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Zelda Producer Says Tingle Is Not Gay

by Alex Osborn - February 22, 2015, 1:38 pm PST
Total comments: 19 Source: Kotaku

This odd little elf is quite the character.

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?

Talkback

Mop it upFebruary 22, 2015

Well it's pretty obvious.

Luigi DudeFebruary 22, 2015

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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LucarioFebruary 22, 2015

Shit.

Triforce HermitFebruary 22, 2015

Not shocking

WindyManSteven Rodriguez, Staff AlumnusFebruary 22, 2015

http://img.pandawhale.com/post-10781-Bert-eyes-look-up-from-book-wh-kSb4.gif

the asylumFebruary 22, 2015

"Well there's that mystery cleared up!" Said no one, ever.

oohhboyHong Hang Ho, Staff AlumnusFebruary 22, 2015

Wait, What The Fuck? This needed clarification?

I only mock Tingle because he is crazy weird and not real.

broodwarsFebruary 22, 2015

Sure, this will surely stop the internet from deciding otherwise. Whatever.

I'm not sure which rule of the Internet is "Everyone is gay. No exceptions".

TheXenocideFebruary 22, 2015

Yeah, first thing I thought when I saw tingle was totally Peter Pan...

PhilPhillip Stortzum, February 23, 2015

Sort of tacky to ask the producer of the Zelda franchise such a silly question most likely based off cliche stereotypes.

Ian SaneFebruary 23, 2015

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.

BlackNMild2k1February 23, 2015

Why isn't Tingle Happy? I don't get it... he always seems so happy to me.

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.

BlackNMild2k1February 23, 2015

Quote from: Jonnyboy117

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!?

http://i.imgur.com/o77IIrY.png

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

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.

Triforce HermitFebruary 24, 2015

Quote from: lolmonade

I bet Nintendo would say this of most of their characters too.  What a stupid question.

Quote from: Luigi

Oh wait, it's a Kotaku interview

marvel_moviefan_2012February 25, 2015

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.

peacefulwarFebruary 27, 2015

Only Kotaku would have the gall to ask a ridiculous question like that.

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