Game Theory: How Zelda Breath of the Wild SOLVES The Zelda Timeline!

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3 år siden

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THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD is a stellar addition to the series. But ever since its release, Breath of the Wild has plagued fans with one big question - where does this fit into the Zelda Timeline? Well, after hours of gameplay (followed by even more hours of research), I have solved the puzzle! And Breath of the Wild may reveal more about Nintendo's Zelda timeline than we could ever imagine.
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The Game Theorists
The Game Theorists 3 år siden
Ladies and gentlemen, you may have to adjust the color of your is definitely a yellow strap! Haha...I didn't realize it would be so controversial. Pull up the Wiki shot of it and it's pretty obvious. (You can also judge based on the brown underpieces that Link wears as a part of that outfit as well, plus the little laces in front at his neck...the hat to me was the most obvious, though) Also, just to clarify: A lot of people are saying "It's obvious it's Fallen Hero because Link wakes up in a Reincarnation Chamber." Technically, you can't use that as evidence here because the "Hero is Defeated" division is specifically related to Link losing at the end of Ocarina of Time against Ganon, NOT the battles described in BOTW. Lastly, a lot of people are mentioning the appearance of the "Mirror of Twilight" in the form of the "Fragmented Monument." And that's a really good point, however, if you look at the "Fragmented Monument" in BOTW, its design is pretty strongly different from the Mirror, in particular the writing in an ancient language around the rim of the circle. Could the timelines have united and this is at the end of them? That's actually what I was hoping for as I researched! Sadly, I just didn't feel like there was enough evidence to support that. When I stopped to look at all the evidence together as well as how Eiji Aonuma was talking about this game leading up to its launch, it felt like the team INTENDED this to be a return to that first timeline while making nods to the other games.
The Infinit 1
The Infinit 1 Måned siden
The smartest man I know, is actually stupid
Caeley Eddy
Caeley Eddy Måned siden
Efeecfeccedecefecfe CCD eefeeefedeeedeedeee
The Self Proclaimed King of the Nerds
The Self Proclaimed King of the Nerds 3 måneder siden
This argument was burned away by the appearence if Ganondorf’s Gerudo form in the BotW 2 trailer. I’d like to see an update of where you think it’s placed now!
Claire C
Claire C 4 måneder siden
Botw is all the timelines combined! How did you not know that?
Doug Scoville
Doug Scoville 7 måneder siden
The Game Theorists what about the brown undershirt?
The #1 Yoshi
The #1 Yoshi 20 timer siden
Age of Calamity: No, but actually kind of yes I guess, I mean spoilers: it's in a type of failed Hero timeline, I mean anyone who's already seen or played to the end of Age of Calamity will get what I mean.
Ankit Jammu
Ankit Jammu Dag siden
It makes sense that it’s the failed hero timeline cause when link gets all the memory’s then the gadian one shows when link fails to save Zelda and link dies
Benjamin James
Benjamin James Dag siden
well now theres a prequel
Owen Kelly
Owen Kelly Dag siden
Wow this didnt age well lol
Joe007 Productions
Joe007 Productions Dag siden
Age of Calamity and BOTW2 would like to talk to you
Easton McDonald
Easton McDonald Dag siden
ayo too bad ganondorf is reincarnated in botw 2
chris 2 dager siden
There will eventually be a Zelda game that somehow reunites all 3 timelines into only one again. Breath of the Wild happens after that reunification.
KingMarkus22 2 dager siden
Botw2 comes out and age of calamity introducing time travel again Mat: (sigh) alright I’ll get to rewriting
Jewel*Star 823
Jewel*Star 823 3 dager siden
5 “The Scream” jokes in one video.
OXX 6 dager siden
Yup, add that to my liked videos one of very few
Fearless 8 dager siden
And then age of calamity ruins it
ZeldaGamer4532 8 dager siden
Timeline in Zelda, I’m not telling you the games tho Fallen hero: Child timeline: Adult timeline: Hero of time defeated. Hero of time left, Hero of time left Hyrule ruined Heor of time’s descendent created. The great sea created
Gwacht 9 dager siden
*ehem* so uhhhh age of calamity am I right
Andrew Cartagena
Andrew Cartagena 9 dager siden
yeah welp looks like ganon was underneath us the entire time... literally.
