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The Secret of the Shadow

June 16th, 2006 at 2:02 am by The Missing Link

Back when I used to participate in an online Zelda roleplaying group, my original character Xu got into a slight pinch of trouble. Some would call it in being in the wrong place at the wrong time, but when the leader of the Resistance forces holds something valuable that Ganondorf desperately wants–in this case, the Kokiri Emerald, well… eventually the entire map becomes the wrong place, regardless of the time. (The guy can teleport anywhere he wants to on a whim’s notice… so incredibly cheap and so not fair!) Needless to say, Xu was captured by Ganondorf, eventually to be ransomed for the very Emerald she sought to protect.

Yet even though the primary motive of Ganondorf had been fulfilled, Xu was still an important chess piece on the board; after all, the powers that were had conceded to Ganondorf’s demands once, so why not again? It was then decided in the background that Xu would have to be hidden away to prevent Ganondorf from finding her, but doing so would hinder the efforts to defeat Ganondorf since she was such a major player in the fight. After much in-game drama, a logical compromise was formed: Smuggle her away and transform her into a Sheikah.

At this point, I was incredibly excited because I would get to play one of the few Sheikah characters in the realm. (The other two were Impa and Sheik, and even Sheik was Zelda half the time.) But as with all characters, they must be defined entities; after all, one simply cannot play a character if you don’t know who the character is. (Or to quote Seth MacFarlane’s commencement address at Harvard, “Do not create a television series about a group of people who crash land on an island if you don’t know where you’re going with it. Don’t just make it up as you go along, because if you do it’s going to start sucking very quickly.”) So I had to figure out who my new character, the Sheikah Aekorra, would be, what she would be like.

Unlike Hylians, Gorons, Zoras, Rito, Dekus, Gerudo, Kokiri, and Fairies, you don’t really have a huge population of characters to base a new character off of; of Sheikah there are two, and one of them, depending upon how you cut the mustard, doesn’t count. But even then, Impa and Sheik are merely two data points in what really is meant to be an entire race of people; the two of them don’t define what it means to be Sheikah. Case in point, if you picked any two Hylians at random–even if they were Link and Zelda, I’m sure you’d quickly find that there are plenty of other Hylians that don’t fit that mold. (Just look at the creepy researcher over at the lake. Eyeball frogs… a delicacy? Ewww.) So I was left with several gaping big questions that I needed to answer. Who were the Sheikah? What was the history of their culture? Why were they so tied into Hyrule’s Royal Family? What abilities could they have? What were the limitations of their race? And most importantly… Was Zelda truly a Sheikah boy, or was she merely playing dress-up?

When all else fails, one turns to the source.

I should’ve known quite early on that referencing the game would be extremely helpful in my quest. Had Nintendo given us the high-hanging fruit during the game, the real meat of the answer, I would already have know the answers to these questions. But unfortunately, the secrets of the Shadow People are perhaps the most well-kept mysteries in the Zelda continuity, even more preserved than such controversies as the timeline, the Zora-Rito connection, and, yes, just what the heck is up with Tingle. (They’re even trying to answer that last one!) Sheikah references in Ocarina are far and few between… and they’re nonexistent in every other game. Yet we do know a few things, for what they’re worth. Sheik is obviously a master of the Deku Nut, but even this–as we have seen following the Water Temple–merely gives him the chance to run and hide so that Link cannot find him, which then brings up their ease of stealth–also obvious. We also know that Impa sealed Bongo Bongo down in the well at one point, showing that they have some sort of magical talent as well; not surprising considering how Sheik knows all this fancy magic mumbo-jumbo.

So none of these traits give us any “real” answers. Those don’t say anything about Sheikah in general, just Sheik and Impa in specific. And that’s when we have to return to ye olde famouse Ocarina of Time QuoteFAQ and see if it yields any light as to the nature of the mysterious Sheikah.

OLD MAN IN BLUE: Have you heard the legend of the “Shadow Folk”? They are the Sheikah…the shadows of the Hylians. They say they swore allegiance to the King of Hyrule and guarded the Royal Family. But with the long peace, no on has seen a Sheikah around here for a long time. However… I heard there is one Sheikah woman living in the castle… (§5.11)

As far as quotes go, this… is about as good as it gets. We get a few embellishments from other sources on this. For instance, Impa mentions that “[w]e Sheikah have served the royalty of Hyrule from generation to generation as attendants [emphasis mine]” (§5.19), but this is honestly a good half of what we have to go on. We knew they served the Royal Family for some time, but the mystery of why never seems to be answered. We also know that that there aren’t many Sheikah left these days. (If you hadn’t figured out that one by the sheer lack of Sheikah characters in the game, perhaps I should suggest an easier game for you to fall in love with.) So yay, we really have nothing yet.

