What lengths would you go through to keep your love safe? Would you take a bullet for them? Die for them? Or possibly the hardest thing to do, sever all ties and relationships that you have with them and never see them again? Although this seems like a plot from a sophisticated novel or a movie, however video games can capture that heartbreak and important plot points as well as any other form of media.
A good example of severed love in a video game is the relationship between Link and Midna in the game The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. In this game Midna breaks Link out of a prison so that she could use him to save her world (she is the queen of that world). In the beginning Midna was a bit cruel to Link treating him more like an animal than a human. However after Link saves her life from the Usurper King that took over her throne and attempted to kill her, Midna completely changed her attitude and both of them started warming up to each other. Eventually Midna fell in love with him, and vice versa, and they eventually saved her kingdom together. However in a heartbreaking twist Midna destroys the only link between their worlds, (Link is from Hyrule a land like ours but Midna is from the Twilight Realm a parallel world where it is perpetually in the hour of twilight), The Mirror of Twilight. She concerned for his safety because she does not want danger from her world to go to his world again, literally shatters the Mirror of Twilight with her tears and then leaves to her world uttering these last words, “Link I… I’ll see you later.”
Although love may seem like it can’t be separated by anything or anyone it definitely can be. However the only person who can do that is one of the lovers. As it is said “If you truly love someone, you would let them go.” which is just what Midna did. She loved him with all her heart and to keep him safe she let him go, and she will never be able to see him later.