This article one of Zelda Informer’s bombers articles, is a look at the ramifications of the events in Majora’s Mask. The article basically refutes a theory (which is described in the article) and quite thoroughly does just that. The article first shows various definitions of multi-dimensional theories (they’re basic don’t worry) and compares the Termina-Hyrule relationship to some well known tales such as the Narnia multiverse, and the rabbit hole in Alice and Wonderland.
The second portion of the article is very complex, and takes active reading to fully comprehend his points. This portion explains how the events in Majora’s Mask interact with the split timeline that occurs in Ocarina of Time. Here’s a taste of both sections of the article:
See full article for number definitions:
(1c) > (2) > (3) > (2) > (3) > (2) > (etc. etc.) > (2) > (4) > (5c)
You see, Link being in the Adult timeline at Point 5 is nigh irreconcilable with what we seem to be intended to believe. That is, that the Hero of Time “journeyed into the flows of time” and left the land of Hyrule; that is, left Hyrule in the Adult History, and that that is why he did not return to stop Ganon when he returned to terrorize Hyrule. But if Link is in the Adult timeline again, doesn’t that blatantly contradict what seems to be the canonical sentiment–that he is gone completely, living in a new timeline?
I’d say it definitely does.
This article is a really intense read, and probably not for everyone. I debated about whether to feature this article because a few pictures are missing, but if you pay attention you can figure out the intent of the author. So which definition of a multiverse do you think Termina belongs to? Is it a parallel world? Or is it an alternate history? Let us know what you think in the comments.
Related: Majora’s Mask Walkthrough