Main Characters: Link
With his parents killed by a band of marauders, Link learned from a young age to fend for himself and survive. Initially resorting to a life of stealing food and finding shelter in unlikely places, the boy eventually taught himself to hunt, scavenge and live off what the land provides for its inhabitants. Though mostly illiterate from living in the wild, the boy was found to be highly efficient in his ways, brimming with ingenuity and exceptionally skilled in combat for a child. While traversing an old, moist cave on the eastern coast of the Hylian Sea, a reflective glimmer of light caught Link's attention. Sitting at the bottom of a reasonably deep and stagnant pool of water within the cave was the source of the light, a peculiar object, a vaguely triangular rune inscribed with a foreign symbol. Diving in and retrieving the stone, Link found that the object was nothing short of magical, endlessly captivating him and stowed it away in his pack. Carrying the object with him since that day forward, the boy developed a sense of courage and fearlessness like no other. South of Lake Hylia, while hunting for his next meal one day, Link heard a call of distress. Seeing an elderly woman being attacked by mercenaries reminded Link of his parents and he jumped in to the skirmish. Laughing at the small boy's gaul, the mercenaries were swiftly disposed of while the woman watched in astonishment. Introducing herself as Impa and telling Link of the danger Hyrule was in, she took him to talk at a nearby inn, just outside of Hyrule's capital town. Warning him of the powers of the dark sorcerer Ganon and of the Princess' capture, little did Link know he was about to be sent on a quest to save the realm and the princess all before he turned the age of eleven.
Boss #7: Ganon
"Link has collected the eight fragments and completed the Triforce of Wisdom. Now he's ready to fight Ganon in the depths of Death Mountain! What is Ganon? What's Ganon like? Nobody knows. Nobody has lived to tell the tale."
-The Legend of Zelda manual
As the corruptible influence of dark magic tainted Ganon's mind and body, his physical appearance became a manifestation for what he had become; a hideous monster ruled by an insatiable greed and an incredible lust for power and control. The wizard's robed pupils were struck with the same fate, though to a much lesser degree, able to conceal their deformities with their garments. With his body dying, diseased and misshapen, Ganon's search for the third and unknown triforce became not only an obsession, but a necessity. Without the immense power all three triforces would grant him, Ganon would surely die. Finding refuge in the Fortress of Death, an ancient hidden outpost in Spectacle Rock, one of Death Mountain's largest peaks, Ganon kept Princess Zelda captive. Meanwhile, Ganon had hoped that his forces would scour the lands and find what he sought. As the months passed, Ganon caught word that the Demon gods he had taken so long to find and resurrect were vanquished by a young warrior, much to his dismay. One day, a small boy entered Ganon's lair, surprising the powerful sorcerer. Due to Ganon's hysteria and desperation, he overlooked the fact that a mystic weapon was hidden in his very fortress, a weapon the young boy managed to find. After a fight to the death, the slain Ganon, with his last moments of life, noticed a glimmer of light pop from the boy's rucksack. It was the third Triforce, and upon catching sight of it, the sorcerer's watery eyes widened, and he took his last breath.