Majora’s Memes – Link Left a Little Too Early

KyleFebruary 5th, 2013 by Kyle

Welcome to Majora’s Memes, where we bring you memetic madness weekly!

Like scouring Hyrule Field for bushes that hopefully contain Rupees or bombs or arrows, we search the Internet for Zelda-related laughs. I think this pitch is worth mentioning at the beginning of the article as well: if you come across a Zelda-related meme, please by all means let us know! Especially if it’s one you’ve made yourself. We’d be happy to check it out! We try to get our memes from a variety of sources, but as of yet, Memebase is the principle source, since its posts are in chronological order, making finding newer memes easier than it is on other sites like MemeCenter. So please, if you want to see Majora’s Memes become better, help contribute!

Okay, getting off the soapbox! Our first meme this week is another GIF, posted to Memebase by an unknown user. This one might just make you feel a bit sorry for that Old Man in the cave.

Alan Trehern gets a purple rupee this week, since he left a meme that was posted on The Solar Sentinel in the comments. This meme to be precise, admittedly it’s a bit older than what we usually go for, but I think the humor of it wins out this time.

“You Might Want to Rethink Your Strategy” is the title of this meme, posted by mathieuda on Memebase. I think we can all agree he has a point.

Link is a famous example of a silent protagonist, but he’s hardly the only one, let alone the only one at Nintendo. This image titled “…” from an anonymous Memebase poster gets a few of them in one place. While it leaves out a few important ones (*cough* Ness *cough*), it’s a good representation of the famous silent video game protagonists.

And our final meme of the day, “This Hurts My Gaming Heart” is right! Whoever posted this remained anonymous, but if they happen to read this, perhaps they’d consider including a Patrick Stewart facepalm underneath? Just a thought.

That wraps it up for this week of Majora’s Memebase! As I said before, please don’t hesitate to leave us memes! Even if they don’t end up in the article, I guarantee you they are checked out! And of course, if you comment in general, that makes me happy.

Source: Memebase , The Solar Sentinel

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  • Guy

    Link is always in such a hurry! Maybe that sword wasn’t even for link! Lolz!

  • Gabriel Gomez

    I know the original LoZ was for the NES, but I don’t get the last one.

    • Nicholas Alexander Jabbour

      Because it’s a picture of a SNES, with an NES Zelda game. The joke is that the person thinks they can play that on their SNES, and they can’t.

      • Guy

        its so sad…

        • Nicholas Alexander Jabbour

          Random question: Is your username a Bionicle reference?

          Because if so, you’re eternally awesome. XD

          • Jordan DiPalma

            I don’t remember there being a “Guy” in the Bionicle series… Guy’s a pretty common name for other things, such as a Swordmaster from Fire Emblem 7 or a nickname for everybody ever.

          • Nicholas Alexander Jabbour

            Wtf? I swear, his username said “Sidorak” when I left that comment…

          • Guy

            that person has the 3rd comment

          • Jordan DiPalma

            Ah, gotcha. Well, considering all that comes up in Google when I search Sidorak is Bionicle stuff, yeah it’s probably from Bionicle :P

          • Rid The Dragon Master

            or a Jonin in Naruto…a rather odd Jonin…

          • Guy

            srry, its not. I typically dont use this for a name, but it is what came to my head when i needed to pick a username lolz :P

      • Hylia

        I tried sticking an N64 cartridge in a Super Nintendo once.
        The severity of my fail still hurts, and it’s been months since that happened.

        • Guy

          well, they look similar, i guess… What game was it?

  • Hero of Time

    That lonely old man will now be forever alone, now that Link left.

    • Waker of Winds

      Now, don’t feel bad. He teleports out when you come back

      • Guy

        He will still be sad…

        • Hero of Time

          Yeah, he’ll still be a lonely old man. Maybe the old men you see later are the same one trying to get revenge on Link for not taking him with him. And he’s getting revenge by sending Link on deadly missions.

          • Guy

            I can see the zelda wii U title:
            Legend of Zelda: The Revenge of the Lonely Old Man

          • Hero of Time

            Then the old man is the final boss. I can see it being on the shelves now.

          • Guy

            You got old man’s remains!

          • Hero of Time

            Da da da daaaaa!

  • sidorak26

    The last one looks something a fakenerd girl would do.

