Would you be okay if a Zelda game had a female Link and a male Zelda?

#31lowuwPosted 8/15/2014 1:54:32 PM
Link has always been male and it needs to stay that way.
#32Shadowbird_RHPosted 8/15/2014 1:59:58 PM
I don't care for the idea of gender-swapped Link and Zelda. If Nintendo wants a Zelda game with a female lead, they can have Zelda or a new character be the protagonist.
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#33MyDogSkipPosted 8/15/2014 2:01:52 PM
-StarCraft posted...
Honestly I would be fine with both. I don't know why people are having a hard time picturing a male Zelda, besides the folklore / background, it's just a royalty character.

Prince Zelda sounds fine to me. There's already a prince Marth.

In the Zelda universe, there's already male characters named: Zunari, Candy, Zaganaga, Volvagia, Fyrus, Kafei, Ravio, Kamaro, Fraaz, Demise, Vaati, Gannon, Ghirahim etc.

Prince Zelda just sounds to me like another male wizard or sorcerer / royal character in a video game, not that hard to imagine in my opinion.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zelda_(given_name)
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#34-StarCraftPosted 8/15/2014 2:09:23 PM(edited)
MyDogSkip posted...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zelda_(given_name)

And? Have you seen the names of male characters in the Zelda Universe.

http://zeldawiki.org/Characters

http://zeldawiki.org/Bosses
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#35MyDogSkipPosted 8/15/2014 2:12:39 PM
Silly made up names are not relevant. Zelda is a real name that always (to my knowledge) belongs to females. Would you want a female game character named Steve? It wouldn't be the worst thing in the world, but it would be weird.
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#36-StarCraftPosted 8/15/2014 2:30:31 PM(edited)
MyDogSkip posted...
Silly made up names are not relevant. Zelda is a real name that always (to my knowledge) belongs to females. Would you want a female game character named Steve? It wouldn't be the worst thing in the world, but it would be weird.

I guess to each his own. I personally don't really have a hard time picturing a character named prince Zelda. There's already so many male names in the Zelda Universe that are close to that already. Zant, Vaati, Fyrus, Demise, Kafei, Volvagia, Fraaz, Agahnim, Zunari, Ghirahim, etc.
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#37MyDogSkipPosted 8/15/2014 2:20:57 PM
-StarCraft posted...
MyDogSkip posted...
Silly made up names are not relevant. Zelda is a real name that always (to my knowledge) belongs to females. Would you want a female game character named Steve? It wouldn't be the worst thing in the world, but it would be weird.

I guess to each his own. I personally don't really have a hard time picturing a character named prince Zelda. There's already so many male names in the Zelda Universe that are close to that. Zant, Vaati, Fyrus, Demise etc.


That's fine. For me personally, and probably some other people, the hangup is connecting the name of the fictional character to its use in the real world. If Zelda were a made up name that no one really had in the real world, it wouldn't be as much of an issue, though it still sounds feminine.
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