Yeah. Link losing could have happened at any time during Ocarina.
i also agree that the witch sisters could have been reincarnated. theyre witches, and theyre dead bodies are still talking after theyre dead, so who knows.
in fact, in Oracle, you go through a portal to reach their area, so maybe their on a different plane of existence? idk.
but in regards to Ganon after OoT, i believe it is explained somewhere that with no hero, the goddesses, or sages intervene and seal him away or something.
Yeah, Ganon was sealed away twice (by the sages) before the events of ALttP.
He was sealed away in the Wind Waker storyline at the bottom of the sea after the Goddesses flooded Hyrule.
Originally Posted by $aturn¥oshi Yeah. Link losing could have happened at any time during Ocarina. No, Link had to have lost in the final battle. Otherwise, Ganondorf still wouldn't have known where Zelda was and wouldn't have been able to get the Triforce of Wisdom.
Yeah... Because Ganon has all the Triforce parts come ALttP.
Originally Posted by $aturn¥oshi He was sealed away in the Wind Waker storyline at the bottom of the sea after the Goddesses flooded Hyrule. I wonder if this is a technical death because of Malladus and Skyward Sword. Though, Malladus likely existed at the same time as Ganondorf, so they may be entirely different entities.
I think it's possible that the Spirit War happened at the same time as Phantom Hourglass, since the Spirits of Good were still tired when they entrusted the land to the Hylian settlers. I think the Spirit War would've lasted about as long as Hylia's battle with Demise, which doesn't seem to be long, so it's possible that Ganondorf was reincarnated as Malladus shortly after old Hyrule completely flooded.