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A Look into Link’s Idle Movements

By Amanda Wood
June 30, 2018

 
Being the many incarnations of the Chosen Hero, Link does not have much time to wind down and relax – the time spent sleeping before his adventure begins may very well be the only rest he has! However, there are moments during the game that we can catch him mid-yawn, as though his journey is taking a toll on him.

Left to act on his own accord, we are reminded that we control a character that is experiencing the adventure himself. He shivers and sneezes in the cold, he wipes sweat from his brow in the heat, and even adjusts his clothes as if adventuring has misaligned his tunic!

YouTuber Master0fHyrule provides us with Link’s idle animations over the course of the franchise, beginning with Ocarina of Time and ending with Breath of the Wild. We see how more animations are included with each passing game that breathes a little more life into Link as we get to watch him yawn, stretch, and even flex!

You can check out the video below or click here to watch it on YouTube. Enjoy!