    I imagine the image description being something like “I am such a nerd” or the classic “what if zelda was a girl”

    • Guy

      or i am so stupid…

    • wheres_

      Nah just an apple product buying type.

      • igosduikana

        Yes Linux all the way!

    • Chewbacca

      The fake nerd girl thing is the most sexist, insulting stereotype for a female gamer. If you’d like to say that person is stupid, please phrase it differently.

      • Dragon Ball Zelda

        it’s not a representation of female gamers, it shows a girl pretending to be a “nerd”, not female gamers in general.

        • Chewbacca

          The comment I responded to said “The last one looks like something a fakenerd girl would do.” That’s what I was responding to. The fake nerd girl stereotype is damaging to all women and the op was perpetuating that stereotype by looking a picture of someone who doesn’t know an NES game doesn’t go in a SNES console and using it to say the person is stupid.

          Someone does something stupid or makes a dumb mistake concerning video games? Must be a fake gamer girl! It’s just not a fair assumption.

  • linkasourous

    So the old man is the forever alone of the Zelda series…..

    • Ashleigh Green

      No. He has a twin brother called Ooold Man.

  • Tito Burgess

    Mario talks

    • luigi

      mario makes para-linguistic sounds that contain no actual communicative value.

      • Dr_Stein

        Not always, he’s speaking Italian most of the time.

      • J Strange

        “Mama-mia”, “yahoo”——–words

        • Jordan DiPalma

          Look at games like Galaxy and Sunshine. All the other characters are speaking, talking to him, telling him what’s up. He doesn’t say anything except for occasional exclamations like the ones you listed, which don’t really count as communication. Link makes exclamations that communicate about as much as “yahoo” and “mama-mia”, but I don’t see you complaining about that.

          • Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule

            Presumably, Link is able to speak. We just rarely hear him. NPCs respond to Link as though he is talking to them. Furthermore, in some of the more recent games, there are (pointless) dialogue trees. And we do hear link say “Come on!” in Wind Waker. So he’s not canonically silent, unlike, say, Chell from Portal.

          • igosduikana

            Link isnt mute he is simply not given dialogue two totally different concepts. He is obviously speaking in several scenes in skyward sword, and observation would tell you that he speaks in other situations. The general context of what he says is pretty obvious as well, the exact wording is left up to interpretation.

