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I wonder what new stuff we'll be able to cook. My Link was a full-time chef, part-time hero.
I was so proud of myself when I discovered some reciples entirely on my own.
Not that there's much point to cooking any of the complex recipes instead of just throwing several of the same food in a pot, but it's fun.
My first recipe involved wood planks to see what would happen.
So I've seen some theories floating around that the corpse shown in the trailer isnt Ganondorf but actually the Ancient Hero of Hyrule long corrupted by Calamity Ganon's power.◊
But why would he look like Ganondorf? o.o Was it a case of Grand Theft Me?
Maybe in this timeline, Ganondorf was the legendary hero, and Calamity Ganon basically stole his identity.
I'm not sure that our favorite corpse is the ancient hero since the mural in the trailer has him riding a horse using a trident instead of the Master Sword.
Plus the garb he's wearing has the Gerudo symbol, not to mention the pipe organ strains in the music, so it's very likely Ganondorf in the flesh. Or what's left of it.
Inspired by RDR 2, eh?
Let's hope they don't also work their developers to death making this game.
It's headcanon/fanoning it a bit too hard, but I'd love to see a situation where the Ganondorf of this timeline actually, strongly strove to be a good person and redeem himself, and the Malice thing was basically Demise's curse overruling his humanity in an attempt to keep the cycle going, hence why divine intervention (possibly) had to be drawn on.
If the Gerudo were allies of the Hylians even in the far flung backstory and had some measure of prosperity from their link to them, Ganondorf wouldn't really have had any reason to seek power in his well-intentioned-turned-evil thought processes from the Ocarina/Wind Waker branch.
I'm a sucker for tragedy though, so the idea of Ganon trying to go good and fate saying "No, that's not how this works" is just my aesthetic appeal speaking.
Edited by NaraNumas on Jun 12th 2019 at 3:44:31 AM
^I'm definitely with you there. Remember that fate wasn't exactly kind to the other two members of the trio either - Zelda struggled with her role as Princess, let alone as the bearer of Wisdom, and Link felt so much pressure as the Hero that he shut down emotionally. A Ganondorf trying to fight against the influence of Demise would fit, and it would be interesting to see what kind of pathos a storyline like that could bring.
I think the Wind Waker Ganondorf is already tragic enough. He started out with relatively good intentions, but the harsh circumstances of living in the desert coupled with growing envy of the prosperity the Gerudos' neighbors enjoyed made him more and more open to whatever influence Demise's hatred had on him.
I favor the More Than Mind Control interpretation: yes, the curse was a factor, but it was still ultimately Ganondorf the man's choice to seek power at any cost.
I never really liked the Demise plot point because I felt it removed a lot of Ganon's agency, but on the plus side we got tons of tragic fanfics about it. Seeing it or something like that explored in canon would be interesting, though it'll likely end up a Redemption Rejection.
Ganondorf is basically The Nameless One if he was always evil
IGN confirms that the Link’s Awakening shopkeeper still murders you with lightning if you steal from him.
but are you still called Thief?
Fun thought: If the BOTW sequel has a lot of underground areas, they could call it 'Depths of the Wild'. Would fit the dark theme they're going for.
Edited by edvedd on Jun 12th 2019 at 6:01:17 AM
Holy shit. If you play the audio from the trailer backward, you can hear a voice whisper "Help us, please" at about 45 seconds in. It's very soft but definitely there. This happens about 35 seconds into the trailer played normally.
Yeah, I'm definitely thinking the Twili will be involved.
Given that it sounds like they might be in major trouble.
Whoa, that gave me shivers.
Commenters have also pointed out that it sounds reminiscent of Fi's voice.
Well, Fi does actually play a role in Bot W so I could see it happening.
Wary as I am of openworld games, if this has actual dungeons, Twili (give Midna dammit!), and Fi again it might skyrocket to competing for my favorite title.
Edited by TheAirman on Jun 12th 2019 at 11:54:04 AM
Interesting Aonuma interview about other potential Zelda remakes and remasters. Also, don't expect a Skyward Sword remaster without motion controls.
Also, Aonuma pretty much confirmed that we'll be reusing the same BotW map with a number of differences in the sequel. We pretty much expected this but it's nice to have confirmation.
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