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Zelda Theory: Link's Faith

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Zelda theory returns with a Christmas Special where we go in-depth on the religious past of the Zelda series. Beginning from its Christian origins (The Legend of Zelda, The Legend of Zelda: The Adventure of Link), over the transition to the Goddesses and Triforce (The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past), through the Islamic controversy in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time to the Buddhist temple in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. And best of all I am once again joined by Zeltik who has taken on the possibility for seasons in Zelda Wii U in his upcoming video that will be up on Christmas Eve. The best of Christmas wishes from Commonwealth Realm and Zeltik! :) Check out the The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess HD Mod Project by Tomoya Hamasaki! (http://tomoyahd.com/) Check out Blue Amnesiac on Deviantart (great transparent models of the most popular Zelda Items!) http://blueamnesiac.deviantart.com/ The Spider's Thread (Japanese Amine) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_0cFHEoXEQ Previous Zelda Theories: Villain Timeline (Part 1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPDZoCtb8Ao Ganondorf's Curse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4raoXTHoFc Hyrule's Darkest Secret (Wars of Hyrule): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBRzjCcpwZo Sheikah Timeline: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAT2Nvisqzc Zora Timeline: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Mo62M6L9tk Music used: Jingle Bells (Royalty free) Silent Night (Royalty free) ZREO - Twilight Symphony 1. Overture ZREO - The Adventure of Link 2. Battle http://zreo.perix.co.uk/02_The_Adventure_of_Link/Battle.mp3 ZREO - A Link To the Past 1. Intro theme http://zreo.perix.co.uk/03_A_Link_to_the_Past/Intro_Theme.mp3 ZREO - A Link To the Past 2. Opening Demo http://zreo.perix.co.uk/03_A_Link_to_the_Past/Opening_Demo.mp3 ZREO - Ocarina of Time 68. Gerudo Valley http://zreo.perix.co.uk/05_Ocarina_of_Time_-_Complete/68_Gerudo_Valley.mp3 ZREO - Ocarina of Time 61. Fire Temple http://zreo.perix.co.uk/05_Ocarina_of_Time_-_Complete/61_Fire_Temple.mp3 Skyward Sword official soundtrack - Ancient Cistern. The Legend of Zelda is a Trademark owned and registered by Nintendo.
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My name is Jonny (28 days ago)
Catholic, but I attend to believe in some Christian faiths. I don’t pray to Mary nor believe she is The Way to Yahweh; it’s hard to explain, but yeah. I’m a Catholic born and raised, but more or less believe in Jesus and a lot of parts in scriptures for The Bible, Islam and even religion like Buddhism&Shikism. I believe they are all similar to each other in a way and The True Scriptures are not revealed to man kind, at least not yet because of the fact God doesn’t want us to live in fear under Him, but more or less find our selves in the life time we are given since birth. So the scriptures we are given is to help us and our nature to obtain morals, ethics and the fucking balls to become a decent hearted human beings; to help us find truth but to stay hidden and test us and our hearts, which is why we aren’t given the full proof and true scriptures to have us know everything. All that matters in life is helping one an other and living in the now; do no harm and take no shit.
Samuel Bedsole (1 month ago)
Could it be possible that during the Downfall Timeline, where the original Legend of Zelda and Link's Adventure takes place, that the people of Hyrule lost faith in the goddesses and took up another faith? Pehaps a hyrulean version of Jesus came about or was brought over from a distant land and the people took that up.
RedZeshinX (2 months ago)
Religious references in Zelda are no different from religious references throughout any Japanese media throughout the 80's and 90's. Whether we're talking about Neon Genesis Evangelion, Xenogears, Trigun, DeathNote or iconography in the Zelda franchise, Japan as a predominantly secular country uses religious references simply as a means of adding an exotic flair to a work's aesthetic.
stonie Cad (4 months ago)
My Link is an atheist . he dosnt believe in cults .
