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Ocarina of Time
Demon King[1]

Evil King[2]
Ganondorf the Evil King[3]
Evil Incarnation of Darkness[4]
Gerudo King of Thieves[5][6]
Great Evil King Ganondorf[7]
Great Ganondorf[8]
Great King of Evil[9]
King of Evil[10][6]
King of the Gerudo[11]
King of the Gerudo Thieves[12]
King of Thieves[13]

Wicked Man of the Desert[14]
Four Swords Adventures
King of Darkness[15]
Twilight Princess
Dark Lord[16]
Mandrag Ganon (ALttP)[18]
Ganon (TWW | TP)[19][20]
Main appearance(s)
Other appearance(s)

Ganondorf Dragmire is a recurring character and boss in The Legend of Zelda series.[21][22][23][24][name reference needed]


A Link to the Past

Ganondorf is not seen in A Link to the Past, though he is mentioned by the Maiden in the Swamp Palace and in the manual for A Link to the Past. The Maiden explains that Ganondorf discovered the location of the Golden Land, the resting place of the Triforce, though he allegedly couldn't find a way to return to the Light World once laying his hands on the completed Triforce and subsequently being sealed in the Sacred Realm.[25] [26]


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Ocarina of Time









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In the seven-year span, Ganondorf began to interfere with the stability of Kingdom of Hyrule by introducing monsters and disrupting the balance of Hyrulean society.[6][50] Ganondorf deposed Talon from his position at Lon Lon Ranch, installing Ingo in his place and casting him to exile in Kakariko Village. In return for his assistance, Ingo swore fealty to Ganondorf and sought to provide him Horses raised on the Ranch.[8][51] Despite this, Hyrulean support for Ganondorf is purely opportunistic as if Link manages to tame Epona and escape from Lon Lon Ranch with her, Ingo will reform his ways and renounce his loyalty for Ganondorf.[52][53]

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The Wind Waker


Four Swords Adventures

Following Ganondorf's death in Twilight Princess, he was reborn to the Gerudo once again prior to the events of Four Swords Adventures.[64]

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Twilight Princess


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After defeating Ganon's Puppet, Midna uses the full power of the Fused Shadows to purge Princess Zelda's body of Ganondorf's control, forcing Ganondorf to reform elsewhere. Regaining corporeal form, Ganondorf transforms into Ganon and engages in combat with Link once more.

Once Link and Midna have defeated Ganon, Princess Zelda's life force leaves Midna's body and returns to her, allowing them to briefly speak before they are interrupted by Ganondorf's ethereal form.[100] Angered, Midna Warps Link and Princess Zelda to Hyrule Field, leaving herself to confront Ganondorf armed with the complete power of the Fused Shadows. Despite the fearsome power of the Fused Shadows, Ganondorf repels and subdues Midna, taking her personal piece of the Fused Shadow as a trophy. Ganondorf later appears before Link and Princess Zelda on horseback, where he holds Midna's Fused Shadow aloft before crushing it.

Flanked by Phantom Riders, Ganondorf charges toward the duo, beginning the final battle between them. After Link and Princess Zelda successfully beat him in a horseback duel, Ganondorf will fall from his Horse. Upon recovering, he will laugh and explain that though the Sword of the Six Sages is merely a regular blade, he intends to use it to "blot out the light forever".[101] Revealing his intent, he challenges Link to a duel.

The duel between Ganondorf and Link ends when Link impales the Dark Lord with the Master Sword in the same spot that he was executed with the Sword of the Six Sages. Struggling to stand, Ganondorf warns Link that though he has been defeated, their confrontation has not truly ended.[102] Shortly afterwards, the crest of the Triforce of Power disappears from his hand.


As Ganondorf and his newly-conjured Phantom Riders charge toward Link and Princess Zelda, Princess Zelda prays to the Light Spirit to grant her the power to banish evil.[103] Responding to her call, the Light Spirit Warp them away from Ganondorf's advance and gift her with Light Arrows. With her newfound power, she asks for Link's assistance in the battle to come.[104] As Link agrees to aid her, the two return to Hyrule Field atop Epona, where Princess Zelda explains that she can stun Ganondorf with the Light Arrows long enough for Link to strike him.[105]

In order to defeat Ganondorf on horseback, Link must come within range of him to allow Princess Zelda to hit him, opening up a window of time for Link to approach and slash him. If Link takes too long, Ganondorf will temporarily summon Phantom Riders, who will charge at Link and Princess Zelda in an attempt to dismount them. Ganondorf may also use this opportunity to personally charge at them while they are distracted by the Phantom Riders.

After Ganondorf has been hit enough times, he will fall from his Horse and challenge Link in a swordsman's duel.

