• JarkayColt - March 7, 2013 3:12 a.m.

    Wow, I never thought about the ending to Awakening like that. That's pretty...grim. Also, I did wonder about why the Zora evolved, what with all that water. Since the Gorons still manage to survive into Spirit Tracks, then the "born from the earth" theory does have a bit of credibility. As mentioned below, it's been suggested Termina is an interdimensional counterpart to Hyrule. To kill two birds with one stone, some people think this also explains Tingle, who may be Link's counterpart in this dimension. Now a wall-o-text-o-questions I've always wanted answering: Something I've always wondered about Majora's Mask is how certain events don't 'revert' when rewinding time. I understand that certain items held about Link's person could come back with him, but then, why does he lose all his items that have a quantity, but keep all the unique ones (e.g. masks)? Also, how come the characters that he heals remain dead, even though they were alive on the Dawn of the First Day? How can he call Epona at will each time when she was originally taken in to Romani's Ranch, (which is sealed behind a boulder), before the Dawn of the First Day? How can the banker recognise him and take money from his account, when Link wasn't a customer before the Dawn of the First Day? The "marking" explanation doesn't suffice, since Link's account should always be empty when he goes back in time anyway. There's a lot more I could say about MM but basically, IT MAKES NO SENSE. Also on the topic of Rupees; how is it that, despite most of them being the same size (excluding "giant" 200 & 100 Rupees), your wallet is too full for a Red, but can easily accomodate a Blue? In other words, you wouldn't have used any less space if you were carrying either 100 Green Rupees, or 100 Purple Rupees. That doesn't make a lot of sense, either. Additionally, how exactly does a Rupoor cause you to lose money? If it somehow had a negative value, wouldn't you just, y'know, drop it? :/ If MM takes place directly after Ocarina of Time, how is it that he can suddenly ride young Epona, as well as suddenly becoming an acrobat able to flip through the air? Also, how did he manage to forget all the Ocarina songs, exactly? In Spirit Tracks, how the actual hell is Niko still alive? Also, how come the entire intermediate generation seems to be missing? (e,g. Link/Zelda/Linebeck's parents (as opposed to grandparents). How do the fish in The Wind Waker manage to draw ANYTHING on your Sea Chart? They just leap at it with a brush, while Link holds it towards him. There's no way anything but a rip or a soggy patch is getting on that thing. I could go on, but, y'know...magic?
  • Person5 - March 7, 2013 9:39 a.m.

    I've had the same exact conversation about rupees and wallets with my friend. Its always bugged me that I can't hold 99 silver rupees. My friends suggested that all rupees are different sizes, getting bugger as their value increases, so a silver rupee is 100 times larger than a green rupee. Also in MM, everyone pretty much has decided that the banker takes other people's money to fill Link's withdrawals. The banker has such a terrible memory he doesn't realize he's never seen Link before, so he blindly follows whatever the stamp says.
  • LordzOfChaos - March 6, 2013 11:54 p.m.

    In Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword, Link stores all the items in the pouch on his side. Now how he does that is a different story. He can pull out the ball and chain and the spinner out of it, and they are as big as you are, so it must be a portal to another dimension or something.
  • slimjim441 - March 7, 2013 12:32 a.m.

    The satchel you're referring to is actually a portable gateway that leads to Silent Hill, where Pyramid Head hands him items as they are needed from an extra room in the apartment he shares with Heather Mason. On the topic of that ball and chain, I believe it to be more impressive that he can wield such a weapon. If it's solid iron (or steel), which it would be pretty useless otherwise, it must weigh approximately 2.3 metric shit-tons. This leads me to the conclusion that Link is the second lost primarch of the god-emperor of mankind, the first being Carl Grimes. Having been lost to the Warp, this explains his seemingly endless reemergences across time, which would also reveal the cause of why any history of Link has been lost to any archives on Terra. Accepting this truth makes things much easier to comprehend, such as his obscene strength and savant-like ability to master weapons and musical instruments in mere seconds.
  • LordzOfChaos - March 9, 2013 7:52 p.m.

    Which explains why Link kicks Cloud's ass in (watch it.)
  • slimjim441 - March 9, 2013 9:39 p.m.

    Yeah, Cloud isn't even a fair opponent, primarch status aside. Link against Lion El'Jonson, now that's a fight I could see.
  • Person5 - March 6, 2013 6:09 p.m.

