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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 143: Bombers Secret Society of Justice vs. Seven Maidens

Bombers Secret Society of Justice
"'Undecided'"
Seven Maidens (A Link to the Past)

LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLADIES AND GENTLEMEN!!! It's time for the belated 143rd week in the TEMPLE. OF. COOOOOOUUUUUURAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE!!! This week's battle is between two sexist gender-exclusive groups, both of which fight for justice. Let's meet them both in the ring.

In the purple corner is a group of young do-gooders residing in Clock Town. Aiming to please all throughout the land by doing deeds for them as well as helping them with their many troubles, our hero joins this group at the beginning of his quest. In order to do so, he must best five members of the group at a game of Hide-and-Seek, finding them all before the dawn of the next day. When he does so, he receives a notebook so he may keep track of his good deeds, and is granted permission to pass through their hideout in East Clock Town. THEY. ARE. THE BOMBERS SECRET SOCIETY OF JUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUSTIIIIIIIIIIIICE!!!

In the light blue corner we have the descendants of the Seven Wise Men, all women. In order to break the spell on his master, Ganon, the dark wizard Agahnim captures and imprisons them all inside crystals hidden throughout the corrupted Golden Land. Our hero braves the many dungeons of the Dark World, and rescues them, and is gradually told the history of Ganon's war on Hyrule. Eventually, he rescues the seventh descendant, Princess Zelda; their powers combined, they open a gateway to Ganon's Tower, where our hero does battle with Agahnim once more. THEY. ARE. THE SEVEN MAAAAAIIDENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNS!!!

It looks like they're squabbling already, so get to your seats! This will not be a fight to miss! LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLET'S GET RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREADY TO RRRRRRRRRRRRRRUMMMMMMMMMMBLLLLLLLLE!!!

Votes for Bombers Secret Society of Justice

  1. Kickass little kids who aim to do good throughout all of Termina? Sign me up! ...Not literally. —Minish Link(c·ec·db)
  2. It would have been an easy decision if it weren't for FSA. Those maidens are much more interesting, aren't as much of a copy of each other, show signs of being involved in their respective lands, can teleport Link across Hyrule, and turn into fairies, which is awesome. Though I do remember those maidens spouting a lot of text at me that I didn't really gain much from. Still, what gang of kids do you know was created to seek out and help people in need? They're just too cool. And the shorthand for their group is "The Bombers", which sounds like something else entirely, and the long form is "Secret Society of Justice", which is a way better title than "Seven Maidens".--FierceDeku 04:31, May 9, 2011 (UTC)

Anonymous votes

  1. Bombers Rock!!! what can some little girls do besides get into trouble and teleport people around where bombers help people and have spit wad guns what could be better! The hero of time

Votes for Seven Maidens

  1. Seven Maidens All The Way. --Ricorum (talk) 03:46, May 9, 2011 (UTC)
  2. Bros before h... Scratch that. It may not be 72 but I think I'm going to have to go with the seven maidens. --Birdman5589 (talk) 03:59, May 9, 2011 (UTC)
  3. The Bombers could be a little annoying at times, especially Number Three, whose... actions need not be elaborated upon (sick freak). Rescuing fair maidens is the bread and butter of a hero, and there being seven of them, could be the biggest accumulation of heroics in a Zelda game. And besides which, the music that plays whenever you rescue a crystallized maiden (now there's a good name for your new lackluster and brainless thrash metal project) melts this troper's heart. Every time. On a dime. Even with key lime. ...What was I talking about, again? Oh yes, I vote Edwards. --AuronKaizer! 05:28, May 9, 2011 (UTC)
  4. ALttP....--LinksGirlfriend

Anonymous votes

Peanut Gallery

So, for the record, I'm pretty sure both of these groups are all one gender due to coincidence/graphics recycling. The bombers allowed whole other species in before Skull Kid came along, so why not girls, and I I'm pretty sure none of them ever said they were boys only. Also, Zelda is the last maiden you rescue after reaching the Dark World. That's why there are 7 dark world dungeons. Yeah, you rescue her at the beginning of the game also, but this makes it sound like she doesn't get captured again. I'm sorry, I just feel compelled to point these things out. It's a side effect of being a wiki editor.--FierceDeku 04:31, May 9, 2011 (UTC)

Week 142: Deku Princess vs. Princess Ruto

Deku Princess Artwork
"'Deku Princess!'"
Deku Princess Artwork

17.5 > 14.5
Princess Ruto Artwork
LLLLLLLLLLLLADIES AND GENTLEMENNNNNNN!!! Zeldapedia brings to you the 142nd Easter Spectacular, brought to you by Burlap Sacks 'R' Us! And to celebrate whatever this holiday is about, we have summoned forth its very embodiment for this week's battle! Because when I think Easter, I think... PRINCESSES! Let's see what these two monarchical figures are all about.

