|Game(s)||The Adventure of Link|
|Non-canon Appearances||Captain N: The Game Master|
The Legend of Zelda comic
Link: The Faces of Evil
Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon
|Habitat(s)||Death Mountain Area|
Dairas are humanoid alligator soldiers. They are expert axe-throwers, and their axes are able to slice through most shields, making them more dangerous than those enemies who wield conventional swords or spears.
In The Adventure of Link, Dairas are very commonly encountered in the tunnels and caves riddling Death Mountain, and even on bridges in the surrounding area. The orange variety will simply charge at Link to attack him, to which he should attempt to attack his feet where possible, or simply keep striking to keep the gator warrior at a distance. The red varieties actually hurl their axes at Link with an endless supply, making them deadly at long range as well as close range. Sometimes defeating these foes is too much for Link even with the Shield Spell, so simply running away is not a bad idea.
- Dairas are the only humanoid enemies in Zelda II that do not have a blue variant, although some artwork depicts a green variety that went unused in the final game.
- "An alligator soldier that attacks with an ax. Link's shield can't fend off the ax." (Adventure of Link manual, pg. 28)
- "Capture girl! Triforce be ours!" (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics), pg. 3 [Missing in Action])
- "Silence! I am the king! You have committed treason against me! There can be but ONE penalty! Executioner! Stand forth!" (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics), pg. )
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