Link is a male hylian. Link's physical characteristics fluctuate, though he usually has light-colored hair, blue eyes, and a medium build. Other characters sometimes think of him as handsome. It is unlikely that Link's age exceeds nineteen years at any point in the series thus far. He wears a green tunic and hat, long blue scarf, brown gauntlets and boots. He has white leggings and undershirt and a three-point belt where the scabbard of the Master Sword is strapped to Link's back.
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Using seeds from the fruit of of Tree of Knowledge Good and Evil it was discovered that by fusing massive amounts of chakra—such as that of a tailed beast—with the seed, would then cause it to activate and grow. The result was a tremendous tree with massive amounts of chakra. An unnamed woman who birthed and cared for Link. She is credited with protecting and entrusting baby Link with the Great Deku Tree in the Kokiri Forest during the time of the Shinseijū's Era. Ayoung Link has been raised as one of the Kokiri, the children of the forest. Unlike the other Kokiri, Link does not have a fairy companion and is thus shunned by their self-proclaimed leader, Mido. Link's life changes one day when the Great Deku Tree, the forest's guardian, sends Navi the fairy to Link with instructions to bring him immediately. A curse has been cast on the Deku Tree, and he asks Link to break it. While Link is successful in defeating the monsters inside the Tree, the Great Deku Tree was doomed to die before Link started. Before passing away, the Deku Tree tells Link of the Triforce and directs Link to Hyrule Castle where he encounters Princess Zelda. Zelda sends Link on a mission to collect three Spiritual Stones and save Hyrule. Once Link obtains the Stones, he travels to the Temple of Time and opens the Door of Time with the Stones and the Ocarina of Time. He then draws the Master Sword from the Pedestal of Time. This action imprisons Link in the Temple of Light in the Sacred Realm for seven years so his body can mature, while Ganondorf takes control of Hyrule and seizes the Triforce of Power. Seven years after drawing the sword from the pedestal, Link is awakened as the Hero of Time by Rauru, Sage of Light. After Link defeats the evil in the Forest Temple, the Deku Tree's successor, the Deku Sprout, reveals the hidden story of Link's past to him. The Kokiri never grow up. The reason Link has grown, while his Kokiri friends have not, is that he is actually a Hylian, orphaned in the wars that raged before Hyrule was united. When Link was a baby, his mother fled with him to Kokiri Forest, and, mortally wounded, left him under the Deku Tree's protection. He was brought up as one of the Kokiri and knew no differently. Link travels back and forth between the two time periods using the Master Sword and the Ocarina of Time in order to awaken the Seven Sages and return peace of Hyrule. Link climbs Ganon's Tower and engages Ganondorf in battle. After Ganondorf has been defeated and sent to the Dark Realm, Link is returned to his youth by Princess Zelda, and Navi soon departs from him. He is last seen when he encounters Princess Zelda again in the Castle Courtyard to warn her about Ganondorf and the future events that would unfold.
End of Creation ArcEdit
This Link lives on Outset Island on the Great Sea, the region above Hyrule after it was flooded by God to prevent Ganondorf from conquering it. Link is celebrating his birthday, and it is customary on the island for one to receive the Hero's Clothes to honor the legendary Hero of Time when they reach the age the Hero was during his quest. Since the Hero of Time was approximately sixteen years old when he defeated Ganondorf, it is possible that Link is also this age, but based on his physical appearance and voice, however, it seems more likely that this custom refers to when the Hero of Time started his quest, at the age of approximately nine. Shortly after this, the Helmaroc Serpent captures Link's sister, Aryll, prompting Link to travel with Tetra and her pirates to the Forsaken Fortress. Link initially fails to rescue Aryll, but is rescued by the King of Red Lions, who helps him in his quest to save his sister. Link is eventually successful, and is also able to defeat Ganondorf after retrieving the Master Sword and restoring its power. With this quest complete, Link, Tetra, and her pirate crew set sail in search of a new land.
