Fact or Myth: The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda franchise has had over 30 years to amass a ton of wild trivia, and outright lies and wishful thinking from fans. Think you know the difference?

For each category below, we'll give you three statements: two facts you didn't know, and one myth you thought you knew:
  • Development
  • Symbology
  • Items
  • NPCs
  • Hacks

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DEELOPHENIT The Legend of Zelda was a dungeon builder, like Super Mario Maker. The theme song was an afterthought. Majora's Mask is based on the 5 sta

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TEUTH The Legend of Zelda was a dungeon builder, like Super Mario Maker. 002 5 The game was conceived as a way to show off what the Famicom console co

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TEUTH The theme song was an afterthought. ZELDA THE LEGEND OF 01986 NINTENDC PUSH START BUTTON At the last moment, they realized the song they wanted

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LIE Majora's Mask is NOT based on the 5 stages of grief. Tatl PuncH Altack Stop A popular theory says that Link is on a journey through his own emotio

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ETHEOLOG'T Islamic symbols were removed from the U.S. version of the original game due to protests. Hyrule's official religion is Christiantiy. The Tr

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LIE Islamic symbols were NOT removed from the U.S. version of the original game due to protests. 473 Japanese versions do include Islamic symbols for

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TELTH Hyrule's official religion is Christianity. DuE to Nintendo of America's no-religion policy, references to priests and churches in the Japanese

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TELTH The Triforce can be traced back to Mongolian invasions. The Triforce is based on the emblem of the Hojo Clan, a powerful 12th century Japanese f

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ITEME You can squeeze your own Lon Lon Milk. You can defeat Ganon with an empty bottle. You can beat The Legend of Zelda without the sword.

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TEUTH You can squeeze your own Lon Lon Milk. 500 If you play Epona' Song for a cow, and you have an empty bottle on you, she'll give you that milk on

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TELTH You can defeat Ganon with an empty bottle. BONNSNMD 500 In Ocarina of Time, it's implied that only the Master Sword will do the trick, but you c

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LIE You can NOT beat The Legend of Zelda without the sword. IT' DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! THIS. If you don't grab the sword at the very beginning, you ca

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NPES There's an enemy in The Legend of Zelda that can be beaten by yelling at it. Tingle is one of the most popular Zelda characters of all time. Link

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TELTH There's an enemy in The Legend of Zelda that can be beaten by yelling at it. LEVEL-S 183 B -LIFE- The Famicom controller has a built-in micropho

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TELTH Tingle is one of the most popular Zelda characters of all time. Nintondo LIBTEEPEILD iFJ Z They absolutely LOVE Tingle in Japan. He has a whole

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LIE Link DOES have parents. Everyone thinks Link grew up a street urchin, but canonically, his mother gave him to the Deku Tree, who then raised him.

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HACKE You can't beat the Running Man. You can collect the Triforce as an item in Ocarina of Time. You can play the Second Quest in The Legend of Zelda

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TRUTH You can't beat the Running Man. DA ENID OF R OF T PRE S 1998-in.do The Running Man is programmed to beat you by 1 second every time. People have

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LIE You can NOT collect the Triforce as an item in Ocarina of Time. Return Save Decide EST STATUS 80 sssss S shssspy TION Melody 500 to Play The item

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TRUTH You can play the Second Quest in The Legend of Zelda without beating the game first. Tl. If you name your game file Zelda, you'll start out in

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