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  • A new fan theory suggests Mario and Zelda are part of the same timeline. 1 / 9

  • There are similarities between the two franchises' premise in the original Super Mario's instruction book. 2 / 9

  • The theory is a result of the divergent timelines from Ocarina of Time. 3 / 9

  • The theory takes place centuries after the events of The Wind Waker. 4 / 9

  • After the floodwaters from Hyrule recede, the Mushroom Kingdom rises with Hylians evolving into Toads. 5 / 9

  • The theory posits Bowser is a reincarnation of Ganon and Power Stars are TriForce fragments. 6 / 9

  • Spirit Tracks had explored a timeline where floodwaters receded to form New Hyrule. 7 / 9

  • The inconsistencies make the theory a fun but unlikely connection between the franchises. 8 / 9

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