So who is the cutest video game couple? A new poll shows that shockingly, it is not Link and Zelda! Link and Zelda come in second at 25%. However, this was sufficient enough to knock off Mr. and Mrs. Pac-man and Cloud and Aerith (Final Fantasy).

Who won the battle of love? Jump to find out!

 

Source: GoNintendo

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  • Ashley

    I love Zelda so very much…but the cutest video game couple has got to be Professor Layton and Claire.

    • Guest

      Yes.

    • Naomi

      Yay! Another Hershel and Claire fan on ZU!

  • Ryn

    I've always liked Marth and Caeda for some reason.

    Link and Zelda aren't even a couple anyway.

    • hellomyfreands

      I love those too!

    • Sheik

      I agree with you for the most part. But there are certain games (granted, not all) that insinuate a "relationship" with Link and Zelda. The linked ending for Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages features a cutscene of Zelda bestowing a kiss upon Link as he swoons with hearts bubbling above his head. Also, the curtain drops at the ending of Zelda II as Zelda approaches Link, deeply implying they kiss (if you really wanted to argue it, you'd at least have to admit that they embrace each other). In Spirit Tracks, Zelda hugs Link as she rejoices at their success, and Link blushes and gasps upon first seeing Zelda at the beginning of the game, presumably in awe of her. The game also ends with the two of them holding hands. In Wind Waker as well, Beedle accuses Link of blushing at the mention of Tetra, Zelda's alter ego. And as you already mentioned, I feel Skyward Sword implies a deeper and more romantic bond between the two as well.

      I don't feel that you can say Link and Zelda don't qualify as a couple to you simply because they've not announced an official relationship. I argue here simply because this seems to be the case for many "couples," such as Peter Pan and Wendy Darling, who have feelings for each other and are romantically inclined, but not in an official relationship. However, many still consider them a couple. Alongside other couples such as Chihiro and Haku (from Miyazaki's Spirited Away, if you happen to be an anime geek), Han Solo and Leia, Romeo and Juliet, and Jack and Rose from the Titanic. None of these couples ever announce any sort of relationship, yet they are still considered "couples." And yes, while several Zelda games (such as Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess, arguably) seem to lack in romantic implications between Link and Zelda, I simply don't think you can write them off as an unofficial couple completely. Even if they've never verbally confessed to any sort of feelings for each other, I think there are enough moments throughout the series to justify them being a "couple." That is my opinion on the matter.

  • Anonymous

    What about Fox and Crystal?

    • Blake Condit

      The amount of drama and crap that they go through is ridiculous. It's just painful to watch them try and be together sometimes. -_-

  • X_factor

    There are some pretty good contenders here… I kinda like Sora and Kairi. If only we lived in a world where all we had to do was follow our hearts. It's sad that sometimes our hearts can be treacherous.

  • Hylian_Knight

    The only Zelda game I felt there was truly a 'couple' feeling was Skyward Sword and perhaps Minish Cap, but even in that game I felt Zelda was still putting him in the 'friend zone' Skyward Sword was the only game that really felt like there was any sort of emotional attachment to Zelda and from Zelda to make it seem like they could be a couple. All the other games, I didn't really get that feeling, it was always, your friend (Who friendzones you) or some random princess you are told to go save. So I'll agree if we are talking SS other then that I love Surge and Kid.

  • neos

    who messed up link and zelda's ears in the top photo?

    • Ashmic

      how about just enjoy the picture and not complain about a fellow artist, because not only is that disrespectful, but technically means u fail at drawings for not appreciating anothers artwork, congratulations

    • AJP

      Are both Link and Zelda in Africa?

  • Vladislak

    Ehhh… I just don't agree with any of those to be honest, Zelda included. I've always felt that Zelda is lacking in the romance department. Skyward Sword and Link's Awakening came the closest, but they still don't progress beyond an unspoken yearning between two characters.
    Sure that is love, but that's really only the first stage of love. There's never been any point in which they become honest about their feelings and acknowledge that they are in love. There's never been any sort of relationship progression.

    In fact, on the pie chart above NONE of the couples go that far. There are a few in the "others", but even those ones could have been portrayed better.

    Personally I would have put Fei and Elly from Xenogears as my top pick, two characters that actually progress from complete strangers (sort of) to actual lovers with a deep relationship.

