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Originally written by Master
friends. This is a guide to the most frequently asked questions
of the storyline of the world famous game series The Legend of
Zelda. Instead of writing a game FAQ, I wrote a FAQ about various
information about Hyrule. Any questions, don't be afraid to ask.
I ) A Note to the Fans
II ) A Note on Spelling
III ) How to use this FAQ
IV ) Frequently Asked Questions. . .
01. "Why doesn't Link know Zelda in LttP?"
the differences between the three Links?"
the difference between the four Zeldas?"
come Shigeru Miyamoto says the games run in a different order
than you do?"
the Links right-handed or left?"
the Links are elves? If they aren't, what are they?"
many Ganons are there? If Ganon doesn't live in the Dark World
in LoZ, the cartoon, or the comic, why is he a pig?"
old are the three Links?"
do we know the Link in LA is the same Link from LttP?"
did Link III come from?"
Link and Zelda are in The Legend of Zelda: Fruit of the Mysterious
12. "How come none of the Links/Zeldas
are related? I mean, didn't Link (?) and Zelda (?) get married?"
LttP, before he dies, Link's Uncle says 'Zelda is your....' and
then dies. What is he supposed to say?"
what other media has Legend of Zelda stories appeared?"
Zelda games were made for Philips' CD-i? What is a CD-i?"
does Ganon keep reviving himself?"
was the wizard who chanted the sleeping spell on Zelda? Agahnim?"
is that little dwarf guarding the Triforce of Courage at the
end of AoL?"
happened to Link II's Mother and Father, i.e., why does his uncle
take care of him?"
does Link's shield show a fourth piece of the Triforce in OoT?
Is the Triforce a Tetraforce in actuality?"
the Owl from LA the same Owl in OoT?"
are all the races from OoT by the original LoZ?"
I. A Note to the Fans
After a careful study of
the epic saga of The Legend of Zelda, it can be concluded that
there must be three Links (see questions 1 through 5 of the FAQ).
Link I is in The Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask.
Link II is in A Link to the Past and Link's Awakening.
Link III is in The Legend of Zelda, The Adventure of
Link, and the Fruit of the Mysterious Tree / Triforce
There are six pieces of
information that support this theory. Here they are...
#1) Nintendo Power Volume
32, Page 83, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Preview
says: "Predecessors of Link and Zelda must battle a mysterious
wizard, and the evil forces behind him..."
#2) The Legend of Zelda:
A Link to the Past Player's Guide, Page 4: "Although
The Legend of Zelda appeared first in the series of Zelda
adventures, it actually takes place many years after the third
#3) And on Page 12: "Back
in the mists of time, before the era of The Legend of Zelda
and The Adventure of Link..." Link CANNOT be
a young man and ages later be still young.
#4) From the back of the
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past box: "Venture
back to Hyrule and an age of magic and heroes. The predecessors
of Link and Zelda face monsters on the march when a menacing
magician takes over the kingdom. Only you can prevent his evil
plot from shattering the land of Hyrule."
#5) While not definitive
proof, this following bit at least cements that a new Link coming
along every so often and saving Hyrule isn't something unheard
of. Nintendo Power Volume 32, Page 12, Zelda speaking in the
sanctuary: "Link, I feel that you are... that
you must be... the legendary hero who appears in Hyrule
once every hundred years..."
#6) In The Legend of
Zelda: The Ocarina of Time it is said that Link first meets
Zelda. In A Link to the Past, Link also first meets Zelda.
And hey, Link meets Zelda for the first time in the original
The Legend of Zelda. The question is raised... how could
he meet Zelda for the first time three times? Bad memory?
The chronological order of the games in
The Legend of Zelda saga is thus...
||The Legend of Zelda : The Ocarina of Time (1998 / N64)
||The Legend of Zelda : Majora's Mask (2000 / N64) *
||The Legend of Zelda : A Link to the Past (1992 / SNES)
||The Legend of Zelda : Link's Awakening (1993 & 1998 / GB & GBC)
||The Legend of Zelda (1987 /NES)
||Zelda II : The Adventure of Link (1989 / NES)
||The Legend of Zelda : Fruit of the Mysterious Tree Trilogy (2000 / GBC) **
||* = forthcoming,
for US release on Nov. 22, 2000 or sooner
** = forthcoming,
for US release 3rd/4th Quarter 2000
II. A Note on Spelling
Basically, there is some
confusion of spelling in the Legend of Zelda. I have taken several
terms and/or names that are frequently misspelled.
