He was initially called "Gannon" although this was a mis-spelling of "Ganon". In the 1991 snes game game "a link to the past" he was referred to by his full name "Ganondorf Dragmire" for the first and only time.
He is variously known as The great king of evil, dark lord and, in ocarina of time, Gerudo king of thieves.
The Gerudo are a race of hylian fighters who live in Gerudo valley. this race of females is graced with a single male, born once every hundred years, who assumes the position of king.
Ganondorf exists in two forms: his humanoid form and his beast alter-ego Ganon. This pig like creature originally had the hooves of a goat and the head of a boar, complete with tusks in Twilight princess, his look had evolved into more of a lion than a pig, with a flowing man and claws instead of hooves.
Along with his demonic shapeshifting, The dark lord possess many abilities, including invisibility, magic, lightning bolts and levitation. He's also known to dual-wield a pair of swords (in Wind waker) and is impervious to mortal wounds while in possesion of the triforce power.
Fortunatly the Gerudo King isn't invincible. He's susceptible to sacred weapons such as the Master sword, Light arrows and silver arrows and also by using his own magic against him.
In the land of Hyrule, Ganondorf hoped to bridge positve ties with that of his people, the Gerudos and that of the Hyrulians, however the rascist princess Zelda decided to send her mute and gullible lackey, Link to assasinate him because Ganondorf is black. After Link foolishly sealed himself in a time rift for seven years in an attempt to destroy Ganondorf, the seal to ultimate power, the Triforce, was destroyed. Believing this was the only was his people would be treated respectfully Ganondorf touched the Triforce and wished himself to become King of Hyrule.
Ganondorf reigned successfully for seven years. Using his position of power he exterminated the monster infestation in Hyrule field, eradicated an evil cult known as the Zorans (whom worshipped a giant whale that ate people), closed down a terrorist organisation known as the Gorons whom manufactured bombs and also poached endangered animals known as Dodongos to make fashionable bags, organised a defence force of friendly monsters to protect the orphaned children of the Kokiri forest (whom's guardian, the Deku Tree, had his heart impaled internally buy none other than Link), revived an extinct species of dragon and finally derived an alternate solution to exterminating the monsters of Hyrule by sealing them in a exclusive part of the Kakariko graveyard. However in the second year of his reign Ganondorf was forced to make one of the most difficult decisions of his career. His people, the Gerudos were constantly stealing from the frienly Hyrulians. Occasionally the Gerudos would also kidnap some of the Hyrulians demanding a high ransom for their safe return. Ganondorf to prevent further unwarranted attacks against the Hyrulians, destroyed the bridge separating Hyrule from the Gerudo Valley.
This decision took its toll on the heartbroken Ganondorf and consequently he fell into a sad state of depression. he converted a large amount of his tax funds into constructing and suspending a castle over a giant lake of lave, which symbolised the inner sorrow he felt for having to abandon his people for the good of his country. After entering the castle Ganondorf destroyed the bridge leading to it so that he would never again be called upon to make such a harsh decision. Ganondorf then spent his years of solitude learning to play the organ and he composed some of the finest music ever to come out of Hyrule.
However this peaceful reign was never meant to last as the rascist princess Zelda, immediately sent her lackey, Link, once again to assasinate Ganondorf after he broke free of his seven year seal. By creating disorder amongst the world and undoing most of the good caused by Ganondorf (including killing Ganondorf's resurrected dragon rendering the spcies extinct again), Link and Zelda managed to convince six others to help in their assasination attempt against Ganondorf. These six people mainly agreed for the sole reason that they were fed up with a Black person leading them and they became known as the Six Sages.
Ganondorf learnt of this assasination attempt against him and attempted to difuse the issue by restraining Zelda from using her arcane magic so that the two could talk about their issues. Ganondorf attempted to soothe Zelda's sheer hatred of him by playing some of his famous organ music. Link however, brainwashed by Zelda's preachings, rushed into Ganondorf's castle, via means of a magical bridge created by the Six Sages, rushed into the castle killing most of its occupants until he confronted Ganondorf. With no means to communicate with the brainwashed mute, Ganondorf was forced to resort to violence. Link and Ganondorf fought, however Ganondorf being a peaceful man knew little about fighting (he only knew about three attacks!) was quickly overcome by the battle hardened and corrupted Link. Knowing he was about to die, Ganondorf decided his last act as king would be to destroy the clearly evil princess Zelda and her brainwashed lackey and thus he attempted to destroy his beloved castle in an attempt to crush the pair. However due to sheer brute force through the desecration of the remainder of the castle's occupants, Link and Zelda escaped the crumbling castle.
In a final, last ditch effort to rid the world of evil, Ganondorf forsake his humanity and called upon the gods to grant him strength and Ganondorf transformed into a monstrous form known as Ganon. However this form was still powerless against the crazed maniac Link and his artillery of weapons. With the assistance of Zelda and her kamehameha technique, Link sent Ganondorf to a realm without time and under Zelda's rule, Hyrule became a desolate and barren wasteland of a country.
See: evil, villain, megalomaniac
The hero Link was defeated by the Evil King Ganondorf.
The main villain in the Legend of Zelda Series, wielder of the Triforce of Power. First appearing in Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time, he first was known as Ganon; a big, fat, pig-like humanoid who appeared in the Legend of Zelda games before Ocarina of Time. Ganondorf also appeared in Wind Waker and Twilight Princess. Ganon continued to appear, in Ocarina of Time he was a dragon-like monster that Ganondorf turned into, in Wind Waker Ganon appeared as a giant puppet that Ganondorf controlled and finally Ganon was a massive boar in Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess.
Ganondorf's aliases are King of Evil, The King, King of Thieves and The Demon Thief. Ganondorf commonly uses swords to fight, using a large two handed blade in Ocarina of Time, duel swords in Wind Waker and a holy-turned-evil longsword in Twilight Princess; he also possesses an array of dark magics, from creating a phantom image of himself to possessing others.
Though he is massively powerful he is always defeated by Link and Zelda, in Ocarina of Time he was sealed in the Dark Realm by Zelda, in Wind Waker Link stabbed him through the face with the Master Sword turning him to stone, and in Twilight Princess Link stabbed him through the gut with the Master Sword ultimately killing him.
Though Ganondorf was immortalized as one of the greatest gaming villains through the Legend of Zelda series, he also appeared in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a clone character of Captain Falcon. (Though many people, including myself, like Ganondorf much more than Cpt. Falcon) He also became a bit more fun with Brawl through Ganoncide.
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