Magmanos are enemies and mini-bosses in Skyward Sword.
Magmanos are hand-shaped enemies consisting of molten lava. They are found in various fenced magma pits in the Fire Sanctuary. They attack by rising from the magma below the room's grate with their palms facing upward, pursuing Link wherever he goes. Link can take advantage of this to reach higher areas by standing on stone slabs in the room, which the Magmanos will raise as they emerge below. To defeat them, Link must solidify their bodies by splashing water on them, usually in the form of thrown Water Fruit. Once they are solid and immobile, he can destroy their bodies with his standard arsenal of weapons. Defeating all of them in a room will lower their magma pits, allowing Link to reach previously inaccessible areas.
Early in the Fire Sanctuary, Link encounters one Magmanos in a room which cannot be defeated on the first visit, due to the nearby Water Fruit being barred from reach. Later, Link encounters a pair of Magmanos in another room which are fought as mini-bosses. Defeating them will free Silva, the Mogma captured in the next room.
Magmanos is a portmanteau of "magma" and the Latin word manus, meaning "hands."
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