Friday, June 24, 2011

Ramona Flowers and Her Representation of the Three Golden Goddesses from “The Legend of Zelda.”

By Tayla Holman for TVStoreOnline.com

In the movie version of “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” the main female character, Ramona Flowers, changes her hair color from pink, to blue, to green. Fans of “the Legend of Zelda” will recognize these three colors as representing the Three Golden Goddesses: Din, Nayru, and Farore. List of Scott Pilgrim soundtracksImage via Wikipedia


But Ramona’s representation goes beyond her different hair colors. She embodies each goddess’s trait equally, and could even be considered a triple goddess in the Scott Pilgrim mythos. Another interpretation is that Ramona represents wisdom, Scott represents courage, and Gideon represents power, making them each a piece of the triforce. But for argument’s sake, let’s say Ramona is all three.


She represents Din, the goddess of power, in her fighting. When she fights Roxy, she maintains the upper hand until Roxy declares that Scott has to fight his own battles. She may not be power hungry like Gideon (or Ganondorf), but the girl is definitely powerful. Just look at what she does to Scott. You could also say that Gideon’s mind-control chip on the back of her neck is representative of desiring power.


She represents Nayru, the goddess of wisdom, in that she is Scott’s voice of reason, and provides him with knowledge for defeating her evil exes. She provides him with the list of exes and then tells him how to defeat Roxy.


Finally, Ramona represents Farore, goddess of courage, in her finally deciding to stop running away and to take a chance on Scott once he defeats Gideon. It does take a lot of courage to decide to trust someone after one of your exes put a mind-control chip on you and created a league with six of your other exes to bring you back to him. Just saying.


There you have it, Ramona’s representation of the Three Golden Goddesses from “The Legend of Zelda.”