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 167: Bokoblin Base vs. Crescent Island

Bokoblin Base
Crescent Island
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLADIES AND GENTLEMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNN!!! It's time for the one hundred and sixty-seventh showdown of magic in the TEMPLE. OF. COOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAGE! I'd get ready before our combatants of this week gang up on you!

In the tan corner we have a large base filled with many enemies of the same breed. After being captured and having your items stolen, THIS. IS. THE. BOKOOOOOOOOBLIIIIIIIN BAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE!

In the purple corner we have a large island appearing in the present AND the past. With a small village to the east, the hero must retrieve his items which were stolen by Tokay. THIS. IS. CRRRRRRREEEEEEEESCEEEEEEENT IIIIIIIISLAAAAAAAAAAND!


Votes for Bokoblin Base

  1. Chucking bombs at Bokoblin watchtowers was pretty awesome. —Ceiling Master 22:41, July 15, 2012 (UTC)
  2. Sneaking around the Bokoblin Base was a very unexpected part of Skyward Sword for me. It added another dimension to Eldin Volcano and I find it more fun that the stealth in Wind Waker and other games. Also Skyward Sword is my favourite Zelda game. - TimboJimbo User talk:TimboJimbo
  3. *Sigh* Well, I hated Skyward Sword, but I've never played Wind Waker. So, I feel like I have to vote for the one I played. AWWW YEA! (talk) 19:07, July 17, 2012 (UTC)
  4. Having boulders flung at you was somewhat enjoyable. Green Rupee 17:11, July 19, 2012 (UTC)

Anonymous votes

  1. I personally enjoyed sneaking around the Bokoblin Base and re-aquiring your gear, and it really makes you appericiate your sword.
  2. Re-aquiring your gear was fun.
  3. It was a nice change of pace from the rest of the game....until you get Fi back, anyway.
  4. However much I dislike fire places, this part of Skyward Sword was a nice surprise. I haven't played The Wind Waker either.
  5. I would love to try Wind Waker but never got it. this was one of my favourite Skyward Sword moments You know stealthaly killin' bokoblins and all that jazz.Plus I didn't use my slingshot much before this.
  6. I've always loved the stealth sections in games, it really provides a good challenge, and I really feel like im in the game. It makes me feel really suspenseful and is just epic. Oh and to you guys who keep talking about Wind Waker, Cresecent Island is from Oracle of Ages, just thought I'd clear that up.
  7. As always, I'm goin' with my instincts. And these here instincts told me to vote over here. Also, if I hadn't read some of the other votes, I wouldn't even know what game Crescent Island is from (but I was pretty sure it was from one of the Oracle games). And I did really enjoy this section of the game.

Votes for Crescent Island

  1. Crescent Island, to me, is one of the best realized settlements in Zelda. You really feel this place has a history, and you get to help it prepare for future changes to come. And the whole losing your items and getting them back bit was pretty satisfying... once it was through, that is. While I did welcome the unexpected gameplay change of losing your items in Skyward Sword, as a whole it felt like padding, and stealth elements have been implemented into Zelda to much better effect than this. The fact that I was so dead tired of the Eldin Volcano area at that point didn't help. --AuronKaizer! 21:47, July 15, 2012 (UTC)
  2. Bokoblin Base was cool and I liked the implementation of stealth elements (though like AK says, they've been done better before), but Crescent Island was just better crafted. Where Bokoblin Base's collect-a-thon was very linear and each item had only a couple uses, Crescent Island was extremely dynamic, what with the multiple pathways, acquisition of an entirely new item, and the great Shovel/Power Bracelet/Roc's Feather switcheroo that takes place. Bokoblin Base was more of a glorified stealth section, whereas Crescent Island was a long, satisfying puzzle. Xykeb Yvolix Zraliv 22:38, July 15, 2012 (UTC)
  3. I don't really like stealth sections in games. --Kingkillerbee (talk) 05:53, July 16, 2012 (UTC)
  4. All around better. --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 03:05, July 17, 2012 (UTC)
  5. I can't actually comment on Crescent Island, but I can say that the Bokoblin Base helped prove that rehashing an area to artificially lengthen the game is a bad idea. Jedimasterlink (talk) 08:00, July 17, 2012 (UTC)
  6. I found Skyward Sword's rendition of a stealth-themed location rather dull when compared with that of the Crescent Island. – Wattz2000 15:43, July 17, 2012 (UTC)
  7. While I've never played this game, and Skyward Sword is my favorite in the series so far, Bokoblin Base was probably the worst part of the Eldin region, which was the worst of the 3. I mean, the dragon really didn't do that much, at least the other 2 had personalities. Ike 21:01, July 19, 2012 (UTC)