1) GANON. Only one "n," not two, even though in
LoZ it has two it has changed.
2) FAERIE or FAIRY. The first two games call them "fairies,"
since then they are called "faeries" (a more mythical
spelling, much as "vampyre" or "vampyr" is
to "vampire") However, it returned to "fairy"
in OoT. Since chronologically OoT is the first game, it would
reason to consider the "faerie" spelling a more modern-day
spelling in Hyrule until a game set ahead of AoL proves otherwise.
3) RUPEE. Hyrule's currency is not the "ruby."
4) SPYRTE. No, Link's faerie friend is not the soft drink
5) KING HARKINIAN. Zelda's father is not named "Hyrakian,"
as one comic misspelled.
6) GANONDORF. It is not "Gannondorf." See #1.
III. How to use this FAQ
This FAQ includes the names
"Link I," "Link II," "Link III,"
"Zelda I," "Zelda II," "Zelda III,"
and "Zelda IV." Link I and Zelda II are the Link and
Zelda in The Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mast.
Link II and Zelda III are the Link and Zelda in A Link to
the Past and Link's Awakening. Link III and Zelda
IV are the Link and Zelda in The Legend of Zelda, The Adventure
of Link, Fruit of the Mysterious Tree, the Zelda comics,
and the Zelda cartoons. Plus Zelda I is the sleeping princess
from the past in The Adventure of Link. If you are still
confused, this is further explained in Questions 1 through 5.
If I refer to just "Link"
or just "Zelda" it most likely will mean all of the
Links and Zeldas in general, unless it is a specific question
like "Where does Link III go to have a good time?"
Also, these abbreviations
LoZ - The Legend of Zelda
- Zelda II:
The Adventure of Link
- The Legend
of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- The Legend
of Zelda: Link's Awakening
- The Legend
of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time
- The Legend
of Zelda: Majora's Mask
- The Legend
of Zelda: Fruit of the Mysterious Tree Trilogy ( Mystical
Seed of Power; Mystical Seed of Courage; Mystical Seed of Wisdom
IV. Frequently Asked Questions
Q: "Why doesn't Link know Zelda in LttP?"
A: Because it isn't the same old
Link! There are in fact three Links. The Link and Zelda in LoZ
and AoL are descendants of the Link and Zelda in LttP
and LA. However, the Link and Zelda in OoT are even earlier!
Between the three Links and four Zeldas, this is how you break
Link I and Zelda II ( OoT
& MM )
Link II and Zelda III ( LttP & LA )
Link III and Zelda IV ( LoZ, FMT, the cartoons, the comics, the
Adventure Books, and the CD-i games )
Link III and Zelda I ( AoL ) ( she's the sleeping princess )
LINK THE FIRST
HERO OF TIME
SEEN : 575 H.R. ; 582 H.R.
( OoT, MM )
SEEN : 775 H.R.
; 776 H.R.
( LttP, LA )
SEEN : 1137 H.R.
; 1139 H.R.; 1140 H.R.
( LoZ, AoL, FMT )
ZELDA THE FIRST
SEEN : 1139 H.R.
( AoL )
|PRINCESS ZELDA II,
PRINCESS OF DESTINY
SEEN : 575 H.R. ; 582 H.R.
( OoT, MM )
|PRINCESS ZELDA III
SEEN : 775 H.R. ; 776
( LttP )
|PRINCESS ZELDA IV
SEEN : 1137 H.R. ;
1139 H.R.; 1140 H.R.
( LoZ, AoL, FMT )
Q: "So what's the differences between the
three Links? They can't be exactly the same, fer chrissakes!"
A: Let's see...
Link I (OoT
& MM) : Has
blonde hair and blue eyes, and his costume changes as the game
1) As a child - green tunic.
2) As a teenager - green tunic, white "underall," brown
riding gloves, and earrings in both ears.
Link II (LttP
& LA) : Has
blonde hair, blue eyes, and also doesn't wear a "underall"
but he does have a brown, long sleeved shirt under his tunic.
Link III (LoZ,
AoL, & FMT) : Has
brown hair, an unknown eye color (in the comic series, they are
sometimes red or brown, and in the cartoon and LoZ book they
are brown). He does wear a brown "underall," however.
