The Moon is the ominous object that constantly threatens to destroy Clock Town in Majora's Mask. By the evil power of Majora's Mask, it is destined to crash into Clock Town, which will obliterate the town along with the rest of Termina.
Before the events of Majora's Mask, the Skull Kid ambushed the Happy Mask Salesman and took one of his precious masks, the Majora's Mask. Even though the Skull Kid was unaware of it, Majora's Mask gradually began to fully possess him, turning his harmless pranks into acts with malicious intents behind them. Eventually, the mask completely embraced the Skull Kid's mind and, using him as a puppet, Majora's Mask set the Moon on a collision course with Clock Town. Once Link arrives in Termina, he discovers that he has just three days to prevent the Moon from extinguishing all of Termina, including himself.
Along with his Fairy companion Tatl, Link sets out to find the Four Giants in each of the temples found throughout Termina. After they free the Giants from the Skull Kid's curse, the young hero and his Fairy climb atop the Clock Tower on the Final Day to call upon the Giants using the "Oath to Order." One by one, the Four Giants appear and stop the Moon's descent, knocking the Skull Kid unconscious in the process.
At this point, Majora's Mask realizes that the Skull Kid has become useless, so it abandons the imp's body and transports itself inside the Moon. With the Moon now being possessed by Majora's Mask, it becomes too strong for the Giants to hold back and it threatens to continue with its plan of obliterating Termina. While the Four Giants use all of their might to restrain the evil menace, Link and Tatl follow Majora's Mask into the Moon. Inside, Link defeats Majora's Mask and the Moon disintegrates, returning peace to Termina.
- Main article: Moon Dungeons
Once Link and Tatl successfully summon the Four Giants to halt the descent of the Moon, Majora's Mask discards the Skull Kid's unconscious body and enters the Moon's open mouth, once more driving it down toward Termina. To stop this, Link and Tatl follow the cursed Mask to the Moon.
Link and Tatl transport to a serene, hilled, paradise-like landscape known as the Grassy Playfield. Several Moon Children appear in this field, wearing the remains of the four previous bosses as masks. If Link decides to play with any of these Moon Children at the cost of giving them his masks, they will transport him to a special dungeon. If Link decides to play with the Moon Child wearing Majora's Mask and sitting under the tree in the center of the field, he will initiate the final battle with the actual Majora's Mask.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
In Super Smash Bros. Melee, the Moon appears in the background of the Great Bay Stage. As the match progresses, the Moon slowly descends until the Four Giants appear and push it back up. The Moon also appears as a Trophy.
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|High in the sky above the Clock Town Tower, a menacing moon slowly sinks towards the city. Shrouded in mystery and feared by all, it threatens to devour everything and everyone in a cataclysm of fire. Strangely, inside the moon is a beautiful, pristine plain broken by a single tree. The moon breaks after Link defeats Majora's Mask.||Random|
In Hyrule Warriors, the Moon appears in "The Shadow King", where it is constructed by Fairies and summoned by the Great Fairy to knock Argorok out of the sky. The Moon can also be summoned when using the Clawshot into the air, pulling a smaller Moon down to crush enemies. Link can also summon the Moon when using the Great Fairy weapon as a combo attack. Young Link wearing the Fierce Deity's Mask can also summon the Moon, which is pulled by the Skull Kid and then sliced in half by the Fierce Deity. Skull Kid as a playable Warrior kicks a miniature Moon at his enemies to attack.
An 8-bit version of the Moon also appears on the Termina Map in Adventure Mode, which will crash and destroy Termina if the map is not cleared in time. The Moon will crash in 72 moves, similarly to the 72 hours in Majora's Mask. However, if the Four Giants Item Card is used and the hidden battle is completed on the Moon itself, the Moon will not fall down. The Moon can be prevented from crashing by using the Song of Time Item Card, however this also resets the map.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
The Moon appears as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. When summoned, the Moon will hurtle towards the Stage, becoming fiery and throwing debris from the Stage as it becomes closer. The Moon will then collide with the Stage, damaging anything in its path, before exploding in a flash and launching any Fighters that were close to the Moon.
The Moon also appears as a Spirit. It reprises its role in the background of the Great Bay Stage as well.
- During development of the game, the Moon had no face on it.
- Even when inside the Moon, in the Grassy Playfield, the dungeons, or the final boss arena against Majora's Mask, the earthquakes during the Final Day still occur.
- In The Wind Waker, the Nintendo Gallery has a sculpture of the Moon in the background behind the counter.[verification needed]
Skull Kid gazing at the Moon in Majora's Mask
The Moon as seen from the telescope in the Astral Observatory from Majora's Mask
The Moon crashing into Termina in Majora's Mask
The Moon Children inside the Moon
The rainbow left by the Moon following Majora's Mask's defeat
The Moon on the background of the Great Bay stage from Super Smash Bros. Melee
The Moon from Hyrule Warriors
The Moon being dropped by the Great Sky Fairy in Hyrule Warriors
The Moon appearing behind Young Link in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate