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I seem to remember the SSBM trophy for these guys mentioning that they were not actually undead, but a physical incarnation of magic (or something like that.) Should this be mentioned? Onen 01:52, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
The Master Sword Trophy said that the Master Sword first appeared in Ocarina of Time, though it didn't. But it makes sense, since if they are undead, how can you kill them? — Steve 10:34, 1 August 2008 (EST)
- I can see this discussion is several months old, but I'd like to revisit it. Firstly, this fact is never mentioned anywhere else but Super Smash Bros., and the problem with that is HAL didn't make Zelda. In fact, as Steven pointed out, they kind of have a reputation for trophies having false or less-than-true information - in Brawl, the trophy for the Careening Dirigibug, a creature from the Pimkin series which floats in the air and drops bombs, says they occasionally drop duds, which is simply not true.
- Not only do I doubt the credibility of this information, but you can see in the game that it's not entirely true: yeah, a lot of the residents from Castle Town moved to Kakariko, but where's the Bombchu Bowling lady? Where's that woman in the blue dress who was speaking to that old man that tells you about the House of Skulltula? Where's the little girl chasing the chicken? And what happened to those walls of people crowded around the market stands, and all the Hylian soldiers? You think nobody died when Ganondorf invaded the castle? I bet there were piles of corpses.
- As for not being able to kill the undead, there are plenty of undead enemies in the games. We know the Stalchildren in Majora's Mask are dead soldiers, and you can kill them easily enough.
- TL;DR: We should definitely keep the trophy info, but we shouldn't use it anywhere else in the article, unless it's made clear where it comes from. Jimbo Jambo 03:20, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
- Good like that, or do you think we should bump it down to the Melee section? Jimbo Jambo 08:46, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
- The canon games say enough - both Majora's Mask (Ikana dancing troupe) and The Wind Waker (in the ReDead figure description) confirm that they are undead, which supports the notion that the Super Smash Bros. description isn't canonical. --The Warmaster 13:15, 14 December 2012 (UTC)
Indeed. I went ahead and moved it since there were a couple of other fixes I wanted to make as well. So it's now in the Melee section. Nice catch there, Jimbo! —Ando (talk) 17:26, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
this is why i hate the art
that game art pic looks nothing like the game! lol! Dragonstetraforce 21:02, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
its supost to be epic-ish. havent you seen the artwork of the first zelda game?--Master Deku 23:30, 5 July 2010 (UTC)
I was reading the first paragraph and noticed it said that Redeads have appeared in every console game since their debut but what about Four Swords Adventure? I remember Gibdos and Stalfos but not redeads. Is this an error or am I mistaken? Heroofstuff 16:21, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
- Hmm...nope, I believe you are correct. I don't remember ReDeads being there, either, so yeah, definitely a mistake.. Dany36 21:36, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
Confirmed: ReDead Knights are Gibdos... Shall we move their section over?
According to Japan Wiki's article on Twilight Princess, they are Gibdos. Which makes sense, seeing as how they're mummified (a Gibdo trait) and carry the sword (as they did in their first appearance). I suppose they wanted to make them more unique in the 3D games rather than a supped-up ReDead. As to why they call them ReDead Knights in the player's guide, I have no idea (probably because at this point the ReDead namesake is more recognizable than Gibdo).
Therefore, I think we should move their section to the Gibdo article, and add only a mention of the American name in this article. The Legend of Zelda is a Japanese series, first and foremost - translations are peripheral to the creators' vision and when they've designed a Gibdo, they've designed a Gibdo. LinkTheLefty 05:29, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
- Ah, I see where you are coming from. The Japanese version lists the ReDead Knights as Gibdos, but since this wiki is solely representative of the American/English versions of the Zelda series, the American version must be used. And thus, the move should not be made, although, there is a mention of the Japanese name change in the ReDead article already. =) — ciprianotalk 05:33, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
- I see. I understand that point of view, as well, and it only makes sense since it's an English Wiki. Well, as long as the article acknowledges the change rather than ignores it, it's a successful contribution, no? After all, fan translations go as far as to make or break theories in this fanbase, so why not extend this to series enemies? =p LinkTheLefty 16:20, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
I feel it's strange to leave this here, let's make the ReDead Knight its own article!!? Jeangabin 07:55, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
Do WW Redeads really eat each other?
Okay, this is part of the trivia and still in need of a citation. I've tried this out myself several times, by killing a Redead in the vicinity of another and then running far enough away so I'm not a disturbance... but nothing. Nada. Zilch. The Redead just isn't interested in the other's body. I know in OoT, Redeads would ignore you and huddle around their fallen friend, but I cannot for the life of me elicit this behaviour from WW Redeads. I was wondering if anyone else had actually managed to get this reaction from them, or if this is just a mere rumour and should be labelled as such. NorthApple 17:12, 27 June 2010 (UTC)