Something you should know...
A "tunic" is
the green thing Link wears. These were popular in Ancient Rome. An
"underall" is the brown/white piece of clothing that
Link wears under his tunic that covers his whole body.
(PLEASE NOTE: Not all artists
draw Link the same. In one picture, Link could have brown hair,
while the next day he'll have green hair.)
Q: "So what's the difference between the four
Zeldas? They can't be exactly the same!"
A: The Zeldas differ even more from the Links:
I (AoL) : Has bushy
red hair and is seen in a pink dress while under her sleeping
II (OoT & MM) : Has
golden hair and blue eyes, and usually wears a purple and white
regal dress with a veil, when she is both young and old.
III (LttP) : Has
golden hair and blue eyes, and wears a blue and white regal dress.
IV (LoZ, AoL, & FMT, though not seen in AoL) : Has
reddish hair and green eyes, and usually wears thigh-high traveling
boots, pink pants, and a purple shirt. On special occasions she
slips into a regal dress, like on her birthday celebrations.
PLEASE NOTE : As with Link,
not all artists draw Zelda the same.
Q: (frequent question, probably because it's a
good one) "How come Shigeru Miyamoto says the games run
in a different order than you do?"
A: In Japan, the Zelda series evidently
runs like this, with only two Links and two Zeldas :
OoT, MM, LoZ, AoL, LttP,
with FMT undetermined at this point and LA falling in "anytime
after Ocarina of Time," according to Shigeru Miyamoto.
In the rest of the world,
we have three Links and Zeldas, which follows as listed above :
OoT, LttP, LA, LoZ, and
To complicate matters further,
Dan Olwsen, a Nintendo rep, claims that Miyamoto's order is the
truth. Which may be correct in Japan, not in the rest of the
world. The facts, coming straight from all non-Japanese Zelda
documentation, all follow the worldwide (sans Japan) version
of the storyline.
The Nintendo Power-Miyamoto
Jason Leung: Where do
all the Zelda games fall into place when arranged chronologically
by their stories?
of Time is the first story, then the original Legend of
Zelda, then Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, and finally
A Link to the Past. It's not very clear where Link's
Awakening fits in--it could be anytime after Ocarina of
Take the classic Blaster
Master for the NES, for example. In Japan, it's about a kid
in a spacesuit going to an alien planet in a quest to cleanse
it of all hostile aliens. In the states it's about a kid on Earth
who loses his pet frog, then goes underground, finds a cool tank-like
car, and thence fights strange underworld monsters in a quest
to save his pet frog.
The point to all this?
Japan follows their own storyline. And as far as Miyamoto goes,
he may be the granddaddy of such series as Mario and Zelda as
well, but one must remember that his department has and will
always be gameplay, graphic design, and a continuing focus on
new, never-before-seen concepts. If one pays attention to his
general attitude (as well as the closing/opening credits of the
games he's worked on), you'll note that "story" isn't
his forte. And just look at his words above... "It's
not very clear where Link's Awakening fits in..."
As an overseer and overall creator of a series, you simply
know when any one of your given installments in a series
takes place, and most certainly starring whom (never mind that
Link's Awakening's own manual plainly states it is shortly
after his adventure in A Link to the Past)... which only
supports my above suggestion that the interview bit should not
be taken as word of God, so to speak. Do you think George Lucas
can come out and tell Star Wars fanatics everywhere, "Well,
I've written this new Episode of Star Wars... it could happen
between Episode III and IV, or maybe between V and VI... it's
not real clear, even though I wrote, created, and masterminded
the whole saga."? Unlikely.
Miyamoto: I myself wanted
to be a cartoonist at first, so I was reading a lot of cartoons.
And in another interview...
Miyamoto: I am involved
in the day-to-day development. In this case, I worked with Mr.
Aonuma to establish the basic principles of the game, then I
left it to him to execute them.
Q: "All right, are the Links right-handed
A: They are all left-handed, according
to the games and instruction booklets, though it would reason
to say he is ambidextrous. However, some of the Valiant comics
and the first Zelda 64 demo showed Link right-handed. I may also
add that in LttP, AoL, and LA, if you face East, Link switches
his shield and sword to the opposite hands. This was done so
they did not have to change the sprites of facing east and could
just flip Link looking west. However, the LttP Player's Guide
says that Link II does this to block the evil magic from Death
Mountain. Use your own judgment.