Uryu entered the Kingdom of Hyrule to see Paul Gekko's Two Friends, Eve and Hibiki only to be attacked by the Snack Snatcher with the remaining Ganondorf's Army of Monsters but was saved by Zelda. However, in the Temple of the Sacred Sword, the seal gives way. In an instant, the Demon King appears, his full power finally restored - with a sinister laugh, he vanishes to begin his conquest anew. With a massive force at his command, the King of Evil sets his sights on the Valley of Seers, where he plans to reclaim the Triforce of Power from Lana. Knowing that she stands no chance against Ganondorf in open combat, the White Sorceress lures her enemy towards the sanctums providing sacred power to her troops; when Zant and Ghirahim enter the keeps, she seals them off and sends a massive force against each of them. Ganondorf manages to rescue his lieutenants and cut off the power flow, but this diversion gives Impa time to arrive with reinforcements. Using the secret arts of the Sheikah tribe, Zelda's guardian creates numerous doubles to wreak havoc on the monster army, but Ganondorf forces her to reveal herself when he threatens to overrun Lana's position. After defeating the real Impa, the Demon King battles and overpowers Lana, but the young sorceress escapes to the Fairy Fountain and summons a Magic Circle near the exit of the valley. Taking inspiration from Cia, Ganondorf finally reclaims the Triforce of Power from Lana. With his strength and army at their peak, Ganondorf lays siege to Hyrule Castle itself, planning to find Link and Zelda so he can take their Triforce pieces as well. He briefly clashes with the Hero of Legend early on, but Zelda calls her champion back before he overexerts himself. Zelda is taken away by Ganondorf to his domain. As the Snack Snatcher forces open the path to Hyrule Castle, Uryu have to regroup with his friends, Ghirahim intercepts him, but Uryu was known to be rescued by Link only to let Ganondorf finally explain the reasons for his ambition to conquer Hyrule: his homeland, the Gerudo Desert, had been a harsh, barren place, with its winds often bringing nothing but misery and death to his people, either hot searing winds by the day or piercing cold gales at night. When he learned of Hyrule's lush nature, he coveted the friendlier winds that blew across Hyrule. His personal quest had been born of a desire to bring his people to lush Hyrule. Ganondorf proclaims that the pieces of Power and Wisdom are already his, and only one piece remains before assaulting Link with a series of swift punches. Ganondorf then calls forth the three pieces of the Triforce, and they assemble before him. Cackling madly, he states his wish to expose Hyrule to the sun and remove the ocean from Hyrule so he can conquer it. With the full power of the Triforce, Uryu sees Ganondorf touched the Triforce, finally wished to expose Hyrule to the sun and remove the ocean from Hyrule so he can conquer it. Zelda helps the injured Uryu geto Yu Narukami and his friends. The heroes quickly find and defeat Ghirahim, although they are suspicious of how easily he fell. As Lana begins to succumb to the desert's heat. Snack Snatchers attempts to cut her off from the Camp but Paul Gekko managed to evolve the monster into a Giant Tree to save Lana. Lana summons Lahar, Rufus and the Dragon Queen to even the odds. As the new arrivals hold back the fresh wave of monster reinforcements, the other heroes realize that the Ghirahim and Zant they took down were merely doppelgängers - with their plan exposed, the villainous leaders sent their forces to destroy the Allied base. After searching and capturing many of the monster's keeps, the heroes finally find the villains at the Sacred Grounds. Despite working together in a final stand, Zant and Ghirahim eventually fall to the Hyrulean Army. With the two finally defeated, the heroes and the Hyrulean Army prepared to confront Ganondorf at Star Pillar. When the Heaven Tail Wizards were summoned by Lana, they find it to be a dark, twisted perversion of its normal self. Ganondorf's influence has corrupted the very land around him, with Hyrule Castle becoming a dark tower pierced by a massive sword. Within his new stronghold, the Demon King prepares a terrible ritual to empower his army even further than before - thus, the heroes move with haste to end his ambitions. Uryu was known to find a Bombchu and has his allies escort it to a weak point in the castle wall. Once the wall is breached, the heroes are able to begin taking the keeps protecting Ganondorf's main stronghold, forcing the Demon King to enter the fight. Although his ritual is not complete, he had already gained massive power, enabling him to strengthen his minions and bombard the battlefield with lightning - Zelda's forces have to quickly retake Hyrule Castle to break the dark enchantment. With his power boost gone, Ganondorf transform himself into Ganon for one final attack on his enemies. In response, Zelda bequeaths her Light Arrows upon her allies, drawing on their strength to empower the mystical weapons against the Demon Beast. The fight is long, brutal, and desperate, but the heroes eventually triumph, blasting Ganon's forehead with Light Arrows when he is vulnerable and attacking relentlessly when he is stunned. Zelda let's Uryu and his Friend touch the triforce and wishes that Hyrule will return to normal. With Lana's blessing, Link and Zelda return the Master Sword to its resting place in the Temple of the Sacred Sword, restoring its seal and bringing peace to Hyrule once more. Link engages in battle against Ganon and eventually overcomes him with the Master Sword.
