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by Ethos

The Five Sexiest Dudes in Gaming – #4: Link

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Link has gone through many forms in his long career. And unlike the titular character, Zelda, the majority of his designs are good (let’s face it, Zelda is only really sexy in Twilight Princess). But like all the characters in both lists, Link is not just about his good looks. Link is naturally attractive because of his courage and innocence – prevalent themes in many of the games. He charms everybody from a plethora of women his age to the many bizarre adults he meets on his adventures. Link just draws people to him.

Let’s not forget the fact that he is resourceful and talented. Link swings and slices and battles and solves puzzles, and even travels through time. He may never speak, but the guy is capable of more personality than a lot of modern day video game heroes.

Take Ocarina of Time. When Link first comes face to face with Ganondorf, the ten year old child takes out his sword and shield against an enemy with unthinkable power. A bit of a stupid move, maybe, but undoubtedly brave and iron-willed. Of course, we’re not going to go quite so far as to start to call ten year old boys sexy, but those positive personality traits carry over to adult Link and his undeniably badassery.

Everybody wants to be Link in Link’s world, and in his world every woman wants him. He might be the strong and silent type, but he’s also mysterious and clever. Like Riddles and Cloud, there’s nothing else to say but to admit that Link is a beautiful man. Our next few dudes on the list might prove to be a bit more verbose, however…

But first, Riddles will bring you #4 on our sexy chicks list. Predictions? Hopes?