Game Theory: Dear Nintendo, I FIXED Your Timeline! (Zelda)

30 juuli 2019
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I've been theorizing about Zelda for a LONG time! Since the beginning of Game Theory, I've tried to figure out all the ins and outs; all the ifs and maybes. Today we return to the Zelda timeline because I have finally SOLVED it! I have found the MISSING Link in this whole mess of a timeline that makes everything work! Strap in Theorists, this may be our biggest breakthrough yet!
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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Alan Baker
Editors: Tyler Mascola, Dan "Cybert" Seibert, Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick, BanditRants, and Josh Langman
Assistant Editor: AlyssaBeCrazy
Sound Editor: Yosi Berman

  • MatPat: "Ruining your childhood since 2011" Me: "You are my childhood."

    LukeTheNuke1111LukeTheNuke1111Aasta tagasi
    • XD mine too

      Rylee everyday rocksRylee everyday rocks17 tundi tagasi
    • I thought nicobbq ruined childhood with his not a episodes

      David JolliffeDavid Jolliffe12 päeva tagasi
    • Does that mean that this man’s childhood can not be broken except for if this Chanel ends

      Nolan UytterhoevenNolan Uytterhoeven16 päeva tagasi
    • He’s right. This is all our childhood and we CANT deny it

      GreninjasnGreninjasn24 päeva tagasi
    • Same

      Blue PheanixBlue PheanixМісяць tagasi
  • Spirit tracks link is called the hero of spirits but I wish it was the hero of trains

    LeftIsRight GamingLeftIsRight Gaming10 tundi tagasi
  • You forgot that you get the hero’s clothes when you complete all the shrines

    carlwilliamcarlwilliam12 tundi tagasi
  • Who came back to this after nintendo announced about Hyrule Warrior's : Age of Calamity?

    Hong Lo VanHong Lo Van13 tundi tagasi
  • The Legend of The Epic of Stew

    WowDogeWowDogePäev tagasi
  • I don’t know why but even though I know exactly what’s going to happen in the video, I can’t help myself from watching it again.

    WowDogeWowDogePäev tagasi
  • Well guess what the time line have split again because of age of calamity

    Eshti FatinEshti FatinPäev tagasi
  • So the Rito are in botw which is only in the adult era... BUT THE ZORA NOT IN THE ADULT ERA

    RiskyWorksRiskyWorks2 päeva tagasi
  • Who else is dying to see what the timeline would look like as of Thanksgiving 2020. It, just like 2020, would probably be complete insanity

    _Sharkick __Sharkick _3 päeva tagasi
  • I’m watching this as I’m playing Breath of the Wild

    Sir DanknessSir Dankness4 päeva tagasi
  • Nintendo: *So you don't include Linkle? Alright... So let's make you work hard because you forgot a big character...

    Astor the Fortune Teller of HyruleAstor the Fortune Teller of Hyrule4 päeva tagasi
  • This would work if Nintendo didn't say that hyrule warriors wasn't part of this timeline

    Ayomide OjoAyomide Ojo4 päeva tagasi
  • Nintendo change the timelines as often as Scientology change their bible.

    Victor CampudoniVictor Campudoni4 päeva tagasi
  • What about aoc?

    Salvador LampreiaSalvador Lampreia4 päeva tagasi
  • Matpat, age of calamity just came out and it messes up the timeline again. HELP

    Rylee everyday rocksRylee everyday rocks4 päeva tagasi
  • Didnt Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition 2 just come out?

    Natnat 24Natnat 244 päeva tagasi
  • Hyrule Warriors AoC confirmed this theory since Link's clothes from HW are obtainable in AoC and since AoC is canon then the clothes should be too

    Psychonaut64Psychonaut644 päeva tagasi
  • /watch?v=W2DMiZ1e574&a/watch?v=W2DMiZ1e574&a/watch?v=W2DMiZ1e574&a/watch?v=W2DMiZ1e574&a/watch?v=W2DMiZ1e574&a/watch?v=W2DMiZ1e574&a/watch?v=W2DMiZ1e574&a/watch?v=W2DMiZ1e574&a/watch?v=W2DMiZ1e574&a/watch?v=W2DMiZ1e574&a/watch?v=W2DMiZ1e574&a/watch?v=W2DMiZ1e574&a

    Yes I do indeed take dubsYes I do indeed take dubs5 päeva tagasi
  • Hey matpat! You were right! Hyrule warriors is part of the timeline! And legend of Zelda, age of calamity proves it. spoiler alert below. That same green tunic with the blue scarf is available in game as a final reward for completing all the side quests.

