Yeah I noticed that too. I think Zant might have once been intended to be Ganondorf, or that they came up with Zant's design while trying to design TP Ganondorf.
Both have the Gerudo symbol with the swirls in the same place.
Both have long sleves.
Both clothes are mainly black.
Both designs feature dragon symbols (Ganondorf has two dragons on his back, you can see the claws on the front on his shoulders)
Both have a "demonic/dragon face" with a gem on their upper chest.
Ganondorf's swords have Hylian writing on them. Does anyone have a bigger picture of his swords?
I think that those are snakes on Zant's robes, not dragons. Also, dark robes are relatively generic for sorcerers, so I doubt that they were meant to be a connection. While Ganondorf's Gerudo symbol in TWW resembles Zant's symbol, spiral designs are everywhere in TWW, even within Hyrule Castle.
Originally Posted by Fintin O Brien
Originally Posted by Arcvalons
Vaati is the oldest villain in the Zelda chronology, and the oldest are always the most powerful.
Man, I've disproved this point every time I've dropped by the old folk's home.
zant haven,t any gerudo symbol, there are different symbols·
Zant symbol looks very much like the Gerudo Symbol, only swirly.
This is the OoT Gerduo Symbol:
This is one of the two versions seen in WW the other one is on Ganondorfs belt thingy):
Above Nabooru, it is not the same as in OoT but still obviously the same symbol. Two Diamond shapes and two dots.
Here is OoT Ganondorf, I think (I'm trying to find out atm) this is where the symbol was first seen, even before it became the "Gerudo Symbol" (by that I mean before the star and the moon where replaced as the Gerudo Symbol):
nope· zant´s symbol still looks different· in zelda we find a lot of similar symbols,we need to learn see the differences·
Do not be fooled here you guys, these two symbols may look similar, but they ARE different and therefore in no way related.
Of course I'm just being a dick. I think the Gerudo symbol and the symbol found on Zant's clothing are similar enough (in not only appearance but where they appear, and the type of people associated with them) to be related. The creators of these games are not morons, and they didn't accidentally create extremely similar symbols for each of these appearances. They built on the more simplistic version seen in OoT (once it replaced the crescent and star), just the way any real culture would do. Symbols, like EVERYTHING in culture (life, even), changes slightly over time.
If there is any reason for the similar symbols, I believe it simply is because Ganondorf gave Zant his garbs. Therefore is has some Gerudo-ish symbols on it. IMO, clothing on a Twili seems to be a symbol in itself of nobility. Zant is dressed head to toe in cloth and a helmet/mask. Midna, in her true form, wears a hood and skirt. However Twili commoners we see, in their unaltered form, have no clothing of any kind. (They may appear to be, but if you look closely, it's really just their skin tone/markings) So, when Ganondorf shared powers with Zant so he may claim lordship over Twili, he also gave him clothing.
I believe it simply is because Ganondorf gave Zant his garbs.
That's what everyone first says, but Zant's wearing it before he meets Ganon.
*What actually happened*What if Vaati had been sealed, not destroyed, in tMC*
*As blue, plus what if Midna had not destroyed the Mirror of Twilight*What if Link had failed in OoT*
*What if Link had failed in OoX and Ganon changed his name to Gannon*
I always though they made Zant's robes similar to WW Ganondorf's so people would think Zant was Ganondorf, before it's finally revealed who he is... I mean, they avoid calling Zant by his name until the point where his face is revealed (Midna calls him "the king of light and shadow", or something like this, a couple of times before finally calling him by name), and he does bear a striking resemblance to WW Ganondorf...
I dont think its too much of a stretch. the top of the fused shadow looks just like the hilt
Well, I guess Ganon's hilt swirl outward at the top, while the helmet/fused shadow goes inward. I'm just wondering if Nintendo meant to do it this way. I mean, when making these games, they don't just glance at a picture once and toss it in, they spend a LONG time designing, redesigning, and see each little thing over and over til its done. If it were a coincidence, wouldn't you think they would notice when drawing out the design for the fused shadow? "wow, I seem to be drawing something I've seen before..." Especially with the eye on the fused shadow, it looks just like the eyes on Majora's Mask. I'm not going to say its impossible, but that its highly unlikely the creators didnt at least stop and say "hey, that looks just like Majora's Mask/ Ganon's sword hilt." And if they DID do that, then they left it as is for a reason... And if Majora's Mask has Sheikah origins, as many have proposed, then the Twili really are mysterious... There seem to be constant Gerudo and Sheikah references, including the use of those symbols in the Twilight Palace thing. So it is said the Gerudo go into Hyrule Market in search of boyfriends eh? What type of people would the Gerudo be after? Get what I'm saying?