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Ganon

Ganon in his beast form (left - top) and his human form (right - bottom) as seen in Twilight Princess
Game series The Legend of Zelda series
First game The Legend of Zelda (1986)
Created by Shigeru Miyamoto
Voiced by Takashi Nagasako (1998-2004)
Hironori Miyata (2006-)

Ganon (ガノン?), also known as Ganondorf (ガノンドロフ Ganondorofu?) in his human form, is a fictional character and the main antagonist of several games in Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series. He is the most commonly recurring villain in the series, frequently appearing as the final boss. Although he has appeared many times in the series, he was first given a back-story in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. The A Link to the Past instruction manual gives the character's full name as Ganondorf Dragmire, though the Dragmire surname never appears in the game or any later work. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 420 × 560 pixelsFull resolution (420 × 560 pixel, file size: 90 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Source: http://www. ... The Legend of Zelda ) is a high fantasy action-adventure video game series created by game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and developed and published by Nintendo. ... This article is about the first game in the series. ... Shigeru Miyamoto , born November 16, 1952) is a Japanese video game designer. ... Takashi Nagasako (長嶝 高士 Nagasako Takashi, born February 24, 1964) is a seiyū who was born in Yamagata. ... A fictional character is any person, persona, identity, or entity whose existence originates from a work of fiction. ... For other uses, see Antagonist (disambiguation). ... For the video game system, see Nintendo Entertainment System. ... The Legend of Zelda ) is a high fantasy action-adventure video game series created by game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and developed and published by Nintendo. ... Bad guy redirects here. ... Flag Ship from the video game Gorf A boss is an enemy-based challenge in video games that, once encountered, stops the games progression until the player is able either to surmount the enemy or is thwarted by it. ... The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, released in Japan on November 21, 1991, as ゼルダの伝説 神々のトライフォース (Zeruda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Toraifōsu, literally The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods), and in North America and Europe in 1992, was the only game in the Zelda series...


Originally a Gerudo leader who has become a dark demon emperor,[1][2][3][4][5][6] Ganon's motives and desires vary in specifics from game to game, but most often include the domination of Hyrule and presumably the world beyond it. To this end he seeks the relic of the gods known as the Triforce, which can bestow great power upon its holder. Ganon's influence over the Triforce varies, but he is consistently shown as being associated with the Triforce of Power and is often in possession of it, giving him great strength but not enough to fulfill his dark desires, leading him to hunt the remaining Triforce pieces. This is a list of races in The Legend of Zelda series of video games. ... Hylia redirects here. ... For the arcade system board, see Triforce (arcade system board). ...

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Creation and conception

Since his first appearance, Ganon's name has caused much confusion. In his first appearance, The Legend of Zelda, his name was misspelled as "Gannon". This spelling was used only two other times, again in the Japanese version of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, and in the non-canon CD-i game Zelda's Adventure. In the first Zelda games Ganon was given the image of a Giant Blue Boar. "Ganondorf" was given as the character's original name in A Link to the Past, and the humanoid Ganondorf[7] of Ocarina of Time was known exclusively by that name, with "Ganon" only appearing in the name of "Ganon's Castle" and after his transformation at the end of the game. The name "Ganondorf" is usually used to refer to the character's human form, while "Ganon" is used to refer to the evil demon tied to the Triforce of Power, be it the human or bestial form. This article is about the first game in the series. ... Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is a video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System, and the second in the Legend of Zelda series of games. ... Zeldas Adventure is a video game developed by Viridis and released for the Philips CD-i in 1994. ... The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was a video game released in 1998, and the first Zelda game for the Nintendo 64. ...


Actor portrayal

While seiyū have never been used for the speaking parts in the video games, they have been needed for various noises, like shouts and grunts, during battle. Takashi Nagasako was the seiyū for Ganondorf in Ocarina of Time and reprised the role of Ganondorf for Super Smash Bros. Melee and The Wind Waker, but did not return for Twilight Princess. Hironori Miyata was given the role as the character's seiyū and played Ganondorf in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Voice Animage, a magazine about all things about seiyÅ«. For the retail company named Seiyu, see Seiyu Group. ... Takashi Nagasako (長嶝 高士 Nagasako Takashi, born February 24, 1964) is a seiyū who was born in Yamagata. ... Super Smash Bros. ... The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (or Zeruda no Densetsu: Kaze no Takuto in Japan) is the ninth game in the well-known The Legend of Zelda series of video games. ... Super Smash Bros. ...


