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I just noticed something, the Gossip stone says that Kaepora Gaebora is a reincarnation of a sage. Most people think its Rauru, but don't you have to be dead to be reincarnated?? Count Caterpie

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Could be reincarnation of Texas sage. Or perhaps the people who wrote the script don't have any idea what reincarnation is? Or simply don't believe in Hinduism? Your guess is as good as mine...or maybe even better?
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you're right count caterpie, i believe he is the reincarnation of the spirit sage because, one, he is seen on the spirit temple, two, he knows a lot about the spirit temple, three, he didn't believe in time travel, and nabouru is the only one you need time travel to see.
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So you mean, Nabooru turned into an owl? For some reason, that doesn't sound likely. My money's on that sumbitch Rauru.

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Rauru appears in the series, he can't be a reincarnation before he dies. That sorta struck me, but also, it should be the spirit sage, because he is in the spirit temple, and what Solar Flute and CC said is true, also.
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He could be the reincarnation of a previous sage.


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Yea probably the previous sage of spirit or light. Besides if Nabooru did know she was a sage until a half-day or so before the final battle, how could she talk through Kaepora?

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Just noticed something! Nobody knows who the sage of time is. we think it's Zelda, but there is no proof. The Sage of Time is the only sage you don't see in OoT, but you seem Kaepora Gaebora when there is no sage of time... Think we know who it is now?
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So could we at least take it off the page, that it is Rauru?

{{SF|text= One last fact: IF he was rauru, wouldn't he believe in the Hero of time.)

Has anybody noticed this?

Does nobody realize that Kaepora Gaebora appears in Link's Awakening?!?!?!?

Not the same character. See Owl. --AuronKaizerKennedy! 14:08, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

rauru (again)

If we are going to include evidence for the theory of rauru and kaepore, we should either have evidence supporting other sages also or we should include evidence against it. Solar flute

(just to bring the discussion back) When Link awakens the sages, they become spirits. You could say that they die... maybe. If Kaepora Gaebora is Rauru, I think Nintendo ment han he is an alternate form or something... --Vussen 21:01, December 13, 2010 (UTC)

Gebola?

"Kaepora Gaebora (English name Gebola)" I don't get what that means. In the English Versions (Not sure about GameCube, but I have the other two), he's called Kaepora Gaebora. Max2


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I have the gamecube version for Europe. His name is still Kaepora Gaebora. I think most people will recognize him with that name.
Yeah, he's Kaepora Gaebora in my original N64 release of both OoT and MM. I don't see Gebola anywhere on this page (I guess it was edited out).--Fierce Deku (talk) 22:44, December 13, 2010 (UTC)

time

meant to put this forward months ago. when your a child and you meet him at the spirit temple he says something like a long time in this world is noting to you. does this mean when link goes back in time he doesnt go bace exactly sevenyears (6 years and 6 months say) or was the text suposedly meant to be in the adult part of the game but they just couldnt find the right moment. Oni Dark Link 21:31, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

quick check of the text dump and i have the quote

Hey, what's up, Link? Surprised to see me? A long time in this world is almost nothing to you, is it? How mysterious!


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Perhaps he is capable of traveling through time as well? We see him while we learn the Requiem of Spirit as an adult, don't we? Maybe he's been stalking Link all this time and knows that he's been going forward and backward through time.

its certainly a strange thing. maybe its a mistranslation and should be the other way round (a loong time for link to see him but short time for the owl) Oni Dark Link 21:43, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

Should this be added somewhere or at least explained in some way? Oni Dark Link 14:46, October 25, 2009 (UTC)

Theory

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I think that this symbol the Hyrulean Royal Family's Crest. Which is used on many of their weapons such as shields and in some buildings. I think that the symbol may stand for the Triforce and kaebora Gaebora. I think that the Wings may stand for the bird Kaebora Gaebora and that it may have been out their in honor of Kaebora Gaebora since their is only one such as some Countries take an animal from their land and put it on their flags and such. (Like the USA uses the Bald Eagle.)--Ironknuckle1 20:32, October 26, 2009 (UTC)

Thats an obsurd theory. You know how many birds are in the series, not to mention probably several that are not shown? --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 20:34, October 26, 2009 (UTC)

Well i was just thinking that they would use it because their is only one of it. But whatever.--Ironknuckle1 20:35, October 26, 2009 (UTC)

only one of what? only one owl? if so then your wrong. See Owl, Oni Dark Link 21:11, October 26, 2009 (UTC)

well i just meant only one keapora gaebora but if not hen what do the wings stand for because they cant be their for no reason.--Ironknuckle1 23:13, October 26, 2009 (UTC)

In truth there is three keapora gaebora. Ocerina of time, majora's mask and four swprds adventure Oni Dark Link 00:54, October 27, 2009 (UTC)
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Why can't they just stand for any random eagle?

its evil eagle! Oni Dark Link 01:13, October 27, 2009 (UTC)

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No, no, no! It's clearly the Helmaroc King!

