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The Fierce Deity Mask,(BotW)[1] also known as the Fierce Deity's Mask,(MM | HW)[2][note 1] is a powerful recurring Item in The Legend of Zelda series.

Location and Uses[]

Majora's Mask[]

The Fierce Deity's Mask is one of five Masks that transform Link when worn. It transforms Link into Fierce Deity Link, where the young Hero of Time has a unique, very tall and mysterious form resembling his adult self from Ocarina of Time and shares the same voice, and also transforms his sword into the Fierce Deity Sword, a very large sword in the shape of the infinity symbol. In this incredibly powerful form, his attack power and range are greatly increased (roughly the same as the Great Fairy's Sword), and his mighty sword can release Sword Beams at the cost of Magic. When obtained, its own dark powers are suggested to be just as dangerous as Majora's Mask itself.[3][4]

MM Fierce Deity Transformation

Link transforming into the infamous Fierce Deity in Majora's Mask

Link can obtain the Fierce Deity's Mask by trading all of the twenty non-transformation Masks to the four Moon Children. Since the Deku Mask, Goron Mask, and the Zora Mask cannot be traded, Link must have in his possession all of the other Masks before being able to receive the Fierce Deity's Mask. Once this has been done, the young hero obtains the Mask from the child wearing Majora's Mask. He gives him the Mask so that the two of them can "play" together. The Fierce Deity's Mask is said to possess the merits of all Masks,[5] as well as the memories of all the people of Termina.[6]

The Fierce Deity's Mask can only be used during Boss battles including Majora's Mask,[4] and, in Majora's Mask 3D, Fishing Holes. However, its combat capabilities are disabled inside Fishing Holes, and the Fishing Hole Men will forbid Link from leaving while wearing it.[7]

Breath of the Wild[]

The Fierce Deity Mask is a piece of Armor in Breath of the Wild. It is obtained by scanning the Majora's Mask Link amiibo with the amiibo (Rune) Rune. According to its description, the Fierce Deity Mask is the same Mask as the one worn by Link in the Era of the Hero of Time, although it no longer retains its powers that it once had.[8] When worn, the Fierce Deity Mask provides one level of Attack Up. Like Majora's Mask, the eyes of the Fierce Deity Mask glow, allowing them to be seen in dark areas such as the Thyphlo Ruins. The Fierce Deity Mask can be enhanced by a Great Fairy, though it cannot be Dyed at the Kochi Dye Shop. The Fierce Deity Mask, alongside the Fierce Deity Armor and Fierce Deity Boots, compose the Fierce Deity Set.

Armor Description Location
BotW Fierce Deity Mask Icon
Fierce Deity Mask
Legends say this mask was once worn by a hero from a world in which the moon threatened to fall. It looks scary, but wearing it offers fierce, godlike power. Majora's Mask Link amiibo (using amiibo Rune)
Level Defense Upgrade Cost Resale Value
3 BotW Rupee Menu Icon 125  Rupees
5 ×5 BotW Hinox Toenail Icon Hinox Toenail BotW Rupee Menu Icon 190  Rupees
×1 BotW Dinraal's Scale Icon Dinraal's Scale
★★ 8 ×5 BotW Hinox Tooth Icon Hinox Tooth BotW Rupee Menu Icon 275  Rupees
×1 BotW Dinraal's Claw Icon Dinraal's Claw
★★★ 12 ×2 BotW Hinox Guts Icon Hinox Guts BotW Rupee Menu Icon 380  Rupees
×1 BotW Shard of Dinraal's Fang Icon Shard of Dinraal's Fang
★★★★ 20 ×2 BotW Lynel Guts Icon Lynel Guts BotW Rupee Menu Icon 555  Rupees
×1 BotW Shard of Dinraal's Horn Icon Shard of Dinraal's Horn 

Other Appearances[]

Hyrule Warriors[]

The Fierce Deity Mask appears as a type of Badge in the Bazaar in Hyrule Warriors. It increases the amount of Special Attack meters when crafted, up to three bars.

In the Majora's Mask DLC Pack, Young Link's Mask Weapon class is modeled after the Fierce Deity Mask. While Young Link primarily uses the Kokiri Sword in battle, he can temporarily transform into Fierce Deity Link as part of his Focus Spirit attack with the Mask, as well briefly during his Special Attack. While in Focus Spirit, Young Link's sword transforms into the Fierce Deity Sword, and his attack power, speed and range is heightened for the duration of the Focus Spirit. As Young Link is able to play the Ocarina of Time to empty his Special Attack meter and fill his Magic Gauge, it is possible for Young Link to stay in his Focus Spirit for lengthy periods of time. The Mask is of the Darkness element.

