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 141: Megaton Hammer vs. Skull Hammer

Megaton Hammer

LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLADIES AND GENTLEMEN!!! I am pleased to announced the 141st fight in the TEMPLE. OF. COOOOUUUUUURAAAAAAAAGE!!! This week's battle is between two large hammers that our hero picks up during his travels around the world. Let's meet our contestants now.

In the umber corner is an ancient tool once wielded by the Hero of the Gorons. Found in the boiling Fire Temple, this silver hammer can be used to smash in heavily-rusted switches found throughout dungeons in Hyrule. Our hero can also use this handy tool to uncover entrances to hidden grottos and smash rocks, and even use it much like his trusty sword. Weighing a megaton, THIS. IS. MEEEGAAAATOON HAMMERRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

In the slate gray corner is a ghastly hammer given as a spoil for defeating the deadly Phantom Ganon. Our hero finds this tool in the Forsaken Fortress, where he can use it to pound in wooden stakes ordinarily too hard for him to push in himself. This hammer can also be used to destroy enemies, sending out devestating shockwaves when used. When used in conjunction with our hero's Ice Arrows to freeze an enemy, this hammer can smash the frozen enemy, destroying them. THIS. IS. SSSKUUUULLLLLLL HAMMMERRRRRRRRRR!!!

Which of these heavy hammers will win? And for that matter, how will they even fight if there's no one to hold them? I guess we'll see in the ring! LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLET'S GET RRRRRRRRRRRRRREADY TO RRRRRRRRRRRUMMMMBLE!!!

Votes for Megaton Hammer

  1. BA-DOOM --BassJapas 01:11, April 19, 2011 (UTC)
  2. Hammer used to in ancient times to slay a dragon who is later revived and beaten once again with the same hammer, is much more intense than that random one over there. Plus it looks brand new after all these years and doesn't have the slightest bit of corrosion it seems. --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 01:24, April 19, 2011 (UTC)
  3. It took me until just now to realize this, but the artwork of the Megaton Hammer looks very similar to the Hammer from Fire Emblem. Guess what I've been playing lately? Jedimasterlink (talk) 07:30, April 19, 2011 (UTC)
  4. Love me my megaton hammer! Cause Dark Link to just sit quietly and not defend himself! Guaranteed not rust, even if left in a box for countless centuries after having dragon gore all over it! SMASH! SMASH! SMASH! LINk11
  5. Megaton Hammer was one of my fav weapons in OoT! Plus the Fire Temple was awesome!-LinksGirlfriend

Anonymous votes

  1. One word: Volvagia

Votes for Skull Hammer

  1. It's shaped like a Skull. It's found after defeating PHANTOM GANON. It can freakin' flatten enemies. I mean, come on, what more could you want in a hammer? -Minish Link 01:11, April 19, 2011 (UTC)
  2. In my opinion, anything with a skull is awesome. Hammers are also awesome. Therefore, the Skull Hammer would be double awesome. I also renamed it as such as the "Double Awesome Hammer of Skullz". You know you're all jealous of my super naming skills... :D - McGillivray227 01:18, April 19, 2011 (UTC)
  3. It can flatten enemies, can send enemies flying Incredible distances, and is skull-themed. -Isdrakthül 01:39, April 19, 2011 (UTC)

Anonymous votes

  1. I <3 WW.

Peanut Gallery

Week 140: Ilia vs. Marin

Marin Artwork
7.5 < 15.5
Marin Artwork

LLLLLLLLLLLLLADIES AND GENTLEMEN!!! I welcome you to the 140th fight in the TEMPLE. OF. COUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRAAAAGE!!! This week's contestants are two feminine friends of our protagonist. Let's meet them now.

