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In all seriousness

Why does Link have pink hair in LttP?

>> No.919843

>>919838
That's a damn good question. I can't really fathom up some backwards ass story unless he decided to go punk after the death of his uncle.

>> No.919847

>>919838

Palette limitations.

>> No.919848

>>919847
He's got yellow on his belt and brown on his arm. They could've made it the first game with a blonde Link or the last game with a brown haired Link.

>> No.919869

>>919847
no

>> No.919879

because he is a fairy boy or something like that

>> No.920071

The real question is why doesn't he have pink hair in later games. Shit looks boss.

>> No.920075

Color palette limitation.

>> No.920083

Because lttp Link is fabulous

>> No.920102

because they wanted him to be a pink bunny and not a yellow one and p-limitation that are tied to that as a result.

>> No.920117

He was going through a phase.

>> No.920118
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920118

Because it looks like shit otherwise.

>> No.920123
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920123

i always thought the pink was actually part of his hat when i played as a kid. i thought lttp link just had a really really fancy cap

>> No.920140
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920140

>>920118

>> No.920146

Color theory. Besides looking a bit odd, the colors all go together pretty well.

>> No.920149

My guess is a couple of things..

I remember this game having a lot of brown. So, to avoid confusion on old 90s TVs, they made his hair pink to add a little more definition to Link's sprite.

Or perhaps they really wanted Link's bunny form to be pink. Innocent and helpless pink. So, they made his real hair pink to make it match.

>> No.920151

>>920149

Or they wanted Link to look different in each game, so that when you saw the sprite you could instantly identify which game it was from.

>> No.920162
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920162

>>920140
Would have been closer to original Link's hair.

>> No.920559
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920559

Miyamoto likes pink.

>> No.920574

Pink isn't considered a girly color in Japan so I guess they just thought it sounded like a good color to distinguish the new Link.

>> No.920582
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920582

>>919838
Because that's what color is hair is.

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920591

>>920559
>mainstream gamers can't cope with nonlinearity
>1991

>> No.920617

>>920574
I'm a guy and I wanna buy me a pink GBA. no fucks given. it looks neat and it's a neat color

>> No.920626

>>920591
Casualization has been going on since at least the late-80s, when NoA said the original SMB2 was "too hard" so they brought over Doki Doki Panic with a new paint job.

Granted, the American version was better but still.

>> No.920645

basically, because anime

>> No.920652
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920652

>>919848

>> No.920664

You know in Animal Crossing when making a pattern you pick a palette and you have some good colors along with some shit ones? Same thing.

>> No.920665

>>920626
>Casualization has been going on since at least the late-80s, when NoA said the original SMB2 was "too hard" so they brought over Doki Doki Panic with a new paint job.

that wasn't the only reason. the fact that it looked and played exactly like SMB played alot into the decision too, which makes sense.

>> No.920670

>>920626

SMB2 (the real one) wasn't even that great. SMB3 did everything a sequel was supposed to do. SMB2 was just a glorified expansion pack that changed a bunch of pre-established rules in SMB1 to fuck with gamers, as opposed to actually making the game difficult.

That being said, SMB2 is still worth a playthrough because it's funny to see some of that shit.

>> No.920693
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920693

>>920652
You know, orange hair with a pink band on his cap looks nice.

>> No.920697

>>920693

from the front.

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920712

>>920697
Yeah this makes it pretty obvious why pink was a good choice for the hair.

>> No.920715

>>920712
What? That looks fine.

>> No.920718

>>920715

I vote the orange looks too orange. A different hair colour would require a slight redesign as well, I think.

>> No.920735

>>920559
What game do you think he was talking about that was similar to Pilotwings? Starfox?

>> No.920749

i remember reading that it was a hardware limitation, or a design decision

if they used brown or yellow hair it started to look more like a part of his hat instead of hair

so in order to make link's hair stand out they chose it to be pink

>> No.920751
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920751

>>919838
alttp link with yellow hair

>> No.920773

>>919838
Why not?

>> No.920805
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920805

He looks weird

>> No.920815

>>919838
Because it was the 90s. He was punk!

>> No.920861
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920861

I think I know why.

>> No.920930

>>920582
>a pink hare link
I chuckled

>> No.921367
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921367

>>920582
Incidentally, Bunny Link shares his palette with regular Link. Makes me wonder how he would've looked like with the blue and red tunics.

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921397

Also, why do all the people in ALTTP have tanned skin?

