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Ganon
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Ganon in his beast form (left/top) and in his human form (right/bottom) as seen in Twilight Princess
Series The Legend of Zelda
First game The Legend of Zelda (1986)
Created by Shigeru Miyamoto
Voiced by Len Carlson (TV series)
Seizō Katō (1995-1997)
Takashi Nagasako (1998–2004)
Hironori Miyata (2006–present)

Ganon (ガノン?), also known as Ganondorf (ガノンドロフ Ganondorofu?) while in his human form, is a fictional character who is the main antagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series of video games. He is the final boss of most games in the series. He was first given a back-story in A Link to the Past. The English version of the Link to the Past instruction manual gives Ganon's full name as Ganondorf Dragmire, though this surname appears nowhere else in canon.

In the games, Ganon is a leader of the Gerudo, a race of desert brigands, until he acquires great magical power to become a king of evil.[1][2][3][4][5][6] His specific motives vary from game to game, but most often they include the domination of Hyrule and presumably the world beyond it. To this end, he seeks the Triforce, a powerful magical relic. Frequently, he already possesses a portion of the Triforce called the Triforce of Power, which gives him great strength but not enough to accomplish his ends, leading him to hunt the remaining Triforce pieces.

In general, Ganon has been well-received by critics and fans. Ganon was the runner-up in GameFAQs's "Got Villains?" Character Battle, losing only to Sephiroth.[7] In an episode of G4's Filter, he was named the fourth best villain in video games.[8]

Contents

Concept and creation

Ganon was originally known as "Hakkai" before development of the NES video game The Legend of Zelda, in reference to the pig-like enemy from the 16th century Chinese novel Journey to the West.[9]

For the development of Ocarina of Time, Ganon was conceived by character designer Satoru Takizawa. Takizawa had imagined Ganon as a “crooked and complex thief, who was basically an all around abominable human being”. However, script director Toru Osawa claimed that this image was “not the case”. He began to speak of how Ganondorf was meant to have “parts where he is rather good” comparing him to Fist of the North Star character Raoh.[10] With this idea in mind, Takizawa had created a tentative model of Ganondorf based on Christopher Lambert. The end result of Ganondorf was very different from this model with three forms of the character being created: one of Ganondorf in the beginning, one of Ganondorf seven years later with long hair, and one of Ganon in the end.[10] Since Ganon was a pig, Takizawa decided that Ganondorf should turn into a pig at the end of the game despite the opinions of other staff members.He decided on making Ganon a beast “with the feeling of a pig” to reference A Link to the Past.[10]

Ganon is named inconsistently throughout the series. In the Japanese versions of the first three games, his name is romanized as "Gannon". This spelling appears in only two Western releases, the original game and the extracanonical Zelda's Adventure. Since The Adventure of Link, the name is given as "Ganon". A Link to the Past uses "Ganondorf", as does Ocarina of Time, aside from a few exceptional uses of "Ganon". Nintendo's current convention is to use "Ganon" widely but reserve "Ganondorf" for the character's human form.[citation needed]

Actor portrayal

The Zelda series presents dialogue as text, so Ganon's voice actors only provide nonverbal noises like shouts and grunts.[citation needed] Takashi Nagasako plays Ganondorf in Ocarina of Time, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and The Wind Waker.[citation needed] Hironori Miyata performs the role in Twilight Princess and Super Smash Bros. Brawl.[citation needed]

Characteristics

Personality

Ganon is depicted as the embodiment of evil.[11] His roles range from savage beast to Machiavellian tyrant to godlike entity,[12] sometimes in the course of a single game.

