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

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    THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD is a stellar addition to the series. But ever since its release, Breath of the Wild has plagued fans with one big question - where does this fit into the Zelda Timeline? Well, after hours of gameplay (followed by even more hours of research), I have solved the puzzle! And Breath of the Wild may reveal more about Nintendo's Zelda timeline than we could ever imagine.
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  • The Game Theorists
    The Game Theorists  Year ago +8123

    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.

    • Nickolas Raven
      Nickolas Raven 3 months ago

      Wow

    • Sean Halloran
      Sean Halloran 3 months ago

      The monk at the Noya Neha shrine says "Your triumph over the test of strength subverts a prophecy of ruin." I feel like this is pretty good evidence as well

    • dis dude
      dis dude 6 months ago

      Nintendo apparently confirmed it was at the end all timelines

    • Phil Bergeman
      Phil Bergeman 8 months ago

      I mean, I assumed that the CDi Zelda games were part of the fallen hero timeline, taking place immediately after dying because it takes place in Hyrule’s version of Hell.

    • Evan potterme
      Evan potterme 9 months ago

      Perhaps it’s being implied they will make a twilight game in the fallen hero timeline

  • presleysmom07
    presleysmom07 2 hours ago

    Or you know you could just get a 130 $ Wii U and play the Wii U version

  • Gold Flower Gamer
    Gold Flower Gamer 3 hours ago +1

    GO GO HYRULE CHAMPIONS!!

  • Ghostwalker CIA
    Ghostwalker CIA 4 hours ago

    ~plays breath of the wild
    me: hits every chest

  • Kuma Animations
    Kuma Animations 5 hours ago

    You should do a game theory about Scribblenauts.

  • Zachary Whiteman
    Zachary Whiteman 9 hours ago

    It says the answer right at the BEGINNING OF THE GAME RIGHT AFTER COMPLETING THE FIRST 8 SHRINES!!!!!!!!!!!!
    King rhoam tells you that you had lost to Ganon 100 years ago

  • Dominic Reyes
    Dominic Reyes 12 hours ago

    Also, the reason it looks similar to the Fallen Hero timeline Links is because the Tunic of the Wild is an homage to the OG Link, the Hero of Hyrule from LoZ 1 and 2, which takes place in the Fallen Hero timeline.

  • Dominic Reyes
    Dominic Reyes 12 hours ago +1

    In my opinion, I think the theory that BotW happens in all timelines in some way or form, that's why it has evidence for all 3 of them.

  • To xic
    To xic 14 hours ago

    Just came from jail for stealing a switch it was for 1 year with a cell mate named
    Friggin named Bombardia

  • Derek Dellinger
    Derek Dellinger Day ago

    Just throwing it out there, but the reasons the Zora evolved is because they are a fresh water race. The only Zora who can survive in salt water are the ones from Termina.
    But to back up the theory, The Hero of Legend does go sailing (at the end of the Oracle Games and the beginning of Link's Awakening). So that translation might be the correct one.

  • Ben
    Ben Day ago +2

    what if his hat is just folded

  • Eric VandenAvond

    How do I not have this game? I *do* have a switch console.

  • Oh RubyDear
    Oh RubyDear Day ago

    the meme is in the failed hero timeline?

  • Henzrey Nugget
    Henzrey Nugget Day ago +1

    great theory but in the failed timeline, Ganon has the full triforce but in botw zelda has the triforce

    • joeyfuze174
      joeyfuze174 Day ago

      This would make BOTW 100 years after the original zelda 2 so link has the tri force

  • UB3RFR3NZY
    UB3RFR3NZY 3 days ago

    Link also sailed across seas in the fallen hero timeline.

