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Submitted by Pozzle 957d ago | opinion piece

Is Link One Character?

Anyone who doubts that there are multiple timelines, as well as multiple Links and Zeldas, either isn’t aware of canon or is more interested in their own interpretation of the Zelda universe than Nintendo’s. (3DS, GameCube, Nintendo DS, Retro, The Legend of Zelda, Wii)

NewMonday  +   958d ago
always felt the "canon" was retconned, the series make more sense as standalone games.
vork77  +   957d ago
no link gets it on with zelda and they have a son
claud3  +   957d ago
Link is a generational character... He is more than one character

Each new game is an installment of a new link from a new family line
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cpayne93  +   957d ago
Well not all of them. Majoras mask was the same as Ocarina of time, the ones or some of the ones on the gameboy were the same from Link to the Past, and the link in Zelda 2 was from Zelda 1.
8bitHero  +   957d ago
to this day i dont understand why its called the legend of zelda when its link doing all the muscle work.
kesvalk  +   957d ago
because "legend of link" doesn't sound as good.
8bitHero  +   957d ago
you say that now because you grew up with it called zelda however if from the beginning it was link you wouldnt think that.
kesvalk  +   957d ago
yeah of course, but you agree that legend of link is not a good name at all.

it's a marketing decision, like calling "god of the war" is worse than only "god of war".

also, Link is a common word, while Zelda is a exotic name, ppl will remember the name Zelda way easier than Link.
8bitHero  +   957d ago
actually i dont agree, i think it would be a better name because then it would actually make sense. besides if the name link is a common word then they shouldve never used it or changed it down the line. its like calling super mario 64 princess peach 64 or instead of mario galaxy rosalina galaxy. because afterall, they need savin and they're the main character, right? but w/e its not like its important, all im trying to say is that the name doesnt make any sense.
Lord_Sloth  +   957d ago
Because history only records the rulers and generals. Never the nameless soldiers who did most of the work.
MariaHelFutura  +   957d ago
It is really in the end all about Zelda anyway.
sandman224  +   957d ago
Who cares Nintendo lost its touch!
Deku-Johnny  +   957d ago
Are you talking about a different Nintendo?
claud3  +   957d ago
Agree mate lol, she just gets all the glory
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Alos88  +   957d ago
I always assumed he was reincarnated whenever he was needed.
Lord_Sloth  +   957d ago
Skyward Sword agrees with you.
BlackWolf  +   957d ago
That's a beautiful way to see it. Agreed.
Optical_Matrix  +   957d ago
I've always seen Link as an idea rather than a character. The fact he doesn't speak, the fact that they all look the same, regardless of the art style change from game to game. I see Link in the same light I see the main character in Dragon Quest games who is only ever identified as "Hero".

The difference is that because Link has a name and a common look across all of the Zelda games, as gamers we've created a much greater attachment to him than we have other "Hero" characters. In that light the Zelda stories come across as, as the name rightfully suggests, Legends, and Link is the vassel that represents Heroism and Courage in those tales, rather than a character with a deep past and characterisation like we see with Cloud, Kratos, etc etc.
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sdozzo  +   957d ago
There can be only one true Link!
silkrevolver  +   957d ago
No.
Come on, they should know this.
THEY'RE freaking Zelda Dungeon...
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PopRocks359  +   957d ago
It can be inferred that each Link is a descendant or a reincarnation of the previous one. Or they just coincidentally look alike and have the same destiny. Who knows in all honesty?

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