Abilities

Ganon is a formidable sorcerer,[13] able to use magic to attack as well as shapeshift,[14] and a skilled enough swordsman to hold his own against his nemesis Link.[15] The Triforce of Power, a magical relic of the goddess Din, makes Ganon stronger yet, granting him powers such as transvection,[16] teleportation,[17] and superhuman strength. Further, the Triforce piece renders him nearly immortal: he can survive wounds as severe as being impaled by a sword. Once drastically injured, he can be magically imprisoned by divine intervention, but he may escape. If he is actually killed, his followers may resurrect him.[18] Often, only sacred weapons can hurt Ganon at all.[19]

Appearance

Ganon has two basic forms that appear throughout the series, one bestial and one humanoid. In The Legend of Zelda, A Link to the Past, Oracle of Seasons, Oracle of Ages, and Four Swords Adventures he is a blue, porcine biped wielding a trident. In Ocarina of Time, he is an armor-clad but unarmed Gerudo with dark skin and red hair. This form reappears in The Wind Waker with a cloak and two swords, and in Twilight Princess with thicker armor and a single sword. Ocarina of Time also reintroduces the pig form, now gigantic and furry. In Ocarina, it stands upright, whereas in Twilight Princess, it runs on all fours.

Appearances

Video games

Since the series began, Ganon has taken the role of the primary antagonist. As such, he has appeared in almost every game in the series, some of which hide his existence until late in the game. When he does not appear, the antagonist role is filled by another character, such as Majora's Mask in Majora's Mask, Bellum in Phantom Hourglass,Malladus in Loz Spirit Tracks,and Vaati in both The Minish Cap and Four Swords. In Link's Awakening, Dethl (a physical manifestation of The Wind Fish's Nightmares) fills the role of the antagonist. During the final battle, Dethl assumes several forms, all of which are based on antagonists and creatures from Link's past. One of Dethl's forms is "Ganon's Shadow" and is constructed from Link's memories of their battle.

Ganon made his first appearance in The Legend of Zelda. In it, Ganon invades Hyrule with his minions, successfully stealing the Triforce of Power. To protect the world from Ganon, the Triforce of Wisdom was broken into eight pieces and scattered across the land by Princess Zelda, who is then captured. She sends her nursemaid, Impa, to find someone to defeat Ganon, eventually discovering Link. He gathers the eight pieces and eventually defeats Ganon, reducing him to a pile of ashes and recovering the Triforce of Power. Afterwards, he brings both Power and Wisdom to Zelda. He makes no major appearance in the sequel Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, as it focuses on his minions attempting to revive him by killing Link. If they succeed, Ganon's silhouette appears on the Game Over screen accompanied by his laugh. He later appeared in the Super NES video game A Link to the Past, trapped in a place called the Dark World, formerly the Sacred Land before Ganon corrupted it. The game focuses on his attempt to escape from it and conquer the Light World, utilizing minions such as the wizard Agahnim to sacrifice the seven descendants of the sages who sealed him away to break the seal. Link is summoned by Zelda to rescue her, but ultimately, she was eventually captured and sent to the Dark World. Once Link defeats Agahnim, he is sent to the Dark World, where he rescues the seven maidens and defeats Agahnim yet again and pursues Ganon into his lair where he is eventually defeated. Link finds the completed Triforce, and uses it to undo everything Ganon had done. Ganon makes a cameo appearance in A Link to the Past's sequel Link's Awakening as a transformation of the final boss, which uses enemies that Link has battled before.

He makes a major appearance in Ocarina of Time in his humanoid form and in his earliest appearance chronologically in the series. He swears his allegiance to the King of Hyrule in order to betray him and conquer Hyrule Castle. Princess Zelda asks Link to take the Master Sword, a mystical weapon used to defeat evil. After Link finds all the items necessary to take the sword, Zelda and her nursemaid Impa are chased from Hyrule Castle by Ganondorf. Once Link opens the door protecting the Master Sword and takes it, falling into a deep sleep, Ganondorf steals the Triforce of Power that's held inside of the room. Seven years later, Link awakens as an adult, and explores various locales of Hyrule after they had been corrupted by Ganondorf, eventually collecting the power of seven sages, including Zelda, who is kidnapped after she reveals herself. He encounters Ganondorf, defeating him and escaping with Zelda from the castle. However, Ganon utilizes the Triforce of Power to turn into his bestial form. Link manages to defeat him, and Zelda and the other sages use their power to hold him still, allowing Link to defeat him as he is banished to the Sacred Realm. Two Game Boy Color games, Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages, do not initially have anything to do with Ganon, but once both are linked together and both beaten, two of Ganon's minions, Koume and Kotake, seek to revive him by using Zelda and two oracles called Din and Nayru. He is revived in his bestial form, but not retaining his mind due to Zelda not being sacrificed. He is eventually defeated by Link.[20]

