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%%* EyeScream: So much, it occasionally looks like ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' with different main characters.%%Explain, don't rely on other works for context.

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%%* * EyeScream: So much, Quite a bit of it occasionally looks like ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' with different main characters.%%Explain, don't rely on other works for context.here. One notable example of this occurs when Zelda XVII uses the magic of the Triforce to cut open both of Ganon's eyes, blinding him. Later, when infuriated upon hearing of Link having killed the Goriya Bros, one of his scarred-over eyes reopen and reform, insides and all.



* RubberMan: Link's Shadow is shown to have the ability to stretch his arms. He's even able to stretch his lower jaw when he attempts to eat Kana.



** The Goriyas look more like [[Manga/DragonBallZ Cell]] than they do canines.

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** The Goriyas Goriya Bros look more like [[Manga/DragonBallZ Cell]] than they do canines.


* EarlyAdaptationWeirdness: The character designs are wildly different from any game version of the characters. Link is considerably less heroic than both in other adaptations and in the games, and doesn't the green tunic that would later become iconic to him (instead he wears overalls). Hylians are called "elves" and Link is a half-elf, and Link and Zelda are [[spoiler:brother and sister]].

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* EarlyAdaptationWeirdness: The character designs are wildly different from any game version of the characters. Link is considerably less heroic than both in other adaptations and in the games, and doesn't don the green tunic and hat that would later become iconic to him (instead he wears overalls). Hylians are called "elves" and Link is a half-elf, and Link and Zelda are [[spoiler:brother and sister]].



%%* HumanoidAbomination: Dark Link [[spoiler: who is in fact a resurrected Ganon]].

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%%* HumanoidAbomination: Dark Link Link's Shadow [[spoiler: who is in fact a resurrected Ganon]].



* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: Dark Link]] transforms into Ganon in the final chapter of the ''Adventure of Link'', with the battle set in the depths of the Great Temple. This also covers FinalBossNewDimension as the depths of the temple are actually the depths of [[spoiler:Hell itself, resembling Hyrule but overrun by demons]].

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* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: Dark Link]] Link's Shadow]], who had been utterly mangled in the battle with Link and Zelda XVII, transforms into Ganon in the final chapter of the ''Adventure of Link'', with the battle set in the depths of the Great Temple. This also covers FinalBossNewDimension as the depths of the temple are actually the depths of [[spoiler:Hell itself, resembling Hyrule but overrun by demons]].



** Dark Link can wield a dark version of a previously seen weapon, much like Demise in ''Skyward Sword''. In this case, [[spoiler:Dark Link corrupts the White Sword into the Dark Sword, compared to Demise making use of Ghirahim as an anti-Master Sword]].

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** Dark Link Link's Shadow can wield a dark version of a previously seen weapon, much like Demise in ''Skyward Sword''. In this case, [[spoiler:Dark Link [[spoiler:Link's Shadow corrupts the White Sword into the Dark Sword, compared to Demise making use of Ghirahim as an anti-Master Sword]].


As the games were thin on plot and even thinner on lore, the manga had to make do with making up elements. This means that character designs, backstories, and personalities are not as how most ''Zelda'' fans know the characters. Still, the manga featured various elements from the games that are still used such as how all Zelda's are named "Zelda". They also contain elements that wouldn't be canonized in the games until years later, such as a tomboyish Zelda or a younger Impa.

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As the games were thin on plot and even thinner on lore, the manga had to make do with making up elements. This means that character designs, backstories, and personalities are not as how most ''Zelda'' fans know the characters. Still, the manga featured various elements from the games that are still used such as how all Zelda's Zeldas are named "Zelda". They also contain elements that wouldn't be canonized in the games until years later, such as a tomboyish Zelda or a younger Impa.






** Link in the original games was Hylian. Here he's only half-Hylian (or "elf" as they're called).

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** Link in the original games was Hylian. Here he's only half-Hylian (or "elf" "elf", as they're called).called in this adaptation).



* CanonForeigner: Tons--Tia and her [[{{Jerkass}} father]], Pell, Gray and their grandfather, Kana the elf, Rune (the first Zelda's lover, [[spoiler: Kana's brother, and later Link's father]]), and this version of the King of Hyrule.

