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  • rottentreegremlin
    22.10.2021 - 3 days ago

    Yo… what if the shrine of Resurrection doesn’t actually revive anyone, it just keeps them in a certain state for however long it takes for their body to fix itself. Like, it keeps everything there, all of the damaged body bits and doesn’t merely heal it but puts the person, specifically Link, into a stasis that keeps him alive and provides his body with the things it needs to heal but it doesn’t actually cause anything to heal, it simply keeps just enough brain function and keeps the body at just the right temperature or just puts things in the right places to encourage a healing process.

    The reason it took 100 years isn’t cuz of the lack of power or anything. It’s because Link was so injured that his body just could not heal very quickly at all. Like- it takes months for broken bones to heal but even years after healing the bone may not be the same. Or if you get a sprained ankle, it may still pop or ache from time to time even decades later. Because you’re body is really only meant to hold up for give or take 80 years, and that’s only with modern medicine or just dumb luck. But Link likely suffered a great number of injuries, many of which were internal injuries, like to the lungs, heart and other vital organs, and those kinda of injuries can also be irreparably damaged for years and may never even function the same after they’ve been healed.

    So like— 100 years to heal all of that… and considering it was likely just his body doing all the healing and not the shrine doing anything other than keeping him in that unconscious but alive state it makes sense. It makes sense that it would have taken that long.

    And that’s pretty interesting because it doesn’t say anywhere that the shrine actually heals anyone it just puts them in stasis and prevents them from dying. Which may also result in sleep paralysis.

    #botw#link#botw2 #breath of the wild #botw zelink #legend of zelda #zelink #zelda x link #rottentreegremlin theory #botw shrine of resurrection
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  • rottentreegremlin
    25.09.2021 - 1 mont ago

    The order of the memories are really weird. And I say this because memory 8 is when Link gets injured and memory 10 is when he gets healed. Memory 9 is Silent Princess so either memory 10 was meant to come first or Link’s injury had not yet healed in memory 9 and something happened between memory 8 and 9 and also 9 and 10 that prompted Link to go see Mipha, either be invite or because of infection from improper care of the wound, i get the feeling that this was intentional.

    The order in which they took place wasn’t a mistake and in fact, Link’s arm likely wasn’t healed properly until several days after the fact.

    It’s really interesting how, Link got injured and instead of going to see someone who could help dress it, he traveled half way across the country just so Zelda could get a break from monsters. So he either a) only trusted Mipha enough to do it or b) just didn’t say anything about it hurting until it became too much to ignore and he chose to go see Mipha. Although, it could also be that Zelda made him go… who knows, it’s just really weird that his arm is covered in Silent Princess but in the memory just before A Premonition, he had a scar on his arm, and then in Mipha’s Touch it was still there is if I see correctly, it looks inflamed before she finishes healing it.

    So basically he got hurt and avoided seeing the one person he trusted to heal him for some reason?? And I think maybe it’s because Zelda was being more openly affectionate at the beginning of memory 8 and he started to feel things for Zelda he hadn’t before and thus felt bad about seeing Mipha since he starts to realize he doesn’t love her the way he knows she loves him. He likely found himself liking Zelda more, not even in any particular sense but it’s clear that there is some chemistry happening and there is a clear tension being expresses by the order of these three memories.

    It’s as if the mere order of them is expressing that Link already knows he doesn’t love Mipha in that sense, he knows that Zelda is the one he wants and I can understand that he would want to avoid his friend whom he knows loves him romantically because he doesn’t want to break her heart when he tells her he does not love her the way he may want to. Not because he feels that way towards her but because he doesn’t want to he the one to hurt his childhood friend all because he couldn’t love her the way he loves Zelda.

    I just- god the order of the memories tells so much and I love it.

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  • rottentreegremlin
    06.09.2021 - 1 mont ago

    WAIT HOLD ON WHAT IF THE MUSIC IN THE FIRST BOTW2 TRAILER IS FI CALLING OUT TO LINK AND THE HEART BEAT IS LINK’S.