In the green corner, we have the princess of the Deku Scrubs that inhabit the region of Woodfall in the land of Termina. When the once comparatively clean swamp water of her domain became contaminated, she immediately took action and headed towards Woodfall Temple, the swamp's source. However, she is taken captive by the evil spirit that has taken over the temple, and the innocent monkey with whom she had embarked on this mission is mistakenly blamed for this. The hero is eventually caught up in this series of unfortunate events, and is able to cleanse the swamp water, rescue the princess from the evil Odolwa (and return her, in a most unusual fashion, to her home) and prove the monkey's innocence, but not before the Deku Princess lets her hasty father hear what's what. THIS. IS. THE DEEEEEEEEEKU PRINCESSSSSSSSSSS!!!

In the turquoise corner is the princess of the Zoras that reside in Zora's Domain in eastern Hyrule. When her people's patron deity, Lord Jabu-Jabu begins to act strangely, she loses possession of the ancestral Zora's Sapphire when checking on him. As she has done so many times before, she ventures inside of Jabu-Jabu to find her lost possession. The hero finds a message in a bottle written by the princess, which he shows to her father, allowing him to pass through to the fountain where Jabu-Jabu resides. Inside Jabu-Jabu, he does indeed meet Ruto, and inadvertently becomes betrothed to her when she gives him the Zora's Sapphire. Seven years later, the two meet again, and the Zora princess is awakened as the Sage of Water, destined to save Hyrule. THIS. IS. PRIIIIINCESSSSSS RUUUUUUUUUUUUUTOOOOOO!!!

The Easter Bunny himself is in attendance tonight to witness this spectacle. We hope that all audience members have brought along protective gear to prevent life-threatening damage sustained from any eventual showers of chocolate eggs. With that said... LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLET'S GET RRRRRRRRRREADY TO RUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMBLE!!!

Votes for Deku Princess

  1. Bit of a toss-up here, actually. I like them both. However, Ruto, as we all know by know, is part of an Escort Mission, and it's not one of the good ones. That and she's a bit of an annoying brat and her becoming the sage was as obvious as it can get. The Deku Princess, while not having a lot of character traits or anything, just struck me as a more likable character and actually a semi-efficient ruler. And while she too was technically part of an Escort Mission, it was one of those that was fun, and actually took me a while to connect the dots on what to do. That's thinking outside the box. Ruto loses on some glaring character flaws here, I'm afraid. --AuronKaizer! 00:04, April 25, 2011 (UTC)
  2. Although I like Zoras as well as Deku (no way), I found Ruto herself and carrying her around a bit annoying. At least Link can carry the Deku Princess in a bottle, which is much more original than the letter in the bottle that Ruto had. --DekuStick Master 00:13, April 25, 2011 (UTC)
  3. She's wearing clothes. And I can play the Deku Palace theme on flute. So, yeah. --BassJapas 00:14, April 25, 2011 (UTC)
  4. She does not try to marry Link. -Isdrakthül 00:16, April 25, 2011 (UTC)
  5. Actually shows respect for Link as someone not bound to serve her upon first meeting.--RedeadhunterRedeadContributions Edits 00:39, April 25, 2011 (UTC)
  6. Love ability to carry person around in bottle. Also, Ruto ticks me off with her "How in considerate! You shouldn't have left me behind! If you're a man, act like one!" (Sorry, but, I was too busy killing a giant parasitic tentacle to hold you.) Also, I found it very annoying to have to carry her everywhere. (Although I enjoyed throwing her at jellyfish!) She also was extremely bratty, especially when you think about the fact that I carried her everywhere in that stupid dungeon (apparently she can't walk on her own), saved her from the big octo and Barinade, and then she yells at me for being late! (I didn't know we had set a time to meet up again) Then, she not only shows me very little gratitude, she also has to trick me into getting engaged to her! I think I'll end it Metallica-style: Specially Huge Amounts of Hatred and Cess-Ridden Filth to the Idiot that Follows: Princess Ruto! LINk11
  7. I agree with Isdrakthül. --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 15:16, April 25, 2011 (UTC)
  8. Even though I like Ocarina of Time more, I'll have to with Deku Princess instead. Ruto is waaaay too annoying, you can just shove Deku Princess in a bottle and save yourself from having to listen to her complaining. Lincas1Vaati (The Minish Cap) 19:39, April 25, 2011 (UTC)
  9. Okay, maybe that's going a little too far. But I really hate her. The Deku Princess, on the other hand, saves monkeys. Yay. Sir Real (talk)
  10. When I first met Ruto she reminded me of my Mom. Then, when she falls in love with Link it creeped me out. I mean come on, the girl's like, part fish. The Deku Princess was her polar opposite. I actually enjoyed the character when I met her, and I liked being able to carry her in a bottle. --Nevermind0309 (talk) 08:11, April 27, 2011 (UTC)
  11. This was a hard one. I think I'm kinda "closer" to Ruto. But then there is that fact that she just annoys the heck out of me. So I'll go for the Deku Princess this time --Breakin'Sleazer 17:15, April 30, 2011 (UTC)
  12. I'm not voting for the Deku over Zora or MM over OoT, I like the Deku Princess as a character, while Ruto has always annoyed me.--FierceDeku 23:17, May 8, 2011 (UTC)

