Whether you love it or hate it, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess certainly has its interesting characters. Ranging from the enigmatic Goron Elders to your companion Midna, Twilight Princess offers several characters with interesting quirks. However, the most mysterious one could also make an interesting feasible comeback: The Hero’s Shade.
The Hero’s Shade is a warrior who teaches Link several hidden skills throughout Twilight Princess, ranging from the Ending Blow, to the Back Slice, to the Great Spin. What is interesting to note is that Hyrule Historia confirmed that the Hero’s Shade is the incarnation of Link from Ocarina of Time (Child Link) and Majora’s Mask, who lamented the fact that he will not be remembered as the Hero of Hyrule. It is important to note that it is implied that he was remembered in Breath of the Wild due to the line “Whether skyward bound, adrift in time, or steeped in the glowing embers of twilight…”, which was stated by Princess Zelda during one of the memories and implies that she is aware of the events of Skyward Sword, Ocarina of Time, and Twilight Princess. This aspect of his character made him interesting as he was the first, and currently only, incarnation of Link to have returned during a new incarnation.
My question is, should the Hero’s Shade return in some form or another? One way could be similar to the (BOTW SPOILERS) champions in Breath of the Wild, where the incarnation is one who failed at his task and wants to see his mistakes corrected, in a sense helping to guide the current incarnation of Link. Another way could be similar to Twilight Princess, with another Link who wants to be remembered as a hero. What do you guys think? In what scenarios could you envision the Hero’s Shade coming back in? Let us know in the comments below!