Some things about SS I've been thinking about is how Link goes back and forth from Skyloft to Hyrule, specifically the getting back to Skyloft part. Getting to Hyrule seems straight forward if the first teaser trailer where Link leaps off a cliff is any indications. But how does he get back up? Link won't fly nor will he ride a flying creature (or at least a Pegasus-style Epona has already been ruled out by the creators). That leaves portals and possibly canons. The former has been done to death in the series. The latter seems a bit silly but that's how it's done in TP.
I've also been wondering what happens to Skyloft where it's not mentioned agin in the rest of the series. Does it get destroyed? Do the people abandon it and settle on Hyrule? Do the remnants of this civilization become the Palace of the Winds and the City in the Sky ruins we see in other games?
I have my own guess that answers both sets of questions:
Link doesn't go back to Skyloft. Skyloft comes to him. At least piece by piece.
What we're told about Skyloft is that it was once part of Hyrule but the something happened, the two got separated, and the people of Skyloft forgot all about the land below up until Link discovers there's land beneath the clouds early on in the game. What if we're supoose to take that statement at face value. Skyloft is literally chunks of Hyrule that through some sort of Applied Phlebotinum manages to stay suspended above a bank of clouds and Link's civilization thrives there. Or it could be a completely artificial structure kinda like the City in the Sky, only bigger. Anyways, Link sky dives to Hyrule, lands safely somehow, beats a temple and activates a mechanism that guides a chunk of skyloft over that region down to Hyrule. Once he gets back on that piece of Skyloft, it raises back to the sky and rejoins the cluster. Link then must travel to another island on Skyloft to go to another region of Hyrule. Eventually maybe these chunks of Skyloft all eventually merge back with Hyrule permanently, healing the divide once and for all.
Another way I can see it is if Skyloft only consists of one whole structure, then it acts more like a ship of sorts or rather a mobile station: decending, ascending, and sailing through the clouds. Maybe Link finds a way to control Skyloft remotely.
It also would be pretty epic if Skyloft did a colony drop on the Big Bad at the end. The people evacuate beforehand in time and are forced to rebuild a new society on the ground that will become Hyrule.
Edited by SOAP, 12 April 2011 - 04:37 AM.