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The Evil Eagle is the eponymously named boss of the Eagle's Tower, and the minion of the Grim Creeper, the mini-boss of the same dungeon, in Link's Awakening.
The villain who "pilots" the Evil Eagle is the Grim Creeper, who threatens Link with his life as he is climbing to face the boss. Shortly after the Grim Creeper's jeering, the Eagle flies in and the boss battle begins.
The Grim Creeper, two Big Keese
, and the Evil Eagle
Link can block most of the Evil Eagle's attacks using his Mirror Shield. Evil Eagle will fly back and forth across the screen at varying altitudes until Link hits him in the beak three times with any of the following weapons: the Hookshot, the Boomerang, the Bow, or the Magic Rod. After three hits Evil Eagle will hover to the side of the tower and either blow wind at Link and shooting little feathers (to combat this, Link should keep his shield up and walk towards the wind), or he will dive at him. If Link falls off the tower, he has to restart the entire battle. The Eagle is defeated with eight hits from the Hookshot and Boomerang, and six from the Bow.
The Magic Rod can be used to fight the Eagle, even though it is in Turtle Rock. However, Level 7 is not yet finished. Even so, all that is needed is the Shield L-2 (Mirror Shield) and the Frog's Song of Soul (Song 3) to get into Turtle Rock. Once the Shield is retrieved from Level 7, Level 8 is reachable and the Magic Rod obtainable. The Eagle goes down in three hits with the Magic Rod, and will not attack directly if it is used.
Once the Eagle is defeated, Grim Creeper will warn Link that he is in the Wind Fish's dream as well, and a Heart Container and the Organ of Evening Calm are retrieved as a reward.
- Evil Eagle's Japanese name, "Albatoss", is the same as the enemy that appears in Super Mario Bros. 2.
- The Shadow Kargarok Rider from Twilight Princess bears similarities with the Grim Creeper riding the Evil Eagle; since both enemies ride a vulture-like bird and are defeated in a similar manner. Also, the Shadow Kargaroc Rider wears a mask that is very similar to the Grim Creeper's face.
- The Evil Eagle's tactic of knocking Link out of the arena to a lower area after which its health returns to maximum is similar to Moldorm as it appears in A Link to the Past and Link's Awakening.
- As the Grim Creeper speaks for it, the Evil Eagle is the only dungeon boss in Link's Awakening that does not speak.
- ↑ "BAH! I'm not going to hold back! I'm going to make you wish you were never born!!" — Grim Creeper (Link's Awakening)
- ↑ "My energy...gone...I...lost! But you will be lost too, if the Wind Fish wakes! Same as me...you...are...in...his...dream..." — Grim Creeper (Link's Awakening)
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