Link is the main protagonist of the video game franchise, "The Legend of Zelda," published by Nintendo. His popularity resulted in his inclusion in the Super Smash Bros. Brawl series.
Link's first appearance was in the video game "The Legend of Zelda" in 1986. It was designed by Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka. Typically, Link is portrayed as a young boy in his early teens who must acquire several magical items, such as the Master Sword, in order to complete his quest and rescue the Princess Zelda. A recurring theme in the series is the Triforce, a powerful relic that must be rebuilt in order to defeat the villainous Ganon.