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Fixed spelling mistakes.

oops- sorry. I didn't see you had already fixed it. Alter  {T C B H } 00:18, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

Parallel Universe?

"He found Termina to be separate universe parallel to Hyrule." That's what the page says. There is no evidence to back this up. We do not know where Termina located. It may or may not be a parallel universe to Hyrule. It could be a different part of Hyrule (in terms of the world). I've been watching this statement change back and forth for some time. What's not fact should not be stated here- it should be moved under a "theorys" section for this page. Unless someone can quote where it says it's a parallel universe. Alter  {T C B H } 07:00, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

"When Hyrule was created by the three goddesses at the beginning of time, there were certain side effects of its creation which Din, Nayru and Farore did not anticipate. As the three holy women breathed life into the world and chased away Emptiness, their potent breath slipped through tiny cracks in the folds of space and created millions of alternate worlds in the process. One of these worlds became the land known as Termina."
From Zelda.com. The site isn't always 100% correct, but as far as I know it's pretty widely accepted that Termina is a parallel reality, and it would also explain the parallel characters. Jimbo Jambo 07:09, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
Page six of the Majora's Mask manual:
"This is kind of a parallel world that is similar to and yet different from the land of Hyrule, which was the setting for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Termina is a myterious place, and the people Link meets here may look vaguely familiar at first glance.
Clock Town rests at the heart of this world."
Seems pretty clear cut. The manual is canon. Or at least more canon than Zelda.com.User:Matt/sig 09:45, February 10, 2009 (UTC)
That's fine. There have been a few manual instances, but I'll assume it speaks the truth for now. It's kinda sad how you can't trust Zelda.com, huh? Just making sure everything is straightened out. Alter  {T C B H } 16:32, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
While neither source has incredible credibility, they do both say the same thing, and I assume they aren't written by the same people (and it would explain the parallel characters), so even given its tenuous support, I think it's safe to assume that this is what Nintendo had in mind for Termina. I'd like to cite these two things, but I'm not sure how to site a manual, and the website citation thing unfortunately doesn't put the quote on the page like the normal template, which is what I'm hoping to get.... Jimbo Jambo 16:51, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Alternate Characters

"This is kind of a parallel world that is similar to and yet different from the land of Hyrule, which was the setting for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Termina is a myterious place, and the people Link meets here may look vaguely familiar at first glance." Since the lesson of Majora's Mask is Freindship (you don't miss someone untill they'r gone etc.), wouldn't that mean that the Terminians don't look like the hylians & link is just making them look like that sycologicly becuase he misses them? -- կրակ (խոսել) -- 23:22, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

Alternate Link

Terminian Link
In Majora's Mask, when you play the Elegy of Emptieness, the spirits of the people eased into your masks turn into figurines used to hold switches down. However, there is a Link statue to. See the image to the right. Could this imply that, when link entered termina, he replaced an innocent Terminian? -- կրակ (խոսել) -- 22:31, 16 February 2010 (UTC)
Well, you're actually speculating that when an outsider arrives in Termina, he replaces his terminian counterpart... I think this is a separate theory that we may or may not consider... Anyway that statue is very interesting and needs a mention somewhere on the wiki! We may say that it possibly is a Terminian Link, but that the living terminian Link is never found... Or that it may just be a joke.--Kombatgod 06:46, 14 March 2011 (EDT)
I like that theory, but I'm not sure how much support it has from the community. Sounds like this should go to a Mastermind forum before ending up on the page. User:Cipriano/sig 11:31, 14 March 2011 (EDT)
The Elegy of Emptiness just leaves a copy of a soulless husk behind, which is almost exactly how Igos du Ikana describes it. The transformation masks do not contain the spirits of the fallen, but rather the bodies, because you've already allowed the spirits to pass on using the song of Healing. Zora Link looks like Link, because it's a combination of Mikau's body and Link's soul. Mikau's Elegy statue doesn't look like Link, because it has no soul. This explains why it's terrifying to behold, because it's an empty husk. This is also why Link's elegy statue looks so strange; it's just his body only then without a soul. Which would make "Ben" quite literally a soulless monster, but that's neither here nor there. Dekler 14:06, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

"Termina does not exist" theory

This theory has almost zero evidence to back it up, and seems incoherent. Is it supposed to be a part of a larger theory about the Hero's Spirit or a timeline theory? The manual says that Termina is a parallel world to Hyrule, so I think that rules out it not existing. Ganondorfdude11 06:13, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

