History Videogame / TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast

4th Aug '17 1:07:52 PM Anorgil
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* MoonLogicPuzzle: Since most of the puzzles are fairly straightforward, the exceptions (such as exposing Blind by first bombing open a crack in the floor in the room above and then luring him into the light) are that much more egregious.
29th Jul '17 10:20:47 PM Heart
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* SpottingTheThread: All of the maidens were sealed inside magic crystals. So in the Thieves' Town dungeon, you probably realize immediately that something isn't right when you find the maiden imprisoned in a ''dungeon''. The "maiden" also asks you to take her outside, but if you try to do so, she won't actually let you. Turns out, "she" is actually the dungeon boss in disguise.

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* SpottingTheThread: All of the maidens were sealed inside magic crystals. So in the Thieves' Town dungeon, you probably realize immediately that something isn't right when you find the maiden imprisoned in a ''dungeon''.''prison cell''. The "maiden" also asks you to take her outside, but if you try to do so, she won't actually let you. Turns out, "she" is actually the dungeon boss in disguise.
28th Jul '17 3:09:10 PM Heart
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** The "Dwarven Swordsmiths" - the ''only'' appearance of [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame classic fantasy dwarves]] in the entire series. The franchise was still fairly young at the time this game was made, and canon/lore was not clearly established - the idea of "dwarves" was dropped from later games and never mentioned again, so it is probably safe to say they do no exist in the Zeldaverse. They were, however, somewhat replaced by the Gorons, who share ''many'' similarities with the classic dwarf concept. The most popular fan theory clears up this inconsistency by [[{{Retcon}} retconning]] the swordsmiths as simply Hylians who are afflicted with dwarfism.



** The series was still fairly young at the time this game was made, and canon/lore was not clearly established. "Dwarves" as a separate race have never been mentioned ever since, so it is unlikely they exist in the Zelda universe. The most popular fan theory clears up this inconsistency by [[{{Retcon}} retconning]] them as simply Hylians who are afflicted with dwarfism.
28th Jul '17 2:52:06 PM Heart
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* KarmicTransformation: Most residents of the Dark world take on monstrous forms. Most of them went there to search for the Triforce. The magic of the Dark World changes one's outer appearance to match what is in their hearts. So, their monstrous forms reflect their selfish greed.


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** It's ''heavily'' implied, but never stated outright that Agahnim murdered the King before the beginning of the game.
28th Jul '17 2:41:47 PM Heart
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* WasOnceAMan: Blind the Thief, the only boss (and the first boss in the series) to actually be given any backstory. He was originally a human man who lived in the Light World, and was the leader of a gang of thieves, earning the nickname "Blind" because he hated sunlight. He was likely brought to the Dark World by a greedy desire for the Triforce, like many others, but the effects of the Triforce turned him into a red skinned, fire spitting demon, completely loyal to Ganon.
28th Jul '17 2:31:57 PM Heart
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* SpottingTheThread: All of the maidens were sealed inside magic crystals. So in the Thieves' Town dungeon, you probably realize immediately that something isn't right when you find the maiden imprisoned in a ''dungeon''. The "maiden" also asks you to take her outside, but if you try to do so, she won't actually let you. Turns out, "she" is actually the dungeon boss in disguise.
28th Jul '17 12:18:52 PM Heart
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* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: The Dwarven Swordsmiths. Short? Check. Beards? Check. Talented smiths? Check. Interestingly, this is the ''only'' time "dwarves" have ever appeared in the entire Zelda franchise.
** The series was still fairly young at the time this game was made, and canon/lore was not clearly established. "Dwarves" as a separate race have never been mentioned ever since, so it is unlikely they exist in the Zelda universe. The most popular fan theory clears up this inconsistency by [[{{Retcon}} retconning]] them as simply Hylians who are afflicted with dwarfism.
28th Jul '17 12:01:54 PM Heart
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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: If you look closely, you can see that Link has ''pink'' hair (though official artwork shows he's ''supposed'' to be a dark blond). The main reason for this is so that Bunny Link can share the same color palette as regular Link. A happy side effect of this is that his hair is easily distinguished.
** This ''would'' explain the pink hair… if the two incarnations of Link didn't have [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/zeldalttp_link_vs_bunny_palettes.png entirely separate palette data]].[[note]]The easiest way to see the mismatched palette is for the player to die as a bunny in the Dark World before getting the Moon Pearl.[[/note]]

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: If you look closely, you can see that Link has ''pink'' hair (though official artwork shows he's ''supposed'' to be a dark blond). The main reason No clear explanation for this is so that has ever been forthcoming - some say it was palette limitations, others say it was to give it better contrast with the rest of his sprite, and the game's backgrounds.
** The theory of the Link vs
Bunny Link can palette issue also doesn't hold, since the two don't actually share the same color palette as regular Link. A happy side effect of this is that his hair is easily distinguished.
** This ''would'' explain the pink hair… if the two incarnations of Link didn't have
palette. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/zeldalttp_link_vs_bunny_palettes.png entirely separate palette data]].[[note]]The easiest way to see the mismatched palette is for the player to die as a bunny in the Dark World before getting the Moon Pearl.[[/note]]
28th Jul '17 11:52:38 AM Heart
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* TragicMonster: All the generic soldier mooks, sort of. They're actually completely innocent people who are being ''forced'' to do evil, because Agahnim's used magic to make them BrainwashedAndCrazy. Yet there's absolutely nothing you can do to help them - you ''have'' to kill them, or they'll kill you.
** At the beginning of the game, there are several friendly guards who haven't been affected yet. One of them laments how his fellow men have lost their minds - and the fact that it is going to happen to him, too.



* TragicMonster: All the generic soldier mooks, sort of. They're actually completely innocent people who are being ''forced'' to do evil, because Agahnim's used magic to make them BrainwashedAndCrazy.



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: If you look closely, Link's hair in this game is pink (though official art shows he's ''supposed'' to be a muddy blond). The main reason for this is so that Bunny Link can share the same color palette as regular Link. A happy side effect of this is that his hair is easily distinguished.

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: If you look closely, Link's you can see that Link has ''pink'' hair in this game is pink (though official art artwork shows he's ''supposed'' to be a muddy dark blond). The main reason for this is so that Bunny Link can share the same color palette as regular Link. A happy side effect of this is that his hair is easily distinguished.
28th Jul '17 11:43:19 AM Heart
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* Bowdlerise: A number of religious references (such as Agahnim being called a "priest") in the original Japanese game were removed from the English translation. The Japanese text also explicitly states that the maidens were being "sacrificed" - the English translation makes exactly what was done to them much more ambiguous.

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* Bowdlerise: {{Bowdlerise}}: A number of religious references (such as Agahnim being called a "priest") in the original Japanese game were removed from the English translation. The Japanese text also explicitly states that the maidens were being "sacrificed" - the English translation makes exactly what was done to them much more ambiguous.


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* TragicMonster: All the generic soldier mooks, sort of. They're actually completely innocent people who are being ''forced'' to do evil, because Agahnim's used magic to make them BrainwashedAndCrazy.
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