So I previously had made Link a respect thread, but then due to site changes it kinda became messed up. So now I'm gonna do a whole new one and make things a little better.
So without further ado, respect the Hero of Hyrule.
Links to other LoZ RTs.
The Original Link was Hylia's greatest hero, being stated as the only one who could drive off the Demon King Demise. Out of an entire army, he was the only one. So Demise's army attacks and for seven days and seven nights, Link and the Goddess army fought, many of them dying but not surrendering.
Here Link withstands an attack from Demise, having enough strength left to help the Goddess Hylia, send the Land Hylia into the sky. Of course Link ends up dying from the attack, because...well hey it's someone who had enough power to destroy the world. So he ends up dying, yet the Goddess Hylia notes that Link will be reborn whenever the land is in danger.
Link is of the Guardian Knights, AKA: The Knights of Hyrule, a clan of warriors which protect the Royal Family, who are descended from Link.(From a past life.)
Here Link encounters a ball and chain soldier, strong enough to destroy stone walls, Link gets choked by a chain and thrown around, yet he then picks up a pot with one arm and throws it accurate enough and hard enough to defeat him. Looking at how big the pot is, even an empty pot would weigh a considerable amount and that one is pretty big, yet Link just throws it with one arm.
Here Link withstands an attack that killed 2 surviving Hyrule soldiers from Agahnim a powerful dark wizard.
Here Link calls Ganty(A thief) slow and carries her up a mountain.
To put the above in perspective, Ganty was fast enough to blitz multiple soldiers of Agahnim.
So here Link gets stung by a scorpion which the poison was killing him, he gets saved and bandaged by Ganty but even so he still is poisoned. Yet still he climbs a mountain despite not being able to properly move his arms and legs, he gets cured later and gets sent back to the base of the mountain.
Here Link uses the Master Sword to send Agahnim's dark magic back at him.
Here Link fights against Agahnim's dragon, Digrock(transformed Ganty). Withstanding the attacks and with one blow defeating the dragon.
Here Link fights Ganon, able to withstand a trident blow, matching strength, wounding him even. He gets hit with acid blood, yet is able to press on and stun Ganon with the Master Sword, setting up for a Silver Arrow.
Note that this manga is based on a Link to the Past game, which released in 91. At that point the Master Sword hadn't fully become the sword to seal/kill Ganon, so that's why there's an inconsistency here.
Here Link is fast and strong enough to save Tarin as the monster was in the middle of his downward sword swing, kicking him hard enough to send him flying back, KOing.
Here he avoids a spear throw, going through various enemies, kicking down a door.
Here Link fights against Tail, who is immune to his sword strikes, he shows great endurance, reactions and agility, he figures out the monster's weakness and ends the fight with one sword strike.
Link fights against an archer monster, avoiding arrows and avoiding getting rammed before killing him.
Here Link smashes an enemy into the ground, avoids attacks from two others from behind before killing them...he then found bombs!
Link withstands getting thrown into a stone wall hard enough to shatter it, fighting against a big cyclops who is both fast and strong and having his own bombs. But Link is quick enough to shield himself from the bombs, before using his bombs, smashing the cyclops' hand away and ending the fight.
Link runs while carrying Marin, tripping up enemies, using his bombs in a creative manner to mask his movements, getting into the group and taking them down with melee and sword attacks.
Link takes a club throw to the head, falling off a cliff, yet gets right back up to catch Marin when she jumps.
Link takes on more enemies, tricking them into thinking he's hurt from a cactus, yet using his bombs in a trap to take them all out.
Here Link fights against the Dark Monster in a place where he can't really move, withstanding the monster's attacks before figuring out how to defeat it. Using his shield to get a proper foothold and being able to kill the monster.
Link fights a giant fish underwater, moving quick to avoid it, killing it with one sword stab...which ends up breaking his sword.
