The Zelda franchise is full of fun and exciting adventures for you and Link to embark on. From a cartoonish crusade over the high seas to a journey between realms to save the land, Link’s escapades are always full of memorable characters and unforgettable moments. However, after the reveal of a Breath of the Wild sequel, we couldn’t help but notice how it seemed to embrace a bleak, more somber tone. Zelda series director Eiji Aonuma has gone on record saying the game will be darker, and upon further inspection, this isn’t wholly out of the ordinary for a Zelda game. Hidden between the lines in even some of the franchise’s most upbeat and exciting adventures lie tragic, emotional stories. Here are 10 sidequests in which the Zelda franchise got surprisingly grim.