Bunny Link

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Bunny Link
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Bunny Link in the A Link to the Past manga
Species Rabbit
Gender Male
Game(s) A Link to the Past
Non-canon Appearances A Link to the Past manga
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In A Link to the Past, Link transforms into Bunny Link, a fluffy pink rabbit, upon entering the Dark World. This is because the Dark World changes people to reflect their true nature.[1] Although it is never mentioned, Link may have become a bunny because he has the gentle nature and compassion of a rabbit. In this form, Link is completely defenseless and cannot use any of his weapons or his shield. He can retain his original form after obtaining the Moon Pearl from the Tower of Hera.[2][3][4]

In certain dungeons, he can be transformed into a rabbit by coming in contact with rotating, golden, star-shaped objects called Rabbit Beams. However, this change wears off after a few seconds or after being hit by an enemy.

Theory

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Some people believe that this transformation has some correlation to Wolf Link from Twilight Princess. They believe that Link is transformed into a wolf because a wolf accurately reflects Link's heart. Instead, the chosen hero who has been selected by the Gods will transform into a divine beast upon entering the Twilight. This legend was told to Link by Midna, who knew upon first seeing him that he must be the divine beast chosen to save her world. [5]

References

  1. "Everyone who wanders into this land is changed to a shape that reflects his true nature." — Ball in Dark World (A Link to the Past)
  2. "The Moon Pearl will protect its bearer from the magical air of the Golden Land, so you can keep your human shape there." — Great Fairy (A Link to the Past)
  3. "An orb known as the Moon Pearl rests in this tower. He who holds the Moon Pearl is protected, and his form will not change in the Dark World." — Sahasrahla (A Link to the Past)
  4. "But if you have a ball called the Moon Pearl, you can keep your original shape here." — Ball in Dark World (A Link to the Past)
  5. "In our world, we've long believed that the Hero would appear as a divine beast. [...] I only cared about returning our world to normal..." — Midna (Twilight Princess)