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->'''Link''': ''"[[TemptingFate Gee]], it sure is [[VictoryIsBoring BORING around here!]]"''
->'''[[AllThereInTheManual King Harkinian]]''': ''"[[MemeticMutation Mah boi]], this peace is what '''[[LargeHam all]]''' true warriors strive for!"''
->'''Link:''' ''"[[YouJustHADToSayIt I just wonder what Ganon's up to!]]"''
-->--'''The opening conversation''' of ''Link: The Faces of Evil.''

''[[LargeHam Mah]] [[MemeticMutation boi]], [[DescribeTopicHere this description is what all true tropers strive for!!]]''

A series of games based on ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' (as Philips didn't have the rights to the franchise name, none of them actually use the name "Legend of Zelda" anywhere) made in the early 90s, as part of Philips Electronics' deal with Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s [[UsefulNotes/{{SNESCDROM}} SNES CD-ROM]]. The idea fell through, but Philips had been given [[LicensedGame the right to make several games based on Nintendo characters]] (not their respective franchises, just the characters), in this case from ''[[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]]'' and ''Zelda''. So, along with ''VideoGame/HotelMario'', they made three games for the PhilipsCDi system: ''Link: The Faces of Evil'', ''Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon'' and ''Zelda's Adventure''. These are [[OldShame not regarded]] [[CanonDiscontinuity as canon]] by Nintendo, and are ignored by the timeline inside ''Zelda'''s 25th anniversary artbook ''Hyrule Historia''.

The most infamous by far are the two sidescrolling platformer games reminiscent of ''Zelda II''. In ''Faces of Evil'', Link had to travel to the island of Koridai to liberate it from Ganon's forces; ''Wand of Gamelon'' featured Zelda traveling to Gamelon to save her father -- King Harkinian -- and Link. The games are quite famous on the internet due to their animated cutscenes, often regarded as [[LargeHam hammy]], [[DerangedAnimation bizarre]], and [[{{Narm}} unintentionally hilarious]]; as a result, they are one of the sources most often used for humorous remix videos known as WebAnimation/YoutubePoop.

Less (in)famous is the top-down adventure game ''Zelda's Adventure''. In a reversal from the norm Ganon has kidnapped Link and invaded the Kingdom of [[SdrawkcabName "Tolemac"]], plunging the Kingdom in an Age of Darkness. Princess Zelda sets out to save the young adventurer, and learns from the astronomer Gaspra that she must first collect the seven celestial signs before she can conquer the dark king and bring Tolemac to an Age of Lightness. ''Zelda's Adventure'' featured live action full-motion video cutscenes and rotoscoped sprites, and was generally more reminiscent of the very first ''Zelda'' game for the NES.

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!!These are the examples of evil. You must read each:

* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: Every single character.
* AchillesHeel[=/=]OneHitPointWonder: The cause of the bosses being so [[HardLevelsEasyBosses anticlimactic]] in the first two games.
-->"Here's a shroud that scares the wraps off [[{{Mummy}} Gibdo]]."
* ActionGirl: Zelda in ''Wand of Gamelon'' AND ''Zelda's Adventure''. Lampshaded in ''Wand of Gamelon'':
-->"Aren't you a mite puny to go up against Ganon?"
* AdiposeRex: Harkinian, no doubt from all the ''dinner''.
* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: When [[YouTubePoop poopers]] still went to Quebec Gamers to obtain material to edit, the ''only'' scenes most knew about were the beginning and end. It wasn't until later when the rest of the games went [[FountainOfMemes memetic]].
* AlmostKiss: The visuals near the end of ''Faces Of Evil'' suggest one of these between Link and Zelda. Of course, what those visuals actually intended to accomplish is [[OffModel unclear]].
* AmbiguousGender: Agwanda in ''Zelda's Adventure''.
* AmplifierArtifact: Doesn't seem to work, though.
-->'''King Harkinian:''' "I'll take the Triforce of Courage to protect me."