In the green corner is our hero's childhood friend who hails from Ordon Village. When the hero hurts his horse, Epona, while jumping fences, she takes her to the healing Ordon Spring, but is taken away by evil forces. After her rescue, she is revealed to suffer from amnesia, and our hero attempts to retrace her journey to restore her lost memories. When he successfully does so, she gives the hero the Horse Call, which allows the hero to call upon his mount from most locations. THIS. IS. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILIAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

In the azure corner is another fine lady, residing on Koholint Island. When our hero is shipwrecked, she saves him and brings him to her home, where he mistakes her for Princess Zelda upon waking up. Subsequently, the hero encounters her many times throughout his quest, and learns from her the "Ballad of the Wind Fish", which is an important key to his escape from the island. At one point, she directly accompanies the hero in order to awaken a sleeping Walrus that blocks his path. During the very end, her greatest wish may be fulfilled depending on the actions of you, the player. THIS. IS. MARIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN!!!

Who will win this battle (presumably over our hero)? I can't be sure, so LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLET'S GET RRRRRRRRRRRRREADYYYYYYYYY TO RRRRRRRRRRRRUMMMMMMBLE!!!

Votes for Ilia

  1. Ilia was creepy and annoying, yes, but that just made it more satisfying when Link killed her in the cutscene about the Interlopers. -Isdrakthül 00:14, April 11, 2011 (UTC)
  2. She may be crazy and evil but she doesn't make you drag her all over the world just so some mouse can take her picture. Also Ilia is only verbally abusive towards Link where Marin actually becomes physically abusive in her quest for being photographed. --Birdman5589 (talk) 21:11, April 11, 2011 (UTC)
  3. I enjoyed swearing at her and laughing when she got kidnapped. I'm not sadistic... --BassJapas 23:30, April 11, 2011 (UTC)
  4. Played Twilight Princess silly and LA was just a gameboy game I played before I could even speak English. Qua design Marin wins, but Ilia was more interesting in my opinion.Mido did what?! (talk) 14:38, April 12, 2011 (UTC)
  5. I feel so sorry for Illia when she loses her memory! Besides, I never played Link's Awakening. Elfpixieprincess
  6. I haven't played LA. Also Illia seems a lot nicer than some girl who dumped Link to become a seagull (I mean, what? Seagull?). Also Illia is cuter. CABAL (talk)

Anonymous votes

  1. Never played LA.
  2. Link's Awakening SUCKS. Twilight Princess on the other hand, is a great game. I would have voted for Marin because Ilia is useless if Link's Awakening was even mediocre.
  3. Just because.