Characteristics

Personality

Ganon is depicted as the ultimate personification of evil.[8] He is callous, egocentric and cruel, viewing all others as tools to be used or enemies to be destroyed. In earlier games such as A Link to the Past, he was characterized simply as a power-crazed tyrant obsessed with conquering and enslaving Hyrule. Since then, he has been depicted with more complexity, in games such as The Wind Waker, which provide a more understandable reason for his villainy. His appearance has drastically changed since his first incarnation. Ganon's roles range from savage beast, to Machiavellian tyrant, and god-like entity;[9] sometimes, he is seen as a mixture of all three. He possesses a vicious, psychotic nature, though he usually maintains great composure, despite the furious rage that seethes within him, only occasionally losing his emotional restraint. Machiavellianism is primarily the term some social and personality psychologists use to describe a persons tendency to deceive and manipulate others for personal gain. ...


Abilities

Ganon is a formidable sorcerer with great access to magical powers,[10] and has the ability to shapeshift,[11] complemented by his unrivaled cunning and resourcefulness. Through his intellect, as well as the manipulation of others, Ganondorf came into the possession of the Triforce of Power. The Triforce of Power is an artifact of unfathomable mystic power, its source being the divine essence of the Goddess Din herself. His abilities, both physical and magical, are augmented to god-like proportions by the artifact, such as invulnerability, immense physical strength, and nigh-omnipotent magical powers. The Enchanted Garden of Messer Ansaldo by Marie Spartali Stillman: a magician makes his garden bear fruit and flowers in winter. ... Not to be confused with Magic (illusion). ... For other uses, see Shapeshifting (disambiguation). ... For the arcade system board, see Triforce (arcade system board). ... This is a list of recurring fictional characters in the video game series The Legend of Zelda. ... Omnipotence (literally, all power) is power with no limits or inexhaustible, in other words, unlimited power. ...


The Triforce of Power also grants Ganon virtual immortality; using its power, he has endured mortal wounds (such as having his heart pierced by a sword), only to remain alive and unscathed, although such wounds can weaken him to the extent he can be sealed away in lieu of death. An attempt to kill Ganon, regardless of its nature, is ultimately futile; the essence of the Triforce of Power makes him effectively invulnerable. The sole exceptions to this rule are sacred weapons such as the Noble Sword, Master Sword, Four Sword, Silver Arrows or Light Arrows; these are usually the only weapons that can slay Ganondorf, though non-sacred weapons can be used to defeat him in certain games.[12] Still, various games, such as Adventure of Link and the Oracle games, have depicted methods of reviving Ganon from death. The Fountain of Eternal Life in Cleveland, Ohio Immortality (or eternal life) is the concept of living in physical or spiritual form for an infinite length of time, or in a state of timelessness. ... The Master Sword in its pedestal, as seen in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, its first official appearance. ... The Master Sword in its pedestal, as seen in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, its first official appearance. ... The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, previously known as The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Plus, is a game in The Legend of Zelda series for the Nintendo GameCube, released in Japan on March 18, 2004, North America on June 7, 2004 and Europe on January 7, 2005. ...


In addition to Ganon's magical abilities, he is also a master swordsman, as shown in his final conflict with Link in The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess. He is also known for wielding the Magic Trident that he obtained in Four Swords Adventures, as shown in games such as BS Zelda no Densetsu, BS Zelda no Densetsu Kodai no Sekiban, A Link to the Past, Oracle of Ages, Oracle of Seasons, and Four Swords Adventures, as well as dual-wielding tridents in Ocarina of Time.


