The Grim Creeper is a Sub-Boss and character in Link's Awakening.
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. 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. 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 summon Evil Eagle as a mount. 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.
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
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.
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||ピッコロ使い (Pikkoro Tukai)
Grim Creeper playing the Flute
The Evil Eagle controlled by the Grim Creeper
The Grim Creeper riding Evil Eagle in the Suzana Art Works guide