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    This is the legend of the Four Sword and the hero who made it. The child who went on adventures to save his world when no one else could. Because only children can see the Picori. Because Zelda is his friend. Because he's the one with the sword.
    This is the legend of how Link becomes Four.

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    I wanted to do a character (and trauma) study, to explore the idea of a single hero of the Four Sword where his other selves aren't arbitrary splits of his personality made by the Four Sword, but are instead a result of fault lines already in his mind. The sword just gives them all a push by splitting them between four bodies.
    So here are the stories of the Hero of Men, of Minish, of Maidens, and of Light. (Because Minish Cap and the Four Swords Manga are awesome, and thus Four from Jojo56830's Linked Universe is my fave character)

    Also, I'm too gay to not include shipping of the Colours.

    [Note: Since Four Swords is mostly an oversized side-game for A Link to the Past's GameBoy Advance port I'll be reusing its story and dungeons for the Hero of Men and Hero of Maidens—who are only mentioned and do not have games—to poetically reduce the number of adventures from five to four]

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    When Shadow woke up, face pressed against rough stone brick, he immediately knew there were three things distinctly wrong with the situation.

    First of all, last he recalled, he was supposed to be dead.

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    or, Shadow is brought back into the world of light, and it's time to play villain again. Great.

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    19/21
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    It’s the night before Winter Break, and the gang waits for a snowstorm to blow over.

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    Red is a fifteen-years-old unsworn mage — the lowest of classes in Hyrule, feared by the ruling class for their unregulated powers. He's not supposed to venture beyond the slums. He's not supposed to leave Castletown. And he's not, under any circumstances, supposed to venture beyond the slums and leave Castletown to go on dates with Blue, the sixteen-years-old son of Lord Arn.

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    Fluffvember project! 1 prompt per day. There is no plot but there is lots of fluff and slice-of-life. The AU is a pseudo-Victorian boarding school but there's magic.

    After saving the country from a crazy sorcerer over the summer, Link returns to school. Only... Link is no longer an individual. There are four of him, now, two on the knight track and two on the mage track (one of whom might be studying dark magic on the side...)

    Red's excited to actually make friends this year. Vio keeps "accidentally" breaking rules. Blue's gotten into more than one fight. Green just wants to make it through without them all getting expelled.

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    31/31
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    After months of unsolved murder cases following them throughout Hyrule, the four heroes travel to the Eastern Temple Village to clean up the messes away from Castle Town, but it’s there where Blue realizes that he may not be able to confide in his allies any longer.

    Currently being reworked!

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    Chapters:
    4/7
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    Before Vaati, Link's father had one son. It was an unruly son who didn't follow directions, gave him grey hairs much too early, and treated his job recklessly. But it was his son. His child.

    After Vaati, he had four sons. Brave, kind, just, and intelligent. They had defeated Vaati and saved Hyrule, they worked together seamlessly, and they had learned wisdom and consideration. But none of them were his.

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    13/?
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    MONSTER AU. I DO NOT OWN "LEGEND OF ZELDA." When Link attends the Festival of Elements with Princess Zelda, disaster strikes and the princess is kidnapped. Link decides to save her by splitting himself into four Elemental creatures, but when they struggle to get along, will they stand united? Or fall divided?

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    18/?
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    17
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    Long ago, an evil wind mage named Vaati was defeated by a hero wielding the Four Sword, bringing peace back to Hyrule. Many years later, Princess Zelda has a vision of evil coming to the land and makes to stop the darkness before it can start, only to be swept away by a demonic shadow. Now Link, the left-handed hero of Hyrule, must find a way to save the kingdom by redrawing the Four Sword, which splits him into four different versions of himself. Will these four different Links be able to work together to defeat Vaati and the mysterious fifth Link? And what is the evil behind the return of the wind mage...?

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    Green is unleashing his greatest puns, Zelda and Red are laughing, Blue is long-suffering and Vio is just trying to read his book.
    Shadow is being, well, Shadow.

