In the original game, the hero is supposed to be no one special. Zelda is the princess and Ganon is the ultimate evil. Who is Link? A shmuck. He's a nobody that saves the land while overcoming impossible odds. That is why the story is cool. And it is also why the Legend is about Zelda.
The original concept of the game has greatly changed over the years.
You're the only person here who gives me a clear and concise answer. Everyone else is getting C4 up their asses.
Some days I just blow up.