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{{Specify|this=the enemy in multiple Zelda games|other=the character in Four Swords Adventures, A Link Between Worlds, and Link's Awakening (2019)|link=[[Shadow Link]]}}
|name = Dark Link
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{{Infobox|character
|image = [[File:ShadowLink.png|200px|center]] ''Dark Link from The Adventure of Link''
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| image = [[File:ShadowLink.png|200px]]
|game = ''[[Zelda II: The Adventure of Link|The Adventure of Link]]''<br>''[[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|Ocarina of Time]]''<br>''[[The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks|Spirit Tracks]]''
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| caption      = Dark Link from ''The Adventure of Link''
|weapon = [[Sword]]<br>[[Din's Fire]] (''Ocarina of Time)'' [[ Megaton Hammer]] ("Ocarina of Time)"
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| game = ''[[Zelda II: The Adventure of Link|The Adventure of Link]]''<br/>''[[The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past|A Link to the Past]]''<br/>''[[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|Ocarina of Time]]''<br/>''[[The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages|Oracle of Ages]]''<br/>''[[The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess|Twilight Princess]]''<br/>''[[The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks|Spirit Tracks]]''
|habitat = [[Dungeon|Dungeons]]
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| location = [[Great Palace]]<br/>[[Palace of the Four Sword]]<br/>[[Water Temple (Ocarina of Time)|Water Temple]]<br/>[[Take 'Em All On]]
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| related = [[Shadow Link]]
 
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First appearing in ''The Adventure of Link'', '''Dark Link''' is the representation of the evil inside [[Link]] and usually possesses some of the same abilities and moves as Link.  
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First appearing in ''[[Zelda II: The Adventure of Link|The Adventure of Link]]'', '''Dark Link''' is the representation of the evil inside [[Link]] and usually possesses some of the same abilities and moves as Link.  
  
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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===The Adventure of Link===
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{{Main|Dark Link (The Adventure of Link)}}
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Dark Link, also known as '''Link's Shadow''', first appeared in ''The Adventure of Link'' as the final [[Boss]] who guards the [[Triforce of Courage]] inside the [[Great Palace]]. He serves as the final test created by the [[King of Hyrule]] before Link can obtain the Triforce of Courage.
  
===The Adventure of Link===
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Dark Link first appeared in ''[[Zelda II: The Adventure of Link|The Adventure of Link]]'' as the final boss who guarded the [[Triforce]] inside the [[Great Palace]]. There is a glitch where if Link runs all the way to the left of the screen, crouches, and just keeps stabbing toward Dark Link, Link will eventually defeat him without taking much damage. For help with this boss go [http://www.zeldadungeon.net/Zelda02-the-adventure-of-link-bosses.php#ShadowLink here].
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===A Link to the Past===
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{{Main|Dark Link (A Link to the Past)}}
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In the [[Game Boy Advance]] port of ''[[The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past|A Link to the Past]]'' several [[Dark Link (A Link to the Past)|Dark Links]] appear within the [[Palace of the Four Sword]]. Each of the four Links that are encountered have different abilities.
  
 
===Ocarina of Time===
 
===Ocarina of Time===
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{{Main|Dark Link (Ocarina of Time)}}
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Dark Link serves as the mini-boss of the [[Water Temple (Ocarina of Time)|Water Temple]] in ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|Ocarina of Time]]''. Once Dark Link has been defeated, Link is rewarded with the dungeon item, the [[Longshot]].
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===Oracle of Ages===
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Dark Link has a very minor role in this game. In the second stage of the battle with [[Veran]], she summons 4 Dark Links, and they are far weaker than Link. They move in the opposite direction to the one Link is walking in, much like [[Arm-Mimic]]s. They cannot attack save for bumping into Link, and always drop a heart upon defeat. They serve merely as distractions for Veran, and can be defeated easily.
  
In ''Ocarina of Time'' Dark Link is found in the [[Water Temple]] as a [[Mini-Boss]] and has the ability to jump up on your sword. If this happens hold still! Don't press "B"! When the player does this, Dark Link will cut you! Another interesting fact is that Dark Link starts out in ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|Ocarina of Time]]'' with the same amount of [[Heart Container|Heart Containers]] Link has at the point, making the dark creature harder to kill if the player has collected more hearts. The easiest way to kill Dark Link in ''Ocarina of Time'' is with [[Din's Fire]]. For help with this boss go [http://www.zeldadungeon.net/Zelda05-ocarina-of-time-boss-guide.php#DarkLink here].
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===Four Swords Adventures===
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{{Main|Shadow Link}}
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[[Shadow Link]] appears in ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures|Four Swords Adventures]]'' and he is a reoccurring enemy and mini-boss throughout several levels.
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===Twilight Princess===
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Dark Link is not fought in ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess|Twilight Princess]]'', but it appears in a cutscene narrated by the [[Light Spirit]], [[Lanayru (Light Spirit)|Lanayru]]. He tells Link the tale of how the [[Twili]] race was banished to the [[Twilight Realm]]. Dark Link is used to represent the [[Interlopers|Dark Interlopers]] in the cutscene. In the cutscene, three Dark Links destroy Link (representing a civilian) with their dark magic, resulting in them getting banished into the Twilight Realm by the Light Spirits.
  
