Link is the main protagonist of the Legend of Zelda games series by Nintendo. He is one of the most popular video game characters today. Since his debut in 1986, his design changed a bit with almost every game, sometimes he is a kid, sometimes more grown-up.

His main weapons are the Sword and Shield. There are multiple versions or re-incarnations of Link, the Hero of Time. This is not always the same person in all the Legend of Zelda games. Link was added as a DLC in November 2014 to Mario Kart 8. He is also a playable character in the Super Smash Bros. games. 

Due to his big popularity among fans, there are multiple galleries for fan art of him and sooner or later cosplays as well while you can see only a small selection of them in this gallery.

Link from the Legend of Zelda Games: an Overview

Charactername: Link   Developed /Created by Nintendo
Gameseries:  Legend of Zelda   First seen on: NES
First Game:  Legend of Zelda   Year first seen in: 1986
Last Game: Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (2020)   Birthplace: Hyrule
Role(s) and Characteristics:  Main Protagonist   Weapons or Martial Arts Style: Sword & Shield
Additional Tags:     Similar Characters:  
Has Relations to:

Princess Zelda (Friend, her Hero)

Ganon(dorf) (Enemy)

  See also:  


Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Link

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017)


Hyrule Warriors (2014)


Super Smash Bros WiiU / 3DS (2014)

 Link Mario Kart 8 DLC Game Art

Link in Mario Kart 8 (2014)

Soul Calibur II (2002)


LoZ: Majora’s Mask (2000)







 Link from the Legend of Zelda in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects

Link is indirectly a part of the Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration Link’s Blacklist where he can be seen fighting many of the LoZ enemies and bosses


Selected Fan Art and Cosplay Photos of Link

Due to the popularity of Link from the Zelda games, he has an additional Fan Art Gallery where you can see many more drawn artworks of him, you can find this gallery here

There are also additional galleries for Link & Navi and Link vs. Ganon fan art

New Selected Fan Art and Cosplay of Link created in 2017:

Link Bae

by Ry-Spirit

Link & Epona

by Crystal Graziano


 New Fan Art and Cosplay of Link created in 2016:

30th Anniversary of Legend of Zelda - Evolution of Link by EternaLegend

30th Anniversary of the Legend of Zelda: Evolution of Link 

by EternaLegend


Link in Zelda: Breath of the Wild

by VegaColors


 Older Fan Art and Cosplay of Link from the Legend of Zelda: 

Link Zelda Classic Painting Style Art

Link Classic Portrait Style

by Elizabeth Sherry

Sexy Female Link CosplayLink Female Cosplay Ocarina

Female Link Cosplay

by Beethy


Wolf Link Legend of Zelda Twlight Princess HD by Eternal legend

Wolf Link from Zelda TP

by Eternal Legend

Link Zelda Wii U NX

Link in Zelda Wii U / NX

by Eternal Legend 

Zelda Wii U NX Link and Epona

The Hunt: Link & Epona in Zelda Wii U

by Eternal Legend

Toon Link from Zelda with a Bomb

Toon Link

by Karniz

Do you want to possess Majoras Mask

Link and Majora’s Mask

by Eternal Legend

Female Link Genderbender LoZ Fan Art by Genzoman

Female Link (Linkle)

by Genzoman

Female Link Cosplay

Female Link Cosplay

By Beethy


A Link Between Worlds Fan Art by Unique Legend

A Link Between Worlds

by Unique Legend


Angry Hero of Time

by Gwendybee

The_Hero_of_Time Link by_2dforever

Link Portrait

by Tom Waterhouse

Link LOZ Badass Art by joshuar summana

Zelda OoT Link & Navi

by Joshua Summana

No Listen Anymore

Not Listening Anymore


Sleepy Link from Legend of Zelda by Julia Lichty

Sleepy Link

by Julia Lichty


Link for the Blacklist

by Efraimrdz



Updates and Additions in Link’s Gallery

11.02.2017 – New Fan Art of Link added

28.12.2016 – More Official Render Art of Link added

06.11.2016 – Link Breath of the Wild Art + new Header Picture added