100°
Submitted by spaboolly 515d ago | opinion piece

Top 10 Legend of Zelda Ghouls and Ghosts

In the spirit of the season, I’ll be paying tribute to ghosts of a more pixelated nature in the first of three weekly articles leading up to the release of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds on November 22. The renowned series has no shortage of lovably ghoulish personalities who have spent years shuffling about the mortal world of Hyrule, waiting for their day in the spotlight. (3DS, GameCube, Nintendo DS, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Wii, Wii U)

link2Dpast  +   515d ago
I guess someone else you could add would be the flute boy from link to the past. Always felt sorry for him
CrossingEden  +   515d ago
Just a heads up, the Hero's Shade is confirmed to be the Ocarina of Time version of Link.
spaboolly  +   515d ago
It was specified in the Hyrule Historia that he is a the spirit of the Hero of Time, and teaches Link his sword techniques because he regrets not being remembered. This article is just about the games... no need to get overly technical and confuse people who haven't read it. Besides, it gave me an excuse to throw in a little humor.
#2.1 (Edited 515d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
Xof  +   515d ago
Or, to put it another way, Hyrule Historia basically DENIED the fan-theory that the Hero's Shade was OoT Link.

Anyway, on topic, the only time I was ever genuinely "spooked" by something in a Zelda game... it was in Ikana Canyon. Just... that whole quarter of the game. So damned creepy.
spaboolly  +   515d ago
To Xof: I just looked it up to make sure I remembered right. I wouldn't say it denies the fan theories, but it does somewhat contradict later games. "The spirit of Link's ancestor, the Hero of Time, teaches him his secrets. Ever since returning to the Child Era, the swordsman has lamented the fact that he was not remembered as a hero."

And personally I think the creepiest things in any Zelda game are the Shadow Temple theme music and Dead Hand.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
10°

Five Facts - Variety Pack #9

8m ago - GTA IV, Left 4 Dead 2, Portal 2, Bioshock Infinite, and Dead Space all make an appearance in the... | Culture

Why 8th Gen Consoles are Awesome Part 3: Wii U

9m ago - In the 3rd and final part of the series, ThisGenGaming explains why the Wii U is awesome. In thes... | Wii U
Ad

See what games are coming out in 2015

Now - Visit our release calendar to see what games are coming out in 2015. | Promoted post
10°

Bonus 3DS Theme with Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Pre-order in Australia

9m ago - Pre-order Xenoblade Chronicles 3D at selected retailers in Australia and you'll score a bonus 3DS... | 3DS
10°

New Crucible map and Inferno event for Nosgoth

10m ago - The latest Nosgoth update adds the new Crucible map, along with an accompanying event. The event... | PC
20°

Activision Revealing New Game April 14th

10m ago - VGR: Our money is on Guitar Hero…based on how it looks like a Bonnaroo poster, but what do you th... | PS4