Um, I never said anything about the Sheikah being greedy.
*Explained in my next post below*
They're human. All humans have equal potental for good or evil, no matter what race they are. Even the Hylians aren't so perfect and they're the "Chosen Race." Like I said good and evil are in the eyes of the beholder. The Sheikah may have been good or they may have been evil. Personally I think they were just neutral. But sinse their actions befit the HYlains, the HYlians think of them as good. The Gerudo are also a proud and nobel race and hardly all that evil. But theyness), which suggests that it represents the fight against evil (the Evil Eye crying). steal from the Hylians so they Hylians percieve them as bad. Of course Ganondorf doesn't help their image much either...
All humans have the potential to be evil, but you can't claim that the Sheikah were evil without evidence, and you certainly can't claim the Sheikah were evil when there's a lot of information to tell us that they were good. You're just speculating.
And the Gerudo were certainly proud, but whether they were noble honestly depends on whether you're playing OoT or FSA, because their character as a tribe changes dramatically from one game to the next. In OoT, the Gerudo were depicted as rather wicked, and the Hyrulians' relationship with them was based on that character. But in FSA, the Gerudo were depicted as more caring, and so the shrine maidens spoke of them reverently. The FSA Gerudo, for all intents and purposes, were still thieves, but they were still revered at that time. And of course, not all the Gerudo were wicked in OoT, as Nabooru demonstrated a noble nature, which is what Nintendo used to disconnect Ganon's evil from the Gerudo tribe.
But I've made my point; the two tribes are respected because of their different characters as opposed to their different professions, and the Sheikah are clearly revered because they are benevolent.
Of course. They were doing there job. Ever heard of a thing called an "Antihero." Sometimes you have to fight Darkness with Darkness.
There's no evidence they fought Darkness with Darkness. We just know that they fought Darkness, which proves that they actions were at least benevolent.
These are Sheikah items and as far as we know they were made for Sheikah use. In other words, Sheikah FuBu. Of course now that they're all gone, anyone can use their stuff.
And that defeats the purpose of the items how?
No I do not but as I recall it's very simmilar only that it lacks a pupil and the three triangles (eyelashes?) on top. The important thing here is that it most definitely had a tear drop. So I'm guessing that means whoever that flag belongs to was benevolent just blind... and maybe lacked eyelashes. OR, maybe the Sheikah symbol just evolves and changes throughout the series just like every other thing in the Zelda verses. The Sheikah eye in TWW found on the stain-glass window is different from the OoT one anyways so it has evolved at least once between OoT and TWW, why not a third time post-flood? Why not several times thoughout Hyrule's history? That's what symbols do. They CHANGE. Hyrule's alphabet certianly has changed multiple times. Why not a silly eye symbol? Or does the omittion or addition of a single element bother you too much?
It bothers me because you're using such a "silly eye symbol" to justify that the Sheikah might be evil, when every piece of information about them suggests that they're not.
Edited by jhurvid, 25 February 2008 - 07:05 PM.