KAKARIKO CLOCK SOLDER [sic] (SOLDIER BY ENTRANCE):
Zelda’s attendant, the great Impa, opened this [formerly Sheikah] village to the common people. (§5.6)

Now this juicy bit is actually a lot more useful than it seems. Now Impa would probably slap me for even daring to guess this (Rule Number Five of Zelda Club: Never get a Sheikah mad at you), but my hunch is that Impa is probably in her mid- to upper-30s in years. Yet somehow she managed to gain enough respect within her clan by this age or before to open up Kakariko to the common Hylian. But wait just a cotton-pickin’ minute! This line suggests that there used to be a whole village of Sheikah in Kakariko; more importantly, this had to have existed there… rather recently. You’ve got this whole flock of Shadow Folk in a village, the village then gets opened up to Hylians… and then the Sheikah disappeared! What happened? Did they die? Did they leave? Did they go into hiding? Did they intermarry with Hylians? Well, we know that one too… kind of… sort of…

[SACRED STONE AT] Zora’s River (by waterfall)
They say that Princess Zelda’s nanny is actually one of the Sheikah, who many thought had died out. (§6)

As before, the opening of Kakariko was to have have happened recently, right? I mean, people knew that Impa was the one to open their town to them… but they thought that all the Sheikah were dead? Impa is still alive and kicking! (Hopefully not kicking me.) And they know it! They know that Impa lives at the castle. And they know it’s the same Impa who opened the city to the common Hylian. What gives here? Now they might not have known that Impa was a Sheikah, but then what authority would Impa have had to open it up to non-Sheikah? Back and forth, forward and back, and eventually your head spins. This leads to an impasse, statements that… want to give more information about the Sheikah’s past… but cannot give that information. Thus, an easy 90 percent of our questions get discarded as things we can never know.

All that’s left, it seems, is the question of whether or not Sheik was really physically Zelda or physically Sheik (as in not Zelda). We get only a single quote to answer that:

SHEIK/ZELDA IN TEMPLE OF TIME:
…I apologize for meeting you in disguise, but it was necessary to hide from the King of Evil.
Please forgive me… …I passed myself off as a Sheikah and hoped that you would return. I waited for seven years… (§5.22)

Only to get this sick sense of a vagueness. Now I will admit that this quote makes it seem very much that Zelda was merely masquerading around as a Sheikah the entire time. (In other words, Zelda was playing Final Fantasy X-2.) Yet there are those who would easily leap out to say that “disguise” and “passed myself off as” are… yes… ambiguous. Literally, the answer is clear, but metaphorically–and we are talking about a girl who has visions of the future and “passed herself off as” a Sheikah for seven years–the two phrases could very well be loaded with hidden meaning, maybe even a titbit of irony. But for those disbelievers out there who believe that last bit is a bunch of crock, the evidence that gets recited that would support such an interpretation comes from a different source: The Ocarina of Time manga.

Now, this is, by standard acceptance, treated as a non-canon source; the games indeed supercede anything the book says. However, being as how the game does not specify “clearly” the intention, many people will refer to the manga to perhaps get a suggestion for what the game might be implying; after all, Nintendo did approve these things. Of course, since the books are in Japanese only, we are only able to go off of the various fantranslations out there. However, both of the translations I am aware of read virtually the same:

[ZELDA:]
I’ll become a boy…. Until [Link] returns, I will in turn seal Princess Zelda!
………………………………………………….
[IMPA:]
I believe masquerading as a Sheikah would work well…. Until “that time” [Link’s return] comes, I will put Princess Zelda’s consciousness to sleep. Live now as a Sheikah boy! (Ocarina Vol. 2, Annie’s translation, 61)

Thus, some say, this could be the very “disguise” they are referring to in-game. Is it? No one knows for sure. We don’t get to see it transpire before our very eyes. But I think there’s another piece of evidence that’s quite important to consider, and that’s Ganondorf.

GANONDORF, KIDNAPPING ZELDA FROM THE TEMPLE OF TIME:
Princess Zelda…you foolish traitor! I commend you for avoiding my pursuit for seven long years.
But you let your guard down… I knew you would appear [emphasis mine] if I let this kid wander around! (§5.22)

Could Ganondorf, the wielder of the Triforce of Power, be so easily deceived by a simple disguise?

