The Complete Legend of Zelda Timeline - Legend Of Zelda to Breath Of The Wild

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The Legend of Zelda franchise has told the tale of Link, Zelda, and Ganon countless times and fans have speculated on whether or not all the games fit in one cohesive timeline. Until Nintendo confirmed that they do in an official Nintendo book, Hyrule Historia. So let's unpack and explain the complete Legend of Zelda timeline on the Leaderboard!

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Nintendo's Legend Of Zelda series has spanned many games and the latest game The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild we wanted to look back at the story of this iconic series. So with the help of the Hyrule Historia that Nintendo put out, join us as we break down the complete Legend of Zelda timeline. It includes Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening, Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time, Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask and Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild.

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Credits for This Episode
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Researched by: Kirsten Carey
Written by: Kirsten Carey
Hosted by: Sydney Gayle
Edited by: Caleb Pryor

Executive Producers: Carrie Miller, Fred Seibert, Jeremy Rosen
Producers: Adrian Apolonio, Nicholas Fung
Head Writer: Casey Gonzalez
Lead Graphic Designer: Alexandria Batchelor
Programming Manager: Cade Hiser

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  • The Leaderboard

    The Leaderboard

    2 жилийн өмнө

    What timeline should we do next?!

    • Dusty Bluebell

      Dusty Bluebell

      Сарын өмнө

      Pokemon

    • Peanut Puppy Boi

      Peanut Puppy Boi

      2 сарын өмнө

      I’ve played botw links awakening and I’m in the middle of skyward sword

    • Andrew J. Alderete

      Andrew J. Alderete

      3 сарын өмнө

      Streets of Rage!!!!

    • Andrew J. Alderete

      Andrew J. Alderete

      3 сарын өмнө

      Last of Us

    • Andrew J. Alderete

      Andrew J. Alderete

      3 сарын өмнө

      Donkey Kong but not just a family tree

  • 6sage

    6sage

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    Jesus christ, how many links are there?! Are they the same person??

  • MistaCharlez

    MistaCharlez

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Very cool video and all, but where’s the CD-I GAMES?! They’re too good to not be canon.

  • SloMo Gecko

    SloMo Gecko

    Өдрийн өмнө

    Wait so your telling me that the fish people became birds... when the world flooded? Was evolution drunk?

  • Clarke the Dark

    Clarke the Dark

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Wind waker for Switch please! Thx nntndo

  • Izzy Soto155

    Izzy Soto155

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Wait so each game has a different incarnation of link??

  • Blaktyyga

    Blaktyyga

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    For some reason I thought BOTW came 100 years after ocarina of time😅

  • Tali Noimann

    Tali Noimann

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    if we learned about hyrules history in history class i would actually pay attention

  • Liam Tolan

    Liam Tolan

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Why make it voiced over by a women, it makes the video worse

  • Yooo

    Yooo

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Me oh yes time to melt my brain

  • Anoddymous

    Anoddymous

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    To this day I still own wind waker and four swords
    Also even though hyrule warriors isn’t canon, it should bind all 3 timelines together

  • Hippie Wiz

    Hippie Wiz

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    one note on twilight princess korkiri dying out, yeah maybe or they somehow evolved/transformed into monkeys?

  • Eli Hazen

    Eli Hazen

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Wait. What happens to Zelda and the rest of Hyrule after she sends link back to his childhood in OOT?

  • Landad

    Landad

    11 өдрийн өмнө

    Hey Link I know I still 7 years of your time but in order to pay you back I'm going to send you back in time to win ganondorf was still an issue and your whole life is miserable. Good luck

  • RC castle

    RC castle

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    I need it this thank you

  • colon ringle 2.0

    colon ringle 2.0

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    I remember watching this 2 yrs ago

  • The Dumbest Doge

    The Dumbest Doge

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    My theory: there’s proof that all 3 timelines are now existing in this game, so sometime in the past 10,000 years the timelines conjoined. Ganon, while sealed away in multiple timelines, managed to find a way to fuse all timelines together and gain theoretically 3x his normal power. He then is preparing his most formidable army in Zelda history: the angry cuccos, and will entirely wipe out all existence with his unstoppable army.

