|“||Gee, it sure is boring around here.||„|
|~ Link (The Faces of Evil)|
|“||I just wonder what Ganon's up to.||„|
|~ Link (The Faces of Evil)|
Link is the primary protagonist of Link: The Faces of Evil, a non-canon Zelda title made for the Phillips CD-i. Unlike most other incarnations, this Link is shown speaking. His story starts off with him lounging around in his castle, bored and eager to go on an adventure, when a wizard named Gwonam flies by and informs him that Ganon and his minions have taken over the island of Koridai, and that a written prophecy confirms Link is the only one capable of stopping him.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 9-A, higher with the power glove
Origin: Legend of Zelda (Phillips CD-i games)
Age: Likely in his late teens
Classification: Human, Hyrulean
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Swordsmanship, Magic, Limited Empathic Manipulation with his sword, Fire Manipulation, Attack Reflection (Via Reflecting Shield), Invisibility Negation (Via the Lantern of Vision), Jump Augmentation (Via Winged Helmet), Limited Time Manipulation (Via Bell, which freezes airborne enemies in mid air), BFR (Via the Book of Koridai), Dimensional Storage (His magic pouch allows him to store everything), Explosion Inducement (Via bombs), Healing (Via water of life), Resistance to Reality Warping (Ganon's mere presence on the island was warping it as Gwonam says after his defeat the island is already turning to normal. Yet Link was completely fine), Transmutation (Unaffected by Ganon's island-wide transmutation and Harlequin's transmutation beams).
Attack Potency: Small Building level (Can trade blows with opponents that are capable of harming him. Killed Glutko, who was so large his hands were the size of adult men), higher with the Power Glove
Speed: Subsonic (Can outrun Pterodactyls, can dodge arrows and similar projectiles at close range)
Lifting Strength: Superhuman
Striking Strength: Small Building Class, higher with the Power Glove
Stamina: High, can fight bosses and traverse entire levels without tiring out.
Range: Extended melee range with his sword, tens of meters with fire blasts.
- Sword: The standard weapon given to Link at the beginning of the game. It is described as a smart sword that is capable of discerning from friend or foe, as it is directly stated that it won't hurt anyone friendly, and will instead encourage them to talk.
- Power Sword: An upgraded sword that can shoot powerful magic blasts when Link is at full health.
- Fire Sword: A fully upgraded sword that can now fire powerful bursts of fire, even when Link isn't at full health.
- Shield: An item Link uses to protect himself from enemy attacks.
- Reflecting Shield: An upgraded shield that reflects projectiles.
- Winged Helmet: Allows Link to jump higher and longer distances, at the cost of 5 rupees per use.
- Bell: An item that freezes airborne enemies in place for 8 seconds.
- Lanterns: Allows Link to see in the dark for a brief period of time, but requires lantern oil in order to be used. Its first upgrade, the Magic Lantern, extends the duration of the light. Its final upgrade, the Lantern of Vision, extends it even further without the need of lantern oil and can also reveal invisible opponents.
- Bombs: Explosives that Link can use to attack enemies and clear out obstacles.
- Ropes: Link can use these ropes to climb ledges. They're typically purchased in packs of 3 for 10 rupees.
- Book of Koridai: A book that was stated to be the only thing capable of defeating Ganon. The exact purpose of the book is unknown, but it is stated to yield secrets and sacred power able to defeat and imprison enemies within its pages.
Intelligence: At least Average (Link could skillfully defeat the natives who were turned into bloodthirsty warriors)
Weaknesses: Somewhat naive.
- Duck-Walk: A technique where Link crouches down and walks forward at the same time to avoid projectiles.
- Energy Beams: Link can fire magic blasts of fire or energy, given that he has the Fire Sword or the Power Sword respectively.