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->'''Zelda:''' ''This is the Triforce of Wisdom, Link. The [[EvilSorcerer evil wizard, Ganon]], has the Triforce of Power. [[CaptureTheFlag Whoever gets both Triforces will rule this land forever]]! You must help me, Link!''\\
'''Link:''' ''Hey, for you, Zelda, anything!''
-->-- '''Opening sequence exposition'''

In 1989, right around the time of airing of the ''SuperMarioBrosSuperShow'', Creator/{{DiC}} had also produced a short series of cartoons based on the NES ''[[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]]'' games (including elements of both, ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI The Legend of Zelda]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink The Adventure of Link]]''). Like the games, the animated series features Link's continuing adventures in the kingdom of Hyrule, battling the evil forces of Ganon alongside Princess Zelda and a FairyCompanion named Spryte. It shared a number of details in common with the [[ComicBook/TheLegendOfZelda comic book series]] produced by ValiantComics around the same time.

Thirteen cartoons were aired in total, and they would usually run during the Friday afternoon episodes. There presumably would have been more, but when ''SMBSS'' was cancelled, the ''Zelda'' segments went with it. The characters of Link and Zelda, along with their respective voice actors, were then adopted into the cast of ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'', where Link had a rivalry-turned-friendship with the titular Captain.

The thirteen original episodes can be purchased in a {{DVD}} box set.
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!!''The Legend of Zelda'' cartoon provides examples of the following tropes:

* [[AbsentMindedProfessor Absent-Minded Sovereign]]: King Harkinian has a hard time remembering Link's name.
* AccidentalAimingSkills[=/=]PinballProjectile: In "The Missing Link", [[spoiler:Ganon uses a special wand that zaps humans to the underworld with the intent of taking Zelda with him. She uses Link's shield to deflect the wand's magic fireball, which ricochets off the castle walls while Link watches, until it falls onto its potential accidental target; he tries getting out of the fireball's way, but because of the magic being weakened, parts of the fireball hit him, zapping his body to the underworld and putting new meaning to the idiom "getting the [[JustForPun spirit]] knocked out of you". [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice job sending your hero's body into the underworld, Princess!]]]]
* ActionGirl: Zelda, usually in the form of SheFu, archery, and boomerangs.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Zelda is depicted in the sprite and manual art of the first two games as red-haired, but the cartoon makes her blonde.
* AdaptationalBadass: Zelda.
* AdaptationalWimp: Compared to the Ganon of the games, Ganon here is pretty incompetent.
* AllWebbedUp: Zelda's tied up by spiders' webs in "That Sinking Feeling."
* AlmostKiss: Link can never get a kiss from Zelda. Whenever she accepts, they're always interrupted.
* AnachronismStew: Hyrule is generally presented as the MedievalStasis world from the games; however, in "Stinging a Stinger," the peddler offers Ganon's {{mooks}} a remote-controlled device in exchange for his freedom. Most of the female characters are depicted as wearing Day-Glo makeup. In "Fairies in the Spring," Link wears a bathing suit reminiscent of TheForties, while Zelda's suit is a modern {{p|rincessesPreferPink}}ink one-piece.
* AndNowYouMustMarryMe: Ganon tries using a [[HypnotizeThePrincess mind control necklace]] to force Zelda to marry him in "A Hitch in the Works."
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: These moments are rare, but they do happen. It's even a plot point in "The Missing Link".
* BackToBackBadasses: Link and Zelda in the first episode, when they tie themselves together with Link's belt.
* BadassPrincess: Sometimes Zelda gets kidnapped, but other times she is just as good a fighter as Link, and other times she even tops him.
* BalefulPolymorph: Link, in "Kiss 'N Tell," when a kiss from a disguised monster turns him into an anthropomorphic frog.
* BattleCouple: Link and Zelda, quite often. Just don't expect her to admit it.
-->Link (hands Zelda some weapons): "Better take these, Princess. We've got some party-poopers to pulverize."
* BeachEpisode: Or water park episode, as the case was.
* BewitchedAmphibians: Happens to Link on one occasion.
-->'''Witch of the Wall''': Yes, Ganon may have his faults but [[LampshadeHanging he does do the classics well]].
