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YMMV: The Legend Of Zelda Manga

A Link to the Past - Multiple versions

  • Hilarious in Hindsight: It's funny that Ishinomori's and Himekawa's Link to the Past both depict Link's Dark World persona as a wolf, considering what happens in Twilight Princess.
    • In addition, the Master Sword in Himekawa's version is an Empathic Weapon who at one point commands Link to raise it skyward. Maybe Fi decided to wake up from her eternal sleep...
    • Mishouzaki's manga makes Zelda into Badass Adorable tomboy who disguises herself in a masculine manner at one point, and ends up getting kidnapped by Ganon. This sounds a lot like Princess Zelda in Ocarina of Time.
      • Zelda and Link are also half-siblings. It's a popular myth that Zelda and Link, specifically both the Hero Of Time and the SNES Link, are siblings.
    • All three of Shigoto's manga have Link with inaccurate hair colors. First he's a redhead, then a blond, and next he has pink hair; these are all the same Link by the way. Link was made into a blond for A Link to the Past and has been so since, and the in-game sprites show Link with pink hair due to graphical troubles.
    • In Ishinomori's version, when Link receives miracle wings to fly over the desert, an old man says that the wings once belong to a powerful bird that was able to carry knights to battle. Indeed, the knights did ride on giant birds in Skyward Sword.
    • In Ishinmori's version Link gets a fairy companion and a zora mask(Although it's just a disguise).

Oath of Lilto - Junya Furusawa

Ocarina of Time - Akira Himekawa

  • Ass Pull: Link having Volvagia as a pet when he was child, even though during the segments with Link as child we never saw Volvagia at any point.
  • Base Breaker: As if Sheik didn't break the base enough in the canon game, the manga interpretation of Sheik breaks it more. Because Sheik is "his" own consciousness in Zelda's body, rather than Zelda doing the job by herself, Sheik is liked and disliked for that same reason (see Unfortunate Implications below).
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: A bonus story involves a race of bird people, quite similar to the Rito in Wind Waker. Better yet, it's in the "Adult" time.
    • The other bonus story depicts the Skull Kids and one who just wants friends. And a nice mask. Hmm... Foreshadowing?
  • Take That, Scrappy!: Link occasionally gets fed up with Navi and talks back.
  • Unfortunate Implications: The manga attempts to explain that Zelda requested Impa to "seal her consciousness" to believe she is a boy (so she can become Sheik), which unfortunately suggests that Zelda cannot do anything outside her Distressed Damsel role, and instead has to rely on "someone else" to do the job for her. In other words, she skipped those seven years instead of taking The Slow Path like she did in the game.

Oracle of Ages And Oracle of Seasons - Akira Himekawa

  • Anti-Climax Boss: Ganon, despite having Ambi's Tower falling on him not hurting him, puts up less of a fight than Onox' s dragon form.

Four Swords - Akira Himekawa

  • Foe Yay: Shadow and Vio, especially since Shadow states he really did consider him a friend and actually seems hurt by The Reveal that Vio has lying to him about joining him. There's also at least a hint of it with Shadow and Zelda.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Shadow Link.
  • Moe: Red Link has shades of this.
  • Take That, Scrappy!: Unintentionally, this manga gives plenty of this the American haters of Tingle when Vio beats him with a sledge hammer, and later when he complains about being left out of the finale of the manga, it's revealed the reader didn't see him because he was crushed by a giant force gem.

The Minish Cap - Akira Himekawa

  • Woolseyism: In the original Japanese version of the story, Link refers to Ezlo as a turtle, referencing the Japanese folk tale of Urashima-taro. In the English version, Link calls him a leprechaun.

Phantom Hourglass - Akira Himekawa

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