A Link to the Future

Guest Article by MegaLinkX

Waiting for a new Zelda game is hard to do. You can try filling your time with other games, reading Zelda manga, or visiting your favorite Zelda website everyday. I did all of these things, but playing massive amounts of Halo 3 has played the biggest role in keeping me sane while I wait. Playing so much Halo got the old noodle fired up, and I started to notice a few things about Master Chief… Mainly, how much he reminded me of… Oh my Golden Goddesses. Master Chief is Link!

Lofty claim, I know, but lets take a quick look at the evidence I have collected. First, Nintendo has admitted to there being multiple Links, as well as multiple timelines. When a new threat arises, if the previous Link is too old to deal with it or no longer around, a new Link is born to save the world. I believe Link did not come save the world prior to the events of The Wind Waker because the people of the world had the means to save themselves.

Time is flowing forward in the lands of Hyrule. With the passage of time comes technological advancement. Goht, the steam train, giant electromagnets, even the newest hookshots look more mechanical than magical. The series is progressing through time, and if the current trend continues, Link will be fighting off computer hackers. Or not. Read on.

Technology has already advanced enough for bombs to be available, so it’s only a short step to guns. With more advanced weaponry, even Hyrule’s smallest and weakest of citizens could fight off creatures like stalfos and moblins… No need for Link to be around at all! The knights of Hyrule and other mercenaries would have killed off the majority of the world’s monsters in order to make travel safe throughout the land. Race wars are likely to have happened as well, leaving Hylians the dominant race in the world.

Fast forward to the distant future. Link is now just a myth or an urban lagend. High technology rules, and any magic that may remain is so rare nobody even belives in it any longer. Little did anyone know that a race of highly religious Lizalfos from another planet had been evolving and advancing as well, and have now decided to invade Earth. The Hylians do their best to fight off the invading forces, but it is a losing battle. Without some miracle the race of man will fall. That’s where Master Chief comes in. Master Chief is a hero who wears green, is a man of very few words, proficient with any weapon he picks up, feels the need to rescue anyone he can who is in peril, and takes advice from a female voice in his head. Sounds like our own favorite green-clad hero to me. Master Chief searches old Fore-Runner ruins(dungeons) and kills bosses much larger than himself (Scarab Tanks).

While fighting the space-Lizalfos, Link, I mean Master Chief, encounters a race of Re-Deads. The Monitor almost destroys the universe in order to stop the flood of Re-Deads, but Master Chief finds a way to save every living thing in the galaxy. At the end of all this, Master Chief has saved billions of innocent lives, killed the alien invaders, and beaten the final boss. He tells Navi, I mean Cortana, to wake him when they need him, and enters a state of cryogenic sleep. Bungie even found a way for it to be the same Link throughout the entire Halo series!

If you aren’t convinced yet, this last piece of evidence should do it for you. Master Chief never shows his face. Why? Is it because Bungie wanted to make it feel more like they player is Master Chief? That could be the reason… But the real reason is that if anyone saw Link in Master Chief’s armor, Nintendo would sue the crap out of Bungie!

So, there you have it- undeniable proof that Link is indeed the Master Chief.

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  • Jason Rappaport

    Sorry for earlier, everyone – the ability to comment on this article was accidentally disabled. Luckily, someone noticed and now it is fixed ๐Ÿ˜€

    Happy commenting, everyone!

    • You know it actually makes sense in a ridiculous sort of way.

  • MegaLinkX

    Thanks Jason!

  • ….what can I say? Awesome!

  • SweetLie

    Ha! That's one hell of an insight!
    Great article. ๐Ÿ™‚




    thats quite a "reach" ………pun intended. but maybe………………just maybe

  • Azerik

    Quite amusing, but its not like you're the first to make the connection Jay Jay. There are at least 2 machinma makers that made Zelda themes Halo machinma :P. Regardless that was a very amusing article and has prompted me to once again play the Halo 3 campaign once the Halo Reach Beta expires.

  • Stormy

    interesting…i have had this thought myself a couple times as well…but that brings to mind another intersting question…Is samus a future link as well? :O

    • Dude

      samus is a chick XD

  • LINK

    WHat?…no………nO…….N0……NO,NO,NO,NO,NO. Samus is a Girl AND ORANGE which makes absolutely NO sense whatsoever!!!? <;3)

  • MegaLinkX

    Of course Samus isn't Link. She's Zelda!!!!!

