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Swiftblade I
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Spirit of the Swordsman[1]
Main appearance(s)

Swiftblade I,[3] also known as Swiftblade the First,[4] is a character in The Minish Cap.


Swiftblade I is the eldest of the Blade Brothers, and "lives" under his grave on the southwest side of Castor Wilds, which Link can push upwards to access. He teaches the Great Spin Attack, which he claims only he has mastered.[5] Swiftblade I will not train Link until he obtains the first seven Tiger Scrolls.[6] There is a Piece of Heart inside his dojo.

According to Swiftblade in the Swordsman Newsletter, Swiftblade I spends his free time battling Cows at Lon Lon Ranch.[7]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese しょぞいテッシン (Shozo Tesshin)
French Republic FrenchEU Tesshin, premier du nom Tesshin, first of his name
Federal Republic of Germany German Magnus der Erste Magnus the First
Italian Republic Italian Cuordiferro I Iron Heart I
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Tesshin I


See Also


  1. "Though my body may perish, I am still the true master swordsman of Hyrule... Swiftblade the First, Spirit of the Swordsman!" — Swiftblade I (The Minish Cap)
  2. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 271
  3. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 270
  4. "There are nine of us, not counting the ghost of Swiftblade the First." — Swordsman Newsletter #3 (The Minish Cap)
  5. "This is a technique that only I have mastered... Only one who holds the sacred blade can perform...the Great Spin Attack!" — Swiftblade I (The Minish Cap)
  6. "It seems you are not yet ready to train with me! Come back when you have all 7 Tiger Scrolls!" — Swiftblade I (The Minish Cap)
  7. "I went to Lon Lon Ranch the other day. I saw the ghost of Swiftblade the First defeat a cow with his bare hands! It was kind of sad, really..." — Swordsman Newsletter #4 (The Minish Cap)