Samuel Bedsole (1 month ago)
Pretty hard for Link to deny the existence of a higher power when he has the mark of a literal goddess branded on his hand and the princess he always ends up rescuing is the reincarnation of a goddess.
Wil See (5 months ago)
Controversy? Maybe in Japan. But in Japan only. The Islamic chants were removed for US and Europe when it first came out. It's almost as if the Gorons made prayers for God to rescue them. And that you are the response to their prayers, chosen by God to rescue them. So since that's their chants, I don't see the problem with the Fire element or whatsoever. Plus, the beats we can hear with the chants can be considered as simples noises, and not as a haram.
AirCooledMan2006 (5 months ago)
Oh, fuck pandering to religions and calling it respect! Religion, tradition, history, heritage, and culture are just dead men's baggage. Respect is only for PEOPLE, not ideas, and all religions are just collections of ideas that should never have survived a grade school education.
TheDefenderOfTheTriforce (5 months ago)
His faith is in the 3 gods right?
Samuel Bedsole (1 month ago)
Kym Smith (6 months ago)
Eh okay admittedly that was interesting, but the goddesses are still a better addition.
Kym Smith (6 months ago)
You people actually worrying about this are just silly. Sure there might be some borrowed themes, but obviously Link and no one else in the Zelda games is Christian, bc Christianity doesn't exist in Zelda. They worship the goddesses. There, saved ya 8 minutes!
TheRealMrPeach (7 months ago)
Using unauthentic commentary read by someone with a Japanese accent seems a desperate attempt to seem authoritative. Are any of these statements backed up by anything stated by Miyamoto or any others directly associated with Nintendo, or are they just your personal fever dreams?
SeniorWaffles (7 months ago)
There already is a religion revolving around the 3 goddess's who made the world and the tri-force is their holy relic they left behind. That's why it's everywhere and on everything much like a cross used to be. Stop trying to make this work.
Maybe they went with the old Tolkien Lord of the Rings approach? Basically the godesses are actually just angels that created the world together with the real God. Another Tolkien idea that would fit PERFECTLY into the Zelda universe is that the world was created by God and his angels with MUSIC! Think about it, music in Zelda has world-bending powers that can change time and space itself. I can imagine one of the godesses singing the Song of Storms to fill the world with water for example.
What has YouTube come to? Who the fuck cares if link is Christian all I need to know is that he knows how to murder anyone who gets in his way
Alice-Cartelet (8 months ago)
but maybe the religion is about the 3 goddesses
Alice-Cartelet (8 months ago)
I like to think religion doesn't have a place in the loz
MrCheeki Breeki (8 months ago)
The hell are you talking about? Doom is the best Chrstian video game if not one of the best games of all time.
Andrew Stirling (9 months ago)
I honestly think that replacing the Gerudo symbol was a good idea. The symbol we got after, looks a lot better than a crescent moon and a star.
Ögedei Khan (10 months ago)
don't they worship the goddess hylia in loz
Leonard L. Church The (10 months ago)
Maybe they found Jesu Christ in the fdown fall timeline.
Kareem Ibrahim (11 months ago)
Totally Not Barry (11 months ago)
Christian looks at the title, clicks on the video, watches to the end
Xander Voros (1 year ago)
Kurt Taylor (1 year ago)
No, Hyrule's religion is based off the 3 goddesses and Hylia
j dragoon (1 year ago)
America has nearly censored itself out of existence.
Mr.AngryEyes (1 year ago)
He worships the three goddesses. How can he be a entirely different religion that probably doesn't even exist in that universe?
Jackimations (1 year ago)
Hylians- Christians Gerudo- Mulsims Sheikah- Jews Don't deny it.
Al He (10 months ago)
can't unsee
Idazmi7 (1 year ago)
That's interesting with the Sheikah...
Kristina Kinlicheeny (1 year ago)
I love this video.
