History Headscratchers / TheLegendofZelda

5th Jul '17 5:20:07 AM TheLampOfHyrule
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** Is Riju Urbosa'a daughter? I thought she was around 16, and Urbosa "died", for want of a better word, 100 years ago.
12th Jun '17 3:15:43 AM PandaXclone2
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** In addition to the above, the fact is Child Link spent some time as an adult and as such was able to do things that children would otherwise get no chance to learn until they're older. Some of that experience ''had'' to have rubbed off on him when he went back to being a child, and even if he still requires training to adjust his younger body, it would be quick for him to learn.

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** In addition to the above, the fact is Child Link spent some time as an adult and as such was able to do things learn certain skills and use equipment that children would otherwise get no chance to learn or use until they're older. Some of that experience ''had'' to have rubbed off on him when he went back to being a child, and even if he still requires training to adjust his younger body, it would be quick for him to learn.
12th Jun '17 3:12:32 AM PandaXclone2
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** In addition to the above, the fact is Child Link spent some time as an adult and as such was able to do things that children would otherwise get no chance to learn until they're older. Some of that experience ''had'' to have rubbed off on him when he went back to being a child, and even if he still requires training to adjust his younger body, it would be quick for him to learn.
12th Jun '17 12:29:28 AM sugaricequeen
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** Also, not all Hyrule princesses are named "Zelda." From what we know for sure, only the ones seen in-game are. ''Zelda 2'' tried to say that they were, as an explanation for why all the ones in later games would have that name, but now that ''Hyrule Historia'' has been released, ''Zelda 2'' is now the last game in the timeline, with ([[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild presumably]]) no games taking place after it. So it's probably just a lucky coincidence that the only princesses named Zelda are the ones who get caught up in some sort of plot.
12th Jun '17 12:19:41 AM sugaricequeen
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** More likely, he just didn't know how to ride her at that age or didn't have the physical capabilities to do so. His model in ''Majora's Mask'' is clearly different from the one in ''Ocarina of Time'', he does fancy flips when jumping, and can pick Bomb Flowers without need of the Goron Bracelet - it's safe to say that in the time between the two games, he either grew up a bit or underwent training to hone his physique.
2nd Jun '17 11:47:13 AM PandaXclone2
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*** The Oracle games don't take place in Hyrule and the Zoras/Gorons living in the respective regions were already living there before everything went down. It's as simple as that. Beside which, it's doubtful that Ganon would've focused his attention or Volvagia on Holodrum/Labrynna when he was preoccupied with a war against Hyrule at the time.
28th May '17 7:24:52 AM kkhohoho
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*** Except that just begs the question of if something from supplementary material that isn't in the actual games should actually count. Though even putting that aside, if all of the Gorons were supposed to have been wiped out and the Zoras imprisoned, then how does that explain the Gorons and Zoras in the Oracle games, assuming that they take place between Link to the Past and Link's Awakening? (With the same Link no less?) Granted, you could simply handwave that Volvagia only ate the Gorons in Hyrule and that only the Hyrulian Zoras got imprisoned in ice rather than the ones in Termina, but it still doesn't really add up.
22nd Apr '17 7:17:47 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** I would agree with you in terms of most of that...except for ''Link's Awakening''. Clearly, it cannot be argued whether the Moblins would be considered "normal wildlife" or "demons in league with an ancient villain" - everything on Koholint is dictated by the slumber of the Wind Fish. There clearly isn't any way of deciding what's normal and what's not. (Remember, the island has an entire village inhabited by animals, which obviously doesn't maintain any semblance of reality.)

