Finished this in time for Zelda Day! I wanted this to be a gif, but I couldn’t keep it within Tumblr’s 3mb size limit, and compression got really shitty. So a video file is the only way I can salvage 2 weeks of work.
EDIT: Lots of people (angrily) asking why I left out TP. I like the game, but I only had time to make one Link per console (I wanted to make it by BOTW launch and before I travel for work again.) WW and SS embody their respective consoles better than TP, I felt, so that’s what I went for.
I’d like to add MM and TP in the future! But I also want to keep the file size low…
a collection of alllllll the links i could find in reason. each link has a different name and a different personality. Hopefully this will help everyone
The ones in green are official Links. the ones in blue are still links, but for one reason or another, they aren’t considered “official”
shout out to the “hero of Men” link mentioned in the Minish, the “ancient hero” in breath of the wild, and the “King shadow” mentioned in the comics. they were almost included but don’t have enough behind them for mention. if more links pop up or people want me to include those links, I will do so.
I love that Breath of the Wild adds in details like this that make this version of Hyrule really feel alive. Do we need to know who Link hung out with 100 years ago? No, but it gives Link ties to the world from before he was asleep that extend beyond Princess Zelda and the quest to end Ganon. He has a history. He has friends and people who miss him.
a really common mistake I see in the LoZ fandom is who is and isnt reborn each zelda game, and while u can do whatever in ur fan art or fan fiction or whatever, i just thought I’d spread the zelda facts B)
-Link is the only one who holds the triforce who is actually reborn. His spirit is specifically a servant to the goddess Hylia, no one else can take that place so he has to be reborn.
-Ganon(dorf) has been the same being. He never dies to be reborn, he’s only ever sealed away for a long time. in some games, its lightly suggested this is driving him insane. He eventually turns into a beast in all timelines (only a lil in the adult line tho) which is probably a result of power hungry corruption and, if u wanna speculate, insanity caused by such a long life span
-Zelda is a name passed on to every first born female of the hyrule family, along with her powers. She’s always an entirely different person but one who shares the same destiny as many of her ancestors.
“The princess stopped in front of a large painting on display in the center of the castle. And she stood there just staring up at the painting for 10 minutes. And then went back to her room. Just like that! This painting was of a hero and princess from several generations ago cuddling in one another’s arms…"