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Grim Creeper

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Grim Creeper
LADX Grim Creeper Sprite.gif
Dungeon(s)Eagle's Tower

The Grim Creeper is a mini-boss and character in Link's Awakening.[1]


The Grim Creeper appears to be a humanoid with a skull for head, and a fondness for bats. Link encounters him midway through the Eagle's Tower dungeon of Link's Awakening. After a short introduction, Grim Creeper proceeds to use a flute to call six Battle Bats to attack Link.[2] To defeat them, Link must kill the Keese before they leave the screen. If he misses any Keese, he has to try again. Any weapon will do, but the sword is by far the easiest to use. Once all the Battle Bats are destroyed in one blow, Grim Creeper flees, but not before vowing revenge for his beloved bats.[3] He lives up to his word in the final boss battle in Eagle's Tower, where he sends away his remaining bats, and uses his flute to summons Evil Eagle as a mount.[4] Upon the defeat of the Evil Eagle, the Grim Creeper uses his last breath to warn that all, Link included, will be lost if the Wind Fish's wakes, as they're all in his dream.[5]

Other Appearances

Link's Awakening (Cagiva)

In the Link's Awakening manga by Ataru Cagiva, the Grim Creeper and Evil Eagle appear in chapter 7. Prior to his appearance, Moblins captured Felicia and gave her to the Grim Creeper. He attempts to dissuade Link from attacking by holding Felicia hostage, but Link manages to cut through only the Grim Creeper and the Evil Eagle.


The Grim Creeper's name is a reference to the Grim Reaper.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ピッコロ使い (Pikkoro Tukai) Piccolo User
Federal Republic of Germany German Grausamer Flöter Gruesome Whistler



  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 183 (LA)
  2. "Hey runt! You think you can take me?! All right boys, get this punk out of my face!" — Grim Creeper (Link's Awakening DX)
  3. "You dirty rat! You k-k-k...beat my brothers! You'll pay!! I'll never forget you!" — Grim Creeper (Link's Awakening DX)
  4. "BAH! I'm not going to hold back! I'm going to make you wish you were never born!!" — Grim Creeper (Link's Awakening DX)
  5. "My energy... gone...I...lost! But you will be lost too, if the Wind Fish wakes! Same as his...dream..." — Grim Creeper (Link's Awakening DX)
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