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Baddek
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Race
Gender
Male[1]
Main appearance(s)
Era(s)
Family
Unnamed wife (estranged)[2]

Baddek is a character in Breath of the Wild.[3]

Biography

Baddek is a Hylian who rides a Horse, carrying a Wooden Shield and Traveler's Sword. He travels along the road from Serenne Stable all the way to Tabantha Bridge Stable and back. Once he reaches a Stable, he'll rest nearby with his Horse for a moment before leaving again.

When spoken to, Baddek will reveal that he has a great appreciation for Horses, claiming he sees the world through "horse-tinted glasses".[1] He also tells Link that he only talks about Horses.[4][5][6][7] While he has difficulties speaking with others, he finds that Horses love him.[8] Due to how much he talks about Horses, his wife left him for one.[2] He doesn't mind, though, as it gives him more time to talk about Horses.[9]

To Baddek, taming wild Horses is like adopting a new family member that you can sit on.[10][11] He says that registered Horse companions will always be by your side, until they die.[12] Baddek's Horse is the one thing he can't travel without.[13][14] As long as he has his Horse, Baddek says he doesn't need anything else, and he believes the Horse is more important than he is.[15] In addition, he states that his Horse's saddle fits both him and the Horse perfectly.[16] The Horse's bridle is also easy to grasp and elastic.[17]

Occasionally, Baddek will give Link tips for handling Horses, saying to pet them when they follow directions and work hard, as praising them reinforces good behavior.[18] In addition, he tells Link that he can't expect a horse to ride hard for him without a meaningful connection,[19] and that he should spend time with his Horse to form a bond.[20] He also recite Horse facts, stating that Horses can swim if they need to.[21] After this, he'll ask Link to name another animal that swims, but says it's a trick question as there aren't any.[22] He also informs Link that Stables fit registered Horses with saddles and bridles.[23]

One type of Horse Baddek likes the most is the White Horse, claiming he's heard of a special Horse in the Sanidin Park Ruins fit for a king.[24] While girls dream about princes on White Horses, Baddek only cares about the White Horse.[25] Though Horses come in many colors, White Horses take his breath away.[26]

Baddek has also ridden a Stalhorse in the Hebra Mountains.[27] Since he could never be afraid of a Horse, Baddek claims he wasn't scared of it.[28] He describes the Stalhorse as running well and being surprisingly comfortable.[29][30]

Baddek tells Link that there are four different Stables that have different Bridle and Saddle styles,[31] these being Woodland Stable, Highland Stable, Outskirt Stable, and South Akkala Stable.[32][33] This, however, is false, and these are simply the Stables where Link can have a worker change the gear of his Horses.

When it's raining, Baddek will seek shelter for himself and his horse, commenting that it's raining "like stallions and mares".[34] During this time, he'll give Link a quiz on Horses.[35] He lists four different types of Horses—the White Horse, the Giant Horse, the mechanical horse, and the bone Horse—and asks Link which one doesn't exist.[36] He says that the answer will be revealed someday, somewhere, and that Link may already know it.[37] Occasionally, Baddek will make dismissive comments about the existence of mechanical horses.[38]

Despite his addiction to Horses, he also wonders about Paragliders and Carrots.[39][40]

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
LanguageName
United KingdomEnglishBRBaddek
JapanJapaneseバテック (Batekku)
NetherlandsDutchBaddek
CanadaFrenchCASeymon
FranceFrenchEUSeymon
GermanyGermanBatek
ItalyItalianBatek
SpainSpanishEUBemok
Latin AmericaSpanishLABemok
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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "I'm the kind of guy who sees everything in his life through horse-tinted glasses." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "I talk about horses so much that my wife left me...for a horse." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Baddek" — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "I'll tell you now, you'd best give up hope of hearing about anything other than horses from me." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "I'm glad you wanted to chat with me, but I really only like to talk about horses. So..." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "If you came to ask me about Hyrule Castle, you're barking up the wrong tree. Horses, horses, horses. That's all I care about" — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "If you get me started about horses, you'll be here for a while. I can go on about horses longer than a horse's face." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "I'm terrible at communicating with other people, but horses love me." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "But it's not all bad. Gives me more time to talk about horses." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "Finding and taming a wild horse is like adopting a new family member... that you can sit on." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "Once you tame a wild horse, it becomes family. Register it at a stable to make it official." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "Once you register your horse companion at a stable, it'll always be by your side. Forever. Unless it dies." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "The thing I absolutely can't travel without is my horse." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "There's one thing I absolutely can't travel without. Know what it is? It's my horse." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "As long as I have my horse, I don't need anything else. He's more important than I am, to be honest!" — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "This saddle fits my horse's back perfectly, and it also fits my rear end perfectly. I'm mighty happy with it." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "This bridle is easy to grasp, and it's pretty elastic, so it's easy to handle." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "Pet your horse when it follows directions. Pet it when it works hard. Praise your horse at the right time to reinforce good behavior." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "You can't expect a horse to ride hard for you if you don't have a meaningful connection with it." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  20. "Spending time with your horse is the best way to establish a connection." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "Did you know that horses can swim in a pinch?" — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "Name another animal that can swim. Trick question—you can't. But horses have it down cold. BOOM." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  23. "When you register a wild horse at a stable, they'll fit it with a saddle and bridle." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  24. "I heard that there's something special near Satori Mountain northwest of the Great Plateau. To the east of the mountain, you'll find Sanidin Park Ruins, and near there... is a special horse fit for a king." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  25. "Girls often talk dreamily about princes on white horses or some odd nonsense... But I couldn't care less about some stuffy prince. Give me the horse!" — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  26. "Pinto, chestnut, black... Horse coats come in many different colors, but white horses take my breath away." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  27. "Speaking of bones, I once rode a horse made of nothing but bones! No lie! It was up in the snowy mountains." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  28. "Was I scared, you ask? Nope. I could never be scared of a horse." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  29. "The horse made of bones that I rode up in the snowy mountains was surprisingly comfortable to mount." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  30. "That bony horse ran really well, and it was actually a surprisingly comfortable ride." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  31. "Did you know that some of the stables in Hyrule have slightly different bridle and saddle styles?" — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  32. "I know of four for sure: Woodland Stable, Highland Stable, Outskirt Stable, and South Akkala Stable..." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  33. "I know of four stables in Hyrule that have slightly different bridle and saddle styles: Woodland Stable, Highland Stable, Outskit Stable, and South Akkala Stable." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  34. "It's raining stallions and mares!" — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  35. "I'm bored and it's raining, so how about I give you a little horse quiz." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  36. "White horse... Giant horse... Mechanical horse... Bone horse... Now, which of these horses doesn't exist in this world?" — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  37. "The answer will be revealed someday, somewhere. It may even have already been revealed to you." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  38. "Mechanical horses? Bah!" — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  39. "Paraglider? I wonder..." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
  40. "Carrots..." — Baddek (Breath of the Wild)
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