Death Battle Combatant
Link Defending (Soulcalibur II)
The Hero of Hyrule
Origin The Legend of Zelda
Company Nintendo
Appearance(s) Link VS Cloud

~ Link's shout

I found a mirror under the table.
~ Link's rare dialog in Zelda II: The Adventures of Link

Link is the name of the several protagonists from the Legend of Zelda franchise. He appears in the 22nd episode of Death Battle, Link VS Cloud, where he dueled Final Fantasy VII protagonist Cloud Strife.


The multi-incarnated hero of Hyrule, Link has defeated the forces of evil for over ten generations. He bears the Spirit of the Hero, the unbreakable will and prowess of defeating evil and the abilities of the previous owner.

Death Battle Info


  • Age: Around 17
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Bears the Spirit of the Hero
  • Left-Handed
  • Multincarnate
  • Humble & Brave
  • Skilled in Boxing & Sumo Wrestling

Master Sword aka Goddess Sword

  • Crafted by the Goddess Hylia
  • Repels evil
  • Indestructible
  • Sword Beam/Skyward Strike
  • Deflects light energy magic
  • Medallions
    • Bombos - Launches fire
    • Ether - Freezes foes
    • Quake - Makes earthquakes


  • Boomerang (Attacks up to 5 times; always returns)
  • Bombs (5 second fuse; Water Bombs; Bombchus)
  • Hero's Bow (Fire Arrows; Ice Arrows; Light Arrows; Silver Arrows)


  • Chain Mail Shirt (Riveted)


  • Puzzle Solver
  • Has Single-Handedly beaten Armies
  • Fought a huge variety of foes
  • Strong enough to throw armored Gorons

Comparison to Cloud Strife


  • 10 Generations of Experience
  • Shield means better defense
  • Less Predictable Fighting Style
  • Expert at Finding Weaknesses
  • Can fight up close or at a distance
  • Smarter Fighter
  • Support items match Cloud's superhuman abilities

Cloud Strife

  • Jenova Cells extremely vulnerable to the Master Sword's Magic.
  • Naturally Faster & Stronger
  • Building Limit Breaks take time
  • More Predictable Fighting Style
  • Ribbon Nullified Arrow Magic
  • Straightforward & Predictable combat failed against Link's analytical style

One Minute Melee

Link appeared in Season 2 of One Minute Melee where he ended up losing to Sora from Kingdom Hearts. Afterwards, Link teams up with Sora and his allies Donald and Goofy to defeat an army of heartless lead by Dark Link.


Link appeared as a combatant on DBX, where he fought Meta Knight from the Kirby franchise and ended up losing.



  • Link was the second The Legend of Zelda character on Death Battle, the first being Princess Zelda with the next one being Ganondorf
  • Link was the 7th Nintendo character on DEATH BATTLE!.
  • While he defeated Cloud, their battle was considered the closest fight in Death Battle's history.
  • Link and Cloud are the first combatants to have 3D models, Link's was ripped from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, with recycled voice clips from Akira Sasanuma.
  • Link is the first combatant to fight a Final Fantasy character, followed by Yang Xiao Long and Vergil.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Link

  • Mario vs Link

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    • Round 1: Mario physically outclasses Link, so he should win. Link only has an advantage in arsenal and intelligence. Round 2: SM64 Ma...
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  • Mario vs Link

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    • I thought Link had several decades worth of experience. Shows what I know about Zelda. Also, what does the debuting thing have to do with th...
    • Cartoonfan12345 wrote:I thought Link had several decades worth of experience. Shows what I know about Zelda. Also, what does the debuting th...

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