  • amender SC

    amender SC

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    I really like how you manage to explain the timeline in 25 min while other do inferior work in twice or triple the time

  • amender SC

    amender SC

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    12:10 it’s very smart for a water breathing species to become bird when the world is flooded

  • amender SC

    amender SC

    14 өдрийн өмнө

    So vaati isn’t dead in the adult era and the downfall timeline

  • Eximios YT

    Eximios YT

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    I didnt know there were this many zelda games.

  • TheyoungYeezus

    TheyoungYeezus

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    Why are there so many different Links and Zeldas

  • Roblox Cashier Man

    Roblox Cashier Man

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    BotW 1 and 2 are in the beginning of the timeline because in the second trailer for BotW 2, there are islands rising from the ground. In the beginning of this current timeline, the Goddess Hylia sent the people above Hyrule. Link is a hylian, so he and Zelda stay back to fight, like the other Hylians. This also means that Hyrule was around for 10,000 years before this current timeline. It explains Why Zoras were in zelda BotW. In the fallen timeline, Zoras became enemies of Link and Zelda. In the adult timeline, they became the Rito. Maybe the Rito were from the beginning, but they almost went extinct, or maybe they were just evolved Zoras. This would also mean Hyrule would be more than over 10,000 years before BotW. That is my theory on where BotW belongs in the timeline.

    • Roblox Cashier Man

      Roblox Cashier Man

      5 өдрийн өмнө

      @Jacob yeah, but they said they sometimes change it up. Remember when they switched the oracles with links awakening? They could do that again, but they would have to put skyward sword somewhere else

    • Jacob

      Jacob

      5 өдрийн өмнө

      Ganon didn’t exist before Skyward Sword, the Master Sword would’ve still been the Goddess Sword, and BOTW was already confirmed to take place at some point after Ocarina of Time.

  • Sarada Daddy

    Sarada Daddy

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    oh well , botw 2 trailer made everything more complicating :D

  • KillerQueen

    KillerQueen

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    To summarise this, there’s a bunch of links and zeldas. Probably reincarnated on different time. Every title most probably not the same person but same name. And gannon royally pissed off by the king chose link over him and start the indefinite series of unfortunate events.

  • sonic the hedgehog

    sonic the hedgehog

    19 өдрийн өмнө

    wait where's links crossbow training?

  • Combat 627

    Combat 627

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    14 mins in and it’s just Link saves someone traps them in a sword. Sword breaks rinse and repeat

  • Joe Brown

    Joe Brown

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    So where does Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity fit in? Do the timelines converge then split again? I am confusion

    • Jacob

      Jacob

      5 өдрийн өмнө

      Age of Calamity most likely isn’t canon

  • Cesar M

    Cesar M

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    Is Zelda universe deeper and more complex than Star Wars? I am in the middle of a very interesting rabbit hole here.

  • Cesar M

    Cesar M

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    I only played Ocarina of Time and Majoras Mask and Twilight Princess during when I was a kid. These are all dear to me

  • NokataTheJedi

    NokataTheJedi

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    The goddesses can’t even explain it better than she did

  • praiseboognish1979

    praiseboognish1979

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    I think BOTW comes after everything but the original.

  • sonic the hedgehog

    sonic the hedgehog

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    there is a lot of impa's

  • Ohhhsnapdamn

    Ohhhsnapdamn

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    can someone explain why it says 10,000 years before BoTW but later it says 100 years later (BoTW)?

  • Alexander Tkachenko

    Alexander Tkachenko

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    5:32: The legend of tingle
    Ocarina of fairies.

  • Gabriel Petersen

    Gabriel Petersen

    24 өдрийн өмнө

    This is awesome. I want to know what your research process was like to make this. Very well written. I almost want to enroll in a sprach or debate class just to plagiarize this for a project lol

  • Alex Reid

    Alex Reid

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    How is TP Link the descendant of OOT Link in the child timeline? Did Link manage to get back from Termina to Hyrule by the time he grew up? Time travel is confusing lol

    • Jacob

      Jacob

      5 өдрийн өмнө

      Yes

  • Joker

    Joker

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    Hol' up how did Ganondorf get the triforce of power in TP if he never got to go to the sacred realm due to young Link and Zelda narking on him?

