Game Theory: Dear Nintendo, I FIXED Your Timeline! (Zelda)


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  • LukeTheNuke1111
    LukeTheNuke1111  3 months back

    MatPat: "Ruining your childhood since 2011"
    Me: "You are my childhood."

  • Arguably
    Arguably  3 hours back

    Hyrule Warriors can’t be canon. It’s on WiiU.

    • Ninja DOG
      Ninja DOG  3 hours back

      Who else thinks that Mat should publish the epic of stew?!?!

      PS. I would LOVE IT.

      • DarkmoonWolf
        DarkmoonWolf  4 hours back

        Thank you for this Theory! I love Hyrule Warriors. Its a go to game for me & its great to see it get some positive light. Thank you Matt & team.

        • Goose
          Goose  16 hours back

          Hey matpat. You said that Hyrule Warriors merges everything together. I realised that one o t h e r piece of evidence is Wolf Link (yes yes i know cue the "aMiIbO iSnT cAnOn" hol up and here me out) If you think about it the way he appears with the whole twili affect is the exact same way he (or midna's version at least) appears. With that same twilight affect. Finally some people might say "but Midna shattered the mirror of twilight how can it still be intact well it's the same reason they got there in the first place in HW. Cia may have re-created the Mirror of Twilight to allow Ganondorf or anyone for that manor to traverse dimensions

          • Bren Washington
            Bren Washington  17 hours back

            I always said that there was never a hero defeated time line because it made no sense to have Ocarina/Hero of Time Adult link die in the future cause then Zelda would not have been able to send him back as A Child

            • Jim Morris
              Jim Morris  1 days back

              Yes, but how does Cadence Of Hyrule fit in?

              • Silver461
                Silver461  2 days back

                Matpats version of the Zelda timeline: Ah yes I am wise I have done it!
                Us: Ah yes indeed good job Friend Matt
                Brian David Gilbert: LEGEND OF ZELDA MONOPOLY!!!!

                • SorenxD
                  SorenxD  2 days back

                  I dont Think that breath of the wild is in the Time line... my opinion is this Game is a Reboot or so ... at the Moment
                  Because they wanted to re create the very first Game. Ok the Story is a new one but Consider it at a Reboot with easter eggs of the past Games.. or Nintendo set the Game in ins Time line with breath of the wild 2 ...

                  • Flamechog65 DX
                    Flamechog65 DX  2 days back

                    How many bought hyrule warriors definitive edition

                    • OakenCask
                      OakenCask  2 days back

                      I gotta ask, did that Polygon Video by BDG have anything to do with this?

                      • Domino of the West
                        Domino of the West  2 days back

                        Seriously though, I’m glad you said it, because I’ve always felt Hyrule Warriors was needed somewhere (and especially in the Child timeline).

                        I bought the game when it was on Wiiu.
                        Without the DLC, it was mostly a story taking place in the Child Timeline, until the moments which the great sea and a few others.

                        This video has definitely opened my eyes a little bit more to see possibilities with BoTW and where it all connects.
                        I had always known there should’ve been a moment where they merged into one singular timeline, but could never figure out where or how. Hyrule warriors was the answer I was looking for.
                        So, thank you.

                        I’ll try to look into each game again and see what other links to each other I can gather, then see if I can place them into these two games or even connect it with previous entrees as references.

                        • TrishyBear
                          TrishyBear  2 days back

                          when he mentioned hyrule warriors i could only think about brian david gilbert from polygon yelling out “YOU MADE ME CARE ABOUT HYRULE WARRIORS?!?!” when he was trying to figure out the zelda timeline too and it distracted me so much i had to rewind TWICE to fully grasp matpat explaining things to me 😂

                          • Zachary Seaton
                            Zachary Seaton  2 days back

                            does this still mean that breath of the wild still falls into the fallen hero timeline

                            • Woozle 03 Productions
                              Woozle 03 Productions  1 days back

                              Zachary Seaton no, means it's in it's own reunited timeline but if it had to fall into any, then it would be in the Child Timeline.

                          • Drizzyr Auvryar
                            Drizzyr Auvryar  2 days back

                            This just reminds me of Darth Jar-Jar.
                            Backlash against a franchise caused a previously structured version to be non canonical.

                            • Verttexx
                              Verttexx  3 days back

                              Lol its like nintendo watches this and is like "BOOM! That's how we'll explain this in the next encyclopedia"

                              • Werk_ Meister
                                Werk_ Meister  4 days back

                                sorry if i say this too late, but did everyone of you played hyrule warriors when yes did you see the hero of twilight you see the hero of time (young link) and the hero of the wind (Toon Link) then where is the hero of twilight. This is a little detail in warriors.

