The Sheikah: so few in number now, and so steeped in the stories that shaped Hyrule.  A tribe of warriors that hail from the shadows, they are sworn to protect the crown and the descendants of Hylia at all costs.  Without them, Hyrule never would have seen such technological wonders as the Divine Beasts, the Guardians, and the Sheikah Slate itself.  Without their blades and silent skills, the Royal Family may very well have faced its demise during the Hylian Civil War.

Yet, without the Sheikah, would Hyrule’s dark past even exist?

In this video, YouTube Zelda theorist Macintyre Rise takes an in-depth look at a cycle of events revolving around the mysterious Sheikah tribe, taking close looks at the schism that split them into two factions.  From the birth of the notorious Yiga Clan in Breath of the Wild, to the messages left behind in the Shadow Temple of Ocarina of Time, and finally, to Sheikah symbolism in the Twilight Realm and their potential ties to the Interlopers of Twilight Princess, time and time again, players are faced with the darker side of these noble warriors.  In the end, a single question remains: Are the Sheikah somehow responsible for the cycle of evil that plagues the land of Hyrule?

What do you think?  Do you agree with this theory?  Let us know in the comments below!

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