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A ReDead in Melee's Adventure Mode.
Universe The Legend of Zelda
Level(s) appears in Underground Maze
Point worth 300

Announced at E3 2001, ReDeads are common enemies that are found in Melee's Adventure Mode stage, Underground Maze.

Character description

The ReDeads in Melee take the appearance of zombies or undeads, and are based on the Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask version of the ReDead. They come in two different colors:

  • Light brown, which are only found in the Underground Maze
  • Dark brown, that appear out of container items.

Despite their structure, ReDeads can still bite and inflict damage on any character, size independent.

Role in The Legend of Zelda

ReDeads appear in Hyrule Castle Town in Ocarina of Time. ReDeads (also Gibdos, which resemble mummies) can paralyze you when they look at you for a short time until they manage to reach you and grab onto you, where they systematically drain your health.

Role in Super Smash Bros. games

ReDeads appear "freely" in the Underground Maze, and come out of crates and barrels in a regular battle in Melee. They attack other characters by limping towards them. Once the ReDead identifies its victim, it will charge at it, latch on and bite it. The amount of damage the ReDead deals depends on the difficulty. Dark Brown ReDeads appear to deal more damage than Light Brown ReDeads. The higher the difficulty, the more damage it deals. Mashing the controller buttons shakes the creature off, stopping it's damaging process. After a few attacks, the ReDead will fall down on the ground, and will remain so for some seconds. Now is the time for the player to deliver a final blow to destroy it.

The ones in the Underground Maze are usually found in the main area with all the broken, floating platforms. Usually, there are about 1-2 ReDeads per platform. These usually fall down when attacked, or sometimes, on their own. In other areas, specially the tunnels connecting the map, they can be found in groups of 3-4. ReDeads will sometimes carry a trophy when they are KO'ed.

Earlier trailers of Melee showed different characters fighting ReDeads on the Temple stage. The ReDeads that come out of container items are harder to spot, because they are darker than the regular ones. Although rare to show up inside one, they can be spawned at will using an Action Replay. They are one of the four common enemies that can appear on any stage. For every ReDead the player KO's, they will get 800 points added to their total score.

ReDeads would later appear in Brawl as stickers.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, ReDeads appear once again as enemies in Smash Run.

Trophy description


ReDead Trophy

Seven years after Ganondorf took control of Hyrule, ReDeads roamed the ruins of castle town, moaning. Link was shocked at the state of the town, and the apparent lack of survivors. He later learned that the townsfolks had evacuated to safety, and the ReDeads were magic animated into hideous humanoid shapes.

Game: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time [10/98]

Trophy Description in Smash 4

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Luigi fighting a ReDead in Smash Run.

These creatures may look like zombies, but ReDeads weren't human to begin with. They appear to be clay monsters fashioned in the shape of humans. They attack Link when he gets too close, the spine-chilling sound they emit difficult to describe. Don't bother--just get rid of them!

  • N64 - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (11/1998)
  • N64 - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (10/2000)