Ganon with his trident
|Game(s)|| A Link to the Past|
BS The Legend of Zelda
Ancient Stone Tablets
Ocarina of Time
Oracle of Seasons
Oracle of Ages
Four Swords Adventures
A Link Between Worlds
|Other media||A Link to the Past comic|
|Comparable Item(s)||Fused Shadow|
The trident is one of Ganon's weapons of choice. He is seen wielding one in A Link to the Past, BS The Legend of Zelda, Ancient Stone Tablets, the Oracle series, Four Swords Adventures, and A Link Between Worlds.
Four Swords Adventures features a much stronger version, which according to Hyrule Historia has not made an appearance in another game. The trident is held in the Pyramid level, and has an inscription nearby. The inscription would mean that this trident is the exact opposite of the Master Sword. The Master Sword being the ultimate light weapon while the trident is the ultimate dark weapon. Ganon uses the trident to fire a flurry of bolts; when hit, Link is transported to the Dark World. Secondly when Ganon throws it, the trident leaves a trail of blue fire in its path.
Upon his revival in Oracle of Ages or Oracle of Seasons, Ganon wields a trident once again, using it to attack in vicious swipes. He also uses the trident to summon energy balls, as do characters such as Phantom Ganon. However, these attacks cannot be deflected.
A Link to the Past
The trident makes its first appearance in A Link to the Past, where Ganon uses it in the first stage of his boss battle. He will spin it and toss it at Link while sending fire bats after him. After a certain point, Ganon will abandon this tactic and use his secret technique of Darkness in lieu of the trident.
Although a trident-wielding Ganon does not appear in this game, the final boss will take Ganon's form and attack Link by throwing a trident at him in a similar fashion to how Ganon attacked in A Link to the Past.
BS The Legend of Zelda and Ancient Stone Tablets
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Ocarina of Time
Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons
When Ganon is revived in the Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons Linked Games ending, he uses the trident to battle Link. He either attacks with a vicious direct swipe or a flurry of energy balls. Most of these attacks can be dodged using the Roc's Feather or Roc's Cape.
Four Swords Adventures
In this game, Ganondorf found the trident when he broke Gerudo law and entered the Pyramid across the Desert of Doubt. Inside, he found it underneath an inscription that promised its wielder the power to become the King of Darkness. Ganon uses this trident during the final battle, where his attacks include throwing the trident with a trail of blue fire, and shooting a flurry of lightning bolts that send the Links into the Dark World.Ganon believes that his trident will grant him the power to destroy the Links, threatening to skewer them on it. Princess Zelda recognizes the trident and refers to Ganon as the "ancient demon reborn" because he wields it. A Knight of Hyrule mentions that Ganon used the trident to defeat the Knights and send them into the Dark World.
This game's trident is often referred to as the Trident of Power by fans, in order to differentiate it from the less powerful tridents featured in other games of the series.
A Link Between Worlds
When Ganon and Yuga join together, they wield a golden weapon that is a combination of Ganon's Trident, and Yuga's magical paintbrush staff. Yuga Ganon uses this Paintbrush Trident in order to combat Link at the end of the game until he absorbs the Triforce of Wisdom and begins using magic instead. The Trident is infused with dark power and is also used as a throwing weapon once more, but also retains Yuga's paintbrush staffs ability to transform other beings into paintings. After Yuga Ganon is defeated the Paintbrush Trident is destroyed along with him.
- According to the English translation of the Trident inscription in Four Swords Adventures, the Trident houses an "evil spirit". This quote has been re-examined however, and seems to have been mistranslated.
- Although the trident did not appear in The Legend of Zelda, official art from the time of A Link to the Past shows Ganon wielding it when he fought Link in that game. Ganon also wields it in the BS remake of the game, though it is merely cosmetic.
- When Midna attacks with the Fused Shadow, she wields a similar pronged weapon.
Ganon using his trident to summon Blazing Bats in A Link to the Past.
The Shadow of Ganon in Link's Awakening, using a double-bladed trident.
Ganon with the trident in the Oracles' Linked ending.
- "We grant you power to ruin the world. The power of darkness. Evil spirit of magic trident. You are the King of Darkness." — Inscription (Four Swords Adventures)
- "The Trident: An evil weapon born of darkness that slumbers within the pyramid. It is said that no one who enters the pyramid returns alive. [...] "Does your soul cry for destruction and conquest? We grant you the power to ruin the world."" (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 119)
- "You are doing well, lad. But can you break through this secret technique of Darkness? En garde!" — Ganon (A Link to the Past)
- "Curse that Ganondorf! He broke our laws and left for the pyramid...I don't know what he plans, but I am worried..." — Gerudo (Four Swords Adventures)
- "Gwah haa haaaa! Weaklings! Incompetent fools! You so-called heroes do not stand even a gnat's chance of harming me! Even if you worms attack in a group, I will skewer the lot of you on my mighty trident!!" — Ganon (Four Swords Adventures)
- "King of Darkness, ancient demon reborn. The wielder of the trident!!" — Princess Zelda (Four Swords Adventures)
- "Hear now the doom of the knights. We were bested by a foe with a mighty weapon. He cast us into the Dark World, where we and the jewels were lost in shadow." — Red Knight (Four Swords Adventures)
- "Evil spirit of magic trident." — Trident inscription (Four Swords Adventures)
- "アンコク カラ ウミオトサレシ マ ノ ジャキ トライデント (Born from darkness, the evil tool of demons, the trident.)" — Trident inscription (Four Swords Adventures -- Japanese version)