I have my two answers to that question, but as for you… well… discuss that one amongst yourselves.

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    One thing I’d question is your apparant assumption that the Sheikah are a race rather than a group. I’m not saying it’s wrong, but is there any evidence for that? Impa has pointy ears, and a quick look through the text dump doesn’t refer to them as a race at all.

    I think it’s more likely that the Sheikah are an organisation dedicated to protecting the royal family. That would explain why they mostly disappeared - a lot would have died in the great war, and after that it wouldn’t have seemed like there was much need for them. When Ganondorf took over, not only was there no royal family to protect, he would have hunted the remainder down.

    As we all know in the olden times (well the Dark Ages here in Britain anyway) war can lead to disease and starvation as an opposing enemy can surround and cut off all lines of contact to the outside world, thus cutting off the food supply. As the people and animals within said Village/Castle began to die at a rapped rate they can also be afflicted by disease which could explain the dissapearence of the Sheikah and the sheer number of Graves in the Kakariko Graveyard.

    Genericist said:

    One thing I’d question is your apparant assumption that the Sheikah are a race rather than a group. I’m not saying it’s wrong, but is there any evidence for that? Impa has pointy ears, and a quick look through the text dump doesn’t refer to them as a race at all.

    You are indeed correct about that. The game doesn’t say it at all, and I’ve made your very interpretation in my work The Book of Mudora. However, I inevitably have to find some word with which to call them, and “race” seemed to be a neutral placeholder term to use while exploring this relationship; however, I got clumsy and never questioned the actual relationship in my grand list of questions. Good catch though!

    ……………why……Why…WHY DOES EVERYONE THINK OF SHEIK AS A MALE!?!?!??? I clearly remember that every single time SHE throws a Deku nut, she uses a FEMALE VOICE!!!!! And then there’s always the LOVELY sound of the harp playing in the background……I-I just don’t get it……

    And, I also noticed that Impa was RAISED in Kakariko. And, personally, I think that the GREAT Impa, that founded Kakariko (How can one person both found AND get raised in the same town!?) was another Impa, like her ancestor or something like that…………………………………………………….

    But, regarding the rest of the race (that’s what I think it is, like the Hylians and Gerudo are different races) I have no idea, whatsoever.

    The Shiekiath are my favorite race (or group). You have a very interesting article there! I think that when Link was just a boy, the shadow people were just hiding, just being elusive. However, when Link grew up, the Improsonimg War happened, and they were wiped out when they tried to combat Ganondorf and his armies.

    But we all know that the real reason why Ganondorf managed to capture Zelda. It wasn’t the disguise that deceived him, it was the Cursed Dress of Pinkness that gave her away!

    ZELDAFAN!n_n said:

    ……………why……Why…WHY DOES EVERYONE THINK OF SHEIK AS A MALE!?!?!???

    Couldn’t agree more. I’ve always (and I mean since the very first time I saw her) thought that Sheikh looked rather femenine and I was quite shocked when I learnt that so many people thought of Sheikh as a he.

    hey, ruto thought she was a guy too :)

    Ditto. I thought Shiek was a male, also, that was, until I decided to go through the Player’s Guide for the game, and finished the whole book before we finished the game. It was around the same time when we thought Navi wasn’t THAT annoying.

    i think the shiekahs probaly live in a different realm, kinda like the tribe in MM.

    Genericist said:

    One thing I’d question is your apparant assumption that the Sheikah are a race rather than a group. I’m not saying it’s wrong, but is there any evidence for that? Impa has pointy ears, and a quick look through the text dump doesn’t refer to them as a race at all.

    I think it’s more likely that the Sheikah are an organisation dedicated to protecting the royal family. That would explain why they mostly disappeared - a lot would have died in the great war, and after that it wouldn’t have seemed like there was much need for them. When Ganondorf took over, not only was there no royal family to protect, he would have hunted the remainder down.

    I completely agree with you.

    And who knows? Maybe they didn’t die out…they are “shadow folk” after all. That could mean they live secretly (within the shadows so to say).

    @ ZELDAFAN!n_n: I do remember this quote from Ruto:

    If you see Sheik, give him my thanks, okay?

