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 legit fight. This is only a suggestion, though.
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Sure he has a rudimentary back story that was only told in his third appearance, no clear motives outside of minish cap and no dialogue in four swords adventures but not all villains need these super back stories or in dept characters (although it usually is the formula for a good villain). Some times you just need a guy who’s evil just for the sake of being evil and he plays the evil part quite well. Certainly better then Zant who doesn't even stick around to see Link killed by Stallord. Plus as a boss he is quite hard which is always an upside for me OniDark Link 14:14, August 2, 2010 (UTC)
Vaati is much better than Zant. Vaati turned Zelda to stone, while Zant acted like an evil version of Tingle.--Not Spock (talk) 14:43, August 2, 2010 (UTC)
Um... let us not vote for the crazy parrot-sounding boss...15:28, August 2, 2010 (UTC)Ricorum (talk)
This is purely based on the fact that Minish Cap was the first Zelda game I completed. Vaati has it on that. GAH! Dead Man's Volley! PhoenixdaughterAM 15:33, August 2, 2010 (UTC)
Zant was weird at the end. Vaati becomes a god and is more popular in the series from me point of view! Go one-eye mage!!
He was ADORABLE as a minish in the manga!!!!!!!!! Zant?! NOT ADORABLE AT ALL >:(
His been in more games and has a cool monster form and Zant does nor!
Vaati... Zant... VAATI... ZANT... I'd have to go with Vaati. I like his FS/FSA forms- giant eyeballs are always in style!
Gotta go with Vaati on this one. Vaati almost became a God. Zant was Ganon's puppet. And in the words of Majora's Mask, "a puppet that can no longer be used is mere garbage. This puppet's role has just ended."
Vaati is my favourite Zelda Villian of all time! He looks cool as a Hylian, but his first Boss incarnation is the coolest!
Votes for Zant
He didn't want me to denounce the series' continuation as much as Purple Boy did. Zant could just utter one of his insane yells and Vaati would be crying in a corner. Interesting fight, huh? --AuronKaizer! 02:25, August 2, 2010 (UTC)
I have ALWAYS loved this CRAZY DUDE!!! He never freaked me out, he just made himself my FAVORITE character of Twilight Princess!!! AmazingLink 02:26, August 2, 2010 (UTC)
I like Zant. He's cool and crazy: a good combination! The™ 02:39, August 2, 2010 (UTC)
Zant...not sure what to say here, but at least he has a personality. Albeit a bipolar, disconcerting one. Jedimasterlink (talk) 02:52, August 2, 2010 (UTC)
Crazy people are the most fun. Now if you excuse me I need to be put back in my special coat. --Birdman5589 (talk) 03:55, August 2, 2010 (UTC)
Zant is soooooo much better than vaati! Zant had an interesting backstory, and I actually like the part where he goes crazy because it makes him a more memorable character. Vaati had NO backstory and was kind of boring. Zant had a cool boss fight too.--Hylianhero777 (talk) 10:48, August 2, 2010 (UTC)
Even if I use Zant as my talk bubble, I'm not biased towards him. Even though Zant is not a complete character, he is a better character than Vaati. Vaati is just just rather bland, and in the Zant vs. Ingo fight, Ingo was a complete and interesting character, Vaati is just a complete and dull character. No contest.-- C2 / CC 13:18, August 2, 2010 (UTC)
Well, I personally thought that Vaati was an incredibly lame villain. -Isdrakthül 13:39, August 2, 2010 (UTC)
I like his cool design, and how TP cruelly but showily dismissed him as a mad puppet. What's not to like? (His boss battle.) lunarChild 14:23, August 2, 2010 (UTC)
Don't get me wrong, I like Vaati, but Zant is just way cooler. -MinishLink 15:30, August 2, 2010 (UTC)
I voted for Ingo last Zant fight (no really I did), so I can't do it twice.--Ingo the great (talk) 18:53, August 2, 2010 (UTC)
Zant's disturbing. He gave me nightmares, and I respect him for that. (First anonymous vote!)
Zant and vaati are both cool. But I have to go with Zant.
