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Of all the tribes in the Zelda series, there is one in particular that I feel should get more recognition that it actually receives and that tribe is the Kokiri. The Kokiri Forest was home to Link in Ocarina of Time and this was the only era that it’s tribe were seen in their human child-like form before evolving into Koroks during the time of The Wind Waker and Breath of the Wild. When Link defeated Ganondorf during the events of Ocarina of Time, the end…

Warning this story contains mature content. Continue at your own peril… Beth’s body was caked with the sweat by the time she made it to the enormous front door of the Forest Temple. With a hiss of pain, and a slow but steady effort, Beth put her hand on the front door handle. With all her might, the weary girl heaved it open. She stepped into the dark courtyard, squinting into the musty darkness.   Beth limp passed the enormous…

Heya! We are back this week with more awesome artwork and a new prompt here in Artists of Legend. I wanted to briefly say that I’m grateful that Linktober brought more attention to this series, even drawing the attention of a few fantastic artists to be regular submitters! I can’t help but wonder how next year might go, but that’s looking further ahead than I probably should. Let’s just enjoy what we have now, shall we? So let’s get right…

The fantasy genre is a diverse and vibrant area of literature. Thousands of authors have published stunning and imaginative stories. Any of those could possibly influence current and future film, television, and other literature. Within The Legend of Zelda series, one can see the influence of the classic play and story Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie, whose title character clearly influenced another famous green clad hero. The influence of other properties is an essential part of all creation. All…

Hello folks, and welcome back to Inspired By Zelda! This month was originally going to focus on a creepy 2D Link’s Awakening-esq game named Anodyne, but as time was a scarce resource this month, so unfortunately, that think-piece will have to wait until next month. To make it up to everybody, I had a chance to chat with the Lead Developer of Stranger Things: The Game Dave Pottinger about the game, and I’m here to share that with you! We…

The Great Deku Tree is a kind and generous guardian that not only helps our hero when he’s in need, but provides shelter for those who need it. With the 20th anniversary of Ocarina of Time right around the corner, it’s only fitting that fans pay homage to the series. So with that in mind, it make sense that people want to remember this mighty tree guardian. One such person is the DIY crafter known as StellarNan as she creates…

The Great Deku Tree was first introduced in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, as the benevolent guardian spirit of the Kokori Forest. As the character who sets Link’s journey in motion, you could say that everything that happens to Link and Hyrule throughout the game is the Great Deku Tree’s doing. The tree spirit reappeared in The Wind Waker, redesigned in the cartoonish cel-shaded art style, watching over the Koroks on the Forest Haven Island. In this sketch by…

Magic takes many forms in the world of fiction both subtle and overt. The same goes for magic in the Zelda series. It’s ever present, but not always visible. From the creation of the Triforce and the land of Hyrule to spells like Din’s Fire, magic can be both powerful and useful. In most games, Link eventually gains access to some type of magical abilities like charging his sword with power or even invoking the strength of nature using the Wind Waker….

We are a little over three weeks away from the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The feel of duking it out with over 74 characters is so close, I could taste it. Now Masahiro Sakurai is confirming that the game has officially gone gold! In a recent interview from Famitsu magazine, Sakurai talked more about the most recent Ultimate Direct, as well as confirming that the game has officially completed development. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been in development…

Zelda Warfare is our series in which Mases and Gooey race The Wind Waker HD on hero mode in segmented sections. Each episode, or campaign, is worth a point. Whoever has the most points at the end of the game has won the war! Each time we add a special “Rule of Engagement” or more to shake things up even more. For the Earth Temple, we have split the campaign into two parts, making it worth two separate points. If…