Link is born during the Hyrulean Civil War, he was orphaned when his dying mother fled into Kokiri Forest and entrusted her child into the care of the Great Deku Tree, who sensed the boy's heroic destiny. As a result, he was raised as a member of the Kokiri tribe, unaware of his Hylian origins. However due to not being a Kokiri himself, he was the only member of the tribe who lacked a fairy partner and was bullied by the tribe's leader Mido. However despite this he was best friends with Saria and lived peacefully among the Kokiri until the day he met Navi the fairy who was assigned to him as his fairy partner by the Great Deku Tree. Around that time, Link was beset by nightmares which were actually prophetic dreams caused by the evil that was growing in Hyrule. After retrieving the Kokiri Sword and purchasing a Deku Shield, Link was allowed to meet with the Great Deku Tree who informed Link that he had been cursed by an evil man from the desert and asked Link to journey inside him in order to remove the curse. Though Link defeats Queen Gohma, the Great Deku Tree revealed that it was a death curse and that the Great Deku Tree was doomed even before Link started. However before dying, the Great Deku Tree entrusted Link with the Kokiri's Emerald that the evil man sought and told Link to leave the forest and find the princess of destiny. After receiving the Fairy Ocarina from his friend Saria, Link left Kokiri Forest and headed to Hyrule Castle to meet Princess Zelda. Upon meeting Princess Zelda, Link was informed by her of the evil Ganondorf and her suspicions that he after the Triforce. In order to stop him, Princess Zelda reveals that in order to reach the Sacred Realm where the Triforce can be found they must first open Door of Time inside the Temple of Time which requires the three Spiritual Stones and the Ocarina of Time. She instructs Link to find the other two Spiritual Stones. Link manages to defeat King Dodongo and Barinade to obtain the two Spiritual Stones. However while he was doing this, Ganondorf attacked Hyrule Castle forcing Impa to flee with Princess Zelda while Ganondorf gave chase. Like in his dreams, Link confronted Ganondorf before Hyrule Castle Town's drawbridge on Hyrule Field.
Despite Ganondorf's power, Link heroically stood up the Gerudo King of Thieves, but Ganondorf brushed him aside with a blast of magic. After retrieving the Ocarina of Time that Zelda had thrown into the moat around the drawbridge, he saw a vision of Zelda who taught him the Song of Time that was needed to open the Door of Time. Link entered the Temple of Time and played the Song of Time to open the Door of Time which lead him to the chamber containing the legendary Master Sword stuck in the Pedestal of Time. Link removed the Master Sword, however, as he was too young to wield it he was sealed inside the Temple of Light for seven years. Meanwhile, it was revealed that Ganondorf had been aware of Link and Zelda's plan, manipulated Link into opening the way to the Sacred Realm, allowing Ganondorf to steal the Triforce of Power and become the King of Evil. Seven years later, Link was awakened by the Sage of Light, Rauru who revealed all that had transpired and that Link had aged while he slept and became an adult capable of wielding the Master Sword. Guided by the mysterious Sheikah survivor Sheik, Link traveled to the five temples to awaken the other Sages to help him in defeating Ganondorf. After defeating Phantom Ganon and saving his childhood friend, Saria the Sage of the Forest, he was informed by the Deku Tree Sprout of his Hylian origins. Link continued on his quest, awakening Darunia the Sage of Fire, Princess Ruto the Sage of Water, Impa the Sage of Shadow, and Nabooru the Sage of Spirit. After awakening six of the Sages, Sheik is revealed to be a disguised Princess Zelda, the seventh and leader of the other Sages. However Zelda is captured by Ganondorf, as she is in possession of the Triforce of Wisdom. With the aid of the other Sages, Link enters Ganon's Tower and confronts the King of Evil to free Zelda. Link is revealed to possess the Triforce of Courage which Ganondorf seeks in order to obtain the complete Triforce. Ganondorf is defeated, though in his dying breath he causes the tower begin to collapse, forcing Zelda and Link to escape. However, Ganondorf is revived as the evil Ganon.
Following Ganon's defeat and being sealed in the Sacred Realm by the Seven Sages, Princess Zelda used the Ocarina of Time to send Adult Link back into the past seven years so he could live out his stolen childhood. Upon returning to the past, Navi leaves Link who decides to visit Young Princess Zelda in the garden of Hyrule Castle. Link befriends Young Zelda, who has no memories of the events of Ocarina of Time, save for a lingering feeling that she has known him for a long time. Link and Zelda end up becoming good friends and Zelda admits she will always treasure the time they've spent together. At some point during this time, Link either haf his Kokiri Sword reforged (due to alterations in its design) or obtained another one. He also obtains his first Hero's Shield, a small metal shield that he can actually wield as a child. He also apparently manages to convince Malon to let him take ownership of Epona (or at the very least borrows her temporarily from Lon Lon Ranch).
