Baba Serpent

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Language Name
Japan 日本語 ヘビババ (Snake Baba)
France Française Baba Serpent
Spain Español Baba Serpiente (Baba Serpent)
Germany Deutsch Serpent-Dekuranha (Dekuranha Serpent)
Italy Italiana Baba Serpent

Baba Serpents[1] are enemies that appear in Twilight Princess. These enemies are related to the Deku Babas, but these creatures have a red husk with black stripes, a yellow vine, two fangs, and a blue and purple tongue. Also, Baba Serpents are larger and more ferocious,[2] growing from a yellow and red pile of leaves. Baba Serpents are first encountered in the Forest Temple.[3] Later, this enemy can be found in parts of Hyrule Field to the west of Castle Town and directly south of the town. The Baba Serpent also appears in City in the Sky and on the third and forty-second floor of the Cave of Ordeals.[4][5]

Like Deku Babas, Baba Serpents are hidden in a patch of grass, and when Link approaches a Baba Serpent, it comes out of the grass to attack him.[6] Once they come out of their leaves, the Baba Serpent tries to attack Link by clamping its mouth around him. When they are successful, the Baba Serpent proceeds to bite Link continuously, dealing damage of a quarter of a heart. If he does become trapped by a Baba Serpent, Link must use a Spin Attack to release himself from the enemy.[7][8] However, if he is in his wolf form, Link cannot be clamped by the Baba Serpent, only damaged by the contact.

If Link tries to hit its head, the Baba Serpent does not take any damage from it.[9][10] As a result of this, Link needs to wait for the creature to rise up and expose its vine, so he can attack it with his sword or a ranged weapon like the Clawshot.[11][12] Even with Link cutting their stem, the Baba Serpent is not defeated and will try to clamp onto him like before.[13] As a result of being detached from their roots, Baba Serpents can now crawl around the room, being a more dangerous foe to Link. When trying to clamp onto him, the Baba Serpent hops across the room to attack him. Like before, if he is trapped by the crawling Baba Serpent, Link must use the Spin Attack to escape, damaging the enemy also. After Link has separated the Baba Serpent's head, he can use the sword to slash it or any projectile weapon to defeat it.[14][15]. If he journeys too far from the Baba Serpent when it is seperated, it will crawl back to its roots and reattaches itself to it, making Link having to cut the vine again.

Baba Serpents can also be found hanging from the ceiling like a Bio Deku Baba. This is first seen in the Forest Temple when Link is battling Ook. At the beginning of the battle, he uses the Gale Boomerang to cut off the stalk of two Baba Serpents from the ceiling and continues to do so throughout the battle.[16] Foreshadowing later ways to battle the Baba Serpents, Link can use many projectile weapons to separate them, but not allowing Link to cut the vine with his sword. Like Ook, he can use the Gale Boomerang to break the Baba Serpent's stem.[17] Also, the Hero's Bow can be used to separate the enemy by using a Bomb Arrow to blow up many Baba Serpents.[18][19] Finally, he can use the Clawshot to detach them.[20] However, Link must be careful if he is using the Clawshot to separate a Baba Serpent on a grate in City in the Sky because if he misses the stem, he will target the grating near the enemy and be propelled to that area, falling off when the Baba Serpent attacks him.[21]

Trivia

  • In the Game Developers Conference 2005 trailer for Twilight Princess, three normal Deku Babas can be seen possessing the ability to survive after being cut from its vine, instead of Baba Serpents, when Link battles Ook.

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References

  1. "Slice the large Baba Serpent before it chomps you, and feed bombs to two vase-shaped man-eater for access to the next room to the east and a Piece of Heart." — Nintendo Power Twilight Princess Strategy Guide, pg. 45
  2. "Move along the path, then be ready to attack a larger, more ferocious Baba plant; the Baba Serpent!" — Prima Games Twilight Princess Premiere Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 78
  3. "Encountered in: Dungeon 1: Forest Temple" — Prima Games Twilight Princess Premiere Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 17
  4. "Room 3: Hanging Baba Serpents" — Prima Games Twilight Princess Premiere Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 404
  5. "Room 42: Red Bokoblins and Baba Serpents" — Prima Games Twilight Princess Premiere Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 404
  6. "Baba Serpent
    Plant creatures that hide in the grass and attack those who venture too close.
    " — Twilight Princess Official Web Site, Characters
  7. "If you're caught in its mouth, as shown above, the damage is light, and you can escape with a spin." — Prima Games Twilight Princess Premiere Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 78
  8. "♢ If you're caught in its mouth, you can escape with a spin" — Prima Games Twilight Princess Premiere Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 17
  9. "♢ The Baba Serpent's head is invicible" — Prima Games Twilight Princess Premiere Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 17
  10. "This fearsome foe's head is invisible—no amount of hacking stops it." — Prima Games Twilight Princess Premiere Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 78
  11. "Instead, wait for the creature to rise up and expose its neck, then either slice it with your sword, or fire at it with a ranged weapon." — Prima Games Twilight Princess Premiere Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 78
  12. "♢ Wait for the creature to rise up and expose its neck, then slice it or fire at it with a ranged weapon" — Prima Games Twilight Princess Premiere Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 17
  13. "Even with their stems cut, they will continue to attack, making them nastier enemies than Deku Babas." — Twilight Princess Official Web Site, Characters
  14. "After you separate the Baba Serpent's head, shoot it again, or finish it with a flurry of stabbing sword swipes." — Prima Games Twilight Princess Premiere Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 78
  15. "♢ After you separate the Baba Serpent's head, shoot it again or finish it with sword swipes" — Prima Games Twilight Princess Premiere Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 17
  16. "Ook is crazy, and he's wielding a deadly Gale Boomerang! He throws the weapon and it slices off two Baba Serpents heads from the ceiling." — Prima Games Twilight Princess Premiere Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 83
  17. "Face east (back toward the Wind Bridge Crossroads chamber), and chop the stem off a Baba Serpent using the Boomerang." — Prima Games Twilight Princess Premiere Edition Strategy Guide Wii Version , pg. 92
  18. "If you're having trouble with this plan of attack, simply stand at the initial ledge and shoot Bomb Arrows at all the Baba Serpents." — Prima Games Twilight Princess Premiere Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 387
  19. "Draw your Hero's Bow, and blast a Baba Serpent with a Bomb Arrow, or use your Gale Boomerang, then leap to its ledge and open a chest." — Prima Games Twilight Princess Premiere Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 389
  20. "Four Baba Serpents hang from the third chamber's ceiling. Before leaving the entry ledge, use the Clawshot or Hero’s Bow to sever their heads from their stalks." — Prima Games Twilight Princess Premiere Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 400
  21. "While it's stunned, even more carefully aim at the stalk and cut it. If you miss, you'll target the grating, propel yourself into the Serpent, and fall!" — Prima Games Twilight Princess Premiere Edition Strategy Guide, pg. 387