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This article is about the item and antagonist. For the game, see The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. For other uses, see Majora's Mask (Disambiguation).

Majora's Mask is a recurring Item, Object, and Boss in The Legend of Zelda series.[2][3] Majora's Mask goes unnamed in A Link Between Worlds.

Location and Uses[]

Majora's Mask[]

Majora's Mask serves as the main antagonist that Link must stop and defeat within the game of the same name, rather than Ganon. It is first introduced after the Happy Mask Salesman removes the curse that was placed on Link by Skull Kid. The Happy Mask Salesman explains that Majora's Mask is an ancient, powerful artifact that was used by an ancient tribe for its bewitching rituals, but Majora's Mask's wicked power became so great that it was sealed away to prevent a great catastrophe. However, since the ancient tribe vanished, no one accurately knows the true nature of its power. The Happy Mask Salesman fears the great devastation that could befall Termina if Majora's Mask is not quickly taken back from the Skull Kid.[4]

When the Skull Kid donned Majora's Mask, it transformed a world into the land of Termina, out of a combination of the evil within the Mask and the Skull Kid's memories and delusions.[5]

For the vast majority of the game, the Majora's Mask is worn by Skull Kid on the top of the Clock Tower, drawing the Moon to Termina, eager to cause total destruction of the world.[6] Although the Skull Kid is unaware, Majora's Mask is gradually beginning to take complete control of his mind the moment he first wore it, with his once harmless pranks becoming malicious acts of pure evil, therefore using him as puppet.[7] Prior to the game's events, Skull Kid used the great power of Majora's Mask to prank and curse others around him, such as Kafei.[8]

After the Guardian Deities are called, Majora's Mask abandons Skull Kid and enters the Moon via its mouth so that it can push it through the Guardian Deities' blockade and complete its destructive path.[9][10] Link then proceeds to follow Majora's Mask into the Moon.[11] Once inside, he finds four Moon Children wearing the Boss remains and one additional lonely child under a Tree wearing Majora's Mask itself. If Link gives all his non-transformation Masks to the four children (including the Giant's Mask), the child wearing Majora's Mask will give him the Fierce Deity's Mask. He will then take Link to a room where the final battle takes place against the Mask. It comes in three increasingly more powerful forms. Its final form, Majora's Wrath, is the actual entity behind Majora's Mask's evil powers, called Majora.

After the young Hero of Time, with the aid of Tatl, defeat Majora's Mask in a clashing battle, he returns to the land of Termina where the Happy Mask Salesman informs them that the evil inside the Mask has disappeared for good.[12] Majora's Mask is last seen as the Happy Mask Salesman departs with it in his hands, with itself now nothing more than an ordinary mask.

Majora's Mask[]

Tatl's Comments
Majora's Mask 3D
Tatl says:

Remember your battles!
When a fight is too tough head on, you've always had luck approaching the situation from a different angle...

show more...
Majora's Mask

Remember your battles! When something resistant would deflect your weapons, what was its backside usually like?

Majora's Mask

Majora's Mask (base form)

When the Final Boss battle of Majora's Mask begins, Majora's Mask, as its standard appearance, comes to life and grows hairlike tentacles. To defeat it, Link must first stun it with any projectile by hitting it in the back. This will make it collapse to the ground, allowing Link to strike it with his Sword. Alternatively, Link can transform into Zora Link and use his Boomerang fins. When Targeting the Mask, the fins will fly behind it, hitting its back. Additionally, Deku Link can burrow into the flower designs on the ground, protecting him from any attack. This also allows Deku Link to hit the Mask as it flies over him. After Majora's Mask has taken enough damage, the four Boss Remains will begin to attack Link as well, shooting energy balls at him. They can be defeated by shooting any type of Arrows at them. Majora's Mask will also start shooting fire beams at Link, which can be reflected back into it or the Boss Remains with the Mirror Shield. Majora's Mask also uses its tentacles to perform a whirling attack. The attack can be blocked, but it can also be countered with a Spin Attack, causing Majora's Mask to become stunned.

Majora's Incarnation[]

Tatl's Comments
Majora's Mask 3D
Tatl says:

Remember your strategies!
Chase fast-moving enemies.
Aim at faraway enemies.
You've done this all before!

show more...
Majora's Mask

Remember your battles! When you fought things that ran around, didn't you battle them using your own body?

