Goronu is a necromancer and a minion of Ganon. He is first encountered at his Face of Evil, the Goronu area. As Link enters his chamber, he raises the dead as Stalfos to attack the living. He is defeated by several Firestones and dissolves in flames.
He is later encountered again at Fortress Centrum when Link goes to find the Crystal of Reflection. He finds Princess Zelda asleep there, who is revealed to be Goronu in disguise in an attempt to ambush Link. He is fought and defeated again the same way.