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Deku Scrub Brothers

Deku Scrub Brothers
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A Deku Scrub Brother from Ocarina of Time

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"Please forgive me, master! I'll never do it again! If you spare me, I'll teach you something cool. You will never beat my brothers up ahead unless you punish them in the proper order. The order is... 2 3 1"

— Deku Scrub

The Deku Scrub Brothers are the Mini-Bosses of Inside the Deku Tree in Ocarina of Time. They are three Deku Scrubs who guard the door leading to the lair of Queen Gohma, which is at the lowest floor of the dungeon. They also have another sibling, who may be a sister or a fourth brother.

The Deku Scrub Brothers are similar to all other Deku Scrubs in the game; the difference is that this is the only time three are faced at one time. They can only be defeated if they are attacked in a certain order. Earlier in the temple, Link defeats another of their siblings, who gives him a clue to defeating them.[1][2] After Link defeats them in the order of second, third, and then first, from left to right, they surrender and regretfully unlock the door to their queen's lair.[3]

Master Quest

In the Master Quest version, no clue to their weakness is provided at any point prior to the encounter. The order is also changed from the original game which makes the battle more challenging since Link must guess the order in which he must defeat the brothers.

References

  1. "Please forgive me, master! I'll never do it again! If you spare me, I'll teach you something cool. You will never beat my brothers up ahead unless you punish them in the proper order. The order is... 2 3 1" — Deku Scrub Brother, Ocarina of Time.
  2. "Twenty-three is number one! Do you think I'm a traitor?" — Deku Scrub Brother, Ocarina of Time.
  3. "How did you know our secret?! How irritating! It's so annoying that I'm going to reveal the secret of Queen Gohma to you! In order to administer the coup de grace to Queen Gohma, strike with your sword while she's stunned. Oh, Queenie... Sorry about that!" — Deku Scrub Brother, Ocarina of Time.