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- "With portals opened to other dimensions, another Link slipped through--the legendary Hero of Winds from the Era of the Great Sea. While trying to save his kidnapped sister, he challenged the ruler of evil. Helped by a red boat and a pirate crew, and controlling the wind, he traveled far and wide across the Great Sea. Quick on his feet and light in the air, Toon Link excels at speedy combos with his short sword and trusty Deku Leaf. He may be small, but he packs a punch!"
- — Toon Link, the Hero of Winds in-game tutorial Bio
Toon Link (?) is a alternate version of Link that appears in Hyrule Warriors Legends and Hyrule Warriors. He based on the Hero of Winds, the incarnation of Link from Era of the Great Sea. Toon Link appears in the original Hyrule Warriors for the Wii U through either the code that came with Hyrule Warriors Legends or paid DLC.
Background & History
Born on Outset Island, Toon Link lived peacefully with his Grandmother and little sister, Aryll. As per island tradition, Toon Link donned the Hero's Clothes on his birthday to represent his coming of age. However when his sister is kidnapped by Helmaroc King, he is forced to leave his home to rescue her. Equipping himself with Hero's Sword and his family heirloom the Hero's Shield, Toon Link travels with Tetra's Pirates to the bird's roost in Forsaken Fortress, but is caught by Helmaroc King and thrown into the Great Sea. Saved by a mysterious talking boat called the King of Red Lions who informs him the bird is acting under orders of the evil Ganon and the two embark on a quest to defeat evil tyrant and save his sister in the process. Through his quest, Toon Link discovers his destiny as the Hero of Winds and with the aid of Tetra, manages to defeat the King of Evil in the submerged Kingdom of Hyrule. He would later join Tetra and her crew in search of a new land to replace the lost kingdom of Hyrule. When Tetra goes missing aboard the Ghost Ship, Toon Link ends up in the World of the Ocean King where he becomes involved in a conflict between the Ocean King and the evil monster Bellum. With the aid of a fairy named Ciela and cowardly sea captain named Linebeck, Toon Link manages to rescue Tetra and manages to defeat Bellum using the legendary Phantom Sword. After Bellum's defeat, Link, Tetra, and Linebeck are returned to the Great Sea. After parting ways with Linebeck, Toon Link and Tetra continue their search and eventually discover a distant land where they found the kingdom of New Hyrule. His Hero's Clothes would inspire the Recruit Uniform worn by soldiers that protected the land of New Hyrule. Though his fate is unknown, he would be remembered by his close friend Niko who inherited Toon Link's Wooden Shield. Niko would eventually pass on the shield to his roommate, a young Royal Engineer who turns out to be Hero of Winds' successor who would go on to join forces with Tetra's granddaughter, Toon Zelda in order to save the land from the ancient Demon King, Malladus.
Like Young Link, he has no role in the main story of either Hyrule Warriors or Hyrule Warriors Legends.
In addition to his Hero's Clothes from The Wind Waker , Toon Link has his Outset Island Outfit from The Wind Waker as his Standard Outfit (Great Sea). He also has a Niko Recolor as his Standard Outfit (Wind Waker) DLC Costume. His Standard Outfit (Koholint) is a Tarin Recolor. His Standard Outfit (Grand Travels) is a Recolor based on the Engineer's Clothes from Spirit Tracks.
Like past incarnations of Link, Toon Link is a natural born fighter and adventurer, who fights wielding a sword and shield. Like previous incarnations, he can use techniques like the Spin Attack and Hurricane Spin. In addition to his traditional fighting abilities, Toon Link is a talented seafarer due to living in the Era of the Great Sea, where much of the world is covered by ocean. In the Hyrule Warriors series while wielding the Sand Wand, he is shown to be a capable train engineer, much like his incarnation/successor from Spirit Tracks.