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ASimpleCancerCell

I was half expecting the Link to the Past Zelda to chime up because of their Ultimate experience.


Fork_Master

Link Between Worlds, not Link to the Past. Though I can see where you might’ve gotten confused.


VCosmoz

Actually, Sakurai did say in Japanese that this Zelda came from A Link to the Past in the very first Ultimate direct, but for some reason the localisation team changed it to A Link Between Worlds. Eventually, it was revealed in a Nintendo Dream interview that this specific Zelda is based on both games. ([Source](https://twitter.com/PushDustIn/status/1087124591984562176))


PulimV

It's because ALBW is called A Link To The Past 2* in Japan, so I assume the localizers wanted to mention the newer game instead of the older one *: the Japanese title would be translated literally to Triforce of the Gods 2, with ALTTP being Triforce of the Gods 1. Sorry for the mixup!


Kimblee4209

I thought it was called triforce of the gods 2


PulimV

That's probably true, I just remembered the bit about it being called a sequel in Japanese but forgot to check what the original name itself was, sorry!


7r1ck0_1

Yes indeed, the name in Japanese is part 2 of a Link to the past. Can't quite understand why they changed it in the localizations,to explain the story with the title maybe?. That's why the overworld is the same and so on.


Icywind014

According to Aonuma, it was because the English subtitle of A Link to the Past was a nod to the game being a prequel to the NES titles and it didn't fit to keep that for a game that was specifically intended to be a sequel. The Japanese subtitle of Triforce of the Gods (Kamigami no Triforce) not only still works for A Link Between Worlds since the game's story still heavily revolves around the Triforce, but it even introduces a second Triforce, adding a second layer to Triforce of the Gods 2.


7r1ck0_1

Yep, it also made me remember of LoZ Baton of the winds.... Wind waker for us western folks![gif](emote|free_emotes_pack|grin)


admirabladmiral

"Source?" "It was revealed to me in a (Nintendo) dream"


7r1ck0_1

Here you go: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Iwata-Asks/Iwata-Asks-The-Legend-of-Zelda-A-Link-Between-Worlds/The-Legend-of-Zelda-A-Link-Between-Worlds/6-Rethinking-the-Unquestioned-/6-Rethinking-the-Unquestioned--832156.html


CobaltMonkey

"But I forgot it in another dream."


T0biasCZE

what Ultimate experience?


JaxTheCrafter

smashing together


AyoRobo

Twilight: "I've never heard of someone getting to 'that' level!" Sky: "Bruh." ^(And Wind's resting judgemental face is prefect as always)


nachoolo

Honestly, TP's Zelda was so secondary to the game's story that I find it hilarious.


Lukthar123

TP Link: God, I wish Midna was here.


EldVrangr

You misspelled Ilia.


Deltawolf2038

no no, he spelled it right, in the tp manga midna x link was real. even kissed once


Dexaan

Ilia is out there somewhere


helpmylifeis_a_mess

Sky: im the reason literally all of them exist-


icythepenguin

Wind got to found a new kingdom with his Zelda who was also a pirate. Twilight wanted Midna. He had to settle for Ilia.


JumpingCoconut

That's cute but Skyward Sword Zelda went further couple wise. Still lovely comic! Love to see more.


Rukh-Talos

So did Spirit Tracks Zelda. There’s literally a scene where they’re staring into each other’s eyes while a villain gets back up and escapes in the background.


1amlost

They even >!held hands!


Rukh-Talos

Scandalous!


ResetReefer

![gif](giphy|f1TAjLM3TzGIU)


freeman_lambda

This franchise just turned into a whores den


275MPHFordGT40

A Princess? Holding hands with a lowly train conductor? How preposterous!


ShadeFK

This game is truly going off-the-rail


idontknow2976

Illegal. Straight to jail


David_Good_Enough

Degenerates


RustyShadeOfRed

In a kids game???? I’m disgusted


9Devil8

r/handholding


Charming_Compote9285

They hold hands in age of calamity, too (albeit because monsters show up) and I was like "hey hang on is he allowed to that? feels scandalous"


JumpingCoconut

True. I'd say 1. SS 2. ST 3. Botw


Commiesstoner

Eye contact? What is this perversion?!


therealdrewder

Does nobody remember that adventure of link link got to smooch zelda?


Iunnrais

Smooch the Zelda he’d only just met (awake), too. The 2nd Zelda he’d known! For those out of the loop, that Link saves his generation’s Zelda, although Hyrule is destroyed and its people become refugees and exiles into the greater world outside Hyrule. He doesn’t kiss this Zelda. But in exile, far to the north of death mountain (yes, NORTH) he finds a palace containing “the first Zelda” from centuries ago, locked in eternal slumber or suspended animation or whatever. He adventures to save this Zelda (and defeat an evil cult trying to resurrect Ganon), wakes her, and the first thing she does upon waking up is kiss Link. Kinda a nice reversal of Sleeping Beauty, in a way. The Prince doesn’t kiss the Princess to wake her, the Princess, upon waking, takes the initiative to kiss the Knight.


