Game Theory: Dear Nintendo, I FIXED Your Timeline! (Zelda)


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  • LukeTheNuke1111
    LukeTheNuke1111  3 months back

    MatPat: "Ruining your childhood since 2011"
    Me: "You are my childhood."

  • Dr. Fortnite
    Dr. Fortnite  3 hours back

    Matpat what about the blue on TP link maybe not HW

    • KovuLover1
      KovuLover1  5 hours back

      Hey MatPat, I noticed something in this theory that I didn’t entirely think was factual, that be Princess Ruto’s becoming a sage. I could be completely wrong and even if I am right I don’t think that it would throw off your theory by much, if at all, but didn’t Ruto become a sage along with Zelda in Ocarina if Time?

      • John Elkins
        John Elkins  7 hours back

        Since there was a timeline shift, why doesn’t it become more complicated by cause a shift in timelines at the beginning with skyward sword

        • Sans DETH
          Sans DETH  9 hours back

          He gives good evidence but hes saing timelines those are multiple universes what if it's not just one link going through many universes but it's multiple links in different times Downfall ,kid ,adult ,then "time line" the game and Then link breath of the wild

          • Axcel Wozniak
            Axcel Wozniak  1 days back

            I would pay thousands to see a either a Deadlock or theory with Zelda tubers like Nintendo Black Crisis, Zeltik and the Commonwealth Realm

            • Cinder64
              Cinder64  1 days back

              And also are farosh,dinraal,and Nayru from botw the true three goddesses of power din wisdom nayru and courage farore

              • Cinder64
                Cinder64  1 days back

                Hey matpat their is blue in the twilight princess tunic under the gauntlet thing could that have possibly evolved after four sword adventures due to an excavation or something else but this would that there would have to be something in between hyrule warriors and botw an entire story that could place the game in the child timeline

                • Cinder64
                  Cinder64  1 days back

                  By the way the champions tunic is not the hero’s tunic the hero’s tunic is the you get from completing all 120 shrines which looks like a more adult friendly version of windwakers tunic

              • Wizardo
                Wizardo  1 days back

                This is your best episode.

                • Otaku Master
                  Otaku Master  2 days back

                  Wow, I am so glad to finally see someone talk about this theory. For years I have always told people that Hyrule Warrior should be canon. I've always believed that HW could solve it all. The usual argument i get is that Aonuma said its part of a separate dimension. But if its part of a separate dimension, so what? Isnt the point of a convergence of timelines that it does create one new timeline/dimension? I see no reason why it cant be canon. I love the Zelda series, and Hyrule Warriors is one of my favorites in the series. I dislike how quickly people were willing to dismiss it. In any case, Im very happy to know that at least this theory is being entertained a bit :)

                  • Catattack957
                    Catattack957  3 days back

                    BDG did it first.

                    • Eric Setser
                      Eric Setser  3 days back


                      • Abhinav Kumar
                        Abhinav Kumar  3 days back

                        19:30 Man, what's that music? It's awesome.

                        • Michael Logozzo
                          Michael Logozzo  3 days back

                          I love how Matpat contradicted himself

                          SCIENCE TIME: He said absence of ganons human form but in Botw 2 which was revealed before this video we see a ganondorf HE EVEN REFERENCED THIS IN THE BEGINNING OF THE VIDEO GET YOUR SCIENCE RIGHT MATPAT WATCH NBC’s VIDEO AS WELL

                          • Michael Logozzo
                            Michael Logozzo  3 days back

                            Lol jokes great vid just wanted to go on a bit of a rant about the beginning there

                        • Arguably
                          Arguably  3 days back

                          Hyrule Warriors can’t be canon. It’s on WiiU.

                          • Ninja DOG
                            Ninja DOG  3 days back

                            Who else thinks that Mat should publish the epic of stew?!?!

                            PS. I would LOVE IT.

                            • DarkmoonWolf
                              DarkmoonWolf  3 days back

                              Thank you for this Theory! I love Hyrule Warriors. Its a go to game for me & its great to see it get some positive light. Thank you Matt & team.

                              • Goose
                                Goose  4 days back

                                Hey matpat. You said that Hyrule Warriors merges everything together. I realised that one o t h e r piece of evidence is Wolf Link (yes yes i know cue the "aMiIbO iSnT cAnOn" hol up and here me out) If you think about it the way he appears with the whole twili affect is the exact same way he (or midna's version at least) appears. With that same twilight affect. Finally some people might say "but Midna shattered the mirror of twilight how can it still be intact well it's the same reason they got there in the first place in HW. Cia may have re-created the Mirror of Twilight to allow Ganondorf or anyone for that manor to traverse dimensions

                                • Bren Washington
                                  Bren Washington  4 days back

                                  I always said that there was never a hero defeated time line because it made no sense to have Ocarina/Hero of Time Adult link die in the future cause then Zelda would not have been able to send him back as A Child

                                  • Jim Morris
                                    Jim Morris  4 days back

                                    Yes, but how does Cadence Of Hyrule fit in?

