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Hylian Hero by TWULF Hylian Hero by TWULF
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Bloodlines and ancestry is a familiar topic in The Legend Of Zelda. It's perfectly logical that perhaps somewhere along the time line, the chosen hero is a daughter of Hyrule and not a son.

I wanted to entertain that notion and create a familiar 'Link' design, but as a strong female lead. Before this years E3, there was alot of buzz that the next Zelda was to be 'The Great Flood' and it would star a Hero fulfilling Links role, but not a true Heir(And thus failing to prevent the flood). I had that in mind during the design process.

It was a fun little concept to do. I tried to create a brand new design as opposed to 'What if the Link we know now was a girl'. As in this Hero would star in a brand new Zelda game.
Btw, Nintendo!
BRING BACK THE YELLOW BAND ON THE HAT.
Link To The Past design was awesome!

The Legend Of Zelda Nintendo.
All Artwork Adam Law & Crimson Feather Studios 2009.
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:iconloreshaper-kethal:
loreshaper-kethal Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Would be interesting if this happened in an actual game.
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:iconabezilla116:
ABEzilla116 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Its cool looking but she looks too much like a scene kid.
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:iconmaya998:
Maya998 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Most impressive work.
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:iconthedarkphoenixqueen:
TheDarkPhoenixQueen Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a fabulous piece! I'd so wear that if I was cosplaying or ever found a way into Hyrule. XD
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:icontwulf:
TWULF Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014   Digital Artist
Hey, thank you!
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:iconthedarkphoenixqueen:
TheDarkPhoenixQueen Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Anytime! ^^
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:iconlykania01:
Lykania01 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Hi, I am a cosplayer and I really loved the way you designed this female familiar of Link, so I was just hoping that you would allow me to use this design and make a cosplay of it. If you object that is fine, but you really did a great job :D
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:icononedeviouskitty:
OneDeviousKitty Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm almost done making this. I'll post a link back to your page and thought you might find it interesting that I'm translating English to Hylian for the symbols which will say it was made by me based on your art =^-^=
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:icontwulf:
TWULF Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013   Digital Artist
Oh hey! That's super awesome!
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:icononedeviouskitty:
OneDeviousKitty Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Finally got a pic. Hope you like.. Btw I got asked about what my cosplay was based on at the costume contest and I told the judges it was your art, So you might have a shoutout on Heroes of Cosplay this season if they don't edit it out :)
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:icontwulf:
TWULF Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014   Digital Artist
You did a fantastic job! Looks amazing- love the little details. Thanks for sharing!
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:iconthe-painted-shadow:
the-painted-shadow Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Now I want to make and wear this.
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:icontwulf:
TWULF Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Haha, thanks!
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:iconkitkatz221:
kitkatz221 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
can i cosplay this design please?
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:icontwulf:
TWULF Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013   Digital Artist
Hey, feel free! Just link back to the artwork if you upload any shots of it thanks!
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:iconkehtjelicho:
KehtJelicho Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awesome!
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:icontwulf:
TWULF Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkehtjelicho:
KehtJelicho Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're quite welcome
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Drennith Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Alright, I'm just going to say what's on my mind here: This is probably the most perfectly-designed genderswap of Link I've ever seen. Most I've seen usually make her into a sexual object of some kind...This one, she looks like she should. A warrior, a personification of Courage. This female Link could easily be the champion of the Goddesses.

I would like to ask if it would be alright for me to sort-of use this character as kind of base design for a character I've made in fanfiction of Zelda? She fits the image of this character I've had in my head for years, and I'd probably have to love you for all eternity if you let me. And make you cookies.

Please? :D
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:icontwulf:
TWULF Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Sure, it's fan art of Zelda, we're both just fans expressing ourselves in different ways. Feel free!
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:icondrennith:
Drennith Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Thanks! Perhaps I shall let you get the first look at my writing. As I said, my mental image is just so well-expressed by your own work.

