The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a Zelda game that did not mind pulling at our heart strings, and hinting towards the possible love-life of Link. Fans have taken a certain liking, however, to Mipha.
Though she is a Zora (aquatic, fish-like humanoids) that hasn’t stopped anyone, myself included, from believing she may be the true love for Link. Though Zelda does show romantic signs to Link, I believe it would not organically happen that they fall in love. When we meet Mipha, she is healing Link; discussing childhood memories, especially how clumsy Link once was. She ends the discovered memory by asking Link to spend more time with her.
Zelda, however, has a bit of envy for Link, angry he is able to use the Master Sword, but her powers aren’t coming. She clearly shows this, even when blessing Link before all of Hyrule’s Champions, she uses a sarcastic, annoyed tone; lacking any and all interest in the ceremony.
Let’s theorise for a second: What if the Champions defeated Calamity Ganon?
Obviously, if Calamity Ganon had never destroyed Hyrule, killing the champions, Link’s life would be much different. Backing up to when Mipha asked Link to spend more time together, they inevitably would. This is of course an assumption, but she probably asked Link to spend time with her so she could finally gift him the Zora’s Tunic.
Though we aren’t sure if she would have confessed feelings to Link, he would of more than likely figured out that the Zora tradition is to gift the armor to the one you love. Even 100 years later, the armor still fit Link, so there is no denying that it was made just for him.
What would it of been like if Link and Mipha were to fall in love and love a life together? This honestly wouldn’t be crazy; there’s a side quest right in the game where Link helps a Hylian and Zora come together as a couple. Why would Link and Mipha be any different? Though Zora grow tall, it takes 100’s of years, Link would probably pass away before she even grew too tall.
The Zora would never hold a grudge against Link either, so nothing would stand in the way of them being in love.
Of course, this is all for fun, but have you ever thought of what their child may look like, or a half Hylian/half Zora would look like? We had our artist draw us a picture:
What do you think? Do you feel Link would end with Mipha, Zelda, or no one at all? For that matter, how different would it be if the Champions had defeated Calamity? Let us know!