the bunny from previous games.

Spirit Tracks

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In Spirit Tracks, the Postman looks very similar to his Phantom Hourglass counterpart, but has a different outfit and lacks wings. When meeting with or departing from Link, the Postman does an impression of a train, referencing the game's train theme. Unlike Phantom Hourglass, where he reads letters once and then takes off, he now gives Link his letters to read himself, as in Twilight Princess. He says that while letters used to be read out loud, the system was changed because some people thought it was rude, referencing how the Postman read the letters in Phantom Hourglass instead of Link.[14]

Non-Canon Appearances

Non-Canon Information hide

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The Postmen from Majora's Mask and Twilight Princess appear as Stickers in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Name Image Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary Usable by
Postman Postman Sticker (MM).png Majora's Mask [Specials: Direct] - Attack +3 All
Postman Postman Sticker (TP).png Twilight Princess [Leg] - Attack +11 All

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References

  1. "I'm currently on the job. If I stop to talk, it will disrupt my schedule." — Postman (Majora's Mask)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ohhh...I want to flee! B-but, it's not written on the schedule. T-to me, the delivery schedule... It's the h-highest priority." — Postman (Majora's Mask)
  3. "4, 5, 6... Whaa! ...You startled me. Do not disrupt my training! In my mind, I am running for exactly 10 seconds without looking at a clock. I was in the middle of mental training!" — Postman (Majora's Mask)
  4. "You may make fun of me, but this is quite difficult! Will you try?" — Postman (Majora's Mask)
  5. ""I have delivered this to you!" "Ah! Wait! This letter, wh-where did you?!?" "From the postbox." "Th-that's not what I mean! From the postbox where?!?" "From the postbox somewhere." "That's not what I mean!"" — Postman and Anju (Majora's Mask)
  6. "Th-this is a priority mail seal! This is the highest of priorities. I shall deliver it!" — Postman (Majora's Mask)
  7. "Thank you. You flee now. That's an order!" — Madame Aroma (Majora's Mask)
  8. "A very serious mail deliveryman. He continues to make every delivery right on time every day." — Postman Figurine (The Minish Cap)
  9. "We can't just let this goat eat the letter!" — Postman (Twilight Princess)
  10. "Hmm... This letter is addressed to Mr. Zora. Now who could that be?" — Postman (Twilight Princess)
  11. "Hmm - what to order, what to order... I do believe I will start with meat." — Postman (Twilight Princess)
  12. "I dropped a letter into the hot springs and now I can't read it. Gotta blow this thing dry!" — Postman (Twilight Princess)
  13. "I think you are lost. It's got to be around here somewhere..." — Postman (Twilight Princess)
  14. "I've got a letter for you, so I'll just jump right in and read it aloud. Oh, wait--that's the way we USED to do things. But no more! Apparently, some folks thought our reading their letters out loud was rude. So now our policy is to just hand-deliver the mail unopened." — Postman (Spirit Tracks)


Forest minish.png Names in Other Regions Jabber Nut MC.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan ポストマン (Posutoman) Same as English
Spanish Spanish-speaking countries Cartero Same as English
French France Postier
Facteur
Same as English
Canada Postier (PH) Same as English
German Germany Postbote
Briefträger (TMC)
Same as English
Italian Italy Postino Same as English