Take ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', turn it into a graphic novel, and you get this. Beautiful combinations of plot and humor (usually), the manga follow the adventures of Link and what he does in that game to save the day and rescue Zelda (usually).

Most of the manga are written in Japanese and have been fan-translated on the internet for people to read, like at [[http://www.zeldalegends.net/index.php?n=manga Zelda Legends]]. Official English translations have been released, one every few months, since 2008.

So far, the official manga are:
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda The Hyrule Fantasy'' by Kobayashi Susumu
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' and ''[[VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink The Adventure of Link]]'' by Ran Maru
* ''[[VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink The Adventure of Link]]'' by Daisuke Shigoto.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' and ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' by Yuu Mishouzaki.
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'' by ShotaroIshinomori. Run in ''Magazine/NintendoPower''.
* ''A Link To The Past'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Link's Awakening]]'' (2 parts) by Ataru Cagiva.
* ''Oath of Lilto'', an [[ElsewhereFic elsewhere spin-off]] centered around original characters.
* Ten volumes by Akira Himekawa: ''A Link To The Past'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' (2 parts), ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaFourSwordsAdventures'' (2 parts), ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap'', ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass'', and a prequel chapter based on ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword''. Currently published in the US by Creator/VizMedia, except ''Skyward Sword'', which is found only in ''[[AllThereInTheManual Hyrule Historia]]'' (which was brought over by Creator/DarkHorseComics instead).
* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker: Link's Logbook'', a collection of humorous Yonkoma (4-panel strips) rather than an adaptation.

Not to be confused with the [[ComicBook/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda comics]], produced in 1990 and 1991 and based on the two NES games in the franchise. The Ishinomori ''Link to the Past'' adaptation, while listed here, also has [[ComicBook/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast its own page]].
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!!This manga series provides examples of the following:

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[[folder:General]]
* {{Badass}}: Link, obviously.
* BigBad: Usually Ganon(dorf). Sometimes turns out to be Vaati/Gufuu, and was once the Skull Kid. Twinrova is TheManBehindTheMan (er, women behind the man) in the ''Oracle'' stories.
* ComicBookAdaptation
* CourtlyLove: Some of the stories, ''Ocarina of Time'' and the Himekawa ''Link to the Past'' in particular, depict varying shades of this between Link and Zelda. ''Four Swords Plus'' presents them with gifts of flowers and holding hands.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Princess Zelda.
* FairyCompanion: Navi in ''Ocarina of Time'' (as in the game), Tatl and Tael in ''Majora's Mask'' and Ciela in ''Phantom Hourglass'' (ditto), the nameless fairy in ''Four Swords'', Ephermelda in Ishinomori's ''A Link to the Past'', and Felicia in ''Link's Awakening''.
* HeroicMime: Averted in most of the mangas, but used frequently in the ''Wind Waker'' 4-koma.
* LuminescentBlush: Multiple examples.
** Link has this (complete with hearts in his eyes) when Zelda kisses his cheek in the first half of ''Ocarina of Time''.
** He also does it repeatedly during the course of the Himekawa ''Link to the Past.''
* MissingMom[=/=]DisappearedDad: Typical of the ''Zelda'' franchise, although the background of ''Oracle of Seasons'' does show the death of Link's mother. There's no indication of his father's identity, however. Conversely, ''Four Swords Plus'' gives him a father, but no mother. ''Link to the Past'' (Himekawa version) explains the absence of both, as it's plot-relevant.
* RaisedByGrandparents: Link, in a few of the stories.
* RequisiteRoyalRegalia: Zelda is almost never seen without it (except, of course, when she's Sheik or Tetra).
* SuddenlyVoiced: Link talks in the comics.
* ThisCannotBe: Some villains when they're defeated in the adaptions made by Akira Himekawa.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: The adaptations made by Akira Himekawa seem to admire this trope. Link calmly declares this to Ganondorf in Part 1 of ''Ocarina of Time'' after being forced to kill his old friend Volvagia in order to free him from Ganon's curse and awaken Darunia as the Sage of Fire. He also shouts this at Agahnim in ''A Link to the Past'' as he absorbs his magic with the Master Sword and sends it right back at him after he sends Zelda to the Dark World encased in a crystal as part of a sacrifice ritual to open a portal to said realm itself.
* TheWisePrince: Gender-inversion. Zelda, whose wisdom is even sought and deferred to by adults when she's a child, such as Link's father in ''Four Swords Plus''.
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[[folder:The Legend Of Zelda - Yuu Mishouzaki]]
* ActionGirl: Zelda (or rather, Little Zelda), at least up to her inevitable capture. Even then, she doesn't go down without a fight--she splits the Triforce of Wisdom in such a way that at least one piece ''gouges out Ganon's eye''. Also, Kana the Elf ([[spoiler: Link's aunt]]).
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Impa is decades younger then she was in the source games. Zelda herself is HotterAndSexier.
* AdaptationalBadass: Zelda. She received quite a bit of {{Xenafication}}.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Zelda and Link both have brown hair in the source games but blonde here.
* BloodierAndGorier: Let's just say that the demons don't eff around. The manner in which Pell and Gray's parents died is ''horrific''.
* CanonForeigner: Tons--Tia and her [[{{Jerkass}} father]], Pell, Gray and their grandfather, Kana the elf, Rune (the first Zelda's lover, [[spoiler: Kana's brother, and later Link's father]]) and this version of the King of Hyrule.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The character designs are wildly different from any game version of the characters. Link is considerably less heroic then in other adaptations and in the games, and he doesn't wear his iconic tunic (instead he wears overalls). [[spoiler: Link is a half-elf. Link and Zelda are brother and sister.]]
* EldritchAbomination: Ganon's army of demons is composed of a bunch of these. Ganon himself qualifies to a lesser extent.
* EyeScream: So much, it occasionally looks like Manga/{{Berserk}} with different main characters.
* FantasticRacism: The King of Hyrule (along with many Hylians) hates elves with the fury of a thousand suns. [[spoiler: This is enough to keep Impa, Link's grandpa, and Kana from revealing Link's status as a Prince to the kid, as the King would most likely have him executed or worse.]]
* HalfHumanHybrid: Link is half-elf here.
* HeroicBastard: [[spoiler:Link is born out of an affair by the previous Princess Zelda and Rune the elf warrior.]]
* IncestIsRelative: [[spoiler:Link has a crush on Zelda early on, however it turns out they're half-siblings]].
* KingBobTheNth: The Zelda from the game is numbered as Zelda XVII in this manga. A CanonForeigner created for this manga is her mother who would presumably be Zelda XVI.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Link is older then Zelda, but looks dramatically younger.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted, there are two Princess Zeldas in this story, Princess Zelda XVI who later becomes queen and Princess Zelda XVII who is the daughter of Zelda XVI.
* ParentalSubstitute: Link is raised by Impa in this story.
