Melkor vs Link

Melkor is a powerful being to be sure, but he doesn’t have the guts and determination that Link possesses. Link has saved the world many times over the years and he’s typically had to do it on his own. As such, Link has gained a lot of battle experience against a variety of foes and his light arrows will certainly be fatal against Melkor. I don’t see how Melkor can hope to keep Link down for the count with his lack of good speed feats. He will have a tough time trying to land a hit! Link wins.

44 thoughts on “Melkor vs Link

      • The image still is of Sauron I believe.

        Doesn’t make much of a difference, as they both seem primarily up-close fighters, and both were hurt by humans and/or elves.

      • Well this is Melkor at his most powerful since all fighters here are at their most powerful. He at his most powerful could literally scale continents in seconds to minutes (making him faster than Link) and starbust with attacks. He doesn’t even have to hit Link directly and Link still gets annihilated due to planetary explosion

        Morgoth on the other hand would struggle.

      • Soz for double post since your site does not have editing features. Melkor has fought for centuries to milleniums, giving him more battle experience than Link since Melkor actually fought GODS who could easily continent bust and sink continents with attacks and control oceans, forests, the land and the skies. That was the calibre of the gods Melkor fought. Link gets destroyed so hard. I doubt Link has crossed a continent in a single leap like the god Tulkas did and Melkor is the same species as Tulkas

    • Melkor is a casual continent-buster and does not require a physical body, and is fully capable of interacting with the world without one. In other words, Link as no chance.

  1. Random,

    Well, how was Melkor/Morgoth defeated then?

    If Link has access to all those fancy magical objects in the Zelda world, then I’m sure there is something that can defeat him.

    • He was defeated by the combined might of the Valar (aka gods who helped to create the universe of LOTR) and even then his essence could not be destroyed by the Valar so they cast him into a void that transcended beyond time and space.Link’s magical objects won’t help him if Melkor obliterates the planet.

      • I’d like to see him try to blow up the planet! Link’s Light Arrow would have already pierced him and it would be game over for the being.

      • He will blow it up with a thought since pre-song Melkor aka. strongest version was beyond time and space and aided in creating the world. Boom earth with a thought ‘Blow up’ and GG Link. Even Master Chief could annihilate Link given his tech and heroics.

      • Nothing is completely beyond space and time though. Also, keep in mind that Link has the Racoon Tail from Smash Bros so he can glide through space for a little while even if the Earth is blown up. A good light arrow would still finish the job. As for Master Chief’s heroics vs Link’s….I think you need to play Majora’s Mask again!

      • Melkor is beyond time and space. Why do you think time control does not affect him? He owns Link.

      • Being beyond time and space sounds good, but you’re still susceptible to attacks. He can’t just hide in another dimension for the whole fight. Link should be fine thanks to his Deity Form.

      • Link’s too heroic for that. Transmutation is similar to vaporizing someone from existence with a thought, I believe that it can be stopped with force of will.

      • LOL! Tell that to the entire continent of the powerful, strong-willed Numenoreans who basically suffered that from Eru himself. Link’s not surviving aything.

      • Eh, I’m calling plot hax on that. Sometimes, you just have to disagree with the actual story since things happen that don’t make a lot of sense. It’s what I do whenever I read a Spiderman comic by Dan Slott!

      • Having a strong will can’t help you unless you can transmutate your own body yourself. Link loses and becomes a teapot. GG Link

      • Nah, strong will surpasses all of that. Ever wonder why Link is regarded as such a legendary hero with limitless strength, determination, and resolve?

      • Its all hyperbole and false praise. Melkor surpasses any enemy Link has faced and is beyond Link’s ability to defeat. Your the only person who thinks Link can beat Melkor. He can tear Link apart with his mind.

      • I probably am one of the only people who thinks Link wins this round. Still, if you think Melkor will be tearing apart the mind of someone who holds a third of the triforce, you need to replay the Ocarina of Time game!

      • I meant tear his body apart with his mind. So what if Link has the Triforce? Primordial ancient evil, the root of all evil>>>>>>>Triforce. You say Link is a hero? Oh please. Morgoth has the title of Satan, The Great Enemy. While Link fights weak sorcerers and stupid giant monsters, Morgoth clashes with gods that are capable of shattering planets if they didn’t hold back since they did not want to destroy the planet. The gods could not even destroy Morgoth’s essence and they had to cast him in a dimension BEYOND time and space.

      • No evil>>>>Triforce. It’s simply not done. The Triforce is virtually unstoppable. Heroes always pwn Satan so that’s why it’s Link’s destiny to win this round. I always found it a little hard to buy the Beyond Space and Time argument since nothing should really be past that. Still, it’s impressive that they couldn’t destroy Morgoth, but they didn’t have the Light Arrows. That should give Link the edge am I right?