I can't believe I missed last weeks fight. I always wanted the Mad Batter to be in one. I wish I could have given him my support. --Birdman5589 (talk) 03:57, August 2, 2010 (UTC)
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLADIES AND GENTLEMENNNNNNNNNNNN! Brought to you by Soylent Green, it's the slightly awesome hundredandninth week in the TEMPLE. OF. COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOURAGE!!! This week, we have a battle against two slightly shifty looking, cave-dwelling characters found in only two games, two of which are direct sequels the game they first appeared. Let us meet our contestants in the ring, shall we?
In the purple corner is a monstrous bat-like creature encountered in both Hyrule and on Koholint Island. He was sealed away from the outside world for mysterious reasons; when awakened, he threatens those who disturb its sleep with terrifying vengeance; however, the end result is always beneficial for the hero. THIS. IS. THE MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTERRRRRRR!!!
In the brown corner is a sneaky-looking master thief found in both Hyrule and Termina. Not above robbing old ladies in the middle of the night, he keeps his stolen goods (that is, the surplus items which he does not fence) inside a secret cave near the eastern valley. He is also somewhat of an inventor, having created an elaborate security system to deter those clever enough to sneak into his lair. THIS. IS. SAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKON!!!
The bat-creature is preparing a curse at this very moment, and the crafty thief is eyeing your valuables at this very minute, so LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLET'S GET RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREADY TO RUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMBLE!!!
Wow you can kill Sakon, who cares? You can kill Hiploops too, but I wouldn't be voting for them. I mean its a nice characteristic for an NPC, but I'd rather go with the insane bat demon over some weirdo who prances around. --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 19:39, July 26, 2010 (UTC)
Da name, look and personality are all better.--192 (talk) 21:20, July 26, 2010 (UTC)
Sakon tiptoes around like a mentally defunct pansy. He is a shame to thieves everywhere. AnonymousNayru
He is one of the funniest and creative characters out there. I need to put my vote in for him.--Ingo the great (talk) 22:49, July 27, 2010 (UTC)
Sakon is cool, no question, but this is the goldurned Mad Batter we're talking about here! He'll curse me with an endless supply of gold (PRECIOUS GOLD! EEHEEHEEHEEHEE!!! GOLD!!!) if I anger him by not voting for him, so... oh crap, is it too late for me to vote Sakon now?!? --AuronKaizer! 13:18, July 30, 2010 (UTC)
The Mad Batter is a great enemy,(because of how stupid he is)but if it wasn't for Sakon, we wouldn't have awesome sidequests!--Link in Termina (talk) 01:32, July 28, 2010 (UTC)
Tough choice. While Mad Batter has humor, Sakon...causes so much more trouble. And a problem. Let a lady get robbed or a couple get reunited. But if he causes enough trouble, you can always take out your anger....PhoenixdaughterAM 01:38, July 28, 2010 (UTC)
Just look at that smile Bjarnster (talk) 23:45, July 28, 2010 (UTC)
He's just epicer. I ain't got a clue why I like him more, but I do. God bless ya, Moi
Sakon is one of those characters you say WTF!?!? every time you run into him --Amped0808 (talk) 04:13, July 30, 2010 (UTC)
I like the way he walks/runs. Oddball464 19:16, July 30, 2010 (UTC)
My vote goes to Sakon, hes got guts living in a haunted canyon
I am first :) and sakon is fun to kill.
This dude Is sneaky. That's why I like him!! GO SNEAKY THEIF!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOO!!!!
This guy is really creepy. First he smiles all the time despite stealing... I remembered when he tried to steal my sword the first time... And because of this it was really funny to kill him.
Sakon is part of a very cool sidequest and I don`t have a clue of who is that bat guy.Go MM!!!!
Sakon is simply cooler and i love how Tatl attacks him. Tee Hee
I love outright brutaly murdering him =D
I'm not doing anything suspicious. Really. - Famous words of sakon
The mad batter would only "curse" sakon and help him win.
He's in Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask and I like both of those games better than A Link to the Past (I also like pie)also Sakon plays a bigger role in the Zelda story.
