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The first The Legend of Zelda game was focused on rescuing Zelda from the clutches of Gannon, as his name was originally spelt. The decision to name the game after the princess instead of the player is probably due in large part to the ability to pick your own name. The argument over many years for Link to have no voice was that the player is meant to feel ...


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Yes it is always faster to roll. By how much depends on the game, so let's break it down a bit. All of this information was found on the ZeldaSpeedRuns website, which has in-depth mechanical information compiled by the community of Zelda speedrunners. All of the values provided are in units per frame. Ocarina of Time In Ocarina of Time, your standard ...


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There really is an in-universe "Legend of Zelda", mentioned in the instruction manual of Zelda II as told by Impa: "Link, the time has come when I must tell you the legend of Zelda handed down in Hyrule. It is said that long ago, when Hyrule was one country, a great ruler maintained the peace in Hyrule using the Triforce. However, the king too was a child ...


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These images are from Hyrule Warriors.


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Link has no written or spoken dialogue of note in any game, with the exception of two instances in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. (Source) This doesn't mean that Link is a mute, per se (he can interact in conversations, after all), rather, Link's lack of dialogue is simply a design choice from Nintendo.


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There is no definite answer currently. At present, Nintendo has not commented on the placement in the timeline other than saying it is after Ocarina of Time. In the game, there are references to each timeline branch, which makes it quite confusing to sort out. Others have already pointed out the ceremonial speech wherein Zelda makes references to Twilight ...


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In the original Super Smash Bros. and Melee it's the Link from Ocarina of Time. In Brawl, they changed it to the Twilight Princess Link. I figured this out by comparing the pictures of the Link from the Zelda games with his pictures from the SSB games. Ocarina of Time was only game out with that shield design when SSB64 and Melee came out. Twilight Princess ...


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SSB64: This Link is the Hero of Time from Ocarina of Time. The only other adult Link at the time of the game's release was the one from Zelda II, and that Link doesn't have the Hylian Shield or Boomerang that this Link wields. Melee: It's plainly obvious that the four Zelda characters are all from Ocarina of Time: Link has the Hylian Shield, Young Link has ...


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Yes, there are places other than Hyrule kingdom. Koholint Island An island which Link visits during the events of Link's Awakening and is quite separate from Hyrule. While there is a castle on Koholint Island, it belongs to a nobleman, and not to a king. The Sacred Realm / Dark World First introduced in A Link to the Past, the Dark World exists in a ...


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That looks like the Fierce Deity, which Link can transform into by using the Fierce Deity's Mask in Majora's Mask.


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In A Link to the Past, Link defeats Ganon and is able to take the Triforce for himself. His wish is that the effect of Ganon's evil actions are reversed, thus restoring Hyrule (the and Sacred Land) to its former glory. In Wind Waker, during the final showdown, Ganondorf is moments away from touching the Triforce, but the King of Hyrule beats him to it. The ...


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This was found within the initial game: To see this, all you had to do was wait at the title screen. (Simply do not press the Start button on the title screen. The music will get a bit more up-beat and this will scroll onto the screen for a bit.) You could say that the title at the top of this screen represented the name of the game, but I always ...


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In memory sequence #1 Zelda is holding a ceremony to honour Link and says (paraphrased by memory) be it skyward bound, through time or in to twilight… This references Skyward Sword, Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess, respectively. Thus, Breath of the Wild falls in to the middle timeline split, where the Hero of Time succeeds in defeating Ganondorf ...


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I'd play them in chronological release order. It's all a matter of preference in the end, as there is no right or wrong order to play them, and certainly no intended order. Zelda games timelines seem to be an afterthought, and are in no way central to the individual lore of each game.


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There is a possibility that Dark Link actually may have come from the Corrupted Sanctuary, or Sacred Realm. If we have a look at the Timeline, Ocarina of Time is the First Chronological appearance of Dark Link. Sure, this event seems out of place. Dark Link appears in the Water Temple, in a random room (probably one of the saving graces of that entire place)...


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No. Well, not really. Link has a fairy companion in Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, and Phantom Hourglass, and all of them are female. That said, Link's traveling companion is not always female. In The Minish Cap, Ezlo (the eponymous minish cap) is male, but not really a fairy. In The Wind Waker, the King of Red Lions is also male, but, again, not a fairy.


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Unfortunately, there is no game in which Farore holds a role as important as Din or Nayru in the Oracle games. Well, kind of. She was meant to appear in Mystical Seed of Courage along with Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons, but the game was cancelled due to the complexity of having to synchronize 3 games. As a result of having her own game cancelled, ...


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From the wiki page on the Master Sword: Originally crafted by the goddess Hylia as the Goddess Sword, it was later forged into the Master Sword by the Goddess's chosen hero and its spirit, Fi, who bathed it in the three Sacred Flames located across the land that would become the Kingdom of Hyrule. Din's Flame in particular imbued the sword with the Power ...


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The difference as a composition is nearly zero. In the game, the Soundtrack "Lost Woods" plays as a background music when you walk through the eponymous Lost Woods, while "Saria's Song" is a music piece Link learns during the game for his ocarina. When you play Saria's Song, you are able to talk to Saria, a friend of Link who lives like him in the Kokiri ...


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There were actually two Legend of Zelda games released between Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword: Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks, both of which were released for the Nintendo DS. The next original Legend of Zelda game that released after Skyward Sword was A Link Between Worlds, for the 3DS. See Wikipedia's article for a full chronology of releases. ...


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There was supposed to be a third game featuring Farore, but Capcom decided that it would be too complex to link three games together. Instead, Farore cameos in both Oracle games in the Hall of Secrets as the Oracle of Secrets, where she is responsible for allowing the player to enter passwords that link the two games together. There has been no word from on ...


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Majora's Mask is considered by many to be a direct sequel of Ocarina of Time, taking place very shortly after the events In Ocarina. A Link to the Past and The Wind Waker both take place an indeterminate amount of time after (perhaps thousands of years), so there's no clear connection (A Link to the Past came out before Ocarina anyway). It ultimately doesn'...


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Speculation exists that it originates from Japanese clans, in particular, the Hojo clan. Wikipedia image for Hojo clan crest: This site covers this theory. Image below of related crests, from the same site.


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In a Link Between Worlds, Zelda and Link make a wish on the Triforce to restore Lorule's destroyed Triforce.


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It's definitely always been Farore. I haven't been able to find any definitive proof that it was ever spelled Fayore in any game. If it's possible that you misread it, then any number of other people could have, as well. This just happens to be a pretty big coincidence.


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I believe what this text is referring to is the many incarnations of Link. In each Legend of Zelda game, you play as a similar but distinct hero. This is why you are able to name your character, and none of the Green-clad heroes are ever officially referred to as "Link" in-game. There don't appear to be many if any other references to great heroes of ...


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In Four Swords, the first game in which Rupoors appeared (though called Black Rupees), collecting one resulted in Rupees being ejected from your wallet. The players could pick the scattered money back up, but this is still a decent explanation: Rupoors repel Rupees like opposite-polarity magnets. This doesn't fully explain why lost money cannot be ...


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I believe it might be the Fallen Hero Timeline because the Master Sword is placed in the Lost Woods and it only shows Ganon in the game. It can't be the Child Timeline because the Master Sword is placed in the ruins of the Temple of Time. It can't be Adult Timeline either because it's not in new hyrule, Ganondorf was stoned by the Master Sword underwater,l


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