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Link meeting McNey in
the Phantom Corridor
Esteemed Explorer[1]
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McNey is a character that appears in Phantom Hourglass.[3]


McNey was an esteemed explorer who spent much of his lifetime trying to discover the legendary treasure held dearly by the Cobble Kingdom: the Aquanine. Much of his findings were left written in an article for the "Explorer's Compass".

Eventually, McNey ended up in the Isle of the Dead and stumbled upon the Phantom Corridor and prematurely entered it before solving the corridor's puzzle. As a result, he ended up wandering its halls until his death.[3] When Link arrives to the isle and makes his way to the Phantom Corridor, McNey advises him that, if he still has not solved the corridor's puzzle, he must find the entrance as soon as he can before he meets the same fate as the deceased explorer.[4]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ミクニー (Mikunī) Same as English.
Canada FrenchCA Mickney
Federal Republic of Germany German Mickney
Italian Republic Italian Pio Niere
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Mickney
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA McNey

See Also


  1. "The Journal of the Esteemed Explorer, McNey." — N/A (Phantom Hourglass)
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass — Prima Official Game Guide (Prima Games) pg. 267
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Who knew it would come to this? My name is McNey. I was once a famous explorer... I entered before solving the entrance puzzle and came to the Phantom Corridor. But I could not get out. And look what happened. This maze is madness... If you don't know which way to go, you'll end up walking in circles. Circles..." — McNey (Phantom Hourglass)
  4. "If I keep going down, I should be able to reach the entrance... If you haven't solved the puzzle yet, find the entrance while you can. Otherwise, you'll end up like me and run out of energy... Before you're able to find the exit, cursed to remain here forever." — McNey (Phantom Hourglass)