Dissecting Twilight Princess’ “Divine Prank”

“Mysteries are still around us when it comes to the Zelda universe. While Hyrule Historia gives a logical and (more or less) solid timeline that places each game in its correct order, it fails to provide further details on in-game events, let alone what happens off-screen, such as backstories and events between games to tie them in. As awesome as the book is, it’s far from being a complete encyclopedia.”

Johnathan Vega of the site Zelda Informer has published an article exploring what exactly the ‘Divine Prank’ the Sages of Twilight Princess are referring to, and the ways in which it would be possible. Overall, it looks like we have a gap in our timeline!

“One of those mysteries yet to be solved lies upon Ganondorf’s backstory in Twilight Princess. It’s rather confusing that the Gerudo king somehow managed to get a hold on the Triforce of Power, not unlike his counterpart from The Wind Waker. The confusion emerges once we realize that in the timeline Twilight takes place in, Ganondorf could never lay his hand on the sacred relic.

However, this is not a bad thing at all. Not only does this work for the benefit of the developers, releasing them from the chore of writing a meticulous explanation and have it make sense, but it benefits the story as well – it surrounds Ganondorf in a veil of mystery, and the Sages stating that he was blessed by the Goddesses gives him a divine aura that makes him more fearsome by telling the player he’s not someone to play with. If Link was chosen by the creators of Hyrule, so was Ganon.

Having said that, I still want to comprehend this so-called divine prank and share my understanding with you, dear fellows. Is this prank another ass pull from the writers, or is it a true, well put, mystery of Hyrule?”

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2 thoughts on “Dissecting Twilight Princess’ “Divine Prank”

  1. This is a really well thought-out theory. However, it does have problems that people are arguing about. Whether you agree with it or not, it’s worth reading.

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