    #bo2w#botw#link#botw2#botw zelink #breath of the wild #zelink #zelda x link #legend of zelda #botw2 theory#rottentreegremlin theory
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  • rottentreegremlin
    31.08.2021 - 1 mont ago

    I like how in the trailer when we first see Link in the toga he isn’t wearing pants but then in the next couple scenes after he’s like falling through the sky, he has pants. Which implies to me that he probably is a little embarrassed about not wearing pants (especially since he started traveling with Zelda because he didn’t have to worry about his nudity when he was alone).

    Anyways I like the idea that he was embarrassed about his underwear showing under the toga. It’s very cute.

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  • rottentreegremlin
    26.08.2021 - 2 monts ago

    Am I the only one that thinks that the heart beating in botw2’s first trailer is Link’s and he’s just hearing it while remembering what happened before getting the arm?

    #botw#link#botw zelink#botw2 #breath of the wild #zelink #zelda x link #legend of zelda #botw theory#rottentreegremlin theory
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  • rottentreegremlin
    25.08.2021 - 2 monts ago

    Kinda weird that the Zelda games with Ganondorf in them, he always causes issues during what looks like spring or summer months and never during winter.

    I theorize it’s cuz he can’t get as much vitamin D in the winter so he attacks at his strongest which is summer/spring.

    #botw#botw2 #breath of the wild #legend of zelda #legend of zelda theory #rottentreegremlin theory#ganondorf
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  • rottentreegremlin
    23.08.2021 - 2 monts ago

    I love that it’s canon that Link blushes a LOT when he’s embarrassed/flustered and Zelda does not get nearly as pink in the face as he does. And I think that’s pretty much supported when he gets very pink and flushed when he’s cold and thus it’s obvious that he blushes very clearly.

    Also I think it would be very cute if Zelda did something to tease him in botw2 in front of someone (say one of the researchers or Impa) and Link just gets so red in the face that Impa can’t help but point it out. Then Link just gets even more embarrassed and covers his face but his ears are extremely pink and I just think that would be so precious.

    #botw#link#botw zelink#botw2 #breath of the wild #zelink #zelda x link #legend of zelda #rottentreegremlin theory#headcanon #thing??
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  • rottentreegremlin
    20.08.2021 - 2 monts ago

    It’s kinda sus that nintendo would show who we are supposed to assume is the big bad in the teaser trailers. It just seems weird that they were like: yeah he’s the villain. Nintendo doesn’t just show the villain in the trailer. In fact most game companies don’t show the final boss before the game has even come out…. Most of the time they don’t just reveal the climax of the story in the trailers or the person who will be important in the climax. It just would take all the excitement from playing it away so they clearly have really bug plans.

    What I’m getting at is that Ganondorf probably isn’t the villain in botw2… idk who they will be but if anything, Ganondorf is likely the lesser evil. Also most of our association with Ganondorf in botw so far isn’t even related to him being a person (and Gerudo, aka POC) his name is associated with malice. In fact his humanity is just a legend now so no one actually knows who he was or what he was like at all. And Skyward Sword was basically saying that Ganondorf is exploited by the gods just as much as Link and Zelda are because Demise is using his anger and hatred as a sort of medium to try and take control of Hyrule. Demise isn’t even reborn naturally he manifests in the hatred people have and eventually grows strong enough to control people and Ganondorf just happened to be the perfect person to possess for Demise because of his own human flaws.

    All in all, it makes me wonder if botw2 will be about confronting that hatred at its core. I hope so…

    #botw#link#botw zelink#botw2 #breath of the wild #zelink #zelda x link #legend of zelda #rottentreegremlin theory#botw theory
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  • rottentreegremlin
    04.08.2021 - 2 monts ago

    Y’all notice how the silent princess has a bud for a second blossom? It has two flowers but only one has bloomed. Is that an metaphor for Link’s feelings not fully being known yet? Like Zelda’s feelings for Link are known but Link’s are unclear and not obvious unless you know where to look.