    David BlassDavid Blass5 päeva tagasi
  • yes

    Jaxen CollinsJaxen Collins5 päeva tagasi
  • By the way, Age of Calamity is available now. And my friend saaaiiid that the story is canon???? So, tldr, Hyrule Warriors is canon now??? I'm gonna go feral if it does because NINTENDO!!! You have ONE chance. ONE CHANCE! To say that this game is canon from the get go. But noooooo. You kept on denying it. And now, that a lot of people headcanon-ing Hyrule Warriors as the Reunited Timeline again and again, you decided now is the right time??? If what my friend said is true then Nintendo just look like a copycat 😅

    Novi Rp13Novi Rp135 päeva tagasi
  • they pulled an endgame on us with that mf time traveling egg edit: 9:16 AYO WTH

    Easton McDonaldEaston McDonald6 päeva tagasi

    Corbin DangerCorbin Danger6 päeva tagasi
  • Everyone excited for more timeline drama with age of calamity?

    LJ HiggsLJ Higgs6 päeva tagasi
  • Yo that moment when the least serious guy at the party is the one that’s the most right.

    nam e puthpongnam e puthpong6 päeva tagasi
  • He’s gonna have a field day with age of calamity

    MagmadudeMagmadude6 päeva tagasi
  • The first hyrule warriors combined the split timelines and the second made 2 timelines

    Because I canBecause I can7 päeva tagasi
  • Hyrule Warrious reunited the timeline just to split it again in Age of Calamity.

    JOVΛHKIINJOVΛHKIIN7 päeva tagasi
    • Time stuff :/

      F3L1G4M3RF3L1G4M3R3 päeva tagasi
  • Honestly this is a repairment of one of my favorite games of all time seriously thank you mat you just fixed the timeline

    how Internethow Internet7 päeva tagasi
  • Now you just have to fit Age of Calamity in the timeline. Good luck.

    sbbassistsbbassist7 päeva tagasi
  • Or maybe not

    Marlene AlastraMarlene Alastra7 päeva tagasi
  • Oh...

    Marlene AlastraMarlene Alastra7 päeva tagasi
  • Who is watching after the new hyrule warriors

    Vetle AFVetle AF7 päeva tagasi
  • Well, it may not be Canon, but it may also be Canondorf.

    danielberryjr007danielberryjr0078 päeva tagasi
  • well this needed updated again, thanks Nintendo, now allowing a Hyrule Warriors game to actually be canon.

    GeorgeGeorge8 päeva tagasi
  • Age of calamity comes out. Matt patt, *Sweating intensifies*

    The Loco BullThe Loco Bull8 päeva tagasi
  • The real world Sia and the Zelda one are a little bit too alike... I am under the influence of marijuana... (best way to watch this show)

    Christian OlsonChristian Olson8 päeva tagasi
  • Just thought I'd point this out; Arlo released a 3 and a bit hours long video (defo recommend checking it out btw) and made a comment about how BOTW can take place so far in the future that the timelines could have repeated itself. MAYBE each timeline had events similar to the others? Like, what if the Failed Hero timeline had their own events similar to what happens in the Triumphant Child timeline, or events similar to the Triumphant Adult timeline. So I guess Nintendo wasn't wrong when they put it at the bottom lol

    Sean VinhSean Vinh8 päeva tagasi
  • So Hyrule Warriors just split the timeline again

    Yohance WarrenYohance Warren8 päeva tagasi
  • Who’s here after age of calamity is out

    Kiiro SanKiiro San9 päeva tagasi
  • Ufjxks W O K E JAJDJFNX

    Diego A. TiradoDiego A. Tirado9 päeva tagasi
  • My brain can rest

    kesha2822 plays Skesha2822 plays S9 päeva tagasi
  • After the release of Age of Calamity, the whole timeline thing gets funnier. Since Hyrule Warriors combines all three timelines to create the BOTW one. But the newest game creates two new timelines. One where Link and the Champions, (including their descendants of the future), defeat Ganon, and the other being the exact events of BOTW. So, Nintendo finally fixed the timeline by having BOTW be a combo of all three, but then creates two new ones.

