Wallmaster

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Not to be confused with Floormaster.
Wallmaster
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Wallmaster from Ocarina of Time and
Majora's Mask
Game(s)The Legend of Zelda
A Link to the Past
Link's Awakening
Ocarina of Time
Majora's Mask
Oracle of Ages
Oracle of Seasons
Four Swords Adventures
The Minish Cap
A Link Between Worlds
Non-canon AppearancesThe Legend of Zelda comic
Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon
Zelda's Adventure
Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland
Habitat(s)Dungeons
Effective WeaponsSword

Wallmasters, or Wall Masters, are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.

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Characteristics

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Wallmasters are monstrous hands that hang from the walls and ceilings of dark areas and dungeons,[1] attempting to grab Link. If they grab him, Link will be taken back to the beginning of the dungeon or the specific room.[2]

In The Legend of Zelda, the Wallmaster would come out of the walls to ambush Link on-screen. In later titles, starting with A Link to the Past, they drop down directly from the ceiling instead, which is indicated by their growing shadows as they fall. Also beginning with A Link to the Past and continued in later titles, a warning sound accompanies the presence of the Wallmaster as they descend. In Ocarina of Time, Navi warns Link upon entering an area with Wallmasters.[3] They are also able to rapidly regenerate themselves after defeat. There are usually no more than one Wallmaster in a room at any time.

Wallmasters can easily be dodged by anticipating their descend based on their sounds and shadows. In fighting them, however, the best strategy is to stun them with an item, such as the Boomerang, and then slash back while they cannot move. They usually require multiple slashes with the sword however, especially depending on the type used. Using powerful items or spells such as Din's Fire is usually a quick and easy way to dispatch them. In A Link Between Worlds, Link can Wall Merge to avoid their attacks, which will stun the Wallmaster as it slams into the floor.

Wall Master (Figurine from The Minish Cap)
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Appears in dungeons. If these guys grab you, they'll send you back to the start of the dungeon. Dodge them as they fall, then attack.

Non-Canon Appearances

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The Legend of Zelda Comic

Link pushing Zelda into a Wallmaster to keep her safe outside

Wallmasters also make an appearance in The Legend of Zelda comic published by Valiant Comics. They first appear in "The Power", where Link pushes Princess Zelda into a Wallmaster to let her escape from a dungeon while the young hero goes off to fight Ganon.[4] They later appear in both stories of Issue #5. In "Assault", when Ganon tells Link that Princess Zelda has died,[5] an angry Miff charges at Ganon while at the same time, Link throws his Sword at him and warns the Fairy that it is a trap.[6] Upon striking Ganon with the Sword, a Wallmaster is revealed, which crushes Link's weapon in two and makes Link realize that Zelda is still alive.[7] In their last depiction in "Choices", a Wallmaster grabs Link by surprise after he successfully defeats a four-headed Gleeok.

Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland

In Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland, Wallmasters serve a helpful purpose in the game. If Tingle brews the Hand Potion, he can use it on flaming hand statues deep inside dungeons, and a Wallmaster will grab Tingle and toss him outside the dungeon. This is actually helpful to him, as the game can only be saved at Tingle's house. Tingle cannot use his balloon to return home unless he is outside the cavern.

Trivia

  • In every game after The Legend of Zelda, Wallmasters are known as "Fallmasters" in Japanese.
  • In The Legend of Zelda and the Oracle series, Wallmasters appear with only four fingers.
  • A glitch in the Game Boy Advance version of A Link to the Past occurs if Link leaves a room while a Wallmaster is dropping. It will continue to drop into the previous room, then return to the roof, crossing the screen again.
  • Wallmasters in The Minish Cap behave like the Floormasters from The Wind Waker. They also take their design and appearance from the art style of The Wind Waker. However, The Minish Cap's Wallmasters are blue and red as opposed to the Floormaster's purple.

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References

  1. "A monster hand that appears out of the labyrinth wall." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 36)
  2. "If it catches Link, it takes him back to the entrance to the labyrinth." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 36)
  3. "Watch for the shadows of monsters hanging from the ceiling." — Navi (Ocarina of Time)
  4. "That Wall Master will put you outside where it's safe! I'll take a raincheck on the kiss!" (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics), pg. 3)
  5. "Ha! Ha! Ha! Princess Zelda no longer exists! She is gone...forever!" (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics), pg. 9)
  6. "Miff! NO! It's a trap!" (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics), pg. 10)
  7. "A Wall Master! He was lying...trying to make me mad enough to attack him! That means Zelda is still alive!" (The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics), pg. 10)
Forest minish.png Names in Other Regions Jabber Nut MC.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan ウォールマスター (Wōrumasutā)
フォールマスター (Fōrumasutā)
Wallmaster
Fallmaster
Spanish Spanish-speaking countries Wallmaster Wallmaster
French French-speaking countries Wall Master (TLoZ)
Clapoir (OoT)
Grimpe-Mort (MM)
Fall Master (TMC)


Death-Climb
French Canada Main du mal (OoT3D) Evil Hand
German Germany Deckengrapscher Ceiling Grabber
Italian Italy Mano rapace (OoT)
4 master (TMC)
Rapacious hand
Four Master
Chinese Mainland China (Simplified Chinese) 天魔手 (Tiān Móshǒu) Magic Hand in sky
Antonymous to 地魔手 (Floormaster)