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The Zelda series is fantasy. Only what Shiggy or Eiji say is what counts as the law of the universe. Any other theories or scientific facts hold absolutely no weight here. When I say proof, I want quotes from somebody who walks into Nintendo's headquarters in Japan on a daily basis.
Furgy, the Dark World isn't another dimension or anything, it is the corrupted Sacred Realm. It came to be when Ganon touched the complete triforce and his evil sewed throughout the golden land. Therefore the dark world does not exist in the other timelines because Ganon never gained the full power of the triforce, thus the Sacred Realm was never tainted. What this means is that, at some point after Twilight Princess, Ganon gained access to it.
So then by your logic TurdFurgy, this entire thread is pointless.
I'm aware that they are the same thing. I think what I'm trying to say is that it exists in it's own, separate place.
It can't if physical beings from both realms can interact with one another.
It's a feasible theory that I think just needs a couple citations from the games themselves to give it credence with most people. I bet you could find them if you looked hard enough, too. There's a good chance that you could find something buried in the lore that would indicate the Sacred Realm is potentially seperate and unique from everything else. If anything, you're the only person who has suggested a possible fix to that weak in the story, so don't let anyone tell you you're wrong until they directly disprove it with a fact from the game. As for me, I'm going to start a new game of Four Swords Adventure. Maybe there's an answer in there somewhere that I just don't remember.
LOL, I just thought of a potential problem with that theory two minutes after posting that last message. Remember, Link fixed the Dark World and sealed the Sacred Realm at the end of LttP. Assuming that the timeline is showing things in chronological order and in relationship to the other dimensions, the timeline shows that The Sealing War and the Era of Light and Dark ended before the events of Four Swords Adventures ever happened, which means that the Dark World had already been and gone. Even if the timeline isn't synched up like that, there is still a potential problem. There are several permanent things that happen during the course of the game that are fixed at the end of it. For instance, Link's uncle dies at the beginning, but is alive at the end. That means that he didn't just wish for the Sacred Realm to be fixed and sealed. He wished for much more. Based on everything that happens in the ending, it would appear that Link's wish was to turn back time, minus Ganon. If that's the case, he would have essentially erased the events of LttP, and as a result, the Dark World never would have been opened in the first place for ANYONE to get into. I'm sure you can pick that apart and find some flaws, but this sure is a fun discussion, lol. Anyway, I'm still going to look for some answers in Four Swords Adventure. It's possible the Dark World is reopened in that game somehow.
@Doctor, good point. I think our best bet is that they aren't the one and same. Perhaps the one in the Child Timeline was formed through other means. Frankly if I could had my way with it, I would had put the four swords games out of the main canon, but that's just me.
I think the major issue here is that everyone is seeing it as one single timeline spanning from child link to adult link when it isn't the case. It actually is multiple links, zeldas, and gannons across time (possibly of the same bloodline or just reincarnated). Gannon explains this in the windwaker (I believe) that he and link are doomed/destined to continue/redo their fight every century or so (which makes sense because only one male is born to the guado people every 100 years or so).
So basically theres no exact timeline to the series, the only definite is that skyward sword is the earliest in the timeline because you are actually making the mastersword that is used by the other links throughout time. So the dark world could exist in one child link's time but not another's and be perfectly fine in the story/timeline.
There was a blog or news feature here that backs/proves my statement but I'm having difficulty finding it because of all the spam and unrelated blogs. When I find it I'll include the link.
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Umm no. There is a confirmed timeline by Nintendo. Here it is. zelda.wikia.com/.../Timeline
Gerudo, not Guado. The Guado are a race from Final Fantasy.
Also, what Ezio said.
"Much of the ambiguity of the chronology of the Legend of Zelda series is due to the fact that the games take place over a span of centuries or even millennia, featuring many different incarnations of Link, Princess Zelda, Impa, and other characters." and "overall timeline was considered relatively unimportant by the creators" -quoted from the second paragraph of your link Ezio.
It also states 3 parallel timeline realities explaining the existance of the dark world in one game but not but not the other.
Yeah I've played both series and got confused.
The Hyrule Historia doesn't say anything about the Dark World in Four Swords Adventures. It instead details that a new Ganondorf(different person entirely?) is born and steals the Dark Mirror from the Temple of Darkness in the forest in order to turn Hyrule into a place of darkness.