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DarkLink is a Slash ship between Link and Dark Link in The Legend of Zelda series.

Canon

Adventure of Link

Link encounters Dark Link in the Great Palace after defeating Thunderbird, where the latter serves as the last obstacle in the process of waking up Princess Zelda. Dark Link serves as the final "test" where Link has to prove himself worthy of the Triforce of Courage. The two are forced to battle and Link ends up defeating Dark Link.

Ocarina of Time

Link encounters Dark Link when he is about halfway through the Water Temple, in the room right before the Longshot. As Link attempts to cross to the other side of the room, he finds that the door on the other side is locked. However, by this point, his reflection in the water has already materialized itself as Dark Link. As soon as Link finds Dark Link and attacks him, the evil counterpart immediately strikes back. Link turns out to be victorious and Dark Link is killed.

Fanon

DarkLink has a decent amount of popularity for a slash ship in the Zelda fandom. Despite the fact that Dark Link is not shown to have a personality and only really serves as a boss fight, he is still a very popular character. Some fans even like to bring Dark Link into shipping. Many fans of slash ships like to ship Dark Link with Link because they are opposites yet also very similar because they are a different version of each other.

Trivia

  • Dark Link serves as an alternative costume for Link in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

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