Anonymous votes

  1. I HATE RUTO. RUTO IS EVIL. DEMONS ARE EVIL. RUTO IS A DEMON!!!
  2. Ruto is annoying, although it is fun to toss her at those Bari to defeat them. The Deku Princess tops her because of that hilarious scene where she tackles her father in a scene of hilarity. DEATH TO RUTO!
  3. MEH.
  4. While I love Ocarina of Time and anything associated with it, Ruto's just sort of annoying and bossy, while the Deku Princess has spunk. Plus, I've always kind of wished Ruto would put some clothes on....
  5. Ruto has earned a special place in my heart. That place is a hellish realm where she burns for all eternity, kept far from her precious Link. A fitting place for a creepy, annoying stalker such as herself.
  6. After she's FINALLY done being rude, Ruto can never take the hint that Link doesn't want to marry her. The Deku Princess, however, actually treats Link like another being, not an object. Plus, I like watching her own her father.
  7. My vote's going for the Deku Princess mostly because Ruto scares the crap out of me, and the Deku Princess beats the crap out of her dad, which is by far the BEST scene in MM.
  8. My voice goes to Deku Princess. She was actually nice to Link, while Ruto was bossing him around. *nod*
  9. While Ruto is indeed hot, like A REALLY REALLY HOT FISH that i would do dirty things to, Deku Princess is just too cute, she has those yellow, big and sad eyes that just screams LOVE ME!! and the civilization of the Dekus has that Mayan feeling that is so mistic, not like those sumg fishes... also, Ruto doesn't hit her father, which would only augmented her awesomeness, a missed oportunity...
  10. Weird naked fish lady chasing after Link, Deku girl who owns her dad for being an idiot...no contest. Deku Princess
  11. Personally, from the theories I gather, that the Deku are more deserving of sympathy and respect. I think Ruto, though important for the symbolism of the mythology, is ultimately a creepy stalker who forces Link into decisions he doesn't want to make. Deku Princess...? You put her in a bottle for crying out loud! XD

Votes for Princess Ruto

  1. Zora. -Minish Link 01:37, April 25, 2011 (UTC)
  2. Though there there is a lot that makes me prefer the Deku Princess over Ruto here I do have one major qualm with the Deku Princess. You can't sell her to the guy in the Curiosity Shop. I've alwys wished you could (illegally trading princesses that would be so epic). Ruto also shares a name with a Zelda II town Oni Dark Link 10:05, April 25, 2011 (UTC)
  3. First of all I think Zoras are awesome. Plus Ruto and I have a bit in common. We both like Link plus we are both annoying. She's the Sage of Water which is cool, both Princess and Sage! I think the Deku Princess is ok but Ruto's a much better character story wise.--LinksGirlfriend
  4. I can't trust anybody that associates with monkeys. --Birdman5589 (talk) 15:22, April 25, 2011 (UTC)
  5. For some reason, Ruto wasn't as annoying to me. The Deku Princess, for whatever reason, was worse for me. --Ricorum (talk) 00:01, April 29, 2011 (UTC)
  6. Ruto is more femenine...--Longhorn Velez (talk) 22:58, April 29, 2011 (UTC)
  7. Zora > Deku any day of the week! Just sayin. Njh117 (talk)
  8. Not that I have any (specific) thing against the Deku Princess, it's just that I think Ruto is better overall. Plus, Ocarina of Time is my favorite Zelda game. Corfid Bizna (talk)
  9. I've got fonder memories of Ruto. Nayru's Maiden (talk) 05:56, May 8, 2011 (UTC)
  10. Never really a fan of Deku Princess, for whatever reason. Good story and all, but I just like Ruto more.-- C2 / CC 17:35, May 8, 2011 (UTC)

Anonymous votes

  1. As a child she is cute (especially when she blushes), as an adult she is hot, she's a Zora and you don't have to figure out that you must capture her in a bottle.. Because that makes much sence..
  2. heheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheh shes hot
  3. Female Deku in a bottle.... have to go whit princess ruto on this one.
  4. Princess Ruto is totally hot. And i LOVE Zora people... THEY'RE AWESOME!!!!! :-)
  5. I agree. I think she did more to save her land, and besides, she's the sage of water. WIN!!!!
  6. Deku princess was so annoying, princess ruto was kinda annoying but funny.
  7. DFC love <3
  8. I fell in love with her, even though she could act like a biatch^^
  9. Look at Ruto, though she has scale she is kinda pretty. But Deku princess is butt-ugly and looks EMO!

