Zelda Informer: "Tingle was first introduced to us in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask as a quirky little man pretending to be a fairy. From there, he took on a life of his own, eventually spawning three brothers and starring as the protagonist in many standalone titles. While his most prominent appearances are in Majora's Mask and Wind Waker, he's also been in Minish Cap and Four Swords Adventures, made a cameo appearance in Oracle of Ages, and had a small reference to him in Phantom Hourglass. He was even in Super Smash Bros. Melee!
But how much do we really know about him? We've been spoonfed lies about Tingle's true identity for nigh on fourteen years, and it's time the truth comes out. Tingle isn't what he pretends to be. In reality, there's a lot more to him than meets the eye."