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Questions tagged [the-legend-of-zelda]

For questions about the Nintendo-developed "The Legend of Zelda" series of action/adventure games and the related universe that follows a young boy named Link as he strives to save the land of Hyrule and the Princess Zelda from the evil Ganon and stop his attempts to destroy or take over Hyrule. Use in conjunction with the specific games' tags, such as [majoras-mask], if applicable.

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Happy Mask Salesman Mask

At the end of the game (in the original N64 version of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask; this was seemingly removed in the 3DS remaster), the Happy Mask Salesman, an ever-disturbing character, makes ...
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Majora's Names' Meanings

I have been attempting to dig deeper into the symbolism in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. Specifically regarding Majora itself. To aid in this process, I have tried to check the English version ...
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Stone Tower Imagery

In the Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, the final dungeon of the game is the unceremoniously named "Stone Tower" in the haunted region of Ikana. Little definitive information on the structure is ...
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What is that 4th medallion pictured?

At the bottom left This is the items page for The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past. Some of these are inventory items, while others are either items found in the overworld or in Dungeons. I don'...
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What are Majora's forms? [closed]

There has been enormous amounts of speculation on who or what Majora is. I find many of the theories to be plausible, but something that's always interested me is that we never see Majora him/itself. ...
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What is the significance of the Pendant of Memories?

In The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Kafei gives Link a "pendant of memories" to deliver to his fiancé, Anju, as a promise he will come to her. Upon receiving the pendant, Anju stammers "Ah! ...It's ...
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What is the origin of Sheik's design in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the character of Sheik seems to be sporting a new design that matches neither Ocarina of Time nor Hyrule Warriors. What (if any) prior appearance is this version based ...
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Where is Termina with respect to Hyrule?

Termina is the land where the story of Majora's Mask takes place However, if I understood the story line correctly (I might not have, so please correct me here if I'm wrong), MM takes place after ...
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Is the Tri-force of Power inherently evil?

In the Legend of Zelda games, everyone knows that the Tri-force is a rectangle with cool genie powers. In most if not all stories you get 3 pieces of Wisdom, Power, and Courage. Ganon always has Power,...
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Are Korok “Seeds” really just Korok poo?

In Breath of the Wild, the Korok seeds say that they smell bad. Info on the reward for finding all 900 below: Are these... are these seeds and stuff really just a bunch of Korok poo? Like, has ...
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What started the Triforce conflict, and why does it keep happening? [duplicate]

In the Twilight Princess, Ganondorf's [extended] monologue about the Triforce states that the "Chosen" (i.e. the ones bound to the Triforce) are destined to repeat this conlfict again [emphasis mine]: ...
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What is the true Legend of Zelda timeline?

Is the claimed historical sequencing of events as outlaid here in the correct order? This question assumes an in-depth knowledge of The Legend of Zelda franchise. My understanding of the timeline is ...
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Do the events of Ancient Stone Tablets fit in the Hyrulian timeline?

Ancient Stone Tablets was a Japan-only game that's recently been fully resurrected and translated, renewing my interest in it. I was wondering if it reasonably fits into the total Hyrulian timelines,...
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Purpose or historical precedent for Link's tunic laces?

In the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess rendition, Link's tunic appears to have laces on most, if not all, of its side seams below the sleeves, but only partially atop the sleeves, and not at all ...
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Why is Ocarina of Time the splitting off point for the Zelda timeline?

I have read the other questions and answers related to the Zelda timeline on here. But my question wasn't answered there. A few years ago Nintendo finally released the History of Hyrule book. It, ...
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Who are the characters on this Legend of Zelda poster?

I found this poster of various characters from the Legend of Zelda games: (click for full size) Who are they and what game(s) they're from?
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What is the Origin of Link's name?

In the Legend of Zelda series the protagonist is always named Link. We know Zelda's name was based on a real world thing from What is Princess Zelda's full name?. Why/how did the creator come ...
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Why are Deku Sticks so damaging to enemies?

In the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the two primary weapons you receive early on are the Kokiri Sword and the Deku Stick. Though they are wooden, Deku sticks are notably more damaging against ...
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What is Princess Zelda's full name?

In the multiple editions of the The Legend of Zelda franchise, have we ever learned Princess Zelda's full name? Does she simply just go by the name Zelda or perhaps Zelda of Hyrule (a more classical ...
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What Zelda theme is this?

A theme appears right at the start of this video (from 0:00 to 0:20) and pops up often throughout many of the movements from the Zelda Symphony. In this instance, it goes like this: F# (HIGH), C#, ...
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Why does the Star Trek theme appear in the Zelda Symphony?

In "Ballad of the Wind Fish - Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses" at 3:47 we randomly hear the main theme from Star Trek for just a short moment. Why? Why is there a Star Trek reference in the ...
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How tall or short is Link when compared to the average human?

Since it's the 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, I've been wondering about a few Zelda-related things. Link has pointed elf-like ears, so at first I thoughs he was short (as most elves are ...
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Why hasn't there been a mainstream TV or movie adaptation of The Legend of Zelda?

Since it's the 30th Anniversary of The Legend of Zelda series, I've been wondering about a few Zelda-related things. Exhibit A - Imagi Animation Studios pitched CGI Zelda movie that stirred up some ...
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How is the Legend of Zelda set in so many places? [duplicate]

I've been wondering, is there any link between each LoZ game other than there's a character called Link who has to save Zelda? Because it seems that most of the time it's a different setting like at ...
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Is Link based on Peter Pan?

I stumbled across this comparison between Link (Nintendo) and Peter Pan (Disney). Both: have a fairy companion wear green tunics and pointy green hats have elf-like pointed ears play a small ...
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Changing the past in zelda game “Skyward Sword”

In "The Legend of Zelda - Skyward Sword" you can use the timeshift stones or orbs to get yourself into the past. If you change things there, like opening a gate etc., this change is still there when ...
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What is this symbol in The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker?

I was playing Wind Waker and saw this symbol on the grandmother's door: I haven't been able to find any information about it! Is this a unique symbol for this island, an alteration of another symbol, ...
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Majora's Mask: does the moon feel emotion?

In Majora's Mask, the scary-faced moon is always present overhead, looking down on Clocktown menacingly. Obviously, a standard moon does not show emotion, but this is no standard moon. One of the ...
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How are the pieces of the Triforce distributed?

The way I see it there are four possible answers: They are hereditary Each piece goes to the one worthy of it Each piece goes to the one who most desires it Straight reincarnation But none of these ...
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Was JK Rowling inspired by The Legend of Zelda?

There are some similarities, such as the sword of Gryffindor and the Master Sword, and the Deathly Hallows symbol, which looks similar to the Triforce. So, is it possible for JKR to have been ...
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What are the properties of the Triforce of Wisdom

Within the Zelda Universe it is well established that the Triforce of Power grants great power to its wielder. And although the Triforce of Courage is less clear, it seems to give its holder the ...
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Why does the cycle of Link and Gannondorf keep repeating itself?

In my last question it was mentioned that it is the same Gannondorf returning, and a different hero of ages is chosen. Why does this 'triforce' cycle keep repeating itself? Is there an in-universe ...
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How are the various Links, Zeldas and Ganondorfs related and connected? [duplicate]

In the Legend of Zelda games we have a constant set of characters, that act and perform very similarly from game to game, yet with a few differences. How are these characters (Link, Zelda and ...
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Are the various “Zelda” games supposed to take place in a common universe?

In the various Zelda video games, there seems to be a common mythology, and at least some potential to be in the same place. Do the various Zelda games take place in the same world, or is there no ...