There is absolutely no implication in the game or HH that the MM events were just a dream. I think it should be deleted. Zeldafan1982 22:42, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
Personally, I agree with both of you-however, this theory is actually very common, and some people simply take it as fact. It has support, and seems possible-not to say that it is probable. I think that the theory should be kept, as whether it is true or not in our minds doesn't determine whether we keep it or not. —Darkness(Talk) 23:12, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
The support a theory has in the community is a factor, but I don't think it should be the only one. If it is something completely baseless (according to canonical sources of course) then it shouldn't be kept. What are the evidence of the game being a dream? A theory should be based on something and/or provide an explanation on stuff that are left unexplained, otherwise it is without merit. It may be good for a fanfic but it shouldn't be in a wiki, at least in my view. Zeldafan1982 23:46, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

The only "in-game evidence" is that:

  • Link returns to the same area that he began his adventure in the end.
  • Link fell down a "hole", so it's possible that he died or was unconscious, leading him to have a hallucation.
  • Termina could be called a "shadow" of Ocarina of Time's Hyrule, with most characters' models and in some cases names being reused, so it could have been a dream.

The evidence against it is that:

  • No canon sources claim that it is true, or even suggest it. So, it is not (canonically) true.

Based on that, it would seem that the theory is untrue. However, ALL theories aren't completely "solid". I would keep it for now, and see if anyone else has something to say. —Darkness(Talk) 00:02, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

I will add two relevant quotes from HH: "Link borrowed Epona from Lon Lon Ranch. And after several months of wandering looking for his past friend Navi, he was lost in a mysterious forest. In the forest, there was a way to the parallel universe called Termina." [...] "After the adventure in Termina, his subsequent whereabouts are unknown."
If one reads those and the two pages about MM, there is no way he would think that the events could be a dream. So, the point is that if the developers describe the events as being real (or perhaps more accurately the Hyruleans since it is supposed to be a "telling of tales passed on through the ages by humans" as it says on page 68) we should take them as such, otherwise the resulting interpretation would only be suitable for a fanfic. Zeldafan1982 00:47, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

Offical Stance?

I've noticed that Terminians are not counted as a race. Is this because of a assumption that Termina was populated by Hylians or is the answer more involved than that? PureLocke 23:47, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

Whereas the term "Hylian" refers to a certain race, Terminan might simply mean "inhabitant of Termina" which means that the Gorons in Snowhead would also be considered Terminans. Dekler 14:21, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

Official Site

The official Zelda Universe site has some interesting info that i think should be included

The Termina section found here [1] explains the creation:

When Hyrule was created by the three goddesses at the beginning of time, there were certain side effects of its creation which Din, Nayru and Farore did not anticipate. As the three holy women breathed life into the world and chased away Emptiness, their potent breath slipped through tiny cracks in the folds of space and created millions of alternate worlds in the process. One of these worlds became the land known as Termina.

It is possible that we would know nothing of Termina's existence if Link had not been led there by the mischevious ac

Sakon's section found here [2] confirms that Termina is real and continues to exist after Link's adventures.

Sakon is the name of a common thief who plagued the merchants of Clock Town. He would likely have long ago been forgotten, but Link foiled his plans on one occasion and the story has been a favorite tale in Termina ever since.--Fierce diety 22:29, 13 March 2011 (EDT)

Giants

Anju's Grandmother says the giants created Termina, not the goddesses. Is there any kind of canon contradictory evidence, because if not, we should assume the giants created Termina instead of the goddesses by accident. Nare 02:11, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Anju's Grandmother merely states that the Giants are Guardian Deities who at one point lived together with all of the tribes in the center of Termina, before the Imp caused the people to spread in four directions together with the Giants. She specifically said that the Four Giants made the four worlds, which is a reference to the Zora, Goron, Deku and Ikana tribes that have established themselves in each of the four wind directions after the Four Giants have each walked a hundred steps. There is no canonical proof for who was directly responsible for the creation of Termina, although the Triforce does show up at places in the Ikana region. Dekler 13:56, 29 October 2012 (UTC)

One universe?

