The only thing is that after Link stormed his palace, Ganon just had him flung into the ocean, as if Link wasn't even worthy of being killed. When Link comes back with the Master Sword he seems to get worried a little but not much when he realized it wasn't even powered up. Regardless, his interest in Link seems to have changed. I think at this point is where Ganon starts suspecting Link might be a descendant of the Hero of Time.
Yeah, I think it would strike him funny when he sees THE ZELDA with him, and has him protected by his nemesis, the King of Hyrule, and the Wind Guardian. He has a long time to think it over, as well, when Valoo blows his casa to smithers.
As Sheikah says, the Master Sword choses the hero.
....of Time. The first hero, Hero of Time, had to be especially strong and important, methinks, and that was one person in history. But if "ye be pure of heart," (or just not evil,) I think it's fully possible to pick it up later, which leads me to a Triforce discrepancy below.
As you remember, only ones chosen by destiny retain a piece of the Triforce...so was Link, Hero of Winds, the chosen one? If so, that makes him a descendant of the Hero of Time.
Well, uh, I don't think so. WW Link didn't inherit his Triforce, he had to unearth it, bit by bit. He recieved it because he had all the pieces, it went into him because he deserved it. Just like Ganon getting the whole Triforce. No one's going to call him wise or courageous because he hunted down the other two pieces and got them. Destiny has nothing to do with getting an already "runaway" Triforce.
But it did seem like Ganondorf knew something of the "a hero will appear when a great evil threatens the land" prophecy...he was "waiting" for the "hero". As he says before the Puppet Ganon fight.
See first answer. He had a lot of time to think about it, and he figured out that A) Link is the new fated hero, or B) He is the long-time descendant of his nemesis. Darn ambiguity, we'll never know which.
BTW, in case I haven't made my position known in this argument, it's this: I don't know, but I don't think it's fair to draw conclusions.
I stick by what I said about their being a Hero of Time before OoT, otherwise how could OoT Link look like the 'legendary hero of time'?.
Whoa. Whoa. That's dumb. There is one Hero of Time. That's a given. The legend starts that when evil arises, a hero will rise to conquer it. That's future tense. And yet it's a legend. "Legend" doesn't always mean a past event. Aztec legend says that the world will end in 2012, did you know that? That's legend. So, thus, you are taking things literally, AGAIN, and completely fanwanking something through it.
It seems that Link always needs a piece of Triforce to take on Ganon(dorf).
Yes. That's a fact stated in OoT. It doesn't say much descendant-wise, though...
It may be because Ganon was much more powerful in OoT and so Link had to be stronger then and hence had to wait longer. In WW, Ganon can't even turn into a large pig!!!
That's a n00by conclusion...but probably right. Ganon has never been as strong as he was then, and the first hero is the most important.
The only answer I have to a sword changing sizes is:
Thuder, THUnder THUNDER CATS ARE HOES.....
I don't know what you just said...
I think the first hero needed to be large and in charge, there being a true, evil, threatening, ruling presence then and only then, and Hyrule itself not being just an afterthought. WW Link wasn't of Hyrule, that was stated firmly, the moral OF the game, so I don't think the MS was worried about how big he was...or Ganon. He was also not the evil he was.