    Bryan Egelhoff's Animation Tech NationBryan Egelhoff's Animation Tech Nation9 päeva tagasi
  • I'm really curious about how HW:AOC messes with this. Would love a video on it!

    AndylmfaoAndylmfao9 päeva tagasi
  • Oh why nintendo denies hyrule warriors existence is because they are making a refined hyrule warriors for the Nintendo switch

    Kaleb SpulerKaleb Spuler10 päeva tagasi
  • This is reinforced by the statue of Darunia in the Goron Village, there would be no other way he could be there

    Za RodinaZa Rodina10 päeva tagasi
  • No mention that the scarf is the same as the one given to ravali?

    AnkhylAnkhyl11 päeva tagasi
  • SPOILER ALERT FOR AGE OF CALAMITY There is another timeline split.

    • lol

      CarToonNinjaCarToonNinja10 päeva tagasi
  • The Second Missing Link After Hyrule Warrior is Hyrule Warrior Age of Calamity taking place after Hyrule Warrior in the Reunited Timeline. As the First game in the Timeline Taking place 100 years or maybe 200 Before The Legend of Zelda Breath of The Wild. So there you go that the Second Missing Link in the Zelda Timeline.

    CliffordlongheadCliffordlonghead12 päeva tagasi
  • I’m the hero of EEworld, no need for the notification bell

    ZeldaGamer4532ZeldaGamer453212 päeva tagasi
  • Wait isn’t the link in spirit tracks not the hero of trains but the Hero of Spirit

    Isaac NguyenIsaac Nguyen12 päeva tagasi
  • And that’s just Ganons design sorry I just can’t accsept most of this

    IDCWHOIAM IdkIDCWHOIAM Idk13 päeva tagasi
  • Fun fact:Zelda breath of the wild is all the timelines United lol

    IDCWHOIAM IdkIDCWHOIAM Idk13 päeva tagasi
  • Watching this right after watching the BDG video and all I want is a Brian David Gilbert and Game theory cross over

    Izzy DanielsIzzy Daniels13 päeva tagasi
  • The champions tunic can be found in windwaker, after the first playthrough you can play the entire game wearing the blue champions shirt

    TazzTilLpTazzTilLp13 päeva tagasi
  • *sits patiently waiting for Mat's rant on the new "canon" Hyrule Warriors title*

    Vanessa SilentVanessa Silent14 päeva tagasi
  • At the start of breath of the wild Link is literally told he’s been asleep for 100 years

    Neumo100Neumo10014 päeva tagasi
  • I think downfall because... gannon won for 100 years.

    Michael GoodwinMichael Goodwin14 päeva tagasi
  • For the child timeline bit: also the fact that the arbiter’s ground exist are pretty strong evidence

    Lebendiges GespenstLebendiges Gespenst14 päeva tagasi
  • Because he is dead in the downfall and botw is all three it can't be link

    aharvar the slayer 049aharvar the slayer 04915 päeva tagasi
  • But wouldn't that mean breath of the wild link isn't link

    aharvar the slayer 049aharvar the slayer 04915 päeva tagasi
  • Hate to brake it to you all, but there's no such thing as a Zelda timeline. At least In the beginning anyway. Nintendo just wanted to shut up the fans to kept asking about a timeline. lol

    Shadow ManShadow Man15 päeva tagasi
  • Mat pat: do you just expect us to make the lore ourselves? Scott: yes

    nguyen van Dunguyen van Du15 päeva tagasi
  • The timeline split in 3 at the creation of the triforce.. The timeline we know Botw timeline that contains all possibilitys (many worlds interpretation) And hyrule warriors timeline

    J O Y C O N B O Y SJ O Y C O N B O Y S15 päeva tagasi
  • what if links awakining was not the dream he had in the ocean but the dream he had when in the shrine of resarection