>> No.921406

>>920773
Because it's the only time he ever had pink hair and it's not even consistent with the ALTTP official art? I'm not saying it's bad, it's just inexplicable. I'm actually kind of disappointed they changed it back to blonde in the new 3DS ALTTP sequel.

>> No.921412

>>921397
Maybe it's because they live in a warmer climate?
Notice how Hyrule doesn't have any cold or snowy mountains across the land.

>> No.921441
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921441

>>921367
>Incidentally, Bunny Link shares his palette with regular Link

No he doesn't. Normal Link has 1 shade of pink, the bunny version has 2, and neither of them are the same shade as normal Link's hair. It just looks the same if you take a casual glance, "oh they both have pink."

I think in the end it was simply a narrative tool, the pink head of hair foreshadowing his true nature and having that connection between his bunny form and real form.

>> No.921464

>>920749
last time someone mentioned this they claimed it was bone because of the bunny link. which i call bullshit on, the patches which change his hair color would not work correctly on flashcarts, if that were so.

>> No.921951
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921951

What does /vr/ think had the used Pink Haired link for the official art?

>> No.921952

>>921951
He stands out more that's for sure.

>> No.921963

>>921951
Doesn't the guy from Alundra have pink or reddish hair?

>> No.921968
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921968

>>921951
Step it up senpai.

>> No.921974

>>919847
>implying that the SNES can't do yellow

>> No.921979
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921979

he was going through a trap phase

>> No.921982

>>921974
I think he was referring to the number of colors in a palette, but still, he's dead wrong.

>> No.921983

>>921979
You know that up until the 40-50s men wore pink?

In fact in Japan Pink is still consider a manly color. At least traditionally.

So Pink haired link is the manliest of Links to the japs.

>> No.921990

>>921979

So Link really is girl!

>> No.921993

>>921990
No he is the manliest of men.

For the japs prettiness is a manly thing. Being all hung ho and macho is a gay thing.

Link was created by japs so, you get my drift?

>> No.922014

>>921993

I understand. I was trying to play the whole "what if link was a girl" act. If that trap had bigger boobs, she'd be really hot.

>> No.922019

>>922014
Traps don't have boobs silly. That's what makes them traps.

They're cute boys who look like fuckable girls, not to be confused with trannies..

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922035

It is a mystery.

>> No.922042

>>920118
>>920140
>>920652
You guys are removing 1 colour from the palette and replacing the old colour with an existing one.
Why not choose a new colour to fill the void left by removing the pink?

>> No.922053

>>921993
>For the japs prettiness is a manly thing.
>lol guis i learnd dis from animu

>> No.922059

>>921963
Alundra Guy's art is red, unlike his sprite. He also appears to have brownish-blonde hair on the box art.

Strange how that works. Shit's all over the place.

>> No.922825

>>921983

And in my country there's a trend with pink shirts even among the old people.

>> No.922837
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922837

Because he's too cool for school, hip to the wise, boyeee, so go to the mo zo, higgity biggity sho nuff mah niggity, yeeeeaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh check it.

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>> No.925239

Because hes actually Tomba before he went butt fuck insane and was hellbent on wrestling pigs

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925267

>>925239
>before

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925313

>>921951

i love the link art for lttp

dat skirt

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925314

>>925313

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925320

>>925314

>> No.925328

>>922837
so rad

>> No.925329

>>919838
Look at >>920559. Link's not supposed to be your baseline human, he's supposed to look like a fantasy character and pink hair is not uncommon there.

>> No.925390

>>921951
>>921968
This actually looks pretty rad. Can someone shoop a Wind Waker Link with pink hair?

>> No.925796
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925796

>>925390
Actually doesn't look half bad.

>> No.925832

>>925796
fuck, man. nintendo dropped the ball

>> No.925845

>>925796
>>921968
>>921951
And now I know pink haired link is best link. Should've stuck with it.

>> No.925854

>>919838

It's because of the limited color palette on the SNES. Also, the pink helps distinguish his hair from the rest of his outfit, giving him a contrast. Not to mention, it was the third game in the series at this point so Link's character didn't really have a defined in game look (excluding manual/promotional art).

Not to mention this >>920751 is what Link would look like with blond hair.

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925861

why is Link an obnoxious guido

>> No.925879 [DELETED] 

Where's that magazine scan that shows the little figurines of Link with pink hair?

>> No.925886

>>925861
>tfw no qt link bf

>> No.925889

>>925886
You can go right to /v/ buddy.

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