I mean, do you really want to know, or do you just want to have a laugh? If you’re not actually interested and just want some excuse to say “haha, look at the delusional trans”, then like, you don’t need my help for that, guffaw away.
But I’m in a mood so I’ll proceed under the generous presumption that this is asked in earnest.
We need to break this question into two component parts:
-Do you believe that Link is written as transgender?
-Do you believe that Link could be transgender?
To the first question, which I’m sure is all you care about, no. Of course not. There hasn’t been a single game in released in the whole history of video games where your character was either written deliberately as transgender, or even allowed you to express through character creation or dialogue choices that you are transgender.
Could Link be transgender? Such as to say, could the stories as they are told feature a transgender protagonists, and still play out as we have seen them? Well, absolutely! Nothing in any Legend of Zelda story ever relies on Link having a certain reproductive role. Link’s skills are in swinging swords, fighting monsters, using complex tools, solving puzzles, and feats of acrobatics. None of that demands that Link be any particular gender, or have any particular gender assignment.
Why am I talking your ear off about this, you’re probably wondering. Well here’s the point I’m trying to make. I’ve never seen myself in any interactive story, except for when people like me are made the butt of old, unfunny jokes about “men in dresses”. The only way I can have that experience is to use my imagination.
And a lot of girls like me want to have this experience, of seeing ourselves in the stories we love, of getting to imagine that someone like us could be the hero and save the world. So we make little posts and share them around that say that such and such beloved character is transgender, and little blurbs of reinterpretation that make that fun to think about. It alleviates the sense of marginalization that comes with being invisible except for when you’re dragged out to be mocked publicly.
I imagine that’s all pretty foreign to you. And that’s kind of the point. It’s not for you. Yet, when we have our bit of fun, people like you constantly come down to drag our posts, or us, through the dirt and demand we explain ourselves. It gets pretty exhausting. I hope that now that you’ve been given a thorough explaination, you’ll understand the context next time you read a post about Samus or Link or any other beloved character being transgender.