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Breath of the Wild Fan Art Represents Link as a Buff ‘Fallen Hero’

By Rachael Fiddis

July 13, 2021

Comic book artist reimages Breath of the Wild‘s Link into famous L’Ange Dechu masterpiece.

The Breath of the Wild community has always been awash with some of the game industries most creative and talented people. While some dive head-on into the cosplay area showcasing their incredible Zelda outfits, others love nothing more than sketching some of their favourite characters from the 35-year-old franchise.

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Over the long history of The Legend of Zelda, we have seen countless fanart endeavours that depict some stunning pieces of work from the series but there are a few that always stand out from the rest. This time, we see our very own Link looking as buff as ever as they portray Alexandre Cabanel’s iconic ‘Fallen Angel’ painting.

Breath of the Wild’s ‘Fallen Hero’

If you happen to recongise this particular piece of art from somewhere else, Norwegian artist Malin Falch has taken inspiration from The L’Ange Dechu, or Fallen Angel painting by Alexandre Cabanel, a french artist from 1847. Cabanel was inspired by John Milton’s Paradise Lost and put their own spin on it in by showcasing Lucifer falling from heaven.

As you can see in the comparision images, Falch has minicked Cabanel’s Academic Oil on Canvas Painting by placing Link in with angel wings, a muscular body and a scorned look on his face. It’s certainly an eye catching and imposing piece that would look fantastic on any BOTW fan’s wall.

Thankfully, Falch has an INPRNT page where you can purchase this very image in Canvas or Acrylic print with a price range to suit most budgets. You can also check out Falch’s other art pieces on Instagram that consist of a huge variety of The Legend of Zelda artworks.

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Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Deputy Editor & Head of Stakeholder Relations, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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