“It’s a Stalchild. They were the cursed soldiers of the Kingdom of Ikana…” – Tatl in ‘The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask’
Stalchildren, also known as Stalkins in Twilight Princess, are recurring enemies in The Legend of Zelda series. They are fairly common enemies found Hyrule Field in Ocarina of Time and the Ikana Graveyard in Majora’s Mask, and while they tend to attack in hordes they are not notably difficult, rather they are more of a nuisance really. Although the fact that they spawn nonstop at night in Ocarina of Time can be somewhat unsettling for some players, especially since this is only when Link is a child.
Despite this they can only take, regardless of size, only two hits. If Link attacks a Stalchild from the front, it will lose its head and begin wandering around blindly without aim.
But what exactly are these skeletal enemies?