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In any fictional work where time travel is involved, it always makes sense from the point of view of the main character. It does not always makes sense from a strictly historical/chronological point of view, though.

In other words, how does Labrynna look from the point of view of all characters who do not travel in time?

Criteria[edit]

  • Any time in the past and in the future is the Present sooner or later. There is no privileged point of view along the timeline.
  • For the statement above, "alteration of the past" is the same as "alteration of the present", and the latter is apparently nonsense. Therefore, an "alteration of the past" is just a plot flaw.
  • Let us give priority to what is said and shown in the games; use pure logic, not physics; never fully trust any manual.
  • Try and avoid retroactive corrections to continuity as much as possible.

NONETHELESS, the game says that the flow of time is disrupted. This means that the forked continuities can mix up randomly.

History of Labrynna[edit]

Biography of the Maku Tree[edit]

  • The Maku Tree is born
  • Ambi becomes queen of Labrynna
  • At this point, two facts do and do not happen at the same time; continuity splits in three:
Veran and Link
DO NOT
arrive from the future
(FALSE)
. Veran DOES
but Link DOES NOT
arrive from the future
(FALSE)
. Both Veran and Link
DO
arrive from the future
(TRUE)
During Ambi's age:
  • The Maku Tree grows happily.
During Ambi's age:
  • Veran has the Maku Tree killed.
During Ambi's age:
  • Veran tries to kill the Maku Tree.
  • Link saves the Maku Tree.
  • For 400 years the Maku Tree keeps growing
  • For 400 years Veran rules Labrynna.
  • The Maku Tree is dead.
  • For 400 years the Maku Tree keeps growing
During Zelda's age:
  • The Maku Tree is alive and well.
  • Veran abducts Naryu and uses her to leave this continuity
    (i.e. she moves up, to the other column of this table).
  • Link follows Veran and uses a Time Portal to leave this continuity
    (i.e. he moves up, to the other column of this table).
During Zelda's age:
  • The Maku Tree is dead since 400 years.
  • Veran abducts Naryu and uses her to travel back in time
    (i.e. she moves up, in the same column of this table).
  • Link uses a Time Portal to leave this continuity
    (i.e. he moves up, to the other column of this table).
During Zelda's age:
  • The Maku Tree disappears because this continuity mixes up with the next one,
    but then she reappears shortly after.
  • Veran abducts Naryu and uses her to travel back in time
    (i.e. she moves up, in the same column of this table).
  • Link uses a Time Portal to travel back in time
    (i.e. she moves up, in the same column of this table).
Conclusion:
  • Veran left this continuity for good.
  • There are no threats anymore along this continuity.
  • Link left this continuity to save Nayru, but he will never come back
    (LOSER!!!).
Conclusion:
  • The Maku Tree died centuries ago.
  • Veran won.
  • Link left this continuity for good
    (COWARD!!!).
Conclusion:
  • The Maku Tree has been alive and well for 400 years, then disappears for a little while because of Veran's time-twisting magic.
  • Veran is here, but she will lose.
  • Link fights Veran, and he will eventually win
    (HERO!!!)
GAME OVER GAME OVER THE GAME CONTINUES...

History of the Western Woods[edit]

Along the True timeline, since the Maku Tree senses the Essence of Time during Zelda's age, it has to be assumed that the Essence materializes again after it was collected by Link during Ambi's age. With this logical assumption, the True timeline becomes self-consistent, and the False one becomes unnecessary.

  • Deku Scrubs settle in the western woods of Labrynna, henceforth called Deku Forest.
  • At this point, one fact does and does not happen at the same time; continuity splits in two:
Link
DOES NOT
arrive from the future
(FALSE)
. Link
DOES
arrive from the future
(TRUE)
During Ambi's age:
  • The Essence of Time stays in the dungeon.
During Ambi's age:
  • Link collects the Essence of Time from the dungeon.
  • The Deku Scrubs leave the forest.
  • The Faeries settle in the western woods, that changes name to Faerie Woods.
  • The Deku Scrubs leave the forest.
  • The Faeries settle in the western woods, that changes name to Faerie Woods.
  • During 400 years, the Essence of Time materializes again in the dungeon (assumption).
During Zelda's age:
  • The Maku Tree senses an Essence of Time in the western woods.
  • Link accidentally destroys the entrance to the dungeon.
  • Link uses a Time Portal to leave this continuity
    (i.e. he moves up, to the other column of this table).
During Zelda's age:
  • The Maku Tree senses an Essence of Time in the western woods.
  • Link accidentally destroys the entrance to the dungeon.
  • Link uses a Time Portal to travel back in time
    (i.e. he moves up, to the same column of this table).
Conclusion:
  • The Essence of Time is in the dungeon.
  • Link left this continuity for good
    (COWARD!!!).
Conclusion:
  • One Essence of Time is in the dungeon.
  • A copy of the Essence of Time (from the past) was collected by Link
    (HERO!!!).
GAME OVER THE GAME CONTINUES...