* RagsToRoyalty: [[spoiler: Link is the Prince of Hyrule, and presumably Zelda's brother. Suddenly that bit of [[FandomBerserkButton Gannon-Banned]] makes much more sense...]]
* SecretLegacy: Link is never told his parentage.
* ThemeNaming: Kana and Rune are both names of non-Latin forms of writing (Japanese and Norse, respectively).
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: The elder Zelda.

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[[folder:The Legend Of Zelda - Ran Maru]]
* RetCanon: Of all the things that first appeared in the mangas, Link's pink hair seems to be the thing least likely to be adapted into the games, and yet Link ended up having pink hair in ''A Link to the Past''.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Link inexplicably has pink hair in this manga. This later appeared in a canon game in ''A Link to the Past''.
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[[folder:A Link to the Past - Multiple Versions]]
* CursedWithAwesome: In the Ishinomori version, Roam has come to accept and even depend on his beast form (a hawkman) to aid him in battle. Ghanti in the Himekawa version doesn't mind her beast form (a wolf or fox, it's hard to tell), either. Link himself has a noticably better form in both compared to the game's rabbit -- he's a wolf. But he doesn't let himself fall victim to it.
* DarkWorld: The {{Trope Namer|s}} world of ''A Link to the Past'', of course.
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: In all three manga adaptations, Link's uncle remains dead at the end of the story and is not revived.]]
* TheDragon: Agahnim. (The game, in contrast, isn't clear on whether he's this or Ganon in disguise.)
* PlayingTennisWithTheBoss: How Link fights Agahnim in all three mangas.
* PsychicLink: ([[JustForPun No pun intended.]]) Link and Zelda are brought together by her telepathic distress call, as in the game. In at least Himekawa's version they then continue to maintain their psychic bond throughout much of the story. Averted in the Cagiva version where Link is never contacted by Zelda, but instead is given a mission to save Zelda by the leader of the knights.
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[[folder:A Link to the Past - Shotaro Ishinomori]]
This comic was originally commissioned by and ran in Nintendo of America's official magazine, ''Magazine/NintendoPower''. As it turns out, this comic was actually an early example of OELManga. It was originally published in English in America and then translated into Japanese afterwards. In fact, the Japanese edition is still printed in left-to-right format, has horizontally formatted left-to-right text, and the original English sound effects are left untranslated.

* AscendedExtra: Sahasrahla. Sahasrahla's grandson who only had a handful of lines in the game becomes a minor recurring character, but he doesn't seem to be a blood relative of Sahasrahla in the manga.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The end of Shotaro Ishinomori's version of ''A Link to the Past'' is has a rather grim tone compared to the otherwise happy ending of the original game it was based on. Link and Zelda defeat Ganon, but Roam is dead, unlike in the game Link's uncle is not resurrected, Link is permanently separated from his friends in the Dark World, and Link and Zelda are separated in the ending due to their conflicting duties with Zelda expressing feelings of loneliness.]]
* CanonForeigner: Roam and Epheremelda.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Epheremelda
* CombinedEnergyAttack: After stunning Ganon with the Master Sword, Link tells Zelda to shoot him with Roam's crossbow, despite not having found the Silver Arrow. The willpower of Link, Zelda, Roam, and the rescued maidens transforms the ordinary arrow into a Silver Arrow, destroying Ganon.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Shotaro Ishinomori's version of ''A Link to the Past'' is quite dark in comparison with the game, despite it not taking itself too seriously.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Zora, the only monster seen who doesn't try to kill Link on sight, and in fact steps in at one point to save his life.
* DemonicPossession: Rather than just being Ganon in disguise, Agahnim is a separate person who was possessed by Ganon.
* {{Expy}}: This version of the ''A Link to the Past'' manga features a knight character named Roam who is basically a Hylian version of [[{{Cyborg009}} Jet Link]]. Fitting, as this series was drawn by [[SuperSentai Shotaro]] [[KamenRider Ishinomori]].
* FairyCompanion: Epheremelda is another one of the non-canonical fairy companions that predate Navi.
* GainaxEnding: The ending was confusing to some people.
* MagicMirror: The mirror from the game, which allowed Link to travel between the two worlds, is replaced in Ishinomori's version with the "Com[[SpellMyNameWithAnS (m)]]-Fork", a magical tuning fork allowing communication (but not transportation) between the Light and Dark worlds.
* MissionControl: Sahasrahla and co.
* OELManga: An early example from long before the term OELManga was coined. It differs from most OEL Manga in that it was drawn by a big name manga artist, ShotaroIshinomori. One has to wonder how ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' managed to hire him to draw this comic.
* PeekABangs: Link is drawn with bangs covering one of his eyes, even though he has never had this hairstyle in any of the games. It's kind of reminiscent of {{Cyborg 009}}'s peek-a-bangs.
* RetCanon: Although not the first FairyCompanion, Epheremelda is the first to have the appearance of a ball of light with wings. Epheremelda only looked like this in distant shots and had a humanoid appearance in closeups.
* ReusedCharacterDesign: Like many manga artists from his generation, Ishinomori frequently gave his older characters new roles in later mangas. Cyborg 002 shows up with Hylian ears as a CanonForeigner Roam.
* TheRival: Roam, he is also trying to save Zelda and defeat Ganon, but he's very antagonistic towards Link.
* SssssnakeTalk: Zora.
* SteamPunk: The hot air balloon Link uses the second time he sneaks into Hyrule Castle looks like it was designed by DrSeuss.
* TalkingInYourDreams: After trekking from the desert to Death Mountain, and then sticking his hand into a DarkWorld portal, an exhausted Link begins seeing visions of Sahasrahla and Zelda. Link wonders aloud if these are mirages, but Zelda informs him, "We are in our dream ... If two people dream the same thing, they will meet." Link later wakes up on the ground in front of the Tower of Hera, thinking "That was a strange dream," but finding that [[OrWasItADream someone has bandaged his wounded arm]].
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[[folder:A Link to the Past - Ataru Cagiva]]

An adaptation of ''A Link to the Past''. This manga is set in the same continuity and has the same Link as the ''Link's Awakening'' manga. It was actually created and released after the ''Link's Awakening'' manga, making it a {{Prequel}}, despite the original ''Link to the Past'' game being released before the ''Link's Awakening'' game.

* AdaptationalAttractiveness: The King of Hyrule is much younger and thinner in this manga than he was in the game.
* AnnoyingArrows: At one point, Link's arm is pierced by an arrow all the way through, but this only leaves a minor wound that quickly heals.
* BareFistedMonk: Rasuka fights entirely bare handed in a setting where everyone else uses swords.
* CanonImmigrant: [[spoiler: The Master Sword's guardian is revealed to be a {{Precursor Hero|es}} and the previous wielder of the Master Sword who fought against Ganon 600 years ago during the Imprisoning War. This manga came out in 1995, three years before ''Ocarina of Time'' which makes the Hero of Time a CanonImmigrant from this manga. This comes across more as Nintendo and Ataru Cagiva having the same idea of a previous hero wielding the Master Sword during the Imprisoning War rather than a deliberate attempt at a Canon Immigrant. This would also make his unnamed FairyCompanion a rough counterpart to Navi as well.]]
