Link (リンク Rinku) is the protagonist of the Legend of Zelda series. He is usually depicted as a young boy or a teenager in green clothing who grows to become a legendary hero. In most games in the series, Link leaves his home and any relatives at an early age to pursue his destiny and fight the evil powers threatening the land. He is frequently the bearer of the Triforce of Courage.
A peculiarity of Link is the several different incarnations of the character throughout the Legend of Zelda series, although all of these share a number of common characteristics. The existence of multiple Links is made obvious on many occasions in the games; for example, the prologues of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap refer to an ancient, legendary champion, identical in appearance to Link. Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed this in late 2003.
Link is considered an iconic character in video gaming, and remains one of the most popular and well-liked video game protagonists.