The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda (1989)

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Continuity mistake: Right in the beginning of the title sequence, Zelda and Link walk into a room and see the Triforce of Wisdom. Zelda even says it is the Triforce of Wisdom. It is green. But throughout the entire show in the episodes, the Triforce of Wisdom is shown as blue. (00:00:05)

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Plot hole: The Triforce of Wisdom is kept in Link's room up in a tower. It does seem logical to keep it with Hyrule's greatest hero to keep safe, but that's all you ever see protecting it. Hyrule is a large kingdom, and the Triforce of Wisdom is a vital part of keeping their community safe. Yet the only one protecting it is Link. And he's not with it 24/7. The room is not very secure either and is breached all the time by Ganon's forces. A kingdom like this would have knights to post all around the tower and be in Link's room when he's away. But nope, not here. (00:01:10)

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Revealing mistake: In the opening titles, Zelda opens a door and shows Link the Triforce of Wisdom. The designs on the door are badly drawn and misshapen. (00:00:05)

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Audio problem: In the opening title sequence towards the end, Link says "For you, Princess, anything." After he says this, he instantly opens his mouth again in a continued talking motion. But he is not saying anything. In a cartoon such as this, especially from this era, they wouldn't go through the trouble of animating just a breath after a speaking line, or even just a smile like that. It is extra animation for speaking that is not happening. (00:00:25)

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Revealing mistake: During the title sequence, Zelda explains to Link that Ganon is after both Triforce and if he gets it he will rule this land forever. She leans towards him putting her hands on him, and for a couple frames of animation, the area of her pants shown between the straps of the pouch on her side turn brown like the pouch as well. The animators didn't color that spot correctly for that frame. (00:00:20)

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Continuity mistake: In the opening title sequence, Link pulls Zelda and jumps off a bridge with her to escape a squad of Moblins and Staffos. Before hitting the water, Link fires several sword lasers at the water to cause a splash to break their fall, but only does so for him. Before they hit you see the background behind them of a dirt wall and the bridge being almost completely covered in a green, probably moss, substance. But as Link hits the water and is back flipped into the air where he lands on a rock right behind where he was, the wall is now almost completely brown dirt. (00:00:35)

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