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Amazing Fan-Made Video Explores Link's Obsession With Smashing Pots

Posted by Damien McFerran

We just feel sorry for the guard

When you really think about it, Link is a bit of nuisance. Throughout the The Legend of Zelda series he may have rescued princesses and saved entire worlds from destruction, but he's also broken a heck of a lot of pots in the process - sometimes for no other reason than to let off some steam.

This worrying habit is the focus of an amazing video from YouTube collective freddiew, who bill themselves as "cool dudes making sweet vids with rad FX!"

That title is certainly true here, as the video boasts some amazing visual effects which apparently took an entire month to research and develop.

By the way, the Link in this video is played by violinist Lindsey Sterling - be sure to check out her YouTube channel as well.

[via gonintendo.com, youtube.com]

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User Comments (46)

AbsoluteJew

#4

AbsoluteJew said:

Cool Vid, but most importantly l can watch this video through the Wii U. How is that possible when the rest of Youtube is dog....?

Tetsuo_808

#6

Tetsuo_808 said:

Every Ocarina of Time player knows and loves this room. Always a great place to rinse for rupees!

Moshugan

#7

Moshugan said:

@AbsoluteJew Youtube works if it's embedded. If you go to Youtube and open any video, then change watch?v= to embed/ in the url, it will work.

CrimsonMoonMist

#9

CrimsonMoonMist said:

If memory serves correctly, didn't the guard ask for you to stir up trouble by breaking the pots? Hilarious video nonetheless, poor guard.

Trikeboy

#10

Trikeboy said:

I love Lindsey Stirling, and her music. She really looks like she would be fun to hang out with. Be sure to check out her Legend of Zelda Medley done on her violin. It's awesome.

Emaan

#13

Emaan said:

This is so true. Link's obsession with smashing pots, and how each house magically regenerates its pots when he comes back. :p

Xilef

#15

Xilef said:

For some reason Link is probably the only video game character girls can dress up as without it looking very weird. Links clothes is kinda gender neatrual if you think about it...

treeofmana

#18

treeofmana said:

So amazing! Very good production value for something like this. It made it very enjoyable.

gundam00

#19

gundam00 said:

I LOVE smashing pots in Zelda! This is exactly how I feel when I play Zelda. I can not walk by a pot and without breaking it. The little things bring so much joy!

the_shpydar

#20

the_shpydar said:

Lindsey! Lindsey! LIndsey!
I can never sing her praises enough. Seriously, check out her YT channel, she is effing awesome.

DarkNinja9

#24

DarkNinja9 said:

@steamhare ikr it had to be the best tunic least as soon as i got it thats all i would wear ^-^

but lol rly like this vid it does show exactly what would come to mind when going into that room ^_^ i would just charge and move to a spot to try to get the most pots xD fav part has to be ar 0:49 :D

RupeeClock

#27

RupeeClock said:

Haha, definitely the best live-action Zelda fan-made video I've ever seen.

Funny thing, this is no doubt made with that guard's room at the Hyrule Castle Town's Drawbridge in mind, but that guard actually encouraged Link to smash all the pots!

RevolverLink

#28

RevolverLink said:

@Tetsuo_808 - That room is a fine spot to pick-up some quick Rupees, but my favorite method is to jump off the top of the drawbridge's chain to collect those two red Rupees hidden in mid-air.

RupeeClock

#29

RupeeClock said:

@RevolverLink
There's actually three red Rupees up there! One of them is in the middle between the two chain links, you have to jump off the right way to be able to reach it.
If you try a rolling jump, Link will not jump far enough to reach it.

WaxxyOne

#30

WaxxyOne said:

Fantastic special effects, it's hard to believe those pots aren't real in some of the shots. The behind-the-scenes video was pretty cool too. I spent way too much time in that room....

Scollurio

#31

Scollurio said:

Rofl! She's adorable! ;)
They should hire her and officially make link female whatsoever! ;)

Phle

#33

Phle said:

Well, this is just what I feel like when smashing pots in Zelda. I always feel sorry for the owners too (like when you destroy some inside a house that belongs to people Link doesn't even know). Nice video, she makes a cute Link.

Edwrd

#38

Edwrd said:

Remember going in that room and grinding money over and over, sometimes even when I didn't need to buy anything. Location looks great, nice costume, casting and effects too. Were there pots still in there after ghost bottling stuff started?

DrDaisy

#39

DrDaisy said:

This reminds me of how often Peter Pan is played by a girl on stage.
**Sigh** It would be nice to make Link's gender optional like Shepherd in the Mass Effect series and the hero in Fable 2 and 3.

SanderEvers

#40

SanderEvers said:

@DrDaisy Except the thing that you'll need to rescue the princess in Legend of Zelda.

It's also why you DO get a choice at the start of a Pokémon game, but not in a Mario game. It's even why Super Princess Peach (DS) exists. Or the CDi Zelda's (which you played as Zelda).

Well that would work, dress some girl up as Zelda and give her a sword.

Banker-Style

#42

Banker-Style said:

The lady who played Link is incredibly beautiful.
Funny little video,I guessed the video was gonna end like that.

DrDaisy

#43

DrDaisy said:

@SanderEvers I'm not sure I'm reading you correctly, but what's so wrong with a girl rescuing a princess? If romance is an issue, I think the gaming world is ready for lesbians.

bluecat

#44

bluecat said:

Great video! Haha the guard's face is priceless.

And who cares that a girl is playing Link in this video? Seeing as she's basically playing "make believe" I really don't see how her being a girl matters in this video. It was made for fun, she's just playing a part. Besides it's not uncommon for a girl to play a boy or a young man. For example, Peter Pan is traditionally played by a girl.

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