Ganondorf Tries Really Hard, You Guys

KyleNovember 18th, 2012 by Kyle

“And sometimes he just has a rough day” says Katie Tiedrich in the blurb beneath her newest comic. For several years now, Tiedrich has worked on the webcomic Awkward Zombie, parodying anything from video games, movies, video games, books, video games, her day-to-day life, and video games! The Zelda series is clearly one of her favorites, as she’s posted several comics based on Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword, and most recently Wind Waker. The latest of these Wind Waker jokes parodies the nature of the puzzles Link must solve in the sunken Hyrule Castle as well as raising the question: why couldn’t Ganondorf do it? Have a look after the jump

Makes you almost feel bad for the guy. Perhaps its empathy thanks to some of the more challenging puzzles in the series? Share your laughs or puzzle frustrations in the comments!

Source: Awkward Zombie

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  • John Smith


    • Hello I am the ChuChu

      No, you’re not! I am! (as of right now, anyways)

      • Midnafan

        And so it begins… o_O

        • Hello I am the ChuChu

          :D I love it when things go on and on! Unless it’s a real, genuine argument or involves teasing my master, which this comic kind of is. ._.But it’s still funny.

          • Link Hyrule

            Last!!!!!!! YES!

          • The Hylian Monolith

            UNTRUE! Ha-ha!

          • anonymous

            i win.

  • Darkgreyfire

    I have a secret room where I hide my cookies at my house. You have to solve a slide puzzle to enter. No entity of Demise’s curse (or my wife) will ever get their hands on my cookies.

    • crb

      I have a slide puzzle for my dead bod- my twinkies, yep

      • Zelda is the Bomb!!!

        Well looks like itll now never grow cuz Hostess is closing its doors which means no more Twinkies Suzy Q’s Zingers Hoho’s Cupcakes Snoballs Ding Dongs and a bunch of other emobiments of amazingness. SOB!

        • crb


        • Tehlul

          Looks like the horsemen of the apocalypse are coming
          Starting with Famine

          • faror

            um….. my computer is glitching or do we have the same name…

          • faror

            hm… k it was my computer glitching cuz now it says your name is Tehlul 5 min. ago it said it was faror.

        • Link Fanatic

          Hopefully, someone else will by the twinkies product, and start producing them again…. maybe….

        • Tommyjoe Pete

          Someone will buy the factories- don’t worry. Darn unions.

      • Emma Mix

        O.o lol

    • faror

      i have a tardis cookie jar that makes the tardis noice when you open it :P

      • bare butt moblin

        I think your in the wrong forum.

        • homade apple Fi

          HEY!….we’re all dorks here. All are welcome.

          • The Hylian Monolith

            As long as Zelda is on your list, I know I’ll welcome anyone, whether you’ve been playing since the original Legend of Zelda or you’re stuck on the Skyview Temple. We’re all corageous her, unless we’re wise or powerful.

          • faror

            im a : loz, starwars, doctor who, star trek, lotr, DC (comic books) and harry potter NERD. yep, no life.

          • The Hylian Monolith

            Hm…I do scrapbooking, oil painings, and about 3 handmade comics( Path of the Goddess, Mirror of Uniy, and The 17th Era, last one isn’t Zelda) all year, improvisational acting and Ren Faire in the summer. I’m also a Harry Potter fan, along with Firefly, Mythbusters, and Eureka. I’m into samurai and the antient Aztec cultures, I love Star Trek(Kirk is better let’s not go into it) and Star Wars: I can easily differentiate geek, nerd, dork, and dweeb(Geek is a perfect balance of anti-sociality, brainiacity, and obsessiveness), and I know everything there is to know about Zelda. I’m getting into Skyrim and Dr. Who, and I frequently borrow my friend’s vast collection of Spiderman DC comics. I like Gwen Stacy more than Mary Jane. Did I mention that I also draw on everything, do regular acting 24/7, and am a huge fan of a fan-made comic called The Demon Road? I have a lot gong on in my head…so I vent it with archery,extensive dreaming and novel writing, much activity in the chattering, singing, and songwriting section, and (duh)Zelda. Don’t you talk to me ’bout “no life”. We all have lives, some of us just can’t figure them out.

