Sudden realization this morning: He’s basically a humanized Volvagia.
Quickie drawing of the symbol on the Possibly!Link’s cloak/hood/thing. Has a feel of being a mix of Sheikah, Gerudo, and Twili to me.
This is mine, if you spread this, please reblog. If you make a better one of your own, please link me so I can reblog it :)
EDIT: Actually, it reminds me a lot of the Hero’s Shield from MM.
Mostly in arrangement of the design than anything else. I don’t think it’s connected. It just reminds me of it. I think that has a lot to do with the bottom of it and how the lines come together to frame the lower inverted triangle
And last on the speculations list is shia. So far discussions with friends have brought up two strong possible influences for her on who she might be/inspired by:
I had some goals for this blog that I had to abandon due to IRL stress and other issues that aren’t worth going into right now. However, I am trying to make my way back toward what this was created for.
At the moment, I’m just going to be posting speculations and the like as I get back into things.
Sudden realization this morning: He’s basically a humanized Volvagia.
Relevant to my interests. Possibly relevant to yours.
The simple answer is: They didn’t need to.
In the case of the Koroks, the Kokiri’s purpose had been fulfilled. They had provided - along with the Great Deku Tree - a place for the Hero of Time to grow up safely during the chaotic time of the war that led to Link’s Mother’s death and the period just after that when people were recovering from said war. With that over, the need for the “eternal” children of the forest was also over. So they changed and became more like their Deku Scrub cousins because that was what would be needed more as time passed and the flood hit.
The Zora also needed to change. A lot of people site the whole “world flooded - evolve into birds” as a fallacy. But it’s really not. The Zora were changed into the Rito during the time of the flood specifically so that none of them would be able to find the land of Hyrule beneath the ocean waves. An entire race of people who could swim that deep with no problems would only encourage treasure seekers and those unworthy of waking the sleeping world to try and get down there. Hyrule was put into a bubble to prevent Ganondorf and the evil he brought from taking over again until the Triforce could be found by a worthy hand to restore or destroy the old world.
This argument brings up the fishmen of The Wind Waker. There’s a lot we don’t know about them. It could be they can’t dive too far and are only surface fish. It could also be that the debt they owed to the King of Red Lions was paid - in part - by keeping the world below the waves secret. The King, as we know, was very old and could turn himself into a boat.
As for the Zora Warrior Enemies, I don’t think they’re the direct descendants of the Zora from Ocarina of Time - you’ll notice Zora Warriors look like the Zora Warriors from the first Zelda game. I think the Rito are the exclusive evolved forms of the Zora tribe from Hyrule. My theory on this is that when King Daphnes made his wish - that the Hyrule of old be lost to the waves - the magic holding back creatures like Zora from being around evaporated and they were reintroduced to the new world in a form parallel to the the forms they hold in the Downfall Timeline.
Let’s talk about sex. Not!Human-Equivalent Race sex, specifically. We already know how Hylians, Gerudo and the Sheikah have babies because they are the Human-Equivalent races, so we don’t need to get into most of the details there.
We’ll start with the Zora.
Why? Because - of all the other not!human-equivalent sentient races, they are the ones we’ve seen the most about on this subject and need the least speculation on.
I have absolutely no knowledge of Crusader of Centy, however I am familiar with the story for Ancient Stone Tablets. The various entities reactions’s would probably depend on what point in the timeline the ‘invasion’ happened and what form the ‘invasion’ actually took. Since you’ve referenced Ancient Stone Tablets, I’ll assume you’re specifically wanting to know what I think the reaction will be from the characters as of that point in the timeline.
The people of Hyrule seem very tolerant towards other systems of beliefs (based on the fact that many sub-races have been seen to worship and respect various entities throughout the timeline) and could even be polytheistic themselves (believing in several theistic systems and honoring them without any of the belief systems coming into conflict with each other). So if it was just a lot of people being pulled in by Ganon to distract or weaken the world as he did in Ancient Stone Tablets, and not an actual invasion were those people are coming to conquer the world, I think that the various peoples of Hyrule, Zelda and Link included, would be tolerant of them. They would accept this other belief system along side their own because they are aware there are more deities than just the Golden Goddesses - the people of Hyrule simply believe that it was the Golden Goddesses that created the land, life, and natural order before leaving the world. This belief does not say there are no other divine beings in the world or existence. And as these new people are from another world, there is no evidence to suggest they would not fully believe that other Gods could have created that other world.
An actual invasion - i.e. Ganon specifically pulling people in to invade and take over the land to make their religion prominent (I could see him doing this in a bid to weaken the power of those others chosen by fate and the sages themselves), however, would be prepared for and fought back against because Hyrule and it’s people do not force their religion on others - honestly they don’t need to when they have the Triforce and it’s effects as evidence of the Goddesses existence - and I believe they would reject any attempt to have another forced on them in an attempt to supplant and replace their own.