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 in Majora's Mask, Bellum in Phantom Hourglass, and Vaati in both The Minish Cap and Four Swords. In Link's Awakening, DethI (the physical form 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 villains and creatures from Link's past. While Ganon does not fill the role of the antagonist in this game, one of Dethl's forms is called "Ganon's Shadow" and is constructed from Link's memories of their battle. Vaati ), the Wind Mage, is a fictional character and antagonist from The Legend of Zelda series of video games. ... The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap is a game for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. ...


1986—1997

Ganon made his first appearance in The Legend of Zelda. After years of imprisonment in the Dark World, Ganon, the Prince of Darkness, managed to escape. With an army of his followers, he soon invaded the land of Hyrule and stole the Triforce of Power. With the power of the Triforce, Ganon wished to plunge the world into darkness and fear under his rule. To protect the realm from this fate, the Triforce of Wisdom was shattered into eight pieces, each hidden in a different location within Hyrule. This last minute effort was pulled off by the Princess of Hyrule, Zelda. Fearing her efforts would not be enough, the princess sent her nursemaid, Impa, to search for a man with enough courage to defeat Ganon. After learning of the princess's actions, Ganon kidnapped Zelda, locked her in his lair on Death Mountain, and sent a group of his minions after Impa. When the minions found Impa and all seemed lost, a hero named Link appeared to rescue her. Fearing for their lives, the creatures fled. The failure of the pursuing creatures sealed the fate of their master. When Link's journey finally brought him to Death Mountain, an invisible Ganon faced the hero. Despite Ganon's invisibility, Link managed to defeat the Prince of Darkness with the legendary Silver Arrows. Now that their master was dead, the remaining followers were filled with the desire to seek revenge. Spoiler warning: The Golden Land (A Link to the Past) or, by later translations, the Sacred Realm (Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess) is one of the more fantastical locations in the fictional Zelda world. ...


In The Adventure of Link, Ganon's minions attempted to kill Link in order to revive their master by sprinkling Link's blood on Ganon. Throughout the game he was seen as a shadowy figure in the Game Over screen. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is a video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System, and the second in the Legend of Zelda series of games. ...

In A Link to the Past, it was revealed that centuries ago, Ganon and his army of thieves, who were all skilled in dark arts, found the entrance to the Golden Land. Upon entering the realm, Ganon killed his followers, touched the Triforce with "blood stained hands", and made a wish. His wish to conquer the world transformed the Golden Land into the corrupt Dark World.[13] From the Dark World, Ganon began to summon other beings to the Dark World where he used the Triforce to transform them into monsters for his army. When his army satisfied him, Ganon led them in an attack on the land of Hyrule. However, when the knights and the Seven Sages combined their powers, they managed to seal Ganon and his army in the corrupt world he had created. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, released in Japan on November 21, 1991, as ゼルダの伝説 神々のトライフォース (Zeruda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Toraifōsu, literally The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods), and in North America and Europe in 1992, was the only game in the Zelda series... Spoiler warning: The Golden Land (A Link to the Past) or, by later translations, the Sacred Realm (Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess) is one of the more fantastical locations in the fictional Zelda world. ... For the arcade system board, see Triforce (arcade system board). ...


Ganon was trapped in the Dark World for many centuries, but using the form/possession of Agahnim, he returned to Hyrule Castle and overthrew the King. To break the sages' seal, he kidnapped the Seven Maidens, the descendants of the sages, and transported them to the Dark World. When it came time to transport Princess Zelda, it was discovered that she had escaped with Link. Determined to break the seal, Agahnim sent the brainwashed knights of Hyrule to search throughout the land for the princess. Much time had passed when she was finally found to be hiding in the Sanctuary. Her recapture had very little resistance because Link had gone in search of the Master Sword, so by the time he found Agahnim, it was too late. Zelda had been transported to the Dark World, and Ganon was finally free. Link began to fight Agahnim, but when the situation began to look bad, the wizard transported the boy to the Dark World. Link does not see the wizard again until Agahnim appeared before Link to battle to the death atop of Ganon's Tower. Unlike their previous fight, Agahnim was ultimately destroyed. With his minion gone, Ganon fled to the Pyramid of Power, where Link, armed with Silver Arrows and the Master Sword, was finally able to defeat him. This is a list of recurring characters in The Legend of Zelda series of video games. ... The Master Sword in its pedestal, as seen in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, its first official appearance. ...


