Posted 21 September 2012 - 02:25 PM
I'm sure these have all been mentioned before, but there's never been a thread for them. I was just thinking about how different games, or story elements of different games, seem to parallel with other events of the universe. The most obvious of these is OoT and the IW. At one point they were considered the same event, and some still argue that they are. Both describe Ganon's rise to power, but in slightly different manners. It is interesting, since these two parallel events are incredibly similar to another pair of parallel events in the Zelda universe, ALttP and WW's backstory. These two events both describe Ganon's attempt of freeing himself from his imprisonment of the Sacred Realm. These two pairs of events are similar in the fact that, in one telling of the stories, Ganon is defeated by Link (OoT & ALttP) and in the other version of the stories Ganon is stopped by another force (IW and WW's BS). One could even argue that Ganon's imprisonment TP's backstory is another parallel to ALttP and WW's BS.
It would seem that most of the series is actually parallel events of different points of the branches, with differing end results, but still generally leading into more similar events.
Rise of Ganon:
Ganon's Escape of Imprisonment:
ALttP/WW's BS/TP's BS
Ganon's First Death:
Ganon's (Failed) Resurrection:
Second Rise of Ganon:
Thoughts? Any parallels I ma have missed?