History TearJerker / TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker

16th May '17 12:34:01 PM GF93
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* The point in ''The Wind Waker'' where [[spoiler:Tetra is revealed to have really been Princess Zelda all along]] Just... that ''music'' and [[spoiler:her parting words]].

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* The point in ''The Wind Waker'' where [[spoiler:Tetra is revealed to have really been Princess Zelda all along]] along]]. Just... that ''music'' and [[spoiler:her parting words]].



* The first time you enter the sunken Hyrule Castle, but before claiming the Master Sword. Everything is frozen and grey. The castle is in ruins, overrun by monsters. And that creepy, sorrowful reed music plays in the background.

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* The first time you enter the sunken Hyrule Castle, but before claiming the Master Sword. Everything is frozen and grey. The castle is in ruins, overrun by monsters. And that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg3kZaEnvBw creepy, sorrowful reed music music]] that plays in the background.



** They are remembered until the flood, at least, when everyone seems to think that the power of the Gods lies in a special set of eating utensils.

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** They are remembered until the flood, at least, when everyone seems to think that the power of the Gods lies in the "Triumph Forks", a special golden set of eating utensils.
15th May '17 11:53:30 PM GF93
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* The point in ''The Wind Waker'' where [[spoiler:Tetra is revealed to have really been Princess Zelda]] -- just... that ''music'' and [[spoiler:her parting words]].

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* The point in ''The Wind Waker'' where [[spoiler:Tetra is revealed to have really been Princess Zelda]] -- just...Zelda all along]] Just... that ''music'' and [[spoiler:her parting words]].



* Laruto is the only Zora we get to see in this game. She's also dead and only manifests as a ghost. It's been confirmed that the Rito are the descendants of the Zora, which may mean that Laruto was the last of the Zora tribe and that they are functionally extinct in this timeline.
* Fado's goodbye after you meet him in the entrance to the Wind Temple. "Tell the king that I will continue to play even in the next life!"

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* Laruto is the only Zora we get to see in this game. She's also dead and only manifests as a ghost. It's been confirmed that the Rito are the descendants of the Zora, Zora-- which may mean that Laruto truly was the last of the Zora tribe Zora, and that they are functionally extinct in this timeline.
timeline. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hppTZ5UfDXg Her theme music]] is also undeniably very sad.
* Fado's goodbye after you meet him in the entrance to the Wind Temple. "Tell Temple--
-->That Wind Waker you hold was used long ago to conduct us sages when we played our song to call upon the gods. In those days, it was always the king who conducted for us. Please... [[UndyingLoyalty tell
the king that I will continue to play play, even in the next life!"life!]]
27th Mar '17 8:07:11 PM bowserbros
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*** The above quote can be viewed as a tear-jerker or FridgeHorror, depending on which "wind" you think he's referring to. The tear jerker option is the wind that blew through Hyrule -- the one he was referring to in saying "I coveted that wind, I suppose" -- and it's kind of nice to think that, regardless of what he did, [[spoiler:he got to experience it one last time before his death.]] On the ''other'' hand, he could be referring to the wind that blew through the Gerudo Valley -- the destructive wind. Either is an entirely feasible option since [[spoiler:Hyrule has been restored for some small amount of time while Link's been fighting through the castle... but it's also true that Hyrule is pretty much screwed at this point.]] [[TakeAThirdOption Or for an even more profound option,]] one can consider Ganondorf's acknowledgment of the wind as [[DieWithDignity him accepting his death]], again tying into the destructive winds of Gerudo Valley.

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*** The above quote can be viewed as a tear-jerker or FridgeHorror, depending on which "wind" you think he's referring to. The tear jerker option is the wind that blew through Hyrule -- the one he was referring to in saying "I coveted that wind, I suppose" -- and it's kind of nice to think that, regardless of what he did, [[spoiler:he got to experience it one last time before his death.]] On the ''other'' hand, he could be referring to the wind that blew through the Gerudo Valley -- the destructive wind. Either is an entirely feasible option since [[spoiler:Hyrule has been restored for some small amount of time while Link's been fighting through the castle... but it's also true that Hyrule is pretty much screwed at this point.]] [[TakeAThirdOption Or for an even more profound option,]] one can consider Ganondorf's acknowledgment of the wind as [[DieWithDignity him accepting his death]], death, again tying into the destructive winds of Gerudo Valley.
27th Mar '17 8:05:46 PM bowserbros
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*** The above quote can be viewed as a tear jerker or FridgeHorror, depending on which "wind" you think he's referring to. The tear jerker option is the wind that blew through Hyrule -- the one he was referring to in saying "I coveted that wind, I suppose" -- and it's kind of nice to think that, regardless of what he did, [[spoiler:he got to experience it one last time before his death.]] On the ''other'' hand, he could be referring to the wind that blew through the Gerudo Valley -- the destructive wind. Either is an entirely feasible option since [[spoiler:Hyrule has been restored for some small amount of time while Link's been fighting through the castle... but it's also true that Hyrule is pretty much screwed at this point.]]

