An Ancient Robot
|First appearance||Skyward Sword (2011)|
|Notable members||LD-002G Scervo|
The Ancient Robots are a race in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. They are robotic creatures found primarily throughout the Lanayru Desert. Centuries prior to the events of the game, these robots performed tasks for the people living in the region. However, after Demise attacked the surface and forced Hylia to relocate the Hylians to the sky, the Ancient Robots unified with the remaining races to defeat and seal away Demise. Since then, they have fallen into decay and their remains litter the Lanayru Mining Facility. However, the Timeshift Stones they used to harvest can restore the long inactive robots to working condition when they are activated. According to the group of Ancient Robots located in Lanayru Gorge, they serve under the Thunder Dragon Lanayru, referring to him as 'Master'.
There are two known "types" of Ancient Robots. The first is the LD-301 series, which composes the majority of the robots seen in the game. The LD-301 series wear three-pronged helmets, and have disembodied hands apparently connected by strands of electricity, they also have oval-shaped, pale yellow bodies. The majority of these only appear in the radius of effect around Timeshift Stones.
The second is the LD-00 series, which contains both LD-002G Scervo and LD-003K Dreadfuse, who are both large humanoids that vaguely resemble Stalfos. Scervo and Dreadfuse are the only Ancient Robots that are fully functional in the present day, without having been repaired.
The "LD-" prefix found in each Ancient Robot's name likely denotes the fact that they are found only in the Lanayru Desert, with the numbers indicating the series.