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    Link (The Legend of Zelda)

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    Link
    "A sword wields no strength unless the hand that holds it has courage."
    Gender: Male
    Type: The Chosen Legendary Sword fighter
    Age: 9-117
    Species: Hylian
    Portrayed by: Jonathan Potts
    Jeffrey Rath
    Fujiko Takimoto
    Nobuyuki Hiyama
    Sachi Matsumoto
    Kengo Takanashi
    TBA (The Legend of Zelda Movie)
    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: The Legend of Zelda Series


    Bit by bit, I've gotten Link to open up to me. It turns out he's quite a glutton. He can't resist a delicious meal!
    When I finally got around to asking why he's so quiet all the time, I could tell it was difficult for him to say. But he did.
    With so much at stake, and so many eyes upon him, he feels it necessary to stay strong and to silently bear any burden.
    A feeling I know all too well... For him, it has caused him to stop outwardly expressing his thoughts and feelings.
    I always believed him to be simply a gifted person who had never faced a day of hardship. How wrong I was...
    Everyone has struggles that go unseen by the world... I was so absorbed with my own problems, I failed to see his.
    I wish to talk with him more and to see what lies beneath those calm waters, to hear him speak freely and openly...
    And perhaps I, too, will be able to bare my soul to him and share the demons that have plagued me all these years.

    ― Zelda's Diary referring to Link, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    Link is the main protagonist of The Legend of Zelda franchise. He is the everlasting hero of the setting, having appeared throughout the ages in a never-ending line of incarnations. The various heroes who use the name Link are courageous young boys or teenagers in green clothing who leave their homes to save the world from evil forces threatening it.

    Why He's The Link We Know

    1. Over the course of his adventure, Link defeats legions of evil monsters, explores vast lands, helps anyone he meets who is struggling, navigates deadly dungeons, and collects mythical items while pursuing his quest for justice and peace. In the end, he succeeds in his quest and becomes a legendary hero.
    2. He is considered an iconic character in video gaming and the very symbol of the Zelda franchise and remains one of the most popular video game protagonists.
    3. His outfit designs are epic in any game.
    4. It is shown that Link possesses basic characteristics found in a heroic character, bravery, compassion, determination, and wisdom. He would even go as to save others that were his enemies. These characteristics allow him to wield the complete Triforce without a problem.
    5. Being dexterous, Link can quickly understand the complex mechanics behind things or figure out an opponent's weakness to use against them. This has proven invaluable in many situations, with both foes and allies alike showing surprise at his ingenuity.
    6. Link deeply values his ties with loved ones. His care towards allies has been noted several times and is considered by some to be one of his greatest strengths.
    7. Ever since The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, he's been growing qualities with chick magnetism (especially in his realistic form).
      • Where it started with ladies such as Ruto, Nabooru, Navi and Malon (and Zelda) have also been interpreted as having feelings for Link for how handsome he's become in Ocarina of Time, and then it goes to The Legend of Zelda: Oracle Games; where so many ladies started to love him in both games (plus, since Cuccos are anywhere, their chicks will follow Link around: so he's a literal chick magnet in these games figuratively and literally), then it goes to The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess; he has gotten a lot of attention from a lot of girls such as Ilia, Beth, Midna, Telma and even Hena, along with three other fangirls Links meets upon completing the claw shot challenge (he also got hitted on by a actual chicken while in wolf form), in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword; he gets more attention from several girls in the game (besides Zelda of course) such as Cawlin, then in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild; there are some female NPCs who flirted with Link if he completed their quests such as Paya, Princess Mipha of the Zora and it is also confirmed that Zelda had fell in love with him according to Kass's Mentor.
    8. Link is remarkably proficient with a wide variety of weapons, instruments, and other items, being able to use them immediately upon obtaining them.
    9. In some of his adventures, Link is shown to have great aptitude with hand-to-hand combat, as well as immense superhuman strength. In Twilight Princess, he is able to best the Gorons in sumo wrestling (albeit while wearing the Iron Boots), and later proves capable of overpowering Ganondorf himself in a sword lock. In Skyward Sword, Link can wield Koloktos's massive sword, and eventually grows powerful enough to best the Demon King Demise in a duel.
    10. While he doesn't appear in The Super Mario Bros. Movie, there is reference to him in a street named "Link Street" in the Super Mario Bros. Plumbing commercial.

    Bad Qualities

    1. He sometimes does not speak, so he has a bit of a clear personality.
    2. Preteen incarnations of Link are usually portrayed as more vulnerable in comparison. In The Wind Waker, when Link loses his sword in the Forsaken Fortress, he must rely on stealth and enemies' weapons to make it through and will swiftly surrender if spotted by the enemy's searchlights. Later, when facing Ganondorf for the final time in sunken Hyrule, Link is swiftly overwhelmed by him, partially due to being caught by surprise.
    3. Link was badly flanderized in the DiC Entertainment cartoon adaptation, in which he is trying to seduce Zelda nonstop.
      • He does, however, redeem himself in "Captain N: The Game Master".

    Trivia

    1. He spawned some huge memes, like his face in Link: The Faces of Evil.
    2. In the manga adaptation, he even has a pet Cucco chick named Piyoko.

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