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- This article is about the enemy. For other uses, see Rope (disambiguation)
|Game(s)||The Legend of Zelda|
A Link to the Past
Oracle of Ages
Oracle of Seasons
Four Swords Adventures
The Minish Cap
|Non-canon Appearances||Animated series|
The Legend of Zelda comic
The Crystal Trap
|Effective Weapons||Conventional weaponry (Sword, Bow etc.)|
The Rope is a common enemy found in a variety of Zelda games, making its debut in the original The Legend of Zelda. It has appeared in every 2D Zelda game except for The Adventure of Link, and also appears in Phantom Hourglass.
These poisonous snakes seem docile under normal circumstances, but will charge at targets that pose a threat to their territory. They are easily dispatched with most conventional weaponry. Unlike most enemies throughout the evolving Zelda series, the Rope has changed relatively little in attack pattern and appearance.
|Rope (Figurine from The Minish Cap)|
||Appears in various areas. They’ll come straight for you if they spot you. Just swing your sword when they charge at you.|
Below is a list of the various sprites of the Rope, from all of its canon incarnations.
|The Legend of Zelda|
|BS The Legend of Zelda|
|A Link to the Past|
|Link's Awakening & Link's Awakening DX|
|Oracle of Ages & Oracle of Seasons|
|Four Swords Adventures|
|The Minish Cap|
A variation called Skullrope appears as a more worm-like monster with a skull for head. This variety is only encountered in Dark World dungeon Thieves' Town in A Link to the Past. If Link pulls one particular lever in the dungeon, they will fall from above, much like regular Ropes did early in the game. Aside from their appearance, they are as strong as and behave identically to normal Ropes.
- The Aneru from The Adventure of Link is commonly mistaken for a Rope, but its behavior and appearance is notably different.
- The Whip from Spirit Tracks bears a resemblance to the Rope.
- ↑ "It senses other creatures quickly and suddenly comes after them (and Link, for that matter!) once it has found them out. It hasn't got alot of attacking power." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 35)
- ↑ "A poisonous snake that has made the labyrinths its home." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 35)
- ↑ "Link! Stop zapping those Ropes! Ganon will know we're here!" — Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda, Episode 8 )
- ↑ "Oh, I suppose I better get you loose." — Princess Zelda (The Legend of Zelda, Episode 8 )
- ↑ "This is what I tried to tell you! The child was bitten by a rope snake while trying to escape the Lynels!" (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics), pg. 5)
- ↑ "He is beyond by healing powers! He will not last beyond sundown!" (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics), pg. 6)
- ↑ "I can go to the Magic Spring and bring one of the fairies back with me to cure him! Their power to heal is even greater than yours, Cassiopia!" (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics), pg. 6)
- ↑ "Zelda turns just as a huge snake-like neck rises up from a hole in the ground. 'A rope snake!' she cries. The giant serpent slithers forward, its cold eyes flashing and its great, forked tongue whipping out between its fangs. Zelda grabs for her bow, but before she can get it, the monstrous snake throws a coil around her arms. 'Help!' she screams." (The Crystal Trap (Archway), pg. 52)
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||ロープ (Rōpu), スカルロープ (Sukarurōpu)|