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Temple of Courage

Welcome to the Temple of Courage, where various characters from the Legend of Zelda series battle out on a semi-weekly basis! You, the people, are the deciding factors in these matches. Functionally, all of these battles are popularity contests and not "battles" as such. For instance, in a boss vs. boss fight, we suggest that you vote for the one you like the most rather than whether or not one enemy would beat another in a legit fight. This is only a suggestion, though.

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Week 176: Koholint Island vs. World of the Ocean King

Koholint Island Artwork
World of the Ocean King
LLLLLLLLLLAAAAADDIIEEEESSSS AAANND GGEEEEENNTLLEMMEENNNNNN!!! Welcome to the 176th battle in the one and only TEMPLE. OF. CCOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUURRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGE! This week, we have two imaginary completely real islands outside of Hyrule, ruled by equally real giant whales! Let's take a closer look!

In the green corner we have an island populated by people and talking animals! No one knows how they are able to talk, they just do! It's ruled by the Wind Fish, who is asleep in a giant egg! How did Link not realize a place this insane couldn't possibly be real? We don't know! THIS. IS. KOOOOOOOHOOOOLIIINT IIIIIIIIISSSLLLAAAAAANNND!

In the blue corner we have a world ruled by the Ocean King and terrorized by a Ghost Ship! Link sails around the sea, going from island to island in hopes of freeing the Three Spirits and saving Tetra! With the Sands of Hours in hand, he must venture deep into the Temple of the Ocean King and destroy the evil inside! THIS. IS. WOOOOOORLD OF THE OOOOOOOCEEEAAANNN KIIIINNNG!


Votes for Koholint Island

  1. Koholint Island was obviously very well thought out and was a very original idea for its time. TWotOK on the other hand, didn't feel original at all. Not only was it more or less an inferior version of the Great Sea, but the whole parallel universe thing had kind of been exhausted by that point. HH Tektite (The Legend of Zelda) 21:45, July 6, 2015 (UTC)
  2. Me? Vote for Phantom Hourglass? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA no. Seriously though, it's not as if it's the worst overworld in Zelda history (it is, though), but this is Koholint Bloody Island, people! I love that freakin' place, not just as an overworld but a video game location in and of itself. If it were real I'd travel there in a heartbeat (presumably as a gull so I could crap in Kanye West's face on the way there) and have the greatest summer vacation of all time. I'd be riding rafts, playing easily mastered claw games, and dining at the Animal Village restaurant every day. The Beach Boys'd probably make a song about it. Moreover, it's got a palpable sense of implied history hiding beneath its colorful and wacky exterior. I like to think that even though it's a dream, it was based on a place that existed once. This, of course, makes it akin to a dream of the Fayth. Ergo, there's a now legit canon connection between Final Fantasy X and Link's Awakening, which just makes the game fifteen times more awesome. No, no need to thank me. Just put in a good word for me with Odin when you reach Valhalla. I could really do with some demigodly powers. More of them, I mean. --AuronKaizer! 16:09, July 9, 2015 (UTC)
  3. Koholint is downright magical -- maybe it's an effect of the graphics of the game, but there's something super charming about the entire atmosphere, even if it's a bit creepy. And that creepiness is good, too...beyond that charming exterior, there's clearly something a little off about Koholint, and it does wonders for the atmosphere. You don't necessarily realize it just playing the game, but there's something definitely kind of quirky and unique about the place that I don't think is really present in other Zelda locations. Also, I remember literally nothing about the World of the Ocean King except that there were some islands and one of them was shaped like a DS. ~Minish (talk) 15:27, July 19, 2015 (UTC)
  4. Koholint was it's own place, it had it's own feel, meanwhile the ocean king's, What could it be? Ocean, was just a much more boring wind waker where you did literally nothing in-between islands, and the islands themselves weren't that great, I think Skyward Swords boat and island system was better than PH, and I hated that section. Lasatar (talk)
  5. Link's Awakening is my favourite Zelda game, and Koholint is a huge part of the reason why. It's such a beautiful and sad and mysterious place, and its inhabitants are completely manic and awesome. The Wind Fish is awesome because it's not even a fish and it speaks in ALLCAPS, the Owl is totally morally ambiguous, you don't even know if he's on your side or not and he calls you HOOT! YOUNG LAD. Marin is just an absolute angel - she's a real implied romantic interest to Link and their friendship is so warm and pure and tangible. Koholint oozes life for a place rendered in just shades of green and black (and for DX, 8 bits of delicious pixel colour) and its one of the best Zelda settings ever created. It has deserts, it has swamps, it has mountain ranges with excellent music, it has a giant egg, it has mysterious woods (they're a little bit mysterious) it has everything you could possibly want, with an awesome cast of characters, riddled with enemies shamelessly ripped from Mario. You're telling me Phailtom Hourglass can outdo the experience of walking around an island wielding a chain chomp? Koholint 4eva -no, make that FIVE EVER -Stars talk Starssprite.gif 15:35, December 16, 2015 (UTC)
  6. no reason LOL Link of Time1 (talk) 17:19, March 22, 2016 (UTC)

Votes for World of the Ocean King

  1. The World of the Ocean King was very charming to me. Also, it has Linebeck. Enough said. —Ceiling Master 18:03, July 6, 2015 (UTC)
  2. I love linebeck and bellum. also, linebecks theme.--A mr. saturn (talk) 22:47, August 24, 2015 (UTC)
  3. As much as I like Koholint, it didn't have that adventure feel, and I feel that the Realm of the Ocean King does. It can be a bit boring at times, but it wasn't all that bad. -Kingtag1999 18:33 CST 21/1/2016

