|Also Known As:||Ganon|
King of the Gerudo
Guardian of the Desert
Ganondorf "Ganon" Dragmire
|Series:||The Legend of Zelda|
Stupid Mario Brothers
The Darkness (formerly)
|Debut:||32 bit stealth training|
|Conclusion:||The Super Mario Brothers|
|Portrayer:||Matthew Thomas Provencal|
- "I stab the heart that isn't there."
- —Mario after striking the killing blow on Ganon
Ganondorf Dragmire, more commonly known as Ganondorf or simply Ganon, was the true and hidden main antagonist of Stupid Mario Brothers. He was Bowser and Nox Decious' former leader and boss and Link's arch-nemesis. In order to revenge for his death, he brainwashed WrathNar, who is the main antagonist in Stupid Mario World, raised him as his adoptive son to kill his biological faher, Mario.
Ganon made his way to the Real World to lead the Legion of Villains. The first Gerudo male born in 100 years, Ganon was destined to succeed Sage and become the Gerudo king, though his lust for power has been the cause of his downfall at the hands of Link.
Ganondorf was the reincarnation of the Demon King Demise's hatred, and the only male member of the Gerudo tribe, a Hyrulian major race, born in 100 years. This granted him the title of King of the Gerudo.
As part of a "divine prank", he was given the power of the Gods. The Triforce of Power that Ganondorf often held granted him near-immortality; theoretically, the only weapons that can truly defeat him are the Master Sword, Silver Arrows, and Light Arrows. In addition to granting him power, the Triforce of Power has allowed Ganondorf to transform into his more powerful beast form known as Ganon, reminiscent of a pig or hog. He has been defeated by Link many times. Ganon was thought to have been finally put to rest at his hands.
Centuries ago, Ganon came to the Real World, where he corrupted and twisted Nox Decious' mind and drew him into his service. At some point, he was defeated and killed, possibly by Link and / or Merlin.
However, when the Mushroom Force went to battle Decious for the very first time, Decious states that Ganon and Bowser serve him. That was a lie that the Gerudo told Decious to tell Mario just to get him scared, when the truth is that Decious works for Ganon and Bowser as one of the henchmen. ("Cucoos are more fun than Gerudo Myths")
After being freed from his curse, Sage says that he believes he was a more noble king than Ganon.
It is possible that Ganon could have helped with turning Sage into the coconut form. ("Act II Part 5")
At some point before the events of Operation: Blind Storm, Ganon forms a grand army known as the Legion of Villains for the purpose of killing the Mushroom Force and conquering the Real World. ("The Darkness Explains It All") He then revives Nox Decious for killing the Darkness and imprisons Link in the Dark Realm. ("Shadow Scum VS Ganon....Or Ganondorf...Whatever his name is!")
After Decious' revival, Ganon enters the scene after his henchman explains everything to Merlin. He proceeds to kill Merlin with his telekinetic choking power without Decious' consent. He is enraged to see that Ganon has killed Merlin because of their deal that the wizard could live if he joined them; however, the Gerudo decides to revoke it and states that Merlin would only be a nuisance. Before leaving, he has Decious gather his other followers. ("The Super Mario Brothers")
Ganon sends a letter to Mario and Luigi, threatening to invade and take over the Real World. However, they don't take him seriously since they knew that Link would never let him leave Hyrule. ("Poke-Suckers!")
However, Ganon sends ninjas to the Real World to kill the powerless heroes, who regain their powers soon after. Shortly before preparing to enter the Real World, the regenerated Darkness reveals to Mario that Ganon was telling the truth and leaves him to build his own army.
In his hidden forest base, Ganon tells his army that the Mushroom Force will soon be coming to them for a battle. When Bowser asks Ganon about ninjas in the Mushroom Kingdom, he assures him that he will get them soon. Then Ganon is informed by Zubashi about the placement of ninjas in the Darkness' base, which Decious and the resurrected Blaire complain about.
Ganon tells Scott Masterson, FedEx, and Pauline their orders. Yoshi, who was eavesdropping, is soon noticed by Zubashi, who prepares to kill the dinosaur. However, Ganon tells him not to since he heard everything he was supposed to hear, implying that Ganon is planning ahead. ("32 bit stealth training")
Along with the other Legion members, Ganon awaits the Mushroom Force to come to them. While the other member grow tired of waiting, he reassures them they will arrive soon. Later on, they make their arrival, with Ganon toying with Mario. Then he orders his army to attack the Mushroom Force. ("PIRATES VS NINJAS!")
Mario's best friends are overtaken, leaving Mario to face the Legion of Villains alone. Ganon reveals to the hero in red that he trapped Link in the Dark Realm and tells Mario he will never see him again. Angered, Mario attacks him with fireballs, but Ganon catches it in his hand and absorbs it. The hero follows up with a direct beam sword attack, which merely lands on his shoulder without even harming him, then takes out Mario with a single punch.
