-> '''King Harkinian:''' "Zelda, Duke Onkled is under attack by the YMMV tropes of Ganon! I'm going to Gamelon to aid him." \\
'''Zelda:''' "But father, what if something happens to you?" \\
'''King Harkinian:''' "I'll take the Triforce of Tropes to protect me! If you don't hear from me in a month, send RedLink!"
* AccidentalInnuendo:
--->'''Militron:''' You must be hardened with fire!
--->'''Hectan:''' YES, Master...
** Mostly thanks to WebAnimation/YoutubePoop:
--->'''Zelda:''' Luckily, my magic pouch can carry as much as you want.
** Link gives us this gem:
--->'''Link:''' Great, I'll grab my stuff!
* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: When [[WebAnimation/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]].
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: WebAnimation/YouTubePoop tends to keep these characters' personalities constantly varied:
** Link can either be a competent hero, a BloodKnight, a PsychoForHire, a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}, or a DepravedHomosexual. Or even all five.
** Zelda is, for the most part, depicted as the OnlySaneMan. Whether or not she ReallyGetsAround is the part of her alternate interpretation among poopers. Other times, particularly when she appears alongside Hectan or Lady Alma, she appears as a heartless sociopath.
** The King can either be a ReasonableAuthorityFigure, a [[BigFun jovial manchild]], [[HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood abusive parent]], a PointyHairedBoss, or [[TheCaligula a tyrant]]. He also is [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]], talking about dinner and his boy at every given opportunity.
** Ganon can be AffablyEvil, FauxAffablyEvil, or even an AntiVillain.
** Morshu is either a regular shopkeeper, a BadassNormal, or a FatBastard.
** Impa is either a CoolOldLady, a [[DirtyOldWoman massive pervert]], or an EldritchAbomination.
** Thanks to WebAnimation/YouTubePoop, the common portrayal for Duke Onkled is a ButtMonkey who betrays the King every other day of the week, which is taken as seriously as his appearance. He's also seen as DepravedHomosexual, often with the King.
* AngstWhatAngst: During ''Wand of Gamelon'' (although justified as the Triforce of Wisdom promises The King will safely return):
-->'''Impa:''' Oh, my! Your father has been captured!
-->'''Zelda:''' ...What about Link?
%% **
%% --->'''Ganon:''' You are my prisoner!
%% --->'''Fari:''' Hey!
* AntiClimaxBoss: Every boss is killed in one hit from the weapon they are specifically weakest against. This includes Ganon, the final boss, who gets sealed in a book in ''The Faces of Evil'' and ''Wand of Gamelon''. Even though the weapon he's weak against is only a book in the former.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UThXIioyZ5E Militron's "you will die" pose]]. The pose itself and for being amazingly drawn and animated by the game's... standards.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Say what you will of the rest of the games, but a lot of the music in ''Wand of Gamelon'' and ''Faces of Evil'' is very cool and catchy, if a bit inconsistent with the Zelda series. Check it out [[http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=129497C6AFC310E3 here]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=1AB884FB0DFC5CB9 here]].
* {{Asspull}}: At the end of ''Wand of Gamelon'', Link turns out to be have been trapped in Alma's mirror with no explanation whatsoever.
* CriticalBacklash: [[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/zeldacdi/zeldacdi.htm Some of the people]] who have actually played the games contend that that they aren't as bad as they're made out to be. They say that the poorly-animated cut scenes distract from the OK gameplay, and that they're actually some of the better titles for the CD-i. Considering the average quality of CD-i games, though, [[DamnedByFaintPraise that may not be saying much]].
* CultClassic: Of the SoBadItsGood variety.
* DeaderThanDisco: ''Faces of Evil'' and ''Wand of Gamelon'' -- plus ''[[VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink Zelda II's]]'' reputation as the OddballInTheSeries -- basically killed any chance of there being any further side-scrolling ''Legend of Zelda'' games. Oddly enough, when these games were first released, they actually had a fair amount of praise from reviewers and the few who actually played them on release. Good luck finding anyone who considers them anything above SoBadItsGood today. It also killed ([[VideoGame/MetroidPrime for a while]]), any attempt to outsource any of Nintendo's core franchises to Western studios after this fiasco.
* EarWorm: The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XFq5dMnVdM Harlequin Bazaar music]], and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjmBP8-JtLY variation used for the "body"]].
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Morshu is very popular, despite having only 2 lines of dialogue in the entire game. ''[[{{Catchphrase}} Mmm]]{{m|emeticMutation}}mm''!
