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Link
Link SSB4
Artwork from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U.
Appearances
First appearance

The Legend of Zelda

Game
appearances
Real-world designer(s)
Creator
(real-world)

Shigeru Miyamoto

Voice actor(s)
English
voice actor(s)

Akira Sasanuma

Biographical overview
Birthplace

Hyrule

Also known as
  • Hero of Time
Physical description
Species

Hylian

Gender

Male

Color scheme

Green

Hair

Blond

Eyes

Blue

Attire

Green tunic

Alignment and character traits
Alignment

Good

Likes
Dislikes
  • Ganondorf
  • Bowser
  • Tabuu
  • Nintendo villains
Skills, abilities and powers
Skills
  • Swordplay
  • Acrobatics

Link is a Nintendo character from Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U representing the Legend of Zelda series. Link is a boy from the land of Hyrule who battles the forces of Ganondorf with his Master Sword, and rescues Princess Zelda.

Game AppearancesEdit

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's QuestEdit

Both Link and Sonic's shoes cameoed in Cranky's Video Game Heroes ceremony. Link was placed in third place with 19 coins while Sonic's shoes were left by a trash can. If Diddy Kong collects at least 19 coins, Link will be replaced with Diddy in the rankings.

Super Smash Bros. BrawlEdit

Link is a veteran in Brawl, but this is his first appearance with Sonic the Hedgehog. He is a heavyweight character who mainly attacks with his Master Sword and other weapons in his arsenal.

Subspace EmissaryEdit

Link pulled the Master Sword out of a stump. He then walked past Yoshi sleeping on a stump. The Halberd appeared and dropped Shadowbugs forming Primids. Yoshi woke up and joined Link in his fight with the Subspace Army.

If Peach was savedEdit

Link saw a shadowbug clone of Princess Peach aiming a Dark Cannon at an unsuspecting Mario. Link sliced the Dark Cannon and defeated the false Peach. After watching her trophy disintegrate, he turned around to dodge the fist of an angry Mario. Link and Yoshi fought Mario and Pit. After Mario and Pit was trophified in defeat, King Dedede came in Wario's cargo cart (Link saw Princess Zelda trophy in the cart) to snatch Mario and Pit. Kirby came and sliced the cart's arm and revived Pit and Mario. Pit fired an arrow and the five chased Dedede to a cave. After getting out of the cave, they found Bowser running away with Zelda's trophy. Mario tried to punch Bowser, but he used Zelda as a shield. Not wanting to hurt his friend's girlfriend, Mario missed. Pit fired an arrow at Bowser. Bowser fell off the cliff, but luckily he had his Koopa Clown Car to save him. As Link and his friends watched Bowser flee, Kirby noticed a badge with Dedede's face that fell off of Zelda's arm.

If Zelda was savedEdit

Mario saw a shadowbug clone of Princess Zelda aiming a Dark Cannon at an unsuspecting Link. Link saw her trophy disintegrate at the feet of Mario and Pit. Thinking Mario killed Zelda, he charged and try to stab Mario, who quickly got out of the way. Link and Yoshi fought Mario and Pit, but were trophified in defeat. King Dedede came in Wario's cargo cart (Mario saw Peach's trophy in the cart) to snatch Link and Yoshi. Kirby came and sliced the cart's arm and revived Link and Yoshi. Link fired an arrow and the five chased Dedede to a cave. After getting out of the cave, they found Bowser running away with Peach's trophy. Mario tried to punch Bowser, but he used Peach as a shield. Not wanting to hurt his girlfriend, Mario missed. Pit fired an arrow at Bowser. Bowser fell off the cliff, but luckily he had his Koopa Clown Car to save him. As Link and his friends watched Bowser flee, Kirby noticed a badge with Dedede's face that fell off of Peach's chest.