Dustin Bueckers
Dustin Bueckers 10 dager siden
I’m pretty sure this theory is wrong now that the demo of Hyrule warriors age of calamity demo because at the end of the first mission it says that link is from a line of Hyrule guards and both the king and Zelda Just treat him like a random soldier so it’s clear that breath of the wild is it’s own timeline.btw If you didn’t know Hyrule warriors age of calamity is a prequel to breath of the wild
Morgan Armstrong
Morgan Armstrong 10 dager siden
I think it's canon that both Zelda and Ganon(dorf) retain their memories throughout their incarnations
Alex Shrader Chods
Alex Shrader Chods 11 dager siden
"the child timeline proof has ended" me what about the twili mirror in BotW
Josh May
Josh May 12 dager siden
also botw has on shorts sooo...
Nawaffle Playz
Nawaffle Playz 12 dager siden
Zelda with a bow looks OP
Kamanha Gaming
Kamanha Gaming 12 dager siden
I didn't see a yellow strap. Looked like a shade of green to me..
scoutaneer 14 dager siden
You can find the fairy Ocorina in the woods so maby ? I cant spell ocorina
Sorry out of Ducks
Sorry out of Ducks 15 dager siden
Well in breath of the wild it doesn’t look yellow but what I can talk about is the brown sleeves
RICCARDO BARONI 15 dager siden
Actually, Ganondorf is present in BoTW. In the trailer for the sequel, he is shown to fuel all malice underneath the overworld.
KayDox64 17 dager siden
8:25 that ain't Hyrule lmao
NiraLightshine 17 dager siden
Matpat: THe lynel is the games most dangerous enemy Me: *Screams at the sight of 1 guardian while mindlessly oneshotting a lynel witha ancient arrow*
Imaad Arabi
Imaad Arabi 18 dager siden
Matpat:Oh you all just jealous Me:Yes,Yes I am
Moon Caster
Moon Caster 20 dager siden
Matpat: Spectacle Rock is only found in the failed hero timeline. Me: What about Spectacle Island in Wind Waker?
Joshua Guetterman
Joshua Guetterman 20 dager siden
The divine beasts were named after heroes from the past, meaning that the only way Medoh was named Medoh was if it was based off of Medli, meaning that this game takes place in the adult timeline. Yellow straps mean nothing btw
Tempest 22 dager siden
The sequel trailer kinda ruins this theory
Random Hello
Random Hello 23 dager siden
12:58 The brown sleeves! 13:02 No, totally the hat stripe
Icychains01 23 dager siden
He spent all this time researching to find that botw is at the end of the failed hero timeline, but he also ignored that uhh, he died before he woke up. link literally died and then was resurrected in the shrine of resurrection in botw. and that is shown in botw as well so even tho he dies in age of calamity its still part of botw’s story and matpat coulda just said, link dies, and then ended it there lmao.
Annie Agnew
Annie Agnew 25 dager siden
Another theory for the child timeline: There is a shrine quest where you have to find the twilight mirror shards But your theory is quite convincing but I don’t know which timeline Child, failed timeline
Viktor kjong-Johnsen
Viktor kjong-Johnsen 28 dager siden
But the lanayru ancient ocean didn´t cover all of hyrule, and the salt is found all across the kingdom
Mhmmm yes
Mhmmm yes 29 dager siden
Just asking, is it bad that I played this on Wiiu?
Mhmmm yes
Mhmmm yes 27 dager siden
@Pedro Freitas the wiiu was not that good
Mhmmm yes
Mhmmm yes 27 dager siden
@Pedro Freitas Oh God please don't compare the switch to the wiiu
Pedro Freitas
Pedro Freitas 27 dager siden
no,both the switch and th wiiu are the same game
clover leaf
clover leaf 29 dager siden
I don't have a PlayStation too. Let's go steal it. ✧\\ ٩( ‘㉨’ )و //✧
Xx_Scotty_21_xX Måned siden
5:24 The Zora evolved because ganon killed almost all the fish in the ocean
Jason Beard
Jason Beard Måned siden
That didn't solve anything.
funtime gamer
funtime gamer Måned siden
Botw 2 has ganondorfs body from twilight princess
Arya Shetty
Arya Shetty Måned siden
I think I'm color blind
Jonathan Måned siden
What if breadth of the wild is the end of ALL the timelines, not necessarily in the same way Matt pat proposed in the video where he claimed hyrule warriors is cannon, but in a way where no matter what timeline you follow, they ALL end up the same way, in breadth of the wild
skeleton boy DA BEST
skeleton boy DA BEST Måned siden
Mat pat is theoran instead of Gannon
Nameyour kid
Nameyour kid Måned siden
Hi guys so I stole my friends switch and now I'm living my new life in New York, and friend of your reading this, get dunked on
Arwen Inglis
Arwen Inglis Måned siden
John Titor
Mr King
Mr King Måned siden
MatPat misinterpreted the meaning behind the color of the Cap of the Wild. It is not purely yellow or green, it is lime green, a mix of both. It's symbolic of the "mixing" of the timelines. It's a very cool detail.
