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Addison (Tears of the Kingdom)

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Addison is an NPC in 2023's The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Throughout Hyrule, players will find Addison attempting to hold up a sign advertising Hudson Construction featuring the company's president, referred to as President Hudson. Players can complete minor physics puzzles to help the sign stand up without Addison holding it. The ubiquity of the character made him an early fan favorite in the days following the game's release.


In Tears of the Kingdom, released May 12th, 2023, players will frequently encounter Addison, a Hudson Construction employee who adores the company's president, President Hudson. Addison will be holding up signs for Hudson but needs Link to place supports under the sign so it doesn't topple over when he lets go.


In the first few days since the game's release, Addison became a quick fan favorite, as many people encountered him multiple times within their first few hours of playing. Tech Radar[1] published an article calling Addison the "best thing" about Tears of the Kingdom, with writer Julian Benson saying, "In a kingdom where an ancient evil is slowly poisoning the world, I’m happy to take a five-minute break to use my priceless magical gauntlet to help an idiot put up a sign."

On social media, users shared jokes, appreciation and tricks for helping Addison. On May 12th, 2023, the day of release, Redditor Againstmead posted a "prison" they'd built for Addison, gaining 40 points in three days on /r/tearsofthekingdom.[2] On the 13th, user geecron posted a joke about Addison's "support" for President Hudson,[3] gaining over 110 points in two days (shown below, right).

40 Posted by u/Againstmead Dawn of the First Day 3 days ago How to build a jail for Addison. Paid for by Pres. Hudson Humor DISHES 15 10:35 AM ↓ @ r/tearsofthekingdom Posted by u/geecron 2 days ago 8 i'll never find a man who supports me like Addison supports Hudson Humor Addison What is it? I need to stay focused. President Hudson might topple over if I don't give him my full support! TOSHIBA

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96 Metascore Universal acclaim based on 86 Critic Reviews What's this? You have my support! 6:15 AM C 1067 E 2801 018 O Ooo GDASHFAN13 Gdashfan13 @Gdashfan13G Because, why not? Addison is awesome though #TearsOfTheKingdom #Zelda #Nintendo Switch 1:05 PM . May 14, 2023 194 PERTAIS 2:45 PM 00 1442 -1061 0038 ... Ter/tearsofthekingdom Posted by u/ishouldvoicemario Dawn of the Meat Arrow 2 days ago Real photo of Addison watching me build the same two-piece structure to support his sign for the 8th time Humor "I never would have thought of that!" afrono @afrono_ Ain't no way his name is Addison LMAO #TearsOfTheKingdom #Zelda #Nintendo Switch 2:48 AM - May 14, 2023 Addison Ack! V Log ... Iceway @IcewayTweets I really like these little challenges of helping this guy put up oddly specifically designed signs - you can make real funny lookin supports :'D #TearsOfTheKingdom #Zelda #Nintendo Switch 8:42 AM May 13, 2023 - 17:10 0929 -0999 : 0036 Toast @ToastPlaysThis Did you know? You can help Addison hold up his signs with one simple trick! #TearsOfTheKingdom #Zelda #Nintendo Switch 0:25 2:17 PM May 14, 2023 8:25 PM FJ -087 1474 0022

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