There has to come a point in time where you don’t just get beat, you get really beat. I’m talking about the same ol’ scenario playing over and over again. Subject A (Usually the Hero) goes on a quest, and after X amount of time beats down Subject B (Usually the Villain)
Such is the case with the Legend of Zelda series. Our good old Subject A (Link, for those of you who can’t figure it out) always manages to save Hyrule while putting the hurt on our friend Subject B (Ganon/Ganondorf).
Of course this kind of thing has to wear down our villain. You can’t just keep losing every single time. Something will eventually break be it mentally or physically. Every time the poor Gerudo tries to take over Hyrule, Link arrives once again to deliver what I have decided to call, a Linkwhopin’
And thus, welcome to another Somewhat Serious Article. If you haven’t figured out what this edition is about, you deserve a LINKWHOPIN’
First off, I know this is going to be repeated somehow. So lets get it straight. Its pronounced “Link –whh(wh sound as in “wh”at) – pin”
Linkwhopin’ is the term for when Link completely owns someone or something. This usually results in messing up Ganon’s plans, and winding up killing/locking away/banishing/rekilling etc etc Ganon in the end.
Now we as fans have been conditioned to rejoice when Hyrule is safe once more. Overlooking the fact that it will only to be in peril again when the next game comes out. Nevertheless you can’t help but feel sorry for all the Linkwhopin’s Ganon has had to go through.
Legend of Zelda
Adventure of Link
A Link to the Past
Ocarina of Time
Anyway, right after Ganon’s revived by Twinrova, he immediately receives a Linkwhopin’ and gets sent back to where he came from. Kind of sucks.
Four Swords, Four Swords Adventure, The Minish Cap
The Wind Waker
Oh and for those of you who didn’t know about that, I suggest you immediately forget what you just read.
Now that’s quite a lot for one guy to take. Think how much it would blow to have some kid with the same name, foil your plans over and over while saving a princess that has the same name EVERY *NAVING* TIME YOU TRY AND TAKE OVER HYRULE! I don’t know about you, but if I wasn’t insane at that point, I would at least take up knitting or something just to break the monotony.
Point? The poor guy has had so many Linkwhopin’s I think he deserves a break. He could write his whole autobiography around this.
So the next time you’re playing through Ocarina of Time, don’t gloat when you lock Ganondorf away. Instead feel a little sorry for the guy. Apologize to the TV even. Just remember what you learned here today about Linkwhopin’s. Things that you learned, in A Somewhat Serious Article.Follow This Entry | Read Other Posts by Darth Citrus
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