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Lets get this straight. Link is 100% a ripoff of The Witcher. Don’t even @ me bro.
In situations like this, it’s best we start with the facts.
1986. First Witcher short story is released.
The Witcher was originally a short story published in a Polish fantasy magazine in 1986. Today The Witcher series encompasses three collections of short stories and five novels. Their 64-year-old author Andrzej Sapkowski has become one of Poland’s most distinguished fantasy literary icons.
1987. First Zelda game is released. A whole year after The Witcher.
The Legend of Zelda, the first game of the series, was released in the United States on August 22, 1987, and Europe on November 27, 1987.
The Witcher is about a warrior with a sword who solves mysteries, collects coin, and slays monsters by exploiting their weaknesses. Sound familiar? That’s, Link is also a warrior, with a sword, who solves mysteries, collects coin, and slays monsters by exploiting their weaknesses.
The only difference? Link is a green Japanese midget, while Geralt is a tall, muscular, veiny, silver haired Fabio, who has the capability to not get friend zoned. Unlike Link, who is still a midget virgin who can’t seem to get in Princess Zelda’s pants, no matter how many times he saves the day.
Or perhaps Link is just a Japanese ripoff of Peter Pan. Green tunic? Check. Fairy sidekick? Check.