Theory: Lorule is Termina

SkyruleArcherNovember 12th, 2013 by SkyruleArcher

BWUZIuLCAAAuU4E-610x436As we near the release of A Link Between Worlds, speculation about what Lorule actually is, and how it will tie in to other alternate dimensions in the Zelda series has been increasing. My personal theory is that Lorule is actually Termina, but in the Fallen Hero Timeline.

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Nintendo has said Lorule has individuals that share an appearance with another individual in the Hyrule, just like Termina in Majora’s Mask. In Majora’s Mask, you will recognize most of the characters in Termina if you have played Ocarina of Time. This is because in this alternate universe, everyone has a counterpart. For example, Ruto’s counterpart is a singer named Lulu, Malon’s counterpart is Romani, and Ingo’s counterparts are the Gorman Brothers. Some examples of this that we have already seen include Zelda/Hilda, Sahasrahla/?, and, of course, Link/Dark Link. I also speculate that Yuga is Ganon’s Dark World counterpart.


Now, here’s the really convincing stuff. A Link Between Worlds is set in the Fallen Hero timeline. In this timeline, Link fails, presumably dies, and doesn’t get to have his adventure in Termina. This means that there was no one to stop Skull Kid from crashing the moon into Termina, therefore, Termina (or at least the area that was playable), was destroyed. In one of the trailers for A Link Between Worlds, Hilda says that Lorule used to be just like Hyrule. Are you putting the pieces together yet?

ALBW portal

In A Link Between Worlds, when Link goes through a portal to Lorule; it looks kind of psychedelic and colorful, very similar to the portal that Link mistakenly falls through in Majora’s Mask when he is chasing Skull Kid through the woods. Putting this all together, you could make a pretty believable story.

In the timeline where Link battles Ganon, but fails he never ventures to Termina, and never stops Skull kid. The moon crashes into Clock Town, destroying it, and sends the rest of Termina into a sort of fallout state. Termina is no longer like Hyrule. Over time, new rulers take over and rename Termina to Lorule.

Loruletalk1 Ganon takes control of Lorule and it reverts to a sort of wasteland, destroying any attempts to rebuild the kingdom that once was. Link from A Link to the Past comes onto the scene, and takes care of Ganon. Power then returns to the Royal Family of Lorule. Enter A Link Between Worlds.

Check out this trailer for A Link Between Worlds! The psychedelic transition between Hyrule and Lorule is at the 1:30 mark.

What do you think? Am I just grasping at straws? Or do you think this is a believable theory? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Ezekiel Rage

    Nope. Lorule is NOT Termina, Ganon NEVER took over Lorule and everything you guys are speculating about is pretty much not true. I finished the game already so I know how it ends. It is VERY straightforward, no huge plot twists, no links to Majoras Mask (except an appearance of the Milk bar but that’s it) and nothing fanc yor convoluted. But the soundtrack is fantastic!

    • Eva Amore

      Which company contracts you to do the game testing? You could very easily just be saying this information. Also, you are in breech of contract. I suggest you close your mouth before someone else does it for you… legally.

      • Ezekiel Rage

        I am a private person that happens to live somewhere where a retailer broke the street date my dear ;)

    • jaze116

      yeah, and Majora’s Mask itself appears in Link’s House, AKA Ravio’s Shop

  • pizzaman

    Oh I wish. That would’ve been so cool! But unfortunately, the story in ALBW was really a joke. I loved the game, though, and this is the only real problem I had with it.

  • Tmandd

    I was thinking the exact same thing about termina and lorule. Except the darkworld part that was the sacred realm. Anyways one cool thing that kinda connects them is in MM in the stone temple there are carved statues licking the upside down triforce. Not really evidence that they are the same, but it is pretty neat detail like every one having a counter part in both games.

    • nintendogamer

      Um… The Triforce is explicitly depicted right-side up in Termina.

  • Eggroll

    But what about Lorule’s triforce?

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  • Aden Rung

    i just assumed that there were three parrell dimensions, Lorule was the mirror version of Hyrule, and Termina was the right or left hand version, not quite opposite, yet not the same.

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