The Twilit Messenger also known as a Shadow Beast is an enemy that debuted in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006).

Their official description in Super Smash Bros. Brawl where they are a trophy and sticker is:

A loyal minion sent in from the Twilight Realm by Zant. Shadow Beasts suddenly appear from portals in the sky and attack in groups. As long as one is left alive, any others will be revived, so you must leave at least two living and defeat them at the same time. If you wipe them all out successfully, a warp point will open.”


Twilit Messengers from the Legend of Zelda Games: an Overview

Charactername: Twilit Messenger /  Shadow Beast   Developed /Created by Nintendo 
Gameseries: The Legend of Zelda   First seen on: Gamecube 
First Game: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess   Year first seen: 2006 
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Twilit Messenger from The Legend of Zelda


Zelda: The Twilight Princess (2006)



Twilit Messenger in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

The Twilit Messenger / Shadow Beast was drawn twice for our Legend of Zelda Bestiary Project the Link’s Blacklist so far.


Selected Fan Art of the Twilit Messenger




Updates in the Video Game Character Database entry and game art gallery of the Twilit Messenger

15.09.2018 – Creation of the Twilit Messenger’s Gallery and DB Entry