The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda (1989)

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The White Knight - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: The first night time shot of the castle shows the moon as a crescent behind the castle. At that point, it looks a little too big, but given the fantasy nature of this universe, that part is okay. But a little later when Link is out on his horse and hears Zelda scream, the moon has grown to an extremely huge and ridiculous size all of a sudden. (00:36:00 - 00:40:40)

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Continuity mistake: You see Ganon sitting on his throne two different times during this episode. His throne looks very different each time, most notably the two column things on the sides and the skulls on the bottom. (00:35:40 - 00:39:35)

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Revealing mistake: As Link is helping Zelda out of the swamp, Prince Facade's hand just suddenly appears on screen. Not him moving onto screen, he just appears out of nowhere. (00:43:15)

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Continuity mistake: As Prince Facade is telling Zelda he won't rescue her because he refuses to get muddy, his sword is visible on his side. The handle is gold and has no markings visible, and the end has a hook like part on it. Part of the sheath is gold also. Then a little later when the Prince tells her he wishes her luck, his sword is entirely different. The handle has lines going around it, the end of it is round, and the sheath has no gold parts. (00:41:30 - 00:42:20)

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Revealing mistake: After Link humiliates himself and gets laughed at, he storms off and leaves the castle on his horse, Katherine. Ganon sees Link leave on Katherine through his gazing ball. The animation of the horse moving is badly done. The steps look fake and she looks like she is just sliding across the dirt for the most part. (00:39:30)

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Continuity mistake: Link yells at Spryte that he is leaving. As he does, the shot changes and Spryte's legs change positions between shots. In the close up, both legs are folded the same way. But in the far shot, one leg is bent more and higher up. (00:38:55)

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Continuity mistake: Zelda, her father, and Facade all laugh at Link after he falls in his ridiculous Prince outfit. As Link is pushing himself back up, watch below his chest and you can see Zelda sitting upright in her chair with her head back laughing. Her arms are both on her arm rests. The shot changes to a close up of her and instantly she is leaning forward with her head down laughing, and her hand now at her chest. (00:38:20)

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Continuity mistake: In the wide shot while Zelda, her father, and Prince Facade are talking in that room, it shows the door on the left side of the room as a brightish brown color. But after Link slams that same door a little later, the door is much duller brown. (00:38:30)

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Continuity mistake: Zelda compares Prince Facade to Link and says Link is not in Facade's class. Prince Facade is standing by the giant fire place and looks towards the right side of the room, which is his left, and winks in a mirror that is on the first shelf the camera pans to. But later in the show in the same room, a wide shot of that same room shows that none of the shelves, not even the one on the right where he looked earlier, have a mirror on it. (00:36:40 - 00:37:45)

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Continuity mistake: As the scene changes to Link taking a bath, there is a chair off to the side in the room. It is approximately 4 feet or so away from Link's tub, and is facing towards the tub. Then it cut to a close up of Link and suddenly the chair is right next to the tub, and is facing 90 degrees in a different direction. (00:36:55)

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Continuity mistake: When the Octorok and the Tin Suit are having a tug-o-war match over the ruby, the Octorok is using its front left tentacle on the ruby. But when Link bats the Octorok's blast back and hits the Tin Suit, the Octorok raises the ruby up in its front right tentacle. (00:32:35)

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Continuity mistake: The Octorok throws Link through a barn, who lands in a puddle that a pig is drinking from. He is muddy at that point. When he shows back up holding a board, he is wet. The Octorok fires a blast at him and Link bats it away with the board. As he does, he is suddenly dry. (00:32:30)

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Continuity mistake: After chucking Link through the barn, the Octorok and the Tin Suit both go for the ruby. One shot shows the cave behind them. Then there is a close up of the Tin Suit's hand and the Octorok's tentacle grabbing at it. It then cuts to them looking at each other and they get in a tug-o-war over the ruby. Now the cave has vanished and there are suddenly houses behind them. (00:32:20)