Sequel to Breath of the Wild

Ganondorf awakening

Ganondorf appears in the trailer for the Sequel to Breath of the Wild. As they are exploring underground, Link and Princess Zelda discover Ganondorf's mummified body on an altar. His body exudes Malice as he is held by the chest by a glowing green hand. When the two approach him, he awakens and looks at them.

Other Appearances

A Link to the Past (Ishinomori)

A Link to the Past (Cagiva)

Ocarina of Time (Nintendo Power)

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Ocarina of Time (Himekawa)

Majora's Mask (Himekawa)

A Link to the Past (Himekawa)

Hyrule Warriors


Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Ganondorf (Twilight Princess) — Spirit Battle Information

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Ganondorf (Twilight Princess)
SSBU Primary Spirit Icon.png Primary Spirit
No. 220
Team Power SSBU Attack Type Icon.png Attack | 9400 Rank ★★★ ACE Fighter(s)
Stage Hyrule Castle Theme "Calamity Ganon Battle - Second Form" SSBU Ganondorf Stock Icon 8.png Ganondorf
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Ganondorf (Twilight Princess) — Spirit Information

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Ganondorf (Twilight Princess)
No. 220
Lv. 1
Type ATTACK Strength 1749
Rank ★★★ ACE Defense 1049
Slot(s) ⎔⎔⎔ Power 2798
Trait Can Be Enhanced at Lv. 99
This Spirit has no Trait.

Ganondorf appears as a Fighter Spirit that can be obtained by either clearing "Encroaching Darkness", Ganondorf's Classic Mode Route, or by purchasing it from the Shop for G 300. Ganondorf also appears as the Gandondorf (Twilight Princess) Primary Spirit.

At Level 99, the Gandondorf (Twilight Princess) Spirit can be enhanced into the Beast Ganon Primary Spirit.

Cadence of Hyrule


Ganondorf's transformation into Ganon is inspired by the character Zhu Bajie from the 16th century Chinese novel, Journey to the West. In the novel, Zhu Bajie is banished from heaven due to his corruption and is reborn as a monstrous pig creature. The inspiration is evidenced by concept designs of Ganon from The Legend of Zelda labeling him as 牛魔王 八戒 (Ushi Maō Hakkai),[106][107] as Hakkai is the Japanese reading of Bajie.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapaneseガノンドロフ (Ganondorofu) (OoT | FSA | CoH)
魔王ガノンドロフ (Maō Ganondorofu) (OoT)
闇の化身 (Yami no Keshin) (OoT)
魔王 (Maō) (OoT)
ガノンドロフ様 (Ganondorofu-sama) (OoT)
ゲルドの盗賊王 (Gerudo no Tōzoku-ō) (OoT)
黒き砂漠の民 (Kuroki Sabaku no Min) (OoT)
大魔王 ガノンドロフ (Dai Maō Ganondorofu) (OoT)
魔盗賊ガノンドロフ (Ma Tōzoku Ganondorofu) (OoT)[108]
ゲルド族の首領 (Gerudo Zoku no Shuryō) (OoT)
ゲルドの王 (Gerudo no Ō) (OoT)
闇の王 (Yami no Ō) (FSA)
Demon King Ganondorofu
Incarnation of Darkness
Demon King
Revered Ganondorofu
Gerudo King of Thieves
People of the Black Desert
Great Demon King Ganondorofu
Demon Thief Ganondorofu
Chief of the Gerudo
Gerudo King
King of Darkness
ChinaChineseSI盖侬多夫 (GàinóngduōfÅ«) (OoT | CoH) 
Taiwan, Hong Kong, MacaoChineseTR大魔王 加儂多夫 (Dà Mówáng: JiānóngduōfÅ«) (OoT)
加儂多夫 (JiānóngduōfÅ«) (OoT | CoH)
加儂多夫 (JiānóngduōfÅ«) (OoT | CoH)
Great Demon King: Jiānóngduōfū
CanadaFrenchCAGanondorf (HWDE | CoH) 
FranceFrenchEUGanondorf (OoT | HWDE | CoH)[109] 
GermanyGermanGanondorf (OoT | HWDE | CoH)
Großemeister des Bösen: Ganondorf (OoT)
Grandmaster of Evil: Ganondorf
ItalyItalianGanondorf (HWDE | CoH) 
South KoreaKorean가논돌프 (Ganondolpeu) (OoT | CoH)
대마왕 가논돌프 (Daemawang: Ganondolpeu) (OoT)
Great Evil King: Ganondorf
SpainSpanishEUGanondorf (HWDE | CoH) 
Latin AmericaSpanishLAGanondorf (HWDE | CoH) 
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See Also


