Game Theory: Is Link Dead in Majora's Mask?

  • Publicado el 8 nov 2013
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    Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask is a DARK game! Clearly, one of the game's major themes is death, but just how dark does it REALLY get? Is it possible that this game is all about Link, Nintendo's signature mascot, dealing with his own death? Today on Game Theory, we review the evidence!
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Comentarios • 39 660

  • Will Hayes
    Will Hayes Hace un año +1188

    I don’t care how many holes you can poke in this theory I’m always gonna love this video, the way it’s scripted and edited together gives me chills every time I watch it

    • Kevinhalo27
      Kevinhalo27 Hace 2 meses +1

      @alix brewster no need to apologize this was 10/10 grammar

    • Kevinhalo27
      Kevinhalo27 Hace 2 meses +1

      Fr I rewatched this more times than I can count

    • Infamous jason the soup
      Infamous jason the soup Hace 3 meses

      theres no holes in this

    • Johnathan Vega
      Johnathan Vega Hace 3 meses

      @Broshi actually there's no blood relation to any of them. Look at Link from Windwaker for example, he wasn't chosen to be the Hero of Winds, he forces the goddesses to choose him. The goddesses just happen to like blonde hair and blue eyes often.

      CROWNX_THE_BEAN Hace 4 meses


  • Basically Link
    Basically Link Hace un año +298

    Sadly this theory has been proven false by Nintendo, but this was still one of the best theories they've ever made in my opinion.

    • Neon Pro
      Neon Pro Hace 4 días

      Why does Nintendo suck so much?

    • Michael Bailey 🐐🍆
      Michael Bailey 🐐🍆 Hace 5 días

      @Basically Link Conveniently

    • Michael Bailey 🐐🍆
      Michael Bailey 🐐🍆 Hace 5 días

      Nintendo is just conveniently saying that just like Scott Cawthon and all great writers of video games do when they don’t want their story to be directly solved and rather want it to be indirectly unconfirmed. I’m telling you, this theory lines up too much to not be real.

    • KBRX Tokustatsu
      KBRX Tokustatsu Hace un mes

      @gregg swanson Bruh Nintendo be on that bs lol

    • gregg swanson
      gregg swanson Hace 2 meses

      This guy made a long video showing his theory and Nintendo just says ... nah... lol I don't believe Nintendo they always lying

  • Zachary Schell
    Zachary Schell Hace 2 años +247

    Mat, I just want to say thank you. I first found this video when I was in a state of grief. I had lost my little brother in a car accident and I was myself going through the five stages. This video actually helped me during that time. So thank you.

      CROWNX_THE_BEAN Hace 4 meses

      *presses F and pays respects*

    • Dero
      Dero Hace 11 meses +8

      Awwwwhhhhhhhhh that's wholesome. I hope you have less pain in the future.

    • Ghettokage
      Ghettokage Hace un año +21

      I’m sorry for your loss. I send my condolences. But I am glad that you found comfort in MatPat’s video.

    • lol im not the guy ur looking for
  • Scrablse
    Scrablse Hace 2 años +502

    2013: "Help us reach 1 million subs!"
    2020: 12.3Million subs
    Time really does fly by fast.

  • Villainy
    Villainy Hace 3 años +2813

    Matpat: *talks about link being dead in majoras mask*
    Also Matpat: *uses twilight princess link in the thumbnail*

    • TheGamer FE
      TheGamer FE Hace un mes

      @Xander Thomas Yea but these two are biologically related.

    • TheGamer FE
      TheGamer FE Hace un mes

      @CJ InChina Bruh, yes I'm replying to a 2 year old comment but whatever.
      The future is in a different timeline from the kid timeline where Twilight Princess happens so you're plain wrong.

    • Air Sky
      Air Sky Hace 3 meses

      All i see is Link

    • FallBlade W9
      FallBlade W9 Hace un año

      he chose that one beause in twughlight primcess we somebody look like hat

    • Daniel Randolph
      Daniel Randolph Hace un año

      @Jack Morris I'd like to think it could be a hallucination or type of purgatory for Link, having lived his life and died, but still full of regrets because he couldn't teach his descendants his lessons for some reason. It gives the theory validation whilst not ignoring canon.

