- Jun 28, 2020
Actually, my argument is that the hero who seals Ganon prior to ALBW is a hero we haven't seen yet, and that the ALBW backstory is referring to the Era of Chaos, OoT, ALttP, and this new event while completely ignoring LA and the OoX due to them not taking place in Hyrule, mashing them up as one legend, which would explain why the hero is portrayed as only one person in these paintings.
Also, it doesn't make sense for ALttP/LA to be Oracles Link as Oracles Link doesn't remember Zelda. Encyclopedia changed it for the better.
Ah yes, that makes sense. OoX can't be the same Link. I posted this headcanon elsewhere:
For a simple explanation on why Zelda has to reintroduce herself to Link in OoX can be just some random anomaly from Veran messing with time travel. If this was Nintendo's offical explanation, I don't see fans being too upset. With Marin from LA looking like Zelda while Zelda in OoX has a very similar sprite, the boat at the end of the credits and the beginning of LA, and now LAHD having a closer boat design and Link wear the same OoX clothes, I believe it was the developers' intentions for OoX to be between ALttP and LA. And, if Link stopped Ganon's revival in OoX, it would make sense that evil people were still trying to revive Ganon. If Link is adrift at sea after LA, it gives evil people time to revive Ganon, just so LA Link can come back and defeat him again, being the backstory of ALBW.
If they remake the Oracle games, I hope they tweak Zelda's dialogue to give ALttP/LA Link even more credit. But, with what we have, it's enough to separate the two.
Because ALBW's backstory hero did things like collect the pendants and fight evil alongside the descendants of the Wise sages that sealed Ganon, I saw it as another journey with ALttP Link, and that Gramps was this same Link. He even had a Master Sword (maybe the other one from OoX), but he could easily be another hero with these items simply passed down to him. Mashing it up as one hero rather than giving the backstory hero a more original backstory is kind of obnoxious. Either fully committing to ALttP Link or fully committing to a clearly different hero would have been better.
I think most people think that despite Gramps not being ALttP Link, he's still seen as the ALBW backstory hero, which is still cool (like if the hero of men met TMC Link).