Votes for Marin

  1. Marin kicks ass, dude. Seagulls ftw. -Minish Link 23:57, April 10, 2011 (UTC)
  2. Marin is awesome - she has awesome hair, she sings an awesome song, she lives on an awesome island, with awesome bros, and at the end she either gets wings (awesome) or becomes a seagull (awesome). She also has a crush on Link, d'aww. Marin also has some epic dialogue. Ilia is NOT awesome. She is ugly, stupid, she STOLE MY DAMN HORSE, she hits on Link and Link is like, WHOA HO, GTFO. She's also ugly and stupid. And human. And annoying. And she's creepy in that cutscene and SHE FALLS UPSIDE DOWN. Ilia is evil! -Stars talk Starssprite.gif 00:01, April 11, 2011 (UTC)
  3. Ilia was weird. --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 00:16, April 11, 2011 (UTC)
  4. I Like Marin's hair.. ILIA IS WEIRD!! Who gets so mad just because there's a cut on a horse?? I Know who! CRAZY, WEIRD Ilia!! I also agree with Stars, she's creepy in the cutscene where she falls upside down. Marin is much better then her!-LinksGirlfriend
  5. Marin is not going to win this because people don't like Ilia. She is going to win this because she is the embodiment of pure brilliance. I really don't think it would be an understatement to say she is one of if not the best female character in the series. Shes just a total win all round Oni Dark Link 17:28, April 11, 2011 (UTC)
  6. I like seeing the walrus fall down. Stalchild21
  7. ... --DekuStick Master 21:05, April 11, 2011 (UTC)
  8. Marin is one of the first characters in the series with legitimate character development. Case closed. Jedimasterlink (talk) 03:02, April 12, 2011 (UTC)
  9. "You got Marin!" should be all I need to say. But in case it's not, I agree w/ Jedi that Marin displayed decent character development, and with others that the Ballad of the Wind Fish she sings is awesome. Ilia, meanwhile, was a mediocre, undeveloped character at best, and an annoying one at worst. I guess it's not really her fault...being an amnesiac for most of the game makes it kind of hard to have a personality. Also, by the time she gives you the Horse Whistle, it's totally useless as you're already warping everywhere. Back to Marin, she made me feel really special for beating the game without dying, a tradition whose demise I lament. Plus, Marin was obviously the inspiration for Malon, who is also made of awesome. In short, MARIN, & anyone who thinks anything else is clearly wrong about everything, ever. Knives182 (talk) 04:12, April 12, 2011 (UTC)
  10. Marin helps you in your quest multiple times, and is the reason you are still alive at the beginning of LA. Illia impedes your progress repeatedly and is the whole reason why the children got kidnapped. Need I say more? --Hydropanda (talk) 02:35, April 13, 2011 (UTC)
  11. Per me. As in, my opinion during the earlier ToC fight in which Marin was featured. I've nothing further to add. --AuronKaizer! 15:21, April 13, 2011 (UTC)
  12. Marin Forever. --Ricorum (talk) 22:43, April 13, 2011 (UTC)
  13. She was a far more interesting character, who actually seemed fleshed-out and made it feel like the game's writers actually wanted to make a character we could enjoy learning about. She's also a good singer, and she makes for some hilarious scenes in LA(though I cannot unsee the scene where Link holds her over his head like an item, all the while staring up with his mouth wide open). Little Orphan AnnieIlia wasn't unlikeable, but she just came across as bland and one-dimentional, almost like the game's designers were merely trying to give the shippers ANOTHER girl to pair up with Link in Twilight Princess. That's how many, five now? Sir Real (talk)

Anonymous votes

  1. Somehow, Ilia's face looks awkward.. Besides, I love the Ballad of the Wind Fish, especially the version they made for and left out of Super Smash Bros. Brawl. And Marin's cute too.
  2. MEH.
  3. . Let's see...crazy lady who gives you an item that's pretty much useless since you can warp wherever you want to go and flips out over a tiny little scratch on a horse, or super special awesome lady who sings the best song in the Zelda series EVER, has more of a background, and helps you out more? My vote's going to Marin.
  4. I don't have anything agains Ilia, but Marin sings better and HELPS Link
  5. Most definitely Marin. I liked Illia but she didn't have a much of a story or as much character as Marin. Marin is also much nicer and prettier.

Peanut Gallery

girl fight!

Catfight, indeed. I forgot to put this in my vote (anonymous vote #2 on Ilia's side), but Marin is also insane. Why would ANYbody want to turn into a seagull? An eagle or a falcon would be a much better choice for if you want to be a bird., if you're going to edit the peanut gallery, please double space between comments. Otherwise, it looks like one comment. Anyway, I'd like you to elaborate on your unfounded hatred of Link's Awakening and Marin. Had you actually paid attention to the game, as well as the behavior of birds, you would notice that Marin doesn't just want to fly, she wants to be able to leave the island and travel across the sea. You know, where you see gulls? I don't think it's all that common to see an eagle or a falcon flying out to sea. I'm sorry if I sound like a prick, but I just can't stand to see someone spew hatred at something I love without even giving reasons. Sir Real (talk)

I see your point, Sir Real. I still don't like Marin or Link's Awakening, because I get annoyed when someone greets me with "THIEF!" when she's supposedly my friend. Also, Marin reminds me to much of annoying, seagull-fetish little sister Aryll from WW, and she just annoys the hell out of me. LINk11

