Game Theory: How Zelda Breath of the Wild SOLVES The Zelda Timeline!

Game Theory: How Zelda Breath of the Wild SOLVES The Zelda Timeline!

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  1. Ladies and gentlemen, you may have to adjust the color of your monitors…it is definitely a yellow strap! Haha…I didn't realize it would be so controversial. Pull up the Wiki shot of it and it's pretty obvious.
    (You can also judge based on the brown underpieces that Link wears as a part of that outfit as well, plus the little laces in front at his neck…the hat to me was the most obvious, though)

    Also, just to clarify: A lot of people are saying "It's obvious it's Fallen Hero because Link wakes up in a Reincarnation Chamber." Technically, you can't use that as evidence here because the "Hero is Defeated" division is specifically related to Link losing at the end of Ocarina of Time against Ganon, NOT the battles described in BOTW.

    Lastly, a lot of people are mentioning the appearance of the "Mirror of Twilight" in the form of the "Fragmented Monument." And that's a really good point, however, if you look at the "Fragmented Monument" in BOTW, its design is pretty strongly different from the Mirror, in particular the writing in an ancient language around the rim of the circle.

    Could the timelines have united and this is at the end of them? That's actually what I was hoping for as I researched! Sadly, I just didn't feel like there was enough evidence to support that. When I stopped to look at all the evidence together as well as how Eiji Aonuma was talking about this game leading up to its launch, it felt like the team INTENDED this to be a return to that first timeline while making nods to the other games.

  2. so matpat. you do realise that spectacle rock appears in windwaker right? it's the island between windfall island and the mother child islands.

  3. Wait…did I miss something in this video? How does this SOLVE the timeline? All he did was show were he believes BotW to be placed in this timeline, he didn't fix or solve anything.

  4. Mat after watching your video on hyrule worriors (yes I know that's not how I spell it, leave off) OK so the lore I think they could fix this by having the other games happening several mellenia before this and like when you say a word to many times and it loses all meaning the story of hero, the monster and the princess has gotten so convoluted it's now breath of the wild.

  5. Boy this aged like unpasteurized milk, especially considering we now know that Lurelin Village was Outset Island

  6. Did anybody else notice that in addition to the yellowish stripe on the hat, he also has long brown sleeves under his short green ones in all the downfall games, while the other games either have a single layer long green one, or no long sleeves at all? I didn't even notice the stripe until he mentioned it, but I picked up on the sleeves right away.

  7. So… the hat thing isn't the evidence I would've used with the outfit link to Breath of the Wild (since that wasn't really yellow [never played this game, just going off the video]). I personally would've used the color scheme of the arms and legs that is consistently only used in the Defeated Hero timeline (Child had no sleeves in Majora's Mask with white sleeves in Twighlight Princess, Adult had green, and T Defeated Hero had brown). Otherwise, I'd believe it.

  8. in a link between worlds. when link for the first uses the ring wee see it all but culd it be that in between the worlds thats there were the twilight is ?
    sorry for the bad spelling

  9. In regards to the differences to the clothes, the Failed Hero set is the only set with a brown under shirt.

  10. Another piece of evidence is his long sleeves: they're brown in all the failed-hero games, while they're green long sleeves or short sleeves in the other timelines.

  11. It actually makes sense, the game said Link lost to Ganon, he "collasped while defending the princess" butttttt Zelda was still holding him back sooooo

  12. Am I the only one who thought that link falling asleep could fuse his 3 timelines to finish off a failed hero's ganon and that's how breath of the wild makes references to every timeline

  13. Another piece of evidence: when talking with lady impa after you go to the research lab she will say "you may not remember your last meeting with ganon but it did not end well for you

  14. Everyone talking about "Nintendo debunked this."

    But all I can think about is "where the hell did he get the 60fps footage."

  15. One random question… What ever happens to Calatia? You know, the place Link immigrated from in the original LoZ. It gets expanded upon in the LoZ comics, but not much else is said. Those comics also try to hook up the geography of LoZ and and LoZ 2 – which might be useful but probably not give how that geography changes. The comic I'm thinking of, Coming Home, actually allows you to see Link's Parents, Arn and Medilia and it's apparent that Calatia actually has it's own monarch. O_O

  16. hey i don't think its the same link from ocarina of time cause he was left handed and the one in breath of the wild is right handed, anyway im pretty sure its just different generations in links and ganons, a theory of mine is like… in OOT. link defeats ganon puts the sword back and goes back to the lost forest where hes killed and the whole point of majoras mask is link coping with his own death. and if you die in the lost wood you become a skullkid and if you are a warrior you become a skellital warrior or whatever. and thats the link teaching the new link in twilight princess new moves………

  17. But what if there are 2 fallen hero timelines, one were zelda seals ganon after link dies and one were she does not.

  18. 12:07
    Of all the Zelda's you could've chosen for a sex joke, you chose child Zelda…

    I can hear the FBI gearing up now.

