History Videogame / TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess

14th Aug '16 6:45:43 PM WillKeaton
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** A Goron in town at one point says [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/itsasecrettoeverybody_4684.png "It's a secret to everybody"]], borrowing a famous line from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI''.

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** A Goron in town at one point says [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/itsasecrettoeverybody_4684.png "It's a secret to everybody"]], everybody,"]] borrowing a famous line from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI''.



** The howling songs made previous appearances in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' (Requiem of Spirit, Zelda's Lullaby[[note]]howled in Sacred Grove[[/note]], and Prelude of Light), ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' (Song of Healing, Goron Lullaby), and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'' ([[WarpWhistle Ballad of Gales]]). All of them except the aforementioned Zelda's Lullaby return as the songs of the Golden Wolf, and to them a new song (the [[FanNickname fan-named]] Ballad of Twilight) is added to the list.

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** The howling songs made previous appearances in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' (Requiem of Spirit, Zelda's Lullaby[[note]]howled Lullaby,[[note]]howled in Sacred Grove[[/note]], Grove,[[/note]] and Prelude of Light), ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' (Song of Healing, Goron Lullaby), and ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'' ([[WarpWhistle Ballad of Gales]]). All of them except the aforementioned Zelda's Lullaby return as the songs of the Golden Wolf, and to them a new song (the [[FanNickname fan-named]] Ballad of Twilight) is added to the list.
14th Aug '16 6:44:46 PM WillKeaton
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** Zant tried to do this on Link by fusing a crystal into his head, permanently trapping him within the form he took while he was within the Twilight[[note]]Keep in mind that many people would flee while he's in this form simply due to its bestial appearance[[/note]]. Thanks to the Master Sword, however, it didn't stick. Rather, it actually made him more powerful since the Master Sword gave him the means to transform to and from his wolf form [[VoluntaryShapeshifting at will]], something Midna was quick to point out.

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** Zant tried to do this on Link by fusing a crystal into his head, permanently trapping him within the form he took while he was within the Twilight[[note]]Keep Twilight.[[note]]Keep in mind that many people would flee while he's in this form simply due to its bestial appearance[[/note]]. appearance.[[/note]] Thanks to the Master Sword, however, it didn't stick. Rather, it actually made him more powerful since the Master Sword gave him the means to transform to and from his wolf form [[VoluntaryShapeshifting at will]], something Midna was quick to point out.
26th Jul '16 10:57:56 AM milliewilliebo
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** When Akira Himekawa finally got premission to create a manga adaption, does it manage to be ''even'' darker with having Ordon villagers [[spoiler:turning into shadow beasts, and they can even talk]].
22nd Jul '16 11:17:12 AM MyFinalEdits
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* DirtyOldMan: Heavily and creepily implied with Dr. Borville, who keeps wondering if Ilia had said anything about him. [[spoiler:Turns out he was more concerned with if she knew he stole her statuette.]]
22nd Jul '16 8:17:49 AM SignSeeker7
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* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Apparently a trait of Gorons. A Goron child at the hot springs has challenged himself to hold his breath under the surface for as long as he can, but remarks he feels no urgnecy to breathe. A minor side quest allows you to free a Goron from within the stone slab you used to melt the ice from Zora's Domain, but the Goron remains underwater after you free him, showing no signs of suffocating underwater and even doing a full dialog if you were to talk to him afterwards. In fact, he seems to like it there.

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* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Apparently a trait of Gorons. A Goron child at the hot springs has challenged himself to hold his breath under the surface for as long as he can, but remarks he feels no urgnecy urgency to breathe. A minor side quest allows you to free a Goron from within the stone slab you used to melt the ice from Zora's Domain, but the Goron remains underwater after you free him, showing no signs of suffocating underwater and even doing a full dialog if you were to talk to him afterwards. In fact, he seems to like it there.
22nd Jul '16 8:16:54 AM SignSeeker7
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* FreeRotatingCamera: Only in the [=GameCube=] version (borrowing the camera system that debuted in ''The Wind Waker''), since the Wii doesn't have a secondary stick in its standard control (and the game isn't compatible with any other).

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* FreeRotatingCamera: Only in the [=GameCube=] version and Wii U versions (borrowing the camera system that debuted in ''The Wind Waker''), since the Wii doesn't have a secondary stick in its standard control (and the game isn't compatible with any other).



* {{Irony}}: After all the fragments of the Fused Shadow are retrieved, Link is turned into a wolf for a fourth time after Zant forcefully inserts into him a Shadow Crystal. Zant's intention is to render Link powerless forever, but once the latter finds the Master Sword, the ability of switching forms between human and Wolf anytime thanks to the now-comprised power of the crystal ends up making Link even more powerful. Midna lampshades this right before the battle against Zant.

