Hey. As I said before, I support UWM theory 100%. I just would like to give my theory as to how TMC/Picori/Light Force/Picori blade fits into that timeline. Please share your opinion. It is only a theory. It would be wise to know the UWM timeline before reading this.
Before OOT, The war that the deku sprout in OOT speaks of broke out. Gustaf, the King, won the war, using the Picori Blade given by the picori, which made him the first king of Hyrule. (Note: The hero of Men, blonde with no hat, stopped the war. How can that be another version of Link, Link isn't Human. Not EVERY hero has to be Link ) Also, during OOT you could find rupees under pots and stuff, which according to TMC, the picori put there. Meaning that they have been around even since then, according to canon.
As stated in TMC, The Picori sword was kept with the royal family, and lasted countless decades, OOT, TP, TWW, PH, untill it was finally recovered in TMC. Somewhere in that time, Zelda was given the Light Force, passed from Zelda to Zelda ^^'.
Now without the triforce in TMC, Zelda had to rely on the Light Force and the Picori blade, that was turned into the Four Sword during TMC. Thats my theory. To support that, I might add that the Picori blade has been in the royal family's possesion for hundreds of years, because in TMC, the picori gate opens once every 100 years.. How would the legends know of this if it had not happened before? atleast twice, to prove that it takes a full 100 years for it to reopen.
One thing you should know, the Picori Blade is the Four Sword. We (as in Knights+Wise Men) believe between OoT and TWW is probably a good 400 years. TMC's intro also tells 'a long, long time ago,' meaning there could be more years between TMC and PH, or TWW. I doubt Gustaf is from the Fierce War, since the Fierce War was only 10 or so years before Link became the hero. Wouldn't you think another game (like OoT) would mention Gustaf?
You also need to remember Capcom made the game, and TMC has lots of things that make no sense. Such as Din, Nayru, and Farore living in town. I doubt the goddesses would just decide to live there.
And the Light Force is only mentioned in TMC. It is no where else. We are to assume Vaati toke it all eventually (maybe) and has it all for FS and FSA. Its not a bad theory, though.
Before OOT, The war that the deku sprout in OOT speaks of broke out. Gustaf, the King, won the war, using the Picori Blade given by the picori, which made him the first king of Hyrule.
The sprout refers to the current (OoT) King of Hyrule.
Originally Posted by Deku Tree sprout
Some time ago, before the King of
Hyrule unified this country, there
was a fierce war in our world.
Originally Posted by Romero
(Note: The hero of Men, blonde with no hat, stopped the war. How can that be another version of Link, Link isn't Human. Not EVERY hero has to be Link ) Also, during OOT you could find rupees under pots and stuff, which according to TMC, the picori put there. Meaning that they have been around even since then, according to canon.
The hero of men doesn't have to be human and the Picori could have been around forever no matter where TMC is placed. TMC does not tell how or when the Picori came to Hyrule. The game does not mention Gustaf or the Hero of Men to have been winning any wars. The Hero of Me was simply some guy who was given the Picori Blade to banish some form of evil. Gustaf however was just some king from an age long gone. They bare no connection what so ever.
Originally Posted by TMC intro
A long, long time ago...
when the world was on the verge of
being swallowed by shadow...
The tiny Picori
appeared from the
sky, bringing the
hero of men a sword
and a golden light.
With wisdom and
courage, the hero
drove out the
When peace had been restored, the
people enshrined that blade with care.
And the force of the golden light,
embodied in Hyrule's princess,
shone forth upon the lands.
How could Gustaf be the King that became King of Hyrule after the Great War in OoT when he has a grave in TMC? If he was the Fierce War King, then he'd have been buried in the Royal Family's Tomb in the Graveyard in Kakariko Village. Gustaf is definately from a time between TWW and TMC.
Well ok, say it's not Gustaf but just "The king of Hyrule that became king after the war before OOT"?
Hmm. Now here's my problem with this. Was the king old enough to have a 9/10/12 year old daughter within ten (probably fewer than ten) years of the war? It's suggested that he was king long before OoT, thanks to his long-standing alliance with the Gorons and Zoras.