* AndIMustScream: The woman in ''Faces of Evil'' who is frozen. When Link thaws her, she thanks him by giving him a drink of Water of Life -- then promptly ''freezes again''. And you can just keep rethawing (and refreezing) her whenever you want. {{Fridge|Horror}} [[{{Pun}} Horror]] much?
** Goronu threatens to do this to Link;
-->"I may be hideous, but after a year of being frozen, you will ''beg'' to join me!"
** Ganon's fate in the end of ''Faces of Evil'' and ''Wand Of Gamelon'' is being trapped in a book for who knows how long.
* AndThatsTerrible
-->'''Impa:''' "Oh my, it looks like everyone's being taken to Tikogi Tower!"
-->'''Mayor Kravindish:''' "This is illegal, you know."
* AristocratsAreEvil: Duke Onkled looks a lot... mmmm... ''richer'' than [[ModestRoyalty Harkinian and Zelda]].
* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy
-->'''Astronomer:''' "[[WhatAnIdiot The stars are made of ice, thus the night is cold.]]"
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: In ''Wand of Gamelon''...
-->'''Link:''' "That old Ganon is no match for the King!"
** Needless to say, that old King is no match for Ganon, coupled with [[EtTuBrute Onkled's betrayal]].
* BagOfHolding
-->'''Link:''' "Good thing I have my magic pouch. I can carry '''[[HyperspaceArsenal everything!]]'''"
-->'''Zelda:''' "Luckily, my magic pouch [[AccidentalInnuendo can carry as much as you want.]]"
* BagOfSpilling: {{Hand Wave}}d.
-->'''Link:''' "Great, I'll grab my stuff!"
-->'''Gwonam:''' "There is no time, your sword is enough!"
* BareYourMidriff: In ''Wand of Gamelon'' and ''Faces of Evil'', Zelda is wearing a crop top that alternates from being tucked in or showing her stomach. Interestingly, she doesn't seem to have a navel.
* BehindTheBlack: In ''Wand of Gamelon'', if it wasn't for [[MrExposition Impa]] telling you, you would have no idea that the mayor and the baker were being captured by Ganon's {{mooks}} because they're not shown in that cutscene.
* BigBad: Ganon, of course.
* BigEater: Right after swallowing someone:
--> '''Glutko:''' "Mmm... it tastes like a daira, perhaps just one more?"
** Link too.
--> '''Baker:''' (Holding a loaf of bread): Your friend Link could eat ten of these.
--> '''Zelda:''' At least!
** And of course:
--> '''Link:''' I'm so hungry, I could eat an Octorok!
** Omfak could count, too.
--> '''Omfak:''' Whatever I see, I shall devour!
* BigGood: The King. Also Gwonam in ''Faces of Evil''
* BigNo:
-->'''Ganon:''' "''NOOO!'' Not into the pit!! '''It burns!!!'''"
-->'''Ganon:''' "The chains! ''NOOO!'' You haven't seen the last of me!"
-->'''Goronu:''' ''You can't kill me!'' ''No!'' ''NO!'' '''NOOOOOO!'''
-->'''Wizzrobe:''' ''Not the disintegration spell! NOOOO!''
* BookEnds: Link trying to get Zelda to kiss him in the beginning and final cutscenes in ''Faces of Evil''.
* BossRush: In ''Zelda's Adventure''.
* BreathlessNonSequitur: "My ship sails in the morning. I wonder what's for dinner?"
* CanonDiscontinuity: Nintendo officially pretends these games never existed. ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' advertised ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks Spirit Tracks]]'' as the first time Zelda actually joins the adventure instead of waiting in the background to be rescued. Zelda was the ''player character'' in two of these games. Also, they don't appear part of the intricate timeline of the ''[[AllThereInTheManual Hyrule Historia]]'' artbook.
** ''Nintendo Power'' occasionally ''did'' acknowledge the existence of the games, but only to mock them.
* CanonForeigner: Everyone except Ganon, Link, Zelda and Impa, and the King, who comes from the [[ComicBook/TheLegendOfZelda comics]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda TV series]].
