- For fighter info, see Toon Link (SSBB).
Official artwork of "Toon Link" from The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
|Universe||The Legend of Zelda|
|Debut||The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (2003)|
|Console of origin||Nintendo GameCube|
|Created by||Shigeru Miyamoto|
|English voice actor||Sachi Matsumoto|
Toon Link, like most of the "Links", is a different Link to that of Twilight Princess. Toon Link refers to the character from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks. However, Toon Link's art style has been used for other Links in The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords, The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks.
In The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, set hundreds of years after Ocarina of Time, the gods have flooded Hyrule, creating the Great Sea, encompassing the highest mountaintops of Hyrule. At the beginning of the game, Link's younger sister Aryll is captured by Helmaroc King, a giant masked bird controlled by the game's primary antagonist Ganondorf, the latter of which is searching for Princess Zelda. Link travels the Great Sea to rescue his sister and defeat the Helmaroc King; his quest intertwining with that of The King of Red Lions, who, after many trials, gives Link the title "Hero of Winds." Using the Wind Waker, a magical conductor's baton, he borrows the power of the gods to aid him in his quest. Link must eventually reassemble the Triforce of Courage to give him the power to fight Ganondorf. After Ganondorf's defeat, Hyrule drowns under the sea forever.
Sometime after, at the end of The Wind Waker, Link and Tetra sail for new lands. Their journeys are where The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass picks up. As the crew searches for new lands, they run into the Ghost Ship, which, when boarded, suddenly turns Tetra to stone, and teleports Link to the World of the Ocean King, where Tetra is imprisoned by Bellum. Link finds the Phantom Hourglass (an item that protects him from the life-draining magic coming from the Temple of the Ocean King), and carries it with him as he, Ciela, a fairy, and Linebeck, a cowardly and greedy captain, journey to various islands that bring him one step closer to defeating Bellum. Eventually, he claims the Phantom Sword and defeats Bellum, saving Tetra. Oshus, the Ocean King, is returned to his original form, and teleports Link and Tetra back to their own realm. Tetra's crew claims everything to be a dream (as only 10 minutes passed when they supposedly fell asleep, according to them), but Link still has the empty hourglass, and they see Linebeck's ship over at the horizon.
After the events of these games, Link and Tetra continued on to find a new land, which they settled in and called Hyrule. One-hundred years later, several references would be made to the Hero of Winds in The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks.
- Main Article: Toon Link (SSBB)
Toon Link is a secret character in Brawl, unlocked by either participating in 400 brawls or clearing the Subspace Emissary and going through the hidden door in The Forest stage or clearing Classic mode on any difficulty.
Toon Link is smaller, faster, and more agile than Link, but less powerful.Toon Link's moves are virtually the same as the standard Link, but there are some differences. One of the most obvious is his down-special attack: his bombs. The explosion looks like it did in Wind Waker and Phantom Hourglass-cartoony orange swirls of smoke puff out from the point of impact. The difference is not strictly cosmetic, as the large smoke puff has a greater range but less power.
His Standard-Special attack, Hero's Bow, is also different. The arrows shot fly slower, but farther than Link's arrows. His Spin-Attack (Up-Special) isn't changed much, with the exception of his posture while spinning- Toon Link stands straight up while Link bends his right leg and his back, and that it traps foes within, inflicting multiple hits of damage, before launching them away. The boomerang (side-special) is different because it does not pull opponents like Link's does, and supplies more control when throwing it.
Toon Link, like Young Link in Melee, also has the ability to wall jump. While Link's jumping and falling styles are heavier and faster, Toon Link's jumps are larger and have a floaty quality to them. Toon Link is faster than Link, and Toon Link's Dash-Attack is less powerful in proportion. Additionally, Toon Link's up-smash attack is only one slash while Link's is three. If you perform Toon Link's down-air, he will fly straight downwards with his sword similar to many other Stall-Then-Fall attacks. Interestingly, this move pushes characters and items away, and slides down slopes like Stone. Additionally, all of Link's kick attacks, such as his neutral air and back air, have been replaced with additional sword slashes to compensate for Toon Link's tiny legs.
Toon Link also carries the Master Sword, from the Wind Waker, rather than the hero's sword. This does not affect gameplay, though perhaps his attacks are more powerful than they would be with his normal sword.
Link as he appeared in The Wind Waker and Phantom Hourglass, with big eyes and an expressive face. He lived peacefully on Outset Island until a bird captured his little sister, and he came to her rescue. In The Wind Waker, he had to crawl, press up to walls, and the like. His green clothes were worn on his 12th birthday and are the lucky outfit of the hero of legend.
- Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker (2003)
- Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (2007)
Link in his traditional clothing. He wears a blue, V-neck, long-sleeved top with a shrimp pattern, coordinated with slender orange pants. It makes you think that, even on his home, Outset Island, Link was quite the fashion leader, and suggests that he may have changed into his green hero's clothing somewhat grudgingly.