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Mayor Hagen is a character in The Minish Cap.[2]

Biography

Mayor Hagen (Figurine from The Minish Cap)
TMC Mayor Hagen Figurine Sprite.png
Mayor Hagen
The mayor of the town of Hyrule. He's a
big collector of odd masks. He's built a
shelter into his garden just in case
monsters ever attack Hyrule.

Mayor Hagen is the presiding mayor of Hyrule Town, and lives in his House near Funday School.[3] He claims not to have done anything as mayor, yet the town runs smoothly.[4] When Link first encounters Mayor Hagen, Hagen brags to Link about owning a Lakeside Cabin at Lake Hylia. He tells Link that he goes there to practice his hobby of Mask making.[5] Behind one of the Masks in his house live two Town Minish. Running Like the Wind into the wall with the Pegasus Boots will cause the Masks to fall off, revealing the small hole where the Minish live. When broken, the Masks will sometimes yield Rupees. The Minish in his office will give insight into living in his home.[6][7]

Mayor Hagen has constructed a shelter in his garden leading beneath Hyrule Town in preparation for the event that monsters should suddenly attack the Town.[8] The shelter itself contains puzzles that require the use of the White Sword or Four Sword in order to fully navigate it. Immediately beside the Ladder leading down into the shelter is a Chest that contains a Kinstone Piece.

While Link is trying to gain Librari's assistance in reaching the Temple of Droplets, he seeks out three overdue Library Books for the Royal Hyrule Library. After he returns the first two, Maggie tells him that Mayor Hagen had checked out the third and final book, A History of Masks.[9] When Link asks Mayor Hagen about the Book, he suggests that Link ask the Masks on his wall.[10] While the Masks themselves do not speak, the Town Minish living behind them will tell Link that they saw Mayor Hagen going to his Cabin with the Book in hand,[11] and likely left it there.[12] When Link returns the book and obtains the Flippers from Librari's Trial, Mayor Hagen will attribute his success to Hagen's own advice.[13]

As the game progresses, Mayor Hagen continues to express his interests in both Masks and Library Books about them.[14][15] Although he continues to avoid work,[16] he takes responsibility for Hyrule Town and its citizens after Link obtains the Wind Element and circumstances worsen in the area. He orders the people to the shelters,[17] and after Vaati transforms Hyrule Castle into Dark Hyrule Castle, he reinforces this order while trusting Link to save them.[18]

Mayor Hagen is one of the people with whom Link can Fuse Kinstone Pieces.[19] When Link successfully Fuses Kinstone Pieces with him,[20] a puddle in Lon Lon Ranch dries up to reveal a staircase. The stairs lead down into a cave housing a Chest that contains a Big Wallet, which increases Link's Rupee capacity.

Trivia

  • If Link shoots an Arrow at Mayor Hagen, it will stick into him instead of passing through him. He is the only character in The Minish Cap to whom this will happen, and he will not respond to it in any way.
  • Ezlo has a natural distrust for Mayor Hagen, and believes that his office is hiding a secret.[21]

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
LanguageNameMeaning
GermanyGermanHagar[22] 
ItalyItalianSindaco Hagar[23]Mayor Hagar
SpainSpanishEUAlcalde Hagar[24]Mayor Hagar
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References

  1. "The mayor of the town of Hyrule. He's a big collector of odd masks. He's built a shelter into his garden just in case monsters ever attack Hyrule." — Figurine (The Minish Cap)
  2. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 271
  3. "Aherrrm herrmmm! I am Hagen, mayor of this fair town! Mayors are usually very important and busy folk, I'll have you know...But I still have a hobby, of course! I collect unusual masks! I just love them! They're beautiful! Simply magnificent, I tell you!" — Mayor Hagen (The Minish Cap)
  4. "I think I've finally got a good grasp of how things run in Hyrule. Things run so smoothly around here, and I haven't even done a thing! I wonder how much better this place would be if I actually did anything!" — Mayor Hagen (The Minish Cap)
  5. "I hope I don't sound like I'm bragging, but I have a cabin at Lake Hylia. It's a gorgeous little place where I go to enjoy my hobby, mask making." — Mayor Hagen (The Minish Cap)
  6. "The person living here is the mayor, very important you know. Doesn't it all just sound so...official?" — Town Minish (The Minish Cap)
  7. "The mayor likes strange masks. Sometimes, he even makes his own." — Town Minish (The Minish Cap)
  8. "Aherrm!! That hole in the garden leads to a shelter of sorts. But it's not like I'm trying to run off and save myself alone or anything! Just keep that in mind!" — Mayor Hagen (The Minish Cap)
  9. "And the last book we still need is A History of Masks. I think it was checked out by Hagen, the mayor. How could he keep a library book so long! He's a public official!" — Maggie (The Minish Cap)
  10. "Aherrm! Yes! That's me, Hagen. What's that? You want a book? A History of Masks? And you say I checked it out, do you? Yes, indeed I did... Or wait... Did I? You know, these masks see everything that goes on in my private life. Maybe you should just ask my masks!" — Mayor Hagen (The Minish Cap)
  11. "The mayor took off for his cabin by the lake clutching a book." — Town Minish (The Minish Cap)
  12. "When the mayor came back, he didn't have that book anymore. I'm sure he just left it at his lakeside cabin. He's pretty forgetful like that." — Town Minish (The Minish Cap)
  13. "Ahh, you seem to have found the book, safe and sound and in fine shape! But only because you listened to my masks like a good little boy, right? War har har har!" — Mayor Hagen (The Minish Cap)
  14. "I'm going to have to pick up volume 2. That last book was just getting good!" — Mayor Hagen (The Minish Cap)
  15. "I'm thinking of ways to increase the library's budget to buy more books. Especially the ones about masks, you know." — Mayor Hagen (The Minish Cap)
  16. "I may look somewhat idle to you, but no, sir! I will be working terrifically hard as soon as you leave. You can bet on that! Hoho!" — Mayor Hagen (The Minish Cap)
  17. "These are the times that really test my mettle as a mayor, I tell you. Hyrule is my responsibility to the last. Everyone to the shelters!" — Mayor Hagen (The Minish Cap)
  18. "Monsters are coming! Everyone stay indoors! Oh, that doesn't apply to you, my boy! You go get 'em, Link! Your sword and bravery will save the day!" — Mayor Hagen (The Minish Cap)
  19. "You want to fuse Kinstones? Oh, please, please, yes!" — Mayor Hagen (The Minish Cap)
  20. "Oh, that's so pretty! A perfect fit! Now, I know we'll get lucky!" — Mayor Hagen (The Minish Cap)
  21. "That mustachioed guy strikes me as somewhat unreliable. There's something fishy about this room, too." — Ezlo (The Minish Cap)
  22. Encyclopedia (TOKYOPOP) pg. 271
  23. Encyclopedia (Magazzini Salani) pg. 271
  24. Encyclopedia (Norma Editorial) pg. 271
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