The video game series of The Legend of Zelda, one of the most long-lived and profitable in Nintendo’s entertainment history, is made up of many chapters that tell different stories but in which the two main protagonists are (almost) always the same: the warrior Link and Princess Zelda.
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Although the name of the protagonists is always the same, however, the characters do not always correspond to the same person from one game to another: the most striking case is that of Link, who tends to be portrayed as a pure-hearted warrior ready to fight to save the kingdom of Hyrule from an enemy that seeks to threaten its stability and survival. Despite appearances, in fact, almost none of the Links that come to life in the different chapters of the NIntendo series represent the same person: Link is in fact an entity called the Spirit of the Hero, who at the behest of the gods is incarnated each time in a different warrior who consequently assumes his appearance, abilities and values, thanks to the fragment of the relic called Triforce possessed by Link. As for the age of the protagonist, in each chapter of the Link series it is represented differently: in most cases its appearance is that of a little boy almost naive-looking, while in the other cases his appearance is that of a warrior adult and with proud and confident features.
Zelda it is instead the princess of Hyrule, the kingdom within which the vast majority of the events narrated during the many chapters of the series take place, and in addition to being the king’s daughter, she is also the favorite subject for kidnappings perpetrated repeatedly by evil entities who try to take control of the kingdom of Hyrule. Even in the case of Zelda the age of the character is never specified, but her features always go hand in hand with Link’s: girl when he’s a boy, adult when he’s an adult. Consequently, it is not possible to define precisely what the actual age of Link and Zelda is, since they are millenary entities and whose features, sometimes of children and other times of adults, vary continuously from one chapter of the saga to another, sometimes revealing their young age, and at other times demonstrating an older age. advanced.
Speaking of The Legend of Zelda series, rumors have been running for many months about the release date of the sequel to the latest Nintendo masterpiece, announced to the public with the title of Zelda Breath of the Wild 2.