Anonymous votes

  1. Oh yeah!!!
  2. What to me was the worst part of the bokoblin base, was the anti-climactic ending. You found this item, you found that item, well here is a chest that gives you all of the remaining items because by now you have collected so many, we don't want to progam all different chests for it, that would only take longer and make more sense.. This should be at the beginning of the game, where you actually find a new item, you can use to blast the bokoblins (like a bow and arrow, which doesn't blast, but would help a lot). I didn't even like Skyward Sword that much.. Especially the trial's in the silent realms, but that's for another Temple of Courage.
  3. Although I've never played Skyward Sword, I always loved Crescent Island. Both areas had the same problem, with Link's items being stolen, but I thought that Crescent Island was a lot cooler because of the time concept, having to travel back and forth to grow the vines. Although it was REALLY tedious having to do that I thought it was really fun.

Peanut Gallery

I never noticed till today how bad I am with the introductions. – Jazzi (talk) 21:10, July 15, 2012 (UTC)

Poor Jazzi, this isn't even your worst attempt. --AuronKaizer! 21:47, July 15, 2012 (UTC)
Which makes it worse. I don't even remember my worst attempt. I'm really hoping I get better at it. And soon. – Jazzi (talk) 22:06, July 15, 2012 (UTC)

AWW YEA! I hope you know "Crescent Island" is not from The Wind Waker... – Jazzi (talk) 19:26, July 17, 2012 (UTC)

The lack of intelligence in which game Crescent Island is in is really sad. – Jazzi (talk) 12:36, July 19, 2012 (UTC)

Jazzi, that might be my fault as I was comparing Bokoblin Base to other stealth sections, including WW. Now it seems to have blown up quite a bit. I can edit my piece if you want. User talk:TimboJimbo
I think it's less you and more that people just see the word "island" and automatically assume "Wind Waker". Either way, people should be able to tell it's not that purely based on the image, though. Xykeb Yvolix Zraliv 17:56, July 19, 2012 (UTC)

Week 166: Error vs. Secret Moblin


11.5 > 11
Secret Moblin
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLADIES AND GENTLEMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNN!!! It's time for the one hundred and sixty-sixth showdown of magic in the TEMPLE. OF. COOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAGE! Our combatants this week are on CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL and before you doubt their reputation, we'll let you see them now!

In the blue corner we have a villager from the Town of Ruto. He allows you to enter an isolated palace. When met he is a man of few words, THIS. IS. ERROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR!

In the pink corner we have a secret man helpful friend(?) who resides in a cave. Is he the only one, or are there more of his kind? Although it's a secret, THIS. IS. SEEEEECREEEEETTT MOOOOOOOOOBLIIIIIIN!