    ItZ GooseItZ Goose15 päeva tagasi
  • After seeing the announcement of age of calamity this makes too much sense

    Sebu's ChannelSebu's Channel16 päeva tagasi
  • And the dumbest of all dumb things in the adult timeline is THE ALMOST ENTIRE WORLD IS MADE IS OUT OF WATER AND THERE ARE NO ZORA’S BUT THEY BECOME BIRD PEOPLE which is just dumb and dumber

    Nolan UytterhoevenNolan Uytterhoeven16 päeva tagasi
  • So this means that hyrule warriors link is the hero from 10,000 years ago? Edit: sorry my bad no champions lol

    JDeelyDeluxEJDeelyDeluxE17 päeva tagasi
    • @Cliffordlonghead what?

      JDeelyDeluxEJDeelyDeluxE12 päeva tagasi
    • @JDeelyDeluxE did you read my rest of the comment

      CliffordlongheadCliffordlonghead12 päeva tagasi
    • And Hyrule Warrior Take place Way Way Before Breath of the Wild and Way Before Hyrule Warrior Age of Calamity

      CliffordlongheadCliffordlonghead12 päeva tagasi
    • I just said it wasnt

      JDeelyDeluxEJDeelyDeluxE12 päeva tagasi
    • The Hero 10,000 years ago isn't Link

      CliffordlongheadCliffordlonghead12 päeva tagasi
  • I noticed nobody pointed out the skyward sword and ocarina out time reference

    Matt GonzoMatt Gonzo17 päeva tagasi
  • What if the split in the time line in OoT is the light world and dark world. The dark world is Link being defeated and the light world is Link winning.

    JAllen GamingJAllen Gaming18 päeva tagasi
  • Now... We just need a film theory crossover to place the animated series and comics... Yeah, I went there. Edit: AND! Please, a video confirming Linkle as Hyrule Warriors Link's sister... That was the original idea, but NintenDON'T said, "Nah, we did that in Wind Waker... We don't see the point." O_o Sorry, I consider her his sister... It just makes sense... 1. They look alike aside from apoearal. 2. She does become a hero herself... 3. It gives A Link A background... While he left home to join the Hylian army, little (Twin?) sis stayed home to look after the cucoos... Come on... You all know that makes legit since.

    Paladin N8Paladin N818 päeva tagasi
  • Now... We just need a film theory crossover to place the animated series and comics... Yeah, I went there.

    Paladin N8Paladin N818 päeva tagasi
  • Okay but can we talk about the OoT time paradox?

    Mr. Stuff DoerMr. Stuff Doer18 päeva tagasi
  • this guy proved you theory wrong so you should look at it to see if you agree with what this guy is saying

    Corbin DangerCorbin Danger18 päeva tagasi
  • Imagine if nintendo comments "Great Idea."

    MaxRAZORMaxRAZOR19 päeva tagasi
  • oh god majoras mask in the fallen hero timeline my sleep paralasyis demon

    radiobox52radiobox5219 päeva tagasi
  • Whats so bad about the wii u i dont get

    DrhpTudacoDrhpTudaco19 päeva tagasi
  • you did not fix the Zelda timeline #Dumbpat

    super red pandasuper red panda21 päev tagasi
  • You do know this entire series immediately the Bunk’d because Nintendo said it’s not Canon and if Nintendo says it’s not canon then we have to take it as roof and no amount of theorizing will change with Nintendo says about it

    blanca camarilloblanca camarillo21 päev tagasi
  • Simply put your wrong nice try tho

    Stephen WhiteStephen White22 päeva tagasi
  • The hero of time Link is left handed so any zelda game with a right handed main character is not the official hero of time and is not canon.

