The video game trivia connoisseurs behind Did You Know Gaming? shared some surprising facts today about Link’s character design in Ocarina of Time. It seems earlier designs of the Hero of Time were more cartoony and in line with Mario’s design from Super Mario 64. In images of this prototype Link, the hero had a big button nose, a far departure from the pointy and angular nose we know him for today.

So why the change? In an “Iwata Asks” interview discussing the release of Ocarina of Time 3D, developer Yoshiaki Koizumi revealed the reason he changed Link’s design was to please his wife.