That's certainly possible, and not much different from my theory. Let?s leave it at that.
Or reincarnated, like Ganondorf. Ever since I got convinced that TMC is too different to be FS's backstory, I've thought Vaati is reborn as a new person since this also allows for other games to happen between TMC and FS
I don't think that's a huge problem even if it is the same Vaati. In TMC, Vaati is concerned with becoming a demon god, but why? Presumably so that he can do stuff like that. After all, that's what ruling the world is all about, isn't it?
(and for him to develop the lust for young girls which the Minish one lacked).
I agree with all of that. Maybe Ganon built the Palace in FSA? No, he couldn?t have, because it was built with Vaati's power. Uh, what if Vaati built it on Ganon's orders, then? Or maybe the design of the Palace of Winds was one of the things that was decided upon when FSA was still supposed to be ALttP's prequel (which explains why it looks like the interior of ALttP's pyramid), and they didn't change it? Yeah, I think I'll go with that.
I admit I'm having a hard time explaining away your last point. Seems like I have to give in to the notion that "When he last tried to conquer Hyrule" refers to FS' backstory... But that still doesn't have to be TMC.
So, long after TMC and some time before FS' backstory, Vaati could've revived, stolen the power to control wind from the Wind People, and... maybe he did occupy their Palace, because as you said, in FS it does look like in TMC.
The important thing is that in FSA it does not. FSA's Palace of Winds is not the one from TMC, because there's another sky fortress in FSA that looks much more like TMC's Palace of Winds than the actual final level does.
Says who? Ezlo says he lost his power, so I'm quite interested to hear where you learned this.
Since Vaati doesn't lose his portion of the Light Force at his death
Actually, the simplest solution favors the idea that he didn't die at all.
I still doubt he was reincarnated. Occam's Razor prefers resurrection.
Edited by Hero of Legend, 02 June 2008 - 02:28 PM.