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Ganondorf and Nabooru
First game: TLoZ: Ocarina of Time
Notable members: Ganondorf
Admiral Aveil

The Gerudo tribe lives outside of the Gerudo Valley, home to a desolate wasteland and the Spirit Temple. The tribe is populated almost entirely by females, though every 100 years a male is born into the race, and is made the King of the Gerudo. It is unknown if the Gerudo tribe still acknowledges Ganondorf as one of them, as they have an unsettling hate for men, not to mention Ganondorf set out to destroy Hyrule and turn it into his dark kingdom.

Unlike Hylians, Gerudo have round ears and are typically tanned in skin color. Red hair is a common trait, and overall the species seems to be based around Arabic qualities, and possibly the Amazons (both real worlds).

As formerly stated, one male is born every one hundred years, with Ganondorf being that particular male in the events that took place in Ocarina of Time. Female Gerudos go into other towns such as Castle town and find men to 'seduce'. They are noted as being pirates in the game of Majora's Mask, and are very skilled at fighting, with most being capable of wielding bows and arrows, dual-wielding swords and other weapons. In Ocarina of Time they are seen as thieves, who are skilled at horse back riding along with the aforementioned skills.

In The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, the "Forsaken Fortress" might be related to the monuments and buildings in the Gerudo Fortress. A witness would be the large pot used to make potions just like in Ocarina of Time and another strange witness is possibly the weapons a few monsters in the fortress appear to carry along with some items that seem to relate with the items a Gerudo would carry, such as spears. It's often not noticed, but, the Gerudo's fortresses often seem to have a jail, a large pot, and a lot of shelves included with the usual pots just like it had in the Gerudo Fortress in Ocarina of Time. Also, Ganon/Ganondorf stays in the fortress for he too is a Gerudo. Telma from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess also seems to be of the Gerudo kind.


  • The Gerudo say that they reached the desert and Hyrule by sailing across a vast ocean from a land far in the west (possibly Termina), meaning they are not native to Hyrule.

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