Though there is far more rivalry among the games within the series themselves, I’ve still come across a few people who decide to cast shade upon Final Fantasy or Legend of Zelda depending on which one they prefer. I, personally, find this quite ridiculous in the same way I find someone like me judging an FPS game to be a poor play. Each series brings different things to the table in terms of game technicalities, and they both tell epic tales. Zelda is pure fantasy, while Final Fantasy (a bit ironically) has elements of sci-fi in it and could be better considered science fantasy.
This week’s question shows another periodic departure from my normal fare. I’ve done it before here, and I shall do it again in the future, not because I’ve run out of Final Fantasy questions, but rather because it is possible for two (or *shock* more) epic game series to coexist.
What this in mind…
Who is your favorite Legend of Zelda character?
This topic came up in the comments of my Cecil Harvey assessment last week. I’m…pretty sure I’ve either posted about this here, because I’m getting a picture in my mind (because it’s already in my picture library), but Midna is my favorite character and the best princess (yup I said it. Let’s fight!).
She’s so beautiful that Link is speechless not because he never says anything, but because the titular Twilight Princess is so stunning.
I read somewhere how Midna’s garb was more eastern in inspiration compared to Zelda whose clothing is more like a western princess.
I don’t fault Princess Zelda for this in the least (she’s written that way), but even when Midna’s realm is overthrown by the evil Zant and she herself is changed into an impish form, the ruler of the Twili still manages to do what’s necessary to save her people. Zelda is usually another mitigating factor in the battle to defeat Ganon (though I’m happy that in later iterations, she has more of an active role), but Midna in her imp form is Link’s literal “ride or die chick,” a phrase I’ve never used before this day :p
…and like all epic games, it’s generated some truly amazing cosplay.
Who is your favorite Zelda character? Are they also in your favorite game? Let’s discuss in the comments!