link is like… the Least Male male character in nintendo’s lineup right now, he’s not saving zelda to prove his masculinity, he’s doing it because he’s the Hero of Time and that’s just what he does, he has no dialogue characterizing him as male or any dialogue whatsoever for that matter, nobody in any of the games makes a huge point of his maleness, etc., etc., agender link 2k14
okay so I’m trying to decide how to draw OoT!Link and OoT!Zelda and I came to this realization that just made my night
Link’s mentally ten, right? Ten, eleven, he’s a babby. He’s a little babby who’s been thrust into an ‘adults’ body and expected to save what is honestly an already pretty fucking broken world.
Zelda is eighteen. Zelda had no virtue of time-skip. She had to live out those seven years after her Major Huge Fuck-up, when she unknowingly gave a little boy the means to open the way to for King of Evil. When the triforce blew itself apart and locked that little boy away so he could play the role of hero, and Ganon got the power to take over her father’s kingdom, to ruin everyone’s shit, and all she got was the very honest truth that all of this was her fucking fault and she would have to wait for the little boy to wake up as a young man and use the one object that could bring Ganon down. That yes, it was her role to save some, but not others, and that the war would last seven long years and that she would have to shroud herself in lies to survive that long.
Zelda is a goddamn adult and Link is a little babby and I have never platonically shipped them more in my goddamn life