We recently learned about the backstory for Linkle, the new character debuting in Hyrule Warriors Legends. Linkle truly believes that she is the reincarnation of the Hero, based on the stories that her grandmother has told her, but others remain skeptical that she’s the reincarnation of the Hero of legend.

This was one of the talking points on
last week’s episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Check out the discussion video above for our full thoughts on Linkle’s story, or keep reading for a brief, brief summary.

We think Nintendo could be setting this storyline up to reveal that Linkle is indeed a reincarnation of the Spirit of the Hero that connects all incarnations of Link into one, and it makes perfect sense to introduce this idea in
Hyrule Warriors, where so many different timelines are converging. Establishing in this context that there is a universe where the Hero is canonically female then gives them something they can point to if they ever decide to give Link a female-gendered option that many fans are calling for in the main series. The biggest argument that opposing fans make against the idea of a female Link is that the Hero is traditionally male, but a spinoff gives them the perfect chance to deconstruct that argument and open the door for the opportunity to play as a female Link.

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Colin McIsaac
I first played Donkey Kong Country before even turning three years old, and have since grown into an avid gamer and passionate Nintendo fan. I started working at Zelda Informer in August 2012, and helped found Gamnesia, which launched on February 1, 2013. Outside of the journalism game, I'm an invested musician who loves arranging music from video games and other media. If you care to follow my endeavors, you can check out my channel here: http://youtube.com/user/pokemoneinstein I was rummaging through some things a while back and found my first grade report card. My teacher said, "Oddly enough, Colin doesn't like to write unless it's about computers or computer-type games. In his journal he likes to write about what level he is on in 'Mario Land,' but he doesn't often write about much else." I was pretty amused, given where I am today. Also I have a dog, and he's a pretty cool guy. I don't care for elephants much. I suppose they're okay. You've read plenty now; carry on.

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