Groose on land is my dawg. After the second fight with the imprisoned, he quickly rose to not only my favorite character in SS but one of my favorites in the Zelda series itself. I was SO thankful for that catapult. Not to mention he becomes a completely respectable character by this point in time, recognizing both his place and Link's in the adventure. After proper tantrumming (not a word) he sucks up his Personal feelings and makes himself useful. Groose is one of the new things I've been hoping for in the Zelda series, a third Person with distinctive Personality and is useful. Link and Zelda finally have a third whose Personality wasn't too similar too theirs (unlike Midna who was still considered a sidekick and even if she wasn't, she became very much like Zelda). I hope to see more like Groose in later Zeldas.