Link Artwork 4 (The Minish Cap)
Aeronflux It's my timey-wimey detector. Goes ding when there's stuff. - The Doctor
From whence does "Dethl" come? When is it called that?
AuronKaizer - "And give us one of those Elvis-shaped decanters. We wanna drink from the neck hole of the King!"
It's the final form it takes. It's never mentioned in the game, but I'm sure I saw something on the official manual or something. I lost that ages ago though...

we already have a detl page. what about a nightmare page for all the bosses in htis game. there all called nightmares arent they? Oni Dark Link 19:52, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Just Nightmare?

This might be just me, but I'm pretty sure I remember seeing somewhere (an older incarnation of or Nintendo Power, maybe) that Link's Awakening's final boss was collectively called "Shadow of Nightmares"...—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Neither of those would be viable sources, I reckon. --AuronKaizer! 16:21, February 8, 2010 (UTC)

Skull Kid Artwork (Majora's Mask)
Xykeb Zraliv – 7. There was the Thief-Son, who came to the house of the Bridgekeeper in innocence, but the Bridgekeeper would not spare him, for the children of thieves will live to corrupt the children of the righteous.
TALK – it hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts it hurts
I have a question. What happens if you approach this fight without first buying the bow? Or do you need the bow to complete the other dungeons (I don't really remember that detail)?
AuronKaizer - "What kind of people go to meet people somewhere they can't be heard or seen?"
I think you can use the hookshot or the boomerang to damage the final form as well. I always buy the bow so I've never really tried it I the way, I'm pretty sure you need the bow to complete at least the eigth dungeon. You need to shoot an arrow into the eye of a statue there, so I suppose you have to buy the bow to complete the game either way.
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CaioNV – I want the Triforce of Power and Courage! User:CaioNV
Doesn't the bow will be need to kill two small Gohmas at Catfish's Maw?

You dont actuly have to fight dont mini boss fighting only opens a short cut to the end Oni Dark Link 07:21, May 14, 2010 (UTC)

His Name

Where did they get his name? It never mentions the name "Dethl" in the game! --Nunovanhalen (talk) 13:57, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

Vaati's Wrath

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CaioNV – I want the Triforce of Power and Courage! User:CaioNV
Just me or Dethl it's like Vaati's Wrath?

Yes. Dethl does resemble Vatti's Wrath.(Darknut15 (talk) 23:52, 30 July 2009 (UTC))

Possessed Zelda
Baltro - "I never finish anythi
(23:53, 30 July 2009 (UTC)) - TALK - CONTRIBUTIONS - EDIT COUNT
"Fans have noted that Dethl may have inspired the design of Vaati, the main villain in The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords, and The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures."


General Onox
EveryDayJoe45 – "I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest."--Muhammad Ali
Generally with game antagonists we have two pages. One for the character and one for the boss battle. Should the same be done here?

Perhaps. But he isn't that much of a character though Oni Dark Link 18:11, May 16, 2010 (UTC)

General Onox
EveryDayJoe45 – "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."--Robert F. Kennedy
He's enough seeing as hes behind the entire story.

I'm sure no one would object I'm just saying not much is really said about him as a character. He just turns up at the end of the game as the final boss and has as much dialogue as any of the other bosses. The page might look a little forced but if you can do it then go head Oni Dark Link 18:24, May 16, 2010 (UTC)

General Onox
EveryDayJoe45 – "Government is not the solution to the problem. Government IS the problem."--Ronald Reagan
I don't understand how would an antagonist of a game who is the whole reason behind Link's quest would be "forced"? And before we even think about doing this, we have to figure out the name. Where does Dethl come from first off? And second, should the pages be "Nightmare"/"Nightmare (boss)" or something else?

Minish Link – "I know what happens on either fork of the river...Even though the people on either fork know nothing about one another."
I think that the pages should be "Nightmare"/"Nightmare (Boss)", yeah. Uh, I understand what Oni's trying to say. Dethl only appears in the final boss room, right? It only appears in one scene of the whole game, if I'm correct which I may not be, so I could see how it could be forced.
General Onox
EveryDayJoe45 – "Nothing is true, everything is permitted"--Hassan-i Sabbah
Gotcha. Well I guess we should merge Malladus all into one article.

I'm not sure he is the whole one behind it either. I'm not sure if the DX version is different but the version I played seems to imply that all the bosses are behind it together. Which brings me back to the point I made above that maybe Nightmares should be a group or at least mention the other nightmares somewhere on the page Oni Dark Link 18:52, May 16, 2010 (UTC)


This was brought up on my talk page, but since the original poster was too slow to bring it up I'll do it instead to prevent another discussion from being dead in the water. Apparently, the name is not "Dethl" but "DethI" (I rather than L; these two characters are nearly identical in the default font used for articles). --AuronKaizer! 23:24, May 7, 2012 (UTC)

The only internet source I can find for DethI over Dethl is our NIWA counterpart (which I realize is not reliable), and even they seem unsure. They claim the font clarification comes from the Nintendo's Player Guide. Be nice if someone from this wiki could check that as well. -- 1337star (Drop me a line!) 00:13, May 8, 2012 (UTC)
Obviously it's I and not L, since it's a pun on "Death Eye" (eye, I), and the Japanese name does bring the hint. It's a simple mistake that got us all for a long time. Yatanogarasu (Talk) 00:55, June 17, 2012 (UTC)

Name II

From whence does the name Nightmare come from, anyway? If anything, the game calls this/these creature(s) "the Nightmares", but it could also be argued that this refers to all the game's bosses collectively. To analyse some game quotes:

"You've got the Nightmare's Key! Now you can open the door to the Nightmare's Lair!"

Doesn't have to do with this/these enemy/enemies specifically, but just a quote to show that "Nightmare" is a term used by the game in place of "boss". The item get text for the Compass uses similar wording.

"We were born of nightmares... To take over this world, we made the Wind Fish sleep endlessly!"

Again, has little to do with this/these creature(s) actual name, but just a sampling of its dialogue to show that it refers to itself as a collective group, rather than a single creature (as the article at present implies it is).

"...Link, you have beaten all the Nightmares! Climb the stairs before you!"

This appears after defeating "Nightmare". Taken at face value, it refers specifically to the boss(es) you just fought, but it could also be taken to mean "Link, you have beaten all the bosses [in the game]!".

"Hoot! Young lad, I mean... Link, the hero! You have defeated the Nightmares! [...] As part of the Wind Fish's spirit, I am the guardian of his dream world... But one day, the Nightmares entered the dream and began wreaking havoc."

The last reference to "the Nightmares" in the game, and it's equally vague. Again, it can be taken to refer to the end boss(es) specifically, or the group of game bosses as a whole group. The last sentence rather implies the later interpretation to me.

So, again, where does "Nightmare" in the singular come from? -- 1337star (Drop me a line!) 22:16, December 29, 2012 (UTC)

As I suggest above making a group page for Nightmare might not be a bad idea Oni Dark Link 22:34, December 29, 2012 (UTC)
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