The 10 Most Hardcore Video Game Heroes Ever Created

7. Link

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The main protagonist in The Legend of Zelda series, the silent warrior is one of the most iconic video game heroes ever since his debut back in the 80’s. Equipped with a magic sword and shield, Link is often on a quest to save Princess Zelda from a plethora of enemies.

While he is not Marcus Fenix levels of brawn, what makes this Nintendo character so special is how each incarnation of him starts out as a normal boy with plenty of courage and will to do heroic thing.