Recently, rumors have started to spread regarding how the upcoming game, Skyward Sword, will end. Not only that, but many other rumors have surfaced such as the origin of the Triforce, Ghirahim’s true mission, and the creation of the land and races that we are familiar with from the earlier titles. The original source of these rumors was 4Chan, but since then they have spread across the various fan sites like a wildfire.

After the jump, we will get into the main rumors that have been circulated so far. Though these are only rumors and in no way confirmed, spoilers may indeed be hidden within, so beware.

  • Ghirahim is attempting to resurrect his master in order to obtain his powers, rather than to continue service to him.
  • Groose-related sidequests are the best in Zelda since Anju and Kafei, but he has a weak role in the story after the start of the game.
  • It’s inevitably all Zelda’s fault as to why Ganondorf, Link, and Zelda meet for all of time.
  • “The way it works is- There is a Priestess Ritual. The Priestess must sacrifice herself to the holy power (Triforce) in order to reseal all of the evil (monsters, The Imprisoned, etc.). In exchange however, she gets one wish from the holy power (the Triforce). She wishes for her and Link to be together throughout eternity. That even if Fate rips them apart, they will be born again so that they can be together again. She wishes for fate to always twist their destinies so that they will always meet each other in all their future lives. This is why Ganondorf exists, and I guess this is also why he just randomly gets the Triforce in Twilight Princess as a “divine prank”. It is all Zelda’s fault- her wish constantly reincarnates her and Link, and the destiny twist to ensure they always meet is represented by Ganondorf.”
  • Plot twist revolves around how the real Triforce exists within Zelda’s heart (soul). Ghirahim is in possession of the the three physical Triforce pieces, but can’t unlock their true power due to the fact the priestess has the power within her.
  • 3rd time you fight Ghirahim is argued to be the hardest 3D Zelda boss fight ever
  • There is a second quest, though this player hasn’t gotten out of Skyloft yet
  • There are a ton of sidequests, and it’s going to take you a long time if you plan to 100% the game
  • Fi ends up getting sealed within the sword at the end. Also in case the quote above didn’t set in, Zelda sacrifices herself to save everyone.
  • Zelda possibly “becomes” the Triforce during her sacrifice
  • Some of the dungeon items are upgrades, and those upgrades are required to beat the game. Any upgrade done at the bazaar is optional.
  • You can add a sniper scope to your bow.
  • Digging Mitts upgrade is in a dungeon.
  • Roughly two dozen small islands in the sky that house areas where you send the Goddess Cubes.
  • 8 or so “medium” sized islands exist that are sidequest related.
  • There is a sidequest where a demon wants to become human.
  • Skultulla collection quest has been replaced with merit points.
  • Sidequests are very reminiscent in density and quality when compared to Majora’s Mask.
  • Four Heart pieces to get a new Heart Container.
  • Ancient Hyrule was chock-full of extremely advanced technology.
  • Link gets extremely emotional a couple scenes right before the game concludes. Most emotion he has ever shown.
  • There is a romantic conclusion to the game, but there is no implication of sex (duh!)
  • There is a date sidequest, and Zelda and Link kiss during this quest.
  • 6 full dungeons, 2 sub dungeons at the end, and 3 dungeons revisited. Doing the math, that’s 11 dungeon trips in all.
  • The Goddess Sword was the sword wielded by Zelda’s Ancestor, who is known as the Goddess. She is actually not a Godlike figure, but was worshiped as such by the people for her great deeds. This ancestor was also the holder of the Triforce, thus explaining where her power came from.
  • In order to forge the sword into the Master Sword, you need to collect the remains of the three original goddesses.
  • The Ancient Cistern is the 4th Dungeon (midway point of the game). You are responsible for flooding the Forest area, and the water comes from the Ancient Cistern.
  • 30 to 40 hours just for the main quest, but there is so much side content you can easily take close to 100 hours to complete everything.
  • Zora’s Domain is frozen.
  • Bokoblins, Robo-Bokoblins, Elite Bokoblins (late game), Zombie Bokoblins (Ancient Cistern). There are many Bokoblin varieties. We also have Lizaflos, Darknuts, Beamos, ChuChus- tons of classic Zelda enemies (WIZZROBES!)
  • Origin of the Kokiri occurs. Guardian spirit of the forest becomes the Great Deku Tree, and the Kokiri model themselves after Link, their hero. Explains why they wear his garb.
  • Volvagia is the boss of the Fire Sanctuary.
  • You use the mole mits to do a mini Pacman version combined with snake under ground, before resurfacing to face Volvagia per the usual methods.
  • Dark Link is present.

For a more in depth look at Zelda’s Sacrifice rumored to be at the end of Skyward Sword, and the evidence collected throughout other games in the series that may prove it to be accurate head over to the article at

But we want to hear your take on these latest rumors. Leave your ideas and comments below.

  • Ashmic

    pretty sure volvagia IS the bos cause u see a fire dragon in one trailer

    wow sucha wonder princess zelda and its essentially "all her fault"
    thats sad <: [

    • Ivan

      Volvagia was sealed by an ancestor of darunia prior the events of OOT.
      If Link battles volvagia in SS, he will not kill it, and he will battle the dragon with a goron who has he megaton hammer (or that goron will take all the credit)

    • fiercedeityfan

      Which trailer shows a fire dragon? post the URL please! 🙂

  • Ashmic

    wait 4chan, are u high ZU?

  • Sweet-Cheeks

    Volvagia is not the boss of the Fire Sanctuary. I believe it's either Scaldera or Momanos (I think that's the name of the lava hands.)

