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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 legitimate fight. This is only a suggestion, though.

To make fight suggestions or vote or comment on others, visit Zeldapedia's Discussion page.

Rules

  • You may vote for your favorite or who you think would win in a competition between the two combatants that week.
  • You may vote only once.
  • To vote, either use the Google Form or edit the appropriate section; either way, please sign your vote with your username after your voting text.
  • When a new fight is created (the process should take no longer than a week, give or take a couple of days), the votes from the last fight will be counted and the winner decided.
  • Refrain from using inappropriate language.

Week 186: King Dorephan vs. Queen Rutela

King Dorephan
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Queen Rutela
LLLLLLLLLLAAAAADDIIEEEESSSS AAANND GGEEEEENNTLLEMMEENNNNNN!!! Welcome to the 186th battle in the one and only TEMPLE. OF. CCOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUURRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGE! This week, we have two Zora monarchs that are both more agile than the King from Ocarina of Time – and one of them is dead, for Din's sake! Let's take a closer look!

In the maroon corner we have the father of Mipha and Sidon, and the author of the Zora Stone Monuments! He single-handedly took down a stray Guardian in his younger days, and watches over the eastern reservoir to keep Hyrule from flooding! THIS. IS. KIIIIING DOOOOORRRREEEPHAAAAANNNN!

In the reddish-brown corner we have the mother of Prince Ralis, and the ghost of the Zora Queen! She stood strong against Zant, opposing his rule even to the point of execution! What a dark story for a Nintendo game! THIS. IS. QUEEEEENN RUUUUUUTEEEELLLLAAAAAAAAA!

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

Votes for King Dorephan

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  1. Neither of them really had much impact on me... Buuuuut... Dorephan is Mipha's father, so he's cool by association. – ColdDragonmania

Votes for Queen Rutela

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  1. With one of the more bittersweet storylines in the Legend of Zelda series, Rutela has a bit more character to me than Dorephan did. Her relationship with Ralis, the secluded area where her and her husband's graves are found, and the Serenade of Water thrown into the mix actually makes her one of my favorite characters from Twilight Princess. – Ceiling Master 16:58, May 19, 2019 (UTC)
  2. This one's pretty simple... I like Rutela's character more. Her character went really well with the overall tone of the game. Green Rupee 03:05, May 20, 2019 (UTC)
  3. She's better designed – jj

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Week 185: Gyroscope Shrines vs. Water Temple

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Water Temple
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LLLLLLLLLLAAAAADDIIEEEESSSS AAANND GGEEEEENNTLLEMMEENNNNNN!!! Welcome to the 185th battle in the one and only TEMPLE. OF. CCOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUURRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGE! This week, we have an assortment of frustrating, difficult, tear-out-your-hair, controller-throwing challenges! Let's take a closer look!

In the orange corner we have some of the Sheikah Shrines that appear throughout Hyrule! You might expect a fun puzzle or a strong enemy, but no! To your horror, you see the apparatus that signifies the use of motion controls! How badly do you want all 120 Shrines completed? THESE. ARE. GGGGGYYRRRROOOOSSSSSCOPE SHRIIIIIIIIINES!

In the blue corner we have the classic example of a difficult dungeon! Get ready to equip those Iron Boots, because you'll get that sinking feeling when you realize the depth of this temple's challenge! THIS. IS. THE WAAAAAAAATTTTEEEEEEER TEEEEMMMMMPLLLLLE!

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

Votes for Gyroscope Shrines

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  1. The Water Temple is notorious for those god-awful Iron Boots, but haven't we forgotten about the 3DS remaster and how it fixed the Iron Boots problem? Besides, is it that difficult to memorize the Water Temple? I mean, the only challenge is when you're playing Master Quest, because there are so many damn Stalfos. Other than that... this is a pretty easy temple. Compare that to Gyroscope Shrines in BotW. Have you ever considered trying to solve them while playing JUST on the Wii U GamePad? How about playing it in Handheld mode on the Nintendo Switch? Better yet, play it in VR mode. You'll get sick after moving your head around. Even better, play with the Wii U Pro Controller. That thing has no Gyroscope, so good luck trying to complete it. Pausing constantly is gimmicky, but you'll get over it pretty easily, not to mention if you're playing the remaster, you won't have to worry. Having mechanic flaws is the definition of bad, and you have to do this in 3 Shrines, plus the 4 DLC Shrines. --Nathan_The_Asian332 (talk) 02:43, May 18, 2019 (UTC)

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  1. The Water Temple is a real challenge. Motion controls can be finicky, but this bad boy of a dungeon was designed to make players smash their TV screens. No hand-holding in the original! – Ceiling Master 18:58, May 12, 2019 (UTC)
  2. I cannot vote for motion controls in good conscience. The gyroscopes felt like a hollow challenge. The Water Temple is cool and a fun dungeon. Green Rupee 00:09, May 13, 2019 (UTC)
  3. Motion controls can be some of the best parts of a game when done right. That's why Skyward Sword is my second favorite game! I do find, however, that if poorly executed, motion controls can ruin everything. That's probably why so many people hate Skyward Sword. I hate the water temple, especially Morpha, but it's at least better than those shrines. – ColdDragonmania
  4. just pain in the a** – horst
  5. water temple alwayss wins – 5110
  6. (Biased opinion, since I haven't gotten very far in BotW): To be honest, it's been about 15 years since I played OoT. I was a bit young, but my brother still let me play the game with him. He obviously let me do the easier parts only. The Water Temple was NOT one of them. It even drove him crazy! Gotta brace myself for a lot of frustration and rage, as I'm planning on playing it again sometime soon! – Hanna#0469

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