1998—2001

Ganondorf in Ocarina of Time

In Ocarina of Time, Ganondorf is known as the King of the Gerudo, by virtue of being the only male in the tribe born once every 100 years. Ganondorf learns of the legend of the Triforce and seeks to attain it with the aid of his servants, Twinrova. He makes several attempts to steal the sacred stones in order to enter the Sacred Realm, but each time he is unsuccessful. When Link obtains all three, Ganondorf uses this opportunity to seize the Triforce when Link removes the Master Sword, the final key to the Sacred Realm. His unbalanced heart only allows him to receive the Triforce of Power (with Wisdom and Courage going to Zelda and Link respectively). His Triforce piece allows him to cause numerous disasters for all of Hyrule, and in doing so, become the King of Evil.[8] This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was a video game released in 1998, and the first Zelda game for the Nintendo 64. ... For the arcade system board, see Triforce (arcade system board). ... Kotake ) and Koume ), collectively referred to as the Twinrova Sisters , lit. ... Spoiler warning: The Golden Land (A Link to the Past) or, by later translations, the Sacred Realm (Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess) is one of the more fantastical locations in the fictional Zelda world. ... For the arcade system board, see Triforce (arcade system board). ... For the arcade system board, see Triforce (arcade system board). ...


By the time seven years had passed, he had placed monsters in the Sages' temples to prevent them from hearing their "awakening call". When Link awakened from the Sacred Realm as a young adult, Ganondorf watched him, waiting for when Zelda would reveal herself. Ganondorf is eventually able to capture the final sage—Princess Zelda—forcing Link into a direct confrontation. Although bested by Link in the ensuing battle atop his tower, he uses the remains of his power to destroy his tower, in hope of finishing Link and Zelda. Though they escape, thinking him defeated, Ganondorf emerges from the rubble and transforms into the monstrous sword-wielding boar-like demon, Ganon. After an epic battle, the Seven Sages imprison Ganon in the Sacred Realm where he vows to return and exterminate the descendants of Link and Zelda as long as the Triforce of Power remains in his hand.


In Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages, the Twinrova sisters attempt to revive Ganon by causing sorrow in Labrynna, destruction in Holodrum and despair by sacrificing Princess Zelda. However, when Link saves Zelda, the ritual is incomplete, and, left with no other options, the Twinrova sisters use themselves as the sacrifice. While the King of Evil is brought back to life, Ganon becomes nothing more than a mindless beast bent on destruction, failing to retain his mind due to the wrong sacrifice in the ritual.[14] This is a list of recurring characters in The Legend of Zelda series of video games. ... Princess Zelda ) is a fictional character in The Legend of Zelda series of video games. ...


2002—present

In The Wind Waker, it is revealed that before the events of the game, Ganon, who had been sealed away at the end of Ocarina of Time, managed to free himself. He spread darkness across the land once again, but unlike his previous attempt to rule over the land, he was faced with no opposition by the Hero of Time. When Ganon's goals finally seemed within his reach, the gods intervened, flooding the kingdom and hiding the remains underneath an ocean. While his conquest had been delayed, not all was lost. If Ganon could find the Triforce of Wisdom and the Triforce of Courage, then he could wish for the kingdom to return. Thus began his search for the descendant of Zelda., and he sent his followers to bring him young blonde-haired girls with pointy ears.


