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Stalblind
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Game(s)A Link Between Worlds
Dungeon(s)Thieves' Hideout
Weakness(es)Sword
Reward(s)Osfala

Stalblind, introduced in A Link Between Worlds, is the boss of the Thieves' Hideout, and an undead Lorulean counterpart of Blind the Thief. He is the boss of the thieves in Thieves' Town, but does not appear until Link and the Thief Girl reach the entrance of the hideout.[1]

Appearance

As his name indicates, Stalblind is a skeletal ("Stal-") version of Blind the Thief's Dark World form from A Link to the Past, but carries a large sword and shield. Like Blind, he can detach his head, which will fly around the room, although the fire it spews is dark and foul.

Lair

Stalblind's lair is directly adjacent to the dungeon entrance, but cannot be unlocked until Link returns with the Big Key, obtained with the Thief Girl's help. The lair itself consists of a rectangular platform in a large, sunless room, surrounded by a bottomless pit.

Characteristics

When Link enters the room where Stalblind resides, the boss will rush against him with his sword and shield. Link must wall-merge into the shield, so that Blind becomes confused and tries to look for him, eventually holding his shield behind himself, giving Link an opening to attack. After sustaining enough damage, he will throw away the shield, and attack Link with various powerful slashes. In this phase, he is vulnerable to most weapons in Link's arsenal, but can be hard to hit because of his relentless attacks. In the final phase of the fight, Stalblind's head will detach itself from his body, and attempt to attack Link as the body continues slashing. This makes him more formidable, but a few more slashes will eventually slay the boss. After his defeat, the exit of the dungeon is opened, and the Thief Girl takes Link to her own hideout, where she hid the portrait of the sage Osfala.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name
Japan Japanese スタルブラインド (Sutaruburaindo)

References

  1. "HUAHAHAHA! SILLY GIRL! DO YOU ACTUALLY THINK I'D LET YOU ESCAPE WITH YOUR LITTLE HERO?" — Stalblind (A Link Between Worlds)


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