The Darkness arrives to battle Ganon. Ordering his fighters to attack, the Gerudo is surprised by the Darkness' act of freezing them in place. The two have a battle, which ends with Ganon overpowering the Darkness, who then whisks himself and the others away. While the other members of his army question his removal of the Mushroom Force, Ganon ignores it. ("Shadow Scum VS Ganon....Or Ganondorf...Whatever his name is!")
Afterwards, Ganon senses Scott Masterson's death by cannibals and says he thought he wasn't strong as he thought. Then he orders Pauline to kill Mona as a message to the Mushroom Force. ("The Business Man and The Ape")
After losing Blaire and Pauline, Ganon summons King Bowser and Nox Decious to him. He explains to them that, despite the loss of their team members, everything has been going according to his plans. His intent behind sending Pauline to attack Mona was so that tension would rise between her and Wario and they both would leave. When asked about the second part of his plan, Ganon replies, "All in good time." ("Imported Sunflowers")
King Bowser asks Ganon about the next part of his evil plan, with the Gerudo replying that he is allowing Decious to try his "secret ninja war". Bowser is surprised to hear that he knows about it, but Ganon informs him that "there is nothing he doesn't know". Upon asking what he should do, Ganon tells his henchman to fight Luigi while the ninja war is going on, then tells him that Luigi will come for him. When Bowser asks about Mario, Ganon tells him that he'll crawl to him for mercy, only for the Gerudo to kill him. He orders Bowser to head to a field, the location of his upcoming battle with Luigi. ("Fantasy Wizard Bullsh*t!")
It is later revealed by a ninja to Wario that Ganon's master plan is to merge the Real World with the Dark Realm. (""As the Fanboy's say, Only Link can defeat Ganon"!")Soon, Ganon senses Mario's presence nearby and calls out to him. Mario appears, wearing Merlin's vest and the Darkness' jacket and gloves. Ganon is unafraid, believing Mario to stand no chance against him until he unsheathes Link's Master Sword. Ganon is very surprised that Mario found the secret, but he still believes Mario cannot beat him as the Darkness, Link, and Merlin all failed to do so. Enraged when he finds out that Ganon killed Merlin, Mario attacks him with the Sword. However, the Gerudo is able to telekinetically shove Mario away and the two engage in a fist fight on the ground. Mario overpowers Ganon and prepares to finish him; however, he knocks Mario away and tries to pulverize him with a fist slam, but misses. Mario goes for Ganon's sword, but he pulls it to him. Mario dodges his resulting attack and tries to choke him telekinetically and the Gerudo does the same to him before knocking him to the ground and disarming him. Ganon stands over Mario and prepares to kill him, only to be stabbed through the chest by the Master Sword. Ganon, mortally injured, falls to the ground, where Mario stabs him a second time through "the heart that isn't there". Ganon remarks on the poetic nature of this line and claims that was unexpected before succumbing to his injuries and dying, ridding both worlds of his reign of evil once and for all.
Ganon had a slim figure and dark skin, typical of the Gerudo. He had orange hair and pink lips.
Ganon wore a tunic with metal gloves and black eyeliner. He also wore black boots with metal pads in front of them.
Ganon seemed to be able to give orders calmly and with ease. He came across as slow to anger, but with a sense of power about him. It can be assumed that he was very confident and a great planner with a talent for leadership. Ganon also had little tolerance for Mario's sense of humor. It seemed as though he considered his army as something like a family as he, at one point, addresses them as his "children". Ganon spoke with a formal British accent.
Ganon was very vain and arrogant as he triumphantly said that nothing will stand in his way and he thinks that Mario and the Darkness are not threat which will most likely cause his downfall. He seemed to have very little tolerance for insubordination and when people question his plans as he threatens to kill Pauline when she questions his judgment. Ganon also appeared to have a small tolerance for failure as if members of his team fail him, he won't bring them back to life for a second chance. Ganon had no empathy as even his voice has no emotion and he appears not to have any compassion as he said that when Mario begs for mercy he will decapitate him.
Despite Ganon's skill as a leader, his subordinates' senses of independence and the personal importance of their individual intents seem to outweigh their fear of retribution from him (though this is in part due to his refusal to acknowledge Mario and the Darkness as any threat), displayed by Nox Decious and Zubashi scheming to take down the Darkness behind Ganon's back, Scott stopping to fight Donkey Kong when his orders were to go straight to New York City, Pauline abandoning the Legion, and Blaire and the rebellious ninjas going to attack the Mushroom Force against Ganon's orders. It is shown that only King Bowser is completely loyal to him.
He was also shown to be omniscient, as he knows of Wario and Mona departing, Mario being gone, and Decious' plan to destroy the Darkness. Ganon has also shown to break his word as he promised Decious to try and convince Merlin to join him, but Ganon changed his mind and killed Merlin without giving him a chance to join though he knew he would refuse.