    • niintendofreaak

      Volvagia might be the boss of the Fire Sanctuary. Scaldera is the boss of Eldin Volcano and Magmanos is the mini-boss of the Fire Sanctuary. Thought i might help! 🙂

    • Brandon

      Dude, think about it! In Ocarina of Time, It is clearly stated that Ganondorf ressurected him. Maybe this Link actually did the job first! And Ganon thought of it as a good challenge to this Link, so he ressurected him. Eh? Eh??? Seems legit!

    • Dzzy123

      Ghirahim is actually the boss of the Fire Sanctuary

  • Gerudude

    ZU, normally I love your articles, just not this one.
    Why would you even want to post something that might not even be completely true.
    This is to be expected from certain other sites….but not zu…or so I thought.
    Sure, there were other articles containing spoilers aswell. But not on really major stuff like the ending and such.
    Personally, I can't laugh with this one, and neither can the people over at Nintendo I imagine.
    Wheter one can choose to read it or not. It should'nt have been posted at all.

    • JDuff

      Actually, seeing that this article was clearly stated to be just rumors, I thought this article was all in good fun. While reading it, I thought to myself "That can't be possible." and "Now, that would be interesting to see." And so on and so forth. ZU has the right to post whatever they want, and it's up to us to read what we choose to. ZU posts spoilers, trailers, rumors, even philosophical articles! There is a wide range of ZU content and no one is expected to like ever single bit of it.

  • Riiser

    just stop! posting every tiny information just ruins it for us gamers. yes you put spoilers tag infront, but still. don't post anything that has with the game ending. you are just ruining a great gaming experience for all. hell, you guys that post it should not even read it. do you want have the game ruined even before it comes out? i learned a lesson from TP. i've managed to avoid big spoilers for SS, but when TP was around the corner i just read everything i could find. and that ruined my gaming experience

    • Gerudude

      Amen bro' Now that's just what I ment.

  • Ashmic

    It's their job to : its a zelda news site, its kinda expected that spoilers would be here?

    • Madix

      I agree completely. I don't want a site to sensor the news just because I may not like its content. If you don't want to be spoiled, then don't read spoilers.

  • Hyrule's Shadow

    Oh my goddesses! "There is a date sidequest, and Zelda and Link kiss" NO WAY! FINALLY! (i know it's only a rumor but i have to believe this!

    I love Ghirahim! Who's with me?

  • 4chan lies, although Dark Link would be awesome.

  • niintendofreaak

    I doubt the date sidequest between Link and Zelda is real. One reason, if there was a date sidequest where they "kissed", the game itself would be rated T for Teen.

    • JDuff

      Rated T for sequences of intense kissing. Seriously? First off, it doesn't state what kind of a kiss it is. It could be anything ranging from a peck on the cheek to french kissing. However, think about how Nintendo does things. Peach has been kissing Mario at the end of his games ever since graphical improvements have allowed it! But it wasn't sexual. It wasn't passionate. It was a quick peck on the cheek. If Zelda does kiss Link, my guess is that it's a shy peck on the cheek, and not much more.

  • guest

    Link and zelda kiss OMG

  • SAT

    Whether these rumors are true or not, I have a feeling this game is going to have a bittersweet ending.

  • iehwgk

    WOW. I hope most of these are true. It's gonna be pretty… disturbing(?) if Zelda actually sacrifices herself. I think I might just pre-order. Dunno yet.

  • TriforceofCourage

    hmmm… as much as I want to say its total bullcrap, part of me believes that a lot of this could be true. If Zelda really is the cause for the events constantly playing out such that Link and Zelda will always reunite, then that makes the title "The Legend of Zelda" make so much more sense. It wouldn't be just the you are often saving Zelda, or even that Zelda plays a big part in events. It would literally mean "The legend caused by Zelda," and thus the "The Legend of Zelda." This would finally and truly explain why the series is titled the way it is, rather than "The Legend of Link." Link is the hero, but if every event was caused by Zelda's wish, everything makes so much more sense. It would also explain the whole Ganondorf thing. I really wish that I hadn't read this though, cause if it ends up being true, I will be disappointed in myself for ruining the entire story for myself, so I really kind of hope this is all fake.

  • Martin Murphy

    So, the Kokiri wear their green garb in honor of the Skyward Sword Link. That's interesting.

  • Brandon

    Most of these seem to be legitimately true………. TOTAL MINDF***!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I can't believe- but I have to control myself cuz these are only rumors… Right????

  • Sakume

    I could see how this rumor of the origin of Link and Zelda always meeting because of her could make sense, but I don't take it as canon right off. If it is true she wished for that so they could be together, she's sorely disappointed as in almost every single future meeting they never end up together.

  • Leendy

    *Reads the part about Zelda Sacrificing herself* *Shuts computer Down* *Goes into the closet and locks the door* *Spends 3 hours trying to make myself forget what I just read*

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  • Ma´goria

    I don´t believe that any of these plot rumors are true. Don´t you remember what rumours 4chan spread just before Twilight princess was released? This sounds so much like that overstriked emotional **** they made up back then. Some of those gameplay "rumours" have already been confirmed and they have added them just to make it more "believable". And sorry my english.

  • Deity

    IF this is true. My mind was just uberly f*cked and yet I can believe it and it'd make for a freaking EPIC story. This all would actually make a lot of sense. (Except maybe the kiss thing… Shipping is a bit excessive. I could see her making the wish out of unrequited love or perhaps deep friendship however. Ganondorf's summoning would then be an accident. Which would be kinda cool.) However, I will save my judgment until the game actually comes out. I won't get my hopes up, but this would all be very interesting speculation.

  • Tiff

    Debunked (on ZI).

    Shame, these rumours seemed interesting and actually plausible.

  • Ben

    Just for the record: I finished the game today and i can tell you that NO SINGLE plot-detail up there is true. Not that if it wasn't clear beforehand… I mean it's 4chan, what do you expect?

  • Zelda3607

    Zelda & Link sittin' in a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G