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  • Accidental Innuendo:
    • While it may have been on purpose. The scene where Jen is in the bathtub where Link is the only thing on her mind and how strong and handsome he is, is at the least very suggestive.
    • In her bridal chamber, Jenna is " fingering with the lacy design at her waist".
    • Jenna and Link "mounting" or "dismounting" their horses.
  • Angst? What Angst?: Unintentional example: Link comes back from war. The only thing that changes about him is that he gets a shiny badge on his clothes, which everybody adores.
  • Canon Defilement: According to Jen, most, if not all, of the other games never happened. Also, Link wasn't sent back in time at the end of the game. And Hyrule Castle (as well as the town) are back as though Ganondorf never destroyed them. And so on.
  • Cliché Storm: Dark Link's dialogue. Also, every single time Jenna talks about how much she loves Link.
  • Designated Hero: The Griffons. It's mentioned that the Black Mountains used to be the home of the dragons, but the Griffons drove them out into inhospitable lands and took the Black Mountains for themselves. For some reason, the Griffons are treated as good guys after this.
  • Designated Villain: The dragons. After being driven from their homeland by the Griffons (See Designated Hero above) they were brainwashed into serving the Dracoknights. All in all, they come off as being tragic victims of circumstance that were forced into villainy, yet are still killed without remorse or sympathy.
  • Lady Mondegreen: Thanks to Jen's misspellings of "huge", people have come to joke that there's a character named "Hugh" who shows up whenever a monster is being described.
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  • No Yay: Jenna/"King Zelda".
  • Padding: Nothing really happens until Dark Link shows up.
  • So Bad, It's Good: On the one hand, it's a Self-Insert Fic with more padding than a hockey uniform, which should by all rights not be very interesting. On the other hand, the Purple Prose, misspellings, and all-round weirdness (pee monks and tiger sex, for instance) are far too amusing for their own good.
  • Squick: The bonding ceremony and sex scenes. Keep in mind that if Link decided to stay as he is, it means he still has the mind of a prepubescent boy as he is courting her.
  • Strangled by the Red String: Link and Jenna's relationship. Indeed the first words out of Link in the entire story are him calling Jenna beautiful and he asks her out on a date immediately after. Aside from some sex and a few mentions of being sad about Jenna having to leave there is absolutely nothing else between the two between their first date and Link proposing to her. Though the story frequently harps on how perfect the pair are for each other, there's pretty much no actual examples of why they are.
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  • Tastes Like Diabetes: Around 80% of the fic is about how much Jenna and Link are madly in love with each other, at the expense of anything resembling plot advancement or conflict. It isn't until Dalamar shows up that it's anything other than mindless romance and smut, barring an intermission for Dark Link.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Link being sent off to war doesn't really contribute anything to the story other than making Jenna angst for a bit and gets resolved in around half a chapter, yet the premise could easily have been a story in its own right.
  • The Woobie: Princess Zelda, considering that Jenna systematically strips her of everything she has over the course of the story - her friendship with Link is reduced to nothing (with Link referring to her as "Princess" like he barely even knows her), King Zelda pretty much makes Jenna his heir over Zelda, Zelda gives Jenna the goddamn Ocarina of Time and Jenna's the one credited as belonging to a race who are tasked with protecting Hyrule, not Zelda, even though she's the one who canonically helps Link deliver the killing blow to Ganondorf.


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