    I do believe that is why I believed Sheik to be mail.

    good article TML.I forgot about half the stuff you named :P .to tell if the shiekahs are a race or a group,you could look at the war in oot (or was it lttp?) were it says the seven races fought.if you can think of 7 races without counting the shiekahs,there probably a group.if not thay must be a race (or theres an even more mysterious race then them and the shiekahs werent in the war :) ).as for me,ide guess there a race and just in hiding (they get off on the whole secretive thing ;) ).and as for shiek,I thought he was a guy the first time I played,and I thought his size and harp were a part of his character.btw,why does ganondorf call zelda a foolish “traitor”?

    When I played Ocarina of Time for the first time I remember thinking that Sheik seemed a little camp, little did I know, lol.

    Faethin said:
    Couldn’t agree more. I’ve always (and I mean since the very first time I saw her) thought that Sheikh looked rather femenine and I was quite shocked when I learnt that so many people thought of Sheikh as a he.

    Finally! I’m glad that I’m not the only one who thinks this. I mean, who hasn’t heard of women taping their chests flat to pass themselves off as boys (for various reasons.) And if you look at Sheik, underneith that smock she has draped over her body…her chest is wrapped, taped down. It passes off as sheikah fashion in Hyrule though. Has anyone else ever noticed that?

    Both Faethin and The Wolfess…..Finally, somebody who thinks that Sheik is like a female! I’m so glad! Now I can finally rest in peace.

    Both Faethin and The Wolfess…..Finally, somebody who thinks that Sheik is like a female! I’m so glad! Now I can finally rest in peace. (Anybody who wishes to object that whole “rest in peace” thing, raise his voice now or, forevermore, be quiet)

    I think Sheikahs are created by the Royal Family, since:

    But with the long peace, no on has seen a Sheikah around here for a long time.

    I think they might be special Hylians converted, (Zelda is able to transform herself into a male Sheikah) since they are the shadows of Hylians. I wrote an article about Sheikahs, you can read it here

    Sorry, the link is this:
    http://wiki.zeldalegends.net/index.php?title=Sheikah

    Your theory is possible…have you been reading reading TML’s The Book of Mudora. Maybe them being called “shadows” means something else, maybe like, they have certain health conditions that seperate them from the rest of the Hylians, or they are reformed criminals, or the spirits of Hylians, faithful to the throne, or have special powers (i.e. Zelda) or it is something else.

    ZELDAFAN!n_n said:

    ……………why……Why…WHY DOES EVERYONE THINK OF SHEIK AS A MALE!?!?!??? I clearly remember that every single time SHE throws a Deku nut, she uses a FEMALE VOICE!!!!! And then there’s always the LOVELY sound of the harp playing in the background……I-I just don’t get it……

    Men can have feminine voices and play the harp. And Sheik was a disguise, so “he” was never a he to begin with.

    I think the Sheikah are a race and that they are just in hiding. But you all made good points.

    I think the Sheikah are a race of people based on two quotes from Sheik from Ocarina of Time. First, after he is done telling Link where the sages are, he says that those are the legends passed down by his “people”, the Sheikah, and second, he says his name is Sheik and that he is a survivor of the Sheikah.

    And yes, Sheik was a disguise (I think) of Zelda’s, so it would still sort of look femenine, even though she has magic. And the only “true” Sheikah that we’ve seen is Impa, and she is a woman for sure, so “actual” boy Sheikahs could still exist, considering that Impa isn’t the only Sheikah left, and they would look like boys. Like I said before (above), Zelda’s was just a disguise so she could still look femenine even though she is trying to look like a boy.

    Another reason why I think the Sheikah are a race is because they look different from the Hylians (their muscular frames and different looking skin, pale-type skin I would say). And that’s really all of the evidence I have found so far, and I will go search for more.

    One more thing, I was reading a Ocarina of Time quote faq, and every quote that talked about Impa said that she only opened up Kakariko Village to common Hylians and people, they said nothing about her founding it.

    The only Sheikah we’ve ever seen is Impa, so we don’t exactly know what they really look like, what if they were pailer, more tan, do they have silver hair, are they skinnier, bulkier, do they have red eyes, multi-colored eyes? Impa is the only example of the Shiekah, so surely, there should be more like her, but we don’t exactly know. It is possible for them to be a seperate race and still be used during wars, like some sort of experimental race, having origins of Hylians, only with having so much magic, they ould duplicate the magic of other beings, like with the Deku Nut with it’s flashing lights, and as genetic experiments.

