Hey there, fellow Zelda fans! Have you ever wondered about the romantic dynamics in the world of Hyrule? Well, a secret in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom might just surprise you!
If you’ve played Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you’re probably familiar with the love story between Mipha and Link. Mipha, the princess of the Zora kingdom, harbored romantic feelings for our Hylian hero. However, their love story was cut short due to the calamity of Ganon.
In the Zora tradition, which Link was also part of, Zora women would craft armor using their own fins to propose to their future husbands. This tradition has been passed down through generations. Now, why am I telling you this? Because in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, there’s a subtle hint that might have gone unnoticed by many.
Let’s talk about Zelda’s intentions to marry Link.
In the game, if you visit Hatelia, you’ll find that what used to be Link’s house is now Zelda’s home. This is not just because of the name, but also because it’s adorned with mementos of both Link and Zelda, suggesting they lived together. But that’s not the most intriguing part.
Remember our guide on how to get the chosen tunic? It turns out that this tunic is a gift from Zelda, specifically made for Link. Does that ring a bell?
Just like Zora, it’s highly likely that Zelda wanted to gift Link an armor she made herself, as a way to declare her love and propose marriage. This would have been a beautiful gesture, and given Link’s history with the aquatic tribe, he probably would have accepted. However, the return of a certain ancient evil thwarted these plans…
A Reddit user, SpaceKnightLife, shared a theory that Zelda was preparing to propose to Link. They pointed out that Zelda had created a new version of the Champion’s Tunic, the Champion’s Leathers. If this was just a nice thing to do, she could have given it to him after it was done. However, this goes back to the evidence of them dating/living together.
In Zelda’s diary, we know she had to hide the leathers as Link would find them in their home. This is why it’s in the castle and she doesn’t want to,” spoil the surprise.” Zelda, being a scholar in terms of Hyrule’s culture, would very well know the significance of giving a male a tunic made by them.