Fifteen years after I played the game I suddenly cannot get this question out of my head.

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Zelda's mother is never shown. Link's mother died protecting him running away from a war; it's not hard to imagine that maybe she was being targeted because she was the queen and he was the young prince. Zelda and Link are similar in appearance, both blond and blue-eyed, with similar features and stature. Link possessing the Triforce piece could have something to do with him being the prince of Hyrule. Ganondorf and Zelda are both royalty, so it would fit.

Is it a stretch, or am I terminally stupid for not realizing this a decade ago?


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· 8y
It is an enormous stretch given the official timeline, Skyward Sword, etc.


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· 8y

I dont think he meant every zelda and link pair ever, just the ones in OoT


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· 8y
They could be, although I don't think whether or not they are has any forbearance on the story or the fact that link has the power of the triforce.

The king's (impa's?) first reaction to gannon's grab for power is to send zelda away. Maybe they sent the baby link away and kept Zelda around in order to fulfill Hyrule's history of reincarnating zelda, link, and gannondorf (hylia, the hero, and demise) in hopes of eventual peace for the land.

Although I am sure that past Zeldas have hooked up with past Links, Link is traditionally just some random guy in Hyrule that the gods bestow with the courage to beat gannondorf and has no royal blood nor is a descendant of the goddess Hylia.


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· 8y

Link's father is a knight, Zelda's father is the king. Unless Nintendo intentionally went into Arthurian legend, then I doubt they are siblings


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· 8y

I do believe they kiss after you kill ganon.


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· 8y

I think it is possible, but not necessarily the case. I imagine that Link's and Zelda's relationship has just as many different reincarnations as their personifications.


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· 8y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYzDtoYx4vU


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· 8y

No..


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· 8y

They are not related, as they appear to be roughly the same age and unless they have different mothers they cannot be related due to the proximity of their ages. There is nothing in the game to hint that Zelda has a brother, or that the king's first wife died on him and he remarried only for that wife to die too.

That said they only bare a passing resemblance to each other that is not strong enough to suggest they are related. Case in point Link has a much darker skin tone, and his hair is strawberry blond, while Zelda's is platinum blonde.


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· 8y

I don't think that's the case, but I can't say that I didn't have the same thoughts as you when the game first came out.


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· 8y

I think you're pretty far off with this one.

Link's mother comes to Kokiri forest after fleeing from the Hylian civil war. I think it'd be fairly unlikely that the Queen of Hyrule would flee the safety of castle town to hide in the forest with some kids and a magic tree.

Ganondorf is a bit of a oddball in terms of royalty too, being the only male born to the people in a 2000 year cycle (really..? one dude every 2000 years? I don't get it...) he immediately gets to rule because of his gender centered birth right. Also Ganondorf doesn't get the Triforce of power until after Link opens the door of time and breaks the seal on the sacred realm - so it's not like the royalty gets the triforce pieces.

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Don't get me wrong - I think it's a possibility they could be related, but the evidence in OoT is far from compelling. It's a shame that all of this could be solved if we had even a single piece of canonical evidence about Link's father.