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Cubus Sisters

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Cubus Sisters
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Title
Diabolical
Game(s)Phantom Hourglass
Other MediaPhantom Hourglass (Himekawa)
Dungeon(s)Ghost Ship
Weakness(es)Energy balls
Reward(s)Ghost Key

The Diabolical Cubus Sisters are the fourth Boss in Phantom Hourglass.

Characteristics

Three will shoot laser beams down at Link, while the other will send down an energy ball. In a game of Dead Man's Volley, Link must hit the energy ball back at the Cubus Sister. Once the first is gone, the remaining three will hit the energy ball between themselves to disorient Link. Once only one remains, it will also send out two fake energy balls that will harm Link if he hits them. The fake ones look different from the real energy ball, so Link can distinguish them. Once defeated, Link will receive a Heart Container and a key to a secret room of the Ghost Ship.

Non-Canon Appearances

Phantom Hourglass Manga

Only one of the Cubus Sisters make an appearance in the Phantom Hourglass manga by Akira Himekawa. She is first seen briefly in Linebeck's flashback. On the Ghost Ship, the Cubus Sister carries a platter of food,[1] and thanks Linebeck's crew for saving her.[2] Although, the crew is soon cursed and turned into monsters,[3] causing Linebeck to flee by himself.[4]

The Cubus Sister is seen again sobbing next to Tetra, who has been turned to stone.[5] She introduces herself to Link, and says that she was kidnapped by the Ghost Ship and rescued by Tetra.[6] The Cubus Sister begins crying again, and explains that Tetra took her place and was cursed.[7] Link asks who cursed Tetra.[8] The Cubus Sister responds that the living dead below deck did so.[9] Linebeck then confronts the two, commenting that the Cubus Sister is tricky as ever, and asks how many sailors she lured this way.[10] The Cubus Sister calls Linebeck a coward,[11] and asks how he can criticize her after abandoning his comrades.[12] The Cubus Sister continues, telling the captain that his comrades were all captured and cursed, and that they wander below deck screaming their hatred for him.[13] Linebeck falls to the ground and calls her a devil.[14] She tells the captain that she will take him to join his comrades,[15] and transforms into her demonic form. Before the Cubus Sister can harm Linebeck, Ciela, Leaf, and Neri attack her. Link defends Linebeck, although the Cubus Sister says he will betray the hero as he did his shipmates.[16] Link demands the Cubus Sister return those she cursed to normal.[17] The Cubus Sister claims it is too late, that once he enters the Ghost Ship he is already lost and will join the living dead.[18] The demon begins attacking Link. In an attempt to finish the hero,[19] the Cubus Sister aims an energy ball at Link, but hits Tetra's statue instead. Princess Zelda comes out of the statue,[20] and reflects the energy ball back to the Cubus Sister. The Cubus Sister charges Link, outraged at being hit with her own power.[21] Link then defeats the demon with his sword, ordering her to return to darkness and never come back.[22]

Trivia

  • In the Japanese version, the Cubus Sisters only made sounds when they fired energy balls. They were given a sound for receiving energy balls and dying in the international versions.

Nomenclature

The Cubus Sisters' name references the Poe Sisters of Ocarina of Time, who share a Poe-like appearance, relativity, and four siblings with their precedents. The name "Cubus" may branch off of the last five letters of the word Succubus, which refers to a female demon which seduces men in order to steal their life force.

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Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 地獄四姉妹 キュバス (Jigoku Yon Shimai Kyubasu) Hellish Four Cubus Sisters
French-speaking countries French Les quatre sɶurs Cubus The four Cubus Sisters
Federal Republic of Germany German Diabolische Kubus-Schwestern Diabolical Kubus-Sisters
Italian Republic Italian Cubus, sorelle diaboliche Cubus, Diabolical Sisters
Spanish-speaking countries Spanish Hermanas diabólicas Cubus Diabolical Cubus Sisters

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References

  1. "All right, everyone! Eat up!" (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 110)
  2. "Thank you so much... For saving me." (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 110)
  3. "You are already... Under the curse!" (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 111)
  4. "Linebeck ran off alone!" (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 111)
  5. "Tetra! Sh-She's been turned to stone!" (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 117)
  6. "I am one of the Cubus Sisters. I was kidnapped by the Ghost Ship... But though I was also kidnapped, Tetra rescued me." (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 117)
  7. "Tetra took my place and was turned to stone! She was cursed! WAAAAH" (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 118)
  8. "Who did this to Tetra?" (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 118)
  9. "The living dead below deck." (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 118)
  10. "You're tricky as ever. How many sailors have you lured in like that?" (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 118)
  11. "Oh my! Is that... The coward, Linebeck?" (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 118)
  12. "As if you have any right to criticize me! You, who escaped alone and left his comrades to die!" (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 119)
  13. "Every single one of your comrades was captured and cursed. Denied either life or death... They wander the lower decks... Screaming out their hatred for you!" (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 119)
  14. "Stop it, you devil!" (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 120)
  15. "Poor, cowardly Linebeck... I'll take you to your comrades..." (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 120)
  16. "Oh my! You would risk yourselves for him? He betrayed his shipmates... And he will betray you too." (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 121)
  17. "Are you the one that did this to Tetra?! Lift the curse now! Return everyone you've captured to normal!" (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 121)
  18. "... It's too late! Once you step on this ship... You've already lost. You will all become the living dead!" (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 122)
  19. "Time to finish you!!" (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 124)
  20. "Zelda... I mean... Tetra!" (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 127)
  21. "Why, you-! How dare you hit me with my own power?!" (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 128)
  22. "Return to darkness, and don't come back!" (Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) (VIZ Media), pg. 129)
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