I remember playing The Legend of Zelda on the Nintendo Entertainment System way back in 1987. At the time, it seemed like just another new title from Nintendo but I didn’t anticipate that it would define role-playing games and fantasy adventure games in general for years to come. But it wasn’t until 1997 when Ocarina of Time was released on the N64 that Zelda would become my favorite Nintendo franchise of all time. Zelda memes also didn’t exist in 1997 but fast forward over 25 years later and Zelda memes are a thing.
Fun fact: Did you know Robin Williams named his daughter Zelda because he was such a fan of the original Legend of Zelda game? Of course, there wouldn’t be Zelda memes (or games) if it wasn’t for that brave hero, Link. Link is just as important as Zelda if not more so as gamers play as Link in almost all Legend of Zelda games. For that reason, you’ll also see Link in most Zelda memes. So without further ado, I hope you enjoy these 33 funny Zelda memes!
1) Let the Zelda memes begin!
“Batman and Iron man would have the biggest rivalry. Me, an intellectual:”
“Bro, do you even lift?”
3) Unfortunately, these Zelda memes don’t have cutscenes! LOL
“Character: Gets sentimental. Link in the cutscene:”
“Corporate needs you to find the difference between this franchise and this franchise. They’re the same franchise.”
5) Legend of Zelda memes featuring Ganondorf.
“8 year old me after going up two stairs at once for the first time: He who wields such power would make a suitable king for this world, don’t you think?”
“When you farm arrows off of bokoblins and sell them for rupees: Lonks.”
7) Zelda memes featuring Farore, Nayru, and Din…
“Farore and Nayru watching Din give Ganondorf the Triforce of Power again.”
“Feliz Navi’s dad.”
“Ganondorf when Link kills him for the 78th time.”
10) 100% relatable Zelda memes!
“Going through water temple. Misses a key.”
“You got the Goddess’s Harp! Lyre!”
12) Zelda memes only Breath of the Wild fans will understand…
“Link’s hair got longer in Breath of the Wild. Zelda’s hair is getting shorter in Breath of the Wild 2. Therefore I propose that Nintendo is making them look more similar to each other to foreshadow their eventual fusion into Hyrule’s ultimate defender: LINDA. Linda: I will destroy Ganon.”
“Hey, guys, any advice on clearing dungeons? Use your courage to seek power. Do not falter. Burn everything.”
“Kid with the same name and same look as the legendary hero who has lots of courage and can handle a sword. The royal family of Hyrule at the start of any Zelda game: I don’t even know who you are.”
15) Zelda memes showing how Link keeps getting younger in every new game are spot on!
“Link in 1998. Link in 2002. Link in 2019. Link in 2026.”
“Look at all the rupees I can’t hold.”
“We’re looking for a good time…We’ll do anything you want, baby. Anything?”
“Me on the 500th run of the final Trial of the Sword: Please, oh, please, let me win one time.”
“Nintendo: Shows BotW 2 trailer with a dehydrated Ganon corpse. Everyone: Draws fanart of hot rehydrate Ganon instead. Dehydrated Ganon: Am I a joke to you?”
20) Having fun with Cucco’s in Legend of Zelda memes.
“One does not simply leave the cucco’s alone.”
“Saving the Princess and Hyrule. Cutting down 110 trees so I can attend a wedding.”
“Nintendo when asked about Breath of the Wild: Shut up about the timelines!”
“Stalfos in 3D Zelda games: I’m strong enough to be a mini-boss vs. Stalfos in 2D Zelda games: I’m tied for the weakest enemy in the game.”
25) Zelda memes wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for the brilliant Shigeru Miyamoto and current Zelda game producer, Eiji Aonuma.
“Stand down. You’re in my way, and the sight of your appalling hair makes my gorge rise. Oh, snap.”
“You’re telling me! Like the rumors about the swamp to the south? Did you hear about the kidnapping? Oh, my! The kidnapping? Yep! But then the kid woke up. Get it? Kid napping? Hooo…I got a million of ’em. Dads:”
“This chicken is so raw it’s calling other chicken to beat Link.”
“Watch for the shadows of monsters that hang from the ceiling. Navi you are the real MVP.”
“When you send your hero back in time to relive his childhood, irreversible splitting the timeline, dooming your country in all three to Ganon’s return and causing further damage to his mental state, while the Goddesses attempt to flood Hyrule in your timeline because everything has gone so badly.”
30) Zelda memes featuring another princess…Midna.
“Where girls cried…Where boys cried…Where we cried.”
“Windwaker HD should be on the switch.”
“You came to the wrong neighborhood [censored].”
“Your path seems to mirror your father’s. Link has a dad?!!?!?!!!? Who is he? Lonk. The Legend of Lonk: Dad’s Adventure.”
I hope you enjoyed these Zelda memes!
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