  • NukeTwins
    NukeTwins 3 days ago

    6:06 too late

  • Master Miki
    Master Miki 4 days ago

    Hello! Please just read the first few sentences then you are free to go as you'd like. Thanks.
    I think all the timeline splits merge back into
    ONE SINGLE TIMELINE.
    Why? Well, it would certainly explain all of the seemingly impossible to answer references in BOTW.
    First off!
    I think that each timeline need to be renamed

    Child Era = Wisdom Era

    Adult Era = Courage Era

    Fallen Hero Era = Power Era

    Because Child Era is the timeline that Link is sent back in time to live his childhood by Zelda (her wisdom);

    Courage Era is the timeline that Link prevails (thus, using his courage) *and Link is not sent back in time;

    Finally, there's the Power Era, the timeline split where Ganon wins at the end of OoT (showing his true power)

    Get where I'm going with this?
    The Triforce has always been together in one piece in the end. Perhaps, BOTW is the end or the "end" is a zelda game that has yet to be released.
    However, I'm sure you'll tell me:
    "Well, that was never suggested by Nintendo and there's no evidence to support it."
    I'll say, Yeah, you're right. Mind you though, nobody else's theory really makes sense, and Nintendo did put BOTW at the end of all timelines. Maybe it's just one timeline after the merge making it possible for BOTW to be at the end of each timeline split.
    Maybe there's a Zelda game that will come out that will talk about a merge that comes before BOTW.
    That's all I've got so far! Thank you.
    (P.s. If Nintendo does take this route, it'll be easier for them to make games in the future, I would imagine.)
    *I'm on Reddit u/MasterMiki

  • xvc00
    xvc00 4 days ago

    there could be more timeline split after the hero of time.

  • Gabriel Matos
    Gabriel Matos 4 days ago

    Dude, he notice that TP map is more similar to BOTW map??? Obviously not, if he noticed, he would say it, but if o analyze it, you will see that TP map is the most similiar of all games

  • Toxically Masculine
    Toxically Masculine 5 days ago

    umm excuse me, spectacle ISLAND is in wind waker

    • Toxically Masculine
      Toxically Masculine 5 days ago

      by the way, haven't you noticed that arbiter's grounds is in breath of the wild? the location only exists in botw and twilight princess. how is that not "physical evidence," but a yellow stripe on a particular armor set is? not that i don't accept it as evidence, but it's quite a stretch compared to a unique location from one timeline appearing in breath of the wild. are you gonna say that arbiter's grounds is an "easter egg," but the yellow stripe is not? anyway my own personal feeling is no, they didn't keep track of the continuity since the beginning, and they don't care at all about the continuity. they only put it together into a timeline because people begged them to for years. the whole timeline is post hoc, which is fine but let's not kid ourselves. i think breath of the wild could be said to follow all the timelines. it's at least 10,000 years after everything else anyway. it's so distant from the other timelines that it's basically its own thing, which is frankly true for all the other games too except the ones which are explicitly stated to be sequels to other games, and i guess skyward sword which was considered to be the beginning of the timeline even during its development. but i don't think they put much thought into where, say, minnish cap fit on the timeline. on the other hand breath of the wild contains enough references to each of the 3 timelines that some people think they all converged prior to the events of BOTW. which sounds pretty reasonable to me. look at the lord of the mountain - he looks a lot like the sages from twilight princess, and he could be the reincarnated sage of water who ganondorf killed. i think he's symbolically connected to the sage of water in terms of his design and behavior. anyway, the fact that ganon appears in beast form doesn't mean that it's permanent, that he can't reincarnate as a human in the future. the fact that he showed up in beast form in botw doesn't link him to one timeline over any other, since the downfall timeline never implied that ganondorf permanently lost the ability to reincarnate as a human. and even if it did, that still wouldn't prove anything because you can't prove that calamity ganon is only capable of reincarnating as a beast, and the circumstances of the game seem to imply that he was trying to reincarnate as a human but got interrupted. the yellow striped hat proves even less, i agree it means something that the set "of the wild" has a certain appearance to it, but i wouldn't link that appearance to a particular timeline when it makes more sense that it's just paying homage to the first zelda games. it could easily just be an OG reference, not a statement about the continuity. it could be saying this is link's original clothing, there's no reason to assume that it's trying to canonize breath of the wild into a timeline that happens to have the same hat, especially considering most of the early games just got pushed into that timeline, and of course link's clothes look the same in the early games because he hadn't been redesigned yet.

