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Fans wanted Link to be playable female in new ‘Zelda’ game. Should the lead character have changed?

The trailer has many fans excited about the upcoming game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But there's just one major thing. Fans have been advocating for a female lead switch because of a lack of female representation in the genre. Some were anticipating a female version of the main character Link.

Should the existing lead character have changed to female? 

Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma caused some of the speculation. In 2014, the Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Warriors trailer showed a more androgynous-looking Link and fans believed the character might be a girl. But Aonuma clarified that wasn't and still isn't the case.

Aonuma's explanation? He told Kotaku

“You know there’s the idea of the Triforce in the Zelda games we make. The Triforce is made up of Princess Zelda, Ganon and Link. Princess Zelda is obviously female. If we made Link a female we thought that would mess with the balance of the Triforce. That’s why we decided not to do it.”

But is there a better solution to the lack of female representation?

Some fans argue Link is already a male character and always has been. Instead of changing the character's gender or even making two versions of the character playable, these fans are proposing other solutions. And every single one of these solutions relate to creating a new female lead or making Princess Zelda a lead, playable character  which still means a new female lead, regardless.

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