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'''Ganon''' is an alternate character of [[Ganondorf]] in ''[[The Legend of Zelda series]]'' who first appeared in ''[[The Legend of Zelda|The&nbsp;Legend of Zelda]]'', then appeared in ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time]] ''as his alter ego. Ganon's backstory was first brought up in ''[[The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past]]'', though his first appearance in a human form was in ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|Ocarina of Time]]''.  He is generally considered the main antagonist of ''The Legend of Zelda'' series, though his contemplated plans are invariably always thwarted by the series hero - [[Link]].
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'''Ganon''' {{Japanese|ガノン}} (commonly known as '''Ganondorf '''{{Japanese|ガノンドロフ|Ganondorofu}}), also known as '''Ganondorf Dragmire''' in humanoid form, is an alternate character of [[Ganondorf]] in ''[[The Legend of Zelda series]]''. He first appeared in ''[[The Legend of Zelda]]'', then appeared in ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time]]'' as his alter ego.
   
So far, Ganon and his counterpart Ganondorf have appeared in every ''Zelda'' game to date, excluding ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask]]'', ''[[The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap|The Minish Cap]]'', ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass|Phantom Hourglass]]'', ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks|Spirit Tracks]]'',''[[The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword|Skyward Sword]].''
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Ganon's backstory was first brought up in ''[[The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past]]'', though his first appearance in a human form was in ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time|Ocarina of Time]]''.  He is generally considered the main antagonist of ''The Legend of Zelda'' series, though his contemplated plans are invariably always thwarted by the series hero [[Link]]. In ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword]]'', it was established that both Ganon and Ganondorf are incarnations of [[Demise]]'s undying rage that will follow Link and [[Zelda]] across time to bring desolation to their kingdom.
   
Ganon has been destroyed and revived multiple times.
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So far, Ganon and/or his counterpart Ganondorf have made an appearance in every ''Zelda'' game to date, excluding ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask]]'', ''[[The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap|The Minish Cap]]'', ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks|Spirit Tracks]]'',''[[The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword|Skyward Sword]]'' and ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes]]''.
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==History==
   
==Information==
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===Unified Timeline===
   
===''The Legend of Zelda''===
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====The Era of the Goddess Hylia====
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Long before the events of the Zelda series, the world was created by three Golden Goddesses named [[Din (Goddess of Power)|Din]], [[Farore]] and [[Nayru]]. Once their creation was complete they left the world and left behind a relic that was an embodiment of their power, the Triforce, an artefact who could realize any wish but one that couldn't be used by Gods with it, they left one of their own kind, the Goddess [[Hylia]] to Watch over it.
   
Ganon (a.k.a. Gannon) lusts for the Triforce of Wisdom so that he can go through with his wishes to conquer [[Hyrule]]. He is the owner of the Triforce of Power. The game takes place farther ahead than many of the future titles, which explains his appearance as a beast. ''A Link to the Past'' revealed that Ganon was not always a beast, but was once human (or more accurately a [[Gerudo]]). Due to his inability to get the Triforce of Wisdom, Ganon slowly but surely started to morph into his pig like state as prophesy foretold.
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After eras of peace a race of Demons came from another world and tried to obtain the Triforce for their Master, [[Demise]]. Demise was the incarnation of pure evil and a being that could rival even Gods but wasn't considered as a god and as such could be able to claim the power of the triforce. After a violent battle between the races under Hylia's protection and the Demon forces, Hylia gathered most humans and send them beyond the clouds on what would later be known as [[Skyloft]] and created the [[Master Sword]] for the hero of the humans who would later destroy the king of evil. Demise would finally be sealed but the Goddess loosed her immortality and was forced to reincarnate.
   
In ''The Legend of Zelda'', Ganon appears as the final boss of the game in [[Death Mountain]]. The character will occasionally turn invisible and will also attack in this state. After being defeated the player will have completed the game (though there is a second quest to those willing to play more).
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====The Sky Era====
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In ''Skyward Sword'', [[Link]] the choosen hero of the Goddess claim the Master Sword and the whole Triforce to defeat a reborn Demise with the help of [[Princess Zelda|Zelda]] who was exposed as Hylia reincarnated. Before his own destruction, the Demon King cast a curse on the soul of the Hero, the Goddess, and his own. The three would be endlessly reincarnated and forced to fight each other across history. Demise's hatred would later become the entity known as Ganon.
   
===The Adventure of Link===
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====The Era of the Hero of Time====
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According to "Ocarina of Time", Demise's reincarnation was a member of the [[Gerudo]] tribe and was their king, at which time he was named [[Ganondorf]] - the sole male of his kind, as only one male is born to the Gerudo every century. [[Koume]] and [[Kotake]] were described as his surrogate mothers, raising him in an environment where death is an almost-daily event. Like Demise Ganondorf coveted the Triforce and the lush green lands where [[Hyrule]], the kingdom founded by the descendants of Hylia, stood.
   
4 years after the events of the original Legend of Zelda game, Ganon's underlings prepare to kill Link while he is on another adventure and use his blood to revive Ganon.
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===Adult Timeline===
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====The Awakening of the Hero of Time====
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The hero Link had been used by Ganondorf and unwittingly helped him gain access to the Triforce when Link acquired the Master Sword, unlocking the entrance to the [[Sacred Realm]] where the Triforce resided. However, once Ganondorf touched the Triforce itself, it split into its three components that embedded themselves in the three people destined to receive them - Ganondorf received the Triforce of Power, Link the Triforce of Courage, and Princess Zelda the Triforce of Wisdom.
   
