but Link could die in any other game and I'm pretty sur ethat it would suck more if he had died in SS or TP than in OOT... also SS and the previous Link had his hat before Minish Cap so I don't really see why that's before but ohhh well. That's ok though, it just makes more sense to me and it's all really confusng anyway
OoT Link's failure only occurs when he's facing Ganon, which makes the most sense than any other place Link dies in during his journey, it'll also explain Ganondorf still being in his manbearpig form in ALttP. Minish Cap is suppose to take place before OoT because of the whole hat thing and a brief reference to Skyward Sword.
Since you're a Zelda fan, I would like to ask you question: Do you think the next Zelda title should take place between Twilight Princess and Four Swords Adventure based on the official timeline? I'm saying this because you in TP, Ganondorf dies, but he's alive and well in FSA, so you think that Zelda game would involve a villain, hopefully Ghirahim by popular demand, to revive him and eventually imprisoned once again.