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Topic: Why does everyone insist that there is a time line for the Zelda games?

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BlatantlyHeroic

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Guys, they released a timeline, it's your choice as of to whether you accept it or not. Just know, that they're probably going to start making games with the timeline in mind, for story/lore progression.

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Tasuki wrote:

whole series connecting.......

That's what we have the official timeline for.

The supervising editor of Hyrule Historia was Eji Anouma, so they've definitely acknowledged it. Not to mention the fact that there's like 5 continuous chapters explaining how all the games fit together in the book. They've put quite a lot of thought in to the whole thing. If you ever find it I'd recommend you to pick it up.

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Guys, they released a timeline, it's your choice as of to whether you accept it or not. Just know, that they're probably going to start making games with the timeline in mind, for story/lore progression.

They could also split the timeline into four branches >:3

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LzQuacker wrote:

The_Joker wrote:

Guys, they released a timeline, it's your choice as of to whether you accept it or not. Just know, that they're probably going to start making games with the timeline in mind, for story/lore progression.

They could also split the timeline into four branches >:3

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The_Joker wrote:

LzQuacker wrote:

The_Joker wrote:

Guys, they released a timeline, it's your choice as of to whether you accept it or not. Just know, that they're probably going to start making games with the timeline in mind, for story/lore progression.

They could also split the timeline into four branches >:3

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The_Joker wrote:

Guys, they released a timeline, it's your choice as of to whether you accept it or not. Just know, that they're probably going to start making games with the timeline in mind, for story/lore progression.

Even though the timeline was only made up arbitrarily to please hardcore fans, I would have no problem with future games actually being planned around it. Maybe then the story will be more complex and unique than "Ganon is resurrected". :3

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Ark

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So Amazon says that and its right?? That makes sense.

So next time Amazon says a game is the best game ever made they are right and I should run out and buy that game Ok then. :/

Are you implying that Amazon actually wrote that product description, let alone most descriptions for the products it sells in general? It was an official release given by Dark Horse Comics. The very same information is hosted on the official website for the product. Unless you're implying the publisher that clearly had to communicate with Nintendo and verify details to make the product a reality is inaccurate, the information should be taken as factual.

Furthermore, if this official description is somehow false, both Dark Horse and Nintendo have had approximately one year to rectify the claims and neither party has done so. Since Nintendo's legal department has had time to shut down a few Zelda-related fan works in a similar timeframe and no statement to the contrary has been so much as implied, it is a reasonable assumption that information associated with a company's own product is legitimate.

Lastly, Nintendo's own Eiji Aoumuna stated on pages 238 and 239 that this timeline is legitimate, despite potential plotline discrepancies. You can search up the full statement if you wish.

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But it's fake! Totally fake! It goes against the fans' theories after all ;)

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49. Posted:

19Robb92 wrote:

Tasuki wrote:

whole series connecting.......

That's what we have the official timeline for.

The supervising editor of Hyrule Historia was Eji Anouma, so they've definitely acknowledged it. Not to mention the fact that there's like 5 continuous chapters explaining how all the games fit together in the book. They've put quite a lot of thought in to the whole thing. If you ever find it I'd recommend you to pick it up.

I will admit that I have not had the chance to read Hyrule Historia as at the time it was available I didnt have the money. :( And now its probably to late to get it unless I want to pay a really high price.

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I personally don't get why people get so uptight about claiming that "there's no timeline". For one thing, Nintendo themselves confirmed it. Also, who cares if people discuss the timeline? It just gives Zelda fans something to talk about. IMO, it makes the series feel more connected to me.

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I personally don't get why people get so uptight about claiming that "there's no timeline". For one thing, Nintendo themselves confirmed it. Also, who cares if people discuss the timeline? It just gives Zelda fans something to talk about. IMO, it makes the series feel more connected to me.

I can say the same thing with people claiming that there is a timeline. That was my whole point. Every time I say there isn't people start jumping down my throat acting like I am wrong.

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I can say the same thing with people claiming that there is a timeline. That was my whole point. Every time I say there isn't people start jumping down my throat acting like I am wrong.

One possible contributing factor to this may be that these people are not acting. Interviews with series officials have outlined the existence of a timeline for years. Retcons and alterations are irrelevant in the present.

Additionally, saying the games have no timeline (a false statement based on current knowledge) opens comparatively limited discussion amongst fans of the series. What benefit does "there is no timeline" provide a fanbase when it is comparable in nature to "there is no sky"? While it is certainly possible to philosophically debate the existence of the sky, it is generally accepted, based on facts, that one is present on earth. Depending on your world views, the sky may not have always existed as well, just as a Zelda timeline did not always exist.

Are you wishing that online communities should host philosophical discussions based around concepts that reject commonly established, factually acceptable notions? Were this the case, I'd wager threads would rapidly become more convoluted than many Zelda timeline theories.

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I honestly believe they are all parallel dimensions. Of course the connected games are one dimension, but the rest are still separate. I saw this explained in a movie once. Skyward Sword is considered the first, with good reason. It introduces the mechanics for later games. The decisions that led to the end of LoZ: SS, created multiple dimensions with a similar hero. Just a different dimension. That's why "Link" can be named in the games.

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Tasuki wrote:

WildTwinVikings wrote:

I personally don't get why people get so uptight about claiming that "there's no timeline". For one thing, Nintendo themselves confirmed it. Also, who cares if people discuss the timeline? It just gives Zelda fans something to talk about. IMO, it makes the series feel more connected to me.

I can say the same thing with people claiming that there is a timeline. That was my whole point. Every time I say there isn't people start jumping down my throat acting like I am wrong.

Huh, last time I saw you complaining about the timeline (which was a few minutes before you created this thread) it went like this:

Someone: "Nice, nintendo confirmed this game's placement in the timeline"
You: "THERE'S NO TIMELINE STAHP"

Who jumped at who?

Besides, if the creators of the series say there's a timeline, as silly and farfetched as it may seem, that automatically means you are wrong until they decide to say otherwise.

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To be fair, since Nintendo confirmed it, there is a timeline. Done :P

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56. Posted:

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To be fair, since Nintendo confirmed it, there is a timeline. Done :P

I agree I am done. You guys aren't going to convince me there is one just like I am not going to convince you there isn't.

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It's not that bad.. with a Timeline people are just looking for the missing Link to the stories they wuv..

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Tasuki wrote:

LzQuacker wrote:

To be fair, since Nintendo confirmed it, there is a timeline. Done :P

I agree I am done. You guys aren't going to convince me there is one just like I am not going to convince you there isn't.

Well that's just this timeline. I just started work on a graphic that shows the events that happen if you had agreed that there is a Zelda timeline. Spoiler Alert: Gunpei Yokoi rises from the dead.

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Klimbatize wrote:

Tasuki wrote:

LzQuacker wrote:

To be fair, since Nintendo confirmed it, there is a timeline. Done :P

I agree I am done. You guys aren't going to convince me there is one just like I am not going to convince you there isn't.

Well that's just this timeline. I just started work on a graphic that shows the events that happen if you agree that there is a Zelda timeline. Spoiler Alert: Gunpei Yokoi rises from the dead.

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@Tasuki According to the Amazon description the "official chronology of the games" is in the book so it doesn't matter what happened prior to the release of the book, we now have an official timeline.

So Amazon says that and its right?? That makes sense.

So next time Amazon says a game is the best game ever made they are right and I should run out and buy that game Ok then. :/

No, but it also says it on the back of the book (I guess I shoulda mentioned that before, sorry) and since some of the creators of the games helped to write the book I'll take their word for it.

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