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, anglicized Gannon in early Japanese materials, and also known as , is a fictional character who is the main antagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series of video game. He is the final boss of most games in the series. He was first given a back-story in A Link to the Past. The English version of the A Link to the Past instruction manual gives Ganon's full name as Ganondorf Dragmire, though this surname appears nowhere else in canon.

In the games, Ganon is a leader of the Gerudo, a race of desert brigands, until he acquires great magical power to become a king of evil. His specific motives vary from game to game, but most often they include the domination of Hyrule and presumably the world beyond it. To this end, he seeks the Triforce, a powerful magical relic. Frequently, he already possesses a portion of the Triforce called the Triforce of Power, which gives him great strength but not enough to accomplish his ends, leading him to hunt the remaining Triforce pieces.

In general, Ganon has been well-received by critics and fans. Ganon was the runner-up in GameFAQs's "Got Villains?" Character Battle, losing only to Sephiroth. In an episode of G4's Filter, he was named the fourth best villain in video games.

Ganon was originally known as "Hakkai" before development of the NES video game The Legend of Zelda, in reference to the pig-like enemy from the 16th century Chinese novel Journey to the West.

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Loss Krillin 48 to 62
Loss Mario 38 to 42
Loss Emperor Palpatine 42 to 77
Win Nightmare 50 to 48
Loss Luke Skywalker 40 to 67
Loss He-Man 45 to 64
Win Dark Willow 72 to 35
Loss Sephiroth 59 to 91
Win Lu Bu 55 to 53
Loss Sauron 28 to 46
Win Luigi 60 to 41
Loss Aragorn 23 to 31
Loss Sauron 44 to 68
Win King Bowser 65 to 43
Loss Sonic the Hedgehog 37 to 41
Win Jigglypuff 62 to 28
Win Squall Leonhart 56 to 53
Loss Mewtwo 35 to 43
Tie God of War Kratos 56 to 56
Win Xemnas 57 to 38
Win Deadly Alliance 53 to 47
Win Dracula 61 to 42
Loss Megatron 28 to 75
Loss Raiden 44 to 64
Win Squirrel Girl 78 to 67
Win Majora's Mask 75 to 28
Win King Bowser 65 to 40
Win Voltron 46 to 31
Loss Darth Malak 7 to 21
Win Voldemort 12 to 7
Loss Superman 9 to 14
Loss Cloud Strife 7 to 13
Win Beet The Vandel Buster 16 to 6
Win Isaac (Golden Sun) 12 to 6
Win The Grey Wardens 6 to 3
Win The Dragonborn 5 to 4
Loss Raven 2 to 11