Submitted by: DK3
October 27, 2012
The main protagonist of The Legend of Zelda franchise from Nintendo, Link has appeared in every Zelda title worth mentioning. Link is a Hylian originating from the land of Hyrule. This incarnation of Link derives from the Skyward Sword title in the series, where Link was born and raised in Skyloft, a land located high above the clouds. Link has a dream about a strange, unknown figure before being awoke by his childhood friend Zelda. He then procedes to prepare for the Wing Ceremony, a traditional event that acknowledges one as a true knight. Link succeeds in the ceremony after repeated attempts of sabotage by his rival classmate Groose. Link and Zelda then take their Loftwings out for a trip together to celebrate his victory, but soon encounter a storm which abducts Zelda and sends her to the demon-filled lands of Hyrule below the clouds. Shortly afterwards, Link encounters the figure from his visions as Fi, the spirit of the Goddess Sword, which was created by Hylia in the event that the evil she had defeated were to return. Hylia tells Link that he must descend to Hyrule and find Zelda, and thus begin his adventure.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64) - November 21, 1998
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo Wii / Nintendo GameCube) - November 19, 2006
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo Wii) - November 18, 2011

General Information
Offense   7.5 / 10 Origin   The Legend of Zelda
Defense   10 / 10 Release Date   February 21, 1986
Projectile   9 / 10 Home Stage   Skyloft
Height   6.5 / 10 Voice Actor/Actress   Takashi Ohara
Weight   6.5 / 10  
Speed   3.5 / 10 Taunt Up   Link sheathes his Master Sword and swipes his hair back before re-arming himself with his sword.
Attack Speed   4 / 10 Taunt Down   Link strikes a defensive pose with his Master Sword, daring his opponents to strike him.
Recovery   5.5 / 10 Taunt Side   Navi floats out from behind Link and screams "HEY!" before hiding behind him again.
Throwing   3.5 / 10 Entrance   Link appears from the sky in a beam of light as he unsheathes his sword and prepares for battle.
Final Smash   8 / 10 Platform   Link returns to the stage on the back of his Loftwing.
Overall   6.4 / 10 Kirby Hat   Kirby gains Link's green hat and hair.
Special Traits

    Link can Crawl but cannot Wall Jump or Wall Cling.
    Using his Sail Cloth from Skyward Sword, Link can now glide.
    If struck from the front by a small projectile, Link can use his shield to absorb the blow.
    Link uses his Master Sword as his main weapon.
Basic Moveset
Attack Name Damage Short Description
Combo (1st)   Sword Slice 2% - 4%   Link slices to his left with his sword.
Combo (2nd)   Counter Slice 2% - 3%   Link slices back to his right with his sword.
Combo (3rd)   Sword Stab 2%   Link thrusts his sword forward in a stabbing motion.
Combo (Rapid)   Illusion Stabs 1% - 2%   Link quickly stabs rapidly forward with his sword.
Dash Attack   Roll Attack 3% - 6%   Link rolls forward along the ground as he did in many of his 3D adventures.
Side Tilt   Step Slice 4% - 7%   Link steps forward as he brings his sword vertically down from overhead.
Up Tilt   Overhead Slice 3% - 8%   Link sweeps his sword from front to back overhead in an arc.
Down Tilt   Grass Cut 3% - 7%   Link slices low along the ground with his sword.
Side Smash   Shield Bash 13% - 22%   Link thrusts his shield forward as he slams it into his foes; a technique he learned in Twilight Princess.
Up Smash   Triple Slash 10% - 25%   Link slashes overhead thrice in reversing directions.
Down Smash   Megaton Hammer 12% - 24%   Link takes out his Megaton Hammer from Ocarina of Time and slams it into the ground heavily, also creating a short impact shockwave that can damage opponents as well.
Neutral Aerial   Sword Spin 4% - 6%   Link spins around in midair as he swings his sword around him.
Forward Aerial   Aerial Cut 3% - 7%   Link slices with his sword forward while in midair.
Backward Aerial   Double Kick 3% - 8%   Link kicks twice behind himself while in midair.
Upward Aerial   Up-Thrust 4% - 8%   Link stabs vertically upwards with his sword while in midair.
Downward Aerial   Sword Plant 5% - 12%   Link puts all his weight and momentum into a downward sword dive as he exposes the tip below him and plummets into his foe.
Grab Tactic   Clawshot 1%   Using his Clawshot from Twilight Princess, Link fires its grappling claw forward a moderate distant in an attempt to retract an opponent back to him.
Pummel   Hilt Strike 2% - 3%   Link bashes the hilt of his sword into the captured foe's head.
Forward Throw   Kick-Out 5% - 8%   Link kicks his foe away with a swift foot.
Backward Throw   Reverse Kick-Out 4% - 8%   Link moves his opponent behind himself before kicking them away with his foot.
Upward Throw   Upward Slash 5% - 7%   Link throws his opponent into the air before slashing at them with his sword.
Downward Throw   Flying Elbow 4% - 8%   Link throws his opponent to the ground before throwing himself on top of them with an elbow exposed.
Special Moves
Attack Name Damage Details
Standard Special   Sacred Bow 4% - 16%   Link quickly takes out the Sacred Bow and fires an arrow forward. By holding the Special Move button, Link can aim in any direction and fire an arrow upon releasing the button. Unlike in previous titles, the arrow will always travel the same speed, whether Link holds the arrow for a long or short period of time. Now however, if Link is holding a Bomb before using his Sacred Bow, he'll create a Bomb Arrow from Twilight Princess and fire that instead for more damage output.
Side Special   Gale Boomerang 4% - 7%   Link tosses his Gale Boomerang forward, which will travel a moderate distance in the direction it was thrown before returning back to Link. As the Boomerang travels, it will create a whirlwind around itself that can manipulate his foe's movement and pull them towards him. The Gale Boomerang can also bring items back to Link as well and instantly put them in his hands upon returning to Link.
Up Special   Spin Attack 5% - 15%   Link spins rapidly with his blade held out as he ascends upward. If used on the ground, Link will not gain any altitude, but he will spin for a longer period of time and thus potentially cause more damage. Link can charge the attack whether he's on the ground or in the air to increase the speed in which he spins and cause greater amounts of damage.
Down Special   Bomb 6% - 11%   Link takes out a Bomb, which comes in its appearance from Skyward Sword now, and can hold onto it until he's ready to throw it. Link can now throw the Bomb by holding or pressing forward and pressing the Special Move button, since just the Special Move button alone will cause him to fire a Bomb Arrow now. By using his Down Special while holding a Bomb, Link can now roll the bomb along the ground, just like he can in Skyward Sword. The Bomb will explode upon any impact with an opponent or obstacle, or after its fuse burns down 4-5 seconds after being lit.
Final Smash   Triforce Slash 45% - 70%   Link retains his Final Smash from Brawl, except now instead of needing to position himself directly in front of his target, Link will now semi home-in on his closest opponent, granted that they are still close enough to reach. After choosing his target, Link will rush to them and continuously slash at them as the Triforce of Courage engulfs them. His final blow now sees Link leap up and strike his opponent with a downward stab, which still sends the opponent flying forward on an upward diagonal trajectory.
Theme Music
Song Title   Main Theme
From   The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Composer(s)   Koji Kondo
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