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The Legend of Zelda Timeline, Explained

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The Legend of Zelda Updates: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword game has tied the timelines of various games in the series and its story depicts the origin of the Zelda timeline. The publisher Wii has given pivotal care to the storyline of Skyward Sword as it explains the origin of the Zelda timeline.

Unlike other installments in the franchise, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD follows a linear storyline and delivers a story-heavy narration.

Skyward Sword’s this new approach towards the gameplay was welcomed, however, it was criticized by some too. Whatsoever the case, Skyward Sword has done justice in explaining the timeline of the Zelda series.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword chronologically fits as the first game in the Zelda timeline. The story depicts the origin of Zelda’s world and other incidents that reverberates throughout the Zelda timeline.

Din, Nayru, and Farore were the 3 goddesses responsible for the creation of the world in The Legend of Zelda. According to the Legend, these three goddesses were responsible for creating the iconic Triforce artifact, capable of granting the wishes.

The Triforce artifact along with its three pieces has been an integral part, of the narration of many Zelda games. Triforce is also a reason for the Skyward Sword’s world being infested by the monsters.

The Legend of Zelda Timeline

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The Demon King Demise was after Triforce’s power who constantly fights its inheritor, goddess Hylia. Hylia sent the denizens of Hyrule to Skyward Sword’s Skyloft, which is a floating sky island, in order to save them from Demise.

Although Hylia imprisoned Demise, eventually, he will find a way to break free. So, Hylia shed her divinity and reincarnated herself as Skyward Sword’s Zelda.

Hylia’s incarnation in Zelda and the return of Demon King has marked the beginning of the eternal struggle between good and evil in The Legend of Zelda. The Skyward Sword’s storyline deals with many foundational occurrences namely, Master Sword Being placed on its pedestal, and also the curse that was put upon Zelda.

Another notable aspect of Skyward Sword is the establishment of the Hyrule kingdom on the surface, which must be witnessed by the players.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD has tied all the loosely connected games in the series. It has established a connection between the games in the franchise and the events that occurred in the Skyward Sword timeline was reflected in every other Zelda game.

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