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton Måned siden
Sully 2112
Sully 2112 Måned siden
#badtheory ( don’t click)
Crittr Måned siden
In your video "Game Theory: Dear Nintendo, I FIXED Your Timeline! (Zelda) " you said that the child timeline is the most likely to be what Breath of the Wild is in, but in this video you say its the fallen hero timeline... hmm...
tryiconic Måned siden
three years later a new zelda game comes out and its 100 years befor breath of the wild. there for its a diffrent time line
I have a theory, botw gets placed in the adult timeline. Twilight princess's references are totally invalid because Ruto never awakens in the child timeline and in botw it does. Rock salt was extremely solid evidence because the ancient sea was really just the great sea. Gandodorfs Gerududo form apears in the botw 2 trailer and the reason because ganon was in his demon form was because his spirit got out of him and that was the purpose of the seal. Also Ganondorf was never sealed in the fallen timeline just as a demon. To debunk all of the other evidence that you showed of the fallen split, lynels weren't a thing due to the fact that ganon created them and the yellow strap was just a designer choice that the devs chose also specticle rock could have just not been showen in the other games.
Beta Luigi
Beta Luigi Måned siden
Ummm-- No offense, Matpat, but the Stripe on the Tunic of the Wild's hat is more Green than Yellow. Who else has that Hat design? Let me think - Skyward Sword link, Twilight Princess Link, Not to mention the Remastered versions of Ocarina and Majora - All of them have the same Green Band on their hat. So, Even if the Breath Of The Wild game wasn't be in the United timeline, it would most likely be in the Child timeline due to the similarities in their hats.
BLITZ Måned siden
When matpat realizes that it is in all of them
Suz Cant
Suz Cant Måned siden
Commentary fly Csiki 2.0
Commentary fly Csiki 2.0 Måned siden
So basically
Tristan Henjoto
Tristan Henjoto Måned siden
Calamity ganon is not the full for cuz in the btow2 trailr it show ganon gerudo form imprisond there for the Calamity ganon is some form of decoy to fight link while ganon is imprisond
PrincetonCartoons Måned siden
Botw actually take time in 3 of the timelines 10,000 years later
Daniel West
Daniel West Måned siden
Don’t you know that the Zora armor and it’s tradition is a hint to twilight princess it was a amazing scene in the game so maybe pay more attention next time
PixlPlayer Måned siden
Having only played breath of the wild I am beyond confused lol
Kirby Main
Kirby Main 2 måneder siden
Hey um u should cover the fnaf security breach trailer pls and thank you
melon 2 måneder siden
HOLD UP, that hat aint yellow
Justin 2 måneder siden
In my opinion, I think that Breath of the Wild happened after Ocarina of Time and all the timelines basically got shoved together.
Justin 2 måneder siden
So basically just another timeline, but where the child, adult, and death timeliness get shoved together
Harrison Gabbard
Harrison Gabbard 2 måneder siden
when gannondorf is in the zelda botw 2 trailer
Goji Senpai
Goji Senpai 2 måneder siden
I presumed that Breath of the Wild exist many millennia after every game, where it is part of timeline where all three timelines merged.
Wudan 2 måneder siden
It’s definitely the middle timeline because Nintendo show is a picture of kid link giving master sword to botw link
ISABELLA ABALOS 2 måneder siden
You were wrong.
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Just a Random user
Just a Random user 2 måneder siden
ZionKid95 2 måneder siden
Ganon gave up his Gerudo Form. BOTW2 would like to have a word with you
Insert Username Here
Insert Username Here 2 måneder siden
MatPat: Being a child in the past and an adult in the future. Me: Yes, that's how time works.
law1960 2 måneder siden
You forgot the locations.
Lucas 2 måneder siden
At 5:58 the ritos sounds like dorito
The Gaming Squad J
The Gaming Squad J 2 måneder siden
well, you dont have to worry. hotel mario technically isn't canon to mario lore, so why would zelda cgi be?
