Posted By Snow at 4:33 PM on Tuesday July 31, 2012
A translation of a concept art page from Hyrule Historia. Images taken from History of Hyrule’s The Legend of Zelda art anthology. This page was translated by Snow.
The Imprisoned & Demise
The Imprisoned & Demise:
The main antagonist. The evil force seeking to ruin the world.
Final Sketch for The Imprisoned
Final Sketch for Demise (Final Form)
Final Sketch for Demise’s Sword
“The two ideas that The Imprisoned were based around were “giant” and “weak point on the head”; the designers were given free reins beyond those keywords. Its image is closer to that of the giant beasts you see in movies than your average monster. Demise’s appearance invokes a sense of dignity and overwhelming power; he was drawn many times over. In order to show the connection between him and Ganondorf, his hair was made red, or perhaps it’s burning (laughs). His sword is an evil image of the Master Sword.”