??? (Majora's Mask)

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This article is about the character in Majora's Mask. For the character in Link's Awakening, see ???.

??? is a character in Majora's Mask.[2] It is a pale green hand with long fingers and black fingernails that resides inside the Stock Pot Inn's toilet.


Every midnight, ??? emerges from the toilet of the Stock Pot Inn asking for paper.[3] 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.[4]


  • 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.[5]
  • 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.


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The French Republic
??? (MM3D)[8]
The Italian Republic
??? (MM | MM3D)[6][7]
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See Also


  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. "Pa-pa-pa-paper, please!" — ??? (Majora's Mask 3D)
  4. "This fell down here... I'll give it to you." — ??? (Majora's Mask 3D)
  5. "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'.)
  6. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 245
  7. "Hai aiutato ??? a uscire da una situazione difficile!" — Bombers' Notebook (Majora's Mask 3D, Italian localization)
  8. Encyclopedia, Les Éditions Soleil, pg. 245
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition—The Official Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 156 (MM)
  10. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask—Official Perfect Guide, Versus Books, pg. 113