* CanonForeigner: Link and his uncle's friends Tou and Rasuka. Rasuka accompanies Link on his quest. There is also the leader of the Hyrulean Knights who serves as a mentor to Link and also accompanies him. When Link tries to pull the Master Sword out of its pedestal, a guardian spirit appears to test if Link is worthy to wield it. In the Dark World, Link meets Kanika, a scholar who is knowledgeable about the Dark World.
* CryIntoChest: Leader comforts Link after Link's uncle dies by having Link cry into his chest while shirtless.
* {{Expy}}: The Master Sword's guardian's fairy companion has an identical character design and personality to Felicia from the ''Link's Awakening'' manga.
* FakeDefector: [[spoiler: Kanika openly admits to previously working for Ganon but has had a change of heart and joins Link. It turns out he was TheMole all along.]]
* FairyCompanion: Link's spirit advisor, the Master Sword's guardian, has a fairy companion who also turns out to be a spirit as well.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Not only is Link wanted for kidnapping Zelda like he does in the game, in the manga, he is also framed for the murder of his uncle.
* HeroicLineage: [[spoiler: The Master Sword's guardian who is revealed to be a past hero and the previous wielder of the Master Sword who fought Ganon during the Imprisoning War is also revealed to be Link's ancestor.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: In their final fight, Link kills Agahnim by running him through with the Master Sword.
* InTheEndYouAreOnYourOwn: Rasuka and Leader accompany Link on his entire quest, but in the final fight against Ganon, Link goes in alone.
* LegacyCharacter: The Master Sword's guardian is revealed to be a hero from centuries in the past who had previously wielded the Master Sword.
* AMatchMadeInStockholm: Link and Zelda meet when Link kidnaps Zelda to get her away from Agahnim.
* TheMole: [[spoiler: Kanika]]
* NamedByTheAdaptation: Link's uncle is given the name Zanji in the manga.
* NoNameGiven: The Master Sword's guardian and his FairyCompanion are unnamed in the manga.
* PietaPlagiarism: Part of Link's uncle's death scene.
* PrecursorHeroes: The Seven Sages seal away Ganon during the Imprisoning War in the backstory. [[spoiler: A CanonForeigner, the Master Sword's guardian, is revealed to be the previous wielder of the Master Sword who fought against Ganon during the Imprisoning War.]]
* Really700YearsOld: Kanika and everyone else in the Dark World. After Ganon created the Dark World 600 years ago, time stands still for people inside of it and they no longer age.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: Kanika dies from injuries he sustains returning the Master Sword to Link.]]
* RetCanon: [[spoiler: The concept Link being mentored by a SpiritAdvisor of a previous hero who wielded the Master Sword would appear in a canon game in ''Twilight Princess''. Going by Nintendo's official timeline, both spirit advisors would be the same person on different timelines.]]
* TheRival: Rasuka was always fighting duels with Link since they were children and even when they go on a quest to save Hyrule together, they still end up competing against each other.
* SpiritAdvisor: Link is mentored by the guardian of the Master Sword. [[spoiler: The guardian is later revealed to be the spirit of the previous hero who wielded the Master Sword.]]
* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: Rasuka and Leader walk in on Link's fight against Agahnim, but stand aside to let Link fight Agahnim himself.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: The Master Sword's guardian fights Link to see if he is worthy of wielding the blade. Link ends up being no match against the guardian, but the challenge was to test Link's resolve and not his fighting ability.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: The King of Hyrule is never killed in the manga like he was in the game.]]
* TenderTears: Link cries after his uncle is murdered. Zelda thinks Link's tears are a sign of weakness, but the leader of the knights tells her that Link cries because he loved his uncle and that Link's love is a sign of strength.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: [[spoiler: Subverted. Link throws the Master Sword at Agahnim, but it turn out to be an trap with Agahnim being an illusion. The trap results in Link losing the Master Sword, the only weapon that could harm Agahnim.]]
* TheWallsAreClosingIn: Rasuka and Leader get trapped in one of these rooms and Link has to use the Master Sword's SwordBeam to break them out.
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[[folder:Link's Awakening - Ataru Cagiva]]
* ApocalypseMaiden: [[spoiler:Link. Link is told that he is the "Messenger of Awakening", a [[TheChosenOne chosen one]] who will awaken the Wind Fish. He later finds out that the true role of the "Messenger of Awakening" is to cause a DreamApocalypse and destroy the island.]]
* BagOfHolding: Felicia holds the Instruments of the Sirens for Link. She dematerializes the instruments for storage and rematerializes them when Link needs them.
* BloodKnight: Master Drona, the Hinox warrior, fights Link for the enjoyment of fighting.
* CanonForeigner: Felicia, the {{Tsundere}} FairyCompanion. She's another Canon Foreigner fairy companion that predates Navi. There are also several original villains like Karuna, the Moblin swordsman, and Master Drona, the Hinox warrior.
* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler: Surprisingly enough, not love interest Marin, but the fairy companion Felicia who is kidnapped by Moblins.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: There seems to be a G-rated equivalent of DidYouJustHaveSex during a [[http://www.otakuworks.com/view/87922/the-legend-of-zelda-links-awakening/vol-01/read/140 dialog exchange between Link and Felicia]]. Of course, that isn't what actually happened, this is a Nintendo game after all.
* GirlNextDoor: Interpretations of Marin in the game range from exotic islander to girl next door, the manga goes heavily into a girl next door interpretation.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Link likes the red-headed Marin.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: Link gets one in the manga after learning the truth about the island.]]
* InvincibleHero: Link in this depiction, the only time the possibility of him losing is when his sword breaks and when he fights Dethel, apart of that he's presented as being pretty much unbeatable. The other time he's in danger is when his sword breaks and he has to fight a monster with bare hands. This ends up working out since the focus of the story is less about the tension of him succeeding in his quest, he in fact clears dungeons off-panel, and more about coming to grips with the reality of it.
* ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest: Link is given the ocarina from Madam [=MeowMeow=] as a reward for rescuing Bow-Wow instead of finding it in the Dream Shrine like in the game.
* JumpIllCatchYou: Played straight between Link and Marin when they are attacked by monsters while traveling to the Animal Village.
* LotusEaterMachine: [[spoiler: Since Link can actually talk in the manga, a good portion of the manga deals with Link's emotions as he eventually accepts that he must wake the Windfish and bring about the end of Koholint Island.]]
* MasterSwordsman: One of Link's fights is with Karuna, a Moblin master swordsman.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: The unnamed ghost in the original game is given the name "Nakura" in the manga.
* NoHuggingNoKissing: One of the rare aversions for this franchise. While there still isn't any actual hugging or kissing, the manga does play up the romance over what was present in the game if only because Link can talk.