  • Zarico
    Zarico Hace 2 años +153

    This was the first game theory I ever watched. And I’ve been a fan ever since.
    Seriously, thanks Team Theory, I was eight when I became a fan, and I’m fifteen now, not that old, I know, but I still grew up with this show, and it’s taught me so much. So thank you guys, from the bottom of my heart.

    • Gale
      Gale Hace 3 meses +2

      @Zarico don't let it get to you, appreciate it yourself and be proud of the enthusiasm you show for something. Your passion brought a smile and my face and warmed my heart, so thanks for that :)

    • Gale
      Gale Hace 3 meses

      @cool-cow NEVER put enthusiasm down, what the commenter did was beautiful, hard to get passionate nowadays, and I personally think his passions should be encouraged

    • just_kuroo
      just_kuroo Hace 6 meses +1

      @Zarico yeah exactly-

    • just_kuroo
      just_kuroo Hace 6 meses

      @Airah Shunken bro i forgot about this- you seem way more chill now

  • Gabriel Cobian
    Gabriel Cobian Hace un año +673

    When he said "oh jeez" to Zelda on wheel of gaming. Little did he know about FNAF, the game that would take over the wheel.

    • MD. Abul Kalam Azad
      MD. Abul Kalam Azad Hace 8 meses

      @Squid milk. Oh 2014 this was 2013

    • Squid milk.
      Squid milk. Hace 8 meses

      I don't think fnaf was made when this came out

    • Joe Ewmm
      Joe Ewmm Hace un año +6

      @Ameir Grant ikr

    • Ameir Grant
      Ameir Grant Hace un año +25

      Matpat went crazy with fnaf to the point where dude basically started writing the plot/lore itself

  • lolman101
    lolman101 Hace un año +251

    Remember when PBG was a ESclips gaming giant?
    Good times

    • Shadow Panda
      Shadow Panda Hace 10 meses +3

      It's a lot of work to be a big ESclipsr nowadays. I wouldn't know exactly but I'm sure it's really stressful.

    • LoudTasTe104
      LoudTasTe104 Hace 11 meses +1


    • Strawberry Duck
      Strawberry Duck Hace un año +5

      Ah yes, those were good days

    • Colie Jedi
      Colie Jedi Hace un año +9

      at least he still posts right?

  • Olivia
    Olivia Hace un año +45

    This was my first-ever game theory episode and I love coming back to it occasionally to see how the channel has grown since it came out

  • Simon S.
    Simon S. Hace 3 años +4679

    I think people forget the word "Theory" whenever they're in MatPat's channel

    • BEN drowned🇺🇦
      BEN drowned🇺🇦 Hace 2 meses

      @gio . That’s a *scientific* theory, which these are clearly not.

    • PoiLi
      PoiLi Hace 6 meses

      @Oro The Villain ever heard of a politician?

    • Madness Poison
      Madness Poison Hace 6 meses

      That may be why he reminds us, so we don't get too obsessed or angry with them.

    • sens
      sens Hace 6 meses

      @Oro The Villain stop being salty,he didn't present it as truth,do you want him to say it's just a theory after every line he make?

    • gio .
      gio . Hace 7 meses

      Technically, a theory is a true thing, a law must abide with a theory, a hypothesis is what we would think is theoery.

