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Why The Internet Is Going Crazy For "Linkle"
November 18, 2015
1. Moments after she was formally revealed in November's Nintendo Direct, fanartists like
started paying homage to Linkle, a female counterpart to Hyrule's hero of time.
2. For years, fans have been clamoring for a kickass girl protagonist (besides Zelda) and the dual wielding Hylian seems to scratch that itch. (
3. Many started building compelling fan theories about the character like
4. Illustrators in Japan were drawn to the character's energetic spirit and cute design (such as this work by
5. Other artists... NOT SO MUCH
6. The cosplay community is already sewing like mad to meet demand, but
seems to have beaten them to the punch.
7. For fans of the original Link design, she's merely offering more for us to love (according to this comic from
8. While others are less excited... (image via
9. Personally? We're just fans of Dual-Crossbows (images by
10. Let's be honest, there's nothing that this character could do to "ruin" The Legend of Zelda that Nintendo hasn't already done on its own... (illustrations by
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