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in the wake of all that arguing over what gender link should be, how about they make a zelda game where link's gender is never referenced/stated anywhere in canon and it can be whatever the player wants, i'm sure that would make everyone happy and definitely not lead to mass outrage and a thousand endless fandom debates.
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ControlAltEevee Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honestly tho. It would be kinda cool if the new Link was a girl.
But here's an idea:
Being able to choose link's gender, and the story/dialogue could change depending on what gender you chose.
aquanut Featured By Owner Edited Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There was apparently unused concept art for a female character based on Link included in the Hyrule Warriors artbook, so it may not be that farfetched to think they might do that someday. (And the concept art looks very nice, though it's hard to make out the details of the outfit.)

Yeah, a gender option (with little impact on gameplay aside from switched pronouns) would probably be the most effective route for them to take if they choose to address the issue.
Hour27 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
But for reals yeah, Nintendo really, and I mean REALLY needs to make gender an optional. I'd have THAT much more respect for Shigero Miyamoto if he made that happen.
Hour27 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If that's the case, then may I be the first Female Link please?!?!!?! My boobs are too big though...darn. >_<
diskfire Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Nice one.
Dead-Richtofen Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
What I'm kinda hoping for is the option to choose either Link or Zelda as the main character. Or perhaps a gender option for Link, where there will be no significant game-play differences depending on the gender. Somewhat like Skyrim. Gender really doesn't matter other than a couple of things people in the world will say.
And this is an extremely nice picture. Can't wait for this game.
aquanut Featured By Owner Edited Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like the picture! I'm really excited for it too. I'd definitely get behind an option to choose between playing as Link or Zelda; it would be great to see the princess have a more active role in the series.

A gender option with no significant gameplay differences is admittedly probably the most sensible way to go if they decide to cater to players who care about this. With a character who's been established as male for so long, it would seem a bit like cheating to use the exact same character model and expect everyone to be satisfied with the new female character.
wavepaint Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow,colours is amazing *___*
aquanut Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm really glad you like the colors!
Kieroni101 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's awesome! Very nice!

Oh of course that would never happen. I mean, the LoZ fandom has never had decade long arguments about the gender of a gender-confused character, right? I mean, we have no either-gender ninjas running around, right? XP
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