Sakon funnier & better see my P.G. comment
Sakon, for the most part is from Majoras Mask, and, I love that game. One other thing that is cool about him is, if you shoot a arrow at him when he steels the old lady from the Bomb Shop's bag, he blows up. That makes him the first non-playable being other than an enamy that Link can kill
Sakon is just plain weird. WAY COOLER!!!!
YOU KAN FREAKING KILLLLL HIM!!!!! (that is why I like him ( DIE!))
I just dont know enough about the other guy
Gooooooooooo, Sakon! You hsve to hurry or you'll be late!
MB would win in a fight, yes, most likely, but is he cooler...? NO!! --WindMageMaster 03:47, July 27, 2010 (UTC)
I agree with anon.#8 The mad battor would atempt to curse sakon but make him 20 feet tall or super powerful so that his prancing make earthquakes--: Majora'sWarth'sReincarnation [ 21:44, July 27, 2010 (UTC)
Interestingly both give Alice in Wonderland references. CONICDENCE? I think NOT!PhoenixdaughterAM 01:33, July 28, 2010 (UTC)
MM always wins. Next fight should be diffrent! --WindMageMaster 17:18, July 28, 2010 (UTC)
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLADIES AND GENTLEMEN!!! Welcome to the 108th fight in the brilliance that is the TEMPLE. OF. COOOUUUUUURAGE! This week's fight is between two cursed artifacts created by ancient races, both (literally) possessing mysterious powers. Let's check them out now.
In the grey corner we have an ancient, four-pieced mask created an ancient race and once held by the Interlopers. One of these pieces is worn by the Twili Midna, while the others are hidden in secret places. When used, it can transform the user into a terrible monster, giving them amazing strength. THIS. IS. THE FUUUUUUUUSED SHADOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWW!!!
In the purple corner is another ancient mask which was found by the Happy Mask Salesman and subsequently stolen by the Skull Kid. This deadly mask feeds off the user's negative emotions and gives them strange and horrifying abilities, such as controlling the Moon, withering foliage, flight, and change the appearance of other beings. THIS. IS. MAJORAAAAAA'S MAAAAAAAAAASK!!!
Be careful, audience, and now LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLET'S GET RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREADY TO RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRUMBLE!!!
Votes for Fused Shadow
Despite the fact Majora's Mask is win, I'm going for Fused Shadow. Simply because of the cutscene in TP's final battle where Ganondorf crushes it and you think Midna is dead. Very emotional, stuck out to me. One of the most memorable bits of TP for me, thus Fused Shadow gets my vote. -Starstalk 14:48, July 19, 2010 (UTC)
Monster-makin' shake and baker! I'm going for the underdog in this one. - McGillivray227 14:50, July 19, 2010 (UTC)
Although I haven't beaten Majora's Mask, I've seen enough videos to know what the fight is like and how it affects and stuff. I just don't think it's the best in this fight. I mean, YOU SAW WHAT IT DID TO MIDNA! And it just pwns. --JazziBassJapas 14:54, July 19, 2010 (UTC)
I would pick fused shadow because midna has awesome powers with this thing--Zelda99 (talk) 16:30, July 19, 2010 (UTC)
This made Midna awesome Meep Meep (talk) 12:53, July 20, 2010 (UTC)
Go awesome fused shadow!Rusl 33 (talk) 23:00, July 20, 2010 (UTC)
A close fight but I really like the Twili Tribe of the Sheikah rather then the Hyrule pledged ones. Midna also kicks some butt while Skull Kid is against me. Wolf Link89 9:32, July 20, 2010 (UTC)
I really like the monster thing that Midna transforms into. Better than Majora. J-manZeldaFan 00:40, July 22, 2010 (UTC)
Although Majora's Mask brings back alot of good memories I like Fused Shadows better because of the design and effect. also the history of the mask is better, Sorry Majora! Mido did what?! (talk) 18:07, July 22, 2010 (UTC)
THE FUSED SHADOW IS PURE AWESOME SAUCE!!!!!!!Aracnapack
I really do like Majora's Mask a ton, but I have to go with the Fused Shadow on the basis that Midna is my favorite character. It transforms her into a pretty awesome creature. Majora's Mask is really cool, still. So, uh, Midna. Yeah. The™ 20:09, July 24, 2010 (UTC)
If it has something to do with Ganondorf it attracts my vote... Longhorn Velez (talk) 23:02, July 25, 2010 (UTC)
Midna + Fused Shadow = EPIC-AWESOMENESS
Voting for the Fused Shadows because the cutscenes in which all four pieces appear together are memorable, such scenes include when Zant attacks and takes three of them away, the scene with Midna's transformation and the scene where Ganondorf crushes them.
