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