Defeats Gibdos in one shot
The Magic Arrow is an item in The Crystal Trap.[name reference needed] It is a special kind of arrow that is useful in defeating Gibdos in one single shot, and they play an important role in the book since they are required to obtain the Fairy's Scroll.
Princess Zelda can only obtain the Magic Arrows if she decides to go look for help after Link gets trapped inside the crystal. Just as she's about to leave the Midoro Palace, she notices a quiver full of Magic Arrows and wonders if she should take them with her, taking into account that they might be evil.
The Magic Arrows are only used when Zelda enters the Cavern later on in the book, provided that she had the Large Brass Key with her. Inside the cavern, Gibdos begin to approach her, and since her dagger and normal arrows are useless against them, she must have had picked up the Magic Arrows in Midoro Palace. When Zelda fires a Magic Arrow at one of the Gibdos, it bursts into flames and scares the other Gibdos away. However, if Zelda decided not to pick up the Magic Arrows, she will die at the hands of the mummified foes.
- "Just as she's about to leave, though, she sees something lying in a small alcove. It's a quiver full of arrows! They're marked with strange runes and symbols. 'Should I take them?' she wonders. 'They might be evil--but I sure could use them.'" (The Crystal Trap (Archway) pg. 29)
- "'A dagger's no good against gibdos,' Zelda thinks. 'Even a plain arrow will pass right through them. What I need are some magic arrows.'" (The Crystal Trap (Archway) pg. 33)
- "The arrow finds its mark and the gibdo bursts into flame! In the red glare, Zelda sees the twisted shapes of the other mummy men as they run in fear from the terrible fire." (The Crystal Trap (Archway) pg. 18)
- "Bravely drawing her useless dagger, Zelda turns around and sets her back against the wall. The mass of shuffling mummies comes closer and closer. 'I'm doomed!' she cries. 'I'll never be able to save Link now!'" (The Crystal Trap (Archway) pg. 102)