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Garet's family is a family of Adepts who hail from the town of Vale. They are the largest family featured in the Golden Sun series. It consists of Garet, his father, mother, elder sister (Kay), younger brother (Aaron), grandfather (the Mayor of Vale), and grandmother. None of these characters are named in-game, but in the Debug Rooms, the names "Kay" and "Aaron" can be found next to portraits of his sister and brother respectively. Furthermore, in these rooms, Garet's family is given the surname "Jerra", although this appears to simply be a variation of "Garet" that was never properly translated (see here for full details). Thus, despite the large amounts of fan speculation that has lead to widespread use of these names, the unofficial and somewhat dubious nature of these sources means that for the purposes of this article, Garet's family will simply be referred to by their relation to Garet, rather than by name.

Garet's Family[edit]

Garet's Brother (Aaron)[edit]

Garet's Brother in Vale.
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The youngest member of the family. He is known to tease his brother about his appetite but also promises Garet to protect the family in his brother's absence. Garet will encourage this if he returns to visit Vale after crossing the Lamakan Desert. At the outset of their quest, he gives Isaac the Catch Beads in place of his mother, Dora, who found it too painful to say goodbye to her son in person.

After the prologue, when Isaac, Garet and Jenna are on their way to Kraden's cottage, Aaron can be interacted with as an NPC. During the interaction, Aaron refers to Kay as "Your sister", while talking to Garet. While this statement is not incorrect, as Kay is supposedly Aaron's sister too; this can be considered strange. So much so that this statement alone has sparked uncertainty as to Aaron's true identity.

Quotes[edit]

  • During Isaac and Garet's farewell:

Garet's Brother: "Don't listen to him, Isaac! He's a pig! He'll eat anything that's not tied down!"

Garet's Sister: "Don't drink the water if it smells funny. And...take this with you, too."

[She gives Isaac an herb.]

Garet: "I know not to drink stagnant water, Sis!":

Garet's Brother: "Don't listen to him, Isaac! He's a pig! He'll eat anything that's not tied down!"

Healer: "Hmm...Dora is very late..."

Garet's Brother: "Oh! That's right! Aunty Dora asked me to give this to you, Isaac."


Garet's Sister (Kay)[edit]

Garet's Sister as a field sprite in Vale.
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The eldest of Garet's siblings, Garet's sister is somewhat bossy and overprotective of her flower garden (as seen in the beginning of Golden Sun, where Garet enrages her by crushing her garden while practicing his Psynergy). Despite this, she shows obvious concern for her brother and wishes him (and Isaac) well on the outset of their quest.

You can interact with Garet's Sister while the party are on the way to Kraden's cottage and she complains that Garet's training stone had crushed her flowers.

Quotes[edit]

  • Giving advice to Garet before he and Isaac set out on their quest:

Garet's Sister: "Don't drink the water if it smells funny. And...take this with you, too."

[She gives Isaac an herb.]

  • Reminding Garet of Dora's absence:

Garet: "I guess we're all set to go, huh, Isaac?"

Garet's Sister: "Think again, Garet! It must be very difficult for Dora..."


Garet's Mother[edit]

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Despite being concerned for her son as he sets out on his quest to save Weyard, Garet's mother puts on a strong outward appearance to give encouragement to Dora and Garet's father, both of whom suffer greatly from anxiety when their respective children leave Vale.

Quotes[edit]

  • During Isaac and Garet's farewell, in response to Dora not being present:

Garet's Mother: "As Garet's mother, I know how Dora must be feeling. But I still have Garet's father, while Dora has only Isaac. She doesn't want you to go, Isaac, but she knows you have to, and it hurts to see you leave."


Garet's Father[edit]

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As with the rest of his family, Garet's father cares deeply for his son, and becomes very anxious after Garet leaves on his quest to save Weyard. He takes to looking after Dora when she falls ill after Isaac's departure.


Garet's Grandfather[edit]

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Garet's grandfather is also the Mayor of Vale, and plays an important role in the beginning of Golden Sun, namely, giving Garet (who passes the decision off to Isaac) the choice to follow the Wise One's instructions and pursue Saturos and Menardi, or simply ignore their predestined fate (the latter option leads to a premature "game over").

Quotes[edit]

  • In Vale, shortly after the Mt. Aleph eruption:

Garet's Grandfather: "Oooh, my grandson! Will Garet be safe in this eruption?!?"

  • In the Sanctum with the Great Healer:

Great Healer: "Acquiring the Elemental Stars is their fate alone."

Dora: "Are you suggesting we place the fate of the world...in the hands of Isaac and Garet?"

Garet's Grandfather: "Garet is only a child. You can't expect him to bear such a burden..."

Great Healer: "The Wise One has spoken. Each of you shares responsibility for this. Now, each of you must make your own decision!"

  • Upon deciding the fate of Weyard should rest with Isaac and Garet:

Garet's Grandfather: "Well, what good are those guys!? Sending children off with no help or direction..."

Dora: "I agree, but...They didn't give us any other choice."

Garet's Grandfather: "Then, when should they go?"

Dora: "It doesn't sound like we can afford to wait."

Garet's Grandfather: "Tomorrow, then?"

Dora: "Tomorrow? Yes."


Garet's Grandmother[edit]

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The elderly wife to the Mayor of Vale. Garet's grandmother lives with the rest of their family in Vale.


In Golden Sun: The Lost Age[edit]

Garet's Family, as seen in the final sequences of The Lost Age.

In The Lost Age, Garet's family remains in Vale, and hence are not visited throughout the game, as the Adepts in The Lost Age resolve to not return to Angara and instead focus on their quest. Garet's family is not seen until the epilogue.

Trivia[edit]

  • Although Garet's Grandmother and Grandfather both have portraits, they are not used in the context of the first game, and only in the epilogue of the second.
  • If fan speculation is to be believed, Garet's family is the only family in the series to have surnames, with the only other potential exception being Lord McCoy, though in actuality this is likely just a mistranslation. Either way, none of these characters are explicitly given surnames in-game.
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