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Link Hyure

A Lovable Rogue street rat-turned-loving husband who has been tasked with defeating a great evil that's seeping its way into New Ordon. Snarky and Hot-Blooded, he's the chief protagonist of the story.
  • BFS: His sword of choice is a claymore.
  • Book Dumb: Reasonably intelligent, but he never got much education. Most of his intelligence manifests as street smarts.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Mike.
  • Cuddle Bug: If he's not outright hugging someone, he always has his hands or arms resting affectionately on his loved ones. This is an intentional counterpoint to the chaste and awkward Links in the games.
  • Deadpan Snarker: A bit of a chatty smartass, in opposition to his Heroic Mime predecessors.
  • Happily Married: To Mike, and they have been for a year before the comic starts.
  • Hot-Blooded: Is highly impulsive and jumps into action quickly.
  • Jumped at the Call: When Sheik delivers the legend of the Triforce and the chosen hero, Link eagerly jumps into the role of hero.
  • Legacy Character: He is a successor to the Twilight Princess Link, and broadly the Breath of the Wild Link.
  • Nice Hat: Averted, though Mike's early character concept art includes a humourous Mythology Gag with the classic pointy Link hat.
  • One Head Taller: To Mike.
  • The Protagonist
  • Real Men Cook: He handles most of the cooking in his and Mike's apartment, as Mike grew up with servants doing the job for his family.
    Mike: "Come on, you can actually do things with eggs other than scramble them."
  • Smug Smiler: Has an almost permanent smirk.
  • The Southpaw: His left hand is his dominant, though he's able to use his right hand for firing his pistol reliably well.

Michael Hyure

Link's husband, best friend, and right hand man. He is the bearer of the Triforce of Wisdom, and therefore the heir to the long-gone throne of Hyrule. Serves as the emotional center and tactical support of the team.

Nick Hyure

A shadow (AKA Shadow Link) given flesh by Vincent and rescued by Link. He gets adopted into the family as Link's twin brother, and they help him adjust to being human and give him the means to become a good, heroic person.
  • Deuteragonist: The comic is as much about Nick's development as it is about Link's adventure.
  • Doppelgänger: He looks exactly like Link, minus hair and eye color.
  • Evil Brunette Twin: Has black hair and red eyes as opposed to Link's blonde and blue.
  • Evil Knockoff: Subverted. He was created by the villains to be this through a currently-unknown method, but it didn't work out how they planned.

Sheik

An ancient Sheikah warrior brought forward in time to guide and protect the Hylian prince and the new chosen hero. He's simultaneously no-nonsense, poetic, mysterious, and awkward.
  • Adorkable: Despite his best efforts to be serious and mysterious, his bafflement and amazement at his friends and the modern world reveal a charming dorkiness.
  • The Comically Serious
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde
  • Decomposite Character: He's separated from Princess Zelda into his own character alongside Mike.
  • Deuteragonist: His development as a character and agent within the plot is as important as Link's adventure.
  • Expy: His position as giver-of-legends and Mike's protector make him more like Impa in Ocarina of Time and Skyward Sword than how Sheik usually appears.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: He comes from an age between Minish Cap and Ocarina of Time, while the comic exists in an ambiguous modern day. He doesn't have much trouble adjusting, though, thanks to Mike's help and because he has bigger things to worry about.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Averted. It takes some explaining for him to catch on to most elements of the modern day, including the non-heteronormative sexual orientations and gender identities of his friends. However he gets through learning about gay marriage no problem, being more surprised that it's allowed (and even possible) than anything, as well as easily understanding when Mike explains being transgender to him in the chapter after.
  • Legacy Character: While unrelated to the Sheik from Ocarina of Time, writer Austin likes to think that Sheik was someone Impa knew, and that he directly inspired the disguise-Sheik that Zelda uses to hide from Ganondorf.
  • Mysterious Waif: A shadow warrior and guardian to the royal family from ancient Hyrule who appears from nowhere, tells Link and Mike of his people's prophecies, and gives them their Call to Adventure.
  • Ninja: As an ancient Sheikah, he is a medieval equivalent.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His hair hangs over his left eye.
  • Pretty Boy: Enforced even more so than the other three leads. Both original artist Olivia and current artist Lore have lamented that his prettiness makes him harder to draw.
  • The Sneaky Guy
  • Warrior Poet: Always has an air of poetry and drama in his words. Many of his lines are written in pentameter.
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    Vincent's Army 

Vincent Quays MP

The Big Bad of the comic, a soldier-turned-politican who has built his own army and a machine harnessing energy.

    Supporting Cast 

Tracy Hyure

Mike's older brother and semi-Parental Substitute. He's nervous, gay but still in the closet, and he has just adopted a baby girl.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He is protective of Mike and disapproves of them living so close to the city walls, where bandit attacks and gang violence are more likely.
  • Family Business: His parents own a construction and real estate business, and he manages the company's New Ordon City Financial District office. At the start of the comic he's gotten his brother-in-law Link a job at the warehouse, but Link's Call to Adventure comes the morning before he ever starts working there.
  • Gayngst: He wants love and a family of his own, but his conservative parents would cut him out like Michael was if he were to come out as gay, severely hindering the life he wants in favor of supporting Mike in secret.
  • Happily Adopted: A rare take from the parent's point of view at the point of adoption. Tracy is overjoyed to be approved to adopt a child.
  • Thicker Than Water: Refused to abandon Michael after the latter came out as trans and their parents disowned him. He helps and supports Mike and Link in secret.

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