  • Miu iruma
    Miu iruma Hace 11 meses +126

    “When your a creepypasta fan”
    Ah yes hello Ben drowned

    • Miu iruma
      Miu iruma Hace 6 meses

      @MysticAsh_ its fine

    • MysticAsh_
      MysticAsh_ Hace 6 meses

      @Miu iruma oop yeah sorry my bad

    • Miu iruma
      Miu iruma Hace 6 meses

      @MysticAsh_ btw i died to gonta not the germin

    • just a fan
      just a fan Hace 6 meses


    • Miu iruma
      Miu iruma Hace 8 meses

      @MysticAsh_ L O G I C

  • Isildur Son of elendil
    Isildur Son of elendil Hace un año +82

    I had a wave of forgotten memories when matt mentioned google +

  • Megan Bravo
    Megan Bravo Hace 2 años +3

    this will always be one of my favorite theories, mainly because it was one of my first ones and seems to have SO MUCH EVIDENCE

  • mattyluvspokemon08
    mattyluvspokemon08 Hace un año +2

    This is one of my all time favourite game theory videos as the evidence is really interesting and very well explained. Whether you believe the theory or not I think there's a lot to think about with it and it's not entirely unplausable like people try to say. Plus this video taught me about a really important thing: The 5 stages of grief, like in detail, I had never heard of it until this video and I think it's really interesting and has surprisingly been something I could bring up repeatedly at school college and university and has given something interesting to think about. At the end of the day, it's a theory... A GAME THEORY ;)

  • Triforce Goon
    Triforce Goon Hace un año +22

    I absolutely love the music in this video. It fits perfect with what they are talking about. Some of it legit gives me chills. Majors Mask means so so much to me. Hands down my favorite video game of all time. I have so many memories with it, really takes me back....

  • Vendetta Knight
    Vendetta Knight Hace un año +3

    You and PBG should do more videos together. Two of my favorite channels wrapped in one.

  • Superb Succulent
    Superb Succulent Hace 3 meses +1

    this is definitely my favorite video they have ever posted
    something about it makes me so happy
    something about the way matt speaks, and the music and the editing AND PBGGG this video is amazing

  • Lord Nobilio
    Lord Nobilio Hace un año +10

    11:25 Sums this game up perfectly. It’s incredible. While OoT might be more a lot nostalgic, this game just takes the cake. Music, characters, vibes, gameplay and all

  • ToraOkami51
    ToraOkami51 Hace 2 años +1382

    I laughed tooo hard at navi’s tombstone “she forgot to watch-out”

  • Ikon 93
    Ikon 93 Hace 4 meses

    This game will always be one of my favorites... It literally, keeps on giving.

  • Towel Man
    Towel Man Hace 2 años +385

    Yup, time to randomly watch this video again.

  • Galadriel Pokracki
    Galadriel Pokracki Hace un año +2

    This is still my favorite Game Theory video of all time

  • Damina Cincursnack and honorary Laurence

    This theory would all be well and good except for that fact that the next game in the timeline (Twilight Princess) has made it pretty clear that the hero of Twilight is a direct descendant of the hero of time. So unless Link already had a family at the age of 10 before he "died" looking for Navi than I don't think this theory works.

    • Kantha Nesan
      Kantha Nesan Hace 8 meses

      Descendant doesn't need to be related by blood
      They could mean descendants of the chosen one

  • witch, please
    witch, please Hace 6 años +3994

    "You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?"

  • The_Black_Fox
    The_Black_Fox Hace un año +457

    Ngl, this theory actually scared me when I was 8.

      DJSTARR Hace 6 meses

      @Human Subject i think in certain situations this would apply like being in a dangerous situation but when it comes to a creepy zelda theory i would figure seeing somebody get stabbed in beirut wouldnt really make a difference.

    • gnanadasa perera
      gnanadasa perera Hace 7 meses +1

      Me too bro when i was 10

    • Jack
      Jack Hace 8 meses

      so your 8 and 7 months

    • Captain FALKEN
      Captain FALKEN Hace 9 meses

      I was 16 when I saw this

    • Ghettokage
      Ghettokage Hace 9 meses


  • SotiCoto
    SotiCoto Hace 4 meses +3

    If I remember rightly, this was the first Game Theory I watched.

  • Kharis Ariadne
    Kharis Ariadne Hace un año +2

    Hi Matpat! I love rewatching these Zelda videos especially now in 2020. I myself have a running theory that in Twilight Princess, Links soul isn’t that of the reincarnated hero like it is in every other game because of the Hero if Time’s soul being stuck as a Stalfos. What do you think? And if that is the case, then whose soul is it that was chosen to be the Hero if Twilight? Is there actually 2 hero souls?

