Being a keen Ghiralink shipper myself, you could say I’ve thought about this pairing once or twice (…or more) - not always in a romantic way, though. Now I don’t know about the whole “thread of fate” idea, but what I believe is that Ghirahim and Link’s relationship is the child of true character development. The cat-and-mouse chase shows Ghirahim’s sadism; it wasn’t part of his plan to resurrect Demise. It was his hunger for torture - perhaps something learned during his time as Demise’s underling previous to the events of Skyward Sword. Link, on the other hand, perseveres and never succumbs to Ghirahim’s advances or easy-way-out deals, which strengthens the stability and bravery that we see. The relationship between the two paints a portrait of them that we wouldn’t otherwise get to observe.
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