* SmoochOfVictory: Madam [=MeowMeow=] tries to give Link one for rescuing Bow-Wow, but Link runs away in terror.
* TakeUpMySword: Literal example. Nakura the ghost in the manga is a soldier who defended the island when he was alive. After Link takes him back to his house, he gives Link his sword which finishes his UnfinishedBusiness.
* TenMinuteRetirement: [[spoiler:Thinking that waking the Wind Fish will result in a DreamApocalypse ([[CaptainObvious which it does]]), Link abandons his quest and tries to leave the island his own way.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Felicia
* WrongGenreSavvy: Link assumes he's on a run of the mill save the world quest. [[spoiler: He finds out he's dead wrong and his actions will actually destroy the island, which prompts him to try and run away from it, not aware that of the YouCantFightFate present.]] On a lighter note, when he gets his hands a new sword, he initially assumes that it's just a ordinary sword like what he was using before. He finds it's a a lot more than that.
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[[folder:A Link to the Past - Akira Himekawa]]

A third adaptation of ''A Link to the Past''. This manga was created as a tie in to the Game Boy Advance release of ''A Link to the Past'' in 2005.

* BadassAdorable: Ghanti, and to a certain extent, Link himself.
* BalefulPolymorph: People who wander in the Dark World for too long end up turning into beasts because of Ganon's power. [[spoiler: Not to mention that Agahnim transformed Ganty into Trinexx as part of his plan to get Link to succumb to his hatred. It is implied that the rest of the transformed people turned back to normal, with Ganon's power disappearing after his defeat, and Link's wish for Hyrule to be at peace.]]
* BettyAndVeronica: Ghanti the bandit (who has dark hair) is jealous of Link's feelings for blonde Zelda.
* CanonForeigner: Ghanti the bandit.
* ChekhovsGun: While on his way to Hyrule Castle in the middle of a storm, Link finds an apple coming from his farm. He cleans it and picks it up, then a priest in the Sanctuary blesses it, rendering it able to heal any injuries. It comes into play several times afterwards, culminating in [[spoiler:Link giving it to Ganty to heal her after she was mortally wounded as Trinexx]].
* ContinuityDrift: This manga came out over a decade after the other two ''Link to the Past'' mangas and incorporated elements from the later games released in the series that didn't exist when the earlier mangas were created. Ganondorf's human form uses his design from ''Ocarina of Time'' and the Armos Knight uses the ''Ocarina of Time'' design for Armos rather than the original ''A Link to the Past'' design.
** ContinuityNod: An odd one, as it's to one of the games instead of another one of the Zelda manga. Link's beast form in the DarkWorld isn't a bunny, [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess but a wolf.]]
* CooldownHug: Zelda delivers one to Link when [[spoiler:his hate for Agahnim makes susceptible to the Dark World's corruption and starts to transform him.]]
* CurbStompBattle: Compared to how much trouble he had fighting other monsters, Link pretty much owned Trinexx. Aside from parrying its fire breath with his sword, he didn't have to do anything other than hit it. Once. Even he noticed how Trinexx wasn't that strong.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: Agahnim was a friend of Link's father who was killed by Ganon. Ganon then took Agahnim's form as a disguise.
* EmpathicWeapon: The Master Sword has some intelligence to it.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Played straight for most of the manga, but averted by the ending, in which Zelda is crowned Queen of Hyrule.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Agahnim was genuinely good-hearted until Ganon's power fucked his mind up.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: Ghanti, who started off as a bandit before becoming Link's friend.
* HowDoYouLikeThemApples: Link wants to be an apple farmer. Keeping with the imagery, he also gets a healing apple.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Agahnim indulges in a bit of this once he's captured Zelda, saying how he's wanted her for a slave since the moment he first saw her.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: [[spoiler:Subverted - Link is set up to be this, but Agahnim takes great pleasure in showing him that he's not as incorruptible as he thinks.]]
* ItWasWithYouAllAlong: [[spoiler: Ghanti's earrings]] turn out to be the weapon they will need to defeat their enemy.
* LoveTriangle: Ghanti the bandit cites this as the reason for her reluctance to help Link rescue Zelda.
* OnlyThePureOfHeart: The Dark World transforms those with greed or hate in their hearts, so someone like Link [[spoiler:or Link's parents]] can travel through there without fear of a BalefulPolymorph. [[spoiler:That isn't to say Link can't be corrupted...]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Ghanti's name can also be spelled "Ganty".
* StabTheSky: The Master Sword actually ''tells'' Link to do this after he draws it from its pedestal.
* VillainousBSOD: Agahnim experiences this at one point in the manga.
* YouAreWhatYouHate: [[spoiler: Ganty hates the Hylian knights so much, she used to want to kill Link because he's descended from them. Turns out ''she'' was descended from the Hylian knights too. Learning that leads her to get over her hatred.]]
* YouDontLookLikeYou: The designs for Kholdstare and Vitreous are completely different from the original ones. While Game!Kholdstare is a spikeless Franchise/{{K|irby}}racko and Game!Vitreous is a genderless giant poison-oozing eye surrounded from other eyes, Manga!Kholdstare is a Franchise/{{P|okemon}}iloswine-like creature and Manga!Vitreous is a female giant one-eyed troll.
* YouKilledMyFather: Ghanti the bandit declares Link her enemy because he's the last of the Hylian knights, whom she has been raised to believe killed her parents. She's therefore surprised to find that [[spoiler: her guardian lied to her and she herself is, in fact, also descended from the Hylian knights]].
* YouMustBeCold: Link wraps Zelda in his cloak to protect her from the rain when they escape from Hyrule Castle. She smiles and tells him that it's warm, prompting the first appearance of his recurring LuminescentBlush.
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[[folder:Oath of Lilto - Junya Furusawa]]
''The Legend of Zelda: Oath of Lilto'' is a spin-off set in the Zelda universe around the time of ''A Link to the Past'' but staring original character Lilto and his friends with Link and Princess Zelda only having a small role in the story.

* CanonForeigner: All of the main characters including Lilto and his friends.
* DemotedToExtra: Link and Zelda.
* DolledUpInstallment: Although it's a Zelda manga, the art style is blatantly ''DragonQuest''.
* ElsewhereFic: Elsewhere Spin-off
* ExpandedUniverse: This is pretty much the only official Zelda manga that isn't a direct adaptation of a game and tries to expand on the Zelda universe.
* {{Expy}}: Lilto's character design is almost identical to Bianca's son from ''VideoGame/DragonQuestV''.
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[[folder:Ocarina of Time - Akira Himekawa]]
* ABoyAndHisX: X being a horse, Link and Epona.
* AllAnimalsAreDogs: Epona behaves much like a dog in this manga.
* BadFuture: A key plot point in the ''Ocarina of Time'' manga, just like in the game.
* {{Bishonen}}: Adult Link is depicted as this in the second part of ''Ocarina of Time''.