Q: "Okay, so the Links are elves, right? If
they aren't then what are they?"
A: According to Shigeru Miyamoto,
the Links are elves. However, it's not because they have pointy
ears. Mr. Spock from Star Trek has pointy ears, but is
he an elf?
The first Link was a Hylian
of the Kokiri Tribe, but he is not a member of the Kokiri race,
who are eternal children who have faeries as guardian spirits.
The second Link and third Link must be Hylians, as well. Where
the elf part fits in, it's not certain, though the Kokiri descent
is the only link.
Q: "Okay, there are three Links and four Zeldas.
How many Ganons are there? Also, if Ganon doesn't live in the
Dark World in LoZ, the Cartoon, and the Comic, why is he a pig?"
A: There is only one Ganon. Ganon
has never, ever, truly been destroyed. He has been slain, but
he hasn't been completely destroyed. It seems when Ganondorf
Dragmire touched the Triforce, he became invincible whenever
he possesses a Triforce.
According to the third
Valiant comic, if someone possess the Triforce of Power without
the Triforce of Wisdom, you will become corrupted because you
do not have the intelligence to control the power. In that comic,
Ganon tricks Link into getting the Triforce of Power without
also having the Triforce of Wisdom. Because of the vast power
without the wisdom to control it , Link starts to turn into a
pig-man, like Ganon. However, upon giving it up, the Triforce
of Courage saves him. So, since Ganon never had the Triforce
of Wisdom except in LttP when they were all connected, the corruption
turned him into a pig-man. Also, anyone who lives in the Dark
World takes the animal shape of what reflects his or her heart.
Since he lived in the Dark World with the Triforce of Power after
OoT, he turned into a pig-man anyway, due to his greed.
However, OoT threw a wrench
in the cog. Ganon has the Triforce of Power, but he does not
turn into a pig man for seven whole years, until he is mortally
wounded as Ganondorf. So, there are a few possibilities:
- Since Ganon was the first
known person to hold the Triforce of Power (or any Triforce for
that manner) his evilness may have "rubbed" off onto
- Ganon only lives in his
Ganon form when he is in battle with Link.
- Ganon only permanently
turned to Ganon after he tried to leave the Dark World, because
he had no Triforce of Courage to protect him, like Link.
- (God forbid) There is
no explanation. It's just too complicated.
Q: "How old are the three Links?"
A: Three ages have been given for
two different Links. When we first see Link I in OoT, he is ten
years old. We later see him as a seventeen year-old. Link III
was sixteen in AoL, putting him around fourteen in the original
Q: "How do we know the Link in LA is the same
Link from LttP?"
A: The manual, for starters, as we
see in this excerpt:
Link's Awakening tells
the tale of the hero of A Link to the Past and how after his
first great victory he set out on a mission of training, to hone
his skills, sharpen his wits and master techniques of battle
from around the world.
Q: "Where did Link III come from?"
A: According to the Valiant comics
Link III came from the kingdom of Calatia, which is west of Hyrule
just over the crags beyond Death Mountain. His parents' names
were Arn and Medila, who were known for a drink they made. Calatia
is a mountainous country, which is ruled by Queen Seline, a friend
of King Harkinian.
Q: "Which Link and Zelda are in The Legend
of Zelda: Fruit of the Mysterious Tree trilogy?"
present, the best answer is clearly Link III and Zelda IV. This
is due to Link III's ultimate destiny being the most open-ended
at the conclusion of his last appearance, AoL (and even following
the comics, cartoons, and CD-i titles). Plus, while Ganon was
"at last look" sealed in the Dark World in OoT by Link
I (and he couldn't have made any appearances between then and
LttP as the Sages' seal was still intact) and slain by a silver
arrow by Link II in LttP, in Link III's time Ganon is still alive
since his comic/cartoon resurrection... and from the storyline
given on Fruit of the Mysterious Tree, Ganon is not only
mysteriously "back," but he recaptures the Triforce
of Power and Zelda (we can reason to say this is Zelda IV as
well). Since Ganon is already alive at the start of this game,
yes, it would reason to say it is Link III until further story
bits filter in shedding any light otherwise.
Q: "How come none of the Links/Zeldas are
related? I mean, didn't Link (?) and Zelda (?) get married?"
