The Legend of Zelda first came out in 1986.

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 It was a simple top-down adventure that laid the foundation

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 for many Legend of Zelda games today. A huge overworld with themed areas, music tracks

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enemy types, and recurring hero Link, first appeared in the original Zelda

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game and has been appearing ever since. But Link isn't just a hero as it seems.

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Link's appearance is recognizable: a blond-haired boy with elven pointed ears and a green tunic

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The main aspects of Link's design remain the same

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but it has undergone many changes. Link evolves further with each game,

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