    • Toxically Masculine
      Toxically Masculine 5 days ago

      also, it's not that calamity ganon has no human form, you fight him in this monstrous form because he was reincarnating in a coccoon and got interrupted partway through. and also probably because they wanted a consistent theme or wanted assets they could reuse for all the main boss fights, lol. either way the game implies that the ganon you fight is not his real form, and the title "dark beast ganon" also implies that's not his "true form" either. i imagine they didn't want to have a simple one-on-one sword fight with a human, and more and more lately they're trying to distance ganondorf from the gerudo and make the gerudo into good guys because social justice warriors would criticize it for racism and sexism and so on. so i doubt we'll see gerudo ganondorf as the boss of a zelda game for a while, maybe not ever again. it's just too taboo at the moment, though hopefully that changes since those fights are so iconic. even in twilight princess they didn't show ganondorf interacting with any gerudo, it seems the gerudo don't exist at all in twilight princess, they seem to have gone extinct. in breath of the wild the gerudo do acknowledge that according to legends, ganon once "took the form" of a gerudo, but more and more they're sort of retconning ganon into some force of nature that just took a gerudo male as his incarnate form like one time. and in botw the gerudo champion implies that they're ashamed of their connection to ganondorf. so i imagine that's part of their motivation for having ganondorf appear in non-humanoid forms. i guess i'd call that the ultimate cause, but according to the game's story, the proximate cause is that, like sauron, ganon was rematerializing but got shut down before the process could be completed. zelda apparently stalled him for 100 years and then link came along and killed/sealed him away again. so he could only take the form of that dark red energy, "pure malice" i think they called it. there's not really any consistency in the downfall timeline either, in some of the games ganondorf takes a beastly form because he has the triforce of power and that's what he wants to appear as because it makes him stronger - in other games he takes a beastly form because he has no choice, etc. it's not like those all follow the same template. it's probably just a coincidence honestly. and since none of those games are really in the same genre/style, like a 3D engine with a controllable camera, having a big beast sprite for a boss makes a lot of sense. can't get very deep or complex gameplay in a 2D game with a sprite the same size as link. plus he'd be hard to see. the 3D element allows you to get away with having a boss of similar size to the player character. but look at all the 2D games, the bosses are almost always huge or at least are like sorcerors who stay very far from link so they're easy to see, and it's the magic surrounding them that telegraphs their movements, rather than the character sprites themselves. with ganon that would be lame so they make him a big boar monster whose movement telegraphs his attacks. and with the 3D games they want to get maximum bang for their buck so they have you fight multiple forms of ganon, but the ones that have the most emotional weight are the ones that let you fight human ganondorf, and they can only do that by taking advantage of the far greater amount of freedom in animation provided by a 3D engine and a vastly higher resolution, and a free camera of course.

  • sosalpha
    sosalpha 5 days ago

    also the stitching on the shirt confirms so

  • Jacob Benitez
    Jacob Benitez 6 days ago

    BOTW is when the hero is defeated cuz he fails to save anytime and has to be put in a bath that’ll keep him alive for the next 100 yrs

  • Omega Star
    Omega Star 6 days ago

    I like to think that maybe it isn't really a "yellow" stripe and more of a unique band color (I believe all colors are created equally) or maybe just the lighting was bad.

  • Krista Tolson
    Krista Tolson 7 days ago +1

    I would pay to see a zelda version of power rangers

  • GAMING HOOPA
    GAMING HOOPA 7 days ago

    What about GanonDORK?

  • Blazing Ginger
    Blazing Ginger 7 days ago

    It’s actually all timelines, and here is a video that puts together everything canon and non-cannon into a usclip.net/video/Q-25c8Rsobw/video.html

  • Thief_of_ Hyrule
    Thief_of_ Hyrule 7 days ago

    On Zora evolving into Rito: I believe Zora are Freshwater fish... So still no excuse lol. They should have just evolved their gills.

