attack on ganon

Why King Harkinian is the best King of Hyrule:

  • Cares more about peace than war: “This peace is what all true warriors strive for.” [1]
  • When Gwonam came to the King to tell how Ganon had seized Korradai his first instinct was: “How can we help?” Clearly a selfless man willing to help another Kingdom in need.[1]
  • When he thought that Duke Onkled was under attack from Ganon, he went straight to Gamelon to help him out - another selfless deed and willing to go all the way there just to help him out in the flesh [2]
  • He soothes Zelda’s fears, and makes a smart decision, by taking the Triforce of Courage to protect him  [2]
  • Another smart decision by suggesting Zelda to send Link if he isn’t heard from within a month [2] 
  • Clearly an assertive King as he is able to silence everyone with a simple “Enough”, it’s clear he has power but isn’t feared for it [2]
  • A simple man - still thinks about dinner so he must obviously be respected by his people as he could be considered a relatable ruler [2]
  • Clearly a formidable opponent in duels as Link claims Ganon would be “no match for the King”  [2]
  • Thanks Zelda for saving him - not condescending or unbelieving but genuinely thankful for his daughter saving his life [3]
  • Gives proper punishment for those who deserve it, doesn’t let Duke Onkled get out scot free [3]
  • Respected by his royal guards: he calls him “Your Majesty” and “My Liege”, and follows his orders once again showing that Harkinian has power [3]
  • Enjoys spending time with his daughter, holds her dear to him - doesn’t put a ton of pressure on her, and just enjoys her company (see the ending) [3]

Honestly at this point I feel like the greatest obstacle to making Ganon stop attacking Hyrule would just be at this point he is probably so incredibly paranoid, it’d be hard for him to take to any proposed ceasefire or treaty- like even before he’s considering ways to twist this in his favor he’s too busy trying to figure out what the other person’s angle is, and the more he can’t find one the more uncomfortable he’d get.

If he could actually believe this is legitimately what they’re offering I can’t see him turning his nose at a perfectly good “can I put down my bow, he puts down his dead sword, and you put down whatever you’re using these days and we nurse our respective trauma in peace” agreement.

Hell, considering where Ganon was in BotW I’m reasonably sure Link could at least get a foot in the door just by making some really good food and tempting him with it, like. when was the last time anyone did any even slightly small kind thing for him.

Like… okay so Zelda, in one memorable incarnation responded to the royalty of a banished Realm Of Forbidden Darkness equated to hell itself showing up at a time where power from said realm was taking over Hyrule by worrying after Midna and making very personal sacrifices on her behalf. She is exactly the kind of person who would worry about the welfare of sealed “ancient godless evils”. She is actually pretty much someone in a good place to be more or less telepathically punched in the face by just how bad Ganon is doing without him even meaning to.

And Link- Link thinks everything looks like friend, pretty much. In BotW he will attempt to tame bears. Literally if you just had him run into Ganon without any of the destiny-and-peril context he is exactly the kind of person who would adopt some kind of shabby demon person he found embedded in a wall by virtue of nothing else that Ganon isn’t doing well.

Link wants to help everyone, Zelda is deeply empathetic and so duty-bound that it would really do her better to be a little selfish for once, and Ganon would logically like very much to not be hurting any more. The cycle is, if anything, a stilted situation that forces them back into their roles and back at each other’s throats, and with very minor shifts in context one way or another they could so easily get along.

And quite frankly… tell me that wouldn’t make the threads of an interesting story. 

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i had a headcanon

i thought a lot of the monster’s eyes in botw look really weird and unnatural, and they’re the colors you see in the -blight ganons in the game. other enemies like lizalfos and lynels don’t have ganon colors in their eyes, but their eyes still glow unnaturally

so i think that the monsters of hyrule aren’t naturally so aggressive. they’re smarter than animals but still pretty dumb, and prefer to keep to themselves and dont go out of their way to attack hylians. but just before calamity ganon appeared, his influence started to affect the monsters of hyrule, making them more aggressive and prone to violence and attacking hylians. ganon can’t influence people in the same way, because they have greater willpower and intelligence than monsters do. 

its not that the monsters chose to follow ganon or anything, they’re just being controlled by him to an extent. then during the blood moon when his power is strongest, he can resurrect them because they serve him so well as minions

so i just quickly edited a screencap with what some bokoblins might have looked like before they started being controlled by ganon

Champions unleashing the attack on Calamity Ganon
  • Revali: impersonates some sasuke uchiha bs and just wants revenge
  • Mipha: continues to be a soft angel even as she prepares to wreck ganon's shit
  • Daruk: screaming at the top of his lungs, clearly mad af
  • Urbosa: just wants to save zelda, snaps her fingers and sends calamity ganon to the shadow realm

Here’s a angsty fun concept that I use to make myself cry came up with:

Mipha wanted to be sure Link would accept her proposal before she went through the trouble of crafting the Zora Armor, since it would suck to do all that and then be turned down, so she had actually already asked him to marry her.

