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GANON by Altalamatox GANON by Altalamatox
So! The Legend of Zelda celebrates its 25th anniversary this year! This I did not know until after starting research for this about a month ago and reading more than is healthy on the games and their antagonist. Speaking of which.

I run into sequential art of Link on a very regular basis but his nemesis? Not so much. While Link's reoccurrences are explained as reincarnations, I've always been intrigued that Ganon is (reputably) the same being throughout the series. (I personally treasure the belief that Link to the Past was his awkward 80's phase he'll light your head on fire for mentioning.) Link's brush-ups for each game have NOTHING on what they do to Ganondorf each new round and it was fun revisiting each incarnation, from bright blue boar days to stoic badassery with a beast form like a semi truck.

From left to right...
Link to the Past - 1991
The Ocarina of Time - 1998 (x2)
The Wind Waker - 2003
Twilight Princess - 2007 (x2)

For nitpickers going 'heeey, he was in the Oracle games, Four Swords, and the original game toooo,' I figured one blue pig in robes was more than enough. Also no Puppet Ganon for WW-- didn't feel like that counted.

I grew up with Ocarina Ganondorf so I'll probably always favor that design for him, though Wind Waker's grown on me too.

What are your guys' favorite Ganon(dorf)s?
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:iconwystendraco:
WystenDraco Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
Ganon will always be "Pig-Face" to me.
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Omegaman120 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017
And now we have calamity Ganon for Breath of the wild.
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LeahFoxDen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm in love with your pic now
gnnnn


It's awesome !! 
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KrazyKitty304 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 18, 2017  Hobbyist
I love how he is either human like or pig like. I wonder why the artists decided on a pig for Ganon.
Edit: I almost forgot to say I love the art. You are epic!!!
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freaquin Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Student General Artist
im going to have a heart attack oh my god this is amazing (twilight princess is probably my fav but i also like wind waker so idk)
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PkmnTrainerLucas Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016
That's how Ganondorf would look like if he were a Disney villain!
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indhi Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
My favorite Ganondorf/Ganon art!
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alithepikachu Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Student Artist
Ganon and the Ganons the newest (and best) pop sensation Ganon's Great Face 
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StarWritter Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Just awesome! One of my favourite Villains in all the times! Thanks for drawn this! =D
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Antogames Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Pure AWESOMENESS!
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Johnny-Spectre Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
any chance you'll do the Hyrule Warriors version?
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TakingLiberty Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
I love how you drew the Ocarina of Time Ganondorf.  He's so deliciously cocky it's borderline Disney villain.  Great King of Evil?......ppfffft......more like the Great King of sass.  This makes me wan't a Ganondorf villain song. Now. 
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TaintedDNA Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Student General Artist
ganon u so fab
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magshi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I think ocarina Ganon might be too small...
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QUEENPEN Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wind waker has to be my favorite. The battle with his was so amazing. You are FIGHTING in a castle that is slowly sinking into the ocean. What is more awesome then that.
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sasunarufanXD Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
O-M-G...Ocarina Ganon is SO fabulous!!! I can't even!! XD
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ZakThePoke-furry Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
My fave designs for Ganon are the Link to the Past and Wind Waker ones: Wind Waker mostly bcause I love the art style, and Link to the Past because, to be honest, I realy like pig Ganon. Not better, just in a different way.
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Galvan1c-Miscr3ation Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My favorite has to be Twilight Ganon because I'm not huge on the green skin thing and the first time I saw him was Super Smash Bros Brawl and that's the design he had there.

Plus the armor and hair look badass.

Actually he's the only reason I got into Zelda in the first place haha!
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takeashley Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Galvan1c-Miscr3ation Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*randomly joins the convo, sorry ^^;* they definitely put a lot of Demise into his design there.  Much much more.  Gotta have it make sense with SS beginning then.

