If you’ve watched the teaser for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel, then you’ve probably noticed that Ganondorf is looking kinda busted these days. But if you ask a Zelda fan, the problem is that Ganondorf just hasn’t had enough water. So, they’re drawing fan art of Ganondorf that speculates on what he might look like if he were fully restored.
Spoiler: Fans are making Ganondorf hot. A large part of it has to do with the fact he has long, luscious hair even in his mummified form, so it’s easy to imagine the baddy as attractive. But also, it helps that Ganondorf’s mummy seems to play up his Gerudo origins, which makes way for some nice outfits.
Hilariously, this version of Ganondorf is being called “hydrated,” which functions as a nice double entendre. Here’s a selection of some of the best fan art and related jokes floating around on social media.
Ganondorf, but rehydrated✨ pic.twitter.com/N6yMflWNPx— Siobhan @ Commission Queue / AX L36 (@siobhanchiffon) June 13, 2019
pls make hydrated ganondorf hot pic.twitter.com/WaFUmxQxxI— Jotaku @E3 hype (@Jotakorium) June 12, 2019
Having a stab at what Ganondorf might look like in BOTW2. Honestly it’s weird not to give him a beard now. I’m gonna play with a few designs bc I like the ponytail in the cave drawing too pic.twitter.com/tFNFihyjbF— Getti Wears the Right Socks for a Sheith Universe (@GettiRegretti) June 11, 2019
"nintendo please make ganondorf hot!" pic.twitter.com/AA0ZHMoAdG— himbo sephiroth (@orgVIII) June 13, 2019
Ganondorf when he gets rehydrated pic.twitter.com/UC2ukuTDuf— kiana @ camping time ⛺ (@watery_day) June 11, 2019
Does the Ganondorf in this fan art look surprisingly not-evil to you? Well, partially it’s probably that people will always find villains attractive. But also, there’s a popular theory right now that Breath of the Wild’s sequel might make Ganondorf into the original hero of time, and some fans are taking that idea to heart.