Full name and other titles: Ganondorf, Phantom Ganon
Appearances: Ocarina of Time, Wind Waker, Twilight Princess (canon) Gerudo Wars (non-canon)
Design Notes: Including Ganondorf was a tough choice for me. It's not that I do not like the tyrant, I just personally feel he's been overused far too many times in the Zelda series and has hijacked the main villain spot from other contenders like Agahnim and Zant too many times. Since my manga and games are in their own little universe though I decided it would be safe to include the iconic bad guy. In the Gerudo Wars, Ganondorf is still only 18 and as such he's not quite the imposing hulking king seen in the games. At this point I wanted to make him bold and 'show-off-y' to imply that he hides the pain of his past. As such I wanted him to wear an armored helmet, metaphorically and literally hiding his face during battle. As he gets older things will change though. Also on another note, in my manga and games "Ganon" and "Ganondorf" are two completely different individuals so don't mix them up.
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Considering he and his ancestors (the other Ganondorfs from different timelines) are cursed as the personification of a Demon King's hatred, his fate of being turned evil is quite dooming the Gerudos to lose their kings to such a promise made by an unrelated being to eternally torment the Hyrule royal family forever and ever.
I consider the different Zeldas, different Links and different Ganondorfs to have different names in-universe but were called 'Zelda', 'Link', 'Ganondorf' for convenience and to not let would-be gamers think they bought a different game.
P.S: I may be spoiling Skyward Sword (I always spoil games, sorry)
Actually, Phantom Ganon is one of his trusted generals after he conquered Hyrule, not an alias, sorry to nitpick
......He just that well done in this depiction......
Now don't get me wrong, I think he's an incredible villain, but what gets me is how he seems to be so repetitive and never wins. One of the greatest fanfics I ever read had Ganon turn into a sort of antihero and fight the Goddesses.
Yeah, I can understand your hesitancy to initially include Ganondorf. He's always been overused as the main baddy too much XD Thankfully, my next two fanfics won't be that way...
Yeah he's overused, but you can't have the Triforce lore in full force without at least mentioning its holders
Love his design, its as if he's just started collecting the pieces that will form his armor from tombs and caves
And of course the Trident of Power makes an appearance (hang on isn't Piggy Ganon holding it as well? you said they were seperate?) ah well me wonders how you made him get it?
somehow his helmet horns remind me of the spikes from Oblivion... nostalgic
Beautiful work glad to see the ideas still keep rolling
Mordor styled helmets inspired this one... though I do see how it could look like a Deadra helmet.
And don't worry they're not OC's
The Shadow Kings
All the cast from Dragon Ball to Z to GT
All the Colosus's
All The Titans
Olimar and the Pikmin
The Angry Video Game Nerd
Another Ganon I suppose
And the list goes on and on and on.....
For me, on the contrary, I really love seeing Ganondorf in all the game he has appeared in so far. I can understand if others feel that he "steals the spotlight" a bit too often, but I guess I always find him cool to have as the main bad guy.