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Zelda Art Really Out-there Ganon Origin/fic Thing


Guy What's Angry Now
May 15, 2009
It's a secret to everybody.
I've been bouncing this sort of mythology/backstory thing for Ganon and Hyrule around in my head for a while- it's obviously not based on any evidence or canon, but it shouldn't go against any of it, either. The Gerudo and their sand goddess, plus their connection to Ganon and the odd-one-out status of Ordona in TP... I'm not sure what this really is, but I often wonder what it would imply if it were true.

Before time began, before spirits and life existed, three golden goddesses descended upon the chaos that was Hyrule. Din, the goddess of Power. Nayru, the goddess of Wisdom. Farore, the goddess of Courage. Din, with her strong flaming arms, cultivated the land and created the red earth. Nayru poured her wisdom onto the earth and gave the spirit of law to the world. Farore, with her rich soul, produced all life forms who would uphold the law. The three great goddesses, their labors completed, departed for the heavens, and golden sacred triangles remained at the point where the goddesses left the world. These triangles, the Triforce, were hidden away in the Sacred Realm, and the Spirits of Light were left to govern the land of Hyrule.

Eldin, Faron, and Lanayru blessed and watched over the sacred lands of the three goddesses- the three Light Spirits of Hyrule. Outside of the chosen land, the three lesser Spirits of Light watched over the wilderness. Ordona, spirit of wild places, blessed the earth and the plains beyond the kingdom, spreading the goddesses' light. Gerudo, spirit of soul, watched over the great desert. And Ganon, spirit of hardship, was given dominion over the freezing wastelands of the north.

Yet the balance of the land was not to last. The spirit of hardship was full of resentment- hatred toward the goddesses and their chosen three Light Spirits. He had been set over a vast nothingness, inhabited by nothing but monsters. His bitterness grew until he could no longer tolerate his status. He confided in Gerudo, his lover, of his plan to usurp the power of the Golden Goddesses. She provided for him two high priestesses of her people, and blessed them with power over the elements to bring about this revolution. Twinrova, priestesses of Gerudo and vessels of Ganon, went into the land, sowing the seeds of discontent.

The Triforce, the three golden triangles of power which were set over the land to uphold balance, had been exposed. Twinrova gained her followers, teaching them dark magic woven from Ganon's corrupted power. With this magic they planned to bring down Hyrule and rule it in the name of the great Spirit of Power. Their actions drew the existence of the Triforce into the eyes of the races of Hyrule, and the land was plunged into bloody war. It was then that the goddesses intervened. The three Light Spirits of Hyrule crushed the power of Twilight and banished its followers to another world. Ganon's army had been crippled. The Hylian race had sealed away the Triforce behind the Door of Time.

Gerudo, despairing for her lover, produced another champion for his cause. Ganondorf was raised up as king of the Gerudo people, and Twinrova, escaping the Spirit's judgement, taught him in the ways of Ganon's magic. Ganondorf led the Gerudo race to victory in the great war, establishing the Hylians as rulers and allies. And so it came about that Ganondorf became trusted in the eyes of the king. Yet his ambition grew with that of his patron spirit, and through some dark ritual Ganon himself because eternally bound to Ganondorf's soul. Failing to procure the keys to the immovable Door of Time, Ganondorf waited, using a small Kokiri boy to unlock the door. At that moment, the Shadow Thief, Ganondorf, led the armies of Gerudo against Hyrule, and broke into the Sacred Realm. Yet by a second intervention of the goddesses, the Triforce was split. His hapless Hylian victim took the virtue of courage into himself, and the heir to Hyrule's throne spirited away the virtue of wisdom.

Ganondorf razed the land, bringing to ruin the blessed lands of the goddesses, and using the power of the Triforce to subdue the hated Light Spirits. Yet the Triforce eluded him, until the seventh year of his dark reign, when the two bearers of the Triforce finally reunited. Yet through Farore's blessing, the youth known as Link struck Ganondorf down, and severed Ganon's spirit from the Gerudo king. He was sealed away as Ganon vanished. However, through the foolishness of the princess, another Ganondorf was given another chance. The Hero of Time split reality along itself, and prepared to begin the assault on the Triforce all over again. Yet the hero, chosen by Farore, again vanquished Ganondorf- frustrating his assault on Hyrule and sealing him away in a great prison. The Gerudo race has punished by the king of the land for their insolence, and those who were not killed were scattered across the land. The spirit of soul, Ganon's lover, in desperation deserted the remnants of her beloved people. Using the last of her strength, she severed the Triforce itself, bringing the triangle of Power to Ganondorf before he was judged by the Spirits' sages. Yet even with his new power, Ganondorf was tricked and banished to the realm of Ganon's dark followers from the war.

Her temple desecrated and turned to a prison, her people destroyed and scattered across the land, and her lover banished to another world, Gerudo despaired, and her presence deserted the desert forever. Yet Ganondorf, blessed with the Triforce's power, escaped from his prison and once again was challenged by the bearer of the Triforce of Courage. Helpless before the power of virtue, Ganondorf was killed by the sacred Master Sword, and Ganon was left with nothing but the last remnants of his lover's chosen people.

This should more or less explain the possibility of FSA Ganondorf, the more human 'dorf we see in WW, the "divine prank" in the TP flashback, and a few other things. Not that it's true, or even the simplest explanation, but Occam's Razor is sort of boring, so here's... this.

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