A: The first Zelda is believed to have been put under
a sleeping spell and was not awaken until AoL. Thus, Link I couldn't
possibly have married her, or he did but Zelda was put to sleep
after. The third Link was born in Calatia, not Hyrule. Why this
is, it is unknown (Maybe Link II sailed there after his dream?).
It is also unknown why the second Link did not marry Zelda, but
it is known that Link II might have been in love with Marin and
not Zelda, but Marin disappeared with Koholint (or possibly she
flew off like a seagull). The third Link and Zelda never totally
defeated Ganon without being separated. Maybe they got married.
However, maybe the Prince of Darkness chanted a spell on the
family of Heroes, saying that "the one who strikes me down
will never marry the one he loves" (A very cool storyline
Q: "In LttP, before he dies, Link's Uncle
says 'Zelda is your....' and then dies. What is he supposed to
A: No, he doesn't say "Zelda
is your sister," as many were led to believe by this unfinished
sentence. The Japanese version of the game says "Zelda is
your destiny...." The translation wouldn't fit in the text
box, so it was just cut off to add suspense into the American
Q: "In what other media has Legend of Zelda
A: Quite a few...
Valiant Comics produced
five monthly comic books of Zelda Comics in Spring/Summer/Fall
1990. Each book had two long stories, composing of ten pages
each, and three pages of two or one page short stories. Another
Valiant comic book, The Nintendo Comic System, had a ten page
Zelda story in each. An unknown number (2?) were made. Unlike
the regular Zelda comic, however, The Nintendo Comic System was
a bimonthly comic. They are not available anywhere as far as
DiC Enterprises produced
thirteen episodes of a Zelda cartoon show, which aired Fridays
in the 1989 - 1990 season. I know a few were produced on tape,
but as far as I know the entire series has not. So far, twelve
have been reviewed.
Around 1991-1992, Nintendo
published 12 so-called "Adventure Books" similar to
the old "Choose your own Adventure Books." Two of these
were Zelda books: #9 ("The Crystal Trap") and #10 ("The
Shadow Prince"), while the rest were about Mario
and Luigi. To find it, check http://www.amazon.com.
A children's book titled
"The Legend of Zelda: Moblin's Magic Spear" by Jack
C. Harris was released some time ago. It was quite ridiculous.
To find it, check http://www.amazon.com.
Link also appeared in four
episodes of the Captain N: The Game Master cartoon.
Nintendo Power ran a Zelda
comic serial loosely based on The Legend of Zelda: A Link
to the Past, in Volumes 32-44. An entertaining read, they
provide additional backstory to the game, as well as depth to
its characters, while taking a slightly different path to the
story's conclusion. It is now sold in graphic novel format in
the magazine's Back Issue/Player's Guide order form.
Jason R. Rich has written
a book based on Ocarina of Time. It is still widely available
in bookstores. It basically follows the main storyline of OoT
at a kindergarten reading level.
Q: "What Zelda games were made for Philips'
CD-i? What is a CD-i?"
A: Philips' CD-i ("CD Interactive"),
a CD-ROM-based system that failed early on in its career, had
three Zelda games for its system in 1993. They were "Link:
The Faces of Evil," "Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon,"
and "Zelda's Adventure." At current, Nintendo has no
plans of releasing them on the SNES or the Nintendo 64, and most
likely never will.
Q: "How the hell does Ganon keep reviving
A: In the AoL instruction booklet, it says that the
blood of the hero who killed Ganon can only revive him. However,
in the Zelda cartoon series, Ganon can revive himself and other
monsters from the Evil Jar (The place where all the dead monsters
go) if he isn't slain by a silver arrow. It seems that one of
Ganon's minions discovered this after AoL, and helped Ganon revive
On the cartoon "Captain
N: The Game Master," the evil boss from the Metroid
game series, Mother Brain, revives Ganon using a legendary potion
called the Potion of Power. However, because I don't consider
that this event never "happened," (Come on! Kevin Keene
doesn't even have a game!) I don't consider this a good explanation.
Again, use your own judgment.
Q: "Who was the wizard who chanted the sleeping
spell on Zelda I? Agahnim?"
