Gay mag "Hot" for Link

The Legend of Zelda protagonist named "Hottest Video Game Character" by gay and lesbian monthly <i>Out</i>.

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The Legend of Zelda series has won numerous awards in its near two-decade run, but one magazine is calling out the game's hero, the boyish elf Link, as a perfect 10. The June issue of Out, a magazine focusing on gay and lesbian culture, named the green-leotard-wearing hero as the Hottest Video Game Character in its "What's Hot Now" section for his role in the upcoming GameCube and Wii release, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

From the mag: "When darkness enshrouds the land, Nintendo's sexy farm-boy-turned-wolf sets out to save the day in this upcoming game. His weapons: a sword, a bow, arrows, and kick-ass grooming skills."

This isn't the first time Link has been associated with gay culture--he was the inspiration for Xandir P. Wifflebottom, the homosexual video game character in Comedy Central's Drawn Together.

Gay characters have largely been passed over by game designers, with many leading men and ladies being the prototypical alpha male or buxom sexpot. The Sims, Fable, and a few others allow same-sex marriages, but most games fail to even broach the issue. For more on the history of homosexuality in gaming, check out a past edition of GameSpotting.

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And this is news...how?

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LOL

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The Link in TP looks nothing like that concept art. In-game, I couldn't tell him apart from Ila - the girl. I suppose it's fair to say, anyone who finds him attractive would also find Ila attractive.

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And Honestly, How could argue?

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Now, If you all actually READ the artical, it said nothing about link actually being gay just that he was voted "Hottest Video Game Character" in a Gay and Lesbian Magazine.

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Zelda is the hottest video game character ever! Hm... Her, or Samus. I can't decide. Samus has nice assets...

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ok now im pissed i hate it when cool things are assoticated with disgusting things dear god people

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links not gay but he sure is sexy

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Well I'm a guy, so I can't have a good opinion about Link's appearance, but he does not seem gay to me... Nowadays I think a lot of video characters are gay (points at Devil May Cry and Kingdom Hearts) but Link does even come close to that. ... Of course there are always people who think Sheik is a boy and do some fan fiction about it, but that's beyond me.

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I actually find this pretty funny, but I don't Link is gay. Atleast I hope he's not.

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This is hardly conclusive. Gay guys like Brad Pitt, and he's currently married to, arguably, the hottest woman on earth. Besides, there's no way any of the Links could be gay because each of them had a child, continuing on the Link bloodline, thus creating the heroes of the next games.

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wat the hell i mean come on u guys know he's straight right

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Sigh @ all the gamerkids who feel the need to make dumb comments to assert their heterosexuality. Gratz on your immaturity. They weren't calling Link gay they were just saying he's hot. And to all those ppl out there say "ZoMG he's not gay look how he acts with Ilia and Zelda!!!!" You've clearly never seen a homo and his hag interact.

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What's wrong with that exactly? :O

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everyone has great design. i dont know about gay

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Ah remember the first Zelda game!? When people were NORMAL!?

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"hahah.....gays are pathetic." ... Funny, what exactly makes them pathetic? "Proof that Link is straight, thank God" Why does it matter? he is a video game character? Would you like him even less if he wasn't straight?

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what the hell is that zelda is gay

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:| And i`m supposed be understanting, and forgiving... This guys are making it really hard for me.

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Well isn't that just special....I wish I was here when this article first game out....I woulda been raisin hell.

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What the hell,,,

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Too bad homosexuals out there. Anyone who played the game would see that there is something between Link and Llia (i think thats her name). There is obviously something there, but it is never mentioned in the story. Proof that Link is straight, thank God!

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Link looks like... well.... Link to me.

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-Dark-Arrow- -Dark-Arrow- What the fux its a game character so who cares and the only one who's able to say he is is the designer and not some stupid mag. where everyone is able to send their post to btw I just think they want him to be gay to be their playmate -bleg- Dude, I don't think they are saying that Link is gay I just think that they are hot for him.

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Well, at least they weren't saying that the Link from Wind Waker is hot. Cause then they would be a pedophilia magazine and not a gay magazine. Instead of "Out" (as in Out of the closet), it would be "Out" (as in Out of jail). lol And yeah, for Twilight Princess, blonde haired, elf surfer dude who kicks but with a sword, I can understand their reasoning.

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gays+Link=WTF?!?!?!?!

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Gays Like Link How ...... Gay

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Thats funny as hell

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What the fux its a game character so who cares and the only one who's able to say he is is the designer and not some stupid mag. where everyone is able to send their post to btw I just think they want him to be gay to be their playmate -bleg-

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...BAHAHAHAHAHA...

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I think the Gay mag was right on the money Link is hot!!!!!!!!!

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evchoate999 Thank god I live in Canada where gays can get married and don't have to be afraid of being beaten to death if they hold hands in public. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I don't think Americans in general hate gays. And it is a huge leap from the truth to say that gays get beat up if they hold hands in public. That was years ago. The actions of a few people should not represent a whole country.

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I would call this gay but that's already been taken care of.

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Lol thats crazy

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Christ I don't get how you people could be so insensitive. I know plenty of people here who think Samus is a good lookin' polygon, so let link be

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Oddy enough Link is also at the top of congressman Foley's top ten game Characters.

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The comments here are disgusting... Are you so insecure about your sexuality that you can't like a character that gays find attractive? I can't believe I am even responding to this, if these kind of comments were being made about, say, a religious or ethnic group, they would all be deleted instantly. The tolerance for hatred in American culture is staggering. Thank god I live in Canada where gays can get married and don't have to be afraid of being beaten to death if they hold hands in public.

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"bear" is a man who is hairy, has facial hair, and a cuddly body. And yeah bears are hot. Facial Hair FTW. Link is not hot he looks like a girl and defeats the whole purpose of being gay (i'm gay

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okaaaaaaay.......

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I'm stunned speechless...:?

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What?

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Thuper!

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the hell?

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um....what?

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LOL gays are after Link! If Ruto met these homosexual men, she will beat them silly!

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