For fighter info, see Toon Link (SSBB).
Toon Link (トゥーンリンク, Tūn Rinku) is a character similiar to Young Link, except typically portrayed in a cel-shaded art style. He appears as a fighter in Super Smash Bros. Brawl based on the Hero of Winds.
Toon Link, like most of the "Links", is a different Link to that of Twilight Princess. Toon Link's art style has been used for other Links in "The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords, The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (which is whom the fighter is based on), and The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass. In The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, set hundreds of years after Ocarina of Time, the gods have flooded Hyrule, creating the Great Sea, encompassing the highest mountaintops of Hyrule. At the beginning of the game, Link's younger sister Aryll is captured by the Helmaroc King, a giant masked bird controlled by the game's primary antagonist Ganondorf, the latter of whom is searching for Princess Zelda. Link travels the Great Sea to rescue his sister and defeat the Helmaroc King; his quest intertwining with that of The King of Red Lions, who reveals, after many trials, that Link is the "Hero of Winds". Using the Wind Waker, a magical conductor's baton, he borrows the power of the gods to aid him in his quest. The wand's user interface is similar to that of the Ocarina of Time, but uses tempo in addition to pitch to form tunes. Link must eventually reassemble the Triforce of Courage to give him the power to fight Ganondorf. After his defeat with Ganondorf, Hyrule drowns under the sea forever. Sometime after, Link and Tetra sail for new lands and is where The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass picks up afterwards.
Toon Link is a secret character in Brawl, unlocked by either clearing the Subspace Emissary and then clearing Classic mode with any character, clearing the Subspace Emissary and playing through the Forest stage again, or by participating in 400 brawls.
Toon Link's moves are virtually the same as the standard Link, but there are some differences. One of the most obvious is his down-special attack: his bombs. The explosion looks like it did in Windwaker and Phantom Hourglass- cartoony orange swirls of smoke puff out from the point of impact. The difference is not strictly cosmetic, as the large smoke puff has a greater range but less power.
His standard-special attack, the bow & arrows, is also different. If the attack is not charged all the way, the arrows travel much slower (or so it seems) than Link's. The spin attack (up-special) isn't changed much, with the exception of his posture while spinning- Toon Link stands straight up while Link bends his right leg and his back. The boomerang (side-special) is only different because it does not pull opponents like Link's does.
Toon Link, like Young Link in Melee, also has the ability to wall jump. While Link's jumping and falling styles are heavier and faster, Toon Link's jumps are larger and have a floaty quality to them. Toon Link is faster than Link, and Toon Link's dash-attack is less powerful in proportion. Additionally Toon Link's up-smash attack is only one slash while Link's is three. If you perform Toon Link's down-air, he will smash downwards with his sword similar to many other Stall-Then-Fall attacks. Interestingly, this move pushes characters and items away, and slides down slopes like Stone. Link's down-air is similar to Toon Link's, but unlike Toon Link, he does not travel downwards any faster. Additionally, all of Link's kick attacks, such as his neutral air and back air, have been replaced with additional sword slashes to compensate for Toon Link's tiny legs.
|Toon Link's Special Moves|
|Standard Special||Hero's Bow|
|Up Special||Spin Attack|
|Final Smash||Triforce Slash|