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Jan 2nd 2017 at 5:35:56 PM •••

I've recently heard talk of Ganondorf being based on a couple of characters from the Dune series? Specifically the characters Baron Harkonnen and Leto II. Not having any personal knowledge of the Dune books, I was curious if this was an accurate observation of just mere coincidence. I've certainly never seen a comparison of them on this site, and we're usually pretty good about things like that.

Mar 5th 2015 at 12:42:59 PM •••

I'm going to go ahead and debate the validity of Link being left-handed because his name is similar to the Dutch word for left. Shigeru Miyamoto is ambidextrous, favoring his left hand, from what I've heard. I'd think it was more to do with that than a foreign language he probably didn't have much knowledge of when he was starting his career.

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Mar 6th 2015 at 5:41:10 AM •••

That does seem like a highly dubious claim.

Mar 29th 2014 at 4:45:33 PM •••

Not really sure about Underwater Ruins applying to every water dungeon. The Lakebed Temple and Water Temple appear to exist at the bottom of Lake Hylia by design, while I'm pretty sure that Great Bay Temple is above water but has water paths inside.

Feb 20th 2014 at 1:29:08 PM •••

Welp, I don't know what to believe. Published Legend of Zelda fanfiction.

On Amazon. For free as of now, but the non-sale price is $181.29.

SOMEONE has to make a page for this. You'll apparently need a kindle to download it though. I'll admit it; I'm not brave enough to try and slog through it, even if I did have a kindle.

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Feb 20th 2014 at 8:18:36 PM •••

Augh! I am hyper-tard, I forgot to link it, sorry.[referrer|[type|link[postId|1526911281[asin|B 00 DR 4 XKDU[authorId|5856732741879800112

That should hopefully work.

Edit: Yeah, apparently that works.

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Nov 30th 2013 at 1:13:07 PM •••

This paragraph was in the entry pimp:

"In addition to the main canon, there are also the three Satellaview games released only in Japan for the Satellaview add-on for the Super Famicom: BS Zelda no Densetsu (BS Legend of Zelda) and BS Zelda no Densetsu Inishie no Sekiban (BS The Legend of Zelda: Ancient Stone Tablets. BS Stands for Broadcast Satellaview) The former is a remake of the original game with SNES graphics but the Satellaview mascots (a boy in a baseball cap or a girl with red hair in a ponytail) are playable instead of Link. The latter uses the same characters but is based graphically on Link to the Past. The character chosen appears in Hyrule and defends it while Link is away (during the events of Link's Awakening). The third is a full, normal, downloadable version of A Link to the Past. The three Satellaview games were "broadcasted" during a one-hour window on a weekly schedule and were designed to self-destruct after that hour was over (with the exception of the A Ltt P one). Because of this, you can no longer play them on the actual hardware and they can only be played on an emulator."

Is it worth devoting such a large paragraph for these three incredibly obscure games? I'm all for shortening this into a sentence or two as this does make for an interesting factoid. What does everyone else think?

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Sep 20th 2012 at 8:22:01 AM •••

Isn't the entire series somewhat... campy? I mean, with many of the characters and environment and get exaggerated and quirky and the plot itself can get very silly at times.

Even the darker games like Majora's Mask and Twilight Princess can be very silly, like when the Zora, Mikau, shot up to play a song on his deathbed, or Tingle's very existence, or Zant's behavior at the end of TP.

Unless my definition of camp is warped, if you do an in-depth analysis of the game you could find it quite campy.

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Sep 20th 2012 at 9:29:41 AM •••

Calling something "campy" shouldn't require an in-depth analysis. For something to be, as a whole, campy, it has to be generally self-conscious of its silliness and very difficult to take seriously—in fact, taking it seriously would be very much the exception.

Zelda, for the most part, takes itself seriously, despite the occasional silliness.

Apr 11th 2012 at 2:41:17 PM •••

After looking at a similar notice that is currently on the top of the Fire Emblem series page, I added the following notice at the top of the Legend Of Zelda series page, because I've come across many examples that refer to a specific Zelda game, yet are improperly linked to the main series Zelda page instead. The original game, The Legend of Zelda, seems to suffer this problem the most, as its own title is identical to the title of the series: The Legend Of Zelda. Several tropers seem to omit the "Video Game" prefix, causing the link to go to the Zelda general main page rather than the page of the first Zelda'' game.

