So I have this theory. Ocarina of Time could have certainly allowed for co-op. At the very least AI partners. I mean, all the sages are just sitting around for most of the game, but all of them show some combat prowess or magic skill. And freakin' Sheik! Imagine if Sheik actually used the weapons she was given in SSB. Now that would have been awesome.
But anyway, I got a request for an image featuring Saria and I decided to use that opportunity to illustrate my theory. To go along with that theory, I equipped Saria with Link's Kokiri gear that he just seems to lose during his seven year hiatus. I figure it makes perfect sense for her to use them, she's seemingly capable of everything young Link is capable of, n' then some. So why not?
Oh, for those of you who are unfamiliar with what's going on here, a doppleganger of Ganondorf is the boss of the Forest Temple. His shtick is jumping in and out of paintings on his flying horse. Failure to guess which painting he's charging from results in pain.
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