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The Legend of Zelda
The Adventure of Link
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This is a section in which I have recorded strange occurences dealing with the Legend of Zelda series and its background. Email any of your own submissions to The King of Hyrule.

Did you know that the idea for the title of the series came from creator Shigeru Miyamoto's fondness of author F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife's name, Zelda?

Did you know that the symbol of the Triforce, not new to the first Japanese players of the original game, most likely came from the family crest of the old Hojo Samurai clan in Japan?

Did you know that two characters in Link's Awakening look strangely like Mario and Princess Peach (Marin and Tarin)?

Did you know Ganon was originally spelled Gannon?

Did you know that the Maku Tree in Oracle of Seasons is one of the descendents of the Deku Tree?

Did you know all of the maps of the dungeons in the first game formed a picture coinciding with the dungeon's name (Eagle, Moon , Dragon, etc.) and that the first five levels of the Second-Quest play through spelled out the word ZELDA?

Did you know that the famed Ocarina did not first make its debut in Ocarina of Time, but on the Game Boy game Link's Awakening?

Did you know that the names of the sages in Ocarina of Time were based on all of the towns in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link?

Did you know that there was a secret room in A Link to the Past made to honor a Nintendo Power contest winner named Chris Houlihan, and can be found by completing a series of dashes in a certain time limit?

Did you know that, ever since A Link to the Past, whenever you hit the chickens with your sword, it releases all of the chickens' feathered fury? Update: every game except Twilight Princess, in which you, literally, become the chicken.

Did you know that Link is left-handed in every game, but the Wii version of Twilight Princess? This is because the majority of the people of the world are right-handed, and though Shigeru Miyamoto has always thought of Link as left-handed, he saw that it would be wierd to swing your right-hand and have Link swing his left. However, traditionally, Link is left-handed.

Did you know that in the Nintendo game Animal Crossing, the signs in the museum are written in Hyrulian writing?

Did you know that in Twilight Princess, the dark cloak that Princess Zelda was wearing is similar to the garments worn to Japanese funerals?

Did you know that the "evil one" in each story, can only be a man? It can never be a woman! For proof, visit the Great Cataclysm page and read the second verse from the Book of Mudora on the page.

Did you know that Ooccoo's name comes from the color of Link's tunic in The Legend of Zelda for the NES? His tunic's color's Hexidecimal value was 00CC00.

Did you know that Beth in Twilight Princess was named after Beth, a poe boss in Ocarina of Time? (submitted by PrincessZelda363)

Did you know that the Providences in Twilight Princess has the same named as the goddesses? (i.e. Lanayru, Eldin, Faron and Ordona) (submitted by PrincessZelda)

Did you know that you can only steal from shops in two Zelda games? On Link's Awakening you can steal from the shop in Mabe Village. In Twilight Princess you can steal from the bird's shop near the forest temple. (submitted by Riley Medora)

Did you know that the Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time was the first video game ever to receive a perfect 40/40 from Famitsu? (submitted by Riley Medora)

Did you know that The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass is the only Zelda game in which Link cannot use fairies to heal himself? (submitted by Riley Medora)

Did you know that the A Link to the Past instruction manual gives the character's full name as Ganondorf Dragmire, though the Dragmire surname never appears in the game or any later work. (submitted by PrincessZelda)

Did you know that Tingle, in Japan, is the most popular fictional video game character of the Legend of Zelda series, first appearing in Majora's Mask in 2000. (submitted by PrincessZelda)

Did you know that the word Termina, the location of Majora's Mask, is derived from the Latin word terminus, which means "to end"? (submitted by Riley Medora)

Did you know that no new Zelda games have ever been released in the U.S. during the months of September or July? (submitted by Riley Medora)

Did you know Twilight Princess is the only Zelda game that doesn't have Octoroks in it? (submitted by Clark)

Did you know Phantom Hourglass is the only Zelda game without a musical instrument? (Zelda 1 had a recorder; Zelda 2 and A Link to the Past had flutes; Link's Awakening, Ocarina of Time, and Majora's Mask all had ocarinas; Wind Waker had the wind waker; and Twilight Princess had the horse call). (submitted by Clark)

Did you know A Link to the Past and Link's Awakening are the only two Zelda games made by Nintendo that feature enemies from the Super Mario series? (A Link to the Past had chain chomps and pokeys; Link's Awakening had pokeys, shy guys, goombas, piranha plants, thwomps, boos, etc.). (submitted by Clark)

Did you know Zelda II is the only Zelda game where you can only get one sword? All other the other games had at least one more powerful sword. (submitted by Clark)

Did you know that in Twilight Princess, Zelda's mourning cloak has the Skeikan symbol on the back. (submitted by Mia)

Did you know that in Twilight Princess, the clown that was running the cannon at Lake Hylia has a bullet bill on his arm. (submitted by Mia)

Did you know that every Zelda game has some sort of fairy/helper? (submitted by Drade)

Did you know Ocarina of Time was originaly meant to be played in 1st person, just like the Elder Scrolls series? (submitted by Huntingford)

Did you know that the victory pose Link performs in Twilight Princess after defeating each boss or learning a new skill can be done by defeating an enemy as little as a goblin by just holding A after the beast has fallen? Better yet, this can be done exactly after Link turns into human and holds the Kokiri clothes. (submitted by Alberto)