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Continuity mistake: The window on the second floor of the house where the wheelbarrow is, is shown several times to have a shutter on each side of it. The shot where Zelda is by the house and the Tin Suit has Link by the leg shows that same window with suddenly just one shutter on the right side. (00:32:00)

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Revealing mistake: There is one shot of the house with the wheelbarrow, while Zelda is beside it with the crossbow, that shows the side of the house. The window shutters on that side are badly drawn. They are different sizes, even on the same window, and half don't even line up with the windows right. Especially the left shutter on the right window. (00:31:55)

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Continuity mistake: The house that has the wheelbarrow by it has the blacksmith shop very close by and visible from side angles. But when the distance shot shows Zelda beside it and the Tin Suit grabbing Link's leg, the blacksmith shop, as well as the tree beside it, have disappeared. (00:30:25 - 00:31:55)

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The White Knight - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: There is a tree beside the blacksmith shop as shown from the distant shot when the Tin Suits arrive. It is quite tall and has a good thickness to it. Then when Link kicks the crossbow to Zelda, the tree is behind her and now it is much shorter and skinnier. It is not an effect of the angle or distance from the camera. (00:30:25 - 00:31:25)

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Continuity mistake: Link throws some Tin Suits through a wall of a house. The close up shows the break in the wall is relatively clean, the separation being with the edge of the bricks. But then then shot changes to a far shot and the break is suddenly very crooked and jagged, the bricks now being snapped and sharp edged. (00:30:55)

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Continuity mistake: There is a window on the second floor of the house that the wheelbarrow is next to. Some shots show the inside as blue, some show it as brown. (00:30:35)

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Continuity mistake: During the fight with the Tin Suits, the the cave they came from keeps changing size and shape between shots. (00:30:15 - 00:31:25)

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Continuity mistake: Link and Zeda are in front of a blacksmith shop at the beginning of the episode. It is very bright inside the shop and the smith even ignites a large fire with lightning from his fingers. But when the Tin Suits arrive, there is a shot showing Link and Zelda from a distance in front of the blacksmith shop. The doorway of the shop shows it totally dark inside, pitch black... or more a very dark brown. Then the very next shot of a close up of Link shows the inside of the shop as a solid dark blue. (00:30:25)

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Continuity mistake: One of the Tin Suits has Link by the leg and pulls out a horn to summon the Octorok. As they do, the shot from behind shows both of them with a shadow. Then once the Octorok comes and Link yells for Zelda to zap it, both Link's and the Tin Suit's shadows have disappeared. (00:31:45)

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning, Link is watching a blacksmith working on a horseshoe. The first shot shows the horseshoe getting hit by the hammer on a blue anvil. The shot changes to show the blacksmith himself, and suddenly the anvil is almost twice the size it was. (00:29:50)

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Continuity mistake: The second floor window over the wheelbarrow is first shown with no shutters on it. Then in the shot where the barrel is falling from it, there are now red shutters. (00:30:35)

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Continuity mistake: After Prince Facade tells Zelda he won't save her cause of the mud, she yells at him as the Zola is carrying her off. She is waving her left arm at him. Then the shot cuts to Ganon seeing this through his gazing ball and suddenly it's Zelda's right arm that is waving at Facade. (00:41:40)

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Continuity mistake: Prince Facade chases the Zola that has Zelda to a swamp. The Zola jumps into the mud and Facade comes to a screeching halt. It then cuts to a close up of Facade. His arms and hands change position between shots. (00:41:20)

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The White Knight - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: After Zelda is kidnapped by the Zola, Prince Facade rushes out the castle door with a giant Spider hanging on him. Watch closely as he opens the door. For several frames as the door opens, there is nobody there. But once the door is a little past half open, Prince Facade and the spider suddenly just appear in the shot almost already out the door. (00:41:00)

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Continuity mistake: When on the ground after jumping out the window, a Zola is making off with Zelda. But for a moment it is standing still and holding her. Zelda's boobs are much larger than usual in this shot. (00:40:55)

