History VideoGame / TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker

29th May '16 12:02:08 PM MyFinalEdits
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* MiniBoss: There's one per dungeon (except Forsaken Fortress, which has two), plus there's Big Octo and Cyclos in the Great Sea. Notably, almost every miniboss in this game is subject to being degraded upon subsequent appearances, to the point that Link will frequently fight them en masse at various points.



** Once again. Why does Link always end up accidentally helping the evil he's supposed to kill? Ocarina of Time, the Oracle games, Four Swords... and now THIS. This time, when getting the Master Sword, he unlocks not only the monsters from their stasis but also [[spoiler:gives Ganondorf his power back. Oh, and the Master Sword lost its power long before Link even pulled it, meaning he can't even fight Ganondorf.]]
** Unlike the previous example, this one isn't explicitly pointed out, but [[spoiler:by assembling the Triforce of Courage to go after Ganondorf, Link gives him the opportunity to get his wish.]]

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** Once again. Why does Link always end up accidentally helping the evil he's supposed to kill? Ocarina ''Ocarina of Time, Time'', the Oracle ''Oracle'' games, Four Swords...''Four Swords''... and now THIS. This time, when getting the Master Sword, he unlocks not only the monsters from their stasis but also [[spoiler:gives Ganondorf his power back. Oh, and And the Master Sword lost its power long before Link even pulled it, meaning he can't even fight Ganondorf.]]
** Unlike the previous example, this This one isn't explicitly pointed out, but [[spoiler:by assembling the Triforce of Courage to go after Ganondorf, Link gives him the opportunity to get his wish.]]



* OfficialCouple: Anton and Linda.

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* OfficialCouple: Anton and Linda. The sidequest to upgrade the Picto Box to its Deluxe version already touches upon the mutual feelings the two feel (as one of the objectives is to take a shot at them during the exact moment they're watching face-to-face). Once the Picto Box can take pictures in color, it'll be possible to start reuniting the two so they can have a date and declare their feelings to each other. [[DidNotGetTheGirl Kamo doesn't take this well]], as he's in love with Linda as well.
18th May '16 3:01:00 AM totoofze47
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* {{Chickification}}: Tetra starts off as a boisterous pirate captain and is one of the few early characters who doesn't sing Link's praises at every opportunity. [[ActionGirl She's not afraid to get her hands dirty either.]] Then at the midpoint of the game, [[spoiler:the moment she learns she's Zelda]], all her fire completely vanishes, and she can only act meek and dumbfounded as she's PutOnABus and essentially treated as a living MacGuffin. Subverted in the final battle, where she finally gets her act together and helps Link fight, but for a large chunk of the game {{Chickification}} is in full effect.



* CombatPragmatist: Ganondorf... Master swordsman and skilled sorcerer; holder of the Triforce of Power. [[spoiler:Greets our hero with a ''sucker punch''. [[WouldHurtAChild Even Tetra gets one]]]].

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* CombatPragmatist: Ganondorf... Master swordsman and skilled sorcerer; holder of the Triforce of Power. [[spoiler:Greets [[spoiler:[[WouldHurtAChild Greets our hero hero]] with a ''sucker punch''. [[WouldHurtAChild Even Tetra gets one]]]].
15th May '16 8:50:28 AM totoofze47
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** Shark Island's ultimate reward. Upon arriving, you'll find a ring of fire surrounding a hole in the ground. Around the island, you'll find one of each of the game's switches: An ordinary weighed switch (only requires that Link steps on it), a diamond switch (which must be struck with any weapon), a wooden peg (requiring the Skull Hammer), and an iron weighted switch (requiring the Iron Boots)... [[TimedMission All of which are on a timer the moment you touch them]]. If you manage to finally hit them all in time, the flames go out and you can drop down the hole. What do you find inside? ''[[MultiMookMelee A gigantic ambush]]'', one that not even the Savage Labyrinth itself can rival! If you can somehow survive, patiently and methodically defeating every enemy in there, you'll win... [[spoiler:A Silver Rupee. [[MoneyForNothing Of which there are TONS out there]]. Have fun!]]

