Keep it strong
- Mar 17, 2012
- Liverpool, England
Well the Majora's Mask instruction booklet immediately identifies Termina as a "parallel world" to Hyrule. We actually see Link fall through the portal into Termina and Hyrule Historia identifies Termina as a "parallel universe". There's some extremely strong evidence.I have seen absolute no evidence for Termina being an alternate dimension. In fact, the whole theory makes no sense to me.
Furthermore, most of the inhabitants of Termina are dopplegangers of the inhabitants of Hyrule, yet they're different characters. The Cuccoo Lady is now Anju, Malon is now the sisters Cremia and Romani, Ingo is now one of the Gorman Brothers. Koume and Kotake appear in Termina and retain their names but their character is totally different. Instead of being Gerudo witches, they are instead just two old women who brew potions and show no signs of being evil so it seems clear they are also different people.
These dopplegangers can't exist alongside Hyrule because that would make no sense. There's also no reference or even allusion to Termina in Ocarina of Time and no reference or allusion to Hyrule in Majora's Mask. You'd think if the moon was falling, Kaepora Gaebora might have at least mentioned Hyrule being in danger of the apocolyptic destruction.
There's also Termina having a totally different mythology to Hyrule. You say that Termina is west of Hyrule in your interpretation. If that's the case then wouldn't the Giant who went east have wandered right into Hyrule? You'd think something like that would have been mentioned in Hyrule at some point.
Aside from the official confirmation from various sources that Terima is a parallel dimension, virtually everything in-game supports that.