Unveiling the Hidden Horrors: The Unsettling Mutations in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
The highly anticipated Nintendo Switch title, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, has delivered a new level of horror to its fans with its eerie creatures derived from the harmful substance known as Gloom. The Zelda series has always been known for its subtle introduction of peculiar monsters, never fully diving into the survival-horror genre yet managing to create creatures of genuine terror. Among these, the Gloom Spawn stands out. These hand-shaped creatures sporting eyes in their palms are direct manifestations of Gloom, evoking pure fear among players. However, there lurks an even more disturbing monster in Zelda: TOTK that players may have overlooked.
Monstrous Mutations: Bubbulfrogs in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
As highlighted by Reddit user One_Adhesiveness_586, the Bubbulfrogs in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom are not as innocent as they first appear. Upon closer inspection, it becomes evident that what seemed to be eyes above the Bubbulfrog's mouth are in fact the faces of Blupees fused together. At first glance, one might be fooled into thinking that Bubbulfrogs merely have multiple eyes. But the truth is as shocking as it is horrifying - these eyes belong to various Blupees. This disturbing discovery suggests that Bubbulfrogs are in fact mutant Blupees, gathered together within the game's locations, such as caves.
Blupees: The Unfortunate Victims of Mutation in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Despite its grotesque facial design, which arguably makes the Bubbulfrog the most chilling monster in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, it's plausible that this creature's origin as a Blupee mutation is not unique. Players can encounter several Blupees on Satori Mountain, where they also meet the Lord of the Mountain. This horse-like creature and its dwelling place are tributes to the late Satoru Iwata, a legendary Nintendo developer who passed away in 2015. Despite the touching homage, the Lord of the Mountain presents a sinister figure in Zelda.
Multi-faced Monsters: Unsettling Similarities Between Bubbulfrogs and the Lord of the Mountain
The Reddit post that first brought attention to the Bubbulfrogs' multiple faces also noted a similar feature in the Lord of the Mountain. This creature, though less horrifying, also has multiple eyes due to the fusion of two Blupee heads. This suggests that Blupees in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom are susceptible to mutations under certain conditions.
The Legend Of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – Where Majestic Meets Monstrous
While the Lord of the Mountain is seen as majestic by many, there's an undeniable unease to its appearance across BOTW and TOTK. On the flip side, the gruesome toad-like Bubbulfrogs, with their eyes composed of multiple Blupees, are far less appealing, easily securing their spot as the creepiest monster in The Legend Of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. The subtle introduction of these grotesque creatures, hiding in plain sight, brings a new level of intrigue and terror to the game, adding another layer to the rich tapestry that is Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.