* {{Brainwashed}}: [[spoiler:Zelda, by Impa, to become Sheik, on her own request.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Volvagia]], compared to his canon game version where he was always evil.
** The Gerudo tribe was shown to be brainwashed heavily late in the manga along with Nabooru, to which the original game only subtly hinted at with the former.
** Ingo suffered this as a punishment for losing Epona, whom he had been planning to give to Ganondorf. His original punishment was [[YouHaveFailedMe execution]].
* CallForward: Although not in the Japanese version but rather in the English release, the Stalfos that Link encounters in Hyrule Castle Town as both a child and an adult is named [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Stallord]].
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-zagged]] with Unlucky Malon. Though at first she refuses Link's rescue in favor of waiting for her idealized "Prince on a White Horse", throughout the rescue begins to wonder if Link is her prince. [[ShipTease Just as she begins to consider romance with Link]], Zelda is brought up, and Link's reaction makes it clear that his heart is set on Zelda. Instead of moping about it, she gives up on that train of thought and carries on with her life.
* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler:Volvagia, in one of the manga's biggest TearJerker moments.]]
* EnigmaticMinion: Sheik
* EvilTwin: Dark Link (obviously).
** The Deku Tree gets his own evil counterpart, the Baga Tree, in a bonus story.
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: Link's fight against Volvagia is presented as this. [[spoiler: It only regains its memories after Link injures it fatally. And by "fatally" we mean ''cutting its head off''.]]
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: How Link kills Volvagia in this version.]]
* RememberTheNewGuy: [[spoiler: Right after Volvagia is introduced, we have a flashback to Link's childhood, when we saw Link buying a newborn Volvagia from Hyrule Market and keeping it as a pet before he picked up the Master Sword, even though it wasn't present in that segment.]]
* ShipTease: Link with just about every main female character in his age group: Saria, Zelda, Malon, [[InterspeciesRomance Ruto]] (although he does seem to be leaning towards Zelda). {{Lampshaded}} by Navi:
-->Navi:"You sure are popular with the ladies. That's the third pretty young girl you've got!"
** Even Navi herself got some with him. Her last line is different from the games a bit, and seems to portray attraction, which is [[WordOfGod canon in the games]].
* ShootTheDog: [[spoiler:Link's fight with Volvagia is this, due to the dragon being changed to have been a former childhood pet of Link's before being brainwashed by Ganondorf.]]
* TragicMonster: [[spoiler:Volvagia.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Inverted, the manga provides an explanation to what happened to the Fairy Ocarina that Saria gives Link, compare with in the in the game where it just disappears after he gets the titular item. After Zelda tosses Link the Ocarina of Time, Ganondorf attacks Link and attempts to take it from him. However, he grabs the Fairy Ocarina by mistake assuming its the Ocarina of Time, and smashes it in rage when he realizes it's the wrong one.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Ganondorf was planning to have Ingo executed for letting Epona escape with Link. Subverted, as Koume and Kotake decided to do something ''[[BrainwashedAndCrazy far worse]]'' to Ingo.
* YouKilledMyFather: The manga makes the implications from the original game that Ganondorf murdered Zelda's father during the raid a bit more blatant, where he tells Zelda, upon confronting her in a burning Hyrule Castle that she "will sleep in eternity with her father in this burning castle."
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[[folder:Majora's Mask - Akira Himekawa]]
* ABoyAndHisX: Link and Epona, again.
* AdaptedOut: Romani and Cremia; the Himekawa authors admit that they couldn't work them into the story no matter how hard they tried, and include drawings of them at the end to make up for it. People who have played the game will likely find their absence rather jarring since their role in the game was required[[note]]Epona is needed to access the last two areas of the game[[/note]].
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking. The officer of a group of soldiers Link is asked to help train. While Link humiliates his men, the officer actually manages to fight him on equal terms while sparring and the acknowledge the other as a WorthyOpponent.
* BalefulPolymorph: Link, when stuck in Deku form.
* BigEater: Link. {{Lampshaded}} by his host, who remarks that while he may have the battle skills of an adult, he still has the appetite of a child.
* TheChessmaster[=/=]ManipulativeBastard: The Happy Mask Salesman is implied to have a little more to do with the events of the story than in the game.
* CurbStompBattle: Link using the Fierce Deity' Mask against Majora. Majora only hits him once with its CombatTentacles (apparently trying to also electrocute him), which Link shrugs off and tosses the thing against a wall and kills it with one swing. Sorta a given seeing as the the mask in the game allows the player to end the boss fight in seconds.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: Link blunders through a few of these in order to give the souls whose masks he wears some peace.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Boy, did those soldiers regret thinking a "kid" was weak.
* GenreBlindness: A group of soldiers Link was brought to train with see him, and even after hearing he's the famed hero assume he's just some overeager kid. [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome He promptly humiliates them offscreen]], even breaking some of their swords.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: When Link returns to his normal form (after having become a Deku Scrub), he checks to make sure he's 100% back to normal. A shot from behind shows him apparently ''lifting up his tunic'', and Tatl looks embarrassed and asks "what are you checking?!"
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: While none of the bosses have much of explanation where they came from in the game, here the first one actually makes his appearance by barging into the Deku Palace with no foreshadowing
* InvincibleHero: Link, unlike some of the other mangas, is never any danger when fighting, in fact the only time he's in any danger is when he falls into the poisoned swamp before the monkeys rescue him.
%% commented out as not a trope but a mixture * {{Ironic|Hell}} [[KarmicTransformation Transformation]]: Skull Kid turned Kafei into a child because Kafei (walking home from his bachelor party, late at night) turned down an invitation to play with the Skull Kid by saying "Kids like you should be in bed!"
* {{Prequel}}: The ''Majora's Mask'' manga includes a bonus story illustrating the creation of the titular mask.
* PsychoticManchild: Majora's Mask.
* RippleEffectProofMemory: Link and Tatl are the only ones to experience it.
* ShoutOut: Mikau's grave has the epitaph,"Here lies a GuitarHero." [[note]]This only appears in the English and Italian versions, however; the original Japanese version was written before Guitar Hero's existence.[[/note]]
* ThisIsUnforgivable: Link's reaction to Majora's Mask vagabonding the Skull Kid after he said the mask was his only friend, calling him worthless and trying to kill him. To put this in perspective, Majora's Mask gives Link the Fierce Deity's Mask (going by it's Japanese name the "Oni Mask") and tells him to become the oni a game of tag (Japanese terms for someone being "it"), and he agrees to the idea without a second thought.
* {{Tsundere}}: Tatl is a Type A example, as she was in the game.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages - Akira Himekawa]]
* AnnoyingArrows: [[spoiler:Raven]] can still fight quite competently after taking an arrow for [[spoiler:Link]].
* AscendedExtra: Maple the witch.
* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: A heroic version is invoked by Link
-->'''Link:''' Come back to life a thousand times and in ''any'' age, a hero bearing this symbol will appear to bring an end to your reign of terror!