* BombJump: Link does one during a chase scene.
* BunglingInventor: Doof, the castle handyman, in "A Hitch In the Works."
* CanonForeigner:
** King Harkinian, who would reappear in the Valiant comics and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames the CD-i games]].
** Spryte herself may be a CanonForeigner, but the concept of a FairyCompanion to Link [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime eventually became]] a CanonImmigrant.
* {{Catchphrase}}: Link has "Well [[SteveMartin excuuuuuuuuse me]], Princess!", for when Zelda gets annoyed at him, "This always happens", when he and Zelda fail to kiss and Link's demanding that Zelda "kiss me" repeatedly.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: This Link is very different from the HeroicMime we know today.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Spryte frequently complains to Link that Zelda is a "snot" and "you should stick with me." She also prevents Link from getting his requested kiss on two different occasions.
* ClingyMacGuffin: When Zelda needs to take the Triforce of Wisdom with her someplace, she attaches it to her belt with a rope and it floats along behind her like a balloon. It will only do this for her, as proven in the episode with the EvilTwin.
* ContinuityNod: In the first episode of the series, "The Ringer," there is a portrait in Link's bedroom of Zelda wearing what looks to be the same red gown she wore in the game.
* CoolCrown: Zelda's main outfit includes a tiara.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: In "Cold Spells," Zelda dispatches one of Ganon's creatures by forcing it to smell Link's dirty laundry.
** In "The Moblins Are Revolting," Ganon punishes his army by making them clean the Underworld... with their tongues.
* CoyGirlishFlirtPose: Zelda does this to Link... to motivate him to do Spring Cleaning.
* CursedWithAwesome: Link is turned into a frog and gains the ability to crawl on walls and ceilings, allowing him to infiltrate Ganon's lair. Also, when Ganon sends two football-sized spiders against him, Link eats them with his frog tongue.
* DamselInDistress: Zelda is occasionally captured but is just as often fighting with Link. One time, when Link ditched a promise to go riding with Zelda, she sees a damsel, and decides to do the rescuing, for both the fun of it and because Link would be sorry he missed it.
* DemotedToExtra: Spryte. In later episodes, she is sometimes completely absent, with no explanation at all. One of the episodes that doesn't feature her explains her absence with her being on vacation.
* DependingOnTheWriter:
** Ganon's goals varied from getting Zelda's hand in marriage to getting the Triforce to getting Zelda's hand in marriage ''and'' getting the Triforce.
** Zelda is either a sassy {{action girl}} or a sassy {{damsel in distress}}.
* TheDitz:
** Ganon employs an entire ''army'' of ditzes, as proven in "The Moblins Are Revolting." The {{mooks}} are so hopelessly incompetent that Link and Zelda don't even need to defend Hyrule Castle when they attack -- they wipe each other out.
** King Harkinian often has moments like this. See Absent Minded Soverign.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: When things are quiet in Hyrule, Zelda forces Link to earn his keep by doing chores and maintenance around the castle.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first episode has the only time the Triforce of Power speaks.
* EpisodeTitleCard: At the start of every show.
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: More than once and usually because of a lame kiss scheme.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Zelda, of course, but also Spryte; in "Kiss 'N Tell," she informs the others that her father is the king of the fairies.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: The Triforce of Wisdom sparkles, as compared to the Triforce of Power, which appears to be perpetually on fire.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: Link has a habit of twirling his sword around in his hand. In "The Missing Link," when he's non-corporeal and can't hold the sword, Zelda uses it -- and does the exact same thing.
* EvilPlan: As seen in the page quote, Ganon wants the Triforce of Wisdom so he can take over Hyrule.
* EvilTwin: In the episode "Doppelganger," Ganon creates an identical copy of Zelda, whose job is to seduce Link into helping her steal the Triforce of Wisdom.
* ExactWords: Only a kiss from a princess will cure Link's frog curse in "Kiss 'N Tell." [[spoiler: No one said it had to be Zelda though. Spryte is the one who kisses him back to normal.]]
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Link's quest for a kiss always ends in failure. Even when he makes an effort to be romantic and Zelda is willing, something will interfere.
