Artwork of Ankle as he appears in The Wind Waker
|First appearance||The Wind Waker (2003)|
|Appears in||The Wind Waker|
The Minish Cap
Four Swords Adventures
David Jr. (adoptive brother)
|Age||Older than 10|
- "Self comes before wealth."
- — Ankle
Ankle is a recurring character in the Legend of Zelda series. Ankle is the brother of Tingle and Knuckle. He wears a pink suit identical to Tingle's except for the color. Also, the rosy patches on his cheeks are filled in and the mole is above his mouth, rather than below it. Ankle and his siblings can ordinarily be found around Tingle. Ankle is more of a neutral character, contrasting him from his other relatives.
Ankle and David Jr. constantly work hard to perpetuate the spinning of Tingle Tower, Tingle's lookout tower on Tingle Island. When you first meet him, he mistakes you for being Tingle due to the similar clothing. His favorite proverb is "One may as well hang for a stolen sheep as for a stolen lamb." When Link speaks to him, he begs Link to visit as often as possible, because while Tingle normally mistreats Ankle and David Jr. quite badly, on days when Link visits his mood improves significantly, and he is much more pleasant to Ankle and the others. Despite this, Tingle was the one who taught him how to decipher maps but he thinks that his triplet Knuckle is lazy and good-for-nothing. He's only really happy when he is tending the flower garden on Tingle Island
Ankle can be found sitting on a stump in the Lon Lon Ranch area. When spoken to, he tells Link he's worried about his brother; Knuckle. Like his brothers and David Jr., he can fuse Kinstones with Link to open a doorway in one of the trees in North Hyrule Field. This leads to a room with a switch connected to a torch and a chest containing a Kinstone Piece. He, along with the other Tingle Brothers, believe that fusing kinstones will help them meet fairies, thus they record kinstone data on their maps.
Ankle, as well as the other Tingle brothers, play a small role in The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures transporting the Links between minigames in Tingle Tower.
As part of the Master Wind Waker DLC, Tingle's Standard Outfit (Master Wind Waker) is a Ankle Recolor.
| Ezlo · King Daltus · Link · Princess Zelda · Smith · Vaati|
—Full list of characters
|Big Green ChuChu · Gleerok · Mazaal · Big Octorok · Gyorg Pair · Vaati Reborn · Vaati Transfigured · Vaati's Wrath|
| Castor Wilds · Cloud Tops · Eastern Hills · Hyrule Town · Lake Hylia · Lon Lon Ranch · Minish Woods · Mount Crenel · Mt. Crenel's Base · North Hyrule Field · Royal Valley · South Hyrule Field · Trilby Highlands · Veil Falls · Western Wood · Wind Ruins|
|Deepwood Shrine · Cave of Flames · Fortress of Winds · Temple of Droplets · Royal Crypt · Palace of Winds · Dark Hyrule Castle|
|Smith's Sword · White Sword · Four Sword · Small Shield · Mirror Shield · Bombs · Boomerang · Bow · Cane of Pacci · Gust Jar|
|Bottle · Flame Lantern · Flippers · Grip Ring · Mole Mitts · Ocarina of Wind · Power Bracelets · Roc's Cape|
|Elements · Kinstones · Tiger Scrolls|
|Deku · Fairy · Goron · Human · Hylian · Minish · Wind Tribe|