  • NiraLightshine
    NiraLightshine 8 days ago +1

    Honestly I feel this Link is actually the Ocarina of Time Link.

  • Daniel Swift
    Daniel Swift 8 days ago

    TrapPat

  • Pikapimp Gaming
    Pikapimp Gaming 8 days ago +1

    And Nintendo just announced that it's at the end of all 3 timelines lol

  • Gabe Is good
    Gabe Is good 8 days ago

    It’s not yellow

  • Luigi1 Greatness
    Luigi1 Greatness 8 days ago +2

    Everyone leave toon link alone he gets no love

  • JapanEyedPinoy
    JapanEyedPinoy 8 days ago +1

    @8:44 - I think the geography is relatively closer than you think if you rotate either map slightly. (Link to the Past - Clockwise; Breath of the Wild - Counterclockwise)

  • JapanEyedPinoy
    JapanEyedPinoy 8 days ago

    @4:05 - You mean Falco's great great great great grandfather? :B

  • JapanEyedPinoy
    JapanEyedPinoy 8 days ago

    usclip.net/video/HCdn0zg6NDM/video.html

  • WebbWarrior
    WebbWarrior 8 days ago

    What about beedle? He's in wind maker and botw.

  • K P
    K P 9 days ago

    Or a Wii U . Am I the only one? Like if yes,dislike if no

  • Sacha Legrand
    Sacha Legrand 9 days ago

    And the mirrors of shadow in the ecaraill plages

  • game highlights and edits

    This timeline is a mess
    And it’s not a product of clever planning by the developers like some game franchise
    This is seriously just a series of story arc mistakes they keep having to fix
    They fucked it up lol

  • Bodie Beach
    Bodie Beach 9 days ago

    He fails in this timeline too

  • Dboy 3655
    Dboy 3655 9 days ago

    Ok, so all the divine beasts names are references to a “non-human” sage from ocarina of time. Nobroris references nobooru, rudonia references darunia, and Ruta references Ruto, but there isn’t one referencing saria oh no no no. Instead we get a reference to medli from wind waker a.k.a the adult timeline. There we have it folks.

  • KEVIN J MORGAN
    KEVIN J MORGAN 10 days ago

    Funny how the word after was on his private parts. Lmaooooooo

  • Steven Choza
    Steven Choza 10 days ago

    If there is contradictory evidence that only comes from the other two timelines, and there is, then this doesn’t work... sort of.
    BotW isn’t part of the Fallen Hero timeline alone.... it’s clearly at the end of all three timelines which merge back at some point, likely the 1st Calamity 10,000 before the events of BotW (in fact, that might be the setting for the next Zelda game.

  • Mirana142
    Mirana142 10 days ago

    i actually found a picture showing that in the failed timeline the timeline splits again into 3 more timelines
    the hero arives early late and doesnt arive.
    in the child universe is where botw takes place and no changes to the third universe

  • Deshawn Scott
    Deshawn Scott 10 days ago +1

    Also the only reason they have the yellow strap outfit is from the amibo The Hero Is Defeated

  • Deshawn Scott
    Deshawn Scott 10 days ago +1

    Yes your right but you missed one thing mat there are other link costumes actually more with GREEN straps and you can get those the same way you can get the yellow strap one

  • Kth stigma
    Kth stigma 10 days ago

    Im dizzy

  • BigHead2615
    BigHead2615 10 days ago

    So I watched this video again, and I have a curiosity over a possible theory. I wonder if the Great Deku Tree in this game, is the Deku Tree Sprout frm Ocarina Of Time?
    I mean, it's probably a no-brainer (like, an "obviously yes"), but I've been thinking about it all day today, and it makes so much sense if it were to be.

  • Jayson Bleiz
    Jayson Bleiz 11 days ago

    one MAJOR question. if hes triumphant. why is he dead in majoras mask and then alive in twilight princess? btw, twilight princess?? all time favorite zelda game ever. best by far, defeated it over 90 times

  • Jayson Bleiz
    Jayson Bleiz 11 days ago

    Twilight Princess and Wind Waker are 2 different timelines...... theyre not both in the childhood timeline

  • Caffeine Rush
    Caffeine Rush 11 days ago

    well now i know I have to stand on a pedestal waiting for a blood moon

  • Garret Roland
    Garret Roland 11 days ago

    there r II 3'S.