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* {{Irony}}: After all the fragments of the Fused Shadow are retrieved, Link is turned into a wolf for a fourth time after Zant forcefully inserts into him a Shadow Crystal. Zant's intention is to render Link powerless forever, but once the latter finds the Master Sword, the ability of switching forms between human and Wolf anytime thanks to the now-comprised now-compromised power of the crystal ends up making Link even more powerful. Midna lampshades this right before the battle against Zant.



* SuperNotDrowningSkills: A minor side quest allows you to free a Goron from within the stone slab you used to melt the ice from Zora's Domain. This trope comes into play since the Goron remains underwater after you free him. He shows no signs of suffocating underwater, even doing a full dialog if you were to talk to him afterwards. In fact, he seems to like it there.

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* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Apparently a trait of Gorons. A Goron child at the hot springs has challenged himself to hold his breath under the surface for as long as he can, but remarks he feels no urgnecy to breathe. A minor side quest allows you to free a Goron from within the stone slab you used to melt the ice from Zora's Domain. This trope comes into play since Domain, but the Goron remains underwater after you free him. He shows him, showing no signs of suffocating underwater, underwater and even doing a full dialog if you were to talk to him afterwards. In fact, he seems to like it there.



** The Dominion Rod. While the concept is cool, unfortunately it becomes pretty useless after serving its plot related purpose. It is only for solving puzzles, as it has absolutely no use against any enemies. You can only use it to control certain special statues, which there aren't very many of in the game. It can be used to obtain some non essential rupee chests and heart pieces, but aside from that, you'll never use it again.

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** The Dominion Rod. While the concept is cool, unfortunately it becomes pretty useless after serving its plot related plot-related purpose. It is only for solving puzzles, as it has absolutely no use against any enemies. You can only use it to control certain special statues, which there aren't very many of in the game. It can be used to obtain some non essential rupee chests and heart pieces, but aside from that, you'll never use it again.
22nd Jul '16 7:28:00 AM SignSeeker7
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* BlackComedy: Malo opens up a shop in Kakariko village -- instead of visiting the injured Colin in the makeshift hospital. The real kicker is that Malo is using the merchandise and building of a girl who turned into a shadow beast and died shortly beforehand. Plus, he's a toddler, and talks about cornering markets like a [=McDuck=].

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* BlackComedy: Malo opens up a shop in Kakariko village -- instead of visiting the injured Colin in the makeshift hospital. The real kicker is that Malo is using the merchandise and building of a girl who turned into a shadow beast and died shortly beforehand. Plus, he's he looks like a toddler, and talks about cornering markets like a [=McDuck=].



** In the HD version, the Wolf Link amiibo unlocks a new dungeon: "Cave of Shadows".

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** In the HD version, the Wolf Link amiibo unlocks a new dungeon: dungeon, "Cave of Shadows".Shadows," which is similar to the Cave of Ordeals but can only be done in wolf form.



** On a meta scale, ''Twilight Princess'' was released during the end of the [=GameCube=] cycle, while ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' was released on the end of the Wii cycle.

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** On a meta scale, ''Twilight Princess'' was released during the end of the [=GameCube=] cycle, cycle and the beginning of the Wii's, while ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword Skyward Sword]]'' was released on the end of the Wii cycle.



* ClimaxBoss: [[spoiler:Zant is only the penultimate boss in the game, as he confesses after his defeat that Ganon is back in the Light World and ready to take over Hyrule.]]



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The in-game explanation for why the shop in Castle Town sells things at ''outrageous'' prices. How crazy? The cheapest thing on display is a set of 10 Arrows... ''for 2,000 Rupees.'' That's ''double'' your possible maximum money capacity in this game with both wallet items. And it gets crazier from there. The absolutely most expensive thing in the shop is the Magic Armor... ''for 100,000 Rupees.'' [[CaptainObvious Of course,]] there's no way you're buying anything from this shop as it is... so instead you help Malo buy out the owner, and then purchase things from him at half the price of anywhere else.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: The in-game explanation for why the shop in Castle Town sells things at ''outrageous'' prices. How crazy? The cheapest thing on display is a set of 10 Arrows... ''for 2,000 Rupees.'' That's ''double'' your possible maximum money capacity in this the original game with both wallet items. items.[[note]]The HD version increases the wallet sizes, making this the only possible purchase from the shop.[[/note]] And it gets crazier from there. The absolutely most expensive thing in the shop is the Magic Armor... ''for 100,000 Rupees.'' [[CaptainObvious Of course,]] there's no way you're buying anything from this shop as it is... so instead you help Malo buy out the owner, and then purchase things from him at half the price of anywhere else.



