Talk:The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
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In the references on the bottom of the page, it's mentioned that the Wind Waker takes place parallel to Ocarina of Time. However, the intro of the Wind Waker clearly refers to Ocarina of Time as being thousands of years ago. The one that happened parallel to Ocarina of Time was probably Majora's Mask. Robin van ee
- The references mention that Wind Waker takes place parallel to Twilight Princess, with both of them happening hundreds of years after Ocarina on different timelines. This is based on numerous creator statements and is actually one of the few undisputed pieces of information about the timeline. Ganondorfdude11 10:30, 25 February 2011 (EST)
I have an image with Link having 37 hearts instead of the 20 that he should have. Obviously, cheats were used to get 20 hearts before he should have however I think it's interesting to note in terms of how the original OoT game mechanics worked. Should I upload it? --OliverR 09:38, 7 August 2012 (EDT)
The era without a hero
What about TWW Link though? I would agree with you if there weren't any other Links in this timeline. Zeldafan1982 15:00, 3 September 2012 (EDT)
- I don't see what the problem is. It's stated outright in Hyrule Historia that Link is sent back to his own time, leaving the Adult branch is left without a hero, at least until TWW. The Links in the Adult Timeline can't be descendants of the Hero of Time for that reason. However, who is to say that they can't still be reincarnations, and that Link's ability to reincarnate himself transcends the boundaries that separate the timelines? — Hylian King [*] 18:29, 3 September 2012 (EDT)
- Remember what the King of Red Lions says to Jabun:
- "The one I have brought with me has no connection to the legendary one. And yet I sense great promise in the courage that this one possesses."
- So TWW doesn't have the Spirit of the Hero, and since Demise's curse worked so that whenever an incarnation of his hatred was born a hero would rise to the occasion, that means that the adult timeline was really left without a "proper" hero. --Dany36 23:25, 3 September 2012 (EDT)
If OoT Link can reincarnate in the AT (unlikely imo, but let's assume that it is possible) then what stopped him to do so earlier? Why would there be a difference in this case if he had died in the AT?
If Link can't reincarnate then TWW Link is a new Link carrying the "spirit of the hero". Ganondorf says that he is the HoT "reborn". The possibility (fact in my view) that a new soul identical to the one of previous Links can be created, has to be considered.
HH doesn't say that a hero didn't appear because of Zelda sending Link back. It's an interpretation that in my opinion makes sense only if Ganon's seal broke shortly afterwards, which isn't the case. Another interpretation could be that a Link did appear, but fell in the battle (along with the Knights). Ganon's invasion didn't stop, so he didn't come to be remembered as a hero. Zeldafan1982 06:30, 4 September 2012 (EDT)