Ganondorf’s Last Name Confirmed in Official Online Guide

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At the official Legend of Zelda website, there exists an online guide to the world of Hyrule and the many characters that exist in it. The character glossary refers to one of our favorite villains, Ganondorf, as “the King of Thieves, Ganondorf Dragmire,” which is the first time the surname has been recognized as canon. 

The last name “Dragmire” was first used in the English-localized instruction booklet for A Link to the Past, but because that was the only mention, the surname hasn’t been recognized as canon. In the same game manual, he supposedly possessed an alias before entering the Sacred Realm, which was Mandrag Ganon.

Link, Zelda, and Ganondorf have always been addressed by their first names, aside from Link’s full name being “Link Link.” This was stated by Miyamoto in a light-hearted Game Informer interview back in February. It is always enjoyable to find out new information regarding Zelda characters, especially those as iconic as Ganondorf. 

Ganondorf’s entry in the character glossary of the Zelda online guide.

What are your thoughts on the Great King of Evil’s not-so-new surname? Let us know in the comments section below!


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Hannah is a 20-year-old college student, avid Nintendo fan, and video game enthusiast. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Education at the University of North Florida. She fell in love with the Legend of Zelda series when her aunt introduced both her and her brother to the Nintendo 64 and Ocarina of Time. She has been hooked on the series since.

  • Tiranofarl

    Still can’t get over how stupid “Link Link” is… But, it is pretty cool to see “Dragmire” as canon.