Then explain when Kirby inhales Fox and Falco. He gets their guns. I'd hardly call a gun an ability, would you? And also, he can get needles from Shiek. Again, a weapon, not an ability. He also gets abilities such as Mario's fireballs and Zelda's Magic. Also, when he inhales armed enemies in actual Kirby games such as swordsmen, he gains their weapons. Kirby would get at least Link's sword, or more likely, an "Ability Roulette" because Link has multiple abilities for Kirby to gain.The thing is, in reality Kirby would absorb Links powers not his weapons and items. I know smash brothers makes it seem different but from what I've seen Kirby do in other games and shows, they were just trying to keep the game constant. Now the only power Kirby might get from absorbing Link is unlimited courage. That's the only power I can think of that Link gets without an item. Not even a sword or a bow.
Now after all that is said, I believe Link would win do to his arsenal of tricks up his sleeves.
True, but keep in mind I was going by the assumption that inhaling Link is like inhaling multiple enemies with different abilities, so yeah that was why I even bothered with the ability thing. I knew that no other enemy would come along for Kirby to suck up, but rather I treated Link as a near infinite source of multiple enemies with different abilities.Okay MK9, you've got some good points. But this is a duel between Link and Kirby. No one else. No enemy could wander on stage for Kirby to absorb it's power. We could allow the essences from Kirby Super Star Ultra, HOWEVER that would allow Link to have any item from HIS games. So if Kirby were to use his plasma ability, the Goron mask could absorb most of, if not all, the electric charge and prove to be a good match. Link's fire arrows/rod could melt ice Kirby quickly, and if I'm not mistaken, the in-game description of the Goron Tunic (in OoT) is heat resistant. I could go on, but I'd be wasting time. Bottom line: If Kirby didn't have essences, he'd be an awful fighter. If he did have essences, Link's expanded arsenal would give him a great advantage over Kirby.