Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening fan art has a hidden face in its makeup that might be familiar to fans of Link’s adventure on Koholint Island.
Fan art for one of the quieter, more introspective entries in THE Legend of Zelda The franchise has gone viral again, with many first noticing a face hidden in its backdrop.
The image, an ode to The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, was Originally shown in 2019 as an entry in a fan art contest hosted by Nintendo UK’s Twitter account ahead of the release of the Nintendo Switch remake of the original Game Boy game. It was composed by artistic duo Michael Doig and India Swift, both of whom work in animation and publish illustrations under the Doig Swift name.
Hidden in the art is a face that is only evident when viewed from the side. The ridges of the mountains along with the stance of the black-winged gull form what appears to be the side profile of a female character – a fact Doig alluded to when retweeting the image after it went viral again.
The shape of the profile, as well as the seagull, indicate that the hidden side is likely that of Marin, an important figure in Link’s Awakening. Daughter of the mushroom collector of Koholint Tarin village, Marin saves Link from the wreckage of his raft and remains his close confidant throughout the game. Known for her beautiful singing voice and the unusual resemblance she has to Princess Zelda , Marin finally reveals to Link that his greatest wish is to be reborn in the form of a seagull.
Koholint Island is slowly revealed during Link’s Awakening to be a manifested dream of the wind fish, the divinity that resides in the giant egg that hangs over the island. In the game’s finale, Link frees the Wind Fish from his imprisonment, allowing him to escape from Koholint Island. Unfortunately, after the release of the Wind Fish, the island and all of its inhabitants begin to disappear, including Marin. If Link is able to complete the game without dying even once, however, Marin will be shown in the end credits – either with the wings of a seagull, in the original Game Boy version, or with his face appearing in the clouds. , in a possible sign that the Wind Fish has granted her wish and allowed her to live beyond her delusional dream world.
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, a parallel story in the Zelda The complicated timeline of the franchise, was originally released for the Game Boy in 1993. A full color reissue for the Game Boy Color, titled The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX, hit store shelves in 1998, and the Nintendo Switch remake was released in 2019. Marin has appeared in all three versions of the game and has proven popular enough to appear as a playable character in the DLC for derivative games. . Hyrule Warriors Legends and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition in 2016 and 2018, respectively.
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