          • Dragon Ball Zelda

            In Twilight Princess, Jaggle says his voice carries well

          • pjsmoulder

            He also says ‘meow’…

      • Tito Burgess

        “It’s-a me, Mario!” -Super Mario 64
        “Let’s-a go!” -various games
        “Mamma mia!” -various games
        “Here we go!!!” -various games
        “Press Start to play!” -Super Mario 64
        “I’m a tired.” -Super Mario 64
        “So long, King Bowser!” -Super Mario 64
        “Thank you so much for-a playing my game!” -Super Mario 64, DS, Galaxy and Galaxy 2
        “Wow, an invitation from Peach! I’ll head out right away. I hope she can wait for me!” -Super Mario 64 manual
        “Hmm, something’s not quite right here… it’s so quiet…” -Super Mario 64 manual
        “Who’s there? I’ve heard that voice somewhere before…” -Super Mario 64 manual
        “I think I hear someone calling. What secrets does this painting hold?” -Super Mario 64 manual
        “A plan this maniacal, this cunning… this must be the work of Bowser!” -Super Mario 64 manual
        “Well, Bowser’s not going to get away with it, not as long as I’m around!” -Super Mario 64 manual
        “Here I come!” -Super Mario Advance
        “Just what I needed!” -Super Mario Advance
        “No problem!” -Super Mario Advance
        “I’m moving now!” -Super Mario Advance
        “What a tasty treat!” -Super Mario Advance
        “Lucky me!” -Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2
        “Hoo-hoo! Bravo!” -Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
        “Get me outta here!” -Luigi’s Mansion
        “Eh, Luigi! What’s the hold-up?” -Luigi’s Mansion
        “Wake up!” -Super Mario Sunshine
        “The horror!” -Super Mario Sunshine
        “Welcome to Mario Kart!” –Mario Kart 64/Double Dash
        “Select your player!” –Mario Kart 64
        “Select a map.”–Mario Kart 64
        “Hey, you did-a good! See you next time.”–Mario Kart 64
        “Okey-dokey. Mario get you next time.” – -Mario Kart: Double Dash
        “It’s-a Mario time!” -Mario Kart: Double Dash
        “Take-a that!” -Mario Kart: Double Dash
        “Thanks for playing! Way to go!” -Mario Kart 7
        “Thanks for playing! You’re the best!” -Mario Kart 7
        “Mario Kart 7!” -Mario Kart 7
        “Nintendo!” -Mario & Luigi series
        “Yummy!” -Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
        “Hey stinky!” -Mario Parties 6 & 7
        “Yes! I’m the winner!” -Mario Parties 4 to 7
        “Yeah, Mario got the star!” -Mario Party 8
        “Come on!” -Mario Power Tennis, Mario Party 8 and Mario Kart Wii
        “Mario’s number one!” -Mario Kart Wii
        “Oh, no. I lose.” -Mario Kart Wii
        “Come on, bro, you’re dragging.” -Mario is Missing!
        “We’re there. All I can see are turtle tracks. Whaddaya say we give Bowser the old Brooklyn one-two.” Mario is Missing!
        “I’m going in, bro. These crazy Koopas must be stopped or all this will soon be puddles!” Mario is Missing!
        “Nice of the princess to invite us over for a picnic, eh, Luigi?” -Hotel Mario
        “Luigi, look! It’s from Bowser!” -Hotel Mario
        “We gotta find the princess!” -Hotel Mario
        “If you need instructions on how to get through the hotels, check out the enclosed instruction book!” -Hotel Mario
        “Looks kinda peaceful.” -Hotel Mario
        “Maybe there’s a switch in one of the rooms. Remind me to check!” -Hotel Mario
        “Ah-ha! Here’s the problem: Too many toasters! You know what they say: ‘All toasters toast toast!'” -Hotel Mario
        “That oughta do it!” -Hotel Mario
        “Gee, it’s kinda dark…” -Hotel Mario
        “Get ready to catch her!” -Hotel Mario
        “It’s hard to see through these clouds. I hope we can get rid of ‘em! Get the hint?” -Hotel Mario
        “Hey you! Get off of my cloud!” -Hotel Mario
        “It’s been one of those days… Come on, Luigi!” -Hotel Mario
        “We ain’t afraid of no Koopas!” -Hotel Mario
        “Aha! Maybe this will keep that lizard king from playing with the doors!” -Hotel Mario
        “Be careful! When you pinch Wendy’s pennies, they pinch back!” -Hotel Mario
        “So this is where Wendy hid the real coins!” -Hotel Mario
        “That wasn’t so hard, was it?” -Hotel Mario
        “Remember, where there’s smoke…” -Hotel Mario
        “Nice-a to see you again!” -Mario’s Game Gallery
        “I’m-a go first.” -Mario’s Game Gallery
        “It’s-a your turn!” -Mario’s Game Gallery
        “Do you have any … (insert card name here)?” -Mario’s Game Gallery
        “I’d like to have your … (insert card name here).” -Mario’s Game Gallery
        “Please give me your … (insert card name here).” -Mario’s Game Gallery
        “Do you want to play as a Yoshi, or as a Koopa?” -Mario’s Game Gallery
        “That’s a great game!” -Mario’s Game Gallery
        “Mario thinks you’re fantastic!” -Mario’s Game Gallery
        “Great, I’m-a like-a, (insert game name here)!” -Mario’s Game Gallery
        “I guess I’m-a go fishing!” -Mario’s Game Gallery
        “I don’t think you can go there.” -Mario’s Game Gallery
        “Looks like it’s time to go fishing again.” -Mario’s Game Gallery
        “Ow-how-wa-how-wow-how-how!!!” -Mario Parties 4 and 5
        “Hey! Come back here!” – -Mario vs. Donkey Kong
        “Let’s-a get-a going!” – -Mario vs. Donkey Kong
        “No you don’t!” – -Mario vs. Donkey Kong
        “What are you doing? What’s going on here?” – -Mario vs. Donkey Kong
        “Come back here, you big monkey!” – -Mario vs. Donkey Kong
        “Stop! Not again!” – -Mario vs. Donkey Kong
        “Here we go again! Hoo-hoo!” – Mario vs. Donkey Kong
        “Let’s-a go, little guys!” – Mario vs. Donkey Kong
        “We did it! Good job, little guy.” – Mario vs. Donkey Kong
        “Hey Donkey Kong, are you okay?” – Mario vs. Donkey Kong
        “Ah, that Charles Martinet. Nice Italian boy.” – -Mario vs. Donkey Kong
        “Okey-dokey!” – -various games
        “Good job!” – -Mario vs. Donkey Kong
        “Ooh, don’t forget to thank Mr. Miyamoto!” – -Mario vs. Donkey Kong
        “Hey, come-a back here, you big-a monkey!” – -Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again
        “I love this game.” – -Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again
        “Hee hee! I got it!” -Mario Kart 64, Mario Party, and Mario Party 2
        “Hurry up already!” -Mario Golf
        “Mario is-a tough!” -Mario Golf
        “Watch it, buster!” -Mario Tennis
        “Hey! Let’s all play!” -Mario Tennis
        “Fantastico!” -Mario Hoops 3-on-3
        “Go for it!” -Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
        “You’re the best!” -Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
        “Achoo! …Excuse me!” -Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
        “It’s-a me! I’ve been on fire lately, but I hope you’ll challenge me!” -Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
        “I love you so much.” -Mario Power Tennis
        “Look at Junior. He got-a first place!” -Mario Power Tennis
        “Good choice!” -Mario Parties 3, 4, and 5
        “Woo-hoo! I got it!” -Mario Party 3
        “I’m the best!” -Mario Party 3
        “Yahoo! Mario’s the winner!” -Mario Party 3
        “Yahoo! Mario’s the Superstar!” -Mario Party 3
        “I am more courageous than any – even you!” – -Mario Party 3
        “No one can match my courage!” -Mario Party 3
        “But I’m always the hero!” -Mario Party 3
        “Ohhhh…. I lost.” -Mario Parties 3 to 7
        “Let’s-a party!” -Mario Party 4
        “I’m the party star!” -Mario Party 4
        “I’ve a-got it! The Stars will help us end their fight! We’ll throw a Mario Party to fill the Star Bank!” -Mario Party 6
        “Super Mario Galaxy!” -Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2
        “Welcome… welcome new galaxy!” -Super Mario Galaxy
        “Mario Kart Wii!” -Mario Kart Wii
        “Thank you, so nice!” -New Super Mario Bros.
        “Let’s-a play!” -New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Super Mario 3D Land
        “Woohoo! A-this way!” -New Super Mario Bros. Wii
        “Hey, I think I just warped! That sure was a fast trip!” -Fortune Street