The engagement wouldn’t be made official until she presented him with the armor, so only the two of them and King Dorephan were aware of the arrangement, but, by technicality, Link and Mipha were already engaged when Calamity Ganon attacked.

BotW in a nutshell

Sidon: “Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Calamity Ganon attacked. Only the Champion, master of all four elements, could stop it, but when the world needed them most, they vanished. A hundred years passed and I discovered the resurrected Champion, a hylian named Link. And although their combat skills are great, they have a lot to learn before they’re ready to save anyone. But I believe Link can save the world!”

Sidon’s Epic Pining Adventure

Summary: Sidon can’t quite place when it was that he realized his feelings for a certain Hylian Champion had gotten out of hand, but it suddenly feels like he is so overwhelmed with emotion and unrequited feelings that he can hardly breathe.Goddess above, he’s too afraid to even question what his dear sister would think. After all, Link was her beloved. How could his own foolish heart threaten to tarnish Mipha’s memory?Thankfully, if Sidon has one thing going for him it’s that his pining is so ridiculously intense that it actually leads to a great awakening in the one person who could help him.

Chapter 1: Mipha’s Gone

Author’s notes: ….you better believe this fic is going to be as fucking ridiculous as the title suggests. Just. absolutely. Ridiculous. 

Although I will warn you this first chapter’s gonna be quite angsty. Sidon has some much put off grieving to deal with he needs a moment to be sad before he can realize he’s fucking gay for the smol wild man.

Don’t worry though, to anyone whose read Bed Time, you’ll see a character that I’ve introduced in this chapter that shows up in that fic, which takes place after the events of this one. So rest assured that this story will most definitely have a happy ending ;) 

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Botw timeline?

I was talking to @pining-keith and @echoinglight the other day trying to figure out where botw fits on the timeline because it doesn’t seem to fit anywhere. And I came up with a theory and so I thought I’d share my ramblings.

First we have references for Skyward Sword and Ocarina of Time which fits into all of the timelines (since the timeline splits after OoT) so this doesn’t help us at all.

Then we get to the Twilight Princess reference and it’s like aha! It’s part of the child era timeline where the hero wins. But then we were like wait but the Koroks and Rito are from Windwaker!! And that’s from the Adult era timeline. And so we are left stumped as to where botw could be.

(I also saw someone mention the placement of the master sword is the same as in The Adventure of Link which is in the defeated hero timelime. They also mentioned that in Windwaker, Ganon has only attacked twice while in botw, Impa mentioned Calamity Ganon attacking multiple times.)

So we have all these little hints and references that point to any one of the timelines and still no place where botw fits in.

And then I had the thought of what if botw is from a new timeline? Like the gods were trying to fix the split in time and mash everything back together but it fucked up and that’s how we end up with this post apocalyptic world. I mean it’s most definitely not the case but I thought it was an interesting theory!

Rewritten, Chapter 25: The Final Battle

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Link had been in Hyrule Castle once before, however briefly, and was not excited to revisit. But with the sword and some newfound faith in himself, he had no choice but to continue with the momentum he’d gained in the last few days. There was no stopping now. He could feel time running out, and he had to get to Zelda… had to bring everything, as much as could be done, back to normal.

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, one of the most iconic games in the Zelda series featuring more story line than the first two games and remained challenging. It’s the first game to feature the powerful Master Sword, lore behind the sages that we later saw in Ocarina of Time, and showed the power behind the Triforce and what it can do. The game is a little more linear than the first two games, which some people to complain about, but you’re still some what able to go where you wanna go if you know how to get there. It’s a lot more linear for people when you actually know exactly what to do too, except when you have no idea you have to go around and talk to people to get the information you need. Though anyway, still a great and challenging game, available on the Virtual Console on the Wii U so any Zelda fans can add the game to their collection if they want to again.