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You are five years old, playing your favorite Zelda game. You are the hero of Hyrule, roaming a beautiful world full of life and glory to be found. Your adventure leads you to go into the Well in Kakariko village. How bad could it be? One encounter with the Dead Hand later and you are running back to your mommy! Zelda games often contain moments like these, jarring and frightening moments in an otherwise charming adventure game. Some games lean…

|| Previous Chapter || Next Chapter || Chapter Twenty-One The pair were led by the cadre of Zora soldiers along a straight path to a towering castle. The pace was brisk giving Link and Rukio little time to take in the grandeur of their environment. They were at the very least appreciative of the craftsmanship that went into this particular part of the city having recognized that it was noticeably more ornate than the city outside the gates. They pushed forward through…

It’s week three of Linktober! All month long, I’ve been combing the Internet, taking in the sights, and bringing you a tasty candy trove of curated art. This week, we’re looking at days 14-20 of the Linktober calendars. Last week, we saw a lot of wonderful traditionally drawn pieces. This week, we have a lot of digitally illustrated works to admire! Before we get started, please remember: All art is good art. Just because you don’t like a particular piece,…

Most Zelda titles conclude with a climactic final test. Dungeons serve as the primary obstacles throughout these games and it is only sensible that they also house the endgame challenges. The final dungeons are, however, are often quite unique. Sometimes they are comparably enormous, include elements of every previous dungeon, and culminate with the final boss. While they differ in presentation and style, they typically align toward a single goal; close the player’s experience with a sense of urgency and satisfaction. Which…

From the inception of the Zelda franchise, the concept of a magic arrow that banishes evil has been present. In The Legend of Zelda and A Link to the Past, this role was fulfilled by the Silver Arrows, which would deliver the final blow to Ganon after he was exposed with sword strikes. Starting with Ocarina of Time, that dichotomy would be reversed and the Silver Arrows would become the Light Arrows. Plenty of fantasy worlds have mystical projectiles crafted from silver, but the Light Arrows…

It’s my birthday! And to celebrate my birthday I want to know what your favorite Zelda item you’ve ever received as a gift was. It could be a birthday gift, a Christmas gift, or a “you’re super cool, just because” kind of gift. I love wishing for Zelda items to add to my collection around my house, and I’m sure that others do too. So what is your favorite Zelda gift? You would think as an adult I would wish…

Hey there, Zelda fans! Are you ready for another spooktacular Caption Contest?! With Halloween less than two weeks away, we’re continuing our showcase of strange and scary images from the Zelda series. This week’s contest image comes from one of my favorite moments from Skyward Sword: the end of Cawlin’s Gratitude Crystal side quest. If the player chooses to give Cawlin’s love letter to the mysterious ghost hand in the Knight Academy bathroom, they will come to find the hand…

It’s officially spooky season! Many celebrate the month of October with scary movies, fun costumes, and even scary video games. Since it’s spooky season it begs the question, what is the scariest Zelda enemy? As a kid I had a terrible fear of Redeads. Ocarina of Time Redeads specifically. This Zelda enemy always freaked me out, and I remember after the first time I played Ocarina of Time that they gave me nightmares. When they appeared again in The Wind…

Buckle in, because we have an action packed show for you today! We asked you to give us your best Majora’s Mask questions and as usually, you did not disappoint! What would a Rito transformation mask have looked like? Is there any reason to ever come back to Termina? Where does Skull Kid rank on the list on non-Ganon Zelda villains? What do we make of the “Link is dead” theory? What’s a sidequest that could have been improved? Which…

Week two of Linktober was filled with ups and downs. I suppose fatigue began to set in, so that was the major hurdle I had to overcome. I left off last Sunday only having the next day’s sketch ready, although Monday evening I felt compelled not to leave the piece at only the sketch phase, and went on to ink it. That was the critical point of the week: the choice was maintaining the cushion of one day (so if…