Trashy Arteest_ (1 year ago)
How does religion work? I don't get it. I don't understand why people across the world believe in a different religion than Christianity or believe in Christianity itself! it's 2016/7 and we still carry on religious beliefs? that was like 1000 years ago! Cmon, we are doing fine, we aren't dying for us to pray for a god in this age? are we? what possibly could be important?
Kill me (1 year ago)
Why does it matter what religion link is?
Idazmi7 (1 year ago)
This is just trivia.
mangaka08 (1 year ago)
While they do all contain a lot of various religions in them, I think the one game that has the most religious references in it is A Link to the Past, specifically, Shintoism. You should check out this document, here, which goes into detail in a lot of the Shinto aspects of ALttP. https://www.scribd.com/document/51162579/Legend-of-Zelda-a-Link-to-the-Past Also, one of the shrines that Hijo prayed two was the Enoshima Shrine where he prayed for prosperity. That shrine, in fact, houses three kami-Benten, or goddesses. So, Hijo prayed to three goddess for prosperity...
Lycorias (1 year ago)
Hyrule Historia is basically the meta-Bible of the Zelda franchise, and because it describes the story of Creation as that of the Three Golden Goddesses forming Hyrule and the Triforce and leaving them in Hylia's care, it is impossible for Christianity to be the true religion of Hyrule/the franchise without some serious retconning.
a person (1 year ago)
Danomite (1 year ago)
Gotta say I bet a lot of us are glad they didn't turn Zelda into a preach religious peace of shit xD
Danomite (1 year ago)
Christmas has nothing to do with Christianity xD its an old pagan tradition celebrating winter solstice
Fantasy (1 year ago)
Danomite exactly
Zen Starwalker (1 year ago)
Zelda is based on the Veda's & Gnosticism :P
Kami Tenchi (9 months ago)
Juan Martinez (1 year ago)
They forgot about the part of Zelda being and incarnated goddess parallel to Jesus roll has God made incarnate.
Ryan Rafter (1 year ago)
that flashing causes seizures!
A1ru (2 years ago)
Olivier Doriath (2 years ago)
I don't think there's a need to think about this too much. It's well known that many people tend to associate medieval times with christianity for example.
labelfree904 (2 years ago)
lol NO link is not a christian. Bad bad CR.
Joey Cleck (2 years ago)
I love this video because I'm a Christian also I like Zelda and the holy spirit(not in that order) God first the video games last
Brony500 (2 years ago)
It is a know fact that religious symbolism is used in many games not just Zelda. That being said I think some bits of religion will slip in regardless of which one it is.
Raneyguything (2 years ago)
2016 my ass. XD
Jordan Graupmann (2 years ago)
Anyone else notice that the 8 bit shield in hyrule Warriors just has four dots instead of a cross? Censorship these days goodness.
Jacob Maxner (6 months ago)
Jordan Graupmann and yet the 8 bit sprite on the adventure mode map uses the original design. So do 8-bit link's cameos in other games, like Super Mario 3D World. don't be so quick to point fingers
Nik (2 years ago)
I was watching a documentary on why shields and why they used that symbol, its not even a christianity thing, it just happened to be the best, most efficaint symbol they could use on a shield, it was on all shields, also the crusifix T t, they used the symbol for everyone becuase if happenes to be the best shape they could use. 2 places for the arms and legs..
Nik (2 years ago)
I dont think so! probably pagan if at all...there is alot of mythology in them, and who belived in that more than pagans, I read the t thing in the earlier sheild is pretty much the only symbol they could do, u dont see alot of X, on sheilds its not as efficient.
From 512 BC (2 years ago)
I think the three different timelines are based on timelines
From 512 BC (2 years ago)
i mean triforce powers
Nate Troy (2 years ago)
probably to appeal too Western Civilization
Kevin Carb (2 years ago)
Link is hyrulian he doesn't even know who Jesus is ;b
DevinAK49 (2 years ago)
Miyamoto used Christian mythology symbols. Cool...