Votes for Error

  1. When I was trying to play through Zelda II, I encountered ERROR and flipped out, it was quite exciting. So yeah, voting for the infamy. User:Jäzzi/Safe
  2. The Secret Moblin gave me money, but Error gave me a special kind of shattering insight into my mind without which I would be a drastically different person today, for better or worse. Money can't buy me love, but temporary psychoses, yeah. It worked for Charlie Sheen, at least. Lastly, I would lik-ERRORERRORERRORERRORERROR01000101 01010010 01010010 01001111 01010010 --AuronKaizer! 00:36, July 2, 2012 (UTC)
  3. For the record, I don't have these games. I think Error was so famous since it was just very random and funny for a game that is usually regarded as difficult. Kingkillerbee (talk) 21:56, July 1, 2012 (UTC)
  4. Banter between my friends and I about how he got this name is priceless. AWWW YEA! (talk) 17:59, July 2, 2012 (UTC)
  5. Hate moblins. 'Nuff said. --Amythistfire (talk) 01:13, July 4, 2012 (UTC)
  6. I feel incredibly bad for this man. His name is Error, so what? As human beings we should be trying to accept others for who they are, despite the silliness of names or looks or otherwise. I vote for Error only because he's a good man who takes care of things when things need to be taken care of. God bless this man and his family. Kapodaco! (talk) 03:43, July 7, 2012 (UTC)
  7. The Secret Moblin's quote has had more recognition from Nintendo, being more prevalent throughout the series. Here is a vote for the underrated one. --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 18:37, July 8, 2012 (UTC)
  8. Error should win. (talk)
  9. In a time where NPC's were as cryptic as cross words Error was the lone man who stood out from the rest by being helpful and to the point. He did what he needed to giving all the information Link needed with no riddles or twists. That is why I vote for Error, not because of his name but because of his purpose. A man who choose a name that could be remembered for a time when his knowledge was needed. Oni Dark Link 23:20, July 11, 2012 (UTC)
  10. I am ERROR!!!!!!!!!!!! 100% Although I never played the game, I've seen him in a fan-made wario game (but with a twist)— CandD (talk) 23:36, July 11, 2012 (UTC)

Anonymous votes

  1. You gotta think IT'S A SECRET TO EVERYBODY. or I AM ERROR. well guess what...I AM ERROR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. Why am I voting over here? Well, IT'S A- Ahem. I fully and completely trust my instincts that told me to vote here, and I don't think they are in ERR- Alright, don't throw those tomatoes at me, I didn't finish the phrases... And no, this isn't me going with the flow; the comments on this side just pushed me in this direction and I couldn't bring myself to make a pity vote.
  3. I am Error.

Votes for Secret Moblin

  1. Secret Moblin, because he hides under bushes DevaGolgotha (talk) 22:57, July 1, 2012 (UTC)
  2. Green Rupee 18:14, July 2, 2012 (UTC)
  3. I think I'm gonna have to vote for this, because his line was in Skyward Sword. Ike 02:53, July 3, 2012 (UTC)
  4. I know you look scary, but that doesn't matter. My name is Link, three years old. Would you like to be friends? --Hydropanda (talk) 15:37, July 7, 2012 (UTC)
  5. The Secret Moblin's line is found in multiple other games, while "I AM ERROR" is only found in one that I know of. —Ceiling Master 15:52, July 9, 2012 (UTC)
  6. I don't really have a preference one way or another, so to keep things interesting, I'll vote this way to keep the score tied (for now). Jedimasterlink (talk) 06:07, July 10, 2012 (UTC)
  7. The Secret Moblin is mentioned in almost all of the LoZ games, while Error is just a weird step-child in a weird step-child of a game. This is my first post!!! TimboJimbo

Anonymous votes

  1. I'm voting for this Moblin, but why is a secret to everybody!
  2. It's a everybody to secret!
  3. Wow that's tough.
  4. secret moblin because, IT'S A SECRET TO EVERYBODY
  5. The Secret Moblin is mentioned in almost all of the LoZ games, while Error is just a weird step-child in a weird step-child of a game.
  6. Secret Moblin. Adventure of link sucked.
  7. I really liked Error, but the Secret Moblin gives Link rupees just for dropping in and saying hello. One heck of a nice guy!

Peanut Gallery

Honestly, the colors need major(a) work, I haven ever had that hard of a time with the colors. And the introduction... might be too little. User:Jäzzi/Safe

"In the blue corner is a masked we have a villager from the Town of Ruto." Delete this comment when its fixed. --Amythistfire (talk) 01:39, July 4, 2012 (UTC)

Not that hard to remove it yourself. Of course, we don't need the introduction all spaced out. Jazzi 02:23, July 4, 2012 (UTC)

Hey, now the votes are flipped. 5 user votes and 3 anon votes for Error, and 3 user votes and 5 anon votes for the Secret Moblin! Well, I for one didn't expect it to turn out like this. Expectations. I have none. Anonymous (Talk) 13:25, July 6, 2012 (UTC)

Week 165: Goht vs. Koloktos


6.5 < 21
LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLADIES AND GENTLEMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNN!!! It's time for the one hundred and sixty-fifth showdown for the love of the people in the TEMPLE. OF. COOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAGE! Our combatants this week are monstrous metal machines hidden in the depths of ancient temples. Oh, hey, they're awake! Let's meet them now.

