In this week’s mailbag, the spirit of the Skyward Sword could actually be the Fairy Queen, and Link totally only has one gender. Even though he wears a skirt.

Leave a comment with a question for the next mailbag and Jason might just answer it next week if you love him enough! And hit the jump for more answers to more questions in text form whoa!

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chapuunka: What would you think of an Assassin’s Creed-style LOZ game, possibly centered around Sheik/Zelda? Of course it wouldn’t be as “mature” as AC, but lots of platforming and fighting, and much less emphasis on mystical themes/items.

Jason: I think that would be pretty neat! Loads of Quicktime events, haha. One of my favorite games is Prince of Persia 2008, which uses the AC engine. It’s a remarkable game, very literary, a little bit Zelda-like in certain aspects. I recommend checking it out if you haven’t; it’s only about eight hours long. As for the AC-style game you’re imagining, it doesn’t have to be Shiek/Zelda and I think that’s setting itself up for failure. Notice that Nintendo has NEVER reused Shiek. Ever. And I doubt they’re ever going to for any reason. A game starring Shiek/Zelda? That’s gonna have some weird perceptions attached to it that might not line up with how the game actually plays out.
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PuppetMasterIX: According to Twilight Princess lore, the Dominion Rod is only possessed by a “messenger of the heavens.” Later in the game, Link takes on this role, using the Dominion Rod to gain entry to the City in the Sky. So my question is this: Would it be plausible that there was another messenger earlier in the timeline? Or more specifically, since Skyloft is an airborne civilization similar to the City, would it be possible if the Link from Skyward Sword was one of them?

Jason: Sure, why not? Though it seems like City in the Sky is mechanical and Skyloft is a natural floating piece of the earth, it makes sense that there’s a bit of TP’s backstory hidden inside of this game. The console games are the most continuous of the series – it’s very obvious where Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, Twilight Princess, and The Wind Waker all line up. I suspect Skyward Sword will contain plot elements like this that line it up with Twilight Princess and Ocarina of Time. Oddly enough, though, since it’s before the timeline split… what’s going to line it up with The Wind Waker? It has to line up with both future timelines to work properly!
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DarknessReincarnated: You say the Skyloftians could have created Hyrule, but what if the Golden Goddesses are from Skyloft?

Jason: Yeah, I’ve thought about that – but that again goes back to the whole myth over truth bit. Even if the Golden Goddesses are from Skyloft, that’s gotta mean they’re normal people, or at most sages or something. Just really, really awesome people. I don’t think this is how it’s going to be, though; making them from Skyloft puts a gigantic gaping hole in the backstory Nintendo has used since, well, forever. Likely Skyward Sword doesn’t take place THAT far back. Plus, Nintendo loves making prequels in the world of Zelda, so they can never go back to the beginning.
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Sanguiluna: Given the face that no prior reference has ever been given about the Sword’s spirit, do you think that as part of the Skyward Sword’s transformation into the Master Sword, the spirit of the Sword will have to die or be sacrificed as part of the ritual? And with that in mind, can one theorize from there that there is something “impure” (maybe even “dark”) about the Spirit, that the Skyward Sword cannot become the Blade of Evil’s Bane as long as she inhabits/taints it?

Jason: Nah, I don’t think the spirit is “tainting” anything. As I said in the mailbag, I think lots of people are thinking of it backwards – from what Nintendo has said, I’ve gathered that the sword and the spirit are the same entity; it’s not like the spirit is just inhabiting the sword. The spirit IS the sword; they are synonymous, the same being. The sword is simply choosing to take a human form. Think of it like Link and Wolf Link – it’s not like when Link is in Wolf form there’s a human Link inhabiting the wolf and controlling it. They’re the same. Likewise with this sword spirit. Something else is gonna cause it to go away – probably death.
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  • Acesulfamez

    I love the dynamic between Jason and Cody's annotations.

  • Another great mailbag. Thanks, Jason.