Link eventually decides to leave in search of a dear friend (presumably Navi), though before leaving Princess Zelda gave him the Ocarina of Time and taught him the Song of Time (due to being unaware he already knew the song) so the Goddess of Time would protect him on his journey. Equipped with only his new Kokiri Sword and Hero's Shield, Link rides Epona off in search of his friend.
During his search, while riding Epona through the Lost Woods, he was attacked by Masked Skull Kid and two fairies. Skull Kid steals Epona and the Ocarina of Time, forcing Link to give chase. After falling down a dark chasm, Link is confronted by Skull Kid who curses him, transforming Link into a Deku Scrub. Despite being horrified by his new form, Link continues chasing after Skull Kid, only to be stopped by Skull Kid's fairy cohort, Tatl causing her to become separated from both Skull Kid and her brother Tael. Desperate to get back to her brother and Skull Kid, Tatl offers Link a truce and becomes Link's fairy partner. She helps Link get used to his new form and the pair eventually encounter the Happy Mask Salesman who reveals that Skull Kid stole something from him as well. Link finds himself in the parallel world of Termina which is under threat of being destroyed by the Moon. Link discovers that Skull Kid is behind it and confronts him at the top of the Clock Tower during the Carnival of Time. Link manages to retrieve the Ocarina of Time which transforms into the Pipes of Awakening allowing him to play the Song of Time in Deku form. The Song of Time transports Link back in time, to the day he arrived in Termina. After retrieving the Ocarina of Time, the Happy Mask Salesman teaches Link the Song of Healing which removes the Deku curse turning it into the Deku Mask which allows Link to transform in his Deku form whenever he dons the mask. The Happy Mask Salesman informs Link that Skull Kid has stolen the evil Majora's Mask which grants him immense magical powers. To stop the Moon from destroying Termina, Link is tasked with awakening the Four Giants. Along the way he collects various masks which grant him special abilities, powers, or fulfill certain tasks. During his adventures on Snowhead Mountain, Link encounters the Spirit of the Goron hero, Darmani who's sorrow he heals with the Song of Healing turning his spirit into the Goron Mask. Later on Great Bay Coast, Link rescues the dying Zora guitarist, Mikau who he heals with the Song of Healing turning his spirit into the Zora Mask. With the aid of his Hylian, Deku, Goron, and Zora forms, Link awakens the Four Giants who he summons during the Carnival of Time to stop the Moon from destroying Termina. This frees Skull Kid from the control of Majora's Mask, though the Mask enters the Moon in order to continue its plans to destroy Termina. Link and Tatl follow, only to find themselves in a surreal world inside the Moon populated by the Lunar Children each of whom wears one of the Boss Remains as a mask. After giving 20 of his masks to the Lunar Children, he speaks to the lone Lunar Child wearing Majora's Mask. The Majora child gives Link the Fierce Deity's Mask that allows Link the power to transform into a god-like being known as the Fierce Deity so Link can play the role of the "bad guy". Link then finally confronts and defeats Majora Mask, saving Termina from destruction. Skull Kid, freed of the Mask's influence is reunited with Tatl and Tael, and recognizes Link as the fairy boy who once taught him a song. His adventures in Termina over, Link and Epona return to Hyrule to resume Link's quest.
Born on Outset Island, Toon Link lived peacefully with his Grandmother and little sister, Aryll. As per island tradition, Toon Link donned the Hero's Clothes on his birthday to represent his coming of age. However when his sister is kidnapped by Helmaroc King, he is forced to leave his home to rescue her. Equipping himself with Hero's Sword and his family heirloom the Hero's Shield, Toon Link travels with Tetra's Pirates to the bird's roost in Forsaken Fortress, but is caught by Helmaroc King and thrown into the Great Sea. Saved by a mysterious talking boat called the King of Red Lions who informs him the bird is acting under orders of the evil Ganon and the two embark on a quest to defeat evil tyrant and save his sister in the process. Through his quest, Toon Link discovers his destiny as the Hero of Winds and with the aid of Tetra, manages to defeat the King of Evil in the submerged Kingdom of Hyrule. He would later join Tetra and her crew in search of a new land to replace the lost kingdom of Hyrule. When Tetra goes missing aboard the Ghost Ship, Toon Link ends up in the World of the Ocean King where he becomes involved in a conflict between the Ocean King and the evil monster Bellum. With the aid of a fairy named Ciela and cowardly sea captain named Linebeck, Toon Link manages to rescue Tetra and manages to defeat Bellum using the legendary Phantom Sword. After Bellum's defeat, Link, Tetra, and Linebeck are returned to the Great Sea. After parting ways with Linebeck, Toon Link and Tetra continue their search and eventually discover a distant land where they found the kingdom of New Hyrule. His Hero's Clothes would inspire the Recruit Uniform worn by soldiers that protected the land of New Hyrule. Though his fate is unknown, he would be remembered by his close friend Niko who inherited Toon Link's Wooden Shield. Niko would eventually pass on the shield to his roommate, a young Royal Engineer who turns out to be Hero of Winds' successor who would go on to join forces with Tetra's granddaughter, Toon Zelda in order to save the land from the ancient Demon King, Malladus.
