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 legit fight. This is only a suggestion, though.

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Week 139: Minish vs. Them

Forest Minish

LLLLLLLLADIES AND GENTLEMEN! We are now proud to welcome you to the 139th week in the TEMPLE OF COURAAAAAAGE! This week's fight brings us two secretive races that appear only to small children. Let's meet them now.

In the green corner, we have a race of incredibly small people. Don't be surprised if you can't see them, for they will only reveal themselves to small children. They can grant their size to others, have survived unnoticed for untold centuries, and only reveal themselves every 100 years. Standing in at less than an inch, give it up for THE MINIIIIIIIIIIISH!

And in the purple corner, we have a race of intergalactic travelers. Hailing from a galaxy far, far away, nobody knows their true names, and indeed, nobody but children know of them. They lurk in the darkness, steal cows, and perform lobotomies on all who see them. Let's hear it for THEEEEEEEEEMMMMM!

So, two ancient, secret races known only to children enter the ring today. But only one may leave victorious. Which one will it be? That, my dear voters, is up to YOU! I personally only see a ring, but the boys and girls in our audience inform me that they are really there, so LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLET'S GET READY TO RUMBLLLLLLLLLLLLE! YEAH!

Votes for Minish

  1. My name. 'Nuff said. -Minish Link 19:19, April 2, 2011 (UTC)
  2. Minish are just awesome! High chance of being killed by a foot, but still awesome!--LinksGirlfriend

Anonymous votes

Votes for Them

  1. This really needs very little explanation. Anyone who defended the ranch from Them will know exactly why they are awesome and superior to the Minish in every way Oni Dark Link 18:29, April 2, 2011 (UTC)
  2. Gotta go for them. Personally, I'm not too familiar with either race, but from what I've seen, Them are cooler, and make for bigger grammatical errors. Sincerely, Watcher.

Anonymous votes

  1. I remember fighting Them. I was taking some out in the distance, I turned, and-HOLYCRAPITSTHEM!!!!!!!!!! I nearly peed my pants :]

Peanut Gallery

You know what? After a year of not doing this, coming back to it feels really, really good. Even though the schedual has slipped a few times since I've been. Sincerely, Watcher.

Really, we should have waited until tomorrow to get things back on track. But the other one has gone on for over a week, so whatever. I'll roll with this. Just remember to do the archiving bit and everything whenever you do this. I'll handle it this time. --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 18:35, April 2, 2011 (UTC)
Whoops. My mistake. Sorry, Joe. Sincerely, Watcher.

Week 138: Blind vs. Igos du Ikana

"'Igos du Ikana!"
Igos du Ikana

Igos du Ikana

LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLADIES AND GENTLEMENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!! It's time for the 138th ultimate showdown in the TEMPLE. OF. COUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURAAGE!!! This week's fight is between two mighty enemies that have the ability to use their detached heads in battle, and have a severe fear of light.

In the sand red corner, we have a famous thief who resided in Kakariko Village. At some point, he stumbled into the Dark World and became a servant to the King of Evil, Ganon, who assigned him to guarding Thieves' Town. The hero eventually ventures there to save one of the Seven Maidens, which he appears to achieve with considerable ease; however, on their way out, they happen upon a bright room, where it is the revealed that the Maiden is actually this villain. THIS. IS. BLIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIND!!!

In the violent violet corner is an ancient king of the realm of Ikana. Though the kingdom eventually fell, this mighty spirit returned from the grave to haunt the Ancient Castle of Ikana. He guarded the Castle, protecting it from outsiders and those who might bring light to the decrepit castle. The hero eventually infiltrates this castle and finds the Throne Room where this ancient King sits, and utilizes the light to defeat him. THIS. IS. IGOS DU IKAAAAAANAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

We know this match is exciting, but don't lose your head! ...Get it, because... Oh, nevermind, LLLLLLLLLLLLET'S GET RRRRRRRRRRRREADY TO RUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMMMBLE!!!

