My train of thought derived from that very thing, and I've always believed that the form of the boat—a red lion—exemplified that point...
To be honest though, if a lion was meant to symbolise this sort of power, why would "Lions" be plural? Also why would he be the King of what essentially is a metaphor of what he is?Locke said:He's not the "King of the Red Lions", he's the "King of Red Lions". "Red Lions" doesn't necessarily refer to a group like "the Red Lions" might. It's just symbolism that represents him as King. I'd say it's more related to*this.
The head looks dragony to me. Lions dont have horns.justac00lguy said:Now they didn't use a typical dragon head, but instead a lion (red lion).
True...unless the gerudos/Ganondorf weren't aware of that title and it was only used by the hylians. Heck, the king in OoT is never seen, and red lions are never mentioned. Daphnes is likely OoT's king. Now this is probably just a case of Nintendo adding stuff as they go along, but if nobody uses "red lions" to describe the king in OoT, that leads me to believe that it was a nickname only used by the royalty and high ranking generals. Why I have no idea...TheBlueReptile said:This also ignores the fact that Daphnes was in disguise whilst above the waves. Keeping a title from the Kingdom of old would only draw attention to him from Ganondorf.
In that case we can probably forget about felines and switch to canines. Coyotes. Not as strong as wolves, but they share the same pack structure.TheBlueReptile said:Panthers are certainly a better fit in that regard. However they aren't regarded as pack animals as strongly as Lions, which is a key component with the idea of them defending the Royal Family.
This was mainly thinking outside the box, I still stick with it being more of a reference for the Knights of Hyrule.TheBlueReptile said:appreciate the research and effort you put into this post, but I'm not seeing much analysis here. I'm still stuck as to how you drew some of your conclusions, particularly the ones bolded.
You could draw a lot of comparisons to the Vikings yes. But I feel this is merely because both feature sea travel. In that sense, you could probably do the same with modern day examples of Malaysian pirates... In the same regard, your reasons behind the colour red seems a bit shaky. I would probably understand your point more if the KoRL was a more aggressive tool in the game. But his interaction with the world begins and ends with aiding Link.
A nice comparison yes. But one that I'm not sure really stands up as a theory in of itself.