Texas Man Stabbed With Replica Sword From ‘Legend Of Zelda’ During Domestic Dispute

By March 6, 2014

I’m going to add this story to my “Just when you think you’ve heard it all…” file, because wow. According to a Texas news station, a Houston man stabbed his girlfriend’s “estranged husband” with a replica sword from the Nintendo game The Legend of Zelda this past Saturday. I’m really hoping that the people who believe that video games lead to violence don’t use this as evidence of their claims.

After arguing with her boyfriend, Eugene Thompson, Kimberly Wilkey, 40, texted her husband John Wilkey, 49, to come over. When Wilkey arrived and refused to leave, Thompson armed himself with the replica sword and started swinging at Wilkey, insisting he leave the premises. Side note: These are all adult people.


After a short struggle, Wilkey exited the home, but the fight picked up again and ended with Wilkey in serious condition and Thompson having minor injuries. Thompson was bashed in the head with a “large flower vase” and Wilkey suffered stab wounds to his chest and thigh area. Breaking pots, too? How Zelda-esque can this fight get?

Thompson had this to say about the incident:

“I am like, ‘Go away, you don’t live here anymore.” So I jumped in the closet and I grabbed one of my replica swords. He’s psycho. He just walked right into the point of the sword. I don’t know if he thought it was a toy.”

Thompson, an avid cosplayer who frequents comic book conventions, also added this about the sword:

“It’s a good replica and it looks nice, it just so happens to be pointed and bladed.”

Oh boy…where’s Ganondorf when you need him?

Let us know your thoughts about this crazy story in the comments!

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Desi Jedeikin is a Los Angeles based writer and performer. She has appeared in numerous sketch comedy/improv shows at venues in L.A., including the Groundlings Theater, Comedy Central Stage, and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where she played Squeaky Fromme in the infamous alternative comedy show Comedy Death Ray. Unfinished projects include a memoir and a musical based on the life and death of JonBenet Ramsey. She has lots of other brilliant ideas she might complete. She really just needs more encouragement. You can follow Desi on Twitter: @Desijedeikin Here: truecrimejunkie.com And here too: xoJane.com She likes being followed.
  • William B Valencia

    For the first time in a long time I am at an utter loss for words. Get out of the basement, off of the Nintendo and back into this reality. I can appreciate a beautiful sword but really?

  • Harold M Cauthen

    My friends and I regularly attend the local renaissance faires and have even purchased a replica sword or two and at no time has it ever crossed my mind to bring it to bear. This guy needs some assistance.

  • Kristin T Medina

    So many things wrong with this. When you discover that you live with someone with a fantasy sword collection, maybe a BIG RED FLAG. RUN AWAY!

  • Richard R Moore

    Are you kidding? Lock these people and put them in the vault alongside the other nuts.