Theory: Link and the Master Sword Doomed Lorule
Posted on November 06 2015 by Rod Lloyd
There is no weapon more iconic in the Zelda series than the Master Sword; this blade of evil’s bane has been featured in many games across the series. With such an important role, it is interesting to note that Lorule, Hyrule’s counterpart in A Link Between Worlds, does not have its own version of the Master Sword. Well, YouTube theorist Dr. Wily recently shared his ideas regarding Lorule’s Master Sword, implicating that Link and his sacred blade ultimately doomed Lorule’s future.
Dr. Wily uses the first part of the theory to provide a fairly in-depth look at the creation of the Master Sword in Hyrule, including key scenes in Skyward Sword. Originating as the Goddess Sword, Link would further forge this blade into the full-fledged Master Sword. As we all know, the blade serves as the kingdom’s only defense against demon king Demise and evil king Ganon.
The theorist then discusses the absence of a Master Sword equivalent in Lorule, asking why this land doesn’t have its own sacred sword. Dr. Wily’s explanation involves special items in A Link Between Worlds known as
Thus, Lorule does not have its own Master Sword because the Master Ore found within the kingdom was not used to make one. Instead, as seen in the game, Link uses this scarce material to upgrade his own already-existing sword. Dr. Wily ends his theory by explaining how Link used up all the available
The theory is quite interesting, especially given the dire implications for Lorule’s future. What do you make of the theory? Do you have your own views on Lorule and its missing Master Sword? Let us know in the comments!
Rod Lloyd is the managing editor at Zelda Dungeon, primarily overseeing the news and feature content of the site. Rod is considered the veteran of the writing team, having started writing for Zelda Informer in 2014 as a junior editor. After ZD and ZI officially merged in 2017, he stepped into the managing editor role and has helped steer the ship ever since.
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