Are you really arguing for more sword characters? Really?Ganondorf has 1-2 swords that haven't been explored rither. Ganondorf is also thick, and is overall a better character (agreed on my most) making it a better choice for the representation.
I hate Pokemon. Simple as that.
I hate him. Overused with no actual depth. Bad series rep.
Ganondorf is only considered better because we haven't seen Pig-Ganon in his classic form since 2001 (arguably 1991). If he were in more games that were better acclaimed, then maybe he'd be perceived differently. He did appear as a pig in TP technically, but that's different than the form he took on in the classic games. It's just a mindless, angry monster, instead of the humanoid monster he was initially portrayed as.