History Headscratchers / TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess

2nd May '16 7:24:25 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** Forgive me if I'm wrong here, but if Lake Hylia is supposed to be the endpoint of all the water flow in Hyrule, that water has to go ''somewhere else'' eventually, right? Otherwise, wouldn't the lake eventually just overflow? A lot of other games imply Hyrule is surrounded by oceans beyond the mountains, so odds are there's some small tunnels or submerged passages hidden beneath the lake for the water to flow through and reach the sea. (Keep in mind that after clearing the Lakebed Temple, you become trapped as a wolf and can't visit the lake until Midna is cured, meaning it's possible the water level did rise significantly and Link just wasn't there to see it before it drained back down to normal.)
2nd May '16 7:15:05 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** Is there a law that says light spirits have to be a certain distance from each other? Why does it matter?
2nd May '16 7:02:16 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** That would seem sort of counterproductive if the Master Sword had the power to dispel curses cast with evil magic, but could only do so by ''stabbing'' the intended target. Link didn't get stabbed or even touch the sword when it revoked his curse - he just "checked" it, as the prompt says.
26th Apr '16 4:50:15 PM AlaskanBullWorm
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** I always thought that Midna would freak a lot of people out. There are plenty of humanoid beasts around Hyrule. Also, most people you come across as Wolf Link get scared because they think he's the same type of dark creature that the twili beasts are. That already doesn't make sense to me, but it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to think they'd be wary of an actual twilight creature like Midna. That or they really just don't see her tiny black form on Link's black fur while they're busy kicking him out. What's more of a headscratcher is how she holds on when Link tumbles all the way over.
19th Apr '16 3:49:22 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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[[folder: Out of the ruins]]
* During the climax, Midna warps Link and Zelda to Hyrule Field just before her brawl with Ganondorf, which destroys Hyrule Castle. Our two heroes witness the explosion from the field, and in the very next cut to it, we see that Ganondorf has already emerged from the ruins and ir ready to attack them. I know that the guy has the Triforce of Power, but the cut only lasted about two seconds - how was it possible that in that short amount of time, Ganondorf could've regained his bearings from Midna's attack, returned to his Gerudo form, managed to find her corpse amidst the ruins of the castle and taken the Fused Shadow from it, conjured a horse fully prepared for him to ride, and then warped himself out to the ''exact'' part of the field that Link and Zelda were standing in, which would've required him to track them first, all in the time it took to show the duo's reaction to the explosion?
** It's more dramatic than having Link and Zelda stand there for 20 minutes waiting.
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* How would Midna, who was raised in the Twilight Realm, know what creatures like monkeys or birds are called? I can accept her knowledge of wolves as being due to the legend of the blue-eyed beast who would appear as a hero to her people, but from what we see of the Twilight Realm in-game, it seems largely inorganic, with a lot of stone buildings and not much else. Did she somehow learn enough about light-world creatures to be able to recognize them before she met Link?
** What we see of the Twilight Realm in game is less than a block of real-estate. It'd be like if you were dropped in the middle of New York and concluded that things like wolves and tigers didn't exist, because you didn't see them in Times Square.
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19th Apr '16 2:42:42 PM MrDeath
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** What we see of the Twilight Realm in game is less than a block of real-estate. It'd be like if you were dropped in the middle of New York and concluded that things like wolves and tigers didn't exist, because you didn't see them in Times Square.
19th Apr '16 9:53:49 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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[[folder: Twilight Realm's wildlife]]
* How would Midna, who was raised in the Twilight Realm, know what creatures like monkeys or birds are called? I can accept her knowledge of wolves as being due to the legend of the blue-eyed beast who would appear as a hero to her people, but from what we see of the Twilight Realm in-game, it seems largely inorganic, with a lot of stone buildings and not much else. Did she somehow learn enough about light-world creatures to be able to recognize them before she met Link?
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16th Apr '16 3:29:10 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** Well, that sort of begs the question of why Link does transform into a wolf when Zant attacks him after the Lakebed Temple, but not when he uses the Mirror of Twilight to enter the Twilight Realm. (The twilight of the realm isn't inherently "evil", either, so it can't be because he has the Master Sword to protect him.)
8th Apr '16 2:11:02 PM syrusdark
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** That scene actually seems to be akin to his beast transformation in Ocarina of Time, which seems to be something the Triforce of Power simply does whenever he's mortally wounded (be it your tower collapsing over your head, or being impaled by a light sword), not something he necessarily activates himself. We even see his face start to shift before he gets banished to the Twilight Realm. The extra strength right before the transformation also seems to be par for the course, in Ocarina he cleared quite a bit of rubble in a most explosive fashion.
8th Apr '16 11:21:49 AM syrusdark
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** Even if OoT Link stopped Ganondorf from conquering Hyrule, he had still caused a lot of trouble to the Goron and Zora. Presumably Link cleared Dodongo's Cavern and Jabu-Jabu's Belly once more after his little talk with Zelda, and started being regarded as a hero for those actions. It's also interesting to notice that some of the more striking references to said hero come exactly from these two races (one of which treasures a bow that belonged to him, the other one having some armour that was made for him to use), not from the Hylians themselves.
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