Majora's Incarnation

Majora's Incarnation (second form)

After the Mask form is defeated, it catches on fire and loses its tentacles, and then grows a set of arms and legs, as well as a tiny, one-eyed head with horns. It also gains a young, feminine voice. This form of Majora's Mask will run very quickly around the room, pausing every now and then to perform a variety of dances, including the moonwalk, Kozachok, pirouettes, and jumping jacks or to make taunting gestures at Link. Its only attack is a sudden rapid-fire barrage of energy balls it fires from its hands which can be very difficult to block or dodge. To defeat Majora's Incarnation, Link must hit it with either his Sword or Hero's Bow when it stops dancing. When hit, it will fall to the ground on its face and flail about. After being struck again with the Sword, it will get up again in pain. During this part of the battle, Majora's Incarnation makes humorous clucking and whooping noises, and emits a high-pitched screech whenever struck.

Majora's Wrath[]

Tatl's Comments
Majora's Mask 3D
Tatl says:

Observe the enemy!
Even the most powerful of enemies has a weak spot. Figure out what it is and catch them off guard!

show more...
Majora's Mask

Think about battles and weapons! When you had the chance before an enemy was about to attack, didn't you usually try shooting it?

Majora's Wrath

Majora's Wrath (true form)

After the final painful scream from Majora's Incarnation is heard, it stands up to assume its final form. Its muscles then begin to throb and inflate into a more humanoid shape. A new head bursts forth from its neck, and whip-like tentacles shoot out from his hands, becoming Majora's Wrath. To defeat Majora's Wrath, Link must use a projectile weapon such as Light Arrows to stun it while it is immobile. He can then strike it with his Sword. It often jumps from one side of the arena to the other to dodge attacks, wickedly laughing at Link. Its attacks are fast-hitting, but slow to wind up, giving Link a window of opportunity to attack. Majora's Wrath attacks by whipping its tentacles three times, throwing giant spinning tops lined with spikes (when its health is low), grabbing Link and tossing him across the room, and using a furious whipping attack with an accompanying shriek. Most of Majora's Wrath's attacks have a very long reach which allows it to attack numerous times in succession and can be difficult to dodge. When finally defeated, Majora's Wrath unleashes one final scream in agony and the monster ultimately disintegrates into ashes, killing it, winning Link the battle and ending the game. In the cutscene leading to the credits, the Moon also disintegrates due to Majora's Mask's defeat, rescuing Termina altogether.

A Link Between Worlds[]

In A Link Between Worlds, Majora's Mask can be seen hanging in Link's House, which later becomes Ravio's Shop. It is unknown if Majora's Mask is the genuine article, as it is unclear how and when it would have been found in the Downfall Timeline, as well as how it would've ended up in Link's House. Majora's Mask cannot be worn, although Link can Wall Merge behind it to create an illusion of wearing it. Majora's Mask was placed in the game as a hint of the Nintendo 3DS remake of Majora's Mask.[13]

Breath of the Wild[]

In Breath of the Wild, Majora's Mask appears as Armor in The Master Trials DLC Pack. Obtaining Majora's Mask is the objective of the Side Quest "EX Treasure: Ancient Mask". Majora's Mask is mentioned in Misko's EX Journal in the Outpost Ruins, while Majora's Mask itself is hidden in a Treasure Chest at the Kolomo Garrison Ruins. After obtaining the Mask, Granté will begin selling it for 50 Rupees.[note 1] The Mask only offers 1 defense, but allows Link to approach multiple enemies, including Bokoblins, Moblins, and Lizalfos without provoking them to attack.[3] Lynels are also affected in this manner, but will attack after a short amount of time. As a result, it basically has the power of Kilton's Bokoblin Mask, Moblin Mask, Lizalfos Mask, and Lynel Mask disguises all rolled into one.

Armor Description Location
BotW Majora's Mask Icon
Majora's Mask
An eerie mask passed down from ancient times. Wearing it makes it harder for certain enemies to spot you. It's a rather rare find. Kolomo Garrison Ruins

Tears of the Kingdom[]

Majora's Mask can be found in the Floating Coliseum, which is located directly underneath the Coliseum Ruins in The Depths. The floating Coliseum is home to five Lynel fights, and defeating them all will reward you with Majora's Mask in a Treasure Chest that was covered in Gloom.

Other Appearances[]

Majora's Mask (Himekawa)[]

Majoramanga

Majora in the manga

In an extra chapter of the Majora's Mask manga by Akira Himekawa it is explained that before the time setting of Majora's Mask, there was an evil creature which fed on the desires of humans who had come to try and claim its armor and be granted their wishes. A traveler then comes forward to the place where the monster lived and starts talking with the creature, where he finds that the monster itself wanted to die, being so miserable. The man then proceeded to pull out his bongo and started playing. The monster went into a trance and started dancing. The traveler played for three days straight, and on the third day, the beast dropped dead from dancing. The traveler then took its magical armor, but instead of wishing upon it, he carved it into a Mask in an attempt to seal the beast's power inside the Mask forever. The Mask was named Majora after the beast. The Mask had a spirit because Majora's evil power lingered on inside the Mask seeking a host, not resting until its wish was granted.

