Category: Daily Debate

One cannot deny that, after walking into the Noble Canteen in Gerudo Town and promptly getting turned down for a beverage, poor Link probably felt rather disappointed, to say the very least. I mean, come on, he literally just saved you all from a rampaging monstrosity of ancient technology; doesn’t he deserve, like, one beer? Then again, though, would it be wise to serve him? He’s on an adventure, a quest to save the land and its beloved princess. And alcohol…

The idea of Link having a family, in general, isn’t common in the Zelda series. Usually orphaned or living with his uncle or grandmother, Link’s parents are usually implied to have passed away by the time the game has already started. With the exception of Ocarina of Time (and manga appearances), Link’s mother in particular has never even been mentioned. In something of an exposition dump, the Deku Sprout reveals that Link’s mother brought him to the Kokiri Forest during…

Hidden deep in the Lost Woods of the Woodland region lies the legendary Master Sword — the Blade of Evil’s Bane. Approaching it, the Great Deku Tree explains to us that, if a person who is deemed weak attempts to draw the sword, they will slowly lose their life. If we try to draw the sword with fewer than 13 hearts, excluding our first attempt, the sword will indeed drain our hearts to zero, resulting in death. This doesn’t exactly…

An aspect of Twilight Princess‘ story that I always enjoyed was the thematic connections between the light and dark, both in the storytelling and in the setting. It was a vital part of the experience, and part of what made it work well was when Link and Midna travel to the Twilight Realm through the Mirror of Twilight and recognizing that it deserved as much saving as Hyrule did. One thing that I always thought was a missed opportunity, though,…

It’s a brand new year, and with that, a brand new start. Producing and writing different debate ideas for every single day in a calendar year can be quite the daunting task, but our writers – past and present – have done an amazing job engaging our community with provoking, funny, interesting, and smart topics. I remember the first time that I wrote a Daily Debate and seeing people go back and forth with points and counterpoints… it was amazing…

Since the original Legend of Zelda on NES, Ganon has been terrorizing Hyrule with cruel satisfaction. The pig demon has become one of the most recognizable villains in video games, rivaling peers like Bowser. Throughout the years, the villain has taken several forms including a trident wielding demon, a powerful human mage/warrior (Ganondorf), and a monstrous amorphous beast. In Breath of the Wild, Ganon took the form of Calamity Ganon, a being lacking any recognizable humanity. Taking the form of four…

If there is one thing that I love about The Legend of Zelda, it’s the lore that comes with it. It’s so interesting to learn about the history involved with power, wisdom and courage, and I’m always screaming out for more information on the characters within the series. In particular, I feel that the Goddess of the Sands deserves a little more attention. I want to know her history! Did her power match that of the Goddess Hylia? How important was her…

A common theme throughout the Zelda series has been the recurrence of many main characters. Obviously Link has taken part in every main title, and there have been many reincarnations of Zelda and Ganon/Ganondorf. Sometimes we get to see other characters like Impa, Beedle, or some king of Hyrule or another. The point is clear; if there is a certain character you like from the Zelda games, there is a chance they will pop up again in a future game. So the question is,…

Ocarina of Time had a lot of fun characters. Take Talon for example. He’s an obvious reference to Mario who you have to wake up with a roaring cucco when first meeting him. Between his hilarious shocked noises and his offering of his daughter as a potential date for Link as a joke, Talon is just plain fun. With this in mind, we want to pit two of the more beloved characters from Ocarina against one another. Unlike the Cave of…

I think the vast majority of Zelda fans can say that even if they don’t own a Figma figure of a character from the series, there’s at least one they’ve got their eye on. While the figures are a bit on the expensive side, they are a great collector’s item, and it’s hard to pick a favorite. That being said, I think my favorite of the figma characters is Princess Zelda from Twilight Princess. Even if she doesn’t come with…