History of Symmetry City[edit]

  • Hylian humans settle on Talus Peak and establish Symmetry City around the volcano mouth.
  • The magic power of the Tuni Nut keeps the volcano quiet for several years.
  • The Tuni Nut breaks and the volcano starts erupting.
  • At this point, one fact does and does not happen at the same time; continuity splits in two:
Link
DOES NOT
arrive from the future
(FALSE)
. Link
DOES
arrive from the future
(TRUE)
During Ambi's age:
  • Symmetry City is destroyed.
During Ambi's age:
  • Link brings the Tuni Nut to Patch, who fixes it.
  • The Tuni Nut stops the eruption and Symmetry City is saved.
  • For 400 years Symmetry City is in ruins.
  • For 400 years Symmetry City is fine.
During Zelda's age:
  • Link arrives in the ruins of Symmetry City.
  • Link uses a Time Portal to leave this continuity
    (i.e. he moves up, to the other column of this table).
During Zelda's age:
  • Symmetry City is fine.
  • Link arrives in Symmetry City, but timelines mix up and he ends up in the "false" continuity.
  • Link uses a Time Portal to travel back in time
    (i.e. he moves up, to the same column of this table).
  • Link comes back to Symmetry City, where everything was actually fine for 400 years.
Conclusion:
  • Symmetry City is in ruins since 400 years.
  • Link left this continuity for good
    (COWARD!!!).
Conclusion:
  • Symmetry City has never been in ruins during its history.
  • Link temporarily shifted to the "false" timeline.
  • Link enters the dungeon and collects another Essence of Time
    (HERO!!!).
GAME OVER THE GAME CONTINUES...

History of the Zora seas[edit]

  • Zoras establish a kingdom in the seas south of Labrynna.
  • The sea gets polluted and King Zora gets sick (in any order)
  • At this point, one fact does and does not happen at the same time; continuity splits in two:
Link
DOES NOT
arrive from the future
(FALSE)
. Link
DOES
arrive from the future
(TRUE)
During Ambi's age:
  • King Zora dies.
  • The sea remains polluted.
  • Jabu-Jabu dies.
During Ambi's age:
  • Link heals King Zora.
  • Another fact does and does not happen at the same time; continuity further splits in two:
Link
DOES NOT ANYMORE
arrive from the future
(FALSE)
. Link
DOES AGAIN
arrive from the future
(TRUE)
  • The sea remains polluted.
  • Jabu-Jabu dies.
  • Link rescues a Great Faerie and she cleans the sea.
  • Jabu-Jabu lives.
  • For 400 years the Zora civilization dwindles away.
  • For 400 years the sea remains polluted.
  • During 400 years Jabu-Jabu grows up.
  • The sea gets polluted again (for unknown reasons)
During Zelda's age:
  • Link arrives in Zora Village, where he learns the history of these Zoras.
  • Link uses the Harp of Ages and leaves this continuity.
During Zelda's age:
  • King Zora temporarily leaves the village with all his court.
  • LINK'S 1st VISIT : A liar tells Link that King Zora died 400 years earlier. Link travels back in time.
  • King Zora returns to the village.
  • LINK'S 2nd VISIT : Link meets King Zora, then uses the Harp of Ages and leaves this continuity.
During Zelda's age:
  • King Zora temporarily leaves the village with all his court.
  • LINK'S 1st VISIT : A liar tells Link that King Zora died 400 years earlier. Link travels back in time.
  • King Zora returns to the village.
  • LINK'S 2nd VISIT : Link meets King Zora, then travels back in time again.
  • While Link is away, the sea gets cleaned (for unknown reasons).
  • LINK'S 3rd VISIT : Link can enter the dungeon.
Conclusion:
  • King Zora is dead.
  • The sea is polluted, Jabu-Jabu is dead.
  • Link left this continuity for good
    (COWARD!!!).
Conclusion:
  • King Zora is alive.
  • The sea is polluted, Jabu-Jabu is dead.
  • Link left this continuity for good
    (COWARD!!!).
Conclusion:
  • King Zora is alive.
  • The sea is clean, Jabu-Jabu is alive.
  • Link collects another Essence of Time
    (HERO!!!).
GAME OVER GAME OVER THE GAME CONTINUES...