Iron Knuckle
Iron Knuckle Ocarina of Time

An Iron Knuckle from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
Series The Legend of Zelda series
First game Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
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Iron Knuckles are gigantic knights seen in The Legend of Zelda series. They wear heavy armor and are usually very slow, but powerful. They are interchangeable with Darknut and vice versa.


The Adventure of Link

In The Adventure of Link, Iron Knuckles play the role of the minibosses of Three Eye Rock Palace and an Iron Knuckle named Rebonakku is the boss of the Island Palace.

Ocarina of Time

Iron Knuckles are generally regarded as the deadliest regular enemies in Ocarina of Time. Each of their attacks costs a massive four hearts and on top of that, their attacks could only be dodged, not blocked. They serve as the minibosses of the Spirit Temple. At first, they appear to be statues holding gigantic axes, but once struck, they start to move and the battle begins. A Brainwashed Nabooru in Iron Knuckle armor also appears as the boss of that dungeon.

They later appear in Ganon's Tower, with two colors, one black, and one white. It is wise enough to only strike at least one.

Majora's Mask

In the game Majora's Mask, Iron Knuckles play the same role as Ocarina of Time. It is also notable that their armor appears in the curiosity shop.