Based off the teeny bit of information we’ve got on Cia, the supposed main villain of Hyrule Warriors, I’m going to believe she’s basically Rule 63 animated Link.

HWCiaShow sml by tran4of3

Thanks to cellsai for point us to this comic.

Oh how I laughed and laughed.

Then I remembered this more or less sums up the canon origin story for the character.

– wincenworks