* FairyCompanion: Spryte was the ''first'' character to serve as a fairy companion to Link, predating Navi by very nearly a decade. Interestingly, the inclusion of a FairyCompanion was popular, as it showed up both in an [[Manga/TheLegendOfZelda ALttP manga]] and a LA manga, as well as in the Valiant Comic. Navi was at best the fifth FairyCompanion Link had, though the first in-game one.
* FairySexy: Spryte wears a mini dress over her [[Disney/PeterPan Tinkerbelle-like]] figure.
* {{Fanfare}}: The Hyrule overworld theme got played as a full fanfare for the first time here.
* FamilyUnfriendlyViolence: Normally the show's fights are pretty safe, but in one episode, Link kicks two snakes, and ''blood spurts out of their mouths.''
* FunWithAcronyms: When Ganon's mooks kick him out and try to take Hyrule on their own, they identify themselves as the Brotherhood of Underworld Monsters (B.U.M.)
* FullyAbsorbedFinale: Link and Zelda would appear in several episodes of ''WesternAnimation/CaptainNTheGameMaster'' after the cancellation of their own show. One episode involved them trying to prevent the resurrection of Ganon. In one of those episodes [[spoiler:Link ''finally'' got his long-awaited kiss from Princess Zelda.]]
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Link, Spryte, and even occasionally Zelda each have their share of pervy comments throughout the series that [[ParentalBonus went over the kids' heads]].
--> '''Spryte:''' [''while ogling Link in the bathtub''] I like you just the way you are... ''especially'' at the moment!
--> '''Link:''' [''while looking down at Zelda in her off-shoulder nightdress''] Looking good, Princess! Especially from ''this'' angle!
-->'''Link:''' [''while he's a ghost and Zelda wants to get his body back''] Don't tell me you only like me for my body!
** In the same episode:
--->'''Link:''' You swing like a girl!
--->'''Zelda:''' I ''am'' a girl!
--->'''Link (staring at Zelda's chest):''' Yes, I've noticed.
* TheGlomp: Zelda tackles Link with intent to kiss in "That Sinking Feeling." Unfortunately for Link, "Something always happens".
* GoofyPrintUnderwear: When Link hangs upside down in "Underworld Connections," his nightshirt falls over his head to reveal heart-printed boxer shorts.
* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: Zelda's preferred weapons were the bow and boomerang.
* GutturalGrowler: Ganon's voice sometimes lowers in pitch, becoming this. It's pretty jarring.
* {{Hammerspace}}: The cartoon is one of the few times in the whole of Zelda history that an attempt is made to show just ''how'' Link carries around so much equipment. He has a [[BagOfHolding pouch of holding]] on his belt which can store just about anything. This has more or less been adopted by fans as canon, and entered canon to a certain degree as of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker Wind Waker]]'', though Link in that has more than one BagOfHolding.
* HandsomeLech: Played straight with Link, {{Gender Flip}}ped with Spryte.
* HeavySleeper: Link ties a rope to an arrow, shoots it from his own tower to Zelda's, and tightrope-walks over to her balcony -- in his sleep.
* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend: Invoked by Zelda in "The White Knight," when meeting Prince Facade for the first time. She introduces Link as a string of titles, causing his status to deteriorate down to "someone I know slightly." Later in the same episode, she ''forgets he exists'' while talking to Facade.
* HeroicMime: Averted by this incarnation of Link, who is by far the most chatty of the three main characters. He even talks to himself if there's no one else around.
* HorsebackHeroism: In a few episodes Link rides a horse.
* HypnotizeThePrincess: In "A Hitch in the Works," Ganon captures Zelda and puts a necklace on her which allows him to manipulate her mind. His plan is a simple one -- [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe marry the princess]] and get her Triforce.
* HypnoTrinket: The necklace that hypnotizes Zelda.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Ganon's mooks make the Stormtroopers look competent.
* ImpracticallyFancyOutfit: Link wears one of these in an attempt to prove he can be just as charming and high-class as Prince Facade. It doesn't work.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Part of Link's battle repertoire, which also includes [[JumpPhysics Improbable Jumping Skills]], Improbable Gymnastics Skills, [[SuperNotDrowningSkills Improbable Breathing Underwater Skills]], Improbable ''[[UpToEleven Talking Underwater Skills]]'', and [[RuleOfCool Improbable Flame Surfing Skills]].
