Universe: The Legend of Zelda
Debut: The Legend of Zelda (1987)
Affiliations: Seeker’s Guild
Availability: Starting fighter
Background: Link is the protector of Hyrule and wielder of the legendary Master Sword. He is in constant struggle with Ganondorf who wants to use the power Triforce to rule the world. Link’s the “chosen one” of the series, sworn to protect the world, and especially Princess Zelda.
Reasoning: A key character in SSB from the start and has been confirmed for SSB4.
Thoughts: Link maybe the best thing to come out of 1987 (besides me of course!) though I would like to see his physics tweaked to make him more nimble.