Peanut Gallery

This looks pretty one-sided. But I don't think it's because of people liking Deku Princess(she's barely a character), but because everyone just hates Ruto so much. LINk11

"A character is the representation of a person in a narrative or dramatic work of art" Deku Princess is not barely a character. She just had less of a role than Ruto. --BassJapas 14:13, April 25, 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for clearing that up. Knives182 (talk) 03:26, April 27, 2011 (UTC)

Week 141: Megaton Hammer vs. Skull Hammer

Megaton Hammer
"'Megaton Hammer!'"
Megaton Hammer

14.5 > 9.5
Skull Hammer

LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLADIES AND GENTLEMEN!!! I am pleased to announced the 141st fight in the TEMPLE. OF. COOOOUUUUUURRRRRRRAAAAAAAAGE!!! 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 brown 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 depress heavily-rusted switches found throughout the dungeons of Hyrule. This handy tool may also be used to uncover entrances to hidden grottos and smash rocks, and even use it much like his trusty sword. Weighing in at a megaton and/or capable of producing shockwaves whose force equals the same, THIS. IS. THE MEEEGAAAATON HAMMERRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

In the light slate gray corner is a ghastly-looking hammer, left behind as battle spoils from the hero's battle with Phantom Ganon in the Forsaken Fortress. The hammer's primary usage is pounding down wooden stakes ordinarily unyielding to regular force. It may also be used in battle, sending out devastating shockwaves. When used in conjunction with Ice Arrows, it may be used to defeat the enemy outright by smashing their frozen bodies. THIS. IS. THE 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 RRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEAAAAADY 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
  6. *Bang bang* Link's silver hammer came down upon Volvagia's head. *Clang clang* Link's silver hammer made sure that he was dead. --AuronKaizer! 14:25, April 19, 2011 (UTC)
  7. It looks better, and makes more sense as an actual hammer... --DekuStick Master 20:27, April 19, 2011 (UTC)
  8. Anyone up for a game of Whack-a-dragon? --Hydropanda (talk) 23:16, April 21, 2011 (UTC)
  9. Its epic, nuff said Lincas1Vaati (The Minish Cap) 20:12, April 22, 2011 (UTC)
  10. It's a goron treasure. And I like OoT better than WW, lame excuse, but I like the Megaton Hammer better anyway --Breakin'Sleazer 19:06, April 24, 2011 (UTC)

Anonymous votes

  1. One word: Volvagia
  2. It just reminds me of The Legend of Zelda: Abridged Series. Go Mega-Crush (MC) Hammer!!
  3. Even though the skull hammer has a better design, I like the shinyness of the Megaton Hammer. It was fun to slam it against a wall and see Walltullas come down..
  4. You can smash Soul Calibur characters with this one :)
  5. MEGATON HAMMMMMER!
  6. I agree with anon number 2. GO MC HAMMER!!!
  7. Ocarina of time is just cooler then wind waker! and besides, who does'nt love gorons!!
  8. The Megaton Hammer (or Megacrush Hammer in The Legend of Zelda: The Abridged Series) can be used for Ocarina of Time's famous crouch-stab glitch. The Skull Hammer can't be used for any glitches besides the dumb stop-and-swap glitch.
  9. MEH.

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)
  4. I love the animation of the skull hammer. Also it is bigger and better designed than the megaton one.--User:CerberuΣ GR 30px-The Guardian of Underworld 07:27, April 20, 2011 (UTC)
  5. I really like the Megaton Hammer, but I love playing baseball with Miniblins more. Wait... BANG! New distance record! --Ricorum (talk) 15:13, April 20, 2011 (UTC)
  6. I don't have any idea what animal's skull was used, but I WANT THAT HAMMER.--RedeadhunterRedeadContributions Edits 02:14, April 21, 2011 (UTC)
  7. It has more character. --Birdman5589 (talk) 03:35, April 21, 2011 (UTC)
  8. First off, let me say that I'm a huge fan of OoT, and I think it is a vastly superior game to WW. That said, let's compare. Megaton Hammer: useless outside the dungeon you get it in, very few unique interactions w/ enemies, looks lame, less reach than the Master Sword. Skull Hammer: decent amount of use in the Overworld, interacts differently w/ most enemies, is a visually impressive GIANT F***ING HAMMER W/ A SKULL on it, has more reach than your sword. As cool as all the fanboys think Volvagia (and anything associated w/ him) is, the Megaton Hammer really was pretty useless outside the Fire Temple. Knives182 (talk) 02:36, April 22, 2011 (UTC)

Anonymous votes

  1. I <3 WW.
  2. Yes
  3. Remember seeing Link jump up and down with that hammer like it weights nothing after beating the Helmaroc King?

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