  • Garret Roland
    Garret Roland 11 days ago

    i rather change my gender.

  • Garret Roland
    Garret Roland 11 days ago

    hahahaha

  • Sheehan Jones
    Sheehan Jones 11 days ago

    Does anyone know the the name of the version of the dark world theme at 3:30

  • reilly norton
    reilly norton 11 days ago

    Maybe its not so bad if you blow up yourself with a bomb



    Cause we get to go through this game

  • CAMDEN WILSON
    CAMDEN WILSON 11 days ago

    But that blue shirt with the hylian pants is his main outfit

  • Abuumdumsadd Granum
    Abuumdumsadd Granum 11 days ago

    I'm gonna go commit die

  • Finnian Weiland
    Finnian Weiland 12 days ago

    New timeline

  • sharpshooter188
    sharpshooter188 12 days ago

    Nintendo did throw the timeline together. They made something and thought "Oh, this'd be fun." And I mean it is in a way. I don't genuinely believe they set up each game with the time lines involved. I mean..well maybe NOW they do. But I highly doubt that was the plan back in 1998 or something.

  • christopher pierce
    christopher pierce 12 days ago

    It's a convergence of all three

  • Reverse Games
    Reverse Games 12 days ago

    There is a twilight costume in the game you know

  • Kululu5121
    Kululu5121 12 days ago

    Very good theory. Was thinking also with the power of the triforce could it be possible that the three timelines collided causing races from every series to be present and the power was so great from the malice from gannon from the three it caused him to turn into calamity. Just a thought i had but its just a thought

  • sofia regina
    sofia regina 13 days ago

    2:46 basketball timeline

  • Ruben MS
    Ruben MS 13 days ago +2

    John titor is a time traveler ? XD 1:25

  • Work Better
    Work Better 13 days ago

    So, every time you die Gannon wins. But when you kill Gannon with the bow Zelda gives you, you win. So that name The Hero Is Defeated is not correct because the hero wins.

  • Bob Bob
    Bob Bob 13 days ago

    Wrong

  • Araneus21
    Araneus21 13 days ago

    So, bird-like creatures evolving from fish-like creatures ?
    You might want to watch a documentary called "The future is wild"...

  • Gabriel Tyler Miraflor
    Gabriel Tyler Miraflor 13 days ago +2

    Uh... Link died in BotW and was resurrected... So technically-

  • Alexgaming 616
    Alexgaming 616 13 days ago

    But what about demise from skyward sword

  • Just a Deku Scrub
    Just a Deku Scrub 13 days ago

    Well the twili where banished before ocarina of time

  • Gustavo Morales
    Gustavo Morales 14 days ago

    You give weight to the most inconsistent piece of evidence in the franchise: design choices (the color of a strap, really?), instead of the actual lore as told by characters.

