Why do Zelda fans hate Tingle?

#1 Posted by mutha3 (4985 posts) -

 Alternatively: Why the fuck do Zelda fans hate Tingle?
 
With the recent Skyward Sword hubbub I started thinking about Zelda , and my mind turned to Tingle pretty soon. (I don't mean....uh...shut up!)
 

 Like.......huh?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Is it because of his status as a childish, friendless 35 year old single man with a disappointed parent? DId that hit too close home with gamers? Or is it because people have some misguided notion that Zelda games are "Dark" and "Edgy"? I seriously don't get it.
 
I love Tingle, its like the developers are making fun of their fans(I especially love how he's been in every major Zelda game, even though fans keep bitching about him.). He's also just an endearing, all-around fun character to experience. Tingle, Tingle, Kooloo-Limpah!
#2 Posted by HaltIamReptar (2029 posts) -

Tingle is rad.

#3 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7096 posts) -

Probably because of the CHILD MOLESTER vibe that emanates off of him at all times.

#4 Posted by Aronman789 (2676 posts) -

I would love it if at one point you play as tingle.  
 
And he makes weird noises the whole time.

#5 Posted by Brendan (7807 posts) -

He seriously creeps me out.

#6 Posted by ShaggE (6452 posts) -

I don't much care for Zelda games, but Tingle's a hoot. 

#7 Edited by Nitrocore (369 posts) -

I propose they replace this Mr Tingle with a Map vending machine that doesn't speak.

#8 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5827 posts) -

I don't know.
 
He's really not as creepy as most fans make him out to be.

#9 Posted by dungbootle (2457 posts) -

I'm indifferent when it comes to Tingle.

#10 Posted by FreakAche (2953 posts) -

I couldn't care less one way or the other.

#11 Posted by UlquioKani (1057 posts) -
@MariachiMacabre said:

Probably because of the CHILD MOLESTER vibe that emanates off of him at all times.

this
#12 Edited by powerpc127 (99 posts) -
#13 Edited by mutha3 (4985 posts) -
@UlquioKani said:

@MariachiMacabre said:

Probably because of the CHILD MOLESTER vibe that emanates off of him at all times.

this
guys
 
 
hes not coming out of the screen
 
your safe
 
@powerpc127 said:
@Aronman789 said:
I would love it if at one point you play as tingle.
How about playing as Tingle for a whole game? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freshly-Picked_Tingle%27s_Rosy_Rupeeland

That game is bitching. Too bad only us members of the master race ever got it.
#14 Edited by Aronman789 (2676 posts) -
@powerpc127 said:

@Aronman789 said:

I would love it if at one point you play as tingle.
How about playing as Tingle for a whole game? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freshly-Picked_Tingle%27s_Rosy_Rupeeland
Oh man. Is there no NA version? 
 
EDIT: wait, wikipedia tells me there isn't an NA version, but the wiki here does...
#15 Posted by mutha3 (4985 posts) -
@Aronman789 said:
@powerpc127 said:
@Aronman789 said:
I would love it if at one point you play as tingle.
How about playing as Tingle for a whole game? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freshly-Picked_Tingle%27s_Rosy_Rupeeland
Oh man. Is there no NA version?
 @mutha3 said:
That game is bitching. Too bad only us members of the master race ever got it.


Nope, sadly there isn't.:(
#16 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3782 posts) -

I think Tingle is pretty funny. I especially like that they've made him kind of a creepy, greedy, power-hungry dude in The Wind Waker and some of the other game.

#17 Posted by Aronman789 (2676 posts) -
@mutha3: Damn.
#18 Posted by Vexxan (4620 posts) -

Because he's weird and creepy.

#19 Posted by mutha3 (4985 posts) -
@Vegsen said:

Because he's weird and creepy.

HOW IS THIS A BAD THING
#20 Posted by spankingaddict (2671 posts) -

I'm a huge Zelda fan, and i actually really like how weird and crazy Tingle is. Especially in WW.
 
I understand why people don't like him though,

#21 Posted by Kyreo (4600 posts) -

@HaltIamReptar said:

Tingle is rad.

I am a HUGE zelda fan and I agree with this man. Tingle is rad. Koo Loo LIUUUUUUMPPPPPHHHH!!!

#22 Posted by WoodenPlatypus (1365 posts) -
@Brendan said:

He seriously creeps me out.


This. 
 
#23 Posted by Sarumarine (2238 posts) -

My distaste for Tingle didn't happen all at once. Probably the biggest mark against him is the part in Windwaker where you have to pay him something like eight billion rupees to translate some maps so you can sail around for hours fishing for Triforce pieces. This part is not optional if you want to beat the game. And if you talk to the other guys on the island dressed like him they say some disturbing stuff like getting kidnapped and being forced into labor. I don't know how you can view him as anything other than a greedy, misguided, asshole after a scene like that.

His character design is also not very good, although that's more of my personal taste than anything else. The end result is that he's pretty annoying. Running into Tingle doesn't ruin a game for me, but it's more like "how much time and money is it going to cost me this time?" other than "Hey, Tingle, high five!"

#24 Edited by Soren (291 posts) -

Didn't he first show up in Majora's Mask? Maybe it's part of the fanbase's weird distaste for that game. 
 
Even though that game was bitchin

#25 Posted by mutha3 (4985 posts) -
@Soren said:
Didn't he first show up in Majora's Mask? Maybe it's part of the fanbase's weird distaste for that game. 
 
Even though that game was bitchin
damn straight it is
 
But, nah, bitching about Tingle is way more widespread and even present in the glorious Majora's Mask faction.
#26 Posted by bartok (2480 posts) -

I love Tingle, how can you hate a fat middle-aged man that wants to be a fairy?  Tingle is my reminder that, "Yo, these Zelda game are still mad Japanese, yo!!!" 

#27 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5256 posts) -

He's cool in Majora's Mask, but he's goddamn thief in Windwaker.

Seriously Tingle the Extortionist.

#28 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -

Tingle's a boss.
 
People just can't handle shit and go mad.

#29 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7096 posts) -

@Soren said:

Didn't he first show up in Majora's Mask? Maybe it's part of the fanbase's weird distaste for that game.

Even though that game was bitchin.

That's not my reason. I fucking loved MM but when I was younger he always creeped me out.

#30 Edited by Hizang (8532 posts) -

I really like Tingle, and I live in the UK and have sunk hours and hours into Tingle's game, its a pretty decent game and gives a lot o backstory to Tingle. They explain why he is always after Rupee's and why he wears what he wears. It also makes you feel sorry for Tingle and explains why he is a pretty mean guy in Wind Waker.

#31 Posted by phish09 (1109 posts) -

He's kind of a freak, but he doesn't freak me out any more than those big-eyed kids in JRPG's and such.  Have you played a 3D Final Fantasy game?  I played FFXIII for about 2 hours and then I was sure the FBI or RCMP were gonna come breaking down my door for playing that shit.

#32 Posted by JackSukeru (5912 posts) -

I can't remember if I particularily liked or disliked Tingle's character in the past few Zeldas, I do hate that they used recolors of him in Wind Waker though.

There should only be one Tingle.

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