Friday, January 18, 2013

Hyrule Historia - The Designs of Link and Zelda Part II

I told you.  Actually, I'm even a day early.  But I told you I'd post.

Anyway, I'm here to finish up my last post that I never really finished.  If you haven't read that, you should now.  So yeah, I'll be covering Zelda's look and how it's changed over the years.

We'll start from the beginning, like we did Link.

LoZ Zelda
The Legend of Zelda (1986) and Adventure of Link (1987)
She has brown hair here.  Her dress is also very simple, as is her face.

ALttP Zelda
A Link to the Past (1991)
Here, her hair turns blonde, which it will stay.  Her dress is also more complicated.

OoT Zelda
Ocarina of Time (1998)
And... Sheik should also be in here.  But (s)he's not.  So sorry.

OoX Zelda
Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages (2001)
She looks a bit younger here.

TWW Zelda
Wind Waker (2002)
Here's Toon Zelda.  Also Toon Tetra, which is the only form of Tetra.  I found it a little strange when they introduced the whole concept of Tetra being Zelda and stuff... especially because in Ocarina of Time, Shiek knew that he was actually Zelda and was the same person.  Here, however, Tetra's all like:   "Who's Zelda?  Not me."  But Tetra, you're wrong.  So shut 'cho face.  XD

FS Zelda
Four Swords/Adventures (2002-2004)
Here she looks a little bit more... formal-ish.  I guess.  I can't really describe it.  Just a little more formal-ish.

TMC Zelda
Minish Cap (2004)
She's back, and exactly the same as in Wind Waker.  At least the art is.

TP Zelda
Twilight Princess (2006)
Realistic Zelda.  And she's carrying a sword.  Which doesn't look like it would be much use against Ganon.  Maybe she's using it to look tough.  Which she doesn't, really.  Okay, maybe just a little.  But not much.

PH Zelda
Phantom Hourglass (2007)
Ew.  Same graphics, same art, same person, different expression.  Just ew.

ST Zelda
Spirit Tracks (2009)
She's back, and she looks exactly the same as in Minish Cap and Wind Waker.  Except for the fact that she's a ghost 90% of the time.  But that's just, you know, a minor detail.

SS Zelda
Skyward Sword (2011)
Here she looks sad.  Because she's saying, "Ow.  The wind's blowing in my face.  That makes me sad."  OK, sorry for ruining a good piece of art.  My fault.

Zelda Wii U (2014)
Sorry.  But I had to.  I just HAD to.


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  1. In every picture (besides the 1st LoZ and SS) Zelda has a chest plate thingy and a fail of a crown. When it comes to official artwork, Minish Cap, Wind Waker, and TP Zeldas are my favorites. As for in-game artwork (too bad for the 2d games!) I like WW and TP Zeldas...ok and Minish Cap...I guess I like those Zeldas no matter what! But as for in-game personalities...OoT Child Zelda and Sheik, an Spirit Tracks Zelda. (I could probably relate the most to that Zelda, being princessy and uncertain...) I really like Minich cap and WW Zeldas because of her soft graphics, and she has a whole lotta pink in her outfit! but I must say, I probably just plain hate Tetra. I know I wouldn't be friends with her!
    (Sorry it took so long to comment! My internet was down D-: worst days of my life. well, see ya! XD )

    1. Heh... Well, in the first picture, there's a little something on her forehead... guess you could call that a crown... nope, maybe more like a... forehead necklace... XD

  2. by the way, do you have an Xbox 360? if so, how about an Xbox Live account??? well, I do...baileygirl99...if ya know what I'm sayin...

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