Sunday, January 15, 2017

Breath of the Wild: Link and Zelda Claim the Master Sword Together

There's so much hidden stuff in the newest trailer, it's quite astonishing. Canyarion from ZeldaPodsmashers did some frame-by-frame inspections to assemble a scene, where Link and Zelda go out together to claim the legendary Master Sword. And this is even a scene, which we've seen before at E3 2016.

If you do a frame perfect snapshot at the end of the trailer, you can actually spot Zelda next to Link, who's pulling out the Master Sword:

Additionally you can spot Zelda fighting a Guardian with an orb of light to protect Link. You've certainly noticed the orb scene in the trailer, but it does a quick turnaround and if you pause at the right moment, you can see the Guardian and Link behind her:

You can also see the Guardian's red target beam during the rest. Anyhow, the same scene is very reminiscent of the ending of the trailer from E3 2016, where Link hides in some rubble and a Guardian climbs over him. And those might actually be connected, since the atmosphere is very similar with the rain and the sparks in the air.

It also might tie together with the scene, where Zelda cries in Link's arms. And also with the shot, where you can see her kneeling in front of the Deku Tree, but this appears to happen later on. Zelda is still dirty, but the sun shines again. But they might have taken a rest after their battle.

And after all this we might get to the moment, where they seemingly part ways, Zelda with the Sheikah Slate in her hands and Link with the Master Sword. It's just that they've somehow gotten clean uniforms in the meantime.


Wilberd Gijzel said...

Maybe you first have to all do 100 shrines all over the world, then the Old Man reveals himself as the King and you confront Calamity Ganon but only succeed in awaking Zelda from her 100 year slumber. Next you both will get the master sword and then get seperate and you have to travel everywhere again to awaken/heal/lift the curse af all those giant guardians with help from the soon to be riders/sages (you already met in your first cycle around the world) . Then all guardians attack Hyrule castle with Calamity Ganon again (like in Majora's Mask the four giants)and he is powered down but you still have to fight Ganon/Ganondorf. In the end he is sealed again in some realm, maybe put to sleep (or at last destroyed for good).

Wilberd Gijzel said...


“Hylians pass stories of a destined time long past, where multiple races lived and worked together in harmony. The Sheikah Tribe’s blue aura breathed through the land, and this mutual prosperity continued, until a cataclysmic disaster struck. The hero and the princess attempted in vain to seal the terror, which became known as the Calamity Ganon. Divine Beasts awoke from four directions, and deployed a mechanical army which made the king and his people fearful. They fractured Ganon’s power and sealed him… But the Sheikah were banished from the land ever since.”

TourianTourist said...

Well, this adds up perfectly with my analysis/theories so far.

But I'll have to figure out, how I will handle spoilers on Hyrule Blog from this point on, before I go on.

Wilberd Gijzel said...
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Wilberd Gijzel said...

True. You can find this 'spoiler' on other sites now, so people can always look there.

My mistake maybe to put it here then, but i also founded it very near your theories so far so thougth you should know it.

I also read somewhere they found out BotW will have a collecting memories as videos feature. So some things of the trailer could also be flashbacks.

TourianTourist said...

Don't worry, I didn't mean that you spoiled me just now. I probably would have looked at it anyway, so it's fine.

I meant that I have to think about, how I will proceed from now on. This goes in both directions. The current post might already be quite "spoilery" for certain visitors on this site, where I have to be more careful. And soon this game will enter the preview and review phase, where I don't want to learn anything new from the press.