We will explain in depth theory Brothers Time, that is developed by Sunspot and takes place in The Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time. I want to clarify that this theory refers only to Ocarina of Time, It is not valid for other games in the series.
Before proceeding notice that this theory contains spoilers for those who have not beaten the game.
Metiéndonos longer in question, I will begin by saying that, as Koji Kondo says:
Link is your other being in games The Legend of Zelda. Link you. So you feel really into it when you play.
Why each has its subjective view more than any other game. For this reason, throughout the series many elements around Link little defined and open, so that fit different interpretations or hypotheses are left. The goal is for each player to live the adventure as you want to.
I will focus on one of those interpretations, which also coincides with my vision Ocarina of Time... My theory is that in this game, Link and Zelda are brothers.
The first fact that can lead us to think about this is that both Link and Zelda have the ability to have premonitory dreams. This seems a gift or power and it makes sense that if they are brothers, so they can share. They could have inherited from his mother, for example.
Another fact is the enigmatic phrase that says Zelda when Link gives its name:
… Link… Strange… it sounds somehow… familiar.
Why is familiar to Zelda Link name? Is it a clue that the writers leave us on purpose?
The physical resemblance between the Link and Zelda Ocarina of Time
Something that strikes if the previous games in the series are reviewed, is the physical similarity between Link and Zelda Ocarina of Time. Both have blonde hair, blue eyes and similar facial features. Even his head has a rather similar way. We are now quite used to this aesthetic of the two characters, but if an analysis is done, we will realize that their physical appearance are built upon Ocarina of Time.
In previous games, Zelda and Link had different colored hair or if they were similar, their facial features were different, I'm referring to artwork, Where you can be seen in detail.
In the first Legend of Zelda (1986) and in the following, The Adventure of Link (1987), Link had dark brown hair, while Princess Zelda had red hair.
With A Link to the Past (1991), comes a change in appearance in the heroes of the Triforce of Courage and wisdom. This change will remain Link´s Awakening (1993), since it is a direct sequel. Zelda becomes blonde and appear in her elfin features (Hylians), which will characterize thereafter. On the other hand, Link, change the color of her hair dark brown from the previous step, to a lighter brown, almost blond. His facial features are still different from Princess Zelda, indelicate.
We arrived to present our theory: Ocarina of Time (1998), where hero and princess have blue eyes, both are clearly blond (lighter blonde Zelda) and both have similar facial features, delicate ... ie the shape of his face is similar. As I said before, they could be perfectly twins, all suggesting that it can not be, is the height of the characters: children, Zelda is higher than Link, suggesting it may be a couple of years older than the hero of time. However, that is not final and also can remain brothers.
Some might blame the resemblance of the heroes of the Triforce to the graphical limitations of Nintendo 64, but refer back to conceptual art, where no graphics, but brush. But even within the gameplay, with graphics of the console, you can see how other women who appear in the game (a few), no resemblance to Link.
There's a whole lot of village in which we can be set to throughout Hyrule, most are of the Hylian race, but none like saved with Link.
Link recognized by the ghost Sustain
Sustain the ghost, one of the two brothers composers of the royal family of Hyrule, Link tells:
Somehow, you remind me ... Zelda ... Hmm ... As prrincesa seems you should have some connection to the royal family, I'll tell you more about our history.
Curiously enough, a character in the game, knows perfectly well that the Princess Zelda (for their days composer of the royal family) says the Hero of Time reminds Zelda ... it is, at best, suspect ...
By the way, your brother is flat. Curiously, I will comment in Breath of the Wild we find two bridges that have their names.
Who is the Mother of Link and Zelda?
La madre de Zelda está ausente, no se habla de ella en ningún momento, parece que no existe, sin embargo, del padre de Zelda si se habla y varias veces. Por otro lado, sucede lo inverso con Link: de su madre sí se habla, pero no de su padre. Este es el punto más interesante de la teoría y el que más voy a desarrollar.
As I said, Zelda talks about his father several times, telling us that the king does not believe in his prophetic dreams and also when he tells Link that Ganondorf is kneeling before his father and asks him to look out the window. Why not say anything about his mother? It's as if he'd never known ... It is an absent mother.
Let's talk about the mother of Link, which we know through the story that tells the outbreak of the Great Deku Tree, which says:
Hace tiempo, antes de que el rey de Hyrule unificara el país, tuvo lugar una cruda guerra en nuestro mundo. Un día, para escapar del fuego de la guerra, una madre Hylian y su bebé, entraron a este bosque prohibido. La madre estaba gravemente herida… Su única elección era confiar el niño al Gran Árbol Deku, el espíritu guardian del bosque. El Árbol Deku pudo sentir que ese era un niño del destino, cuyo sino podría afectar al mundo entero, así que lo acogió dentro del bosque. Después de que la madre falleciera, el bebé creció como un Kokiri. Y ahora, finalmente, el día del destino ha llegado.