===''Ocarina of Time''===
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With the Triforce of Power, Ganondorf was able to conquer the land of Hyrule and rule unopposed for seven years, obtaining the title of King of Evil/King of Darkness (Dark Lord or Devil King in the Japanese version). At that point, Link, who had been held in stasis for those seven years, was awakened by [[Rauru]], the Sage of Light. Rauru encouraged him to awaken the other six Sages (whose power had been dormant in the leaders of Hyrule) to oppose and defeat Ganondorf's rule. Now a young adult, Link had succeeded in awakening the Sages and attacked Ganondorf's stronghold for a final showdown. After his initial defeat, Ganondorf's piece of the Triforce, combined with his evil and lust for power, could not contain the evil within his heart. Ganondorf was transformed into an immensely powerful, porcine monster of terrifying evil. After his transformation Ganondorf was to be known as Ganon. After an intense battle, Link and Zelda (whom Ganon needed for the Triforce of Wisdom and Courage) were able to fight and finally subdued the demonic Ganon long enough for the Seven Sages to combine their powers and seal him away. As Ganon screamed that he would return and destroy Link and Zelda's descendants.
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According to Ocarina of Time, Ganon was a member of the Gerudo tribe and was their king, at which time he was named Ganondorf - the sole male of his kind, as only one male is born to the Gerudo every century. Koume and Kotake are described as his surrogate mothers, raising him in an environment where death is an almost-daily event. Ganondorf coveted the Triforce and the lush green lands where Hyrule stood. The hero Link had been used by Ganondorf and unwittingly helped him gain access to the Triforce when Link acquired the Master Sword, unlocking the entrance to the Sacred Realm where the Triforce resided. However, once Ganondorf touched the Triforce itself, it split into its three components that embedded themselves in the three people destined to receive them - Ganondorf received the Triforce of Power, Link the Triforce of Courage, and Princess Zelda the Triforce of Wisdom.
 
   
With the Triforce of Power, Ganondorf was able to conquer the land of Hyrule and rule unopposed for seven years, obtaining the title of King of Evil/King of Darkness (Dark Lord or Devil King in the Japanese version). At that point, Link, who had been held in stasis for those seven years, was awakened by Rauru, the Sage of Light. Rauru encouraged him to awaken the other six Sages (whose power had been dormant in the leaders of Hyrule) to oppose and defeat Ganondorf's rule. Now a young adult, Link had succeeded in awakening the Sages and attacked Ganondorf's stronghold for a final showdown. After his initial defeat, Ganondorf's piece of the Triforce, combined with his evil and lust for power, could not contain the evil within his heart. Ganondorf was transformed into an immensely powerful, porcine monster of terrifying evil. After his transformation Ganondorf was to be known as Ganon. After an intense battle, Link and Zelda (whom Ganon needed for the Triforce of Wisdom and Courage) were able to fight and finally subdued the demonic Ganon long enough for the Seven Sages to combine their powers and seal him away. As Ganon screamed that he would return and destroy Link and Zelda's descendants.
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====The Era without a Hero====
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Link was send back in time before he even met Zelda and as such he could not save the people of Hyrule when Ganon came back and despite their prayers for his return. The Demon King ravaged the land without any opposition.
   
===''Oracle of Ages/Seasons''===
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The people of Hyrule realized that the hero was not going to save them again and began to pray desperately to the gods. The gods responded by flooding Hyrule with endless rains and Ganon was sealed with the kingdom at the bottom of the [[Great Sea]].
   
===''The Wind Waker''===
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====The Era of the Great Sea====
 
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True to his words, Ganondorf broke free from his prison before ''[[The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker]]'' and once again ruled Hyrule with his brutal violence. The people prayed for the Hero of Legend, but the Hero never appeared. There is no clear reason why he did not appear, though one theory states that because he was adventuring in the forsaken land of Termina, he could not defend Hyrule against Ganon. Another states that because the Hero was sent back in time, he did not exist in any form in the timeline of Hyrule's doom. One possible reason for the sages seal to break is that since Link was returned to his child form, time went ahead, to the point where Ganondorf ruled Hyrule before he was defeated by the heroic Link. But this time, Link wasn't there to defeat the Devil King. The people of Hyrule realized that the hero was not going to save them again and began to pray desperately to the gods, Din, Farore, and Nayru. The gods responded by flooding Hyrule with endless rains. Few long-eared Hylians existed. Since cities and towns lay on islands separated by thousands of miles of sea, Ganondorf was not able to control Hyrule very easily. What the King of Evil didn't notice was that on the fishing isle of Outset another hero was being born.
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Ganon finally reached the surface of the Great Sea but since cities and towns lay on islands separated by thousands of miles of sea, he was not able to control the Great Sea very easily.
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He wanted to find the descendant of Hylia to retrieve the Triforce of Wisdom which was bound to the royal family so he sent the [[Helmaroc King]] to kidnap Young girl with pointy ears since it was the mark of the descendant of the Goddess. He killed [[Laruto]] and [[Fado (The Wind Waker)|Fado]] two sages tasked with praying to grant power to the Master Sword.
   
