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The SS Linebeck,(PH)[1] also known as S.S. Linebecks,(HWL | HWDE)[2] are recurring Items and vehicles in The Legend of Zelda series.[name reference needed]

Overview

Phantom Hourglass

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After Link rescues Linebeck from the Temple of the Ocean King and meets him back at his ship, Oshus arrives and tells the young hero that he should go to the Isle of Ember and talk to Astrid for clues on how to find the Ghost Ship. Linebeck agrees to go with both Link and Ciela on their quest to travel around the World of the Ocean King and rescue Tetra.

The SS Linebeck is controlled by drawing its path on the bottom screen of the Nintendo DS. While out on the sea, there will be an arrow at the bottom of the screen which can be pressed to make the ship jump and evade Sea Traps. The side of the touch screen has a gear with the words "Go" and "Stop" to halt the ship if necessary. When Link buys the Cannon from Eddo, it will be immediately installed onto the ship, where Link will have an infinite amount of Bombs to destroy enemies out on the sea by just tapping the monster. Eventually the Salvage Arm will also get installed on the ship to obtain treasure from deep beneath the waves.

When at sea, the ship's endurance meter appears as a green Life Gauge on the top screen. If the ship runs out of hearts, it will be a Game Over. Docking the ship replenishes any hearts lost during travels. The Salvage Arm, however, must be repaired by Gazpacho in the Shipyard on Mercay Island. The ship can also be customized with different Ship Parts by talking to Gazpacho.

In order to dock on an island, the ship's destination must be drawn and touch the anchor symbol that is situated next to the island. Once done so, the ship will automatically follow the path drawn and land on the island as it is nearing to it.

During the battle with Bellum, the SS Linebeck gets completely destroyed after Link and Linebeck defeat the Ghost Ship. Once the Oshus returns to his original form, Linebeck, instead of asking for treasure, asks for his ship to be restored. The SS Linebeck is last seen during the game's ending when Link watches it sailing away without any visible damages.

Ship Parts

Main article: Ship Part

The SS Linebeck consists of eight different Ship Parts that can each be customized: Prow, Anchor, Hull, Cannon, Handrail, Bridge, Chimney and Wheel. The Salvage Arm cannot be changed. New Ship Parts can be purchased from Shops, collected from Treasure Chests found in Dungeons or with Treasure Charts, won in Mini-Games, or traded with other players using Freedle's boxes. Link can then attach these Ship Parts to the SS Linebeck as he pleases by speaking to Gazpacho in the Shipyard on Mercay Island.[3] By using multiple Ship Parts from the same set(s), the SS Linebeck's durability can be increased.[4]

The SS Linebeck consists of the following Ship Parts by default:

Ship Part Description
PH Passable Prow Model.png
Passable Prow
An average prow that came equipped on the SS Linebeck.
PH Normal Anchor Model.png
Normal Anchor
The SS Linebeck came equipped with this average anchor.
PH Standard Hull Model.png
Standard Hull
The original hull of the SS Linebeck. Nothing special.
PH Eddo's Cannon Model.png
Eddo's Cannon
A cannon bought from Eddo for the high price of 50 Rupees.
PH Simple Handrail Model.png
Simple Handrail
The handrail that came stock on Linebeck's ship.
PH Steady Bridge Model.png
Steady Bridge
The original bridge of Linebeck's ship. It's a common style.
PH Normal Chimney Model.png
Normal Chimney
The normal chimney that came with Linebeck's ship.
PH Normal Wheel Model.png
Normal Wheel
The paddle that came stock on Lineback's ship. It ... works!

Other Appearances

Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa)

In the Phantom Hourglass manga by Akira Himekawa, the SS Linebeck makes its first appearance after Ciela assumes that Linebeck's ship is not seaworthy.[5] Link is stunned to see the ship and claims that it is awesome.[6] Linebeck says that it is because the vessel is his ship.[7] Onboard, Linebeck has Link do chores such as swabbing the ship's deck to pay for his transportation.[8] After the ship sails to the Isle of Ember and Leaf is freed, it is attacked by a Flying Fish.[9] Due to Linebeck's cowardice, the SS Linebeck does not have any weaponry,[10][11] thereby Link decides to get a Cannon for the ship on Cannon Island. Eventually a Cannon is built on the ship and it continues the voyage.

Later on, a water sprout whisks the SS Linebeck to the Ghost Ship,[12][13] where it is surrounded by a thick fog.[14] The ship lands on the Isle of Gust,[15] and is then steered toward Molida Island afterwards in order to rescue a girl who was taken by Cyclok.[16] Upon hearing Tetra's voice, Ciela and the other two Spirits set the ship's course for the Ghost Ship.[17] After an encounter with one of the Cubus Sisters and a conversation with Oshus, the ship's crew sets sail to find the blacksmith Zauz in order to defeat Bellum.[18] Despite their efforts, the SS Linebeck is attacked and boarded by the pirate girl Jolene.[19][20] Jolene reveals that Linebeck once saved her from a monster by ramming his ship in its side.[21] Linebeck had panicked and was attempting to sail in the other direction, accidentally sailing into the monster by mistake.[22]

Link uses the SS Linebeck to travel back to Mercay Island in order to save Linebeck from Bellum. Before the Temple of the Ocean King collapses on them, Oshus, who is really the Ocean King, pulls the reunited group back to the ship.[23] To help Link battle against Bellum, the nearly freed Tetra takes command of the SS Linebeck and aims the Cannon at the demon's eye.[24] During the battle one of Bellum's tentacles smashes the ship's prow,[25] yet it manages to survive the battle. The ship drifts on the now calm ocean after Bellum's defeat. Aboard the vessel, Linebeck makes his wish as Link and Tetra are returned to their world.[26] The SS Linebeck is shown a final time in Hyrule with Linebeck blowing its steam whistle, causing Link to realize Linebeck had not wished for treasure after all.[27]