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** Shark Island's ultimate reward. Upon arriving, you'll find a ring of fire surrounding a hole in the ground. Around the island, you'll find one of each of the game's switches: An ordinary weighed switch (only requires that Link steps on it), a diamond switch (which must be struck with any weapon), a wooden peg (requiring the Skull Hammer), and an iron weighted switch (requiring the Iron Boots)... [[TimedMission All of which are on a timer the moment you touch them]]. If you manage to finally hit them all in time, the flames go out and you can drop down the hole. What do you find inside? ''[[MultiMookMelee A gigantic ambush]]'', one that not even the Savage Labyrinth itself can rival! If you can somehow survive, patiently and methodically defeating every enemy in there, you'll win... [[spoiler:A Silver Rupee. [[MoneyForNothing Of which there are TONS ''tons'' more out there]]. Have fun!]]there, in easier-to-reach spots.]]
15th May '16 8:44:12 AM totoofze47
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Added DiffLines:

** Most of the times Link takes damage while sailing, he isn't knocked off his boat anymore. Only select attacks and obstacles (Like explosive barrels) can still knock him off.
** When you're swinging on a rope, you can actually turn while you're swinging, without needing to stop.
** An aiming reticle is shown when using the cannon at sea; making aiming far easier and less of a guessing game.
14th May '16 9:39:27 PM WiiGuy
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* AndYourRewardIsClothes: Among other things that change on the second playthrough, Link wears his pajamas through the course of the game (normally Link only wears them right at the start before he gets his "coming of age" green tunic). The justification is what he's actually wearing is "[[Literature.TheEmperorsNewClothes invisible except to those of great honesty and virtue]]", so [[TakeThatAudience the player just can't see them]].

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* AndYourRewardIsClothes: Among other things that change on the second playthrough, Link wears his pajamas Outset Island clothes through the course of the game (normally Link only wears them right at the start before he gets his "coming of age" green tunic). The justification is what he's actually wearing is "[[Literature.TheEmperorsNewClothes invisible except to those of great honesty and virtue]]", so [[TakeThatAudience the player just can't see them]].



* NewGamePlus: Beating the game once unlocks the second quest, which lets you play through the game wearing Link's pajamas that he wears at the beginning, allows you to read the Ancient Hylian text (though Link is still dumbfounded by the text), gives you the color Picto Box right off the bat, and keeps your Nintendo Gallery progress so you can have another go at the figurines you missed (Miss them a second time however, and you're screwed). References to Link's clothes are also slightly changed.

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* NewGamePlus: Beating the game once unlocks the second quest, which lets you play through the game wearing Link's pajamas Outset Island clothes that he wears at the beginning, allows you to read the Ancient Hylian text (though Link is still dumbfounded by the text), gives you the color Picto Box right off the bat, and keeps your Nintendo Gallery progress so you can have another go at the figurines you missed (Miss them a second time however, and you're screwed). References to Link's clothes are also slightly changed.
14th May '16 11:17:13 AM totoofze47
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** You can win a faster sail that automatically adjusts the wind as you go along.

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** You can win a faster sail that automatically adjusts the wind as you go along. Also, the sail and Wind Waker are now quest items as opposed to regular items, meaning you don't have to sacrifice two items slots when you're sailing.
** Still on the topic of sailing, you don't need to equip the bombs or the grappling hook to use the boat's cannon and crane; they're always available when you're sailing regardless of what items you're equipped with at the moment.



** The small animation that plays when Link conducts Wind Waker songs only plays once in a given session; every time you use the same song after that, its effects happen automatically.



* BunnyEarsLawyer: There's no two ways about it, [[AmericansHateTingle Tingle is a complete lunatic and an utter freak]]... but as in every Zelda game in which he appears, his skill as a cartographer means you have to ignore this and seek his aid.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: There's no two ways about it, [[AmericansHateTingle Tingle is a complete lunatic and an utter freak]]... may be weird as hell, but as in every Zelda game in which he appears, his skill as a cartographer means is unmatched, and you have to ignore this and must seek his aid.aid to decipher Triforce Charts.



*** The music in the inner sanctum of Forest Haven contains elements of both the Kokiri Forest theme and Saria's Song.

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*** The music in the inner sanctum of Forest Haven contains elements of both the Kokiri Forest theme theme, and the inner sections of the Haven mix in Saria's Song.Song as well.