===''Four Swords Adventure''===
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A new child who possessed the soul of the Hero was born on [[Outset Island]], after the kidnaping of his sister [[Aryll]] by the monstrous bird he allied himself with the [[The King of Red Lions]], a boat possessed by the spirit of [[Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule]] the last king of Hyrule. After obtaining the Mster Sword, awakening the successor of the dead sages and retrieving the pieces of the broken Triforce of Courage, Link faced the Demon King in his own tower but was incapacitated and Ganondorf who captured [[Tetra]], the descendant of Hylia and holder of Triforce of Wisdom, used them to summon the whole Triforce and as he was about to wish for the rebirth of Hyrule, the king touche dit and wished for the destruction of the remains of the kingdom and the sealing of Ganondorf. Furious, Ganondorf challenged the two other holder of the Triforce to a fight. Link sealed the King of Evil by stabing him in the head with the master sword turning him in stone and since the shield protecting the Kingdom from the Great Sea was destroyed by the Triforce, Ganon was now at the bottom of the sea.
[[File:Fsa ganon.jpg|thumb|Four Swords Adventure ganon]]
 
In the Legend of Zelda Four Swords Adventure, Ganon is the master mind behind Vaati's escape, Dark Link, and his own plan to take the Triforce. Ganon before the beginning of Four Swords Adventure has stolen the Dark Mirror and used it to procure many Dark Links. This Ganon though is not the same Ganon as from previous game and as you find out from the Gerudos he is a new Ganondorf. He then uses the Dark Links to help Vaati escape and to imprison the maidens and Princess Zelda in 7 different temples. This sends the four Links on a wild goose chase after Vaati and the maidens. During this time Ganon enters the temple within the Forest in which he gains the allegiance of the Dekus. From there he steals the Trident of Power which in the end he uses to turn himself into the beast Ganon as he unfolds his plan after the death of Vaati in the Tower of Wind. He states that he doesn't think that Link can defeat him implying that because Link doesn't have the Master Sword he cannot defeat him. Link, using Light Arrows, incapacitates Ganon in order to imprison him within the Four Sword similarly to how Vaati was at the beginning of this game.
 
   
===''Twilight Princess''===
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====The Era of the Great Voyage====
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During ‘’[[The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass]]’’ Ganondorf is only mentioned by [[Niko]] in the prologue.
   
In ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess]]'', Ganondorf was held on trial for his barbarity, and was evidently chained up, where he was planted by the blade of light. Still, the Triforce of Power managed to keep the murderer alive, where he then ripped right through the chains and killed one of the sages that implanted the sword in him. The rest of the living sages had to resort to opening the Twilight Realm, which sucked him in. In [[Link]]'s battle with him, he has four phases, one of which sees him possess Princess [[Zelda]].
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===Child Timeline===
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====Ganondorf’s execution====
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After his fight Link was sent back before his initial encounter with Zelda and denounce Ganondorf before he could take over Hyrule and the Gerudo is condemned to death. During his execution by the Ancient Sages, the Triforce of Power manifest itself on the back of his hand and he kill the Sage of Water. He is banished in the [[Twilight Realm]] by the remaining Sages
   
While in the Twilight Realm, Ganondorf claims to be a god and offers [[Zant]] excessive power if he'd manage to set him free from this seemingly dark and gloomy prison that he had been cast into. The power desirous Zant agreed to do this, and with this new gained power - he turned into the king of the Twilight Realm. Some fans believe that Twilight Princess followed an alternate timeline, as Zelda sent Link back to the past in Ocarina of Time, and it is presumed that Ganondorf was captured before he even reached the Sacred Realm, thus explaining why he was set to be executed by the sages.
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====The Era of Twilight====
===''Spirit Tracks''===
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In the Twilight Realm Ganondorf took the form of a spirit and convinced [[Zant]] that he was a god and gave him some of his powers. Zant take over the Twilight Realm and launch an attack on the light realm and spread the influence of the twilight across it. Ganondorf use Zant’s actions to be able to have a physical body once again . Link will then fight and defeat the King of Evil, he is unable to use the Triforce of Power to cheat death one more time and he is forced to reincarnate.
It is believed that the Demon King [[Malladus]] is a reincarnation of Demise's hatred due to his similar appearance to Pig Ganon and Dark Beast Ganon and the fact that is skull form resembles the form Ganon takes when being revived in the Oracle series.
 
   
In this game Malladus is revived through Zelda's body but is forced out, he then forces his minion Cole to allow him to take control of his body, although he transforms into a great beast he is defeated by Link and Zelda.
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====The Era of Shadow====
===''Skyward Sword''===
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Hundreds of years later a new Ganondorf was born in the Gerudo tribe and violated the ancient taboo of the tribe and stole the trident in the Pyramid, he then stole the [[Dark Mirror]] from [[Temple of Darkness]]. After that he wanted to free [[Vaati]] from the [[Four Sword]] and creates a [[Dark Link]]. After their journey across Hyrule, the four Links born from the Four Sword finally destroy Vaati and seal Ganon.
In Skyward Sword, it is revealed that Ganon was originally The Demon King known as Demise, Demise was sealed away and known as the Imprisoned but was defeated by Link. Demise's sword Ghirahim used a ritual that involved Zelda's soul to resurrect his Master.
 
