, also known as in his humanoid form, is a fictional character in Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda video game series. A recurring antagonist in the series, Ganon is the final boss in many Zelda titles.
In the games, the character alternates between two forms: a massive, demonic boar-like creature and a tall, heavily-built Gerudo, a race of humanoid desert brigands. Ganondorf is the archenemy of the series' central protagonist, Link, and the leader of the Gerudo. His specific motives vary from game to game, but most often involve capturing Princess Zelda and planning to conquer Hyrule and the world at large. To this end, he seeks the Triforce, a powerful magical relic that grants any wish its bearer desires, and usually manipulates several other villains to realize his ambitions.
In most games, he already possesses the Triforce of Power, a third of the full Triforce that gives him godlike strength, boundless mystical power and makes him invulnerable to all but the most powerful sacred weapons, such as the Master Sword. However, Ganondorf's lust for power can never be satisfied. The character has been well received by critics and fans alike, becoming one of the most popular and recognizable villains in gaming.