‘Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2’ Theory Connects Link’s Arm to ‘Skyward Sword’ Spirits

As The Legend of Zelda fans waited for a Breath of the Wild 2 release date or news last summer, Nintendo instead dropped The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite, and Nintendo Switch OLED. Skyward Sword and BOTW already had strong connections in design and mechanics. And with the floating islands in the Breath of the Wild 2 trailer, these connections only grew. And one Zelda theory suspects Link’s arm in the Breath of the Wild 2 trailer to have ties to Fi, the spirit of the Master Sword, in Skyward Sword.

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What are the sword spirits in ‘Skyward Sword’ and ‘BOTW’?

In the Nintendo Switch game The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, Zelda falls from the land in the sky, Skyloft. Then the demon lord Ghirahim kidnaps her to resurrect his master, Demise. Link takes the legendary Goddess Sword and sets out to rescue Zelda, accompanied by Fi.

However, Fi and Ghirahim are not physical beings in the traditional sense. They are the sword spirits, with Fi residing the Goddess Sword (eventually changed to the Master Sword) and Ghirahim coming from the sword of Demise.

And in the Captured Memory at Fort Hateno in BOTW, after Link and Zelda battle the Guardians corrupted by Malice, the princess hears the familiar sound of Fi in the Master Sword.

With the spirits still around, one Zelda theory linked Skyward Sword and Link’s arm in Breath of the Wild 2.

The ‘Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2’ theory says Link’s arm could have a sword spirit

After reaching the Skyward Sword ending, one Redditor thought of a Zelda theory for Breath of the Wild 2.

They noticed “similarities between the way Ghirahim’s arms turn black” as he uses more power, “including the tendrils spreading to his chest,” which look strikingly similar to Link’s arm in the BOTW 2 trailer.

Many assumed Link had become corrupted by Ganondorf’s Malice. However, the Zelda theory considers if Link’s arm becomes a sort of “living blade.”

The arm already appears to replace the Shiekah Slate, and the Redditor asks why it could not go even further and replace Link’s sword.

‘The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword’ and ‘Breath of the Wild 2’ theory suggests a possible new legendary sword

Link has wielded dozen of weapons in the 36 years since the 1986 Legend of Zelda released on NES. However, the series only has a handful of legendary swords.

Link often used the Master Sword, but in The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap, he used the Four Sword.

And the Breath of the Wild 2 and Skyward Sword Zelda theory, the Redditor suggests Link’s arm could be a new sort of legendary blade. He even suggests the mysterious Zonai Tribe created it.

As fans eagerly await Nintendo to drop The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, they continue theorizing. Nintendo has kept the plot, release date, and even the BOTW 2 title closely guarded.

However, they cannot stop fans from considering every possibility.

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