    Or perhaps it’s a metaphor for their personalities in botw, Link is more closed off and tends to listen and wait where as Zelda is more open and reactionary, she doesn’t wait for results she goes and gets them.

    I think it’s the former though, in that the blossom is meant to represent their affections (romantic, platonic whatever you see it as) towards one another and only one of them is fully aware and sure of those feelings. Like- they both know Zelda has an fondness towards Link but maybe neither of them know if it is shared. Link did ofc want to save Zelda in botw and he had some level of a pull to do so, but he just didn’t know what it was because no one told him that he could feel that way towards someone, much less the person he wants to save. Maybe we’ll get to see Link falling in love with Zelda in botw2 and it’ll be really heartbreaking because when he does it’s when she’s already fallen into the ABYSS and he (likely he sees it like this) failed to save her. And in botw2 we’ll see Zelda studying the silent princess flower and explaining something about how the second blossom blooms and all that and it’s a whole metaphor.

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  • rottentreegremlin
    03.08.2021 - 2 monts ago

    I think it’s interesting that Link has a Hylian captain’s helmet but doesn’t wear it in Aoc. Implying that one, he’s a captain of a battalion of soldiers and two that the helmet is too big for him and thus restricting when fighting. It’s morbid… and yet hilarious.

    Morbid because he’s clearly a child and he really shouldn’t be on the front lines at all and hilarious because he’s 17 and he’s the captain of soldiers that are years older than him most likely. Like is he a captain because of his own skills or because of his father’s skills? We don’t know and that’s… to say the least… curious to me.

    Like yea he probably is only there because of who his parents are but he’s only still there because he has the proper skills to do the job. But it’s still interesting that we don’t actually see he’s actual backstory at all… and if botw2 is supposed to be pretty morbid then it makes me wonder if it’s dark because of the greater evil or it’s dark because of something else… is it dark because all of Link’s memories before Zelda were not as great as we think they are?

    His childhood is essentially a mystery to us and not even AoC changed that. We got nothing of his family and only know that he’s a captain in the Hylian army and how he became Zelda’s knight. People likely thought it was because he parried a guardian beam but it was because he killed a moblin on the battle field and got promoted.

    But yet even after we get an intro to him he never speaks at all and it makes me wonder if he still has the same insecurities. In botw he drew the sword at an age before he had the resolve to wield its burden. He wasn’t ready to bear the weight of being a hero and so became mute because of all the people putting pressure on a child to be perfect and keep his spine straight despite the entire kingdom being put onto his shoulders. Yet for some reason it was forced onto him without hesitation. Why? What pushed him to pull the sword? Or who? Was it to gain the attention of an absent parent? Was it because he listened to too many rumors about the sword and it was always draped in tales of glory and gaining the love of the people and so he took it because he wanted the love he didn’t ever have as a child? Were those tales a lie? Did the truth break him more than he could ever heal from? Maybe it was never about the glory maybe it was just about a child wanting the love and attention from a parent that never cared about anything but his achievements and not who he was as a person.

    And that’s why he would absolutely accidentally call Urbosa and Daruk mom and dad.

    #botw#botw zelink#zelink#botw2#link #zelda x link #breath of the wild #legend of zelda #rottentreegremlin theory#botw rant#rant
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  • rottentreegremlin
    01.08.2021 - 2 monts ago

    Y’all know how Link gets flashes of Zelda in skyward sword through his journey? What if we got a similar thing in botw2 where Link is just doing casual things and we see a memory of Zelda and him in their (yes it’s THEIRS) house doing something silly and you can see them slowly falling in love through the memories but they don’t quite get to admit to those feelings because clammy gan is an asshole. And I just like the idea of them maybe not entirely realizing they have these feelings for the other at the beginning. Maybe Link knows Zelda loves him but he thinks the feelings aren’t quite the same as they were or she doesn’t care for him like she did. Perhaps throughout their paralleled journeys Link realizes how much he misses Zelda and Zelda realizes how much she wants Link to stay in her life, even if he can’t remember everything they had together even if things won’t be the same as they were before, she still wants him to stay with her. But maybe Zelda also thinks he doesn’t feel the same and maybe he doesn’t remember his feelings or that he just never felt that way at all. Until she finds his adventure log in the Sheikah Slate while Link finds something she made and he realizes she does in fact still have those feelings and anyways I just want Link to be soft like in skyward sword but only when it comes to Zelda ya know? Like Link is soft in skyward sword all the time, he’s a very emotionally vulnerable, i mean especially towards Zelda but it’s all around just in his character to be open with his feeling. But in botw2 I wanna see Link just learning to accept that he isn’t as strong as he thinks he is, he may have been through many a trial to test his wisdom and power but he’s never tested his courage. He is never pushed to the limits to test how far he would go on just courage and willpower alone. He is alone yes, and he has lost people and continued his journey but that says nothing about his courage or fear when it comes to his ability to save Zelda. For all we know he could be bottling it up in favor of putting his energy into saving Zelda and only when the fight is over does he start to really become effected by it all. He finally breaks under the pressure of all these bubbling emotions and we see that in botw2 but he isn’t given the counsel he needs because by then he’s completely alone again with no idea fo whether or not his closest friend is even still alive or if he can even save her. Anyways I’m an emotional wreck about this and they had better go in depth in botw2 because their graphics and storytelling are too fucking gorgeous not to.

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  • rottentreegremlin
    01.08.2021 - 2 monts ago

    Skyward sword plot parallel in botw2 except it’s Link going to the sky and Zelda following after him and having to go back to the surface to rest. And Link has the power to oppose Malice Ganon and it’s Zelda having ti strengthen the master sword and prove her strength as a hero. Also there’s a twilight princess parallel with the magic shown, I hope we see Hylians get turned into twili beasts. That’d be dark but so fucking good. I bet it’ll have twilight princess and skyward sword themes. Like Zelda is stuck dealing with the twili on the surface and Link is completely unaware of the stuff going on down in Hyrule and while he wishes to know the arm was basically a whole reset for him and he has to start learning how to utilize it properly so he doesn’t die on the surface.

    #botw#botw zelink#zelink#botw2#link #zelda x link #breath of the wild #legend of zelda #botw2 theory#rottentreegremlin theory
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  • rottentreegremlin
    28.07.2021 - 2 monts ago

    Y’all… what if botw2 takes place before sksw. Like- maybe it’s long before demise is sealed away or maybe we see what it was like before demise is sealed away with-

    WAIT IF TIME SHIFT STONE HELPED BRING LANAYRU BACK TO LIFE IN SKSW THEN THAT MEANS TIMESHIFT STONES CAN GIVE US REHYDRATED GANON AND MAKE IT SO HE CAN REVIVE HIMSELF IN THAT POCKET OF TIME AND/OR WE SEE HIM BEFORE THE MALICE TOOK HOLD OF HIM. WE CAN SEE WHY GANON BECAME THE FACE OF DEMISE.

    #botw#botw zelink#zelink#botw2#link #zelda x link #breath of the wild #legend of zelda #rottentreegremlin theory#botw2 theory
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  • rottentreegremlin
    28.07.2021 - 2 monts ago

    Hey do y’all think the silent princess is also a lowkey reference to the spirit vessel in sksw? Cuz I know they aren’t exactly the same but they both have glowing bits on it and are white. I just think it’s interesting.

    #botw#botw zelink#zelink#botw2#link #zelda x link #breath of the wild #legend of zelda #rottentreegremlin theory#skyward sword #skyward sword hd #skyward sword zelink #sksw zelink
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  • rottentreegremlin
    27.07.2021 - 2 monts ago

    You know… come to think of it… we’ve never seen a character have actual tears in their eyes in a legend of zelda game. Like I know most games were not made in a way that they can be shown but in botw Zelda is actually seen with tears in her eyes and it makes me wonder that since they’re capable of animating a character’s tears then it makes me wonder if they’ll actually show Link crying in botw2. And if they do it had better be goddamn heart wrenching you hear me???

    #botw#botw zelink#zelink#botw2#link #zelda x link #breath of the wild #legend of zelda #rottentreegremlin theory
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  • rottentreegremlin
    26.07.2021 - 3 monts ago

    What if we don’t get the cooking mechanic in botw2? I don’t mean like- they don’t keep it I mean like- what if Link just is so used to eating with someone that without Zelda he just can’t bring himself to make a meal without her there because the habit of cooking with her is so engrained at that point that he can never manage to make his own meals without thinking about her. Like he cooks because he wants to in botw but in botw2 he cooks because he likes seeing Zelda’s smile when they’re making a meal together. And now Zelda us there, he just avoids doing it all together out if fear that it wouldn’t really fix anything.

    And when they finally reunite, Zelda asks in a teasing way if he’s been eating well while she was gone and he just doesn’t know how to explain to her that it hurt to even consider making anything without her there with him to enjoy it.

    Anyways, do you ever make bad choices and stay up until 5 in the morning thinking about Zelink?

    #botw#botw zelink#zelink#botw2#link #zelda x link #breath of the wild #legend of zelda #rottentreegremlin theory#rottentreegremlin ideas #cw: eating disorder
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  • rottentreegremlin
    24.07.2021 - 3 monts ago

    Okay theory time.

    When you read Zelda’s Journal in skyward sword you find she wrote that Link had been avoiding practice before the wing ceremony and I bet that the reason is because of the wood carving on his desk that is unfinished. If you look around Zelda’s room you’ll notice two different blue loftwing wood carvings. One of them is smaller than the other and I bet Link made both of them, and the bigger one is more recent. Maybe he makes them for her as evidence of his improvement, but my point is that the reason Link was unprepared for the wing ceremony is all because he was spending all his nights for the past several days, maybe weeks working on the wooden carving and I just think that is so precious because it implies that he wanted to give Zelda something as well if he won the competition. And Yeah I know the carving may not have been of her loftwing but it’s likely because Link’s crimson loftwing has a longer tail than Zelda’s and he copies that in the carvings. And so, in conclusion, that carving is of Zelda’s loft wing and Link was planning to win the competition the whole time but wanted to give something in return but because Zelda fell he wasn’t able to.

    Furthermore:

    I am very emotional by this! Link is ALSO PINING AFTER HER!!!! HE WAS GONNA GIVE HER ANOTHER WOOD CARVING AND PROBABLY CONFESS HIS FEELINGS FOR HER AND THAT’S WHY HE IS SO DESPERATE TO FIND HER!!! *pounds fists on desk*

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  • rottentreegremlin
    23.07.2021 - 3 monts ago

    Maybe it’s only after Link and Zelda reunite in botw2 that Zelda becomes a playable character. That’d be cool as heck.

    #legend of zelda #botw#botw zelink#zelink#botw2#link #zelda x link #breath of the wild #rottentreegremlin theory
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  • rottentreegremlin
    17.07.2021 - 3 monts ago

    Robbie didn’t have a lady friend named Cherry. He had a calico cat he called Cherry that he named his furnace after.

    #botw#botw2#link#robbie botw#hwaoc robbie#botw zelink #breath of the wild #rottentreegremlin hc#rottentreegremlin theory #it probably was a woman but a cat hurts more tbh.
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  • rottentreegremlin
    16.07.2021 - 3 monts ago

    Link using his glowy hand as binoculars.

    Just… miming binoculars and his glowy hand fucking form glowy binoculars when he does that and it’s fucking hilarious the first time he does it because he does it since he doesn’t have a telescope or the slate to scope an area and then binoculars suddenly just appear.

    #botw#botw zelink#zelink#botw2#link #zelda x link #breath of the wild #legend of zelda #rottentreegremlin theory
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