** The King is only really important to the storyline of ''Wand of Gamelon'', and not very much at that. He only ever shows up in the intros and endings of the games. However, he's one of the staples of [=YouTube=] Poop.
** Militron is one of the most popular bosses of the game, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UThXIioyZ5E probably because he actually looks badass and has one of the better voice actors]] [[DamnedByFaintPraise (which, admittedly, is not saying much).]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqmVAFstFg4 Well, at least his armour.]]
* FountainOfMemes: Seems that every line is not only quotable, but it's very easy to remember the entire dialogue of the game when tried.
* GoddamnedBats: The awful layout and responsiveness of the CD-i Controller will make many of the enemies in the game into highly stressful annoyances to deal with such as the ones that fly (Arpagos, Jawbees, Keeses) and the ones which are difficult to hit even when you're crouching (Bots, Lowders). Even worse is that some of them respawn indefinitely, forcing you to constantly stay on guard for them.
* HamAndCheese: Mark Berry's gloriously hammy performances of King Harkinian and Ganon definitely made the mediocre cutscenes easier to sit through.
* HilariousInHindsight:
** Link's "I'm so hungry, I could eat an Octorok," line is even more hilarious in light of the fact that in ''TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', Link can cook the body parts of dead Octoroks to use in elixirs. However, attempting to cook only Octorok parts together to make a whole Octorok will get you Dubious Food.
** ''Link: The Faces of Evil'' involves [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind a hero being sent by the ruler of his kingdom to a distant island nation to fulfill a prophecy. While there, he uses magical artifacts to save said island from an evil demigod residing in a mountain, who has been transforming the residents of the island into monsters]].
** In ''Wand of Gamelon'', [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime the king of Hyrule stupidly ignores his daughter's advice, trusts a man who betrays him, and nearly dooms all of Hyrule in the process]].
** ''Wand of Gamelon'' isn't the last time that Zelda, who is nearly always portrayed as a magic user, would [[VideoGame/HyruleWarriors pick up a sword]].
** "My ship sails in the morning" is one of The King's most memetic quotes. In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', [[spoiler: The King of Hyrule is turned into a boat called "The King of Red Lions"]].
%% ** [[Series/BreakingBad "I won"]].
* HoYay: A [=BDSM=] relationship is implied between [[KissingCousins the King and Duke Onkled]]. [[WebAnimation/YouTubePoop Poopers]] jump on this quite often with videos such as ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZL6YHLwn9M The King's Secret]]''. Although, to be fair, in that vid ''[[CrossesTheLineTwice everybody]]'' is gay.
-->'''Duke Onkled:''' Please, Your Omnipotence, have mercy!
* IconicCharacterForgottenTitle: The game starring Link is actually titled ''Link: The Faces of Evil'' not ''The Legend of Zelda: The Faces of Evil''.
* ILikedItBetterWhenItSucked: ''Faces of Evil'' and ''Want of Gamelon'' are more well-known today than ''Zelda's Adventure'', no doubt due to their freakish animations. ''Adventure'' went for live-action cutscenes, and though by no means stellar, weren't bad enough to provide good riffing material.
* MemeticLoser: All three games in their entirety are this in comparison to the canon franchise, but the character that gets this the most is ''Wand of Gamelon''/''Faces of Evil'' Ganon.[[note]]His incarnation in ''Zelda's Adventure'', while still basic as a FinalBoss, is actually respectably presented, and thus avoids this trope.[[/note]] Whereas the other characters are interpreted as varying levels of MemeticBadass, Ganon is [[NeverLiveItDown stuck being known as the supposed dark lord]] [[AntiClimaxBoss that's killed in one hit]] [[ThrowTheBookAtThem by a book]]. Along with his [[EvilIsHammy ridiculous acting]] and [[NightmareRetardant pitiful attempts at being intimidating]], he comes of as a ''far'' cry from the embodiment of evil seen in the canon games.
* MemeticMolester:
** Thanks to one of his lines in ''Wand of Gamelon'' made very questionable via {{Mondegreen}} ("Keep the cunt[[note]]It's supposed to be "the runt"[[/note]] in chains!"), this incarnation of Ganon is seen as one. Not to mention there's the scene where he kidnaps a sleeping Zelda in ''The Faces Of Evil''...
** Ushrom's rather creepy mannerisms as well as 50% of his dialogue in his only appearance of the CD-i games (as well as the entire Zelda franchise) being misinterpreted as something '''''much''''' worse has earned him this status as well.
