Zelda's Dagger

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Zelda's Dagger is a weapon featured in The Crystal Trap. As its name suggests, the dagger is Princess Zelda's secondary weapon to defend herself, the main one being her bow. Throughout the book, Zelda uses the dagger to defend herself from various enemies. Since the dagger is rather weak and has such a short range, Zelda only uses this weapon when fighting small, easy enemies such as Boomerang Demons.[1] Moreover, the princess also uses her dagger when she has run out of arrows or when the bow is ineffective against a certain enemy, making this weapon her only chance of survival.[1][2] For stronger enemies such as Gibdos, the dagger proves to be useless, since only a strong, magical arrow along with the bow can defeat these foes.[3]

At one point in the book, Zelda uses her dagger to retrieve the Handprint in the Dark Tower.[4] Other than the casual battles, Zelda, for the most part, seems to prefer the use of her bow.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "'Drat!' she yells. 'Arrows are no good against these monsters.' She draws her dagger to fend off the weird flying goblins.'" (The Crystal Trap, Simon & Schuster, pg. 65)
  2. "Zelda reaches for one more arrow to send after the retreating horde. But her quiver is empty. 'Uh-oh!' she says to herself. With her hand on the hilt of her dagger, Zelda walks toward the exit at the end of the hall." (The Crystal Trap, Simon & Schuster, pg. 25)
  3. "'A dagger's no good against gibdos,' Zelda thinks. 'Even a plain arrow will pass right through them. What I need are some magic arrows.'" (The Crystal Trap, Simon & Schuster, pg. 33)
  4. "With the point of her dagger, Zelda carefully priest at the stones around it until the handprint comes free. She slips the print into her pouch." (The Crystal Trap, Simon & Schuster, pg. 44)