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    1/1
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    Sketches of the dark and shadow Links from cerame's A Guide to Living (again)

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    Strange storms begin lashing at the castle and sickly mists begin bubbling up from below the dungeons. Something is afoot in Hogwarts and Harry Potter stumbles upon it, as he always does. When he accidentally unleashes the wind mage Vaati from his prison, it's up to Harry, his friends, and his new "brothers" to put Hogwarts right again. An original "game" set in Harry's third year, combining various gimmicks and geographical quirks from across Zelda canon. Deep knowledge of Zelda lore is not a prerequisite for reading, I promise. It's not like the HP kids know what an Octorok is from the get-go!

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    Chapters:
    72/?
    Comments:
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    “There must be a Hero. The Shadow has killed the Hero; therefore, the Shadow must now become the Hero.” The chimes of Farore's voice strengthened as her resolve solidified.

    “Okay…” Nayru hedged.

    Din raised her eyebrows. “Who’s telling him?”

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    Shadow Link kills Link and throws the balance of Hyrule into a tailspin. The Goddesses believe that Shadow Link must take up the mantle of Hero and defend Hyrule. He thinks they're out of their minds.

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    115,499
    Chapters:
    19/?
    Comments:
    163
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    70
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    15
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    1946
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    Violet has been torn between the shame of betraying his companion and the acclaim of saving Hyrule ever since betraying shadow and imprisoning him in the dark mirror. Shadow, on the other hand, has been keeping an eye on Violet from the Mirror realm while dreaming of the time he will be able to flee and reunite with his beloved partner.

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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    4
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    9
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    Shadow learns about winter. Vio helps.

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    Chapters:
    1/1
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    3
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    23
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    92
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    Maybe there is a reason one shouldn’t mess with the dead, maybe it’s too late to learn and it is time to pay the price.

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    Writing a classic Vio attempts to bring Shadow back, but this time it's gone wrong! Wooo! Now fast forward to the present where Shadow is finally back but the world got turned upside down. Just how much has changed?

    HUGE Thanks to Avery (SpecktacularWind) & Anon & Silver (SilverSage) for Beta-reading, you guys get a shoutout here my friends <3

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    Chapters:
    21/40
    Comments:
    43
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    47
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    10
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    Link Clancey is a city-child, has recently finished a degree in arts, and isn't entirely sure what to do with his life. To get away for a bit, he goes to stay with his granddad for a few weeks during Christmas, and gets a part-time job as a receptionist at the Knights' Lodge. Hilarity ensues when he realises four other employees at the Lodge are also called Link: Link Irvine (Jr.), Link Douglas, Link Corcoran, and Link Dunn.

    But, regardless of how much Clancey wants to befriend the other Links, he has greater things to worry about: in addition to being a recent graduate and receptionist at the Lodge, Clancey is also a Hero of Hyrule, commonly known as Red.

    Together with Blue, Green, Vio, Shadow, and the Princess, Red protects Hyrule against threats from the Dark World, unrecognisable to even his closest friends, thanks to the powerful enchantment of his Moon Pearl. Sometimes he wonders who his fellow Heroes are, but leaves it at that. After all, revealing their identities to each other could endanger their friends and families if one of them is compromised.

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    Chapters:
    1/?
    Comments:
    3
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    17
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    4
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    109
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    Vio had left the other parts of himself behind for Shadow Link, he was happy, sure he didnt agree with everything the dark lords wanted but he loved Shadow so deeply, and Shadow loved him and made him feel special.

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    1/1
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    Link had woken the Wind Fish in the name of going home.

    There's just one problem. His home no longer exists.

    AKA: In which Link naps with the Wind Fish so long that he wakes up in the era from the NES games.

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    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    6
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    11
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    3
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    92
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    Shadow is sick for the first time in his life, and Vio sucks at social distancing.

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    English
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    808
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    3
    Kudos:
    27
    Hits:
    140

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