MSOGameShow (2 years ago)
Regarding the music in the fire temple, what's funny is that the exact same chant is used in other games such as "Cruisin' The World", yet no controversy occurred (except supposedly for Kakuto Chojin). I recommend viewing GameTrailers's "The Fire Temple Chants". It's a very well produced video on the subject and debunks this myth rather soundly. Aside from that, great video! I too thought Christianity played a role in Zelda due to the Triforce possibly representing the Holy Trinity. Glad to see I wasn't the only one.
Jason mendoza (1 year ago)
MSOGameShow my thought exactly
henkman00 (2 years ago)
and the aliens in Majora's Mask confirmes Xenu...;P nice videos guys.
Asher Strauss (2 years ago)
f#ck Christian beliefs no rules woo hoo I am free u r not
Antnj81 (2 years ago)
the kind of Revisited the religion aspect, unapologetically, in Hyrule Warriors, by having Link, on the adventure map in his original form even with the Christian cross. I like that they had this.
MelodicDragon97 (2 years ago)
I remember playing the original Ocarina of Time (by that, I mean before they censored it). I was really drawn to the crescent moon and star on Link's mirror shield, and at that time (I had just turned 7) I didn't really know what it was supposed to represent. The chanting in the Fire Temple creeped me out to the point where I had to mute my TV in order to complete it. Honestly, I understand why they removed the chanting (and I'm not complaining; like I said, it scared me back then), but even after familiarizing myself with the religion, I never understood why they removed the moon and star from the shield and blocks in the Spirit Temple. I honestly never tied it in with the thieving ways of the Gerudo until you mentioned it in this video, so thank you for informing us about it and putting my frustrations to rest.
soulkai (2 years ago)
I would say no because of how religion is being seen around the world but hopefully it does cause no matter how everyone seems it religion well stand for good and against evil.
Ian Calhoun (2 years ago)
An Islamic symbol being a representation of thieves and villains sounds about right.
Ian Calhoun (1 year ago)
ok thats kool.
Ian Calhoun (1 year ago)
Alon holy crap this was a long time ago. don't get ur butt hurt about that. and if any one is doing evil in the name of the Lord have no place in heaven.
Ian Calhoun (2 years ago)
+Mark Walton what are you talking about?
Mark Walton (2 years ago)
+Ian Calhoun You sound like an 11 year-old. At least try acting older.
Mark Walton (2 years ago)
+Ian Calhoun I don't like ISIS anymore than you I'm just not blindly prejudice to an entire religion. I'm glad you think I'm a loser that lives in my mommy's basement. What scares me is that you live with nobody and you're this mentally retarded.
Your Gay Father (2 years ago)
By the same logic Ganon is a literal Nazi.
cerise zo (2 years ago)
Wowwww ok I understand the symbolism of the moon to the similarity of islam but then again it also has latin style music, I mean just saying, to me it references more latin style from the shape of the places and even how the village is constructed, only the clothes and the shield are different, thankfully I did not have to play a version of the game where the moon was removed from the shield I'd have freaked out because I really actually loved that shield just because of that. Other than that, what's the problem with having crosses in a graveyard? Just saying that is totally normal and then again if the people who made this video knew even the tiniest bit of history they'd know that most knights did use a lot of christian/catholic references due to the religion of the time, it's not wanting to insert religious themes really it's just history so they're trying to make the game look more real by using shields with crosses or whatever, although really if you were to ask it is a little bit a lack of creativity for creating cool shield or sword designs, other than that a church having a cross on top or a graveyard sounds perfectly normal to me, otherwise on those versions of the game where you can barely distinguish a rock from a graveyard stone how else would you know? :s geez!
George (2 years ago)
John Barrett (2 years ago)
"A Link To The Past" was released in North America around May 1992, not 1991. Super Nintendo didn't come out in United States until September 1991 and Canada in early 1992.
Becca Hatfield (2 years ago)
I say we keep The Legend of Zelda and Religion seperate. It'll just cause people to get highly upset if they don't get their desired views in the game.