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* CanonForeigner: Tons--Tia Tons -- Tia and her [[{{Jerkass}} father]], Pell, Gray and their grandfather, Kana the elf, Rune (the first Zelda's lover, [[spoiler: Kana's brother, and later Link's father]]), and this version of the King of Hyrule.



* EarlyAdaptationWeirdness: The character designs are wildly different from any game version of the characters. Link is considerably less heroic than both in other adaptations and in the games, plus he doesn't wear his iconic tunic (instead he wears overalls). Hylians are called "elves" and Link is a half-elf. Link and Zelda are [[spoiler:brother and sister]].
* EldritchAbomination: Ganon's army of demons is composed of a bunch of these. Ganon himself qualifies to a lesser extent.
* EyeScream: So much, it occasionally looks like ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' with different main characters.
* FantasticRacism: The King of Hyrule (along with many Hylians) hates elves with the fury of a thousand suns. [[spoiler: This is enough to keep Impa, Link's grandpa, and Kana from revealing Link's status as a Prince to the kid, as the King would most likely have him executed or worse.]]

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* EarlyAdaptationWeirdness: The character designs are wildly different from any game version of the characters. Link is considerably less heroic than both in other adaptations and in the games, plus he and doesn't wear his the green tunic that would later become iconic tunic to him (instead he wears overalls). Hylians are called "elves" and Link is a half-elf. half-elf, and Link and Zelda are [[spoiler:brother and sister]].
* %%* EldritchAbomination: Ganon's army of demons is composed of a bunch of these. Ganon himself qualifies to a lesser extent.
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EyeScream: So much, it occasionally looks like ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' with different main characters.
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* FantasticRacism: The King of Hyrule (along with many Hylians) hates elves with the fury of a thousand suns. [[spoiler: This is enough to keep Impa, [[spoiler:Impa, Link's grandpa, and Kana from revealing Link's status as a Prince prince to the kid, as the King would most likely have him executed or worse.]]worse]].



* HeroicBastard: [[spoiler:Link is born out of an affair by the previous Princess Zelda and Rune the elf warrior.]]
* HumanoidAbomination: Dark Link [[spoiler: who is in fact a resurrected Ganon.]]

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* HeroicBastard: [[spoiler:Link is born born]] out of an affair by the previous Princess Zelda and Rune the elf warrior.]]
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HumanoidAbomination: Dark Link [[spoiler: who is in fact a resurrected Ganon.]]Ganon]].



* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: Dark Link transforms into Ganon in the final chapter of the ''Adventure of Link'', with the battle set in the depths of the Great Temple. This also covers FinalBossNewDimension as the depths of the temple are actually the depths of Hell itself, resembling Hyrule but overrun by demons.]]

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* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: Dark Link Link]] transforms into Ganon in the final chapter of the ''Adventure of Link'', with the battle set in the depths of the Great Temple. This also covers FinalBossNewDimension as the depths of the temple are actually the depths of Hell [[spoiler:Hell itself, resembling Hyrule but overrun by demons.]]demons]].



** [[spoiler: Dark Link is able to wield a dark version of a previously seen weapon, much like Demise in Skyward Sword. In this case, Dark Link corrupts the White Sword into the Dark Sword, compared to Demise making use of Ghirahim as the Anti-Master Sword.]]

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** [[spoiler: Dark Link is able to can wield a dark version of a previously seen weapon, much like Demise in Skyward Sword. ''Skyward Sword''. In this case, Dark [[spoiler:Dark Link corrupts the White Sword into the Dark Sword, compared to Demise making use of Ghirahim as the Anti-Master Sword.]]an anti-Master Sword]].



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: The elder Zelda.

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* %%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: The elder Zelda.Zelda.
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** Zelda is a brunette in the first game but a blond here.

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** Zelda is a brunette in the first game but a blond blonde here.


** Zelda (or rather, Little Zelda), at least up to her inevitable capture. Even then, she doesn't go down without a fight--she splits the Triforce of Wisdom in such a way that at least one piece ''gouges out Ganon's eye''. Also, Kana the Elf ([[spoiler: Link's aunt]]).

