Baito

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Baito
Baito's figurine
Baito from The Wind Waker
Title(s) Part-Time Employee[1] (MM)
Mail Service Employee (TWW)
Race Hylian
Gender Male
Game(s) Ocarina of Time
Majora's Mask
The Wind Waker
Era Era of the Hero of Time
Era of the Great Sea
Family Kashiko (mother)[2]

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

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Biography

Ocarina of Time

Baito appears as a nameless man looking at Death Mountain on a roof in Kakariko Village in Ocarina of Time. He gives Link a Piece of Heart when the young hero talks to him after managing to get on the roof by using the Hookshot.[3]

Majora's Mask

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Baito appears as a nameless part-time employee in Majora's Mask. He can be seen working at the Trading Post after 10 p.m., but is also found during the day in Termina Field trying to catch three Red Rupees on a tree near the Astral Observatory. If Link rolls into the tree, Baito will fall and hit the ground, dropping the three Rupees and claiming that he stole it from a crow.[4]

When the Man from Trading Post leaves (presumably to work at the Curiosity Shop), he leaves the Trading Post in the care of Baito. Baito has no interest in his job, committing little effort into memorizing the stock or behaving cordially to patrons.[5] However, he is susceptible to Masks: if Link wears the Zora Mask, Baito mistakes Zora Link for Mikau and states that he too is in a band.[6] He also claims that he wants to attend The Indigo-Go's concert in the Milk Bar during the Carnival of Time.[7] When Link wears the Deku Mask, he ignores Deku Link.[8] When he wears the Stone Mask, Baito wonders why the Trading Post has so much money if business is so slow.[9] When Link wears the Couple's Mask, he will show a desire to find a girlfriend and get married.[10] When Link wears the Postman's Hat, he says how he entered a contest for some concert tickets and is wondering if he is there to deliver them.[11]

The Wind Waker

In The Wind Waker, Baito can be first seen trying to apply for the Letter Sorting job, wandering around Dragon Roost Island after Link completes the Dragon Roost Cavern. He is eventually hired at the Island Postal Service after Koboli, impressed by Link's contribution to the mail sorting, decides to hire a permanent assistant. In addition to his regular duties, he allows Link to sort letters as a mini-game, where the young hero is challenged to sort at least 25 letters.

If Link manages to sort 25 or more letters, Baito will ask him to put a letter in the mail to his mother talking about how great Link is. Some time after sending the letter, Link will receive a reply from Kashiko, Baito's mother,[2] with a Piece of Heart inside. Due to Link's impressive mail-sorting abilities, Baito will compliment Link and praise him with any opportunity he gets.

Baito (Figurine from The Wind Waker)
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Birthplace: Unknown.
Personality: Earnest.
Baito is very earnest when it comes to mastering a job. He often misses his mother and gets homesick, which can be quite hard on him. He wants to be like Link.

Trivia

  • Baito has tribal tattoos on his body, notably one on his back that resemble an Eye Symbol.
  • Zauz from Phantom Hourglass, who distinguishes himself in the game as a Cobble descendant, has a look nearly similar to that of Baito: both have auburn hair, are bare-chested, wear shorts, and boast tribal tattoos.

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References

  1. "Man, I just work here part-time, so I don't really know this stuff." — Baito (Majora's Mask)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Thank you very much for looking after my boy. This isn't much, but I hope you'll accept it all the same. I politely request your continued kindness towards my son. Kashiko (Baito's mother)" — Letter from Kashiko (The Wind Waker)
  3. "Hey! Good to see you again! I'll give you this as a memento." — Baito (Ocarina of Time)
  4. "Heyyy! I stole that Rupee from a crow! Don't go stealing it, man!" — Baito (Majora's Mask)
  5. "Man, I just work here part-time, so I don't really know this stuff." — Baito (Majora's Mask)
  6. "Whoa! I'm in a band, too. Yeah...a band..." — Baito (Majora's Mask)
  7. "I'm definitely going to your show, man. Really. Seriousss..." — Baito (Majora's Mask)
  8. "Welcome... Huh? Hey, you're just a Deku Scrub kid..." — Baito (Majora's Mask)
  9. "We don't get many customers, so why does the boss have so much money?" — Baito (Majora's Mask)
  10. "Ahh, I wanna find a girlfriend and get married soon, too..." — Baito (Majora's Mask)
  11. "I entered to win some concert tickets...Don't ya have anything to deliver to me?" — Baito (Majora's Mask)


Forest minish.png Names in Other Regions Jabber Nut MC.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan バイト君 (Baito-kun) Baito, meaning "part-time job"
Spanish Spanish-speaking countries Novi
French French-speaking countries Le Commis de la Poste The Clerk of the Post
German Germany Beit
Italian Italy Partaim From "part-time"

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