New ‘Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ Prince Sidon Theory Explains Why He Was So Unhelpful in 1 ‘BOTW’ Moment

With The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 release date delayed, Nintendo Switch fans have gone back to the original. And even years after the release of BOTW, Prince Sidon remains one of the most talked-about aspects. Prince Sidon fanart dominates the BOTW community, and countless videos praise the Zora royalty. However, one fan on Reddit hilariously called out Champion Mipha’s brother for being incredibly unhelpful during an emergency.

Link and Prince Sidon in 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' trailer
Link and Prince Sidon in ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ trailer | Nintendo

A ‘Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ player called out Prince Sidon for being unhelpful in 1 game section

After Link leaves the Great Plateau and nears the Lanaryu Tower, several Zora point the BOTW players to Inogo Bridge on the Breath of the Wild map, where Prince Sidon waits. He says that Zora’s Domain is in imminent danger because Calamity Ganon sent his Malice to corrupt Divine Beast Vah Ruta. He leaves for Zora’s Domain, telling Link to follow the Zora River.

However, if Zora’s Domain was in such immediate danger of being washed away, why wouldn’t Prince Sidon let Link ride him like when they try to enter Vah Ruta? One fan on Reddit noted just how unhelpful the Zora prince was in the section.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild players have to spend several in-game days traversing the slippery mountainsides fighting Moblins and Lizalfos, multiple river crossings, and waterfalls. Meanwhile, in BOTW, Prince Sidon swims past all of it.

The original poster acknowledged that game developers left the portion for gameplay reasons. However, the Zora prince could have saved a lot of time carrying Link instead.

Other ‘Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ fans suggested Prince Sidon was testing Link by not helping

While the original poster said he enjoyed the section, the discussion sparked fans to answer.

“Sidon is looking for a Hylian who can help him with Ruta, that means the Hylian he recruits needs to be quite capable. Most Hylians aren’t trained for combat,” one Redditor replied. “So Sidon uses the path [to] Zora’s Domain as a sort of test to see if Link really has what it takes to fight Ruta.”

Another fan noted that the river’s current was stronger because of Vah Ruta. Prince Sidon carrying BOTW players might have proven too much weight.

“Sidon also follows Link from the River the entire time,” the first commenter continued. “So if Sidon accidentally sent a regular civilian down a dangerous path, he can jump out to help at any time.”

In ‘Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity,’ the Zora prince proved himself a competent character

Several Zelda theorists latched onto the first Redditor’s assessment. They connected the headcanon to Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. In the game, Prince Sidon traveled back in time from BOTW with the help of Terrako.

He proves to be an intense fighter, dual-wielding Zora Spear weapons. If Prince Sidon sent a Hylian who could not handle the fights, he could easily save them.

The discussion explained a relatively minor detail in the Nintendo Switch game. However, the smallest details can make the Nintendo games come alive that much more.

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