Story remergeEdit

They pursued the Ancient Minister, who carried a Subspace Bomb. Despite their best efforts, the bomb still detonated and they barely managed to get away. They later helped Marth, Ike, the Pokémon Trainer, Lucas, and the Ice Climbers fight a swarm of Primids. They later witness the Isle of Ancients (a floating island similar to Angel Island engulfed in Subspace. A Falcon Flyer containing Captain Falcon, R.O.B., Samus Aran, Pikachu, Captain Olimar, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong landed near Link's team. The Halberd, now under control of Meta Knight and his team consisting of Lucario, Solid Snake, Peach, Zelda, Mr. Game & Watch, Fox McCloud and Falco Lombardi also landed near Link's team. A huge gunship emerged from the Subspace orb commanded by Bowser and Link's old foe Ganondorf. They noticed the Halberd containing the heroes coming and commanded the gunship to fire. The Halberd was destroyed but more smaller ships emerged, including the Falcon Flyer (which most of the heroes including Link was on), two Star Fox Arwings, Samus' gunship, Olimar's rocket, and Kirby's Dragoon. Kirby swooped in and cut the gun. Bowser and Ganon retreated into subspace and all of the heroes' ships followed. After traveling through Subspace, Link and company encountered Tabuu, who spread his wings for an Off Waves attack, turning everyone including Link into a trophy. Luckily, Kirby swallowed the badge he found earlier and it revived him. Kirby revived many characters including Link and Zelda. Link and Zelda found Ganondorf's trophy. They revived Ganon and made a truce with him. They then went through the Great Maze.

Sonic appearsEdit

After Link and the Nintendo heroes went through the maze, Tabuu spread his wings to trophify everyone, but a blue ball came out of nowhere and smashed through Tabuu's wings. The ball landed on a mountain and finally revealed himself to be Sonic the Hedgehog! Sonic helped Link and the Nintendo characters defeat Tabuu, and the world was restored, except for the Isle of Ancients. Sonic, Link, and the Nintendo heroes stared at the X where the Isle used to be.

Special MovesEdit

  • Standard - Hero's Bow
Link shoots an arrow at his opponent. It can be charged for a faster and straighter shot. Full charge is indicated by the bow's tip sparkling.
  • Side - Gale Boomerang
Link throws a boomerang of wind at his opponent, which comes back to him. It can be thrown at three different angles. The move can also pull opponents closer to him upon its return. If Link misses the boomerang, he'll have to wait for some time before being able to use it again.
  • Up - Spin Attack
Link jumps and spins, hitting opponents with the Master Sword. The jump helps with getting back to the stage. While used on the ground, the special move button can be held to charge the timing of the attack.
  • Down - Bomb
Link pulls out a bomb to throw.
  • Final Smash - Triforce Slash
The move will only connect when upon casting, an opponent is in Link's horizontal trajectory. A Triforce symbol appears on the opponent which Link slashes repeatedly, then a finishing blow to send the foe flying.

TierEdit

Link places 35th on the Tier List, placing him in the F Tier. This is a result of his poor speed, both on ground and in air, below average jumping and recovery (which has been nerfed since the prequel), and slow attack speed in general.

Link, however, is equipped with a useful DACUS, as well as some camping ability, some of the best overall reach in his attacks, great momentum cancelling (the third best potential vertical endurance) and many KO moves.

Matchup with SonicEdit

Link is placed thirteen places below Sonic in the tier list and is at a disadvantage. However, skillful Link players can still be a challenge to Sonic. His Gale Boomerang can be dodged with a Spring Jump. Counter with a drop kick. His Final Smash can be devastating to Sonic. Jump around to avoid Link's line of sight. His Triforce Slash won't work if Sonic's not there. It will be easier if Sonic got the Smash Ball first, then he can show Link that Super Sonic is boss. If Link knocks you off the stage, use the Spring Jump to recover. Avoid the bombs by jumping over them. Homing Attack, punch, kick, and spin dash at Link to rack up damage. Shield yourself against Link's Master Sword. His Bow can be dodged by jumping and counterattack with the Homing Attack. When Link is at high enough damage, charge up Sonic's smash punch to send him flying off the stage.

Green Hill ZoneEdit

In Green Hill Zone, Link can't jump across the valley, he just ends up where his opponent starts at. When the stage crumbles, he can't recover from offstage. The checkpoint can knock him a little bit.

TrophiesEdit

Name Image Game(s) Description
Link Link - Brawl Trophy
  • NES - The Legend of Zelda
  • Wii - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
A young man who emerged to rescue Hyrule from peril. He's the bearer of the Triforce of Courage who fights to keep Ganondorf from conquering the world. His green outfit is a constant throughout the series. He's a skilled swordsman, horseman, and archer. He's also proficient with bombs and boomerangs.
Triforce Slash (Link) Triforce Slash (Link) - Brawl Trophy Link with a Smash Ball, releasing his ultimate attack. Light flares from the Triforce symbol on the back of his hand and rushes out to meet the enemy he faces. The enemy gets trapped within the glittering Triforce, is quickly cut to shreds, and is launched by the last strike. The attack works on one enemy at a time, so it's best to go after the character in first place.
Wolf Link Wolf Link - Brawl Trophy
  • Wii - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Link's alternate form in the Twilight Realm. In this form, he cannot use weapons such as swords or shields, but he can attack with a ferocious wolf bite. He also has a number of unique skills inherent to his beast form, such as a keen sense of smell, the ability to dig, and a loud wolf howl.

