Link is the main protagonist of The Legend of Zelda series, through various incarnations.
Link is the main playable character of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, The Legend of Zelda: Tri-Force Heroes, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Link is introduced as a young boy living on Outset Island. His younger sister, Aryll, brings him a telescope for his birthday.
Link trained with Orca in the art of swordplay. After training, Orca gave Link a Hero's Sword.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.
Link was assaulted and transformed into a Deku Scrub by Skull Kid, accompanied by Tatl and her brother Tael. Tatl was separated from the two and eventually joined Link on his quest to stop Skull Kid from destroying the world, and to be reunited with Tael.
Link encountered Captain Keeta sleeping in the Ikana Canyon. Link played the Sonata of Awakening and Keeta awoke, breaking the stone structure under which he was sleeping. Keeta hobbled off and Link, with his Bunny Hood on, chased after him. Keeta summoned Stalchildren and fire traps to slow down Link, but Link caught up. the two fought, but Link won using his Gilded Sword. Keeta fell and surrendered. Later, Keeta and Link discussed. Keeta told a war story about his crushing and humiliating loss. Keeta saw Link as worthy and gave him the Captain's Mask in order to help him on his quest. Having relinquished his soul in giving Link the Captain's Mask, Captain Keeta died.
Link encountered the undead King Igos du Ikana in the Ancient Castle of Ikana. He was protected by the King's Lackeys, his personal bodyguards. Link fought the three of them and ultimately won, earning Link the Elegy of Emptiness.
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
Link was sailing through the sea, when he encountered a storm and was shipwrecked. He awoke on a mysterious place called Koholint Island. He met a girl named Marin and her father Tarin. Link then explored Mabe Village and realized he has lost his sword. Link explored the beach and found his sword.
Episode 2 "The Awakening Wood"
Link explores more of Koholint Island in search of Tarin, who has gone missing.
Episode 3 "Fish Tails!"
Link explored the Tail Cave. As Link neared the end of the Tail Cave, he encountered Moldorm. Moldorm and Link faced off over a foreboding pit. Despite Moldorm's reasonably intimidating appearance, Link defeated him in a pathetically easy fight. Moldorm exploded, leaving Link a Heart Container. Moldorm's death allowed Link to secure the Full Moon Cello.
Episode 21 "Face-off!"
After Link had neared the end of the Face Shrine, he met a villainous, disembodied face named Facade. After a fiercely fought battle, Link ultimately killed Facade. Facade's death allowed Link to acquire the Coral Triangle. Later at Mabe Village, Link used his newly acquired Power Bracelet to open the Flying Rooster's tomb. Link then used his Ocarina to bring the Rooster back to life. The Rooster awoke perfectly healthy and he joined Link on his adventure.
Episode 22 "Mad Batters"
Link, now joined by the Flying Rooster, set out on his quest to travel to Tal Tal Heights, as the suggestion of the Owl. They met the Mad Batter, and he doubled how much Magic Powder Link could carry. The Rooster and Link then travel to Martha's Bay, and summoned the Mad Batter once more. The Mad Batter doubled how many Bombs Link could carry. Link and the Rooster then visited the Wind Fish's egg. The pair then continued to travel Koholint, in search of more upgrades before they continues their quest for all Eight Instruments to wake the Wind Fish.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
- "Nice hair!"
- ―Link, to Groose
Link is the main protagonist of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. He does not appear in any other Zelda games.
Link begins his journey.
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Link returns from The Wind Waker and continues his adventure with Tetra and co.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Toon Link, a separate incarnation, also appears in the post-game as an unlockable character.
These two versions, based off of the Twilight Princess and Wind Waker incarnations are considered non-canon.
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
Link is the protagonist of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures. The game takes place in the "Child Timeline". This is the third distinct Link in this timeline, following the Link in Majora's Mask and the Link in Twilight Princess.
Upon drawing the Four Sword, Link was split into four. Green Link was controlled by NCS, Red Link was controlled by Chugga, Blue Link was controlled by Jon and Purple Link was controlled by Stephen Georg.
By the end of the Let's Play, the Four Sword was laid to rest again, but Blue Link became the one Link instead of Green Link.
The Legend of Zelda: Tri-Force Heroes
Link is the protagonist of The Legend of Zelda: Tri-Force Heroes. The game takes place in the "Fallen Hero Timeline". This is the second distinct Link in this timeline, who first appears in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.
He is split into three different Links (Green Link, Red Link, and Blue Link).
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Link is the protagonist of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, which is set before Link's Awakening DX and features the same incarnation of Link.
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Link is a minor character in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. He is considered to be the same incarnation that appears in A Link to the Past, Oracle of Seasons, Oracle of Ages, and Link's Awakening.
Link appears sleeping in the Rose Town Inn.
- Link has been the main protagonist in five of Emile's solo LPs: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass.
- Link, often multiple Links, have been protagonist(s) of four TRG collabs: Super Smash Bros. Brawl, The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, The Legend of Zelda: Tri-Force Heroes, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is the only Zelda collab that doesn't feature multiple Links.