She might begin their relationship just using Link as a tool to get what she wants. But eventually Midna begins to realize that she must help the world of light just as much as she needs to help her own realm of the Twilight.
The iconic moment of Navi waking up Link and calling him to the Great Deku tree has always been in my memory from when I was small. Link begins his quest unexpectedly after this fateful message is relayed to him. And life as he knows it will never be the same.
I know there are some people who don't like Ilia, but I am not one of those people. And the moment where she remembers Link later in the game of TP has always been a touching moment for me.
And the journey is only beginning. After the young hero wakes up after seven years sleeping within the sacred realm he realizes he has grown into an adult and now worthy to wield the Master Sword as the Hero of Time. But his challenges as child were nothing compared to those he faced after gaining the blade of evil's bane.
I love EVERYTHING about Majora's Mask, from the creepy dark tone and haunting music looming about the various realms in Termina. To the mysterious puzzles and bone-chilling monsters needed to be faced. And then when it comes down to facing Majora it just gets all the better. Majora gives Link the Fierce Deity's mask so that they can play good guy vs bad guy (Link being the "Bad Guy" according to Majora). But the evil mask is not prepared for the power the Hero of Time wields and is destroyed quickly.
This first moment is incredible. We have no idea who this hero is and why he is helping Link. But as we keep encountering this ancient knight there are hints that make me believe that he actually was indeed a hero himself--the Hero of Time from ages past. This would make sense then that he is appearing to TP Link as a help so that he can become the hero Hyrule needs. Also it is entirely possible TP Link is a direct descendant of OoT Link, who I believe is the Ancient Hero. Which makes these encounter all the more amazing and personal for the two heroes of Hyrule.
The first showdown between the hero and the burning evil, lasting for generations to come. Demise promises to haunt Link's descendants in a cycle without end, always trying again and again to gain Hyrule for his own. But as his first encounter proved, never understate the courage of the Hero choses by the Goddess and all the Heroes to come.
It's big, its epic and it's one of the greatest showdowns between Link and Ganondorf. It begins by Ganon possessing Zelda to use her as his puppet forcing Link to fight her in order to drive Ganon from her. Then Ganon reverts to his beast form, trying to overwhelm Link by sheer brute size and strength. When that does not work to vanquish the hero, Ganondorf shows his true form, a burning fire of pure evil. Midna hones the power of the fused shadows and sends Link and Zelda away to safety. Ganon escapees however and duels Link upon the plains of Hyrule field to decide the epic showdown once and for all. As you can see, this sequence is beyond epic and one of my most favorite moments in the entire series.
I just realized this a short while ago, but every time that Link ends his journey...he also loses his companion. The sad moments before Fi prepares to forever sleep within the Master Sword she convey's that she has felt happiness while severing Link throughout his adventure. And that she hopes that they will meet in another lifetime.
Whatever family Link has, even if it's not by blood, he goes out of his way through even the darkest pits to save the ones he cherishes. In the case of his sister Aryll in the Wind Waker she is captured on Link's birthday when being mistaken for Tetra, the Pirate Captain who was almost taken captive by a giant evil bird. Link then joins the pirates and when they take him to the forsaken fortress, the young hero stops at nothing to get his sister back.
Perhaps the most heart-tugging and emotional moment within the Zelda series so far, when Link says goodbye to Midna there were sure to have been tears shed. Link doesn't realize, but Midna does that they must say goodbye forever, because as she said light and shadow cannot mix. So unbeknownst to Link Midna shatters the Mirror of Twilight completely, making it so they can never meet again.
Link is the hero, of course he always saves the day! And when he does whenever I finish a Zelda game, even if it be for the seventh time through, it's always my favourite moment to see Link save Hyrule from the clutches of evil once again. And whenever evil comes, wether it be Demise, Ganondorf, Vatti or some other evil entity that wishes to take Hyrule for it's own, may it be wary of a hero clad in green who is sure to save the day...once more.
What do you think? What are your favorite moments in LOZ?