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  • Every single time Link gets the Master Sword is a Crowning Moment of Awesome. And so is when he places it back.
    • You'd think that, in OOT where you do this at least three times (and another three when you place it back) as part of a game mechanic, and after getting it several times in many different games, the grandeur would wear off. No, the Master Sword is just that awesome.
  • A meta example, but the first time you gain all heart containers before the Final Boss is this, especially if you've played other titles with an incomplete amount.



  • Link breaking out of the evil jar in "The Missing Link."
  • Zelda being an Action Girl, wielding boomerangs and a bow. Her archery skills later became canon.
    • At the start of "Kiss'n Tell", she takes on a three-headed dragon armed only with a basket of fruit.
  • In "Cold Spells," Ganon imprisons Link in a jar that his sword beams can't break. Spryte saves the day by using her magic to dissolve it, and attack a Gohma that was trying to eat Link.
  • "Sing for the Unicorn" introduced a female warrior named Sing, who rode a flying unicorn and wielded laser-shooting sais in combat.
  • Spryte kissing Link to save him from his frog curse in "Kiss 'N Tell."
  • In "That Sinking Feeling," an army of Tektites web Zelda up and rob Link of his sword, then pounce on him. He defeats them by throwing the Tektites biting him at the others, knocking them back into the Underworld before zapping the last one with his sword.
    • Link's fight with a Darknut is pretty cool, as it's one of Ganon's most competent soldiers.
    • In the same episode, Ganon uses magical chains to subdue Link as he pulls Zelda and the Triforce of Wisdom towards him with a spell. Link uses a Power Bracelet won earlier in the episode to break free, wraps one of the chains around Ganon's wrist, and throws him out of the Underworld.
  • "The White Knight":
    • Even Ganon, of all characters, has one. Already aware of Prince Facade's presence, having dealt with him before, Ganon exploits his true colors by having Zelda kidnapped and carried through a muddy swamp. You might say Ganon just did Zelda a big favor by exposing Prince Facade for the vain braggart that he is, especially while Link had spent a great deal of the episode envying him, completely unaware that Facade cared more about his looks than Zelda herself.
    • When Link comes back to inevitably save the day, he manages one by showing Prince Facade how a real hero does things, walking through the mud and curb-stomping the Zora that captured Zelda.
  • "Fairies in the Spring" shows the Fairy Kingdom protecting their home by conjuring up beasts made of water to give Link and Zelda a tough fight. This really needs stressing: fairies underwent Adaptational Badassery! Bonus points for the show being made years before Ocarina of Time introduced Morpha (not to mention unlike Morpha, this magic doesn't really have an exploitable weakness).


  • In this adaptation, Bagu is an enormous giant. When Ganon blackmails him into stealing the Triforce of Wisdom, he and Link get into a one-on-one grappling match where, courtesy of the Handy Glove from The Adventure of Link, Link wins! The cover of that issue perfectly summarizes that same moment.
    • Followed by Bagu getting an Offscreen Moment of Awesome after he borrows the Glove (and Link's horse) and proceeds to rescue both of his frogs, recover the Triforce of Wisdom, and return to the castle while Link is left waiting outside all night.
      Link: [Re-enters the castle having believed Bagu betrayed him] How am I going to explain this to Zelda...?
      Zelda: [Petting one of the frogs and having a drink with Bagu] Explain what?
  • Zelda destroys a jar sealing the magical powers of the queen of Link's old homeland. The queen proceeds to deliver a Curb-Stomp Battle to all of the monsters that previously had her and Link pinned down.
    • Earlier in that same story, Zelda shoots Link's hat off of his head while he's riding away.
  • In one comic, Zelda has used up all of her magic and nearly all of her energy to escape from a cell. Barely able to walk and relying on her bow for support, she encounters a Darknut who taunts her about her situation and powerlessness, but she still wins by tricking him into falling into a bottomless pit and pulling herself out with a Heroic Second Wind.
  • Link's sticking of I Gave My Word and his unmasking Ganon in "He Also Serves" not only ends up saving himself, but also causes Ganon to get caught in his own trap he'd set for Link.


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