A: No one knows for sure. It could
be Ganon, but the picture in the AoL instruction booklet shows
him as the shadow of the Prince. Another possibility is Carock,
the wizard in the Maze Palace in AoL. It seems only the creator
of Zelda knows. However, the wizard died after he chanted the
spell, so it couldn't be Carock. It seems it was just a crony
of Ganon or Ganon himself, otherwise the earliest sighting of
an early manifestation of Ganon's Agahnim incarnation (though
this is unlikely, as the people of Hyrule wouldn't trust him
when he would later come to rid the land of all disease and ailment).
Q: "Who is that little dwarf guarding the
Triforce of Courage at the end of AoL?"
A: Michael Austin, a fellow Zelda
fan, wrote this question in a letter to Nintendo, and when he
got the reply, it said the following:
"The little man
at the end of Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link is, many believe,
an incarnation of Agahnim. It's difficult to say for certain,
though this is widely-accepted as the best explanation."
The best explanation indeed,
because we all know Agahnim is, in truth, an alter ego to Ganon
(perhaps, even at Link's moment of triumph at reacquiring the
Triforce of Courage at AoL's completion, Ganon wanted to subtly
rub it in Link's face that he was still around, and Link was
on borrowed time until their next meeting. The subsequent adventures
of LInk & Zelda in the comics, cartoons, and CD-i games,
all of which Ganon figuring prominently, would support this).
Q: "What happened to Link II's Mother and
Father, i.e., why does his uncle take care of him?"
A: The game doesn't say why. The Nintendo
Power comic explains they were banished to the Dark World because
they were descendants of the Knights of Hyrule, then leads us
to conclude they either died or were killed there before the
Dark World residences were freed, as their spirits are there
to give Link guidance and focus at the end of his quest in the
comic. It is also explained early on that his Uncle started taking
care of him upon his parents' disappearance into the Dark World,
in the hopes of sheltering him from Hyrule intrigue so as to
avoid the fate of his parents.
Q: "Why does Link's shield show a fourth piece
of the Triforce in OoT? Is the Triforce a Tetraforce in actuality?"
A: Yes, there is a belief that there's a fourth piece
of the Triforce, most commonly called the "Quadraforce"
or the "Tetraforce." These theories are caused by The
Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time, in which there appears
to be a fourth Triforce piece carried by a bird pictured on Link's
Hylian Shield. The "Tetraforce" probably doesn't exist
but the most convincing part to the theory is not new news. If
you've taken time to notice in the OoT previews, both the old
and new versions of the shield show something that looks mysteriously
like a fourth piece of the Triforce. Though the shield is toned
down, but on the older one looks like someone at Nintendo, was
trying to start people thinking about it. If it didn't exist,
why did they try so hard to portray this image? Why would they
put a fourth piece on both shields, if not to imply that the
Tetraforce exists? The first shield, it could been just a temporary
image in the design of the alpha game but in the beta version,
they decided to keep it? It can't be coincidence, but it was
perhaps to merely stir the controversy (they were successful
to that end).
As mentioned above, some
screenshots show what appears to be a fourth Triforce piece in
the talons of a bird on Link's shield. (These screenshots can
be found at, www.nintendo.com, and on many other sites around the net as well.)
Some other screen shots show just another triangular object,
with no bird on the shield. This screenshot is before they had
a bird on it, seen on the Ultra Game Players January '98 Preview,
and the Video Games for the Nintendo 64 Volume 3 Preview. Both
of these kinds of screenshots "support" the "Tetraforce
Aside from the two types
of shields mentioned above, there is a third type which shows
a V-shaped object under the Triforces. The shots of the GamePro
April '97 Preview, and the Game Informer Online April '97 Preview.
These shots are also against the "Tetraforce Theory."
Now, go back to look at the other two types of shields. Upon
closer examination of this shield, the "unidentified object"
in the latter two types of shields looks a lot like the
object on the Nintendo artist's sketches of Link with the shield.
But in most of the earlier shots, the "mystery object"
appears much wider than the Triforce pieces, and its top edge
(which should be a straight line if it's a triangle) is curved,
and you even see two separated parts in some of the good
shots! I don't think of this types of shield is grounds for assuming
that there is a fourth Triforce, especially now that with a closer
look in this shot, the mystery object does not even to be a triangle!
Yet they decided to make it a triangle.
