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Blaaz

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Blaaz
Blaaz.png
Title
Master of Fire
Game(s)Phantom Hourglass
Other MediaPhantom Hourglass manga
Dungeon(s)Temple of Fire
Weakness(es)Boomerang
Reward(s)Leaf, the Spirit of Power
Sand of Hours

Blaaz is the boss of the first dungeon in Phantom Hourglass, Temple of Fire. He bears some physical similarities to a Wizzrobe in appearance, but leaves his robe's hood unadorned, revealing a head covered in flames.

Strategy

The boomerang technique used to join Blaaz's three sub-forms

When the battle starts, Blaaz splits into three smaller versions of himself, all of which are impervious to sword slashes. These smaller entities will float around Link, not separating too far from each other as they attempt to surround the hero on all sides. Before too long, all three will charge up a fireball attack and unleash their fury upon Link. Since the charge time takes several seconds, and because the projectiles travel in perfectly straight lines, these attacks are fairly easy to dodge. Even so, their individual attacks can be interrupted mid-charge with an aimed Boomerang attack. Although the three monsters appear identical on the DS's bottom screen, icons representing them on the map above are different: One "Mini-Blaaz" icon is adorned with a single horn, another with two horns, and the final with three horns. By drawing a path for the Boomerang and striking the enemies in ascending order, the monsters will combine into their true form. In the case they are not attacked in the correct order, they will begin to combine, but halt abruptly halfway through and cancel the metamorphosis.

Once Blaaz returns to normal, he again becomes vulnerable to sword slashes. Lucky for Link, as this is the only way to defeat him. However, while in full form, the fire wizard gains an ability to teleport randomly around the area (much like a Wizzrobe). The fireball attacks he used while split are instead replaced with falling rocks of fire, however he will not have a chance to unleash this attack if Link bombards him with repeated strikes of his blade. In any case, Blaaz will split up into his separate forms before too long. Repeat this process a few more times, and the boss will find himself defeated. After conquering the temple and defeating its boss, Link will earn a Heart Container, gather his first Sand of Hours, and earn the aid of Leaf, the Spirit of Power.

Non-Canon Appearances

Phantom Hourglass Manga

When Link and Ciela enter the Temple of Fire in the Phantom Hourglass manga, they are confronted by Blaaz. He says the two are fools and will fall before his flames.[1] The monster splits into three and attacks Link.[2] The hero attempts to attack Blaaz's smaller forms one at a time,[3] although is unable to because the monsters are surrounded by flames.[4] After realizing that he has to attack from a distance,[5] Link soon spots a chest that houses a Boomerang.[6] Link uses the boomerang to defeat Blaaz's split form. Blaaz becomes whole again[7] but Link destroys the monster with his sword. Blaaz disintegrates into the Sand of Hours,[8] freeing Leaf from his hold.[9]

Trivia

  • In Spirit Tracks there is a boss called Fraaz. His name is similar to Blaaz, as is his title (Master of Icy Fire). They are even both fought with the boomerang. However, Fraaz more resembles a humanoid Keese and the battles are completely different.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 火焔幻術師 ブレイズ Flame Magician: Blaze
French-speaking countries French Braziard, maître du feu Braziard, Master of Fire
Federal Republic of Germany German Blaze, Meister des Feuers Blaze, Master of Fire
Italian Republic Italian Braaz, sovrano del fuoco
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Braaz Comes from the Spanish word Brasa (Ember)
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Blaaz, Señor del Fuego Blaaz, Master of Fire

Gallery

References

  1. "Fools! Fall before the flames of Blaaz, Master of Fire!" (Phantom Hourglass manga (VIZ Media), pg. 55)
  2. "It split into three!" (Phantom Hourglass manga (VIZ Media), pg. 55)
  3. "I'll take care of one at a time!" (Phantom Hourglass manga (VIZ Media), pg. 55)
  4. "Yargh! They're surrounded by flames! I can't get close!" (Phantom Hourglass manga (VIZ Media), pg. 55)
  5. "It's no use! I have to attack from a distance!" (Phantom Hourglass manga (VIZ Media), pg. 55)
  6. "A treasure chest?! A Boomerang!" (Phantom Hourglass manga (VIZ Media), pg. 56)
  7. "He's whole again!" (Phantom Hourglass manga (VIZ Media), pg. 57)
  8. "Blaaz turned to ashes! No, to sand! He's disintegrating!" (Phantom Hourglass manga (VIZ Media), pg. 57)
  9. "I am Leaf, a spirit of power... Thank you for freeing me from the darkness." (Phantom Hourglass manga (VIZ Media), pg. 59)
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