CastlevaniaDXC (4 months ago)
Becca Hatfield But the legend of Zelda is all about religion despite what religion they introduce. Hyrule is created by higher powers, Gods or goddeses are mentioned. People worship something in that world. Link and Zelda and even Ganon have the power of the gods. Without religion Zelda wouldn't be Zelda no more.
Disar (2 years ago)
Of course he is not christian. The only reason it's up there is because it's an exotic thing to Japanese people.
Kal vah den (2 years ago)
i am just saying it could have been a thing he planned but because of the way things work he could not actually have God or jesus in the game.
Kal vah den (2 years ago)
what if in the game miyamoto ment to have god reveal who the three goddesses really were.
Kal vah den (2 years ago)
what if he was just going to introduce the fact that they are bad and at some point reveal that there is only one, but they were appointed by him. maybe in the game they didn't just have the power, maybe it had to come from somewhere.
Disar (2 years ago)
+Idazmi7 they definitely went with christianity when they introduced blasphemous magic and other gods than the all mighty /s
Disar (2 years ago)
+Antnj81 dipshit. a cross, especially for that time, was very exotic. it helped promote the idea of a fantasy world even more. link isnt Christian. christ doesnt exist in that world. The world is conceived by 3 goddesses. And no its not the holy Trinity.
TheFabulousKitten (2 years ago)
this is the most tame comment section on a video relating to religion that ive ever seen
aquaverga105 (2 years ago)
Jesus never existed on zelda's universe, therefore he cannot be christian. I just fucked ur video lol
ironmanzelda15 (2 years ago)
What's it's how you pronounced controversy lol....
david b (2 years ago)
you have a good video because it show's not to play the zelda seris game's but know a am into the pokemon seris
Nathalie Magnus (2 years ago)
Kinda glad they censored out the religious bits in the game.
archmdc925 (2 years ago)
This was absolutely fascinating. I always equated the Triforce and goddesses with the Trinity. Even considered the original shield and sword from NES LoZ as referring to Knight's Templars, but knew about this. Thank you.
James Gillam (2 years ago)
Thank fuck they didn't make link a Christian lol faith and superstition are some of my most hated things and Zelda is one of my favourite things haha I don't think there is need for any real world religion in Zelda but I'd love to see multiple hylian, gerudo, zora or sheikah religions, that'd be awesome, imagine if the zoras and gorons had a religious disagreement over how the true God/gods were and had a war lol that'd be mad
ZombieRyushu (2 years ago)
It doesn't make any sense for there to be Christian Symbolism in the Zelda series. Hyrule is not Earth.
The Stutterer (2 years ago)
As someone that believes in God, and believes in the Bible, i think that's why i like this franchise. Besides i played Ocarina of Time with the first Mirror Shield design
The Stutterer (2 years ago)
+DevinAK49 That depends how you look at the game
DevinAK49 (2 years ago)
If it started out as Christian. It was done so blasphemously
Tony Flamingo (2 years ago)
this is hurtful, because Isn't america the one who declared Freedom of Speech?
Tony Flamingo (2 years ago)
+TheFabulousKitten ikr
TheFabulousKitten (2 years ago)
+DevinAK49 well im a christian and i would have been cool with it
DevinAK49 (2 years ago)
+Mark Walton also it's done ironically. It's using religion as mythology.. They were afraid of offending Christians. Not anyone else.
DevinAK49 (2 years ago)
Wtf are you talking about. NoA change get it for sales reasons... Not the government.
Mark Walton (2 years ago)
+TheFabulousKitten I think it's because everyone is too worried about being fair. They are afraid by putting religion in a game it'll pressure people to believe. I don't agree however since it was done in a peaceful manner.
