Toon Link

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Toon Link
Toon Link
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Official artwork of Toon Link from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD.

Universe The Legend of Zelda
Debut The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords (2002)
Smash Bros. appearances Brawl
SSB4
Most recent non-Smash appearance The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (2013)
Console of origin Game Boy Advance
Species Hylian
Gender Male
Homeworld Hyrule
Created by Eiji Aonuma
Japanese voice actor Sachi Matsumoto
Article on Zelda Wiki Toon Link

Toon Link (トゥーンリンク, Toon Link) is one of Link's multiple reincarnations. Although several Links appear with the cel-shaded art that Toon Link is designed after, the one that appears as a fighter in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. 4 is based on the "Hero of Winds" seen in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and Phantom Hourglass.

Character Description[edit]

Official artwork of Toon Link from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.

Toon Link, like most of the "Links", is a different Link to that of Twilight Princess. Toon Link refers to the character from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. However, the art style of Toon Link has been used for other Links in The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords, The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks and The Legend of Zelda: Tri-Force Heroes.

In The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, set hundreds of years after the "Adult Era" of Ocarina of Time, the gods have flooded Hyrule, creating the Great Sea, encompassing the highest mountaintops of Hyrule. At the beginning of the game, Link's younger sister Aryll is captured by Helmaroc King, a giant masked bird controlled by the game's primary antagonist Ganondorf, the latter of which is searching for Princess Zelda. Link travels the Great Sea to rescue his sister and defeat the Helmaroc King, his quest intertwining with that of The King of Red Lions, who, after many trials, gives Link the title "Hero of Winds." Using the Wind Waker, a magical conductor's baton, he borrows the power of the gods to aid him in his quest. The wand's user interface is similar to that of the Ocarina of Time, but uses tempo in addition to pitch to form tunes. Link must eventually reassemble pieces of the Triforce of Courage to give him the power to fight Ganondorf. After Ganondorf's defeat, Hyrule drowns under the sea forever.

Sometime after, at the end of The Wind Waker, Link and Tetra sail for new lands. Their journeys are where The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass picks up. As the crew searches for new lands, they run into the Ghost Ship, which, when boarded, suddenly turns Tetra to stone, and teleports Link to the Realm of the Ocean King, where Tetra is imprisoned by Bellum. Link finds the Phantom Hourglass (an item that protects him from the life-draining magic coming from the Temple of the Ocean King, but only as long as it has sand in it), and carries it with him as he, Ciela, a new fairy companion, and Linebeck, an initially-cowardly and greedy captain, journey to various islands that bring him one step closer to defeating Bellum. Eventually, he claims the Phantom Sword and defeats Bellum, saving Tetra. Oshus, the Ocean King, is returned to his original form, and he teleports Link and Tetra back to their own realm. Tetra's crew claims everything to be a dream (as only 10 minutes passed when they supposedly fell asleep, according to them), but Link still has the empty hourglass, and they see Linebeck's ship over at the horizon.

Sometime after the events of Phantom Hourglass, Tetra's crew finds a new land, which became New Hyrule, and set up the events for The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, which takes place 100 years after the events of Phantom Hourglass.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As a playable character[edit]

Main article: Toon Link (SSBB)
Toon Link in Brawl.

Toon Link is a secret character in Brawl, unlocked by either clearing the Subspace Emissary or clearing Classic mode with Link on any difficulty, clearing the Subspace Emissary and going through the hidden door in The Forest stage, or by participating in 400 brawls.

Toon Link's moves are virtually the same as the standard Link, but there are some differences. One of the most obvious is his down-special attack: his bombs. The explosion looks like it did in Wind Waker and Phantom Hourglass-cartoony orange swirls of smoke puff out from the point of impact. The difference is not strictly cosmetic, as the large smoke puff has a greater range but less power.

His neutral special move, Hero's Bow, is also different. The arrows shot fly slower, but farther than Link's arrows. His Spin-Attack (up special) isn't changed much, with the exception of his posture while spinning- Toon Link stands straight up while Link bends his right leg and his back, and that it traps foes within, inflicting multiple hits of damage, before launching them away. The boomerang (side special) is different because it does not pull opponents like Link's does, and supplies more control when throwing it.

Toon Link, like Young Link in Melee, also has the ability to wall jump. While Link's jumping and falling styles are heavier and faster, Toon Link's jumps are larger and have a floaty quality to them. Toon Link is faster than Link, and Toon Link's Dash-Attack is less powerful in proportion. Additionally, Toon Link's up-smash attack is only one slash while Link's is three. When Toon Link's down aerial is performed, he will fly straight downwards with his sword similar to many other Stall-Then-Fall attacks. Interestingly, this move pushes characters and items away, and slides down slopes like Stone. Link's down aerial is similar to Toon Link's, but unlike Toon Link, he does not travel downwards any faster. Additionally, all of Link's kick attacks, such as his neutral air and back air, have been replaced with additional sword slashes to compensate for Toon Link's tiny legs and feet.

