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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate artwork
|First appearance||The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)|
|Latest appearance||Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer featuring The Legend of Zelda (2019)|
- “He appears in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time as the king of the Gerudo. He pretends to pledge his loyalty to the King of Hyrule while plotting to make the kingdom his own.”
- —Tips, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ganondorf is the humanoid form of Ganon, the archenemy of both Link and Princess Zelda, and the main antagonist of the The Legend of Zelda series. Ganon, the beast form of Ganondorf, has appeared since the beginning of the series, but it was not until The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time that directly introduced his original Gerudo form. Originally the King of the Gerudo, a predominantly-female race of desert brigands, Ganondorf acquired the Triforce of Power in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Since then, he has become the king of darkness and used his powers to obtain domination over Hyrule through a variety of means, particularly by obtaining the other two pieces of the Triforce. He has appeared in most titles as Ganon, with the Ganondorf form only appearing in four titles, not counting spin-offs such as Super Smash Bros.
Ganondorf debuted in Super Smash Bros. Melee for the Super Smash Bros. series, and has been an unlockable playable character in all installments except for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, in which he is a default character. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, his design is based on his "past" appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, while in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, he is based on his The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess design. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, however, is based on his "future" appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
Super Smash Bros. series
- Main article: Ganondorf/Super Smash Bros. series
| Super Smash Bros. fighter|
|Super Smash Bros. Melee (unlockable)|
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (unlockable)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (unlockable)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (unlockable)
|Standard: Warlock Punch |
Side: Gerudo Dragon (Melee); Flame Choke (Brawl onward)
Up: Dark Dive
Down: Wizard's Foot
Final Smash: Beast Ganon (Brawl, for 3DS / Wii U); Ganon, The Demon King (Ultimate)
|Ganondorf emerges from a dark portal.|
Super Smash Bros. Melee
In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Ganondorf appeared as an unlockable playable character, unlocked by either clearing Event Match 29: Triforce Gathering or by playing 600 Melee matches, and then defeating him in a one-on-one stock match. Like Link and Zelda, Ganondorf's appearance is based on his design from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, though he uses his "past" design instead of his "future" design. Ganondorf was not initially planned to appear in the game, but was later included since his body build was similar to that of Captain Falcon's. Like fellow secret characters Jigglypuff and Pichu, Ganondorf makes a cameo appearance in the title's introduction. His hand can be seen, along with Link's and Zelda's, one of the three Triforce pieces glowing on each of their hands.
Ganondorf's moveset is mostly copied from Captain Falcon's, the only character in Super Smash Bros. Melee to share moves with a character from another series. Compared to Falcon, Ganondorf is slower, stronger, larger, and heavier, meaning he is less mobile and attacks more slowly, but makes up for that with his greater attacking power and weight, making him harder to KO horizontally (though Falcon's faster fall speed makes him harder to KO vertically), and his added size, while making him easier to hit, also gives his attacks greater range. His standard special move is the Warlock Punch, his side special is the Gerudo Dragon, his up special is the Dark Dive, and his down special is the Wizard's Foot. Ganondorf also possesses the strongest meteor smash move (his down aerial attack), and his up strong attack, despite being slow in execution, is stronger than most smash attacks. Ganondorf's attacks also deal dark damage, as opposed to the fire of Captain Falcon's attacks.
Though his official artwork portrays him with a sword, Ganondorf only uses the sword in a victory pose when he wins a match in one of the Melee modes. He is voiced by Takashi Nagasako, his voice actor in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, using voice clips taken from Ocarina of Time. As a possible Easter egg, the eyes of all of his trophies glow red when the background is turned dark.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Ganondorf again appears as an unlockable playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. He can be unlocked by clearing Classic mode with Link or Zelda on hard difficulty, playing 200 Brawl matches, or having Ganondorf join the party in The Subspace Emissary, which can be done by finding Link and Zelda during the stage "Subspace (Part II)"; using the former two methods, he must be defeated on Final Destination afterward to be unlocked. His appearance in this game is based on his appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. He is also voiced by his voice actor from Twilight Princess, Hironori Miyata, using voice clips from said game. In The Subspace Emissary, not counting the False Characters, Ganondorf is the only playable villain character who is never fought.
