“The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time” is one of the most popular video games of all time. However, there is a side character that players and even the series creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, almost universally dislike.
The character is Navi, Link’s fairy companion in “Ocarina of Time,” who offers strategic tips and how-tos that are helpful to beginners but annoying for seasoned players, especially since they can’t be skipped. In 1999, Miyamoto admitted that Navi was left at this kind of “stupid” level on purpose, and if he had his way, she would have never made it past the testing phase.
However, Miyamoto also admits that Navi was a “necessary evil,” as she is ultimately for players who stop playing for a while and come back. While some players find her frustrating, there are some who find her cute and even iconic.