                                • Joseph Krick
                                  Joseph Krick  4 days back

                                  What if the Triforce wasn't just a powerful 3 part artifact left by the goddesses, but are actually sentient beings designed to figure out a way to stop the calamity. Together they couldn't agree so they agreed to be separated and using Ganon, Link, and Zelda, they split time to see which could find the best solution literally at the same time. Each of the three timelines are backed by a particular part of the Triforce, Downfall timeline is considered by the Triforce of Power using Ganon as it's champion to cause calamity to prevent the real calamity. The Triumphant Child timeline is considered by the Triforce of Courage using Link as it's champion to preserve all life and thereby stopping every and all calamity for all time. The Triumphant Adult timeline is considered by the Triforce of Wisdom using Zelda as it's champion knowing that calamity is inevitable yet finding a way to live on after. Hyrule warriors, where the calamity is the timelines being retied, is the actual calamity for told of in Skyward Sword and using what they learned in each timeline they come to the perfect conclusion, Breath of the Wild. The calamity happened from Power unchecked, life is preserved by the Courage of the hero stopping each new calamity as it resurfaces, and life finding the Wisdom to continue living after calamity. Kind of like life. As a child you develop the courage to face the power of each calamity in your life and even when calamity wins, you gain the wisdom as an adult to accept that calamity is a part of life and moving past it to continue living is how you over come calamity.

                                  • Cathy Grant
                                    Cathy Grant  4 days back

                                    …I thought this was Austin

                                    • Haley Pool
                                      Haley Pool  4 days back

                                      Group projects, that’s a way to describe baby making

                                      • Mega Ok
                                        Mega Ok  4 days back

                                        Me thinking ness is sans or lazy comedian:okay I’m ok

                                        • David Carnival
                                          David Carnival  4 days back

                                          Is no one going to point out windwakers island lobster shirt?

                                          • Dog in a donut
                                            Dog in a donut  4 days back

                                            But what about the time brake

                                            • Undead clone
                                              Undead clone  4 days back

                                              So does it just reconnect

                                              • Will Lauzon
                                                Will Lauzon  4 days back

                                                There should only be TWO timelines. Where Link sealed Ganon and returned to childhood and where time kept going cause Link couldn't just put the sword back in the alter.

                                                • Will Lauzon
                                                  Will Lauzon  4 days back

                                                  Link never died. I know my game counter says zero

                                              • Lipopcorne
                                                Lipopcorne  5 days back

                                                You're awesome.

                                                • PureLonghorn72
                                                  PureLonghorn72  5 days back

                                                  He forgot about the “Hero’s Clothing” you get in “Wind Waker HD” when you complete the game and load up another game on the same quest log. That tunic is also blue and is similar to that of “Breath of the Wild”s “Champion’s Tunic”.

                                                  • LaydiNite
                                                    LaydiNite  2 days back

                                                    It's not just in the HD version. You start out in the blue lobster shirt either way, and stay in it throughout the game in the new game+ of both the original and the remake.

                                                • Dylan Brasseaux
                                                  Dylan Brasseaux  5 days back

                                                  listen i know this was months ago but if you think about it could the link from hyrule Wariors be the same Link in Breath Of The Wild? also pleas make theories about more games. Also you can take a break at some point

                                                  • JonnyBoiYoi
                                                    JonnyBoiYoi  5 days back

                                                    Links awakening has entered the chat
                                                    MatPat:fwoop deepoop dee woop

                                                    • ARandom KittiCat
                                                      ARandom KittiCat  5 days back

                                                      The different timelines are parallel universes. His brain might have gotten broken into three pieces all with the same past. The "child" part of him took the child timeline. The mature, adult. The dark precise to him told of his death. There was an event where the time lines collided and sent all of their stories into each of the Charecters. They are all there, the spilt is buried deep into the library of his adventure. Breath of the Wild takes place shortly after the 3 Timelines conjoined.

                                                      • Caty SGB
                                                        Caty SGB  5 days back

                                                        What about the TIME BREAK!?

                                                        • Jarachi
                                                          Jarachi  5 days back

                                                          ok yea I call bullshit nintendo. Theres no way in hell Links Awakening takes place before the oracle games as the endings to those games LITERALLY SHOWS THE OPENING SEGMENT OF AWAKENING.

