Two-Headed Dragon (PH)
|The Legend of Zelda|
Oracle of Seasons
Gleeoks are recurring Bosses in The Legend of Zelda series. It is a monster resembling a dragon with multiple heads, which are called Gleeok Heads. If the Gleeok Heads are struck enough, they often detach and fight independently until the body is finally defeated.
- 1 Characteristics
- 2 Other Appearances
- 3 Trivia
- 4 Nomenclature
- 5 Gallery
- 6 See Also
- 7 References
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda Manual Comment
Gleeok makes three appearances in The Legend of Zelda, all defeated in a similar fashion. Using the Sword, Link must cut off each of the heads on the beast. Once one of the heads is detached from the body, it will float around the room shooting fireballs at Link. He must avoid the fireballs and cut off the other heads. The Magical Shield cannot defend Link from Gleeok's fireballs.
In the First Quest, a two-headed version guards the fourth piece of Triforce in Level 4, a three-headed version is a mini-boss in Level 6, and a four-headed version guards the piece of Triforce in Level 8. In the Second Quest, there are two, three and four-headed versions guarding the pieces of Triforce in Level 2, Level 5 and Level 7, respectively.
Oracle of Seasons
Gleeok is a two-headed version fought in the Explorer's Crypt in Oracle of Seasons. It is defeated in a different fashion from its former counterpart. Getting rid of the beast's heads is still Link's main objective; however, there is one more step before defeating it. Link must quickly slash away the heads, which must be done quickly because the severed heads will reattach themselves to the body if given time. Once both heads are severed, they will be permanently destroyed, reducing Gleeok to a skeleton. However, Gleeok's skeletal remains will continue to fight Link by jumping and causing a massive earthquake in the arena. In addition, Gleeok's body will wildly charge at Link. Using the Roc's Cape is the only way to avoid serious damage from the beast. When the beast is grounded, Link should attack with his Sword. He must continue this process until Gleeok is defeated. It will then give up the Seed of Life, the seventh Essence of Nature.
The Minish Cap
- Main article: Gleerok
In Phantom Hourglass, Gleeok appears as the Two-Headed Dragon Gleeok, boss of the Temple of Ice and guardian of the Azurine steel. Its red head spews fireballs, while the blue head sprays frigid ice, similar to Trinexx from A Link to the Past.
Link will be standing on a platform with four pegs near each corner. When one of the heads fires a blast at Link, he will need to attach the grappling hook to two pegs diagonally so as the rope launches the blast back at the other dragon's face, cracking its mask. In addition with these blasts, the two heads will lunge to snap the rope Link ties, while trying to bite him as well. They can also sink below the water to cause a tremor that will flood Link's platform, as well as cause chunks of ice to fall from the ceiling and crash into Link. Link can tie the grappling hook to two posts and walk along the rope to avoid the ice chunks. Three blasts to both heads will remove their masks.
Both heads will remove two of the four pegs by snapping them with their jaws. Each head will take turns at trying to bite Link, then will charge up for a powered blast. The red dragon head will fire a fiery blast that will scorch him, as well as leave a trail of fire on the platform. The blue dragon head will fire a blast of ice that will freeze Link on contact. While charging, however, both dragons will be sucking in energy, exposing their tongues. Link can pull the head down by tying one end of the grappling hook to a post and using it as an anchor on the dragon's head. Once down, Link must slash at the dragon head before it recovers. Repeating this process to both heads will defeat the dragon, and Link will obtain a Heart Container, extra sands for the Phantom Hourglass, and the second of the three Pure Metals, Azurine.
- In The Legend of Zelda, there is an unused variant of Gleeok with one head within the game's code.
- Gleeok is the only boss from The Legend of Zelda to not appear in BS The Legend of Zelda.
- The masks Gleeok wear in Phantom Hourglass are similar to that of the Helmaroc King. Without their masks, they also bear a striking resemblance to Valoo.
- Being a multi-headed dragon, Gleeok bears similarities with the chthonic water beast of Greek mythology, Hydra.
- The final battle phase with the head of Stallord in Twilight Princess may be a homage to the severed heads of Gleeok in the original The Legend of Zelda.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||グリオーク (Guriōku)||Same as English.|
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- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 182 (TLoZ | OoS | PH)
- Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books) pg. 122(TLoZ)
- "A huge dragon that has 2 to 4 heads and spits out beams at Link. Heads that Link cuts off from its body fly around in the air." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 38)
- The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages — The Official Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Co., Ltd.) pg. 51
- "A Gleeok with a hard, rocky shell found in Mount Crenel." — Figurine (The Minish Cap)
- "And maybe an adventure. Link will be sorry he missed out. REAL sorry. Beautiful girls in trouble are what he LIVES for." — Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 4 )
- "Eat these lemons, sourpuss!" — Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 4 )
- "No! I want to be rescued by a handsome hero!" — Maiden (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 4 )
- "Yeah, yeah, but let's get this over with." — Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 4 )
- "She's under my control, hero! And as for you, you have your own problems!" — Ganon (The Legend of Zelda TV Series, Episode 10 )
- "Hey, a Gleeok is no problem! A four-headed Gleeok...that's something else!" (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. 5)
- "Not bad, huh? Sometimes I amaze even myself!" (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) pg. 7)
- "Link!! There's more on the way!" (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power) pg. 12)
- "Then get my necklace from Gleeok, okay?" — Alora (The Faces of Evil)
- The Legend of Zelda: Unused Enemy Values
- The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 37
- The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 38
- The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 38