Breath of the Wild’s guardians are completely absent The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdombut there’s something that won’t help you sleep at night.

Spoilers ahead for said new enemy and more.

Meeting my first mobile guardian in Breath of the Wild is probably one of the scariest (and most humiliating) experiences I’ve experienced in a game. Their breakneck speed, the laser on my back with a one-shot beam attack, that piano panic that feels like Link is going through PTSD. All this created absolute terror for the enemy. I was relieved to see that they were nowhere to be found in Tears of the Kingdom’s Hyrule. So of course, Nintendo added a new enemy that is literally the stuff of nightmares.

I’m talking, of course, about those hands. If you know, you know. I don’t even know what these things are called, but I hate them. They’re made entirely of gloom, they’re incredibly fast, and if they catch up to you, they’ll literally grab you and squeeze the life out of you until there’s nothing left. I’m not the only one who hates them, as many people feel that Tears of the Kingdom is essentially a horror game.

Twitter user Combust certainly felt that way, showing them being chased by one of them right in the middle of Hyrule. The whole sky turns red when they chase you, it’s terrifying!

A Reddit user compared them to the Silent Realm guards from Skyward Sword, who will also relentlessly chase you in an incredibly stressful way.

These enemies have to be the scariest in the franchise on par with the silent kingdom guards from skyward sword
by u/DeezNutsColin in tearsofthekingdom

Another user put it quite simply: “I hate them, I hate them, I hate them, I hate them!!!!”

I hate them I hate them I hate them I HATE them!!!!
by u/Highbeams_off in tearsofthekingdom

And to top it all off? You can no longer trust even the trees.