Zelda’s Link: Video Game Hottie

Link from Zelda

Our childhood wasn’t filled with Nintendo or even Super NES, but we did have GameBoy (okay, the lame GameGear too). And before we donated that GameBoy to a Costa Rican foreign exchange student, we spent endless hours on that tiny screen trying to get past a seemingly impossible level in Zelda. If only we knew then that manipulated the moves of the game’s hero, Link, would foreshadow our coming sexuality realizations.

Now, in the June issue of Out, our childhood protaganist finally gets his due: Link is named video gaming’s hottest character. Sure, the body dysmorphic disorder in all of us might want to pin his ears back just a tad, but his small, chiseled frame is enough to recreate our childhood longings .. to beat the damn game.

Know a hotter video game character? We want to hear about it. Leave your virtual world suggestions in the comments.

Link immortalized in gay magazine [GAF]

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3 Comments

  • Steve

    Hotter gaming character? Well, that would be Xandir, the super hot gay gaming character from Comedy Central’s Drawn Together!

  • Bent Yellow Boy

    And I thought it was just me!!

    As a child, I was obsessed with the Zelda games and Link, and I believe it coloured my taste in men. To this day, I still have a thing for fair-haired men in tights brandishing big swords.

    By the way, Xandir is based on Link.

  • Zack

    I like my guys a little more on the butch side. My pick would be Snake, from Metal Gear Solid. Not only can he stealthily kill countless minions and save the ambassidor, he can look really hot in that uniform.

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