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Swiftblade is a character in The Minish Cap.[2]


Swiftblade is the second eldest of the Blade Brothers. His dojo is a building in the southwest corner of Hyrule Town. Unlike the other Brothers, he teaches four separate techniques: the Spin Attack,[3] Dash Attack,[4] Rock Breaker,[5] and Down Thrust.[6] In order to learn the latter three techniques, Link must obtain the White Sword,[7] Pegasus Boots,[8][9] and Roc's Cape,[10] respectively.

After Link Fuses Kinstones with the Mailman, Swiftblade will also start writing the Swordsman Newsletter.[11]

Other Appearances

The Minish Cap (Himekawa)

In The Minish Cap manga by Akira Himekawa, Link attends classes at Swiftblade's dojo for a time, but during the registration for the fighting tournament, Swiftblade gruffly tells Link that he is not ready to enter.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese テッシン (Tesshin)
French Republic FrenchEU Tesshin Same as Japanese.
Federal Republic of Germany German Magnus It comes from Latin, meaning the Great.
Italian Republic Italian Cuordiferro Iron Heart
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Tesshin Same as Japanese.


See Also


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 271
  2. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 271
  3. "We shall start with the most basic of all techniques! I shall teach you...the Spin Attack!" — Swiftblade (The Minish Cap)
  4. "You will now learn a new technique, the Dash Attack!" — Swiftblade (The Minish Cap)
  5. "I will now teach you a technique called the Rock Breaker, so pay attention!" — Swiftblade (The Minish Cap)
  6. "Now I will teach you a new technique, the Down Thrust!" — Swiftblade (The Minish Cap)
  7. "Come again when you have a new sword in hand!" — Swiftblade (The Minish Cap)
  8. "Come again when you learn to run like the wind!" — Swiftblade (The Minish Cap)
  9. "Ah! Yes! You have the Pegasus Boots! And you seem to have more skill, too! Yes! I am ready to train you again! So? Would you like to train here? [Please] You will now learn a new technique, the Dash Attack! First!! Equip the Pegasus Boots! Second!! Equip your sword! Third!! Run like crazy! That's all, young swordsman!!" — Swiftblade (The Minish Cap)
  10. "Come again when you can jump farther than any other!" — Swiftblade (The Minish Cap)
  11. "I know! I should start a newsletter! I can reach a lot more people that way." — Stamp (The Minish Cap)