  • Justopher
    Justopher Hace 2 años +117

    Request from 2020: Bring back the Wheel of Gaming

  • Nancy Dawson
    Nancy Dawson Hace un año

    still one of my favourite theories of all time, may not be true but its such a cool idea

  • Incineroar
    Incineroar Hace 2 años +1

    Man, this was the first game theory that I ever saw. Time flies!

  • Ryan Nayr
    Ryan Nayr Hace un año +1

    This remains the best game theory to this day as far as I'm concerned

  • Demgphi x
    Demgphi x Hace un año

    Still not only my favorite video on this channel, but my favorite hidden secret about any game!!!

  • The Last Crow
    The Last Crow Hace 8 meses +2

    Love this video! I come back to it at least once every year.

  • Not_Jayden
    Not_Jayden Hace un año +1

    Honestly the best collaboration I've seen on youtube.

  • Russ
    Russ Hace 2 años

    I realize how long I’ve been watching game theory because I remember watching this when it came out, I love this channel.

  • Jeremy downs
    Jeremy downs Hace un mes

    I remember when this video came out I had just turned 14 and was the first MatPat video that came out when I subscribe. I love all your channels and everything the team dose.

  • Someone Important
    Someone Important Hace 2 años +1178

    He's lucky the wheel of gaming didn't say undertale...

    • The mlemmers
      The mlemmers Hace 11 meses

      @Raphotron2000 Bro thatsthe point also you realise he was bullied after the pope and sans is ness

    • Raphotron2000
      Raphotron2000 Hace 11 meses

      Well this is a video from 2013 and Undertale released in 2015

    • The mlemmers
      The mlemmers Hace un año


    • Never a gamer
      Never a gamer Hace un año


    • EnderCreeper2861
      EnderCreeper2861 Hace un año

      OR FNAF

  • Ultimateeick
    Ultimateeick Hace 2 años +2

    The gold standard of game theory - probably my favorite in the entire collection

  • Roman Santana
    Roman Santana Hace un año

    I don't mind of this theory is real or not... it's just amazing and I love it so much 💙

  • Chandler Hardin
    Chandler Hardin Hace 9 días +1

    idk why so many hate this theory. definitely my favorite

  • Reos
    Reos Hace un año +6

    yeah, nintendo has taken fall damage "very seriously" in 3D zelda

  • Barry Etting
    Barry Etting Hace un año

    i wish i could like this video twice. really well done, guys

  • Mekumcream82
    Mekumcream82 Hace 2 meses

    I think the reason it says "you've met with a terrible date haven't you?" Even the moon falls is because it takes you back to your initial conversation with the mask salesman when you go back.

  • Maty Bay Bump
    Maty Bay Bump Hace 3 meses

    I really do appreciate the fact that we can put the subtitles into french language
    Thank you for that, Mat😊

  • Haru H.
    Haru H. Hace un año +19

    Ive watched this video at least 10 times but i swear that “youtube glitch” always gets me

  • XxzombilovaxX
    XxzombilovaxX Hace 3 años +3142

    Who will be probably be rewatching this in 2019?

  • Chisk the soul of discomfort

    My two favorite youtubers did a theory together i can die happy now :')

  • Gabriel Brennan
    Gabriel Brennan Hace 7 meses

    Love this video & channel, this has been my theory for years

  • Joseph Olsson
    Joseph Olsson Hace 13 días

    This old intro will never cease to remind me of simpler times

  • okay but why though
    okay but why though Hace 2 años

    I mean, to be fair, you can make a theory about the main character(s) and the world being in the purgatory out of pretty much anything, but this one's actually spooky.

