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#1 Guest_Arron Dominion_*

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 09:05 PM

The Legend of Zelda series fit in with the lore.

I am also confused on the lore in what game chronologically goes first

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 09:19 PM

Long story short, as of now there is no "official" timeline. The only thing most people can agree on is that the basic structure of the timeline eras is "OoT - LttP - LoZ". After that, it gets confusing. For example, many people argue about the placement of LA, as it can fall pretty much anywhere. WW brought even more controversy to the timeline; many put it directly after OoT as suggested by the backstory, while others believe that because of Hyrule's destruction it must take place at the end, while others feel the ending of OoT actually split the timeline, and that the "LTTP" universe continues in one universe and that the other timeline leads to WW. Then come the Four Swords series; they vary so far from the rest of the series that some have even put them in their own seperate timeline, although most therorists spread them throughout the timeline or lump them together in between any two eras of games, or at the beginning or end. Many (including myself) also place TMC first for a number of reasons. Add in the controvrsy of Ganon's various deaths and revivals, whether or not the Triforce is the Light Force, the Sleeping Zelda backstory from AoL, and you've got a thoroughly confusing set of games.

Nobody really agrees on the whole timeline, and it is up to each individual theorist to try to determine the events for his or herself, so maybe someday the points raised by all of us may contribute to one great complete timeline, or at least narrow it down.

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 09:30 PM

I know that OoT= Ocarina of Time and WW= Wind Waker...and LoZ = Legend of Zelda but what rest(sorry not used to abbrvs for them)

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 09:44 PM

LoZ = The Legend of Zelda (original)
AoL = The Adventure of Link
LTTP or ALTTP = A Link to the Past
LA = Link's Awakening
OoT = Ocarina of Time
MM = Majora's Mask
OoS = Oracle of Seasons
OoA = Oracle of Ages
OoX = Refers to both oracle games and their linked game as a whole
FS = Four Swords
TWW or WW = The Wind Waker
FSA = Four Swords Adventures (or HA = Hyrulean Adventure)
TMC or MC = The Minish Cap
TP = Twilight Princess

Just for future reference.

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Posted 02 November 2005 - 04:58 AM

Some rarer ones you might see:

AST=Ancient Stone Tablets
KnS=Kodai no Sekiban (these two are the same game)
FoE=Faces of Evil
WoG=Wand of Gamelon
ZA=Zelda's Adventure
BS=Bandai Satellaview
SP=Shadow Prince
CT=Crystal Trap
GW=Game Watch
G+W=Game and Watch

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Posted 02 November 2005 - 08:49 AM

It's not yet certain how all of the games work together (if at all), but there are a few distinct story arcs.

Key
- A short time passes
--- Generations pass
-(--) Either of the above

Original
Ocarina of Time - Majora's Mask --- A Link to the Past - Link's Awakening --- The Legend of Zelda - The Adventure of Link

New
Ocarina of Time - Majora's Mask --- The Wind Waker

Four Sword
The Minish Cap --- Four Swords -(--) Four Swords Adventures

Oracles
Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons*

*These can go in either order, you can continue the story from one to the other using a password system. It seems as though this story could take place in the original timeline, sometime (generations, most likely) after A Link to the Past (and Link's Awakening). It's also possible that the Oracle games lead in to Link's Awakening, even though Link's Awakening was originally a follow-up to A Link to the Past. It's also possible for the Oracle games to take place generations after The Adventure of Link.

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Posted 02 November 2005 - 09:07 AM

Read the first post of http://forums.legend...t=timeline laws
That should give you a grounding of what is established canon in the timeline by most if not all of the LAers...

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