Ganondorf, full title Ganondorf Dragmire (in keeping with the A Link to the Past guide), was initially the chief of a band of thieves, in keeping with early Zelda lore. This was later semi-retconned into him being the king of the Gerudos, a race of desert-dwelling thieves. But regardless of this slight change, Ganondorf’s modus operandi has remained pretty constant.
Personality-wise, Ganondorf is a megalomaniac. He is single-minded in his quest to overcome Hyrule, and purchase the energy he wants to regulate the land in the course of, the legendary Triforce. But with or with out the Triforce of Power, Ganondorf is an extremely expert swordsman and warlock, and the solely individuals who have ever stand an opportunity towards him are Link and Zelda.
Ironically, despite the fact that Ganondorf always finds himself in possession of the Triforce of Power, he’s no mere brute. If something, he’s one of the most clever (and egomaniacal) characters in the franchise. Every interplay with Ganondorf reminds gamers that he thinks extremely of himself and believes everybody else is beneath him. And not solely is Ganondorf well-spoken and even refined — no less than till his plans are thwarted — however he additionally usually manipulates Link into opening the path to the Triforce with out ever really interacting with him.
If you need to see Ganondorf at his perfect/worst, journey inside his citadel in Ocarina of Time. As gamers journey up the last part of his stronghold, Ganondorf performs a pipe organ, which isn’t solely a thematic instrument that instills dread but additionally one of the hardest devices to be taught and play. And as soon as Link reaches him, Ganondorf claims he’s the just one worthy of wielding the Triforce, despite the fact that the Triforce itself mentioned in any other case by splitting itself when he touched it.
Most of the time, Ganon is a dastardly anthropomorphic pig, often wielding a trident. And even when he doesn’t communicate, Ganon is succesful of casting magic spells, most prominently summoning fireballs and hearth bats to take down our little hero. He additionally typically transforms right into a thinner monster, equivalent to in Ocarina of Time, or a extra bestial pig-like creature, like in Twilight Princess. And that’s not even mentioning his myriad types in Breath of the Wild. Yet regardless of these adjustments, Ganon remains to be speculated to be an alternate type of Ganondorf — the Hyrule Historia says so. That mentioned, his persona shifts greater than the topography of Hyrule.
As beforehand said, in the first Legend of Zelda recreation, Ganon has zero strains or persona; he’s only a gear verify to verify gamers discover the Magic Sword and Silver Arrows, as a result of he can’t be overwhelmed in any other case. In A Link to the Past, he really receives just a few strains and some backstory, however in Ocarina of Time, Ganon is again to being a mute monster…despite the fact that he talked when he was Ganondorf. And issues get solely extra complicated from there.