Itz_Cutethyone_ztI 2 måneder siden
Itz_Cutethyone_ztI 2 måneder siden
Matpat:Link is a child in the past,adult in the future Me:Isnt that obvious,everyone is a child in the past
Maya Ziman
Maya Ziman 2 måneder siden
There’s an island called Spectacle island in Wind Waker that looks like all the others
Matt Jones
Matt Jones 2 måneder siden
It is all wrong breath of the wild ties all three timeline together
100% gamer
100% gamer 2 måneder siden
hey past matpat i want to tell you that this theory is wrong and in the future you will make a correct one
Malik Barker
Malik Barker 2 måneder siden
Dragondud 2 måneder siden
Uhhh,12:10, also link's clothes are a brown long-sleeved shirt(?) and some green stuff
Kayla C
Kayla C 2 måneder siden
This aged awfully
Starcrafter Augustine
Starcrafter Augustine 2 måneder siden
I have a switch, and don’t have any Zelda games
Crofflzron 2 måneder siden
Is Mat alluding to him being John Titor?...
Monital 15
Monital 15 2 måneder siden
This didn’t age well
Terry Lee
Terry Lee 2 måneder siden
I really hope you make an additional theory video including the breath of the wild II which likely gives further evidence to this theory considering what we've seen from the preview trailer indicating the real Gannon is resurrecting from a deep underground tomb since his demon form plan didn't work out previously
Alejandro Reaza
Alejandro Reaza 2 måneder siden
Game theory ganondorf is not in the fallen hero timeline Breath of the wild 2: are you sure about that
big boy su
big boy su 2 måneder siden
What if it’s all timelines together
Funtime Freddy
Funtime Freddy 2 måneder siden
Miguelangel Castro García
Miguelangel Castro García 2 måneder siden
Game Theory is the definition of SAO
Ho Siu
Ho Siu 2 måneder siden
I think Breath of the Wild is at the twilight era , cus the hat that u get after beating all shrines, I’m pretty sure is a green stripe not yellow
Leo Brown
Leo Brown 2 måneder siden
If having a yellow stripe on the hat makes it canon in the fallen timeline then that means that the CDI games take place in the fallen timeline because link has a yellow stripe on his hat in those games
Scotti's Admirer
Scotti's Admirer 2 måneder siden
The CDI games are not mentioned in the Historia, so I think they are not canon.
Preston_108 2 måneder siden
Matpat: imma make this theory and spend days researching this topic Nintendo: alright guys, let’s make this trailer that completely destroys his research by including ganondorf
Bromaster 2 måneder siden
As though there may not be enough evidence it’s probably the most probable and supported theory of the placement of the game. There are many references and Easter eggs to other games, all spanning across many games. And one thing that debunks this theory is the sequels trailer. You see the return of gannondorf, hunched over and in pain, and this is most likely not a future incarnation of gannondorf, but the very same one from twighlight princess, the same one with the hole in his chest where millennium ago the hero of twighlight pierced the king of evils skin and left a mark. Whatever that green hand is keeping him suspended there is also most likely keeping him alive so that no more incarnations may be born and the calamity was actually his doing from the mass of hatred and pain he is in, trying to escape desperately from this spiritual hands clutches.
Bromaster 2 måneder siden
Sorry about any typos
Nunzio 2 måneder siden
Well tbf, majoras mask is in botw, so that kinda shows its in the triumphant hero storyline
Ethan Haas
Ethan Haas 2 måneder siden
What about the broken twilight mirror in botw
TOTALLY LEGIT 2 måneder siden
I like to see him revisit this after we see ganondorf is the sequels trailer
Jesse Avina
Jesse Avina 2 måneder siden
people: how do you breath of the wild on pc and for free me: YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
TheJazzy 2 måneder siden
No it’s from all the time lines :D
Becca Croce
Becca Croce 2 måneder siden
actually the twilight existed before botw, because the whole twilight backstory happened before ocarina of time.
TangyDeadlox8 Forever
TangyDeadlox8 Forever 2 måneder siden
Benjamin Hardy-Garcia
Benjamin Hardy-Garcia 3 måneder siden
2 things: 1.Links hair also matches with fallen hero timeline hair 2.The map is also like Link between worlds because Link to the past is set in Link to the past's map
Benjamin Hardy-Garcia
Benjamin Hardy-Garcia 3 måneder siden
Also links arms in the fallen hero timeline are yellow
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