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The Final Boss
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Published: May 31, 2011
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Gannon, the Prince of Darkness, faces Link in the final chamber of Death Mountain from the original Legend of Zelda.

As a kid, few things were more important to me than Legend of Zelda. I was Link for many Halloweens and I often created "dungeons" out of couch cushions and blankets around our house. Hyrule was a constant source of inspiration for drawings which continues even today.

This scene is when you first enter Gannon's (not a typo) chamber and Link holds the completed Triforce above him. During my first play through of the game, my hands were sweaty when I saw this final boss after hours of navigating his maze-like dungeon.

I took liberties in the design here so in b4 omg inaccurate :P I borrowed a lot of Gannon's design off his more recent incarnations.

Enjoy!

See my other Legend of Zelda pieces!
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CassAttack9Student General Artist
Hi Ganon! Would you kindly un-fuse with Ganondorf's body?
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TsaoShinProfessional Digital Artist
hahah
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FruitNinjaDragonStudent General Artist
I thought this was the boss from Sword Art Online for a min XD
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TsaoShinProfessional Digital Artist
^^
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FruitNinjaDragonStudent General Artist
Do you watch ERASED (boku dake ga inai machi is the Japanese name)? It's sooooo good, you really should. It's beautiful, cute, sad and action-full (XD) but not annoying. It's ongoing and on its sixth episode.
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Gecko1993Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! I am impressed! Ganon looks really cool! It is so beautiful! If this was used in an HD remake for Zelda on NES, this would surely be a tremendous cutscene for sure!
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TsaoShinProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :)
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TsaoShinProfessional Digital Artist
XD thanks!
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NinjengaStudent General Artist
Link is so tiny!!!!!! La la la la La la la la La la la la La la la la  
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TsaoShinProfessional Digital Artist
^^
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In-frickin'-credible.
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TsaoShinProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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inkoflife Filmographer
Epically Poetic!
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TsaoShinProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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Eternal-ApprenticeHobbyist Traditional Artist
I may not be an 80's kid, but I love the Legend of Zelda probably as much as you do. I was born in the 90's and experienced the OoT when the Zelda games became what they are today. I really think its awesome that you had this artistic representation of the game that started it all. :)
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TsaoShinProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :)
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TigerRose1329Hobbyist General Artist
It looks awesome! I love all the detail you put into everything, especially Gannon: his armor, his musculature, the designs on his staff... I also like how you drew the light coming from the Triforce and the ground near Link's feet.
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TsaoShinProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your kind words ^^ Glad you like it!
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You're welcome! :-D
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Ganon looks like a Hindu go!  Awesome!  I always picture Link as being in his 20s, but other than that I WOULDN't change a thing.
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WillGSHobbyist Writer
Except in Ocarina of Time where he is 11 in half the game and 18 in the other half. Otherwise, his exact age anywhere else in the series is open to interpretation.
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Thank you so much :)
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