   
Although Link defeated Ghirahim, the Ritual was complete and Demise was reveicved, Link and Demise fought a fierce battle but Demise was defeated by Link, due to this Demise cast a curse on link that he would return (as Ganondorf) to destroy him and Zelda in the future.
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===Fallen Timeline===
===''A Link Between Worlds''===
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Ganon is imprisoned in the Sacred Realm, and Yuga (A sorcerer who has a physical resemblence to Ganon) trys to release Ganon and fusion his power with his
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==== The Imprisoning War====
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During the fight between Ganon and Link in ‘’Ocarina of Time’’, link is defeated and the Demon King obtain the whole Triforce, the sages are forced to seal him in the sacred realm. However the nearly unlimited powers of the Demon King corrupt the Sacred Realm which turns into the [[Dark Worlds]] a place that turn those who dare to go in it into a reflection of what lies in their heart. Since most of those who get inside the Dark World are greed-ridden Hyrulean, they turned into monsters under Ganon’s order. The Demon King launch an attack on Hyrule, the war wages in the whole kingdom and the King of Hyrule as well as the Seven Sages are forced to seal Ganon and his soldiers in the Dark World.
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==== The Era of Light and Dark====
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Years after the [[Imprisoning War]], Ganon used [[Agahnim]] to disposes of the six maiden, descendant of the sages who were the only one able to seal him in the past by sending them in the Dark World. Link free them and defeat Agahnim who is revealed to be Ganon’s alter ego. Ganon then fled to the [[Pyramid of Power]] and Link go after him, the two engage in a fight and the Demon King is once again destroyed. Link use the full Triforce to restore Hyrule to a state of peace.
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==== The Return of Ganon ====
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After the defeat of Ganon at the hands of the Hero, Koume and Katoke plot to revive him for this ritual, they required three flames to be lit: The Flame of Destruction, the Flame of Sorrow, and the Flame of Despair, and follow these with a human sacrifice. In order to lit those flames, the witches sent [[Onox]] to [[Holodrum]] and [[Veran]] to [[Labrynna]]. Link kills both of the witches’ minions but they were successful in lighting the Flame of Destruction and the Flame of Sorrow. In order to light the third flame, Twinrova kidnapped Princess Zelda. This would light the Flame of Despair, to complete their ritual, the witches wanted to use the princess as the human sacrifice. Link defeat them and they sacrifice themselves to revive the Demon King but since the ritual was not completed naturally, Ganon was revived without his sanity and became nothing more than a mindless creature with the power of the Triforce. After his defeat, he was sealed and the Triforce was split apart.
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==== A Link Between Worlds ====
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After centuries of peace, [[Yuga]] a wizard from [[Lorule]] invade Hyrule and turn the descendants of the sages into painting and collect them in order to bring back Ganon and fuse with him. Now holding the Triforce of Power, Yuga plot to obtain the two other part of the Triforce and betray [[Princess Hilda]] who wanted to use Hyrule’s Triforce to save her kingdom from decay. He obtains the Triforce of Wisdom which was stolen from Zelda by Hilda and confronts Link. The Hero defeats him and Ganon is once again sealed away, the Triforce is reunited.
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====The Era of Decline and Ganon’s return====
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Years after Yuga’s defeat, the kingdom was weakened by the acts of the king who was unable to find a successor since he deemed his son unfit to rule, so he once again split the Triforce in three. The prince was told by a wizard his sister; Zelda knew were the Triforce was hidden, she refuses and the wizard put her in an eternal sleep, Zelda was the only one who knew where the Triforce of Courage was, the royal family was unable to use the whole Triforce and the kingdom entered a state of decay.
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Many years later, Ganon came back with his army, took over the Kingdom and claimed the Triforce of Power. Fearing that the King of Evil could get the Triforce of Wisdom, she broke it in eight fragments and hid them through the realm. [[Impa]] was sent to find someone with the courage to face Ganon, she found Link, the hero retrieved the fragments of the Triforce and triumphed of the Evil King.
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After the Ganon’s defeat, his henchmen vowed to sacrifice the Hero to resurrect the King of Evil but their attempt failed and Link reunited the three pieces of the Triforce.
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===End of the Timelines===
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====10000 Years before Breath of the Wild====
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10000 Years before the events of ‘’[[The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild]]’’, Ganon was known as “[[Calamity Ganon]]” an entity composed of pure evil, the [[Sheikah]] created the [[Guardian (The Legend of Zelda)|Guardians]] and the [[Divine Beast]]s to oppose him. Calamity Ganon was defeated by the reincarnation of the Hero, The descendant of Hylia and the pilots of the Divine Beasts.
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====100 Years before Breath of the Wild====
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100 Years before the events of ‘’Breath of the Wild’’, The Royal Family of Hyrule noticed signs of the return of Calamity Ganon so they began to search for the ancient machines created by the Sheikah to oppose the Calamity. Without any warning Ganon came back and took over Hyrule Castle, killed everyone inside and corrupted the Guardians. He sent the Blights to kill the chosen pilots and take over the Divine Beasts. Eventually, the hero was defeated by the Guardians and placed in the [[Shrine of Resurection]], the Princess used her power to confront Ganon and trap him in the castle for the next 100 years.
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====Breath of the Wild====
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After his awakening, the hero destroyed the Blights and freed the Divine Beasts and the souls of the fallen champions. He then confronted the Calamity who tried to restore his Gerudo body but was held back by Zelda and as a result took the form of a half formed Gerudo attached to a mechanical spider body. His physical form was destroyed by Link and the hero was then forced to face the Dark Beast Ganon himself. Zelda helped him by giving him the [[Bow of Light]]. After their battle, the Calamity was defeated by the Princess.