    Master Link said:

    so “actual” boy Sheikahs could still exist, considering that Impa isn’t the only Sheikah left, and they would look like boys.

    Well, really, there would have to be male Sheikah; if there weren’t, then Sheik (a male Sheikah) wouldn’t have been much a disguise, now would it? ;)

    Like I said before (above), Zelda’s was just a disguise so she could still look femenine even though she is trying to look like a boy.

    A lot of people seem to take this belief that Sheik was just a disguise at face value without considering the ramifications of their decision. I think a very simple one that many people don’t consider was the one I brought up at the end of the article above:

    Could Ganondorf, the wielder of the Triforce of Power, be so easily deceived by a simple disguise?

    Ganondorf speaks directly to Link right after he defeats Phantom Ganon. Now telepathy is something I would ordinarily treat as a Triforce of Wisdom power, but apparently he can do it with his Triforce. This means that Ganondorf can find Link to channel his thoughts toward; sure this might be triggered by the loss of his phantom, but we also see him finding Zelda and Link nearly instantly after Zelda reveals herself. Obviously, his search-and-destroy powers work from afar at Ganondorf’s whim.

    The question we must answer is how powerful such a thing is? What exactly is his power cued on? It could conceivably be based upon one’s appearance–hair, eyes, face, clothing, the like–but I believe something like that would be much more closely tied to one’s mental and spiritual self, the soul, you might say. If indeed that, then Zelda–regardless of how she disguised herself, would be able to be found by Ganondorf quite easily. This would, then, be the argument that Sheik was not simply Zelda.

    Neither answer is right or wrong considering we know precious little about the use of the Triforce of Power proper. However, I just consider the Triforce of Power to be very prominent tool when it comes to spellcasting, and I think that allowing a simple disguise be able to fool Ganondorf’s spell just limits him a little too harshly.

    TML….Maybe all the Sheikah people are now the residents of Termina? After all, everyone from Hyrule has a double in Termina, and it was stated that the Sheikah were the “shadows” of the Hylain people. Just a suggestion.

    Musica said:

    TML….Maybe all the Sheikah people are now the residents of Termina? After all, everyone from Hyrule has a double in Termina, and it was stated that the Sheikah were the “shadows” of the Hylain people. Just a suggestion.

    Possibly, but whatever “shadow” means, it’s something Nintendo has come up with. Think, what other things are considered a shadow of another thing, like, “Luigi was always in Mario’s shadow…” what does that mean? I still think that the Sheikah are the result of Hylian Genetic Experiments, since they are never around during peace, but anything is possible until Nintendo comes and finally reveals the secret. Try looking up the name and it’s meaning in other languages, since someone said in another post that Termina in Spanish means end of the world or something.

    • 27. EA says:

    I’m rather convinced of my own theory:
    all Sheikah are hermaphrodites and Zelda is half-Sheikah…

    That could be TML, but remember that Zelda has the Triforce of Wisdom which could easily match the power of the Triforce of Power because it itself is a piece of the Triforce, and Zelda has some pretty strong magic. And if she has the Triforce of Wisdom, there is a possibility that she might even be able to disguise her soul. I am absolutely sure that the power of the Goddesses would not be fooled by clothing and facial disguises alone, there must be more to it.

    And yes, Hyrulian Hero, I was basing that theory off of Impa, you are correct.

    Master Link said:

    That could be TML, but remember that Zelda has the Triforce of Wisdom which could easily match the power of the Triforce of Power because it itself is a piece of the Triforce, and Zelda has some pretty strong magic. And if she has the Triforce of Wisdom, there is a possibility that she might even be able to disguise her soul. I am absolutely sure that the power of the Goddesses would not be fooled by clothing and facial disguises alone, there must be more to it.

    This is indeed a possibility. However at the same time, why did this fail her when she revealed herself in the Temple of Time… or why did she have to disguise herself at all?

    Again, so much of this is based upon the assumptions one makes, and I’m not ridiculing any theory. My goal here is nothing more than to make people really consider their choices, to make people look into the games and their own theories more closely… because there’s a lot of stuff that can easily be pulled from the game that isn’t traditionally done.

    Maybe when she undisguised (is that a word?) herself she automatically took the soul protection off. Or maybe when she undisguises herself she has to undisguise her whole disguise. (Sheesh, a lot of disguise in there, lol)

    I have a question about your theory though, TML. Are you saying that Zelda really isn’t Zelda at all, or that when she is Sheik, that is when she isn’t Zelda, but Sheik because of Sheik’s soul?

