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  1. SpiritOfTheHero

    The Worthiness of The Master Sword

    Yeah, that's no problem with me. Honestly, the back and forth was fun. You got in some excellent points.
  2. SpiritOfTheHero

    The Worthiness of The Master Sword

    I would argue that the Link from Skyward Sword would best fit your description. He made himself worthy of being the Hero, and of course the Link from Wind Waker. They weren't born heroes, they made themselves heroes. Still, when it comes to a fantasy world, I prefer when a hero is special and...
  3. SpiritOfTheHero

    The Worthiness of The Master Sword

    Well again, from the perspective of LoZ, as a world saturated with the supernatural, there is nothing wrong with divine guidance or instruction. I know it seems like Link has little in the way of moral choices but he's got a lot more free will than you think he does. He didn't have to answer his...
  4. SpiritOfTheHero

    The Worthiness of The Master Sword

    I disagree. Link is free to explore and participate in side quests on his own volition. He can choose when he'll continue his main quest and his problem-solving skills are a nature of his own too. There is little in the way of guidance beyond those around him giving him potential clues about...
  5. SpiritOfTheHero

    The Worthiness of The Master Sword

    Okay, so how about this? Link in Wind Waker makes pretty much every decision for himself. He wasn't born worthy, he made himself worthy. Do you still think that Link was chosen? It was already established that he had no connection to the Hero of Time in the game. The only reason he did what he...
  6. SpiritOfTheHero

    The Worthiness of The Master Sword

    I disagree. Only Link is capable of doing what he does. He's the bearer of the Triforce of Courage, that puts him above everyone but Zelda and Ganondorf. I also don't consider Breath of the Wild canon because it disrupts common staples in the series which have been in places for years. Link...
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    The Worthiness of The Master Sword

    There is a personal agency involved, but if that's all it took, anyone could have done what Link always does in the games. But there's more involved here than mere autonomy, there is destiny. You can't remove a core element like being preordained to a certain lifestyle in the Zelda series...
  8. SpiritOfTheHero

    The Worthiness of The Master Sword

    I think it works out better this way. You have to be worthy and the only way to have that worth is to have the approval of the goddesses as the Hero. LoZ has a lot of themes about fate and destiny and removing those things is getting rid of a core component of what makes those games work. It's...
  9. SpiritOfTheHero

    The Worthiness of The Master Sword

    I reckon if other people try to draw the Master Sword from its pedestal then nothing will happen. The sword will not budge for them because they are not worthy of wielding the blade or the title that comes with it. This is the canonical direction I would like to see Nintendo draw upon in future...
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    The Worthiness of The Master Sword

    Zelda actually possesses an interesting technicality where the Master Sword is concerned. I believe this because Zelda is Hylia reincarnated and it was Hylia who created Fi and the Goddess Sword, which eventually became the Master Sword, so the only caveat of the worthiness aspect is that Fi...
  11. SpiritOfTheHero

    The Worthiness of The Master Sword

    All very valid points that you've made. I would like to add to them though. I think that Fi was imbued with a set of parameters by Hylia to judge the worth of every Hero. Additionally, Fi would base these parameters on the merits displayed by her original master, SS Link, and his internal...
  12. SpiritOfTheHero

    The Worthiness of The Master Sword

    I believe this technicality was mentioned in an article about Fi's consciousness remaining in the Master Sword and judging each incarnation of the Hero based on how her original master looked. This is why the Link shown in Twilight Princess was able to wield the sword so effectively, he bore a...
  13. SpiritOfTheHero

    The Worthiness of The Master Sword

    I think the worthiness comes in two parts as the sword was constructed with the sole purpose by Hylia for the Chosen Hero and his later iterations, reincarnated or otherwise. These two parts are The Spirit of the Hero and the Triforce of Courage. Now, on a technicality, the Hero of the Winds...
  14. SpiritOfTheHero

    The Worthiness of The Master Sword

    Thanks, I'll take a gander at it. It'd be interesting to read Medieval treatises on fighting and such. It'd be eye-opening to learn how people in the Medieval era actually thought. So few books or documents exist from that time. Not much got to be published. Most are transliterated in later history.
  15. SpiritOfTheHero

    The Worthiness of The Master Sword

    Yeah, but I was also going for the whole, "If you're not worthy of being the Hero, whichever accolade you have from the goddesses, you will be physically unable to even pick up the sword." I remember reading a FanFic, called the Hylian Storm, very well written and I am sure I have mentioned it...
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