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==Hyrule Warriors series==
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===Hyrule Warriors===
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In ''[[Hyrule Warriors]]'', Ganon serves as the final Boss of the story mode, a playable character in the Ganon's Fury mode and a boss on multiple missions of Adventure mode.
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===Hyrule Warriors Legends/Definitive edition===
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In ''[[Hyrule Warriors Legends]]'' and ''[[Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition]]'', Ganon is no longer the final Boss as [[Phantom Ganon]] takes his place, the Ganon's Fury mode is also abscent from the game.
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===Materials===
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Like other enemies in the games, Ganon can drop either a weapon or one of two type of material. Those materials are the same in all versions of the game.
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*Silver Material - Ganon's Mane
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*Gold Material - Ganon's Fang
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==Animal Crossing series==
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[[File:Ganon_Animal_Crossing.png|thumb|Ganon in ''[[Animal Crossing: New Leaf]]'']]
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===Welcome Amiibo===
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Ganon was introduced as a special Villager in the Welcome Amiibo update of ''[[Animal Crossing: New Leaf]]''. He is a cranky villager that will appear in the Campground if a Ganondorf or a 8 bit Link [[Amiibo]] is scanned. Like any other special villagers, he can be invited to live in the Town. Ganon is made to look like his bipedal design with a "blue pig" aestethic he has in most 2D Zelda games.
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====Personality====
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As a cranky villager, Ganon is harder to befriend than other villagers. He might also become angry with the player if they disagree with him or refuse to do a favor for him. He will usualy get along jock, snooty and cranky villagers and get easily upset with peppy villagers. Ganon will also spread rumors about other villagers.
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==Super Smash Bros. series==
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===''Final Smash''===
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Ganon appeared in ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'' as a [[Final Smash]] of Ganondorf's called Beast Ganon. This transformation stuns and buries anybody near him and charges at them dealing damage and then reverting to normal. It returned in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
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In [[Super Smash Bros. Ultimate]], the design was changed to his Ocarina of Time incarnation to match his new design. As such, it features Beast Ganon standing upright with two swords.
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=== ''As a Boss'' ===
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In ''[[Super Smash Bros. Ultimate]]'', Ganon also makes an appearance as a [[Spirits (Super Smash Bros.)|Spirit]] and a boss. As a boss, ganon is fought in the ruins of [[Hyrule Castle]] and is inspired by his ''Ocarina of Time'' incarnation and as such, his weak point is on his tail. Ganon will use various sword attacks to defend himself, he can create discs of lightning from his swords like Demise is able to in ''Skyward Sword'', he can also breathes fireballs and shoot a laser from his mouth, both of which are attacks Calamity Ganon does in ''Breath of the Wild'', and lastly, he can jump in the air to do a ground pound attack. Ganon serves as a boss in the [[Classic Mode]] routes of [[Link]], [[Zelda]], [[Young Link]] and [[Toon Link]].
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=== Trophy Descriptions ===
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==== ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'' ====
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[[File:Beast_Ganon_Trophy_SSBB.jpg|thumb|100px|His Trophy in "''Brawl''"]]
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:Ganondorf's Final Smash. When he grabs a Smash Ball, he transforms into a repulsive, evil beast. He'll vanish momentarily from the screen, then rampage from one side to the other in a straight, headlong rush. When he begins the move, any character before his eyes will flinch, so try to start the move near other characters.
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====''Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U''====
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[[File:BeastGanonTrophyWiiU.png|thumb|150px|His Trophy in the [[Wii U]] version.]]
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:NA: For Ganondorf's Final Smash, he morphs into a beast and attacks. As soon as he's transformed, he buries nearby fighters in the ground and then stuns them with his roar. Finally, he charges forward, dealing heavy damage and launching anyone in his way. Any foes buried by the first strike are doomed to be hit by the rest.
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:EU: For Ganondorf's Final Smash, he morphs into a beast and attacks. As soon as he's transformed, he buries fighters nearby in the ground, then stuns them with his roar. Finally, he charges forward, dealing heavy damage and launching anyone in his way. Any foes who are buried by the first strike are guaranteed to be hit by the rest.
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==Other appearances==
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===Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer feat. The Legend of Zelda===
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[[File:CoH_Ganon_Sprite.png|thumb|Ganon in ''[[Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer feat. The Legend of Zelda]]''.]]
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Ganon serves as the main antagonist and final boss of ''[[Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer feat. The Legend of Zelda]]''. In this game, [[Ocatavio]], a musical wizard was predicted to meet his end at the hands of Ganon in the future by the [[Fate]]. To avert his demise, Octavio cast a musical curse over all of Hyrule to find heroes who would be powerful enough to defeat the demon king. In the present, a young Gerudo named Ganondorf is impressed by Octavio's curse and start searching new ways to use musical magic to obtains what he wants. After proving themselves worthy, Link, Zelda, [[Cadence]] and [[Yves]] challenge Octavio and pass his last trial. Octavio open a path to the future where he intends to team up with the heroes to defeat the fully matured Ganondorf now transformed into Ganon, having mastered his organ and having taken over the entire kingdom. Octavio is defeated at the hands of Ganon before the party even reach the demon king thus fulfilling the Fate's prophecy. Ganon is eventually defeated and peace finally returns to the future Hyrule.
   