Fallen Hero TimelineEdit
In the alternate timeline, Link is defeated by Ganondorf during the final battle. After this, Ganondorf obtains all three pieces of the Triforce. Led by Princess Zelda, the people of Hyrule manage to seal Ganon and the Triforce in the Sacred Realm. Hyrule enjoys a brief period of peace, but as rumors spread of the Golden Power lying in the Sacred Realm, greed-ridden Hyruleans traveled to the Sacred Realm seeking it, never to return. Within the Dark World, they were transformed into monsters by the power of the Triforce and became a part of Ganon's army. As this army grew larger, it poured forth from the Sacred Realm and attacked Hyrule.
The King of Hyrule commanded the Seven Sages of that era to seal the gateway to the Dark World shut in order to halt Ganon's invasion of the kingdom. The Seven Sages did so under the protection of the Knights of Hyrule. The Knights of Hyrule took the full brunt of the attack from Ganon's monsters, and while they fought courageously to the end, they were nearly wiped out entirely as they did their duty. Their lives were not lost in vain however, as they bought the necessary time for the Seven Sages to create their seal, trapping Ganon's forces in the Dark World and halting the invasion. Though it had come at a very high cost, with this, the war ended in a victory for Hyrule. The people of Hyrule rejoiced nonetheless at the restoration of order and peace to their kingdom, thanks to the efforts of the Seven Sages and the Knights of Hyrule. Following the destruction of the kingdom during the Imprisoning War, the bloodline of the Hylians diminished significantly compared to how it was in the Hero of Time era. The sages' power waned as well, and the kingdom became a mere shadow of its former glory.
The Kingdom of Hyrule remained at peace for many years, until the land was suddenly plagued by a series of misfortunes. The King of Hyrule offered a reward for anyone who could put a stop to them; it was then that the dark wizard Agahnim appeared. Using previously unheard-of magic, the mysterious stranger put a stop the disasters. He was proclaimed a hero and said to be the second coming of the Seven Sages. As a reward for his services, the king appointed him chief adviser and priest at Hyrule Castle. Agahnim used this position and his magic to brainwash all of Hyrule's Soldiers, dispose the King of Hyrule, and make six of the Maidens, the descendants of the Seven Sages, disappear into the Dark World. He did this in order to break the seal on Ganon, so that he could rule both the Light and Dark worlds. His last remaining victim was Zelda herself. As the princess lay in her prison cell, she used telepathy to call out to Link, who lived near the castle with his uncle.
After the defeat of Ganon, his surrogate mothers, the witches Twinrova, plotted to revive him. For this ritual, they required three flames to be lit: The Flame of Destruction, the Flame of Sorrow, and the Flame of Despair, and follow these with a human sacrifice. In order to obtain these flames, the witches sent their minions: Onox, General of Darkness, to Holodrum; and Veran, Sorceress of Shadows, to Labrynna.
Upon awakening in Holodrum, Link met with a group of traveling performers who were watching after a dancer named Din. Link danced with Din, but suddenly a whirlwind appeared and snatched Din away. Din was actually the Oracle of Seasons, and her capture by Onox meant that the seasons in the land of Holodrum were thrown into chaos. The only way to restore balance to the seasons was to collect the eight Essences of Nature scattered around Holodrum. Link quested for the essences, using the mythical Rod of Seasons in order to manipulate the seasons as he went.
Once Link defeated Onox and rescued Din, he was magically transported to the land of Labrynna, the setting of his second trial. However, even after his death, Onox's actions caused the Flame of Destruction to be lit. Upon waking up in Labrynna, Link met Impa, who had been attacked by monsters. He helped her by moving a block with the Triforce crest on it. Then, both of them met Nayru, who was singing to animals.
Suddenly, a shadow came out of Impa and possessed Nayru, who was actually the Oracle of Ages. It was Veran, who had used Impa's body to trick Link. Veran used Nayru's time-traveling abilities to go back in time and alter the past. Veran influenced Queen Ambi in the past to build the sinister Black Tower. Link had to use the Harp of Ages to travel back and forth between the present and the past in order to collect the eight Essences of Time and challenge Veran atop the Black Tower. Link was able to drive Veran out of the body of Queen Ambi and defeat her, but he was too late: the Flame of Sorrow had been lit.