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*** The above quote can be viewed as a tear jerker tear-jerker or FridgeHorror, depending on which "wind" you think he's referring to. The tear jerker option is the wind that blew through Hyrule -- the one he was referring to in saying "I coveted that wind, I suppose" -- and it's kind of nice to think that, regardless of what he did, [[spoiler:he got to experience it one last time before his death.]] On the ''other'' hand, he could be referring to the wind that blew through the Gerudo Valley -- the destructive wind. Either is an entirely feasible option since [[spoiler:Hyrule has been restored for some small amount of time while Link's been fighting through the castle... but it's also true that Hyrule is pretty much screwed at this point.]]]] [[TakeAThirdOption Or for an even more profound option,]] one can consider Ganondorf's acknowledgment of the wind as [[DieWithDignity him accepting his death]], again tying into the destructive winds of Gerudo Valley.
21st Jan '17 10:59:34 PM Nyperold
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** And Link and Tetra are the last two people alive to see those windows. Was the significance of the images ever explained to them? Probably not. But hey, at least these sages' names live on in the Fallen Hero timeline, as the names of towns.
25th Oct '16 12:06:21 AM SenorCornholio
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** This entire scene is amplified by the existence of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmqf1Fztvr8 this track]], appropriately titled [[spoiler: Farewell Hyrule King]]. It's a somber remix of [[spoiler: [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast the castle theme from "A Link to the Past"]]]].
23rd Sep '16 2:58:30 PM SenorCornholio
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*** There's also the fact that if you've played Skyward Sword, you'll realize that [[spoiler: Ganondorf is the incarnation of the demon king Demise's hatred]]. [[FridgeHorror Think about it:]] chances are, Ganondorf most likely would have just been a Gerudo desperate enough for his people to survive the harsh desert winds to try and make a complaint to the king of Hyrule at the time, probably come to an agreement, and that would have been the end of it. But BecauseDestinySaysSo, [[spoiler: Demise's hatred for the goddess and her hero]] caused him to seek out the Triforce for these ideals, twisting his noble desire into a thirst for power. His willingness to hold back during his battles with Link and Tetra [[spoiler: (Zelda)]] was probably a sign of him getting fed up with his destiny. He's lived a long time at this point, long enough to see the end of Hyrule, and just wants this accursed conflict to be over with; he's ''tired'' of this ceaseless struggle. Him happily walking towards the completed Triforce is him finally seeing the goal he'd been searching for all these years, and [[YankTheDogsChain then it's cruelly taken away from him]]. And in his LaughingMad state, it ''is'' implied that he's perfectly willing to kill the two heroes at this point...but it could also be seen as him wanting at least one good thing from this: one final fight with the heroes (namely Link) before [[spoiler: his final death in this timeline...as far as we're concerned]].
28th Jan '16 12:03:58 PM BreakinBenny
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aO50pX6uLE Departure]], which only plays two times over the course of the game -- both equally heart-wrenching. The first is when Link sets out with the pirates, toward the Forsaken Fortress, waving to his Grandma, and the second… [[spoiler:is when Link sets out with the pirates at the end of the game, beginning the search for New Hyrule.]] The positions are roughly reversed, with [[spoiler:Aryll]] running the length of the dock to wave to him, as they set off.

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* [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aO50pX6uLE com/watch?v=_7CpWP-h09k Departure]], which only plays two times over the course of the game -- both equally heart-wrenching. The first is when Link sets out with the pirates, toward the Forsaken Fortress, waving to his Grandma, and the second… [[spoiler:is when Link sets out with the pirates at the end of the game, beginning the search for New Hyrule.]] The positions are roughly reversed, with [[spoiler:Aryll]] running the length of the dock to wave to him, as they set off.



*** [[spoiler: You leave her inside Ganondorf's head at the bottom of the ocean possibly never to be retrieved and used ever again.]]

