This Legend of Zelda Fan Art Captures the Feeling of Being Chased by a Cucco

The Legend of Zelda features one of the most terrifying and dangerous enemies in all of gaming: the Cucco.

We all remember our first times taking a couple of swings at a Cucco in one of the Legend of Zelda titles. First, you are just mindlessly swiping away at a chicken, next thing you know, there is a swarm of Cuccos attacking you to revenge their brethren. We all remember those times and this fan art perfectly captures that feeling.

Posted over on r/zelda by u/bvigec, you can see what seems to be the Wind Waker version of link dashing away with rupees falling out of his pockets as a Cucco is hot on his tail, ready to take a chunk out of him. On top of capturing that feeling of being chased by one of these devil creatures, the artwork is just so charming and I can’t wait to see what comes next from the artist.

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Funny enough, and as charming as this drawing is, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is one of the only games in the lengthy series that doesn’t include the ferocious chickens. I had a bit of a hunch since I just busted out my old Wii U to run through the game again and I couldn’t recall ever running across a Cucco in my playthrough. And, according to the Cucco’s wiki page, my hunch was right and they do not appear in the game at all. It does seem a bit weird that a character so memorable from the franchise would be missing from the most expressive and animated game in the series.

For more Zelda fan art, check out this gif that takes you through each console release or these Studio Ghibli-Inspired posters.

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