* CanonImmigrant: Unintentional, but lamp oil, which first appears as an item in ''Faces of Evil'' and ''Wand of Gamelon'', becomes a real Zelda item in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]''. There was a lantern in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to the Past]]'', but it ran on Link's magic power.
* CharacteristicTrope: For YouTubePoop fans, every [[AdiposeRex king with a fondness for food]] is immediately compared to King Harkinian.
* TheChosenOne:
-->'''Gwonam:''' "It is written: Only Link can defeat Ganon."
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Duke Onkled's punishment for assisting Ganon is to scrub all the floors in Hyrule.
* CurbStompBattle: ''All'' the bosses in ''Link: The Faces of Evil'' and ''Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon'' (yes, ''including'' Ganon) can be beaten by throwing the right object at them ''[[OneHitKill once]]''.
* CrystalBall:
-->'''Impa:''' "The Triforce of Wisdom promises the King will safely return."
* DamselInDistress:
-->'''Ganon:''' "''[[RhymesOnADime In the darkest nightmare hour, when not moon nor sun has risen, I take Zelda in my power, I shall keep her in my prison!]]''"
* DeclarativeFinger: King Harkinian uses this in ''Faces Of Evil'', while saying "Mah boi, this peace is what all true warriors strive for!"
* DefeatByModesty: Militron's armor shatters when you defeat him, revealing an old man in his underwear.
-->'''Militron:''' "Oh my goodness, this is awful!"
* DemBones:
-->'''Goronu:''' "Wake up, sleepy bones! Find the living and cut their vile throats!"
* DenialOfDiagonalAttack
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment:
-->'''Ice Queen:''' "''This shield both sword and spear deflects, but cannot stop the vilest curse. This crystal makes the shield reflect, [[RhymesOnADime cursing the curser with twice the]] [[RhymingWithItself curse]].''"
* DepthPerplexion: Sometimes the perspective of the game, platforms, and the enemies make no sense.
* DerangedAnimation
* DisintegratorRay
-->'''Wizzrobe:''' "''Not the disintegration spell! NOO!''"
* DisneySchoolOfActingAndMime
* DisproportionateRetribution
-->'''Ganon''': "You dare bring light into my lair?! '''[[PrepareToDie You must die]]!'''"
** Inverted then Subverted in the ending of ''Wand of Gamelon''. Community service seems like a light sentence for treason, but the exact sentence is "After you've scrubbed '''all''' of the floors in Hyrule". Hyrule has many monster-filled dungeons (That have floors), so King Harkinian is basically sending Duke Onkled to his death.
* DistressedDude: The King and Link in ''Wand of Gamelon''. Link gets kidnapped ''again'' in ''Zelda's Adventure''.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Zelda is barefoot when Link rescues her at the end of ''Faces of Evil''.
* TheDragon: Hectan, and a case can be made for Duke Onkled.
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: ''Wand of Gamelon''.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The King. He's only called Harkinian [[AllThereInTheManual in the manual]].
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Princess Zelda.
* EvilIsHammy: ''Everyone'' is hammy, but the evil characters are more so on average.
* {{Expy}}: Philips manages to take this to ridiculous levels by having expies of some of the bosses in ''Faces of Evil'' appear under different names in ''Wand Of Gamelon'':
** Iron Knuckle = Militron
** Omfak = Lupay
** Wizzrobe = Goronu
* ExtremeOmnivore: Glutko in ''Faces of Evil.'' Also:
-->'''Link:''' "[[HoldYourHippogriffs I'm so hungry, I could eat an octorok!]]"
-->'''Omfak:''' "[[FridgeLogic Whatever I see, I shall devour]]!"
* FaceHeelTurn
-->'''Fari:''' "Duke Onkled betrayed the King!"
* FacePalm: Zelda does the two-handed variant in ''Wand of Gamelon''[='=]s intro. Whether she is crying or not is left ambiguous by [[OffModel the artwork]].