Did you know that the Lon Lon Ranch owner has a Bowser zipper? (submitted by A True Zelda Nerd)

Did you know that in the room that you meet Zelda in Ocarina of Time if you look to YOUR right you will see portraits of Bowser, Peach, Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi. (submitted by A True Zelda Nerd)

Did you know that in The Wind Waker in the Nintendo Gallery at The forest Haven there are masks on the high right or YOUR left above the sculpter you will see the 4 masks: Goron mask, Keton mask, All-Night mash and the Bunny hood. (submitted by A True Zelda Nerd)

Did you know in Twilight Princess on the cannon man's sleeve there is a Bullet Bill? (submitted by A True Zelda Nerd)

Did you know the name Midna comes from the word "Midnight"? (submitted by Mia)

Did you know that in the Wii version of Twilight Princess, Midna's right eye is covered by the Fused Shadow, but in the Gamecube version and in promotional images, her left eye is covered? That's because during development, the entire game had to be mirrored to make Link right handed. Because of this, Midna's whole body was mirrored. (submitted by Mia)

Did you know that in Twilight Princess, the first notes of "Midna's Theme" seem to be based upon the first notes of "Zelda's Lullaby", but played in reverse. (submitted by Mia)

Did you know that at one point in Twililght Princess, Midna hums part of her own theme? (submitted by Mia)

Did you know that when Link is in Wolf form in Twilight Princess, with Midna not on his back, you can still see Midna's shadow? (submitted by Mia)

Did you know that in Twilight Princess, you can see everyone's reflection at some point, but NOT Midna's? (submitted by Mia)

Did you know that the American actor, Robin Williams, named his daughter Zelda, due to his love of the Legend of Zelda games? (submitted by Mia)

Did you know Zant is the only major villian to yield a heart container? (submitted by Mia)

Did you know that in the beta game of Twilight Princess, there was once a monster (Shadow Assassin) that was cut from the game, BUT in some of the cut sences you can still see them? (submitted by Mia)

Did you know that at the end of the intro song of Twilight Princess, they play part of "Midna's Theme"? (submitted by Mia)

Did you know, that in Ocarina of Time, Link doesn't have a shadow? All you can see is the shadow of his feet, not his body, or anything else. (submitted by Kitty Kat)

Did you know that in the Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, The Happy Mask Salesman has a mask on his backpack that highly resembles Mario? (submitted by Link123175)

Did you know that the four Poe sister mini bosses in the Forest Temple from Ocarina of Time, Meg, Joe, Beth, and Amy, got their names from the four sisters in "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott? (submitted by Link_loz64)

Did you you know that part of Saria's Song [from Ocarina of Time] backwards is the Song of Healing from Majora's Mask? (submitted by Ryan Smith)

Did you know that the Oocca's first appearance wasn't in Twilight Princess? In A Link to the Past, if you look at the entrance to the church, a statue of an Oocca is on the roof! Also, the statue inside the church (that is moved when you enter from the sewers), is also an Oocca! (submitted by Eric Jernberg)

Did you know that in every Zelda game Link's eyes are blue exept for Wind Waker? They are green! (submitted by A True Zelda Nerd)

Did you know that the magic recorder tune in The Legend of Zelda is the first few notes of the song playing on the title screen of the Ocarina of Time? (submitted by Menrow_Spirit)

Did you Know that in Majora's Mask the bassest of Bossa Nova is playing the dungon theme from the Legend of Zelda when you enter his room? Also, the Pianoist is playing the song that plays on the Game Over Screen on Legend of Zelda. (submitted by Menrow_Spirit)

Did you know that in most of the Zelda games Red equals Power, Green equals Courage, and Blue equals Wisdom? Well, in A Link to the Past, The Pendent of Power is Blue while the Pendent of Wisdom is Red. (submitted by Menrow_Spirit)

Did you know that the original musical theme of the Fire Temple in Ocarina of Time had Muslim-type chanting that was cut because the Muslims took it offensively by claiming it sounded like they were praising a fire demon (Vovalgia - boss of the Fire Temple)? (submitted by Kyle)

Did you know that the original musical theme of the Fire Temple in Ocarian of Time with the Muslim chanting can only be heard in version 1.0 of the N64 version of the game? (submitted by Kyle)

Did you know that the mirror shield in the N64 versions of Ocarina of Time had the Muslim star and moon symbol on it and was replaced in the Gamecube version with another symbol because the Muslims didn't like it? (submitted by Kyle)

Did you know that the poor boy in Ocarina of Time, A.K.A. "The Bank" person in Majora's Mask, is the escaped Kokiri boy that survived? This is proven because a Gossip Stone outside the Deku Tree area said "They say that one Kokiri has left the forest, and he is still alive!" If you look at the beggar in Hyrule Market, he looks just like one of the Kokiri children. He has a Green shirt (somewhat of a dirty green color); red hair; and he actually looks like one of the Kokiri boys (The ones that pull out rocks and leaves from Mido's house). (submitted by Eshmur123)

If you have anything worthy of being put in the Did You Know? section, please e-mail it to webmaster@zeldacapital.com and title the subject "Did You Know?". Remember to begin your facts with "Did you know..."!


 



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