In order to light the third and final flame, Twinrova kidnapped Princess Zelda who had arrived in Labrynna. This would complete their dark ritual and light the Flame of Despair. However, Link challenged them and killed them in battle. As a last-ditch effort to complete the sacrifice needed to revive Ganon, the witches offered their own bodies and revived the King of Darkness. However, because the ritual was incomplete, Ganon returned as a mindless beast. Link battled Ganon and defeated him, restoring peace to Holodrum and Labrynna.
His quest to stop Ganon's revival complete, Link departed Labrynna by boat. Sometime after the events of the Great Cataclysm and the defeat of the Demon King Ganon, and after Link's adventures in Holodrum and Labrynna, the Triforce was split apart. Ganon, despite being sealed in darkness following his defeat at the hands of Link, obtained the Triforce of Power, which remained sealed with him. The Triforce of Courage's location is unknown, but said to be hidden in the heart of the eternal hero.
On his sea voyage back to Hyrule, Link ran into a terrible storm. The waves and winds overpowered his boat and sunk it. Link awoke, washed ashore on an island known as Koholint. He was rescued by Marin, a young woman who bore a striking resemblance to Princess Zelda. Upon his attempts to leave the island, its inhabitants insisted that there was nothing beyond the sea. He learned that the only way to get off the island was to collect the Instrument of the Sirens and wake the Wind Fish who slept in an egg atop Mt. Tamaranch.
After traveling all over the island and obtaining the instruments, Link journeyed to the top of the mountain and played the Ballad of the Wind Fish and fought the Nightmare. Upon the Nightmare's defeat, it revealed that if the Wind Fish were to awake, the island would disappear, as it was just a dream of the Wind Fish.
Once Link had defeated the Nightmare and awakened the Wind Fish, he awoke clinging to the driftwood of his ship, adrift on the open seas. Link's whereabouts after this are unknown.
Centuries after Ganon's defeat, the peace of Hyrule is once again shattered by the sudden appearance of a mysterious and enigmatic wizard known as Yuga. With his cruel magic, he invades Hyrule from another world, transforming the descendants of the Seven Sages into paintings. Link, a young apprentice of the Blacksmith attempts to halt Yuga in his ambitions, but Yuga succeeds in not only acquiring all Seven Sages in the form of paintings, but Princess Zelda as well. He retreats to his world, that of Lorule, while Link chases after him, using the power of a bracelet given to him by the mysterious peddler, Ravio.
Link is too late to stop Yuga. Using his magic and that of the Seven Sages, he is able to release Ganon. Along with the Triforce of Power, Yuga and Ganon are joined as one, and using this power, Yuga desires to consume both Hyrule and Lorule. Link is protected from the beast's onslaught by Hilda, the princess of Lorule and the dark counterpart of Zelda, who urges Link to rescue the Seven Sages who have been sent to the far reaches of Lorule. With Hilda holding back Yuga and guiding Link in his quest, he succeeds in rescuing the Seven Sages and, with their power, awakens the Triforce of Courage in himself.
Taking the Triforce, he rushes to challenge Yuga in Lorule Castle, only to find Hilda waiting for him in the Throne Room. Here, she reveals the truth; it was her who sent Yuga to obtain the Seven Sages and release the Demon King. Taking the Triforce of Wisdom from Princess Zelda's portrait, she explains the history of her kingdom. Lorule once had it's own Triforce, but was destroyed by her ancestors long ago to stop endless wars over it's power. However, with the Triforce gone from her world, the kingdom crumbled, monsters arose and the world turned to darkness and corruption. Upon hearing of another world with it's own Triforce, she sent Yuga to obtain the keys to unlocking the Triforce of Power, and manipulated Link into obtaining the Triforce of Courage. Summoning Yuga, she demands he obtain the Triforce of Courage from Link. Yuga, using Ganon's power, unleashes his might upon the hero. Link fights valiantly however, and defeats Yuga, upon which point Hilda demands he relinquish the Triforce of Power to her. However, Yuga disobeys his ruler, and using his magic upon her he takes her portrait and her Triforce of Wisdom into himself, becoming stronger than ever. In a desperate final battle, Link, with the aid of Princess Zelda, finally defeats Yuga. Upon his defeat, Hilda and Zelda are returned to normal, yet Hilda still desires the Triforce to save her doomed kingdom. At the last moment, Ravio appears and reveals himself to be Link's Lorulean counterpart and once Hilda's loyal subject, and pleads with her to let Link and Zelda return to Hyrule with their Triforce. Finally relenting after seeing the senseless fighting that had led to this was not what her ancestors wanted, she helps Link and Zelda return to Hyrule with the last of the bracelet's power, through the first crack to appear between the worlds in Lorule's Sacred Realm.
