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Old 03-24-2019, 05:30 PM
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Default Nominate Top 50 Zelda Characters and Enemies: Votes for Tingle Count Double




Bonjour! That means “Welcome to Top 50 Zelda Characters and Enemies” in Hylian. A couple years ago we had a pretty chill time plumbing the depths of Mario's essentials and sundries. The dark heart of 2019 demands we do it again, and so we turn the spotlight on the secondest of Nintendo’s fiddles: The Legend of Zelda. This time around the characters are harder to draw and the rules more convoluted. Hold onto your butts.

The goal of this exercise is to think up some beloved characters and enemies from the illustrious Legend of Zelda series and PM me a list before 23:59:59 ET, April, 7th numbering your choices. Your first choice will get 35 points, your second 34, and so on. I’ll tabulate up the votes to come up with a master list of 50. Then we’ll go through it and very fine time will be had by all.

Please number your lists. Some people put their number one at the top and others at the bottom. Without numbers it's impossible to know which.

Characters can be from any Zelda game, comic strip, breakfast cereal, or Nintendo Power System Repair Advertisement. You can nominate individuals (“King Moblin”), kinds (“Moblins”), or individuals of a kind (“That One Moblin in Future Lost Woods”). The exception is Link, Zelda, and Ganon(dorf). These characters have multiple incarnations throughout the series. You must vote for individuals. Please designate if a Link vote is for the one from Ocarina or Wind Waker or whatever. Note that some individuals cross multiple games. The Link from Awakening and the Oracles is the same one from LttP for example. (And yes, Ganon is the same Ganon across the series, but is appearances are varied enough I feel free lumping him in with this rule.) Votes for generic “Link, Zelda, or Ganon” will not be counted and then be publicly ridiculed. Don’t be the one to ignore this rule. If you feel like this is unfair, I hope you have good health insurance because dem’s the breaks.

Votes for Tingle count double.

Deadline is 23:59:59 ET, April, 7th.


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Old 03-24-2019, 05:56 PM
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For those of us who don’t do this a lot what does that scoring system mean is the longest viable nomination list length?
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Old 03-24-2019, 06:02 PM
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35 is #1, and 10 for #25 is how I've understood it.

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I have serious questions about Mario's skeletal structure. Too many questions.

EDIT: I am looking forward to this as reading material but participation, at least COMPLETE participation (as in 25 entries) might be tough for me. I've played 3 Zelda games total and two of them I played two over decades ago (and maybe one I didn't finish? I feel like I must have but I remember so little about it), so a lot of the characters haven't stuck with me and I don't think I was "into" the characters a great deal. But there are some fun monsters and random weirdos who will undoubtedly make my list.

Also, to be clear about what counts...

We aren't counting Sheik and Zelda as different, right? Or was there some magic stuff that allowed them to be separate characters in other games, like a magic right or a haunted coffee can?

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Votes for generic “Link, Zelda, or Ganon” will not be counted and then be publicly ridiculed.
I think my list just got shorter.

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longest viable nomination list length?
I don't understand the question.
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Old 03-24-2019, 07:28 PM
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Each person may list up to 25 things, by convention of these threads.
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Old 03-24-2019, 07:48 PM
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I want to vote for blue Zelda from Breath of the Wild who the heck is Link?
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I want to vote for blue Zelda from Breath of the Wild who the heck is Link?



Some sort of evil monkey butler, I think?
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Old 03-25-2019, 05:08 AM
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We have our first rule breaker. Violet, who wrote a very nice and insightful paean to the nature of Link, did not specify a specific Link. I’m sorry Violet here is your reluctantly given public dressing down.

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Old 03-25-2019, 05:33 AM
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That was fast.

Important question: what is 'PLOP'ping off of Mario in that last panel? Nothing seems to be missing on his face...

Oh, and I'll start working on a list since I voted for this, I guess... man, I suck at this.
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there are too many choices.
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Old 03-25-2019, 06:33 AM
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there are too many choices.
Just pick the good ones.

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Old 03-25-2019, 06:40 AM
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Important question: what is 'PLOP'ping off of Mario in that last panel? Nothing seems to be missing on his face...
But his face is missing from his head. Mario has... fascinating skull structure.
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Old 03-25-2019, 06:49 AM
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Just noticed this edit.

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Also, to be clear about what counts...

We aren't counting Sheik and Zelda as different, right? Or was there some magic stuff that allowed them to be separate characters in other games, like a magic right or a haunted coffee can?
Let your heart be your guide. I'll prob tally votes as separate characters though unless the lists trend in a "I love Zelda OoT because she's super awesome as Sheik" direction.
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Old 03-25-2019, 06:52 AM
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Let your heart be your guide.
  1. Heart Container
  2. Piece of Heart
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:28 AM
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Wait, are Links just picking up hearts from the people and monsters they've killed and eating them?
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:31 AM
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Yes
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:58 AM
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Story checks out.
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Old 03-25-2019, 05:29 PM
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Wait, are LttP and LA Links canonically the same? I'm not sure about that.
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Old 03-25-2019, 06:03 PM
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The Link from LttP is the same one in Awakening and Oracles.
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:25 PM
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What about TloZ and Z2AL?
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We have our first rule breaker. Violet, who wrote a very nice and insightful paean to the nature of Link, did not specify a specific Link. I’m sorry Violet here is your reluctantly given public dressing down.
It wouldn't have been funny if I'd followed the rules.
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What about TloZ and Z2AL?
Same Link, different Zelda
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Old 03-25-2019, 08:43 PM
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What about Link's Crossbow Training and Ocerena of Time?

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Old 03-25-2019, 08:57 PM
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Same Link, different Zelda
Oh crap I forgot we have to deal with a stupid bullshit timeline can we change our votes to Draculas?
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Old 03-25-2019, 09:00 PM
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That's not timeline. That's the original LORE. There's no timeline bullshit here. I reject timelines.
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Old 03-25-2019, 09:11 PM
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That's not timeline. That's the original LORE. There's no timeline bullshit here. I reject timelines.
Phew! *wipes sweat from brow*
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Old 03-25-2019, 11:59 PM
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Do the DS games share a link with Windwaker?
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Question:

If I want to nominate a reoccurring side character like say, Beedle. Do I have to specify which Beedle? I would rather not have to make the distinction between Wind Waker Beedle and Skyward Sword Beedle. To me, they are both Beedle.
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Do the DS games share a link with Windwaker?
Phantom Hourglass yes, it's an immediate sequel, Spirit Tracks no, it's generations later again.
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