It was the King in Windwaker, not sure why he said it was Link. Honestly that was the best time in the history of the series that the Tri-force was used. Flooding Hyrule to stop Ganondorf was actually pretty genius as messed up as it sounds!
I was refering to the usage of the Triforce. Anyway, OP was wrong as Link already used some times the tri-force.
Perhaps, yes the Tri-froce was used many many times. To be sure we are on the same page here.... Are you referring the Tri-force as the part one is bonded to? Are you referring to the Tri-Force of courage? Or the Triforce as a whole, all three combined, all the pieces? As what the king used to wish in Wind Waker to bury Hyrule and destroy the land so Ganondorf cannot rule of it?
Link did wish Zelda to awaken in Skyward Sword and he did wish to destroy Demise.... he didn't destroy Demise but only delayed the inevitable and he reincarnated as Ganondorf millennias later. In such a sense then this is a moot and worthless point with my original argument because it would turn into a "kill me now or kill me later" argument in regards to the thread. It was also used again later in A Link to the Past as well as the original LoZ and LoZ II. However Link's wishes seem to not have lasting effects to ensure the continuity of the series. A wish is made and then it breaks apart and spreads around like the Dragon Balls xD Where the King of Hyrule had a huge lasting impact in the series for that timeline. I'd also debate that they are by far the most important in the Oracle series but that is my opinion. Plus those games are amongst my favorite in the series ^.^
Thanks for correcting me on the subject matter and I thought back of where it was used. To me personally it feels like his wishes are just to undo events rather than preventing them from ever happening again. I'd love to see another game where it is used in a far more shocking matter like Windwaker was :)