im interested on your take on the differences between twilight princess link vs botw link (or other links) :thinking: .. (also, do u feel like he somehow managed to find his way to the twilight realm after the game i must Know)
Well, Twilight Princess Link I’ve actually always viewed as closely linked to his incarnation botw. Twilight Link is very much this quiet dude who gets a lot of joy out of helping his small community and doing physical work. Kind of a loner. Like enjoys company but tends to go off on his own sometimes without regard for who worries about him. Deathly loyal. Selectively mute. Before the wolf thing he had a strong connection to nature but after the wolf thing he basically got eaten entirely by it.
Twilight Link, to me, did not get a very happy ever after. He was permanently changed by the magic that turned him into the Divine Wolf and his battle partner kind of up and vanished right at the end of his journey and broke his heart. He just kind of keotLike, he understand WHY she did it, but it doesn’t really undo the damage and Zelda only just barely manages to keep him from going full feral for, like… call it a couple decades.
Then he just kind of turns into a wolf one day and never comes back.
BotW Link gets a lot of his home-in-nature, slightly feral tendencies from that incarnation and all of them get it from OoT Link lol. Twilight was just the first to go like… full werewolf? So he’s the most wild so it stands the botw Link has quite a bit of that too. I personally think the hero from 10,000 years ago was like a straight up barbarian, princess Mononoke style.
I’d say the main difference between them is botw Link has a lot of suppressed dread and trauma around his destiny whereas Twilight Link kind of… like, it made sense to him and he rose to meet it. What happened during his journey didn’t break him, it was losing Midna at the end that took him out. Twilight Link also smiles and emotes alot more easily than BotW Link. BotW Link is also kind of a slut? Twilight was a bit more withdrawn about that stuff.