Link is a hero summoned by Impa, the royal nursemaid, to save Princess Zelda from the evil Prince of Darkness, Ganon, who is seeking out the shards of the Triforce of Wisdom. Link finds the pieces before Ganon does, and in the end, destroys the villain with a Silver Arrow, saving Zelda. Link's character and background are given little explanation in the game, although the prologue describes him as "burning with a sense of justice."
Being a sequel set not long after the original game, The Adventure of Link features the same Link as The Legend of Zelda. Link is now fifteen years old, approaching his sixteenth birthday. Although Ganon has been killed, his army of monsters remains active throughout Hyrule. They plan to revive Ganon by spilling the blood of his murderer, Link, onto his ashes. Impa finds a Triforce mark on Link's hand as he approaches his sixteenth birthday, and explains that he is the hero chosen to awaken an ancient Princess Zelda from her sleeping curse by seeking out the Triforce of Courage. Link places a crystal in each of Hyrule's six palaces, ultimately defeats Dark Link, receives the Triforce of Courage, and uses the full Triforce to awaken Princess Zelda. After Link awakened Zelda, she then thanked him as well as called him "a real hero" for saving Hyrule. The curtains then slowly fall with Link and Zelda getting closer to each other afterwards.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 5-C | At least 6-C | At least High 4-C
Name: Link, also known as the Hero of Hyrule
Origin: The Legend of Zelda
Age: 10 | 16 | 16
Classification: Hylian Swordsman
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Magic, Skilled Swordsman and Marksman, Fire Manipulation, Electricity Manipulation, Can fire sword beams, Time Stop (Via the stopwatch), Flight and levitation while transformed into a fairy, Able to transform enemies into bots, Can imbue his shield with the power to reflect magical attacks, Resistance to Soul Manipulation | All of the abilities of The Triforce
Attack Potency: At least Moon level (Used the power of the Triforce of Wisdom to defeat Ganon in conjunction with the Silver/Light Arrows) | At least Island level (Fought and defeated bosses, who should be comparable, if not vastly superior to Dodongo) | At least Large Star level (Possesses the entire Triforce by the end of the Adventure of Link)
Lifting Strength: Likely Class M (Should be no weaker than his Wind Waker counterpart) | Class T+ (The Power Glove should be comparable to the Golden Gauntlets) | Class E+ (Superior to the Four Giants)
Striking Strength: At least Moon Class | At least Island Class | At least Large Star Class
Durability: At least Moon level | At least Island level | At least Large Star level
Stamina: High. Extremely high with the Triforce
Range: Extended melee range with his sword. Tens of meters to thousands of kilometers with blade beams, magic, and projectiles. At least Stellar via reality warping with the Triforce.
Standard Equipment: The Magical Sword, Magical Shield, a longbow, bombs, Boomerang, Magic Rings, Magical Flute, Magical Rod w/ Book of Magic, along with the Triforce
Intelligence: Should be no less competent than any of the other Links
Weaknesses: Nothing notable
Key: The Legend of Zelda | Adventure of Link | With the Complete Triforce
Note: This profile currently only covers this incarnation of Link at the end of Adventure of Link.