Link`s Blacklist – a Tribute to the Dark Side of Hyrule
Welcome to Link`s Blacklist, an art tribute to the Bosses, the Monsters, the Evildoers of the Legend of Zelda Games!
Over 50 artists from around the world draw Ganon, the Skullkid, the Octoroks and many many more characters we had to fight since 1986.
Have fun wandering through the darkest side of Hyrule!
Note that this is an ongoing project which will be updated from the 1st-till the 20th May as part of Link’s Blacklist Round II
There are hundreds of bosses and evil enemies in the over 10 Legend of Zelda games if you count them all together. While it is our goal in the long run to get just all of them drawn, this will most likely take years to accomplish.
If we ever reach this goal, the characters will be sorted by game, but for now they are sorted in alphabetical order. To see the artworks and read about them and the Zelda Bosses and Enemies, just click on the smaller versions of the artworks here and a new window will pop up!
Now that the second round of Link’s Blacklist started this gallery is going to be updated with over 60 new fantastic artworks, the layout has been changed and the characters are sorted by the games now, with the arrival of the third round the gallery will most likely be splitted to multiple smaller ones for each Zelda game!
Note – During the 28th April-20th May this gallery is getting updated. If an thumbnail image or the character name is not a link it means it is a part of LB Round II and gets published on the 20th May!
The Legend of Zelda, the game which started it all in 1986 on the NES
Zelda II: The Adv. of Link (1987, NES)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past (1991, SNES)
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (1993, Game Boy)
The Legend of Zelda series is one of the most successful video game series ever made.
So far over 67 Million Zelda games were sold since The Legend of Zelda was released in February 1986 for the Nintendo Entertainment System
Ganon aka Ganondorf is the main antagonist of the Zelda series and appears in most of the games.
In Super Smash Bros Melee he was a playable character for the first time.
There are speculations that he is the reincarnation of Demise
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998, Nintendo 64)
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (2000, Nintendo 64)
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (2001, Game Boy Color)
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (2001, Game Boy Color)
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (2002, Gamecube)
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords (2002/3, Game Boy Advance)
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures (2004, Gamecube)
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (2004, Game Boy Advance)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006, Wii & Gamecube)
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (2007, Nintendo DS)
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (2009, Nintendo DS)
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (2011, Wii)
The Background of Link`s Blacklist…
Nope, this is not the usual ” we are Zelda fans since hundreds of years and want to draw, sing, compose what we love” thing. Link`s Blacklist came to Life when we asked the community of our Game Art HQ group on deviantARTabout a handful of possible choices for art tribute projects on the website in 2012.
We asked about 16 bit era Heroes, Actraiser and well..i had the Idea about doing something for the Legend of Zelda series, but for a change get people to draw something beside Link and Zelda for a change (you see fan art for those just everyday). And Link`s Blacklist was born as it got a massive positive feedback by our community
Stats & Facts of Link`s Blacklist
Project was born in June 2012 when i had the Idea for it and got a lot positive feedback from Artists of the Game Art HQ Community
Over 80 Artists participated so far
Over 120 artworks are part of Link`s Blacklist
As big as Link’s Blacklist is already, we are going to expand it to even more! On the 20th September 2013 Chapter III arrives with most likely another 40+ Artworks.
If you are an artist and want to be a part of Link’s Blacklist with similar submissions as seen above, either comment here or our deviantART Group
Credit where credit is due:
Nintendo & Shigeru Miyamoto
All other creators and designers of the Legend of Zelda games
All participating artists
All Legend of Zelda players and Fans
All websites which are writing about our Project and share the word about Link’s Blacklist