I Think I Know What Happens Before Breath of the Wild?
so i saw this tumblr post and it instantly got the gears in my head turning and i came up with a theory as to what happened 100 years in the past before the events of breath of the wild.
so to start off, link and zelda already knew each other long before ganon appeared. (we know this because he already had the champions shirt before ganon appeared, so he was already close to the royal family.)
at some point, zelda regains her memories of her past lives, meaning she learns what will inevitably happen to her and link.
she knows that going on a quest and battling ganon will hurt link and possibly get him killed, so when ganon appears, she tries to stop him alone. however, it’s too much for her to handle. and when ganon awakens, he takes control of the sheikah guardians and they start to destroy castle town.
the king of hyrule sends link to stop zelda from hurting herself by trying to fight alone. “you must save her… my daughter.” so because she’s trying to protect link, link ends up needing to protect her too. they escape castle town and head into the woods near hyrule field.
despite zelda’s wishes for her and link to not need to face ganon, they must anyway. soon enough, the guardians catch up to them. link and zelda run and try their best to fight them off, getting dirty and injured. they are briefly separated, but zelda catches up to link later. link loses the master sword’s scabbard and the sword itself is badly damaged.
link is severely injured in battle and then this scene happens:
he collapses and struggles to get up. at this point, zelda has caught up to him and is right behind him.
link is still extremely weak though, and slumps over after getting up. directly in front of them are 2 dead guardians and 1 active one. which is this scene in the e3 trailer: (you can tell that these scenes from different trailers are the connected because the positions of the 3 guardians are the same in both.)
zelda is behind link, which is why she isnt seen here. the guardian targets link and prepares to fire
before it can fire, zelda stops it, defending link.
unfortunately, link is already gravely injured and soon dies from his injuries.
with link dead and zelda injured, the sheikah have been left to fight off ganon and the guardians. the sheikah use the power of their 4 divine beasts to seal ganon’s true power, and ganon becomes the primal calamity ganon. when ganon’s true power has been sealed, most of the sheikah are gone (having disappeared, scattered, or died.)
zelda puts link’s body into the shrine of resurrection so he can heal. and then brings the master sword to the great deku tree to be restored over time.
zelda then returns to the castle and stays there, using her power to keep herself and ganon bound to it
zelda, ganon, and the rest of hyrule wait for the hero link to awaken 100 years in the future.