* CreepyChild: The Fairy Queen. At first glance, she looks like a ghostly child holding a Great Fairy plush, yet she has mannerisms very dissonant to her child-like appearance, even stating to Link that he's her type at the end of her conversation. Even her theme song, a variation of the Great Fairy's theme, gives off creepy vibes.
13th May '16 3:57:22 PM totoofze47
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* MagicMap: Link can collect a series of maps, some of which have special properties. Treasure and Triforce maps cause a pillar of light to appear over the treasure's location, and the ghost ship map allows it to be boarded to retrieve a Triforce piece. The Triforce ones are mandatory to complete the game, but they are translated already in the remake.

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* MagicMap: Link can collect a series of maps, some of which have special properties. Treasure and Triforce maps cause a pillar of light to appear over the treasure's location, and the ghost ship map allows it to be boarded to retrieve a Triforce piece. The Triforce ones are mandatory to complete the game, but they are translated already in the remake.game.
13th May '16 3:35:38 PM totoofze47
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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: The HD remake added, among other things, a faster sail that automatically adjusts the wind.

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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: The HD remake added, among added a few of them. Among other things, things:
** You can win
a faster sail that automatically adjusts the wind.wind as you go along.
** The Nintendo Gallery sidequest has been greatly improved: you can get the Deluxe Picto Box as soon as you first enter Windfall Island, you can save twelve pictographs as opposed to only three, a golden icon appears on pics that can be turned into figurines, and Carlov accepts up to twelve pictures a day as opposed to one. This makes completing the gallery much faster and less tedious.
** The Triforce sidequest has been revamped, with most of the charts leading to the shards getting the shaft; instead, you get most of said shards directly. Only three shards need a chart to be deciphered. Also, the standard wallet carries up to 500 Rupees, meaning a Wallet upgrade isn't necessary to afford Tingle's deciphering prices anymore.


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* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: A minor example, but when Link drinks the Elixir Soup that his grandmother gave him, he has a huge smile on his face, as opposed to the wince he has when drinking a standard potion.
12th May '16 8:18:39 PM MyFinalEdits
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** After you discover that [[spoiler:Great Fish Island has been destroyed,]] the cheery music of the Great Sea is replaced with a darker version, complete with Ganondorf's signature leitmotif in the background.

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** After you discover that [[spoiler:Great Fish [[spoiler:Greatfish Island has been destroyed,]] the cheery music of the Great Sea is replaced with a darker version, complete with Ganondorf's signature leitmotif in the background.



* LighterAndSofter: The art style initially got a lot of flack from the FanDumb for this reason. However, it's debatable if the plot and themes in the game are actually Lighter And Softer as for one, [[spoiler:Hyrule was flooded, leaving only the highest mountain peaks as islands. Also, The Hero of Winds stabs Ganondorf in the head]]. Wind Waker does have the misfortune of being a successor to [[{{VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask}} Majora's Mask]], a game that dealt with the [[ApocalypseHow apocalypse and total annihilation of every living being]]. ''Any Zelda game'' would have been [[TropeNamer Lighter And Softer]] after this comparison, which is shame as Wind Waker [[SurpriseCreepy has some terrifying moments]].

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* LighterAndSofter: The art style initially got a lot of flack from the FanDumb for this reason. reason, and the overall tone does dial back from that of the preceding 3D game, ''Majora's Mask''. However, it's debatable if the plot and themes in the game are actually Lighter And Softer lean frequently to a less comical side, as for one, [[spoiler:Hyrule was flooded, leaving only the highest mountain peaks as islands.islands, and during the game one of the islands is violently destroyed. Also, The Hero of Winds stabs Ganondorf in the head]]. Wind Waker does have the misfortune of being a successor to [[{{VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask}} Majora's Mask]], a game that dealt with the [[ApocalypseHow apocalypse and total annihilation of every living being]]. ''Any Zelda game'' would have been [[TropeNamer Lighter And Softer]] after this comparison, which is shame as Wind Waker [[SurpriseCreepy has some terrifying moments]].
11th May '16 4:22:17 PM totoofze47
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Orca, if you can hit him 999 times in the minigame, asks if your left index finger hurts (from holding the L-Button for so long[[note]]assuming lock was set on hold[[/note]]).

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: LeaningOnTheFourthWall:
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Orca, if you can hit him 999 times in the minigame, asks if your left index finger hurts (from holding the L-Button for so long[[note]]assuming lock was set on hold[[/note]]).



