Posted on September 06 2018 by Brandon Schmitz
Despite how inconsistent its lore can be at times, the Zelda timeline has captivated my imagination throughout the years. Since the first time I journeyed through Ocarina of Time, I have loved theorizing about how each entry connects with one another. Although Nintendo unveiled the official timeline through Hyrule Historia in 2011, there are stretches of time — even centuries — in between several games that remain shrouded in mystery. From the Era of Chaos to the Hyrulean Civil War, there are at least a handful of time periods that are practically begging to be explored in either a proper Zelda game or spin-off title.
Admittedly, part of the allure of some of these events is the mystery surrounding them — the fact that we don’t know everything allows our imaginations to run wild with fun theories. That said, there are certain aspects of Zelda’s mythology that I would like to see more concrete answers for.
For instance, just who were the Dark Interlopers that evolved into the Twili? Were they a rogue Sheikah faction similar to the Yiga? Maybe a group of magic wielders from various races? Did they even originate from Hyrule? I’ve been dying to see more of the Interloper War — presumably set during the aforementioned Era of Chaos — as it just seems like too much of an important piece of the timeline to not be further explored. On top of that — and unlike some of the other eras — it seems like there would be enough material for it to work as a full-fledged Zelda game.
What about you, though? Is there a particular part of the Zelda timeline that you’re still waiting to experience first-hand? How about Ganondorf’s failed attempt to conquer Hyrule in between Majora’s Mask and Twilight Princess? Let us know in the comments below!