Notice that was added:

This page is about the The Legend of Zelda series as a whole. If you were directed here from a link discussing a specific game in the series (likely the original The Legend of Zelda, as it shares the series' name), please correct the link to point to the correct page dealing with that specific game or story universe.

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Mar 28th 2012 at 8:27:57 AM •••

I wonder in what way the first Zelda game would be moved in order to transfer this page to the VideoGame/ namespace...

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Apr 11th 2012 at 2:37:44 PM •••

The only thing I can think of such a page move is retitling the original The Legend of Zelda game as ''The Legend Of Zelda 1" (which would be rendered as VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda1). I agree that we need such a move, though...

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Feb 20th 2012 at 8:31:55 AM •••

Can someone explain to me what plot hole the Voodoo Shark example actually filled? People keep adding it back seemingly "because it's a Voodoo Shark".

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Feb 20th 2012 at 10:06:32 AM •••

Well, I removed the entry from the page until someone can provide an explanation behind why it's an example of the trope.

May 22nd 2011 at 1:41:18 PM •••

Why are some of the tropes that the series has named filed under YMMV? I mean, it's a list of tropes named not used, and it's a proven fact that the series named the trope. It's not up for discussion or personal opinion!

Oct 17th 2010 at 4:59:41 AM •••

The characters page.

Now that several games have gotten their own games, how about we split certain parts of the page into character pages for their own game? Like OOT's page will have characters from OOT.

Apr 28th 2010 at 1:08:35 PM •••

The intro quote from the original game has been replaced with its revised, better-translated version from the GBA and GCN iterations. While this is well and good for accuracy's sake, I always felt that the original had a certain Narm Charm to it, due to its obvious Engrish and Bold Inflation everywhere. It's pretty emblematic of the era it was released in. Any thoughts on this change?

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Apr 29th 2010 at 12:16:00 AM •••

I prefered the old one, for the same reasons. Also, I didn't even know there was a GBA version of the first game... (even though after some research, it appears the Classic NES Series was released in Europe)

Edited by Medinoc
May 1st 2010 at 1:05:26 PM •••

Yes, the Classic NES Series was released in North America on the GBA. In fact, the European name is "NES Classics".

Apr 4th 2010 at 7:51:19 AM •••

I am sorry that I have to bring this up, but I start to get the feeling that Komodin holds a certain grudge against the Cell Shaded games. Positive examples about them are fast to be vetoed and/or deleted by him and everything prooving their infiority to the other games in the series is promptly seconded. Sorry, maybe it is just my perception (and my perception of reality has always been plastered with missunderstandings) but it really bugs me that I can't add a single example concerning those games without having to fear to find something to the effect of "Erased/Changed by Komodin" in the Page history the next day. Again, it may just be me overreacting, but it really diminishes the fun I have writting here.

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Apr 4th 2010 at 8:06:22 AM •••

Hate them?! I like every single one of the "cel-shaded" titles, especially Wind Waker and Spirit Tracks. Sure, I don't hold them as highly regarded as, say, Majora's Mask, but to say I hold a grudge against them would cast me in a bad light even I can't approve of. My edits regarding them was an attempt to tone it down, so as to not appear too gushy; I must've gone overboard with it, I suppose. If you have a problem with them, edit them. This is a wiki, after all.

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Mar 17th 2010 at 12:29:43 PM •••

I'm sure I've never seen a male Zettai Ryouiki in any Zelda game. The Legend Of Zelda is not listed on the Zettai Ryouiki page. I think this needs to be clarified with a more specific example because I have doubts that it exists at all, and if I'd played every Zelda game, I might be tempted to remove it.

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Aug 23rd 2011 at 10:21:25 PM •••

You could hypothetically have a male example... thing is... That trope... is about long socks. socks. Not tights... socks. Yeah, I corrected that.

Mar 4th 2010 at 3:40:32 PM •••

Darth Yoshi: Whoa, everything's gone! :D So anyway, I was researching some more for the now archived discussion I was participating in, and to my chagrin I learned that my facts are wrong and I don't know what the hell I'm talking about. Since I like to consider myself intellectually honest, I have no choice but to remedy that. But until I do know what the hell I'm talking about, I'll have to bow out, so consider this a concession, at least for the time being.

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