Link and Saria have been childhood friends. Link was raised as a Kokiri but is actually a Hylian and Saria seemed to at least understand that he was different from the others. Link never received a fairy because he is not a Kokiri so others looked down on him and the leader Mido often picked on him. Saria was the one who often stood up for him and stayed by his side. This actually caused Mido to pick on Link even more because he was jealous of their friendship.
Join in on the fun! Latest Announcements. Saria is a character in Ocarina of Time. She is well-liked amongst other Kokiri , particularly by their boss, Mido , whose dislike of Link might be partially explained by the latter's close friendship with Saria. Saria is the first of the Kokiri to greet Link after he receives Navi , his own Fairy. She congratulates him for finally finding a Fairy and is surprised to hear that the Great Deku Tree has summoned Link, as it is a great honor to speak with him.
Until you can believe someone else's beliefs are reasonable, you will not be able to treat them with the respect they deserve. If this is the case, she definitely can be reprogrammed and awakened. Jesus might have seemed like a cute, imaginary playmate at first, but on some level I would have been expecting to help her get over it.