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Continuity mistake: As the 4 legged spider-like creatures attack Zelda and Prince Facade in the castle, some of them pin Facade to the ground. He quickly smacks them away with his cross bow and stands up. As he shoots two of them, you can see his sword on his side. But when the spider attacks him from behind, his sword has disappeared. Then just a moment later in the same shot, it reappears. (00:40:30)

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Continuity mistake: Link yells at Spryte "Save your breath, Spryte! I'm gone!" There is a close and far shot of them, and the distance between Link's face and Spryte's body increases between shots. (00:38:55)

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Revealing mistake: After Link storms off after being laughed at, there is a shot showing his medals on the floor in front of the door. The designs at the bottom of the door are poorly drawn and misshapen. Being a nice, royal castle like this, they wouldn't have imperfect metal plating designs on their doors. This is just poor art and was likely rushed. (00:38:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Link walks through the door in his horrible prince outfit, he trips and medals fall off him. He made it at least a good 6 feet through the door before falling. Then after he storms out, there is a shot showing the medals on the ground. And most are not even 2 feet away from the door. (00:38:30)

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Continuity mistake: Link has on a ridiculous prince outfit as he walks into the room with Zelda, her father, and Prince Facade. He trips over himself, and several medals roll on the floor in front of him. Moments later when he is getting up, there are no medals on the floor. (00:38:25)

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Revealing mistake: Trying to impress Zelda, Link walks into the room where she and her father are listening to Prince Facade's tall tales, wearing his idea of a prince outfit, complete with blue boots that have spurs on them. As he walks forward, the spurs keep passing right through the opposite foot like it's not there. (00:38:10)

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Continuity mistake: After Zelda introduces Prince Facade to her father, it cuts to Link taking a bath. There is a far shot, and then a close shot. The amount of bubbles in the bath between these two shots lessens quite a bit. (00:36:55)

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Continuity mistake: While in the bath, Link asks Spryte if she brought the clothes he wanted as he begins scrubbing his back. He is facing towards Spryte at that moment. The shot changes to a close up and suddenly Link is facing to the right, almost totally away from Spryte. (00:37:25)

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Continuity mistake: After discovering that Prince Facade is in Hyrule, Ganon laughs and teleports to his throne. There is a distance shot, and a closer shot of him sitting in the throne. The amount of space he takes up in the throne lessens between shots. (00:35:40)

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Continuity mistake: There is a shot from a distance when Link, Facade, and Zelda are talking when they first meet the Prince. There is nothing on the ground next to them at all. Then suddenly when Link sees the Ruby and Prince Facade snatches it before Link can, it was sitting on the ground right where they were standing. (00:34:35)

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Continuity mistake: As Zelda is being two faced with Link when she is awestruck by Prince Facade, she tries to introduce Link and has him stand up. Her right arm is bent as she gestures to Link to stand, but her left arm is down by her side straight. The next shot, her left arm is suddenly bent, with her fist balled. (00:34:00)

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Continuity mistake: Link lassos the Octorok with a rope. The Octorok then drags Link out of the village and they meet up with Prince Facade. The Octorok still has the rope on it as it fires a blast at Facade. Then it picks up Link and suddenly the rope has vanished. It is nowhere to be seen after the Octorok is zapped also. (00:33:35)

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Continuity mistake: While dragging Link behind it, the Octorok comes across Prince Facade. The first two shots showing the Prince on his horse, the horse is facing to the right. But then the Octorok fires a blast at Prince Facade and suddenly the horse is facing left as he deflects the blast with his shield. (00:33:20)

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Continuity mistake: The Octorok keeps changing the amount of teeth it has from 4 to 8 and back to 4 over and over again. (00:32:25)

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Continuity mistake: As the Octorok picks up Link its mouth is open. The shot then changes to it about to throw Link, and suddenly its mouth is shut. (00:32:05)

