November 8, 2018
The Gerudo are one of the many races that live within Hyrule, usually residing within the extreme climate of the desert. Macintyre, a YouTuber who made the video “Zelda Theory: Twili ARE Gerudo,” discusses his theory that the Twili race from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006) are actually descendants of the Gerudo. His theory is supported by the following:
1) Zant wanted to be ruler of the Twili, but when they “saw the look” in his eyes, it was evocative of another power hungry ruler they had in the past, which is why they wanted Midna over Zant. Here its posited that Ganondorf may have been this ruler, since he was leader of the Gerudo and tried to use his power to take over the world. Next, it was Ganondorf who gave Zant his power, after all.
2) The Gerudo have certain distinguishing features such as red hair, tan skin, and pointed noses. Midna has red hair, discolored skin, and red eyes. Additionally, Twinrova also have red eyes, tan skin, and pointed noses.
3) The “interlopers” that helped Ganondorf were able to use dark magic as well. The Gerudo (in 2017’s Breath of the Wild) may be magic users as seen by Urbosa’s Thunderhelm; in Ocarina of Time (1998), this may be seen in Nabooru’s power as a sage or Twinrova’s status as witches.
Some people have found flaws with the theory, but considering other information not covered in the video, the theory is actually quite plausible, if not incomplete. Whether or not you choose to keep digging, Macintyre at least offers a bouncing off point for viewers to contemplate the fascinating world that is the Legend of Zelda.
You can check out the video below or click here to watch it on YouTube. Enjoy!