Talk:Royal Family of Hyrule
I'm not sure about this. But I think we can safely say that the Hyrule Royal family ceases to rule following the great flood preceding the Wind Waker (it seems most likely that they have something of a Florence-style plutocracy based on Windfall island). When Link tried to rescue the King of Hyrule at the end of the Wind Waker, and restore the monarchy, the King refused and told Link that his people must build their own society, and not cling to Hylian tradition. At the end of Wind Waker, we clearly see that the King of Hyrule does not take up the throne, nor does Zelda, and we can effectively conclude that the Hylian monarchy ends there.
Also, there are numerous times in Hylian history where the royal family ceases to be in power. In Ocarina of Time, after Gannon takes over and builds his new castle, the Hylian Royal Family ceases to effectively rule (even though Zelda, the rightful heir is held in captivity). However, an exile government does exist in Kakariko formed by Hylian citizens fleeing after Gannon's takeover. In Twilight Princess, Castle Town (the seat of the Hylian government), is briefly taken over by Twili forces, during which the Hylian monarchy remains in place, but is effectively controlled by Zant's forces. After Ordon liberates Hyrule, the northern half of Hyrule (which is mostly oriented towards administration and military) is blocked off from the Southern half and is ruled by Ganondorf. The southern part of Hyrule is more commercial and capitalist in nature, and is not ruled by the Hylian crown. South Hyrule's northern section contains barracks and administrative buildings, which house a rather large army composed of spearmen with chain-mesh armor and small shields. Due to the prominence of the soldiers, and their independence from outside authorities, its reasonable to assume that Hyrule's government comes primarily from the military. This would seem reasonable, as the military would be in an excellent position to assume command once the royal family ceased to exert authority.
I would like to have some reactions on this from some people who study Hyrule in more detail than me.
This page has a lot of potential. As it is I just moved and don't quite know where all of my manuals for the games are, I can't get to it just yet. But I'll just throw the suggestion on the floor to see if it gets picked up. Much of what could be written here can be found in just the Aol & LttP backstories. MC has more insight to the royal family than any other game, but it's all in-game. So a whole replay would be in order to get it all.Axiomist 06:18, 22 December 2008 (UTC)
Would we be able to put an original sprite version of the image in this page, instead of the current one? ClusterShart 18:55, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
- Add it but don't replace the image if you have it, There should be plenty of room for more images on the page. 01:37, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
Why are the Royal Family most prominent in minish cap?, It just doesn't seem like that is the most prominent game to put at the start of the article. Scattergories 18:24, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
King in ALttP
Am I the only one confused about the King in ALttP? At the start of the game a skeletal robed figure is shown on the throne, with the narration text reading:
|A mysterious wizard known as Agahnim came to Hyrule to release the seal. He eliminated the good King of Hyrule...|
Then at the end of the game, we get a show showing an old bearded man in identical robes, alive and well! (see article for images)
Is this supposed to be the same King restored to life, or a different individual? Neither seems very plausible; am I missing something here? 09:13, 24 May 2009 (UTC)
- No, you aren't. As the image says "the return of the king" I suppose that he revived. Maybe they put that just to give a happy ending or something. BenitoPerezGaldos 18:44, 24 May 2009 (UTC)