As most of us Zelda fans know, waking up the Wind Fish is the ultimate goal of Link's Awakening.
The Wind Fish itself is a godlike being slumbering atop a mountain on Koholint Island, apparently cursed to sleep by some sort of Nightmare creatures. The island itself only exists because the Wind Fish sleeps. All of its inhabitants, from the villagers to the monsters, came into existence only when the Wind Fish slipped into a comatose state and seemingly warped reality so that they could exist. The dungeon bosses themselves suggest that they only exist because of the Wind Fish and then waking the sleeping god effectively kills all of them.
So, I pose this question:
Was waking the Wind Fish up the right thing to do?
Everyone on Koholint Island is sentient. They live, they work, and they play. Even the "monsters" seem keenly aware of how their existence is tied to the Wind Fish's coma. Marin's survival during the game's "true" ending indicates that everyone on the island was very much real, their existence dictated by the Wind Fish. Given intrinsically tied they all are to the Wind Fish and how their existence depends on the Wind Fish, isn't waking up the Wind Fish effectively murdering everyone on the island?
Therefore, I suggest that the only two morally just options are as follows:
1) Let the Wind Fish slumber, never again to wake.
2) Euthanize the Wind Fish. This option assumes that the existence of Koholint Island and its inhabitants is tied more-so to the Wind Fish not waking up and less to the dream itself.
Do you guys agree? Do I seem crazy? Was I the Wind Fish the whole time?