* DirtyOldMan: Heavily and creepily implied with Dr. Borville, who keeps wondering if Ilia had said anything about him.

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* DirtyOldMan: Heavily and creepily implied with Dr. Borville, who keeps wondering if Ilia had said anything about him. [[spoiler:Turns out he was more concerned with if she knew he stole her statuette.]]



* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler:Zant is only the penultimate boss in the game, as he confesses after his defeat that Ganon is back in the Light World and ready to take over Hyrule.]]
* DiscOneFinalDungeon: The Palace of Twilight is where Zant is located and the place Link and Midna aim to go when they start the Mirror of Twilight saga, but at the time they're unaware that they'll later have to find their real enemy in a familiar part of Hyrule. Though that's rather late in the game. The Lake Hylia temple is a better example, as it cleanly ended Act 1 of the Twilight covering Hyrule and retrieving the fused shadows.

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* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler:Zant is only the penultimate boss in the game, as he confesses after his defeat that Ganon is back in the Light World and ready to take over Hyrule.]]
* DiscOneFinalDungeon: The Palace of Twilight is where Zant is located and the place Link and Midna aim to go when they start the Mirror of Twilight saga, but at the time they're unaware that they'll later have to find their real enemy in a familiar part of Hyrule. Though that's rather late in the game. The Lake Hylia temple is a better example, as it cleanly ended Act 1 of the game's first act, with the Twilight covering cleansed from Hyrule and retrieving the fused shadows.Fused Shadows retrieved, but [[spoiler: Zant proves too powerful for the Fused Shadows alone, so Link and Midna set out to recover the Master Sword and the Mirror of Twilight.]]
19th Jul '16 8:56:34 PM omegafire17
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* CutsceneIncompetence: The scene in the final dungeon when Link is about to be ambushed by a group of Bokoblins. Cool as it was for The Group to save him from afar, Link could have taken out that entire mob by himself during gameplay.

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* CutsceneIncompetence: Subverted. The scene in the final dungeon when Link is about to be ambushed by a group of Bokoblins. Cool as it was Bokoblins- he prepares for battle, but The Group to save him blasts them from afar, afar. Fact is, he was prepared (and capable) for battle; the Group just kill-stole them in a CMOA - not because Link could have taken out that entire mob by himself during gameplay.couldn't, but because they've got his back, saving him a little time and picking off stragglers.



* WeirdnessCensor: Inverted. Unlike in previous games, where [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight nobody seems to notice that]] Link can use magic or change forms [[GameplayAndStorySegregation right in front of them]]. Everyone notices him here and panics. Midna will not allow Link to transform in front of anyone. This can potentially get very annoying, because you're forced to leave town first if you want or need to change into a wolf or back.

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* WeirdnessCensor: Inverted. Unlike in previous games, where [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight nobody seems to notice that]] Link can use magic or change forms [[GameplayAndStorySegregation right in front of them]]. Everyone them]], everyone notices him here and panics. Midna will not simply won't allow Link to transform in front of anyone. This can potentially get very annoying, because you're forced to leave town first if you want or need to change into a wolf or back.anyone.
17th Jul '16 3:48:49 PM Luigifan
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** Most notable are the Darknuts with the large claymore they initially fight with. Once their armor has been stripped off, they throw it at you before pulling out a more sensibly-sized sword. Sensible in that given the Darknut's size, it's almost as big as you are.

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** Most notable are the Darknuts with the large claymore they initially fight with. Once their armor has been stripped off, they throw it at you before pulling out a more sensibly-sized sword. Sensible in for the Darknut, that is; given the Darknut's size, it's the sword is almost as big as you are.



* BigBad: [[spoiler:Ganondorf is revealed to be this]] after Zant explains Midna why her curse isn't lifted yet even after retrieving the Fused Shadow for the second time.

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* BigBad: [[spoiler:Ganondorf is revealed to be this]] after Zant explains to Midna why her curse isn't lifted yet even after retrieving the Fused Shadow for the second time.



* TheChosenOne: Several different characters in the game explicitly refer to Link being the hero chosen by the goddesses. A Triforce mark (a sign of being the Chosen One) is also visible on his sword hand even from the beginning of the game. Zelda and [[spoiler:Ganondorf]] -- also chosen by the goddesses -- have the same marks on their hands too.
* ChunkySalsaRule: Unusually for this series, ''Twilight Princess'' features a few ways you can die instantly (as opposed to, say, drowning) regardless of how much health you have, although they're very specific things that [[TooDumbToLive players are relatively unlikely to do by accident]]. Staying in the burning bomb storage shack until it explodes, falling into lava while wearing the Zora Armor (also touching any damaging freezing object while wearing it), and standing in front of a cannon as it fires are all guaranteed instant kills. (Fairies still revive you, though.)

