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Red Darknut Arrow
|Red Darknut Arrow|
The Red Darknut Arrow as seen in the book
|Other media||The Shadow Prince|
|Use(s)||Contains powerful magic|
|Comparable Item(s)||Blue Arrow|
The Red Darknut Arrow is an item featured in the book The Shadow Prince. Link can obtain it if Charles decides to fight the Darknut that ambushes them in the woods using the axe. Once Charles and Princess Zelda defeat the Darknut, Link will grab the arrow from the sheaf of the enemy, saying that Darknut arrows are often magic.
Later on in the book, when Link is at the indoor archery match, he will have a choice of picking between using the Red Darknut Arrow, Impa's Green Arrow, or his usual Blue Arrow. If the young hero chooses the Darknut Arrow, he will start having doubts about the arrow's magic, only hoping that it will serve him well and help him win the match. However, as soon as Link fires away the arrow, it will emit red smoke and curve toward the ceiling, promptly following after the young hero. Although Link succesfully evades it the first time, he accidentally trips and falls over just before the Red Darknut Arrow pierces him and kills him.
- "'The Darknut arrow has powerful magic,' Link thinks." (The Shadow Prince (Mammoth), pg. 116)
- "'Darknut arrows are often magic,' Link replies, putting it in his sheaf. 'Come on!'" (The Shadow Prince (Mammoth), pg. 67)
- "He realizes that the hidden powers of this particular arrow are unclear. He only hopes it will serve him well." (The Shadow Prince (Mammoth), pg. 116)
- "But halfway to the target, it spurts red smoke and curves toward the ceiling. The crowd gasps as the arrow twirls in sharp circles. Then it whisks back toward the shooting line, straight at Link. [...] Link stumbles on a chair and hits the floor. He rolls over just as the arrow rockets toward him." (The Shadow Prince (Mammoth), pg. 116, 117)