Ganondorf, along with Falco, is one of the only "clone" characters from Super Smash Bros. Melee to return as playable characters in this game. Ganondorf is still a hard-hitting character in this game, but he is much more sluggish in movement. Also, some of his attacks are weaker than they were in Melee. In addition, some of his moves have been altered or completely changed to make him a more unique character. His side special move has been replaced with the Flame Choke, in which Ganondorf charges forward, grabs the opponent and chokes them, slamming them into the ground. His Final Smash, Beast Ganon, involves him transforming into his Ganon form from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and charging at enemies.
The Subspace Emissary
In The Subspace Emissary's storyline, Ganondorf is the true commander of the Subspace Army, though Bowser believes he is. He is working for Master Hand to bring the world into Subspace, though he plots to betray him and seize his power. He gathers several other villains such as Wario, Ridley, and Porky. Bowser acts as his second in command, while Ganondorf works behind the scenes. Wario, however, chooses to act independently (until he was turned into a trophy and sucked into Subspace). When many of the heroes infiltrate the Subspace Bomb Factory on the Isle of Ancients, he reveals himself to them and commands the R.O.B.s to set off multiple Subspace Bombs. He even commands them to attack the Ancient Minister, who then reveals himself to be the leader of the R.O.B.s and assists the fighters. The island is absorbed into Subspace, shortly after the heroes escape. Ganondorf emerges from Subspace with Bowser on a massive Subspace Gunship and fires at the Battleship Halberd, destroying it.
Soon after that explosion, some of the game's heroes emerge from the explosion riding in ships belonging to Captain Olimar, Samus, Captain Falcon, and Fox McCloud, all in their own ships. They all shoot at the Subspace Gunship, but the gunship is too powerful for them to destroy. Ganondorf attempts to destroy all the ships, but before he can do so, Kirby arrives, riding on Dragoon. He flies straight through the gunship's cannon, causing it to explode. The rest of the heroes keep firing at the Subspace Gunship, causing it to burst into flames, several parts exploding as well. However, shortly before the gunship is completely destroyed, Bowser and Ganondorf retreat into Subspace.
Afterward, the two travel to Master Hand. However, Ganondorf then betrays Bowser, using the only remaining Dark Cannon to reduce him to a trophy. Master Hand himself is seen to be controlled by Tabuu, the embodiment of Subspace. Ganondorf, surprised at this revelation, leaps to attack him, only to be turned into a trophy himself. When Bowser is revived by King Dedede, he furiously attacks Ganondorf's trophy in vengeance. Link and Zelda come across the trophy and revive him, forming a temporary alliance as all the characters prepare for the final battle against Tabuu. He initially considers using Warlock Punch on them when their backs were turned, but ultimately decides to refrain from doing so. After every fighter is returned to normal, all of them, including Ganondorf, battle Tabuu, eventually defeating him. After Tabuu is destroyed, the world is returned from subspace.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Ganondorf returns as an unlockable playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and as a default character in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. In the Nintendo 3DS version, players can unlock him by completing Classic mode with Link or Zelda on 5.0 intensity or higher or by playing 80 Smash matches, and they must defeat him in the subsequent match, taking place in Gerudo Valley, to unlock him.
Ganondorf's appearance remains the same as The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and he reuses his voice set, although he has minor details added to his design, such as the large, glowing wound he receives in that game and the more torn cape. Additionally, Ganondorf's facial expressions are different. Despite the aesthetic changes, Ganondorf retains the general traits and moveset he has in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. In terms of his equipment options, Ganondorf can utilize the Magic Stone, Cape, and Shin Guards equipment. Ganondorf's power is further increased, giving him a better damage output; his dashing speed is also increased, though his air speed is slower.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Ganondorf is an unlockable playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In this game, his design is based off of his "future" design from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, albeit with white eyes instead of glowing yellow. He also uses the sword seen in the SpaceWorld 2000 GameCube tech demo and his artwork and victory pose in Super Smash Bros. Melee in all of his smash attacks. Also, his Final Smash has been altered, with Ganon taking his appearance from Ocarina of Time. Ganon, powered up in this state, appears as a boss in Classic Mode, appearing in Link's, Young Link's, Toon Link's, and Zelda's routes. Ganondorf's up tilt is nicknamed the Volcano Kick, while his down tilt is Leg Sweep. He is now voiced by Takashi Nagasako, his voice actor from Ocarina of Time and Super Smash Bros. Melee again, receiving new voice clips. As with the other The Legend of Zelda fighters, Ganondorf's victory theme is now the different arrangement of the main theme from the series.