Super Smash Bros. Melee[]

In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Majora's Mask serves as a stage for Event 47, "Trophy Tussle 3." If all three opponents are defeated within three minutes and without losing the 2 lives granted, the player is rewarded with the Majora's Mask Trophy.

# Trophy First Game / Move Description How to unlock
221 SSBM Majora's Mask Trophy Model
Majora's Mask
Majora's Mask
10/00
A lonely Skull Kid put on Majora's Mask and unknowingly allowed a great evil to invade the land of Termina. The mask manifested its evil power into the fearsome looking moon, and the Skull Kid became merely a puppet under its malevolent power. In the ultimate battle with Link, Majora's Mask transformed into three separate forms. Clear Event 47

Hyrule Warriors[]

In Hyrule Warriors, Majora's Mask appears in the Majora's Mask DLC Pack as part of Lana's Skull Kid Clothes Costume. Majora's Mask also appears as an Item Card in the Termina Map from Adventure Mode, where it maxes out a Warrior's Special and Magic gauges for a single battle. Majora's Mask is also worn by the Skull Kid, who appears as a playable Warrior, and who also appears when Young Link summons the Moon during his Focus Spirit Attack. Majora's Masks are also Gold Materials which are dropped by Skull Kid in Hyrule Warriors Legends and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[]

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Skull Kid wearing the Majora's Mask appears as an Assist Trophy. When summoned, he flips the stage upside-down, inverting the direction of the Fighters' movements. A Trophy of the Skull Kid wearing the Majora's Mask and another Trophy of the Mask itself can be bought from the Trophy Shop. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Majora's Mask appears as an item in Smash Tour, inflicting 50% of damage to the user while doubling its stats.

# Trophy Appears in Description How to unlock
3DS Logo WiiU
208 N/A SSBfWU Majora's Mask Trophy Model Majora's Mask Created for use in ancient hexing rituals, this mask was infused with such dark magic that it became an evil creature in its own right. In a separate dimension called Termina, it tries to cause the end of the world by making the moon fall from the sky. And if you think the mask looks creepy, wait until you see its other forms! Random
Majora's Mask

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[]

Majora's Mask appears several times in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It can be seen worn by the Skull Kid Assist Trophy, as its own Support Spirit, as well as part of the Skull Kid & Majora's Mask Primary Spirit. Majora's Mask is featured in two Mii Headgears which can be worn by any Mii Fighter, as the eponymous Majora's Mask and as part of the Skull Kid's Hat.

Trivia[]

  • During the battle with Majora's Incarnation, it can be heard "singing" part of the Death Mountain theme from The Legend of Zelda when spinning around.[15]
  • The Fierce Deity's Mask, the mask which transforms Link into his notoriously powerful Fierce Deity form, is said to be equally as dangerous as Majora's Mask itself.
  • Twilight Princess concept artwork of Ganondorf in Hyrule Historia bears what appears to be an effigy of Majora's Mask on his armor.[16]
  • In the original Japanese text, the Happy Mask Salesman states that the race that used the mask was destroyed.[17] Though this can be synonymous with "vanished" used in the English version. He also refers to the ones who sealed the mask away as "our ancestors", suggesting that the ones who sealed the mask away were Hylian and a separate party from the ones who used Majora's Mask in their rituals.[18] The "ancient ones" are not stated to be the same as the ancient tribe mentioned earlier. Also the ancient tribe is referred to as a tribe in the following line instead of "ancient ones", suggesting that they are separate.
  • Despite having a feminine voice in its actual form, Majora's Mask is referred to as "it".
  • According to the Akira Himekawa manga adaptation of Majora's Mask, everything in Termina, and its actions of controlling Skull Kid and destroying the world using the Moon is all just a game to Majora, making the evil entity under the mask nothing less than a psychopath, as observed in-game. It also depicts the inside of the Moon as the world of its soul, giving a reason why the Moon disintegrates upon its defeat in the Nintendo 64 game and especially its remake.
  • The clucking sounds of Majora's Incarnation as its runs around during the final battle are actually the sound of Cuccos clucking.
  • The Fierce Deity Link form, due to its great power, makes the final battle against Majora's Mask significantly easier. However, although its usage is canon according to Hyrule Historia, some fans find using this particular transformation as a rather cheap way to defeat the game's main antagonist, due it being capable of ending boss fights quickly.
  • Although commonly believed by fans that only Light Arrows are effective on Majora's Wrath, any other type of Arrow, including regular ones, can also stun the villain as it attacks. Sword blows would stun Majora's Incarnation and Wrath forms as well before taking damage from subsequent hits.
  • Interestingly, the shape of the Majora's Mask is that of a heart with spikes, referencing its corruption to users' minds upon wearing it, specifically the Skull Kid.
  • The roaring sound of Majora's Mask is a slowed down and distorted version of a stock sound effect from Jurassic Dinosaurs Sound Effects Library.

