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Zelda Redesign: Thunderbird by Samolo Zelda Redesign: Thunderbird by Samolo
Thunderbird from Adventure of Link.

I never, ever could clearly understand what the hell thunderbird was... it was supossed to be a statue? a bird? a humanoid figure? who knows...

This is my take on the boss who was such a pain in the gut.
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Bat-Dan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
I agree with you completely in not knowing what this thing was. Your redesign is world's better than what it looked like on screen. Well done.
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jstyle05 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
This is simply perfect! WoaH! 
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OkashiiNaito Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
I like how you pulled off the retractable head. A very nice redesign~
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Samolo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Thanks!
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Kublakhan27 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I wouldn't mind seeing this guy again...I thought he was a pretty cool boss though frustrating as hell to fight :P
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Samolo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Yes, he was, it was a pain to save magic to use thunder, jump and who knows how many other spells and keep jumping and dodging popcorn-like fireballs. Oh it would be cool to see it again... they should remake those game for 3DS like Ocarina.
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Kublakhan27 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah I got to him many times only to realize I didn't even have enough magic to fight him x_x
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UndyingNephalim Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
I believe the Thunderbird from AoL was based off of Garuda, an eastern guardian diety:
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Regardless, I really like this redesign. It's very stylized. :nod:
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Samolo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Oh wow... it is really obvious, I never made the conection, thanks!

Oh and thanks for the compliment too!
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BrainslugComics Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Great Job! Love the design!
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