Skyward Sword is less than a month away from being released! While this means we will all soon be able to enjoy the Wii’s first true Legend of Zelda game, it also means that everybody and their mother are beginning to make ridiculous claims. Some of these claims will in fact be true. After all, there are plenty of press copies out there and some people just make a living of spoiling games, but in the mix there has been plenty of absurd claims that have many scratching their heads.
Some of the latest rumors to surface regarding Skyward Sword is about how the game ends. So far I have heard two potential endings. One seems like your typical Zelda ending and the other was much more far fetched. The first of which regards Zelda making a wish to unite Skyloft and Hyrule. That ending seems like something that would be in a Zelda game.
The second ending is the one which I want to take a look at. In this ending, Zelda must sacrifice herself in order to seal up all the monsters that exist. However her sacrifice does not come without more rewards, as she is granted one wish from the Triforce. Her supposed wish, and what would be dying breath, is that her and Link can be reunited throughout all of time. That even when they are separated by fate, they will be reborn to meet up again.
This wish not only allows Zelda and Link to be reborn as another entity, to one day meet, but it also is the event that leads to Ganondorf’s birth. He was created as a catalyst to reunite the two throughout history. Life on its own would not allow Link and Zelda to somehow cross paths so Ganondorf was born with the goal of creating friction that brings the two together.
So why is this plausible? How does this fit into the Zelda series?
First off, before we knew too much about Zelda Skyward Sword we were told that Ganondorf would not be directly in the game. However it was hinted that there would be some kind of mention of him and possibly a lead-up to the events of Ocarina of Time.
So far there has been no other release of information that remotely mentions Ganondorf or this Ocarina of Time connection. So is this rumored ending the connection that we were hinted towards? That would definitely make sense as Skyward Sword has been confirmed as being the first game in the series. There has to be something that gets the destined heroes to come together all the time. It is not just chance.
A look into three events in the Zelda series will further add support to this rumor. I will start from the most recent events and work my way backwards.
Ganondorf’s Divine Prank
First off, we have Twilight Princess. The person who leaked this rumor also mentioned Twilight Princess and I have to say that his thinking is fairly solid. In Twilight Princess Ganondorf escaped his execution before the sages managed to seal him away in the Twilight Realm. Their method of execution was driving a huge sword straight through his chest (Ouch), yet he was able to use the Triforce of Power to walk away from this injury and kill one of the sages before being banished to the Twilight Realm. The game described it as some kind of Divine Prank but went no further into their explanation.
At on time in the Zelda series has a character just randomly gotten the power of a Triforce for no reason. So it only makes sense that this “divine prank” was one of destiny’s ways of later uniting Zelda and Link.
Princess of Destiny
The second example I want to mention is in The Wind Waker. At the game Link’s sister is kidnapped by mistake after the Helmaroc King mistakes her for Tetra. Tetra as we all now know was just Princess Zelda before she was made aware of her true destiny. Tetra ended up on Link’s home of Outset after being captured by this gigantic bird.
So are we expected to believe that Tetra got captured, the Helmaroc King was chased to Outset, she got dropped in the woods, a boy who has never touched a sword in his life saves her, Link’s sister gets kidnapped by mistake, and oh yea she is the princess of destiny. It makes much more sense for there to be some driving power behind all these events. Maybe the driving power of a wish on the Triforce!
Zelda is Your…
Lastly, and maybe more blunty obvious is a example from A Link to the Past. As most Zelda fans know, there is a line at the beginning of the game that caused a lot of controversy when the game first came out. As Link’s Uncle laid there injured, he told Link that Zelda was his….was his what?!?!? He passed out before finishing the statement. Some people thought maybe the two were related. Some thought maybe some romantic relationship. However, the Japanese version of the game revealed his uncle as saying, “Zelda is your Destiny.”
Zelda is Link’s destiny! It all makes sense and seems to back up the idea of Skyward Sword’s possible ending. If she does indeed wish that the two be united throughout history than Zelda would surely be Link’s destiny.
So there you have it. Skyward Sword does not come out until November 20th in America, but we can certainly speculate in the mean time. This rumor may not be true but why not have fun with it until we know for sure. Do you agree with the points made in this article? Have something that I missed? Let us know in the comments!