* {{Badass}}: Link, obviously. Also his ancestor, Sir Raven.
* BadassGrandpa: Link has one of these in the ''Oracle'' stories, who [[RaisedByGrandparents raised him]] and taught him swordplay.
* BigDamnHeroes: Several times, but most surprisingly by [[spoiler:Nayru]] after Link, Ralph, and Raven find themselves surrounded by Ambi's royal guard.
* BirthmarkOfDestiny: Link has one on his left hand in the shape of the Triforce. [[ImNotAHeroIm He's not exactly comfortable with the implications]] at the start.
* {{Bishonen}}: Link's ancestor Sir Raven.
* BookEnds: ''Oracle of Seasons'' begins with Link's grandfather explaining their family history and pointing to a portrait of Sir Raven. ''Oracle of Ages'' ends with Link's grandfather bringing up their family history again and Link looks at the portrait of Sir Raven again. However, as a result of Link's time travels, the portrait of Sir Raven has changed to look more heroic.
* BrawnHilda: Impa.
* CanonForeigner: Link's grandparents in both ''Oracle'' stories and Sir Raven in ''Oracle of Ages'', just for starters.
* TheCavalry: [[spoiler:Queen Ambi's army versus Ganon.]]
* TheChampion: Ralph to Nayru. Well, he ''aspires'' to be, at least.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Roperi's sprout]] ends up being vital in fighting Veran in ''Oracle of Ages''.
* ChekhovsGunman: Raven is introduced as a portrait in ''Oracle of Seasons.''
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: It's implied that Ralph in ''Oracle of Ages'' hopes to be the Victorious Childhood Friend for "my beloved Nayru," although it's not made clear whether he achieves this or Unlucky Childhood Friend.
* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: As with everything involving Link, Ralph finds a way to complain about having his life saved.
-->'''Ralph:''' Sure, ''you're'' happy. You saved the day... ''Again!'' I was all set to die heroically, but ''noooo...''
* CurbStompBattle / {{Disc One|FinalBoss}} FinalBossPreview: Link ''really'' doesn't fare well in his first proper fight with Onox.
** He fights Onox a second time when he comes to kidnap Din, he loses just as badly.
* CuteWitch: Maple in ''Oracle of Seasons''.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The ''Oracle of Ages'' manga adaptation may qualify.
* DelayedRippleEffect: Appears to be how changes in time work in ''Oracle of Ages''.
* DemonicPossession: Veran's specialty in ''Oracle of Ages''.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Onox, initially set up as the BigBad before Twinrova appear towards the end of the "Oracle of Seasons" manga, and ironically he puts up more fight thank Veran or Ganon, taking Link, Ricky, and Maple to beat him. Veran, unlike in the game, is shown to be taking orders from them at the start.
* DorkKnight: Link, as Ralph comments in ''Oracle of Ages''.
-->'''Ralph:''' Zelda may be the famed ruler of Hyrule with mystical powers, but she sure picked a goofy hero.
* DramaticIrony: When Jhovan tries to press Link into joining the circus troupe permanently, Din scolds him for trying to decide Link's life for him -- he's aiming to become a knight (with a great deal of reluctance and almost entirely due to his grandfather's insistence) after all!
* EverythingsBetterWithCows: ''Oracle of Ages'' finds Link winning a competition so that he can send the prize cow home to his grandmother.
* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Ralph is not impressed by Zelda's choice in heroes in ''Oracle of Ages''.
* {{Expy}}: Raven, Link's ancestor, is one for adult Link form ''Ocarina of Time''.
* FarmBoy: Link... sort of. He and his family were originally from Hyrule Castle Town, but moved to the countryside when Link's mother fell ill.
* FightingDirty: How Link wins a DavidVersusGoliath match at the beginning of ''Oracle of Ages.''
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Nayru. Link also skirts this - some animals are even ''romantically'' attracted to him.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Link has a massive crush on Din in ''Oracle of Seasons''.
* HeroicLineage: Link's grandfather is quite proud of the fact that their family has served as knights of Hyrule for ages, which is why he's insistent on Link becoming one himself.
* ImNotAHeroIm: When Impa notices the Triforce birthmark on Link's hand, Link gets very defensive about it, insisting that it means nothing and that he's just a regular person.
* InterspeciesRomance: Piyoko the chicken, in ''Oracle of Seasons'', reveals herself to have romantic feelings for Link.
** Ricky/[[ShesAManInJapan Rikki]] nearly [[ShipTease becomes this]]. She wants to be [[IgnoredEnamoredUnderling Link's retainer]] but becomes enamored with him when he says [[LetsJustBeFriends lets just be friends]]. She takes this as a [[RelationshipUpgrade relationship upgrade]]. Then finds out all Link is trying to do is [[DamselInDistress save Din]]. The kangaroo gets disappointed, thinking her master has feelings for another, prompting the [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend appropriate reaction]] from Link. Though vows to still [[PlatonicLifePartners follow him around forever]].
* KnightInShiningArmor: Raven, in contrast to Link's DorkKnight.
* [[LukeIAmYourFather Link, I Am Your Ancestor]]: Sir Raven. This is the reason why Link is worried about Raven fighting Veran.
* MagicMusic: The Harp of Ages - part instrument, part TARDIS.
* ManlyTears: Ralph sheds one or two in ''Oracle of Ages'' after Link saves his life.
* MarshmallowHell: Link endures this with Impa.
* MundaneUtility: Much to Ralph's surprise, it turns out you can use the Harp of Ages as just a plain old harp.
* MyOwnGrampa: At the end of ''Oracle of Ages'', Link discovers that his actions in the past have [[spoiler: changed his family's history, and there is a portrait of ''himself'' hanging in his grandparents' house. His grandfather crossly reminds him that this is Link, their greatest ancestor, after whom he was named. So Link was, in the altered reality, named after himself.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: As Veran is happy to announce
-->'''Veran:''' You're just figuring that out ''now?'' Thank goodness the princess chose such a ''fool'' to be her hero. ''You're'' the one who broke the barrier and let me in!
* NotHimself: Impa insists on ''Link'' moving the stone blocking the path to Nayru when she's the one who can lift cows. Link finds it weird, but unfortunately doesn't give it much thought until its too late.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Being a short, skinny teenage boy doesn't stop Link from being very effective against large opponents.
* PrecociousCrush: Roperi has one on Raven, and eventually develops a bit of one on Link as well.
* RefusalOfTheCall: Link is conflicted about his BirthmarkOfDestiny and his grandfather's insistence that he become a knight in ''Oracle of Seasons'' because he doesn't want his future decided for him. While he does initially go to take the exam required to become one, he quickly gets sidetracked until Onox kidnaps Din.
* RememberTheNewGuy: Link's ancestor Raven introduced in ''Oracle of Ages'', who wasn't even mentioned in ''Oracle of Seasons''.
