Daily Debate: Which of Your Theories About Tears of the Kingdom Were You Most Disappointed to Have Debunked?
Posted on May 29 2023 by Emi Curtis
Spoiler Warning: The article below contains minor spoilers for the first couple hours of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. It is possible the comment section could contain spoilers in both pictures and words. Please click at your own risk.
Six years is a long time to wait for a new Zelda game, and if there’s anything Zelda fans love to do, it’s speculate. I don’t think I’ve ever seen as many theories as there were on Tears of the Kingdom for any other Zelda title. Everything from Ganon becoming a force of good to the presence of Majora and the Twili were discussed as possibilities for the anticipated sequel. No longer must we speculate though. We’ve had a solid two weeks with the game now, and the whole picture is starting to come into view. As I played through, I watched and almost counted how many theories were debunked in the first 15 minutes of the game alone. So, which theories were you disappointed to see proven to be false?
I myself was a little saddened to see many of the artistic influences in the first trailer for the game turn out to be Zonai in origin. It was really interesting to see the Zonai get expanded upon admittedly. As a fan of both Majora’s Mask and Twilight Princess, I was really hoping to see their influencing cultures get some exposition though. I won’t lie though, I really like the Zonai, and I got over my disappointment quite quickly. Rauru, or “goat bro” as I call him, in particular has been the subject of some fan art of mine recently.
What are your thoughts? Which theory left you in sorrow much like it was left on the cutting room floor? Which theories of yours turned out correct? Let us know in the comments below!
Emi Curtis is an associate editor with Zelda Dungeon, having originally joined the team in late 2020. She is a freelance artist, programmer, and streamer with a healthy love of both the creative and analytical. She can frequently be found playing RPGs and Adventure games, her favorite of which being The Wind Waker. She is also quite fond of playing Zelda Randomizers. Currently, she hosts a tabletop RPG series on Twitch and operates a freelance illustration business. She can be found on Twitter and Twitch as her VTuber alter-ego Gwen Myoty, creating nerdy artwork, dungeon mastering tabletop games, and playing RPGs.