  • HMK
    HMK Hace 8 años +93

    Though this theory is certainly backed up and interesting, there are few holes. 1. Termina isn't exactly a separate country or described as one, Termina is an alternate world in itself aside from Hyrule. 2. The same models from OOT that are used in MM was intentional so Nintendo can produce the game quicker than creating entirely new models and postpone the game as you must remember, Nintendo was working on a 2 year deadline to release MM. 3 You also have to take into account that CHILDREN who get lost in the Lost Woods become SKULLKIDS, while ADULTS who get lost in the forest become STALFOS, furthermore on this Stalfos models in TP greatly differ from the Hero Shade model which can disconnect their association.
    Great theory though

    • TheGingaNinja08
      TheGingaNinja08 Hace 9 meses +1

      Also it does take time for children/adults to turn into stalchildren/stalfos. Evidence with the biggoron sword trading quest when the guy needed the strange potion.

    • TheGingaNinja08
      TheGingaNinja08 Hace 9 meses

      The first whole is well thought out, but there are alot of strange similarities between the characters in script. Not just model.

    • MONSTAR 36
      MONSTAR 36 Hace 9 meses +1

      Also how did link get an ancestor if he's dead ? How ? If he died as a kid

    • El El Lestrange
      El El Lestrange Hace 10 meses

      Since when was Termina an alternate world? Also he didn’t say it was another country. He used an example for if it was another country though to explain why it didn’t make sense. So I’m not claiming to know what exactly Termina is I’m just trying to say we don’t know for sure what it is but you’re acting like you do (sorry if I sound mean or something, don’t mean to I’m just trying to make a point)
      Edit: wasn’t aware that Nintendo confirmed that Termina was a different realm sorry 😆😅

    • El El Lestrange
      El El Lestrange Hace 10 meses

      @thechcoman it didn’t have to be him. Like it was explained, this is links purgatory so it has people that he’s met before in it so it could be that purgatory made another skull kid with those items that knew link

  • Red Metroid
    Red Metroid Hace 8 meses

    Why can't we get more Zelda theories involving PBG like Ive been watching both of you guys since I was a teen

  • You Remind Me of the Babe
    You Remind Me of the Babe Hace un año +152

    "But Link is a weird kid, so whatever" 😂

  • The One
    The One Hace 6 meses +4

    Man this video brings back memories... Thank you, MatPat.

    CHlEFFIN Hace un año

    This game is a MASTERPIECE. It’s hard for me to elaborate why but I simply know it is.

  • Sir Cartelian
    Sir Cartelian Hace 5 años +1940

    1998 - 1998
    She forgot to WATCH OUT!

    • Lololol4324
      Lololol4324 Hace 2 años

      And the rescue helicopter wasn't built, because she didn't say HEY!

    • - Pugy2000 -
      - Pugy2000 - Hace 2 años

      Navi: well excuse me princes

    • The Squid kid
      The Squid kid Hace 2 años

      Hahaha nice one

    • GhostWas_Here
      GhostWas_Here Hace 2 años +1

      rest in pieces.

    • Justopher
      Justopher Hace 2 años

      Sir Cartelian she also forgot to HEY!

  • GingyCat23
    GingyCat23 Hace un año +6

    Lol I love how the hero of time just trips and falls to his death by accident

  • slijio
    slijio Hace 2 años +1

    this was the golden era of game theory 😪

  • shy town
    shy town Hace un año +1

    i always come back to this, this is my emotional support game theory episode

  • Celticguardian1020
    Celticguardian1020 Hace un mes

    This theory gets a lot of things right. The themes were placed intentionally by the developers. But its more likely that he is grieving Navi.

  • The Game Theorists
    The Game Theorists  Hace 8 años +7082

    So, now that I've tackled Majora's Mask, I have to ask...
    Ocarina or Majora?

