In the world of video games, there are iconic characters who have earned a place in the hearts of fans. Whether they are heroes or villains, certain characters have been able to empathize with the player to such an extent that there are forums and discussions about their true motivations, intentions and purposes. Therefore, today we will explore a theory that holds that Ganondorf, the main villain of The Legend of Zelda saga, would not be evil , but rather the victim of a curse and of a social system that has been in charge of stigmatizing him.
His concern for his people
Ganondorf belongs to a tribe in the world of Zelda known as Gerudo. They live in the desert and are considered thieves and violent . However, in Wind Waker Ganondorf explains that his intention has always been to bring his compatriots out of the desert, and bring them to the fertile lands of Hyrule. Even in Ocarina of Time we see that Ganondorf pledges allegiance to the King of Hyrule, since his only concern is to help his people and face discrimination.
He wants to restore Hyrule after the punishment of the gods
In Wind Waker, Ganondorf explains that his ultimate goal is to lift the flooded lands of Hyrule , which were sentenced by the gods, and give the land a second chance as their ruler. Although he is determined to fight and overcome obstacles to achieve his goal, at the end of the day it seems that Ganondorf seeks to recover what the gods destroyed.
I try to bring back the Twili
When Ganondorf was sent to the Twilight Realm, he came into contact with Zant, the leader of the Twili exiles. Here we learn that the Twilight Realm is an alternate dimension where criminals and those considered evil were sent, but what if they were victims of a false accusation?
So when Ganondorf gives some of his power to Zant to turn Hyrule into the Twilight Realm, in a way he is trying to give them a chance to once again give all those exiles and political prisoners who opposed the King of Hyrule a chance.
The curse of Ganondorf
At the end of Skyward Sword, we find out that the Herald of Death has cursed Link, Zelda, and all races as well . So the fact that Ganondorf turns evil and in some of the installments appears enraged and using devilish powers, it could be due to the curse. Remember that the curse implies the return of the powers of the Herald of Death, and the diabolical versions of Ganondorf are clearly a representation of this hatred.
He was tried for a crime he has not yet committed
In the Link Child timeline of Ocarina of Time, Ganondorf is imprisoned and sentenced to the Twilight Realm before he has taken over the realm of Hyrule. Technically, he is innocent of what they are accusing him of, and for that reason, it is understandable that he has an immeasurable hatred against the kings of Hryule and all those who accompanied the decision to exile him even though he had not committed any crime in his timeline. Temporal paradox or script requirement?