So, Ganondorf is the bad guy. That’s pretty set in stone. He’s like Bowser, everyone knows he’s the evil one, just like Link is always the hero and Zelda always has a knack for being easy to kidnap. Something about this bothered me. See, the Triforce has three parts (duh): Power, Wisdom, and Courage. Ganondorf represents power. Ganondorf is evil. Is power evil? Can’t wisdom be evil? What about courage? I’m not saying that there’s something wrong with the way things are, and I understand why Nintendo isn’t messing with the formula. The formula works. It’s just that I can’t help but imagine a different Zelda universe.
I can see an evil Zelda. She’s royalty, and that can lead to corruption. What if she abused her power to gain control of….well, Power. She could drain Ganondorf of his power and use it to extend her tyrannic reach. Ganondorf wouldn’t be evil, he’d be a leader of a less powerful nation. This event would cast him from his throne, and he would seek the only other individual with the power of the Triforce: Link.