In Breath of the Wild, the latest installment of the popular Zelda series for the Nintendo Switch, there’s a brief moment in which the hero dresses in drag, and people are losing their minds over it.
In the game, Link must disguise himself as a Gerudo, a tribe of desert-dwelling man-hating female thieves.
“You make for quite a good-lookin’ gal!” the Gerudo trans woman tells Link.
It’s a brief sequence and just one of many costume changes available to Link during the game, but of course the internet is freaking out over it because that’s what the internet does.
Conservatives are angry at the game for promoting transgenderism.
But other fans are thrilled:
LINK IN DRAG KILLS MY ENTIRE EXISTENCE pic.twitter.com/mnnNXuFtxZ
— Emma (@emmagIowacki) March 5, 2017
Many are drawing horny fan art of Link in drag:
Actually can't get over how cute Gerudo outfit Link is pic.twitter.com/pamEGYkCck
— Nasu (@NasuNocturne) March 6, 2017
You: The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild is a 10/10 game!
Me: Ya w/e
You: Link wears a Gerudo dress
Me: HOT DAMN THAT'S THE GOOD STUFF👌👌👌 pic.twitter.com/7WrH2fK9cQ
— RAVE@OttawaCC AA2201 (@ravefirell) March 6, 2017
But we shouldn’t be surprised by a little bit of gender-bending in the Zelda franchise. Ocarina of Time is queer as hell, featuring a cross-dressing love interest, a butch lesbian bodyguard and flamboyant drag queen Great Fairies.