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Infinite Timelines?

Discussion in 'Zelda Theory' started by Link Floyd, May 9, 2018.

  1. Link Floyd

    Link Floyd Holder of the Triforce of Courage

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    In Majora's Mask, Link plays the Song of Time in order to go back to the beginning of a 3 day cycle so he can save Termina from the falling moon. On the official Zelda timeline, there's a split at Ocarina of Time, but not for Majora's Mask. Because Link goes back in time basically an infinite amount, wouldn't this create multiple timelines, with all, except one, ending in Link dying and unable to save Termina?

    We see on the official timeline that we go straight from MM to Twilight Princess. But what about all those other timelines? One could argue that there is a "Hero Fails" split at MM as well. If so, what would follow it? Would it be Breath of the Wild, or something else entirely?

    Obviously, at this point, the only game not on the Zelda timeline is BOTW, so that's really the only candidate if we go by Nintendo's half-ass timeline.

    But what do you think? Do you think it's possible that there is a significant split at MM that could lead to future games? And if so, how do you think the results of a failed MM hero will affect later games? Storywise.
     
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  2. DekuNut

    DekuNut Endangered Timeline Theorist

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    I feel like, if any game deserves a hero's failure timeline, it's MM, simply because there literally has to be at least one timeline, and almost definitley more, where that's the case.
    However, Termina isnt in Hyrule. It does appear to be a pocket dimension, or simply a separate world. I find it hard to believe that Termina and Hyrule can coexist. Because of That, the events of MM wouldn't really do much to Hyrule itself. It would only really affect future games that take place in Termina - which honestly probably won't haplen.
     
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  3. Shironagi

    Shironagi Forum Volunteer

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    All those do-overs in MM can be classed as closed loops, like an oxbow in a river, it'll at first flow around in a loop and over time the river will eat away at the banks closing the loop off and it'll dry out. leaving the river running straight instead of a bow.
     
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  4. Tetra's Wink

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    I would be for this, we even see termina destroyed in-game if we wait for the 3 days to end. But as said, Termina's demise might not really effect Hyrule itself