There’s an incredible amount of detailed tucked away in the corners of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, including one hidden-in-plain-sight Easter egg recently spotted by a user on Reddit. It’s part of the Trials of the Sword downloadable content for Breath of the Wild that hit last summer, so … spoiler alert.
Reddit user kamuilyn posted their finding this weekend after realizing that the seven unnamed monks who watch over the Master Sword in the Sword Monk’s Shrine are a callback to the seven sages in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
“Okay, so I just finished the Trial of the Sword and immediately noticed the 7 monks are representing the 7 Sages,” kamuilyn posted on the Breath of the Wild subreddit.
Here’s a comparison image they put together, showing the monks and their Ocarina of Time sage counterparts (in order, Princess Zelda, Rauru, Darunia, Princess Ruto, Nabooru, Impa and Saria):
And here’s how the monks appear in Breath of the Wild’s final Master Sword trials moment, via the Zelda Wiki:
Surely this was spotted by some hardcore Zelda fans, but it’s a detail that’s pretty easy to gloss over.
Trials of the Sword is included as part of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s first batch of DLC, which also added a hard mode, Hero’s Path mode and new equipment like the Korok Mask and Travel Medallion.