* InstantExpert: Averted. When Zelda has to use Link's sword, she has a lot of difficultly with it since she's never used it before.
* {{Intangibility}}: Link suffers from this in "The Missing Link", when he tries picking up the sword he has left, only to find that he is a ghost and can't pick it up.
* InterruptedKiss: Spryte interrupts a kiss between Link and Zelda at the end of the pilot.
** She does it a couple more times over the series.
* InterspeciesRomance: Spryte has a huge crush on Link, and has no qualms about letting it be known. She even kisses him to turn him back from frog status at one point. Some of Link's dialogue suggests he ''would'' go for Spryte [[HotSkittyOnWailordAction if she weren't two inches tall.]]
* IronicEcho: In "The Missing Link", Zelda borrows Link's shield and leaves him to fight off Ganon's invasion alone:
-->'''Zelda:''' You hold them here!\\
'''Link:''' Hey! Thanks heaps, Princess!
** Later, after moblins are sent after the duo in the underworld...
-->'''Link[[spoiler:'s Ghost]]:''' Just hold them a while!\\
'''Zelda:''' Thanks heaps!
* LadyOfWar: Zelda.
* LamePunReaction: Frequently; one example occurs in "Stinging a Stinger," after they've used a beehive to trick Ganon:
--> '''Zelda:''' Kiss me.
--> '''Link:''' I'd ''bee'' happy to, ''honey''!
--> '''Zelda:''' Ugh! I hate bad puns!
* TheLancer: Zelda is more like Linka's battle partner in this verse than a DamselInDistress he has to save or TheHerald that points him toward Ganon. Her haughty princess demeanor provides a contrast to the over-confidence hero.
* LovesMeNot: Link does this at the start of the episode "Stinging The Stinger" and blames the flower on the poor result.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Something of an extreme case, as Link's shield is able to resist lava, dragon's firebreath, and explosions powerful enough to level an apartment building without even getting scratched. [[ShieldSurf This makes it Link's favorite means of getting across dangerous terrain.]]
* MagicCompass: One episode had them using one to locate pieces of the Triforce of Wisdom.
* MagicSkirt:
** {{Averted|Trope}} by Spryte. When she falls over at one point in the first episode, there's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it shot right up her skirt, with [[VaporWear nothing underneath]].
** Link's nightshirt is a case played straight, except in "Underworld Connections," where (as noted above) we get to see his GoofyPrintUnderwear.
* MaleGaze: Link's room is on a tower higher than Zelda's, which give him a good view when she wears a lot cut dress.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Link takes being separated from his body and effectively turned into a ghost ''really'' well.
* MeaningfulName: Prince Facade, in "The White Knight." He's all about appearances.
* MistakenForGranite: In "Sing For The Unicorn," Link and Zelda encounter and accidentally awaken giant Armos statues in the Underworld. To his credit, Link knew better than to touch them, but didn't explain the reason to Zelda before she touched one's base, innocently asking, "Why?" Cue {{Facepalm}}.
* ModestRoyalty: Averted with King Harkinian; played straight with Zelda, who is normally indistinguishable as a princess except for her circlet.
* MomentKiller: On those occasions when Zelda consents to kiss Link, something always interrupts. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d more than once in a few episodes when Link complains, "This ''always'' happens!"
* MundaneUtility: Ganon finds walking beneath him so he teleports to get anywhere, even to the other side of a room.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In "The Moblins Are Revolting", Link and Zelda could have gotten away with the Triforce of Power if the former hadn't decided to play around with Ganon, who was trapped in a magic bubble that was impervious to anything but said Triforce. He tosses the Ganon-Bubble to Zelda, who tries to knock it away, but it lands on the Triforce behind her and pops the bubble.
* NoodleIncident: "Remember the last time we took one of your shortcuts?"
* OffModel:
** In "Doppleganger", after Link and Zelda fall, Zelda is drawn in her evil twin's [[ColourCodedForYourConvenience red and black]] color scheme for a second.
