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Zelda: Breath Of The Wild — #ShirtlessLink Is A Thing And It Is Glorious

Everyone love a challenge in Zelda games. There are people who defeat the original NES title using only bombs. There are people who take on the "Minimalist Quest" in Link To The Past. There are those who only use punches in Majora's Mask (except where required). But the new fun challenge has absolutely nothing to do with endurance, but more fashion as #ShirtlessLink has started making the rounds.


Without getting into spoilers, at the beginning of Breath of the Wild, you come across clothing in the first couple chests you see, including pants and a tunic. The game allows you to equip multiple items from an inventory, allowing you to switch out armor and weapons. However, it also gives you the option of not equipping anything at all. Now normally, the adventurers out there would already opt for an "Arrows Only" run, but the big trending item on Twitter and Facebook with the sharing option has Link not putting on his shirt and walking around Hyrule showing off his bod.


In a surprise we didn't think would happen in the game, people actually comment on your lack of appeal. They're not body shaming you or giving you grief, more along the lines of questioning your judgment. One would assume #NudeLink would be the first thing to take trend, but since Link actually starts off in a pair of underwear, you might as well throw on the jeans and boots at the start since you can't really call it nude. I myself have even gotten into it and am pushing to see how long I can go in the game before it forces me to throw on some kind of armor to protect myself. But for now, may Shirtless Link rule as long as he can.

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Gavin SheehanAbout Gavin Sheehan

Gavin is the current Games Editor for Bleeding Cool. He has been a lifelong geek who can chat with you about comics, television, video games, and even pro wrestling. He can also teach you how to play Star Trek chess, be your Mercy on Overwatch, recommend random cool music, and goes rogue in D&D. He also enjoys hundreds of other geeky things that can't be covered in a single paragraph. Follow @TheGavinSheehan on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vero, for random pictures and musings.
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