  19. Stuff in the past says that it takes place in the child era but since the adult era is the future of the child era wouldn't the 100 year nap take out the possibility of it being in the child era? Or does the timeline work entirely different and I'm just clueless

  20. Mat after this video: what's this..?
    In the distance… I can see something..

    In the distance: ZELDA BREATHE OF THE WILD 2 (With Ganon's body lying somewhere underneath Hyrule…)

  21. Hey I know this is way after this video was out but in the botw 2 trailer he has a hand on his stab wound from you guessed it twilight princess meaning botw is in the child timeline also the cap I don’t see yellow

  22. …….thats not a yellow stripe, your reaching pretty high with that one, ive seen pictures i have the hat ingame, it is in no way a yellow stripe its green

  23. I mean isn't the whole point of BotW giving Link another shot as he failed at defeating Ganon the first time? Zelda and the researchers took Link, put him in a status state to help him heal and recover himself, them wake up 100 or so years later only have his memories wiped and start all over again.
    Point is, he failed. The Hero failed so why are people wondering where this is on the timeline?

  24. Hey mate if you read this I want you to know that Impa says "you may not your last time facing ganon but it didn't go as planned" or something like that

  25. I watched this with an open mind, but now that we know (by the latest trailer for botw2) there is a physical ganon gerudo body underneath hyrule castle. This now changes his theory a little.

  26. I still hate the idea of the fallen hero timeline. That's not how time travel works. If link dies, that's it, there is no successful timeline. It's over. The adult and child timeline split makes sense because of the end of the game where Zelda uses time travel to send link back and cause a split.

    The only justifiable excuse for the fallen hero timeline I can think of is when link has to go back in time before defeating Ganon. Leaving an adult timeline abandoned with Ganon still alive. But, of course, in this scenario Ganon doesn't get the triforce of courage.

  27. This theory is proven wrong as from the botw 2 trailer gannondorf (gerudo form) is under the castle witch its also his tower

  28. It would be in the defeated hero timeline no matter what because in one of the last few memories it even says and shows you that you lost and were put into a 100 year sleep to fight him after you’ve healed!
    Yeesh mat you only need to check the 10th to the 12th memories

  29. people saying this theory is debunked from the botw 2 trailer except its alredy debunked botw exists in all timeline all 3 timelined end with botw

  30. Late to the party on this one, but could the yellow stripe be the way that the creators signify Link’s death making it look like a halo on his hat since it does follow the Fallen Hero timeline? Just a thought. tossin’ it out there…

  31. 1:14 I already did that. I did everything. I got to my friends' house, did a sleepover as usual (We always do this In Summer), See my friend sleep, sneaked to his room to get the Nintendo Switch, Went From England to Northern Island, Smuggled the Stolen Nintendo Switch, Changed my Name, And Stayed there for a year. My New Name is Kevin, Not Lattos. (Also Did Seach Up John Titor)

    Edit: Proof https://imgur.com/gallery/3TP6mXL ; https://imgur.com/gallery/EQYH4UJ

  32. Lol, this is probably the closest the fandomhas gotten to a laid out timeline, so without TRUE confirmation from the creator himself, we truly have no way of knowing where all the games actually tske place within said timeline.

    But, i'll say this: with the drop of the latest BotW 2 trailer, BotW takes place after Twillight Princess. Ganondorf proves that. But, i'm not too into that. I'm just hoping that when this story FINALLY comes to a conclusion, we'll have the timeline laid out to us. I just hope i'll live to see one of my childhood questions answered.

  33. You know what. The triforce has three peices. The timeline has three peices. The triforce might have split the creation timeline into three. The failed timeline is courage. The child timeline is wisdom, and the adult is power.

  34. So how do you explain the presence of the twilight mirror in BotW and the RECENTLY seen corpse of an ancient evil gerudo bound in the depths of Hyrule for BotW sequel?

  35. Urbosa said “There are rumors that Ganon once took the form of a Gerudo…. that will make his defeat much more personal.”

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