* FauxActionGirl: Alma. She tries to stand up to Wizzrobe but fails miserably.
* FeedItABomb: Dodongos.
** This is how Link beats Glutko
* FiveBadBand
** ''Faces of Evil'':
*** BigBad: Ganon
*** TheDragon: Lupay
*** EvilGenius: Goronu
*** TheBrute: Militron
*** DarkChick: Harlequin
*** SixthRanger: Glutko
** ''Wand of Gamelon'':
*** BigBad: Ganon
*** TheDragon: Hectan
*** EvilGenius: Gibdo and Wizzrobe
*** TheBrute: Iron Knuckle and Omfak
*** DarkChick: The Witch Trio
*** SixthRangerTraitor: Duke Onkled
* FreezeFrameBonus: In the opening of "Wand of Gamelon," after Zelda tells Link to go find the King, she gives a very brief AsideGlance that practically says "I just know he's going to mess this up." [[spoiler:He does.]]
** Later on, when Mayor Kravandish is searching his coat for a magic lantern, his eyes pop when he sees something in one of his other pockets, but we never find out what.
* FullMotionVideo: ''Zelda's Adventure'' with live-action video, the first two with budget animation.
* GiantFlyer: In ''Zelda's Adventure'', Zelda reaches the Sky Shrine on the back of a giant bird. The boss of said Shrine, Avianna, is also a giant bird.
* GrossUpCloseUp: People have noticed that this is a very common -- and usually unnecessary -- idiosyncrasy of the cutscenes.
* [[GrossoutShow Grossout Game]]: See Above.
* HardLevelsEasyBosses: Of an even worse magnitude than ''VideoGame/{{Zelda II|TheAdventureOfLink}}''. In ''Faces of Evil'' and ''Wand of Gamelon'', whereas Link and Zelda have to bust their asses to defeat the {{mooks}}, ''all the bosses'' die with one hit. Even '''[[BigBad Ganon]]''' himself -- Link must [[ThrowTheBookAtThem must throw the Book of Koridai]] at him; Zelda must use the titular wand to summon binding chains... and then the book inexplicably reappears again to seal Ganon.
** A curious subversion is the first fight with Militron in ''Faces of Evil''. You dare face him without a Power Sword on full health? FEEL THE FIRE OF WAR! And start that battle-screen again, avoiding the mooks who try to hurt your hearts, thus disabling shooting ability.
* HeKnowsAboutTimedHits:
-->'''Link:''' "When I'm crouching you can make me do the duck walk! [[MundaneMadeAwesome Cool, huh?]]"
* HitboxDissonance: The sword seems to have a much shorter range than its usual.
* HoldYourHippogriffs: Link is "so hungry, [he] can eat an Octorok!"
* TheHerald: Gwonam flies in on his carpet from nowhere, explains the plot to everyone, then flies Link to Koridai apropos of nothing.
* TheHyena: A guy in one of the shops in the town of Wimbich in ''Zelda's Adventure.''
-->'''Man:''' "Is a shrine a thing to be taken lightly? No! And a candle is needed to light a shrine! Hahahahahaha!"
* IfIDoNotReturn:
-->'''King Harkinian:''' "If you don't hear from me in a month, send Link!"
* IllKillYou:
-->'''Ganon:''' "You will '''DIE!'''"
* ImAHumanitarian:
-->'''Glutko:''' "Oh goodie! Mashed Link for the main course!"
* ImMelting
-->'''Hectan:''' "You've killed me!!!"
-->'''Zelda:''' [[ProtagonistCenteredMorality "Good!"]]
* InformedAbility:
-->'''Link:''' "''That old Ganon's no match for the King!''"
* InHarmsWay: The quote at the top of this page indicates Link has this attitude.
* InherentlyFunnyWords: "Dinner", "Come!", "Boi", "Glutko", "Duke Onkled", "DIE!!"... and most of the other words spoken in the series.
* {{Keet}}: Link, in spades. Perhaps one should be glad he is otherwise a HeroicMime in the canonical series.