  • Midnite_-_Diamond

    Midnite_-_Diamond

    27 өдрийн өмнө

    She has a point about ganon

  • Dj Skeleton

    Dj Skeleton

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    Now that " botw2 " 's coming 🙂

  • Carlos Vazquez

    Carlos Vazquez

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    Is that Hinata in 12:30

  • 🐻 EJ 🐻

    🐻 EJ 🐻

    29 өдрийн өмнө

    So the timeliness can merge ???

  • amender SC

    amender SC

    Сарын өмнө

    I only played skyward sword and botw and I assumed that the garudo and hylian was evolved from humans that came to different environments the rito was evolved from the big skyward bird the zora was evolved from the intelligence squids and the Gordon was from the start to the end (which naturally make sense if in the real world there was a living rock who eats rock immune to fire and very resistance to other stuff was exist he would’ve survive forever as well) I

  • Zloy_dedulya

    Zloy_dedulya

    Сарын өмнө

    Have you seen englishman named... Ganon?

  • Rebecca Romoli Head

    Rebecca Romoli Head

    Сарын өмнө

    i think the 10.000 years prior breath of the wild is during the sky era, or even before, when the sheika tribe lives on the surface. evidence of this is when in skyward sword Link travels to the past and meets with those ancient robots.

  • shadowxxrt

    shadowxxrt

    Сарын өмнө

    This is the best timeline explanation, I love it!!! Your voice is pretty and soothing too. Amazing job!!!

  • amender SC

    amender SC

    Сарын өмнө

    25:27 at least until the sequel

  • amender SC

    amender SC

    Сарын өмнө

    Botw have to timeline itself one with Ganon wining the 100 years ago kill the champion and ruin hyrule and the second one is link Zelda and the champions defeat ganon and it never ruin hyrule link never sent to the starting shrine and that’s it

  • country side emo

    country side emo

    Сарын өмнө

    ive only played botw (thus far) and i couldnt stop thinking about lore i could be missing out on so here i am

    • country side emo

      country side emo

      Сарын өмнө

      on a school night at that

  • Emanuel Triminio

    Emanuel Triminio

    Сарын өмнө

    i thought all the zelda games where in the same timeline

  • Tbrnrkayani gamers ❂

    Tbrnrkayani gamers ❂

    Сарын өмнө

    I've lost count on how many link's appear

    • TheyoungYeezus

      TheyoungYeezus

      16 өдрийн өмнө

      Same my head hurting

  • TheMoeDanShow

    TheMoeDanShow

    Сарын өмнө

    I see what the real problem of this infinite conflict... Everytime the Royal family retains the Triforce, weather by having it or by link literally giving it back... Why doesn’t one Link decide to keep the Triforce and change time itself by creating a new “Faction” or “Clan” that are highly trained and blood related to Link. Possibly tracking the rebirth of the hero destined... the Order of the Triforce if you will lol

  • Kaine Peterson

    Kaine Peterson

    Сарын өмнө

    Aaaaaand now BOTW 2 Electric Boogaloo is actually happening

  • Pentagramstories

    Pentagramstories

    Сарын өмнө

    “At least until the next Zelda game”breath of the wild 2😶👀

  • Ashwin J

    Ashwin J

    Сарын өмнө

    So Ocarina of time plays after skyward sword I'm so confused

  • Arjun Sagar Marchanda

    Arjun Sagar Marchanda

    Сарын өмнө

    me: where does loz botw fit??
    loz botw part2 : "all will be exaplained my child"

  • James Oachs

    James Oachs

    Сарын өмнө

    I love the different time lines the only thing I really don’t like is seeing OoT Link being depressed from not being remembered. :( my favorite game.

  • RYAN S

    RYAN S

    Сарын өмнө

    I like to think that Hyrule Warriors is cannon and it combined the three timelines, thus allowing Botw to take place. I haven't played it in a while so I"m not sure if it completely makes sense but it sounds right

  • Damian Rice

    Damian Rice

    Сарын өмнө

    If you think this is a mess, you need to take a look and see what Kingdom Heart's sorry excuse for a lore as to offer. You won't be disappointed, I assure you.

