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Source is TheMarySue.com

Author is Anita sarkeesian

 

NINTENDO SHOULD MAKE A TRANSGENDER LINK IN THE NEW ZELDA GAME

(Full article only at the source)

EDIT: This is an April's fools joke, by the way. Kudos for those who got it at first (Or checked the source ), and a virtual hug for those who fell for it!

 

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As one of the most anticipated games in 2016, the new The Legend of Zelda for WiiU could take advantage of the hype surrounding its launch and actually make some bold, daring changes to include a better representation of the collective in the videogame media: make Link, the main character, a transgender person.

"It would be desirable for gamers and people alike if Link was a transgender in the upcoming game. Not only it will make it easier to emphatize for some transgender gamers, it would also show that Nintendo respect their collectives further than their standard 30-aged white male players."


"This alteration is simple, wouldn't take much effort and would make everyone happier. [...] Of course, Nintendo would probably object to the idea, considering their patriarchal attitude these past months, which includes a strong, independent female worker Alison Rapp being fired because of her ideals.

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This isn't as far-fetched as people could think. We've already seen a female version of Link in the Hyrule Warriors game, called Linkle; the edited A Link to the Past version to include gender-neutral languageand the franchise has already toyed with the alteration of the standard cisgender Link to include other collectives - such as the otherkins - when Twilight Princess was released and Link could take the form of a werewolf.

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Nevertheless, we're considering starting a campaign at Change.org to make sure the message gets across internet and we collectively force Nintendo to act.

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So, opinions about this? Do you agree that the new Link should be transgender for a better representation of this collective in the media?



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I would assume this to be an April fools joke. But the OP is Wright... probably not a joke :o



I enjoyed the link.



Ka-pi96 said:
I would assume this to be an April fools joke. But the OP is Wright... probably not a joke :o

 

I actually agree with the points being made in the OP!



Wright said:
Ka-pi96 said:
I would assume this to be an April fools joke. But the OP is Wright... probably not a joke :o

I actually agree with the points being made in the OP!

You would!



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Nymeria said:
I enjoyed the link.

 

What Link? Twilight Princess Link? SS Link? Majora's Mask Link? Gender-neutral A link to the past Link?



tfw you have no idea if Wright celebrates April Fools.

6_9



"Just for comparison Uncharted 4 was 20x bigger than Splatoon 2. This shows the huge difference between Sony's first-party games and Nintendo's first-party games."

He also needs a wheelchair and have a new Tiddler the fish, as the new navi, who can heal ur wounds and maybe some romance?



DEAD_ORIGINAL said:
He also needs a wheelchair and have a new Tiddler the fish, as the new navi, who can heal ur wounds and maybe some romance?

Is that a penis reference?



Nah. I think in order to broaden the audience Tingle should be the main character. The objective would be to save link from Zelda.



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