Even now, we don’t know the answers to these questions from the Zelda games.
With the recent release of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, video game fans are discovering parts of the famous Nintendo series that they have never seen before. Since its start on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986, the game has been one of the most complicated and story-filled from Nintendo. But fans still don’t know a lot about the world of Zelda.
Many Zelda fans have been confused for years, whether it’s because of abandoned storylines in multiple games, links between characters that aren’t explained, or questions about the order of events. Even though Tears of the Kingdom might not answer any of these questions, they are still on the thoughts of fans.
The Lineage Of Ritos And Zoras
The Rito group and the Zora people are important parts of both The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and its new sequel. The Zora appeared in the first game in the series, Ocarina of Time, so these aren’t the first games in the series to have them.On the other hand, the Rito first showed up in The Wind Waker, which came out many years after the first game.
But the fact that they are both in Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom goes against what we know about them from The Wind Waker. The Rito in The Wind Waker are descendants of the Zora from Ocarina of Time, which was proven by the game’s creator, Eiji Aonuma. This makes me wonder how the two species can live on their own.
Breath Of The Wild’s Place In The Timeline
Breath of the Wild raises questions about the general timeline of the Zelda series, much like how Rito and Zora could have lived together. With The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Nintendo made the Zelda timeline clear for the first time by putting Skyward Sword at the beginning of the series.
But Nintendo hasn’t said anything about where either Breath of the Wild or Tears of the Kingdom take place. There’s a chance that the games have their own timeline, but if that’s the case, Nintendo could still tell people what’s going on. Until then, even the most dedicated fans of the Zelda series don’t know how they fit in with the rest of the series.
The Existence Of Termina
The majority of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask takes place in the land of Termina, where Link is sent after the Skull Kid, who is cursed because he wears the evil Majora’s Mask, attacks him. Fans have been interested in the links between Termina and Hyrule since the game came out in 2000. This is because many of the same characters show in both worlds.
Some people think that the lack of resources during the Nintendo 64 era is to blame for this resemblance. Others think that Link made up Termina in his head. Termina stops existing when Link breaks the Majora’s Mask at the end of the game, which is another piece of evidence for this. It’s a pretty bad way for all of the harmless people in the alternate world to go.
Navi’s Disappearance In Ocarina Of Time
Navi is a very important character in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. He helps Link on his journey to save Hyrule from evil by acting as a guide. But in the sad ending of the game, Link and Navi have to part ways when Link is sent back to his original time. So, Majora’s Mask starts happening when Link goes on a journey to find Navi.
But since Link’s journey in Majora’s Mask takes him to Termina, as far as fans know, he never finds Navi. Many Zelda fans think that Navi went back to her home forest, the Kokiri Forest, but if that were true, Link wouldn’t have any trouble finding her, which raises the question of where she went.
Link’s Family Origins Are Never Explained
As a series, The Legend of Zelda has never been afraid to show little bits about Link’s family.In the beginning of the SNES game A Link to the Past, his uncle is one of the most important characters. Link’s grandma is also in The Wind Waker. But other games in the series don’t talk about Link’s past, especially about his parents.
In Ocarina of Time, there is a hint that Link’s mother was a Hylian who left him with the Great Deku Tree during the Hyrulean Civil War. Some fans think that Link and Princess Zelda are related, but the way they act around each other in games like Skyward Sword makes this idea hard to believe.
The Royal Ties Of Tetra’s Crew
In The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, a big story twist shows that Link’s pirate friend Tetra is actually Princess Zelda in disguise, who is being kept safe from Ganondorf’s evil forces. Some fans, though, might miss an Easter egg about what this means for Tetra’s team, who say they helped her mother.
In The Wind Waker, Zelda fans who visit the undersea Hyrule Castle will find a picture of Princess Zelda and her royal servants, who all look like Tetra’s crew. It’s possible that, like Tetra, these crew members don’t know who they really are, but the game’s makers haven’t said for sure.
Toilets Throughout Hyrule Are Haunted
A figure that shows up in many of the games in the series is based on a Japanese ghost story about a hand grabbing toilet users. In Majora’s Mask, the “???” figure is an old hand that crawls out of a toilet and asks for paper. When Link finishes this task,??? gives Link a piece of heart and then goes away.
In the book Oracle of Ages, there is a similar figure named Hand who also needs paper. In Skyward Sword, Phoeni is also the ghost of a little girl who is stuck in a toilet at the Knight’s Academy. Even though these figures come from Japanese culture, the fact that they keep showing up in the Zelda series might mean that there is something more sinister going on in Hyrule’s sewers.
The Song Of Storms Creates A Paradox
“The Song of Storms” is a piece of music that has been used in many Zelda games. But the fact that it showed up in Ocarina of Time made fans of the series wonder a lot. Link can learn the song in Penalty Kick Online game by talking to the Phonogram Man in Kakariko Village. He says he learned it from a young boy.
Link learns the Song of Storms from the boy he was when he went back in time. This makes a paradox about where the Song of Storms came from that has confused Zelda fans for decades. In Majora’s Mask, it is revealed that the Composer Brothers wrote it, but the fact that Termina doesn’t exist doesn’t explain where it came from in Hyrule.
Where The Wind Fish Came From
Even though many characters and mythological elements from the Zelda series keep coming back, the Wind Fish from Link’s Awakening is a unique character. In that game, the Wind Fish is the one who made Koholint Island, a place that only appears in Link’s dreams. However, the game’s ending makes you question even that fact.
Link’s Awakening seems to end with him waking up from a dream of his journey, but then he sees the Wind Fish flying in the sky. The Wind Fish doesn’t show up in any other Zelda games and isn’t even mentioned, except in one of Marin’s moves in Hyrule Warriors, so fans probably will never find out.
The Extinction Of The Sheikah
One of the biggest unsolved riddles in the Zelda series has been the Sheikah tribe for a long time. In Ocarina of Time, they are shown to be the goddess Hylia’s chosen people, who have been gone for a long time. Only Impa (and later, Zelda as Sheikh) are left of them. But the group is an important part of Breath of the Wild and its follow-up.
In the Nintendo Switch games, it is shown that the Sheikah were sent away and now live in small groups all over Hyrule, mostly in Kakariko Village. The Yiga Clan is also known to be a group of Sheikah who turned against Calamity Ganon and now work for him. Fans also don’t know much about what the Sheikah were like when they were at their best based on what’s left of their technology.
The Nintendo Switch can now play The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.