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Hyrule-heads unite! Green tights welcome. The Legend of Zelda is one of gaming's most famous franchises, and the power of the Triforce is collected here.
As most of you know by now, Zelda's timeline is split into three after the events of Ocarina of Time. In the child timeline Link returns to the past and informs the king about Ganondorf's plans, this leads to the events of Majora's Mask, Twilight Princess and Four Sword Adventures. The adult timeline follows the premise that after Link defeated Ganandorf in Ocarina's finale, he didn't go back to the past, leading to the events of Wind Waker, Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks. Nintendo then claime there was a third timeline, the hero's defeat, here Link is defeated by Ganondorf who afterwads gain full control of the triforce. Obviously this one leads to A Link to the Past and all the other subsequent games. I think however that there is a slight problem with this timeline. Correct me if I am wrong (I only beat Four Swords Adventures once) but in the last game of the Child Timeline, the Dark World does exist right? How can this be, how can this be if in said timeline he never gained full control of the triforce? Let me know what you think or if I'm wrong, my memory of this game is a bit hazy. PS: Sorry that it's all in one parragraph, GI's convoluted system made a mess every time I try to separate the info.
Hmm, I'm not sure if the Dark World does exist in Four Swords Adventure. I don't remember it being a part of the story, so I don't think it's there, but I could be wrong. I have that game, and curiosity is going to make me go play it now.
You're right. Chapter 5 of that game takes place in the Dark World. I think you just found a gaping hole in Nintendo's timeline.
Hahaha, now the folks at Nintendo will have to come up with an even more elaborate explanation involving Ganon somehow disrupting the space/time continuum, causing the dark world from the "hero's defeat" timeline to infect the "child" timeline. This rift in the continuum will then also be used to explain why Link split into four Links in Four Sword Adventures, and why Adventures of Link incorporated side scrolling garbage into the series.
I like to think of the Dark World as existing in a separate dimension and once it exists, it exists separate from time. Therefor it exists across all time.
The Dark World isn't another dimension, but a darker version of Hyrule on a different plane within the same timeline.
Here's what I heard you say. "The Dark World isn't another dimension, but another dimension."
Looks like "Dark World" might be Zelda's next entry at this rate. The crazy complex timeline is the most convenient excuse in the world for making more Zelda games forever.
Just because the Dark World is connected to whatever place and time, does not mean it is solely bound to that place and time.
Fair point, but you misunderstood me. It's not "just another dimension." The dark world is a direct result of events that took place in the light world within the same timeline. The dark world exists interdependently with the light world. It’s the Time Machine conundrum. Sorry I wasn’t clearer in my explanation.
If you could maybe show me proof detailing how the Dark World solely exists interdependently of that specific light world and timeline, maybe that would help me.
Ask and thou shalt receive. kuoi.com/.../many-worlds-faq.html
I did an in-page search for "zelda", "Link", "nintendo" and "dark". They did not come up. I did not read this. This is not proof.
Well if you didn't read it, you couldn't know. It's basically a break down of the "many-worlds" theory. It's not that difficult a read. But if you don't want to educate yourself, I won't force you.