Link fights against pig warrior Karuna with a broken sword, despite that Link uses his bombs and melee skill, avoiding blows and even blocking them before getting sent off a cliff due to Karuna's power blow which cut the ground. The latter describing Link as one tough bas***.
After getting a more powerful sword to replace the one he lost. Link fights Karuna again and easily defeats him, cutting through his longsword and ending the fight with one strike.
Later Link fights a skeleton warrior with the same technique as Karuna, yet clearly faster, defeating him by putting all his power in a single strike.
Link fights against a large number of monsters, using everything from his sword, to bombs to melee attacks and even showing the sword beam for the first time.
Here Link fights Master Drona, a large cyclops. Link avoids his sword throw from behind, avoids his attacks which could cause craters and speed which appears as if he teleports. Link using melee attacks, agility and his sword to kill him.
Still after his fight with Drona and clearly fatigued/wounded, Link is still strong enough to climb and then later blitz 3 monsters.
Still after his fight with Drona, Link fights through a tower of enemies, battles a flying skeleton, avoiding fast moving projectiles, using his bombs to cover his movements. Leaping high enough to kill the skeleton, catch Felica, bounce off a wall and using his shield as a board and bombs to propel them to safety.
Just fighting more enemies, showing great agility, melee and sword skill.
Link fights against the Dark Monster God...thing(from the Wind Fish), in a grueling battle. He takes damage, gives damage, avoids attacks and projectiles, using strategy. Even with the place weakening him and even collapsing at one point, he still survives and avoids attacks before finally winning the fight.
Here Link fights and defeats Gohma with nothing but a slingshot, also having to save Mido as he was in the way.
Shows great jumping ability to toss a bomb into Dragon Dodongo's mouth.
Gets shocked by jellyfish yet is fine, he saves Ruto, showing great accuracy with his boomerang and is able to defeat the monsters within Jabu-Jabu.
So here after his 7 year nap, Link takes out some Stalfos with ease who previously were killing Hyrule soldiers in a coup by Ganondorf.
Here Link saves Mido from Phantom Ganon, he also withstands his attacks and then makes a precise arrow shot to the head on Phantom Ganon, killing him.
Here Link fights Volvagia, blinding the dragon with an arrow before decapitating it.
So here Link fights against Shadow Link who's just as good as him as he was. Link improves during the fight, being able to best him, also showing some horseback combat with Epona. This is pretty impressive given Link is reborn time and again, being descended from a clan of warriors and just showing great swordsmanship throughout.
Here Link takes out some Gerudo warriors, frees Ingo from mind control, breaks a crossbow with his hookshot and takes out more Gerudo, destroying their weapons.
Here Link fights Morpha, getting strangled and thrown around yet defeating the monster with his hookshot.
Here he breaks out of chains before fighting Nabooru, without hurting her he then frees her of mind control.
Here Link makes some nice arrow shots on horseback with his bow.
Here Link saves Zelda from Twinrova, avoiding their magic fire blasts, he gets frozen but is able to break free from the ice, before then shielding Zelda from a magical fire blast(which previously melted a large hole in the first scan). Long enough to get the mirror shield from Nabooru and kill them with their own magic.
Link vs Ganondorf! The two engage in battle, Link avoiding and taking many hits, even sending some of Ganon's magic in return, giving him the chance for a 'killing' blow, defeating Ganondorf.
Link vs Ganon! A grueling battle, Link taking a lot of hits, delivering some of his own before winning the fight, dealing the final blow to allow the 7 sages to seal away Ganondorf.
Here's a more longer sword duel between Link and Ganondorf, they both give and receive blows
Here Link fights and defeats Odolwa.
Link with the Goron's mask, fights Ghot, taking hits from him and stopping his charge before throwing him down hard on the ground and then off a cliff, defeating him.
Here Link with the Zora mask, fights some pirates and then fights Gyrog, showing quick agility in the water and showing an electrical barrier from the Zora mask to defeat him.
Here Link with the Fierce Deity mask, pretty much stomps Majora in a one sided fight.