Is Link Really Left-Handed?
Lately, it’s been a point of contention among fans that Link is left handed, or that Link is right handed. The only way these arguments are true are when they are specified to the title character of a specific game. If you say Link is left handed, well, this becomes a lie when you examine Skyward Sword and Twilight Princess. Sure, two titles out of so many might not be enough to make a solid argument – but there is one thing fans forget: the Link in Skyward Sword is not the same Link in Ocarina of Time.
The Mythology regarding the chosen hero of Hyrule is very similar to the mythology used in Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In Buffy, there is a saying that is recurring through the entire series: In every generation there is a Chosen One. She alone will stand against the vampires, the demons, and the forces of darkness. She is the Slayer.
If we replace gender pronouns and remove the word vampires and demons for Moblins and Stalfos, then we have perfectly described Link in EVERY Zelda game. He might gain knowledge of his ancestry through the main quest of the game, but he is not the same. This fact holds true in the majority of the Zelda series, with Ocarina of Time to Majora’s Mask being an example of a contradiction. The Oracle games are the same Link as well, but they are one linked adventure.
Link is an ancestry based character. There are limited times where he is the same exact Link. So it is logical to accept that in the progress of the series, his genetics are altered to favor his right hand or left hand more.
At the end of the day, Link is ambidextrous, meaning he can use both his right and left hand equally well. Why argue about such a meaningless point? Let us know what you think in the comments.
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