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Continuity mistake: As Link is launched through the air towards the Tin Suits, it shows the Tin Suits making a V shape with their formation. Watch the one on the left of the guy at the bottom of the V. He has his body facing left. The shot changes to Link landing and now it is facing right. (00:30:40)

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Continuity mistake: Earlier shots show that the house where the wheelbarrow is has another house beside it on the right side, a little distance away from it. After the Octorok has shown up, there is a shot of Zelda by the wheelbarrow house. The camera pans to the right over to the Octorok. During the pan shot, that second house has vanished. (00:32:00)

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Continuity mistake: Link knocks one of the Tin Suits to the ground after seeing the ruby appear. He steps over one of the Tin Suit's legs going to get the ruby. As he does, the Tin Suit's legs are both down flat. But the shot changes to a close up before it trips Link, and suddenly its knees are up. (00:31:35)

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Continuity mistake: One of the Tin Suits throws its spear at Link and knocks Link's sword into the air. It comes down and stabs the top of a house sticking up. The distance from it and the top of the roof looks to be about two feet, give or take a few inches. But the next shot from a distance, the distance between the sword and the top of the house is now about half that. (00:31:10)

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Continuity mistake: The house the wheelbarrow is by has two windows on the side it is on when it is first shown. One on the first floor and one on the second floor. But in many of the later shots, the house is shown to have two windows on the first floor. It is most obvious in the shot after the Octorok shows up and you see Zelda standing by the house from a distance. (00:32:00)

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Revealing mistake: While Link is sword laser zapping the first two Tin Suits, one shot shows a house behind Link. The door on that house looks like it was rushed when it was drawn or the whole house was. There is a window that looks normal enough, but maybe slightly on the large side. But right below the window, there is a door that is way too small. It looks ridiculous and out of place, especially when compared to the window. (00:31:00)

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Continuity mistake: As the Tin Suits show up, several shots show a wheelbarrow next to a house. There is a window on the second floor where the barrel is tied up. The first shot shows the window open. Then the shot where the Tin Suits are advancing, the window is shut. (00:30:30)

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Revealing mistake: There is a hole left in the barn after the Octorok throws Link through it. The hole in the boards overlaps onto the support column in one spot, which makes no sense. Especially since the next shot shows the hole nowhere near the support column. (00:32:10)

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Continuity mistake: Link asks "what about me?" when Prince Facade offers a ride on his horse to Zelda. When he does, Link is visibly dirty, having dirt patches on his face, hands, and clothes, as well as some tattered clothing. The shot cuts to Zelda and Facade with Zelda saying he'll be fine, and then back to Link. Now Link is in perfect condition, no dirt or tattering. Link attempts to pick up the ruby which Facade beats him to, and Link stands up. Now he is dirty and tattered again. (00:34:30)

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Continuity mistake: The Octorok arrives and throws Link through a barn, busting a hole in the wood. The hole is near the back edge of the barn. Moments later when Link comes back holding a board, the hole is now in the center of the barn, and much bigger. A few shots later and the hole is totally different again. (00:32:25)

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Factual error: Zelda gives Prince Facade a compliment when he meets her father. Facade smiles and then looks over, the camera follows his view to a mirror on the wall. It then cuts to the mirror showing his reflection as he winks at himself. The problem is though, when the camera was panning from his position, it showed the mirror was against the wall a good distance from him, as well as facing almost a 90 degree angle away from him. So not only was his reflection too big for his distance, but the mirror would not have reflected his image back to him at that angle. (00:36:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Ganon discovers the return of Prince Facade, he is talking to his Evil Jar with his back turned. When he turns around, his skin is a yellowish green color, not his usual brown tan color. His robes are all their normal colors so it is not a lighting effect. He also retains this strange coloring once he teleports to his throne. He was his normal color on his throne in previous episodes. (00:35:25)

