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  • The meme. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The explanation behind the meme, if necessary.[[/labelnote]] Explanation 
    • Further mutations and successor memes, if any.

General series memes

    • DUH-nuh-nuh-nuh-NUH-nuh-nuh-NAAAA Explanation 
  • It's Tingle! Get the angry mob ready! Explanation 
  • Link hates pots. Explanation 
    • Pottery is the arch enemy of all video game protagonists. Explanation 
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  • A stock parody portrayal of Link is to portray him as flamboyant and Camp Gay, which produced Xandir.

The Legend of Zelda

  • Various quotes, oddly worded at best and downright mangled and cryptic at worst, including:
    • "It's dangerous to go alone! Take this." Explanation 
    • "Dodongo dislikes smoke." Explanation 
    • "Grumble, grumble..." Explanation 
    • "It's a secret to everybody."Explanation 
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    • "Let's play money making game." Explanation 

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

  • I am Error. Explanation 
  • If all else fails use fire. Explanation 
    • You have water come to my house. Explanation 

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

  • I love the Power Glove, it's so bad.Explanation 

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

  • Dawn of the xth Day — y Hours Remain Explanation 
  • Bottle the Princess / HOW DOES SHE FIT IN THERE? Explanation 
  • You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you? Explanation 
  • BEN.DROWNED Explanation 

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

  • 'Hoy, small fry! Explanation 
    • Che~yyy! Explanation 
  • C'MON!!! Heroic Mime, subverted.Explanation 
    • Meow! Likewise.Explanation 
  • Link taking selfies. Explanation 

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

  • Twilight 8.8 Explanation 
  • "I know you have bugs...." Explanation 
  • NOT TAKE MIRROR! Explanation (Spoiler) 
  • "Wait, is that a fishing rod?" Explanation(spoiler) 
  • GET A JOB! GET A JOB! Explanation 
  • Jokes involving Princess Twilight Sparkle also cropped up.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

  • Demon Lord Debbie is so fabulous.
  • And now in the same vein of Twilight Princess, we have: *Something* Score: 7.5 Explanation 
  • Have you been getting your Gratitude Crystals from the thankful women? Explanation 
  • Wanna play the "How loud can you scream" game? Explanation 
  • There is a __% chance... Explanation 
  • Think about what you can do with a stranded girl and mushrooms. Explanation 
  • The Bokoblin's/Moblin's undergarments. Explanation 
  • The Legend of Groose: The Groosenator of Grooseland Explanation 
  • Squidward Sword Explanation 
  • Zelda likes to push Link off of cliffs. Explanation 
  • Groose's theme goes with everything. Explanation 
  • Before the game came out, fan speculation on the then-unnamed Fi ran amok, culminating in her being called 'Steve'.
  • "WE HATE YOU GROOSE!" "Groose, you're awesome!" Explanation 

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

The Legend of Zelda CD-i Games (non-canon)

  • MAH BOI! Explanation 
    • "This peace is what all true warriors strive for."
    • "I wonder what's for dinner?"
    • "After you've scrubbed all the floors in Hyrule, then we can talk about mercy!"
    • King Harkinian and Zelda's laugh Explanation 
  • "Squadala! We're off!" Explanation 
  • "Lamp oil? Rope? Bombs? You want it? It's yours, my friend, as long as you have enough rubies." Explanation 
    • "Sorry, Link. I can't give credit. Come back when you're a little... MMMMM... richer!" Explanation 
    • "[Person] explaining why [they did some humorous and/or offensive thing]"Explanation 
  • "You DARE bring light to my lair?! YOU MUST DIE!" Explanation 
    • "Join me, Link, and I will make you a Facenote , the GREATEST in Koridai! Or else you will DIE."Explanation 
    • "NO! Not into the pit! IT BUUUUUURNNSSS!!"
  • "I can't wait to bomb some Dodongos!"
  • "This is illegal, you know!"
  • Actually, let's just say every single line from the CD-i games is a meme.
    "And I thought Zelda CD-i was the lowest form of YouTube Poop."
  • ♫Looks like you've got a baby penis...♫Explanation 
  • "[Insert rapper here] has nothing on Morshu" Explanation 
    • "He's only got two lines in the entire game!" Explanation 
    • Google actually lists Morshu as a musical artist.

Hyrule Warriors

  • Link's scarf. Explanation 
  • Groose or Riot. explanation 
  • Ganondorf and hair-care products. explanation 

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

  • Depicting Link in a princess dress Explanation 

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

  • Real horses don't run into trees very often. Explanation 
  • Naked Pyromaniac Link Explanation 
    • The Legend of Zelda: BURN EVERYTHING
    • Further mutated with the discovery that Link can ride bears... after setting said bear on fire. Usually captioned with the phrase "WHO'S THE CALAMITY NOW!?"
  • L Has Come To Explanation 
    From LINK Two Phantoms Were Born
    He played us like a damn Ocarina!
    Punished Link, A Hero Without A Kingdom
    "You're a legend (of Zelda) in the eyes of those who live on the Hyrule Field, so you'll have to handle this quest yourself. That's how Groose would want it. Gerudo Valley is a big place. I expect you'll become quite familiar with that tablet as you find the next dungeon. How and where you explore... well that's up to you. Now go! Let the legend (of Zelda) come back to life!" ... "Did you get all of that?" (No/Yes)
  • The Legend of Zelda: (Other Franchise)Explanation 
  • It's time... to scrub all the floors in Hyrule! Explanation 
  • Link's Trademark Favorite Food being apples. Explanation 
  • "Link is hot". Explanation 
  • Lynels' reputation. Explanation 
  • ZA WARUDO!!! Explanation 
  • If you can't handle me at my worst, you don't deserve me at my best! Explanation 
  • Shark husbando/fish husband. Explanation 
    • I'd fuck that fish. Explanation 
    • Fish bro. Explanation 
  • "That fucking robo-[elephant/camel]." Explanation 
  • The Puzzle-Skip Shrine Explanation 
  • Killing Yiga Clan members in ridiculous ways. Explanation 
  • "It runs on apples!" / Apple engine. Explanation 
  • "Yahaha! You found me!" Explanation 
  • "Irule". Explanation 
  • Hylian Deadpools. Explanation 

Breath of the Wild sequel

  • Rehydrated Ganondorf Explanation 
  • Zelda's haircut. Explanation 
    • Please let us have playable Zelda!Explanation 


Fandom Memes

  • "GANNON-BANNED" Explanation 
  • '99% Confirmed.' Explanation 
  • What if Zelda was a girl? Explanation 
    • Lately, the meme has been jokingly discredited as more and more fans choose to correct the commenter that Zelda is the Princess, but then remark that the green guy is Luigi.

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