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** Zelda (or rather, Little Zelda), at least up to her inevitable capture. Even then, she doesn't go down without a fight--she splits the Triforce of Wisdom in such a way that at least one piece ''gouges out Ganon's eye''. Also, Kana the Elf ([[spoiler: Link's ([[spoiler:Link's aunt]]).


As the games were thin on plot and even thinner on lore, the manga had to make due with making up elements. This means that character designs, backstories, and personalities are not as how most ''Zelda'' fans know the characters. Still, the manga featured various elements from the games that are still used such as how all Zelda's are named "Zelda". They also contain elements that wouldn't be canonized in the games until years later, such as a tomboyish Zelda or a younger Impa.

The manga stars Link, a young half-elf and half-human orphan, as he rescues the princess Zelda and saves Hyrule from evil.

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As the games were thin on plot and even thinner on lore, the manga had to make due do with making up elements. This means that character designs, backstories, and personalities are not as how most ''Zelda'' fans know the characters. Still, the manga featured various elements from the games that are still used such as how all Zelda's are named "Zelda". They also contain elements that wouldn't be canonized in the games until years later, such as a tomboyish Zelda or a younger Impa.

The manga stars Link, a young half-elf and half-human orphan, orphan, as he rescues the princess Zelda and saves Hyrule from evil.


** The Goriyas look more like [[Manga/DragonBallZ Cell]] than they do rats.

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** The Goriyas look more like [[Manga/DragonBallZ Cell]] than they do rats.canines.


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The character designs are wildly different from any game version of the characters. Link is considerably less heroic than both in other adaptations and in the games, plus he doesn't wear his iconic tunic (instead he wears overalls). Hylians are called "elves" and Link is a half-elf. Link and Zelda are [[spoiler:brother and sister]].

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: EarlyAdaptationWeirdness: The character designs are wildly different from any game version of the characters. Link is considerably less heroic than both in other adaptations and in the games, plus he doesn't wear his iconic tunic (instead he wears overalls). Hylians are called "elves" and Link is a half-elf. Link and Zelda are [[spoiler:brother and sister]].


The manga stars Link, a young half-elf and half-human orphan, as he rescues the princess Zelda and saves Hyrule from evil.



* ActionGirl: Zelda (or rather, Little Zelda), at least up to her inevitable capture. Even then, she doesn't go down without a fight--she splits the Triforce of Wisdom in such a way that at least one piece ''gouges out Ganon's eye''. Also, Kana the Elf ([[spoiler: Link's aunt]]).

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* ActionGirl: ActionGirl:
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Zelda (or rather, Little Zelda), at least up to her inevitable capture. Even then, she doesn't go down without a fight--she splits the Triforce of Wisdom in such a way that at least one piece ''gouges out Ganon's eye''. Also, Kana the Elf ([[spoiler: Link's aunt]]).



* OlderThanTheyLook: Elves age slower than humans.

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* OlderThanTheyLook: Elves age slower than humans. Link looks twelve at oldest but is actually older than Zelda.



* YouDontLookLikeYou: Zelda is older than her game version, wears different clothes, has different hair, and is blond.

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* YouDontLookLikeYou: YouDontLookLikeYou:
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Zelda is older than her game version, wears different clothes, has different hair, and is blond.


* RagsToRoyalty: [[spoiler: Link is the Prince of Hyrule, and Zelda's half-brother.]] Suddenly that bit of [[FandomBerserkButton Gannon-Banned]] makes much more sense...

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* RagsToRoyalty: [[spoiler: Link is the Prince of Hyrule, and Zelda's half-brother.]] Suddenly that bit of [[FandomBerserkButton Gannon-Banned]] makes much more sense...]]


** Zelda I even has shades of this, despite being a PosthumousCharacter. She was the first Zelda to have ever fought against Ganon in this continuity.



* HeroicBastard: [[spoiler:Link]] is born out of an affair by the [[spoiler:previous Princess Zelda]] and [[spoiler:Rune]] the elf warrior.

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* HeroicBastard: [[spoiler:Link]] [[spoiler:Link is born out of an affair by the [[spoiler:previous previous Princess Zelda]] Zelda and [[spoiler:Rune]] Rune the elf warrior.]]


