Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Link's Journey

Another late assignment. Here it is, as fitted upon Link in Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Departure: This is when Link finally gets his fairy, Navi, who is his guide and mentor and knows pretty much everything about the world around her. Among the children living in the forest, Link had always been teased because he had been the only boy without a fairy, and as we all know, you can't be a real man without having a fairy. So he gets his fairy who tells him he needs to go see the tree spirit that brought him into the forest in the first place to learn about his past. He starts his adventure by proving he can kill a monster living inside this tree spirit. Where he learns why his skills are needed by the rest of the kingdom.

Initiation: This includes the 2 more dungeons filled with puzzles traps and monsters that Link must get through in order to save the kingdom. After these dungeons, he is granted the sacred sword blessed by the gods to fight against the forces of evil many times throughout history. This sword may only be used by certain heroes that have the courage and strength to fight evil. There is a very obvious problem with Link being a hero at this moment: he is a 10-YEAR-OLD-BOY! One of the sages seals him away in the sacred realm for him to grow into the hero the land needs. By this time, Link realizes it is his responsibility to save the world from the darkness brought about by the King of Thieves, Ganondorf. After 5 more temples conquered to awaken the sages, Link kills Ganondorf, purging the world of his evil.

Return: Link goes back in time to return to his friends that celebrate his return. He realizes that as a hero, he must continue doing heroic things. He gets on the back of his horse and rides off in the distance, to be remembered in the stories past down from generation to generation.

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