  1. ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Ganondorf was raised by Kotake and Koume, a pair of twin witches called Twinrova. Twinrova worship Ganondorf as the Demon King."  (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 90)
  2. ↑ "Ganondorf had become the Evil King, and the Sacred Realm became a world of evil." — Princess Zelda (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  3. ↑ "The desert...that is where Ganondorf the Evil King was born. If we go there, we might find something..." — Navi (Ocarina of Time)
  4. ↑ "Ancient Creators of Hyrule! Now, open the sealed door, and send the Evil Incarnation of Darkness into the void of the Evil Realm!" — Rauru (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  5. ↑ "Unnngh...are you the boy from the forest...? I-I-I've finally met you... I-I-I have something to t-t-tell you... Ganondorf, the Gerudo King of Thieves, betrayed our king... Zelda's attendant, Impa, sensed danger and escaped from the castle with our princess... I tried to stop Ganondorf's men from chasing them...but... The princess was...waiting for a boy from the forest...that's you... She wanted to give something to the boy... If you received it from the princess, hurry...to the Temple of Time...." — Soldier (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  6. ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "But, remember... Though you opened the Door of Time in the name of peace... Ganondorf, the Gerudo King of Thieves, used it to enter this forbidden Sacred Realm! He obtained the Triforce from the Temple of Light, and with its power, he became the King of Evil... His evil power radiated from the temples of Hyrule, and in seven short years, it transformed Hyrule into a world of monsters." — Rauru (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  7. ↑ 7.0 7.1 "The Great Evil King Ganondorf...beaten by this kid?!" — Ganondorf (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  8. ↑ 8.0 8.1 "There are some people in Kakariko spreading rumors that I cheated Talon out of the ranch, but... Don't be ridiculous! That guy Talon was weak! I, the hardworking Ingo, poured so much energy into this place! I don't want any strangers like you saying anything bad about me! Listen. The great Ganondorf recognized my obvious talents and gave the ranch to me! I will raise a fine horse and win recognition from the great Ganondorf! Say, young man, do you want to ride one of my fine horses?" — Ingo (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  9. ↑ "Great King of Evil
    " — N/A (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  10. ↑ "Link, the hero! Finally, all of us, the six Sages, have been awakened! The time for the final showdown with the King of Evil has come! Before that, though, you should meet the one who is waiting for you... The one who is waiting for you at the Temple of Time..." — Rauru (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  11. ↑ "First of all, let me introduce myself. I'm Nabooru of the Gerudo. I'm a lone-wolf thief. But don't get me wrong! Though we're both thieves, I'm completely different from Ganondorf. With his followers, he stole from women and children, and he even killed people! A kid like you may not know this, but the Gerudo race consists only of women. Only one man is born every hundred years... Even though our laws say that lone male Gerudo must become King of the Gerudo, I'll never bow to such an evil man! By the way, wat is your name, kid? Link?! What kind of name is that? Well...anyway..." — Nabooru (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  12. ↑ 12.0 12.1 "I've seen your fine work. To get past the guards here, you must have good thieving skills. I used to think that all men, except for the great Ganondorf, were useless...but now that I've seen you, I don't think so anymore! The exalted Nabooru, our leader, put me in charge of this fortress. Nabooru is the second-in-command to the great Ganondorf, King of the Gerudo Thieves. Her headquarters are in the Spirit Temple, which is at the end of the desert. Say, you must want to become one of us, eh? All right then! You're in from now on! Take this. With it, you will have free access to all areas of the fortress!" — Gerudo Warrior (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  13. ↑ "Ocarina of Time
    Ganondorf, King of Thieves, enters Sacred Realm.
    The Triforce splits.
    Ganondorf transforms into Ganon, the Demon King."
     (Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 10 (OoT))
  14. ↑ "Now...listen carefully... A wicked man of the desert cast this dreadful curse upon me..." — Great Deku Tree (Ocarina of Time)
    "Now...listen carefully... A wicked man of the desert cast this dreadful curse upon me..." — Great Deku Tree (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  15. ↑ "... ... ... Evil spirit... Spirit of magic? Trident? This indentation is in the shape of a weapon. Do you think the person who took this trident was... Ganondorf?!? The King of Darkness is not Vaati? Does this mean this wicked man is somewhere in Hyrule plotting even now? Link! The situation is even more desperate than I believed! We must hurry!" — Red Maiden (Four Swords Adventures)
  16. ↑ "Dark Lord
    " — N/A (Twilight Princess HD)
  17. ↑ "It was then, in the thrall of hatred and despair, that I turned my eyes to the heavens...and found a god." — Zant (Twilight Princess HD)