Abilities / SkillsEdit
Due to the powers of the Triforce of Power, Ganon can be considered one of the most powerful characters in the series. Despite his lack of fight scenes as of yet (from the Legend of Zelda series), he has displayed several abilities.
- Resurrection: Ganon has revived Nox Decious, Blaire Vherestorm, Pauline, and Tommy Vercetti.
- Near-Invincibility/ Immortality: Ganon was practically immortal as he could survive attacks that would kill another being, such as his "execution" at the hands of the Sages, his lack of harm from a direct hit, and his defeat at the hands of Link in which he isn't actually slain, although the Master Sword is capable of hurting him, as it is the blade of evil's bane. In his battle with Mario, Ganon is shown to be resistant to both fireballs and beam swords. The exact limits of his powers are unknown.
- Sword Fighting: He was also very skilled with swords, battling Link using a sword on at least two occasions.
- Telekinesis: Like many villains in Stupid Mario Brothers, Ganon was shown to be capable of using telekinesis in battle. He uses it to overpower the Darkness, to push Mario back during his final battle, and to choke Merlin to death.
- Dark Magic Manipulation: Before claiming the Triforce of Power, Ganon was able to use at least some dark magic. He could at least blast dark magic from his hands.
- Creating Life: Ganon had created monsters to battle Link in the past. He also sent ninjas to fight Mario's forces, but it is unknown whether he created or recruited them.
- Cross Worlds: Ganon had created portals to other dimensions, and has managed to travel to the Real World. He managed to kill a disembodied being at his planned execution with his bare hands.
- Combat Prowess: Ganon was incredibly strong. Not only did he overpower Mario and the Darkness both, but he has managed to destroy the floor of his throne room with a single punch.
- Premonition: Ganon seemed to have the power to see things before they happen and what has happened without seeing it happen.
- Resistance: Ganon had the power to resist telekinesis as when the Darkness pushed him back with telekinesis, even though the Darkness had the power of five beings, Ganon only staggered backwards very slightly, but when Mario did it, he was effected by it, probably because Merlin, Darkness, and Link combined their spirits with his.
- Sword: Ganon wielded a sword. The origin of the sword is unknown. It could potentially be the Sword of Kings.
- Infinite supply of ninjas: Ganon supposedly had an "unlimited" supply of ninjas on his side, and from what has been seen so far, this could very possibly be taken literally.
Link is Ganon's sworn enemy.
Ganon has constantly been defeated by Link's various incarnations. The two both possess a third of the Triforce: Ganon's being Power and Link's Courage. Link returned to Hyrule to fight Ganon at the end of the film, but he was then trapped in the Dark Realm and because of this, Ganon managed to arrive in the Real World.
When Link was trapped in the Dark Realm, Mario was Ganon's next target. Although he isn't allies with the Darkness, Ganon still intended to kill Mario and all his friends to take over and rule the Real World.
Ganon and the Darkness have encountered each other once. While the Darkness sees Ganon as a threat to his plans, Ganon feels the exact opposite: He doesn't see the Darkness posing any threat to him.
- At first, Ganon is believed to be a minor antagonist until he eventually reveals to be the main antagonist.
- Ganon had quite a few mentions before finally appearing in Episode 62.
- In the trailer for Season Five, only his gloves and sword hilt are seen.
- Ganon's first fight scene is in Episode 64. 64 is a number relevant to the character of Ganondorf as in the first game, he appears in a form other than Ganon is in Ocarina of Time on the Nintendo 64.
- In the episode "And then there was Nox Decious," when Decious said that he and King Bowser bow to him, it was a lie. Decious said that just to get Mario scared. All villains, excluding the Darkness, bow to Ganon.
- Ganon's character is comparable to Voldemort from the Harry Potter franchise. Their voices are similar, as are their overall calm, reserved personalities.
- Ganon is also similar to Emperor Palpatine: Both are traitors, both speak in a calm voice, both have turned a enemy into their servants, and both have manipulated events throughout the story from the shadows.
- He only appears in Season Five and is mentioned throughout the series. He is still the main antagonist of the series because he planned all the villainous schemes.
- The only way to defeat Ganon is to either find Link or get the Master Sword.
- According to Rich Alvarez, Ganon's cape is from a vampire costume. It is not a garbage bag like previously speculated as it would be much shinier.
- According to the History of Stupid Mario Brothers, Kevin thinks that Matt Provencal playing Ganon was the biggest miscast in the show, but he does think Matt is a good actor despite this.
- In Episode 51, his voice sounds goofier and less menacing, as well as more English. However, in Season 5, his voice is much more calm and less stereotypically English. The cause of this change remains unknown. One can theorise that it was to make Ganon more serious.