The Man Who Collected Poes Picture

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This fella is the Legend of Zelda series' Poe Collector, or as I call him, Mynos Rhadamanthys. With his hood down. It's pronounced MEE-nos RAD-a-MAN-thiss, by the way. I named him after two of the Greek judges of the dead, Minos and Rhadamanthus. YAY MYTHOLOGY! Anyways, Mynos is the "man who could see the truth" you hear about in Kakariko Village. He's essentially an impromptu lich when you meet him in Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. He created his prototype Lens of Truth that Link gets from the bottom of the Well a few years after he lost his eye. Therefore, there is only one Lens of Truth because Mynos only has one eye. He's also a Sheikah. An undead Sheikah. He lived during the Hyrule Civil War mentioned in OoT, when the Sheikah were hunted and the Shadow Temple was used as a death camp. He survived the Civil War and lived to the age of 68 before a prejudiced, superstitious apprentice turned on him during a paranormal hunt and killed him. Mynos still sustains some of his fatal wounds-- when he isn't floating or sitting, he walks with a bad limp, hence the multipurpose stick.

His voice sounds a bit like Jack Nicholson gargling with rocks.

He also is a personal friend of the Happy Mask Salesman. Yes, you read that right. And they have an endearingly hilarious Odd Couple dynamic going on-- the Salesman is prim, eloquent, and polite almost to a fault, and Mynos is a rough, crude, grumpy-old-man-with-a-heart-of-gold sort of character. But Mynos has picked a few things up from the Happy Mask Salesman besides hunting advice. His introductory line, seemingly hitting on Link? That was more of a self-deprecating joke about Link looking the part of the good guy. A lot like the delivery of the single most infamous line in Zelda history: "You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?" Not smug, but rather kinda sucking at not squeeing all over the place over comforting little Deku Link. DEKU LINK IS GODDAMN ADORABLE LOOK AT HIM!
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