Discussion #007: Who is the Poe Collector?
Be advised that the following article contains unconfirmed, fan-made theories or speculation. That odd looking creature in Ocarina of Time who collects Poes, who is he? There's two likely suspects, so let's begin...
The nameless Poe collector is the creature that is located in that side building as soon as you walk into Market in Ocarina of Time as an adult. You can bring him all ten of the Big Poes from Hyrule Field as a side-quest. We don't know who he is because we don't see his face, only a red dot. He never mentions who he is or where he came from, but he does say he wasn't partially good looking when he was younger.
"When he was younger." Having that in mind, then it could of been someone young when Link was young, seven years earlier. The nameless graveyard boy could be this person. He's the young kid who hangs round the graveyard in Kakariko Village along with Dampé. He is very interested in scary things, just like Poes. Also, the stick that he always carries, is similar to the one that the Poe collector holds. He even said he wasn't scary enough!
But you would think that he is too young to be the Poe collector, he's even younger than the young Link. So that leads on to the more popular suspect, the guard who guards that same room in Market in the past. When Link talks to him he says he's interested in ghosts, how ironic. He also refers to Link as "young man" just like the Poe collector does. But even if that is him, wouldn't you think that when Ganondorf attacked Market and Hyrule Castle he would've slaughtered all the guards there?
The Poe collector is also seen in Majora's Mask, but nothing more is indicated who he really is there. So leave what you think below! Hylian Guard or Graveyard Boy?!
- GreenGyser :chu: