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Do Zelda adventures have an order?

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  1. Booo67

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    This questions really puzzling me, for one thing different Zelda games are coming out as Link as a child or Adult in a mixed order and also for example some games show the green tunic being achieved in different ways. So does the series have an order? Or is it just all random?
     
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    This explains it all

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHIP9UtkQDQ&feature=player_embedded[/ame]
     
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    there is no true timeline(except for OoT-WW-PH) Nintendo has yet to reveal a timeline or any indication of a true timeline. other than those three, no zelda is related to another zelda.

    though multiple fan theories have popped up over the years that give zelda a timeline, though its all really just rumors and beliefs as nothing concrete has been announced
     
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    I think of it a bit like The Simpsons and South Park- you kind of fit some of them into a vague timeline, but the makers don't really care about continuity that much and would rather concentrate on each game's internal story.
     
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    I love the AVGN explanation.

    'So we have the original game. A sequel to the game. A prequel to the game. A sequel to the prequel. A prequel to the sequel. An alternative reality, and a sequel to that alternative reality.'
     
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    No real chronilogical order, just a bunch of guys in each game that were the same exact tunic if you pay attention.
     
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    It seems almost that there is an order, they just come out randomly.:confused:
     
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    The Zelda timeline is constantly being debated by fans and experts alike. Nobody knows what the true timeline is but it has been confirmed that there IS an order. I've thought about it a lot and have a possible order in mind but it takes a long time to explain so...no.
     
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    Thats what I thought.
     
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    i don't know where you get your info, but you should tell them to get there facts straight. there has never been any official mention or confirmation of a timeline. except for OoT to WW to PH
     
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    Oot as in Ocarina of Time?
     
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    yes. Wind Waker is confirmed to be a sequel to Ocarina of Time. and Phantom Hourglass starts off by recapping WW because it actually uses the same people in the beginning
     
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    Bro, don't think about the legend of zelda games like that. The developers didn't give a **** which order they were in. That's how it's meant to be played. treat them like single editions; not prequels, sequels, or whatever the **** you wanna call it. I've heard many many times that the only reason why they sometimes try to give a timeline is when there's pressure from the fans. Don't worry about it.
     
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    I've been looking for more quotes to support what I have said but here is just one example: "Miyamoto’s right hand man, Eiji Aonuma, came right out and said Four Swords was 'the oldest tale in the Zelda Timeline.'"

    I do believe Iwata confirmed something at another point but I'm looking for that and other quotes as we speak.
     
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    I thought MM was the sequel to OoT.
     
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    MM is the sequel to the Child Timeline of OoT. WW is the sequel to the Adult Timeline.
     
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    Wind waker?:confused:
     
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    Yes. Wind Waker takes place after Ganon is defeated in the Adult timeline. It is stated that the Hero vanished after saving Hyrule. This is because he got sent back to his original time by Adult Zelda.

    Majora's Mask takes place after Young Link is returned to his own time. It is said that he is searching for an old friend. This is Navi, who left Link after he completed his mission because he's not really a Kokiri and she had fulfilled what had been asked of her by the Great Deku Tree.
     
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    All that's known so far is that Oot happens before all of them except Minish Cap, which so far is the first game in the Zelda timeline, and that the split timeline theroy is actually legit. And either Windwaker and Phantom Hourglass are the only ones on on side of the timeline, or they're the second and third from last in their timeline. The last ones in the timeline are oracles of ages and seasons, happening at the same time but on opposite timelines


    I went 2 months studying the Zelda timeline, sad I know
     
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    I have to agree. Aside from the direct sequels (Oot > MM, WW > PH > ST, etc.) it's probably best not to think too hard about fitting them into any timeline. I'm convinced Aonuma has only made those statements regarding an overall order to tease the fans, and he made up all this stuff about Adult/Child timelines after Wind Waker was released in order to try and justify Twilight Princess.
     

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