I made an effort to explain the one discrepancy I found in the LoZ official timeline

Zelda Timeline Theory

  • Disco
  • May 16, 2013, 7:49 pm
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    It's funny you should bring this up, because when I first saw the official timeline, I couldn't quite put my finger on what I thought was wrong with Ocarina splitting the line into 3 rather than 2. I'm willing to write off the Knight academy outfit as coincidental, then put SS before MC since Zelda is not yet royalty and also because of how it basically explains why Ganon will never GTFO.

    Though I will concede that there's the other two lines can't exist if Link dies. So it's like 1/3rd of the timeline is out of cannon. :/

    I can conclude that Nintendo probably had no real timeline planned. (not until now anyway) Zelda games were meant to be stand alone adventures, as fun as it is to figure out how they fit. :3

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    Older zelda games had no timeline, so trying to fit older zelda games into the zelda timeline will not work.

    Technically that's not true. Link's adventure was a direct sequel to the first Zelda game. A link to the past was advertised as a prequel to the first Zelda.
    - CrazyJay May 18, 2013, 11:49 am
    They have sequels and prequels to some games, but other than that they did not have a timeline.
    - casper667 May 18, 2013, 12:30 pm
    You're going to argue with Nintendo? If they put a timeline together, there's a timeline.
    - CrazyJay May 18, 2013, 4:19 pm
    Even Nintendo argues with Nintendo, with NoA contradicting NoJ's timeline. I feel like if there was a timeline set in stone, they would both be on the same page. Not to mention they probably wouldn't release games without huge gaps of information that don't seemingly fit anywhere, or at least explain their place a bit better with a timeline.

    To me the "official" timeline just sounded like a way to get you to buy the collectors edition since so many people were interested in it. I just can't see a video game design team back in the 80's coming up with all of this. I'm also willing to bet in the next 10 years (if LoZ goes on that much longer) the "official" timeline will contradict new LoZ games. It's just not a series that takes timeline into too much consideration, that's why they need to do alternate reality type stuff just to make it fit.

    With that logic, you could literally argue all games are part of the same timeline if you include enough branching realities. For example, perhaps Soul Blazer really showed the revival of the world after Ganon ruins it in the Link Fails reality. And then after the world was revived in Soul Blazer, Chrono Trigger showed heroes who saved it from Lavos, the new boss that replaces Ganon in this reality. And Terranigma was the world developing in between. Then history repeated itself in Secret of Mana. But then what if the heroes in one of these games also failed?
    - casper667 May 19, 2013, 3:24 pm
    The idea of having huge gaps of info missing is to let fans continue to theorize. Giving the fans all the information they're trying to theorize about takes the fun out of it and people will start to fall away from the series.
    - Disco May 19, 2013, 7:27 pm
    I was perusing the YouTubes recently and came across this video which reminded me of this convo :) Here's a pretty good video about it that summarizes what I've been trying to say the whole time:
    - casper667 July 2, 2013, 1:49 am
    I was gonna post this here, but ya beat me to it. I love Game Theory.
    - Logos385 July 2, 2013, 2:15 am
    I just discovered them! So many awesome vids, my mind is blown at mostly every single one. So tempted to make a post about them :)
    - casper667 July 2, 2013, 3:40 am
    Yeah, he has some cool ideas, but I also (just like everyone else I'm sure) get annoyed when he gets stuff wrong or misses things in the areas I'm obsessed with. Pokemon mainly X D.
    - Logos385 July 2, 2013, 3:02 pm
    I saw this video before and one of his quips about the fact that all three timelines cannot co-exist is where I was coming from with my multiverse theory for explaining that one small discrepancy.
    - Disco July 3, 2013, 10:30 pm
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    last zelda game i played was for the NES...

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