Friday, November 11, 2011

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword speculation, part two

So I guess I lied when I said that last Skyward Sword entry would conclude my speculations regarding the upcoming Wii release. Some people have expressed their belief that Fi becomes the Fairy Queen. Some others even think that sometime in the timeline, Skyloft is abandoned and becomes inhabited by the Oocca from Twilight Princess. But this will focus on neither. As of right now, I am primarily concerned with the boss-type enemy known as The Imprisoned.

There has already been talk of another unnamed boss character in Skyward Sword, this black and grey humanoid figure who wields a sword, possibly being the ‘human’ form of The Imprisoned. Even without much knowledge of how Skyward Sword’s story will ultimately play out, it isn’t difficult to see the similarities. And since The Imprisoned is reported to show up in Link’s dreams, and Girahim seems to be serving a grander scheme and some higher master, it is possible that The Imprisoned (assuming these are two stages/versions of the same being) could play a much larger role in the game than Nintendo originally led us to believe.

What I find most compelling about this ‘human form’ is the fact that his sword bears the Triforce symbol. This leads me to believe that The Imprisoned may be the essence of Ganon and Ganondorf in later games – most likely that the power of the Imprisoned is what Ganondorf acquires prior to Ocarina of Time taking place, sacrificing his status as solely king of the Gerudo and embracing The Imprisoned as his demon pig transformation. Again, this is merely speculation on my part, but I’d like to think there is enough substance to it to merit consideration. Either way, we’ll find out for certain in a little over a week!

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