What if in the recent botw 2 trailer, link was possessed by the malice and pushed zelda of that chasm?
I was originally going to make a post on malice analysis, but this actually got me thinking.
Originally, I thought that Zelda falling here in the second trailer came right after this shot in the first one.
Which...on further examination, it can’t have.
Yes, it’s the same hand.
She’s reaching her right hand out in both scenes. But not only is the lighting different, with the newest trailer having cast a malice-red glow over her—
—but the movements are completely opposite.
In the first clip, Zelda’s falling down. But in the second, she’s reaching up.
Which, this still might be possible, given that there’s also stone that falls around her. Maybe the ground fell after she reached up, right?
But this scene contradicts that. Link’s hand is nowhere NEAR hers as the ground falls.
Lastly, though, we have the most glaring problem of them all.
See, Zelda in the first clip is falling backwards.
Right here, she’s completely horizontal.
Like so. For her to have fallen like this, something would have had to knock her feet upwards as her shoulders descended, like catching the ground she’d been standing on.
For her to have been let go by her hand slipping from Link’s, her position would have been something like this.
She would have fallen feet first. You wouldn’t be able to see her legs hardly at all.
So, in conclusion, the second trailer’s fall happens like this:
The hand catch scene isn’t there.
This frame in particular gives us all the information we need.
Zelda’s right hand is raised. Her back is slanted, her shoulders falling backwards before her feet even start. And the point where the ground is breaking is in front of her, meaning that the ground behind her slants backward, bringing her feet upwards as she falls.
But most importantly
Link is out of reach. He doesn’t even start to turn towards her until she’s already halfway down.
Zelda falls twice.
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