*This post has spoilers from Zelda botw, the divine beasts.*
So I was doing the boss battle for Divine beast Naboris (the Thunderblight) and I noticed that this was the only Blight I couldn’t beat by just stuffing them with arrows. In fact arrows were completely useless against them.
That got me thinking.
Wouldn’t a Blight with this fighting style be better against Revali, who’s primary weapon is a bow, instead of Urbosa? It seemed like an odd choice on Gannon’s part. Then I realised, the Tunderblight fights with a short sword and shield, which is the exact weapons that Urbosa fought with and that you get given after defeating the divine beast. Then I realised, it’s the exact same for every other divine beast.
Mipha excels at fighting with a spear, the Waterblight also fights with a spear.
Daruk fights with a heavy weapon, which for Link to carry requires two hands but I’m pretty sure Daruk could handle with one.
Which would again match the Fireblight’s weapon.
Revali fights with a bow and the Windblight’s main weapon also fire’s projectiles at you. Heck it even copies Revali’s Gale in creating it’s own tornadoes.
Even the Thunderblight can summon lighting just like Ubosa’s fury. Along with the same weapons as I mentioned before.
Gannon’s not fighting fire with water. He’s fighting fire with fire. He’s copied the four champions and created better versions of them. Better versions that could defeat them in their acclaimed strongest skill. The skill that supposedly no one else could beat them in.
He’s humiliating them.
Revali is no longer the best bowman “even among the Rito”. Mipha’s spearmanship “in a class all its own” has met it’s match. And because the champions lacked the diversity of using a range of different weapons they couldn’t counter the overwhelming strength with a different style. It’s almost as if Gannon is teaching them a lesson. Not to be too overconfident in their own skill. After all “Jack of all trades, master of none, but is oftentimes better than master of one.” Which Is why you (Link) have a much better chance at defeating them.
So does that shed new light on Gannon’s character?
You probably new at least half of this already. Anyway thanks for reading if you made it to the end.