Fierce Deity Link

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Fierce Deity Link is one of the transformations Link turns into in Majora's Mask,[1] achieved by wearing the Fierce Deity's Mask. This transforms him into a mysterious and powerful warrior resembling his adult self (and shares same voice). It is one of four Mask transformations in the game.

Transformation

Link obtains the Fierce Deity's Mask after he trades the twenty non-transforming Masks to the four Moon Children inside the Moon Dungeons. The final Moon Child sitting by the Tree will give Link the Fierce Deity's Mask after noticing all his other Masks are gone.[2] Wearing this Mask enables Link to transform into the Fierce Deity, only during boss battles.[3]

In Majora's Mask 3D, Link can also transform into the Fierce Deity inside the two Fishing Holes. If he attempts to leave when in Fierce Deity form, the Fishing Hole Man will keep the young hero from doing so, wondering how he got in there in the first place.[4]

Abilities

In the Fierce Deity form, Link gains greater strength and range in his attacks as well as certain new abilities. Because the Fierce Deity wields the Fierce Deity Sword, a large, two-handed, helix-edged Sword, he cannot use a Shield, although this disadvantage is compensated for by the Sword's superior power (same as Great Fairy Sword). Link can also use the Sword to release Sword Beams while Targeting an enemy.

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Fierce Deity Link appears as a Sticker.

Sticker Information

Sticker Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary Usable by
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Fierce Deity Link
Majora's Mask [Slash] - Attack +21 This sticker is only usable by Link, Zelda, Ganondorf and Toon Link

Majora's Mask (Himekawa)

In the Majora's Mask manga by Akira Himekawa, Link receives the Fierce Deity's Mask from Majora and becomes Fierce Deity Link during his fight against it. In a flashback of Majora, it is revealed that while as a dragon, a mysterious man bearing a strong resemblance to the Fierce Deity in both appearance and clothing, had visited Majora. The man played music for the dragon, who danced for three days and three nights before dying. The man then carved the Majora's Mask from the creature's hide, hoping to seal its power. It is hinted in the story that the stranger is in fact a god, the first being that is able to overcome the beast of Majora, and that it does so with music that controls the flow of time.

Hyrule Warriors

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In Hyrule Warriors, Fierce Deity Link appears as part of Young Link's Mask weapon type moveset. During Focus Spirit, Link can temporarily transform into the Fierce Deity to perform powerful attacks before reverting to his normal self. It also includes all other bonuses characteristic to Focus Spirit. This form of Focus Spirit is unusual in that it lasts longer than any other Warrior's. While in Fierce Deity form, Young Link is able to shoot Sword Beams with most of his swings, but generally shares all of his original form's moves. He can also use the Ocarina of Time to convert his Special Attack Gauge into more Magic to refill his Magic Meter, thus extending his time in this form. Young Link's Focus Attack features him slicing the Moon in half, damaging enemies around him.

An alternate costume for Link based on Fierce Deity Link appears in the Majora's Mask DLC Pack.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

Though Fierce Deity Link does not appear in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, one of Link's alternate costumes is based on Fierce Deity Link.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Fierce Deity Link appears as a Spirit with the ability, Sword Attack Up, which raises the attack power of a Fighter when they are wielding a sword. One of Link's alternate costumes is based on Fierce Deity Link.

Trivia

  • In Tri Force Heroes, the Fierce Deity Armor appears as an Outfit. It doubles the damage of the Sword, allows Link to shoot four Sword Beams, and reduces knockback from enemies.
  • In the Japanese version, the moon child's mention of "オニごっこ (good guys against bad guys)" and the name "鬼神 (Fierce Deity)" are overlapped with the letter "鬼/オニ (oni)" [5] [6].
  • Although there is no official height from Nintendo, due to Fierce Deity's very tall height over most other adult characters and has trouble entering buildings (and it is possible to get actually stuck inside), he appears to be over 7 feet tall, likely the same as Ganondorf.

Nomenclature

The term "fierce deity," 鬼神, is used to refer to several deities in the Shingon Buddhist pantheon, such as Bishamonten or the Myō-ō, who are fierce and wrathful toward the negative forces that work against humanity's enlightenment, but are benevolent and supportive of humanity. They are seen as deities that work to defeat evil, a quality which the Fierce Deity's Mask gives Link greater ability to achieve.

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LanguageNamesMeanings
Japan
Japanese
鬼神リンク (Kishin Rinku) (MM | MM3D)[9][10]Fierce Deity Link
The Italian Republic
Italian
  • Link guerriero (MM)[7]
  • Link furia divina (MM)[8]
  • Warrior Link
  • Divine fury Link
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References

  1. Art & Artifacts, Dark Horse Books, pg. 189 (MM)
  2. "You don't have any masks left, do you? Well, let's do something else." — Moon Child (Majora's Mask)
  3. "Fierce Deity's Mask - Wear it with (C). Its dark power can be used only in boss rooms." — N/A (Majora's Mask)
  4. "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! ...Wait. Hold up. Where did ya even come from...?" — Swamp Fishing Hole Man (Majora's Mask 3D)
  5. "オニごっこ・・・か、いいな そうだ、それがいい いいか・・・オマエが オニだ オニは 逃げるだけだ それでも いいよな" — Moon Child (Majora's Mask)
  6. "オニが かぶる オニのお面? (C)でかぶってみよう" — N/A (Majora's Mask)
  7. L'arte di una leggenda, Magazzini Salani, pg. 189
  8. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 247
    "#208 - Link furia divina" — Primary Spirit (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Italian localization)
  9. Hyrule Encyclopedia, Tokuma Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd., pg. 245
  10. Hyrule Encyclopedia, Ambit Ltd., pg. 245