  • The X

    LOL cody nice annotations and yes I've officially told Jason about them by making this comment good thing I'm using my alter ego.

  • avert_from_the_norm

    so here's a thought that i got while reading this weeks mailbag, but first, just wanna say, like the new only you channel, and that was a cool thing you did for that girl. anyways, my question, what do you think, since the console games tie together better, that some of the handheld games, like OoA or OoS, among others, are on a completely different timeline? just a thought anyways.

  • Hylianhero

    Jason. do you think dark link will be in skyward sword. i have been wanting a Zelda game with dark link for a long time.

  • veeronic

    so…. are we completely ignoring the fact the "skyward sword" looks 100% identical to the mastersword?

  • Chad

    So Jason I wonder I have two questions. Q1 Could Adelle be the mother or ancestor of the fairy Queen hence the resemblance between them because the fairy queen has a very childish personality in WW and I can't imagine someone that old behaving like that plus on the concept art Adelle looks sad almost like she's resigned to giving her life up for the master sword. Q2 What if they make the sword in Adelles image but don't make her into the sword and she just channels her power into it which is also like her being the sword which explains why they need sages in the later games to pray for the power or however that works. I believe that Nintendo wouldn't reveal something as big as Adelle turning into a sword if they didn't intend to trip us up and lead us in the wrong direction so that the game surprises us with the ending. By the way I was wondering when you were going to post my SS Enemies list that I sent you last year it's alright with me that you havn't posted it but I would appreciate it if you would tell me that you werent so I wouldnt keep my hopes up. If you just lost it then I can send it to you again if you want. thnx!

  • cloverplayer

    My guess is that the sword spirit will die and the sword will stay, just like the king of lions in wind waker (link sails him but his eyes are closed after he dies).

  • cloverplayer

    Hi Jason, I already posted this before but I don't think you thought it was a question.
    do you think they will change the number of items you can get in the game before the final release? because in the demo, it looked like there weren't too many. (the question marks)

  • If Zelda's got the Triforce of Wisdom, why is she so stupid?

    • Cameron

      That's a good point. How does someone so wise keep getting kidnapped? And have such terrible aim with a bow and arrow? seriously.

  • Shadowknight1

    Link has a +20 pocket of holding. 😉

  • HyrulianAngel

    What are your thoughts on a game featuring Majora and/or the Fierce Deity? Not the masks from Majora's Masks but the actual personalities behind them. Perhaps with a similar Link vs. Ganon thing and how they became those masks afterwards.

  • vick

    i agree with the title link is a cross dresser as well as myamto

    • Chad

      I wouldn't be talking troll you can't even spell his name right and you have the NERVE to come on here insulting someone on the other side of the world that you have no way of proving anything about, besides that he wears BOYS clothing and he happens to be a BOY find a picture of him cross dressing and then you can call him a cross dresser but you have no right to come on here and insult people that you don't know. Besides it's a different world Hyrule could very well have battle skirts you don't know so lay off .

      • Linkon

        Dude, calm down he was just joking

  • Punnutty

    Jason if you had the triforce what would you wish for ?
    I would wish for chocolate cake, but not any chocolate cake; a chocolate cake that if you take a piece out of it grows back.

  • ValuciaMagic

    Hey Jason, I was wondering what you thought about the remake of Ocarina of Time being for the 3DSi, and not for the Wii. In your opinion, was this a smart or silly decision on Nintendo's part? Considering that there are most likely numerous amounts of Zelda fans, myself included, that cherish OoT and have a Wii, but do not have the funds or desire to buy a DS gaming system simply to play the remake of OoT, would it have not made sense to create a remake of OoT for Wii that does not necessarily use the motion aspect of the Wiimote? Why do you think that Nintendo decided to make the remake specifically for the 3DSi?

    • Punnutty

      I would rather have a version on the Wii, there is one and I've got Ocarina of time for the Gamecube anyway. but a lets just say a remake and it should have the same control sceme as Skyward Sword.

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