Hermaeus Mora (2 years ago)
Well, I think when they released the first two Zelda games, they were really trying to go more for a game influenced by Western Medieval culture, which would explain why Link, being a knight (kind of), would bear a crucifix on his shield and appear religious, and why there would be Christian churches and crosses depicted on gravestones. However, as the series progressed, these themes changed, and Nintendo chose to expand upon the game's own lore and mythology instead, but they still incorporated other religious themes and symbols to express the influences upon the games.
MegaReaver MickeyBot (2 years ago)
I would love to seethe return of Religiion in Legends of Zelda. infact I'd liketo the return of christianity itself return. Why not religous refrences are one of the things that makes Legends of Zelda amzeing. but none of that satanik krap. there's enough stuff they kan use already that involves things like demons and stuff. In truth I kan see Gandorth being kloser to tha t relgion more than Islam but either way he's pretty evil. Merry christmas
DownrightSuperb (2 years ago)
The Truth (2 years ago)
I am going to play Zelda even more now, my goodness.
rollie4 (2 years ago)
this other dude german, or some part of england? I strain to understand him..
DasKänguru (2 years ago)
God, why is everyone so butthurt about symblos in Zelda? I mean come on, where I live none of these changes happened.
The Defyer (2 years ago)
+DasKänguru Yeah but the companies decide the outcome whatever the size of the backlash is, no matter the size. These companies will do anything ( even playing it safe) to keep their reputation and money flow. Fuck urm!
DasKänguru (2 years ago)
+Just Focus and Observe It's no the companies fault it's all the people who get so easily offended nowadays
The Defyer (2 years ago)
Its these cowardly companies that don't want a bad reputations so that their demand of money is not harmed.
Squidsheep (2 years ago)
it would make sense in the downfall time line that hyrule would get a new religion from other kingdoms because they may have lost faith in the 3 golden goddeses after the close to destruction of hyrule replacing the story of the triforce with christian lore.
wesak87 (2 years ago)
James Slayton (2 years ago)
I firmly believe the removal of Christianity saved a lot of controversy. There are entire concepts in the series that derive from other world religions and many ideas that exist in mythologies that are defined by many as Pagan. It would offend some Christians to coincide with those values. In other words, keeping Christianity would water down the series. This is Hyrule. We want a sense of adventure, we want to leave our mortal world and be a part of something different. Lets leave religion as reference only. Besides, pulling from multiple cultures and religions tends to create a better medium and having more of a Pagan overtone usually makes a better game or movie. Zelda may have intended this and chose to do that and it might pull from this and reference that but it clearly has and end product that is more Pagan than anything. The overall premise is a goddess who is reborn and needs to be protected along with the sacred Triforce. There are several gods and goddesses referenced throughout the game series and several cultures that have customs and ideals and beliefs that clearly would be identified as Pagan in our world. We see it as different because it is not mainstream and since it is different it is less likely to come across as making fun of anyone's religion or giving it a bad name. The modern way to go generic is to make up your own religion and pull from multiple sources and make it more Pagan oriented so that it is not too much like the "norm." I am sure someone will point out games and movies where this is not the formula used. I never claimed it always is but this is a common thing done in a lot of series and stories told and the products tend to be a lot better overall and usually only rival with games that barely feature religion.
mrRosen1989 (2 years ago)
what is the name of the anime abort the sprider Web
Mechanical Lamb23 (2 years ago)
I'm a Christian but I'm much happier knowing that Christianity was not used as the religion of hyrule in the later games. I always find it much more interesting and more immersive when the creators give their own universe its own religion, set of beliefs and customs. However, using religion as the base of temples and items and things like that I find to be very enjoyable and helps very up the gameplay and maybe even add more lore into the universe.
