And then, his game slips up. I know this is an odd time for a Bastion spoiler, but my favorite part of that game was choosing not to turn back time at the end. After a dozen times playing Ocarina of Time, it was cathartic to say, “no. things got bad, but the world must move forward.”

In parting, I like to imagine that after everything, Link, like Black Bolt, marries all five of these women and ignores all of them equally. He can even marry Navi if he’s into that sort of thing.