In the pantheon of video game characters, there are few more recognizable than Link. His green tunic has become iconic, as has the Master Sword, which he uses to destroy evil in many virtual lands. he is so popular that he Super Smash Bros. To super mario maker To soul Calibur, He is also not just one person.
In 2023, the Zeldathon is starting. Join us on our journey through The Legend of Zelda series, from the original 1986 game to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and beyond.
Most games in the Zelda franchise feature a new Link. While many details remain largely the same (heroic nature, usually some form of green tunic, silent protagonist), each is its own discrete iteration with unique traits and personality quirks. (It gets complicated, but that’s the general gist of it.)
With so many variations of this beloved character, Lynx lends itself to ranking, and when it comes to our hero there’s one pressing question that hasn’t been addressed: Which one would be a good hang? We’re not too concerned about how powerful each link is, or who’s the most heroic – we just want to find out what vibes are with each of them. Using an extremely scientific method to analyze each Link’s through in-game mannerisms, personal history and general vibes, we’re spending time detailing both the best and worst versions of Link.
Five great links to visit
5. Four Swords Adventures Add
Splitting into four different doppelgangers is the main mechanical conceit Four Swords Adventures, and it’s also key to the vibes of this link. It can get too busy with too many one person, and it’s hard not to accuse them of being “self-absorbed” with the whole choreographed formation deal. But it also means you’ll have a full crew for any type of group event, and you’ll never need to hire a moving company again (you’ll have to milk some of that loan debt for them all). need to pay). It’s a bit transactional, but the link is a good hang.
4. Twilight Princess Add
Twilight Princess There are many in the link. He’s a salt-of-the-earth ranch hand, which might be good for a bonfire night or simple country stay. But as we know, he also has a wild side that can manifest in unexpected ways. That is, he turns into a literal wolf. You never know what you’re going to get with this link, and that unpredictability can be a deal breaker for some. But the range of social functions in which this link might be spontaneous? He’s a chameleon worth taking along.
3. oracle of the seasons,Era Add
as the single iteration of Link that has appeared in most games (Capcom’s Oracle games, Link’s AwakeningAnd link to the past), you will find an earthly explorer here. That means you’re going to get good stories, even if he may devolve into someone who thinks they know the answers to every problem the world faces because they’ve traveled. The big draw here is the powers gained in the Oracle Games. Hate Winter? Link may change this in the summer. Did something embarrassing happen at the bar last night? Link can rewind it for you. The vibes on this link are good, but make sure all the power doesn’t go to its head.
2. Skyward Sword Add
The first chronological link benefits from its setting. For the most part, everyone on Skyloft seems pretty sweet, and being friends with a giant bird that you can ride on would be incredible. He’s incredibly loyal to his friend Zelda, so he’s probably going to be a loyal friend to you too. He helps establish a monarchy in Hyrule at the end of the game, which is not a great look. But his friendly and laid-back vibes still land him in feel-good territory.
1. wind Waker,phantom hourglass Add
None, this is the link that hangs best. In addition to having a particularly strong sense of adventure that will always lead to a good story, there is something strange in this link. He’s the funniest of all episodes, and you just know he’ll have something funny to say (via facial expressions and expressive gestures) about any situation. His crew is also a bunch of jolly pirates, so hanging out with Link means hanging out with people who are just as fun-loving as he is. He’s also a boatman, and has been watching for years below deck confirms that this means he is down for the party no matter what.
Five Worst Links to Visit
5. minish cap Add
This link might be a good hang. He really could. He has a whimsical sense of self, and a palpable appreciation for the beauty and purity of nature. But sometimes a person’s vibes get ruined by being with him. In this case, we need to talk about the titular Minish Cap, Ezlo. He is grumbling in nature and has a nasty habit of disrupting the peaceful moments you could share with Link. It’s not really his fault, but his friends ruin the appeal of this link.
4. spirit tracks Add
spirit tracks Link is something of a mixed bag. He has charm and is very expressive, so you’re going to get a good response to your jokes and stories. He’s also an engineer, who can really go either way: a chill dude who knows how to fix things, or a nerd who’s a little too into his hobby and it’s the only thing they’ll ever do. Want to Since this link is also a certified Train Guy, the second option seems more likely. So, that’s a bad hang.
3. the Legend of Zelda Add
This link is the original, so maybe we need to show him some respect. But do you really want to hang out with someone who spends so much time in caves? (Unless you’re into spelunking – then go wild.) Also, it’s hard to trust anyone who takes weapons from old men inside caves.
2. breath of the wild Add
Yes, breath of the wild One of the best games ever. But the link doesn’t have the best of vibes. He’s been on ice for 100 years, so it would be like hanging out with someone from 1923: novel in theory, but downright weird in practice. And as cool as having the ability to keep himself off the ground seems like he’d give off “doomsday preppers” and “rock-climbing bro” vibes. Besides, you just know this man stinks gruesome,
1. Ocarina of Time,Majora’s Mask Add
This is perhaps the most iconic version of Link, responsible for catapulting The Legend of Zelda to the popularity it has today with the series’ move into 3D space. That would also be a devastatingly bad hang. Link grew up in a tree being raised by forest people who never become children, so social skills are out the window. There’s no chance for her to learn either, as she’s frozen in time for seven years, which screams human-child vibes. And no matter where he goes, he has an annoying babysitter who won’t stop bugging you. tough pass
worst non-canon trash hang
1. CD-i Link
Running away from Master Sword would be a better time than spending a second with this dweeb.