I know this idea is probably held by so few as to be almost obscure, but might it be worth mentioning the idea that Termina may not, in fact, be in another universe? Hyrule Historia does not actually state flat-out that it is one, and in both HH and the game's manual, Termina is simply called a "parallel world", which could admittedly refer to another universe, but is not definitively the same thing. The resemblances between the Terminans and Hyruleans could also simply be explained as a quirk of development (which it really was anyway- Nintendo simply re-used OoT's engine and character skins for most of the game's content), rather than a "parallel counterpart" scenario. Plus, the "alternate universe" scenario generates a few plot holes, such as how Link supposedly fell into a portal to reach Termina, but just rode Epona back into the Lost Woods; how the Skull Kid could supposedly move between the worlds even before acquiring Majora's Mask; and why the Triforce symbol would appear in the Ikana area (as, even taking into account the mysteries and theories about Stone Tower, there shouldn't have been any kind of way for information about the Triforce to reach Termina from another universe). Thoughts? Setras (talk) 00:39, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Termina has always been another world. Because of its uncanny resemblance to Hyrule, it's called a "parallel world". But that resemblance was actually canny for say, it shares many elements from Hyrule, the legends and myths. They even know what the Triforce is. Link fell into a whole that lead him to another world, like it lead him to an alternate dimension. It may be one of the reasons why we also called it a "parallel universe" or "parallel dimension". It's never been another universe because it actually exists in the Zelda universe. Imagine what would happened to Hyrule if the Moon fell. My guess is that Termina is located somewhere on the planet, below the continent of Hyrule, because Link fell into a whole that lead him to Termina.

Anyway, Termina is another world, like Labrynna and Holodrum. The world of Mario, the Mushroom World is another universe. Worlds like the Dark World, Twilight Realm, the Sacred Realm are dimensions. I could go on but, I think I made my point. ^_^; --Prince Ludwig (talk) 02:16, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

And made it well, at that. :) But what I mean is, Hyrule and Termina are in the same dimension (or whatever term you'd prefer to substitute), existing on a supercontinent connected by a land bridge in the Lost Woods. The term "world" can be used to refer to a different universe/dimension, but it can also simply be an illustrative term (like how the "Old World" and "New World" both exist on Earth, but are regarded as different regions altogether). And yes, the Moon falling would likely take out Hyrule and the rest of the world, too, and probably do- we never see the rest of the world's destruction, but this doesn't mean it doesn't take place when the Moon falls. Setras (talk) 02:51, 17 September 2013 (UTC)
Plus, the "alternate universe" scenario generates a few plot holes, such as how Link supposedly fell into a portal to reach Termina, but just rode Epona back into the Lost Woods; how the Skull Kid could supposedly move between the worlds even before acquiring Majora's Mask; and why the Triforce symbol would appear in the Ikana area (as, even taking into account the mysteries and theories about Stone Tower, there shouldn't have been any kind of way for information about the Triforce to reach Termina from another universe).
Regarding the first two points, we don't know how exactly Link returned to Hyrule. He could have used the portal that brought him to Termina. As for the Triforce symbol, I guess one can take it as a true reference to the Triforce, but it could also be a cameo. Anyway, it is possible that since the two worlds are connected with at least one "wormhole", that other people have entered Termina in the past. The two worlds don't have to exist in isolation in this scenario. Zeldafan1982 (talk) 21:30, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
Well, I suppose Link could have used the same portal, but I'm dubious about that, as the "portal" existed within the Catacombs, which in turn could only be accessed via the sealed door in the Clock Tower. The door was sealed all throughout the game, so I'm not sure if it would suddenly open at that point; and even if it did, the scene after the final battle seems to show Link riding directly into the woods, rather than going back through the tower.
The Triforce, meanwhile, was probably admittedly supposed to be a cameo, but by now it has spawned so many widely-accepted theories that this would really be moot anyway. This brings us right back to the question of how information about the Triforce could reach Termina, and really, this wouldn't prove one way or another if Termina was another universe or another country- either way, outsiders entered and colonized it. Setras (talk) 03:54, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Somewhat confirmed entry point into Termina?

I do not know if it is worth noting or not, but I remember when I played Majora's Mask that Link did not appear on the map until after going through the twisted hallway (hallway right after the Deku Butler's son). Since this is the case, is it safe to say that until that point you were still in Hyrule and that that hallway is the "gateway" between the 2 universes? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dark Mirror's Link (talk) 17:27, 1 February 2014

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