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  • The early scene where the pirates reveal exactly how they plan to get Link into the Forsaken Fortress may well be one of the funniest things in the entire Zelda universe, bar none. Link needs to get inside, but the place is swarming with patrol boats. So what do they do? Stick Link in a barrel, put him on the ship's catapult, and wish him "Bon voyage"! Seriously. The looks on Link's face during the countdown itself are priceless — as is the pure slapstick of him hurtling through the air with a hilariously high-pitched wail of terror before smacking into the wall on the other side once they launch him. Hell, the only thing that's not-so funny is the stealth-due-to-lost-sword that follows.
  • Those scenes are closely rivaled by the cutscene after Link places all three pearls of the goddesses. After placing the last pearl, the statue begins radiating beams of light. Link naturally yells and dives for cover moments before the statue... does nothing. Cut to Link's bewildered reaction, after which he goes back to inspect the sta — KABOOM!
    • Then, as the Tower of the Gods majestically rises up toward the sky, Link crashes right into it with a sound resembling that of a squeaky toy, and falls into the water. The King of Red Lions just talks at him like nothing's wrong and tells him to get going. Honestly, it's like they decided on the graphics style just for the slapstick and ending.
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    • Even funnier — as the Tower of Gods rises, dramatic music plays in the background, cutting off suddenly as Link impacts.
  • When you get 30 points in Beedle's ship shop, you get the Complimentary ID. Show it to Beedle, and he... compliments you.
    • Chuggaaconroy had a bit of a breakdown when it happened to him.
    • Hilariously parodied in VG Cats strip #72.
    • What the compliment does is that it fully heals Link, but it's so universally useless, as you have other cheaper and easier methods of healing, that it's practically worthless in the long run.
    • Unless, of course, you use it on the HD version's Hero Mode where hearts are scarce; what was once the most useless item in the game suddenly turns into a ticket to staying alive.
    • A normally unrelated bit of comedy: hitting Beetle's ship with a bomb causes gratuitous amounts of smoke to come pouring out the front. Normally, this is just random and funny. After this stunt, it can be hugely cathartic.
  • In the Earth Temple (and before the Dragon Roost dungeon), throw Medli directly at a wall. Slapsticky, yes, but effective, especially when you do it as explicit punishment for her awkward jumping controls.
    • If you do it at Dragon Roost Island, before throwing her onto the cliff so she can go on ahead, she'll utter gibberish, like the following:
      Medli: I'm... I'm fiiiine! That... didn't really hurt. What was I saying? Oh yeah! Once... once more! With the wind! Toss away, please!
      Medli: My, what beautiful stars! Twinkle-twinkle...♪ Where were we? Oh yeah! Once... once more! With the wind! Toss away, please!
      Medli: Huh... whuh? Link? Since when did you become triplets? No, I'm five... I mean, file... FINE! C'mon! Don't hold back! Use the wimp... er, WIND and really toss me!
    • Heck, throwing Medli or Makar into a wall is pretty funny, whether on purpose or on accident — even more so if you discover you can do it unintentionally. Mean, yes, but still pretty funny, since you can do it over and over again without actually hurting them, as they have no Life Meter.
    • To make it even funnier, this became Medli's Special Attack in Hyrule Warriors.
    • One of Medli's lines becomes Hilarious in Hindsight after the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, as she stammers a bit before asking Link when he became triplets.
  • On Windfall Island, you can play a Battleship-like game in a shop for a Piece of Heart, complete with sound effects being provided by the very bored man, name of Salvador, who runs the place. The "splooooosh!" sound he makes every time you strike an empty square is priceless, not to mention his face if you say you didn't understand his explanation. What really sells it are the various wooden boards he uses as costumes, with a space cut out for his face to show through, as he plays each part for you.
    • His attempt to portray the children you saved is also hilarious, but pales before his antics at the cannon minigame on another island. Win there and he plays the role of a flirtatious young woman...which happens to be Tetra.
    • You can find him sleeping on that island as well. Instead of sleeping in a bed like literally anyone else would, he's still at his gaming counter, sitting upright, and...holding one of his wooden costumes, this one being of a full pajama set.