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** I would agree with you in terms of most of that...except for ''Link's Awakening''. Clearly, it cannot be argued whether the Moblins would be considered "normal wildlife" or "demons in league with an ancient villain" - everything on Koholint is dictated by the slumber of the Wind Fish. There clearly isn't any way of deciding what's normal and what's not. (Remember, the island has an entire village inhabited by animals, which obviously doesn't maintain any semblance of reality.) ''Resembling'' another enemy is not the same as ''being'' that same enemy - Big Blins are given their own unique name, so we may assume that they are not the same as Moblins.
17th Apr '17 3:05:30 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** ''Breath of the Wild'' was actually going to give you the option of a male or female Link, but it was dropped in favor of Zelda, who was likewise dropped to keep the focus on Link. (Though things like the romance subplots, as usual, and the Great Fairies probably contributed to it, too.)
16th Apr '17 10:00:06 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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### The "Why would Zelda be stupid enough to go through the extremes of a sex change for a simple disguise?", and its arch nemesis, "Why would Zelda risk [[ClarkKenting being lazy in her disguise]] in front of a relatively Genre-Savvy boss by posing as a chick who just so happen to appear at a time Zelda fled from Hyrule and just so happen to be the only mook he has who backstabs him every time he looks away from her?"

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### The "Why would Zelda be stupid enough to go through the extremes of a sex change for a simple disguise?", and its arch nemesis, "Why would Zelda risk [[ClarkKenting being lazy in her disguise]] in front of a relatively Genre-Savvy boss by posing as a chick who just so happen to appear at a time Zelda fled from Hyrule and just so happen to be the only mook he has who backstabs him every time he looks away from her?"



** Put it another way- ''everyone'' knows that to attack a cucco repeatedly is suicide. Either Link is the only one dumb enough to actually try it, or [[GenreSavvy he knows he's got an eternal resurrection thing going and so doesn't fear death]].

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** Put it another way- ''everyone'' knows that to attack a cucco repeatedly is suicide. Either Link is the only one dumb enough to actually try it, or [[GenreSavvy he knows he's got an eternal resurrection thing going and so doesn't fear death]].death.



** The main protagonist being in a relationship which is relevant to the story's plot is one of the most pervasive tropes in mainstream fiction. Seriously, even if you look at action blockbusters you will usually find a love interest subplot (actual attempts at romance, on the other hand, are a bit less omnipresent). This leads many people, unconsciously or [[GenreSavvy consciously]], to make two assumptions about fiction in general. The first is that the main character MUST be in a relationship or at least be sexually/romantically attracted to someone; some exceptions can be made for exceptionally young characters, but the "first crush" theme is still fairly common. The second assumption is that the most important male and most important female characters' relationship is romantic unless and until proven platonic. This is really just another way of saying that the most likely love interest for any protagonist is the most important character of the opposite gender (at least in media not willing to deal with same-sex relationships). This is especially true if the love interest is on the hero's side, but DatingCatwoman also happens. Put both of them together, and presto! Link MUST have a "girlfriend" and Zelda is gonna be it until there is strong canon evidence to the contrary (and even THAT would only work for that particular Link and Zelda, considering the series we are dealing with).

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** The main protagonist being in a relationship which is relevant to the story's plot is one of the most pervasive tropes in mainstream fiction. Seriously, even if you look at action blockbusters you will usually find a love interest subplot (actual attempts at romance, on the other hand, are a bit less omnipresent). This leads many people, unconsciously or [[GenreSavvy consciously]], consciously, to make two assumptions about fiction in general. The first is that the main character MUST be in a relationship or at least be sexually/romantically attracted to someone; some exceptions can be made for exceptionally young characters, but the "first crush" theme is still fairly common. The second assumption is that the most important male and most important female characters' relationship is romantic unless and until proven platonic. This is really just another way of saying that the most likely love interest for any protagonist is the most important character of the opposite gender (at least in media not willing to deal with same-sex relationships). This is especially true if the love interest is on the hero's side, but DatingCatwoman also happens. Put both of them together, and presto! Link MUST have a "girlfriend" and Zelda is gonna be it until there is strong canon evidence to the contrary (and even THAT would only work for that particular Link and Zelda, considering the series we are dealing with).
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