 
===Spirit Tracks===
 
===Spirit Tracks===
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{{Main|Dark Link (Spirit Tracks)}}
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Dark Link appears in ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks|Spirit Tracks]]'' as the final boss of the mini-game found in [[Castle Town|Hyrule Castle Town]] called the [[Take 'Em All On]] challenge. Once defeated, Dark Link falls on his back and disappears while Link is rewarded with high-value [[Treasure]].
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===A Link Between Worlds===
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{{Main|Shadow Link}}
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Shadow Link, a similar character as Dark Link, appears within ''[[The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds|A Link Between Worlds]]''. Shadow Link utilizes the [[Street Pass]] feature of the [[Nintendo 3DS]], allowing you to battle other players' Links in the form of Shadow Link.
  
Dark Link also appears in ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks|Spirit Tracks]]'' as the final boss of the mini-game found in [[Castle Town|Hyrule Castle Town]] called [[Take 'Em All On]]. In this game, Dark Link can perform the [[Great Spin Attack]],throw [[Bomb]]s, and shoot [[arrow]]s. Unfortunately, while in battle with him, Link cannot use his items. For help with this boss go [http://www.zeldadungeon.net/Zelda13-spirit-tracks-walkthrough-11.php#c1 here].
 
  
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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*[[Dark Link]] is an alternate costume for [[Link]] in ''[[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]''.
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*[[Dark Link]] is a [[Boss]] battle in ''[[Super Smash Bros. Melee]]''.
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*In ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|Ocarina of Time]]'', [[Dark Link]]'s name according to [[Navi]] changes to be the same as Link's file name. His maximum health is also dependent upon the number of [[Heart Container]]s the player possesses.
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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ShadowLink-AoL-Sprite.png|''Dark Link Sprite in The Adventure of Link''
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Dark-Links-ALttP.gif|''The Dark Links in A Link to the Past''
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Dark-Links-ALttP-2.gif|''The Dark Links in A Link to the Past''
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OoT-DarkLink.png|''Dark Link shown in Ocarina of Time''
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Dark_Link_OoA.png|''Dark Link shown in Oracle of Ages''
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Dark-Link-TP.png|''Dark Link shown in Twilight Princess''
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Dark-Link-ST.png|''Dark Link shown in Spirit Tracks''
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Link-vs-Dark-Link-AoL.png|''Artwork of Link Fighting Dark Link in The Adventure of Link''
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Dark-Link-Fan-Artwork.png|''Fan Artwork of Dark Link from Spirit Tracks created by [http://timoteilol.deviantart.com/ timoteilol]''
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</gallery>
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{{Iconic Characters}}
  
*A Dark Link looking character appears in a ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess|Twilight Princess]]'' cut scene.
 
*Dark Link is an alternate costume for [[Link]] in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
 
* Dark Link is a boss battle in Super Smash Bros. Melee
 
  
{{Cat|The Adventure of Link Bosses}}
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{{Cat|Oracle of Ages Enemies}}
{{Cat|Ocarina of Time Mini-Bosses}}
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{{Cat|Iconic Characters}}
{{Cat|Spirit Tracks Bosses}}
 

Revision as of 16:23, June 12, 2019

This article is about the enemy in multiple Zelda games. For the character in Four Swords Adventures, A Link Between Worlds, and Link's Awakening (2019), see Shadow Link.

First appearing in The Adventure of Link, Dark Link is the representation of the evil inside Link and usually possesses some of the same abilities and moves as Link.

Appearances

The Adventure of Link

Main article: Dark Link (The Adventure of Link)

Dark Link, also known as Link's Shadow, first appeared in The Adventure of Link as the final Boss who guards the Triforce of Courage inside the Great Palace. He serves as the final test created by the King of Hyrule before Link can obtain the Triforce of Courage.

A Link to the Past

Main article: Dark Link (A Link to the Past)

In the Game Boy Advance port of A Link to the Past several Dark Links appear within the Palace of the Four Sword. Each of the four Links that are encountered have different abilities.

Ocarina of Time

Main article: Dark Link (Ocarina of Time)

Dark Link serves as the mini-boss of the Water Temple in Ocarina of Time. Once Dark Link has been defeated, Link is rewarded with the dungeon item, the Longshot.

Oracle of Ages

Dark Link has a very minor role in this game. In the second stage of the battle with Veran, she summons 4 Dark Links, and they are far weaker than Link. They move in the opposite direction to the one Link is walking in, much like Arm-Mimics. They cannot attack save for bumping into Link, and always drop a heart upon defeat. They serve merely as distractions for Veran, and can be defeated easily.

Four Swords Adventures

Main article: Shadow Link

Shadow Link appears in Four Swords Adventures and he is a reoccurring enemy and mini-boss throughout several levels.

Twilight Princess

Dark Link is not fought in Twilight Princess, but it appears in a cutscene narrated by the Light Spirit, Lanayru. He tells Link the tale of how the Twili race was banished to the Twilight Realm. Dark Link is used to represent the Dark Interlopers in the cutscene. In the cutscene, three Dark Links destroy Link (representing a civilian) with their dark magic, resulting in them getting banished into the Twilight Realm by the Light Spirits.

Spirit Tracks

Main article: Dark Link (Spirit Tracks)

Dark Link appears in Spirit Tracks as the final boss of the mini-game found in Hyrule Castle Town called the Take 'Em All On challenge. Once defeated, Dark Link falls on his back and disappears while Link is rewarded with high-value Treasure.

A Link Between Worlds

Main article: Shadow Link

Shadow Link, a similar character as Dark Link, appears within A Link Between Worlds. Shadow Link utilizes the Street Pass feature of the Nintendo 3DS, allowing you to battle other players' Links in the form of Shadow Link.


Trivia

Gallery