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->'''Link''': Gee, it sure is BORING around here!\\
'''King Harkinian''': My boy, this peace is what ''all'' true warriors strive for!\\
'''Link:''' I just wonder what Ganon's up to!
-->-- '''The opening conversation''' of ''Link: The Faces of Evil.''

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''[[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 UsefulNotes/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 material such as Official Nintendo Power Zelda game lists, and ''Zelda'''s 25th anniversary artbook ''Hyrule Historia''.[[note]]In fact, these games aren't mentioned at all in ''Hyrule Historia''. Not even so much as a footnote.[[/note]]

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.
!!These are the examples of evil. You must read each:
* AbhorrentAdmirer: Link gets too much attention from an overweight woman in two cutscenes in ''The Faces of Evil.'' His expression speaks volumes on his levels of discomfort.
-->'''Overweight Woman:''' (while sultry walking towards Link) You are not afraid of dragons, are ''you?''
-->'''Link:''' *gulp* O-Of course not.
* AbortedArc: We never do find out what was for dinner in the end.
* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle: Every single character.
* AchillesHeel: 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''.
* 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'' who is voiced by both a man and woman.
* AmbiguouslyEvil: Alma in ''Wand of Gamelon'' seemed to enjoy mocking Zelda, was quick to point off they're better off without Link, and it's revealed Link was trapped in her mirror. It's unknown if Alma was the one who trapped him.
* AmbiguouslyHuman: Gwonam in "Faces of Evil" and The Fisherman/Blacksmith in "Wand of Gamelon" have yellow skin for some reason.
* 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:
--->'''Goronu:''' 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:''' 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]].
* BadassBoast: Militron is the only boss that can make the "you must die" catchphrase sound intimidating while striking an AsskickingPose.
* 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!
** ...Link then spends the ''majority of the game'' collecting new equipment when [[FridgeLogic just grabbing it at the start would have saved a lot more time.]]
* 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, too.
---> '''Omfak:''' Whatever I see, I shall devour!
* BigGood:
** The King.
** 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''.
* BottomlessPits: There are certain levels where you instantly die from falling into areas that are NOT solid ground (water and pits) but what exacerbates this problem is that the backgrounds aren't always clear about where you can and cannot stand. A deceptively notorious example of this is in Doradung Cave: If you walk two steps to the left at the start, Zelda will die from falling into a bottomless pit which is located precisely on the root of a dead tree trunk which innocently fools you into thinking that you can just walk over it safely.
* BreathlessNonSequitur: "My ship sails in the morning. I wonder what's for dinner?"
* CanonDiscontinuity: Nintendo put little quality control into the CD-I games, only making sure the illustrations in the manual, and cover were on-model. Nintendo dumped all endorsement of Phillips's games as soon as they hit shelves, and the attitude has only gotten stronger since then. The ''Magazine/NintendoPower'' guide to ''Ocarina of Time'' acknowledged all Zelda games except the CD-I games; ''Nintendo Power'' advertised ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks Spirit Tracks]]'' as the first time Zelda joins the adventure instead of just waiting to be rescued, even though Zelda was the ''player character'' in two of the Phillips games; the book ''[[AllThereInTheManual Hyrule Historia]]'' didn't even mention them at all, not even in footnotes. ''Nintendo Power'' does acknowledge the existence of the games, but only to mock them, even before the cutscenes went memetic.
* CanonForeigner: Everyone except Ganon, Link, Zelda and Impa, the enemies, and the King, who comes from the [[ComicBook/TheLegendOfZelda comics]] and [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda TV series]].
* CanonImmigrant:
** The name Harkinian first appeared in the ''ComicBook/TheLegendOfZelda'' comics and ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' cartoon. All versions of Zelda's father in those media seem based off of the King in ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink.''
** Probably 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 WebAnimation/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.
** And yet, Zelda is the one who defeats Ganon in [[PlotHole two out of the three games.]]
* ClimaxBoss: The battle with Ganon's [[TheDragon dragons]] in both games; Lupay of ''Faces of Evil'' is the only boss other than [[FinalBoss Ganon]] that isn't repeated, while Hectan of ''Wand of Gamelon'' precedes an important plot point (Duke Onkled being revealed as a traitor).
