Man on the Roof

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"I can't get down, so all I can do is look at Death Mountain."
— Man on the Roof

The Man on the Roof is a character from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. He is a Hylian man who has managed to get onto the roof of Granny's Potion Shop and is unable to get back down.


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Link first meets the Man on the Roof when he is a child. Although he cannot reach him, Link can Z-target the man from the lower roof. The man explains to Link that he is stuck and cannot do anything but look at Death Mountain and the stars during day and night, respectively.

When Link returns to Kakariko Village seven years later, he finds that the man is still on the roof. After obtaining the Hookshot, Link can successfully reach the man and speak to him face to face. The man is delighted to see Link and gives him a Piece of Heart. He also tells Link that he never wants to get down from the roof, possibly implying that he has been sitting there of his own free will for the past seven years.

After Link defeats Volvagia in the Fire Temple the Man on the Roof is seen witnessing Death Mountain returning to normal.

Interestingly, it is possible for Link to reach the Man on the Roof prior to pulling the Master Sword out of the Pedestal of Time through a sideways jump; when he does this, the man says the same thing that he would if Link had already traveled to Kakariko Village seven years later.

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