  • Lon_Th3_Don

    Lon_Th3_Don

    Сарын өмнө

    You should have an intro to your videos

  • Penelope Holdsworth

    Penelope Holdsworth

    Сарын өмнө

    COOL

  • Yo, I'm GONE!

    Yo, I'm GONE!

    Сарын өмнө

    *There are three timelines in TLoZ*

  • isaac brown

    isaac brown

    Сарын өмнө

    I know this has already been discovered now but botw has been set 1000 years after all timelines and makes them all connected

  • Mxngo654

    Mxngo654

    Сарын өмнө

    Lol now in BOTW 2 Ganon is actually alive under the castle

  • Patricia Mont

    Patricia Mont

    Сарын өмнө

    My brain hurts

  • Brandon Lewis

    Brandon Lewis

    Сарын өмнө

    And hopefully in one more year Breath of the wild 2 baby lol.

  • Iknik Blackstone Varrick

    Iknik Blackstone Varrick

    Сарын өмнө

    Link originally got the ocarina from saria not Zelda that wasn’t until majoras mask

  • raz

    raz

    Сарын өмнө

    You forgot the faces of evil

  • Lalhmangaihsanga Thomte

    Lalhmangaihsanga Thomte

    Сарын өмнө

    :Why didn't THEY JUST KILL GANDORF!!!
    Nintendo: ...... Money

  • A Spooky Lad music

    A Spooky Lad music

    Сарын өмнө

    I really like game theory's theory that hyrule warriors reconnected all the timelines.

  • Noh Buddy

    Noh Buddy

    Сарын өмнө

    Take a shot everytime "Zelda is kidnapped" is said

  • Julien van der Veen

    Julien van der Veen

    Сарын өмнө

    Why arent there 2 timelines? Like fallen hero and the other? Or isnt it possible that adult timeline was just all after child timeline

  • Agent 69

    Agent 69

    Сарын өмнө

    Ok time to make the legends of zelda lore vs super mario lore shitposts

  • ➶ LAVENDER . ➶

    ➶ LAVENDER . ➶

    Сарын өмнө

    my BRAIN

  • Cesar Castillo

    Cesar Castillo

    Сарын өмнө

    I know Skyward Sword came out first but i only just recently discovered it. Anyways for the longest time I thought BotW started it all.

  • Elsie Namanama

    Elsie Namanama

    Сарын өмнө

    Tloz: Minish Cap, the first and only tloz I've ever played, is also one of my most favorite games

  • Joruichi Joestar

    Joruichi Joestar

    Сарын өмнө

    Ok so links are just descendants of more links

  • Blade

    Blade

    Сарын өмнө

    !

  • Kimberly Lorenzo

    Kimberly Lorenzo

    Сарын өмнө

    literally only played oot, ss, mm, botw, and tp only to get more lost

  • name is tron

    name is tron

    Сарын өмнө

    Are there more than 1 link

    • Jacob

      Jacob

      Сарын өмнө

      Yes, pretty obvious just by playing the games

  • name is tron

    name is tron

    Сарын өмнө

    I'm so confused because you talked about link returing back to one perosn then you just said that link only just met zelda when they have been battling together for so long please explain

  • Dinand De Jong

    Dinand De Jong

    Сарын өмнө

    Botw link is a decendant of island killer link

  • Blue Sky

    Blue Sky

    Сарын өмнө

    The way she explao the story sounds like this game is just a nonsense

  • Cinnamon Toast2.0

    Cinnamon Toast2.0

    Сарын өмнө

    The game cover at the end

  • meh meh

    meh meh

    Сарын өмнө

    That was nice

  • Tom

    Tom

    Сарын өмнө

    This is like TVA nightmare seriously.

  • Floccinaucinihilipilificated Trumpet

    Floccinaucinihilipilificated Trumpet

    Сарын өмнө

    what

  • Gerald Palma

    Gerald Palma

    Сарын өмнө

    20:15 i guess this is ochin-chin in another chromosome

  • Risky Bitness

    Risky Bitness

    Сарын өмнө

    Oh my... it feels like retcon on retcon on retcon! Make the games and sort it out later. Maybe best to just enjoy them as they are!

