The Man from the Curiosity Shop and The Man from the Trading Post. Are they one and the same or two guys who work next door to each other? Here we will weigh the evidence for and against both sides and let you the public vote to see which is more commonly believed. So let us begin.

Reasons why they are the same person

  • The Man from the Trading Post stops working at nine, one hour before the curiosity shop opens (for a shop keeper to take a break from work is also uncommon in the series).
  • Their Ocarina of Time counter part is the same person (it should be noted Malon’s Majora’s Mask counter part are two different people).
  • On the third day when the Man from the Curiosity Shop is in the back area waiting to give you the Keaton Mask the Part Time Employer is working the trading post (it should be noted that he will not work these hours on any cycle regardless of how much of the Kafi side quest you have done, if you save the Bomb Woman from Sakon then you can enter the back room on the third day and Kafi will still be there instead of the Man from the Curiosity Shop).

Reasons why they are different people

  • They have very different personalities and address Link differently
  • They look different (it has been theorized that the he wears a wig when working the trading post and glasses when working the Curiosity Shop because the curiosity shop is an illegal business. However why he would wear a wig when working his day shop makes little sense).
  • Speaking to the Man from the Trading Post does not add the Man from the Curiosity Shop to the bombers notebook.
  • By doing the Kafi side quest you can observe the man from the curiosity shop inside the closed shop from six until ten o clock. The Man from the Trading Post works until nine meaning they are in the same place for three hours (it should be noted that he does not appear before six meaning it is not a designing error and he is not there all the time)


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They are the same

  1. Why would there be two almost identical people in one place? --Sincerely Haru Mclean Namikaze | Kana: ナミカゼ ハ ル マクリーン, Romaji: Namikaze Haru Makurīn 21:51, March 8, 2010 (UTC)
  2. Makes more sense to me. Oh, and to address the wig, he would want to look better for more customers! :P - McGillivray227 23:27, March 8, 2010 (UTC)
  3. They're the same, alright! I think the Trading post dude is wearing a wig, when he works at the Trading Post.--Link in Termina (talk) 00:33, July 29, 2010 (UTC)

They are different

  1. The fact that they can both be found in their shops at the same time seems proof enough for me Oni Dark Link 08:39, March 9, 2010 (UTC)
  2. One is bald, other isn't --Michael RyanTalk 17:24, June 7, 2010 (UTC)
  3. It's mostly speculative until you get to the bit about them being in the same place for three hours...unless you want to assume that it was something that Nintendo overlooked, that is outright proof that they are different people. Xykeb Yvolix Zraliv 21:40, June 7, 2010 (UTC)


I refuse to vote because the real reason wasn't available as an option. It's as simple as this; Nintendo reused the same model because they're lazy pieces of scum. Yep, that's what makes the best Zelda game in the world: laziness! --AuronKaizer! 23:31, March 8, 2010 (UTC)

They dont even know if hes the same or not. On the model aspect though they did improve it a bit, by giving him legs (thats right he doesnt have any in Ocarina of Time, check it out) Oni Dark Link 08:46, March 9, 2010 (UTC)
Don't insult my intelligence by assuming I do not know this, as well as engaging in semantics. --AuronKaizer! 16:06, March 9, 2010 (UTC)

They're the same, they've got to be. And AK, you are correct; MM is the best Zelda game in the world.--Link in Termina (talk) 00:41, July 29, 2010 (UTC)