He appears in the GameCube game The Wind Waker, where it is explained that since Ocarina of Time he had escaped from the Sacred Realm, but due to Link having disappeared, no one is able to defeat him, and the Hylians prayed to the Goddesses to flood Hyrule to destroy Ganon. During the events of The Wind Waker, he encounters Link in his fortress, and he eventually reveals his motives being finding the three Triforce pieces by capturing both Link and Zelda, who is actually a girl named Tetra, to take the pieces from them. After Link failed to defeat Ganondorf in his first encounter, he finds the Master Sword and later does battle with him in the sunken Hyrule Castle. Ganondorf explains his resentment for Hyrule, describing his country as one that is filled with death and despair, and that Hyrule was rich with life, that being his reason for trying to conquer it. However, before he could use the Triforce to revert the flood, it is used to drown the Hyrule Castle by the King of Hyrule. Link eventually plants the Master Sword in Ganondorf's head, turning him to stone and drowning him with Hyrule Castle. He makes an appearance late in Four Swords Adventures, who is revealed as using the wind mage Vaati for his own means. After Vaati is defeated, Link and Zelda do battle with Ganon, sealing him away with the Four Sword.

In Twilight Princess, Ganon initially appears in a plot twist midway through the game, though he is the true antagonist behind all of the events that have transpired throughout the story.[21] Before the start of the game, he is banished to the Twilight Realm after a failed execution by the sages, leaving him with a glowing wound on his chest. In the Twilight Realm, Ganon presents himself as a demonic deity[22] to Zant, delegating his power and persuading him to attempt conquest of the light world.[23] Ganondorf does not appear again until the end of the game, in the throne of Hyrule Castle, proclaiming it as his own. He is challenged by Midna, prompting Ganon to possess Princess Zelda and attack Link, before reforming as beast Ganon (in a more feral style than previous appearances, mirroring Link's wolf form). Midna recovers and teleports Link and Zelda to Hyrule Field, before attempting to defeat Ganon, causing the castle to explode. Ganondorf appears on horseback, holding Midna's fused shadow. After a battle on horseback, Ganondorf requests a final duel, using the execution sword as his weapon. Link defeats Ganondorf, impaling him through the wound in his chest with the Master Sword. After getting up and uttering a few words,[24] the Triforce symbol on his hand disappears, and Zant is shown snapping his own neck in a vision. Ganondorf gasps, his eyes glaze over, and seemingly dies standing in place.

In Phantom Hourglass, Ganon only appears in the opening sequence. He does not appear in Spirit Tracks, although the final boss, Malladus, bears resemblance to his Dark Beast form as it appears in Twilight Princess. Also, the face of the Demon Train bears a resemblance to Ganondorf.

Other appearances

In the CD-i games, Ganon appears in his "green boar" form in two of the three CD-i Zelda titles, Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon, Link: The Faces of Evil; in Zelda's Adventure he is a large muscular devil creature. In these versions he only requires one hit to defeat, and appears to be a sorcerer of some sort with features based on his cartoon incarnation.

Ganondorf is an unlockable character in both Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl,[25] where he is based on his appearance in the SpaceWorld demo, even wielding the large, cleaver-like sword in one of his victory poses (though he cannot actually use it in combat). He is one of the four characters from the Zelda series to be playable in the game. In Melee and Brawl, he is referred to by his full name and is a slower, heavier, and more powerful "clone" of Captain Falcon, performing mostly the same attacks and moves. In an interview, Eiji Aonuma revealed that his design team had submitted designs for Ganondorf based on his Twilight Princess design to the developers of Super Smash Bros. Brawl.[26] Ganondorf appears as one of the main antagonists in the single-player The Subspace Emissary mode, allied with Bowser and Wario as well as being a servant of Master Hand. His Final Smash is his "Dark Beast: Ganon" form from Twilight Princess, in which he transforms into Ganon, charges across the screen, and then warps himself back onto the stage.[27]

Appearances in other media

Ganon was the main villain of 1989's The Legend of Zelda cartoon, which was shown as part of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show in syndication that year. In the cartoon, Ganon was a brown-skinned anthropomorphic wild boar and a wizard. He was in possession of the Triforce of Power, and, despite having seemingly endless abilities and magical powers, lost every chance to steal the Triforce of Wisdom. He spent most of his time living in his subterranean lair, referred to as his "castle", which was located in the Underworld. He is disintegrated when attacked several times by Link's sword, Zelda's arrows, or the Triforce of Wisdom. He was voiced by Len Carlson.

