History Headscratchers / ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink

19th Jul '17 12:38:15 AM ex_ottoyuhr
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** [[http://www.digitpress.com/library/manuals/nes/Zelda%20II%20-%20The%20Adventure%20of%20Link.pdf The manual]] indicates that Hyrule is dying: because Ganon's ashes are powerful and corrupting, but also because the country is so overrun with monsters and bandits that no one has a monopoly of violence, and so the common people can hardly even sow a crop and reap it in peace. Link has been trying to aid in normal reconstruction efforts, taming the wilderness and pushing back the monsters, but chaos is winning; and so he, with Impa's advice, attempts a last-ditch gamble. Success -- uniting the Triforce and wishing for peace -- is a complete victory for Hyrule; failure means that the country dies quickly instead of slowly. Maybe some other adventurer can stop Ganon, or maybe he'll tick off a kingdom that can forge magic swords and silver arrows for their knights.




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** Technical limitations? They needed a NonstandardGameOver for when Link dies in a way that Ganon's minions can't use, and the whole setting ends up stuck.
13th Mar '17 3:39:55 PM DecisiveShark
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**Link does not have the full Triforce and they require his blood.
27th Feb '17 12:03:57 PM Jaryl
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** To be honest, how would he even know that his death means Ganon's revival? I don't think the manual says that he gets outright told that, if he were to die, Ganon would be revived. I think it only says that killing Link to revive Ganon is the motivation of his minions, which explains why they keep going after him in the game.
17th Oct '16 9:36:13 PM Sammettik
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** A minor DubInducedPlotHole: Tektites can be defeated with any weapon in the Japanese version of the game.
16th Jul '16 6:56:24 AM Ambaryerno
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* Link's priorities seem to be a little skewed here. If Ganon intends to revive himself through Link, his body, blood and soul becoming the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt new unstoppable form for the prince of darkness to lay waste to the world]]. '''WHY''' is he risking not just his life? But the fate of the entire kingdom for one girl stuck in eternal slumer?

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* Link's priorities seem to be a little skewed here. If Ganon intends to revive himself through Link, his body, blood and soul becoming the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt new unstoppable form for the prince of darkness to lay waste to the world]]. '''WHY''' is he risking not just his life? But the fate of the entire kingdom for one girl stuck in eternal slumer?slumber?




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** ChronicHeroSyndrome.
16th Jul '16 6:09:45 AM CybranGeneralSturm
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* Link's priorities seem to be a little skewed here. If Ganon intends to revive himself through Link, his body, blood and soul becoming the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt new unstoppable form for the prince of darkness to lay waste to the world]]. '''WHY''' is is risking not just his life? But the fate of the entire kingdom for one girl stuck in eternal slumer?

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* Link's priorities seem to be a little skewed here. If Ganon intends to revive himself through Link, his body, blood and soul becoming the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt new unstoppable form for the prince of darkness to lay waste to the world]]. '''WHY''' is is he risking not just his life? But the fate of the entire kingdom for one girl stuck in eternal slumer?
26th Apr '16 3:24:43 PM dieseldragons
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** Do not get me wrong. This is a wonderful selfless thing to do for someone, but what an ''incredibly reckless'' course of action for a person to take. Its far too risky. If you fail, your death now seals the ''doom'' of the entire world. And '''WHY''' aren't the Hylian guards or somebody watching over this young man?

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** Do not get me wrong. This is a wonderful selfless thing to do for someone, but what an ''incredibly reckless'' course of action for a person to take. Its far too risky. If you fail, your death now seals the ''doom'' of the entire world. And '''WHY''' aren't the Hylian guards or somebody watching over this young man?
man? If in charge I'd have a small army of elite soldiers swarming around him.
26th Apr '16 3:23:08 PM dieseldragons
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[[folder:The sacrifice of Link]]

* Link's priorities seem to be a little skewed here. If Ganon intends to revive himself through Link, his body, blood and soul becoming the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt new unstoppable form for the prince of darkness to lay waste to the world]]. '''WHY''' is is risking not just his life? But the fate of the entire kingdom for one girl stuck in eternal slumer?
** Do not get me wrong. This is a wonderful selfless thing to do for someone, but what an ''incredibly reckless'' course of action for a person to take. Its far too risky. If you fail, your death now seals the ''doom'' of the entire world. And '''WHY''' aren't the Hylian guards or somebody watching over this young man?