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Revealing mistake: After Link begins walking to the castle, the scene changes to Ganon's lair in Death Mountain. It first shows the exterior of the volcano and you can see smoke coming from the top. The smoke is obviously a looped animation, where the same frames are repeated over and over again to show continuum. This in of itself is not a mistake, as animation loops are fairly common in cartoons, especially during this era. But the jump between the first and last frames of this smoke is so jarring it makes it painfully obvious it is looped and poorly done. (00:35:10)

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Continuity mistake: After Prince Facade saves Link from the Octorok, Link tries to shake his hand. As he does, he is literally just an arm's length away from the Prince. A few shots later, without any of them moving, it shows the three of them, Link, Zelda, and Facade, all together standing. The distance between Prince Facade and Link has now doubled. (00:34:15)

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Continuity mistake: After Prince Facade rescues Link from the Octorok and then Zelda humiliates Link, Link reaches his hand out to shake with Prince Facade. The Prince refuses the hand shake because Link's hands are dirty. The close up of Link's hand shows it covered in dirt. But the distance shot of it before and after he reaches out show no dirt on it. (00:34:10)

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Continuity mistake: As the Tin Suits advance on Link and Zelda, the shot showing the whole group has a wheelbarrow by the building. There is a rope going up from it to a barrel tied up in the air against the house. By the angle of the rope going up and away from the wheelbarrow, and the relative position of the barrel against the side of the house in relation to the position of the wheelbarrow, you can tell the barrel is not above the wheelbarrow, but tied up in the air behind it. But when Link charges the wagon and slices the rope to use like a human catapult, the barrel falls straight down right into the wagon. (00:30:35)

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Continuity mistake: The ground opens up and shows a bunch of Tin Suits marching out. The shot where Link takes off towards the wheelbarrow shows at least 8 Tin Suits marching. Difficult to tell exactly how many, but I see 8 pairs of legs in the group. When Link flies through the air towards them, there are only 5 that can be seen. Link fights 5 and 4 of them are dispatched by him and Zelda. There is just 1 left as the Octorok arrives. That still is only 5 Tin Suits when at least 8 were seen moments before. 3 have just disappeared. (00:30:30 - 00:32:05)

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Continuity mistake: While fighting the Tin Suits, Link kicks two of them into a wall. They hit next to a barred window and the wall crumbles. This shot shows the inside of the building as light, bright, and white. But the immediately following shot from by Link shows the inside as dark and blue. (00:30:55)

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Revealing mistake: Link runs towards the wheelbarrow to launch himself at the Tin Suits. Before he does, there is a close up shot of two of the Tin Suits marching at him. The one on the left has the eye holes on his helmet poorly drawn and look misshapen compared to the Tin Suit on the right. (00:30:35)

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Continuity mistake: When the Tin Suits arrive, there is an orange wheelbarrow sitting next to a house close to Link and Zelda. In the shot showing the Tin Suits marching towards our heroes before Link runs to it, the wheelbarrow is about half the size it was, if not smaller. (00:30:30)

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Continuity mistake: The camera pans up from Zelda's mirror to show the Tin Suit cave emerging not very far away from her and Link. But later shots show them much further away than originally shown. (00:30:30)

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Continuity mistake: The enemies that Link refers to as Tin Suits emerge from the ground as it folds up, making a cave. They are not a long way off from Zelda and Link. After Link draws his sword and Zelda hops out of the coach, the shot switches back to the Tin Suits. Now the cave they just made has disappeared. It did not sink back down into the ground as when Link lands in the middle of them, the cave is seen behind him. (00:30:30)

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Continuity mistake: Zelda casts a spell on her hair to curl the back of it up in a sort of fancy pony tail. She is looking in a hand held mirror at that moment and turns her head sideways to see her hair in the mirror. Her mouth is open and she is smiling. The next shot shows her reflection and suddenly her mouth is closed. (00:30:10)

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Continuity mistake: Right in the beginning, Link is watching a blacksmith working on a horseshoe. The close up of the horseshoe shows it a goldfish orange color. The very next shot from further away shows it as a white silver. (00:29:55)

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