In addition to the Zelda cartoon, Ganon (along with Link and Zelda) also appeared in Captain N: The Game Master, as a secondary villain in the episode "Quest For the Potion of Power".[28] This was something of a continuation of Ganon's appearance in the Zelda cartoon. The episode uses elements from The Legend of Zelda and The Adventure of Link. During the episode, Ganon is revived, double-crosses Mother Brain, and is killed again by the Reflect magic on Link's shield.

In the South Park episode "Imaginationland Episode III" Ganondorf is seen as one of many evil characters battling the good characters.

In the Robot Chicken episode "Shoe", Ganondorf appears briefly but is killed by Link, who frees Zelda shortly afterward.

Reception

Ganon is among one of the most popular video-game villains. GameSpot counted one of his appearances among the top ten boss fights of all time, stating "The final battle of every Zelda game sees Link and Ganon locked in a clash of wills, and the fight at the end of Ocarina of Time on the Nintendo 64 was by far the most dramatic and epic one in Zelda history."[29] A similar article went on to say "As it is, Ganon is one of the toughest bosses around, because of his epic appearances and his tough-as-nails nature. No pushover in any sense, Ganon earns his place in the archives as one of the gaming world's greatest villains."[30] Ganon also received an honorable mention on Impact Lab's similar list: "Link's main adversary just missed the list, but that last fight with Ganondorf in Ocarina of Time (N64) still deserves a shout-out."[31] On the other hand, Cracked judged Ganondorf in Twilight Princess an especially disappointing final boss, writing "We went into this battle expecting Darth Maul, and what we got was C-3PO."[32] Ganon ranked in the second slot on GameDaily's top 10 Nintendo characters that deserve their own games list, explaining that he is the epitome of cool, and it would be enjoyable to plunder Hyrule instead of saving it.[33] They also ranked him amongst the most persistent video game villains of all time.[34] GamesRadar listed him second on their list of video game villains who will never stay dead, stating that even though he has been killed many times, he never seems to change his strategy.[35]