Anonymous votes

Peanut Gallery

Probably going to withhold my vote this week since -- and it shames me to say it -- I have yet to experience the alleged glory of Link's Awakening. Also, I feel like pointing out that there is at least one case where AK would, in fact, vote for Phantom Hourglass. Though I wouldn't be surprised if this is also the only case that has played itself out in this or any other reality. Jedimasterlink (talk) 14:23, July 11, 2015 (UTC)

CURSE YOU... JMSTRLNK! I was young, and needed the money Linebeck certainly didn't pay me to vote for him. (Joke's on him, though... little did he know that I'd vote for him anyway! The claw hand thing must've gotten him flustered, because that's usually a deal breaker right there. Linebeck's actually got a bit of a self-image problem... shocking, I know.) --AuronKaizer! 18:36, July 13, 2015 (UTC)

Should the Community Messages be updated to let people know about this the next time they visit the Wiki? —Ceiling Master 21:03, July 20, 2015 (UTC)

Calling it a "community" is pretty generous but why not? --AuronKaizer! 01:43, July 26, 2015 (UTC)

in fight 160 said that fights like this only happen once in a scary, red eyed moon. my first vote is to a rare match.--A mr. saturn (talk) 21:34, August 28, 2015 (UTC)

Week 175: Ghirahim vs. Yuga

Ghirahim Artwork
Ghirahim Artwork

6 > 2
Yuga Artwork
LLLLLLLLLLAAAAADDIIEEEESSSS AAANND GGEEEEENNTLLEMMEENNNNNN!!! Welcome to the 175th battle in the one and only TEMPLE. OF. CCOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUURRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGE! This week, with the triumphant return of the Temple of Courage, in a very special dodransbicentennial match, we have two somewhat disturbing (and slightly effeminate) antagonists bent on reviving their respective demonic rulers! Let's take a closer look!

In the yellow corner we have the demon lord of the Surface! He kidnaps Zelda from the Sky with a black tornado, setting Link's quest to the Surface in motion! He clashes with Link on several occasions, his frustration growing each time! Do you know how that makes him feel? Furious! Outraged! Sick with anger! THIS. IS. GHIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAHIIIIIMMM!

In the purple corner we have the Lorulean adviser to Princess Hilda! He comes to Hyrule searching for the Seven Sages and turns them one by one into paintings with his paintbrush-like staff! He may wear makeup, but don't be deceived! This sly sorcerer has plenty of tricks up his incredibly flamboyant sleeves! THIS. IS. YYYYYUUUUUUUUUUGGAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!


Votes for Ghirahim

  1. Ghirahim was just a better villain, in my opinion. He was creepy as opposed to ridiculous. —Ceiling Master 15:40, June 16, 2015 (UTC)
  2. Yuga didn't really seem that original, whereas Hyrule Historia shows that a lot of work went into Ghirahim's character. Not to mention Yuga-Ganon is possibly the most hideous thing the world has ever seen. HH Tektite (The Legend of Zelda) 17:23, June 16, 2015 (UTC)
  3. Ghirahim was just so much cooler. The dude was a maniac who visibly put Link on edge. Yuga might have been the actual final boss but he was still a pretty two dimensional character (see what I did there) who ran around doing nothing. Ghirahim might have been working for someone else but the dude was totally comfortable with that aspect of himself and made no effort to hide it. Oni Dark Link 20:07, June 16, 2015 (UTC)
  4. Yuga had no backstory, no personality, and was not even remotely intimidating. Ghirahim could at least be entertaining and somewhat menacing. ~~Sir RealFaçade (Oracle of Seasons)
  5. I kinda like Yuga (at least he's not Vaati, right?), but he is in no way, shape or form as FABULOUS as the Demon Lord himself. Like a proper recurring boss should, he tests how well you've mastered the game's combat system, and will hand you your sauteed hindquarters if you wave that sword around like Michael J. Fox trying to sign an autograph. So, pretty much the closest Zelda's ever gotten to a Metal Gear Solid boss. Also, you've gotta be pretty badass to dance like he does in public, and live to tell the tale. Take notes, Final Fantasy... this is how you do a villain with effeminate traits nobody asked for right. --AuronKaizer! 17:52, June 19, 2015 (UTC)
  6. Yuga as a character failed to engage me in any meaningful way. His boss fights are an interesting twist on the corresponding Aghanim/Ganon fights, but more entertaining fights exist. Ghirahim has so many things going for him in both his characterization and his boss battles -- not the least of which is that he's the only recurring boss in the series I look forward to battling again. Not that all the others are bad -- they just normally aren't worth a second (or third) bout. Jedimasterlink (talk) 10:14, June 25, 2015 (UTC)

Anonymous votes

Votes for Yuga

  1. Ghirahim was just Demise's pawn. Yuga was working with Hilda, but decided to then turn on her Unoriginal, but Ghirahim was more unoriginal. Ghirahim was a good villain, but I just like Yuga better -CitrusJelly (Talk)
  2. Truthfully, I have not yet beaten Skyward Sword and not even started A Link Between Worlds. However, Skyward Sword always rubbed me up the wrong way and I could never get into the hype surrounding Ghirahim's character. He tries too hard to be like Zant, and to be honest, Zant had the cooler helmet. -Stars talk Starssprite.gif 16:41, June 19, 2015 (UTC)

Anonymous votes

Peanut Gallery

I don't know what it's like for everyone else but my browser no longer has an edit section button and it really sucks, especially for something like this. Oni Dark Link 20:07, June 16, 2015 (UTC)

Mine still does. Also, your vote somehow removed mine and HH's... —Ceiling Master 21:15, June 16, 2015 (UTC)

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