* RetGone: Veran attempts to do this to Link by ordering the execution of his ancestor. Includes Link experiencing DelayedRippleEffect dizzyness with his hand fading out like in Film/BackToTheFuture (possible ShoutOut?).
* RippleEffectProofMemory: Everyone in ''Oracle of Ages'' seems to have it.
* SequelHook: The ending of ''Oracle of Seasons'', with [[spoiler:the witches Koume and Kotake]] plotting the events of ''Oracle of Ages''.
* SenselessSacrifice: Veran mocks Ralph's SuicideMission plan, pointing out that killing [[spoiler:his ancestor, Ambi, won't actually kill ''her'']]. Ralph counters that, while [[spoiler:Ambi's death]] won't end Veran, it will at least put a major spanner in her plans, and that's what he's hoping for.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Link keeps saying this to Ricky the kangaroo about Din in ''Oracle of Seasons''.
* TheSlowPath: The Harp of Ages. After Link runs off into the past with it, Ralph manages to find it in an antique shop in the present. Turns out that the guard who took it from Link used it to pay his bar tab.
-->'''Link:''' How did you get the Harp of Ages?
-->'''Ralph:''' Because ''you'' just left it lying around in the past!
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Link in ''Oracle of Seasons'', thanks to the power of the Triforce. While he doesn't retain this power fully afterwards, it's shown in ''Oracle of Ages'' that animals can still understand him much better than other humans.
* StalkerWithACrush: General Onox seems to be this to Din in ''Oracle of Seasons''.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Raven looks just like Link as an adult.
* SwordAndSorcerer: Link and Maple in ''Oracle of Seasons''.
* TakeMeInstead: After Onox defeats Link in a CurbStompBattle, Din offers herself up in exchange for the boy's life.
* TeamMom: Impa serves as this to the circus troupe in ''Oracle of Seasons''. After discovering that Link was RaisedByGrandparents, she decides that she's going to be ''his'' mom as well. Cue the MarshmallowHell.
* TeamPet: Piyoko the chicken in ''Oracle of Seasons''.
* ThereIsAnother: Not another ''hero'', but it turns out that [[spoiler:not ''all'' of the Mystery seeds needed to draw out Veran were destroyed]].
* TimeSkip: There's one year between ''Seasons'' and ''Ages''
* WalkingWasteland: Onox. Din realizes that he's been in the area when she discovers a long strip of inexplicably barren land stretching across a field.
* YouAreTooLate: At the end of ''Oracle of Seasons'' [[spoiler:Onox tells Link that he may have defeated him, but not before he could gather what he came to Holomdrum for and send it back to Koume and Kotake]]. Link doesn't get to learn the significance of this is until ''Oracle of Ages''.
* YouCantThwartStageOne: [[spoiler:Ganon is still revived, [[CameBackWrong although not quite in the state as his followers might have wanted]].]]
* YouMonster: Link screams this to Onox in ''Oracle of Seasons'' after he kills Piyoko as a chick.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Four Swords - Akira Himekawa]]
* AdaptationExpansion: We get separated personalities for the four Links, a characterization for Shadow Link, and some insight of everything that was going on, as well as proof that Zelda was mentally strong.
* AllThereInTheManual: Why don't all four Link's colors match with the personalities associated with those colors? (Blue is normally a calm color, but Blue Link is anything but.) If you had read the author's note in the second volume Himekawa's ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' manga (published 6 years before), you would know that the authors saw the computer-controlled Links of each color in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' as behaving the way the same color Link does in their Four Swords manga.
** [[AllInTheManual All in the Game]]: However, though it advertises itself as a manga for the remake, the plotpoint with the Maidens is only ever explored twice; we see them captured, they free two of them, and that's it. If it weren't for the game, no one would really know their use.
* CanonForeigner: Link's father. This is the only manga where Link's father is still alive.
* TheChessmaster: Possibly Vio , though from Shadow Link's point of view, he probably seems more like a ManipulativeBastard.
* CloningBlues: Brought up occasionally in the beginning, while the four Links are still getting used to working as a team. Which leads to ...
* ColorCodedCharacters: Done with a twist, given that the illustrations are all black and white; the colored Links are identified by their color in name only and address each other as Green, Red, Blue, and Vio (short for Violet -- the purple one).
** Also, a different texture is used for each Link's tunic. (For more on how to tell them apart, see TwinDesynch below.)
** In addition, there are differences in their eyes.
* CryCute: Red, ''in fracking spades.''
* DarkWorld: "The Shadow World"
* DontYouDarePityMe: Shadow Link to Zelda.
* FourPhilosophyEnsemble
** '''Realist''' --> Green Link
** '''Optimist''' --> Red Link
** '''Cynic''' --> Blue Link
** '''Apathetic''' --> Purple Link (Vio)
* FourTemperamentEnsemble
** '''Sanguine''' --> Red Link; he's the inoffensive and childish member of the group who is usually meddling with Blue in terms of comic relief. He's shown to be very gullible at times; in terms of height, he is the shortest one compared to the other Links, and he's also the most polite. He's dependent on the other Links and likes to be accepted. He's a warm and personable person who is a perfect foil to Blue, who rejects the others with his harsh personality, but secretly wants acceptance as well.

** '''Choleric''' --> Green Link; according to Vio, Green is considered to be very focused, motivated and almost equally as stubborn as Blue (albeit, a bit nicer than him). His personality is supposed to be similar to the original Link's. He's bossier than the other Links and always willing to do most of the talking. He attains the role of leader throughout the majority of the adventure and is very driven in rescuing Zelda from the clutches of evil.

** '''Phlegmatic''' --> Blue Link; strangely enough despite his harsh and arrogant personality, he's an extremely loyal and dedicated member of the group who deeply cares about the other three and is just as determined as Green (possibly more) in saving Zelda and defeating Shadow Link and Vaati. In terms of combat, he goes in for the kill without thinking or coming up with strategies. He and Red are usually the comic relief of the group in which, being the cynic that he is, he's oppressive towards Red's optimistic views. He is fiercely independent, very stubborn and short-tempered. One quirk about him is that he's always complaining about something! He complains about Green being the leader, Vio being very apathetic, and Red being a nuisance to him. Not to mention, he's secretly a neat freak.

** '''Melancholic''' --> Purple Link (Vio); he's the calm and collected member of the group who plays a pretty big role in the story because of the usage of his intellect to trick Shadow Link, learn about his weaknesses, and try to put a stop to him by destroying the Mirror Of Darkness. Unlike Blue, he thinks before he acts and comes up with strategies when in combat. He is judgmental towards the other Links and enjoys keeping to himself without their intrusion. He's pretty manipulative when it comes to his interaction with Shadow Link and shown to be a bit of a bookworm as well, which further shows how introverted and detached he is from the others.
* EvilTwin: Shadow Link.
** Also Blue, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold arguably]].
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Shadow.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Shadow Link in the end during the fight with Vaati. While the four Links manage to hurt him, Vaati proves unstoppable while the Dark Mirror is around, which Shadow smashes even though it means he'll die along with him.]]
