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Corrupted Link by EternaLegend Corrupted Link by EternaLegend
Painter XI/Wacom tablet (one layer painting)

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Link dealing with self-corruption making him both the hero and villain.

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The Legend of Zelda is to the Nintendo company.


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:iconmegaanilinkfan:
MegaAniLinkFan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Someone's been too close to Soul Edge...
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:iconbluerosekelly:
BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
Man this looks intense. :D
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:iconiherdyouliekmudkipzz:
iherdyouliekmudkipzz Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like im the only one who noticed the scar around his left eye
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:iconsilverghoststream:
SilverGhostStream Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Naw, I seen it.
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:iconvantasticsignless:
VantasticSignless Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
they should make a game about the concept of this amazing piece of art
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:iconjuliju123:
juliju123 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
I love your Links
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:icontsukasa57:
Tsukasa57 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
awesome
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:iconprophetstorm:
ProphetStorm Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Writer
Legend of Zelda: The Mirrored Hero
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:iconinfinitygirlwpasta:
InfinityGirlWPasta Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are going to murder me with your awesome art.
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:iconthatpaperhat:
Thatpaperhat Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol thats what i sort of thought too. =)
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:iconinfinitygirlwpasta:
InfinityGirlWPasta Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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:iconfmdalby:
FMDalby Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Nice concept :)
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:iconinfinitygirlwpasta:
InfinityGirlWPasta Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh dear.
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:iconlegendofalex:
LegendOfAlex Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I swear Nintendo needs to make a game, or animated movie or something about Link dealing with self-corruption!
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:iconjustagamergirl:
JustAGamerGirl Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
It's such a amazing piece of art! I'ts really cool!!!!
I can't stop watching it I love it! Good job!
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:iconnanasuke-maoyuu:
Nanasuke-Maoyuu Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
deviantart needs a love button, like when you a favorite isn't enough to say how much you could die over how awesome the art is.
X3
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:icondelvallejoel:
delvallejoel Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing!
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:iconartfinatic14:
ArtFinatic14 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wish I could double favorite.
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:iconsafika987:
safika987 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
wicked awsome

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:iconbunnyshadows:
bunnyshadows Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
that would be a cool concept if they made another game. instead of fighting just the outside forces, you must battle your inside forces because ganon is inside your own body and with every enemy you defeat he becomes stronger
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:iconmatiatataya:
Matiatataya Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
I love it! <3
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:iconfruitbatslyra:
fruitbatslyra Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is pretty awesome! :)
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:iconandreadage:
andreadage Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
wooow
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:iconstarwarsman225:
starwarsman225 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Uncle Sam Link.
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:iconsteffieneko:
SteffieNeko Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING ARTWORK!!! :iconmeawplz:
I love it! :love:
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:iconultimatedarklink:
ultimatedarklink Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome picture. =^.^=
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:iconcryingcloud1999:
Cryingcloud1999 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome!!
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:iconshadowforce1994:
shadowforce1994 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Link dealing with self-corruption making him both the hero and villain...

How would that work? I guess he could be like Anders from Dragon Age 2. He was a mage that allowed a spirit of justice to live inside his body, but his hatred towards templars (mage hunters) made him corrupt the spirit of justice into a spirit of vengeance, and he often struggles to keep himself from unleashing the hatred at others.

Link going through that would be pretty awesome. A game where you could be good or evil Link, with the corruption of evil tempting the player to make Link turn to darkness...I'd buy that game.
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Aspiring-Artist22 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nintendo wouldn't want to corrupt their beloved hero most likely... It would make for a very interesting concept in a Zelda game. I would buy it as well. Twilight Princess wasn't dark enough for me lol
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:icontsiay:
tsiay Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
this is simply amazing. like seriously holy crap! im pretty sure i broke the "favorite: button:)
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:iconaty-s-behsam:
Aty-S-Behsam Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh he's being friendly with that friendly fist... :P
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:iconamandamullins:
AmandaMullins Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
it just hit me Link is giving me a brofist
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:iconeternalegend:
EternaLegend Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Oh my god I never saw that before xD
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:iconsir-reginald:
Sir-Reginald Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Duuuuuuuuuuuude. The most I can do is say that this is clearly excellent, and inspires much partying on.
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:iconpiano-1468:
Piano-1468 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
reminds me a bit of the hero's shade
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:iconbelleofbrightside97:
belleofbrightside97 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh...My...COW!!!!! HOW!!!!! OW!!!!! LINK!!!!! :iconiloveyouplz:
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:iconlady-lm:
Lady-LM Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Reminds me of this > [link]
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:iconeternalegend:
EternaLegend Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Haha, nice one. =P
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:iconjosethclay:
josethclay Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I could see link gaining control of the corruption in him and using it to his advantage
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:iconrobbiedgrimm:
RobbieDGrimm Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely genius work
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:iconrobrain:
robrain Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Incredibly awesome artwork.

The concept of this reminded me just now of the old NES Legend of Zelda comic. There was one issue where Link managed to steal the Triforce of Power (red Triforce) from Ganon, but "Power

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"He who depends on Power alone, without Wisdom, cannot claim Courage."

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Anyway, if you're interested in some nostalgia, you can read them on this site (out of print, obviously):

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:iconmercy-harris:
Mercy-Harris Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect! When I saw this, I thought he came down with a certain infection. xD
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:iconcarariddle:
CaraRiddle Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
wow :D that's all i can and need too say :D
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:iconxeozus:
Xeozus Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student General Artist
This is incredible.
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:iconshakaiolia:
shakaiolia Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
super
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:iconshougatouki:
ShougaTouki Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconlinkinloveplz: He looks so amazetastic!!! Is this supposed to be OoT Link because didn't that incarnation of him become corrupted after Majora's Mask? Also, why is the Triforce on his right hand? :/
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:iconeternalegend:
EternaLegend Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Thanks! :) It's not a specific Link from any of the Zelda games. Just an idea that I came up with (and his tunic design is something not seen in any of the Zelda games so far).
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:iconshougatouki:
ShougaTouki Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, okay. :3 I kinda saw that and I thought, "Hmm, he looks different somehow."
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:icondark-coco:
Dark-Coco Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Loving the colours, your art really is amazing. :aww: I like his expression. Great job once again.
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:iconwulfpup12:
wulfpup12 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Getting Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones vibes here...
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