The Hylian Civil War

In this episode we discuss the strong impact the Great Man theory of history has had on the Kingdom of Hyrule, and the power of symbolism and culture in the quest for power. Kevin Miller returns as guest.


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5 thoughts on “The Hylian Civil War”

  1. Ian says:

    Turns out I’ve been pronouncing Gerudo incorrectly for the past 20 years.

    1. Adam says:

      I mean, I’m not going to claim I have it exactly right here either. When we were growing up, my siblings and I always said it as (jer-OO-doh), but it’s a made up word that the game only ever presents in text format, and ended up giving me more trouble in prep than you’d think. The pronunciation I settled on basically assumed Japanese roots, which I think is pretty reasonable? “Geruto” is a word for money in Japanese, but I have no idea if that’s intentional or not.

      Anyway, now I’ve tipped my hand on just how much I actually think about these complete joke shows. Uh oh.

      1. Ian says:

        No shame in that. The amount of time I’ve spent on pondering the lore of the Mass Effect and Star Wars universes is… more than I’d like to admit.

  2. Dustinstindd says:

    There is more to the ending when it shows link and Zelda as kids. Link and Zelda use the ocarina of time to go back to the time when they were planing on getting the three stones and then knowing what they know now decide to not open the door and give the triforce away. The time traveling man!! 🙂 best video game of all time! The best video game I look at for lore is elder scrolls hugely metaphysical but so interesting! Love the show my friend!

    1. Adam says:

      Oh definitely some stuff I left out – the time travel stuff gets messy, especially since Nintendo released their “definitive” Hyrule timeline that splits the history into three potential paths. I left it out for that exact reason; time travel makes even fake history kind of hard to analyze and tell in anything remotely resembling traditional methods. With the fake topics, it’s easier to trivialize and breeze past the parts that get in the way of the format. I do my best not to approach real topics that way, but hey, this is fiction anyway – might as well tell it in the best way I can, right?

      Glad you like the show!

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