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Tears of the Kingdom’s NPCs Really Just Want Link to Put Some Clothes on

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is filled with little details and Easter eggs that make exploring the world so much fun. And one of the special traits carried over from Breath of the Wild is the way so many different characters react to Link’s anomalous behavior. Specifically, the link being naked.

Well, Link technically can’t be completely naked. He has very stylish shorts and wears them with everything. However, if he avoided the shirt and pants combination, many characters would comment on his appearance with a variety of remarks that amused, puzzled, or scandalized. Here are just a few examples we found.

Even the robot Zonai Construct doesn’t understand why Link behaves the way he does.

A lot of people seem to really want Ms. Pura’s attention, but I don’t think that’s the best way to get it.

Poor Paya. She’s already awkward enough in front of Link, so why should we make her things even harder for her?

Some characters don’t react to Link’s nudity at all. As Link passes by, some say casual remarks, like Robbie’s cynical observation here.

If possible, Beedle would also help, but it’s a shame.

These traveling gerudos hoped to find men on their journey, and after years of not seeing them, practiced how to have normal interactions with them. Link ruined their entire training without saying a word.

Impa, like Pura, thinks less about Link’s life choices when approaching him in an outfit like this.

Mr. Traysi of Lucky Clover Gazette is not a judge.

These are just some of the interactions.

These aren’t the only ones Link interacts with with various Hyrulean inhabitants as he walks around naked. And in fact, characters react to other odd behaviors as well. Using the Ultra Hand, fighting monsters, or wielding weapons will result in bad reactions from nearly all NPCs. Certain Seeker characters get really angry when you show up dressed as Eiga. And many people don’t like it when you try to talk to them while they’re standing at the table.

Trying to register something that isn’t actually a horse can get a big reaction from the stable master.

Considering the enormous level of detail that exists in this game, there are certainly a number of other small interactions scattered throughout Hyrule, depending on what Link is wearing or doing. We will continue to share as we dig.

If you need help with all the rest of Tears of the Kingdom, check out our Tears of the Kingdom walkthrough and guide to getting through Hyrule. In fact, you can start here.

Rebekah Valentine is IGN’s Senior Reporter. you can find her on her twitter @duck valentine.

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