|First Game Appearance||The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker|
 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Link acquires the sword from Orca on Outset Island after completing basic sword training, seeing him utilise the various sword techniques to prove he can wield one. When Orca learns that Tetra has fallen into the dangerous Forest of Fairies after being dropped there by the Helmaroc King, he grants Link the Hero's Sword to aid him in his quest. Link can then use it to cut the small trees down that block the entrance to the forest.
Link later loses the Hero's Sword while attempting to get inside the Forsaken Fortress. Shot from Tetra's Pirate Ship to try and scale the walls, Link drops his sword in the process. Forced to use other means to defend himself, Link makes use of Boko Sticks until he can retrieve the Hero's Sword.
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