If you ever feel that you stink at naming things, just remember that Princess Zelda, holder of the Triforce of Wisdom and the ruler of Hyrule (or depending on game, next-in-line for rulership), creatively named her Sheikah disguise “Sheik”.
Here is my Heroine of time. I have re-imagined Zelda as protagonist. Her garb is based on combining her roots from her Sheikah training under Impa. She has taken destiny into her own hands to unite the Triforce and save her kingdom.
So… one of the moments from A Link to the Past that sticks out the most for me is actually pretty near the beginning of the game. It’s the part where you’re helping Zelda to escape from the castle, and she comes with you into the sewers. She actually doesn’t do much… she doesn’t even hold the lantern. But little 10-year-old-or-so me was convinced, just from this little bit, that absolutely the next Zelda game would be two players, with 2P playing as Zelda. It just made sense. It was definitely coming, how could it not? I was so excited.
Well…. I’m still waiting. But here’s a little sketch for younger me, and maybe you, of a Zelda who would be quite happy to go questing. I started off mostly looking at the old cartoon version of her, but incorporated a lot of things from some of the newer designs, most obviously the color scheme. I had fun with it.