  • Despite the intimidating-looking Darknuts, the fierceness is lost when you remove their helmets and hit their heads with a boomerang, making them see stars.
  • During a sneaking mission, someone you're following notices your footsteps. What does Link do to get out of that one? He meows.
  • When Link is out in the water too long, the noises he makes are hysterical.
  • The "BASH" sound when you deal the finishing blow seems surprisingly violent for such a vivid world, especially when a Stalfos is defeated since you get to hear an anguished "Arrrrgh!" along with it.
    • Especially that honking sound a Miniblin makes when you squash it with the Skull Hammer. Given how much annoyance and Nightmare Fuel those things provide, that can also slip into Most Wonderful Sound territory.
    • On the note of Miniblins, hitting them with the Skull Hammer Spin causes them to go flying off into the distance.
  • The Re-Deads have amusing deaths. Instead of just melting away like in OoT, they randomly explode after ten or fifteen seconds.
    • Even better! If you use the Mirror Shield or Medli's harp to reflect light on to a Re-Dead, it will spaz out in fear. That's right, you can terrify Re-Deads in this game.
    • The Re-Deads' screams are one of the more terrifying ones in this game. However, a cursory glance at Link while their scream is in effect shows that he feels the same way as many players.
  • Link's meeting with the Fairy Queen. She tells him that he's just her type. Link seems really happy about this, until the King of Red Lions gives him a look.
    • Made funnier due to her ending every other sentence by addressing Link as some variation of "my child" or "young one", saving the aforementioned flirting for the very end. You know just by her position alone that despite her demure appearance, there's still a significant age gap between the two of them... but her own dialogue tells us that she's just as aware of the implications!
  • What happens when you attack a Moblin in the rear (made all the more amusing due to the fact that it's quite a beefy-looking enemy): it hops about clutching its ass, with tears streaming from its eyes.
    • And then you can add insult to injury by using the grappling hook to steal their skull necklace. They get a wide-eyed, slack-jawed expression like, "Oh, no he did not just do that!"
  • The first meeting with the Deku Tree. He sees how Link is dressed and starts speaking ancient Hylian, which only he, the other spirits, Medli, and the King of Red Lions (actually King Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule) can even understand nowadays. After a few lines of unintelligible dialogue, it cuts to Link, slackjawed and having no idea what he's supposed to say.
  • Break apart a Stalfos and pick up its mace, then wait for it to reform and get close to it. It will look at its empty hands, pull off one of its arms, and use it as a nunchuck to hit you!
    • The real funny bit about this is the SOUND they make while coming at you like that.
    • Oh, but you can go so much further! Target it and throw your boomerang at it — its head'll spin on its socket, and it'll have to stop and knock it back into place.
    • It's also possible to cut them in half at the waist with a Spin Attack or a sideways hit with the Skull Hammer. If you manage to do it, the legs will keep attacking Link by kicking at him while its upper body starts running away on its hands.
  • Related, drop a bomb down into an area with Moblins and they'll attack it, with predictable results. Drop another and they'll run away panicking!
    • Or lure them close together so that they accidentally hit one another trying to attack you. After a couple of hits, they'll lose their temper and hit their fellows in revenge!
  • The New Game+ bonus of not wearing the traditional green outfit is introduced in the most hilarious of fashions. Link's grandmother hands him nothing and he has this miserable look on his face. She asks him what's wrong; it's apparently made of a special material that only the honest can see — which becomes a Running Gag as you get to see which characters in the game are honest. The Item Get! text is confused by trying to say "Link got... nothing? wait..." and Link pretends to put the clothing over his blue Outset Island clothes and then you realise throughout the whole game Link was wearing his Outset Island clothes underneath the green outfit!
    • It is especially humorous to discover that Link's sweet and innocent sister Aryll can't see it, but the pirate leader Tetra can.
    • Not only that, but guess who can also see it. GANONDORF.
    • Medli can't see them, and just like in the normal game, she starts off saying "Wow, you really do have", implying that someone else told her about it.
    Medli: Wow, you really DO have blue clothes with a crayfish on them!
    • The funniness is pumped up when you use the Magic Armor in the second quest: It forms an outline of the Hero's Clothes (hat and all). Developer's oversight or Fridge Brilliance?