Junior Garcia (2 years ago)
Dude who cares if the shield has a symbol doesn't mean anything
Barry Smith (2 years ago)
I'm sorry, but there are a couple things wrong with this video. First, Jesus wasn't born on December 25th. It would have been far too cold for him to be born in a manger then. He was most likely born in September. Second, there's a difference between a cross and a crucifix. A cross is simply two pieces of wood or other material arranged perpendicular to each other. A crucifix is said cross with a statue of Jesus fastened to it. I know the second one is a nitpick, but it bothers me when people refer to a simple cross as a crucifix as if they are one and the same
Kami Tenchi (9 months ago)
TheFabulousKitten Nobody knows his birth few do also I agree with cross being same
TheFabulousKitten (2 years ago)
+Barry Smith well christmas is the chosen day to celebrate his birth and the cross and the crucifix are nearly identical and they both are symbols of jesus's sacrifice.
Mr.Buttonsniffer (2 years ago)
i've never thought about The LoZ that way...my mind is blown...
Cesar Burgos (2 years ago)
that would be cool first Christian game ever I would buy it without a doubt
zagi1able (2 years ago)
LMAO gerudo's clothings doesn't remotely resemble Islam in any form, since islamic women are completely covered yet there are definately resembles of buddism and christianity shattered all over plenty zelda games as we seen in the video
mbanana23456 (2 years ago)
whatever the hell you call hyrule's religion, it isn't christianity
Wil See (5 months ago)
Ocarina of Time was made by God himself.
HighPriestFuneral (2 years ago)
From a lore standpoint it's possible that now that the Hero of Time Link is considered analogous to Christ in the Downfall Timeline. He died defending Hyrule and its people and the narrative would likely spin it that his sacrifice gave the needed time for the Sages to seal Ganondorf. How a cross would have come to represent this, I'm not sure. It is worth noting though that in their official legends Hyrulians have already begun to blur events as seen in ALBW and are actively erasing the Hero of Time's existence as a consequence of being a failed hero.
Chiyel Fae (2 years ago)
Hope there is religion in some way in Zelda Wii U, always make the game more interesting and it inspires me to learn more about whichever religion
DevinAK49 (2 years ago)
There is mythology in every Zelda game.
TheProsecuter (2 years ago)
There is also a religious reference in Majora's mask. The Blast Mask, the mask Link uses to blow himself up, has a crescent moon on it.
Ituner14 (2 years ago)
I like the majority of your videos but sometimes they make far too many interpretations. You would be branded a conspiracy theorist if you weren't talking about a video game. Don't get me wrong, you do a great job of finding the hidden symbolism and themes behind the Zelda franchise but sometimes this gets taken a little too far. After seeing this video, I wouldn't be surprised if your next one speculated on if link wears boxers or briefs.
ElDude (2 years ago)
But December 25th is not the day of the birth of Jesus Christ...
K-Rez (2 years ago)
Judaism in Zelda U would be sick!!
Sonny Brown (2 years ago)
If you understand Japanese culture, you'll see that when they borrow themes (like Zelda's midievil theme) they go in with a deep understanding of what those themes mean and their roots. So the inclusion of Christianity and later other religions is great imho. I'm not a fan of very surface theme borrowing, and I think that's why most of us appreciate Japanese games and/or anime. They usually have a pretty deep understanding and respect for the roots of those themes and aim to implement them the best they can.
Joshua Stewart (9 months ago)
Uh.. "deep understanding" .. have you WATCHED most Anime? Neon Genesis Evangelion is one of the worst culprits of surface borrowing ever to happen, All that talk of Angels and cross explosions where just because that moron thought "This sounds cool" Same with any catholic or church themes in crap like Trinity Blood, The Holy Grail in Fate Stay Night or even "Video games" in that terrible Sword Art Online bull crap. Hell.. There's a fricken anime where a guy has Mjolnir, but its a fricken Katana..
Sonny Brown (2 years ago)
+Sonny Brown Great video btw
C. David Lozano (2 years ago)
I think it'd be nice
Wanted Wario (2 years ago)
5:15 Gandalf is not the bad guy of the Zelda series, you know.
King Critic (2 years ago)
Clickbaity and has major audio balance and mic quality difference issues, but otherwise good. Some of this I didn't know.
Commonwealth Realm (2 years ago)
+King Critic Fits your channel name ;)

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