Bremen Mask

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The Bremen Mask is an item in Majora's Mask.[1] It resembles the face of a bird.

Location and Uses

Happy Mask Salesman's Commenthide ▲
Happy Mask Salesman says:

That is the Bremen Mask, isn't it?

If you have that, then it would appear you have the qualities of a leader.

Link marching with the Bremen Mask while Cucco chicks follow him around

The Bremen Mask is given to Link by Guru-Guru. It originally belonged to a dog who was leader of an animal troupe.[2] Link receives the Bremen Mask after listening to Guru-Guru's confession about how he stole it.[3] However, Link will need to listen to Guru-Guru's confession on the night of the First or Second Day, since he and the rest of the Gorman Troupe will flee from the town afterwards.

The Bremen Mask allows Link to play a marching melody, which makes domestic animals other than cows and horses follow Link, who leads them in a brisk march as he plays his Ocarina. The Bremen Mask can be used in the fight against the Ikana warriors to confuse them and make them march along with Link, rendering them vulnerable. It also makes Cucco chicks grow into adults, which is required to obtain the Bunny Hood.[4][5]

Trivia

Nomenclature

The mask appears to be named after a Grimm's Fairy Tale titled Town Musicians of Bremen, in which a group of animals decide to leave their masters and become traveling musicians.

The mask's Japanese name, ブレー面, is a pun. Most of the masks in Majora's Mask use the prefix , denoting something as polite, and are thus called お面. The Bremen Mask however is referred to as ブレー面. ブレー or 無礼, meaning "rude," thus translating as "rude mask." This also makes a pun with ブレーメン, Japanese transcription of "Bremen."

Names in Other Regions
LanguageNamesMeanings
Japan
Japanese
ブレー面 (Burē Men) (MM)[8]Bre Mask
Canada
FrenchCA
Masque de Brême (MM3D)[12]Mask of Bremen
The French Republic
FrenchEU
Masque de Brême (MM3D)[10]Mask of Bremen
The Federal Republic of Germany
German
Bremer Maske (MM)[9]Bremer's Mask
The Italian Republic
Italian
Maschera di Brema (MM | MM3D)[6][7]Bremen mask
Latin America
SpanishLA
Máscara de Bremen (MM3D)[11]Mask of Bremen
The Kingdom of Spain
SpanishEU
Careta de Bremen (MM)[13]Mask of Bremen
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References

  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 118 (MM)
  2. "Dear guest...Long ago, I was in an animal troupe, with dogs and donkeys and such. Why could a...? Why could a...? Why could a man join?!? That's 'cause a man is an animal, too, my boy! They were all great. But there was one thing I didn't like about it... Why was the...? Why was the...? Why was the dog the leader?!? Was it 'cause something was wrong with me, sir??? Oh, that dog was an amazing leader! He always had a stellar troupe no matter what animals he had to work with..." — Guru-Guru (Majora's Mask)
  3. "That's why I...That's why I... That's why I stole it... The dog's mask. I stole it. I wanted it because it was the leader's mask... But I no longer need it... I give it to my guest." — Guru-Guru (Majora's Mask)
  4. "The leader was a good instructor. His members matured quickly and they became adults in an instant." — Guru-Guru (Majora's Mask)
  5. "I don't really get it, but just seein' these guys with a crest and all... I don't have regrets about anythin' anymore. I'm perfectly satisfied. Here...You can have this from me..." — Grog (Majora's Mask)
  6. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 118
  7. "Hai ottenuto la maschera di Brema!" — N/A (Majora's Mask 3D, Italian localization)
  8. "ブレー面を 手に入れた" — N/A (Majora's Mask, Japanese localization)
  9. Offizieller Spieleberater: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Nintendo of Europe, pg. 109
  10. "Vous obtenez le masque de Brême! Ce masque appartenait au chef d'une troupe d'animaux." — N/A (Majora's Mask 3D, European French localization)
  11. "¡Has obtenido la máscara de Bremen!" — N/A (Majora's Mask 3D, Latin American Spanish localization)
  12. "Masque de Brême
    Portez-le pour contrôler de petits animaux et leur faire exécuter une belle parade.
    " — Mask Menu (Majora's Mask 3D, Canadian French localization)
  13. "Careta de Bremen" — Masks Subscreen (Majora's Mask, European Spanish localization)
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