The Gale Boomerang is the Twilight Princess version of the classic The Legend of Zelda item, the Boomerang. It is very similar to previous Boomerangs in the series. The main difference is of course the fact that this time around it has a name before it, where in previous games it is simply known as the Boomerang. Another difference is that this one can lock on to up to five targets, making for some complex puzzles.
The Gale Boomerang is first seen in the hands of Ook, the leader of the Monkeys, who has gone "funny in the head". He uses it to destroy the bridge that links the main portion of the dungeon and his lair. However, with the help of four monkeys, all of which he has to save, Link can jump from monkey to monkey, and reach Ook's lair. Inside, Ook and Link fight, and again Ook uses the Gale Boomerang against Link. He throws it at Link in an attempt to knock him over. After Ook has been defeated, he runs away, leaving the Gale Boomerang behind. Once Ook is completely gone, the Boomerang comes alive, and tells Link that the Fairy of Winds, the one talking, resides in the Boomerang. It continues by saying Link freed it from evil, allowing it to regain its former power. It ends by pleading Link to use it in his journey. Link can grab it and use it to his advantage throughout his journey.
The Gale Boomerang has two main abilities; it can lock on to five targets at a time, and also can create a whirlwind or a mini-tornado when thrown. This is especially helpful in Link's journey, as it can blow things away, retrieve items, and to spin windmills. This is the first time in a The Legend of Zelda game in which the boomerang has had this special power.
- ↑ "The Gale Boomerang is located in the Forest Temple dungeon." — Card Description, Gale Boomerang Twilight Princess Trading Card
- ↑ 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Capabilities: Retrieves objects, creates wind tunnels, turns wind fans, and puts out fires." — Card Description, Gale Boomerang Twilight Princess Trading Card
- ↑ "Create a wind tunnel in your enemy's path-this will confuse them, buying you time to launch an attack." — Card Description, Gale Boomerang Twilight Princess Trading Card
- ↑ "Ook, the baboon boss..." — Card Description, Gale Boomerang Twilight Princess Trading Card
- ↑ "Boy, lucky for me... Ever since the boss went funny in the head, there've been scary monsters everywhere..." — Monkey, Twilight Princess.
- ↑ "I am the Fairy of Winds who resides in this boomerang." — Fairy of Winds, Twilight Princess.
- ↑ "You have freed me from evil, and I now have my true power back." — Fairy of Winds, Twilight Princess.
- ↑ "Please... Take it with you, use it to aid your quest, and may both my power and my blessing go with you." — Fairy of Winds, Twilight Princess.