Though none in any of the
wall carvings in the castle, or on the the Temple of Time, and
even the series of cinemas about the creation of the Triforce
seems against it. The Bazaar said shield was a copy of the shields
used by (old) Hylian Knights. And, it is on Princess Zelda's
clothes. Her dress could have been old. The Tetraforce could
be and OLD Royal Crest. The new Royal Crest is a three-Triforce
The if the complete Triforce
is so omnipotent then the question is to whether or not anyone
ever had the entire Triforce? The complete Triforce should
grant any wish its owner's desires, yet it was not able to grant
Ganon's wish in LttP. He wished for the entire world, and only
managed to change The Golden Land into the Dark World. Even with
that change, disloyal and good were there, like the fat fairy
within Ganon's Pyramid of Power. Did Ganon merely word his wish
wrong? I doubt it, as it was a wish in his heart of Ganon, not
spoken. So that only leaves the possibility of the Triforce not
being powerful enough. Maybe it's not complete...
Here's one thought: Farore,
the Goddess of Courage, made life to uphold the law. Yet the
Gerudos (or particularly Ganondorf) are highly unusual. Ganondorf
Dragmire was born and has been the scourge of Hyrule for years.
There are distortions on the flow of power in the Triforce. Like
"Day of the Triforce," one day of the year when all
the Triforces' powers cease to work. A Day of the Triforce occurs
once a decade. Occured in the LoZ comic #5. This day occurs on
every exact decade (like 1980, 1990, 2000... etc.) and in The
LoZ comic #2, "Once a lifetime," all of the evil magic
in Hyrule can be harnessed by one wizard. A Wizzrobe and Ganon
tried to blast Link with a spell containing all of the evil magic,
but it backfired. In the third comic, Link gets a hold of the
Triforce of Power and became corrupted. In the cartoon, if Ganon
got a hold of the Triforce of Wisdom, he'd rule forever yet in
comic #3, Zelda comments that the Wisdom and Courage can defeat
the Triforce of Power any day. After Link defeated Ganon, he
lend his hand to its restoration. But circumstances did not look
very good. Hyrule was on the road to ruin. With the Triforce
of Power, Ganon had left behind ruin that continued causing chaos
and disorder in Hyrule.
Evil life, buildups of
evil magic, T.o.P.'s ability to corrupt people with its power,
disturbances of the Triforce's power, T.o.P. possibly weaker
than the other two Triforces. How could these things been done?
The three Goddesses seemed to have created order from chaos,
just to leave it to turn back into chaos again.
One possibility could be
that, while the three Triforces we know of marked the ascent
of the three Goddesses as they left the world of Hyrule (this
we know as fact) each point up, the fourth Triforce points down
on every picture seen in Oot (the shields, Zelda's dress). This
"pointing down" could further the theory that it symbolizes
and embodies a fourth, evil Goddess, perhaps pointing the way
to the Hyrulean equivalent of Hell. That, or it merely symbolizes
the three Goddesses' original descent from the heavens before
they created all life on Hyrule.
In desert, the Spirit Temple
was sculpted as a snake lady, Sheik called it a goddess of the
sand. One theory could be that there must have been an evil goddess
- we'll call her "Collusus" - that came later to destroy
what the others had done. Or maybe even take over what the other
three done. She hid the Triforce of [Creative] Power and replaced
it with a Triforce of [Destructive] Power. But the evil goddess
couldn't forge the powers of the Triforces Wisdom and Courage,
as absolute power corrupts absolutely. She then created life
to oppose the law as well as evil magics and sciences. If that
happened, it would explain the above and other mysteries.
Why hasn't a fourth piece
of the Triforce ever been mentioned? Maybe it will be. Why would
it be called a Triforce if there were four pieces? Well, in LoZ,
when there were two, Triforce meant that the pieces are shaped
as triangles, so it could be called the Triforce even if there
were 100 pieces. If there are four Triforce pieces in the game,
then why aren't there any more info in the games, since OoT is
the prequel of them all? Maybe, Hylians had forgotten this their
years under Ganon's tyranny, as he had left Hyrule in ruins before
which could have destroyed bits of the legend from scrolls in
libraries that were burned or tablets crumbled and buried under
city ruins, leaving Hyrule's elders to die with the memories.
For none of the stories handed down through the generations ever
mention a fourth Triforce piece, but yet in LoZ, they never said
anything about the Triforce of Courage. None of the wise men
or Impa ever said anything about a fourth piece! Then again only
when Impa saw the mark on Link in AoL, that then she told him
of a scroll that no one could read that told of the Triforce
of Courage. How could anyone have possessed the three pieces
of the Triforce, gained absolute power and control of the world
when Ganon couldn't even escape Dark World or even beat Link,
a mortal boy?