Thunderbird! Oni Dark Link 01:16, October 27, 2009 (UTC)

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Trill!

Zeffa! Oni Dark Link 01:18, October 27, 2009 (UTC)

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The Cucco Leader!

its takkuri--Ironknuckle1 01:51, October 27, 2009 (UTC)

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Get real. It's obviously the Watarara.

know it all birds Oni Dark Link 01:58, October 27, 2009 (UTC)

Zeffa seems a good choice...as Minish cap is agreed to be the first in the series, maybe they put the bird that helped link up to the wind place as tribute or something...


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Where is it ever stated that TMC is first in the series outside of an interview where he admitted he didn't actually know?

I want to clear up that interview thing once and for all. Aonuma (not Miyamoto) stated that he likes to think that four swords is the oldest hylian tale and that minish cap is its prequel. He later says in the same interview that he played absolutely no part in the making of four swords meaning he cant say for fact where it goes in the timeline. Oni Dark Link 15:26, October 29, 2009 (UTC)

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Well, I may be TOTALLY wrong but... has anyone thought about the fact that IF Kaepora Gaebora was Rauru guiding Link to the Temple, he's an owl. SO... IF hes an owl, does that mean 200 years later he could have been made into A LIGHT SPIRIT called Eldin to protect Hyrule from Danger AGAIN AND Eldin is a LIGHT spirit and Rauru is The sage of LIGHT... just another of my dumb theories but hey... what can ya do... LOL!
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Hey LunaLink, please keep theories like this onto one page. Thanks.
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Sorry... i didnt quite know where to put the damn thing......

i seem to be forever apologising to you guys... I AM THE SPAM QUEEEEEEEEN....

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Something I noticed about Skyward Sword's E3 2011 trailer: when Link is shown getting his tunic, he is with an old man with eyebrows like Kaepora Gaebora's. If SS takes place before OoT and the owl is the reincarnation of an ancient sage... it could quite possibly be that guy.

Appears another time in OoT

He also appears when you learn Eponas song he is flying over the ranch when the you accomplished something music is playing.

Fukurowa

I have the original soundtrack for Majora's Mask, and on it there's a track called Fukurowa, but it's just Kaepora Gaebora's theme. I checked online and several resources state that Kaebora Gaebora's Teminian counterpart's name is Fukurowa. Shouldn't this be mentioned on the page? (Sorry if I sound stupid for saying this, thanks!)

Huh, I've heard that name before, I always figured it was his Japanese name. Anyway, we've derived theory support and even a page name from that very soundtrack before, so I think this is at least mention worthy even if it's not official enough for a separate page or something. We need to see what these resources were though, so we can see how official/reliable they are. I can look into it later but if you have any of the the links handy that would be great. Thanks for bringing this up.--FierceDeku 01:10, September 12, 2011 (UTC)

According to our Majora's Mask soundtrack page (the one linked above) the CD was never released outside Japan along with the Ocarina of Time one which are page specifically states has fan translated titles for the soundtacks. Further more our page for the Majora's Mask soundtrack states it being the Owl's Theme. On top of that isn't it the exact same tune from Ocarina of Time (therefore should logically have the same track title) where he is undoubtedly called Kaepora Gaebora. This might to with a bit more research but it seems likely that Fukurowa is his Japanese name Oni Dark Link 18:09, September 12, 2011 (UTC)

Huh, sounds unlikely then. The MM Soundtrack page doesn't currently say that it's a fan translation, but the OoT one does and I suspect that would be the case for MM as well, right? Nothing I've been able to find indicates that Fukurowa could be a Terminan name. Various search hits indicate that word or something like it could be a Japanese term/name/something. It's seeming like a dead end lead.--FierceDeku 22:55, September 12, 2011 (UTC)
Either way the name Fukurowa does exist in some form and should at least get a redirect Oni Dark Link 18:12, September 13, 2011 (UTC)

Gaepora

Hey so in SS Zelda's dad is named Gaepora looks like a mix between Kaepora and Raru so anyone think they're related? Cory Jaynes (talk) 03:07, November 1, 2011 (UTC)

Kaepora Gaebora's Identify Confirmed.