  18. ↑ "The name of this king of thieves is Ganondorf Dragmire, but he is known by his alias, Mandrag Ganon, which means Ganon of the Enchanted Thieves." (A Link to the Past manual, pg. 5-6)
  19. ↑ "Fortunately, this sacred chamber is not yet known to Ganon. It is my wish that you wait here in hiding until we return." — Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule (The Wind Waker HD)
  20. ↑ "Already he has descended and been reborn in this world... As long as my master, Ganon, survives, he will resurrect me without cease!" — Zant (Twilight Princess HD)
  21. ↑ "Once known as the King of Thieves, Ganondorf Dragmire used the power of the Triforce to become the beast, Ganon." — Nintendo, Online Guide - The Legend of Zelda: The official home of the Nintendo game series, The Legend of Zelda series for Nintendo systems, published 2017, retrieved April 21, 2017.
  22. ↑ "Link, thanks to you, I was able to escape from the clutches of evil. Thank you! ...The Triforce will grant the wishes of whoever touches it, as long as that person lives... That is why it was hidden in the Golden Land. Only a select few were told of its location, but at some point that knowledge was lost... The one who rediscovered the Golden Land was an evil thief named Ganondorf. Luckily, he couldn't figure out how to return to the Light World..." — Maiden (A Link to the Past)
  23. ↑ Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 179 (OoT | OoT3D | TWW | TWWHD | FSA | TP | TPHD)
  24. ↑ "Ganondorf rules Hyrule now. He found a Golden Lute that had been snapped in two! He managed to repair it, but over time...it corrupted him. He slowly transformed as its Power drove him mad. Now a slave to its dark melodies...he is the beast of Hyrule." — Fate (Cadence of Hyrule)
  25. ↑ "...The Triforce will grant the wishes of whoever touches it, as long as that person lives... That is why it was hidden in the Golden Land. Only a select few were told of its location, but at some point that knowledge was lost... The one who rediscovered the Golden Land was an evil thief named Ganondorf. Luckily, he couldn't figure out how to return to the Light World..." — Maiden (A Link to the Past)
  26. ↑ "You are the only one who can destroy Ganondorf, the thief... No! Ganon, the evil King of Darkness!" — Maiden (A Link to the Past)
  27. ↑ "Ganondorf the thief obtained the Triforce of Power and managed to get his hands on Princess Zelda. The Hero of Time, Link, challenged him in a battle that would determine Hyrule's very existence, and lost."  (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 92)
  28. ↑ "At last, Ganondorf found himself in the possession of the Triforce of Wisdom that dwelt within Princess Zelda, and the Triforce of Courage that dwelt in Link. His true power achieved, he transformed into the Demon King. The Seven Sages of Hyrule, led by Princess Zelda, sealed Ganon and the Triforce in the Sacred Realm as a final resort."  (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 92)
  29. ↑ "For a brief time, it seemed as though peace had returned to the kingdom. However, there were many who knew of the existence of the Triforce and the entrance to the Sacred Realm became of the events set in motion by Ganondorf. Their lust aroused, they rushed to gain access to the holy land in their quest to obtain the power of the gods. Little did they realize that the Sacred Realm had been transformed into the Dark World by Ganondorf's evil heart. None returned from their adventures. Instead, only the power of darkness flowed forth."  (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 93)
  30. ↑ "The king of Hyrule ordered the Seven Sages to seal the Sacred Realm. The Knights of Hyrule guarded the sages as they offered up their prayers, but demons descended upon them from within the Sacred Realm, and a fierce battle unfolded in which the majority of the combatants were killed. The entrance to the Sacred Realm was sealed once again, tight enough that it should never have been reopened."  (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 93)
  31. ↑ Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books) pg.
  32. ↑ Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books) pg.
  33. ↑ Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books) pg.
  34. ↑ Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books) pg.
  35. ↑ "Oh, Navi the fairy... Listen to my words, the words of the Deku Tree... Dost thou sense it? The climate of evil descending upon this realm... Malevolent forces even now are mustering to attack our land of Hyrule... For so long, the Kokiri Forest, the source of life, has stood as a barrier, deterring outsiders and maintaining the order of the world... But...before this tremendous evil, even my power is as nothing... It seems the time has come for the boy without a fairy to begin his journey... The youth whose destiny it is to lead Hyrule to the path of justice and truth... Navi...go now! Find our young friend and guide him to me... I do not have much time left. Fly, Navi, fly! The fate of the forest, nay, the world, depends upon thee!" — Great Deku Tree (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  36. ↑ "Link... Welcome... Listen carefully to what I, the Deku Tree, am about to tell thee... Thy slumber these past moons must have been restless and full of nightmares... As the servants of