It's funny how often you can take a protagonist out of a story and have everything work out. Indiana Jones is the classic example -- put him out of commission during Raiders of the Lost Ark, and the Nazis still melt their faces off when they open their prize. Nothing changes if Indy is involved, except that poor swordsman doesn't get shot in the chest. 

If Indiana Jones could go back in time, he might stop himself from a whole lot of trouble. Someone like Link, on the other hand, could very well do that...

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