Ganondorf benefits from universal changes: his mobility is faster, his short hop timing is reduced, his aerials have less landing lag, his recovery is extended by the reintroduction of directional air dodging, and he has the abilities to use any ground attack out of a run and use any of his aerial attacks on ladders. Ganondorf also receives direct buffs: his double jump grants more height, many of his attacks deal more damage and knockback, and some of his moves are also faster.
In the World of Light, Ganondorf's puppet fighter is fought in the Triforce of Power section of the Sacred Land, referencing his home series. He must be awoken to progress the story, along with Young Link, Zelda, Sonic, and Cloud. In addition, he is required to be awakened alongside Zelda and Young Link to access Ganon's Castle to fight the latter. It is implied that this Ganon was separate from Ganondorf due to the option to use Ganondorf to fight him.
Aside from this, he also appears in the beginning of Kazuya Mishima's debut trailer where he is carried by the titular character upon defeating him and being tossed over a cliff into a lava flow.
Classic Mode route
|1||Mario, Luigi||New Donk City Hall||Underground Moon Caverns|
|2||Fox, Falco||Lylat Cruise||Return to Corneria - Star Fox Zero|
|3||Shulk||Gaur Plain||Time to Fight! - Xenoblade Chronicles|
|4||Marth, Ike, Roy||Coliseum||Lords-Showdown|
|5||Palutena, Pit||Skyworld||Destroyed Skyworld|
|6||Zelda, Link||Great Plateau Tower||Calamity Ganon Battle - Second Form|
|Final||Master Hand, Crazy Hand (intensity 7.0 or higher)||Final Destination||Master Hand|
Master Hand / Crazy Hand (intensity 7.0 or higher)
Warlock Punch is Ganondorf's standard special move. The move is similar to Captain Falcon's Falcon Punch, with Ganondorf charging up dark energy and unleashing it as a punch. Compared to the Falcon Punch, the Warlock Punch is more powerful, dealing more damage and knockback, but takes longer to execute. Also, like the Falcon Punch, the move is more powerful when used in the air.
Starting with Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Ganondorf can turn around while charging the attack, which deals increased damage, but is also slower than the normal Warlock Punch. In addition, in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Ganondorf is given "super armor" while using the Warlock Punch, meaning that attacking him during execution does not interrupt the move, though the armor is only given when the move is used on the ground.
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, this move receives two custom variants:
The first is Warlock Blade, in which Ganondorf pulls out a sword and stabs opponents, with the tip of the sword dealing the most damage; the move is faster to execute and has more horizontal range, but deals less damage and knockback overall, and has less vertical range. The tip of the blade can also break shields if it connects.
The second is Warlock Thrust, in which Ganondorf delivers an explosive punch that deals more damage the closer the opponent is to Ganondorf. The move is faster to execute than both the standard Warlock Punch and the Warlock Blade, but it deals a lot less damage and knockback, and lacks the super armor property that the standard Warlock Punch offers. Warlock Thrust is often considered to be one of the worst custom special moves in the game, as it does not offer any advantages, and is made redundant by Ganondorf's other attacks; almost all of Ganondorf's normal attacks can strike faster, "and" KO earlier than Warlock Thrust.