    • Melanie Baker
      Melanie Baker Hace un mes


    • razor gamer
      razor gamer Hace 4 meses

      @Jorge Rocha o9

    • Ghettokage
      Ghettokage Hace 9 meses

      Havent played either lmfao 🤣

    • kolbecha
      kolbecha Hace 10 meses +1

      @Xavierthe_elf Eduardo my point is that it was obvious from the beginning that Link is in fact NOT dead because he is in Twilight Princess

    • Xavierthe_elf Eduardo
      Xavierthe_elf Eduardo Hace 10 meses

      @kolbecha it’s just a theory lmao it’s not meant to be 100% true or false lol

  • SoaringRed
    SoaringRed Hace un año

    I remember watching this video years ago not having actually played majoras mask but some years later I’m coming back to it having just completed it for the first time

  • Linkgame25
    Linkgame25 Hace 8 meses +1

    Ahh the good old days. But remember guys that this is just a theory… A GAME THEORY!

  • Tora Daku
    Tora Daku Hace un año

    7 years later and I still love this video🤣

  • The Traveling Marauder
    The Traveling Marauder Hace 2 años

    This was the first ever game theroy video i watched. I was probably to small to even be on youtube but I didnt really care. I remember getting so mad about this but now i love this video. Thank you matpat for probably the video i will remember as my childhood video.

  • Aflay
    Aflay Hace 8 años +25

    I love this theory. Especially at the Twilight Princess. It actually makes me glad that Link died, because we get to see that he accepted his death, and teaches us his awesome moves in the spirit realm. Awesome. Another reason to love Majora's Mask and Twilight Princess.

    • Aflay
      Aflay Hace 8 años

      Couldn't have said it better myself. I said that both the games were awesome, didn't I? I don't think I deserve to be flamed ._.

  • VioletJazz 35
    VioletJazz 35 Hace un año

    You could do something similar stages of grief theory on this game called Gris. It's a beautiful game and I recommend you play it. It has puzzles, hidden lore, tragic backstory, it's a great game.

  • teamboobooseth1
    teamboobooseth1 Hace 2 años

    I don’t care if people hate this theory, it is still one of my favorite and one of the first I remember having in my subscription feed.

  • Rekushi_
    Rekushi_ Hace 8 meses +1

    I always thought of Termina as a sort of parallel dimension, sort of like Lorule from A Link Between Worlds

  • Terminal Lumbago
    Terminal Lumbago Hace un año +1

    This intro low-key makes me so nostalgic

  • A J
    A J Hace 4 años +105

    Most of the songs in the vid: starting at...
    2:00 = Terranigma - Underworld
    4:11 = Lufia II - Parting
    6:05 = Soul Blazer - The Shrine of the Master
    7:55 = Lufia II - The Abysmal Depths of the Ocean
    11:19 = Terranigma - Elle's theme

  • Taj Haith
    Taj Haith Hace un año +34

    Memories of watching this and then blowing my friends’ minds back in middle school..the good ol days..

    • C_JM
      C_JM Hace un año +3


  • Sir Funky
    Sir Funky Hace un año

    The problem with this theory is that Link couldn't have died prematurely, as only adults who get lost in the Lost Woods become stalfos. Link was a child when he died according to the theory.

  • my oh my my oh my
    my oh my my oh my Hace un año

    One thing I noticed is that it's like link is helping these people go through these phases like he's some sort of reaper of death

  • AccurateMemin
    AccurateMemin Hace 2 meses +1

    I just realized, the way the Happy Masked Salesman acts also acts with loss.
    - When he finds out Link didn't bring back his mask, he goes into a moment of denial.
    - Immediately after, he flies into a rage, violently shaking Link.
    - He tells the story of Majora's Mask, and then begs Link repeatedly to bring back his precious mask, to which Link says yes.
    - While we don't really see him for the rest of the game until the end, he's probably super bummed out that his mask is gone and filled with anxiety that the Skull Kid casually is ending the world.
    - When his mask is finally returned at the end of the game, he says the evil has left the mask. It sounds like he's a bit disappointed that it's just a normal mask again, but either way, he accepts the mask and moves on with his life.

  • CloudCuckooCountry
    CloudCuckooCountry Hace 8 años +936

    This is amazing. Respect goes out to the Zelda games.

    • Kiyo
      Kiyo Hace 3 años +1

      This Theory can easily be debunked! Sharp says that Link is "full of life" in this game, Nintendo confirmed that the Deku Flower broke his fall, Link had to get married so he could have kids so TP Link could exist and if Link died in the lost woods as a kid he would come back as a Skull Kid and not a Stalfoes!

