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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 179: Linkle vs. Ralph

Linkle (Hyrule Warriors)
"Undecided"
Ralph
LLLLLLLLLLAAAAADDIIEEEESSSS AAANND GGEEEEENNTLLEMMEENNNNNN!!! Welcome to the 179th battle in the one and only TEMPLE. OF. CCOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUURRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGE! This week, we have two somewhat oblivious companions of Link who try to help, they really do! They like to run around and play hero, but usually end up getting lost! Let's take a closer look!

In the green corner we have a young Cucco rancher from Hyrule, who is given a magical compass as proof that she is the hero of the story! While trying to get to Hyrule Castle, she manages to wander through almost every conceivable timeline and location, but makes it in the end! THIS. IS. LLLLLIIIIIIIIINNKKKKLLLLLEEEEE!

In the blue corner we have a warrior from Labrynna who is sworn to protect the oracle Nayru! Wielding a sword, he sees Link as competition, and will do anything to beat Link in rescuing Nayru! DO YOU THINK THIS IS A GAME? THIS. IS. RRRRRRRAAAAAAAAALLLLLPHHHHH!

Without any further ado, LLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEET'S GET RRRRRREEEEEEEAAAAADYYYYYYY TOOO RRRRRRRRRRRRUUMMMMMMMMMBBLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEE!!!

Votes for Linkle

Anonymous votes

Votes for Ralph

  1. While Linkle seems like an endearing character, how can you not vote for a guy named Ralph? He's got the hair (and the fashion sense) of a Yu-Gi-Oh card, and that takes guts! —Ceiling Master 14:17, April 9, 2017 (UTC)
  2. Ralph's an awesome dude. He's like...I don't know a comic relief and a foil mixed into one. Oni Dark Link 14:36, April 9, 2017 (UTC)
  3. I am not objective since I have never played any Hyrule Warriors, but for me The Legend of Zelda is Link only and the Linkle character introduction seems too superficial to me (in terms of introduction in the series, not the character herself). And Ralph was really a memorable character in Oracle of Ages.WiseAdventurer (talk) 17:01, April 9, 2017 (UTC)
  4. I don't dislike Linkle but Ralph's just... Ralph. Green Rupee 23:17, April 9, 2017 (UTC)
  5. I played Oracle of Ages and I like Ralph's attitude because he's giving clues how to get the important item (example: Cheval rope, zora flippers, etc.)Zeph Abad 23:17, July 31, 2017 (UTC)

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Week 178: Magic Armor vs. Nayru's Love

Magic Armor (The Wind Waker)
Nayru's Love
Nayru's Love

2 < 5
Nayru&#039;s Love
LLLLLLLLLLAAAAADDIIEEEESSSS AAANND GGEEEEENNTLLEMMEENNNNNN!!! Welcome to the 178th battle in the one and only TEMPLE. OF. CCOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUURRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGE! This week, we have two defensive items with magical properties to help Link along his journey! Let's take a closer look!

In the blue corner we have a magical spell given to Link by Zunari after completing an obnoxious trading quest — of course, that's redundant! It can make Link invincible as long as he has magic! THIS. IS. MAAAAAAAGIIIIIIIC AAAAAARMOOOOOOOR!

In the red corner we have a... different magical spell given to Link by a Great Fairy in the desert! It will also prevent Link from taking damage while he has magic to use, but the color is different! THIS. IS. NAAAAAAAAYRUUUUUUUUU'S LOOOOOOOOOVE!

Without any further ado, LLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEET'S GET RRRRRREEEEEEEAAAAADYYYYYYY TOOO RRRRRRRRRRRRUUMMMMMMMMMBBLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEE!!!

Votes for Magic Armor

  1. Magic Armor with the Pajamas is one of my favorite things in The Wind Waker. Green Rupee 22:31, March 7, 2017 (UTC)
  2. Overall, I guess this would depend on which version of the game I'm playing, but I'm going to put my vote towards the Magic Armor - there are points in both versions where it proves useful, even if it had to be used somewhat sparingly in the original due to its constant consumption of magic, and the remake's altering of its function made Link a nigh-invulnerable powerhouse if you had some Elixir Soup and a few Rupees on you. Nayru's Love is cool to have and to use, but there was never any point where I ever needed it, and the fact that you couldn't toggle it on and off made it just a touch irritating when the need for other magic-consuming objects would arise. In addition, the Magic Armor could be obtained before the third dungeon in the game, at the earliest, and was pretty simple to get as long as you knew the context; Nayru's Love couldn't be found until the second- or third-to-last dungeon. 115px 06:03, April 6, 2017 (UTC)