In the raging-red-orange corner is a masked mechanical monster found frozen in a large block of ice deep inside of the Snowhead Temple. Responsible for the recent frosting-over for the area, our hero ventures inside with his trusty Goron Mask and engages the creature in combat. Running away from the rampaging beast, eventually the hero destroys this creature and it collapses, out of energy. Angry and ready to trample down anything that gets in its way, THIS. IS. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHT!

In the gray corner we have a golden, many-armed automaton found in the very top of the Ancient Cistern. Wielding axes and swords, it proves a challenge for our hero to defeat; only by fighting fire with fire (or big swords with...the same big swords, as it were), is our hero able to damage the heart at its very core. Armed and ready to fight, THIS. IS. KOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLOOOOOOOOKTOOOOOOOOOS!

Hold on to your dustmasks and watch closely! This intense duel-to-the-death is about to begin! So without further adieu LLLLLLLLLLLLLET'S GET RRRRRRRRRRRRRREADYYYYYYYY TO RUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMBLE!!!

Votes for Goht

  1. No love for Goht? Come now people, this boss battle was very creative! He runs around... and around... and around... Nothing can top that! Kapodaco! (talk) 18:12, June 15, 2012 (UTC)
  2. AWWW YEA! AWWW YEA! (talk) 17:22, June 16, 2012 (UTC)
  3. I wasn't too much a fan of Koloktos. Goht was a fun battle, especially because you need the Goron mask. Ike 20:51, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
  4. Goht is really tough and ruthless, just Majora doing its thing boss wise. It's appearance is also pretty badass, and though I'll admit Kolkotos looks cooler, I didn't enjoy Skyard Sword much so he pales down in comparison.--Trill&Plumm (talk) 04:48, June 30, 2012 (UTC)

Anonymous votes

  1. I just feel bad for Goht, AND Majora's mask was a much better game.
  2. Goht stunk as a boss. But he was still amazing.
  3. No love for a boss that attacked you out of free will?
  4. Both were fun, but I enjoyed Goht much more. And, he's one of the bosses not made easier by fierce deity.
  5. Goht is one of my favourite majoras mask bosses and the goron mask is just awesome.

