Frankly, this is still more sensible answer to “why is Zelda not a Legend of Zelda protagonist?” question than the last time Nintendo publicly tried to explain it.
Just another case of when a parody manages to be less nonsensical than reality.
Hey Nintendo, I have an idea for a game for you – make a new Zelda game but use bits of these comics from 1990 as the concepts. The bits where Zelda is kicking ass, rescuing the innocent and helping people overthrow evil.
So, Nintento… since you’ve taken a pretty good first step in this direction, just reminding you that any time you want to make Legend of Zelda game where the twist is you play as Zelda from the comics – the world is ready.
Any time is good.
So for those that aren’t aware, the trailer for Breath of the Wild shows a costume design for Zelda is pretty awesome:
Needless to say, many people were thrilled about this design and generally praised Nintendo for this step forward. Of course, there’s a few folks to who’s primary concern is that you know nobody cares… but there’s also a lot of folks who are very excited and have created cosplay and all kinds of fan art.
- Cosplay by @driftingbystars
- Watercolor fan art by @morganamelia
- Animated fan art by @routexx
- Regal and feminine fan art by @inkmonsterdraws
- Zelda Casting Din’s Fire by @dysah
- “I love her so much” by @haruuuka
So basically the message to take away from this is that when certain people say “who cares” they really mean “I’m deeply upset that other people are enjoying a thing that wasn’t made exclusively for me”.
If there’s something more pathetic than refusal to finally have a female protagonist in a well-established game franchise (especially when there’s clearly demand for it!), it’s the attempts to justify why only a guy main character is a possible option.
Jim points out what amazingly absurd rhetoric Nintendo employed lately to explain why neither female Link nor playable Zelda are viable option for the next Legend of Zelda game. The arguments are downright nonsensical.
At this point @LewieP’s joke explanation* sounds more cohesive than anything Nintento representatives had said:
*edit: Sadly, the joke, unlike Jim’s video isn’t trans-inclusive.