Mask

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Masks are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series.[name references needed] Masks go unnamed in The Minish Cap.

Location and Uses

Ocarina of Time

In Ocarina of Time, Masks are part of the Mask Trading Sequence. In it, the Happy Mask Salesman of the Happy Mask Shop lends Link a Mask and has him look for a character to sell it to. Link is then tasked to return to the shop to bring back the Rupees used to purchase the mask, sometimes even having to pay out of his own Wallet when the costumer refuses to pay the appropriate amount. Link is continuously given another Mask to sell until the Happy Mask Salesman has no more left to sell. This allows Link to borrow any of the Masks, plus a few additional ones, to wear around Hyrule.

The Masks are only obtainable and usable while Link is a child. Most of the Masks possess no abilities when worn, however, some like the Skull Mask and the Bunny Hood do grant small abilities.

Mask Method of Obtainment Uses
List of Masks

Keaton Mask
Available after showing Zelda's Letter to the Soldier guarding the gate to Death Mountain in Kakariko Village. To be sold for 15 Rupees to the Soldier guarding the entrance to Death Mountain.

Skull Mask
Available after selling the Keaton Mask. To be sold for 20 Rupees to the Skull Kid in Lost Woods.
Prevents Keese from attacking.
Used to obtain a Deku Stick upgrade at the Forest Stage.

Spooky Mask
Available after selling the Skull Mask. To be sold for 30 Rupees to the Graveyard Boy in the Kakariko Village Graveyard.

Bunny Hood
Available after selling the Spooky Mask. To be sold for 50 Rupees to the Running Man in Hyrule Field.
Prevents Stalchildren from appearing.

Mask of Truth
Available after selling the Bunny Hood. Enables Link to listen to Gossip Stones.
Used to obtain a Deku Nut upgrade at the Forest Stage.

Goron Mask
Available after selling the Bunny Hood.

Zora Mask
Available after selling the Bunny Hood.

Gerudo Mask
Available after selling the Bunny Hood.

Majora's Mask

In Majora's Mask, numerous Masks appear. Some give certain abilities when worn, while others completely transform Link's form.

Mask Method of Obtainment Uses In-game Description
List of Masks

Deku Mask
Obtained after learning the "Song of Healing." Transforms Link into a Deku. Wear it with (C) to assume Deku form. Use (C) to change back.

Goron Mask
Obtained after playing the "Song of Healing" in Darmani III's grave in the Goron Graveyard. Transforms Link into a Goron. Wear it with (C) to assume Goron form. Use (C) to change back.

Zora Mask
Obtained after playing the "Song of Healing" for Mikau in the Great Bay Coast. Transforms Link into a Zora. Wear it with (C) to assume Zora form. Use (C) to change back.

Fierce Deity's Mask
Obtained after playing Hide-and-Seek with the Moon Children and giving all 20 Masks to them. Transforms Link into the Fierce Deity Link. Wear it with (C). Its dark power can be used only in boss rooms.

All-Night Mask
Bought in the Curiosity Shop on the Final Day for 500 Rupees. Keeps Link from falling asleep. When you wear it with (C), you don't get sleepy.

Blast Mask
Obtained after stopping Sakon from stealing the Old Lady's Bomb Bag. Detonates like a Bomb, but damages Link. Wear it with (C), then detonate it with (B)... Losing hearts from the explosion is a side effect.

Bremen Mask
Obtained after hearing Guru-Guru's confessions at night at the Laundry Pool Plays music and prompts small animals to march. Wear it with (C) so young animals will mistake you for their leader.

Bunny Hood
Obtained after making all of Grog's Cuccos from the Cucco Shack grow. Increases running speed, jumping distance, and agility. Wear it with (C) to be filled with the speed and hearing of the wild.

Captain's Hat
Obtained after defeating Captain Keeta in the Ikana Graveyard. Enables conversation with Stalchildren
Prevents Stalchildren and ReDead attacks.
Wear it with (C) to pose as Captain Keeta.

Couple's Mask
Earned through the Reuniting Kafei and Anju sidequest. Symbolizes ultimate love, stops long disputes among people. When you wear it with (C), you can soften people's hearts.

Don Gero's Mask
Obtained after feeding the starving Goron in the Mountain Village Allows communication with Frogs. When you wear it, you can call the Frog Choir members together.

