Post by Dances in Undergarments on May 15, 2005 20:47:47 GMT -5
The same question could be asked with Link and Zelda, and even some other characters (Malon appears in OoT and TMC). Its probably something along the lines of: Tingle gives birth, raises his son to be exactly like him. His son has a son, whom he raises to be exactly like him, etc, etc. Which brings up a more interesting point - which female Zelda character is dumb enough to have a child with Tingle?
I think perhaps to make any sense of Hyrule history we have to accept that history is trapped in some kind of loop. Tingle in MM looks older than in TWW, even though MM takes place long before TWW. But it also takes place in an alternate dimension.
So Tingle could be a dimension hopping madman. Considering his constant travels to map the land it wouldn't be much of a surprise if he came across a number of time/space warps, much like those Link ends up using.
But it all gets a bit confusing, so I may have to go and have a lie down.