Difference Between Ganon and Ganondorf (With Table)

Ganon vs Ganondorf

With the enhancement of the digital world, there are a lot of sources of entertainment for every age group like videos, internet, social media, online apps, games, video games, etc.. Every producer keeps in mind about the entertainment of every group of society.

Video games emerged as a great source of entertainment for every age group although it targeted children earlier now it has reached out to every age group. The very first video game was invented by William Higinbotham in 1958 which was a simple tennis video game.

These characters are fictional and confined to the virtual world but they have an immense impact on the gamers just like any cartoon character has an impact on children. These video game characters are more like cartoon characters in representation and thus gamers have an impact of those characters which can be seen in the real world as well.

These characters can be positive or negative, they can be either human form or any animal or can be fictional like demons. While making video games the makers keep in mind the age group they are targeting primarily.

The difference between Ganon and Ganondorf is their change in the character name at different levels. It gets confusing for a non-gamer but Ganon and Ganondorf are the same characters whose name gets changed after different levels.


 

Comparison Table Between Ganon and Ganondorf

Parameters of ComparisonGanonGanondorf
FormBeastHuman
AimPieces of the Triforce of wisdomSpiritual stone
SeriesThe legend of Zelda, the adventure of link,etc..The Ocarina of Time, the Hyrule Warriors,etc..
TitlesThe calamity, evil of king, etc..The dark lord, Gerudo king of thieves, etc..
First introduced seriesThe legend of ZeldaThe ocarina of time

 

What is Ganon?

Ganon is the character name of a video game “the legend of Zelda” introduced by Nintendo. Ganon is the main boss of the series, he is the antagonist in the series.

Ganon resembles boar, although his exact form varies at different levels and in different varieties. Primarily Ganon was a human form but with different levels, he becomes a devil, which is often known as Ganondorf.

The possessor of the Triforce of power, he has magical and physical powers and it is said to be immortal as well.in series like link Ganon is also personified as a great evil. Particularly in the legend of Zelda, Ganon is portrayed as the prince of darkness who invades Hyrule with his evil army, seizes the triforce of power and gathers the scattered piece of the Triforce of wisdom.

The concept contains that Ganon imprisons the princess of Zelda and keeps her in his lair of death mountain, but he is killed as soon as the protagonist (link) enters the game and kills him with a silver arrow.

In Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, When Ganon is killed by link, then the minions of Ganon aims to reconstruct him by killing link and mixing his blood with ashes of Ganon. And if they get successful in killing Link the Ganon is reconstructed.

Ganon has appeared with different titles in different series, for example, Demon king, prince of darkness, dark beast, king of evil, the calamity, scourge of Hyrule castle, dark ruler etc..the different levels in which Ganon is seen are; the legend of Zelda, Adventure of Link, the breath of wild, etc..

Ganon
 

What is Ganondorf?

Ganondorf no one else but Ganon only, and he is the antagonist of the series of the legend of Zelda he was first introduced and appeared in Ocarina of times in 1998.

Ganondorf was born as the first male member of Gerudo in hundred years, depending upon the game Ganondorf is either made king of Gerudo or the guardian of deserts. The fictional character has the most astonishing magical and physical powers.

Ganondorf often seeks triforce to grant his wish of conquering the whole world. He has an eye on Hyrule and thus cops against the royal family of Hyrule for which he frequently wields the triforce of power.  The Triforce of power grants him immortality, and his death also lies in a triforce consisting of; the master sword, the silver arrow, the four swords and the light arrow.

Ganondorf from Ocarina of time had three different incarnations and the interesting fact is that each of them is meeting Link for their end at some point of time. For example, one incarnation was the Ganon who was killed by Link in the adventure of link.

Ganondorf is also given different titles in different series of the legend of Zelda like the emperor of the dark realm, Gerudo king of thieves, the great king of evil, dark lord, Ganon king of enchanted, etc.. The different series in which Ganondorf is seen are; Ocarina of time, wind waker, Hyrule Warriors, Hyrule warriors legend, etc..

His story starts from the ocarina of time wherein he seeks triforce and wishes to obtain the spiritual stone which was the key to the sacred realms and the introduction of link was given in this series and how he was awakened to reduce Ganondorf to the ashes.

Ganondorf

Main Differences Between Ganon and Ganondorf

  • Ganon was later the incarnation of Ganondorf whereas Ganondorf was the first male of Geuda.
  • Ganon resembled boar whereas Ganondorf as the human character which later on turns into a beast.
  • Ganon wished to obtain the scattered pieces of Triforce of wisdom whereas Ganondorf wished to obtain the spiritual stone.
  • Ganon was first introduced in the legend of Zelda in 1986 on contrary Ganondorf was first introduced in the ocarina of time 1998.
  • Ganon was given titles like the scourge of Hyrule castle, the calamity etc., whereas Ganondorf was given titles like Gerudo king of thieves, the great king of evil, etc..

 

Conclusion

Ganon and Ganondorf both are antagonists of the legend of the Zelda series. Both of them are the same characters but differences lie that Ganon is one of the three incarnations of Ganondorf. Both of them are killed by link.