Week 139: Minish vs. Them

Forest Minish

9 < 23

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
  3. I LOVE MY LITTLE EEVEEKINS, MY PRECIOUS LITTLE SNUGGLEBUNNY, MY WONDERFUL GUY, MY ONE AND MY ONL- oh, you mean THOSE minish... -Stars talk Starssprite.gif 01:39, April 3, 2011 (UTC)
  4. Them they whatever I should call them are just annoying. Besides, they are the size of a thumb and were still able to give the Hero of Men the Picori Blade. --Birdman5589 (talk) 16:40, April 3, 2011 (UTC)
  5. I guess I'll vote for the little guys (heh... little guys...), though it's pretty obvious who's won. --Ricorum (talk) 17:24, April 6, 2011 (UTC)
  6. I don't remember ever seeing these guys lobotomize any ranch girls. Oh, and they're awesome. Sir Real (talk) 00:58, April 8, 2011 (UTC)
  7. I just like them better. Heh, I like "them" better. How about I like theM[inish] better? --DekuStick Master 01:00, April 9, 2011 (UTC)
  8. I lurve Minish cap!!!!! So of course I'm going to vote for the minish! BlueLink.jpg Blue Link BlueLink.jpg 18:36, April 10, 2011 (UTC)

Anonymous votes

  1. I don't even wanna know what the aliens did to Romani.. Seriously, the Minish are waaay nicer and appear only once in a hundred years while "Them" (or "They") appear every year to kidnap the cows..
  2. Minish!!!!

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.
  3. wait, that's zombies. Blood...uh, vampires. I've come for your pickle...Flying Dutchman. Cows...McDonald's. Never mind... TheMask-Mimic 20:02, April 2, 2011 (UTC)
  4. They've come for you. Coming to get you. Crop circles... --BassJapas 20:06, April 2, 2011 (UTC)
  5. There is something very surreal about this battle. The sense of urgency and dread made me pray for the sun to rise, yet when it did, I was sad that it was over. And the atmosphere of the battle is so haunting. Like who are these guys? Why are they here? Its really hard to put into words, but nostalgia wins this one. --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 20:27, April 2, 2011 (UTC)
  6. I'm not too familiar with the Minish, but Their sinister nature and sense of mystery make Them far more appealing to me. Besides, the intro said They are from "a galaxy far, far away". Jedimasterlink (talk) 21:46, April 2, 2011 (UTC)
  7. They're The Beatles, what can I say? --AuronKaizer! 22:18, April 2, 2011 (UTC)
  8. See, Them (they?) have a special place in my heart for making me feel like a little kid again. When I was playing my first video games at the age of six, I got scared easily. Bowzer, bob-ombs, even koopas, you name it, I was scared. And then I grew up and wasn't scared anymore. Until I saw... THEM. (dun dun dun) It took me back, man, seriously... —Lisa URAQT Tetra 03:13, April 3, 2011 (UTC)
  9. I have nothing against the Minish, but They are just awesome, in a disturbing kind of way. I know I always vote for the MM thing, but it's not because I deem things cool just because they are from MM, it's that almost every individual thing in MM is awesome in its own right (I say almost because of Tingle), which is part of why the game is so good and is my favorite.--FierceDeku 03:39, April 3, 2011 (UTC)
  10. Alien GHOSTS. Also, my favorite minigame in MM.--RedeadhunterRedeadContributions Edits 04:32, April 3, 2011 (UTC)
  11. ALIENS! WHO KIDNAP PEOPLE ADN BRAINWASH THEM! Also they're bigger than the Minish.08:34, April 3, 2011 (UTC)CABAL (talk) 08:34, April 3, 2011 (UTC)
  12. Who doesn't vote for a race that steals cows?? --Yorick141 (talk) 09:06, April 3, 2011 (UTC)
  13. Never heard of them, but I will vote them.--User:CerberuΣ GR 30px-The Guardian of Underworld 09:22, April 3, 2011 (UTC)
  14. They are ghosts or aliens or whatever you'll call them. They are creepy like hell, and gave me nightmares, which the Minish couldn't do. Oh, and they eat cows... the Minish doesn't eat cows... --Breakin'Sleazer 09:28, April 3, 2011 (UTC)
  15. Alien Ghosts who come down to steal cows and brainwash little children... IN ZELDA! It was very unexpected and strange. I remember fighting them and going SUNSUNSUNSUNSUNSUN WHERE IS THE SUN!? Damn that was a creepy part of the game. Majora's Mask is twisted! Although, I'm surprised no one has any theories explaining them. I guess that's the whole fun if it, though. No one knows what the hell they are. King of the Twilight (talk)
  16. Them are just too awesome to lose to the Minish. Their fight was too creepy/scary for me to vote otherwise. Ike 18:03, April 7, 2011 (UTC)
  17. Them are the ones that rock, even if Them have made no serious contributions to society. Creepiness rocks, Them are thieves, which rocks, (Sly Cooper fan speaking here, nerd comments commence) Them are mysterious, which rocks, Them are powerful, which rocks, and Them allow me to be majorly ungrammatical, which is sticking it to my english teacher (eat that Binion!), and, apart from anything else, if they actually fought the Minish, they would kick butt. (I don't think the minish can use a hero's bow) LINk11