* LargeHam: The King, Morshu, and Ganon. The latter two are voiced by the same actor.
** Bosses too. ''Especially'' Militron.
-->'''Militron:''' "''Worthless Koridian! You must be HARDENED WITH '''FIRE!''' GO '''AND ''KILL!'''"
** Pretty much every single character that has a speaking line.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: In ''Zelda's Adventure,'' this happens on ''every screen''.
* MagicMirror: Link gets trapped inside one of these in ''Wand Of Gamelon''.
* {{Malaproper}}: Philips didn't seem to realize that they're called "rupees," not "rubies."
* MarshmallowHell: Link endures this from a woman with red braids in ''Faces of Evil'', when she grabs him and calls him "My hero!"
* MediumBlending: Used in the opening of ''Zelda's Adventure''.
* MemeticHandGesture: The part where the King says "Strive FOR" and points his index finger upwards. It's known as the "Mah boi" gesture.
* MercyInvincibility: Sadly averted. Any kind of prolonged contact with an enemy, even if it's just for a second, can result in half of your health getting eaten up.
* MilkingTheGiantCow: The animated characters often engage in this (see above).
* ModestRoyalty: Played straight with Zelda and The King, but averted with Duke Onkled.
* MoralDissonance: This exchange from ''Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon'':
-->'''Hectan''': "You've killed me!"
-->'''Zelda''': "Good."
* MotivationalKiss: Actively {{defied|Trope}} by Zelda in ''Faces of Evil''.
-->'''Link''': How about a kiss? For luck?
-->'''Zelda''': You've ''got'' to be kidding.
* MrExposition: Gwonam in ''Faces of Evil'', who shows up in every level to invite Link to "look and see" what the MonsterOfTheWeek is doing this time, and Impa in ''Wand of Gamelon''. Gaspra, the old man who sends Zelda on her quest in ''Zelda's Adventure'', also counts.
* NameTron: Militron.
* [[NeverAcceptedInHisHometown Never Accepted On Any Nintendo Console]]: All three games, of course.
* NeverSayDie: Averted quite often. They also say "kill" quite a few times. This was unusual for the series at the time as all Zelda materials before that had used that trope.
-->'''Ganon''': "[[WeCanRuleTogether Join me, Link,]] [[MakesSenseInContext and I will make you a face the greatest in Koridai]]... or else you will ''die''!"
-->'''Ganon''': "You dare bring light to my lair?! '''You must die!'''"
-->'''Militron''': "Now, you must die!"
-->'''Militron''': "Go and ''kill''!"
-->'''Lupay''': "[[CaptainObvious I spy with my eye someone who must die!]]"
-->'''Iron Knuckle''': "You dare defy me?! You will die!"
-->'''Armos''' (after Iron Knuckle is defeated): "[[ScrewThisImOuttaHere He's dead. Let's get out of here!]]"
-->'''George the Baker''': "The arpagos will die for them!"
-->'''Hectan''': "You've killed me!"
--->'''Zelda''': [[RuleOfThree Good.]]
* NiceHat: The King's retainer wears one in ''Wand of Gamelon''. It's practically a pimp hat.
* NightmareFace: ...Or else you will ''die''!!!
* TheNineties: Most apparent in the music, from the synth quality to the style. Much more than was apparent in the canonical games.
* NoHeroDiscount:
-->'''Morshu:''' "You want it? It's yours, my friend, as long as you have enough rubies."
-->'''Morshu:''' "Sorry, Link, I can't '''give''' credit. Come back when you're a little, mmmmm... richer!"
-->'''[[SdrawkcabName Ushrom:]]''' "Of course I'm on your side, but I still have to sell this stuff. Just pick what you want. I'll handle the rubies."
* NoHuggingNoKissing:
-->'''Link:''' "How about a kiss, for luck?"
-->'''Zelda:''' "You've got to be kidding."
** Almost averted by the end of ''Faces of Evil,'' when Link awakes the sleeping Zelda and they lean in for a kiss, but they get interrupted by Gwonam.