Notes and references

  1. ^ Ganon is the king of the Gerudo tribe in Ocarina of Time, and his given title as a boss in Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons is "Evil Gerudo King".
  2. ^ The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Rauru: "アタシたち 賢者は 六人そろえば 魔王ガノンドロフを  封印することが できるの。" (lit. "If we, the six sages, come together, we will even be able to seal the Demon King Ganondorf.")
  3. ^ Four Swords Adventures, Ganon: "おお…、俺は闇の魔王!!" (lit. "Graah! I am the Demon King of Darkness!")
  4. ^ Four Swords Adventures, Princess Zelda: "King of Darkness, ancient demon reborn. The wielder of the trident!!"
  5. ^ In the Japanese versions of Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess, Ganon's human form is titled 大魔王 ガノンドロフ (lit. "Great Demon King Ganondorf"); in the latter, his beast form is titled 魔獣ガノン (lit. "Demon Beast Ganon"). The North American Ocarina of Time uses "Great King of Evil Ganondorf", and the North American Twilight Princess uses "Dark Lord Ganondorf" and "Dark Beast Ganon".
  6. ^ The Wind Waker, The King of Red Lions: "He is the very same Ganon...The emperor of the dark realm the ancient legends speak of..."
  7. ^ GameFAQs Staff (2005). "Spring 2005: Got Villains?". GameFAQs. http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/contest/spr05. Retrieved 2006-11-03. 
  8. ^ "Top 10 Villains". TV.com. http://www.tv.com/filter/top-10-villains/episode/453857/recap.html. Retrieved 2008-01-29. 
  9. ^ "Iwata Asks - Zelda Handheld History". Nintendo. http://www.nintendo.co.uk/NOE/en_GB/news/iwata/iwata_asks_-_zelda_handheld_history_15603_15604.html#top. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  10. ^ a b c "Ki no ue no Himitsu kichi Ocarina of Time interview - Osawa and Takizawa comments". Angelfire. 1998-11-26. http://www.angelfire.com/games5/makzelda/interviews/kiootcomments.html. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  11. ^ Nintendo (January 1, 2006). "The Great Hyrule Encyclopedia - Ganon". Zelda Universe. http://www.zelda.com/universe/pedia/g.jsp#Ganon. Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  12. ^ His status as a deity is explained in Ocarina of Time, Four Swords Adventures, and Twilight Princess. Ganon has temples dedicated to him and is worshiped as a god.
  13. ^ He uses magic A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, and The Adventure of Link, among other titles.
  14. ^ He changes between human and beast forms in Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess.
  15. ^ Ganon acrobatically dodges Link's swings in The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess. In the former, he dual-wields swords.
  16. ^ Ganon flies in A Link to the Past, the TV series The Legend of Zelda, and Ocarina of Time. In Twilight Princess, he causes Princess Zelda to fly while possessing her.
  17. ^ Ganon can teleport himself and others by various means. He visibly uses this skill in the TV series The Legend of Zelda. In Ocarina of Time, he encloses Princess Zelda in a pink crystal and teleports her to his castle. In Twilight Princess, while in beast form, he uses portals to evade attack.
  18. ^ Ganon's minions fail to resurrect Ganon in The Adventure of Link, but partly succeed in Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons.
  19. ^ In The Legend of Zelda and A Link to the Past, Ganon can only be slain by Silver Arrows. In Ocarina of Time and Four Swords Adventure, Light Arrows and the Four Sword, respectively, are necessary to defeat him.
  20. ^ Zelda: Since they could not sacrifice me in their final rite, the powers of darkness could only revive a mindless, raging Ganon. Flagship. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Ages. (Nintendo). Game Boy Color. (2001-05-14)
  21. ^ Casamassina, Matt (2005-08-16). "Twilight Princess: Ganon's Return". IGN. http://cube.ign.com/articles/683/683158p1.html. Retrieved 2007-06-14. 
  22. ^ Zant: It was then, in the thrall of hatred and despair, that I turned my eyes to the heavens...and found a god. Nintendo EAD. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. (Nintendo). Wii. (2006-11-19)
  23. ^ Zant: My god had only one wish....To merge shadow and light...and make darkness! Nintendo EAD. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. (Nintendo). Wii. (2006-11-19)
  24. ^ Ganondorf: "Do not think this ends here... The history of Light and Shadow will be written in blood!" Nintendo EAD. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. (Nintendo). Wii. (2006-11-19)
  25. ^ "Super Smash Bros. Melee Unlocked". IGN. 2001-11-26. http://cube.ign.com/articles/100/100084p1.html. Retrieved 2007-06-14. 
  26. ^ "Eiji Aonuma Talks DS Development And More". Game Informer. 2007-08-02. http://www.gameinformer.com/News/Story/200708/N07.0802.1741.54921.htm. Retrieved 2007-08-02. 
  27. ^ "Ganondorf in Super Smash Bros. Brawl". Smash Bros. DOJO!!. http://www.smashbros.com/en_us/characters/hidden09.html. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  28. ^ "Quest for the Potion of Power". Captain N: The Game Master. NBC. 1990-09-29. No. 16.
  29. ^ "GameSpot's Top Ten Boss Fights". GameSpot. http://www.gamespot.com/gamespot/features/all/tenspot/0918boss/6.html. Retrieved 2008-09-24. 
  30. ^ Staff. TenSpot: Top Ten Video Game Villains. GameSpot. Retrieved on 2008-12-31.
  31. ^ "Top 10 Video Game Bosses". Impact Lab. 2004-04-14. http://www.impactlab.com/2006/04/14/top-10-video-game-bosses/. Retrieved 2008-09-24. 
  32. ^ Gordon, Andrew. "The 6 Most Disappointing Video Game End Bosses". Cracked.com. http://www.cracked.com/article_15712_p2.html. Retrieved 2008-09-24. 
  33. ^ "Top 10 Nintendo Characters That Deserve Their Own Games - Page 9". Game Daily. http://www.gamedaily.com/articles/galleries/top-10-nintendo-characters-that-deserve-their-own-games/?page=9. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  34. ^ http://www.gamedaily.com/articles/galleries/most-persistent-video-game-villains/?page=7
  35. ^ "The Top 7... villains who never stay dead". GamesRadar. http://www.gamesradar.com/f/the-top-7-villains-that-never-stay-dead/a-200904139337300060/p-4. Retrieved 2010-01-05. 