Returning to their own Sacred Realm with the connection between worlds gone, Link and Zelda find the Triforce once again whole. It awaits for Link to make a wish upon it, and with his wish, Lorule's Triforce is restored to it's former glory, and a new, brighter age dawns upon both Lorule and Hyrule.
Following the defeat of Yuga and the recovery of the Triforce, Hyrule entered a Golden Era of peace, in which great and wise rulers governed the land with the strength of the united Triforce at their command.
When the last of the kings to use the Triforce anticipated his death, he hoped to find someone with the innate qualities that were fitting of a worthy possessor of the true Triforce; for if it were to fall in the wrong hands, evil would befall Hyrule. Unfortunately, he was unable to find any such person during his lifespan. Since his own son did not fit this archetype, the King elected to split the relic into its three component parts. Upon his death, the prince, instead of receiving the entire Triforce, inherited only the Triforces of Power and Wisdom. The prince frantically searched for the remaining Triforce of Courage, but in vain. Then, a wizard came to the prince and told him that his younger sister, Zelda, knew the location of the mystical object. The prince demanded that Zelda turn the information over to him, but Zelda refused and, in a rage, the wizard put Zelda into an eternal sleep, himself dying in the process. Overcome with grief, the prince sealed his sleeping sister in the North Castle and ordered that all female descendants of the Hylian monarchy were to be named Zelda. As Zelda was the only one who knew the location of the Triforce of Courage, the relic was lost and the royal family was no longer able to rule using the power of the unified Triforce. No one worthy of using the Triforce appeared and the kingdom was divided and reduced in size.
Many years later, an evil army attacked the little kingdom of Hyrule and stole the Triforce of Power. This army was led by the Demon King Ganon, who once again had been revived and sought to plunge the World into fear and darkness under his rule. Fearing his wicked rule, Zelda, the princess of this kingdom, split the Triforce of Wisdom into eight fragments and hid them throughout the realm. At the same time, she commanded her most trustworthy nursemaid, Impa, to secretly escape into the land and go find a man with enough courage to destroy the evil Ganon.
Braving forests and mountains, Impa fled for her life from her pursuers. As she reached the very limit of her energy she found herself surrounded by Ganon's evil henchmen, until a young lad appeared who skillfully drove off Ganon's henchmen. Hearing Impa's story, this young traveler, named Link, set out to recover the eight pieces of the Triforce of Wisdom. After doing so, he fought his way to Ganon's lair in Death Mountain. Link fought and destroyed the King of Evil, recovered the Triforce of Power and saved Princess Zelda. Although Link had defeated Ganon, his underlings remained. Waiting for the return of their master, they continued to cause chaos and disorder in Hyrule. The key to Ganon's resurrection was the blood of Link—the valiant lad that overthrew the King of Evil. The Demon King would be revived by sacrificing Link and sprinkling his blood on the ashes of Ganon.
Meanwhile, Link remained in the little kingdom of Hyrule and lent his hand to its restoration. One day, a strange mark resembling crest of the kingdom appeared on the back of Link's hand as he approached his 16th birthday. Link went to Impa, Princess Zelda's nursemaid, who was shocked when she saw the birthmark. She took Link to the North Castle and told him of the tragedy of the Princess Zelda of old. In order to revive the eternally sleeping Princess, Impa entrusted to Link six Crystals and a scroll so he could reunite the Triforce. The scroll revealed the location of the long-lost Triforce of Courage, which was hidden in the Great Palace in the Valley of Death. Link set out for the six palaces to defeat their Guardian Deities and, using each of the six crystals, dispelled the barrier around the Great Palace. After defeating the final Guardian, and his own shadow, Link retrieved the Triforce of Courage and awoke Princess Zelda from her sleep.
With the Triforce reunited for the first time since Zelda was put to sleep, the revival of Ganon was prevented and peace finally returned to the Kingdom of Hyrule.
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Mega Man ZX TimelineEdit
In this timeline, Link is born during the Great Grand Civil War, his mother fled into Kokiri Forest and into Applelossa and entrusted her child into the care of the Great Deku Tree, who sensed the boy's heroic destiny. As a result, he was raised as a member of the Kokiri tribe, unaware of his Hylian origins. In the care of the Kokiri Forest, there lived a sorceress known as the Guardian of Time, who watched over the countless battles over the Triforce, yet never interfered. Over time the Guardian became infatuated with the Spirit of the Hero, whose soul was unlike anyone she'd ever known. Eventually her infatuation turned into love, but with her powers she knew his soul was tied to another. Taking advantage of her sorrow, Ganon drove the Light from her soul, corrupting her and twisting her love for the Hero into a desire to possess the legendary hero. Thus the Guardian split into two beings: the Light became Lana the White Sorceress and the Dark Cia the Dark Sorceress.
