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Artwork of Jalhalla
|First appearance||The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker|
|Latest appearance||The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD|
Jalhalla, Protector of the Seal is a giant corpulent Poe who acts as the boss of the Earth Temple in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. It is a minion of Ganondorf, the leader of the Poes, and is directly responsible for the death of Laruto, the sage of the Earth Temple. Its body is made up of a collection of smaller, variously colored Poes while its mask is itself sentient and capable of movement. It is capable of more powerful versions of the moves normal Poes are capable of in the game.
When Link first reaches Jalhalla's chamber in the game, it is fully lit up and a crowd of Poes are running around, stopping when they notice Link. The room then goes dark as Jalhalla's mask appears, with the Poes jumping inside and causing Jalhalla's body to grow forth from it. In battle, Jalhalla is capable of several moves, the most basic of which is using its lantern to drop large flames around Link. It can additionally inhale deeply before blowing out into its lantern, creating a large stream of fire it can rotate to face Link with. Sometimes, instead of using the lantern, it merely tries to blow Link into the spikes surrounding the arena, similar to the Helmaroc King. Jalhalla is also capable of possessing Link with two separate moves, each being telegraphed by its body turning bright purple. With one move, it approaches Link and attempts to do a belly flop on top of him, and in the other, it leaps high into the air to slam down on him. Both can be dodged, but if the attack is successful, Link turns purple while a small version of Jalhalla's mask floats over him, causing him to move in the opposite direction from controller input for a few seconds.
To damage Jalhalla, Link needs to use the Mirror Shield in one of the beams of light to shine it onto its body. However, the holes the light comes through sometimes close. After enough light has been reflected onto it, Jalhalla becomes fully corporeal and stunned, falling to the ground. Link must use the Power Bracelets to lift it up and throw it towards one of the spiked pillars surrounding the arena, causing it to roll into the spikes and impact with a bowling pin sound effect. After this, it breaks into the individual Poes, which begin running around in a panic. Link must defeat the Poes to damage Jalhalla, though after a sufficient amount of time or five of the Poes are defeated in one go, the Poes will return to the mask, causing Jalhalla to reform. Even with only one Poe left, Jalhalla will still be recreated and be just as large as otherwise.
Once all the Poes are defeated, the mask reappears and looks around, realizing there are no more Poes around. It then panics and tries to quickly float away from Link. Once it is about to escape, it is suddenly caught in a powerful light beam, causing it to fall to the ground and shatter, leaving behind a Heart Container. Like Gohma, Kalle Demos, and Molgera, it is later fought in a monochrome recreation of its battle in Ganon's Castle. In this fight, it is weak to the Light Arrow if fought again after obtaining them, though this quirk is removed in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD.
Names in other languages
|From「ジャイアント」(jaianto, giant) and「腹」(hara, belly)|
Jalhalla, Protector of the Seal
Fūin no Gādian Jai Hāra
|The Seal's Guardian Jai Harla|
- In The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, the Big Poe found in the Swamp is represented by an image of Jalhalla's head.
|Characters||Big Poe (The Swamp) • Composer Brothers (Flat and Sharp) • Grim Repoe • Jalhalla • Phantom Guide • Poe Sisters (Amy, Jo, Beth, and Meg)|
|Species||Big Poe • Ghoul Rat • Hyu • Icy Big Poe • Imp Poe • Key Bandit Poe • Lantern Poe • Poe • Prankster Poe|