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Ganon from Twilight Princess

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In Zelda lore, Ganondorf was born to the Gerudo and became the King of Thieves. He is also sometimes called The Prince of Darkness, The Evil King and Ganon. He is the nemesis of Link and Princess Zelda in most of the games in the Zelda games.

Storyline

An aged Ganondorf from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.

Ganondorf (called Ganon in his beast form) was birthed from the Gerudo witch Twinrova, who is described as his 'surrogate mother'. One would assume the witch used black magic to birth a fatherless child from pure evil. Twinrova, like all mothers, tried to control Ganondorf's life. More specifically, she brainwashed Nabooru who spent seven years as Ganondorf's servant until Twinrova was killed and the curse was broken.

In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Ganondorf manipulated Link and Princess Zelda into granting him access to the Sacred Realm where he acquired the Triforce. However, due to the nature of the Triforce, he was only able to obtain part of it, the Triforce of Power. This resulted in the two remaining pieces, Courage and Wisdom going into Link and Zelda respectively.

The actual battle isn't this meleeish.

At the end of Ocarina, Ganondorf was sealed in the Sacred Realm by the Seven Sages, but the seal broke decades later. Ultimately the entire country of Hyrule had to be sealed under The Great Sea in order to keep Ganondorf from killing the Hylians who migrated to the mountaintops that became islands. Hundreds of years later, Ganondorf penetrated this seal as well.

Link first meets Ganondorf as a child in The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time.

It is implied that after obtaining the Triforce of Power, Ganondorf became immortal. In The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker the King of Hyrule describes both Ganondorf's unnaturally long life and his own as being 'bound to the fate of Hyrule', and the King, who at the time held part of the Triforce of Wisdom, said his own long life was caused the same way. And the king eventually used the Triforce to destroy Ganondorf in the only way possible: Destroying Hyrule. On top of that, Link shoved the Blade of Evil's Bane through his head, turning him to stone.

Though the body that Twinrova had given birth to, the body of Ganondorf, was destroyed, the spirit of Ganon lived on.

Hundreds of years later, in The Legend of Zelda: Four Sword Adventures Ganondorf was reborn. Oops. The Gerudo people consist entirely of women, but every hundred years a Gerudo male is born, and until that time the Gerudo women 'date' Hyrulians. The law states that this Gerudo male is king. For the hundreds of years that Ganondorf was still alive, these kings were probably good guys. But once he died, his spirit was free to be reincarnated once again in the body of a Gerudo.

Ganon in Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of time

This new Ganondorf was much fatter and looked nothing like the first Ganondorf, but we never see him in-game. We only see statues of him in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Minutes after the player discovers Ganondorf has been reborn, it is also revealed that he has stolen the sacred Gerudo trident. The trident, apparently, grants the ability to transform into Ganon. From this point on the only time we see Ganondorf is in his Ganon form. It is believed that the new Ganondorf preferred his badass monster demon form, but hey, if you were fat and ugly you would too.

The Ganon form

Ganondorf's Ganon form is a huge pig monster that wields a big trident. He has the power to summon Fire Keese and turn invisible and smash crap. Ganondorf was able to turn into this form once he got the Triforce of Power, and is seen 'activating' his Trifroce before changing.

After he was defeated in Ocarina of Time, he probably left behind one of his tridents (even though they were more like swords with a pointy hilt) as the Gerudo kept his trident as a sacred relic, and his power lives within it or something.

Ganondorf transforms into Ganon in Ocarina of Time and A Link to the Past. He is only seen in his Ganon form in every other game. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask are the only games to not feature Ganon. Link's Awakening features Ganon in his pig form from Link To The Past as a Shadow Nightmare being.


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