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*** [[spoiler: You [[spoiler:You leave her inside Ganondorf's head at the bottom of the ocean possibly never to be retrieved and used ever again.]]
19th Jan '16 6:50:24 PM Tyjohnson616
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***[[spoiler: You leave her inside Ganondorf's head at the bottom of the ocean possibly never to be retrieved and used ever again.]]
6th Nov '15 7:04:28 PM BreakinBenny
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** [[spoiler:Ganondorf's]] speech just before said final battle. While he was [[WellIntentionedExtremist doing it all wrong]], all he really wanted was for his people to stop dying...
*** At least prior to getting a taste for [[AGodAmI godhood]]...

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** [[spoiler:Ganondorf's]] speech just before said final battle. While he was [[WellIntentionedExtremist doing it all wrong]], all he really wanted was for his people to stop dying...
dying…
*** At least prior to getting a taste for [[AGodAmI godhood]]...godhood]]…



* Also in ''Wind Waker'', when Prince Komali arrives to find [[spoiler:Medli has left (to become a sage, although he doesn't know that)]]. What makes it worse is when you come back, he's still waiting for her to return, to give her a flower. Come back even later, and the flower's wilted... but he's still waiting. [[spoiler:Fortunately, Komali and Medli were seen among the search and rescue party for Link and Tetra at the game's end, subtly implying that they have finally reunited at last.]]
* Link's poor grandmother and her nightmares once you return to her. Accompanied by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGgnrlfR1os&feature=related this music]].

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* Also in ''Wind Waker'', when Prince Komali arrives to find [[spoiler:Medli has left (to become a sage, although he doesn't know that)]]. What makes it worse is when you come back, he's still waiting for her to return, to give her a flower. Come back even later, and the flower's wilted... wilted… but he's still waiting. [[spoiler:Fortunately, Komali and Medli were seen among the search and rescue party for Link and Tetra at the game's end, subtly implying that they have finally reunited at last.]]
* Link's poor grandmother and her nightmares once you return to her. Accompanied by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGgnrlfR1os&feature=related com/watch?v=ZGgnrlfR1os this music]].



*** That statue is later ''broken''. The icon of a beloved hero being defiled like that... It's inexcusable, and tragic, how something so significant of hope can be destroyed so shamelessly.
** In the room that houses the Master Sword, the windows are decorated with the images of the Sages that were awakened in Ocarina of Time, showing that their sacrifices were not forgotten by the people of Hyrule.

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*** That statue is later ''broken''. ''broken'' upon returning. The icon of a beloved hero being defiled like that... that… It's inexcusable, and tragic, how something so significant of hope can be destroyed so shamelessly.
** In the room that houses the Master Sword, the windows are decorated with the images of the Sages that were awakened in Ocarina ''Ocarina of Time, Time'', showing that their sacrifices were not forgotten by the people of Hyrule.



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aO50pX6uLE Departure]], which only plays two times over the course of the game -- both equally heart-wrenching. The first is when Link sets out with the pirates, toward the Forsaken Fortress, waving to his Grandma, and the second... [[spoiler:is when Link sets out with the pirates at the end of the game, beginning the search for New Hyrule.]] The positions are roughly reversed, with [[spoiler:Aryll]] running the length of the dock to wave to him, as they set off.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aO50pX6uLE Departure]], which only plays two times over the course of the game -- both equally heart-wrenching. The first is when Link sets out with the pirates, toward the Forsaken Fortress, waving to his Grandma, and the second... second… [[spoiler:is when Link sets out with the pirates at the end of the game, beginning the search for New Hyrule.]] The positions are roughly reversed, with [[spoiler:Aryll]] running the length of the dock to wave to him, as they set off.



* For a more ManlyTears example, when Link pulls the Master Sword from its altar. The music, the sight of that legendary blade, it just brings a tear to the eye.

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* For a more ManlyTears example, when Link pulls the Master Sword from its altar. [[CrowningMomentofAwesome The music, the sight of that legendary blade, it just brings a tear to the eye.eye]].



* That look of stunned helplessness right after [[spoiler:Link runs off a cliff trying in a blinded effort to save his sister]]. His mind was completely blank except for having to watch his only sister vanish over the horizon and being able to do nothing to stop it.

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* That look of stunned helplessness right after [[spoiler:Link runs off a cliff trying in a blinded effort to save his sister]]. His mind was completely blank except for having to watch his only sister vanish over the horizon and being able unable to do nothing to stop something about it.
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