"The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" Link fan art. Link is seen here wearing the blue tunic which allows him to breathe under water. He also has Iron Boots to ensure he sinks. These items are vitally important when tackling The Water Temple.
Link is the Hero, Zelda is the Princess who is most often taken by Ganon, slightly comparable to Mario and Peach whom is taken by Bowser. And this isn't just a nerd-girl problem it's a general Nerd problem!