YouTuber Callegos-Y has created a wonderful short film based on the Zelda universe where Link faces a difficult dilemma: his shield has just been set ablaze and turned to ash after being hit by flaming arrows! “Racing for Rupees” follows Link’s journey through Hyrule Castle Town as he tries to collect enough Rupees to purchase the elusive Hylian Shield, which is the sturdiest shield in the entire Zelda series. Link and the other characters are incredibly well animated throughout the film, making for some truly hilarious moments.

Although he is still the silent protagonist we know and love, it makes me wonder if a Zelda animated series with a silent Link would work if done correctly. After all, it is because of his silence that so many moments in the short film work so well.