Q: "Is the Owl from LA the same Owl in OoT?"
A: There's a lot of controversy over
the owl. Mainly: "He's Rauru, the gossip stone said so,"
"He's the same one as the owl in Zelda 4." Now the
gossip stone actually says (this is the gossip stone in Sacred
Forest meadow) that Kaepora Gaebora is a reincarnation of a sage.
Now many people misinterpreted that to think since he never appeared
as the grown up you it must mean he became Rauru. Now let's look
at "reincarnation." Someone that used to be someone
else in another life, not someone who is someone else in the
present. Thus meaning Kaepora Gaebora was once a sage. Which
one was he?
possibilities are that he was either the sage of the forest or
the desert. The two things giving me this idea is the fact the
owl is often met in the lost woods and the gossip stones giving
this information are in the sacred forest meadow. But also at
the end of the game the owl is seen flying off towards the desert...
A hint maybe ?
One thing, the owl may
be male as an owl but he may have been female as a sage. Could
Kaepora Gaebora be the reincarnation of the lady of the Spirit
Temple, the lady whose image can be seen throughout?
It could be theorized that
Kaepora Gaebora is evil and pushed Link along in the earlier
quest so he would open up the Chamber of Sages. Is Kaepora Gaebora
now an owl as a punishment of a wrong he committed during his
time as a sage? Unlikely, but a possibility.
Also remember the owl of
OoT bears resemblance to the owl of Koholint Island in LA. Now
really everything at this point is guesswork as there is no apparent
connection between the two, aside from both being owls and both
guiding a Link on their quests. It could be said that every Link
is a reincarnation of the previous; a way to bring a warrior
when he is needed - in other words, fate (or perhaps the watching
goddesses) is using Link as a toy. As such, he could have been
assigned to be the guardian and guide of Link for all of Hyrule's
Q: "Where are all the races/characters from
OoT by the original LoZ and LttP?"
A: If one follows all clues, there
is one theory with possible merit...
since Agahnim gained the King's trust he spent long nights in
the high tower of Hyrule Castle, yes? Yes. Those at the castle,
the townspeople could see strange lights, even faint sounds coming
from the tower. The maidens started to disappear, so, the disturbances
must have been Agahnim casting the maidens into the Dark World.
But, the ceremony was once a full moon according to the LttP
comic book and after he finally captured a maiden. So the other
nights, Agahnim must have been working on something else, like
how to control the guards. Instructed by Ganon, Agahnim must
have been experimenting the effects for a first Evil Jar on each
of guards. It was yet to be perfected, but it still worked.
is how this Evil Jar could have worked: First they need to become
subject to it. It isn't certain how it's done, but in the "Missing
Link" cartoon, they held Link's body in the Evil Jar. Perhaps
long term exposure to the inside turns you into a energy-based
creature whose life energy is dependant on the Triforce of Power.
When you become subject as an energy-based creature, you're pratically
immortal. You have a limited amount of energy. If you run out
of energy (or de-energize), you have to return to the Evil Jar
to recharge and the Triforce of Power will replenish your energy.
To destroy someone like that, you'll have to blast them with
something so powerful that they reach the the point of no return.
starts in OoT, where we met the races. In LttP, nearly 200 years
passed. Sheikahs are extinct, merged with Hylians; Zoras are
becoming hostile and have no compassion for Hylians; the Kokiri
are now aging and are in the forest, living as thieves (remember
the guy in LttP's Lost Woods?); the Gerudos are dead; Gorons...
are dead, too.
Then, in LoZ, Ganon and
his minions ransacked Hyrule and its surrounding populaces, he
finished off the young and able. He enslaved them to the Evil
Jar. So, who's who, what did the Evil Jar do? Well, no Sheikahs.
Hyrulean Guards and Knights were turned to Armos and then turned
to stone because Ganon couldn't trust their full loyalty, Stalfos
and Ghini are Hylians, Zolas are Zoras, Moblins and Goriyah are
Kokiri. Gerudos are resurrected as Gibdo, and one would tend
to believe the Gorons are throwing those rocks at you in LoZ,
living as the very mountains themselves.