    • Stormy

      lolz i thought that too, but i wrote it as link to make a joke.

      • GenoKID

        Have you ever played Metroid, though? Samus fights far more like Link does than Master Chief! The Metroid series plays VERY close to Zelda. Halo plays nothing like Zelda, and Samus acts in the same fashion as Link. Samus makes far more sense as a, I dunno, reincarnation?

      • MegaLinkX

        I wrote the entire article as a joke. Mostly.

  • Thareous33

    This is a scary moment of realization… Surely Nintendo would not attain the gung ho to make Zelda anything like this true ripoff! Even a little bit of progression toward this technological advancement is bad. Keep it up and you’ll find yourself making a habit out of yourself. I can tolerate some proof of mechanism in LoZ, but adding a train and a steam boat even with the Middle Ages looks is too much to bear. I just wish they would keep the series to a strict mideviel tenor without constantly experimenting with society. Of course there are those who disagree with this rant, as is their right.

    • Dude

      hey i kind of agree with you, i say that it should be that way, BUT maybe the tech should evolve somewhat, not BIG things, but little things

  • Xespion

    Interesting article, kudos!

    Also, the title of your article was one of my old usernames on the forums here.

    • MegaLinkX

      Nice. Originally I titled it Master Chief is Link, but I like the currant title better.

  • Ariel

    That wasn't bad. But I can't help but feel that this fan-fiction is bordering on copyright infringement. I know somewhere in a dimly litted apartment somewhere, a Bungie developer is writing a very sternly worded email directed at ZU.

  • alex

    why would you use a gun in zelda, imagine it, links new weapon ( cocked gun) that would be terrible because the whole point of zelda is medieval times and swords. Nintendo put the train in just so Aonma's son could be happy. Also, i would rather see action than see a hero press a button to kill someone when you could rather use a sword and actually see the action.

    • MegaLinkX

      Master Chief uses Energy swords, and gravity hammers… And truly a gun is a weapon that fires a projectile. Isn't a bow the same basic concept?

      • alex

        same concert but the bow is used for medieval times which fits link more than a gun.

  • ooccoowarrior

    Tee Hee, This sounds like hyrule at the time of apocolypse.

  • ridiculous but entertaining

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  • Tsurugi no Kami

    This is actually a pretty nice connection between the two series. I would never have thought of Halo in the same light as Legend of Zelda before reading this article. Now, obviously, I don't think that Master Chief is Link, but you do list some rather uncanny parallels.

  • Lules

    No guns in Zelda please.

  • I wish people wouldn't take the concept of guns in zelda so seriously and list technophobic reasons why technology sucks. If done right technology could work in zelda. Probably not guns ( though personally having a sniper rifle and shooting Ganon is something I wish I could do sometimes while playing )

    Thing is we already know the next zelda is going to have a lot of sword combat in it. Or hasn't anyone been reading the very very tiny snippets of information that occasionally sneak out of the bag?

    • Majora

      you rock dude

  • gamma

    This is the worst article ever.

    You forgot to say that the Prophet is the Deku Tree because they are both old.

    • Alex

      WIN. Much win right here.

  • MegaLinkX

    Don't take the article too seriously guys… I'm just a zelda fan who plays too much Halo ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Dude

      i have made this connection ALOT of times, and i like it ^-^

  • Xanaklusmos

    As long as the gun isn't automatic or even it'll be exactly the same as the bow. The problem with that is that many people would protest the loss of that medieval feel. And the train woyuld have worked better for me I think IF it hadn't been a cartoon.

    Awesome article though, thats freaking hilarious!

  • gouch

    thats retarded

    • TheLastLink

      not really.

  • super zelda brother

    very funny and insightful. I hope to see more articles like this. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • MegaLinkX

    I seriously doubt the Zelda series will ever progress into futuristic settings. At least not in our lifetimes. However as far as a gun causing a game to lose its medieval feel… Ever played Fable 2? quite a few different types of guns in that game, and still very medieval!!!

    Anyways thanks for all the comments guys!

  • L.O.Z Master

    that is weird but very funny! XD

  • Link

    Actually I noticed some of this to. I had a friend who had Halo for the PC , and he changed the Master Chief to look like Link. Then modded the camera to be third person. I thought. A Link to the Future.

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  • The entire ship is edible, although the King of Red Lions is carved out of foam and chocolate. The maker wanted to stay true to the style of The Wind Waker by using boxy shapes and smooth finishes throughout.