- Names in other languages
Warlock Punch in Super Smash Bros. Melee
Warlock Punch in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Warlock Punch in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Warlock Blade in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Warlock Thrust in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Gerudo Dragon is Ganondorf's side special move in Super Smash Bros. Melee only. Similar to Captain Falcon's Raptor Boost, Ganondorf charges forward and deals an uppercut to any opponents in his path, dealing more power and knockback, though it is slower. The move is capable of deflecting projectiles, but does not have the Raptor Boost's meteor smash property when used in the air.
Flame Choke is Ganondorf's side special move in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, replacing Gerudo Dragon from Super Smash Bros. Melee. Although it retains some properties from the Gerudo Dragon, and by extension Captain Falcon's Raptor Boost, the move instead has Ganondorf charging forward, grabbing any nearby opponents, choking them with dark energy, and slamming them to the ground. The aerial version of the move does leave Ganondorf helpless when it ends, however. Likewise, Ganondorf enters a helpless state if he falls off a ledge while using the move. The attack's knockback is set, regardless of damage, so it's not able to KO anyone by itself, but Ganondorf can potentially make suicide KOs while using it.
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, this move has "super armor", meaning that Ganondorf cannot be interrupted when using it, but the armor he has mid-grab is removed in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. When used in the air, Ganondorf grabs the opponent, leaps up, and slams them to the ground; the player can also slightly alter the move's path while in the air.
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, this move has two unlockable custom variations:
The first is Flame Wave, in which Ganondorf grabs any opponents in his path, and launches them into the air after grabbing them; the launched opponents can also damage others. The attack deals high damage and knockback, but its range is much shorter than that of the standard Flame Choke. If used in the air, the move operates in the same way as Flame Choke, with the exception of it dealing more damage, and having higher KO potential than the grounded version.
The second variant is Flame Chain, which no longer has the grab, but instead deals multiple hits as Ganondorf charges forward; it has a longer range, and can pass through shields, but it deals less hits when used in the air. The move also stops at ledges, which avoids putting Ganondorf at a helpless state.
- Names in other languages
|Flame Prison Grip|
Flame Choke in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Flame Choke in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Flame Wave in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Flame Chain in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Dark Dive is Ganondorf's up special move. When used, Ganondorf leaps up into the air, similar to Captain Falcon's Falcon Dive. If the move hits an opponent, he grabs them and deals multiple hits with electric damage, which can also damage other opponents, before knocking them away with an explosion, and like the Falcon Dive, the player can use the move again after an opponent is hit. Although the Dark Dive does not have as much jump height as the Falcon Dive, it is more powerful in that its knockback is stronger.
Starting with Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the end of the move instead has Ganondorf attacking with a punch that does not grab, but instead, deals darkness damage; the move can also now grab opponents on a ledge. Unfortunately, Brawl also makes Dark Dive less powerful in that the knockback that it delivers to grabbed opponents is much weaker than in Melee; this consequently, makes Dark Dive weaker than Falcon Dive.
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, the Dark Dive has two unlockable custom variations:
The first of these is Dark Fists, in which instead of grabbing opponents, Ganondorf attacks with two punches, with the first punch knocking the opponent into the air at a set distance, and the second knocking them away in midair. The second punch also deals more damage and knockback than the standard Dark Dive, making it much more effective as an attack. The move does take longer to start up, and is not able to be used in rapid succession, but it gives Ganondorf super armor during execution.
The second custom variant is Dark Vault, which gives more jump height than the Dark Fists, but can only grab opponents at the beginning or end of the attack; the grab and explosion are also weaker, dealing much less damage, and the explosion deals less knockback as well. The move also offers less horizontal distance, and it lacks the uppercut that Ganondorf can perform with his standard Dark Dive.
- Names in other languages
|Thunder God Palm|
Dark Dive in Super Smash Bros. Melee
Dark Dive in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Dark Dive in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Dark Fists in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Dark Vault in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Wizard's Foot is Ganondorf's down special move, and is similar to Captain Falcon's Falcon Kick. When used, Ganondorf slides across the ground, kicking any opponents in his path. Opponents who are damaged by the attack get sent flying forward at a sideways angle. Although the move is more powerful, Ganondorf slows down when it hits. When it is used in the air, Ganondorf kicks down diagonally, instead of straight forward. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, the aerial move has a meteor smash effect throughout, though in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, this is limited only to the start of the move. In addition, Ganondorf creates a small shockwave when he lands, which can knock opponents into the air.