    • SaltyTuna3
      SaltyTuna3 Hace 3 años

      the bow you get as adult link is called fairies' bow, but the one you get in MM is called heroes bow just as TP, so the hero of time must have returned to hyrule after dealing with majora (so kinda disproves the link is dead theory)

    • SaltyTuna3
      SaltyTuna3 Hace 3 años

      the bow you get as adult link is called fairies' bow, but the one you get in MM is called heroes bow just as TP, so the hero of time must have returned to hyrule after dealing with majora (so kinda disproves the link is dead theory)

    • Mlpfanboy
      Mlpfanboy Hace 4 años +3

      CloudCuckooCountry yah too bad for him every one of his points are completely debunked and the game makers have come out and said link is alive and termina is in fact a real place in the Zelda multiverse.

  • Camaleãoplay Hero
    Camaleãoplay Hero Hace un año

    Essa teoria ficou muito boa

  • Treeman
    Treeman Hace 8 meses

    Crazy how many holes there are in this theory, especially considering MM link goes back to Hyrule at the end of Majora's mask and eventually has a family that eventually leads to the TP Link cause TP is a bloodline descendant of Oot link

  • Penqin
    Penqin Hace 11 meses +10

    Isn't Majora's Mask the only zelda game where Link doesn't wake up at the beginning?

    • DoctorPorkchop
      DoctorPorkchop Hace 8 meses

      Nah, there is Four Swords, Triforce Heroes, and Hyrule Warriors.

  • 2 good
    2 good Hace un año +2

    Here watching in 2021 hoping that BOTW 2 will be as awesome and dark as this game was

  • Isaac
    Isaac Hace 8 meses

    Gotta say these two channels.
    My childhood.

  • Genesis Crystal
    Genesis Crystal Hace un año +2

    "Zelda is cool"
    Agreed 110%

  • Humble 9300
    Humble 9300 Hace un año

    I've always felt like Termina was a parallel universe.

  • Linden 7272
    Linden 7272 Hace 3 meses +1

    I can't tell whats more nostalgic, this game or this theory video

  • TheSrawperd
    TheSrawperd Hace 8 años +29

    Wow, I gotta admit, you've made a strong theory in this case. It is possible that the areas in the game matching up with the model of grief is just a coincidence. However, the whole statue thing being related to those who died in the game really makes me consider this theory plausible.

    • john makham
      john makham Hace 8 años

      @jake Smith so, alot of people said this but how is this bad? it is just a game theory

    • ZeUberStriker
      ZeUberStriker Hace 8 años

      @john makham so just because his have eyes and the other don't hes alive that's your entire theory man your terrible at this

    • john makham
      john makham Hace 8 años

      but like i said if you look at them link's statue's is the only statue who had eyes/ pupils because the goron's and Zora's are just white but the deku's pretty much stays the same so maybe the goron's and zora's are soulless and dead but link is still alive

  • SpaceMissile
    SpaceMissile Hace un año +1

    i absolutely love this. makes that already beautiful game just so much more beautiful

  • MobileGaming
    MobileGaming Hace un año +3

    Matthew is like an English teacher finding hidden “meanings” in a random poem no one has heard of from 1647

  • chris I Guess
    chris I Guess Hace un año +1

    Just proving that video games are a form of art

  • Azael Miller
    Azael Miller Hace un año

    This theory was really scary to me as a kid. It’s really good, and it makes sense but I was surprised it was wrong when I found out years ago.

    • Alejandro Medrano
      Alejandro Medrano Hace un año

      It doesn't makes sense, it's actually impossible for it to be true

  • Sheep is Leep
    Sheep is Leep Hace 8 años +17

    I'm surprised you never mentioned how link was constantly using the song of healing to "heal" or make people accept their fate. Also in the long run heal his own heart and make him accept his own fate to escape purgatory.

