No I mean the royal family has this legend it passes down that decrees all princesses be named Zelda.
That's what the "legend of Zelda" is. The title remains the same for games that don't include for the same reason the title of the Metroid series is Metroid even in games with no Metroids...
Oh, okay. I see what you mean.
You haven't been listening, Ganon dies many times and is resurrected many times. Ganondorf appears to die in TP, but even so, it could easily be succeeded by the Oracle series or LttP.
But I suppose the death of his human form is also entirely possible. I personally don't dig the idea that Ganon and Ganondorf are seperate entities, it kinda demeans Ganondorf.
I think it makes more sense than having Ganon die many times, but somehow Ganondorf survives that, even though he's the one who turned into Ganon in the first place.
I see them as separate entities because, basically, it's happened before. Ganon has taken forms besides Ganondorf, or at least had other servants or people through which he was able to be resurrected.
But I actually think it's the other way around; that Ganondorf dies, but Ganon lives on. He gets banished to some realm or dissipates for a while, and when a new Ganondorf comes around, either through the Gerudo line or by some other means, it's basically the result of Ganon having regained his power and re-created his human vessel, through which he can return to the regular realm once Ganondorf retrieves the Triforce of Power.
FSA is a bit of an inconsistency, it may have some erroneous writing or something, idk.
A lot of people seem to think that. Being one of the later games made, I don't think it's as prone to errors in consistency as that. It is a side game, and like I said, a lot of those seem to be more fleible when it comes to the canon, but I don't think it deserves to be entirely ruled out (especially since the side games seem to outnumber the console games, these days.)
SuperLink said:The only game where he's "just there" is the original LoZ, which I guess is because storytelling in games back then was shallow. In Zelda II and the Oracle series he's being revived from the dead.
You're going to hate me for going back to FSA, but he just pops back into that one, too, haha.
I don't remember, but I think he's also just there in Wind Waker, too (though that's likely because he wasn't quite done away with, since Link went bye-bye in Ocarina.)
I don't remember how it happened in Twilight Princess (I remember more of the Zant stuff, to be honest.) I can't believe how much I've forgotten, haha. I'm ashamed.
For all we know there are centuries or millenia between certain games in the timeline, meaning there are plenty of oppurtunities for plot holes to be filled.
This is true, and that's basically what I'm saying. It's perfectly plausible for Ganon and/or Ganondorf to be involved with Skyward Sword, because the timeline is so flexible.
SuperLink said:This is the first I've heard of that.
I've heard it a few times, and it's even mentioned on ZeldaWiki, if that means anything. Aonuma very much said it takes place last thus far, but the majority of the fanbase discounts that and puts it directly before A Link to the Past, because the two are similar (apparently, they didn't notice that the two were similar because they were ON THE SAME CARTRIDGE, or something.)
Yeah I get the theory, I don't really like it myself though. I really like the idea that there's some kind of huge overarcing plot.
Same here. I think it's very interesting, but besides not holding water when it comes to side-stories, it's basically a "the wizard did it" type of excuse, on the part of the storytellers. It makes it a bit too flexible, I think.
Haha xD I wasn't sure if anyone would get that
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