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Eidolon Interloper is a crossover between Danny Phantom and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess where a ritual by Zant to access the Sacred Real goes wrong and summons Danny to Hyrule instead.

Within his first hour of falling through that stupid portal, Danny was faced with a dark sacrificial ritual, evil beasts with shields for heads, and an imp riding a wolf. He was not having a great day.


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  • Accidental Truth: When wondering how Danny could have gone from Kakariko to Castle Town and back in the same day, Rusl, half-jokingly, suggests that Danny can duplicate himself. While he can do that, that's not how he pulled it off.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: When Telma asks how Danny defeated the Shadow Beast Zant sent to kidnap her, he completely freezes and doesn't answer the question at all.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Danny, much as he just wants to find a way home, finds himself drawn to the Resistance and feels a drive in his core to help them.
  • Crossover: Between Danny Phantom and Twilight Princess.
  • Deader Than Dead: Ripping out a ghost's core completely destroys it, afterlife and all, and Danny is thus horrified when he sees Link ripping out Poe souls.
  • Entertainingly Wrong:
    • Zant's ritual was meant to open a portal to the Sacred Realm, so he assumes that Danny is an entity native to said Realm, at least initially.
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    • The Resistance thinks that Danny's feats mean that he's a mage, though Ashei realizes otherwise soon enough.
    • Danny believes that the Mirror of Twilight can send him back home, or at least the Ghost Zone. Even if it can, that's not what its description meant.
  • Epic Fail: Danny is just horrible when it comes to swordplay, despite genuine effort to learn. Dora's knights tried to teach him and eventually gave up.
  • Forgot About His Powers: At Snowpeak Midna needs to remind Link that his wolf form has an enhanced sense of smell that he can use to track the Yeti.
  • Healing Factor: Auru notices that Danny's leg injury healed rapidly.
  • Human Sacrifice:
    • Zant tried to unlock the Sacred Realm by sacrificing a girl descended from the Sages. He ended up opening a portal to the Ghost Zone and summoning Danny instead. After Danny escapes, he plans on doing more sacrifices...
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    • Apparently, some human cults on Earth have sacrificed people in an attempt to gather the attention and favor of some of the nastier entities of the Infinite Realms.
    • Zant later sacrifices a Goron who's descended from the Sage of Fire to send his minions into the Ghost Zone.
  • Invisible to Normals: The humans who are turned into spirits cannot see Danny in the Twilight, and even walk through him like he isn't there. Twili like Zant and Midna, and Link as a wolf, can see him.
  • The Magic Goes Away: It's noted that magic and mages have become rather rare in Hyrule in the present by the Resistance.
  • Magic Misfire: Zant's Human Sacrifice ritual was supposed to use a sacrifice with the bloodline of one of the Sages to open a portal to the Sacred Realm. Somehow, it opened a portal to the Ghost Zone and sucked Danny through to Hyrule, the portal closing almost immediately afterward.
  • Language Barrier: Danny can understand the people of Hyrule's spoken language, but despite it being identical to English, the written language is gibberish to him, much to his confusion.
    • He later manages to start picking up the written language enough to get basic phrases and write his own name.
  • Mythology Gag:
  • Shapeshifter Mode Lock: Like Link, Danny can exist normally in a Twilight area, but is trapped in an alternate form, his ghost form in Danny's case. When Link restores the Light to one of these areas while he's unconscious, he shifts back before waking up.
  • Sustained Misunderstanding: The Light Spirit attacking Danny when he tries to seek help from it, forcing him to attack it back in self-defense, causes Link and Midna to believe that he's evil.
  • Wrong Context Magic: Danny's ghost powers are completely foreign to Hyrule and puzzle Zant. Midna's best comparison to what she can feel from him is the magic of the Twili, but she knows that it's not "quite" the same.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain:
    • Danny has managed to talk to the Sages, and knows that the "mortal goddess" he needs to talk to is Princess Zelda, giving him a solid lead on how to go home... and then Zant's barrier forms around the castle, which even his powers don't allow him to bypass, save potentially the Ghostly Wail, which he doesn’t want to risk trying due to the potential collateral damage even if it works.
    • Danny thinks that the Mirror of Twilight could get him back to the Ghost Zone, but even when he finds it, it's broken.

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