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astarisborn94

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If you think you have figured out The Legend of Zelda timeline, give out your thoughts here. We'll happily read over it and see if we can agree on it.

Here is my theory on the timeline:
The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past | The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening | The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Ages | The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
The Legend of Zelda
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link | The Legend of Zelda: Four Sword
The Legend of Zelda: Twlight Princess |The Legend of Zelda: Four Sword Adventure
The Legend of Zelda Wii 2 | The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Track

You may excuse the Phillip-CDi and Link's Crossbow Training for the Chronicle timeline that you attempt to solve. BTW, you can judge other theories..

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WanderFan91

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Ocarina of Time -> The Legend of Zelda -> The Adventure of Link -> A Link to the Past -> Link's Awakening -> Oracle of Seasons/Ages -> Majora's Mask -> Twilight Princess
Though I fear I may be mostly wrong. :(

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Kid_A

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There's nothing to solve because there isn't one.

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hylianhalcyon

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Kid_A wrote:

There's nothing to solve because there isn't one.

Thats what Nintendo says, but thats not gonna stop the theorists from theorizing. Which brings up the question, if there is no timeline, why did they say Spirit Tracks was 100 hundred years after Phantom Hourlgass?

On topic, I've never really thought/cared enough about the timeline to make my own. Although I do believe Minish Cap to be the first.

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TKOWL

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I think Minish Cap is first because it shows the origin of Link's green cap and you are playing as the Young Gustaff

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Roopa132

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There's no real timeline. Except for a few the games are all games on their own and have nothing in common story wise with the other Zeldas. @hylianhalcyon well Spirit Track is a sequel to Phantom Hourglass so of course there needed to be some info how long after PH it played. Same with Phantom Hourglass. It basically starts pretty much exactly where Wind Waker stops.

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Roopa132 wrote:

There's no real timeline. Except for a few the games are all games on their own and have nothing in common story wise with the other Zeldas. @hylianhalcyon well Spirit Track is a sequel to Phantom Hourglass so of course there needed to be some info how long after PH it played. Same with Phantom Hourglass. It basically starts pretty much exactly where Wind Waker stops.

That seems rather counterproductive to their whole "there is no timeline" statement. They could have just as easily not said that Spirit Tracks takes place 100 years after Phantom Hourglass.

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LuigiFreak

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I haven't played enough Zelda games to come up with one. But I do think there is one, I don't really care what a Nintendo Automatic message fail says. Miyamoto said there was one in 1998 and Eiji Aonuma said there was one in 2002. However, Miyamoto could have been overcome with greed with Zelda and just tossed the Timeline aside, but who knows.

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In relevance to the topic, nice Toon Link avatar, Dragoon. :)

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Arkia

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Well, back on topic, from my understanding it goes something like this...

Minish Cap -> Four Swords -> Four Swords Adventure -> Ocarina of Time (Future) -> Link to the Past -> Oracle of Seasons/Ages -> Legend of Zelda -> Adventure of Link
Minish Cap -> Four Swords -> Four Swords Adventure -> Ocarina of Time (Past) -> Majoras Mask -> Twilight Princess -> Wind Waker -> Phantom Hourglass -> Spirit Tracks

Links Awakening can potentially go anywhere, though if I had to place it, it would go after Link to the Past.

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Percentful

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I know that all the games take place in Hyrule.

....sorry, but I really don't know enough about any of the games [I've only played 2 of them :P ]

Just let it happen.

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TKOWL

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@Starboy- thanks!

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Roopa132

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hylianhalcyon wrote:

Roopa132 wrote:

There's no real timeline. Except for a few the games are all games on their own and have nothing in common story wise with the other Zeldas. @hylianhalcyon well Spirit Track is a sequel to Phantom Hourglass so of course there needed to be some info how long after PH it played. Same with Phantom Hourglass. It basically starts pretty much exactly where Wind Waker stops.

That seems rather counterproductive to their whole "there is no timeline" statement. They could have just as easily not said that Spirit Tracks takes place 100 years after Phantom Hourglass.

Yeah but they had to explain why there are characters from Phantom Hourglass/Wind Waker and why it doesn't play in the same region where Phantom Hourglass plays etc.

Probably getting a Vita with LBP soon...

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Roopa132 wrote:

hylianhalcyon wrote:

Roopa132 wrote:

There's no real timeline. Except for a few the games are all games on their own and have nothing in common story wise with the other Zeldas. @hylianhalcyon well Spirit Track is a sequel to Phantom Hourglass so of course there needed to be some info how long after PH it played. Same with Phantom Hourglass. It basically starts pretty much exactly where Wind Waker stops.

That seems rather counterproductive to their whole "there is no timeline" statement. They could have just as easily not said that Spirit Tracks takes place 100 years after Phantom Hourglass.

Yeah but they had to explain why there are characters from Phantom Hourglass/Wind Waker and why it doesn't play in the same region where Phantom Hourglass plays etc.

Yeah I understand that. But I still think that if they really were backing the statement "there is no timeline" that they could have come up with an excuse to why there are similar characters in it. They could have gone the Majora's Mask route and said that it is set in an alternate reality or something.

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Infernape1000

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I could attempt to solve the timeline, but I have a life! =D

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Chrono_Cross

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Infernape1000 wrote:

I could attempt to solve the timeline, but I have a life! =D

Yeah serously :D

But in all seriousness, there really is no timeline in the series. You literally cannot connect the games together and have it all make sense. How about a Metroid topic of the same concept of this. Much more intriguing in my opinion..

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astarisborn94

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@Chrono Cross: That wouldn't make much sense because we already have an timeline for the Metroid series here: http://metroid.wikia.com/wiki/Metroid_timeline

On topic, there is already an timeline to the series, nobody (Not even Nintendo) knows it. That's why we're attempting to solve the Zelda timeline.

Also, those lines on my post divide the games into alternate timelines, so it sort of make sense.

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Ricardo91

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I'm not even gonna try.

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TJtheHeretic

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ill giv sum evidence to my reasoning

zelda 1 (nes)- it started it all
zelda 2 (nes)- i remember sumwhere it said it was a direct sequel
link to the past- started the whole master sword thing
ocarina- continued the master sword thing
majora's- direct sequel to ocarina
twilight- cuz of windwaker
windwaker- hyrule is flooded
phntom hrglass- windwaker sequel.

i didnt include all the game cuz im lazy (y)

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Adam

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Someone mentioned there is no timeline and that Nintendo confirmed this. Actually, Nintendo has repeatedly said they do have a timeline in mind but don't want to share it because people like theorizing it so much. I call baloney. I don't think they know or care for the most part but give little hints just to keep those who do care about it happy. I prefer the simpler, more interesting concept of the legend that changes form as its retold in each generation, maintaining only the basic plot and characters. It's the "Legend" of Zelda, after all, implying that this is something that happened long ago and is being retold to us. Of course, it's also a huge cop out if you like the idea of a timeline! Just thought I'd throw my two cents in.

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