evil gain strength, a vile climate pervades the land and causes nightmares to those sensitive to it... Verily, thou hast felt it... Link... The time has come to test thy courage... I have been cursed... I need thee to break the curse with thy wisdom and courage. Dost thou have courage enough to undertake this task? [Yes] Then enter, brave Link, and thou too, Navi... Navi the fairy... Thou must aid Link... And, Link... When Navi speaks, use Navi Button to listen well to her words of wisdom..." — Great Deku Tree (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  37. ↑ "This evil man ceaselessly uses his vile, sorcerous powers in his search for the Sacred Realm that is connected to Hyrule... For it is in that Sacred Realm that one will find the divine relic, the Triforce, which contains the essence of the gods..." — Great Deku Tree (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  38. ↑ "Thou must never allow the desert man in black armor to lay his hands on the sacred Triforce... Thou must never suffer that man, with his evil heart, to enter the Sacred Realm of legend... That evil man who cast the death curse upon me and sapped my power... Because of that curse, my end is nigh... Though your valiant efforts to break the curse were successful, I was doomed before you started... Yes, I will pass away soon... But do not grieve for me..." — Great Deku Tree (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  39. ↑ "I have been able to tell you of these important matters... This is Hyrule's final hope..." — Great Deku Tree (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  40. ↑ "Link... Go now to Hyrule Castle... There thou wilt surely meet the Princess of Destiny... Take this stone with thee, the stone that man wanted so much that he cast the curse upon me... " — Great Deku Tree (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  41. ↑ "I had a dream... In the dream, dark storm clouds were billowing over the land of Hyrule... But suddenly, a ray of light shot out of the forest, parted the clouds, and lit up the ground... The light turned into a figure holding a green and shining stone, followed by a fairy... I knew this was a prophecy that someone would come from the forest... Yes, I thought you might be the one..." — Princess Zelda (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  42. ↑ "Arrrrgh! I lost her! You, over there! Little kid! You must have seen the white horse gallop past just now... Which way did it go?! Answer me! " — Ganondorf (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  43. ↑ "So you think you can protect them from me... You've got guts, kid. Heh heh heh... You want a piece of me?! Very funny! I like your attitude!" — Ganondorf (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  44. ↑ "Pathetic little fool! Do you realize who you are dealing with?! I am Ganondorf! And soon I will rule the world!" — Ganondorf (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  45. ↑ "While Link collected the three Spiritual Stones, Ganondorf launched an attack on Hyrule Castle. This extreme measure was an attempt to steal the Ocarina of Time, a treasure of the Sacred Realm under the protection of the royal family."  (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 86)
  46. ↑ "Gah heh heh! Excellent work! As I thought, you held the keys to the Door of Time! You have led me to the gates of the Sacred Realm... Yes, I owe it all to you, kid!" — Ganondorf (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  47. ↑ "My power now has only little influence, even in this Sacred Realm... Namely, this Chamber of Sages. But there is still hope... The power of the Sages remains. When the power of all the Sages is awakened... The Sages' Seals will contain all the evil power in the void of the Realm..." — Rauru (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  48. ↑ "Keep my spirit with you... Find the power of the other Sages, and add their might to your own!" — Rauru (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  49. ↑ "Find the other Sages and save Hyrule!" — Rauru (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  50. ↑ "Since Ganondorf came, people in the castle town have gone, places have been ruined, and monsters are wandering everywhere. Mr. Ingo is just using the ranch to gain Ganondorf's favor... Everyone seems to be turning evil..." — Malon (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  51. ↑ "I will raise a fine horse and win recognition from the great Ganondorf!" — Ingo (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  52. ↑ "What's up with that horse?! Is that Epona? How did you tame that wild horse right under my nose?! I was going to present that horse to the great Ganondorf... But I bet it on the race and lost! Shoooooot!" — Ingo (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  53. ↑ "Oh, I have to tell you about Mr. Ingo... He was afraid the Evil King might find out that Epona had been taken away... It really upset him! But one day, all of a sudden, he went back to being a normal, nice person! I can't believe it, but peace is returning to this ranch!" — Malon (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  54. ↑ "Ganondorf and his minions are using the Spirit Temple as a hideout. Only the Silver Gauntlets will allow me to sneak deep into the temple. Once there, I'm going to steal all the treasure inside and mess up their