So a lot of people have had a problem with this third time-line and do not want to believe that if the gamer dies in OoT, that this could be canon. Well, I don't think that's the case, however, I am a believe of this third timeline. So let me explain my theory, which does make plenty of assumptions, but does at least have some supporting evidence. In OoT, Link pulls out the master sword, opens the sacred realm, the Triforce splits when Ganondorf takes this opportunity to get it, and Link basically time travels 7 years in the future. Lets assume there is a reason for this, a reason to have Ganondorf rule for seven years before an older Link fights and defeats him. Lets assume that Link pulls the master sword as a child, and all of the above happen except for Link time traveling. Ganondorf still gets the ToP, Link the ToC, and Zelda the ToW, only now, Link fights Ganondorf as a child, and loses. The sages, basically say, yeah, maybe it wasn't a good idea to have a child fight the king of evil, deside to go back in time themselves so that they can force Link to travel through time, 7 years ahead when he pulls out the master sword. This should be within the realm of their power, as Zelda, a sage, sends Link back at the end of OoT. So lets consider that timeline. Ganondorf would have the ToP, but now he killed Link, so he should have the ToC as well. With no Link to protect her, lets assume that eventually, Ganondorf obtains the ToW from her, thus obtaining the complete Triforce, which of course he has during A Link to the Past, so this would make sense. Lets also consentrate on the time travel aspect as evidence. Adult Zelda sends Link back to the past at the End of OoT and basically nips the problem in the bud, Ganondorf never gets to the sacred realm and is executed. After the credits, child Link is seen visiting child Zelda, thus we have duel Zelda's. Why then, do we not have duel Link's? When Link went to the future, wouldn't he have seen his future self? That is of course unless his future self was dead because he died in childhood! Also, if there was an adult Link hanging around 7 years later, the sages wouldn't have had to bring child Link ahead in time, they could have just used the existing adult Link, again, unless of course, he was dead. So basically, OoT sets up two timelines, the time after adult Link leaves the future, and the rest of child Link's story, playable through Majora's Mask and subsequent games, but, it implies a third time line. A time line that you cannot see or play the turning point, well, because it basically involves Link losing and Ganondorf obtaining the complete Triforce, which wouldn't be much of a game, well unless you were controlling Ganon... There's a cool idea for you Nintendo. Anyways, let me know your thoughts.