The art book does include some recognizable background on the deceased monarch, which might point to Ganondorf’s role in Tears of the Kingdom.
Others speculate that the leaked art book for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom may explain not just Ganondorf’s involvement in the game but also his tragic demise. There has been much conjecture that Ganondorf will be Link’s adversary in the sequel to Breath of the Wild. Particularly, many viewers of the trailers for The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time have concluded that Ganondorf is the resurrected king Link faces. The art book leaks may establish this monarch is Ganondorf and illustrate how he died, despite the lack of official confirmation or background for his demise.
The marketing for Tears of the Kingdom has mostly established that Ganondorf will be the game’s antagonist. It’s possible that Ganondorf died in TOTK, explaining why the king in the trailers doesn’t look like previous illustrations of him. This makes sense given the body’s obvious similarities to Ganondorf, including the fact that he used magic to float Hyrule Castle in the air, his towering size, and his bright red hair. It’s implausible that Ganondorf’s corpse could lay under Hyrule Castle without anybody knowing he was there and may have posed a danger, but that’s the only thing going against it in Breath of the Wild.
The Legend of the Three Kingdoms Official Art Book Leak Confirms Ganondorf’s Death Similar to Twilight Princess
The leak of the art book Tears of the Kingdom very certainly confirms Ganondorf’s comeback in the future game. Despite the fact that he was absent from Breath of the Wild. This is because the art book makes mention of Ganondorf’s death in Twilight Princess. In the video, we see Link strike Ganondorf in the chest before Zant breaks his neck. The deceased king’s chest and spine were both shot full of holes, as shown in the leaked art book. Considering the many allusions to a previous Ganondorf death. It is quite probable that the king who died in The Legend of Zelda: The Overworld (TOTK) is indeed Ganondorf. And that he met the same fate as in Twilight Princess when he was impaled and his neck was severed.
Ganondorf’s Demise Is Hidden In The TOTK Trailers
Leaks from the art book for Tears of the Kingdom aren’t the only evidence that Ganondorf will act similarly to how he did in Twilight Princess. Teasers for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies suggest that the slain monarch suffered from both a chest wound and a shattered neck. The debut trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight of the Kings shows. And hears Ganondorf’s neck cracking back into place. When he returns back to life, implying his neck fractured during his death. This is a reference to his demise in Twilight Princess. Although Ganondorf also fixes the damage done by Zant by breaking his neck in the opposite way. That the deceased king in The Legend of Zelda is really Ganondorf is strengthened by this evidence.
Trailers released more recently also depict the impaling of Ganondorf’s chest in Tears of the Kingdom. Malice from BOTW may be seen spreading in previous previews, but its origin is never revealed. In the second official trailer for The Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess. Nintendo reveals that the source is a chest wound sustained by the deceased monarch. Sword-shaped wounds like this one seem to confirm that the leaked art books are really related to Twilight Princess.
You can’t rule out the possibility that the antagonist in Tears of the Kingdom won’t be Ganondorf or that he won’t meet the same fate as Ganon in Twilight Princess. Ultimately, Astor’s future after the Age of Calamity temporal divergence is still unknown. Yet, the parallels between the leaked art book for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. And the trailers provide strong evidence for Ganondorf’s demise in the game.
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