plans!" — Nabooru (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  55. ↑ "I was brainwashed by those old witches and used by Ganondorf to do his evil will..." — Nabooru (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  56. ↑ "Princess Zelda...you foolish traitor! I commend you for avoiding my pursuit for seven long years. But you let your guard down... I knew you would appear if I let this kid wander around!" — Ganondorf (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  57. ↑ "My only mistake was to slightly underestimate the power of this kid... No... It was not the kid's power I misjudged. It was the power of the Triforce of Courage! But with the Triforce of Wisdom that Zelda has... When I obtain these two... Then I will become the true ruler of the world!" — Ganondorf (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  58. ↑ "If you want to rescue Zelda, come to my castle!" — Ganondorf (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  59. ↑ "The Triforce parts are resonating... They are combining into one again... The two Triforce parts that I could not capture on that day seven years ago... I didn't expect they would be hidden within you two!" — Ganondorf (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  60. ↑ "And now, finally, all the Triforce parts have gathered here! These toys are too much for you! I command you to return them to me!" — Ganondorf (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  61. ↑ "Link! I can't help you! Because of the waves of darkness, I can't get close! I'm sorry, Link!" — Navi (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  62. ↑ "YOU... CURSE YOU...ZELDA! CURSE YOU...SAGES! CURSE YOU...Link! Someday...when this seal is broken... That is when I will exterminate your descendants! As long as the Triforce of Power is in my hand..." — Ganondorf (Ocarina of Time 3D)
  63. ↑ 63.0 63.1 "In Hyrule, Princess Zelda was informed of what would happen in the future by Link, the Hero of Time. She realized that leaving Ganondorf to his own devices would cause the downfall of her kingdom. Many years later, Ganondorf, the infamous demon thief who wielded the power of magic, was finally to be executed."  (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 113)
  64. ↑ "Several hundred years after Ganondorf's defeat, relations between Gerudo Village and Hyrule had become friendly once more, and peace had been restored to the land. However, one day a new Ganondorf was born into the world. He violated the laws of the town, trespassing into an ancient pyramid and taking possession of the Trident. He also stole the Dark Mirror from the Temple of Darkness in the forest in order to turn Hyrule into a place of darkness."  (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 119)
  65. ↑ "Welcome. It's been a long time since we've seen any travelers here. This village is our home. We are the dwellers in the desert, the Gerudo tribe. The village is in a bit of an uproar contending with a man who broke our laws. We can't do much for you, but make yourself at home." — Gerudo (Four Swords Adventures)
  66. ↑ "The pyramid is sacred to our people. To have a criminal such as him enter... His presence stains its holy ground." — Gerudo (Four Swords Adventures)
  67. ↑ "Once every 100 years, a special child is born unto my people. That child is destined to be the mighty guardian of the Gerudo and the desert. But this child, its heart grew twisted with every passing year. The child became a man who hungered for power at any price." — Gerudo (Four Swords Adventures)
  68. ↑ "Curse that Ganondorf! He broke our laws and left for the pyramid... I don't know what he plans, but I am worried..." — Gerudo (Four Swords Adventures)
  69. ↑ "The Desert Temple was built to keep people away from the pyramid. None who enter the pyramid or the temple have ever returned. They are tombs. Yet the man has gone there by himself. All for the sake of his own mad desire!" — Gerudo (Four Swords Adventures)
  70. ↑ "Tell me, travelers, what brings you to these borderlands? Hmm... I see... You come on word of the maidens, eh? Yes, this Ganondorf you speak of is a member of the Gerudo. But his intent is unknown to me. He has flouted the law and fled for the pyramid. To reach the pyramid, one must first pass the trial of the Desert Temple. The villain Ganondorf will no doubt draw his last breath failing this trial. We've blocked the road to the desert to keep other fools from coming. But considering the crisis in Hyrule, we've no reason to stop you brave lads. Go to the entrance of the village and speak to the guards at the gate." — Gerudo (Four Swords Adventures)
  71. ↑ "From here on, the sandstorms are brutal. Kids like you will never make it through! ... ... ... Eh? You've received special permission? Well, then... I've no choice, do I? Go ahead. Go on through. Remember though, the storms ahead are terrible. Be careful out there." — Gerudo (Four Swords Adventures)
