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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (DragonRand100) by Dragon Rand 100-the eagle1989

  • Recommended by: Patar 136
  • Status: Completed on February 10, 2017
  • Synopsis: This is the tale of an ancient land of lush forests and verdant meadows. A land blessed by the Goddesses where the powers of light and shadow exist in perfect balance. This is the story of the kingdom of Hyrule, of a king who sought to control the power of the gods, and of a boy without a fairy. A boy whose struggle against the shadow became a legend, riding upon the winds of time.
  • Comments: This is a very well crafted story and a worthy adaptation that feels faithful while being its own creation. I have read this several times and there is a lot to appreciate and a lot to explore. It feels like a novel at some points and I am surprised it hasn't been shared before on this website. There are some complaints in regard to certain aspects of the story but I can't help but praise this for feeling like a fleshed out version of this great tale of heroism and valor.

Heart of Courage by Blizzaga Saga (formerly Dannondorf)

  • Recommended by: Draconic
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairings: Saria/Link
  • Synopsis: The dead are rising in Hyrule Field as they did long ago when the King of Evil ruled. The Hylians have barricaded themselves in the overcrowded Castle Town, and a boy's quest to save his friend becomes a quest to save his kingdom.
  • Comments: This is a very emotional story. It has a dark tone, but a lot of heart, and its villains are particularly original. The only complaint this troper has about this fic is that it has more than a few original characters. On the other hand, they're very good original characters, so this complaint really isn't valid.

Malon's Epic Cow Delivery by The Additional Pylon

  • Recommended by: Progeny Ex Machina
  • Status: Complete.
  • Sypnosis: No summary can do this fic justice. It starts out as a simple No Fourth Wall tale of how Malon was able to deliver a cow to Link's house after the optional horse-racing sidequest in Ocarina of Time. Randomness and Cerebus Syndrome battle it out until it ends in a Massively Multiplayer Crossover (heavy emphasis on Final Fantasy) with the characters gearing up to fight the war they triggered by breaking the fourth wall. Contains humor, drama, action, friendship, slight romance (Malon/Link), and just about everything else.

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time by Arxane link (missing several chapters)

Legend of Zelda: The Return by Rose Zemlya

  • Recommended by: Shay Guy, Malonromani
  • Status: Completed 10-31-03
  • Synopsis: Takes place after OoT, with the assumption that Link lost all of his memories of the events in the game when Zelda sent him back in time.

The Ocarina Of Time by Peptuck

  • Recommended by: corin, l3wt
  • Pairing: Strong hints of Link/Malon
  • Status: Was previously a Dead Fic, but a recent announcement by the author stated that he is resuming it.
  • Synopsis: Exactly What It Says on the Tin: An in-depth novelization of Ocarina of Time written by the same author behind Tiberium Wars. Deviates somewhat from the story, mostly for narrative reasons and to improve the dungeon sequences. Integrates elements of Twilight Princess into the plot.

Red Inheritance by The Loud Guy (Pre-OoT)

  • Recommended by: Isaac Masterpiece
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: Told from a young Nabooru's point of view, this one-shot reflects the young Gerudo's pondering over the future King of Evil. Includes some interesting dialogue regarding Ganondorf's motivations.
    • Has now been revived as a series telling the games from Ganondorf's perspective, starting with Ocarina of Time.

Shadowed by Cere (Also found here and here).

  • Recommended by: jaimeastorga2000
  • Status: Abandoned
  • Synopsis: As the plot of Ocarina of Time draws to a close, Ganondorf finishes his greatest creation; Vindari, a monster with the power to warp time. Soon thereafter he finds himself slain at the hands of the Hero of Time. Distraught, Vindari does the only thing he can do, and travels back in time to the beginning of the game. Thus begins a retelling of Ocarina of Time, with one extra character around who knows what things are yet to come, and who is going to help Ganondorf prepare for them...

     Shipping Fics 
Stories focused on romantic relationships between the cast.
Barn-Top Confessions, by Glaucus Atlanticus
  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: One-Shot
  • Pairing: Link/Malon
  • Synopsis: “You never did tell me how old you are, fairy boy.” Link freezes, one hand on Epona’s coat and the other checking her teeth. It’s a simple question, and he knows Malon doesn’t mean anything by it. A simple question for anybody but him.
  • Note: Now has a sequel, A Burden Shared, possibly with more on the way. Both reference the events of Majora's Mask, indicating that Malon went through something similar to Romani.

Clueless, by MyssaMyss

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: One-Shot
  • Pairing: Link/Malon
  • Synopsis: A short, safe-for-work comedy about how no one gave the Hero of Time a certain, very important Talk...