    Either that, or the ability to disguise one’s self (and soul) also means they actually think like that, meaning, when Zelda is Sheik, she feels like a male, she smells like a male, is nearly is a male, and thinks like one too, so, in order to make herself completely feminine, she has to, ditch the disguise. Just a possibility.

    Master Link said:

    I have a question about your theory though, TML. Are you saying that Zelda really isn’t Zelda at all, or that when she is Sheik, that is when she isn’t Zelda, but Sheik because of Sheik’s soul?

    Since you asked nicely…

    My thoughts are biased partially to how it was executed in the roleplay because it worked so well for that setting, and I believe the facts above can support an interpretation as we performed it.

    I believe that Zelda was physically transformed into a Sheikah male. I think Ganondorf truthfully would be able to catch her were it just a disguise, just my take on the King o’ Evil and the Triforce of Power. However, I have executed this principle with two possible variations of the same basic idea, as seen in my links to the two above:

    1) Aekorra and Xu were physically two separate beings using the same body–sort of like how RPG bosses have two forms. (You defeated Xu! Now you must face Ultra-Xu Aekorra!) However, mentally they were indeed the same person… a single consciousness. That consciousness goverened the actions of whichever form “she” was in control of, thus forcing her to make sure to act Aekorra when she was physically Aekorra and to act Xu when she was Xu. (The same was done for the Zelda/Sheik tandem as well.)

    2) In my fanfiction Secret of the Shadow, Sheik and Zelda were two streams of consciousness–two completely separate thought lines. They inhabited the same sensations, the same experiences, the same environment, but they reacted very differently to the cirumstances. However, Sheik’s consciousness was in control of Sheik proper whereas Zelda was just along for the ride, sort of like riding shotgun in a motorcycle. You have the same wind running through your hair, but you can’t do anything to keep you from crashing.

    Just my 2¢. As such, this should not an invitation to jump up and agree with me… nor is it an inviation to denounce me as a heretic. ;)

    Thanks TML.

    I have a theory as to why Ganon was able to get Zelda when she undisguised herself. Maybe when she undisguised herself, she left her soul shielded, but from the way she looked, Ganon was able to tell that that was Zelda.

    Either way, you gave me a lot to think about. I’m going to have to sit down this summer and come up with something for the Sheikah. Not necessarily Sheik, though; I won’t be using him in any of my stories.

    I think that the Sheikah like the Hyilian Elves…Humans? can come in all shapes and sizes so we cant judge an entire race of people based on one real Sheikah and one fake sheikah.

    maybe theres something in the “foolish traitor” thing thats being overlooked (im still very curious as to why he called her that).anyways,ganondorf says he was looking for zelda for 7 long years and that she finaly let her gaurd down.that makes me think that he WAS fooled by her disguise and that he was having problems finding her because of it.and that once she took the disguise off he found her (he could have suspected shiek from the begining).i mean sure it IS a little suspicious to see a shiekah running around helping the hero of time,but maybe he couldint or wasint watching them.after all,he did have his hands full with world conquest,maybe he didint watch them 24/7.my point is,even if he does have the triforce of power,I dont see any reason why he wouldint be fooled by a disguise (seeing through a disguise sounds more like the wisdom department to me ;) ).

    Robert-UK said:

    I think that the Sheikah like the Hyilian Elves…Humans? can come in all shapes and sizes so we cant judge an entire race of people based on one real Sheikah and one fake sheikah.

    That’s pretty much what I said earlier, Robert. Either way, we will never know. And as for Zelda being a traitor, I believe she was hiding right under Ganondorf’s nose, as one of his lackeys or something, and when she revealed herself, Ganondorf realised that she was the one who helped Link beat some of his minions and awaken the Sages, like a Double Agent Spy or something.

    Perhaps all the Hylians have a part of them that is Sheikah? Maybe the actual physical version were awakened or transformed, if the manga is correct about Zelda sending her consciousness to sleep…

    Speaking of manga, does anyone know where I can find one in the ZC that does not need any downloading? Anyways, no matter what, the sheikah will always tantalize us with their secrets, and one day, all will be revealed.

    Hyrulian Hero said:

    Speaking of manga, does anyone know where I can find one in the ZC that does not need any downloading? Anyways, no matter what, the sheikah will always tantalize us with their secrets, and one day, all will be revealed.

    Try Zelda-Infinite.

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