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The Legend of Zelda is a fantasy video game franchise created by Japanese game designers Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka. It is primarily developed and published by Nintendo, although some portable installments and re-releases have been outsourced to Capcom, Vanpool, and Grezzo. The series' gameplay incorporates elements of action-adventure and action RPG games.

The series centers on Link, the elf-like player character and chief protagonist. Link is often given the task of rescuing Princess Zelda and the kingdom of Hyrule from Ganon, an evil warlord turned demon who is the principal antagonist of the series; however, other settings and antagonists have appeared in several games. The plots commonly involve a relic known as the Triforce, a set of three golden triangles representing the virtues of Courage, Wisdom and Power that together are omnipotent. The protagonist in each game is usually not the same incarnation of Link, but a few exceptions exist.

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The Legend of Zelda (ゼルダの伝説, Zeruda no Densetsu?) is an action-adventure video game series created by game designers Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka and developed and published by Nintendo. The gameplay consists of a mixture of action, adventure, puzzle solving, role-playing and occasional platforming, stealth, shooting, and racing elements. The series centers on Link, the main playable character and protagonist. Link is often given the task of rescuing Princess Zelda and the most common setting of the series, Hyrule, from Ganon who is the primary antagonist of the series. However, other settings and antagonists have appeared throughout the games, with Vaati having recently become the series' secondary antagonist. The story commonly involves a relic known as the Triforce, a set of three golden triangles of omnipotence. The protagonist in each game is not always the same iteration of Link, although the same character sometimes appears across multiple games.

The Legend of Zelda series has sold over 52 million copies since the release of the first game, The Legend of Zelda, and continues to be successful worldwide. It has been referred to as "the greatest game ever" in the gaming community. The series consists of fourteen official games on all of Nintendo's major consoles, as well as several spin-offs. An animated series based on the games aired in 1989, and individual manga adaptions which are officially endorsed and commissioned by Nintendo have been produced in Japan since 1997.

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  • "It's dangerous to go alone! Take this." - The Old Man in the cave.
  • "You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?" - Happy Mask Salesman
  • "Link ... You are the light - our light - that must shine upon Hyrule once again." - Zelda
  • "It's a secret to everybody." - Moblin
  • "The flow of time is always cruel... its speed seems different for each person, but no one can change it... A thing that does not change with time is a memory of younger days..." - Sheik
  • "I'll grant you the honor of carrying me." - Ruto
  • "If you ever meet my brother, let him know... The thousands years of raindrops summoned by my song are my tears. The thunder that strikes the earth is my anger." - Composer's Ghost
  • "By no way should you grow impatient. Impatience brings uneasiness and distracts the heart." - Unknown
  • "I was King Rhoam Bosphoramous Hyrule. I was... the last leader of Hyrule. A kingdom which no longer exists" - King Rhoam Bosphoramous Hyrule
  • "Dodongo dislikes smoke." - Old Man

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