Votes for Blind

  1. He's Blind, and he's badass. Made me lose more than once when I first played, and puts up a hard fight even today. That, and he genuinely surprised me the first time I went into the light room with what I assumed to be a "fair maiden". Igos was more of a joke character than anything, what with employing such obvious bodyguard failures. Battle with the man himself can be troublesome, though. And Blind didn't go and sing a song for me in a damned creepy voice. --AuronKaizer! 20:43, March 24, 2011 (UTC)
  2. To use the words of my good friend Admiral Ackbar, "It's a trap!" --Birdman5589 (talk) 21:01, March 24, 2011 (UTC)
  3. Igos wins too much. Plain and simple. --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 21:03, March 24, 2011 (UTC)
  4. Blind is from LttP, which is my first ever Zelda game. My feeling of nostalgia takes the cake on this one. Mr kmil Spin Attack (A Link to the Past) 12:33, March 25, 2011 (UTC)
  5. He can make a bedsheet look sexy. -Stars talk Starssprite.gif 23:43, March 26, 2011 (UTC)
  6. Kickass thief dude with awesome manga artwork. I THINK YES. -Minish Link 23:54, March 26, 2011 (UTC)
  7. He pretended to be a girl, and I thought he actually was... Plus he's from ALttP, which in my opinion is MUCH better then Majora's Mask.--LinksGirlfriend
  8. I haven't yet met Igos, so for now, My vote is for one of the craziest bosses in Zelda; He's a girl, no wait? --Ricorum (talk) 19:03, March 27, 2011 (UTC)
  9. He might not be as cool as Ikana, but I rather like Blind. Bloody hard to beat at first, but when you master him, he's pretty fun. Sincerely, Watcher.

Anonymous votes

  1. MEH
  2. Point 1: He has a head-laser. Point 2: I love how he turns around. And point 3: What better way to defeat a boss (the second time) by smacking his head back to his headless body?!

Votes for Igos du Ikana

  1. I really like this skeleton guy!--User:CerberuΣ GR 25px-The Guardian of Underworld 21:25, March 24, 2011 (UTC)
  2. I really think Igos is a great character. There's a lot of depth in the words that he says about petty fighting and forgiving failures. Even though he turned evil and uber skeletal you can tell in life he would of been a really great king. If everybody followed Igos' philosophy we'd probably have a much better world, Oni Dark Link 22:03, March 24, 2011 (UTC)
  3. I just might create a rift in the space-time continuum that destroys us all by doing this, but...what Oni said. Jedimasterlink (talk) 18:11, March 25, 2011 (UTC)
  4. Igos is just plain awesome. King of the Twilight (talk)
  5. I hated the other guy so much. The annoying pipsqueak posed as a maiden AND I THING IT'S A GUY!!! How wrong is that?!? I'm going with this guy (can't remember/pronounce name)! BlueLink.jpg Blue Link BlueLink.jpg 17:05, March 26, 2011 (UTC)
  6. I found Blind annoying rather than hard, but Igos was pretty fun AND his henchmen were funny. Not to mention he was in MM. Ike 17:14, March 26, 2011 (UTC)
  7. Played both games, Igos is awesome and blind... isn't. --Yorick141 (talk) 09:21, March 27, 2011 (UTC)
  8. If I actually fought Blind, I might like him more, but Igos du Ikana is cool, too. TheMask-Mimic 00:11, March 28, 2011 (UTC)
  9. Igos du Ikana's fight was actually fairly simple, but still really fun to play. The entire point of Blind seems kind of pointless to me. Igos has my vote. --SheikahPhilosopher 02:31, March 29, 2011 (UTC)
  10. I hated having to find my way around Thieves' Town because he didn't want to exit through the front. --Hydropanda (talk) 02:21, April 2, 2011 (UTC)