StickersEdit

Note: Wind Waker stickers go to Toon Link.

Name Image Game Effect
Deku Link Deku Link Sticker The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask [Electric] - Resistance +5
Epona & Link Epona Link Sticker The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time [Arm, Leg] - Attack +5

Usable by: Link, Zelda, Ganondorf, Toon Link

Link Link Legend of Zelda Sticker The Legend of Zelda [Specials: Indirect] - Attack +17
Link Link Link to the Past Sticker The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past [Electric] - Resistance +31

Usable by: Link, Zelda, Ganondorf, Toon Link

Link Link TP Sticker The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess [Slash] - Resistance +27

Usable by: Link, Zelda, Ganondorf, Toon Link

Link with Goron Mask Link MM Sticker The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask [Slash] - Attack +17

Usable by: Link, Zelda, Ganondorf, Toon Link

Sonic Lost WorldEdit

Link appears on his Loftwing as seen in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Sonic also has a Link costume. This is only in the "The Legend of Zelda Zone" Downloadable Content.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii UEdit

Link was confirmed for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U in the announcement trailer at E3. Most of his attacks appear unchanged.

Changes from BrawlEdit

  • Link's downward strike now has a meteor smash, although it would be removed if deemed too powerful.[1]
  • His spin attack resembles his Melee form.[2]
  • His dash attack is changed to a leaping downward slash.
  • His up aerial is changed to a scissor kick.
  • The Master Sword seems bigger.
  • Link is faster both in the air and ground.

Custom MovesEdit

  • Default Standard - Hero's Bow
Link shoots an arrow at his opponent. It can be charged for a faster and straighter shot. Full charge is indicated by the bow's tip sparkling.
  • Custom Standard 1 - '
  • Custom Standard 2 - '
  • Default Side - Gale Boomerang
Link throws a boomerang of wind at his opponent, which comes back to him. It can be thrown at three different angles. The move can also pull opponents closer to him upon its return. If Link misses the boomerang, he'll have to wait for some time before being able to use it again.
  • Custom Side 1 - '
  • Custom Side 2 - '
  • Default Up - Spin Attack
Link jumps and spins, hitting opponents with the Master Sword. The jump helps with getting back to the stage. While used on the ground, the special move button can be held to charge the timing of the attack.
  • Custom Up 1 - '
  • Custom Up 2 - '
  • Default Down - Bomb
Link pulls out a bomb to throw.
  • Custom Down 1 - '
  • Custom Down 2 - '
  • Final Smash - Triforce Slash
The move will only connect when upon casting, an opponent is in Link's horizontal trajectory. A Triforce symbol appears on the opponent which Link slashes repeatedly, then a finishing blow to send the foe flying.

TrophiesEdit

Name Image Game(s) Description
Link
  • NES - The Legend of Zelda
  • SNES - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Green clothes? Pointy hat? Yep, it's Link, all right! In this game, his sword and shield make for effective attacking and blocking, and his bow, bombs, and boomerang will spice up any battle. He's even brought his Clawshot for grabbing enemies and edges. Jeez, just how much stuff can Link carry?
Link (Alt.)
  • NES - The Legend of Zelda
  • SNES - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
If Link was on a desert island and could only pick one item, it'd be his powerful sword. This weapon is key to his down-air attack, a move with great launching potential and the ability to strike twice. He can also strike twice with his side smash—the second blow deals more damage and launches harder.
Triforce Slash Link make use of the Triforce of Courage to trap foes, and then he launches a 16-blow combo. The final mighty blow has the power to launch opponents off the stage. When Link prepares the attack, the ray of light he emits must strike a rival, or the attack will fail. Shielding will do nothing to stop this powerful attack.

Rematch with SonicEdit

Windy HillEdit

On Windy Hill Zone, Link cannot go under the stage. He can double jump from the far left platform to the far right, but not do the reverse. The spring bounces him so high, he can almost touch the center. He can only make it from the spring to the left platform with a midair jump.

TriviaEdit

  • The crest on Link's shield resembles the second form of Solaris from the 2006 Sonic game.
  • Both Link and Sonic have appeared in fighting games in the past before Super Smash Bros. Sonic appeared in Sonic the Fighters and Sonic Battle, and Link was in the GameCube version of Soul Calibur II.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Pic of the Day (November 6)
  2. Pic of the Day (June 25)

External LinksEdit

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