One of the girls kidnapped by the Helmaroc King was Link's younger sister, so he set out to find her. When Link finally finds his sister, Ganon meets face to face with one of his two targets. However, Link manages to escape and begins to search for the Master Sword. This is what Ganon had hoped for, however, because the removal of the sword would return his power. Manipulating the course of events, Ganon not only manages to lead Link to the resting place of the Master Sword, where it is soon removed, but he also lures Link back to him in order to steal both Link and Zelda's respective Triforce pieces which he then uses to put the Triforce back together again in order to bring Hyrule to the surface, becoming its complete ruler. As Ganon is about to combine the pieces of the Triforce, he reveals the reason for his lust for power and control over Hyrule. He reveals that his country was filled with death and despair which would rain down even from the winds. Hyrule was a rich land filled with life, which Ganon coveted and desired to rule. Ganon then attacks Link and weakens him enough to take his and Zelda's Triforce pieces, and forms the Triforce. However, before Ganon can activate the Triforce, it is activated by the King of Hyrule, who wishes for Hyrule to remain flooded until further notice and the children saved. Ganon's composure finally snaps and he begins laughing maniacally, then attacks Link and Princess Zelda in a psychopathic rage. They retaliate and eventually defeat the dark king by impaling his head with the Master Sword. Ganon utters one last insane laugh and says, "The wind... it is blowing". He then turns into stone, and his body stays as Hyrule is flooded with water. The Master Sword in its pedestal, as seen in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, its first official appearance. ...


In Four Swords Adventures, Ganon's back-story is expanded. A Gerudo named Ganondorf is found to have stolen a trident that gives him incredible powers. With this weapon, he begins to seize control of parts of Hyrule, spreading evil and creating an army of Dark Links. When a worried Zelda and Link go to check on the seal in the Sanctuary of the Four Sword, a Dark Link reveals himself and begins to attack. Having no weapon to defend himself, Link is given no choice but to pull the Four Sword, releasing the Wind Mage, Vaati, once again. However, this was all part of Ganon's plan. Ganon planned to use Vaati as a scapegoat so that his actions would remain hidden. However, when Vaati is destroyed and Ganon is discovered to be the cause of everything, Link and Zelda go after him. As in The Wind Waker, Link and Zelda team up to defeat Ganon. Finally defeated, Ganon is sealed within the Four Sword. The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, previously known as The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Plus, is a game in The Legend of Zelda series for the Nintendo GameCube, released in Japan on March 18, 2004, North America on June 7, 2004 and Europe on January 7, 2005. ... This is a list of recurring characters in The Legend of Zelda series of video games. ... Link with most of the items and equipment he acquires in The Legend of Zelda. ...


In Twilight Princess, Ganon initially appears in a plot twist midway through the game, though he is really the one behind all of the events that have transpired throughout the story.[15] Before the start of the game, he was banished to the Twilight Realm after a failed execution by the ancient sages, which left him with a glowing wound on his chest. Then, presenting himself as a god,[16] he encounters Zant (who was built up to be the primary antagonist), giving him his power and convincing him to attempt conquest of the light world.[17] He also serves as the final boss of the game in numerous phases, including one appearance as Ganon (in a more feral style than in previous appearances, mirroring Link's wolf form). In the final battle with Ganondorf, he used no magic attacks and only uses his sword, the same sword that the sages used to try and execute him, to try and defeat Link. At the end of the game Link defeats Ganondorf, impaling him through the wound in his chest with the Master Sword. After getting up and muttering a few words,[18] Zant is shown snapping his own neck in a vision. Ganondorf gasps, his eyes glaze over, and the Triforce symbol on his hand disappears. Zant ) is a fictional antagonist in the Nintendo game, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. ... The Master Sword in its pedestal, as seen in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, its first official appearance. ...


While Ganon does not appear in the story of Phantom Hourglass, he is seen in the game's opening sequence as "the evil king", which refers to the events of The Wind Waker.[19]


Ganondorf also makes an appearance in the Super Smash Bros Series, commanding several magic powers. In Smash Bros Brawl's Subspace Emissary, he is a subordinate to Master Hand and is attempting to spread subspace. His Final Smash also allows him to turn into the invincible Beast form, wreaking havoc.


Other appearances

Ganon, as he is seen in Faces of Evil

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. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A screenshot from Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon. ... Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon is a video game published by Philips Media and released for the Philips CD-i in 1993. ...


Ganondorf is an unlockable character in Super Smash Bros. Melee,[20] and 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.[21] Ganondorf appears as one of the main antagonists in the single-player The Subspace Emissary mode, allied with Bowser and 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.[22] Super Smash Bros. ... SpaceWorld is a video game trade show hosted by Nintendo. ... Captain Falcon ) is a character in Nintendos F-Zero series of video games, co-created by Takaya Imamura and Shigeru Miyamoto. ... Super Smash Bros. ... Bowser, full name being Bowser Koopa sometimes referred to as King Koopa and known in Japan, and Norway as simply Koopa ), is a video game character in Nintendos Mario series. ... The logo of the series. ...


