Blade Brothers

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Blade Brothers
SwiftbladeWavebladeGraybladeGrimbladeScarbladeSplitbladeGreatbladeSwiftblade I
Race Hylian
Gender Male
Game(s) The Minish Cap
Non-canon Appearances The Minish Cap manga
Family (each other)

The Blade Brothers are characters in The Minish Cap. They are self-trained swordsmen, and have each won the fighting tournament at the Picori Festival.[1] If Link trains with them, they will grant him various techniques for his sword, generally in the form of Tiger Scrolls.[2] Each brother resides within his own "Dojo", although Swiftblade's is the only one that is actually a building—the other brothers reside within caves, graves, and even hollowed-out trees. Each of the brothers who award Link with Tiger Scrolls use the Possession Technique, which allows them to control Link's body and demonstrate the technique.[3] The other three brothers instead use "visualization training," and tell Link to focus on his sword performing more ably.[4]

Although Link must visit Swiftblade and learn the Spin Attack in order to complete the game, the other brothers are completely optional. Link can sometimes train with a brother as soon as he finds them, but they usually require him to have achieved a certain accomplishment before they will teach him. Furthermore, the three brothers who upgrade Link's previously-learned techniques can only be found after fusing Kinstones with the other brothers.

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Figurine

Blade Brothers (Figurine from The Minish Cap)
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All of these self-trained swordsmen have won the fighting tournament at the Picori Festival before. They see great potential in Link.

The Brothers

Swiftblade

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Swiftblade is the second eldest of the Blade Brothers. His dojo is a building in the southwest corner of the town. Unlike the other brothers, he teaches four separate techniques—the Spin Attack,[5] Dash Attack,[6] Rock Breaker,[7] and Down Thrust.[8] In order to learn the latter three techniques, Link must obtain the White Sword,[9] Pegasus Boots,[10][11] and Roc's Cape,[12] respectively.

After Link fuses Kinstones with the Postman, Swiftblade will also start writing the Swordsman Newsletter.[13]

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

Grayblade

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Grayblade lives in a cave on the eastern side of Mount Crenel. He teaches the Roll Attack.[14] His dojo can only be entered once Link can split into two using the White Sword.

Link can fuse Kinstones with Grayblade to reveal Scarblade's dojo.

Waveblade

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Waveblade lives under a tree on the southwest side of Lake Hylia. He teaches the Peril Beam.[15] His dojo can only be accessed once Link can swim to it using the Flippers. Waveblade will not train Link unless he has more than ten hearts.[16]

Link can fuse Kinstones with Waveblade to reveal Greatblade's dojo.


Grimblade

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Grimblade lives in a cave on southeast side of the Hyrule Castle Garden. He teaches the Sword Beam.[17] Grimblade will not train Link unless he lights the torches in the room with the Flame Lantern.[18]

Link can fuse Kinstones with Grimblade to reveal Splitblade's dojo.


Scarblade

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Scarblade lives in a waterfall cave on the northeast side of Castor Wilds. He will teach Link to release his Spin Attack quicker.[19] His dojo can only be accessed once Link fuses Kinstones with Grayblade and can swim to it using the Flippers.


Splitblade

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Splitblade lives in a waterfall cave on the southern side of Veil Falls. He will teach Link to charge his Split Gauge faster.[20] His dojo can only be accessed once Link fuses Kinstones with Grimblade and can swim to it using the Flippers.


Greatblade

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Greatblade lives in a waterfall cave on the western side of North Hyrule Field. He will teach Link to prolong the duration of his Great Spin Attack.[21] His dojo can only be accessed once Link fuses Kinstones with Waveblade and can swim to it using the Flippers. Greatblade will not train Link until he obtains the Great Spin Attack from Swiftblade I.[22]

Swiftblade I

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Swiftblade I is the eldest of the Blade Brothers, and "lives" under his grave on the southwest side of Castor Wilds. He teaches the Great Spin Attack, which he claims only he has mastered.[23] His dojo can only be accessed once Link can dash to it using the Pegasus Boots. Swiftblade I will not train Link until he obtains the first seven Tiger Scrolls.[24]

Trivia

Theories

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Some fans believe that the Hero of Men who appears in the stained glass in The Minish Cap is in fact Swiftblade the First.

Gallery

References

  1. "All of these self-trained swordsmen have won the fighting tournament at the Picori Festival before." — N/A (The Minish Cap)
  2. "Yes!! Fine work! You're a quick study. I will now give you this Tiger Scroll!" — Swiftblade (The Minish Cap)
  3. "But one must FEEL the technique, not just hear about it! That's why I will now possess your body so as to demonstrate the technique!" — Swiftblade (The Minish Cap)
  4. "I take visualization training very seriously, I'll have you know!" — Splitblade (The Minish Cap)
  5. "We shall start with the most basic of all techniques! I shall teach you...the Spin Attack!" — Swiftblade (The Minish Cap)
  6. "You will now learn a new technique, the Dash Attack!" — Swiftblade (The Minish Cap)
  7. "I will now teach you a technique called the Rock Breaker, so pay attention!" — Swiftblade (The Minish Cap)
  8. "Now I will teach you a new technique, the Down Thrust!" — Swiftblade (The Minish Cap)
  9. "Come again when you have a new sword in hand!" — Swiftblade (The Minish Cap)
  10. "Come again when you learn to run like the wind!" — Swiftblade (The Minish Cap)
  11. "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)
  12. "Come again when you can jump farther than any other!" — Swiftblade (The Minish Cap)
  13. "I know! I should start a newsletter! I can reach a lot more people that way." — Stamp (The Minish Cap)
  14. "You will learn the amazing Roll Attack!!" — Grayblade (The Minish Cap)
  15. "Now you will learn a dangerous technique for desperate times! The Peril Beam!" — Waveblade (The Minish Cap)
  16. "It seems you are not ready to train here! Come back when you have more than 10 hearts!" — Waveblade (The Minish Cap)
  17. "You will learn the meaning of power with this technique, the Sword Beam!" — Grimblade (The Minish Cap)
  18. "But the room is dark, and I cannot see your face! We cannot train like this!!" — Grimblade (The Minish Cap)
  19. "Yes! Then I will teach you how to more quickly unleash your Spin Attack, which you have already learned!" — Splitblade (The Minish Cap)
  20. "Mnnh! Now I will teach you how to fill your Split Gauge faster than ever!" — Splitblade (The Minish Cap)
  21. "Yes! All right, I'll teach you how to prolong the duration of the Great Spin Attack, which you have already learned!" — Greatblade (The Minish Cap)
  22. "Dude... I don't think you're even ready to train here! Come back when you have learned the highest technique of the sword!" — Greatblade (The Minish Cap)
  23. "This is a technique that only I have mastered... Only one who holds the sacred blade can perform...the Great Spin Attack!" — Swiftblade I (The Minish Cap)
  24. "It seems you are not yet ready to train with me! Come back when you have all 7 Tiger Scrolls!" — Swiftblade I (The Minish Cap)
  25. "There are nine of us, not counting the ghost of Swiftblade the First." — Swordsman Newsletter (The Minish Cap)