          • Link Fanatic

            I love your name. XD

      • Hylia

        *runs to your cookie jar* Allonsy!

        • unbeknownst

          IM NOT TO THAT EPISODE YET! but….. Allonsy allanzo!

        • faror

          fezzes are cool ;P

      • TwilightOcarina

        ZOMG! Another Zelda/Who fan! They are my two biggest fandoms! Where can I find this TARDIS cookie jar???

  • sinu95

    This comic is exactly what I was thinking my first playthru of Wind Waker. :)

  • RubyDragonCat

    I love her comics. Link has very expressive ears in her smash bros ones…like when he’s mad, they stick straight out horizontally lol.

    • bjgirl


  • Dins

    He’d probably have an easier time conquering Hyrule if he got the triforce of wisdom; the whole place is made of bloody puzzles.

    • The Hylian Monolith

      And that’s why Zelda still rules Hyrule.

      • Midnafan

        That and because she’s half-GODDESS. o.O

        • Sky Mushrooms

          that’s only in skyward sword and SPOILERS

          • Midnafan

            sorry.. And it’s not just in SS. SS’s Zelda is the ancestor of all the rest of the Zeldas, so technically, they’re all at least part goddess, since they’re from her bloodline. That would explain why all of the zelda’s have “sacred blood” :/

          • Links’friend’scat

            yeah….who names all their kids Zelda?!

    • Nadaph

      And that’s why he captures Zelda

  • lando

    thats awesome :)
    defenately going to check out some of her other comics

  • Kablamogroup

    Now I want one of those chinese sliding-puzzle boxes. Then I could put stuff in there while keeping people out (unless they’re actually good at sliding puzzles, then I’m SOL…).

  • erikingvoldsen

    Wreck it Ganondorf?

    • Hello I am the ChuChu

      :D I know I was happy when I saw Deku Link in teh back…even though he was…well, in the back. But I didn’t see me, and I jumped in front of the camera ALL THE TIME. Sads… not even digital monsters can photobomb.Or is it moviebomb..?

      • Midnafan

        That entire comment REALLY confused me. What we talking about? o_O

        • Hello I am the Chuchu

          If youl ooked closely in teh Gaming Cenral place, in teh backgoud Deku Lnk passes by. He’s hard to see, but it made me so happy I almost squeed and zapped the entire movie theatre. Don’t put it past me. Zzt.

          Also, since technically I only exist in a game and I type with my form manifested on earth(I told you that I’m a mutant!) I can enter other digital worlds and interrupt everything. I even carved myself into a wall in Metroid Prime. Or was it Portal 2…? And how am I getting those games mixed up? Eh, I’m a blob of goo.
          We’e talking about a new Disney movie. Wonderful film.

          • faror

            ……. O_o

          • Midnafan

            That was a great movie, i never saw Deku Link though, i’ll have to go back. You know, when i first found out about that movie, it was because ZD covered the trailer saying in one scene there were a bunch of links in the background. when i watched the movie, and saw the exact scene, those weren’t links, they were a bunch of guys with guns!!!! i don’t know how that got mixed up.. o_O

        • amrole

          Maybe he is the one with a chuchu brain. lol just joking

  • Hello I am the ChuChu

    If only the seal that the sages placed hadn’t turned your brain into Chu jelly…I pity you, Master.

    Wait, that sounds like an insult….PLEASE FORGIVE ME, MASTER!

    • Midnafan

      It’s not insult, Chu jelly is good if it’s from TP and gives us free red heart potion. :P

      • Zelda is the Bomb!!!

