Does that mean that Windwaker's Link is an alternate universe version of Link to the Past's Link? It's plausible, considering that split timelines has been confirmed for the Zelda series.
I kinda thought that maybe that same Bermuda Triangle-esque area where Link was in Phantom Hourglass could have been the same area where Link's ship crashed in Link's Awakening, causing similar effects for both of them.
This works out, because if you complete Link's Awakening without dying once then you get a photo, dropped by a seagull, that had a picture of Marin on it.
Cue Epileptic trees about the connections between "Wind Fish" and "Ocean King" same species?
As I watched the Let's Play of Phantom Hourglass, I learned that Bellum eats life force from all things around it, starting with the Ocean King. This would also explain why the Ghost Ship took Tetra away at the start, as a means of bringing food to its master. But when linked to my knowledge of affairs in Skyward Sword, it made much more sense than expected. If a creature consumes life energy, what more delectable source exists than a goddess?