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27th Dec '15 6:00:33 PM Minishear
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** Talk to them four times in a row and they will give you a hint. The bot in Saria tells you where to find Bagu, the ache in Darunia tells you where to find a heart piece.
** Thanks for telling me. However, that is one big load of [[GuideDangIt Guide Dang It]]. If you talk to them the first three times and all they do is snore, how could the developers expect you to talk to an apparently useless character four times? Luckily, I found both Bagu and that heart piece by accident the first time I ever played, so I never needed their hints regardless.

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** Talk to them four times in a row and they will give you a hint. The bot in Saria tells you where to find Bagu, the ache in Darunia tells you where to find a heart piece.
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** Thanks for telling me. However, that is one big load of [[GuideDangIt Guide Dang It]]. If you talk to them the first three times and all they do is snore, how could the developers expect you to talk to an apparently useless character four times? Luckily, I found both Bagu and that heart piece container by accident the first time I ever played, so I never needed their hints regardless.
7th Jun '15 4:37:42 PM Discar
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[[folder:Tektites]]



*** The entire overworld from the original Zelda can be explored between palaces 2 and 3, and yet none of the old tektites.
**** [[AWizardDidIt Ganon's minions did it.]]
*** Maybe tektites molt? And that explains why they were so wimpy in Zelda 1, could only be killed with fire in Zelda 2, and have been just about every scale of difficulty in between in all the various games? It has to do with how hard their skin is.

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*** ** The entire overworld from the original Zelda can be explored between palaces 2 and 3, and yet none of the old tektites.
**** ** [[AWizardDidIt Ganon's minions did it.]]
*** ** Maybe tektites molt? And that explains why they were so wimpy in Zelda 1, could only be killed with fire in Zelda 2, and have been just about every scale of difficulty in between in all the various games? It has to do with how hard their skin is. is.

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[[folder:Ganon's revival]]



*** The triforce jump out of the lava. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Duh!]]

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*** ** The triforce jump out of the lava. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Duh!]]Duh!]]

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[[folder:Zoras]]



*** Nope. The ankylosauruses are Zoras. The "lizalfos" are the shield and spear (orange) or hammer (red and blue) dinosaurs. Oh, and they may not actually be lizalfos. Like a ton of enemies in Zelda II, they were never officially named in English and their Japanese name is "Geru" or "Gelu".

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*** ** Nope. The ankylosauruses are Zoras. The "lizalfos" are the shield and spear (orange) or hammer (red and blue) dinosaurs. Oh, and they may not actually be lizalfos. Like a ton of enemies in Zelda II, they were never officially named in English and their Japanese name is "Geru" or "Gelu"."Gelu".

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[[folder:Sleeping monsters]]



*** Thanks for telling me. However, that is one big load of [[GuideDangIt Guide Dang It]]. If you talk to them the first three times and all they do is snore, how could the developers expect you to talk to an apparently useless character four times? Luckily, I found both Bagu and that heart piece by accident the first time I ever played, so I never needed their hints regardless.

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*** ** Thanks for telling me. However, that is one big load of [[GuideDangIt Guide Dang It]]. If you talk to them the first three times and all they do is snore, how could the developers expect you to talk to an apparently useless character four times? Luckily, I found both Bagu and that heart piece by accident the first time I ever played, so I never needed their hints regardless.regardless.

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[[folder:Sequel]]




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[[folder:Inheritance]]



** Sleeping Zelda leaves with Link to settle down quietly somewhere. She'd ''have'' to know that she's too far out of touch to be a proper ruler.

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** Sleeping Zelda leaves with Link to settle down quietly somewhere. She'd ''have'' to know that she's too far out of touch to be a proper ruler.ruler.

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