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Ancestor's Pride by Ferisae Ancestor's Pride by Ferisae
"Before he passes into the next realm, the Hero's Shade stays behind a while longer to watch over his descendant one last time. His chest - now released of any lingering regret - swells with pride as he observes what his young hero has become. Shedding onelast tear for his flesh and blood, he departs, his battleworn, armor-clad image fading to resemble the one of the hero he used to be - the Hero of Time."

Meh~ lol

P.S Yes, the Hero's Shade is confirmed as the Hero of Time in Hyrule Historia, Twilight Princess section.
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:iconjoeski9:
joeski9 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
GOD I love this the feels man. Great work 
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HetaliaCalifornia Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Listening to Sacred Grove from T.W. and  Meowth Sad 
 Our Hyrule Hero... My Hero and Inspiration... The one many of us grew up with... My god... Menma Honma (I still want to be with everyone) V1 
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FlameAngelofFandoms Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*drowns in feels*
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LinkWannabe42 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
S'cuse me while I go cry in a corner...
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ChibiNinja7 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
Oh god… right in the feels @__@  I love this!
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X-Project-Mage-X Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
I luv this... ;-; it makes me wanna cry.. I loved the oot link and now hes dead.. ;-; (I bet we all cried when we found out) But EPIC PICTURE! *favs it* ;w;
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Secretlife9 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The first thing I said when I saw this was "Goodbye Link......" and then burst into tears.
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Tonos-World Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Ouch, my heart ;^; So many feels, is so beautiful ;____; 
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Indyanahr Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist
Frozen - Elsa Crying Icon Sad.... somehow....
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lucaslike92 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hooray for Sir Link :D :iconlinkhappyplz:
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TheLegendOfLink Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is truly beautiful and the picture it self contains so many feels that I can't even handle. ;___; <3 I really love the way you shaded this picture, it's fantastic. <3
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:iconferisae:
Ferisae Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you <3! ;u;
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:iconthelegendoflink:
TheLegendOfLink Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're mostly welcome. <3 Keep up the fantastic work. <3
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Great piece! 
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Sageoftwilight56 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*disgusting sobbing noises*
This is so beautiful!!
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AnikaSpellsinger Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
TTATT what?!?!?! is he?!?!?!.... omg i love twilight princess, i love ocarina of time... ;A; i love all TOZ...
i love this pic, beautiful work~ <3
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ll-LoneWolfe-ll Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
This is beautiful... If only there were more moments like this in actual Zelda games, showing more of the culture and honor behind the Hylian people... Anyway, great work on this one!
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:iconferisae:
Ferisae Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you kindly ^^
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AncientEchidna Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly amazing artwork. =)
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Tojunior Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
… Just realized I did not favorite this… Dang it
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RoseMei Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
very nice. Really like how ya did that!
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Scorcher9009 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student Artist
Wait... The Hyrule Resistance!?!??! They didn't exist until TP though!
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:iconferisae:
Ferisae Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And this is a TP fanart, what's your point o_o?
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TheCrossoverer89 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
And Zelda of his time awaits for him in heaven :)
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FREETZO Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Never has a picture been so beautiful! This picture is one that speaks from the soul, and touches many others. Excellent job, This has made my day.
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:iconferisae:
Ferisae Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, Im glad to hear it made your day! <3
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nekonifan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Sweet Goddess... This image moved me so much... I'm crying... Beautiful. Simply beautiful.
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:iconferisae:
Ferisae Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you <3
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lulufunnycat Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student General Artist
My perents just walked into my room to see why I was crying and I screamed at the top of my lungs "its a Zelda thing YOU WOULDENT UNDERSTAND!"
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Ferisae Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww XD <3
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ZeldaVoorhees Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist

This is a very touching piece.

 

My compliments ^^

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Schkan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why am I crying ?...
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RPD490 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Before Hyrule Historia: ...WHO IS THIS GUY!?
After Hyrule Historia: HOLY S*** ITS LINK!
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ultimatedarklink Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is an awesome picture. =^.^= I love it.
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RubyDragonCat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome...I wonder where OoT Link got all that fancy armor? On that note...the hidden skills he teaches? Not in OoT or MM. What's up with that?

*reads comments further down* I like the idea that he served as a Hyrule Knight. Do you think he also married Malon, making her TP Link's great great great 100 times grandmother? Cause if it was Zelda, TP Link would be royal blood...
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Elementianhero22 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well... They never DID say where TP Link was from. Just that he lives in Ordon.

...Hmm. Interesting...
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Legendwarcraft33 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I knew the Link from Oot was Hero's Shade from TP. Did a lot of research on this.
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Nice pic. 
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HeroOfTime05 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student Artist
ah, so the Hero's Shade is in fact OoT's Link(Hero of Time).....interesting....
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anime-luver-girl Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
wow.....that is surprising to find out. i did not know that.
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Latsirk99 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Itīs such a beautiful story T.T I love it :)
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DarkMagicianmidgit Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Long story here, but, I made this my wallpaper (it's just. the perfect size, and the perfect. Everything) And my friend came over, and she doesn't have any idea what LOZ is, so she asks me, "Dude, what the hell is that? Doesn't everyone have flowers and shit" and I tell her what it was, and she was so confused, I just started a new save file on Twilight Princess and gave her the controller. She is loving the game, and is considering playing a save file on my wind waker HD game too XD. Thank you!
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werecass Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Artist
I love Zelda.
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DragonGirl983 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh god the feels!
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Happy-M-Salesman Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is wonderful! :'D
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jakrocker17 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
SO...MANY...FEELS! Your artwork is awe inspiring! Keep up the amazing work! You are a true artist!
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:iconferisae:
Ferisae Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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Light-Arya Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You made a fantastic work here :)
We can clearly see the emotion, and I'm glad to finally see someone draw the 'alive' version of the Hero's Shade with so many details! :D
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:iconferisae:
Ferisae Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I had been itching to draw him that way for the longest time but her armor always seemed daunting haha
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Light-Arya Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob! :D
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