 
==Non-game appearances==
 
==Non-game appearances==
   
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===''The Legend of Zelda cartoon''===
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Ganon was also featured as the main antagonist in the Legend of Zelda cartoon.
   
Ganon appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a Final Smash of Ganondorf's called Beast Ganon.  This transformation stuns and buries anybody near him and charges at them dealing damage and then reverting to normal.
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==Trivia==
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*Ganon is very similar to [[Hades]] from ''[[Kid Icarus (series)|Kid Icarus]]'', as he is very similar to a deity. However, Hades is more cataclysmic on his part, while Ganon is just hegemonic.
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**However, the [[Calamity Ganon]] is cataclysmic as well.
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*In his [[Calamity Ganon]] form, Ganon is erroneously referred to using neuter pronouns.
   
 
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Latest revision as of 05:15, August 24, 2019

Ganon (JP) (commonly known as Ganondorf (JP)), also known as Ganondorf Dragmire in humanoid form, is an alternate character of Ganondorf in The Legend of Zelda series. He first appeared in The Legend of Zelda, then appeared in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time as his alter ego.

Ganon's backstory was first brought up in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, though his first appearance in a human form was in Ocarina of Time.  He is generally considered the main antagonist of The Legend of Zelda series, though his contemplated plans are invariably always thwarted by the series hero Link. In The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, it was established that both Ganon and Ganondorf are incarnations of Demise's undying rage that will follow Link and Zelda across time to bring desolation to their kingdom.

So far, Ganon and/or his counterpart Ganondorf have made an appearance in every Zelda game to date, excluding The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, The Minish Cap, Spirit Tracks,Skyward Sword and The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes.

HistoryEdit

Unified TimelineEdit

The Era of the Goddess HyliaEdit

Long before the events of the Zelda series, the world was created by three Golden Goddesses named Din, Farore and Nayru. Once their creation was complete they left the world and left behind a relic that was an embodiment of their power, the Triforce, an artefact who could realize any wish but one that couldn't be used by Gods with it, they left one of their own kind, the Goddess Hylia to Watch over it.

After eras of peace a race of Demons came from another world and tried to obtain the Triforce for their Master, Demise. Demise was the incarnation of pure evil and a being that could rival even Gods but wasn't considered as a god and as such could be able to claim the power of the triforce. After a violent battle between the races under Hylia's protection and the Demon forces, Hylia gathered most humans and send them beyond the clouds on what would later be known as Skyloft and created the Master Sword for the hero of the humans who would later destroy the king of evil. Demise would finally be sealed but the Goddess loosed her immortality and was forced to reincarnate.

The Sky EraEdit

In Skyward Sword, Link the choosen hero of the Goddess claim the Master Sword and the whole Triforce to defeat a reborn Demise with the help of Zelda who was exposed as Hylia reincarnated. Before his own destruction, the Demon King cast a curse on the soul of the Hero, the Goddess, and his own. The three would be endlessly reincarnated and forced to fight each other across history. Demise's hatred would later become the entity known as Ganon.

The Era of the Hero of TimeEdit

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According to "Ocarina of Time", Demise's reincarnation was a member of the Gerudo tribe and was their king, at which time he was named Ganondorf - the sole male of his kind, as only one male is born to the Gerudo every century. Koume and Kotake were described as his surrogate mothers, raising him in an environment where death is an almost-daily event. Like Demise Ganondorf coveted the Triforce and the lush green lands where Hyrule, the kingdom founded by the descendants of Hylia, stood.

Adult TimelineEdit

The Awakening of the Hero of TimeEdit

The hero Link had been used by Ganondorf and unwittingly helped him gain access to the Triforce when Link acquired the Master Sword, unlocking the entrance to the Sacred Realm where the Triforce resided. However, once Ganondorf touched the Triforce itself, it split into its three components that embedded themselves in the three people destined to receive them - Ganondorf received the Triforce of Power, Link the Triforce of Courage, and Princess Zelda the Triforce of Wisdom.

With the Triforce of Power, Ganondorf was able to conquer the land of Hyrule and rule unopposed for seven years, obtaining the title of King of Evil/King of Darkness (Dark Lord or Devil King in the Japanese version). At that point, Link, who had been held in stasis for those seven years, was awakened by Rauru, the Sage of Light. Rauru encouraged him to awaken the other six Sages (whose power had been dormant in the leaders of Hyrule) to oppose and defeat Ganondorf's rule. Now a young adult, Link had succeeded in awakening the Sages and attacked Ganondorf's stronghold for a final showdown. After his initial defeat, Ganondorf's piece of the Triforce, combined with his evil and lust for power, could not contain the evil within his heart. Ganondorf was transformed into an immensely powerful, porcine monster of terrifying evil. After his transformation Ganondorf was to be known as Ganon. After an intense battle, Link and Zelda (whom Ganon needed for the Triforce of Wisdom and Courage) were able to fight and finally subdued the demonic Ganon long enough for the Seven Sages to combine their powers and seal him away. As Ganon screamed that he would return and destroy Link and Zelda's descendants.

The Era without a HeroEdit

Link was send back in time before he even met Zelda and as such he could not save the people of Hyrule when Ganon came back and despite their prayers for his return. The Demon King ravaged the land without any opposition.

The people of Hyrule realized that the hero was not going to save them again and began to pray desperately to the gods. The gods responded by flooding Hyrule with endless rains and Ganon was sealed with the kingdom at the bottom of the Great Sea.

The Era of the Great SeaEdit

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Ganon finally reached the surface of the Great Sea but since cities and towns lay on islands separated by thousands of miles of sea, he was not able to control the Great Sea very easily. He wanted to find the descendant of Hylia to retrieve the Triforce of Wisdom which was bound to the royal family so he sent the Helmaroc King to kidnap Young girl with pointy ears since it was the mark of the descendant of the Goddess. He killed Laruto and Fado two sages tasked with praying to grant power to the Master Sword.

A new child who possessed the soul of the Hero was born on Outset Island, after the kidnaping of his sister Aryll by the monstrous bird he allied himself with the The King of Red Lions, a boat possessed by the spirit of Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule the last king of Hyrule. After obtaining the Mster Sword, awakening the successor of the dead sages and retrieving the pieces of the broken Triforce of Courage, Link faced the Demon King in his own tower but was incapacitated and Ganondorf who captured Tetra, the descendant of Hylia and holder of Triforce of Wisdom, used them to summon the whole Triforce and as he was about to wish for the rebirth of Hyrule, the king touche dit and wished for the destruction of the remains of the kingdom and the sealing of Ganondorf. Furious, Ganondorf challenged the two other holder of the Triforce to a fight. Link sealed the King of Evil by stabing him in the head with the master sword turning him in stone and since the shield protecting the Kingdom from the Great Sea was destroyed by the Triforce, Ganon was now at the bottom of the sea.

