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Why does this review of Star Trek IV include an image of Link from Legend of Zelda?

It's a simple visual pun, drawing attention to the fact that the design on the front of Spock's robe: bears a resemblance to the Triforce: an iconic symbol of the Legend of Zelda franchise. There's ...
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What is Princess Zelda's full name?

Assuming she follows the same patterning as her relative (King Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule) her full name and title would be Princess Zelda Hyrule. That being said, her name is given in all of the games ...
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What is the Origin of Link's name?

In a 2012 interview, Shigeru Miyamoto said that the name came from the fact that the character was supposed to be a literal "link" between two different time periods: It's not a very well ...
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Which legend is the "Legend of Zelda"?

The phrase "The Legend of Zelda" has been used in-universe at least once in the series, in the manual for Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. Here it refers to a story explaining why there are ...
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Is the Triforce of Power inherently evil?

The Tri-force was created by the gods and was used for good for a long time The tri-force was created by the gods, benevolent gods not the other kind. "For while the supreme power of the Triforce ...
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What is Princess Zelda's full name?

I have come to the conclusion that Nintendo sucks at naming characters... After much looking it seems that she is simple Princess Zelda or Princess of Hyrule, Princess of Destiny, Her Majesty, Spirit ...
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What is the origin of Sheik's design in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

It's a design based on one of the costumes in Breath of the Wild. From the official Super Smash Bros blog: Now Sheik joins the battle wearing the Sheikah costume from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of ...
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Are Korok "Seeds" really just Korok poo?

Yes. Because it was funny. On December 29th, 2017, game director Hidemaro Fujibayashi gave an interview to IGN and stated that they liked the joke. Why is poop a reward in Zelda: Breath of the Wild? ...
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Why is Ocarina of Time the splitting off point for the Zelda timeline?

The Split Timeline concept is one that has existed since 2002. Eiji Aonuma first mentioned in an interview that Ocarina of Time had two endings, one where Link returned to his childhood (the one we ...
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What is the Real Scale of the Breath of the Wild Map?

I know it’s been a while since this thread was started, but I have something to add. I am actually the author of that Reddit post you linked. (I’m glad you found it interesting.) Since then, we've ...
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Where is Termina with respect to Hyrule?

Termina is a "Parallel World", that is found when Link chases after the Skull Kid, in the Lost Woods. (Emphasis mine): Termina is the land where the story of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ...
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Is the Triforce of Power inherently evil?

No, it isn't. We just always see it being used by a very evil guy. From the script of Ocarina of Time: The Triforce...the sacred triangle...it is a balance that weighs the three forces: Power, ...
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Where are the towns of Hyrule in Legend of Zelda?

Sticking only to canon facts from the game/manual: The first game is set in "a little kingdom in the land of Hyrule". Ganon attacked this kingdom with his army, conquering it and stealing the ...
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Who are the characters on this Legend of Zelda poster?

Using this numbered version of the image (which is huge, and I couldn't find an easy way to scale down in the post) as a reference, here's the complete list (some answers from the older games taken ...
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What is that 4th medallion pictured?

I'm unable to find any concrete evidence revealing the identity of this medallion, but I'm very confident it's concept art. Let's take a look at some other pictures to see why. Here's a close up of ...
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What is Princess Zelda's full name?

There is no canon answer to this. Only a handful of Zelda's relatives are mentioned throughout the games. Many of them go unnamed but there are a few that are named, all of them kings. King Daltus ...
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How tall or short is Link when compared to the average human?

Okay, so I may be wrong in my observations, and as there is no way for me to get Link to stand directly against the wall, I will put a range for the height instead of an exact answer. As you can see ...
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Why are Deku Sticks so damaging to enemies?

Physics. Because the sticks are longer, the tip of the deku sticks would build up more momentum, and therefore offer more clout on impact. Yes, because of the greater impact, the sticks are more ...
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What is the Real Scale of the Breath of the Wild Map?

84 square kilometers is roughly 9.16km to a side (5.6mi). Eyeballing the map, this seems reasonable. However, the average walking speed of a human is about 5km/hr, which means you should be able to ...
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Purpose or historical precedent for Link's tunic laces?

Completely out of universe answer. It looks to just your typical cord lacing to allow more leeway for different sizes people to wear the clothes. I can't find anything that resembles that pattern of ...
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Purpose or historical precedent for Link's tunic laces?

Links tunic is made that way obviously mainly for fashion. We can break it down into 3 pieces (2 matching). The front/back and then the 2 sleeves. This type of front/back without the sleeves is a ...
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What is the true Legend of Zelda timeline?

Your fork is (sort of) in the wrong place. The child-success path is created in the final cutscenes of the game, when Ganondorf never rises to power. The adult-success path is the timeline in which ...
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Was Link using the Master Sword in the first two NES Legend of Zelda Games?

It may be worth pointing out that the series contains other weapons that are distinct from, but in some ways similar to, the Master Sword. The Four Sword (aka Picori Sword), for example, is a ...
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Why is Ocarina of Time the splitting off point for the Zelda timeline?

I have the Hyrule Historia, and have played Legend of Zelda since i was 6-all the way thru Twilight Princess. The fans argued over Zelda timelines, and even the "Angry Video Game Nerd" did a whole, "...
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Majora's Names' Meanings

It's pretty simple: Google Translate is not that good. Also, the meaning of some of the names were changed in the translations. The proper names of all these things are listed on Zeldapedia: The ...
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What is the significance of the Pendant of Memories?

When Anju gives Link her letter to deliver to Kafei, she's worried that Kafei has skipped town to back out of their engagement. (She might even wonder whether he's still alive!) Kafei does want to go ...
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Why is Ocarina of Time the splitting off point for the Zelda timeline?

The basic founding principle of time travel (at least for purposes here is): When you travel forward in time, you stay in the same timeline (essentially sleeping and waking up). But when you travel ...
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What are the properties of the Triforce of Wisdom

Back in the TV series(Friday only, replaced Super Mario Bros.), and 2 short comics, each character had their own Tri-Force. Wisdom bestowed great wisdom, and was the reason Ganon kept going after this ...
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Was Link using the Master Sword in the first two NES Legend of Zelda Games?

Those games do not feature the Master Sword A sword is the Master Sword if and only if the game creators say it is. This is because Hyrule is a fictional place rather than a real one, and so there are ...
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What is the true Legend of Zelda timeline?

As far as I know, no. There are multiple problems with this idea, but I guess the biggest problem is the timeline leading up to the very first games. These require Link to fail in Ocarina of Time. ...
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