This Comic's Cast:

The main reason for this comic is to quickly establish all the important character details of Link in DSWC (as they pertain to the version of the character I carried over from CVRPG) so that readers who haven't read CVRPG will still know the salient points.

So yes. At one point (earlier on) Link died. His soul ended up in Hell. Through a round-about set of circumstances he was eventually brought back to unlife, and has been wandering around as a zombie-hero pretty much ever since.

Nothing Black Mage states is wrong.
 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.