Anonymous votes

  1. I remember fighting Them. I was taking some out in the distance, I turned, and-HOLYCRAPITSTHEM!!!!!!!!!! I nearly peed my pants :]
  2. Them made more of an impression when they brainwashed Romani. Every once in a while, I'd purposely let Them enter the barn just so I can watch Romani screaming her head off as she's beamed up with the cows. And for the sole fact that I can proudly say "BEAM ME UP, SCOTTY!!" when Them beams everything up.
  3. I HATED these things. Until my friend told me that the fact that I'd have to fight then twice as long is well worth the fact that they move half as fast, and to use the bunny hood while fighting.
  4. Them are so cool and mysterious! And that wasn't bad grammar!
  5. The side quest involving these things took sooo long. And they scared the shit outa me. There Just so much more awesome than the minish.
  6. MEH.
  7. Them scared the crap out of me. And when I defeated them for the first time, I fist-pumped the air so extravagantly that I was glad that no one saw.
  8. I was going to vote for the Minish because i like them ALOT better and Them are weird. But then i remembered Ezlo. He was bad enough
  9. User:ZeldaSatan Yeah im deffinately going with the more familliar race.
  10. Notice a pattern from past weeks. Whenever MM things come up, they usually win. Anonymous Minish Voter number one, realize that many things from Termina are not good or evil. It's an extremely gray areas. Yes, Romani is the victim of Their raid, but we don't know who they are or what they intend with the cows. Like my brother. haha, anyway, about the minish, they help and make good things happen to Hyrule like fairies. I liked the little mousy non-blue smurfs in MC, and their universe is fascinating, there's no doubt... but they are not shrouded in mystery. For all we know the Minish have their own sins that Link never sees...? That's as far as I get with them. :) They win. These aliens. Classic too, the whole aliens after cows. Deserve an explanation though, in my opinion, someday... or maybe nerds like us need to find out their secrets on our own...
  11. I'm not too familiar with either one, but it seems pretty obvious Them would win
  12. Them was just all around amazing. The fact that aliens visit the LoZ series and that the fight was cool. They also redefined what it means to steal cows. My vote is with Them.

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.

Wow. One sided this week. Course, it's all based on a bad pun, so.... Sincerely, Watcher.

What do you mean? The fight itself nor the votes seem pun based to me. As much silly wordplay as you can make using Them, people seem to be voting for them because they like them in their own right (particularly their creepiness).--FierceDeku 19:57, April 3, 2011 (UTC)

MEH. Them are part of the scariest sidequest in LoZ history, in the best LoZ game. Of course their gonna win. Ike 18:07, April 7, 2011 (UTC)


THIS DOES NOT COMPUTE. Sir Real (talk) 01:04, April 8, 2011 (UTC)

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