He is Rauru.

http://www.zeldauniverse.net/zelda-news/hyrule-historia-confirms-ocarina-of-time-owl-is-rauru-reincarnated/

Sort of like I did with the Hero's Shade thing, I just added a statement about this without altering the rest of the page yet. The reason this time is that they say "Before Link pulled the Master Sword out, he followed Link’s adventures as the owl Kaepora Gaebora.". Taken literally, this means that someone else is following Link as the owl Kaepora Gaebora after he pulls the sword. As I mention in the article, this is probably just that the authors forgot the owl appeared after that, and made a mistake (this book seems full of them. I've come upon more than I've mentioned on the wiki, reading this page). We need to choose whether we want to state all sides of this, or assume that it is a mistake only and that Kaepora Gaebora is always nothing but Rauru in the shape of an owl. Given how spotty this book's info and wording seem to be, I'm hesitant to make assumptions or remove all the game-based information on a given point based off one questionable sentence. Maybe I'm in denial or something, but those are my concerns. Discuss.--FierceDeku 08:19, January 6, 2012 (UTC)
Unless people "die" by becoming sages, that's not what a reincarnation traditionally means. Something's being mistranslated here. Or maybe this whole thing was just poorly conceived, I wouldn't be at all surprised. Anyway, about the actual article, I feel like it would be reading too much into it to mention that, but on the other hand, that's extremely awkward wording otherwise. Could maybe be chalked up to malformed translation, but something's off here either way. Xykeb Yvolix Zraliv 08:33, January 6, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, it's probably a bit too much to actually note this (for the time being, anyway). I guess we can wait to see if this ends up being released in English so we can see what it actually means but until then I do agree something is off here, and, of course, that' not a freaking reincarnation. So...yay. -Minish Link 16:30, January 6, 2012 (UTC)
I think you're reading too much into the quote, FD. Even taken literally, the quote does not state that Rauru ceased to be Kaepora Gaebora after Link pulled out the Master Sword. It appears that the writers forgot about Kaepora Gaebora's appearance to Adult Link at the Spirit Temple, but that doesn't really do anything to the statement the Rauru is Kaepora Gaebora. Regardless, someone needs to inform either the original script writer or the English translator of what "reincarnation" actually means. If it wasn't for that extremely poor word choice, this almost wouldn't even be a debatable theory. Jedimasterlink (talk) 22:52, January 6, 2012 (UTC)
The way the infobox is presented right now is awkward. Since it has sat in that state for two months, I propose we remove the "possibly" and make the alternate form just say "Rauru". We should then cite Hyrule Historia as the source and possibly put it in a spoiler tag to hide it initially. I propose the same thing for the Hero's Shade page (him being OoT Link and all). Since it seems we are not taking Hyrule Historia as 100% canonical, this seems like the best option... or at least its better than whatever we are doing now. --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 17:54, March 4, 2012 (UTC)

Sacred Realm Counterpart?

I've been playing a lot of ALttP recently, and I've been thinking: Isn't it possible that Rauru, his physical form kept in the Sacred Realm, is projecting his secondary form (Kaepora Gaebora) in his place? It seems to fit with the idea that KG is 'reincarnated'- for instance, in ALttP when people enter the Sacred Realm and "never return", it is often implied that they died. If the people of Hyrule believed this, it would explain the use of the phrase 'reincarnation' instead of 'transformation, etc.'

In ALttP, it is noticeable that the Seven Maidens, who contain some of the power of the Seeven Sages, are able to keep their Human forms in the Sacred Realm (this may be due to Ganon/Agahnim's magic however), and so can the Sages in OoT, so I believe it is possible that they can also project their other forms.

On top of that, I also find it likely that the Seven Sages secondary forms WOULD relate to the supposed 'deities' of their respective Temples (although in regards to Saria, it is quite likely that it is a plant form, perhaps that is why no deity is depicted in the Spirit Temple). Many of these deities seem to match with the personality of the respective Sage (for instance, Impa being a very stoic and pensive person who is connected with the macabre, or Ruto being arbitrary and manipulative like a Serpent), so it stands to reason the KG would be the projection of Rauru's vast knowledge and caring personality.

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