Rukh-Talos

Never got around to that one…


TheSuperPie89

What really? I never finished skyward sword


JumpingCoconut

Yeah they are basically girlfriend and boyfriend. But it's still not shown explicit, no kisses or wedding bells if you hoped for that! They're definitely the closest Link and Zelda couple of all games.


fluffypuppiness

Since all the Zelda come from the same blood line this means all Zelda have SS Links DNA. I think that may be a book that says that but I could be wrong. I know I've heard that somewhere.


Caliber70

All zeldas are related, and all zeldas are only related to the previous confirmed linkzelda couple's Link. Not all link is related with any zelda but OOT link and TP link are related to each other, highly implied in TP. Basically SS linkzelda are having a family reunion across time, with their greatx grandaughter's potential boyfriends. SS explains the curse, zelda's bloodline takes her curse, and link's is whichever boy is physically fit with crackhead bravery and a moral conscience takes Link's role in the curse whenever Demise' power returns to make shit hit the fan.


FOILBLADE

Crackhead bravery...yeah that's fitting considering *link rides lynels*


nivison1

Yup, all zeldas decend from the royal family which was established with the SS zelda, while Links soul just sits in Limbo until its need to reincarnate but has no real genetic line hes born into.


FallenAngelII

They specifically say that each Link has the **spirit** of the hero. And Demise did not curse Link to reincarnate, only that Demise's reincarnations would stalk whoever holds the Spirit of the Hero. Also, if each Link had the same soul, it would be impossible for two of them to co-exist and in TP, it was heavily implied and eventually confirmed in Hyrule Historia that the Hero's Spirit was the OoT/MM Link who could not move onto the afterlife due to his regrets and he met TP Link. So it seems like the Spirit of the Hero is some sort of ethereal thing that empowers each Link and is passed down between them.


stormhunter2

I imagine in a more practical way, since Zelda is the reincarnation of Hylia, when she passes away, she is eventually reborn in the royal family as a descendant. Link, may also be reincarnating in some manner, but that he doesn't seek out zelda or anything except when fate brings them together. As an example, the adventure of link has 2 zeldas (one of the first game, and the sleeping one from the adventure of link), in the sleeping zelda's case, there wasn't a link around. that's my guess


Signature-Disastrous

I don’t think Hyrule Historia or any of the licensed books specifically say that SS Link and Zelda procreated. It is heavily implied in the game that their feelings extend beyond friendship though.


Charming_Compote9285

I mean, the royal family with hylia's blood had to happen some way, and the emblem is a loftwing. It's kind of obvious they boned wheeze


Signature-Disastrous

Loftwings were part of the family history regardless and Link’s red loftwing would have been symbolic of the fall of Demise anyway. My headcanon is that they got together as well. I’m just saying it’s not explicitly stated anywhere official that they did.


Charming_Compote9285

true, though there is that interview where one of the members of the zelda team called them "koibito" which means lovers


chimpo_the_chimp

You missed the crazy boning scene at the end man


shash614

\> Skyward Sword Zelda went further couple wise. We all know what Zelda really wanted to do, when they were all alone on the statue


HyruleanBelmont

*Please do not ---- on my statue. -- Hylia*


ThankVerra

Lol I think this is extra funny bc to me BOTW Link is the most head-empty-just-solution Link there is. Yeah he’s got 2 different women in love with him but he seems totally unaffected and just an extremely mission oriented soldier. I could absolutely see this happening and BotW link having no idea its significance. “I just needed to get the right Zelda”


SickPanda_Inc

He is ALSO the link that did everything in his power to avoid saving Zelda running around popping ballons and showing off swords to small children until he literally had nothing else to do with himself. Well at least that's how he acted in my playthrough.


waowie

I justified it in head canon by saying he's maxing out inventory and stats to be prepared for the castle


Cassiusthevast

Really I justified it as the shrine of resurrection gave him more problems with his memory than just erasing him and creating a blank slate. More like he had trouble focusing on tasks and he would forget what his quest was until he was reminded of it


ThankVerra

Ahahaha wait this is the best justification for side-questing I’ve ever heard. “Where were you?!” “Sorry that shrine gave me brain damage, what are we doing??”


Kimblee4209

3 women


karmander

And definitely a few men


ThatRooksGuy

Fish daddy


MrCoolyp123

Snow/sand boot guy


Charming_Compote9285

%100 hahaha


tshwashere

Well excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse me princess.


