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These GIFs of Link getting wrecked are the best thing about Zelda: Breath of the Wild so far

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (opens in new tab) has a lot of cool things going for it, but for my rupees the best element has already been laid bare: Link falling down and flopping around whenever he takes a solid hit, then getting right back up to fight again. Unless he's dead.

In previous Zelda games all you could expect from Link getting walloped was a pained grunt and a canned flinch/death animation. Now Breath of the Wild is set to expand into a whole new world of unintentional hilarity powered by impromptu ragdoll physics. Take a look:

You can get bounced off a tree

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Or exploded by an ancient robot laser

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And then again

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You can get tazed real bad

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Full disclosure: I've wasted hours trying to set up the perfect ragdoll slapstick situations in GTA 5 (opens in new tab), so this is definitely My Jam. But just you wait; Limp Link videos are going to be the next big thing once Breath of the Wild comes out. I can't wait to see the inevitable rolling-off-of-cliffs montage...

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I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.