Zelda Informer: "There is something to be said about a man who takes up arms against evil, whatever that evil may be. Said person is often characterized as brave, and rightly so. This not a choice that is taken gladly, but rather out of duty and a sense of moral obligation to doing what’s right. All people will respond differently when faced with a challenge. Some cower, some do as little as possible, but some go the distance. Those people have a heroic spirit.
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time posit two different types of heroes: one that chooses to be a hero and one that has the hero role chosen for him. Each appear just as heroic as the other. However, we see one leading a more fulfilling life while one leads to regret..."