** With [=YouTube=] Poop, ANYONE.
* MisBlamed: A lot of people don't realize that many of the game's flaws came from the fact that it had NoBudget, rushed development, and was on a system with severe technical limitations (it only had two buttons, for starters, thus explaining why the buttons for talking and using the sword were the same.)
* {{Mondegreen}}: In ''Faces of Evil'', Ganon offers "I'll make you a face, the greatest in Koridai!", but it's commonly misheard as "I'll make ''your face'' the greatest in Koridai!"
* {{Narm}}: If the creators intended these games to be serious, then ''goddamn everything''.
* NarmCharm: In all fairness, Ganon's "You ''dare'' bring ''light'' into my lair? YOU MUST DIE!!" is [[EvilIsHammy pretty damn bombastic]].
* NeverLiveItDown: The game is not all about badly animated cutscenes as you can hear everywhere. In fact, the games actually received decent reviews on their original release, and even contemporary reviewers who ignore the pathetic cutscenes that define the game in the eyes of most find it to be merely below-average. If anything, they were [[DeaderThanDisco Condemned by History]].
* NightmareRetardant: Ironically, ''many'' of the bosses in the game fall victim to this. It's hard to be scared of the villains when all of them have {{Narm}}ful designs, [[LargeHam bombastic acting]] and just plain ''weird'' methods of terrorizing people. Hilariously, the ordinary citizens are often truly frightening thanks to [[UncannyValley odd expressions and movements]] and their habit of moving in closer and invading your personal space.
* OneSceneWonder: Many of the minor characters appearances.
-->'''Morshu:''' Come back when you're a little... Mmmmmm... richer!

-->'''Mayor Kravindish:''' This is illegal, you know.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Sort of. See SoBadItsGood below.
* SnarkBait: These games are known for being fun to make fun of, especially being SoBadItsGood games from an already otherwise famous series.
* SoBadItsGood: It's ''very'' hard to sit through the [[DerangedAnimation cut]][[OffModel scenes]] without laughing.
* SoOkayItsAverage: The gameplay, meanwhile, is considered to be handled a fair bit more competently by some, but not so much as to make the games must-play titles nowadays. What's more, accurate CD-i emulation is notoriously difficult, and CD-i consoles & physical copies of the games themselves can go for up to a few hundred bucks on auction sites, meaning even ''Zelda'' fans who would otherwise be willing to give the CD-i games a chance consider them more trouble than they're worth to actually track down and play. Despite Website/HardcoreGaming101's spirited defense of the games, the sad reality is that [[JunkRare few people want to spend $300+ to play something that's only "not as bad as everyone keeps saying".]]\\\
Also, you better have a proper gaming-oriented controller with the console itself, because as the [[{{WebVideo/GameGrumps}} Game Grumps]] will attest (their playthrough of ''Wand of Gamelon'' makes the game's various gameplay flaws in the sidescrolling games rather apparent), the regular "remote" controller for the CD-i makes ''Link: The Faces of Evil'' and ''Wand of Gamelon'' (at least) ''damn near unplayable''. Which says more about the system it was released on than the game itself, but still, you're not going to have a good time with the CD-i games without a more traditional controller.
* {{Squick}}: The big-lipped blonde woman in ''Faces of Evil'', who seems to be hitting on Link to get him to recover her stolen necklace and briefly feels herself up when he does.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: Two of them feature Zelda in the starring role. How awesome would it be to play a competent Zelda game starring ActionGirl Zelda?
%% * UncannyValley
* VindicatedByHistory: Inverted. Nowadays, these games are either flat out reviled or considered SoBadItsGood by the Zelda fanbase. But would you believe that back when these games were first released they actually did pretty well with the game magazine critics? Critics have praised the games for their animated cutscenes and voice work and thought it was a nice new direction for the series. (And even those who did give the game a negative review back then generally deemed it as SoOkayItsAverage.) People also learned that there were several factors that held the games back (the CD-i not being strong enough to make the games what they could have been, low budgets, tight deadlines, etc), which made them see the games in a more sympathetic light.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: ''Zelda's Adventure'' had some [[http://www.nintendoplayer.com/interview/zeldas-adventure-jason-bakutis/ pretty good minature model and prosthetic work]], with special mention to the Gaspra costume worn by someone who was ''23''. [[SubvertedTrope Unfortunately]], the amount of compression the graphics required resulted in most of this work looking significantly worse in the final game.