Anonymous votes

  1. I'm sorry, I just can't bring myself to vote for a guy in a dress over the king of a cursed kingdom. I just can't.
  2. Holy Crap! It's about time it changed!!!!!!!!!!
  3. No contest 1. He's a skeleton the awesomest of the undead.2.he can teach you how to make creepy Link statues.3.He thinks you're a giant skeleton when you put on the (skeleton) mask.
  4. Obviously Igos. He is the king of a place. the other guy is not. arguement = invalid
  5. This-guy-is-AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. As much as I love Blind, Igos is WAY better. I mean, he's the king of a cursed kingdom, he and his lackies have the most AWESOME banter, and the Elegy of Emptiness is the best song in the game. I mean who doesn't love the creepy statues the song makes?
  7. Just look at him.
  8. I LOVE majora's mask, and this guy reminds me of the only thing I fear about this game *shivers* BEN!!!!
  9. Majoras Mask is better then Link to the Past. Also, the Elegy of Emptiness is very useful and Igos looks cooler.
  10. He was my single favorite mini-boss (next to Dark Link) in all of Zelda. Also, MM is my favorite Zelda, and the whole part with Ikana was my favorite part. And props to number 8 for bringing up...BEN (still get shivers when I hear that name)
  11. Aside from Majora's Mask being my favourite gamer period (ALttP was pretty cool though), I think Ikana was a better villain and victim of fate. Blind fell into the dark world, but he was a thief, and became a servant of Ganon, poor guy, but Ikana's king was... tragic. You felt for him, so as a character alone he stands out more than Blind, and he lost far more than Blind could ever dream of. Not unlike the feeling the King of Red Lions feels about Hyrule; a lost kingdom, ruined and all but extinct, but is still alive to feel it, because of a terrible fate. Blind? As far as we know he's a petty pickpocket, even if he was in charge of them all like Ganondorf was in a way. And personality's there too; Igos has this sense of "hey yo listen peoplz!" while his two vassals argue pointlessly, while Blind is just... Blind. Bland and pointless beyond the battle itself. Igos has deserved my vote, and will win this vote >) BWAHAA. And by the way, dude who posted above me, yeah I know, I believed it too, had trouble watching the old star wars trilogy because of it. Just call him Obi-wan! I have a friend named Ben, but still... >.<...

Peanut Gallery anyone going to make a better intro??Devdude (talk) 03:00, March 26, 2011 (UTC)

Wow. Is it just me, or have things quieted down a lot since I was last here? C'mon, people. Get more active! Sincerely, Watcher.

Week 137: Hoskit vs. Keaton Mask Soldier

"'Keaton Mask Soldier'"
Keaton Mask Soldier

10.5 < 25.5
Keaton Mask Soldier
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLADIES AND GENTLEMENNNNNNNNNNN!!! Zeldapedia brings to you the spectacularly spectacular spectacle at Spectacle Rock that is the TEMPLE. OF. COUUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRAGE!!! This week we have a battle between two stationary guards who request the quest for the hero to go get them something.

In the Zora Tunic Blue corner, we have a guard of the Rito persuasion living on a semi-active volcano. Standing post outside the Chieftain's room, this laid back, smitten guard requests you get him a Golden Feather, THIS. IS. HOOOSSSSKIIIT!!!

In the Spoiled Red Potion Orange corner, we have a presumed father requesting a mask for his son. Standing post at the gate of Death Mountain, not letting you pass till he obtains Zelda's Letter, THIS. IS. KEAAAAAATOOON MAAAAAAASSSK SOOOOLLDIEEEEEEERRRR!!!


Votes for Hoskit

  1. Fly away Hoskit, be free! --Birdman5589 (talk) 01:31, February 28, 2011 (UTC)
  2. The other guy annoyed me. Besides, Hoskit is a Rito. -Isdrakthül 01:44, February 28, 2011 (UTC)
  3. Because he scored with his girlfriend. He did need my help, but it's a tough world when it comes to love. Jedimasterlink (talk) 02:00, February 28, 2011 (UTC)
  4. Oh yeah, Rito for the win. Flying postmen rock. --Ricorum (talk) 06:28, February 28, 2011 (UTC)
  5. He was always one of the generic mostly unimportant Rito that made an impression on me I'm not sure why Oni Dark Link 16:13, February 28, 2011 (UTC)
  6. Did we get a Piece of Heart out of the Keaton Mask Soldier? No. Also, what Jedimasterlink said.--AwesomeSheikah (talk) 03:31, March 1, 2011 (UTC)
  7. Bias --Hydropanda (talk) 03:30, March 10, 2011 (UTC)
  8. He is just a man in love that does everything to please his girlfriend. He deserves to win the battle.--User:CerberuΣ GR 30px-The Guardian of Underworld 21:40, March 24, 2011 (UTC)

Anonymous votes

  1. Rito vs. Some random Hylian soldier dude...Yeah, my vote's going to the Rito just because I'm biased. I love Rito's more than Hylians, plus he was more memorable than the other guy.
  2. Hmmm... let me think... a guy in a silly mask, who lets you pass, or a bird-man who gives you a heart piece?
  3. Let's look at the basics. Firstly, Hoskit guards the Chief's quarters. Mr. Hero Keaton Kokiri eating man only opens the door when royalty allows it, and when they DO (as in OoT), he STILL DOESN'T OPEN IT! I mean, really! The nerve! Then there's the romance issues. Keaton Man won't be attracting many Gerudos to him any time soon, or any other race, not even Goron women if there are any if he's wearing that Keaton's Mask (wasn't that supposed to be given to his son anyway?), while our candidate Hoskit needs a simple little help, and rewards you far more in kind, while Mr. K man sends you off and pays you nothing more than what you wanted it for. The choice to me seems very obvious.
  4. The Masked soldier is weird! the ruto guy is awesome its no contest :D!!!
  5. DUUUH Rito postmen tribe OWNS the soldier who is childish enough to wear a Keaton Mask, which probably never gets him a girlfriend..