** In "The White Knight," when Zelda is lying in the mud after Link dispatches the Zola, she is briefly seen in her regular outfit instead of her dress.
** "Fairies in the Spring": the scene in which the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Water Monster]] ''has no claws''.
* OffscreenVillainDarkMatter: Ganon has a lot of it, thanks to the Triforce of Power.
* OncePerEpisode: Link's most famous CatchPhrase, "[[WellExcuseMePrincess Well, Excuuuuuuse Me, Princess!]]", is uttered ''twice'' per episode on average, three times if you count the opening.
* OpeningNarration: Each episode begins with a sequence in which Zelda explains to Link (and thus, the viewer) what Ganon's hoping to accomplish.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Ganon frequently prefers to send his (largely useless) minions to do his dirty work. Justified becuse he mentions at least once that his powers wane in Hyrule proper and that he is only at full power in the Underworld.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Fairies are the type that are little flying people with some magic powers.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: In this case, Link's ghost in "The Missing Link".
* OutGambitted: Zelda outscams a conman at the end of "Stinging The Stinger".
* PantsFree: Averted in the daytime; whenever Link is shown after he's gone to bed or just gotten up, he's only seen wearing a nightshirt.
* PimpedOutDress: Zelda has a few, such as a yellow dress with gold trim, when she dines with the visiting Prince Facade.
* PlayingSick: Link pulls this in "Cold Spells" to get out of helping with the spring cleaning around the castle. It works for a little while, although Zelda isn't really fooled.
* PostKissCatatonia: Link experiences this briefly, after getting kissed by the fake Zelda in "Doppelganger."
* ThePowerOfLove: Ganon remarks that Link's love for Zelda is his greatest weakness. It also has to be rather strong, considering the amount of abuse Link takes from his would-be {{Love Interest|s}}. In "Missing Link" her love for him allows her to see his spirit when it has been separated from his body.
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang: Zelda wielded these at times.
* PrinceCharmless: In the episode "The White Knight," Zelda is charmed by one of these, Prince Facade of Arcadia. She thinks he's PrinceCharming but his TrueColors are revealed when he won't rescue her from Ganon's minions... because they're in the mud and he doesn't want to get his clothes dirty.
* PrincessesPreferPink:
** Zelda has a [[FluffyFashionFeathers feather-trimmed]] nightgown, a bathing suit, and a pink dress for a portrait hanging in Link's room/Triforce sanctuary.
** Spryte -- who is a princess in her own right -- wears pink on a daily basis, including [[AnachronismStew pink eye shadow and pink frosted lip color]].
* PunBasedTitle: More often than not, the individual episodes have rather punny or descriptive names. The episode "Sing for the Unicorn" features a character named Sing who is trying to rescue her unicorn. "A Hitch In the Works" is about Ganon kidnapping Zelda to force her to marry him. And then there's "The Moblins Are Revolting"...why yes, yes they are.
* PurpleIsPowerful / GracefulLadiesLikePurple: Zelda's dark purple shirt and light purple tights. Not only does it fit her royal status, but also fits her being an action girl in this series. Her pink nightgown is also trimmed with purple feathers.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Ganon makes an evil doppelganger of Zelda, and the only visible difference is that her top is black with a red vest instead of purple with a light blue vest.
* RespawningEnemies: Given an in-universe explanation by the Evil Jar. Both the mooks and Ganon himself respawn there after Link zaps them.
* RhymesOnADime: When the Triforce of Wisdom speaks, it always does so in rhyme, although sometimes the rhymes are a bit of a reach; for instance, "wise" and "advice." In "Cold Spells," Zelda responds with a sarcastic rhyme of her own.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething:
** Zelda qualifies when she joins the fight.
** Prince Facade is an adventurer, and is just as competent as Link as a fighter and arguably superior in close combat despite having a crossbow as his chosen weapon. He's just so vain that he puts his looks above the lives of others.
* RunningGag: Link getting smacked in the face any time Zelda opens and closes a door.
** Link trying to get a kiss from Zelda and failing.
* ScoobyDoobyDoors: In "Doppelganger."
* ShipperOnDeck: When the king pays attention to Link, he sometimes helps Link try to romance Zelda.
