Was Edward Eric, the protagonist from Fullmetal Alchemist, based off of Link from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time?
After many comparisons between the two heroes, their stories, appearance, companions, and even personalty, I have been able to find a great number of similarities between them. A bit too many, in fact, for them all to be only coincidences. More so since Ocarina of Time came out on the market two years prior to the Fullmetal Alchemist manga.
But I can't just take only my word on it, I'm in need of other opinions.