Character Spotlight: Link

Rachel Mii Double JumpHappy Tuesday!
I had someone else for the spotlight this month, but I ended up changing it to Link because of Breath of the Wild. I still don’t have the game, but I figured I might as well talk about Link anyway because he’s a great character and I’m going to eventually.

Link is an interesting, complex character. He first appeared in The Legend of Zelda originally published for the NES in 1987 by Nintendo. His latest appearance is, of course, Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch. In between, he’s starred in 17 other games. That doesn’t include games he’s appeared in for Super Smash Bros. or Mario Kart 8’s DLC, or even Hyrule Warriors.
Link is an awesome protagonist as he constantly battles evil and just goes along silently with whatever his destiny throws at him. He’s strong, courageous, and seems like a nice guy despite his hardships (and his childhood…) and the fact that people mistake him for Zelda as the title suggests.
It’s theorized that each Link in every game is a “different” Link, but a reincarnation of the Link before it. This is why he looks similar and have similar abilities in each game. Also, his name may mean that he is the “link” throughout all the various timelines.
I love Link and I think he’s the best protagonist in the whole gaming world. The franchise is simply amazing.

What do you think of Link? Let me know in the comments below!

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Readers Comments (2)

  1. Link is my favorite gaming protagonist, so I’m 100% with you there! I like that he’s an everchanging character, not bound to one exact look. Each one has a slightly different personality, even if none of them has a voice. I also like that he represents courage, “linking” that to the player, encouraging them to explore whether in BotW’s open world or even just Ocarina of Time’s Hyrule Field. Definitely a classic gaming character that I’m glad is around today.

    • Even though no Link is the same, he still is the most fleshed out character I know. The whole Legend of Zelda story is just amazing and Link’s character really makes it being the protagonist.

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