Votes for Koloktos

  1. One of my favorite Skyward Sword boss fights and come on this thing just looks badass. Minish Link   Talk Page 17:13, 6/14/2012 
  2. I'll admit Goht was a great boss but Koloktos just beats him six hands down. This was a terrific boss fight, great boss design, very fitting music, nice use of the dungeon weapon and it lets you use a big freaking sword. Goht had quite a bit going for it but being the boss that you likely had to refight the most in the game eventually made him become somewhat annoying in my humble opinion. Koloktos on the other hand I look forward to fighting this boss again and again and again. Oni Dark Link 17:24, June 14, 2012 (UTC)
  3. My favorite SS boss that you don't fight 3 times. How could I not vote for him?--Green Rupee 18:31, June 14, 2012 (UTC)
  4. You get a giant sword from Koloktos. Case closed. --KilledbyKeese 19:11, June 14, 2012 (UTC)
  5. While I like Goht and consider it the more fun and objectively challenging fight, the latter is caused more by fake difficulty in the form of unfair, random programming than any sort of ingenuity on the part of the game makers. Koloktos quickly becomes repetitive, but never boring. However, it does become a victim of trying to hard, with the giant swords and whatnot. It's not strictly necessary, and seems to me to be a bit beneath Zelda in general, instead fitting more into, to say it in a very nice way, cerebrally challenged games (and by extent, the gamers what play them) such as God of War. --AuronKaizer! 21:29, June 14, 2012 (UTC)
  6. Goht was a fun fight, but the finicky controls of the Goron rolling combined with Goht's eerily accurate attacks could make it frustrating at times. Koloktos employed a cool and creative use of the (otherwise pretty disappointing) dungeon item and was overall I found it really entertaining. Xykeb Yvolix Zraliv 22:47, June 14, 2012 (UTC)
  7. As much as I'd love to fill that void on the left, I just can't bring myself to do it. Both battles were a lot of fun, but Koloktos was just designed much better. Jedimasterlink (talk) 23:33, June 14, 2012 (UTC)
  8. I haven't got to this part in Skyward Sword, and I don't have have Majora's Mask, so this is based off of the videos. As much as I dislike voting for a side that is winning by a lot, Koloktos looks more challenging and it kills its own minions. Kingkillerbee (Talk) 21:04, June 14, 2012 (UTC)
  9. Likely my favorite boss in the series. Goht is good, but loses when compared to this guy. --EveryDayJoe45 (talk) 19:47, June 15, 2012 (UTC)
  10. Actually, there were a surprising amount of reasons to choose Goht, but Koloktos is simply one of the very best boss fights we've had in the Zelda series. Shame that the Whip is kinda... weird. "FWONG! SPLAT! GLOIP!" - it sounds and looks like something you'd get for a kid at a science fair. Also the Goht fight was pretty genius. --Naxios10 (talk) 07:50, June 16, 2012 (UTC)
  11. Koloktos's theme song is super intense and his fight was very creative. It perfectly fit the Buddhist theme of the Ancient Cistern. Plus I never played Majora's Mask, and quite frankly Goht creeps the hell out of me...--Hero of twilight44 (talk) 11:08, June 17, 2012 (UTC)
  12. This boss is awesome! It looks so cool. It is solid gold! Goht is the easiest boss ever. I hate easy bosses. Koloktos was hard and looked awesome. Z-Zori Gigafly (Talk) 20:39, June 21, 2012 (UTC)
  13. Koloktos is bigger, stronger and more of a challenge than goht so my vote goes for Koloktos...--Longhorn Velez (talk) 15:23, June 22, 2012 (UTC)
  14. I think everything about this boss is epic! Even the music! What's better than a gold robot with multiple arms holding axes? Goht is just a... Simple goat! User:ShadowEyes978 (Talk) 18:54, June 25;2012 (UTC)
  15. I gotta choose THIS pile of metal because after fighting Ghot two times this morning, I'm absolutely sick of him. :P --GildedGhirahim (talk) 00:09, June 26, 2012 (UTC)
  16. He's epic!  Yugimuto1    Talk   21 edits    

Anonymous votes

  1. First vote. Not just anon, but overall. Anyway, I, uh, haven't played the other game, but before you go all "I hate people who do that" I would like to say that I read the page of the one on the left and watched the video. And I prefer this guy. I liked the fact that you got to use his own weapon against him, and he's just so nice and shiny. And my instincts did tell me to vote on the right again. </rambling>
  2. When I first battled Koloktos I was like, Awesome! All those big and shiny weapons! I like shiny weapons, which is why I like the Iron Knuckle so much and he's got an axe too. But then when Koloktos got up his wobbly legs and took out the six giant scimitars, I was like: NOO WAAAY!! I loved this battle! Oh yeah, Majora's Mask is indeed a better game than Skyward Sword, in my opinion.
  3. Honestley hwo wouldn't LOOOOOOOOOOOVE to wield those scimitars. I mean goht was fun but he could get VEEEERY annoying at times.
  4. Don't make me choose!!!
  5. The solid golden ancient machine always gets my vote.
  6. The Goht battle was kinda boring.
  7. Well, I'm kinda new to the whole "Legend of Zelda Universe" thing, seeing as I've only played The Legend of Zelda, and Twilight Princess, and I've finish neither of them. So, coolest looking boss goes to the Kolokosis guy, or whatever.
  8. never played either game, but my bro has battled kolokotos and his battle theme rocks. just like girahms battle theme. and wind waker ganondorf. and WW miniboss. the list of rocking zelda fights goes on and on and on and... KOLOKOTOS FTW!
  9. u get to use a huge sword
  10. While I love Majora's Mask a lot more than Skyward Sword, or any other Zelda game for that matter, I gotta hand it to Kolktos for being frigging epic. No matter what the fight is, Koloktos wins.

Peanut Gallery

I think I know who'll win this one... AWWW YEA! (talk) 09:34, June 17, 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, the fight is so close. </sarcasm> In all seriousness, I don't mind one-sided fights as much. I mean, I do prefer close fights, but I just want to see how each fight turns out. -Anonymous (Talk) 00:55, June 18, 2012 (UTC)

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