- Nov 7, 2011
I do think WW Master Sword is a new one. Now that we know how the sword was created and how it gained it's power, it conflicts with how WW MS gets it's power. SS and OOT is a sword that doesn't need constant prayer for it to have it's powers, TP Master Sword already was fully powered, and as important neither in OOT or TP are sages of earth and wind, those sages only task is to pray for the MS. Another obvious fact is that Ganondorf just doesn't fear the sword at all even if it easily destroyed him earlier he recognizes it doesn't have any of it's original power. It could also very well explain why is it that Ganondorf returned, the seal that held Demise's remains and his power that are linked to him disappeared, due to Zelda's reckless decision of sending Link back to the time before the whole adventure
The sages role was something I was going to bring up following OniLink's post. People seem to think that the sages in OoT and WW have the same role, yet I think they are an entirely different set of sages and have done even before I thought up this theory. Take this for example, in OoT for a sage to be awakened they need to die in the physical world first. For some reason people seem to miss this but in every temple there is the indication that the sage has died following your encounter with the boss. This is especially evident in the Fire Temple were Darunia tells you he will take on Volvagia and then completely disappears never to be seen again until he is awakened as a sage. We also see the kokiri boy and King Zora presumably grieving together during the end cutscene jsut before the lights of the sages pass over them.
During WW however, the process of being awakened as a sage is vastly different. They are very well aware of their role whilst being mortal and never have to undergo any kind of trial first. They are also shown to reside inside the temple in a physical form while they pray to the gods. We also see the past sages in 'the afterlife' which, if they were already spirits whilst performing their duties, would not be a problem. Ganondorf is shown to kill a sage in Twilight Princess, however this sages death seems to have the undertone of everlasting destruction on a more spiritual level rather than the physical destruction of a person. Similarly, despite the destruction of one of the sages, the Master Sword is shown to be as powerful as ever without the need to awaken a new sage.
The sages in WW seem to play much less of a role in the managing of the sacred realm/Hyrule etc than the sages of OoT do and it is this that makes me think that the original sages didn't have a role in the maintenance of the Master Swords power