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* TheChosenOne: Several different characters in the game explicitly refer to Link being the hero chosen by the goddesses. A Triforce mark (a sign of being the Chosen One) is also visible on his sword hand even from the beginning of the game. Zelda and [[spoiler:Ganondorf]] -- also chosen by the goddesses -- have the same marks on their hands hands, too.
* ChunkySalsaRule: Unusually for this series, ''Twilight Princess'' features a few ways [[OneHitKill you can die instantly instantly]] (as opposed to, say, drowning) regardless of how much health you have, although they're very specific things that [[TooDumbToLive players are relatively unlikely to do by accident]]. Staying in the burning bomb storage shack until it explodes, falling into lava while wearing the Zora Armor (also touching any damaging freezing object while wearing it), and standing in front of a cannon as it fires are all guaranteed instant kills. (Fairies still revive you, though.)



** Malo, the unnervingly adult toddler from Ordon Village. His cynical attitude, surprising knowledge of shopping and little care of Link's errands give him a more frightening personality than all other children from Ordon Village.

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** Malo, the unnervingly adult toddler from Ordon Village. His cynical attitude, surprising knowledge of shopping shopping, and little care of Link's errands give him a more frightening personality than all the other children from Ordon Village.
17th Jul '16 3:35:57 PM Luigifan
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* {{Animorphism}}: Link and the Hero's Shade can both transform into wolves, while [[spoiler: the final boss Ganondorf can turn into a big boar.]]

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* {{Animorphism}}: Link and the Hero's Shade can both transform into wolves, while [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the final boss Ganondorf can turn into a big boar.]]



** Zant tried to do this on Link by fusing a crystal into his head, permanently trapping him within the form he took while he was within the Twilight[[note]]Keep in mind that many people would flee while he's in this form simply due its bestial appearance[[/note]]. Thanks to the Master Sword, however, it didn't stick. Rather, it actually made him more powerful since the Master Sword gave him the means to transform to and fro his wolf form [[VoluntaryShapeshifting at will]], something Midna was quick to point out.

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** Zant tried to do this on Link by fusing a crystal into his head, permanently trapping him within the form he took while he was within the Twilight[[note]]Keep in mind that many people would flee while he's in this form simply due to its bestial appearance[[/note]]. Thanks to the Master Sword, however, it didn't stick. Rather, it actually made him more powerful since the Master Sword gave him the means to transform to and fro from his wolf form [[VoluntaryShapeshifting at will]], something Midna was quick to point out.



** The Twilight Realm has 'Sols' which act like their version of the sun. Guess the Latin word for "sun."

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** The Twilight Realm has 'Sols' 'Sols', which act like their version of the sun. Guess the Latin word for "sun."



* BlackComedy: Malo opens up a shop in Kakariko village -- instead of visiting the injured Colin in the makeshift hospital. The real kicker is that Malo is using the merchandise and building of a girl who turned into a shadow beast and died shortly beforehand. Plus, he's a toddler, and talks about cornering markets like a McDuck

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* BlackComedy: Malo opens up a shop in Kakariko village -- instead of visiting the injured Colin in the makeshift hospital. The real kicker is that Malo is using the merchandise and building of a girl who turned into a shadow beast and died shortly beforehand. Plus, he's a toddler, and talks about cornering markets like a McDuck[=McDuck=].



* BlingOfWar: The Magic Armor, is primarily red with golden trim, and we mean actual gold trim. It even weighs Link down if you let it consume all your money.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Link, Zelda and Ganondorf (respectively) have this kind of dynamic. This even extends to their personalities: Link falls under HairOfGoldHeartOfGold, Zelda is a BrainyBrunette, and Ganondorf is a FieryRedhead (albeit slightly less than in ''Ocarina of Time'').

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* BlingOfWar: The Magic Armor, Armor is primarily red with golden trim, and we mean actual gold trim. It even weighs Link down if you let it consume all your money.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Link, Zelda Zelda, and Ganondorf (respectively) have this kind of dynamic. This even extends to their personalities: Link falls under HairOfGoldHeartOfGold, Zelda is a BrainyBrunette, and Ganondorf is a FieryRedhead (albeit slightly less than in ''Ocarina of Time'').
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