The Era of the Great VoyageEdit

During ‘’The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass’’ Ganondorf is only mentioned by Niko in the prologue.

Child TimelineEdit

Ganondorf’s executionEdit

After his fight Link was sent back before his initial encounter with Zelda and denounce Ganondorf before he could take over Hyrule and the Gerudo is condemned to death. During his execution by the Ancient Sages, the Triforce of Power manifest itself on the back of his hand and he kill the Sage of Water. He is banished in the Twilight Realm by the remaining Sages

The Era of TwilightEdit

In the Twilight Realm Ganondorf took the form of a spirit and convinced Zant that he was a god and gave him some of his powers. Zant take over the Twilight Realm and launch an attack on the light realm and spread the influence of the twilight across it. Ganondorf use Zant’s actions to be able to have a physical body once again . Link will then fight and defeat the King of Evil, he is unable to use the Triforce of Power to cheat death one more time and he is forced to reincarnate.

The Era of ShadowEdit

Hundreds of years later a new Ganondorf was born in the Gerudo tribe and violated the ancient taboo of the tribe and stole the trident in the Pyramid, he then stole the Dark Mirror from Temple of Darkness. After that he wanted to free Vaati from the Four Sword and creates a Dark Link. After their journey across Hyrule, the four Links born from the Four Sword finally destroy Vaati and seal Ganon.

Fallen TimelineEdit

The Imprisoning WarEdit

During the fight between Ganon and Link in ‘’Ocarina of Time’’, link is defeated and the Demon King obtain the whole Triforce, the sages are forced to seal him in the sacred realm. However the nearly unlimited powers of the Demon King corrupt the Sacred Realm which turns into the Dark Worlds a place that turn those who dare to go in it into a reflection of what lies in their heart. Since most of those who get inside the Dark World are greed-ridden Hyrulean, they turned into monsters under Ganon’s order. The Demon King launch an attack on Hyrule, the war wages in the whole kingdom and the King of Hyrule as well as the Seven Sages are forced to seal Ganon and his soldiers in the Dark World.

The Era of Light and DarkEdit

Years after the Imprisoning War, Ganon used Agahnim to disposes of the six maiden, descendant of the sages who were the only one able to seal him in the past by sending them in the Dark World. Link free them and defeat Agahnim who is revealed to be Ganon’s alter ego. Ganon then fled to the Pyramid of Power and Link go after him, the two engage in a fight and the Demon King is once again destroyed. Link use the full Triforce to restore Hyrule to a state of peace.

The Return of Ganon Edit

After the defeat of Ganon at the hands of the Hero, Koume and Katoke plot to revive him for this ritual, they required three flames to be lit: The Flame of Destruction, the Flame of Sorrow, and the Flame of Despair, and follow these with a human sacrifice. In order to lit those flames, the witches sent Onox to Holodrum and Veran to Labrynna. Link kills both of the witches’ minions but they were successful in lighting the Flame of Destruction and the Flame of Sorrow. In order to light the third flame, Twinrova kidnapped Princess Zelda. This would light the Flame of Despair, to complete their ritual, the witches wanted to use the princess as the human sacrifice. Link defeat them and they sacrifice themselves to revive the Demon King but since the ritual was not completed naturally, Ganon was revived without his sanity and became nothing more than a mindless creature with the power of the Triforce. After his defeat, he was sealed and the Triforce was split apart.

A Link Between Worlds Edit

After centuries of peace, Yuga a wizard from Lorule invade Hyrule and turn the descendants of the sages into painting and collect them in order to bring back Ganon and fuse with him. Now holding the Triforce of Power, Yuga plot to obtain the two other part of the Triforce and betray Princess Hilda who wanted to use Hyrule’s Triforce to save her kingdom from decay. He obtains the Triforce of Wisdom which was stolen from Zelda by Hilda and confronts Link. The Hero defeats him and Ganon is once again sealed away, the Triforce is reunited.

The Era of Decline and Ganon’s returnEdit

Years after Yuga’s defeat, the kingdom was weakened by the acts of the king who was unable to find a successor since he deemed his son unfit to rule, so he once again split the Triforce in three. The prince was told by a wizard his sister; Zelda knew were the Triforce was hidden, she refuses and the wizard put her in an eternal sleep, Zelda was the only one who knew where the Triforce of Courage was, the royal family was unable to use the whole Triforce and the kingdom entered a state of decay.

Many years later, Ganon came back with his army, took over the Kingdom and claimed the Triforce of Power. Fearing that the King of Evil could get the Triforce of Wisdom, she broke it in eight fragments and hid them through the realm. Impa was sent to find someone with the courage to face Ganon, she found Link, the hero retrieved the fragments of the Triforce and triumphed of the Evil King. After the Ganon’s defeat, his henchmen vowed to sacrifice the Hero to resurrect the King of Evil but their attempt failed and Link reunited the three pieces of the Triforce.

End of the TimelinesEdit

10000 Years before Breath of the WildEdit

10000 Years before the events of ‘’The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’’, Ganon was known as “Calamity Ganon” an entity composed of pure evil, the Sheikah created the Guardians and the Divine Beasts to oppose him. Calamity Ganon was defeated by the reincarnation of the Hero, The descendant of Hylia and the pilots of the Divine Beasts.

100 Years before Breath of the WildEdit

100 Years before the events of ‘’Breath of the Wild’’, The Royal Family of Hyrule noticed signs of the return of Calamity Ganon so they began to search for the ancient machines created by the Sheikah to oppose the Calamity. Without any warning Ganon came back and took over Hyrule Castle, killed everyone inside and corrupted the Guardians. He sent the Blights to kill the chosen pilots and take over the Divine Beasts. Eventually, the hero was defeated by the Guardians and placed in the Shrine of Resurection, the Princess used her power to confront Ganon and trap him in the castle for the next 100 years.