I don't like how they call him the "demon king" personally; I like him better as just your average Gerudo citizen who picked up magic from somewhere.
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Altalamatox Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
No, I hadn't! Damn, I love this badass. He's just so over the top, it's great. :D Love that giant arm punch thing. You obliterate those endless waves of stock minions, Mister Ganon, sir.
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TyrantChimera Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This must get a *beep*load of favs. Oh well, here's another one! *flings a fav at you*
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TIffytan Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
omg I love his faces
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OtaGamerKorin Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Twilight Princess is personally my fav because that was the first version of him I encountered, followed closely by Ocarina of time. Wind Waker is probuple going to end up on that list fairly soon as well. (Got the game for Christmas but haven't had the chance to play it much.) Basically any of Ganondorfs human forms I love and any other version I don't much care for.  (Except Twilight Princess Ganon. As you put it, a semi-sized boar creature is pretty badass. XD) Oh and AMAZING ART!!!
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Great work on this awesome character :)

My fav is OOT Ganon/Ganondorf too :)
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DettanKarmen7 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Where is CDI Ganon?
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yokodoko Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Let's see... Blue Ganon has a nice looking bumbling evil vibe about him, but OoT Ganon looks delightfully creepy. However, I love WW and TP Ganondorf. God... can I just say all of them?
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austinthegallade Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
and there goes my last fairy...I am so screwed
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gofe Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I like ganon from ocarina of time, not the human form
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Scorpomix97 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Same-I love the awesome wind waker design, and Ganon in OoT is just BADASS.

 

I never liked Blue Pig Ganon, though....AKWARD 80'S PHASE INDEED.

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MidKnightFapper Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Do yourself a favor and check out the Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia. It's a huge tome of a book that explains how all the games are connected, has original concept art, and even has a timeline of when all the current titles fit in an overall chronological order.

That being said, awesome work! You nailed all the styles from each game!
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seriegubben Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Ocarina of Time-Ganondorf is without question the best.
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Virablue Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013   Digital Artist
there's a of ocarina of time 3d (remake) that's the first Zelda game I played
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samsgal1300 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this is freaking GENIUS!!!!
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Codiegirl Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
The first Zelda game I played was Twilight so I like him in that the best. He was sort of creepy in Ocarina of Time.
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Critterz11 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The first one is my favorite because I love beastly animal-like form Ganon has. My favorite humanoid one is probably Wind Waker, he looks like a sorcerer.
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thebravesnivy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Well Ganondorf is a wizard.
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MPH3D Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
I like the design of the blue pig Ganon, especially. Nice job here.
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ApolloStudios Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
aw man. . .those are faces that my childhood will never forget. great piece of art depicting the many forms of one the greatest villains of all time!
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Lawler-Brawler Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
AAAAAH my love. Everything. AAAHHH <3
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BitilSoul64 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
This is amazing!! I love it!
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AnnaRDunster Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist
I don't know but his sexy orange eyebrows are the shit.

And you know, maybe the lighting was just really unflattering in that pyramid, and he happened to go overboard shaving.
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EngieRox Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really awesome!! I think my favs are a tie between Oot and WW ganon.
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Onlyfav Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It likes me the TP boar ganon smile
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CodyLan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Ganon crushing navi. This is the best Zelda art ever.
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TheForbiddenTenet Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
An awesome and nostalgic masterpiece! I have to say, OoT Ganon is the most terrifying and intimidating of the Ganondorf group. Those eyes stare straight into your soul!
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KuchikiYorume Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
My favourite has to be Twilight Princess Ganondorf. I didn't join the Zelda fandom until then, so he's really special to me in a way. XD I love his beast form and the glowing white scar. And his curls are always fun to make fun of... XD
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Cottonee7 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Ganondorf is Manbearpig.
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Ironmeeze01 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
love it looks like a zelda game Disneyfied
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atlantart Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Beautifully done, excellent linework, colours and design. I love how you make his red hair pop out from the rest.
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