                                                          • Sr. James
                                                            Sr. James  5 days back

                                                            i think ganon in breath of the wild isn't ganon i mean in the child timeline when ganon is in beast mode he really isn't attacking everything like in breath of the wild i mean hear zelda's voice in the intro of beast mode ganon is completely different he goes wild and doesn't focus on link and look at the first look of ganon he is a spider a insect out of control and wild and always scream i dont think ganon is ganon i think he is manipulated by something, something that's an eyeball i mean ganon doesn't really use weapons that much he would either use one or two or three or non and you can argue with me in the comment section i will still prove he isn't ganon

                                                            • Rax Savvage
                                                              Rax Savvage  6 days back

                                                              ya know i just wanna point out the only thing i notice from those books?
                                                              its got 4 peices of a triforce

                                                              • Alex Castellanos
                                                                Alex Castellanos  6 days back

                                                                15:33 von medoh
                                                                Me at 3 am ITS VAH MEDOH

                                                                • QFrog
                                                                  QFrog  6 days back

                                                                  "last major game before breath of the wild" I love how every time I watch one of these videos as a fan of the series can find huge holes like conventionally forgetting about triforce heroes which came out after a year after hyrule warriors.

                                                                  • Sniper Glowstone
                                                                    Sniper Glowstone  4 days back

                                                                    These days, console Zelda games are major games. Therefore, Triforce Heroes is not a major game.

                                                                • skylyr beattie
                                                                  skylyr beattie  6 days back

                                                                  Mat pat have you ever noticed links earrings in breath of the wild. They are blue rings just like the link from twilight princess.

                                                                  • Mister Dizzy
                                                                    Mister Dizzy  6 days back

                                                                    Elder Scrolls lore has a concept called a "Dragon Break." Basically, all possible player endings of Elder Scrolls 2 are canon by the time Elder Scrolls 3 rolls around. The timeline splits, AND THEN COMES BACK TOGETHER, thanks to the dragon god of time, Akatosh. See the in-game book, "Where Were You When the Dragon Broke?"

                                                                    In universe, the whole thing sort of confuses and overwhelms everyone and they don't really like to talk about it.

                                                                    • FortyFires RBLX
                                                                      FortyFires RBLX  6 days back

                                                                      You can see blue on the boots of skyward sword

                                                                      • Kawaibunnychan :3
                                                                        Kawaibunnychan :3  7 days back

                                                                        Lol my name is Lana

                                                                        • Jesus Soto
                                                                          Jesus Soto  7 days back

                                                                          WOW this is so confusing i only played zelda once and i said screw this game i cant beat that one enemy with a spining spike ball

                                                                          • Andres Matallana
                                                                            Andres Matallana  1 weeks back

                                                                            I was worried that "Hyrule Warriors" would have some time travel

                                                                            Am I wrong?

                                                                            • Mike Yao
                                                                              Mike Yao  1 weeks back

                                                                              I assumed that it was so far in the future that some version of everything had happened.

                                                                              • Sallad T
                                                                                Sallad T  1 weeks back

                                                                                This is dumb, you're saying you need to have a uniting game to bring the timelines together rather than accepting that all timelines can lead to BOTW happening. And sure, let's go with that, but saying Hyrule Warriors is the fit to do that, the world's aren't merged the entire game, the start of the game the world's aren't merged, which means all the timelines have to end up on that moment, which is the exact reason you ruled out from BOTW from just being at the end. So yeh, you may have found connections with Hyrule warriors, but your reason for ruling out BOTW can be used just as easily against Hyrule Warriors

                                                                                • Jarr0Jam
                                                                                  Jarr0Jam  4 days back

                                                                                  The way I see this theory is it starts out in the child timeline sometime after twilight princess and four swords. Hyrule warriors brings all the timelines together, and creates the map from BoTW, and explains why all the timelines are present in BoTW. You could say that BoTW is so far in the future everything already happened, but that isn’t very satisfactory and, imo, kinda of a cop out.

                                                                                • Sallad T
                                                                                  Sallad T  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Unless you're suggesting that Hyrule Warriors is in a 4th Timeline that brings the three known timelines together, which would work. But, that would meantge characters would be different but as stated in interviews leading up to the release on the Wii U, impa is a reimagination of the ocarina of Time impa, meaning that Hyrule is completely a homage to the Zelda series and not real. The bigger flaw in the Zelda timeline is that Tri-Force Heroes is considered to take place after Link Between World's even tho TFH is a story book, the whole plot and game is made up by an author, so why it's on the Zelda timeline, I don't know

                                                                              • Da Fonse
                                                                                Da Fonse  1 weeks back

                                                                                Making Linkle cannon is the best thing that the Zelda series can make, along with given her a game that belongs in the time line

                                                                                • Barbara Flyr
                                                                                  Barbara Flyr  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Nintendo: **sees this video** WRITE THAT DOWN WRITE THAT DOWN

                                                                                  • Reuben Jones
                                                                                    Reuben Jones  1 weeks back

                                                                                    What if the same thing happens in all of them they don't have to connect it's like if I eat a burger and get stomach ache and then after that buy a cuddly but in the different universe I don't eat the burger and I don't get stomach ache I still buy the plushie

                                                                                    • A Guy
                                                                                      A Guy  1 weeks back

                                                                                      This is perfect