Hyrule Warriors Legends

In Hyrule Warriors Legends, S.S. Linebecks appear as Item Cards on the Grand Travels Map in Adventure Mode. The Grand Travels Map was not included with the Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks Pack for the original Hyrule Warriors, so S.S. Linebecks weren't introduced until the Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks Pack released for Hyrule Warriors Legends.[28][29] Because Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition came with all previous DLC packs included, S.S. Linebecks are available from the moment Adventure Mode is unlocked.[30]

S.S. Linebecks can be obtained either by purchasing them from the Item Card Shop for 20,000 Rupees, or by getting one as a battle reward. Because the Grand Travels Map is split between Spirit Tracks and Phantom Hourglass-based sections, S.S. Linebecks only appear as victory rewards of battles to the right on the pink dividing line. When a S.S. Linebeck is used, every battle across the Grand Travels Map will have less of a KO requirement for certain battle ranks, which makes it easier for Warriors to achieve higher ranks for less kills.[2][31] The Captain Power provided by the S.S. Linebeck runs for three battles.

S.S. Linebecks can be traded for a random delicious-type Food at the Linebeck Trading Company.[32] While searching a map space with the Linebeck Trading Company, any Item Card can be traded by selecting it.[33] After a single trade, the company will disappear from the space.[34] During a Two-for-One Sale, two delicious Food will be given instead of just one.[35]

Trivia

Nomenclature

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References

  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 284
  2. 2.0 2.1 "S.S. Linebeck: Achieve a higher battle rank for KO count." — Tutorial (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  3. "Come on in. You've found yourself in the shipyard. Want to customize your ship? If you got da parts, I've got da time." — Gazpacho (Phantom Hourglass)
  4. "I'm done swapping out your parts. Stop by anytime you wanna change 'em. Your ship's stamina will go up if you use parts from da same set! Experiment!" — Gazpacho (Phantom Hourglass)
  5. "Anyway, I bet his ship...Isn't even seaworthy!"  (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 42)
  6. "Wow! It's awesome!"  (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 43)
  7. "See? See? Because it's my ship!"  (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 43)
  8. "What're you lazing around for, boy! You've got to swab the deck!... Okay. Now do the laundry... If you don't like it, that's fine. Then pay your fare. If you can't, then get off the boat."  (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 46, 47)
  9. "Flying Fish ahead!"  (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 61)
  10. "Linebeck, doesn't this ship have some kind of weapon?!... Well, how did you...cross waters with fish like these?!"  (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 62)
  11. "Actually...No... By running for my life!"  (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 62)
  12. "Whoa! A water spout!"  (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 76)
  13. "It... It's...The Ghost Ship!"  (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 79)
  14. "The fog's too thick. I can't see anything."  (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 78)
  15. "This is the Isle of Gust... The wind blows everything away."  (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ media) pg. 86)
  16. "If you want the girl back, boy...Come to Molida Island."  (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 93)
  17. "Link! It's Tetra!... We'll set your course for the Ghost Ship."  (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 106, 107)
  18. "Visit the blacksmith, Zauz, who lives in the northwestern sea. He will teach you how to defeat Bellum."  (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 133)
  19. "What are you doing, boy? We're under attack!... The pirate girl... Jolene!"  (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 139, 141)
  20. "They're boarding us!"  (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 141)
  21. "... One day, I was attacked by a monster... Just then... Someone came to our rescue. A guy named Linebeck..."  (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 146, 147)
  22. "I was too embarrassed to tell them...That I panicked and sailed into the monster by mistake. I was trying to sail the other way!"  (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 148)
  23. "You pulled us from the temple..."  (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 174)
  24. "We must help Link! Bring the ship around!... Port, thirty degrees! Aim for its eye!"  (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 180)
  25. "Keep yer tentacles off my prow, ya beastie!"  (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 181)
  26. "Right... I wish for..."  (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 185)
  27. "That steam whistle...! Maybe Linebeck didn't wish for treasue after all..."  (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media) pg. 188)
  28. "Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks Pack
    This pack includes:
    New playable character: Toon Zelda
    New weapon: Sand Wand for Toon Link"
    — Nintendo, Expand your adventure with dlc packs, Zelda.com, retrieved November 30, 2021.
  29. "A new map for Adventure Mode" — Nintendo, Individual Packs, Zelda.com (web archive), retrieved November 30, 2021.
  30. "This new version brings every map, character, and mission from both the Wii U game and the Nintendo 3DS game together, including all the original premium downloadable content." — Nintendo, Nintendo Direct Mini 1.11.2018, Youtube.com (video), published January 11, 2018, retrieved January 11, 2018.
  31. "An Engine Power is affecting the entire Grand Travels Map!" — N/A (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  32. "On map squares with the Linebeck Trading Company, you can swap one Item Card for food." — Tutorial (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  33. "We have a deal!
    I'll trade you some food for that Item Card!
    " — Linebeck Trading Company (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  34. "The Linebeck Trading Company disappears from the square after just a single trade but will pop up again after a certain number of battles." — Tutorial (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  35. "The Linebeck Trading Company will occasionally hold a Two-for-One Sale. During these promotions, trading an Item Card will get you double the usual amount of food in return." — Tutorial (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  36. "Time loses all meaning when I gaze upon her. Oh, if she were only mine... If I ever have a ship like that someday, I will call it the S.S. Goronbeck." — Goron (Phantom Hourglass)
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