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Vulture

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Vulture
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Vulture from A Link Between Worlds
Game(s)
Habitat(s)Desert of Mystery
The Mountain Path
The Swamp
Desert of Doubt

Vultures[1][2] are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.

Characteristics

Much like many species of actual vultures, Vultures are usually found resting atop cactus found in the desert, or high ledges. Once they spot Link, they will take off and circle him. They will slowly close in on Link while following him, and will eventually move close enough to attack directly. In Four Swords Adventures, they are more aggressive, actively diving at the four Links after circling them for a short while.

Due to their speed and their evasive nature they can be hard to hit. However, they are relatively weak and can be destroyed with most weapons. Despite this, they can be a threat when multiple Vultures close in, or when combined with more immediate dangers such as the Geldman.

Trivia

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese テンドル (Tendoru) (ALttP)
トンドル (Tondoru) (FSA)
French-speaking countries French Tendor (TFH)
Italian Republic Italian Tendor (TFH)
Spanish-speaking countries Spanish Buitre (ALttP)
Téndor (TFH)
Vulture
From its Japanese name (Tendoru)

Gallery

References

  1. "Vultures sat atop prickly cacti, waiting for their next meals to straggle in." (A Link to the Past Player's Guide (Nintendo Power), pg. 50)
  2. "Vultures, like Crows, fly out weapon range, then swoop down for the attack." (A Link Between Worlds Official Game Guide (Prima Games), pg. 46)