MrCoolyp123

Oh boy it's smoochin time


Al1rezaGHA

Only way you can see kiss between two Nintendo character is porn hub


nachoolo

>I've never heard of someone getting to "that" level. Weren't Skyward Sword's Zelda and Link basically dating in all but name? If anything, the romantic implications of their relationship weren't exactly subtle...


helpmylifeis_a_mess

Thats why ss zelda is smiling and SS Link looks smug and not surprised (SS link is on the right at the end)


SeroLikeTheTonin

SS Link is actually asleep in this, thats a snore bubble on his face, not his mouth haha. Since Zelda always called him Sleepyhead in that game. I thought it was just his expression at first too tho tbh.


helpmylifeis_a_mess

Actually he isn't... If you ever see the entirety of the comic, he's literally talking in the previous picture... He asks "how are things going with your Zelda?" https://youtu.be/f6cyFgxLWBs Here's the link to a video version if you have trouble finding the online comic version.


SeroLikeTheTonin

if you mean the one at the start with the blue scarf, he is the one on the very left when it shows all 4 in the background. Not just the scarf is a tell but his hair is also flatter.\` edit - nvm I see the part you are referring to. guess it can be taken as either he fell asleep immediately after or he is just making a weird face. Idk. I prefer the former since its more in character but either works.


helpmylifeis_a_mess

Blue scarf should be Warriors :) (hyrule warriors: definitive edition)


SeroLikeTheTonin

ah I see. Ive yet to get around to Hyrule Warriors, so thanks for the clarification!


anRkey_julz

Bro when did link join the ss 💀


Bchange51

technically i don’t think anyone knows that happened in zelda lore. it is so far in the past compared to botw that it would’ve just been lost in history


Ryder102

This is so sweet


GemBuster21

Fake. Not enough grunting and hyups from Link


DoubleKanji

TSUP HYUP HYAHHHH HNGH HNMPH WAGH HYA HYA HYIP HIYAAA! (I agree)


Al1rezaGHA

He agreed 👍 (*happy HYYHA noises)


Trectears

This is the translated version


ryan77999

[source](https://twitter.com/loz_017/status/992107250901635072?t=yo07jXH4HiQHytQ5LSq-wg&s=19)


JimmyJimbobJonesJr

My guy got that ungodly Rizz


CrispyWalnut959

The Hero of Rizzrule


Organic-Kangaroo7147

The Sword That Rizzes the Princess


Kimblee4209

Rizz of the wild


TechnoGamer16

As if SS Link and Zelda haven’t gone way past that level lol


275MPHFordGT40

Probably Twilight Link. Fucking loser


trymasterr

isnt the guy's name zelda?


MayorBryce

*facepalm*


_Nexus_19

![gif](giphy|WrNfErHio7ZAc)


Organic-Kangaroo7147

I hear this picture


lachlanDon1

![gif](giphy|3og0INyCmHlNylks9O)


bloody-_-mary

Zelda is a boy and you play as him


Botw_1-Link

It’s awkward the first few times, but eventually it starts to feel normal


AlsoANinja

What does that mean? "I've never heard of someone getting to 'THAT' level!!!" Because he said "my"? Like it's some weird taboo?


AlmostButNotQuit

That level of closeness. The other Zeldas are acting like school girls with crushes


AyoRobo

They take referring to her as "my" Zelda to mean that the two are very close and romantic, which most of the Links aren't with their respective Zeldas. They're surprised at how successful he is with her, for lack of a better term. Sky is an exception. Seems they just forgot those two are in an actual relationship.


deleeuwlc

I think that they just pretend that skyward sword Zelda doesn’t exist


powerposepenguin

Hmm why? I'm not familiar with much of the other Zelda games


deleeuwlc

Skyward Sword is the only game in the series where Link and Zelda’s relationship is explicitly romantic


CaveGlow

BOTW is too, it’s shown in the Japanese diaries im pretty sure


deleeuwlc

Forgive me for missing that detail


[deleted]

hyaa


brova

....what?


Zounii

The other Links made me crack up, thank you!


Hyrule_Chan

This is so friggin adorable omfg


cupcake_thievery

Later that day he accidentally calls her Marin, and things get awkward


Miss_Yume

I would kill for a Botw manga (or anime) with this artstyle!! It looks so cute.


Charlieisdizzy

I’ve seen this so many times but it never fails to be adorable :)


PlzzzSitOnMyFace

If I were Link, I'd let each and every Zelda take turns riding my face.


FLAMING_tOGIKISS

cool buddy, thanks for sharing with the class


TheMehBunny

Anime bad 👎👎👎👎👎


Astar_likely

That's so cute!!!!


PurchaseSimple9546

I love how happy she is


SuperMemeBro3

Beautiful


SnooStories1286

Nice. What is a "crowd artist" though? Are the ears being straight to the side significant, or are these supposed to be BOTW versions of Link and Zelda?


Rohanology

It’s “Trying to find your gf in a crowd” and then the artist credit. Needs a comma tho


SnooStories1286

Thanks. I don't want to be a dinosaur for suggesting that grammar matters, but let me get my cane to poke on this one


tkhrnn

Sometimes even Link is a Zelda


nigmankillme

Heil Zeltler


Shadvw

Wow


iron_felime

That good or bad?


DoomRide007

“Wtf he didn’t speak link!”