* HilarityEnsues: Link taking the Four Sword splitting him into four Links with their own personalities, and each of them having just as much of an ego as him.
* LiteralSplitPersonality: Each Link supposedly represents a facet of Link's personality. In Vio's words, [[{{Determinator}} Green is focused and motivated]], [[HotBlooded Blue is hotheaded and aggressive]], [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Red is innocent and optimistic]], and [[TheStoic Vio is calm and collected]].
* MarketBasedTitle: This manga is an adaptation of ''Four Swords Adventures'', but the Viz localization uses the title ''Four Swords'' which actually refers to a different game. In Japan, the title is ''Four Swords Plus'' which actually refers to the correct game.
* MediumAwareness: Just one moment, after Red thaws out Blue with the Fire Rod - and scorches his rear:
-->'''Fairy:''' You did that on purpose! You're as mean as Blue!
-->'''Red:''' The readers expect me to get even... a little!
* NeatFreak: Blue is revealed to be one in an omake. He can't sleep at night unless he knows his clothes are neatly folded before he goes to bed.
* ParentalAbandonment: Partially subverted. We never see Link's mother but we do see his father...one of the plot important knights of Hyrule!
* PunnyName[=/=]JustForPun: While Link's name is not meant to be a pun, it hasn't stopped the English translators of ''Four Swords'' from having some fun with it. Some examples:
-->'''Shadow Link:''' There's a new ''Link'' in this chain!
-->'''Vio (about to duel Green):''' Green is about to learn who the weak Link is.
* ReverseMole[=/=]FakeDefector: [[spoiler:Vio]]
* SequelHook: The ending of the first volume.
* ShipTease: The re-fused Link walks away from the Four Sword hand in hand with Zelda. It's also very subtly implied that Zelda was a mitigating factor in Shadow's HeelFaceTurn.
* TwinDesynch: Although he is meant to be a reflection/shadow of Link, Shadow looks very different from Link.
** A non-evil-twin version of this is employed when Link later [[LiteralSplitPersonality splits into four]]. You can tell each one apart by looking at their eyes and sleeves (a bit later), which are done differently.
*** Green has black sleeves, his eyes have two shiny spots, and he has prominent dark pupils and smaller white (or light grey) irises.
*** Red has white sleeves, eyes have one shiny spot (when he's not crying...), and his eyes are dark all over (like a puppy).
*** Blue has grey sleeves, two shiny spots in his eyes, and he has black pupils, smaller than Red's and Green's, with more of his white iris showing.
*** Vio has white sleeves, and depending on the scene, either one very small shiny spot in his eyes or none at all. In addition, his pupils are the smallest and sometimes even slit-like, and his white iris dominates majority of his eyes.
* VillainousBreakdown: Shadow gets this when Green, Blue, and Red rescue Vio and all four defeat his Hinox henchmen.
* YearsTooEarly: Stone Arrghus makes this taunt.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Minish Cap - Akira Himekawa]]
* BalefulPolymorph: [[spoiler:Ezlo was turned into a hat by Vaati.]]
* ChivalrousPervert: When Link's tiny, he takes advantage of an opportunity to look up [[TheCameo Anju's]] skirt. This nearly results in him getting crushed by bits of food she drops.
* EverybodyLives
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:The manga changes the ending so that Vaati does this at the end of the manga when the magic hat is removed from his head and turns back into a Minish.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Ezlo
* LighterAndSofter: [[spoiler:There is not a single death in the entire manga. All of the enemies that Link defeats are innocent beings that were cursed by Vaati and defeating them returns them to their original form (with the exception of the Gyorg pair who were chopped into sashimi). At the end of the manga, Vaati renounces his evil ways and apologizes for his actions.]]
* MythologyGag: When Link first discovers the Picori world, the mimics a piece of the game's promotional art.
** The elder Minish Librari is very proud of fighting a (to him) giant monstrous Cucco. [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment Considering the general reputation that Cuccos have...]]
* RebelliousPrincess: Zelda always tries to escape from the castle to hang out with Link.
* WhatHaveIBecome [[spoiler:Vaati at the end.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Phantom Hourglass - Akira Himekawa]]
* BelligerentSexualTension: Between Linebeck and Jolene and also Linebeck and Ciela.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Linebeck's Member Card for Eddo's:
-->''Eddo's Garage Point Card (not in the video game)''
* HandOrObjectUnderwear[=/=]SceneryCensor: Yes there is, involving Link. It's just as ridiculous as it sounds.
* {{Tsundere}}: Tetra is Type A of this trope.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Wind Waker 4-koma]]
* AffectionateParody: It's 4-koma for crying out loud.
* TheDitz: Link. However, it's frequently subverted in that he's either a GeniusDitz or a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}. {{Lampshaded}} by a certain talking boat:
-->'''King of Red Lions''': "Is he smart or stupid? I don't know."
* HeroicMime: Used frequently.
* LighterAndSofter
* RunningGag: A surprising number of people think that "[Link's] clothes look uncomfortably warm ..." [[spoiler: Including Ganondorf.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Skyward Sword - Akira Himekawa]]
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: The very first Link, the champion chosen by Hylia to wield the Master Sword, went through many hardships and ultimately died in the battle unable to head into the sky with his people. This was planned by Hylia, his hardships were necessary to make him strong enough to reforge and wield the Master Sword though Hylia deeply regrets having to do this. As such she blesses his spirit to forever be reincarnated should the land and people need his help]].
* BadassCape: Hylia's Chosen Hero wears a red one, distinguishing him from the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword Link.]]
* BittersweetEnding: The Demon King is sealed away and [[ForegoneConclusion the humans are safe in the sky]], [[spoiler: but Link is mortally wounded from battle and is unable to join his companions to the sky. After sealing [[BigBad Demise]] away, Hylia discovers her fallen hero and mourns his death. She quietly promises him that they will be reborn as [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword the Link and Zelda from Skyward Sword]]]].
* DarkerAndEdgier: Not so much the story but more so on the ''previous'' Link - quite possibly ''the first'' Link - who fought in the war against the demon king that's mentioned throughout the game. Pre-Skyloft Link is drawn with sharper features compared to current-Skyloft Link, as well having a slightly more grimmer outlook.
* EasilyForgiven: The pre-Skyloft Link was betrayed, imprisoned for years under horrible conditions. But when given the choice of saving or abandoning his people. He finds it in his heart to forgive and save them.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Upon being offered the Master Sword, Link hesitates, saying that due to his lingering feeling of anger and resentment that he is not worthy to even touch the holy blade. [[EmpathicWeapon The sword itself believed otherwise.]]
* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler: The first Link.]]
* MiscarriageOfJustice: In the manga, due to misleading evidence, the original hero is locked in a horrible prison for four years.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: The Goddess's chosen hero who was unnamed in the game is named Link in the manga.
* PietaPlagiarism: [[spoiler: Hylia holding Link.]]
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