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What Would Happen If the Master Sword Disappeared?

By Red
October 16, 2017

The Master Sword is one of the most iconic items in the Legend of Zelda series. Nicknamed the Sword of Evil’s Bane, it is the ultimate weapon in the never-ending fight against Ganon. However, what would happen if the Master Sword were to disappear entirely? YouTuber Dr.Wily examines this possibility in a recent video.

First, Dr.Wily outlines the various uses of the Master Sword. One of the most important of these functions is to act as a key to the gateway between Hyrule and the Sacred Realm. If the Master Sword were lost prior to the events of Ocarina of Time, Dr.Wily believes that would not be such a bad thing. Without the Master Sword, Ganon would not have been able to access the Sacred Realm, obtain the Triforce, and conquer Hyrule.

Dr.Wily then takes a look at other ways Ganon could come to power if the Master Sword disappeared, such as obtaining the Triforce anyway, or using other artifacts like the Fused Shadow. If this were to happen, and the Master Sword was nowhere to be found, Hyrule would be in big trouble. Dr.Wily discusses the other weapons in the series that can weaken or destroy Ganon, such as the silver arrows, light arrows, and the Four Sword.

Finally, Dr.Wily looks at the civil war that once covered Hyrule as various tribes fought to find the Triforce. The sages locked the entrance to the Sacred Realm with the Master Sword. If the Master Sword were to disappear, the lock would disappear with it, and the Sacred Realm would essentially always be open. That would also be bad news for Hyrule!

You can check out Dr.Wily’s video on what would happen if the Master Sword were to disappear below, or click here to view it on Youtube.