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Ingo OoT artwork.png
Artwork of Ingo for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
First appearance The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)
Latest appearance The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (2011)
Species Hylian (Ocarina of Time)
Human (Oracle of Seasons)
Counterpart(s) Gorman
Gorman Brothers
“I can't believe that I, the great Ingo, am working on this dump of a ranch! Because the owner is so lazy, I always have to do all the work around here!”
Ingo, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Ingo is a short-tempered, hard-working farmhand employed by Talon at Lon Lon Ranch. His main appearance is in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and he has a minor appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons.

Ingo's appearance is based on Luigi. Likewise, Talon's appearance is based on Mario. Talon is credited for being the owner of Lon Lon Ranch, overshadowing Ingo. This is parallel to Luigi being the lesser known brother in the Mario franchise. The Gorman Brothers in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask are directly designed after Ingo.


The Legend of Zelda series[edit]

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time[edit]

Link in a horse race against Ingo in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, when Link is a child, he can first encounter Ingo as a child in Lon Lon Ranch. Ingo complains of doing all the hard work due to Talon's laziness, and Ingo insists that he should take charge of Lon Lon Ranch.

During the time when Link is an adult, Ganondorf granted Ingo the ownership over Lon Lon Ranch, renamed to "Ingo Ranch." With this new power, Ingo becomes much more mean and starts wearing fancy clothing. Talon is kicked out of the ranch, and his daughter, Malon, is put under heavy labor, indicated to be roughly the same amount he had. Ingo grooms Malon's horses to present as gifts to Ganondorf.[1] Ingo threatens to mistreat the horses if Malon does not obey him. Ingo plans on presenting Epona to Ganondorf but finds her difficult to tame.

When Link visits the ranch, he can practice horse riding if he pays ten Rupees to Ingo, who limits him to one minute. If Link runs out of time, he can only re-enter the corral by paying ten Rupees again. When Link manages to train Epona, he must talk to Ingo, while still riding Epona. Ingo notes that Link's horse-riding skills are improving and challenges him to a horse race around the corral if Link pays 50 Rupees. The race is about 25 seconds in length. If Link wins the race, Ingo gets frustrated and insists on a second race, promising that Link can keep Epona if he wins. If Link loses, he must pay 50 Rupees to do another race. If Link wins, Ingo keeps his promise, allowing him to keep Epona, but locks the gate, telling Link that he will never leave the ranch. Link can escape back into Hyrule Field if he gets Epona to jump over the gate or rock wall.

If Link re-enters Lon Lon Ranch, Talon moves back in, and Ingo has a much friendlier demeanor and wears his old work clothes. It is unknown what caused Ingo's shift in personality. In the ending sequence, Talon and Ingo are shown dancing together at Lon Lon Ranch.

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons[edit]

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Ingo has a minor role in The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons during the trading sequence. He is a vase collector residing at the Sunken City. He wants the Goron Vase and constantly attempted to make offers for it to Biggoron. After acquiring the Goron Vase from Biggoron, Link can return to Ingo with it in exchange for Ingo's Fish dinner.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (manga)[edit]

In the manga adaptation to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Ingo's role is expanded. Here, his shifts in personality are caused by being brainwashed by Ganondorf and then freed from it.

Physical appearance[edit]

In every appearance, Ingo has brown hair on the back of his head. His facial hairs, including a thick mustache and large eyebrows, are also brown.

In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Ingo wears a green shirt and white farm overalls that appear pink in artwork, and there is a dirt patch just above each leg opening. His ears are pointed like other Hylians, and he has dark circles around his eyes, suggesting a lack of sleep caused by his workload. Ingo is wearing brown shoes. Seven years later, as the boss of Lon Lon Ranch, Ingo has a cleaner look. He is wearing a red, vest-like shirt with blue, patterned sleeves and a large, white collar. He is also wearing white pants and green shoes.

For The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, artwork of Ingo shows his updated appearance. His ears are round instead of pointed, suggesting he was changed to a human. Ingo is wearing a light purple shirt, a dark blue bowtie, green pants, and white shoes with a green toe cap. Both his art and sprite show him squinting.



  1. ^ The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Player's Guide, page 39.