With the new video game that features both Zelda and her male doppelganger, Sheik (that’s right, in Hyrule Warriors you are able to play as Sheik AND Zelda…alongside Ganondorf…Ganondorf), there was a new spark in the debate on what gender is Sheik? That’s right, the conspiracy theorists have come out in full force on this one, claiming that in Manga lore, Sheik is actually considered a male. Male body parts, male figure, male everything. However when in video games, the place where the Legend of Zelda comes from, it may come to shock some of you (and hopefully I’m not spoiling this one for you) but the Sheiky-baby is actually Zelda.
That’s right, right? I mean, I didn’t have something dropped on my head only to imagine Sheik taking off his…her…her(?) scarf?
Yet, there were still people still convinced that Zelda was not Sheik and that the Sheik was his…her…his identity and for months upon months.
You know how deep it’s got? I’ll tell you: THE HIGHER UPS AT NINTENDO! That’s right, they had to bother the big whigs of Nintendo in order to get their answer. You know what they said? Here’s Bill Trinen:
“The definitive answer is that Sheik is a woman — simply Zelda in a different outfit.”
There ya go!
Look, if I am wrong…please tell me right now but the way that I look at it, you always have to look at where the source of the material is coming from. Kind of like if you find a leak, you go down and plug the leak. I’m not going to talk about the manga portion of the story because, as you all well know, manga isn’t where the Legend of Zelda started, hence manga is not the leak’s originator. The Zelda originator started in video games, so MY timeline and MY appreciation for the story goes towards the Zelda video games for the Zelda Manga.
IT’S A GAME! WHO CARES IF HE IS A SHE OR SHE’S A HE OR SHE’S A SHE! Why are we having this in depth conversation about whether or not Sheik is a lady, even though it was found out in OoT that Sheik was Zelda? Who came up with this question? I know who, someone who doesn’t know how timelines work (just like magnets).
Now, if they find out that Zelda actually had Sheik killed and stole his clothes, then I would agree. But, as of right now, when Nintendo says “Sheik is Zelda” then you should know that SHEIK IS ZELDA!
Finish this word problem: Sheik is Zelda. Zelda is Sheik. Zelda is a female. Therefor, Sheik is ________.
What are your conspiracy theories about video games? Leave it in the comments below. Hopefully it’s something better than the sex of Sheik.