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There Never Really Was a “Dark Link,” Link and the Zelda Series Are Just Racist

It's dangerous to go alone. Someone might spread racist legends about you.

Gaming has a big problem with gender, race, and white saviors. Maybe that’s because Hyrule’s historians got it all wrong, and there was never any such thing as Dark Link; the other Zelda characters are just horrible bigots. Here’s the real story behind Link’s xenophobia and a surprisingly accurate critique on the representation of minorities in a classic game series.

Previously in The Legend of Zelda

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