Overflow Posted December 22, 2011 Report Share Posted December 22, 2011 wut?? In a recent Zelda artbook released in japan (over 200 pages! Whoa!) there's apparently an article on the official timeline with, wait for it: 3 alternate timeline?? Main Timeline Skyward Sword Minish Cap Four Swords Ocarina of Time Split 1: Link defeats Ganon — childhood branch Majora's Mask Twilight Princess Four Swords Adventures Split 2: Link defeats Ganon — adult branch Wind Waker Phantom Hourglass Spirit Tracks Split 3: Link fails in Ocarina Of Time A Link to the Past Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons Link's Awakening Legend of Zelda Zelda II: Adventure of Link 0.0 I don't think the possibility of a split timeline occurring due to Link failing, but apparently it does! I think we all need a while to process this new information... And bear in mind this may be a mistranslation or the artbook may not be fully sanctioned by Nintendo. Whatever the case, this is all a little up in the air at the moment. But regardless of the exact timeline, one thing has always sort of confused me: what/where is the Sacred Realm? It is a real, physical place as you go there in OoT and LttP, but what is it really? At the end of Skyward Sword, Link and Zelda have the complete triforce in the temple on the ground, around which we can presume they built hyrule. At what point did the triforce make its way into the Sacred Realm? I feel that there's a game from early on in the timeline that's missing. Hopefully the next Zelda game can fill in this strange blank. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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