    Granted, I AM a fan of Link and Zelda as a couple and I'd love to see Nintendo do something deeper with that relationship, but for most of the games they barely even qualify as a couple if at all. And that makes me a bit sad.

  • MDH

    To be honest, there are many options in the series I prefer to Zelda herself. Malon and Midna, to name just two. I think Zelda is at her best when she's a close, yet regal ally to Link.

  • Prada

    Squall and Rinoa, and Chris and Wesker! yay

  • Idaho

    That's how the poll should be.

  • Zelda3607

    Link+Zelda and Mario + Peach 4ever!!!!! They're my favorite match ups video game couple wise. I would have them tied for 1st though…..oh well, they at least beat the others

    • LoZplayer

      I totally agree with you. I wonder what made Cloud and Aerith first…..

      • Zelda3607

        i dont know ….well it would be cool if ZU could vote for this stuff.

  • Scott

    Zelink ftw

  • me

    It really isn't that shocking.

  • Lizzeh!

    And old plumber and a princess? Where is this cute factor people speak of?

    • sam

      It gives fat chums, like me, a sense of (false) hope that I can get a sexy mate.

  • neos

    man u guys are bruetile. i didnt mean to be rude about it, i was only stating my opinion and zelda's dress is the wrong colour.

  • Cory

    Ico and Yorda

  • tyler

    damn it mario die by links sword

  • CMike

    Nathan Drake and Elena, obviously.

    • 123456789

      Yeah I know! Mario and peach can barely even be considered a couple, it's just Mario saves peach every game, no actual romance.

  • Keimori

    What!? no Anju and Kafei!? WHAT IS THIS MADNESS!?

    • Zelda's Scribe

      Anju and Kafei are adorable!!!

  • PSPvita

    I think Samus and Adam. i just dont know it came to me because he stares at her strangely.

    • sam

      I could never figure out the relationship be tween Sam and Adam. One moment it's a relationship of mutual respect, then romantic, and then it's master and servant.

  • Nitsirtriscuit

    Sonic and Amy didn't make it.
    I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

  • Sheik

    I agree with you for the most part. But there are certain games (granted, not all) that insinuate a "relationship" with Link and Zelda. The linked ending for Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages features a cutscene of Zelda bestowing a kiss upon Link as he swoons with hearts bubbling above his head. Also, the curtain drops at the ending of Zelda II as Zelda approaches Link, deeply implying they kiss (if you really wanted to argue it, you'd at least have to admit that they embrace each other). In Spirit Tracks, Zelda hugs Link as she rejoices at their success, and Link blushes and gasps upon first seeing Zelda at the beginning of the game, presumably in awe of her. The game also ends with the two of them holding hands. In Wind Waker as well, Beedle accuses Link of blushing at the mention of Tetra, Zelda's alter ego. And as you already mentioned, I feel Skyward Sword implies a deeper and more romantic bond between the two as well.

    I must concur with you though, that there is no official "admitting of feelings" between Link and Zelda, but I admire that kind of relationship in video games, books, and movies, personally. It keeps the reader/gamer/movie-goer on their toes and, in my opinion, evokes a stronger sense of attachment between the reader/gamer/movie-goer and the couple because it creates a desire for them to get together within the reader/gamer/movie-goer. It also evades the risk of becoming mundane and cliche by taking this route with the relationship. My only argument against you really, is that you say Link and Zelda barely qualify as a couple to you simply because they've not announced an official relationship. I argue here simply because this seems to be the case for many "couples," such as Peter Pan and Wendy Darling, who have feelings for each other and are romantically inclined, but not in an official relationship. However, many still consider them a couple. Alongside other couples such as Chihiro and Haku (from Miyazaki's Spirited Away, if you happen to be an anime geek), Han Solo and Leia, Romeo and Juliet, and Jack and Rose from the Titanic. None of these couples ever announce any sort of relationship, yet they are still considered "couples." And yes, while several Zelda games (such as Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess, arguably) seem to lack in romantic implications between Link and Zelda, I simply don't think you can write them off as an unofficial couple completely. Even if they've never verbally confessed to any sort of feelings for each other, I think there are enough moments throughout the series to justify them being a "couple." That is my opinion on the matter.