  72. ↑ "I am the Knight of Hyrule charged with guarding the red royal jewel. Hear now the doom of the knights. We were bested by a foe with a mighty weapon. He cast us into the Dark World, where we and the jewels were lost in shadow. The Tower of Winds vanished, and I... No, WE servants of the crown were turned into monsters! The man that defeated us is also the same man who created that shadowy imp. A man from the desert wastes... He is not Vaati. Your dark twin was sent by him to trick you into breaking Vaati's seal. I wonder where the fiend got the amazing power he now wields. It matters not! None of this allows me to aid Princess Zelda. And yet I cannot go on... Brave ones...I entrust the red royal jewel to you. You now possess three of them. Obtain the fourth, and bring light back to the Realm of the Heavens!" — Knight of Hyrule (Four Swords Adventures)
  73. ↑ "Hm? That writing on those large rocks... It's in an ancient tongue... Let's see if I can read it. ... ... ... Seek...you...the world? Seek you...power? Does your...soul...despise peace and...thirst for...more? Does your soul...cry...for...destruction and...conquest? We...grant you...power to...ruin...the world. The power of...darkness. Evil...spirit of magic trident. You are...the...King of Darkness. ... ... ... Evil spirit... Spirit of magic? Trident? This indentation is in the shape of a weapon. Do you think the person who took this trident was...Ganondorf?!? The King of Darkness is not Vaati? Does this mean this wicked man is somewhere in Hyrule plotting even now? Link! The situation is even more desperate than I believed! We must hurry!" — Red Maiden (Four Swords Adventures)
  74. ↑ "The Ganondorf of this timeline is able to wield magic due to his possession of the Triforce of Power. However, since Link was able to warn Princess Zelda of the future, Ganondorf did not enter the Sacred Realm or lay his hands on the completed Triforce. Link returning from the future bearing the Triforce of Courage made it so that Ganondorf was unable to consolidate the omnipotent power of the Triforce within himself."  (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 113)
  75. ↑ "The Ancient Sages performed the execution of Ganondorf in the Arbiter's Grounds. However, Ganondorf, who had been chosen by the Triforce of Power, did not perish, and managed to kill one of the sages. Thrown into a panic, the remainder of the sages used the Mirror of Twilight to banish Ganondorf to the Twilight Realm. They were then instructed by the gods to protect the mirror."  (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 113)
  76. ↑ "Ganondorf was sent to the Twilight Realm. There, the Demon King granted the ambitious Zant magical powers and began plotting to unite the Light World and the Twilight Realm into a single realm known as the Dark World. Zant's influence steadily increased. Clouds of darkness covered the Twilight Realm, and the Twili began transforming into demons."  (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 114)
  77. ↑ "Ganondorf, King of Darkness, who had been resurrected in the Light World, remained seated on the throne of Hyrule Castle. He launched his attack by taking possession of Princess Zelda and transforming into a demonic beast. He later waged a battle with Link on horseback. Once Princess Zelda's spirit, which remained inside Midna, was returned to her body, she defended Link using the Light Arrows"  (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 117)
  78. ↑ "Ganondorf took up the blade that had been used by the sages in his own execution and commenced the final battle. However, Link was successful in defeating him. Ganondorf, the King of Darkness, had lost, and the crest of the Triforce of Power faded from the back of his hand. The curtain fell on the destiny of the demonic thief Ganondorf, seeker of the Triforce . . . at least for a time. However, the invasion by the Twilight had produced much hostility, and the existence of a counterpart world to Hyrule had been exposed. The events of this time left behind a lingering scare whose effects would be felt in future eras."  (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 118)
  79. ↑ "The Triforce of Power
    The power that dwelt within Ganondorf. When he loses his battle, the crest disappears."
     (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 118)
  80. ↑ "A dark entity lurks in the twilight... It houses an evil power..." — Sage (Twilight Princess HD)
  81. ↑ "You who are guided by fate... You who possess the crest of the goddesses... Hear us." — Sage (Twilight Princess HD)
  82. ↑ "At the command of the Goddesses, we sages have guarded the Mirror of Twilight since ancient times." — Sage (Twilight Princess HD)
  83. ↑ "You seek it...but the Mirror of Twilight has been fragmented by mighty magic." — Sage (Twilight Princess HD)
  84. ↑ "That magic is a dark power that only he possesses..." — Sage (Twilight Princess HD)
  85. ↑ "His name is... Ganondorf." — Sage (Twilight Princess HD)
  86. ↑ "He was the leader of a band of thieves who invaded Hyrule in the hopes of establishing dominion over the Sacred Realm. He was known as a demon thief, an evil-magic wielder renowned for his ruthlessness... But he was blind... In all of his fury and might, he was blind to any danger, and thus was he exposed, subdued, and brought to justice. Yet... By some divine prank, he, too, had been blessed with the chosen power of the gods." — Sage (Twilight Princess HD)
  87. ↑ "His abiding hatred and lust for power turned to purest malice..." — Sage (Twilight Princess HD)
  88. ↑ "Perhaps that evil power has been passed on to Zant..." — Sage (Twilight Princess HD)
  89. ↑ "You're just now figuring out where Zant got his power? It's far too late..." — Midna (Twilight Princess HD)
