Ganon

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Ganon
BeastGanon.png
Species Demon
First appearance The Legend of Zelda (1986, The Legend of Zelda series)
Captain N: The Game Master (1990, Mario-related media)
Latest appearance Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (2018, The Legend of Zelda series)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, Mario-related media)

Ganon, also referred to as Beast Ganon or Ganon, The Demon King, is the beast form of Ganondorf from The Legend of Zelda series that debuted in the original NES The Legend of Zelda. He is the primary antagonist to Princess Zelda and Link. Ganon's beast form has seen many visual changes throughout the series, but is always depicted as some form of beast resembling a warthog. The Ganon form of Ganondorf has appeared in more installments of The Legend of Zelda series than his Gerudo form, and is frequently fought as the final boss.

History[edit]

DIC cartoons[edit]

The Legend of Zelda[edit]

In the original The Legend of Zelda television series produced by DIC Entertainment, Ganon starred as the primary antagonist. His goal was to steal the Triforce of Wisdom from Link and Princess Zelda. He was portrayed by the late Len Carlson.

Captain N: The Game Master[edit]

Ganon's appearance in Captain N: The Game Master

Ganon appeared in the episode "Quest for the Potion of Power" of Captain N: The Game Master. He borrows his appearance and personality from The Legend of Zelda TV series, and is also portrayed by Len Carlson.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Beast Ganon in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Ganon appears as Ganondorf's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, where he is called "Beast Ganon." He is based on his beast form from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Beast Ganon in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Ganon returns as Ganondorf's Final Smash in both Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, with the same look and name as the previous installment.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Ganon, The Demon King in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Though Ganon returns as Ganondorf's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, this time he is based on his appearance from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. He is also called "Ganon, The Demon King" in this installment, and functions slightly differently from Ganondorf's previous Final Smash. In addition, Ganon appears as a boss in both Classic Mode and in the Adventure Mode: World of Light. For Classic Mode, he is fought as the final boss for Link, Young Link, Toon Link, and Zelda.

Nintendo Land[edit]

Ganon is fought as a boss in Nintendo Land, in the The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest attraction.

Gallery[edit]

Trophy information[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Beast Ganon 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.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Name Image NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Beast Ganon 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.

Names in other languages[edit]

Ganon's page on other NIWA wikis:
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ガノン
Ganon
Ganon
Chinese 盖侬 (Simplified)
加儂 (Traditional)
Gàinóng
Jiānóng
Ganon