Dampé (left).
Series The Legend of Zelda series
First game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)
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Dampé is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series, first appearing in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, though chronologically first appearing in The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, which oddly takes place hundreds of years prior (presumably) to the events of Ocarina of Time. After his first appearance, he later on went to play a role in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.


Ocarina of Time

In Ocarina of Time, Dampé is a groundskeeper of Kakariko Village. He's an unarguably unattractive male who nevertheless is a friendly Hylian. In the Kakariko Village Graveyard, all of the villagers and townspeople of Hyrule Castle Town get sent there, with the higher-ups getting their appropriate place which sits in a place more notable than anyone else's.

During the day, Dampé will sleep in his cabin which is located in the graveyard. He certainly doesn't appreciate people knocking on his doors at this time, including a particular green clothed Hylian. During nighttime, however, Dampé will follow Link around and dig wherever he wants him to for a price of ten rupees; and it's worth it, as you might uncover a Heart Piece.

Once Link heads seven years into the future, he'll find that Dampé has died and a kid that apparently admired him has taken his place. You're still able to find Dampé however in his very own tomb - though rather than being a living being he'll be a phantom. If Link is able to keep up with Dampé in his tomb, then he'll reward him with the Hookshot, and the second time he'll be pleased to find another Heart Piece awaiting him.

Majora's Mask

In The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, things play a little differently than before. Rather than running the place at night (which is now at the Ikana Graveyard), he'll do it during the day time after being afraid of the village's children who do all they can in attempt to spook the groundskeeper. Link is capable of scaring him as well if he clothes himself in a hat that resembles that of what the children would wear.

Minish Cap

In The Minish Cap, he plays a role of the Royal Valley groundskeeper, where he'll just merely give Link a key to progress through the game.

A Link Between Worlds

He's a groundskeeper again for the graveyard.