  90. ↑ "Only the true leader of the Twili can utterly destroy the Mirror of Twilight...so Zant could merely break it into pieces. Once broken by magic, the Mirror of Twilight became fragments, which even now lie hidden across the land of Hyrule." — Sage (Twilight Princess HD)
  91. ↑ "One is in the snowy mountain heights..." — Sage (Twilight Princess HD)
  92. ↑ "One is in an ancient grove..." — Sage (Twilight Princess HD)
  93. ↑ "And one is in the heavens..." — Sage (Twilight Princess HD)
  94. ↑ "You who have been sent by the goddesses... You should be able to gather the three pieces... But you must be prepared, for a dangerous power resides in those fragments..." — Sage (Twilight Princess HD)
  95. ↑ "Zant. Isn't this ironic? Here we are, all thanks to the dark magic curse you placed on Link!" — Midna (Twilight Princess HD)
    "You speak of magic? Still your tongue for a moment, whelp, and I will tell you of both magic and the oppression of ages... The people of our tribe...a tribe that mastered the arts of magic...were locked away in this world like insects in a cage. In the shadows we regressed, so mush so that we soon knew neither anger nor hatred...nor even the faintest bloom of desire. And all of it was the fault of a useless, do-nothing royal family that had resigned itself to this miserable half-existence!" — Zant (Twilight Princess HD)
    "I had served and endured in that depraved household for far too long, my impudent princess. And why, you ask? Because I believed I would be the next to rule our people! THAT is why!" — Zant (Twilight Princess HD)
    "But would they acknowledge me as their king? No! And as such, I was denied the magic powers befitting our ruler. It was then, in the thrall of hatred and despair, that I turned my eyes to the heavens...and found a god." — Zant (Twilight Princess HD)
    "I shall house my power in you... If there is anything you desire, then I shall desire it, too." — Ganondorf (Twilight Princess HD)
    "My god had only one wish... To merge shadow and light...and make darkness!" — Zant (Twilight Princess HD)
  96. ↑ "Y-You... TRAITORS!" — Zant (Twilight Princess HD)
    "Traitors, ha! You want to know why none would call you king? It was your eyes, Zant. All saw it, a lust for power burning in your pupils... Did you think we'd forget our ancestors lost their king to such greed?" — Midna (Twilight Princess HD)
    "Midna... Foolish Twilight Princess... The curse on you cannot be broken... It was placed on you by the magic of my god! The power you held as leader of the Twili will never return! Already he has descended and been reborn in this world... As long as my master, Ganon, survives, he will resurrect me without cease!" — Zant (Twilight Princess HD)
  97. ↑ "Welcome to my castle." — Ganondorf (Twilight Princess HD)
    "So you're...Ganondorf." — Midna (Twilight Princess HD)
  98. ↑ "I've been dying to meet you." — Midna (Twilight Princess HD)
    "Your people have long amused me, Midna. To defy the gods with such petty magic, only to be cast aside... How very pathetic. Pathetic as they were, though, they served me well. Their anguish was my nourishment. Their hatred bled across the void and awakened me. I grew deep of it and grew strong again. Your people had some skill, to be sure...but they lacked true power. The kind of absolute power that those chosen by the gods wield. He who wields such power would make a suitable king for this world, don't you think?" — Ganondorf (Twilight Princess HD)
    "Ha! Such conceit! But if you are one of the chosen wielders of power, as you claim... I will risk everything to deny you!" — Midna (Twilight Princess HD)
    "Shadow has been moved by light, it seems... ...How amusing. Very well... Deny me, then! Yes, try to deny me... You and your little friend..." — Ganondorf (Twilight Princess HD)
  99. ↑ "Both of you, faithless fools who would dare to take up arms against the king of light and shadow... So you choose. And so you shall feel my wrath!" — Ganondorf (Twilight Princess HD)
  100. ↑ "Pr-Princess... I... I..." — Midna (Twilight Princess HD)
    "Say nothing, Midna... Your heart and mine were as one, however briefly... Such suffering you have endured..." — Princess Zelda (Twilight Princess HD)
  101. ↑ "An impressive-looking blade... But nothing more. Would you hear my desire? To take this foul blade...and use it to blot out the light forever!" — Ganondorf (Twilight Princess HD)
  102. ↑ "Do not think this ends here... The history of light and shadow will be written in blood!" — Ganondorf (Twilight Princess HD)
  103. ↑ "Spirits of the light! Wielders of great power that shines far and wide upon the lands of our world... In my hour of need, grant me the light to banish evil!" — Princess Zelda (Twilight Princess HD)
  104. ↑ "Link... Chosen hero! Lend us the last of your power!" — Princess Zelda (Twilight Princess HD)
  105. ↑ "I'll try to slow Ganondorf with my light arrows! You target him and keep him within range of my arrows!" — Princess Zelda (Twilight Princess HD)
  106. ↑ 社長が訊く『ゼルダの伝説 大地の汽笛』 番外篇1 昭和60年に書かれた文書, Nintendo.co.jp, retrieved December 27, 2015.
  107. ↑ Iwata Asks: The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks: Bonus Stage 1: Ancient Documents from 1985, Nintendo.com, retrieved December 27, 2015.
  108. ↑ Encyclopedia (Tokuma Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd.) pg. 6
  109. ↑ Encyclopedia (Les Éditions Soleil) pg. 239