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, the Wizard's Foot has two custom variants that can be unlocked:
The first is Wizard's Dropkick (Wizard's Drop Kick in the PAL version), which causes Ganondorf to leap into the air and perform the midair kick. This kick gives Ganondorf much more horizontal distance, especially when used in the air, but it deals less damage, and does not have a meteor effect. In addition, when used on the ground, it does not create a shockwave. Because the aerial version of Wizard's Dropkick offers better horizontal distance than the standard Wizard's Foot, it can be used to help Ganondorf's recovery.
The second custom variant is Wizard's Assault, which travels faster, and travels through foes. However, it takes longer to execute, deals less damage, and damaged opponents are sent flying behind Ganondorf, instead of forward. In addition, when used in the air, the kick sends Ganondorf straight down, making it ineffective for recovery purposes.
- Names in other languages
|Violent Ghost Leg|
Wizard's Foot in Super Smash Bros. Melee
Wizard's Foot in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Wizard's Foot in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Wizard's Dropkick in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Wizard's Assault in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Beast Ganon is Ganondorf's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, based on his beast form from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Upon transforming, Beast Ganon roars and stomps the ground, stunning any nearby opponents, then charges across the stage, dealing massive damage and knockback. Opponents caught in the transformation itself are buried. This Final Smash can stun even airborne fighters, but fighters who are behind or are far away from Beast Ganon can avoid his attack. At the end of the Final Smash, Ganondorf returns to where he initiated the attack.
- Names in other languages
|Demon Beast Ganon|
|Spanish||Bestia de las Tinieblas||Beast of Darkness|
Beast Ganon preparing to attack in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Beast Ganon charging forward in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Beast Ganon in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Ganon, The Demon King
Ganon, The Demon King is Ganondorf's new Final Smash for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, where he takes on his final form from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It functions in nearly the same way as Beast Ganon, except for that it cannot bury nearby fighters during the transformation, and instead of stomping on the ground, Ganon slashes opponents in front of him with his two giant swords before charging forward.
Super Mario Maker
Ganondorf appears as an unlockable Costume Mario costume in Super Mario Maker. The costume is unlocked either randomly upon completion of 100 Mario Challenge on Easy difficulty or higher, or by scanning a Ganondorf amiibo.
Profiles and statistics
- Main article: List of Ganondorf profiles and statistics
Super Smash Bros. Melee trophies
|Type||Image||Game / Moves||Description|
|Classic||The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
|Said to be the sole man born to the Gerudo tribe in a hundred years, Ganondorf aspired to conquer the world. He plundered a piece of the sacred Triforce from the Temple of Time when Link pulled the Master Sword from its pedestal. With the Triforce of Power in Ganondorf's possession, Hyrule was plunged into darkness until Link and Zelda defeated the fiend.|
|Adventure||B: Warlock Punch
Smash B: Gerudo Dragon
|Since he's slow and can't jump very high, Ganondorf relies mainly on his immense physical strength to overwhelm his enemies. His great weight also makes him a difficult foe to send offscreen. Ganondorf's Warlock Punch is slow but absurdly powerful, and when he strikes with his Gerudo Dragon, enemies rise skyward enveloped in dark flames.|
|All-Star||Up & B: Dark Dive
Down & B: Wizard's Foot
|Ganondorf's slow speed works against him in single combat, but in melees, his crazy power lets him earn his keep with innumerable KOs. Ganondorf can't strike quickly, but each blow he lands adds up. Ganondorf is at his quickest when he uses the Wizard's Foot, and his Dark Dive blasts foes in a burst of dark energy.|
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
The demon thief Ganondorf has returned! He’s the largest and bulkiest of all human-type characters.
His movement, his attack capability—everything feels weighted. Ganondorf’s attacks land with heavy thunks, which gives him a very unique feel.
Solid Snake codec conversation
- Snake: This guy is giving off a murderous vibe! Even getting close to him makes my skin crawl...