Fused Shadow is just a lot cooler any way who wants to were some 70ds hipy mask any way
You see, the Fused Shadow is better than Majora's Mask, based on what it took to defeat them. It took an overly powered Ganondorf to defeat the Fused Shadow, while it only took a little kid to defeat Majora's Mask.
I choose fused shadows because it's both super powerful and somebody can control it ,while no one can control majoras mask. I don't care how powerful something is. If no one can control it ,it is useless.
Favorite Zelda villain-related stuff beats obligatory arcane dark artifact. Portal-Kombat
Majora's Mask is sentient, able to fight, and able to manipulate others. I'd like to see the Fused Shadow do that. Oddball464 07:14, July 20, 2010 (UTC)
This thing is EPIC and the story behind it + the way it posseses people make it AWESOME!--Hylianhero777 (talk) 11:57, July 20, 2010 (UTC)
The Moon would kill everything. Fused Shadows, not so much--TheTrapMaster (talk) 15:30, July 20, 2010 (UTC)
This may be a vote for the obvious and although both are similar in function, Majora's Mask is just crreeeeeeeppppppyyyy. Unlike the Fused Shadows, it has its own will and just is destorying everything just cause it can.PhoenixdaughterAM 15:40, July 20, 2010 (UTC)
How did this pass the TOC suggestions? Must have been a lame week... anyway, MM > TP and you know it. --AuronKaizer! 15:55, July 20, 2010 (UTC)
Majora's mask can only be described like this *ahem* One mask to rule them all, one mask to find them, one mask to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them. the Fused shadows are just a helmet made by mortals. User: 0 origin
AWKWARD TIMEE!!!: I REALLY like the fused shadows, but majora's mask was pretty aweshum. Also, i like Twilight Gray, but Majora's Purple ftw. PURPLE FTW! lmao. I lubz the story of Majora's Mask, so, YEH MAJORA! (I also have the poster of the game up in mah room! ;D) ~WOOT.
THe Fused Shadows wasn't enough to go after the gods of hyrule, Majora's Mask however totally pwned to the powers that be in Termina. Majora wins. --ComeBackKing (talk) 23:28, July 20, 2010 (UTC)
As if this were a contest. It WAS the bad guy. The skull kid was his puppet. Something with it's own will will beat a tool any day in my book.--Rohndogg1 (talk) 01:55, July 21, 2010 (UTC)
The Legend of Zelda: Fused Shadows...? The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask? Cool! I like that game! Plus, I knew this would win in the first place, no contest for the moment! --WindMageMaster 00:12, July 22, 2010 (UTC)
Evil god contained in a mask or non sentient peice of poo... hmm, really hard choice... DUH! Zeerotytus (talk)
This is the one mask that towers above all in amount of deaths, power, fear, and trickery. This is the one being that can destroy the world, all for entertainment, and not be destroyed. This, and I truly believe, is the one deity that was cast out from the heavens, and removed in the creation of Hyrule. This is the one missing piece of the Triforce, a piece once of Light, Majora: God of Darkness. TheExterminator (talk • contrib. • count • logs) 23:45, July 23, 2010 (UTC)
Do the Fused Shadows have an awesome, creepy theme song? Can they make the moon fall down? Are they actually capable of defeating Ganon easily? No. Snakeboss14
To hell with Fused Shadows, besides i didn't like TP like I did MM. Funlover63 (talk) 01:02, July 25, 2010 (UTC)Funlover63
(Better late than never...) My choice is the mask, the epitome of all things deranged and the eponymous symbol of my favorite LoZ game. Skull Kid-possessing mask of madness is just so epic. LunarChild (talk) 03:54, July 25, 2010 (UTC)
I would vote for the fused shadow fr the fact it is in a bette game but the Majora is the final boss of MM so my votes to majora`s mask
Definitely Majora for the win. The Fused Shadows got pwned by Ganondorf, while majora had to have a triforce plus another god mask to get beaten.05:48, July 26, 2010 (UTC)Ricorum (talk)
Hmm. Both tragically corrupt the unfortunate souls who come into contact with them. It's a difficult choice to make. I side with Majora's Mask because of that epic story with that poor, lone Skull Kid. --Nayru's Maiden
Majora's Mask is way more powerful than the Fused Shadow (it gets the Moon out of it's orbit and makes it crush on a town). Additionnaly, Majora's backstory is way more interresting than the Fused Shadow's backstory (you know that it was used for rituals by an ancient tribe, infused it whif dark magic for sacrifices but that they left it back because it was too powerful). Finally, Majora's Mask has a major role in MM whereas the fused Shadow only have a minor role in the story.
