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.
- 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. Link also obtains a glider in Breath of the Wild.
- In Ishinomori's version Link gets a fairy companion and a Zora mask, although it's just a disguise.
Oath of Lilto - Junya Furusawa
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.
- Ho Yay: The writers apparently took the fact that Ricky was a male kangaroo with a pouch and ran with it, having him gushing over the Chosen Hero, oozing admiration at Link's sword skills, and openly voicing his disappointment at the possibility of Link having a female love interest.
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
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Tetra's statue and Princess Zelda's butt-kicking spirit. Nintendo must like these adaptations.
- Woolseyism: Linebeck behaves and talks like Jack Sparrow. Even one of his lines is a mix of two of Jack's.
Skyward Sword - Akira Himekawa
- Counterpart Comparison: He was considered a criminal by the elites, has shades of being an Anti-Hero, lives in a time where the people had to take refugee in a city fortress (which resemble an island) to protect themselves from the supernatural forces, assists a feminine Big Good of light and peace to fight against a masculine Big Bad of darkness and destruction, and became the first hero in a long line of future heroes there to save the world. Are we talking about the first Link or Avatar Wan?
- Harsher in Hindsight: The many parallels between the first Link and Avatar Wan as described above in Counterpart Comparison becomes a lot harsher when one realizes that the two heroes' final fate ends the same way: Dying Alone on the battlefield with only the feminine God of Good there to comfort his spirit and promising that they will be reborn together into the next life.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: The Skyward Sword manga, bundled with Hyrule Historia, was released on December 2011 while The Legend of Korra debuted in April 2012. The two-parter Beginnings, which depicted the story of Wan and Raava, aired in October 2013, meaning that the Skyward Sword manga manage to beat Korra to the punch of this Origin Story.