- Otacon: Snake! Ganondorf is dangerous! His ambition is to rule the world, and he's got the power to do it. It's no wonder they call him "King of Evil."
- Snake: Do modern weapons even work against him? Do I even have a chance?
- Otacon: Take a look around you. There are plenty of people fighting with swords or even their bare hands. At least you've got firepower! Count yourself lucky! It's not like you to whine, Snake.
- Snake: I was just asking, sheesh. Well, it's back to the mission for me.
|Ganondorf||File:BrawlTrophy071.png||N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Wii The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
|A man who wants to use the power of the Triforce to conquer the world. In Twilight Princess, he gives strength to the Twilight King, Zant, and tries to change the land into a world of darkness. He possesses Zelda, transforms into a magical beast, and attacks Link. In the end, however, Link deals him a finishing blow and defeats him.|
|Beast Ganon||File:BrawlTrophy072.png||Wii Super Smash Bros. 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.|
|Ganondorf (Wind Waker)||File:BrawlTrophy360.png||GCN The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker||The king of evil. Ganondorf aims to collect the Triforce pieces and rule the world. Already in possession of the Triforce of Power, he secures Zelda and her Triforce of Wisdom, thus luring Link to his castle. However, he is ultimately defeated by Zelda's Light Arrows and Link's Master Sword.|
|File:Ganondorf.png||Zelda: Ocarina of Time||[Darkness] - Attack +29|
Usable by: Ganondorf
|File:Ganondorf WW Sticker.png||Zelda: The Wind Waker||[Darkness] - Attack +33|
Usable by: Ganondorf
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
|Name||3DS Image||Wii U Image||Appears in||NTSC-U Description||PAL Description|
|Ganondorf||File:GanondorfTrophy3DS.png||File:SSB4TrophyGanondorf.png||N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (11/1998)
Wii The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (11/2006)
|The King of Evil that awaits Link at the end of most of his adventures. Ganondorf possesses the Triforce of Power. In Smash Bros., he makes up for his low speed with devastating power. The strength of his blows can knock back most opponents. Get close with a dash attack, and pummel your foes!||The King of Evil is Link's arch-nemesis in most games in the Legend of Zelda series. With the Triforce of Power at his disposal, he's a fearsome opponent. In this game, his mighty attacks have so much impact, they easily make up for his slow speed, and his launching ability is extra impressive! Rush in when the enemy's open and strike hard.|
|Ganondorf (Alt.)||File:GanondorfAllStarTrophy3DS.png||File:SSB4TrophyGanondorfAlt.png||N64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (11/1998)
Wii The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (11/2006)
|Being the powerhouse that he is, the King of Evil is a great choice for free-for-alls. His Warlock Punch delivers a thunderous, dark-energy-fueled blow from his left hand. Unfortunately, left-handed dark-energy-fueled blows take some time to charge. You can turn to face someone as they cowardly try to hit you from behind.||Being the powerhouse that he is, the King of Evil is a great choice for free-for-alls. His Warlock Punch focuses dark energy into his left hand to deliver a thunderous back-hander. Unfortunately, focusing all that energy takes time. If someone sneaks behind you just as you start the move, quickly try to turn around.|
|Beast Ganon||N/A||File:SSB4TrophyBeastGanon.png||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.||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.|
|Ganondorf (Ocarina of Time)||File:SSB4 Trophy Ganondorf (Ocarina of Time).png||N/A||N/A||The Great King of Evil who plots to steal the Triforce from the Sacred Realm and rule Hyrule. When Link reveals the secret entrance to the Sacred Realm, Ganondorf gains entry and acquires the Triforce of Power. With it literally in hand, his only concern is Link and Zelda stopping him.||A demonic thief who plots to gain unlimited power by stealing the Triforce from the Sacred Realm. When Link reveals the secret entrance to the realm, Ganondorf is free to enter and acquires the Triforce of Power. With it literally in hand, he conquers Hyrule, leaving Zelda and Link as the only ones who can stop him.|
|Ganondorf (Wind Waker)||N/A||File:ToonGanondorfTrophyWiiU.png||GCN The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (03/2003)||Long ago, in accordance with the prayers of the King of Hyrule, the gods sealed the King of Darkness, Ganondorf, beneath a vast ocean, along with the land of Hyrule itself. But this was not the end. In the Forsaken Fortress, Link discovers that Ganondorf has returned and the legend must go on with Link himself as the new hero!||Long ago, in accordance with the prayers of the King of Hyrule, the gods sealed the King of Evil, Ganondorf, beneath a vast ocean, along with the land of Hyrule itself. But this was not the end. In the Forsaken Fortress, Link discovers that Ganondorf has returned, and the legend must go on with Link himself as the new hero!|
Red indicates the trophy or description is exclusive to the 3DS version.
