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Size

Umm.... I know it's just speculation, but maybe the Stalchildren never appeared to adult Link because they were afraid of him, and they only had the courage to attack somebody their size? (but again, it's just speculation.) Yoshimon 17:58, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

if this was so than the larger stalchildren wouldn't have a problem confrontiing him onikage_666 20:00, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Number of Stalchildren...

Does anyone know the exact number of stalchildren one must kill in order for them to grow... —Preceding unsigned comment added by Sephiner Shaeld (talk) 18:33, 5 February 2010

I'm sorry, I don't understand what you're asking. Can you be more specific?--Knife 14:00, 6 February 2010 (UTC)
Two years late, but what Sephiner Shaeld was asking was that given that the Stalchildren in Ocarina of Time tend to grow in size as you defeat them, just how many need to be defeated before they start growing? - TonyT S C 09:45, 24 December 2012 (UTC)
If anyone is still curious, you need to destroy ten for a big one to appear, then ten more for another that is even bigger. That's as many as you can do in a night, but it keeps going if the game if modified so that it's always night (but only via modifying the game by codes or hacking). I believe you need to kill ten Guays and ten Leevers for their respective larger versions to appear as well. User:Fizzle/sig 14:40, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

OoT a stalfos as child

There is a stalfos in the spirit temple as a child, but you can simply get him to go off a cliff. —Preceding unsigned comment added by L33tskillz (talk) 16:56, 16 April 2010

It's a bit too late to say so, but information like that would be better suited for the Stalfos or Spirit Temple page. Though, that information is already available on the latter. :) - TonyT S C 09:45, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

Merge with Stalkin

Same enemy, only a different name adaptation depending on the game. Jeangabin 09:22, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

Disappearance in OoT

It seems obvious to me that stalchildren would neither need to be wiped out nor grow up in order for them to disappear as Link becomes an adult: Stalchildren are weak, unintelligent, and...well...children. Thus, they may still exist, but they would remain hidden as Link is an opponent far superior to themselves. To fortify this theory, it should be noted that the Postman in Oot (the man you sell the bunny hood to) is never attacked by stalchildren despite the nights he spends in Hyrule Field. On the flipside, however, logically the stalkin in TP would not attack link as he, too, is an adult. However, TP takes place many years after Oot and just about anything could have changed (stalchildren evolved into stalkin, stalkin possess less reason towards their status as enemies than stalchildren, or perhaps stalkin are "teen" stalfos). —Preceding unsigned comment added by Eponasowner (talk) 00:58, 4 July 2010

Fascinating. However, as long as your theory doesn't have some serious fan support on one of the major forums, it doesn't qualify for a theory section.Dekler 02:22, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

"Despite common perception, these enemies are not skeletal children, but rather simply small, weaker relatives of Stalfos"

Where is this stuff coming from? Seriously. Citation direly needed. Dekler 02:20, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

Majora's Mask has them as undead soldiers, so unless Ikana employed an army of child soldiers, I doubt they are meant to be skeleton children. Also some of them are huge. User:Fizzle/sig 04:42, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

Stalchildren's Existence in OoT

As it has previously been established, Stalchildren are not children but simply fallen soldiers as presented in MM and assuming the two aren't mutually applicable. So, the only excuse I can muster for a mob of mindless slain warriors is the briefly mentioned "civil war", that occurred before the events of OoT. This is just a theory, but the Stals are replaced with 10 Poes, hate filled Ghosts, possibly from the attack on Hyrule Castle.. Im going off track, but perhaps the soldiers were relieved into peace after the attack. Also, the OoT manga features Stalfos as Ganondorf's invaders of hyrule, obviously not Canon but its what made me think.--Smighty 08:13, 20 April 2013 (UTC)

I think we have to take into account that not all monsters have a "history", many of them are just... there. Magic beings that aren't necessarily undead anything. Stalchilds in Ocarina have no history given to us, but it may very well be a result of a long gone war. Or they may just be evil beings that were sealed in the Bound Chest from The Minish Cap, or some of Demise's remaining minions. Basically, some enemies in the series have a "history" or are just natural parts of the landscape like animals, and others were created or summoned by magic. Unless it's specifically told or shown to us, it's very hard to judge. For example, ReDeads MIGHT be zombies of people since they appear in tombs, or they might just be magical beings, like the trophy from Super Smash Bros. Melee states.
I think we can make an assumption based on Majora's Mask and comments about Stalfos once being human that Stalchilds were once human as well, but at exactly what point they became monsters is impossible to say. User:Fizzle/sig 13:10, 20 April 2013 (UTC)
Fair enough, I know its stated somewhere that the reason Hyrule Castle's gate is closed at night is because of the "monsters outside the walls at night" or something generic and unspecific. The only monsters that come out at night however are the Stalchildren, so if I grab a direct reference is it worth throwing into the page? --Smighty 00:26, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
Certainly, if there is any direct quotes in the dialogue referencing monsters do please add them to the relevant pages, I don't remember it myself but that sounds like something someone might of said, and almost certainly references the Stalchilds if so. User:Fizzle/sig 13:51, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

FS

When was it ever stated that the Stal creatures in Four Swords where Stalchildren and not Stalfos, because we use to have them as Stalfos.--LordM (talk) 11:09, 26 November 2013 (UTC)