well, it really depends on the player. Some people can get through the whole game without dying once, other people die once or twice per dungeon. The number of Link's really depends on the timeline of games that you decide on.
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Well, this should probably be in theorizing, but I'm sure it'll get moved there soon, or closed in favor of another thread...in the meantime:
LoZ and AoL are the same Link OoT and MM are the same Link OoS and OoA are the same Link
WW and PH are the same Link aLttP and LA are heavily implied to be the same Link FS and FSA are heavily implied to be the same Link TP Link is not likely to be any of the above Links ^
MC Link is not likely to be any of the above Links^
Now, some can make convincing arguments that, say, aLttP, OoS, OoA, and LA are all the same Link, but we can't be sure. It's not 100% clear how many Links there are.
Although the amount of Links there are depend on your timeline, Erimgard summarised pretty well how many Links there are generally accepted to be. Of course, if you think, say, TMC Link is also LoZ Link (Impossible, but an example), that makes one less Link.
Originally Posted by Picori_the_Mini
Hmmm...I always thought that MC, PH and the WW Link were all the same XD >_< Probaly because my friend told me that Arryl and Grandma were somewhere in MC
Well, he might have seen this Sprite Sheet that someone edited from official sprites and thought they were also official. But they aren't, they were edited by someone else and not taken from the game. Quite convincing, though, I'll admit. They're quite well done, but could be even better if they used the in-game pallet, and...Okay, enough Sprite talk from me, this is Zelda Theorizing, not the Sprite Comic Shantytown.
So that makes 9 different Links, and well, I certainly hope they all died of natural causes.
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As all ready mentioned, people agree that there are 7-9 Links...
As for their deads...we don't really know. Except for maybe one case. If we accept that the Hero's shade from TP is OoT Link, then we can assume that OoT Link died in battle. His lines always suggest that he has passed away before he could pass on his knowledge. In addition to that he lacks an eye, maybe that was a deady woud he received in battle.
Seriously though, Everybody knows Erotica was the best Theorist, challanged only by Smallville Boy.
Originally Posted by Stuit
Wait, this thread isn't meant to support that ridiculous "triforce-bearers are invincible" theory is it?
Wait, wait, wait. I know I came up with that hypothesis just because I was in an argument against Smallville Boy, but it's actually very possible and far from ridiculous. It wasn't invinvsible either, it was immune to aging, or dying of aging.