      • Divine gods/Valar of justice >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Light arrows. The Valar are the embodiment of good and creation and are loyal to Eru the Creator. Thats more good than some stupid light arrows and the triforce. Morgoth destroys Link. The end.

      • We’re gonna need some proof of that. The Light Arrows have been proven to disintegrate enemies. I’ve never seen the Valar match such a downright impressive feat. Melkor and Morgoth would simply be outmatched against good ole fashioned Link.

      • Wrath of the Valar- One attack sank a continent >>>>>>>>Stupid light arrows. Melkor destroys Link the same way.

      • I prefer to think of them as noble Light Arrows. Melkor sounds like a tough guy, but I think you’re underestimating Link’s speed and confidence.

  2. I have to say that Link dies instantly. Melkor could snap the bow of light easily as well as the master sword so Link cant even attack Melkor. The dark enemy could easily erase Link out of existence. Melkor by himself could destroy all of Hyrule in a matter of millaseconds. Melkor wanted to rule Middle-Earth so he did not destroy it but he could have. Link blinks and then he dies. GG Link. Even Aragorn could destroy Link due to Aragorns greater sword fighting skills and better sword, Anduril.

    • Melkor is effectively pure darkness though so I’m not sure about him even being able to get close to the Master Sword or Light Arrows without withering away. Link’s raw power and speed are also completely out of this world thanks to the Hyrule Warrior games where his stats are through the roof

  3. Well Melkor is a god of middle-earth and link is a mortal so I fail to see any scenario where link comes out on top. Link can slash his sword left and right, spin and block. Even in Hyrule Warriors he is really predictable. He can shoot a bow but nowhere as accurate as Legolas. Link is essencially a budget Aragorn and not even Aragorn could defeat a Mair, beings way weaker than the weakest valar. This is proven. Going back to the conversations above Melkor IS beyond space and time if he wants to. If he WANTS to be physical he CAN be physical. I get it, sometimes that stuff is hard to buy. But lets look at this: Melkor, a god. Link, a mortal. Me, a human. The god I belive in, a god. Could I touch the god I belive in? No. So it would be the same for Link and Melkor. Link would not even know where to shoot. I know the previous conversation was made before Breath of the Wild was realesed but the light arrows cant one shot Dark Beast Ganon so why would they one shot Melkor? Melkor is the most powerfull being in Tolkiens works save Eru Illuvitar. Dark Beast ganon would probably fall at Demises knees. I dont know how enemys in zelda work but I know Link cant beat melkor.

    • Melkor is powerful but as pure darkness he would have a hard time taking Link on. He would need to dawn a physical form to try and beat the legendary hero and as soon as he does Link would strike him down. If he stays abstract then the purity of Link’s light arrows would finish him off. So either way Melkor’s best strategy would be to try and approach Link but he doesn’t have the same level of physical battle experience which would really hurt him in the end

  4. Also, how do you think Link would hold up against Grond, Hammer of the underworld? If you dont want to belive Melkor can just think and Link would blow up fine. But Grond does not even have to hit link and it would make a massive crater and sprout electricity all over the place. Lightning from Grond would kill Link instantly if he dodges the attack. Grond, is MASSIVE so I dont think Link would have time to dodge.

    • Link is excellent at dodging though and even has some slight time manipulation. His destructive power is also at a crazy high level so I don’t think it’s beyond the pale for him to just be able to overpower Grond. The main reason why I would take link to win that one would be the difference in speed

  5. How would Link be able to dodge? Grond is MASSIVE and Link can do what? Side step, backflip. Both dodge moves clear a couple feet while the end of Grond is like double the size of Link. Even if Link dodges, like 1 in 10 million chance he gets shocked with Gronds electricity. Fingolfin moved at the speed of lightning when he battled Melkor and still was killed. Melkor has been fighting for tens of thousands of years giving him WAY more battle experience that Link. Link is a kid gifted with special sword skills (side slash, spin, put up shield XD) that is 17 in BotW, and in OoT/MM witch is the picture he is a kid. A literal kid. Melkor is a god that fights an entire world and other gods for thousands of years giving him more battle experience and skill. Melkor has the combined strength of ALL THE VALAR, LIKE 14 GODS!!!! How long would it take Link to run a mile? Since he is “fit” we can agree on 5:30 minuets? Well that’s like one step for Melkor where as Link would struggle a bit. Melkor doesn’t have slow, big steps. He can run faster than Link with bigger steps making him faster. In Felloswship of the Ring we see Sauron come out and destroy a whole army. Melkor as claimed by many people in this thread including me is way more powerful than Sauron. Link is a kid by himself going up against the superior to the guy who took out an entire army of Second-Age Elves and Men. (Way more powerful than Third-Age)

