I figured I could share this with you guys here, too. Anyways, a game idea has been flying around in which you play as Zelda disguised as Sheik during the seven years in which Link was sealed away. I was asked how I felt about this and this is what I said:
I saw that flying around and while it sounds like a good idea without thinking about it, when you do…it really isn’t. More that it doesn’t make sense rather than it being a bad idea because nothing actually happened in those seven years. She disguised her self and waited. She couldn’t do anything against Ganondorf, she couldn’t help anyone out in Hyrule at all. One because she was powerless to do so and two because if she did, then there would be a chance to draw attention to her and risk being found out.
What could possibly happen in that game? Do we sit through her training or something? If something memorable happened during that time, then it would be a good idea but…nothing memorable happened. Who would be our bad guy? Who could possibly be our bad guy? It cannot be Ganondorf and it cannot be anyone that would be working for Ganondorf at that time because if we are successful, then that would draw attention to her self.
Part of being a member of the Sheikah tribe also means staying in the Shadows until the time is right…
What do you guys think of this game idea?
So, since I am playing Ocarina of Time again, there is simply no way that I can ignore the Poe Salesman and what he says to Link when you go see him. For a while, there have been many theories about him floating around. The most popular being the one that he is the Happy Mask Salesman. It’s great, it makes sense, but it doesn’t do it for me. Why? Well, because the Happy Mask Salesman doesn’t hate the world! He spreads joy with his masks, but the fact that this Poe Salesman is possibly carrying the Mask of Truth is a bit hard to dismiss.(He says he can read your mind and that red eye-looking thing is a bit of a dead give away.) I thought so, too and the more I thought on it, the more things began to click for me.
In the end, what I came to think is that the Poe Salesman is Link! Not the Link we are playing as, obviously, but the Link from the ‘failed’ timeline. Ocarina of Time is the game which splits the timeline into three: an Adult Timeline in which Link defeats Ganondorf and goes on to be a legend, the Child timeline in which Link returns to his child-period time and goes on to Termina and the Fail timeline in which Link is defeated by Ganondorf. I do believe that the Poe Salesman is the defeated version of Link. Why do I think so? He has the Mask of Truth!
Oh, but the Happy Mask Salesman has the Mask of truth, it cannot be Link! Right, BUT the Happy Mask Salesman lends the Mask to Link at the end of the mask-selling side quest. He no longer has it according to the game’s time-flow. There are no other duplicated of the Mask that we know of and it being a treasure passed down by the Sheikah, it is very unlikely that there is a duplicate of the mask. I do believe that this Link has already been defeated but not killed by Ganondorf as the bastard is way too cocky to kill someone he no longer considers a threat. “Watch me rule the world and spread my evil while you have no power to stop me!”
I believe that this “Link” has grown bitter and miserable as he cannot save the world any longer and only hopes for things to get worse. It is very sad to think about, very sad…
I hope I explained this well-enough as I feel there might be some points missing. Feel free to message me or respond to this and I’ll be happy to answer to your questions/comments.
So, I am not sure if nay of you remember, but a while back I was hunting for Gold Skulltulas and heart pieces. And guess what? II’m still searching for them. I am missing 6 pieces of heart and eight Gold Skulltulas. I cannot, for the life me, remember where those damn things are!
Well, actually…I know where three of the heart pieces are, but for the rest of the things I cannot find! And no, I refuse to look it up!
However! I will accept help form you guys! What type of help? Well, sort of specific: tell me the locations of the most obscure Gold Skulltulas and heart pieces you can think of and not inside the temples as those places are completely clean.
So, I am playing Master Quest right now and I just made it to the Sacred Forest Meadow with all the Moblins. And when I got to the final one—the biggest one that sends shock waves your way and you have to dodge them to get past him—I am always reminded back to when I was a kid and was playing Ocarina of Time with my Dad watching me. He saw that I got past the Moblin and was attacking him from behind. After seeing that, he goes and says: “Well, that’s not very honorable, you shouldn’t attack someone from behind. That’s the coward’s way.”