                                    • Silver461
                                      Silver461  5 days back

                                      Matpats version of the Zelda timeline: Ah yes I am wise I have done it!
                                      Us: Ah yes indeed good job Friend Matt
                                      Brian David Gilbert: LEGEND OF ZELDA MONOPOLY!!!!

                                      • SorenxD
                                        SorenxD  5 days back

                                        I dont Think that breath of the wild is in the Time line... my opinion is this Game is a Reboot or so ... at the Moment
                                        Because they wanted to re create the very first Game. Ok the Story is a new one but Consider it at a Reboot with easter eggs of the past Games.. or Nintendo set the Game in ins Time line with breath of the wild 2 ...

                                        • Flamechog65 DX
                                          Flamechog65 DX  5 days back

                                          How many bought hyrule warriors definitive edition

                                          • OakenCask
                                            OakenCask  5 days back

                                            I gotta ask, did that Polygon Video by BDG have anything to do with this?

                                            • Domino of the West
                                              Domino of the West  5 days back

                                              Seriously though, I’m glad you said it, because I’ve always felt Hyrule Warriors was needed somewhere (and especially in the Child timeline).

                                              I bought the game when it was on Wiiu.
                                              Without the DLC, it was mostly a story taking place in the Child Timeline, until the moments which the great sea and a few others.

                                              This video has definitely opened my eyes a little bit more to see possibilities with BoTW and where it all connects.
                                              I had always known there should’ve been a moment where they merged into one singular timeline, but could never figure out where or how. Hyrule warriors was the answer I was looking for.
                                              So, thank you.

                                              I’ll try to look into each game again and see what other links to each other I can gather, then see if I can place them into these two games or even connect it with previous entrees as references.

                                              • TrishyBear
                                                TrishyBear  5 days back

                                                when he mentioned hyrule warriors i could only think about brian david gilbert from polygon yelling out “YOU MADE ME CARE ABOUT HYRULE WARRIORS?!?!” when he was trying to figure out the zelda timeline too and it distracted me so much i had to rewind TWICE to fully grasp matpat explaining things to me 😂

                                                • Zachary Seaton
                                                  Zachary Seaton  5 days back

                                                  does this still mean that breath of the wild still falls into the fallen hero timeline

                                                  • Woozle 03 Productions
                                                    Woozle 03 Productions  4 days back

                                                    Zachary Seaton no, means it's in it's own reunited timeline but if it had to fall into any, then it would be in the Child Timeline.

                                                • Drizzyr Auvryar
                                                  Drizzyr Auvryar  5 days back

                                                  This just reminds me of Darth Jar-Jar.
                                                  Backlash against a franchise caused a previously structured version to be non canonical.

                                                  • Verttexx
                                                    Verttexx  6 days back

                                                    Lol its like nintendo watches this and is like "BOOM! That's how we'll explain this in the next encyclopedia"

                                                    • Werk_ Meister
                                                      Werk_ Meister  7 days back

                                                      sorry if i say this too late, but did everyone of you played hyrule warriors when yes did you see the hero of twilight you see the hero of time (young link) and the hero of the wind (Toon Link) then where is the hero of twilight. This is a little detail in warriors.

                                                      • Joseph Krick
                                                        Joseph Krick  7 days back

                                                        What if the Triforce wasn't just a powerful 3 part artifact left by the goddesses, but are actually sentient beings designed to figure out a way to stop the calamity. Together they couldn't agree so they agreed to be separated and using Ganon, Link, and Zelda, they split time to see which could find the best solution literally at the same time. Each of the three timelines are backed by a particular part of the Triforce, Downfall timeline is considered by the Triforce of Power using Ganon as it's champion to cause calamity to prevent the real calamity. The Triumphant Child timeline is considered by the Triforce of Courage using Link as it's champion to preserve all life and thereby stopping every and all calamity for all time. The Triumphant Adult timeline is considered by the Triforce of Wisdom using Zelda as it's champion knowing that calamity is inevitable yet finding a way to live on after. Hyrule warriors, where the calamity is the timelines being retied, is the actual calamity for told of in Skyward Sword and using what they learned in each timeline they come to the perfect conclusion, Breath of the Wild. The calamity happened from Power unchecked, life is preserved by the Courage of the hero stopping each new calamity as it resurfaces, and life finding the Wisdom to continue living after calamity. Kind of like life. As a child you develop the courage to face the power of each calamity in your life and even when calamity wins, you gain the wisdom as an adult to accept that calamity is a part of life and moving past it to continue living is how you over come calamity.

