Kaushal’s pick

Okay, so it’s Friday the 13th today, which means that this week’s Fanart Friday is all about the scary things in the Zelda universe. I felt it only right to go for the King of Evil himself, Ganondorf — or more specifically, his ferocious beast form, Ganon.

DeviantArt user Txikimorin has done an amazing job in his portrayal of Ganon. Everything about this piece screams terror and evil, from those haunting green eyes, those razor-sharp teeth, and that fiery mane. The artist mentions that this is his own personal interpretation of Ganon, which doesn’t appear in any of the games. Instead, the artist has taken inspiration from Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess and blended them together to create this beautiful monster.

If you’re having any bad luck on this Friday the 13th, then hopefully at least this fantastic art can cheer you up!

Ganon by txikimorin

Meghan’s pick

Majora’s Mask is a Zelda title that is absolutely filled to the brim with unsettling atmospheres, creepy characters, and extreme circumstances. Masks play a huge role in this game, allowing Link to transform into a Deku Scrub, a Goron, or a Zora. The most powerful mask that is available to the player is the Fierce Deity’s Mask, which increases Link’s strength during boss battles. But the most iconic mask of all is Majora’s Mask, which is the mask that Skull Kid wears within the game. Mike Burns, also known as FlammablePerson, illustrates the exact moment that Skull Kid is enticed by Majora’s Mask in a chilling way.

This artwork is titled “The Temptation of Majora”, and it gives Majora a brand new eerie appearance. The artist took inspiration from Majora’s final form, Majora’s Wrath, and gathered those elements to create his own terrifying reincarnation of Majora. Majora’s tall presence, gnarly teeth, and bright yellow eyes are enough to induce some nightmares. Today is Friday the 13th, so I felt it fitting to choose a piece inspired by Majora’s Mask: one of the darkest and most ominous Zelda games to ever be released.