Nomenclature[]

Mujura, the Japanese name for Majora, was created by Takaya Imamura, designer of the Mask and art director for the original game. He created the word by combining Imamura, his last name, with Jumanji.[19]

TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in other regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
LanguageNameMeaning
FranceFrenchEUMasque de Majora (BotW)Majora's Mask
GermanyGermanMajoras Maske (HWDE)[20]Same as English.
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Notes

  1. Prior to the Version 1.3.3 Update, Granté would not sell any Armor that is exclusive to the Expansion Pass or The Master Trials DLC Pack. This meant that Majora's Mask could not be replaced if sold, which was noted in the description of the Item.[14] The description of Majora's Mask was changed in the Version 1.3.3 Update as it could now be replaced.[3]

References

  1. "Next up, we have the Moon from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask."Hyrule Warriors Direct, YouTube (Video), published August 4, 2014.
  2. Art & Artifacts, Dark Horse Books, pg. 191 (MM3D)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Majora's Mask,An eerie mask passed down from ancient times. Wearing it makes it harder for certain enemies to spot you. It's a rather rare find." — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "The mask that was stolen from me... It is called Majora's Mask. It is an accursed item from legend that is said to have been used by an ancient tribe in its hexing rituals. It is said that an evil and wicked power is bestowed upon the one who wears that mask. According to legend... the troubles caused by Majora's Mask were so great... the ancient ones, fearing such catastrophe, sealed the mask in shadow forever, preventing its misuse. But now, that tribe from the legend has vanished, so no one really knows the true nature of the mask's power... ...But I feel it. I went to great lengths to get that legendary mask.
    When I finally had it... I could sense the doom of a dark omen brewing. It was that unwelcome feeling that makes your hair stand on end. And now...
    that imp has it... I am begging you!
    You must get that mask back quickly or something horrible will happen!
    " — Happy Mask Salesman (Majora's Mask 3D)
  5. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 36
  6. "What could that troublemaker be doing atop the clock tower? I just hope he's not plotting another one of his no-good tricks..." — Professor Shikashi (Majora's Mask)
  7. "The power of the mask made him do it. It was too much for the Skull Kid to handle." — Tael (Majora's Mask)
  8. "I was turned into this by a strange imp wearing a mask..." — Kafei (Majora's Mask)
  9. "A puppet that can no longer be used is mere garbage. This puppet's role has just ended..." — Majora's Mask (Majora's Mask)
  10. "I...I shall consume. Consume...Consume everything." — Moon (Majora's Mask)
  11. "Well? You're going in, aren't you? ...We can't do anything down here. Let's go!" — Tatl (Majora's Mask)
  12. "Oh...So the evil has left the mask after all..." — Happy Mask Salesman (Majora's Mask)
  13. "Oh, one more thing. I see many of you have been asking about a remake of Majora's Mask for Nintendo 3DS. It's nice to see such a strong response to this title and we haven't forgotten about Link's adventures in that world. If you play A Link Between Worlds, you may better understand what I mean by that." —Eiji Aonuma (Eiji Aonuma Q&A on The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds)
  14. "Majora's Mask
    An eerie mask passed down from ancient times. Wearing it makes it harder for certain enemies to spot you. If sold, this rare find can't be replaced.
    " — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  15. KERO, A Little Fact About Majora's Incarnation, Youtube, published July 22, 2012.
  16. Hyrule Historia, pg. 177
  17. "What power does the mask hold? The race spoken of in the legend was destroyed, so we do not know." — Happy Mask Salesman (Majora's Mask, [1])
  18. "The calamity brought about by Mujura’s Mask was so great that our ancestors who feared this sealed it within the eternal darkness so that it would not be misused." — Happy Mask Salesman (Majora's Mask, [2])
  19. "Imamura, who made the design for Majora’s Mask, invented the word by combining characters from the movie title Jumanji and from his name Imamura. Takaya Imamura was the art director for the N64 version of Majora’s Mask." —Eiji Aonuma (Aonuma talks Majora’s Mask – Majora and Termina name origins, lots more)
  20. "Majoras Maske: Füllt deine Spezialangriff- und Magieleiste." — Tutorial (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
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