Bathroom Intermission: Onward to Manhood
While this section contains no epic boss battle or temple, it does contain some crucial plot points that must be addressed. For starters, Link faces off against Ganondorf for the very first time, displaying his first signs of manhood. After all, this scene is the nightmare from the very beginning of the story, and to see Link truly man up and face the Gerudo King leads to some very heated emotions.
You see, at this point Link represents much of Hyrule to Ganondorf. Link has rescued the Great Deku Tree, the Gorons, and Princess Ruto. He is the defying spirit of the people that Ganondorf must crush if he wishes to capture Hyrule. But instead Ganondorf leaves, allowing Link to obtain the eponymous Ocarina of Time and head to the Temple of Time to fulfill his legacy and obtain the Master Sword. But we learn too late it is a ruse, as Ganondorf arrives to take the power of the Triforce! Now Link, and in essence the rebellious spirit of Hyrule, is hidden away for years as Link becomes a man, awoken seven years in the future by the sage Rauru, another mentor figure who tells him of the changes in the land that Link, and by extension we the players, have come to love.
We have, in some way, come full circle to when the Great Deku Tree told Link to go into the world and save it. Now we are being asked to do it again by another old man, albeit this time we are given the Light Medallion with little work needed other than to watch a cut scene before we are brought into the now-desolated world of Hyrule.
So ends the Child Arc. Time to man up as the Adult Arc begins. But first, potty break. My bladder waits for no Hero of Time.