That's actually kind of what I'm suggesting.
I think a gaiden timeline is much, much more likely. Or even just a very complicated single timeline with lots of events that we, the players, never actually see.
Anyway, my point is that a lot of things that happened in OoT don't seem to have happened before TP. For instance, Ganondorf is never said to have been defeated and sealed before, and what's more, the sages didn't know him as anything more the leader of a band of evil thieves, nor did they know anything about the ToP. None of this is consistent with adult OoT, where Ganondorf was the ?Great King of Evil?. Then there is also the fact that the Hero of Time is not known by title in TP, but in TWW they worship him and have erected statues and all kinds of stuff in his and the OoT sages? honor inside Hyrule Castle. None of that in TP, which is kinda weird since TWW would take place after TP. But then Ganondorf is dead anyway...
And so on.
Of course it is. The game spills no other opportunity to speak of the ancient Hero. And you'd think his previous defeat would be something to mention to the new Hero, but no, the sages don't even appear to be aware of his near-immortality, since they believe him to be dead by the time of TP.
Ehhh, it's not that unreasonable that they didn't. They had no real need to mention that Ganon had fough the HoT. That's not to say that it is in the adult time, jus that that can't be the reasoning for it.
Edited by Hero of Legend, 09 February 2007 - 06:15 PM.