The Missing Link
So currently I’m up here in the fine state of
As I travelled along, driving at a speed I shall not disclose to you, I was inspired by this… and as many things, my inspiration took me straight back to the Legend of Zelda. Specifically, I thought of the cows from The Ocarina of Time…
…and why you constantly find them in those–literally speaking–holes in the ground.
It’s kind of humorous in a way. I mean, here our hero goes, skipping about and humming a happy tune through the depths of Death Mountain, and all of a sudden you blow up this rock with a bomb to reveal a hole… which our hero proceeds to (logically, of course) fall down… only to find this cow standing there at the end of a cave, chewing its cud and not minding one bit where it’s at. What’s more, it’s obviously a Lon Lon Ranch cow considering it remembers the Epona’s Song… yet here it is, having passed through Kakariko… past the fence going to Death Mountain, and then falling down a hole (without injury), then sealing it back up…
Now I’m sure that someone could easily invent some cute explanation to explain the presence of said cow (among all the others hidden throughout Hyrule’s land), but nearly all of them, I reckon, would sound just “a little” farfetched. (Yes, aliens coming to steal the cows… and then dropping them back off in holes in the ground… is a little farfetched, even if we were in Termina.) The question of how they got there is almost so ludicrous a question that it becomes moot well before you even begin considering an answer to the question. (Just goes to show you that Zelda games aren’t as “realistic” as we always think they are.)
But, just for the sake of humour, let’s propose the question anyway. Just what in the world are the cows doing there, and how did they even get there?
My hunch is Talon. The bumbling
But I’m just making stuff up now. Let me hear your answers, and the best one will get a round of applause or something. And before anyone asks, saying something like “TML, it’s a stupid game mechanic” will not be count, and that person just might be forevermore banned from my Christmas card list.Follow This Entry | Read Other Posts by The Missing Link