if i ask you what it is the main villain of The Legend Of Zelda sagayou will surely answer me that it is Ganondorf, King of the Gerudo. And you’d be right, but he’s not the only main villain in the saga.

And Ganon, for example? He was the main villain of The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and many other previous games. And no, although their names are very similar, for reasons I’ll talk about in a moment that relate to the origins of the two characters, these two villains aren’t exactly the same person or being.

Who are Ganon and Ganondorf?

The first thing you need to know is that both are, in essence, the reincarnation of Demise, the Demon King and Herald of Death whom Link defeated at the end of the events of Skyward Sword. Therefore, technically, although they are two different characters, you could say that they are the same being.

Ganon is the form that evil takes, this being his physical formand usually has the shape of a pig or boar. But Ganondorf is the human form of Ganon.a sort of vessel of evil, which in turn is the reincarnation of Demise.

Yes, I know, it’s a bit crazy, but that’s what the story of the Zelda saga is: equally interesting and wacky. The important thing here is that probably in Breath of the Wild we were faced with this evil that came out of Ganondorf’s mummified body, and now, in Tears of the Kingdom, we must face the very container of that evil.

Why hadn’t Ganondorf appeared since Zelda: Twilight Princess?

Although her last appearance was no less than 17 years ago when Zelda: Twilight Princess was released in 2006, her first appearance was in Ocarina of Time. All previous games had featured Ganon or other villains as final bosses, but in the first three-dimensional installment, they wanted to put a new face on evil, and Ganondorf would be tasked with the role of main villain.

By the end of this game, the villain was sealed away in the Sacred Realm, and it would be a few years before we saw him again in The Wind Waker. In this game, Link and Zelda defeated him once and for all, turning him to stone and thus sealing him once more. And in Twilight Princess, which takes place in a different timeline in the canon of the saga, it would also be Zelda and Link who would put an end to their diabolical plans to seize the triforce, although in this game Ganondorf would eventually die.

This is therefore the reason why until now this mythical villain of the saga had not reappeared, since in the only two timelines in which he had appeared previously, he had already been sealed or killedand that’s surely why in Tears of the Kingdom what we saw in the first images that were shown was his corpse.

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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom is the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
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