Fans of The Legend of Zelda have been buzzing with excitement since the release of the Tears of the Kingdom trailer. The video effectively teases fans with the promise of new features and gameplay mechanics, but one aspect that has particularly stood out to fans is the return of the franchise’s iconic villain, Ganondorf. The latest incarnation of the character has fans eager to see what else is in store for them.
How Big is Ganondorf?
For fans who are wondering how big the franchise’s iconic villain is, there is finally an answer. According to recent calculations made by fans, Ganondorf from Tears of the Kingdom is almost 10-feet tall, much larger than his appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
Calculating Ganondorf’s Height
To calculate the height of the character, fans used Link’s established height from Breath of the Wild, which revealed that he is five feet tall. By measuring Link’s palm length at six inches, a fair comparison was made for the short hero. The next step was to find an object that both characters had interacted with to estimate the height of Ganondorf. This was found to be a translucent, phantom-like hand from the game’s reveal trailer in 2019, which revealed the hand to be around 30 cm long.
Finally, fans used official art of the character to create an estimate of his height. By tracing the crown of his head to his hips, and then adding his leg length – accounting for the fact that he was crouching in the image – fans concluded that Ganondorf is nearly 10 feet tall.
Ganondorf’s Return in Tears of the Kingdom
Ganondorf’s appearance in Tears of the Kingdom has excited fans of the franchise. In the reveal trailer for the game, fans got a glimpse of the character’s new look; featuring a more aged and scarred version of the character, who appears to have been mummified. Fans are eager to learn more about the role that he will play in the upcoming game.
Release Date and More
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is set to release on May 12 and is an exclusive title for the Nintendo Switch. The game has a lot to live up to considering the expectations set by previous editions of the franchise, but the return of the beloved villain has fans eagerly anticipating its release.