Anonymous votes

Votes for Naryu's Love

  1. Nothing against Zunari personally, I just can't stand trading quests. Besides, this one is bluuuuueeee! —Ceiling Master 21:51, March 7, 2017 (UTC)
  2. Nayru's Love... "exciting and new..." Nayru's Love... "life's sweetest reward." WiseAdventurer (talk) 22:30, March 7, 2017 (UTC)
  3. While the ability to turn it on and off at will sounds good in theory, in practise it means you're just waiting around to get hit. It also helps that every enemy in The WInd Waker deals pathetic levels of damage while you get Nayru's Love when you start going up agains Iron Knuckles. Oni Dark Link 01:02, March 8, 2017 (UTC)
  4. Ok, first off I love Ocarina of Time, 2nd best game I´ve played. Also, I like that it completes the Goddesses´ spells trio and how it fits with the other two. Finally, despite my love of Wind Waker, I NEVER used the Magic Armour once in the game, it seemed too pointless. -Dark Byrne 13:58, March 17, 2017
  5. You see, both items seem helpful to have. However, I'm voting for OoT here because Wind Waker was just too easy to ever use it. Sure, in Hero Mode it might be useful, but in the late game of OoT it gets pretty hard. And just like it was mentioned above, it actually fits in with the lore (a tiny bit). -PokeyPakey 21:37, March 24, 2017 (AEST)

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Week 177: Darunia vs. Gor Coron

Darunia Artwork
Darunia
Darunia Artwork

6 > 0
Gor Coron
LLLLLLLLLLAAAAADDIIEEEESSSS AAANND GGEEEEENNTLLEMMEENNNNNN!!! Welcome to the one hundred seventy-seventh battle in the one and only TEMPLE. OF. CCOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUURRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGE! This week, we have two Goron leaders from Death Mountain, both initially distrustful of Link, but both eventually calling him "brother"! Let's take a closer look!

In the brown corner we have a man who loves to dance! Seven years after giving Link a Goron Bracelet and the Goron Ruby, he names his son after Link, tries to fight Volvagia, and is eventually awakened as the Sage of Fire! THIS. IS. DDDAAAAAAARRRUUUUUUUUNIAAAAAA!

In the purple corner we have a sumo wrestling expert that somehow doesn't notice when Link is wearing huge Iron Boots! As the temporary leader of the Gorons while Darbus is, uh... busy, he helps Link get into the Goron Mines, and later helps him find the Hidden Village! THIS. IS. GOOOOOOOOOR COOOOOOROOOOOOOOON!

Without any further ado, LLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEET'S GET RRRRRREEEEEEEAAAAADYYYYYYY TOOO RRRRRRRRRRRRUUMMMMMMMMMBBLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEE!!!

Votes for Darunia

  1. I love Twilight Princess, but how could this dancing buffoon not win your heart? —Ceiling Master 18:16, February 20, 2017 (UTC)
  2. For me, Darunia was a more memorable character. More fun too. Green Rupee 20:53, February 20, 2017 (UTC)
  3. How could anyone forget playing Saria's Song and he busts into some wicked dance moves??? Clear winner here! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kaneyeeast3 (talkcontribs)
  4. Gor Coron can't even get a pity vote for me on this one. Darunia just has a more memorable design and role in the plot overall. Winner hands down. Oni Dark Link 01:47, February 21, 2017 (UTC)
  5. Poor Gor Coron! WiseAdventurer (talk) 15:34, February 21, 2017 (UTC)
  6. The sixth vote for Darunia and still not a single one for Gor Coron? Well, I am in favour of un-stereotyped macho's that enjoy a good song and dance! (Tildes don't work -Aquila2002)

Anonymous votes

Votes for Gor Coron

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

Koholint Island Artwork
Koholint Island
Koholint Island Artwork

7 > 3
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!

Without any further ado, LLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEET'S GET RRRRRREEEEEEEAAAAADYYYYYYY TOOO RRRRRRRRRRRRUUMMMMMMMMMBBLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEE!!!

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)
  7. LOL such an obvious question. So much wonderful life in Koholint Island. Plus, the environment is wonderful - not just wonderful, but beautiful! Enough said, I vote for Koholint Island. --- YourAverageZeldaFangirl[1]

Anonymous votes

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

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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
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!

Without any further ado, LLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEET'S GET RRRRRREEEEEEEAAAAADYYYYYYY TOOO RRRRRRRRRRRRUUMMMMMMMMMBBLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEE!!!

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)

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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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