Webcomic / Adventures Of The Links
Adventures of the Links
is a Sprite Comic
revolving around the misadventures of four separate incarnations of Link from the The Legend of Zelda
games. As their quest continues, they are joined by a multitude of other characters, such as Kirby
, and Samus Aran
. The series serves as an Affectionate Parody
of various game franchises and takes generous liberties with Alternate Character Interpretation
. A bowdlerized
version can be found here
; the originals are currently unavailable, but are pretty much the same thing with more swearing.
The Sequel Series
is in the works here
This comic provides examples of:
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: The characters are well aware of being in a webcomic; that's what they're being paid to do, after all.
- Butt-Monkey: Mario, Megaman, Ness.
- Christmas Episode: One almost every year, which also serves to clue new readers in on just how long it's been since the beginning.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Blue.
- Comedic Sociopathy: Purple, oh so much.
- Flanderization: Surprisingly little, given the length of the comic's run.
- Hollywood Tone-Deaf: Blue and Mario. In the sequel, they formed a band, and sold 500,000 copies. In one week.
- I Am Not Shazam: Discussed.
- Puff of Logic: As soon as the ability to stand on clouds in the Mario universe is questioned, the characters fall through the one they're on.
- Repeating so the Audience Can Hear: Averted. Red steals Edgar's cell phone for about half a panel in episode 55 to have a conversation with Kirby. It's treated as a background event, and nothing can be learned from Red's half of the call. Sets up a Brick Joke and some very minor foreshadowing when the conversation is shown from Kirby's side in episode 73, this time as a Split-Screen Phone Call.
- Schedule Slip
- Show Within a Show: The characters are all actors, though their personalities seem genuine. It's unclear just how much of the dialogue and plot is scripted. The "production crew" also pops in from time to time.
- Take That!: Occasionally.
- We Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties: A variant: boss battles are often not shown due to camera mishaps. Implied (in-universe) to be intentional for budget reasons.