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* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: Dark Link transforms into Ganon in the final chapter of the ''Adventure of Link'', with the battle set in the depths of the Great Temple. This also covers FinalBossNewDimension as the depths of the temple are actually the depths of Hell itself, resembling Hyrule but overrun by demons.]]


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** The Goriyas look more like [[Manga/DragonBallZ Cell]] than they do rats.


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The character designs are wildly different from any game version of the characters. Link is considerably less heroic than boh in other adaptations and in the games, and he doesn't wear his iconic tunic (instead he wears overalls). Link is a half-elf. [[spoiler:Link and Zelda are brother and sister]].

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The character designs are wildly different from any game version of the characters. Link is considerably less heroic than boh both in other adaptations and in the games, and plus he doesn't wear his iconic tunic (instead he wears overalls). Hylians are called "elves" and Link is a half-elf. [[spoiler:Link Link and Zelda are brother [[spoiler:brother and sister]].


* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Impa is decades younger than she was in the source games. Zelda herself is HotterAndSexier.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: AdaptationalAttractiveness:
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Impa is decades younger than she was in the source games. games.
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Zelda herself is HotterAndSexier.



* CanonForeigner: Tons--Tia and her [[{{Jerkass}} father]], Pell, Gray and their grandfather, Kana the elf, Rune (the first Zelda's lover, [[spoiler: Kana's brother, and later Link's father]]) and this version of the King of Hyrule.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The character designs are wildly different from any game version of the characters. Link is considerably less heroic than in other adaptations and in the games and he doesn't wear his iconic tunic (instead he wears overalls). Link is a half-elf. [[spoiler:Link and Zelda are brother and sister]].

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* CanonForeigner: Tons--Tia and her [[{{Jerkass}} father]], Pell, Gray and their grandfather, Kana the elf, Rune (the first Zelda's lover, [[spoiler: Kana's brother, and later Link's father]]) father]]), and this version of the King of Hyrule.
* ChildOfForbiddenLove: Link is the illegitimate child of [[spoiler:the previous Queen Zelda]] with an elf. He was raised as an orphan because she was afraid her husband would kill Link.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The character designs are wildly different from any game version of the characters. Link is considerably less heroic than boh in other adaptations and in the games games, and he doesn't wear his iconic tunic (instead he wears overalls). Link is a half-elf. [[spoiler:Link and Zelda are brother and sister]].



* HeroicBastard: [[spoiler:Link is born out of an affair by the previous Princess Zelda and Rune the elf warrior]].

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* HeroicBastard: [[spoiler:Link [[spoiler:Link]] is born out of an affair by the previous [[spoiler:previous Princess Zelda Zelda]] and Rune [[spoiler:Rune]] the elf warrior]].warrior.



* OneSteveLimit: Averted, there are two Princess Zeldas in this story, Princess Zelda XVI who later becomes queen and Princess Zelda XVII who is the daughter of Zelda XVI. It soon gets upgraded to ''three'' in the ''Adventure of Link''. Zelda I is present and even converses with her descendant.

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* OneSteveLimit: Averted, there are two Princess Zeldas in this story, story: Princess Zelda XVI who later becomes queen and Princess Zelda XVII who is the daughter of Zelda XVI. It soon gets upgraded to ''three'' in the ''Adventure of Link''. Zelda I is present and even converses with her descendant.


* AdaptationSpeciesChange: Link in the original games was Hylian. Here he's only half-Hylian (or "elf" as they're called).

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* AdaptationSpeciesChange: AdaptationSpeciesChange:
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Link in the original games was Hylian. Here he's only half-Hylian (or "elf" as they're called).called).
** The Hyrulian royal family is glaringly human. In the games, being Hylian is a vital part of their lore (though this wouldn't be revealed until years after the manga came out).


* AdaptationalSpeciesChange: Link in the original games was Hylian. Here he's only half-Hylian (or "elf" as they're called).

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* AdaptationalSpeciesChange: AdaptationSpeciesChange: Link in the original games was Hylian. Here he's only half-Hylian (or "elf" as they're called).

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