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Duke Onkled's punishment for assisting Ganon is to scrub all the floors in Hyrule.
* CreepyGood: Several of the characters encountered can be a bit on the creepy side, even if they do nothing but help you.
** The shopkeeper in ''Wand of Gamelon'' acts extremely shifty, almost like he's trying to hide something. Nothing comes of it, though.
** Lika, the woman who gives Zelda the magic cloak in Sakado, sounds like a witch, has pale red skin, [[FemmeFatalons sharp fingernails]], and evil looking eyes that [[KaleidoscopeEyes constantly change color]] as she talks. She also has a human skull sitting on her bookshelf.
* 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 uses the Triforce of Wisdom as one regularly.
-->'''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!]]''
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: If you die in the first two games, you are simply put back on the stage with all of the items you've collected. This is in stark contrast to ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'', in which ContinuingIsPainful.
* 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!
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* DenserAndWackier: Probably unintentionally but, the CD-i games are definitely more wackier and comical compared to other Zelda games released before or after.
* 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: The cutscenes are some of the most horrible in gaming history.
* DevelopersForesight: ''Faces of Evil'' and ''Wand of Gamelon'' have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxbY0ZCSEnA special audio messages]] that play if the disc detects that it's dirty.
* DisintegratorRay
-->'''Wizzrobe:''' Not the disintegration spell! NOO!
%%* DisneySchoolOfActingAndMime
* DisproportionateRetribution:
** Ganon and light.
--->'''Ganon''': You dare bring light into my lair?! ''[[PrepareToDie You must die]]!''
** Either Inverted or Subverted in the ending of ''Wand of Gamelon'', depending on how literal Harnikan is being. 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 if the punishment is literal 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''. FridgeBrilliance kicks in when you consider she was captured while she was sleeping, and people normally don't wear shoes in bed.
* TheDragon: Hectan, and a case can be made for Lupay.
* DullSurprise: In ''Wand of Gamelon'', nobody reacts to Link being released from the magic mirror after Zelda breaks it, unaware that he was in there.
* EpicFail: The Triforce of Courage didn't do any good ''in preventing King Harkinian from being captured by Ganon''. Not only that but Ganon could've easily taken the Triforce of Courage for himself if he was able to capture King Harkinian.
-->'''Harkinian''': I'll take the Triforce of Courage to protect me. If you don't hear from me in a month, send Link.
* EverybodyLaughsEnding: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMYgcS53Ezk OAHOHOHOHAHAHAHAHAHA]]
* 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.
* ExactWords: In the opening cutscene of ''Wand of Gamelon'', Impa says "The Triforce of Wisdom promises the King will safely return!" shortly before the King gets captured by Ganon. However, he does safely return at the end of the game (having been rescued by Zelda), and the prophecy never specified ''when'' he would safely return, or how.
* {{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:''' 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]].
* FakeLongevity: Reesong Palace, the final level of ''Wand of Gamelon'', requires you to go through fall down a well to get a key, and when you get out you have to go through half of the level again.
* FauxActionGirl: Alma. She tries to stand up to Wizzrobe but fails miserably.
* FeedItABomb: Link can't wait to bomb some Dodongos. This is also how Link beats Glutko
* 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.
* GreenEyedEpiphany: Zelda normally denies affection for Link, but seems rather annoyed when Alma mentioned she kissed him.
* GrossUpCloseUp: People have noticed that this is a very common -- and usually unnecessary -- idiosyncrasy of the cutscenes.
* GrossoutShow: As mentioned above, the cutscenes are this.
* 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:''' 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", "Squadallah!", "Duke Onkled", "DIE!!"... and most of the other words spoken in the series.
* ItMakesSenseInContext: The introductory cutscene for Tykogi Tower. It's supposed to depict how the inhabitants of Sakado were imprisoned here, but instead shows us out-of-context clips of Mayor Kravindish's "This is illegal you know!" and Harbanno's "My cakes will burn!"
* KaleidoscopeEyes: Lika, the woman who gives Zelda the magic cloak in Sakado, sounds like a witch, has pale red skin, [[FemmeFatalons sharp fingernails]], and evil looking eyes that constantly change color as she talks. She also has a human skull sitting on her bookshelf.