* ShirtlessScene: Link, while taking a bath in "The White Knight."
* ShoutOut: The King of the Fairies is named [[AMidsummerNightsDream Oberon]].
* SmoochOfVictory: Link always wants one, but Zelda usually rejects him, which leads him to say one of his catch phrases.
* SpotTheImposter: Fake Zelda kisses Link, while the real Zelda slaps him.
-->'''Link''': That's my Zelda all right.
* StalkerWithACrush: Ganon seems to feel this way toward Zelda, as evidenced by his actions in a number of episodes.
--> '''Ganon:''' ''I want that princess!''
** In "That Sinking Feeling," he explicitly states his intention to make her his queen once he conquers Hyrule.
** Spryte is a lighter version of this (see ClingyJealousGirl).
* StuffBlowingUp: Link has bombs here like in the games.
* SwordBeam: Part of the reason for Link's enduring success is his ability to fire these at distant enemies. He declares a different sword to be useless because it can't shoot beams.
* TeleportSpam: Ganon does this ''all the time'', while monologuing out loud to himself.
* TenMinuteRetirement: For a good portion of "The White Knight," Zelda ignores Link and fawns over Prince Facade, making Link extremely jealous. Her laughing at Link's klutz attack after he tries to impress her with his ImpracticallyFancyOutfit is the last straw; he calls it quits as the Triforce's protector and leaves the castle without telling her. But when he hears her screaming after Ganon's minions have taken her, he hesitates for only a few moments before racing back to the rescue. ("I'm such a sucker!")
* TentacleRope:
** Zelda is grabbed by an octorok in "The White Knight".
** Zelda and Link both get snatched by large plant roots in "Cold Spells", although one at a time, with one able to save the other.
* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: In "That Sinking Feeling," Ganon's reaction when he finds the Triforce of Wisdom is missing is to throw a tantrum and yell "I'M VERY UPSET!"
* ThrowTheDogABone: [[spoiler:Link ''finally'' gets his long-awaited kiss from Princess Zelda in an episode of ''Captain N: The Video Game Master'' which aired after the cancellation of ''The Legend of Zelda'' animated series.]]
* TitleDrop: A number of episodes manage to work the individual episode title into the dialogue.
* TomboyPrincess: Zelda, even more so than her video game counterpart, because of her style of clothing and greater combat time.
* TookALevelInBadass: Octoroks. In ''The Legend Of Zelda'' they were TheGoomba and in ''Zelda II'' they weren't much tougher. They only appeared a few times in the cartoon and were powerful, dangerous adversaries when they did.
** Zelda as well is more of an action hero in this series than in either of the NES games.
* {{Tsundere}}: Zelda (Type A/Tsun tsun) loves Link but denies it and gives him a hard time -- usually resulting in the {{catchphrase}} we all know and love.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: In "Cold Spells," Ganon rides a ''giant insect up the side of Hyrule Castle''... and no one notices.
* VaporWear: There's nothing under Spryte's dress.
* VillainsActHeroesReact: Zelda grows tired of this trope in "That Sinking Feeling" and tries to fight Ganon before he can attack again.
* WellExcuseMePrincess: The TropeNamer, being Link's catch phrase, about how Zelda acts around him.
* WorthIt: Link wonders why he agreed to live in the castle when it's boring a lot of the time... then he sees Zelda in her low-cut morning gown.
* {{Xenafication}}: Zelda here would be more at home in the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' games than in the early Zelda games.
* YankTheDogsChain: In "That Sinking Feeling," Zelda is overjoyed at a picnic Link has set up and glomps him. She's just about to kiss him when Ganon attacks and ruins the mood.
-->'''Zelda:''' It's an underworld entrance. We're being attacked!\\
'''Link:''' They couldn't have waited ten seconds?
* YouCanSeeMe: "The Missing Link" has Link's spirit knocked out of his body, which is then stolen by Ganon. The only one who can see Link's ghostlike form is Zelda because, as Ganon points out, she's secretly in love with him. Interestingly, Spryte ''can't'' see him, despite being far more open and forward with her feelings toward Link. One only assume it's more {{Lust}} than love.
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Hey! EXCUUUUUUUUSE me, Princess!