After he told me that, never again did I attack that Moblin from behind. Haha. I always got past him without killing him until I got the bow and arrow so that I could shoot him; or I sent Bombchus his way. I still do that!
Something I've often wondered about, and I want to hear your spin on it; have you ever wondered how OoT would have turned out if Link'd never been summoned by the Deku Tree?
Oh, it’s pretty simple: there would be only one single timeline. Ya know, without the three way split. So, I guess the “failure” timeline would be something along the lines of the Great Deku Tree would have never summoned Link since Ganondorf wins either way. Understand?
I was sent an ask about this particular boss by: arcelementalist But tumblr isn’t letting me publish my answer, so I’ll do it this way:
I remember that Bongo-Bongo—my first time fighting him—gave me the most difficulty because that the time, I couldn’t understand what Navi was telling me. (English is not my first language.) So he was difficult for that mere reason; once I got it down, he was no longer a problem.
His back story….There’s several theories that revolve around him and some of them do make sense to me. From what I have read, and noted about him this is what I have compiled as his back story:
The first thing we might notice from him—just the way he looks—is that his hands aren’t attached to his body. From what the people in Kakariko Villag say—more precisely an old man in blue near the House of Skulltula—there was once a man who was able to see the truth and that his house used to stand where the Well is now. Keep in mind that Bongo-Bongo had been originally sealed at the Bottom of the Well as I go on.
My belief is that the man that was able to see the truth is Bongo-Bongo! I believe that he was a Sheikah and that he stole the Lens of the Truth from the Village Owners and that he was punished by having his hands cut off—that being a common punishment for stealing back then. I believe that it wasn’t over after having his hands cut off. I believe that he hid the Lens of Truth from the Village Owners and that he was tortured under his house and eventually executed by decapitation—hence why it seems as if Bongo-Bongo is m missing his head. There’s plenty of cages and torture devices down there in the Well.
He must have been a powerful man in life because after his death, I don’t think he able to rest in peace and why he turned into this monster for revenge until he was sealed under his house. It seems that he is also able to see the truth without the Lens anymore, I kinda think that because of the ‘red eye’ that’s his neck now. His house was taken down and turned into the Well to hide it all. The Lens of Truth was never found and that’s why the Spirits down there whisper to you to find the Lens of Truth. I believe those spirits down there are Sheikah spirits still looking for the Lens of Truth as commanded by the village owners.
Oh and if you didn’t figure it out by now: yes, I do believe that Kakriko Village was once inhabited by the Sheikah.
Does that all make sense to any of you, guys or am I leaving out any loops?
Reblogging because I think it’s a good theory! It makes a lot of sense, and it seems to cover all the bases, though I’m not sure about one thing - the well and the Shadow Temple are two separate areas, so what is the connection between the two, and how did Bongo Bongo end up in the Temple rather than below the well?
The Shadow Temple is a sacred place, even if it’s all scary and bathed in blood there should be no evil inside. Not huge evil like Bongo-Bongo. I think the Temple might have been a sacred burial place hence why there are ReDeads and Stalfos inside. As the skulls says inside, the Shadow Temple houses Hyrule’s bloody history, greed and hatred; I don’t think it was intended to be an evil place. A museum of war if you may. I think the fact that he went in there is what ‘resurrected’ all the enemies inside; or maybe he created them. He’s sure a powerful enemy.
Once the seal was released from the Bottom of the Well, he moved to the Shadow Temple on his own. Might have chosen it due to all the potential evil inside. A creature like Bongo-Bongo might be drawn to it because it was such a sacred place and why not taint it with his evil? Sort of like a smack on the face to Impa, Sheik and Link. Also, he might have done it to draw Impa to him, what a more perfect place to draw her into than the Shadow Temple with all its traps and monsters roaming about. Specially since she didn’t have the Lens of Truth to guide her.
Hah, sorry; I got carried away.