By Red
October 12, 2017

Hick and I have often joked about “Zelda physics” when we can’t explain how something works in a Zelda game. It’s our way of shrugging off some of the things that happen in the series that seem scientifically impossible. YouTuber Lockstin & Gnoggin decided to take things a step further and attempt to explain some of the science behind the Legend of Zelda series. In a recent video, Lockstin & Gnoggin tackled the question of how the runes in the Sheikah Slate actually work.

Lockstin & Gnoggin theorize that nitrogen is responsible for most of the effects the runes produce, particularly nitrogen cooled to extremely cold temperatures. Cooled nitrogen can be responsible for the Magnesis and Cryonis runes, while bombs could be the result of nitrogen in a plasma form. Stasis presents more of a problem, but Lockstin & Gnoggin guess that it may be the result of a timeshift stone within the Sheikah Slate that converts an object to leptons. I personally don’t entirely understand the science proposed by Lockstin & Gnoggin, but it is fascinating to think about!

You can check out Lockstin & Gnoggin’s theory below to get the full explanation, or click here to view it on Youtube.