Breath of the WildEdit

After his awakening, the hero destroyed the Blights and freed the Divine Beasts and the souls of the fallen champions. He then confronted the Calamity who tried to restore his Gerudo body but was held back by Zelda and as a result took the form of a half formed Gerudo attached to a mechanical spider body. His physical form was destroyed by Link and the hero was then forced to face the Dark Beast Ganon himself. Zelda helped him by giving him the Bow of Light. After their battle, the Calamity was defeated by the Princess.

Hyrule Warriors seriesEdit

Hyrule WarriorsEdit

In Hyrule Warriors, Ganon serves as the final Boss of the story mode, a playable character in the Ganon's Fury mode and a boss on multiple missions of Adventure mode.

Hyrule Warriors Legends/Definitive editionEdit

In Hyrule Warriors Legends and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, Ganon is no longer the final Boss as Phantom Ganon takes his place, the Ganon's Fury mode is also abscent from the game.

MaterialsEdit

Like other enemies in the games, Ganon can drop either a weapon or one of two type of material. Those materials are the same in all versions of the game.

  • Silver Material - Ganon's Mane
  • Gold Material - Ganon's Fang

Animal Crossing seriesEdit

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Ganon in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Welcome AmiiboEdit

Ganon was introduced as a special Villager in the Welcome Amiibo update of Animal Crossing: New Leaf. He is a cranky villager that will appear in the Campground if a Ganondorf or a 8 bit Link Amiibo is scanned. Like any other special villagers, he can be invited to live in the Town. Ganon is made to look like his bipedal design with a "blue pig" aestethic he has in most 2D Zelda games.

PersonalityEdit

As a cranky villager, Ganon is harder to befriend than other villagers. He might also become angry with the player if they disagree with him or refuse to do a favor for him. He will usualy get along jock, snooty and cranky villagers and get easily upset with peppy villagers. Ganon will also spread rumors about other villagers.

Super Smash Bros. seriesEdit

Final SmashEdit

Ganon appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a Final Smash of Ganondorf's called Beast Ganon. This transformation stuns and buries anybody near him and charges at them dealing damage and then reverting to normal. It returned in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the design was changed to his Ocarina of Time incarnation to match his new design. As such, it features Beast Ganon standing upright with two swords.

As a Boss Edit

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Ganon also makes an appearance as a Spirit and a boss. As a boss, ganon is fought in the ruins of Hyrule Castle and is inspired by his Ocarina of Time incarnation and as such, his weak point is on his tail. Ganon will use various sword attacks to defend himself, he can create discs of lightning from his swords like Demise is able to in Skyward Sword, he can also breathes fireballs and shoot a laser from his mouth, both of which are attacks Calamity Ganon does in Breath of the Wild, and lastly, he can jump in the air to do a ground pound attack. Ganon serves as a boss in the Classic Mode routes of Link, Zelda, Young Link and Toon Link.

Trophy Descriptions Edit

Super Smash Bros. Brawl Edit

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His Trophy in "Brawl"

Ganondorf's Final Smash. When he grabs a Smash Ball, he transforms into a repulsive, evil beast. He'll vanish momentarily from the screen, then rampage from one side to the other in a straight, headlong rush. When he begins the move, any character before his eyes will flinch, so try to start the move near other characters.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii UEdit

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His Trophy in the Wii U version.

NA: For Ganondorf's Final Smash, he morphs into a beast and attacks. As soon as he's transformed, he buries nearby fighters in the ground and then stuns them with his roar. Finally, he charges forward, dealing heavy damage and launching anyone in his way. Any foes buried by the first strike are doomed to be hit by the rest.
EU: For Ganondorf's Final Smash, he morphs into a beast and attacks. As soon as he's transformed, he buries fighters nearby in the ground, then stuns them with his roar. Finally, he charges forward, dealing heavy damage and launching anyone in his way. Any foes who are buried by the first strike are guaranteed to be hit by the rest.

Other appearancesEdit

Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer feat. The Legend of ZeldaEdit

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Ganon in Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer feat. The Legend of Zelda.

Ganon serves as the main antagonist and final boss of Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer feat. The Legend of Zelda. In this game, Ocatavio, a musical wizard was predicted to meet his end at the hands of Ganon in the future by the Fate. To avert his demise, Octavio cast a musical curse over all of Hyrule to find heroes who would be powerful enough to defeat the demon king. In the present, a young Gerudo named Ganondorf is impressed by Octavio's curse and start searching new ways to use musical magic to obtains what he wants. After proving themselves worthy, Link, Zelda, Cadence and Yves challenge Octavio and pass his last trial. Octavio open a path to the future where he intends to team up with the heroes to defeat the fully matured Ganondorf now transformed into Ganon, having mastered his organ and having taken over the entire kingdom. Octavio is defeated at the hands of Ganon before the party even reach the demon king thus fulfilling the Fate's prophecy. Ganon is eventually defeated and peace finally returns to the future Hyrule.

Non-game appearancesEdit

The Legend of Zelda cartoonEdit

Ganon was also featured as the main antagonist in the Legend of Zelda cartoon.

TriviaEdit

  • Ganon is very similar to Hades from Kid Icarus, as he is very similar to a deity. However, Hades is more cataclysmic on his part, while Ganon is just hegemonic.
  • In his Calamity Ganon form, Ganon is erroneously referred to using neuter pronouns.
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