        • Clem

          Oh, he says “So long KING Bowser” in SM64??? I was never able to understand what he was saying, I always heard “So long gay Bowser”! Not the most mature thing in the world but hey, that’s what I heard :|

          • Zelda is the Bomb!!!

            I saw that cutscene once on Youtube. But I heard “So long, gay boy!” instead. Doesnt matter though. Still funny.

          • tim

            I always thought he was saying “So long, dear Bowser” which made me think he was being a smartass douche. lol

        • Emma Mix

          I think you forgot “I’m a superstar!” from the DS Mario Party.

        • wafflegoat

          You deserve a million thumbs up for writing out all of those.

          • Tito Burgess

            thank you

        • Maeta Harunai

          You missed “Ravioli” no really, he says it in his sleep if you idle long enough in Super Mario 64

        • bluelink121

          OM freaking G! HOW LONG DID THAT TAKE?!?!?

  • Danny Niederberger

    Where do we post our memes?

    • Kyle

      Right here! Just drop a link.

  • zombie_eat_flesh

    An NES cartridge….with a SNES……..
    I have lost faith in humanity…

    • Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule

      See, I didn’t get that last one. Too young.

    • Hero of Time

      Me too. *Patpat* Me too…

  • Serbaayuu

    So much awful.

  • TheRizardon

  • rjeibmoz

    That last one really hurts…

  • Lupine Hero

    *cough* Amaterasu *cough*

  • baileygirl99

    I laughed at these! I loved them so much! But then a scary part in a movie is playing, so everyone around me is all like ):-(

  • Hero of Time

    I have a meme right here for you guys:

    • I WANT IT

      thats so cute……..

  • Midna’s Sister

    Poor old man…

  • CrimsonLoftwing

    That last one killed me on the inside, just a little…

  • npatoray24

    the last one *smh

  • itsameluigi1290

    Poor old man, all he wanted was to go on an adventure ;_;

  • Bear
  • Omega

    hahaha, this completed my day XD

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