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Sheikah Dance

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Sheikah Dance
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Sheik using Sheikah Dance in Ultimate.
User Sheik
Universe The Legend of Zelda

Sheikah Dance (宵闇乱舞, Dusk Dance) is Sheik's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It replaces Light Arrow from Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. 4.

Overview[edit]

Sheik brandishes her dagger, then she dashes forward and slashes. If she catches anyone, the Sheikah eye symbol will appear onscreen, and the screen will darken and obscure the stage and fighters. She will proceed to follow up the first slash with a kick, an upward slash, a palm thrust, and an axe kick. She then appears behind the opponent and performs an upward slash, followed by a kick, a knifehand strike, and a downwards slash. She then flips back over to the front of the opponent and attacks with an outward slash, followed by an inward slash, a kick, a punch, 2 more kicks, and a slash. Afterwards, she appears behind the opponent again, and delivers a final powerful slash which launches them the opposite direction she was traveling. The final slash can hit bystanders.

Instructional quote[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Move List SheikHeadSSBU.png Sheik charges forward and strikes an opponent in her path. Upon being hit, the opponent is surrounded by darkness, and Sheik unleashes multiple quick attacks. The final attack can strike other opponents as well.

Origin[edit]

Official artwork of Sheik and Link fighting monsters from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

While this move does not pull directly from any particular Zelda game, the Sheikah eye symbol represents the Sheikah clan, which Princess Zelda claims to belong to while in the Sheik persona. In official artwork for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Sheik is depicted fighting various monsters with a dagger alongside Link, but in the actual game she is not depicted fighting in any capacity. Sheik uses kunai daggers for her basic attack string in Hyrule Warriors, in which she uses a highly acrobatic fighting style that involves attacking the same enemy from multiple angles, which may have inspired this Final Smash.

Notably, Sheik has carried a dagger on her person in previous Smash games, but has never used it in her moveset; ironically, any such dagger is absent outside of this Final Smash in Ultimate. The dagger somewhat resembles the Sheikah-made Eightfold Blade and Eightfold Longblade from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, though it is not a perfect match for either.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese 宵闇乱舞
UK English Sheikah Dance
France French Danse Sheikah
Germany German Tanz der Shiekah
Spain Spanish Danza sheikah
Italy Italian Danza Sheikah
China Chinese (Simplified) 暗夜乱舞
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 暗夜亂舞
South Korea Korean 어스름 난무
Netherlands Dutch Sheikah-dans
Russia Russian Танец народа шиика