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For the Link's Awakening character, see ??? (Link's Awakening).

??? is a character in Majora's Mask.[2][note 1]


Every midnight, ??? emerges from the toilet of the Stock Pot Inn asking for paper.[4] It remains until 6:00 AM. Link can give it any item made of paper. After doing so, ??? disappears and a toilet flush is heard. ??? re-emerges with a Piece of Heart that fell into the toilet.[5]


  • The concept of a hand in the toilet is based on Japanese ghost stories where a hand grabs from beneath the toilet whenever someone sits in the bathroom.[6]
  • When Link holds up the Piece of Heart, ??? imitates him by holding up its palm.
  • ???'s voice is the exact same as Mikau's when Link first meets him at the Great Bay Region.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
FranceFrenchEU??? (MM3D)[7]
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See Also


  1. ??? was also referred to as Mystery Hand in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask — Official Perfect Guide by Versus Books.[3] However, since this contradicts the name given in Encyclopedia, it is not considered Canon.


  1. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D — Prima Official Game Guide (Prima Games) pg. 61
  2. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 245
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask — Official Perfect Guide (Versus Books) pg. 113
  4. "Pa-pa-pa-paper, please!" — ??? (Majora's Mask 3D)
  5. "This fell down here... I'll give it to you." — ??? (Majora's Mask 3D)
  6. "It's actually something from a Japanese ghost story. Not a specific ghost story. There are some ghost stories in Japan where — when you are sitting in the bathroom in the traditional style of the Japanese toilet — a hand is actually starting to grab you from beneath." —Shigeru Miyamoto (Shigeru Miyamoto talks 'Legend of Zelda',' 'Mariokart')
  7. Encyclopedia (Les Éditions Soleil) pg. 245