Ocarina from Time Link – who he is, voice actor and more

by Ana Lopez

The hero of Hyrule has countless adventures to his credit, and appropriately one of them stands out as a timeless adventure that stands the test of time. A lasting edge and a classic design, Ocarina of TimeLink is an icon that you can recognize in many games and that is still popular among Zelda fans. We dive into what makes the hero tick, his age and a few other details in this guide.

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Ocarina of Time Link: Link stands on a hill in Kakariko Village and stares at the Great Deku Tree

Who is Ocarina of Time’s Link?

Ocarina of Time Link is the hero of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, who initially woke up as a child in Kakariko Village. The Great Deku Tree sends Link on an adventure, facing many enemies, bosses and even the dark lord Ganondorf, who kidnaps Princess Zelda. Link soon makes his way to The Temple of Time, where he pulls the Master Sword from its pedestal, which then transports him seven years into the future – welcome to adulthood, Link.

Heroic, tenacious and able to equip multiple weapons and items, Link is a master of several disciplines and can thwart nearly any enemy in Hyrule. He can also play the eponymous Ocarina, a woodwind instrument with mystical powers. Certain numbers have magical properties, such as the ability to manipulate time, summon the horse Epona, and even warp Link into different locations.

Ocarina of Time Link: Link rides the horse Epona through Hyrule Field

How old is Ocarina or Time’s Link?

At the beginning of Ocarina of Time, when Link is a child, Ocarina of Time Link is ten years old. However, the Master Sword transports Link seven years into the future, making the adult Link 17 years old.

Ocarina of Time Link voice actor

Link doesn’t use words. Instead, he makes a series of grunts, exclamations, and screams, even 35 years into the franchise. Nobuyuki Hiyama plays Adult Link in Ocarina of Time, which is a first for the series, as Link is mute in previous games. Many know Hiyama for his voice and radio work in Japan, but he also plays Adult Link in Super Smash Bros Melee and Brawl, as well as appearing in games such as Super Mario Odyssey, Final Fantasy XIV, and in Soul Calibur II as both Yoshimitsu and Link.

Fujiko Takimoto voices Young Link (aka Child Link), and she also plays Young Link in the Legends of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, A Link to the Past and Four Swords, and Minish cap. She also voices Young Link in Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Hyrule Warriors, as well as appearing as Taki in several Soul Calibur titles.

Ocarina of Time Link: An image shows the Ocarina of Time Link amiibo against a yellow background

Ocarina of Time Link amiibo

The Legend of Zelda franchise contains several amiibo, but as part of the Zelda line, there is a specific Ocarina of Time Link amiibo. In The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you can scan this amiibo to unlock an outfit based on Ocarina or Time Link. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, each Link amiibo you scan unlocks a Link-based Mii outfit. Meanwhile, in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, scanning each Link amiibo refills your arrows.

Okay folks, that’s all we have for today. Hopefully you know the hero of the age better than ever, but if you need even more Zelda lore in your life, check out our guide to Breath of the Wild amiibo.

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