Blade Brothers

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Blade Brothers

The Blade Brothers are characters in The Minish Cap. They are a group of self-trained swordsmen that have each won the Picori Festival at some point in their lives.[1] They are also brothers.

Each of the brothers lives in their own dojo. If Link trains with any of the Blade Brothers, they will teach him special techniques. After teaching Link a technique, they give him a Tiger Scroll for it. Link is usually required to complete certain tasks, or have certain items to be trained by one of the brothers.

The only Brother that must be visited in order to complete the game is Swiftblade; the rest are completely optional.

Blade Brothers

Swiftblade the First

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Main article: Swiftblade the First

Swiftblade the First is the oldest, and is the first brother to win the Picori Festival. He is also deceased, but his spirit still lingers.

Swiftblade the First's dojo can be reached once Link obtains the Pegasus Boots. It is found in the Castor Wilds. He teaches Link the Great Spin Attack,[2] but only if Link has first obtained the other seven Tiger Scrolls.

Swiftblade

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Main article: Swiftblade

Swiftblade is the second oldest brother, he was also the second one to win the Picori Festival.

Swiftblade's dojo is located in the western part of Hyrule Town. Swiftblade's dojo is the only one that is actually a building, and that is in a town. He can teach Link four different moves, the Spin Attack,[3] Dash Attack, Down Thrust, and the Rock Breaker.

Grayblade

Main article: Grayblade
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Grayblade's dojo is located in a cave on the side of Mt. Crenel. Link must have the White Sword in order for Graybblade to train him. Grayblade teaches Link the Roll Attack.[4]

Waveblade

Main article: Waveblade
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Waveblade's dojo is located in the southwest part of Lake Hylia. His dojo can only be reached if Link has the Flippers. He teaches Link the Peril Beam.[5] He will not train Link unless he has at least ten hearts accumulated.

Grimblade

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Main article: Grimblade

Grimblade's dojo is located in a cave in the eastern part of the Hyrule Castle Garden. He teaches Link the Sword Beam,[6] but only if his dojo is lit first. This can be done with the Flame Lantern.

Scarblade

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Main article: Scarblade

Scarblade's dojo is located in a waterfall cave in the Castor Wilds. It can be accessed after Link obtains the Flippers and after Link has fused Kinstones with Grayblade. Scarblade teaches Link how to use the Spin Attack faster.[7]

Splitblade

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Main article: Splitblade

Splitblade's dojo is located in a waterfall cave on the side of Veil Falls. It can be accessed after Link has obtained the Flippers, and has fused Kinstones with Grimblade. Splitblade teaches Link how to charge his Split Gauge faster.[8]

Greatblade

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Main article: Greatblade

Greatblade's dojo is located in a waterfall cave on the western side of North Hyrule Field. It can only be accessed once Link has fused Kinstones with Waveblade, and has obtained the Flippers. If Link already has the Great Spin Attack, Greatblade teaches him how to use it longer.[9]

References

  1. "All of these self-trained swordsmen have won the fighting tournament at the Picori Festival before. They see great potential in Link.", The Minish Cap.
  2. "You have found the true master swordsman of Hyrule, Waveblade! If you train with me, I will teach you skills that will make you a master!" — Swiftblade the First, The Minish Cap.
  3. "We shall start with the most basic of all techniques! I shall teach you...the Spin Attack! First!! Press and hold your sword button... Second!! Build up enough power... Third!! Releeeease your destructive might!! That's all, young swordsman!! Do you understand? Yes FNo" — Swiftblade, The Minish Cap.
  4. "You will learn the amazing Roll Attack!! First!! Roll with [button] and [button]... Second!! As soon as you get up... Third!! Scream "Hiyaa!" and swing your sword! That's all, young swordsman!! Do you understand? Yes F$No" — Grayblade, The Minish Cap.
  5. "Now you will learn a dangerous technique for desperate times! The Peril Beam! First!! You must have only one heart left... Second!! Use your last ounce of strength to swing your sword! That's all, young swordsman!! Do you understand? Yes F6No" — Waveblade, The Minish Cap.
  6. "You will learn the meaning of power with this technique, the Sword Beam! First!! When your hearts are full... Second!! Swing your mighty sword!!! That's...really all there is to it, young swordsman!! Do you understand? Yes F-No" — Grimblade, The Minish Cap.
  7. "Yes! Then I will teach you how to more quickly unleash your Spin Attack, which you have already learned! I take visualization training very seriously, I'll have you know! Now, quietly close your eyes... Visualize your sword moving at an unthinkable speed... Wuoooooohhhh!!!! SSSSSSPINNNNNNNNINNNNNNG..." — Scarblade, The Minish Cap.
  8. "Mnnh! Now I will teach you how to fill your Split Gauge faster than ever! I take visualization training very seriously, I'll have you know! Now, quietly close your eyes... Visualize your body splitting even faster than ever before... Wuoooooohhhh!!!! Spuh--Liii--TING!" — Splitblade, The Minish Cap.
  9. "Yes! All right, I'll teach you how to prolong the duration of the Great Spin Attack, which you have already learned! I take visualization training very seriously, I'll have you know! Now, quietly close your eyes... Visualize your sword continuing to move longer than ever possible... Wuoooooohhhh!!!! SSSSSSPINNNNNNNNINNNNNNG... SSSSSSPINNNNNNNNINNNNNNG... SSSSSSPINNNNNNNNINNNNNNG... SSSSSSPINNNNNNNNINNNNNNG... SSSSSSPINNNNNNNNINNNNNNG... SSSSSSPINNNNNNNNINNNNNNG... SSSSSSPINNNNNNNNINNNNNNG... SSSSSSPINNNNNNNNINNNNNNG!!!" — Greatblade, The Minish Cap.