A new fan theory suggests Mario and Zelda are part of the same timeline.
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There are similarities between the two franchises' premise in the original Super Mario's instruction book.
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The theory is a result of the divergent timelines from Ocarina of Time.
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The theory takes place centuries after the events of The Wind Waker.
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After the floodwaters from Hyrule recede, the Mushroom Kingdom rises with Hylians evolving into Toads.
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The theory posits Bowser is a reincarnation of Ganon and Power Stars are TriForce fragments.
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Spirit Tracks had explored a timeline where floodwaters receded to form New Hyrule.
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The inconsistencies make the theory a fun but unlikely connection between the franchises.
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