Toon Link also carries the Master Sword, as depicted in The Wind Waker, rather than the Kokiri Sword. This does not affect gameplay.

Toon Link currently ranks 13th on the tier list, in C+ tier.

Trophies[edit]

Toon Link has a trophy that is awarded each time Classic mode is completed with Toon Link on any difficulty. See Triforce Slash for the trophy description of Toon Link's Final Smash.

Toon Link[edit]

Link as he appeared in The Wind Waker and Phantom Hourglass, with big eyes and an expressive face. He lived peacefully on Outset Island until a bird captured his little sister, and he came to her rescue. In The Wind Waker, he had to crawl, press up to walls, and the like. His green clothes were worn on his 12th birthday and are the lucky outfit of the hero of legend.
GameCube: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
DSTitle.png: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

Outset Link[edit]

Link in his traditional clothing. He wears a blue, V-neck, long-sleeved top with a shrimp pattern, coordinated with slender orange pants. It makes you think that, even on his home, Outset Island, Link was quite the fashion leader, and suggests that he may have changed into his green hero's clothing somewhat grudgingly.
GameCube: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Stickers[edit]

Name Game Effect Character(s)
King of Red Lions & Link The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker AttackExplosive+020TypeIcon(Explosive).png Attack +20 All charactersRandomHeadSSBB.png
Link & Pigs The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker StickerIconStickerDrops.png +40 RandomHeadSSBB.png
Link The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker EffectIcon(Flame).png Attack +31 LinkHeadSSBB.pngToonLinkHeadSSBB.pngZeldaHeadSSBB.pngGanondorfHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker King of Red Lions & Link (Zelda WW).png
King of Red Lions & Link
(Zelda: WW)
Brawl Sticker Link & Pigs (Zelda Wind Waker).png
Link & Pigs
(Zelda: Wind Waker)
Brawl Sticker Link (Zelda Wind Waker).png
Link
(Zelda: Wind Waker)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As a playable character[edit]

Main article: Toon Link (SSB4)
Toon Link as he appears in Super Smash Bros. 4.
Spirit Tracks Link as a background character in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS. Note: This is pre-release and Link and ST Link cannot appear at the same time.

Toon Link returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. 4. His appearance is overall much brighter than it was in Brawl.

The Spirit Tracks incarnation of Link also appears on the Spirit Train stage, although if Toon Link and/or Link is being used, Alfonzo will be the conductor instead. The Spirit Tracks Link also has two trophies, one with his conductor's outfit and one with the Spirit Flute.

Trophies[edit]

Toon Link
ntsc This cartoonish version of Link is how he appeared in The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker and a few other titles. In Smash Bros., he uses moves much like his older, taller counterpart. His small size gives him extra speed, though, so take advantage of that to send your foes flying.
pal This cartoonish version of young Link is how he appears in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and a few other titles. While he shares some moves with his older counterpart, he's a very different fighter. Take advantage of his size and speed to whirl past enemies and bombard them with long-range attacks.
GameCube: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (03/2003)
DSTitle.png: The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (12/2009)
Toon Link (Alt.)
ntsc Toon Link's Bomb move doesn't deal much damage, but the blast radius is pretty big. His bombs can be thrown in all directions, damaging or distracting your foes. Also, his up special Spin Attack keeps him airborne longer than Link's version. For some launching power, use the side smash attack.
pal Toon Link's bombs don't do much damage, but their large blast radius makes it easy to hit foes with them. You can also throw them in any directions, making them a great diversionary tactic. His Spin Attack gives him more air-time than Link. His side smash may seem weak, but press the button again for a second hit that'll really send 'em flying!
GameCube: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (03/2003)
DSTitle.png: The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (12/2009)
Engineer Link
ntsc Link is well known for his green clothing, a look he has sported throughout time. But in Spirit Tracks, he dons a blue uniform with a red cap instead. The cap is decorated with a dove, the symbol of the Royal Engineers. Playing the Song of Birds will call a dove to roost!
pal Ask 100 people what colour Link's outfit is, and they'll all say "green", guaranteed. However, in The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, he also sports a dark-blue engineer's uniform. Train-driving and world-saving are two skills that should be on every hero's CV!
Link (Spirit Tracks)
ntsc You might feel sorry for this version of Link, what with him living a life on fixed rails rather than exploring the seas or the skies. But, like the smoke from his train, that feeling will soon disappear when you see that after leaving Aboda Village, the young engineer's quest to restore the Spirit Tracks is filled with adventure.
pal You might feel sorry for this version of Link, what with him living a life on fixed rails rather than exploring the seas or the skies. But, like the smoke from his train, that feeling will soon disappear when you see that, after leaving Outset Village, the young engineer's quest to restore the Spirit Tracks is filled with adventure.

Trivia[edit]

  • Toon Link's artwork in Super Smash Bros. Brawl is nearly identical to his artwork in The Wind Waker, though the former is missing the apparent gust of wind, has his sword and shield, and his hair is flipped.