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Ocarina of Time Why Are There Scratch Marks on the Tree in Lake Hylia?


Apr 6, 2013
Hazzlehurst GA
There never was, it was all an illusion, remember? It was probably manifested so Dark Link had something to lean up against looking all cool and stuff.

Who chose this illusion in the first place? If it were me I would have made a awesome dragon or something, not a tree.


Will play for rupees
Mar 12, 2014
Behind you!
Well, it could have been Ganondorf, but I think it was a part of the temple itself. Water takes the shape of whatever it's poured into, and has the ability to reflect back what it sees. I think that room was either a test or a defense naturally apart of the Temple, and the mini boss in that room would've taken the form of anyone who went in there.


The Diplomatic Dinosaur
Jul 1, 2012
Early Cretaceous North America
I hear that Hyrule has a thriving bear population and there was that time a rhinoceros escaped from the royle menagerie. I am joking of course, the point is the claw marks could easily just be the scratchings of a wild animal like a bear or something. There need be no complex explanation for something like this.
Aug 28, 2016
to be honest zelda oot came out when i was a kid and i played zelda every day i never realized there were claw marks there untill later years.... but when i was a kid i had a dream that i was playing zelda oot and i was in lake hylia and there was this Huge eagle boss! lol funny eh! and 3- years later i realized there were claw marks there! the funniest thing was the eagle boss came from above when i was ontop of the tower on the house in my dream! lol i get told that im psychic but **** can i have dreamt about removed/scrapped content?? or maybe ura zelda content? possibility? laky hylia is quite large!
Oct 2, 2016
New York
Maybe they intended something in the past? Kinda like the fire medallion outside of the Shadow Temple?

I saw it as claws left by Kaepora so as to aid Link when he returns as an adult. A sign of important things nearby (water Temple, Fire arrows, a skulltula)?


Secretly a cat
Oct 8, 2016
its strange that they were removed in the remake but they kept things like the shark at the bottom of the pool in the lab

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