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 the late Len Carlson. The Legend of Zelda was an American animated series loosely based on the first and second Legend of Zelda games for the Nintendo Entertainment System. ... A number of television programs based on the Super Mario Bros. ... Anthropomorphism, also referred to as personification or prosopopeia, is the attribution of human characteristics to inanimate objects, animals, forces of nature, and others. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 The wild boar (Sus scrofa) is the wild ancestor of the domestic pig. ... For other uses, see Underworld (disambiguation). ... Len Carlson (September 2, 1937 – January 26, 2006) was a Canadian voice actor on many animated television series from the 1960s onward, and was also a Kraft Canada TV pitchman during the 1970s and 1980s. ...


In addition to The Legend of 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".[23] This was something of a continuum 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. Captain N: The Game Master is a cartoon series that aired on U.S. and United Kingdom television from 1989 to 1992. ... The Metroid ) games are a series of video games produced by Nintendo. ...


In the South Park episode "Imaginationland Episode III" Ganondorf is seen as one of many evil characters battling the good characters. This article is about the TV series. ... Imaginationland Episode III is episode 1112 (#165) of Comedy Centrals South Park. ...


In the Robot Chicken episode "Shoe", Ganondorf appears briefly but is killed by Link, who frees Zelda shortly afterward. Robot Chicken is an Emmy award-winning American stop motion animated television series produced by Stoopid Monkey, ShadowMachine Films, Williams Street, and Sony Pictures Digital, currently airing in the US as a part of Cartoon Networks Adult Swim line-up, in the United Kingdom and Ireland as part of...


Reception

Ganondorf was the runner-up in a GameFAQs character battle of villains contest, in which he was defeated by Sephiroth.[24] Ganon was named the fourth best villain in an episode of G4's Filter.[25] GameFAQs is a website that hosts FAQs and walkthroughs for video games. ... Sephiroth ) is a fictional character and recurring villain in Squares (now Square Enix) role-playing game, Final Fantasy VII. He was designed by character designer Tetsuya Nomura and is characterized as a tall man with long silver hair. ... G4 is an American cable and satellite television channel originally geared toward male viewers aged 12–34, devoted to the world of video games and the video game lifestyle. ... Filters logo, after the 2005 revamp. ...


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. ^ Ganondorf's given title as a boss is 大魔王 ガノンドロフ (? lit. "Great Demon King Ganondorf") in the Japanese versions of Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess, and Ganon's title is 魔獣ガノン (? lit. "Demon Beast Ganon") in Twilight Princess. In the American versions, Ganondorf is known as "Great King of Evil Ganondorf" in Ocarina of Time, and "Dark Lord Ganondorf" and "Dark Beast Ganon" in Twilight Princess
  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. ^ The Z-Files. IGN (1997-12-02). Retrieved on 2007-06-14.
  8. ^ a b Nintendo (January 1, 2006). The Great Hyrule Encyclopedia - Ganon. Zelda Universe. Retrieved on 2007-06-03.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ He uses magic in all games, some of which include A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, and The Adventure of Link.
  11. ^ He shapeshifts between human and Ganon forms in games such as Twilight Princess and Ocarina of Time.
  12. ^ The non-sacred Biggoron Sword can slay him during the first battle against him in Ocarina of Time and during the final battles against him in Oracle of Ages or Oracle of Seasons. The Wooden Sword can also slay him in Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons.
  13. ^ Nintendo (2006-01-01). The Great Hyrule Encyclopedia - Dark World. Zelda Universe. Retrieved on 2007-06-03.
  14. ^ 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. (in English). (2001-05-14)
  15. ^ Casamassina, Matt (2005-08-16). Twilight Princess: Ganon's Return. IGN. Retrieved on 2007-06-14.
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Ganon attacks the land of Hyrule and steals the Triforce of power which he uses to overrun the kingdom with monsters.
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