        Or Blue Jelly to fully heal you or Purple Jelly which can heal you do nothing or hurt you or Yellow Jelly instead of lantern oil or Rare Chu Jelly instead of Great Fairy’s Tears which heal you fully and temporaily increase attack power(and turn your clothes gold)

        • Hello I am the Chuchu

          True…but I’ve never tried to drink any of those. I’m ot a cannibal…mostly…
          Hey! I’m from the Water Temple, food gets scarce! It takes a lot of power to do this! ZZT And this…jaujikliahniodhfaoudhfnsoijyrhewohj (:D 3

        • Midnafan

          what, gold?!! i’ve gotta try that now! the only problem with rare chu jelly: see’s shiny chuchu “YAY! i gotta get it!” chu get’s eaten by purple chu “NO!” returns to area to try again: RARE CHU NO LONGER EXISTS X'(

  • Midnafan

    That’s… pretty pathetic. :/ But who am I to talk? I run around in circles crying through half of the series, until i finish the puzzle/ boss and go “Oh. o_O That was easy. Yay!” I love Zelda, but I suck at it (*takes 6 months to finish SS on a speed-run, and 3 years to beat TP with 98% completion* :'()

    • WiiZeldaFan the second

      SS was the best for doing nothing… now you can SPRINT around in circles and get tired… I love and suck at Zelda too :(

      • Midnafan

        yay! this is a great week for me, i keep finding people just like me on here! and here i thought i was alone :’)

    • faror

      i beat SS in about two weeks and thats not becuse im good at it but becuse i played at least 6 hours a day. i checked my wii history yesterday…”todays play history,Skyward Sword: 11:57″…. *face palm” i have no life…

      • faror

        that was in november of last year.

        • Demon King Ratatosk

          Really? it took you that long to beat SS? I beat it in 4 days the first time. i used no hacks, cheats, or any walkthroughs and managed to get 100% complete. the next time only took 3 days.

      • Midnafan

        yeah…. there is no way in hell i could do that, especially considering the game came out during the school year, plus there’s no way my mom would let me play that much. i could only play about 2 hours a week on sundays only after i got all my chores done. if i ever played longer than that it was because i was stuck in a silent realm or something. and i did the Farore one again yesterday: got all the tears “Yay!” runs into an Earth Watcher “NOOOOOO!” :'(

  • Princess Zelda

    Hahaha! LOL!

  • itsameluigi1290

    I was in awe after beating that puzzle, and seeing everything come back to life when I got the Master Sword. Then I was freaking out because those Darknuts tried to kill me.

  • The Master Sword

    Ganon just isn’t awesome enough.

  • Dr_Stein

    The triforce of power doesn’t apply to these kind of things…

  • Big Jake

    It’s like Ganondorf was reading my mind…

  • The Wanderer

    I guess now we know why Ganondorf has ALMOST succeeded in fully conquering Hyrule numerous times, but never quite gone to completion. Maybe he just needs some Brain Age.

  • AMAZING Link

    I never did get how Ganondorf was never able to solve that…….I also never thought that I would see the almighty dark lord sobbing……

  • Heroine of Time

    I love Awkward Zombie. :P

  • TriforceTrev

    If this was the Twilight Princess puzzle with the statue guardians then I can understand. That puzzle is straight nuts. Probably took me an hour the first time to get it

    • The Hylian Monolith

      I used the ZD walkthrough for that one, only to find that I was making the right moves anyway. It still took me like an hour to finish. Only Zant is crazier and more evil.

      Note the “and” in there, I don’t see Ganondorf as being crazy. Mostly…

  • MegustaZelda

    Dee dee dee dee doo dee dee dee is the “You finished the puzzle!” or “You actually doing this right!” theme made famous in Ocarina of Time.

    This might have been totally obvious, but in case it wasn’t, I just thought I’d post this…

  • Link Hyrule

    I am playing the rom for that and I got good timing for the same spot!

  • LinkInMyHead

    Hahahaha XD I can just imagine him crying and stomping off, then getting pissy because Link managed it XD

  • Waker of Winds

    OMG it was so freaking difficult to solve it took me a whole minute and a half!!!

  • Links’friend’scat

    if only puzzles were that easy……

  • d

    there is a reason that he got the triforce of power

    • Links’friend’scat

      yerp……no brains to fit a triangle together :/

  • gamer2332

    SOOOOO me! I suck at these!