Manhandla from Legend of Zelda

The Manhandla is a recurring Boss character from the Legend of Zelda games and a giant man-eating flower with four symmetrical mouths that are usually the weak points of this boss.

The Manhandla debuted as the third boss of the  original Legend of Zelda (1986) and returned in three of the handheld Zelda games, starting with LoZ: Oracle of Seasons (2001) and after that as part of the Legend of Zelda: Four Swords (2002) and Four Swords Adventures (2004) games.

The big flower returned to TV screens in Hyrule Warriors (2014) as a big boss in multiple of the Adventure Stages. Manhandla was  described as  a  “four-limbed, jumbo-sized” Piranha Plant actually which made this boss the first reference to the Super Mario Universe in a Legend of Zelda game. 


Manhandla from the Legend of Zelda Games: an Overview

Charactername:  Manhandla   Developed /Created by  Nintendo
Gameseries: The Legend of Zelda   First seen on:  NES
First Game:  The Legend of Zelda   Year first seen: 1986 
Last Game: Hyrule Warriors Legends (2016)   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics: Boss      
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Manhandla


Manhandla Hyrule Warriors Official Render Game Art

Hyrule Warriors (2014)

Manhandla Zelda Four Swords Official Game Art

Legend of Zelda: Four Swords (2002)

Manhandla Official Legend of Zelda Game Art

Legend of Zelda (1986)



Manhandla in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

Manhandla Classic Zelda LB

Classic LoZ

Manhandla 4Swords LB

LoZ Four Swords

The Manhandla Boss is a part of our Link’s Blacklist Collaboration and was illustrated twice so far for it.



Selected Fan Art of Manhandla




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