  • El Conde

    El Conde

    Сарын өмнө

    You know I'm wanting to watch this whole video cuz I'm a big Zelda fan & I know all about it. I wanted to tell you all this after watching the video I wanted to wait so bad but 6 minutes into your video it just got to me & I couldn't wait no longer. But you are so wrong wrong wrong wrong dead wrong. You don't pay attention too much do you no one knows more about Zelda in the timeline then Shigeru Miyamoto the creator of Zelda. In a most recent and personal interview,@ Shigeru Miyamoto says like before. Zelda ocarina of Time is the first story in the Zelda timeline. Wind waker is a direct sequel of ocarina of Time, Link's Awakening is a sequel prequel events that happened after the ocarina of time & before the Zelda wind waker. But nonetheless wind waker is a direct sequel to ocarina of Time. And Zelda Twilight princess is not even part of Zelda timeline original franchise. And I quote; Shigeru Miyamoto says there is no spot in the Zelda timeline for Zelda Twilight princess bottom line is using his own words he is saying that Zelda Twilight princess is a standalone game in itself that isn't part of the original Zelda franchise some of you people are so idiotic that you don't keep in touch day today with facts & figures and then you go and announce crap like this & make yourself look like total assholes & liars. Now making yourself to look like total assholes I could deal with but making yourself out to be total liars well I hate liars people like you that try spread caca like this should be drug out into the street & shot like a horse with a broken leg. You people are just so stupid there is no prequel to Zelda ocarina of Time because Zelda Ocarina of Time is the first story in the Zelda timeline according to Shigeru Miyamoto. But because you took the time to come up with all this bull caca I will take the time to rate your video as a minus zero...

    • Chi

      Chi

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      lmao dude chill, if you're so mad, go make a video yourself 🤷‍♀️

    • Jacob

      Jacob

      Сарын өмнө

      Still spouting outdated or just flat out bullshit statements I see? You don’t know anything about the series.

  • Snake Kane

    Snake Kane

    Сарын өмнө

    Spirit Zelda is cool

  • Trasheo

    Trasheo

    Сарын өмнө

    "guys i have an idea, how about we resurrect ganon for the 17th time? no one will expect it!1!!1"

  • thedogman2213

    thedogman2213

    2 сарын өмнө

    Me watching oot gameplay videos hearing hey listen: BLESS MERCY ON MY SOUL THIS IS HELL HELL I SAY

  • Chopper n3crozma

    Chopper n3crozma

    2 сарын өмнө

    For those wondering why link has amnesia in botw, in memory 18 of the base game, (not the master trials or the champion's ballad) zelda states that the restoration of the master sword will cause link to lose his memories. Kinda like how in master trials, you lose all your weapons, items, and armor, and have to get them during the trials. You still keep the sheika slate though.

  • Freddie Price

    Freddie Price

    2 сарын өмнө

    Zelda 2:electric Boogaloo 😂

  • Christianalexander Sanabriapaduani

    Christianalexander Sanabriapaduani

    2 сарын өмнө

    when you look at it the child timeline is s as straight line wouldn’t that make it the main timeline?

    • Jacob

      Jacob

      2 сарын өмнө

      It kind of is the main timeline I think since Ocarina of Time’s ending directly leads into it

  • Noire

    Noire

    2 сарын өмнө

    this is what happens when you throw games and the plot and timeline are an afterthought, don't get me wrong, it's a great story and all, but it's so convoluted it totally feels like an afterthought, a really good one nonetheless

  • Oonada

    Oonada

    2 сарын өмнө

    Hero of time is temporary, Gorons are forever.
    Reject humanity, return to rocke.

  • Anthony Tomat

    Anthony Tomat

    2 сарын өмнө

    22:10 Would you please stop it? Link didn't kill everyone on the island, the island was only in a dream, it's not real, besides if Link hadn't been able to wake up from his sleep, he wouldn't be able to save Hyrule from destruction.

  • Anthony Tomat

    Anthony Tomat

    2 сарын өмнө

    14:20 His name is Bellum not Vaati.