History TearJerker / TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker

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.
9th Aug '15 8:32:20 PM Luigifan
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*** An alternate interpretation to his death quote can make him feel kind of sympathetic in light of his goals, almost as though, in his dying moments, much like [[spoiler: the king]], he's realized Link as a hero of a magnitude similar to the hero of time, and realizes that, in some way shape or form, he will bring Hyrule back to life (And [[TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks he did]]).

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*** An alternate interpretation to his death quote can make him feel kind of sympathetic in light of his goals, almost as though, in his dying moments, much like [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the king]], he's realized Link as a hero of a magnitude similar to the hero of time, and realizes that, in some way shape way, shape, or form, he will bring Hyrule back to life (And [[TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks (and [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks he did]]).



*** 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 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.]]
* 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, subtlety implying that they have finally reunited at last.]]

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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-- Hyrule -- the one he was referring to in saying "I coveted that wind, I suppose"-- suppose" -- and it's kind of nice to think that, regardless of what he did, [[spoiler: he [[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-- Valley -- the destructive wind. Either is an entirely feasible option since [[spoiler: Hyrule [[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.]]
* 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, [[spoiler:Fortunately, Komali and Medli were seen among the search and rescue party for Link and Tetra at the game's end, subtlety subtly implying that they have finally reunited at last.]]



** The statue of the Hero of Time. It's so easy to think of the events of these games restricted only to the space of their specific story, but seeing that statue, the sheer reverence to which his memory is held to, was an incredibly moving moment. For the first time, the Hero's legend was more than just an abstract or reference to a vague history - ''Ocarina of Time'' is a story that ''everyone'' knows. There's something so hopelessly tragic about rewatching the end of that game, knowing Zelda believes indubiously that she is doing right by Link in sending him back in time so he can start his life over, having no idea of what's to come. It just really sunk in how terribly sad the history behind these games really is.

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** The statue of the Hero of Time. It's so easy to think of the events of these games as being restricted only to the space of their specific story, but seeing that statue, the sheer reverence to which his memory is held to, was an incredibly moving moment. For the first time, the Hero's legend was more than just an abstract or reference to a vague history - -- ''Ocarina of Time'' is a story that ''everyone'' knows. There's something so hopelessly tragic about rewatching the end of that game, knowing Zelda believes indubiously that she is doing right by Link in sending him back in time so he can start his life over, having no idea of what's to come. It just really sunk in how terribly sad the history behind these games really is.



* [[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.
* Speaking to the Deku Tree, where it sinks in that this really is the Hyrule Link saved in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]''.
** He's so nostalgic upon seeing Link's tunic that he begins speaking in ancient Hylian. It's been so long since OoT that the language spoken by the Hero of Time has completely died out and only the King of Red Lions, the Deku Tree, Valoo, and Jabun can speak it fluently anymore. Of course, they have an excuse, being that they were all alive either in or shortly after that point in time.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aO50pX6uLE Departure]], which only plays two times over the course of the game-- 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 [[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]] [[spoiler:Aryll]] running the length of the dock to wave to him, as they set off.
* Speaking to the Deku Tree, where it sinks in that this really is the Hyrule that Link saved in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]''.
** He's so nostalgic upon seeing Link's tunic that he begins speaking in ancient Hylian. It's been so long since OoT [=OoT=] that the language spoken by the Hero of Time has completely died out and only the King of Red Lions, the Deku Tree, Valoo, and Jabun can speak it fluently anymore. Of course, they have an excuse, being that they were all alive either in or shortly after that point in time.



* Related to [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'s ending, [[spoiler: even though by now she may be nothing but residual energy in the Master Sword, this is the last time Fi will ever meet Link "in another life" (in this timeline, anyway) and is now entombed at the bottom of the sea forever.]]
** Also, when you first find the Master Sword, it's drained of power. [[spoiler: Fi is ''dying''.]]

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* Related to [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'s ending, [[spoiler: even [[spoiler:even though by now she may be nothing but residual energy in the Master Sword, this is the last time Fi will ever meet Link "in another life" (in this timeline, anyway) and is now entombed at the bottom of the sea forever.]]
** Also, when you first find the Master Sword, it's drained of power. [[spoiler: Fi [[spoiler:Fi is ''dying''.]]



** [[spoiler: "This is the only world that your ancestors were able to leave you. Please... forgive us."]]

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** [[spoiler: "This [[spoiler:"This is the only world that your ancestors were able to leave you. Please... forgive us."]]
7th Feb '15 9:47:08 PM Reign
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** In short, this is the only game in the series to really make you feel legitimately bad for Ganondorf, turning him into a sympathetic WellIntentionedExtremist. It's also the only game in the series where Ganondorf is explicitly ''killed'' at the end. Just think about that.
6th Jan '15 8:22:13 PM Thurisaz314
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** [[spoiler: This is the only world that your ancestors were able to leave you. Please... forgive us.]]

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** [[spoiler: This "This is the only world that your ancestors were able to leave you. Please... forgive us.]]"]]
16th Dec '14 11:47:11 AM 666metalupyourass
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**[[spoiler: This is the only world that your ancestors were able to leave you. Please... forgive us.]]
27th Nov '14 4:01:29 PM DannWoolf
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* Speaking to the Deku Tree, where it sinks in that this really is the Hyrule Link saved from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]''.

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* Speaking to the Deku Tree, where it sinks in that this really is the Hyrule Link saved from in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]''.
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