Zelda: BotW’s Ending Is Slightly Different in Japanese


Warning: This article contains spoilers for the ending of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The English dialogue during the final encounter with Breath of the Wild’s Beast Ganon implies that defeating him will destroy Ganon once and for all, but in Japanese the line tells a different story.

The line in question, spoken by Zelda as Ganon assumes his beast form, goes like this in English: “Ganon was born out of a dark past. He is a pure embodiment of the ancient evil that is reborn time and time again… He has given up on reincarnation and assumed his pure, enraged form.” That final line makes the encounter sound final, but the Japanese text seems to say the opposite.

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