September 28, 2017
The Legend of Zelda and DOOM are two of the most iconic and enduring video game series of all time. And even though the games take place in vastly different worlds, there are a few similarities between the main protagonists, Link and the Marine. A random tweet got Luke from the YouTube channel Outside Xtra wondering: are Link and the DOOM Marine really the same person??
Outside Xtra explores six similarities between Link and the DOOM Marine that help support their theory: the DOOM Marine and Link are one and the same. They hypothesize that the DOOM Marine is Link after countless cycles of being resurrected to fight evil. They examine the DOOM Marine and Link’s general purpose, appearance, similarities in the enemies they battle, and similarities in the games themselves. All of it adds up to present a pretty convincing case that Link and the DOOM Marine truly are the same character.
You can check out the video below or click here to view it on Youtube.