    • Right, Melkor is more powerful than Sauron, but Sauron died to a single stab from a normal fighter. It’s not like he was going toe to toe with an incredibly powerful army or anything like that. So for Melkor he definitely has looked better but being super darkness incarnate doesn’t help his case here. As to the size advantage with Grond, Link would just have to blast through him with his Light Arrows and Master Sword slashes. Link has the big advantage here thanks to his feats from Hyrule Warriors. He has been shown to take down giant opponents as well as entire armies now. No matter how large Grond is, he’ll still just be one foe for Link to have to deal with and he is well equipped for such a fight.

      • So Dark Beast Ganon is Darkness and Malice Incarnate and Link cant one shot him so how does Link one shot Melkor? Just because Link is good in Hyrule Warriors does not mean he cant take damage. In Breath of the Wild Zelda opens up the gate to fire the light arrows otherwise Link cant do damage to Dark Beast Ganon. When fighting Melkor Link wont have no inside help. He is gone. As for Sauron being killed by a man… Isildur was in a excellent place, the PERFECT SPOT holding NARSIL. Link starting 20 or more feet away with a light bow and a flimsy sword compared to Narsil/Anduril is in a very bad spot even though the fairness is even. I dont think anyone who thinks Link can beat Melkor does not understand the power of a god who has the combined might of 14 others.

      • Right, but with composite Link already has his Light Arrows at the ready. Hyrule Warriors is the game that helps Link the most because to date it’s his most powerful incarnation. He’s able to move incredibly fast and his time manipulation can also help him get in the perfect spot to strike Melkor. Melkor’s got size but that’s his only true advantage and Link’s destructive potential will be enough for him to blow past Melkor and secure the win here. Link’s slain gods before like Ganon basically being one. At most Melkor’s size would mean that Link has to destroy him piece by piece with his attacks but it’s well within his power to do so

  6. Right, Hyrule Warriors buffed Link so much its not funny. But he still cant touch Melkor because Melkor can go beyond Links dimension and just think, just THINK and want Link to die and Link would drop dead. The triforce wont do anything for Link here. It just makes him brave. It does not allow him to go into other dimensions, one shot gods, give him bow skills to rival Legolas or sword skills to rival Aragorn. It just makes him brave. And the TRIFORCE was BROKEN by a TEENAGER PRINCESS!! Why cant a god with the fighting experience of 50 THOUSAND YEARS with the skill of 14 OTHERS break a mortal person. Melkor would not even have to be close to Link and he could kill Link. Even in Hyrule Warriors Link cant move at the speed of lightning like Fingolfin and he does not have the weapons or skill Fingolfin did and Melkor still killed Fingofin. Melkor has the simmirils(hard to spell sorry) giving him even more power. Could Melkor not just summon Ankiligon the Black or Gothmog to help him(he would not need it but just saying.)

    • At best Melkor could force a stalemate by hiding in another dimension but he wouldn’t be able to just think Link out of existence. He is protected by the Triforce, an item of infinite power. Melkor would have to eventually go to fight Link head on and that’s when Link would crush him with his superior swordsmanship and speed. Melkor firing energy blasts from afar wouldn’t help either as Link could block them all with the Master Shield which protects him from any kind of assault. He couldn’t summon extra fighters to help him like that so 1 on 1 I’d say Melkor would have too much trouble to deal with to even consider winning.

      • Link does not know what he is going up against. Iv’e seen Ganon more popularly thought as a demi-god. Im guessing Demise is like a normal god, I dont think Ganon is much weaker then Demise beause Ganon is Demise incarnate? But Melkor being way eviler than Ganon, and way more cunning and skilled Link is outmatched. I looked it up, Demi gods are mostly not god so like 4 (probably more but Ill just go with 4 right now) demi gods would make the power of one god combine that with the fact Melkor has the power of 14 others Link would have to beat FIFTY SIX, yes 56 Ganons AT ONCE!!!! LINK CAN NOT DO THAT!!!!

      • It depends on them scaling up like that though. Ganon basically defies the gods at every turn. I think he would have similar luck as Link here. Melkor is powerful to be sure but in general the LOTR is on a much lower plane of power compared to the LoZ series. So as strong as those guys might be, I don’t see them being able to take Link down for the count. Even if Melkor is worth 56 Ganons in terms of defense and power, as long as Link keeps his speed advantage he should have the win in the bag

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