    DustinDustin22 päeva tagasi
  • MatPat: I fixed your timeline Hyrule warrior age of calamity: let me introduce myself

    Maxime SévignyMaxime Sévigny22 päeva tagasi
  • The farron woods is this dark souls 3 or zelda

    Lamer GamerLamer Gamer22 päeva tagasi
  • I dont even play zelda but I need more game theory content so I'm watching this lol

    TakkoTakko23 päeva tagasi
  • little did he know... breath of the wild 2 WAS hyrule warriors

    SckuareSckuare24 päeva tagasi
  • Looks like because of hyrule warriors age of calamity, now we have multiple timelines

    Hotdog DemoHotdog Demo24 päeva tagasi
  • I honestly dont think the three timelines need to be merged In the adult timeline, the zora could have just been hiding. Spectacle Rock is probably a part of every timeline, considering its seen in any of the games at all. Lynels can appear at any moment in a timeline, and Ganon can give up on reincarnation whenever he wants, because he's just a moving puddle of Malice Chains leading to a gem on Ganondorf's forehead means nothing BTW the ocean was always there Blue is explained as the color that represents the royal family and the Champion's Tunic was MADE BY ZELDA The ancient ones literally made a green tunic for Link in BoTW The only timeline where it makes sense without a game that the Nintendo staff themselves confirmed WASN'T CANON is the adult timeline, if you think long enough

    Joshua GuettermanJoshua Guetterman25 päeva tagasi
  • 6:00 mabey it is a connecting point to combine the three time lines like the three time lines got squished to geather

    The Electric MouseThe Electric Mouse25 päeva tagasi
  • So you are telling me that hyrule warriors is breath of the wild

    Jolsy StudiosJolsy Studios26 päeva tagasi
  • me when Hyrule warriors age of calamity is announced. "LIAR!"

    WinterplayzWinterplayz26 päeva tagasi
  • My own theory is that Breath of the Wild is the end of the child timeline and the beginning of the downfall timeline. I mean, it is the first Zelda game where Ganon won. It also explains why the master sword is in the lost woods in A Link to the Past. As for the rock salt everywhere, well it's possible that sometime after Twilight Princess and eons before Breath of the Wild, a natural flood happens that creates a new great sea. The biggest issue really is the fact that there's no Great Deku Tree in Twilight Princess, but I guess it's possible a new one came into existence.

    Liam Greenaway-HooperLiam Greenaway-Hooper27 päeva tagasi
  • I am watching this in nov. 2020 and it’s like they did what matpat said with hyrule warriors age of calamity

    macy thompsonmacy thompson27 päeva tagasi
  • The yellow of food theory!!!

    Arwen InglisArwen Inglis28 päeva tagasi
  • Lol botw 2 isn’t botw 2 it’s hyrule warriors remake botw styled

    Andrew0836 Taco catAndrew0836 Taco cat29 päeva tagasi
  • okay, you will have to update this after the release of hyrule warriors age of calamity and then again after botw2, but in my theory will be hwde->hwaoc and then it will split into 2 timelines, one when calamity ganon is defeated and then botw didnt happend and another one where isnt and botw happens and then continue with botw2 (I also think that the fact that the prequel to botw is a hyrule warrior game confirm even more this theory you explained here hehe)

    migoasmigoas29 päeva tagasi
  • The Ruto inscription *also* says 'the hero of legend' There's only one Link that's known as the 'hero of legend.' - that being The Hero of Legend from Link to the Past. That's a pretty strong Fallen Hero Timeline connection. (The Hero of Legend is also the strongest link - my man took on a Ganon that was amped on *all three triforces*)

    Logan MainordLogan Mainord29 päeva tagasi
  • Objective: Make things more clear Method: Just analyse the Zelda Timeline Outcome: Being confused while cant understand a thing, but still love to play Zelda at the fullest... TASK SUCCESSFULLY FAILED!

    OutlawzNTOutlawzNT29 päeva tagasi
  • This makes more sense after age of calamity announcement. After definitive edition the calamity starts, then 100yrs goes by, botw happens, and now bptw2

    Akeeshan SivakumarAkeeshan Sivakumar29 päeva tagasi
  • There's good/OoT style zoras in the Oracle games tho 🤔

    TheLinkszal75TheLinkszal7529 päeva tagasi
  • I've noticed this, and I could've sworn I commented this before but I guess not. Is it just me, or does that corpse in Breath of the Wild 2's trailer look really similar to Hyrule Warriors Ganondorf? I was surprised Matpat didn't mention that, it was another strong point that I feel connects this further.

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