The mark was on Link's hand for no reason in OoT's ending.
Considering that they threw it in there and made it easy to see, there was probably some reason for it.
Surely it would have appeared on Ganondorf's hand with similarly little reason?
Triforce pieces light up whenever they want to, from the looks of it. Link went through his entire adult journey in OoT and his didn't light up until he reached the top of Ganon's Tower. When TWW Link approached Ganondorf and Zelda in the Puppet Ganon room his piece didn't light up. TP Link seems to have gone through his entire life up to the beginning of the game without his piece lighting up or him otherwise noticing it.
Ganondorf would have understood better than Link what it meant. Link is not Ganon.
I know that. What I'm saying is that I believe he was never made aware of it
until he got stabbed by the Sages. It was at that point it revealed itself, and Ganondorf proceeded to use it and kill a Sage.
Saying that he could have a piece of the Triforce and not know at all is pretty illogical.
Hey, it's happened before in the series.
It's not the same situation as the ToC at all.
It's similar enough.
It gives Ganondorf power, and he damn well needed that power much earlier,
The ToC never activated for Link in OoT at times when he'd have needed it, and in TP the ToC didn't exactly help Link out much when it first activated. It knocked him out when he was in the presence of an unfamiliar and dangerous creature.
And as the Triforce of Power, I assume its power would be something with a much more obvious effect than the Triforce of Courage.
I doubt it.
Even if they were different sages, which is illogical when they have the medallion symbols and when it's never suggested that there are two sets of ancient sages (both responsible for the MS/ToT),
Technically, I don't think either group (OoT or TP) actually claimed to be the ones who made the Master Sword. Heck, it might have been the two already slapped with the task of praying to empower the thing.
do you really think communication between them is that shit that Rauru would never have let anyone know that the Triforce was gone?
Well, the entire realm was
supposed to be sealed away. He's kind of screwed in that scenario.
I really have to go to bed. Later.