Link is the name
of every protagonist in The Legend of Zelda series. There are many
incarnations of Link, each possessing the Spirit of the Hero. Link is always
depicted as a courageous young boy or teenager in green clothing who leaves his
home and relatives to pursue his destiny: fighting the evil forces threatening
the land. On his journey, he learns to make use of various weapons and items,
and eventually overcomes the enemies and obstacles in his path. After advancing
through the Overworld and its dungeons, Link ultimately vanquishes his enemies
and becomes a legendary hero. He is one of the most iconic and most popular
protagonists in video game history.
Link's Soul Calibur II storyline is as follows: Once upon a time,
Hyrule's tranquility was shattered by the arrival of several disasters.
The calamities brought dark, ominous clouds that shut out the sun. Surprisingly,
a lone magician was to blame for the disasters. About the time when people
were losing all hope, the sun miraculously returned. Link, who was summoned
by Zelda to find the cause of the disasters, succeeded in defeating the
magician. The people of Hyrule rejoiced in the belief that eternal peace
Unfortunately, this was not to be. It became clear that the
magician responsible for the disasters was in fact controlled by the evil
sword known as the Soul Edge, which existed in an another world. Furthermore,
the fragments of the Soul Edge were gathering together in this other world.
Knowing that the resurrection of the evil blade must be prevented at all
costs, Link chose to travel to the other world and destroy the Soul Edge.
Link gathered his trusted Master Sword, Hylian Shield, and ocarina and
set off on a secret journey.