  • Link's face when a Great Fairy doubles his magic meter.
  • Go to Ice Ring Isle and stand on the ice. Start running in one direction, then immediately start running in the opposite direction. Link will slip and fall on his face.
    • If you do it just right, you can also make Link fall on his bum. But even if you don't manage either, the sounds he makes! They're hilarious!
    • Also on Ice Ring Isle, before you heat up the island with the Fire Arrows, jump off the boat and climb onto the island. Link instantly gets frozen in place as an ice statue before waking up back on the boat.
  • The HD remake introduces selfies. The internet had a field day with this.
  • Normally, giving Carlov a Pictograph of a correct subject will give him the usual inspiration, and that you'd have to wait until the next day for the figurine to be completed. But snap a picture of him and he'll say it's beautiful.
  • The sheer number of uses for the All-Purpose Bait. Just try using it on Snake!Puppet Ganon.
  • On the first floor of Mila's house on Windfall Island, there are several glittering vases that you can smash with your sword or pick up and throw, much to the displeasure of Mila's father. Should you try to leave after breaking them, he'll demand compensation and deduct a certain amount of Rupees from you for each vase. Unless, of course, you don't have any Rupees, in which case he bellows in frustration before throwing Link out the door.
    Mila's Father: YOU LITTLE WEASEL!!!!!
  • The sheer hilarity of Link putting a pear on his head and holding the most awkward pose waiting for a seagull to snatch it up so he can control it.
  • Speaking of hilarious poses, when Link picks up one of those giant stone heads, don't throw it until you've turned him to face the camera.
  • After conducting the Wind God's Aria with Makar the first time, the player can hear a round of applause, even though there is no visible audience onscreen. Then Link and Fado, who apparently can hear it, too, bow to the player, who may presumably be the one who's applauding.
  • Participate in an auction. Bid sufficiently higher than the last bid (about 20 Rupees higher should do it) and watch the stunned faces.
    • Sometimes when a bidder makes a bid, Link will make an annoyed expression or just glare at them.
    • After winning an auction, one of the ladies can ask Link if she can adopt him.
    • When it looks like Link has it in the bag, he starts doing a happy dance.
    • Even better than stunning the other bidders so you can win the item yourself is "dropping the room" on them—intentionally jacking up the bid beyond what you're willing to pay, and then watching the poor souls as they continue to blow their savings by building upon your ludicrous offering.
    • Also, related to the auction, you may notice that one of the Treasure Charts that gets put up on the block has a starting bid of only five Rupees. (The other chart starts off at around 40 or so.) The sunken chest this chart leads to is near Windfall Island itself. Its contents? A single Green Rupee. Better collect lots of them! (This is, of course, an excellent auction to "drop the room" on the other bidders—see above.)
  • Makar's instrument is actually a violin, but because he's so tiny he has to play it like a cello. He uses a stick over twice as tall as he is for a bow.
  • Ganondorf's expression after Komali and Quill swoop in to snatch Link and Tetra right out from under him. It's like a mixture of disappointment and him asking himself, "Wait, what just happened?"
  • Some of the bios in the Nintendo Gallery count.
    • According to Carlov's figurine, he likes to sculpt figurines in private where no one can see him because he allegedly does so in his underwear. Just the image of that is hilarious, but the "allgedly" part adds some extra punch to it since Carlov presumably writes up the bios himself.
    • The bio for Floormasters notes how they're known to feel surprisingly lonely at times.
    • Kamo's in particular is brutal:
    Birthplace: Windfall Island
    • Whoever writes the bios doesn't seem to have much to say about crabs:
    Birthplace: Unknown
    Talent: Crab-walking
  • If Link falls into lava, he will leap high into the air complete with his butt on fire. The face he makes is hilarious on its own, and the animation makes it so much more hysterical. Add to it that after being burned, he is reset by lying on the ground with smoke rising from his butt.
    • An equally hilarious side effect from this can happen while Fighting Gohma. It's possible to fall into the center pit of lava as you defeat Gohma, and doing so will cause Link to continuously bounce in the lava for the entire duration of the victory cutscene.
  • Pour some Forest Water on the Forbidden Woods boss. See what happens. One-Hit KO.

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