Majora's Mask (Item)

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This article is about the item and antagonist. For the game, see 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][4][5]

Location and Uses

Majora's Mask

Majora's Mask serves as the main villain that Link must stop and defeat within the game of 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.[6]

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.[7]

For the vast majority of the game, the Majora's Mask is worn by Skull Kid on the Clock Tower, drawing the Moon to Termina.[8] Although the Skull Kid is unaware, Majora's Mask is gradually beginning to take complete control of his mind, with his once harmless pranks becoming malicious acts of pure evil.[9] Prior to the game's events, Skull Kid used the power of Majora's Mask to prank and curse others around him, such as Kafei.[10]

After the Guardian Deities are called, Majora's Mask abandons Skull Kid and enters the Moon so that it can push it through the Guardian Deities' blockade and complete its destructive path.[11][12] Link then proceeds to follow Majora's Mask into the Moon.[13] Once inside, he finds four Moon Children wearing the Boss remains and one lonely child under a Tree wearing Majora's Mask itself. If Link gives all his non-transformation Masks to the four children, the child wearing Majora's Mask will give him the Fierce Deity's Mask. He will then take Link to the Final Boss room. It will come in three increasingly powerful forms, the mask itself, Majora's Incarnation and Majora's Wrath.

After the young hero and Tatl defeat Majora's Mask in a clashing battle, they return to the land of Termina where the Happy Mask Salesman informs them that the evil inside the Mask has disappeared for good.[14] Majora's Mask is last seen as the Happy Mask Salesman departs with it in his hands.

Majora's Mask

Tatl's Commentshide ▲
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...

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Majora's Mask

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

Majora's Mask (base form)

When the final battle starts, 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 Arrows at them. Majora's Mask will also start shooting fire beams at Link, which can be reflected back with the Mirror Shield. Majora's Mask also uses its tentacles to perform a whirling attack. The attack cannot be blocked, but it can be countered with a Spin Attack, causing Majora's Mask to become stunned.

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.[15]

Breath of the Wild

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BotW Majora's Mask Icon.png
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.

In Breath of the Wild, Majora's Mask appears as Armor in The Master Trials Downloadable Content 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 the Mask itself can be found in a Hidden Chest at the Kolomo Garrison Ruins. After obtaining the Mask, Granté will begin selling it for 50 Rupees.[note 1] The Mask only offers one defense, but it allows Link to approach multiple Enemies, including Bokoblins, Moblins, and Lizalfos without provoking them to attack.[4] Lynels are also affected in this manner, but they 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 combined.

Tears of the Kingdom

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TotK Majora's Mask Icon.png
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.
The Paraglider with the Majora's Mask Fabric equipped

Majora's Mask can be found in the Floating Coliseum in the Depths, requiring Link to defeat one Lynel, one Blue-Maned Lynel, one White-Maned Lynel, and two Silver Lynels; one with armor, one without.

Link can obtain the Majora's Mask Fabric by scanning the The Legend of Zelda series Link amiibo. Like Majora's Mask from Breath of the Wild, the eye patterns on the Paraglider emit a glow that can be seen in the dark.

Other Appearances

Majora's Mask (Himekawa)

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.png
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.svg WiiU.svg
208 N/A SSBfWU Majora's Mask Trophy Model.png 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.[17]
  • Twilight Princess concept artwork of Ganondorf in Hyrule Historia bears what appears to be an effigy of Majora's Mask on his armor.[18]
  • In the original Japanese text, the Happy Mask Salesman states that the race that used the mask was destroyed or perished.[19] Though this can be synonymous with "vanished" used in the English version, referencing the act of ceasing to exist. He also refers to the ones who sealed the mask away as "our ancestors" or "predecessors", 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.[20] And the "ancient ones" are not stated to be the same as the ancient tribe mentioned earlier. The ancient tribe is called a tribe in the following line instead of "ancient ones", suggesting that they are indeed separate.

Nomenclature

According to Eiji Aonuma, Mujura, the Japanese name for Majora, was created by Takaya Imamura, designer of the Mask and art director for the original game, who created the word by combining Imamura with Jumanji.[21] According to Imamura himself, the name was conceived by combining his last name with Jurassic Park.[22]

ZW Nomenclature Asset.png Names in Other Regions ZW Nomenclature Asset 2.png
LanguageNamesMeanings
The People's Republic of China
ChineseSI
  • 魔吉拉的面具 (Mójílā de miànjù) (BotW)[25]
  • 魔吉拉的面具 (Mójílā de miànjù)) (TotK)[26]
  •  
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The French Republic
FrenchEU
Masque de Majora (BotW)Same as English.
The Federal Republic of Germany
German
Majoras Maske (HWDE)[27]Same as English.
The Italian Republic
Italian
Maschera di Majora (MM | MM3D)[23][24]Majora's mask
This table was generated using translation pages.
To request an addition, please contact a staff member with a reference.

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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.[16] The description of Majora's Mask was changed in the Version 1.3.3 Update as it could now be replaced.[4]

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 (MM | MM3D)
  3. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Prima Official Game Guide, Prima Games, pg. 52
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "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)
  5. "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 (Tears of the Kingdom)
  6. "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)
  7. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 36
  8. "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)
  9. "The power of the mask made him do it. It was too much for the Skull Kid to handle." — Tael (Majora's Mask)
  10. "I was turned into this by a strange imp wearing a mask..." — Kafei (Majora's Mask)
  11. "A puppet that can no longer be used is mere garbage. This puppet's role has just ended..." — Majora's Mask (Majora's Mask)
  12. "I...I shall consume. Consume...Consume everything." — Moon (Majora's Mask)
  13. "Well? You're going in, aren't you? ...We can't do anything down here. Let's go!" — Tatl (Majora's Mask)
  14. "Oh...So the evil has left the mask after all..." — Happy Mask Salesman (Majora's Mask)
  15. "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.)
  16. "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)
  17. KERO, A Little Fact About Majora's Incarnation , Youtube, published July 22, 2012.
  18. Hyrule Historia, pg. 177
  19. "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])
  20. "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])
  21. "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.)
  22. "Yes, that was originally based on my name. I wanted to use the ‘Jura’ part because I’m a big fan of Jurassic Park. ‘Ima-Jura’… that’s where the name came from." — Andy Robinson, STAR FOX AND F-ZERO’S TAKAYA IMAMURA DISCUSSES LEAVING NINTENDO AND THE FUTURE , VGC, published July 3, 2023, retrieved July 4, 2023.
  23. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 191
  24. "Già, perché la maschera che mi è stata rubata... ...è la maschera di Majora!" — Happy Mask Salesman (Majora's Mask 3D, Italian localization)
  25. "魔吉拉的面具" — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  26. "魔吉拉的面具" — Inventory (Tears of the Kingdom, Simplified Chinese localization)
  27. "Majoras Maske: Füllt deine Spezialangriff- und Magieleiste." — Tutorial (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
Masks in Majora's Mask
MM Mask Menu.pngPostman's HatAll-Night MaskBlast MaskStone MaskGreat Fairy MaskDeku MaskKeaton MaskBremen MaskBunny HoodDon Gero's MaskMask of ScentsGoron MaskRomani's MaskTroupe Leader's MaskKafei's MaskCouple's MaskMask of TruthZora MaskKamaro's MaskGibdo MaskGaro's MaskCaptain's HatGiant's MaskFierce Deity's MaskMask

MM Majora's Mask Model.png MM Odolwa's Remains Icon.png MM Goht's Remains Icon.png MM Gyorg's Remains Icon.png MM Twinmold's Remains Icon.png MM Sun Mask Model.png MM Moon Mask Model.png
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