If I lived in hyrule, I would like to be a Zora since I love the ocean and swimming is fun! Also I believe that any race can become a Sheikah though a special ritual, as it is said that the only thing separating the appearance of non Sheikah and Sheikah is their red eyes. Impa and other "Sheikah" in Breath of the Wild are not Sheikah, and are most likely people who wish to keep the spirit and culture of the Sheikah alive. Breath of the Wild does not exist in the downfall timeline, as it exists in a merged timeline as shown in Hyrule Encyclopedia. (Hyrule Historia 2) The reason the timelines merged is also unknown, but may be linked to ancient sheikah technology or the birth of calamity ganon. Also Zelda saying in the final battle of BotW "Ganon has given up on reincarnation and assumed his true enraged form." is actually a mistranslation, as she said the exact opposite in the original japanese script. The master sword is hidden in the lost woods in all games except Ocarina of Time, chronologically it's first appearance, (other than Skyward Sword) so it was likely moved after the events of OoT. BotW is a good game, but has many flaws that many people tend to overlook. Namely it's story and dungeons. (shrines included) My favorite Zelda game is BotW (I've logged over 700 hours between my two Wii U playthroughs and my three Switch playthroughs plus DLC.) my second favorite is Link Between Worlds on 3DS, and my third favorite is Majora's Mask. My least favorite is Zelda 1, and then Skyward Sword. I actually really like Zelda II, and am really hoping for a remake. That would probably be my fourth favorite. Then after that would be Link to the Past, then Link's Awakening, then Minish Cap, then Oracle Games, then Ocarina of Time, then Zelda I. I haven't played Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, Phantom Hourglass, Spirit Tracks, Triforce Heroes, Four Swords, or Four Sword Adventures. Out of the spinoffs I've only played the three versions of Hyrule Warriors, and have beaten only Majora's Mask, (95%) Link Between Worlds, (100%) and Breath of the Wild (100% base game no korok seeds) I agree with @Pine Towers about his theory with Bongo Bongo as it makes sense within the lore of OoT. I sorta treat BotW as a "soft reboot" of the franchise like what they did with God of War. I hope I added something meaningful to this conversation with my long essay of a post. Bye!