    In response to the temples, Forest Temple, the stairs are broken, thus you need the hookshot. The Fire Temple and Water Temples are for Gorons and Zoras respectively, thus they are made just for them, so you need special tunics that let you survive like their respective races. And all of them have horrible monsters because of Ganon's evil power and all that jazz.. As to why there are traps, The temples are immensely powerful places with the boss room being the center of their energy as shown by Wind Waker. The traps are to keep people with evil hearts out, the sages probably knew of a secret staircase that led straight to the boss room to bypass them all.
  • Frieza - March 6, 2013 6:06 p.m.

    The one thing I always wondered is if any of the Links are genetically related, since they all look very similar (not counting the clothes). And this may be a weird thing to wonder, but can Zoras mate with Hyrulians? I mean, if Princess Ruto was attracted to Link and all that... Even though ones a fish and the other a monkey... But both are humanoids... I hope I'm not getting to raunchy in this post, but it's something I've wondered for a while.
  • KnightDehumidifier - March 6, 2013 5:58 p.m.

    I thought the idea was the temples were guarded and worshipped in their respected race, at least that's what I thought in Ocarina of Time. Makes sense that you'd be a Goron to worship in the Fire Temple, or be a Zora to survive going inside the Water Temple, and the Forest Temple's entrance was dilapidated and the Kokiri failed to repair it what with the rampant Deku Scrubs and Wolfos along the way, not to mention the Lost Woods that may have inadvertently led many a Kokiri to their demise. Gerudo took to worshipping in the Spirit Temple as that makes sense, so the Shadow Temple was merely a catacombs of the Shiekah, and restricted to those that had to learn magic in order to gain passage. As for Gamecube Island, Nintendo proved that there was such an island in Phantom Hourglass known as Dee Ess Island, which, as appropriately named, is a Nintendo DS. Nintendo has a solid history of referencing stuff like the Stone of Agony, the Advance Shop, and some references to the Wii I do believe. The reason for the lack of a Gamecube Island was probably slated to the lack of time to add additional islands and dungeons, so GC Island was likely on the cutting board.
  • C.King - March 6, 2013 5:07 p.m.

    crimson loftwing...... the biggest mystery of the zelda universe
  • shawksta - March 6, 2013 6:55 p.m.

    Whats funny was that the Loftwings were otherwise created to show the history of the wings in the Zelda name
  • C.King - March 7, 2013 5:40 p.m.

    seriously? that was their only purpose? their involvement is lacking
  • shawksta - March 7, 2013 8:30 p.m.

    Well technically they DO need the loftwings to go anywhere
  • C.King - March 8, 2013 6:50 p.m.

    i had a bigger emotional connection with the shop keeper on the man powered airship though. he could probably transport ya. i guess i'd be satisfied with the loftwing if it at least had a name, apparently the citizens had some telepathic communication going on with em it's surprising how they weren't made a big deal over
  • shawksta - March 8, 2013 7:52 p.m.

    Well they did explain it, especially in the race, the whole 25th anniversary mimicking the series anniversary. Beetle right? That guy is awesome in all the games he appeared in and Skyward was his best yet. Leaving without paying was the best little random thing the team just added, its just there to be funny.
  • shawksta - March 6, 2013 4:40 p.m.

    Interesting article Fun Fact: When you take a picture of Tingle in Majora's Mask and show it to the big hairy guy in the Swamp Tourist Area who gave you the camera in the first place, he'll tell you how he's Tingle's father
  • JinHalloway - March 6, 2013 3:24 p.m.

    The reason why the people in Termina look similar to the people in Hyrule is because Termina is actually a parallel universe to Hyrule.
  • slimjim441 - March 7, 2013 12:57 a.m.

    But the real reason they looks similar is because it saved the devs loads of time not creating new character models, just copy/paste. Not to shit on Majora's Mask; I really love that game, but there's so much that shows how Nintendo did as little as possible for MM to make as much game as possible.
  • shawksta - March 8, 2013 7:55 p.m.

    To be fair, their main purpose was because they want it to focus on the backstory, and there are still new characters. Its funny how Nintendo had to make something official or make explanation just to fit the fact that they re-used the models
  • rainn'sgaydar - March 7, 2013 5:14 a.m.

    Didn't Hyrule Historia establish that MM is a direct sequel to one of the alternate endings of OoT though?
  • The_Ouroboros - March 6, 2013 3:10 p.m.

    Articles like these are precisely why I still come to this site. Thoughtfully written from a man who obviously loves the lore, this is exactly why when I see Mr. Gilbert's name attached to an article I know it's going to be a damn good read.

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