It should be borne in mind that the Great Deku Tree is a friend of the royal family, who entrusted save the Kokiri Emerald, one of the three gems that serve as a key to open the door to the sacred realm of Hyrule. If we hypothesize that the Queen of Hyrule is the mother of Link, it makes sense to go looking for help from the Great Deku Tree. If the mother who flees from Hyrule, everything would make sense.
A hypothetical reason why the mother of Link (Zelda and according to my theory) can separate the brothers is the fate that awaits them. As I noted earlier, possibly the mother of Zelda also had premonitions and realize that their children would carry the Triforce of Wisdom and courage. In this way, you would realize that the evil that hangs over Hyrule longs done with all the fragments and separate to delete the link Link with Zelda and the royal family, making it more difficult Ganondorf is made with parts of the Triforce .
Ganondorf not forget that when Link is adult, seeks to bring together in his castle the hero of time and Zelda to steal their fragments mentioned. Furthermore, the reason why civil war broke spoken of the Deku outbreak was precisely the struggle for the Triforce.
But if the mother had premonitory dreams ... why Ganondorf is accepted in the castle years after the death of Queen? Nobody knows its darkness and it was an evil being despite his prediction? Would not it have made more sense Link train and prepare the castle and the kingdom for future threat?
According to my theory, the answer to these questions is that the king of Hyrule did not believe in premonitions of the queen, like not now believe in Zelda when it warns that has had a premonition about the dark intentions of Ganondorf. This would lead to the queen seek to separate the babies to safeguard the kingdom of Hyrule Triforce by dividing and connecting the two children. Queen entrusts Link the Deku Tree, which is precisely who takes care of the hero to be ready at the right time face to face his destiny.
At this point I am leaving the realm of facts and use my thinking to make assumptions, so it is a theory and not a fact confirmed. It is a theory that fits and makes sense, a theory that is interesting to contemplate. Siguendo with its development, if we look at the civil war in Hyrule, I think of a young Ganondorf orchestrating the revolt in the shadows while you work a position of false confidence to the king of Hyrule face to betray him in the future. The queen saw in a premonitory dream that had separate Link family, cover their tracks and deliver the Deku tree, facing the looming fate.
He could try to reason with the king and that he could not accept directly or escape knowing that the king would not understand. Fleeing in the middle of the war, he was mortally wounded during his trip, but managed to get to the heart of the Forbidden Forest and deliver the baby to the wise Deku Tree.
For King could be a major setback losing his wife and his eldest son. This would be a taboo subject, however, he could be knowledgeable of your child's name and perhaps at some point, I mentioned melancholy through the halls of the castle, to reach the ears of Zelda. This would explain that the princess familiar name Link.
Emissary of the Royal Family of Hyrule
Link connection with the royal family is cited throughout the game, the question that always touches Link Zelda's lullaby to ensure it is an ally or protector of the royal family. In the pictures above you can see some examples where Link can be seen as an emissary of the royal family of Hyrule. This link with the royal family hero does not occur in such an obvious way in the other games in the series.
If the hero of Twilight is a descendant of Hero of Time ... That means ...
This argument is my least interested because it means placed in a later game in the series, the Twillight Princess, and this theory what matters most to me is the creation of Ocarina of Time, Toru Osawa writer, but that I will explain later.
The hero of twilight, the Link Twillight Princess, It is a descendant of the hero of time, something that is confirmed by Nintendo. That means Zelda Ocarina of Time It can hardly be the partner with whom I had descendants Link because then, the hero of twilight surely would have had a life in the royal family and not as a farmer.
Add also has been theorized enough about the physical aspect of Link Twillight Princess by the color of his hair, a darker brown, according to a more original look of Link in the first games of the saga line. Legend has it that the hero of time had offspring with Malon, Lon Lon Ranch, and not with Zelda she says. Therefore, it is assumed that this Link loses clarity in her hair. Everything is possible ...
The link between Zelda and Link in Ocarina of Time
Back to Ocarina of Time, The feeling that transmit Link and Zelda, what is perceived when viewed together, is brotherly love or a deep friendship that romantic love. Small in the garden look like two brothers who help to save Hyrule.
