I agree with your LttP placement, but I don't see the connection between it and LoZ/AoL.
ALTTP was made when the most basic of timelines was in development. At the time of ALTTP's release everyone knew 1 thing based on what Miyamoto had said and based on what the box and the strategy guide said. Everyone know that ALTTP was either a prequel or sequel to LoZ/AoL. Everyone knew the game was connected in some way to LoZ/AoL. There doesn't need to be in game evidence to support it because it was created with only 2 previous games on the table. There was no split at the time of ALTTP's released so we knew that it had to take place in the same universe. No retcons have changed this idea so why put them on seperate timelines when the original idea of them has not necessarily changed. Whether ALTTP is a sequel or prequel is debated a lot, but that doesn't change the fact that most people can agree that they at least go on the same timeline. You don't see a connection between the games from in game evidence, you see the connection based on the history of the games/timelines development.
We seem to differ on how much weight we give the history surrounding the release of the games especially before OoT. I think the games were originally conceived as closely connected, but since the connections were never made fully explicit
First, The complete lack of a master sword in LoZ/AoL suggests a division and while I agree that the placement of the master sword in TP is a clear link to ALttP, it is notable that
a) the towns in AoL are named after the sages in OoT, and they are only sages in the AT.
b) the GBA rerelease of AoL renames Barba Volvagia which I take as an obvious attempt to strenthen the ties between AoL and OoT. It is notable that Volvagia is only awakened in the AT. He is destroyed -- it is true -- but the Zelda series is full of defeated enemies that come back.
c) the post flood era after WW provides the only reasonable time to squeeze in the AoL backstory
Too bad ST has COMPLETELY ORIGINAL town names.a) the towns in AoL are named after the sages in OoT, and they are only sages in the AT.
The only reasonable time to squeeze the AoL BS in is just before AoL. The BS of AoL says nothing about Zelda being immortal. It only says she was put into a deep sleep. This could easily mean that she still ages like a normal human/Hylian. If she still ages normally then it's impossible for the BS of AoL to take place too long before AoL, especially since AoL is a direct sequel to LoZ. Based on that, Zelda in AoL has to be the same as Zelda in LoZ because there has never been more than one Zelda in a game. The only thing that makes sense is that the AoL BS takes place shortly before AoL.
It was said to have happened long ago.Japanese AoL quote thingie said:Long ago, when Hyrule was still one country, a great King was said to have used the Triforce to maintain order in Hyrule.
It happened long enough ago that an ENTIRE language died out and NO ONE can read it.This text is written in ancient characters, and now, no one can read them.
The jewel thingies were set aside generations ago."Link, those things have been set aside by my family for many generations, in order to prepare for the next time a great King will come.
We know that the Triforce of Courage was hidden before this scroll was made.But the Triforce of "courage" I have hidden for a reason.
Unless AoL takes place in resurfaced Hyrule, not New Hyrule. (note my WW split in sig)Too bad ST has COMPLETELY ORIGINAL town names.
I have trouble believing that they would suddenly just remember the sages and change the names of all of their towns.
Daphnes specifically said in the Japanese version of TWW to "erase" the land of Hyrule in his wish.Unless AoL takes place in resurfaced Hyrule, not New Hyrule.
No I'd say it's more of a story that got ****ed by every single game released after AoL (LttP screws it over if you look deep enough).So it probably occurs somewhere between OoT and WW?
What about WW in the beginning when it says that he rode into the forest Which is a reference to MM how come they are on different time lines when it splits!=|
Then why, pray tell, is every Zelda named after that Zelda?In the BS for AoL, Zelda is merely put to sleep. She's not turned immortal. At the end of AoL, Link finds the sleeping Zelda. There is no way that this one Zelda has been around, sleeping in some random chamber for however much time there is between OoT-AoL or WW-AoL. I think it's obvious that the BS for AoL has to take place shortly before the actual events of AoL, otherwise it wouldn't make sense (not that it does anyway when compared to other games).
This was labeled as Fan Service, I think. But, whatever D:~My problem with this is that the towns in AoL are named after the sages from the Adult portion of OoT.
Isn't there any way to make granted wishes by the triforce undone?
Like in ALttP, you have the dark world, which vanished when Link wished for a golden land / light world.
Would he wish for an old hyrule, it would be back again, wouldn't it?
It would be a waste indeed.
But it would make it easier to put old games in Hyrule and not, for example in Termina, which we won't believe anyway.
But even if there was a new land, doesn't link try go BACK to Hyrule at least once?
Like, in LA or before? Nah, that was a dream wasn't it? That doesn't make sense.
Some kind of Hero he is, letting the land drown and just leaving. Surprising to say the least.
WW flood was created to prevent evil and such, but I assume everything was taken care of and a dry land wouldn't hurt anybody? Why keep it flooded?