Blue indicates the trophy or description is exclusive to the Wii U version.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
- Pit: This Ganondorf guy definitely has the evil look down pat.
- Palutena: He can sometimes take another form. As Ganon, he's known as the King of Porkness.
- Viridi: It's ACTUALLY the King of Darkness. He's brought Hyrule to the brink of ruin more times than I can count.
- Palutena: Hmm. My Archvillain Database doesn't bring up anything about his past.
- Pit: Wow, I didn't know you had that app.
- Palutena: Hee hee. A goddess must preserve SOME sense of mystery!
- Pit: Huh?
- Viridi: One thing you should know, Pit, is that there are many different Ganons.
- Palutena: Just like there are multiple Links and Zeldas.
- Viridi: But don't let that confuse you. I've spent years studying Ganon canon.
- Palutena: Remember, Ganondorf is as heavy as he is powerful. Use that to your advantage.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Pit: Ganondorf?! Oh man...
- Palutena: Ganon has taken many forms throughout the ages. This form of Ganondorf is known as the Great King of Evil.
- Palutena: He's a Gerudo warlock. The Gerudo are a desert tribe consisting mostly of woman, but once every 100 years, a man is born to the Gerudo. Ganondorf is said to be that man.
- Viridi: Really?! They get one man, and he turns out to be Ganondorf?! Ugh, talk about bad luck.
- Palutena: Anyway, Ganon gets sealed away. Is resurrected. Rinse and repeat ad infinitum. The end.
- Pit: What?! There's more to it than that!
- Viridi: Link is said to be a different person in each incarnation, but some people think Ganondorf is the same person born over and over again.
- Pit: The ultimate evil that can't be killed. No wonder he's called the Calamity.
- Palutena: As a fighter, Ganondorf is an aggressive heavyweight.
- Palutena: He hits hard, so if you see him winding up, get out of the way and counterattack.
- Ganondorf, The King of Evil, is Link's arch-nemesis in most games in The Legend of Zelda series. As the embodiment of all evil, Ganondorf seeks to take control of Hyrule. He plundered a piece of the sacred Triforce from the Temple of Time when Link pulled the Master Sword from its pedestal. With the Triforce of Power in Ganondorf's possession, Hyrule was plunged into darkness until Link and Zelda defeated the fiend.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Super Smash Blog bio
"His new design matches his appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time! Now he uses his sword for all his smash attacks. He's a bit slimmer then[sic] he was before, but his Warlock Punch is devastating! For his final smash[sic] he transforms into Ganon, The Demon King and quickly charges forward."
| Super Smash Bros. Melee - Ganondorf performing Warlock Punch. (Takashi Nagasako, 2001)||File info|
| Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Ganondorf laughs sinisterly. (Hironori Miyata, 2008)||File info|
| Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Ganondorf performing Warlock Punch. (Takashi Nagasako, 2018)||File info|
Names in other languages
|Ganondorf (possibly intended to be "Ganondrof" due to nonstandard spelling)|
|Ganondorf. Used since The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time's iQue Player release, and still retaining it in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.|
|Ganondorf. Used in the Traditional Chinese versions since The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.|
|Polish||Ganonie||"Ganon", based on his naming from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.|
- Ganondorf appears as a property in the 2006 version of Nintendo Monopoly. He takes the place of Pacific Avenue and costs $300. In the 2010 version he was replaced by Midna.