Fortitude, by Ingie

  • Recommended by: Flintdjinn, Mooncinder
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Link/Zelda
  • Synopsis: Link and Zelda have been married for over two years, and Link is looked down upon for his common heritage, deprived the title of King by the Royal Council, yet that is the least of their worries as King Ashton of Vandelius declares war on Hyrule. Told from Zelda's POV. Now complete with 45 chapters although it is currently undergoing revision.

The Infinite Wisdom of Wives, by Miss Maudlin

  • Recommended by beeruckzII
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Link/Zelda
  • Synopsis: Husbands should always listen to their wives, for they are wise beyond belief. This even pertains to the Hero of Time.
  • Comments: I like how sentimental, slightly humorous and meaningful this story is. And it's perfectly balanced too, with no emotion feeling out of place.

Judgement Days, by Aubuyn

  • Recommended by: bubbletea
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing: Link/Sheik
  • Warnings: Language, future yaoi, violence, light het
  • Synopsis: Post-game. While the war has ended, darker conflicts erupt, and Link strives to uncover the truth about a young man who he believes he has every reason to despise. Walking towards a dubious future, Link tries to fit the pieces together.

The Legend of Zelda: Paradise Calling by RaynreValence_SageofTime

  • Recommended by: Clato Lawa
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Link/Malon
  • Synopsis: Link rescues Malon from bandits, but after seven years apart she doesn't recognize him. He escorts her home, only to find that Ingo has taken over and is driving the ranch to ruin. To save his old friend, Link must restore hope to a disheartened Malon and vows to return the ranch to her control. A closer look at the relationship between a simple farmgirl and the green-clad hero.

Rekindling Their Bonds, by Viper Inferno

  • Reccommended by: R.L. Yoshi
  • Status: Dead
  • Pairing: Link/Saria
  • Synopsis: The story takes place mainly after the events of Majora's Mask, with Link returning home after finding Navi. He and Saria soon develop feelings for each other, with their respective fairies helping them through it all. This leads to several moments — some funny, some sad, and some heartwarming.

Saria's Wish, by Dannondorf

  • Recommended by" Deep C
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Link/Saria
  • Synopsis: Link is pushing himself too hard, but he won't tell anyone why. The sages are concerned…enough to make a reluctant Saria spy on his thoughts and find out. Will she ever get him to open up about the horrors of his past? And just what is he training for, anyway?

The 'Thank You' Game by St0rmy

  • Recommended by Clato Lawa
  • Status: One-Shot
  • Pairing: Link/Malon
  • Synopsis: Sure, Link had been kissed before, but Malon's kiss wasn’t like the others. It was something honest and sweet, stolen in the moments between chores when she was sure no one was looking, at first disguised as a ‘thank you’ for some inconsequential kindness. After that, it became a bit of a game.

Soul Mates by andrhats

  • Recommended by Eldresh
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Link/Sheik
  • Warnings: Yaoi/shounen-ai, male!Sheik as a separate person, long story.
  • Synopsis: Navi is killed by Link's shadow inside the Water Temple, leaving the Hero of Time gravely injured, and Sheik is forced to accompany him more thoroughly on his quest. But the shadow is not satisfied.

Tales of a Lost Kokiri by Pata Hikari

  • Recommended by: Kintatsu
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Link/Saria and Zelda/OC
  • Summary: When Link left the Lost Woods, Saria waited for him. Now, after many journies Link is reunited with her. But neither of them see the grand scheme they are in the midst of.
  • Synopsis: Pata Hikari takes the world of Ocarina of Time, and blends in elements from other Zelda games seamlessly, while bringing minor characters into the spotlight in a believable manner. Has a completed sequel, Finding Your Soul, which focuses on Zelda and the well-written OC. Warning: Uses male!Sheik.

    Crossover Fics 
Kokiri Ukyo by Shritistrang
  • Recommended by: SAMAS
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: A different retelling of Ocarina of Time, this time with various members of the Ranma ½ cast mixed in.

Link: Mage of Fairy Tail by Tenrousha

  • Recommended by: Masterbow, lax
  • Status: Dormant
  • Pairing: Link/Erza
  • Synopsis: A crossover with Fairy Tail. After his defeat in Ocarina of Time, Ganondorf attempts to drag Link into the dimension of his banishment with him. Link retaliates, but the result sends him hurling through dimensions to land in Earthland, back in his child's body. Follows storyline of Fairy Tail with Link added to the mix while he tries to find a way to return to Hyrule.
  • Comments: This is not an average sent to a new world fic, Link as been in Earthland for 8 years when the story starts and has relationships with the characters and his own original story that are expanded in flashbacks.


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