The Mask has two additional weapon tiers - the Furious Deity Mask, which has a purple aura, and the Vengeful Deity Mask, which has a red aura. These different variations transforms Young Link's sword into other swords while in Focus Spirit.

Trivia[]

  • Despite not actually being required to complete Majora's Mask, Link obtaining the Fierce Deity's Mask and defeating Majora as the Fierce Deity form is stated to be canon according to Hyrule Historia.[9]
  • In the Japanese text of the game, the child wearing Majora's Mask specifically states that he wants to play tag with Link. This is a play on words as the Japanese text states that the Fierce Deity's Mask is a mask an oni (a type of Japanese ogre) wears, and the Japanese name for tag is "pretending to be an oni."
    • Majora's Mask calling this mask an oni and deliberately giving it to Link for a game of tag also occurs in Majora's Mask (Himekawa). Although Link went with the flow of Majora's words, he utterly says to the villain as Fierce Deity Link that he has no time for games during the final showdown.
  • In the original N64 version of Majora's Mask, when the Fierce Deity's Mask is first obtained after trading all 20 non-transformation Masks, a programming bug prevents the use of the other transformation Masks in the final battle against Majora (but not in subsequent fights).[10] This was fixed in Majora's Mask 3D.[11]
    MM Link Mask Concept

    The Link Mask in the beta version of Majora's Mask

  • Early in development, a Mask designed to transform Link into his adult self was meant to appear in the game, but was later scrapped and replaced by the Fierce Deity's Mask.[citation needed] This may be due to the fact that the Hero of Time, in spite of being a child in-game, can now use the items that only Adult Link previously could in Ocarina of Time, rendering this planned mask useless. In Hyrule Historia, the Majora's Mask section contains concept art of Adult Link, confirming that Link as an adult was originally going to appear at one point during the game's development. This is supported by Fierce Deity Link sharing Adult Link's voice and the fact the model was based on Link carrying the Biggoron's Sword.
    • Inside the game's code, a textured model of the Link Mask can be found. Aside from the originally planned transformation into his adult self, it is possible that it was also used to turn Link back into his Hylian form when wearing other transformation Masks, as concept art in Hyrule Historia shows Deku Link wearing a similar Mask.
      MM Link Mask Model

      The model of the cut Link Mask in the game's files

  • Through a glitch, it is possible to use the Fierce Deity's Mask almost anywhere in Termina without being in boss rooms.

Nomenclature[]

TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in other regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
LanguageNameMeaning
United KingdomEnglishBRFierce Deity Mask
NetherlandsDutchFierce Deity-masker
CanadaFrenchCAMasque du mauvais génie
FranceFrenchEUMasque du Dieu démonMask of the demon God
GermanyGermanGrimmige-Gottheit-Mütze
ItalyItalianMaschera furia divina
SpainSpanishEUMáscara de la Deidad
Latin AmericaSpanishLAMáscara de la fiera deidad
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Notes

  1. The Badge from Hyrule Warriors is referred to in the possessive form as the "Fierce Deity's Mask", whereas the Weapon is simply known as "Fierce Deity Mask".

References

  1. "Fierce Deity Mask
    Legends say this mask was once worn by a hero from a world in which the moon threatened to fall. It looks scary, but wearing it offers fierce, godlike power.
    " — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  2. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 123 (MM)
  3. "You got the Fierce Deity's Mask! Could this mask's dark powers be as bad as Majora? Tremendous power is emanating from within..." — N/A (Majora's Mask)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Fierce Deity's Mask - Wear it with (C). Its dark power can be used only in boss rooms." — N/A (Majora's Mask)
  5. "The Fierce Deity's Mask, a mask that contains the merits of all masks, seems to be... somewhere in this world..." — Gossip Stone (Majora's Mask 3D)
  6. "The best way to think about it is that the memories of all the people of Termina are inside of the Fierce Deity Mask." —Eiji Aonuma (Aonuma on the pain behind Link’s transformations in Majora’s Mask, Fierce Deity Mask soul)
  7. "Hey. Hey! What's with that scary face, fella? If ya leave here lookin' like that, you'll scare away potential customers and ruin our reputation!" — Fishing Hole Man (Majora's Mask 3D)
  8. "Legends say this mask was once worn by a hero from a world in which the moon threatened to fall. It looks scary, but wearing it offers fierce, godlike power." — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "The mastermind behind these events was none other than Majora's Mask. Link pursued the mask to the center of the moon. There, a strange battle unfolded. Link transformed into the Fierce Deity and eradicated the threat." (Hyrule Historia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 112)
  10. EnNopp112, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 100% Speedrun in 4:35:30, YouTube (Video), published December 3, 2018, retrieved June 24, 2019.
  11. benstephens56, Majora's Mask 3D 100% Speedrun in 5:26:01, YouTube (Video), published December 29, 2018, retrieved June 24, 2019.
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