im not an artist AT ALL but i just burned through a really productive session for kic and wanted to share that progress with you!! here are the doodles i put into my notes im rlly proud of my chris ok he’s a lil macaroni man
Character(s): Natasha Romanoff, Tony Stark, Clint Barton, Steve Rogers, James ‘Bucky’ Barnes, Bruce Banner, Wanda Maximoff, Pietro Maximoff,
Pairing: Natasha Romanoff x Reader
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Author Notes: Hello, hello, hello my lovely followers! First of all, I want to say thank you very, very much for adding me and being interested in my stories. I promise you, I will try my hardest to keep you entertained and make awesome stories you’ll want to read. I hope you like this one. I always wanted to write a fem!reader with a female character, this is my very first so I hope you enjoy it. Hopefully, Nat isn’t too OOC. Anyways, ENJOY!
Summary: Imagine being a former KGB agent who used to work closely with Natasha, and having a hardcore training session.
Warning: long ass theory that took me forever to write
Also contains major spoilers for Skyward Sword
Since Nintendo’s E3 reveal of Breath of the Wild there have been a lot of theories going around about where it might be in the timeline (because of course there have). I figured I’d give my two cents on the matter and propose a theory that I haven’t seen yet.
Many speculate that Breath of the Wild will feature in the Adult Timeline because of the Koroks and the rusted Master Sword. However, there simply isn’t room in that timeline since after Wind Waker, Link and Tetra went off in search of a new land to call home because Hyrule disappeared under the sea. This goal is what leads us into Phantom Hourglass and, although my memory on that game is hazy (I played it when I was like 7), our pirate duo gets side tracked when Tetra gets kidnapped and Link has to save the world from a squid-thing, called Bellum. After that they eventually find land and name it New Hyrule in Spirit Tracks. There would simply be no room for Breath of the Wild.
Another popular theory is that BotW belongs in the Downfall Timeline after The Adventure of Link and is, in fact, the same Link from the very first two games. A lot of the reasoning behind this theory is about Hyrule being in a “state of decline” and that the Master Sword looks like it’s in a similar spot to where it is in A Link to the Past. Also the Temple of Time being there means it has to be after Ocarina of Time (keep this in mind it’ll be relevent shortly) so if it can’t be in the Adult Era and it sure as hell ain’t in the Child Era, it must be in the Downfall Era, right? Wrong. While there is pretty solid evidence as to why our newest venture into Hyrule could be after Zelda II, there are also huge reasons as to why it couldn’t and they are all to do with Link himself. First of all, this Link looks nothing like the one from The Legend of Zelda and The Adventure of Link, if it were the same hero, they would share some similarities, right? So where is BotW Link’s big ass emo fringe? Why is his hair colour different? Why does he have a different facial structure? Why are his eyes shaped differently? Nintendo would’ve made them look similar if they were the same person.
(yes I used the shirtless one on purpose - so sue me)
There is next to no resemblance between these two, his eyebrows are probably the only thing that’s the same. Also notice how this Link is right-handed and the original Hero of Hyrule is a lefty. Surely Nintendo wouldn’t make our notoriously left-handed hero a righty by accident. I wonder what the reason behind it could be????????
Oh! That’s right! The only other canonically right handed Link was this guy
And look at those similarities! The fringe is the same, the hair colour is the same, he even has those same damn eyebrows! And what happened after this guy’s game? That’s right! An Era of peace and prosperity at the time Hyrule Kindom was established! Great job, Jimmy, top of the class! You may be wondering how BotW fits in this era of peace, but it is really quite simple. Look at the Hyrule in Breath of the Wild. It’s gorgeous! For a land in ruin it sure does look nice, doesn’t it. That’s because, believe it or not, it wasn’t always that way, and it was a beautiful, prosperous land when the kingdom was established. So what does Demise do when all the Hyruleans are happy and believe that they will keep on living a life of joy? He sets his hatred on them, that’s what he does! The reincarnation of his hatred. This time in the form of Calamity Ganon.
Speaking of Calamity Ganon, has anyone noticed that guy’s colour scheme and aesthetic?
Does it look familiar?
Because it absolutely should! The red and black colour scheme (granted Calamity Ganon is more pinkish but the lighting in that picture isn’t the best and it’s far away - cut me some slack), Calamity Ganon’s entire body looks like the effect on Demise’s hair! This would make sense if Calamity Ganon was the first reincarnation that he, although being inherently powerful, doesn’t have an actual physical form yet considering it’s probably only been just over a century or so since Demise was defeated.
Oh wait! Just over a century? The Link in BotW has been asleep for a century! Meaning he would’ve been able to do all the stuff he supposedly would’ve done in Skyward Sword and help civilization on the surface before going to sleep and coming back. That, of course, begs the question, who sent him to sleep? Why would he then wake up in the Shrine of Resurrection where he he recieved the Shiekah Slate? You already know the answer. The Shiekah put him there. More specifically, Skyward Sword’s Impa put him there. Let’s not forget that Calamity Ganon broke out around the same time Link went to sleep, so it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that maybe, since he was the hero, Link tried to fight Calamity Ganon and died. Knowing that they would need him still, Impa carried him over to the shrine (or built it) and let him sleep until he was restored enough to try again.
It’s not an impossibility either, both Skyward Sword and Breath of the Wild are brimming with Shiekah technology and in all of Hyrule’s history, this is where they would’ve made the most progress technology-wise. It makes sense that we’d be more technology based in this new Zelda because Hyrule is more technology based at this time.
Now onto the Koroks. It’s a quick and simple explanation. It’s a Kokiri child’s true form. In Wind Waker the Great Deku True says that Koroks took on human forms before the Great Flood. It wouldn’t be ridiculous to assume that they have chosen between the two forms at will throughout history.
Now we can get back to the Temple of Time. The Temple of Time being there doesn’t mean Breath of the Wild takes place after Ocarina of Time. The temple was built to keep the Sacred Realm, home of the Triforce, away from people who wanted to abuse its power. The Triforce was in the possesion of the Skyloftians at the end of Skyward Sword when Link brought Skyloft and everyone on it to the surface. Obviously there are going to be some greedy people, they weren’t perfect after all, after the Triforce’s power and that’s why Rauru built the Temple of Time around the Sacred Realm.
The last thing I want to address is the Master Sword being rusted. First of all we all know that Fi is the spirit of the Master Sword, but when Link puts the sword back in the Goddess Statue, it wouldn’t get used for a long time. But this is the Blade of Evil’s Bane, a little bit of time isn’t going to rust it. No. What if it is Fi who laments not being used? Growing tired of waiting around. Or, if my theory on Link dying is correct, she senses that her Master is gone and has died before he was ready. We already see how much Fi cares for Link by the end of Skyward Sword, she tells him that at first she just saw it as a duty, but after spending time with him she grows to care about him. And this wouldn’t just be any Link, this would be her Link, the one that she knew, the one that she cared for. Dead. No worldly forces could rust the Master Sword. But the Master Sword rusting itself out of sorrow? Now that’s something interesting.