The Reign of the Elite was a time in the Mushroom Kingdom after the Cannibal's Reign where the residents of the kingdom were ruled over by a powerful mafia organization called the Elite. The four dons of the Elite, the Pocket Monster, the Penguin, the Turtle, and the Shadow Don struggled with each other for control over the kingdom. The Shadow Don, Ganondorf, eventually discovered remnants of Mewtwo's psychic army and used them to kill off the other three dons. However, during a battle, Ganondorf was killed by the very butchers who he kept and the Elite was destroyed, liberating the Mushroom Kingdom.