[BoTW] What if there were three ganondorfs in breath of the wild?
So supposedly breath of the wild is the result of a "fused timeline" where all three timelines, the hero dying, the hero living and the child timeline, all converged into one in spite of obvious contradictions. this is why the rito and the zora can coexist and why there are great skeletons of key beasts that only really appeared in specific timelines (the hebra skeleton being the wind fish, etc)
One thing that has persistently baffled me in this game is the depiction of the ancient hero in the story about calamity ganon's sealing 10,000 years ago. it'd be easy enough to brush away as him just wearing the faron tribe's armor, except the face clearly looks like a pig's. almost as if artistic license was taken specifically to reinforce that he's not link. But then we have this bizarre situation where the only real implied possibility is that ganondorf sealed himself away, fighting alongside a longtime nemesis in princess zelda and hyrule.
Then it occurred to me, if this really was a merged timeline where all three timelines now coexist as this composite timeline, then that also means that there would be three ganon incarnations. But even if that were the case, why would ganondorf side with zelda?
My theory is this. The ganondorf depicted in the story, if it really is meant to be ganondorf and not just link in faron armor, is wind waker ganondorf. now when wind waker ganondorf was defeated he'd basically lost his shit. the man had all but given up on ever conquering hyrule again because in wind waker he effectively had his last great "Hurrah" moment where he tried to claim hyrule, and still failed. more importantly this was a ganondorf that had been humbled by the intervention of the gods. he resented them, but he also knew he couldn't hope to stand against them. at the end of the game he's stabbed through the head and the master sword turns him to stone. he sinks to the bottom of the great ocean and remains there.
So what if he was discovered years later, the master sword removed and hyrule used their advanced technology to heal the damage done to his head as a way to research calamity ganon attacking hyrule? So not only did they inadvertently revive wind waker ganondorf, but after his final defeat in wind waker he just threw in the towel and opted to help hyrule deal with this other incarnation of himself. He takes up the master sword and with the aid of the guardians defeats the "hero defeated timeline" version of ganon, one that progressively devolved and became more primal and feral across the games he featured in until he literally becomes the force of nature seen in breath of the wild?
I believe what happened was wind waker ganondorf ended up defending hyrule against his worst-case timeline self and emerged victorious. this would explain why calamity ganon didn't control the guardians, wind waker ganondorf could have overridden said control.
But then, that begs the question, after his victory what exactly happened to him? the ganondorf we see in BoTW2 is clearly twilight princess ganondorf, the one from the child timeline. I believe wind waker ganondorf, realizing the threat this other body posed, chose to sacrifice himself after stopping calamity ganon in order to act as a seal keeping the twilight princess ganondorf in check. the calamity ganon we fought was using twilight princess ganon's body to safely project itself like a phantom ganon, and it took so long to return because the magic wind waker ganondorf was using to seal it away weakened. this would also explain why the master sword in breath of the wild is so weak, it's the master sword that was used to keep wind waker ganondorf sealed, and ended up losing much of its power due to being in the ocean/impaling the lord of evil for so long. so of course it runs out of power frequently, it's been worn down across the ages.
Idunno, just thought i'd share this crazy notion with you all. it's a huge stretch.
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