* [[NoblewomansLaugh Nobleman's Laugh]]: Non-villainous example: King Harkinian does this at the end of Gamelon, minus the hand covering his mouth.
* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: Ganon in ''Faces of Evil'' offer Link power and fame and threatens to kill him if he refuses. However, you can't even make a choice in the matter since Ganon attacks you anyway.
-->'''Ganon:''' "Join me, Link! And I will make you a face the [[TrrrillingRrrs grrreatest]] in Koridai! Or else you will ''die''!"
* OffModel: ''Faces of Evil'' and ''Wand of Gamelon'''s animation.
* OminousPipeOrgan: Gibdo is playing one during a cutscene, despite being at the top of the church and nowhere near the organ.
* OnlyMostlyDead: You fight Goronu twice in ''Faces of Evil'', first in the Face of Goronu and later the revived Goronu in Fortress Centrum who at first appears to be a sleeping Zelda.
* OnlySixFaces: All Koridians look exactly the same.
* PerfectlyCromulentWord: "Squadala!"
* PlotHole: The ending to ''Wand of Gamelon'' makes no sense whatsoever. How and when did Link get trapped in a mirror? How come The King acknowledges Zelda saving him only after they're back in the castle? What are The King and Zelda laughing at?
** They're most likely laughing at Link's stupidity.
* PowerFist:
-->"''[[RhymesOnADime Stir the berries in the tub. Let the juices soak the glove. Let Link fight and never cower, for his glove's a glove of power.]]''"
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: This exchange from ''Wand of Gamelon'':
-->'''Iron Knuckle:''' "You dare defy me?! You will die!"
-->'''Zelda:''' "Guess again, Iron Knuckle!"
** And who could forget this other exchange from the end of Wand of Gamelon?
--> King's Assistant: "Here's the traitor, your Majesty!"
--> Duke Onkled: "Pleeease! your Omnipotence! HAVE MERCY!"
--> King Harkinian: "After you've scrubbed all the floors in Hyrule, then we can talk about mercy! Take him away!"
--> King's Assistant: "Yes, my liege!"
* PrepareToDie:
-->'''Ganon:''' "You dare bring light to my lair? '''[[DisproportionateRetribution You must die!!!]]'''"
* PsychoticSmirk: Zelda after she kills Hectan. See MoralDissonance. [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v209/oculin/GOOD.jpg You be the judge.]]
* PunctuatedForEmphasis
-->'''Militron:''' '''"GO! AND! ''KILL!!''"'''
* PyroManiac:
-->'''Militron:''' "Worthless Koridian, you must be '''hardened with fire!'''"
-->'''Militron:''' "Feel the fire of war!"
* RecurringBoss: You fight Goronu twice in ''Faces of Evil'', first in the face of Goronu and later the revived Goronu in Fortress Centrum who at first appears to be a sleeping Zelda.
** In ''Faces of Evil'', you fight every boss twice, except for [[TheDragon Lupay]] and Ganon.
* [[RobeAndWizardHat Robe And Turban]]: Gwonam.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: The King and Zelda. Duke Onkled does absolutely nothing though.
-->'''King Harkinian:''' "Zelda, Duke Onkled is under attack by the evil forces of Ganon. I'm going to Gamelon to aid him."
--> '''King Harkinian:''' "How can we help?"
* SceneryPorn: For the time these games were made, it's actually rather beautiful. (1993 and 1995) Zelda's Adventure tried to make things look realistic, and a few rooms in the game actually do look pretty stunning.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After Zelda kills Iron Knuckle, one of the Armos says "He's dead. Let's get out of here."
* SdrawkcabName: ''Zelda's Adventure'' takes place in the land of Tolemac. There's also Morshu and Ushrom.
* SomeDexterityRequired: Controls in this game when to use items etc. are very complex, due to the controller only having two buttons, far too little for a game like this.
* SelfFulfillingProphecy: A rare positive example- The Triforce of Wisdom predicts that the King will return safely, but in the end this is only because Zelda set out to rescue him.