* {{Leitmotif}}: The title sequence is actually a medley [[spoiler:of the Earth God's Lyric and the Wind God's Aria]]. That's not the only one.

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* {{Leitmotif}}: {{Leitmotif}}:
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The title sequence is actually a medley [[spoiler:of the Earth God's Lyric and the Wind God's Aria]]. That's not the only one.



* LuckBasedMission: Beating the "[[ItMakesSenseInContext Squid Battleship]]" game for treasure maps and a piece of heart.

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* LuckBasedMission: LuckBasedMission:
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Beating the "[[ItMakesSenseInContext Squid Battleship]]" game for treasure maps and a piece of heart.



* NewGamePlus: Beating the game once unlocks the second quest, which lets you play through the game wearing Link's pajamas that he wears at the beginning, allows you to read the Ancient Hylian text (though Link is still dumbfounded by the text), and gives you the color Picto Box right off the bat.
** And your Nintendo Gallery Progress is kept.
** References to Link's clothes are also slightly changed.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Once again. Why does Link always end up accidentally helping the evil he's supposed to kill? Ocarina of Time, the Oracle games, Four Swords... and now THIS. This time, when getting the Master Sword, he unlocks not only the monsters from their stasis but also [[spoiler:gives Ganondorf his power back. Oh, and the Master Sword lost its power long before Link even pulled it, meaning he can't even fight Ganondorf.]]

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* NewGamePlus: Beating the game once unlocks the second quest, which lets you play through the game wearing Link's pajamas that he wears at the beginning, allows you to read the Ancient Hylian text (though Link is still dumbfounded by the text), and gives you the color Picto Box right off the bat.
** And
bat, and keeps your Nintendo Gallery Progress is kept.
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progress so you can have another go at the figurines you missed (Miss them a second time however, and you're screwed). References to Link's clothes are also slightly changed.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: NiceJobBreakingItHero:
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Once again. Why does Link always end up accidentally helping the evil he's supposed to kill? Ocarina of Time, the Oracle games, Four Swords... and now THIS. This time, when getting the Master Sword, he unlocks not only the monsters from their stasis but also [[spoiler:gives Ganondorf his power back. Oh, and the Master Sword lost its power long before Link even pulled it, meaning he can't even fight Ganondorf.]]



* PunnyName: Medli's name is a multi-lingual [[HurricaneOfPuns Hurricane Of]] {{Woolseyism}}s in and of itself. To clarify, the name ''Medli'', obtained during translation to English by removing the O of the original phonemic name ''Medori'', is close to and sounds like the musical term ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medley_%28music%29 Medley]]''. Now in addition to that, the French and German translations brought ''back'' the O and changed her name ''again'' to ''Médolie''. ''Médolie'' is a simple anagram of the French (and German) word ''Mélodie'', the meaning of which you can probably guess (it's not a false friend). It's anyone's guess whether Medli's name is a series of exceptionally fortunate coincidences or some [[OverlyPrePreparedGag ridiculously extensive forethought]] on the part of the developers. [[TakeAThirdOption Or, you know,]] [[OverlyLongGag a bit of both.]]

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* PunnyName: PunnyName:
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Medli's name is a multi-lingual [[HurricaneOfPuns Hurricane Of]] {{Woolseyism}}s in and of itself. To clarify, the name ''Medli'', obtained during translation to English by removing the O of the original phonemic name ''Medori'', is close to and sounds like the musical term ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medley_%28music%29 Medley]]''. Now in addition to that, the French and German translations brought ''back'' the O and changed her name ''again'' to ''Médolie''. ''Médolie'' is a simple anagram of the French (and German) word ''Mélodie'', the meaning of which you can probably guess (it's not a false friend). It's anyone's guess whether Medli's name is a series of exceptionally fortunate coincidences or some [[OverlyPrePreparedGag ridiculously extensive forethought]] on the part of the developers. [[TakeAThirdOption Or, you know,]] [[OverlyLongGag a bit of both.]]



** Also, Medli. Makar. Medley Maker.
*** And if you make a medley of the songs that the two characters play, it creates the game's main theme.

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** Also, Medli. Makar. Medley Maker.
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Maker. And if you make a medley of the songs that the two characters play, it creates the game's main theme.
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