At the beginning of the game, you come across a warped dead Deku like figure. We can presume that this Deku scrub died in a horrible way. Additionally, later in the game, the Deku butler directly states that Link reminds him of his son, and he is seen weeping over the figure in the end credits. It's likely that this figure is the butler's son, and his spirit has been with you throughout the whole game.
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