* StupidStatementDanceMix: "I can't ''wait'' to bomb some Dodongos!"
* SuddenlyVoiced: Link, Zelda and Ganon.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Of the BottomlessPits variety. Should Link or Zelda fall into water at any time, they will instantly die.
* TeleportSpam:
-->'''Hectan:''' "''Am I here? Or here? Or here?''"
* ThisCannotBe:
-->'''Goronu:''' "''You can't kill me! No! No! No!''"
* ThrowTheBookAtThem: Link's method of defeating Ganon in ''Faces of Evil.''
-->'''Ipo:''' "''Listen! Such is the power of the Prince of Darkness, that he can kill with a single look! Attacks against Ganon will prove fruitless unless Link attacks with the sacred book.''"
* TimeSkip:
-->'''''One Month Later'''''
-->'''Zelda:''' "[sigh] ''A whole month gone, and still no word.''"
* TinTyrant: Militron.
* TomeOfEldritchLore: The book of Koridai.
* TragicMonster: If the cutscenes are any indication, many, if not all of the monsters you fight are transformed citizens. [[InferredHolocaust Makes you wonder just how much "peace and harmony" will be returning to Koridai.]]
* TrialAndErrorGameplay: Many times it's possible to get stuck.
* UnroboticReveal: After defeating Militron.
-->'''Militron:''' "Oh my goodness, this is awful!"
* VagueAge: Just how old ARE Link and Zelda anyway?
* VictoryIsBoring:
-->'''Link:''' "Gee, it sure is boring around here!"
-->'''King Harkinian:''' "Mah boi, this peace is what all true warriors ''strive'' for."
* VillainousHarlequin: Um, a freaky pig-faced Harlequin who turns citizens into Goriyas when they lose his game.
-->"YOU LOSE!"
-->'''Harlequin:''' "Do you know what it means when you lose your last RUBY? Now you work for ''me''!"
* VillainsActHeroesReact: Link actually ''awaits'' Ganon's next disturbance of the peace.
* TheVoice: In ''Zelda's Adventure'', sometimes you will hear a voice that provides you with gameplay hints.
* VoodooShark. ''Faces of Evil'' attempts to justify [[BagOfSpilling why Link doesn't have any items]]: Link is about to grab his stuff only for Gwonam to say "There is no time! Your sword is enough!" This explanation only works if Gwonam is malicious or a total buffoon, as he is incorrect on both counts; you do need the items, and you do have enough time to claim new ones, but you have to do it the slow way thanks to his advice.
* WasOnceAMan: The {{Mook}}s in ''Faces of Evil'' used to be Koridians before they were turned into monsters.
* WeakenedByTheLight: Possibly the reason why Ganon wants to kill Zelda for bringing light into his lair.
* WeCanRuleTogether
-->'''Ganon:''' "Join me, Link, and I will make you a face the greatest in Koridai! Or else you will die!"
* WeWillMeetAgain
-->'''Ganon:''' "Aargh! The chains! No! You haven't seen the last of me!"
* WhoDares:
-->'''Iron Knuckle:''' "You dare defy me? You will die!"
-->'''Ganon:''' "You dare bring light to my lair?! You must die!"
* AWinnerIsYou: "I won!"
* WinterRoyalLady: The appropriately named IceQueen.
* WithThisHerring:
-->'''Gwonam:''' "''There is no time, your sword is enough''"
* WorldOfHam: Even shopkeepers and common townspeople deliver their lines in the most poetic possible way. One might wonder if they're this theatrical to everyone they meet.
-->'''Ganon:''' "In the darkest nightmare hour, when not moon nor sun had risen, I take Zelda in my power, I shall keep her in my prison."
* YouJustHadToSayIt: Link, in ''Faces of Evil'', remarks, "I just wonder what Ganon's up to!" Roughly a half-second later...
* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe
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-->MAH BOI, you DARE bring LAMP OIL to all the DINNER in Hyrule? [[MortonsFork You must DIE! Or else you will DIE]]!
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