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In Zelda 2, there's a mirror that you have to find in a random house. When you crouch down and pick it up, one of the game's text crawls reads as follows:

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As far as I can tell, this is the first and only time that Link's thoughts are verbalized directly to the player. As most everyone knows, Link is a silent hero who only grunts and yells. Obviously moreso in the later games. The games even make fun of that occasionally by having characters ask him why he's so quiet or whatever.

Are there any other instances in the series where Link speaks his mind, be it through a voice actor or written dialog box? CD-i does not count :)

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    Don't forget his classic line: '...' Mar 2, 2015 at 7:21
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    Link has two "lines" in The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker: "Come on!" and "Meeew!". Not sure if that counts as dialog. Mar 2, 2015 at 13:37
  • Why does CD-i not count? Repressed memories? ;-)
    – Guillochon
    Mar 2, 2015 at 15:26
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    Excuse me, princess!
    – Aaron Hall
    Mar 2, 2015 at 22:25
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    @ColonelThirtyTwo Oh yeah, but would you really consider that talking? I think it's more on the same level as the shouting he does when he's fighting.
    – Cyberson
    Mar 5, 2015 at 0:54

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Link has no written or spoken dialogue of note in any game, with the exception of two instances in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. (Source) This doesn't mean that Link is a mute, per se (he can interact in conversations, after all), rather, Link's lack of dialogue is simply a design choice from Nintendo.

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    Where at on the page is the part that relates specifically to this question?
    – Cyberson
    Mar 2, 2015 at 15:45
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    @Cyberson I linked the section: "Link does not speak or have any written dialog (other than in two instances in The Adventure of Link, and in The Wind Waker within the Tower of the Gods where Link calls "Come on!" to the Servants of the Tower)"
    – Unionhawk
    Mar 2, 2015 at 17:21
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    I completely forgot about that Wind Waker one. I feel terrible considering that's my favorite Zelda game! Mar 2, 2015 at 17:49
  • @SirBraneDamuj Don't feel too bad, I just finished the game like a couple weeks ago and I had also forgotten about that.
    – Cyberson
    Mar 3, 2015 at 22:03
  • Note: this answer discounts the CDi Zelda games, which are not Nintendo games, but a product of Phillips gaining the license to the characters.
    – Unionhawk
    Mar 26, 2016 at 2:09

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