  • Calvin Null
    Calvin Null 14 days ago

    There is a problem with this theory. I just cross checked Twilight Princess map and BOTW Map and they are very close, with only minor details added in BOTW, the general alignment of the maps, and some distances, but aside from that, they match. Using Hytale Castle, Gerudo Desert, Death Mountain and Kakariko Village (butchered the spelling), I found out the maps are pretty much the same aside from the above mentioned details. Here is the proof, TP: www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=RacL918v&id=1F7B1B7EC8B2511131BDF546FCC974DD79AB3396&thid=OIP.RacL918vTPg4WfR7vCWDBgHaKT&mediaurl=http%3a%2f%2fth00.deviantart.net%2ffs70%2fPRE%2ff%2f2013%2f098%2f8%2f6%2ftwilight_princess_full_map_by_zantaff-d60un1t.jpg&exph=1054&expw=758&q=map+of+twilight+princess&simid=607996479630607032&selectedIndex=0&ajaxhist=0
    and BOTW: www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=sPo0lxTE&id=CA8BF19AA1B8E7E00A79B33F1CDE4D7671B4C47D&thid=OIP.sPo0lxTEqvT9yEPr9d9r5wHaF9&mediaurl=https%3a%2f%2fcdn.vox-cdn.com%2fuploads%2fchorus_asset%2ffile%2f8611503%2fALL_REGIONS.jpg&exph=2416&expw=3000&q=map+of+breath+of+the+wild&simid=608014969503680650&selectedIndex=0&ajaxhist=0
    Also NOT seen in the LOZ timeline, but the 2 other timelines is the Bokoblin. It is seen in Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword, and BOTW. I think BOTW is the nasty after effect of Colliding Realities. To add onto Bokoblins, the only time line they aren't in, the LOZ timeline, they do exist in the Timeline Neutral games of SS and OT, but if the LOZ timeline is where Link is fallen and there are not Bokoblins in that timeline, then that tells me that Ganon destroyed them cause he didn't need them (they are mostly pretty easy to kill and pretty dim witted anyway). Why would Ganon bring back what he has deemed useless? He doesn't need them at all in BOTW, there are plenty of other creatures for that. Lazalfols are only seen in the TP timeline, Ocarina of Time and Skyward Sword. It doesn't make sense that BOTW would be on the LOZ timeline. Wind Waker doesn't have the same map, and I just checked the map of Link to the Past, the timeline that supposedly BOTW is linked to, and the map doesn't match at all. Death Mountain, Hytale Castle, and Gerudo all line up, but Kakariko Village is in the wrong place. Adventure of link is in another world altogether, and Link's awakening is not in line either. Link to the past also puts Kakariko in the wrong spot as well. If anything, BOTW resembles more of Twilight Princess rather than LOZ, but with things seen in LOZ and not Twilight Princess, BOTW is clearly a result of the disaster of reconverging timelines.

  • Gaios The demon king
    Gaios The demon king 14 days ago +1

    I feel like botw connects all timelines once again

  • jk the dragonslayer
    jk the dragonslayer 14 days ago

    My mind blew up like a nuke when i you had explained the yellow stripes

  • Jack D
    Jack D 14 days ago +1

    Anyone know the name of the song that’s playing slightly in the background at 7:00?

    • Jack D
      Jack D 12 days ago

      Yo thanks bro I could remember which game it was from

    • Robin Schröter
      Robin Schröter 12 days ago

      Ocarina of time the lost woods remix

  • Captain BlueStar
    Captain BlueStar 14 days ago

    1:50 - Mighty Morphin' Hyrule Champions! Link is not a Power Ranger.
    7:55 - Who would bring an Old Spice in Zelda?
    13:55 - Breath of the Wild at the "Failed Hero" Timeline.
    14:28 - CD-I Link (yellow stripe on the hat)

  • TheAir97
    TheAir97 14 days ago

    I always theorized myself that BOtW was in the failed hero timeline because of the simple fact that in the very beginning of the game, it is said that Link previously lost the fight with Ganon. Just food for thought

    • Joe Quanne
      Joe Quanne 13 days ago

      The game also makes about 1000 references that the battle this particular Link lost occurred about 100 years past, and in that battle the 4 divine beasts were used along with guardians as they were a millennia before to protect hyrule. None of this had to do with the original Ocarina of time battle, which had occurred many, many thousands of years before any of the lore in breath of the wild.

  • gameo7
    gameo7 14 days ago +8

    It took me 1 and a half years to:
    - Get into the Legend of Zelda Series
    - Become addicted to Zelda
    - Withdrawl my addiction to Zelda
    - Get a Switch and Breath of the Wild
    - Try to figure out the timeline by myself
    - Come back to this video

    • IGNiTE :D
      IGNiTE :D Day ago +1

      So this is where my escaped clone went

  • Unknown Entity
    Unknown Entity 14 days ago

    little did he know that botw was actually what brings all the timelines back together again. Sorry matpat.