However due to not being a Kokiri himself, he was the only member of the tribe who lacked a fairy partner and was bullied by the tribe's leader Mido. However despite this he was best friends with Saria and lived peacefully among the Kokiri until the day he met Provi the fairy who was assigned to him as his fairy partner by the Great Deku Tree. Though Link defeats Queen Gohma, the Great Deku Tree revealed that it was a death curse and that the Great Deku Tree was doomed even before Link started. However before dying (which will only transform into his human form), the Great Deku Tree entrusted Link with the Kokiri's Emerald that the evil man sought and told Link to leave the forest and find the princess of destiny. After receiving the Fairy Ocarina from his friend Saria, Link left Kokiri Forest and headed to Hyrule Castle to meet Princess Zelda.
Meanwhile, Princess Zelda sensed the approaching darkness in a dream and her loyal advisor andprotector General Impa suggested that it was a vision and that they should begin searching for the reborn spirit of the Hero. Unbeknownst to either Zelda or Impa, the Hero was closer than they realized. A promising new Hyrulean Forces recruit named Link, who possessed unnatural talent and fighting ability, which Zelda would witness firsthand while he was sparring with another trainee. He managed to not only block a spear attack directed at his exposed head (as he choose to forgo a helmet) with his wooden shield, but he then immediately counterattacked with a powerful Jump Attack, knocking down his stunned opponent effortlessly. The two stare at each other for a moment before a guard warns the King of Hyrule: Hyrule Arcadia Murakumo IX of the Galactic Eggman Empire's rise to power. But Zelda's Father can't believe in the prophecy if only the Hero of Dark Angels in Skyworld would come and rescue his people.
Upon hearing of the new Paul Gekko's group led by Murakumo Gekko's great great grandson, Hyrule Arcadia Murakumo IX asked Zelda to treat their lovely guests and invite Paul Ivo Robotnik and Ganondorf for a feast. Link heroically chooses to take up a Knight's Sword and Shield in order to join Paul Gekko's group. Upon traveling with Paul Gekko's group and finally managed to obtain the Chaos Emeralds and with Tabuu fully resurrected, Eggman and Ganondorf attacked Hyrule Castle attacked Hyrule Castle forcing Impa to flee with Princess Zelda while Ganondorf gave chase. Like in his dreams, Link, Paul Gekko, Sasuke, Izumi, and Naruto confronted Ganondorf and Eggman's before Hyrule Castle Town's drawbridge on Hyrule Field. Despite Ganondorf's power, Link heroically stood up the Gerudo King of Thieves, but Ganondorf brushed him aside with a blast of magic. With the Wishing Seed in Paul Gekko's hands, Ganondorf sees his chance to take the Wishing Seed and summoned the Triforce, and personally thanks Link for obtaining the Wishing Seed in Viridia's temple in Death Mountain. All is not lost, however, as Shinichi Gekko gives Link a green tunic and scarf, indicating that he is the hero reborn and a General in the Mushroom Resistance to free the Mushroom Kingdom from Eggman's tyranny.
Link retrieves the Ocarina of Time and opens the door to the Sacred Realm with the Spiritual Stones and the "Song of Time". Inside, he finds the mythical Master Sword, a legendary blade with the power to repel evil. However, when he pulls the sword out of the Pedestal of Time, he is sealed inside the Sacred Realm. Ganondorf, aware of their plan all along, enters the forbidden Sacred Realm and touches the Triforce. The powerful relic recognizes the wishes of Eggman's evil heart and turns the Konoha Republic into the Galactic Eggman Empire. Link remains sealed within the Sacred Realm for 8,000 years, as he was too young to be the legendary Hero of Time, the only one worthy of wielding the Master Sword. Link is awakened by Rauru, a Sage, who relates to him what happened to Hyrule while he was sealed away. Rauru reveals that the only way to thwart the King of Evil is to awaken the Great Charmers sealed away in five temples of the Mushrom Kingdom. Link is transported back to the Temple of Time, where he meets a mysterious figure known as Sheik, a descendant of the mysterious Sheikah race. Sheik aids Link throughout his quest in the Eggman's rule free multiverse.
- Link's Mother- Mother (Deceased)
- Aryll- Sister
- Link's Grandmother- Grandmother
- This Incarnation of Link is similar to the other incarnation of Link from Hyrule Warriors.