I'd be laughing if I weren't such a huge Zelda fan, and all I could think about is: 'Impa sent him to fight in the first place, so he was supposed to kill moblins and octoroks, and whatnot!' And now all I can think about is: If Impa sent him to stop Ganon, why is he defenceless at the beginning of the game?
old man: Link, it's too dangerous to go alone so take this sword. link: yeah but i'm still alone so... old man: shut up or I'll tell the cookco revenge squad what you did to my pet. Link: And i'm going
wood sword, wood shield, and he's supposed to survive the trip to the first dungeon not to mention be able to defeat a dragon at the end of that dungeon. Thanks old man for sending Link on such a simple quest