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Article needs to be expanded or completely re-written. Game sections are too short. Either combine into a more general description or expand on the current ones. Screenshots/Artwork could be added, edited, or maneuvered around for better appearance. Mases 03:11, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

I say we add pictures!!!! RupeeLord 20:35, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

Can you get pictures? Jimbo Jambo 22:02, 15 February 2009 (UTC)
I say this article lends itself better to a general description of the Blade Trap itself, instead of subdivision into individual games. It performs similar habits in each game, looks relatively the same between games, and either as motion sensors or doesn't. And as far as the pics go, some should be removed, others placed in a gallery to reduce article distraction, etc. Because this would mean a significant article edit, let's see what people think! — ciprianotalk 08:52, 14 November 2009 (UTC)
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  1. Agreed. I came in to add a quote from the LoZ manual, page 39 but I'll let you add it as a part of the overhaul, instead of making more for you to move around. It doesn't really hurt anything to keep the images in a gallery, but ya know what would be awesome...an animation. :D Axiomist (talk) 16:18, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
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This one might be controversial, but technically this enemy is just known as Trap; the only time it was named in-game was in The Minish Cap, and there it is just called Trap. The Japanese name is also Trap, and it was just called a Trap in the original Zelda manual. However, it was called Blade Trap in the Link's Awakening guide, but that's the only place I think they are called that. Technically, while a useful way of distinguishing it from a generic trap, not every Blade Trap actually have blades, in some games they just have spikes, for example. Besides, the Trap page redirects here anyway, so its not like it'd be getting in the way of anything else. Thoughts? Fizzle (talk) 10:40, 1 April 2012 (EDT)

Reviving a dead convo...I believe that Trap could be used for different traps while this page remains as is. There's a lot of traps in the Zelda series, and I'd like to see a page describing them. My two cents there.Justin(Talk) 14:59, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
Since you mentioned that not all "Blade Traps" have blades and instead have spikes, is it possible we are dealing with two different objects? According to the trivia section, in the Prima guide for Ocarina of Time 3D, Blade Traps are referred to as Spike Traps. So maybe the ones with spikes are actually "Spike Traps", and the ones with blades are "Blade Traps", "Traps" being the name used when grouping them together? --SnorlaxMonster 17:16, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
Nah, they're all the same. In Japan they have always been known as "Traps". This was the same outside of Japan in the first game, but since this sounds too vague in English they were named Blade Trap in the Link's Awakening guide and it has stuck for some reason, at least until The Minish Cap where they are back to Trap. They're definitely the same things, they just have a different design in different games. Oddly, they were referred to as Blade Trap in an Iwata Asks interview, so perhaps they are known that way in Japan too anyway, which would make this discussion moot. Definitely don't think a split is necessary, however. There are some larger Traps in ALttP and the Oracles, they're different, but still essentially the same thing. As for the Prima guide... I'm a little wary of going with what they say unless it's a last resort. They're not that reliable when it comes to official names. The only game where they are named is The Minish Cap, and only manual was the first game, also calling them Traps. That's why I suggested the move. Justin has a point, though. Fizzle (talk) 22:40, 4 December 2012 (UTC)