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Dark World
A map of the Dark World from A Link to the Past.
Series The Legend of Zelda series
First game The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991)
Creator Nintendo EAD

The Dark World is basically a corrupted Hyrule in the SNES video game The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. In the game, Ganondorf constructs this parallel world using the Triforce he stole in the events that took place in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. When the protagonist Link enters this world, he'll turn into a bunny rabbit with limited to no abilities. The only way he can return to his normal self is if he manages to use the Moon Pearl. If the player saves their game in the Dark World, they can choose to either begin at the last building the visited or on top of a pyramid in the center of the map. In the end of the game, the Dark World is ultimately restored to the Sacred Realm




Ocarina of Time

As Link seals himself for 7 years in Ocarina of Time, Ganondorf is able to access the Sacred Realm seizes the Triforce of Power from the Temple of Light, resulting in the Sacred Realm's transformation into the Dark World as a reflection of the evil in his heart. In the events of Link's defeat, Ganondorf takes the other parts of the Tri Force before Ganondorf is imprisoned in the corrupted Sacred Realm by the seven Sages.

The Imprisoning War

Following the short-lived peace, the Dark World's seal started to weaken and many greedy people sought the "Golden Land" of legend and disappeared inside it, transforming into monstrous representations of themselves, seemingly unaware that it was now under the control of Ganondorf. As the disappearances went on, fighting broke out over the misaligned realm and the seal finally broke causing evil power to seep and threaten the world. The new Sages of the era began to seal the Dark World again. Many monsters rushed into the world to stop the Sages, but the valiant knights of Hyrule fought to protect the sages until they successfully sealed the Dark World again for many ages.

A Link to the Past


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