Again, so well done!
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blue-eyed-demon-girl Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so which link design would you say you have based this on? like skyward sword link or twilight princess etc.
i absolutely love it by the way! very well done!!
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:icontwulf:
TWULF Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013   Digital Artist
Hey, it's not based off any Link- just my design for a 'Hero' character who would be in Links place during the events of the opening to Windwaker. So I guess there's a little of every Link in there. Thanks for checking it out!
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blue-eyed-demon-girl Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh i see. its really awesome! do you mind if i borrow some of the ideas in it for a cosplay outfit? :)
it really is a great piece of art!!
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9threaver Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
this is such a brilliant design and idea, I'm not usually taken in by the idea of gender-swapping but if link looked like this as a female character in a new game I don't think you'd get complains from me, she looks bad-ass.
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:icontwulf:
TWULF Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks for checking in on it! Glad you liked it.
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:icon9threaver:
9threaver Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
you're very welcome, I certainly did.
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nikkidj21 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Can I just cosplay this? I mean really, I can do this! Hell I could probably do this for Otakon this year! Holy crap this is so awesome... sdjfghalskdjfgharu alrjgahl fga I think people might have already said they'd cosplay this, but I dont even care right now, this... This right here... Beast mode!
>///<
amazing artist is amazing!
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:icontwulf:
TWULF Featured By Owner May 15, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks for checking it out, feel free! just link back to the artwork if you go ahead with it!
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:iconpooomoe:
pooomoe Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
SO AMAZING XD
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:icontwulf:
TWULF Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Darkauthor81 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
While I support the idea and think we need more female characters, people would be so pissed if they made a female Link. Fans rage at any change to their fandoms. On top of that, as we've seen with that Anita Sarkeesian fiasco, there are a lot of deeply sexist male gamers out there.
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:icontwulf:
TWULF Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013   Digital Artist
Glad you like the idea! Yeah, I didn't do the piece because I was hoping Nintendo would try it- we can all bet they never will. Just wanted to try my hand at a female hero for that world.
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:iconsilverhearted00:
SilverHearted00 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
I like it but why heels? Female Link would have much difficulty getting around in heels. Wedges or no.
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:icontwulf:
TWULF Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   Digital Artist
Sorry, heels? You mean heeled shoes? She's wearing flat boots.
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:iconsilverhearted00:
SilverHearted00 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Oh my bad. It looked like wedges from afar. In which case I LOVE IT. We need more female characters with PRACTICAL footwear.:D
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:iconaegis-runestone:
Aegis-Runestone Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's a great design for a female hero! :)
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:icontwulf:
TWULF Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconaegis-runestone:
Aegis-Runestone Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :)
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:iconangelkiller666:
AngelKiller666 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
I am going to comission they change link into this.... i mean...wow...this is...hot
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:icontwulf:
TWULF Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsky-ninja:
Sky-Ninja Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an awesome design. I love the way the outfit is familiar, but still very distinct. I feel like it highlights the whole "not a true heir" thing.
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:icontwulf:
TWULF Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icontannon34:
Tannon34 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
What if Zelda was girl?
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:icontwulf:
TWULF Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Zelda is a girl! She's a princess.
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:icontannon34:
Tannon34 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
It's a joke. I'm not an idiot (unlike some people)
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Nightingaele Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Please.... PLEASE! LET THIS BECOME A REALITY! Do you hear me Nintendo!? Simply having a female link will sell TONS of copies. TONS! If Nintendo decided they would take this idea but only release the game on a new console... I would BUY the damn console. Just for that game! Seriously!

As for the Artist: Oh my god I love you... this is BEAUTIFUL and it looks so... official! You absolutely nailed what I love about armor/clothing design: You have one shoulder armored, the other barren. AND one long piece of cloth on the other side of her leg to balance that out. I LOVE that sort of thing! Symmetry sucks! o:<
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:icontwulf:
TWULF Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013   Digital Artist
I'm happy you enjoyed the idea!
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:iconnightingaele:
Nightingaele Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
totally >.<
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xerrolavengerii Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
That is soo awesome!
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