Fortunately I don't have to prove anything to you as you're not the authority you sometimes make yourself out to be. Really it's getting annoying.
I wear the authority of "typical fan well-versed in objective facts regardless of interpretation." Just because I'm vocal doesn't mean I'm arrogant or that my ideas are better. I just find it important that if an idea isn't convincing, it's not really worth considering. Since your only retort in defense of the theory is "I don't have to prove anything to you", I think that makes it pretty clear the hypothesis doesn't have shit to stand on.
Even though the whole Hero's Shade thing is not a big issue with me (it does not affect the timeline either way) but since you're being so condescending about this, look at the blade of the Hero's Shade's sword. Look what hand he holds it in in the Gamecube version.
OH MAH GAWD HES HOLDIN' IT IN THE SAME HAND LINK DOES
Just like Link's Uncle. That and it's obviously for the player's benefit, what with him mirroring moves and such.
The blade itself MPS. Does it look familiar at all to you?
Here's the only image I could find.
Hard to make a direct comparison because that's not the Mastersword in Link's hand but the blade of the Hero's Shade is highly reminiscent of the Mastersword. The hilt is different of course but I'm not saying it's the same sword obviously. But the Mastersword's blade is pretty distinct and it's odd that they would make the Hero's Shade's sword's blade (gah so many possessive nouns) so simmilar if they weren't hinting at something.
Edited by SOAP, 19 May 2009 - 01:38 AM.