Votes for Keaton Mask Soldier

  1. He made me feel special yet slightly creeped out by calling me Mr. Hero... --BassJapas 01:06, February 28, 2011 (UTC)
  2. He proves that even adults can like Pokémon. (And don't say that he's doing it "for his kid"; we all know that he's doing it because he's really a big Pikachu fan.) TheMask-Mimic 01:10, February 28, 2011 (UTC)
  3. He can freaking make gates close by hitting the ground with a stick (I don't believe for a second there is someone in that little gate chamber).--RedeadhunterRedeadContributions Edits 01:15, February 28, 2011 (UTC)
  4. Nepotism works. That is all. --AuronKaizer! 01:23, February 28, 2011 (UTC)
  5. きつね。That is all. --DekuStick Master 03:07, February 28, 2011 (UTC)
  6. We all know he wanted the mask for himself. --A human
  7. He has an awesome spear and his sidequest does not involve gold feathers! Mad Hatter I like hats! 15:49, February 28, 2011 (UTC)
  8. Because he's a fancy guard that stands there an requests for pokemon masks. --RIS-Vussen 18:42, February 28, 2011 (UTC)
  9. Even though it's for his son, he never takes it off, showing just how big a Mokepons fan he really is. Ike 20:20, February 28, 2011 (UTC)
  10. Way more memories revolve around this guy and his quest is easier. --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 20:27, February 28, 2011 (UTC)
  11. Pikachu <3 --Yorick141 (talk) 12:12, March 2, 2011 (UTC)
  12. He's from OoT plus its weird he said the mask was for his son but hes always wearing it.LinksGirlfriend
  13. Look at those two pictures. He wins just for standing there trying to look all dignified and guard-like while wearing that mask.--FierceDeku 04:37, March 3, 2011 (UTC)
  14. Seven years later, Ganondorf has disposed of all of the Hylian guards. And this guy's in his house, way out of Ganondorf's way, devoting his time to his dearest of hobbies. The lesson? Pokémon saves lives. ConstantCabbage (talk) 02:43, March 6, 2011 (UTC)
  15. HE KICKS BUTT!!!! Period -Mariozplaze
  16. He's just trying to be a good father...--Longhorn Velez (talk) 00:11, March 8, 2011 (UTC)
  17. I will continue to wonder if this was an intentional Pokemon reference and if he is ever going to take that mask off and give it to his son. King of the Twilight (talk)
  18. I like this guy better, because He stands out. The Rito guy, i've never heard of. --~Linkerbm 10:42, March 16, 2011 (UTC)
  19. This one looks so much better! BlueLink.jpg Blue Link BlueLink.jpg 14:14, March 18, 2011 (UTC) votes for this one!
  20. I love this game and he wears a mask. That is all. Zelda-girl

Anonymous votes

  1. I had a hard time choosing, but the keaton guard doesn't make you go get a gazillion gold feathers...
  2. This guy's sidequest takes 5 min. tops. The other guy's sidequest takes a couple days.
  3. Pikachu for the win!
  4. I always loved this guy! He's so funny! "It's for my kid." Pfft, yeah right.
  5. MEH.
  6. played only ocarina of time...
  7. KEATON FOR THE WIN! This guy is a hundread times better than any rito postman. Anyway he gave me extra rupees for the mask. ;)
  8. Keaton!!! I love their race!
  9. Keaton mask = EPIC! Nuff said.
  10. Keaton > gold feather
  11. Pikachu is awesome

Peanut Gallery

Heh, interesting how the images are pretty close to being identical, in terms of stance. --AuronKaizer! 01:23, February 28, 2011 (UTC)

That can only mean one thing! Hoskit is the Keaton Masked Solider's son! The evidence is overwhelming I deem this theory perfect Oni Dark Link 19:07, February 28, 2011 (UTC)

So... like... I mean after two weeks, will this finally update to the next battle?

Yeah this really should be changed now Oni Dark Link 17:46, March 22, 2011 (UTC)

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