Shadow Link is a dark reflection of Link and not the same character as Dark Link while both are very similar since they are basically evil versions of Link and able to use the same moves as the Hyrulian hero.

Shadow Link appears usually as a boss and debuted in The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures (2004). He returned in LoZ A Link Beween Worlds (2013) and LoZ Tri Force Heroes (2016) so far. 


Shadow Link from the Legend of Zelda Games: an Overview

Charactername:  Shadow Link   Developed /Created by Nintendo 
Gameseries: The Legend of Zelda   First seen on: Gamecube 
First Game: The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures   Year first seen: 2004 
Last Game: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (2016)   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics:  Boss   Weapons:  Sword & Shield
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Shadow Link from The Legend of Zelda


Legend of Zelda: A Link Beween Worlds (2013)




Shadow Link in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

Shadow Link from Four Swords Adventures was drawn twice for our Legend of Zelda Bestiary Project the Link’s Blacklist


Selected Fan Art and Cosplay of Shadow Link




Updates in the Video Game Character Database entry and game art gallery of Shadow Link

15.09.2018 – Creation of Shadow Link’s Gallery and DB Entry