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Karson is a character in Breath of the Wild.[2]


Karson is a Hylian resident of Hateno Village in East Necluda. He has recently finished his trial period for Bolson Construction, making him an official employee.[3][4]

Initially, Karson can be found attempting to demolish the abandoned house in Hateno Village alongside Hudson.[5][6] He tells Link that the former owner of the house left to serve at Hyrule Castle and never returned.[7] When Link comments that this seems like hard work, Karson claims that he would not want it any other way.[8] If Link offers to buy the house, Karson will direct him to his boss, Bolson.[9]

Karson admits to Link that he was hired by Bolson Construction due to his name ending in "-son."[10] At Link's confusion, Karson explains that Bolson Construction has a policy of only hiring people whose names end in "-son."[11] he claims that Bolson has been considerig expanding his business, but he does not know where he is going to find enough people fitting the name requirement.[12]

Once Link offers to buy the House from Bolson, Karson will cease work and sit underneath a Tree nearby, awaiting Bolson's orders.[13] He appears relieved to receive a break.[14] He will admits to Link that he finds construction work to be hard, which is why he idolizes Hudson's ability to work quickly.[15] He then reveals that he overheard Link's deal with Bolson, and he asks if he is serious about buying the House.[16] When Link confirms that he is, Karson will be surprised, especially since Link appears to be younger than him.[17] If Link claims that he will not buy the House, Karson is still impressed that he considered it, and he wonders how much demolition he will have to do in order to make that kind of money.[18] Despite Link's answer, Karson decides to keep working hard to build his own place in the world.[19]

After Link completes the purchase of his House, Karson will thank him for doing so.[20] He is impressed someone so young was able to spend so many Rupees.[21] Due to this, Karson has received a sizable bonus.[22] With it, he plans on getting a meal with his girlfriend, Sophie.[23]

Karson will take note when Hudson leaves for Akkala.[24] If Link asks where he went, Karson reveals that he is in search of new and creative ways to expand the business Bolson Construction.[25] Though he wants to help him, Karson believes he still has much to learn.[26] Karson still has many things he hopes that Hudson will teach him, and so he hopes they will meet again soon.[27]

Throughout the "Hylian Homeowner" Side Quest, Karson will assist Bolson in renovating Link's House.[28][29][30] After all of the renovations are complete, Bolson has Karson help him install the rest of the Furniture into Link's House.[31] The two of them will then proceed to take a break.[32]

During the "From the Ground Up" Side Quest, Hudson will ask Link to invite Bolson and Karson to his wedding in Tarrey Town.[33] After Link informs Bolson of the wedding, he and Karson will depart for Tarrey Town together.[34] Before he leaves, Karson remarks that he and Bolson have been waiting for this day.[35]

After arriving in Tarrey Town, Hudson states that he feels relaxed now that he has met with Hudson.[36] He then asks Link if he has met Hudson's fiancée, Rhondson.[37] Karson considers her to be a beauty, and he is impressed that she makes all of the clothes that she sells. [38] He shares that his girlfriend Sophie also works at an Armor Shop, but her father is the one who actually makes all of the clothes.[1] However, he realizes he has gotten on a tangent.[39]

During the wedding ceremony, when Bolson rebukes Rhondson's claim that the vows are not traditional, Karson argues that she likely did not mean traditional in the way he is thinking.[40] He is also seen applauding once the couple has been declared married. Afterwards, he and Bolson will return to Hateno Village.[41][42]

After returning to Hateno Village, Karson will wonder what it is that Rhondson likes about Hudson.[43] He theorizes that it could be Hudson's silky hair or his chiseled physique.[44][45]


  • If Link speaks to Karson while not wearing a shirt, he will comment on Link's freedom.[46]


The first half of Karson's name is a variation of the Scandinavian name Karr, which means "reluctant", "curly haired", and "obstinate". [47]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "You know, my girlfriend also works in a clothing shop! Although, it's her father making all the clothes they sell" — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Karson" — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "My trial period is done, and they finally hired me as an official member of the Bolson family!" — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "[Who are you?] I just started at Bolson Construction. Name is Karson!" — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "[What are you doing?] Workin', as you can see! This old house has been abandoned. Everyone in Hateno Village agreed we should demolish it." — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "Phew... This house isn't looking any less demolished despite all the effort... " — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "The old owner apparently went off to the castle to report for service. Never came back, never wrote, so away it goes!" — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "[Hard work, huh?] Yep! And I wouldn't want it any other way, to be honest with ya." — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "[I'd buy this place!] Well, I'm not into real estate, so I can't really help you out there. If you're really interested in this place, you're gonna need to talk to the boss." — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "I'm so glad my name happens to end in "son," y'know?" — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "[...Son?] Yep, you heard me right! Apparently, your name has to end in "son" to work at Bolson Construction." — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "The boss there was saying he's really looking into expanding the business. But I'm wondering—just how many folks are out there with names ending in "son"? Maybe lots?" — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "I got the order to stop from the boss, so demolition is on hold for now..." — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "[That's great.] Hoo...it sure is." — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "Demolition is seriously hard work. But there are folks like Hudson who could bust through a house in one day... The guy's my hero." — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "So... I overheard you talking to the boss. Are you really gonna buy the house?" — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "[Yep, buyin' it!] Whoa! No way! That's incredible. And you even look younger than me..." — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "...But you were considering it? How many houses would I have to demolish to get that kind of dough?!" — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "Not that it matters. We all have our own place to build. I'll just keep workin' hard the best way I know how!" — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  20. "Oh, yeah, thanks for the big purchase!" — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "Seriously, though. Well done! Where'd a kid like you get that kind of dough?" — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "Thanks to you, I'm getting a plum bonus!" — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  23. "Me and my girlfriend are gonna grab a tasty meal!" — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  24. "Mr. Hudson just left not too long ago." — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  25. "[Where?] Looking for new and creative ways to expand the business, he said." — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  26. "I wanna help him out, but I'm still green. Part of getting better in life is realizing how much you have to learn!" — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  27. "There was tons more that I was still hopin' to learn from him. Hope I get to see him again soon..." — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  28. "I'm with you!" — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  29. "Been waiting!" — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  30. "Right on!" — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  31. "Well, since you bought everything, I threw in some free furniture! Yeah! Least I could do! Karson! Look lively!" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  32. "Well, I am TUCKERED. I couldn't swing a ball-peen hammer right now, let alone an axe... Break time, baby!" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  33. "Of course, we'll have to invite guests in order to hold a ceremony... [Guests?] Well, I'm talking about my boss, Bolson, and my subordinate, Karson. [I see.] However, I've got to prepare for the ceremony, so my hands are full... Could you invite them for me?" — Hudson (Breath of the Wild)
  34. "Karson, we're headed out!" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  35. "Finally! We've been waiting for this day!" — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  36. "I just met with Hudson, so now I'm feeling pretty relaxed!" — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  37. "That reminds me, have you already met Hudson's fiancée?" — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  38. "She's a real beauty... And apparently she's an amazing tailor too! All those clothes she sells? She makes them herself!" — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  39. "I guess it doesn't matter..." — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  40. "I don't think she means traditional in that sense of the word." — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  41. "Karson! We're going home!" — Bolson (Breath of the Wild)
  42. "OK!" — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  43. "I wonder what it is that Rhondson likes about Hudson..." — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  44. "Is it his astoundingly silky hair?" — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  45. "Is it his chiseled physique?" — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  46. "Lookin' mighty free there, eh?" — Karson (Breath of the Wild)
  47. Given Name KARR, behindthename.com.