Link in Korok Forest in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
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The Tears of the Kingdom community is collectively creating a Korok torturing contraption

Cruelty against cute critters.

The Koroks of Tears of the Kingdom are seen as adorable creatures by some, while others find them to be nothing but annoyances. The latter group has made a sport out of torturing the Koroks by fusing them onto contraptions and putting them in the most horrific situations.

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One player has started a collective project that utilizes Link’s Ultrahand to create a machine that is putting the littluns in the worst situation possible. On the /r/tearsofthekingdom subreddit, the top comment on threads made by /u/Dif_The_Chaotic gets to decide what to add next to the machine

Reddit users are making the ultimate Legend of Zelda Korok torture device

It’s been going on for six days now, and each addition showcases just how much you can do in Tears of the Kingdom with a little creativity and the right items. It started with a single Korok fused to a fan. The following day, another Korok was added to the fan. On day four, a Hudson cutout was stuck to the creation.

Things got interesting on day five when a stabilizer was added, and the next day a homing cart was fused. The poor Koroks are now on a machine made mobile by a fan and a homing cart, and the Hudson cutout adds even more humor to the situation. It’s hard to predict what will come next, though it seems a rocket is collecting the most votes, spelling trouble for the poor Koroks.

There is no DLC planned for Tears of the Kingdom, but projects such as these demonstrate just why that isn’t necessarily a problem. It feels like the kinds of contraptions you can create are limitless. You’re also free to approach the game as you please, either helping the Koroks or abusing them in the most absurd ways.

Do you have some ideas on how to make life worse for the Koroks? Join in the daily threads and throw in your suggestions. As many have discovered, there are a few items that are only found in shrines but can be used elsewhere if you have Autobuild. This is useful for some more complex ideas, such as an ATV that is capable of tackling vertical terrain.

If you’ve, like I have, taken a break from Tears of the Kingdom but want to jump back in, it’s useful to visit places like /r/hyruleengineering and The Legend of Zelda Discord to get ideas on how to make the most of Link’s amazing abilities.


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