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Mighty Darknut

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Mighty Darknut
Dungeon(s)Hyrule Castle
Habitat(s)Ganon's Tower
Weakness(es)Fire Arrows

Mighty Darknuts are mini-bosses and enemies in The Wind Waker.[1]


Mighty Darknut (Figurine from The Wind Waker)
Mighty Darknut Figurine.png
Habitat: Hyrule Castle
Spoil: Knight's Crest

These are Darknut captains. Some wear capes that must be burned or cut off before their armor straps can be cut.

Mighty Darknuts are captain-rank Darknuts that are stronger and more heavily-armored than other Darknuts.[2] All Mighty Darknuts are equipped with red capes, which must be burned or cut off before Link can attack the armor straps that hide underneath.

Mighty Darknuts can first be found in the Master Sword's chamber inside Hyrule Castle after Ganondorf has kidnapped Princess Zelda.[3] Two more Mighty Darknuts appear as enemies guarding the door to Puppet Ganon in Ganon's Tower.


  • Although the Nintendo Gallery mentions that only "some" wear capes,[2] only caped Darknuts are considered to be acceptable for a Mighty Darknut Figurine.

See Also


  1. "Mighty Darknut" (Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 241)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "These are Darknut captains. Some wear capes that must be burned off before their armor straps can be cut." — Mighty Darknut Figurine (The Wind Waker)
  3. "You have deceived yourself... Did you think you'd be safe inside the castle? Foolish... Now that my power has been restored, there is no safe haven for you! I have taken your precious Zelda. And here, you shall fall into eternal slumber!" — Ganondorf (The Wind Waker HD)