As we all know, Elden Ring is not an easy game. I cried for months at home trying to finish the game. Many of the bosses killed me dozens of times in brutal beatdowns. That’s why today’s news hurts me deeply.
It has been proven that, with enough tenacity, even a goldfish can have what it takes to become the Lord of Elden: an aquatic friend has defeated not one, but two of the game’s main bosses.
As reported by GamesRadar+, YouTube creator and Twitch streamer PointCrow recently posted a video showing how he managed to “train” his pet goldfish named Tortellini to become an unstoppable warrior.
That’s how the miracle was achieved
First, he enlisted the help of modder and programmer AtSign to create a program that could digitally track where Tortellini was in his fish tank. Each part of the tank was assigned a controller input, so as Tortellini swam, he could hit different buttons and embark on his noble mission.
From this point, the YouTuber had the brave fish face progressively harder bosses, starting with Margit, the Fell Omen.
Since Margit is typically the first boss that Elden Ring players face, he’s not the toughest enemy in the game, but I had to try several times before beating him for the first time. Tortellini had a similar experience: after a few attempts, he defeated his first foe.
Next, he faced a more challenging boss: Godrick the Grafted. With two deadly phases, Godrick can be a nightmare. In his second phase, the boss can cover a wide area with fire, causing significant damage if you don’t get out of his way.
Still, Tortellini demonstrated his prowess by skillfully dodging incoming attacks and making some timely heals, and after several attempts, he emerged victorious.
After this, the difficulty ramped up even more, and Tortellini faced Elden Ring’s toughest boss, Malenia. After many attempts (and new weapons), he wasn’t able to defeat the entire boss, but he did manage to defeat her first phase, which is an impressive feat for a person, let alone a fish.