As adults, the alter ego of Zelda, Sheik, adopts a posture of protection from Link, ensuring their safety, monitoring their movements and showing important to advance on their way hero resources. This is more fraternal than romantic.
Hay un momento en el que Sheik incluso le habla sobre la amistad sincera que siente y como ella puede abrir el camino hacia su destino. Eso es lo que evoca cuando se les ve en pantalla. Lo que le dice Sheick a Link al enseñarle el bolero del fuego es:
This is what grows over time ... a true friendship. A feeling in the heart that becomes stronger with time ... The passion of friendship will soon blossom into a power of justice and through it, you'll know where to go ... This song is dedicated to the power of the heart ...
En mi opinión, en ningún momento del juego se ve que haya una relación de romance entre Zelda y Link. El único instante que podría considerarse de romance, pero que yo veo como un gesto de cariño, tiene lugar en la intro final, cuando se están despidiendo. En esa escena, el héroe devuelve la ocarina del tiempo a Zelda, para que ésta devuelva a Link a su era, siete años atrás, y pueda vivir los años que ha perdido. Cuando Link le ofrece la ocarina a la princesa, ésta le cubre la mano en gesto cariñoso, con mucho afecto, mostrando lástima en su mirada por tener que separarse de Link. Es una despedida de alguien que tiene un vínculo importante con otra persona, pero puede ser simplemente amistad.
I think there's moments of sexual tension in the relationship between Link and Zelda in this game, while gradually, with the development of the saga, in future games if amorous relations between hero and princess will. Sometime last game also takes place on romance, The above screenshot is witness to it!
Why is not revealed in Game Openly that Link and Zelda are brothers?
If the theory is true why not reveal it in the game? The key may be that the writers are on one side and the other Nintendo. I mean, the writers create their script respecting what Nintendo calls them, but adding their inevitable personal elements because the writer does his head and even project their own experiences and concerns. Each writer, as each person has their interests and inevitably left its mark. One would ask a company you can be creative, but it creates from his own head.
Toru Osawa is the key figure in all this, director script and its main architect, with the help of Kensuke Tanabe and Miyamoto approval. This is very important, Miyamoto was the work of producer Ocarina of TimeIt is true that was very important in the project (especially since he had the final say in all decisions thereof) and also had very important creative contributions, but almost all destined playable field: automatic jump, including a steed, the wooden signs that could be cut ...
Miyamoto pursuing the ideal that the game is fun and gameplay than story and why he likes simplify them. does not care about the origins of Link or Zelda, his idea is to have a kind story Super Mario that allows you to let your imagination do the gameplay and enjoy it to the players. In an interview with Iwata she said of the characters:
I'm interested in their presence than who is the cousin of this or the other and that parents were bitter enemies in the past. What is important is the role of each person and how they contribute to represent the protagonist.
You're not very interested in the history of the characters.
In that same interview says Miyamoto
With regard to Ocarina of Time, I just spoke of the argument.
Miyamoto refers to his role in the project. In another interview with Nintendo Power in 1998 on Ocarina of TimeHe replied when asked about the importance he gives the argument of the game:
If you want a good story, you should take a novel or a movie.
Miyamoto acted censorship throughout the development Ocarina of Time, haciendo cambiar frecuentemente elementos ya desarrollados o ideas. Si Toru Osawa quiso mostrar a Link y Zelda como hermanos, imagino perfectamente a Miyamoto desechando la idea o pidiendo que no fuera algo explícito para que la gente pueda escoger imaginar eso o soñar con una relación romántica entre el caballero y la princesa. Al fin y al cabo, como dicen él y Koki Kondo (y esto se aplica durante toda la saga) Link somos todos y cada uno de nosotros, por eso nos dan tan poca información sobre el héroe durante sus aventuras, para que seamos libres de pensar lo que queramos.
To me the opinion that really matters is to Toru Osawa and Kensuke Tanabe, beyond the view of the Nintendo itself, why? Because they were the authors of the script. In addition, Toru Osawa was one of the five directors of the game, took the role of CEO and eye: Ocarina of Time Zelda was the only one in which it has participated. Man created a masterpiece and did not reappear for the franchise ...
What I propose is a theory that is not proven, that is clear, and you have to have imagination to believe it, but neither is shown that this theory is not true ... Moreover, the only thing missing is a revelation at the end of the game. So I, for my part, I encourage you to consider that and think on it.
Remember something important: Link and Zelda are not always the same people at all Legend of ZeldaThey are different persons (other than direct sequels) and, therefore, have different relationships between them.
I recommend that rejuguéis or ye see the intros by youtube Ocarina of Time, Given this view. I'm sure the result will surprise you!
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