  • TruecarioZ
    TruecarioZ Hace un año

    Something i was surprised you didn't mention actually... all the masks you get are indeed from the characters you know have died, but the very last mask you get in the game, the feirce deity mask, strikingly resembles link.

  • Rudy Morales
    Rudy Morales Hace un año +1

    2021 and this video still doesnt get old.

  • ExplodingJellyfish
    ExplodingJellyfish Hace 5 meses

    I love that MatPat talks to PeanutButterGamer but still communicates using visuals and edits. It's like how the Aladdin Genie changes forms or creates things to emphasize a point.

  • Aidan
    Aidan Hace un año +1

    Also I love how this doesn’t work in any way with the timeline, since he has to become a hylian guard and train twilight princess link. Also, termina is probably a parallel dimension.

    • stilljustawalrus
      stilljustawalrus Hace 11 meses

      @Aidan Thanks!

    • Aidan
      Aidan Hace 11 meses

      @stilljustawalrus good joke

    • stilljustawalrus
      stilljustawalrus Hace 11 meses

      @Aidan yeah I know, it was a joke

    • Aidan
      Aidan Hace 11 meses

      @stilljustawalrus I think you ought to remember this is a T H E O R Y

    • stilljustawalrus
      stilljustawalrus Hace 11 meses

      Stage 1: denial

  • Vince Keatts
    Vince Keatts Hace 2 años +203

    Did anyone think that in Majora’s Mask Navi is dead and each location is Link coming closer to accepting her death.

    • shwibble glibble
      shwibble glibble Hace un año

      Yes, considering how this theory is wrong

    • Tony Nes'
      Tony Nes' Hace un año +2

      @Vince Keatts It could also be about Navi anyway 🤷🏼‍♂️

    • Vince Keatts
      Vince Keatts Hace un año +3

      @LlamaLuke yeah, I noticed that after I posted this

    • LlamaLuke
      LlamaLuke Hace un año +3

      You obviously only watched about half the video

    • Curtis LeBlanc
      Curtis LeBlanc Hace un año +12

      R.I.P. Navi.

  • RenZa 15
    RenZa 15 Hace 2 años

    It's a dark game
    It's still an amazing game right?

  • Doozy518
    Doozy518 Hace 2 años

    I like this not because it's plausible, but because of what it is. It's not a Game theory, It's a Game interpretation. I revisit this every year because of how good it is.

  • MonoChronicle-MeTal
    MonoChronicle-MeTal Hace 2 años

    so... what happened to these types of dark theories? like, Mat still makes dark theories, but something is lacking. either character or style. which is why i like the older and darker theories.

  • RDS
    RDS Hace un año

    So cool how you evolved MatPat, and I absoloutely love your content! (no I can't spell)

  • Alejandro Medrano
    Alejandro Medrano Hace 3 años +309

    I always thought he returned to hyrule and served as a royal guard, but now I...
    I still believe that, c'mon the stalfos is adult size

    • Michael Bailey 🐐🍆
      Michael Bailey 🐐🍆 Hace 5 días

      @Heisted He could be a different type of stalfos which Nintendo confirms is true that there are multiple stalfos, as the reaction of turning into one in the lost woods after death, when you’re blessed with the TRIFORCE could be different than just an ordinary person dying and becoming a stalfos.

    • Michael Bailey 🐐🍆
      Michael Bailey 🐐🍆 Hace 5 días

      He was an adult in that timeline before he was transported back as a child.

    • Jotaro Kujo
      Jotaro Kujo Hace 2 años

      I thought that The Hero s shade was an empty moving Armor with glowing red Ice not a Stalfos

    • Mihnea Stemate
      Mihnea Stemate Hace 2 años

      If link became a stalfos, then how come child link never became a stalfos/stalchild ??

    • Freshairkaboom
      Freshairkaboom Hace 2 años +2

      Guys, have you thought about that maybe the events of Majora's Mask doesn't take place just after Ocarina of Time? He could have died as an adult, and in purgatory, returned to the body he started his journey to find Navi in. This makes sense to me.