Since the beginning of the Legend of Zelda series, Nintendo has remained ambiguous over if Zelda and Link are in a relationship or strictly friends (or siblings). But Zelda’s voice actor, along with a key location in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, has apparently hinted that the two are in a relationship.
In an interview with TheGamer, Zelda’s voice actor, Patricia Summersett, revealed that she believes Zelda and Link are in a relationship.
“I know that [Link and Zelda] are in a relationship with each other, it’s active, there’s a lot of care and a lot of listening, and I just love that about it,” Summersett said.
However, she also appreciates how Nintendo’s lack of confirmation can leave things open for interpretation.
“As a voice actor, looking at the overall relationship between Link and Zelda over the ages, I personally love the ambiguity and that if there is something there it’s left to us,” Summersett said. “I guess in my own life, I can respect and celebrate relationships that aren’t conventional.”
Link and Zelda in love?
Her claims about Zelda and Link’s relationship are seemingly backed up by details in Zelda’s house in Hateno Village, which was previously Link’s house in Breath of the Wild. Inside Zelda’s house, players will find two chairs and plates at the table and a bed that Link can sleep in, implying that the two share a house and bed. Link cannot sleep in beds that are not his or at inns.
Zelda also has a secret well behind her house, and she keepsLink’s hair tie there in between games. In her journal stored in the well, she also wrote about Link, saying that he “remains at my side.”
However, this relationship is only hinted at by environment design and never officially confirmed in dialogue.
For help with everything Tears of the Kingdom, take a look at our Tears of the Kingdom Walkthrough and Guide about making your way through Hyrule. In fact, you can start here:
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Amelia Zollner is a freelance writer at IGN who loves all things indie and Nintendo. Outside of IGN, they’ve contributed to sites like Polygon and Rock Paper Shotgun. Find them on Twitter: @ameliazollner.
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