I’m sorry I can’t be more specific, but a lot of the ifs, ands, and buts, rely heavily on the details of how said invasion might go down. But I hope my answer helped at least a little.
It likely has to do with the symbolism associated with rabbits. Innocence and luck being the two of importance for Link in this regard, in my opinion.
In the comic that was published based on the game, Link actually started transforming into a beast (very wolf-like) before he was pulled out of the portal and the transformation stopped. The explaination given there was:
"…that wicked realm has the power to change your body to reflect your heart… the emotions now in your heart are negative and evil! You nearly became a beast!”
In the game we see him turn into a rabbit, not a beast. And I believe there is a mention in the game that the form taken in the Dark World reflects a person’s soul (though it’s been a while since I played it, so I could be remembering that wrong). Regardless of that last bit, Link is usually portrayed as a good, pure hearted man with quite a bit of luck backing him when it comes to overcoming challenges.
So turning into a rabbit, who symbolizes innocence and luck, is actually very understandable for him. It would have been awesome if they’d been able to incorporate the speed and jumping power of a rabbit into the game play, but we can wave that off disappointment as Link not knowing how to control his unfamiliar form.
Without the timeline split, there would be no hope of eliminating Demise’s curse.
While it can be argued as coincidence that Zelda and Link’s incarnations all share the same name (with the exception of Hylia and Tetra), with what we know of Impa and the Sheikahn roles in protecting Zelda throughout time, I can not believe her ‘name’ is by chance.
Impa is the one Sheikah chosen out of her tribe to act as Zelda’s personal protector and nursemaid in most of the games she appears in. She (in all her incarnations) is one of the only two canonly recognized member of the tribe we ever meet (the other is Impaz, not Sheik.*) while the rest remain hidden. While Kakariko is stated to be the Sheikahn village, we see no one else dwelling within that looks like they could be a Sheikah during the events of Ocarina of Time.
The Sheikah are known to have many prophesies that they pass down generation to generation. They know of certain events that should happen at certain times - but they don’t know all. So an Impa is likely sent to serve Zelda directly when a time of known prophesy is at hand. This would explain the absences of an Impa in some of the games (while the total death of the tribe would explain it in others, depending on the timeline post-OoT).
Even if Impa is named ‘Impa’ at her birth, she is likely given this name because she has been chosen by signs present at her birth to be the one trained for the role and then sent to aid Zelda. In this regard, given what we know of the Sheikah and their dedication to their duty, it can easily be extrapolated that Impa is more a title than actual name. The one who bears it giving up their individuality in history to the greater service of the Royal Family and Zelda in particular.
Of the three timelines, only one ends up preserving this role: the Downfall Timeline. Impa appears in all of the Downfall Timeline games except A Link to the Past and Link’s Awakening. She is the nursemaid and protector of Zelda, as well as a source of ancient tales and prophecies to aid Link in his quests.
In the Adult Timeline, while we see signs of the Sheikah’s former presence in Wind Waker in the Forsaken Fortress (it has the Sheikah Eye decorating it at points), and the piece of Gossip Stone that lets the King of Red Lions speak to Link bears the Eye as well, there is no Impa. This could very well be because the Sheikah - who were already close to dying out in Ocarina of Time - did not survive the Flood. It could also be that even though they did survive the flood, they could not trace Zelda’s bloodline to the Pirate Queen Tetra. However there was no evidence of their continued existence in Spirit Tracks, so until another game takes place in that timeline, best guess is that they died out.
In the Child Timeline, there is an old woman who is one of the last of the Sheikah. She bears the name Impaz and said she was named in homage to the town’s founder: Impa (a different Impa who lived before the events of Ocarina of Time). Her role and duty as the last remaining resident is to wait for the “messenger to the heavens” and give him the Ancient Sky Book. Her duty was not to serve Zelda directly.
There is also one other possible Sheikah or part-Sheikah in Twilight Princess: Madam Fanadi, the fortune teller. She shares only the distinctive red eyes of the tribe, but has apparently tattooed the Sheikah Eye to her forehead (or has a very good makeup artist) - likely because it is a symbol known for helping one see through illusions. There are good odds she is half-blood Sheikah (at best) due to the tribe being almost extinct: we know all but Impaz left the Hidden Village (old Kakariko) and breeding outside the main lines with Hylians would at least keep the blood alive.
*Due to Sheik being a cover for Zelda, s/he does not count as a Sheikah for the purposes of this discussion.