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Zelda Producer Says Tingle Is Not Gay
« on: February 22, 2015, 05:38:49 AM »

This odd little elf is quite the character.

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/39661/zelda-producer-says-tingle-is-not-gay

Tingle, the polarizing elf that has appeared in a handful of The Legend of Zelda games, is not gay, series producer Eiji Aonuma has confirmed.

"He's not gay. He's just an odd person," he told Kotaku.

Aonuma also discussed the creation of the character, noting that he wanted Tingle to look like a man who didn't ever want to grow up. "The whole thing comes together as a very Peter Pan kind of visual," he explained. "You know, if you think about it, it's this guy in his 30s in a green suit and is flying and never wants to grow up, it all sort of comes together around that."

Are you a fan of Tingle or do you think the Zelda franchise would be better off without him?


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Re: Zelda Producer Says Tingle Is Not Gay
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2015, 02:43:37 PM »
Well it's pretty obvious.

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Re: Zelda Producer Says Tingle Is Not Gay
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2015, 02:48:18 PM »
Not surprising considering the Tingle Rubyland DS spinoff already showed Tingle is indeed attracted to women back in 2006.


Oh wait, it's a Kotaku interview.





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Re: Zelda Producer Says Tingle Is Not Gay
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2015, 03:47:58 PM »
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Re: Zelda Producer Says Tingle Is Not Gay
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2015, 03:49:25 PM »
Not shocking
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Re: Zelda Producer Says Tingle Is Not Gay
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2015, 04:29:43 PM »
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Re: Zelda Producer Says Tingle Is Not Gay
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2015, 05:04:59 PM »
"Well there's that mystery cleared up!" Said no one, ever.

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Re: Zelda Producer Says Tingle Is Not Gay
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2015, 05:46:25 PM »
Wait, What The ****? This needed clarification?

I only mock Tingle because he is crazy weird and not real.
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Re: Zelda Producer Says Tingle Is Not Gay
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2015, 06:23:29 PM »
Sure, this will surely stop the internet from deciding otherwise. Whatever.
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Re: Zelda Producer Says Tingle Is Not Gay
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2015, 07:31:37 PM »
I'm not sure which rule of the Internet is "Everyone is gay. No exceptions".
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Re: Zelda Producer Says Tingle Is Not Gay
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2015, 08:01:39 PM »
Yeah, first thing I thought when I saw tingle was totally Peter Pan...

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Re: Zelda Producer Says Tingle Is Not Gay
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2015, 11:22:49 PM »
Sort of tacky to ask the producer of the Zelda franchise such a silly question most likely based off cliche stereotypes.
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Re: Zelda Producer Says Tingle Is Not Gay
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2015, 09:21:49 AM »
I always just saw Tingle as a weird guy.  Never read anything else into it.  Hell, he's so strange I fail to see an obvious stereotypical gay characteristic.

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Re: Zelda Producer Says Tingle Is Not Gay
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2015, 10:16:24 AM »
Why isn't Tingle Happy? I don't get it... he always seems so happy to me.

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Re: Zelda Producer Says Tingle Is Not Gay
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2015, 08:51:38 PM »
He's happy when Link is around, because he likes seeing the fairy, but it's implied that he's not very happy otherwise because he's been waiting so long to get his own fairy.
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Re: Zelda Producer Says Tingle Is Not Gay
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2015, 09:03:10 PM »
He's happy when Link is around, because he likes seeing the fairy, but it's implied that he's not very happy otherwise because he's been waiting so long to get his own fairy.

Is it that he wants a fairy of his own, or that he wants to be one himself!?



I bet that's what would really make him happy.

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Re: Zelda Producer Says Tingle Is Not Gay
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2015, 05:49:38 AM »
If you'd ask the creators of Sesame Street if a character of theirs is gay, they'd say that character or characters (Bert & Ernie) are asexual.
 
I bet Nintendo would say this of most of their characters too.  What a stupid question.
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Re: Zelda Producer Says Tingle Is Not Gay
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2015, 06:59:56 AM »
I bet Nintendo would say this of most of their characters too.  What a stupid question.

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Re: Zelda Producer Says Tingle Is Not Gay
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2015, 10:24:05 PM »
I never liked the character but not because I thought he was gay. Only when I was a teenager and it was acceptable to call people you didn't like that as an insult which is no longer the case.
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Re: Zelda Producer Says Tingle Is Not Gay
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2015, 01:10:08 PM »
Only Kotaku would have the gall to ask a ridiculous question like that.