Every story in the Zelda series has its villain, and they always play a very significant role. Whether it's Ganondorf, one of his puppets, or someone else entirely, the games tend to flow the same, leading up to the climatic final battle where the villain is overthrown. Although their roles are significant, their threats as villains are not. Very rarely do they pose a real threat to the hero, or to the whole land itself. In comparison to other villains, those of the Zelda series could be viewed as rather disappointing.