                                                        • Cathy Grant
                                                          Cathy Grant  7 days back

                                                          …I thought this was Austin

                                                          • Haley Pool
                                                            Haley Pool  1 weeks back

                                                            Group projects, that’s a way to describe baby making

                                                            • Mega Ok
                                                              Mega Ok  1 weeks back

                                                              Me thinking ness is sans or lazy comedian:okay I’m ok

                                                              • David Carnival
                                                                David Carnival  1 weeks back

                                                                Is no one going to point out windwakers island lobster shirt?

                                                                • Dog in a donut
                                                                  Dog in a donut  1 weeks back

                                                                  But what about the time brake

                                                                  • Undead clone
                                                                    Undead clone  1 weeks back

                                                                    So does it just reconnect

                                                                    • Will Lauzon
                                                                      Will Lauzon  1 weeks back

                                                                      There should only be TWO timelines. Where Link sealed Ganon and returned to childhood and where time kept going cause Link couldn't just put the sword back in the alter.

                                                                      • Will Lauzon
                                                                        Will Lauzon  1 weeks back

                                                                        Link never died. I know my game counter says zero

                                                                    • Lipopcorne
                                                                      Lipopcorne  1 weeks back

                                                                      You're awesome.

                                                                      • PureLonghorn72
                                                                        PureLonghorn72  1 weeks back

                                                                        He forgot about the “Hero’s Clothing” you get in “Wind Waker HD” when you complete the game and load up another game on the same quest log. That tunic is also blue and is similar to that of “Breath of the Wild”s “Champion’s Tunic”.

                                                                        • PureLonghorn72
                                                                          PureLonghorn72  23 hours back

                                                                          I’ve never seen the original version, so I didn’t know that. Thanks for the information!

                                                                        • LaydiNite
                                                                          LaydiNite  5 days back

                                                                          It's not just in the HD version. You start out in the blue lobster shirt either way, and stay in it throughout the game in the new game+ of both the original and the remake.

                                                                      • Dylan Brasseaux
                                                                        Dylan Brasseaux  1 weeks back

                                                                        listen i know this was months ago but if you think about it could the link from hyrule Wariors be the same Link in Breath Of The Wild? also pleas make theories about more games. Also you can take a break at some point

                                                                        • JonnyBoiYoi
                                                                          JonnyBoiYoi  1 weeks back

                                                                          Links awakening has entered the chat
                                                                          MatPat:fwoop deepoop dee woop

                                                                          • ARandom KittiCat
                                                                            ARandom KittiCat  1 weeks back

                                                                            The different timelines are parallel universes. His brain might have gotten broken into three pieces all with the same past. The "child" part of him took the child timeline. The mature, adult. The dark precise to him told of his death. There was an event where the time lines collided and sent all of their stories into each of the Charecters. They are all there, the spilt is buried deep into the library of his adventure. Breath of the Wild takes place shortly after the 3 Timelines conjoined.

                                                                            • Caty SGB
                                                                              Caty SGB  1 weeks back

                                                                              What about the TIME BREAK!?

                                                                              • Jarachi
                                                                                Jarachi  1 weeks back

                                                                                ok yea I call bullshit nintendo. Theres no way in hell Links Awakening takes place before the oracle games as the endings to those games LITERALLY SHOWS THE OPENING SEGMENT OF AWAKENING.

                                                                                • Sr. James
                                                                                  Sr. James  1 weeks back

                                                                                  i think ganon in breath of the wild isn't ganon i mean in the child timeline when ganon is in beast mode he really isn't attacking everything like in breath of the wild i mean hear zelda's voice in the intro of beast mode ganon is completely different he goes wild and doesn't focus on link and look at the first look of ganon he is a spider a insect out of control and wild and always scream i dont think ganon is ganon i think he is manipulated by something, something that's an eyeball i mean ganon doesn't really use weapons that much he would either use one or two or three or non and you can argue with me in the comment section i will still prove he isn't ganon

                                                                                  • Rax Savvage
                                                                                    Rax Savvage  1 weeks back

                                                                                    ya know i just wanna point out the only thing i notice from those books?
                                                                                    its got 4 peices of a triforce

                                                                                    • Alex Castellanos
                                                                                      Alex Castellanos  1 weeks back

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