* {{Keet}}: Link, in spades. Perhaps one should be glad he is otherwise a HeroicMime in the canonical series.
* LargeHam:
** The King, Morshu, and Ganon.
** 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.
* LetsPlay: Arin of GameGrumps covers ''Wand of Gamelon'' and ''Faces of Evil'' between 2016-2017.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: ''Zelda's Adventure'' has several seconds of loading during ''every screen transition''.
* MagicMirror: Link gets trapped inside Alma's mirror in ''Wand Of Gamelon''. Whether Alma did this on purpose or not is unknown.
* MagicalClown: Harlequin, a clown PigMan who can turn people into werewolf-like creatures.
* {{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.
* 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: 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 your 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.
* NintendoHard: A poorly-designed controller, ambiguous backgrounds, somewhat cryptic clues on what to do next, and enemies that respawn or are hard to hit all come together to make ''Faces of Evil'' and ''Wand of Gamelon'' games that are really unpleasant to get through but not impossible to beat.
* NoHeroDiscount: Lampshaded by the shopkeepers.
-->'''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: 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. The former even provides the image for the video game subpage
* 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.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: This exchange from ''Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon'':
-->'''Hectan''': You've killed me!\\
'''Zelda''': Good.
* PerfectlyCromulentWord: "Squadala!"
* PlotHole: The ending to ''Wand of Gamelon'' makes no sense whatsoever. How and when did Link get trapped in Alma's 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? Ok, the last one is most likely them 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.]]''
* PoweredArmor: Militron's armor may be a magical example, since he looks like nothing more than a weak old man who slinks away in fear once his armor is shattered (this also explains why he can breathe fire). Of course, he could really be a deceptively skilled MagicKnight who just realized that if Link managed to destroy his armor, he really stands no chance without.
* 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!!!]]'''
* PromotedToPlayable: Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon'' marks the first time the titular Princess is playable.
* 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.
* ReforgedIntoAMinion: Apparently, this is happening in ''Faces of Evil'', wherein Harlequin, Lupay, and Mllitron are depicted turning people into their minions. A random NPC also implies this by saying that her husband is "an abominum now."
* [[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.
* 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.
* SkewedPriorities: In ''Wand of Gamelon'', when the baker is captured by Ganon's minions, he's more concerned about his cakes burning.
* SmitingEvilFeelsGood:
-->'''Hectan:''' You've killed me!\\
'''Zelda''': Good.
* 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?
* TemptingFate: Link, in ''Faces of Evil'', remarks, "I just wonder what Ganon's up to!" Roughly a half-second later...
* 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.
-->'''Harlequin:''' Do you know what it means when you lose your last RUBY? Now you work for ''me''!
** Pasquinade, the boss of Shrine of Illusion in ''Zelda's Adventure'', is a jester with wolf-like head who [[RhymesOnADime speaks in rhyme]].
* VillainsActHeroesReact: Link actually ''awaits'' Ganon's next disturbance of the peace.
* VocalDissonance: There's a lot of this going on, in all three games.
** Many, ''many'' enemies in ''Zelda's Adventure'' make the exact same male grunt noise when they get hit. This includes things like birds, spiders and dragonflies.
** Odranoel, the wizard-looking astronomer from ''Faces of Evil'', is clearly voiced by a woman.
** Lupay has a feminine voice, despite looking exactly like Omfak from ''Wand of Gamalon'', whose voice was a lot more befitting of his WolfMan appearance.
** Grimbo, the blacksmith in ''Wand of Gamalon'' who gives Zelda the power glove, has a very high-pitched, almost witch-like voice, and is indeed voiced by a woman. Yokan, the fisherman, has the exact same voice.
* 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.
%%* YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe
* YourSizeMayVary: Some bosses, namely Militron and Glutko, are depicted as huge in cutscenes, being able to fit a person in the palm of one hand, but are only a little taller than Link in-game. Then there's the fact that Militron is revealed upon defeat to be a regular old man in armor the entire time, so not even the ''cutscenes'' are internally consistent.

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