Hey, I'm loving your Spirits of Calamity series so far! I'm curious about that reference Impa made about touching the Triforce of Power - where is that from? I've seen it before, but I can't recall where.
Yeah, that's a very deep cut.
It is from Miyamoto in the Hyrule Historia.
"We named the protagonist Link because he connects people together. He was supposed to spread the scattered energy of the world through the ages. The old female storyteller who feeds information to Zelda is named Impa; her name comes from the word impart. Impa, Link, and Zelda were the guardians of the Triforce. Today, when you think of the characters that are connected to the Triforce, you think of Link, Zelda, and Ganon, but that started in Ocarina of Time. Originally, Ganon was only a villain in relentless pursuit of the Triforce."
This solves a lot of the questions about "Why does Din give Ganon her Triforce when he sucks?" Because he stole it, it's the only piece he can hold onto, and Impa is the intended Champion.
And I just needed a reason for ghost!Impa to be there.
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Hyrule: During his first adventure he had too few time to sleep and he was only 10. He took refuge in solved dungeons sometimes, using the rooms where the old man was. In his second adventure he can sleep in cities, where he's sure he's safe. But he has seen what magical sleep has done to little Aurora, and he kinda fears sleeping if he's not sure he's safe now. In LU, he doesn't mind sleeping with the group if there's someone on watch, and he keeps a small alarm to be sure to not oversleep, but he will never sleep without being sure someone will protect him. If he forgets the alarm clock, Legend will wake him up, it's not a propoblem.
Legend: WELL. Legend could have woken up earlier to help his uncle, he could have been more careful and not fall asleep on his boat or the remainings of it, he could have neber woken the damn wind fish up... Legend has insomnia, he literally fears sleep. But the rare times he falls asleep, the others do their best to make him rest well, and he accepts cuddles when asleep because they're a link to reality. He needs to have something "real" with him while asleep but he won't admit he needs those cuddles. And if he falls asleep, he's the first to ask for 5 more minutes then. So, he either doesn't sleep or sleeps too much.
Time: Here the situation gets worse. If Time had woken up as soon as Navi reached him... could he have saved the Great Deku Tree? Sleeping for 7 years and seeing how the world changed and being unable to adapt as if he was an alien caused him absolute fear of sleeping too much. If that wasn't enough, what if he fell asleep in Termina and didn't wake up in time to play the ocarina? He never sleeps deeply, he's like a cat, ready to get up and fight. At Lon Lon the cows and cuccos woke him up at 5 am every day and he was grateful as they were excellent aids. Now he secretly listens to Hyrule's alarm.
Twilight: He's used to seeping not so much because of his rancher job. Wolves sleep from 4 to 10 hours per day and he's definitely more on the 4 hours side. And if they're not fighting, Twi prefers to sleep during the day and not the night because of well known reasons. Also, while Time had cows waking him up, Twi had goats! He's not afraid to oversleep but to have nightmares, things he had before his adventure as premonitions (tp manga). And as opposed to Hyrule and Legend, he would mostly avoid being seen/staying with others while sleeping because of pridefulness.
Wars: Like Time, he's ready to jump on his feet and fight every moment. He has a really light sleep but at least he doesn't wake up during the night if not to fight or help someone. Also, he won't sleep in a place with unknown people as they might all be traitors. So, at first he would avoid sleeping even with his group, because they were all strangers. He slowly adapted and now he has no issues and is the Wars we all know, but at first he didn't trust anyone!
Sky: while everyone thinks he would straight up curl in his blanket and sleep wherever and whenever, Sky has insomnia and has had it since Impa told him he was late. He will still fall asleep like a kid if he's too tired, I'd say if he's really exhausted, but he'd wake up various times during his sleep for nightmares about Ghirahim or Demise or being late. But he would rarely let himself fall asleep otherwise. He fears he won't wake up in time and get hurt or let the others get hurt, he fears he'll have prophetic dreams about losing the others, he fears he'd get captured again while being unconscious. So, if you see him curled in his sailcloth, he's resting but not sleeping, probably staring at a blank space, thinking about Sun, and if he's sleeping he must have had a really though battle.
Four: In MC, Vaati hits him and he falls unconscious. He's then seen sleeping in the castle. When he wakes up Dot has become stone. In FS, Vaati hits him and when he wakes up Dot has been kidnapped. During LU he's worried he'd wake up and find out something happened to the others or that something in the environment has changed, but he's able to be calm and sleep because he knows Dot isn't with them and Vaati was defeated, but he's a bit worried for the situation in his own Hyrule. He's worried for Dot but tries to not think about it as there's nothing he can do. I think when they end on Four's Hyrule he would avoid sleeping to watch over Dot.
Wind: Sleeping reminds him of his home, when his little sister woke him up to play, or when his grandma brought him hot soup during winter. He enjoys cuddling with the others and he definitely likes sleepiing... In WW he woke up on the King of Red Lions that had saved him, he was lucky because it was his best friend during that adventure. In PH his adventure is all a dream. He's afraid of sleeping too much as he might dream scary things happening to Tetra or Aryll, but then he thinks he would wake up and see them safe, as much as maybe having something materialize from his dream, like Linebeck! So, he's scared of nightmares but he knows sleeping brings good things too and he wouldn't avoid sleeping because of dreams.
Wild: The shrine was totally uncomfortable. He was lonely, cold, a closed place. As his adventure went on, he learnt to sleep near fireplaces, in the open air as an opposite to the shrine. And then, he found comfort in a house. However, being wild made his sleeping schedule a mess. He will often fall asleep at "strange" hours, and his dreams are often memories. He kinda wants to sleep and have these dreams but he also fears them. These dreams make him go into deep sleep and completely turn him off, so he's afraid he won't be able to hear the others and wake up in case of need. This is of course added to the fact he's done with losing people. He wants to protect them. When he's with the chain he would sleep if they have a lit up fire or if they're in a warm, safe, comfortable building like Lon Lon.
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