  • Clayton Weyl
    Clayton Weyl 15 days ago +1

    I feel like the outfit argument is a little bit of a copout. With all of the other evidence in the actual world, I think there's a better argument to be made for literally all of the splits.

  • Muhammad yasin Bello
    Muhammad yasin Bello 15 days ago

    But shouldnt the twilight realm exist in all timelines

  • Bluefire 1223
    Bluefire 1223 15 days ago

    In the game link allmost get’s killed by a guardian and he’s later broght to the shrine of resturaction for 100 years causing hyrule to be a post-apocaliptic land like in the first game in the series.

  • David Croft
    David Croft 15 days ago

    Couldn't twilight also be thought of as an inbetween realm, such as the corrupted golden realm from a link to the past?

  • nowonmetube
    nowonmetube 17 days ago

    The glowing ember of twilight is clearly referring to A Link to the Past!!!
    First of: It's mistranslation, so we have to assume that, if you say twilight or shadow world could be synonyms. Secondly: Glowing ember why or how could the twilight glow like ember? Because it's the golden world - like in A Link to the Past! The Shadow Realm once was the Golden World. (And I'm not referring to the Shadow Realm of Twilight Princess, they're both two different worlds!)

  • Michael Pothier
    Michael Pothier 17 days ago +1

    Personally, I think BotW takes place after an event that merges all the timelines.

    • Michael Pothier
      Michael Pothier 16 days ago

      +nowonmetube They did? I didn't know that.

    • nowonmetube
      nowonmetube 17 days ago

      🤦🏼‍♂️ why would you "think" that? don't try to sound smart! Nintendo actually announced that officially!

  • Thecompleted Luigitwat
    Thecompleted Luigitwat 17 days ago +2

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    i know what you did there.. clever marketing.

  • Evan Griffis
    Evan Griffis 17 days ago +2

    If link was defeated, why is there an entire timeline with him still fighting and winning?

  • James Krall
    James Krall 17 days ago

    NEW EVIDENCE 😱
    Hey matpat!
    Was just playing botw champions dlc and got a shirt called the “island lobster shirt”. The description of the shirt says the hero of the winds used to wear this shirt! Wouldn’t that provide pretty solid evidence that botw takes place in the adult timeline?

    • nowonmetube
      nowonmetube 17 days ago

      No! Nintendo actually already officially announced that it takes place in all three timelines!!!

  • Big Yoshi
    Big Yoshi 18 days ago

    It’s on the wii u too

  • Elijah Soares
    Elijah Soares 18 days ago +3

    The timelines are becoming one again

  • Evan Romito
    Evan Romito 19 days ago

    I think the timelines merge in botw

  • calvin hill
    calvin hill 19 days ago

    #stampy

  • Kevinb1821
    Kevinb1821 19 days ago

    This theory has become certified fact by Miyamoto San himself

  • Kevinb1821
    Kevinb1821 19 days ago

    At 13:04 I was like” oooooooh MY GOD”!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kevinb1821
    Kevinb1821 19 days ago

    I gave up on the timeline years ago. I say every Zelda is it’s own story in its own dimension of an infinite amount of dimensional cross sectional black holes in the galaxy of zeldon long long ago about a boy named link who has to overcome the boogie man named Ganon. The end

  • Mr.13
    Mr.13 19 days ago

    Make Stamina joke.... Use Child Zelda from OoT.
    *Shame* *Shame* *Shame*

  • J M
    J M 19 days ago

    You know what is Canon that you find the mirror of twilight in breath of the Wild food for thought you know

    • J M
      J M 19 days ago

      I'm not saying that matpat is wrong I'm just saying that maybe there's a timeline that's missing

  • Fluff McPuffles
    Fluff McPuffles 19 days ago

    i always thought botw was a tie in game, or at least a sequel to one. i think they should make a zelda game tying in the three timelines somehow. maybe have three links from each timeline meet each other because of a merging dimension going on or something like that. i think it would be really cool

  • A4B3I
    A4B3I 20 days ago

    This is ridiculous... It's light green and I can't adjust the colors to fool myself that it's yellow on my mobile...