Majora's Mask was based on...MM!
It can drop the moon
Majora's Mask is downright psychotic. The Fused Shadows are cool, but free will is better than Twilight Magic.
Major's mask was an end boss. It also could have destroyed(and in some cases it does) Termina.
Majora's Mask is completely insane. Insanely powerful, that is.
When I play MM This creepy mask gives Me the creeps (by creeps I mean nightmares) Plus what cool name Majora !!! WOOOO GO CREEPY MASK THING !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Majoras mask is so much cooler plus i love the game and the skullkid=D
Gosh* Majora's mask has it's own game! I can't understand why this is a question! Go Majora!
way cooler all round.
i mean if it were a power contest, fused shadows could gain the upper hand BUUUUUUT! if u read the manga for majora's mask, aparantely the mask was carved out of the hide of a 12 foot tall INSANE PURPLE DRAGON! I MEAN HOW COOOL IS THAT!!!!
This isn't even a fair contest! Majora's Mask FTW!
Majora's Mask. Yupyup. I love its background story in the manga. Yupyup. it has some much power, i think skull kid didn't use all of its power because he just wanted to play you know... Yes Majora's Mask is better. But it would lose from the Fierce Deity mask xD
Majora's mask has got to be the coolest character ever, especially because it is an evil mask that has a mind of its own. Fused shadow isnt really that cool. plus, Majora's mask can make the moon fall and holds evil power!!! Majora gets my vote.
So Fierce Deity can easily crush it, it's still way better than the Fused Shadow(Fierce Deity could just tap the Fused Shadows and they would break).
Majoras Mask, is, well, from my favorite game and the fused shadow is 1)From my least favorite game as I mentioned it before, and 2) Is used by my least favorite Charector, Midna. Also, as an added note, Majoras Mask was so impotent that it had its own game named after it, yo dont just give names to games randomly, or else Ocarina Of Time could have been called The Legend Of Zelda:Serch For Madalions. And back then, if I was a confused customer I would think you have to go arond and seach random places. If Nintendo made The Legend Of Zelda: The Fused Shadow, I would think you have to fuse shadows with like, a Blow Torch. -Majora of The Mask
Majora's mask is so much more powerful it could smash the fused shadow with the moon and the mask can control itself.
The legend of zelda majoras mask was the best game ever.
Considering I just beat majoras mask for the first time, I'm gonna say majoras mask
I'm torn between supporting the awesome Majora's Mask or the Fused Shadow (which Midna wore). Hmmm... The™ 17:02, July 19, 2010 (UTC)
Fused Shadow had the better color, but I still like Majora's Mask waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy more.-- C2 / CC 17:12, July 19, 2010 (UTC)
Sometimes these are simply no contest. This is one of those times.--Rohndogg1 (talk) 15:39, July 23, 2010 (UTC)
Uhh..... Jeez... I love these two equally.... I feel guilty pity-voting Fused Shadows when I like Majora's Mask just as much... The Fused Shadows are foreboding/dark/evil/WIN, but Majora's Mask is insane/dark/evil/WIN. HOW DO YOU CHOOSE BETWEEN TWO PIECES OF THE SAME AWESOME?! ....The Fierce Deity's Mask! That's it! AnonymousNayru