A possibly major plot detail for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 has seemingly leaked from Daruk’s Italian voice actor Pietro Ubaldi.
This article contains Breath of the Wild and possible Breath of the Wild 2 spoilers going forward.
As spotted by ResetEra user Alexander_Wand, Zelda-focused YouTube channel Lega Hyrule shared an interview with Ubaldi, who said he not only voiced Daruk in the sequel but also the Goron character’s ancestor.
Daruk himself passes into the afterlife at the end of Breath of the Wild, meaning his appearance is a little odd in itself, but the apparent ancestor character is also a complete mystery.
Time is at the center of Breath of the Wild’s story – with Link waking up 100 years after Ganondorf ruined everything during the Great Calamity – and several flashbacks occur throughout the game.
This ancestor could indicate that Link will once again have to address the past, with some fans theorising that they’re from the “ancient times” mentioned in the game, which took place 10,000 years prior. Daruk’s ancestor could be an original Divine Beast pilot, for example.
Even more interesting, trailers for Breath of the Wild’s (still officially untitled) sequel have shown what looks to be a longer haired, seemingly injured version of Link. Some now believe that that version of Link himself is from the ancient times – which could explain his toga-like clothing, too.
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