Garo's Mask
Obtained after winning the Gorman Track race. Allows entry into the Ikana Canyon.
Summons Garo Ninjas.
Prevents ReDeads from attacking.
This mask can summon the hidden Garo ninjas. Wear it with (C).

Great Fairy Mask
Obtained after retrieving the lost Stray Fairy from Clock Town for the second time. Attracts Stray Fairies. The mask's hair will shimmer when you're close to a Stray Fairy.

Giant's Mask
Obtained after defeating one of the Eyegores in the Stone Tower Temple. (MM)
Obtained after defeating the blue Twinmold. (MM3D)
Transforms Link into a giant during the battle against Twinmold. If you wear it in a certain room, you'll grow into a giant.

Gibdo Mask
Obtained after playing the "Song of Healing" for Pamela's Father. Prevents Gibdos and ReDeads from attacking. Use it with (C). Even a real Gibdo will mistake you for its own kind.

Kafei's Mask
Obtained through the reuniting Kafei and Anju sidequest. Characters will talk about Kafei. Wear it with (C) to inquire about Kafei's whereabouts.

Kamaro's Mask
Obtained after playing the "Song of Healing" for Kamaro in Termina Field. Allows Link to dance. Wear this with (C) to perform a mysterious dance.

Keaton Mask
Obtained through the reuniting Kafei and Anju sidequest. Summons Keatons when rustling grass is attacked. The mask of the ghost fox, Keaton. Wear it with (C).

Mask of Scents
Obtained after completing the Deku Butler's race in the Deku Shrine. Enables Link to find the location of Mushrooms. Wear it with (C) to heighten your sense of smell.

Mask of Truth
Obtained after defeating all the Gold Skulltulas in the Swamp Spider House. Allows Link to listen to Gossip Stones and the thoughts of animals. Wear it to read the thoughts of Gossip Stones and animals.

Moon Mask
Used to create the Couple's Mask. Unusable by Link.

Postman's Hat
Obtained through the reuniting Kafei and Anju sidequest. Enables Link to check the contents of Postboxes. You can look in mailboxes when you wear this with (C).

Romani's Mask
Obtained through the Helping Romani and Cremia sidequest. Grants access to the Milk Bar at night. Wear it with (C) to show you're a member of the Milk Bar, Latte.

Stone Mask
Obtained after helping Shiro recover his energy with a Potion in the Road to Ikana. Makes Link invisible to most enemies and characters. Become as plain as stone so you can blend into your surroundings.

Sun Mask
Used to create the Couple's Mask. Unusable by Link.

Troupe Leader's Mask
Obtained after playing the "Ballad of the Wind Fish" for Gorman in the Milk Bar. Calms angry people.
Prevents attacks from the Milk Road pursuers.
People related to Gorman will react to this.
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Boss Remains
Obtained after defeating its corresponding boss. Allows a rematch with each boss. Unusable by Link. The remains of the boss in [Temple].

Majora's Mask
Grants destructive, corrupting powers to the one who wears it. Unusable by Link.

Oracle of Ages

In Oracle of Ages, the Doggie Mask is part of the Trading Sequence. It is given by the Happy Mask Salesman in exchange for the Tasty Meat. The Mask is then given to Mamamu Yan in Lynna City for her dog. She gives Link the Dumbbell in return.

The Wind Waker

Main article: Hero's Charm
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In The Wind Waker, the Hero's Charm is a Mask Link can wear to view enemy and bosses' health bars when targeting. It is received after Link gives 40 Joy Pendants to Mrs. Marie in Windfall Island. In The Wind Waker HD, the Hero's Charm is instead located inside a Treasure Chest at the end of the Savage Labyrinth.

Jalhalla, the boss of the Earth Temple, is a mask that boasts control over Poes. Link must defeat the fifteen Poes that make up its body in order to defeat it.

The Minish Cap

Masks appear on walls in The Minish Cap, specifically the walls in Mayor Hagen's House and the Royal Hyrule Library. If Link uses the Pegasus Boots to Dash into the wall near a Mask, it will fall off and break on the ground, occasionally dropping Rupees.

Twilight Princess

Main articles: Hawkeye, Fused Shadow, and Zant Mask

In Twilight Princess, the Hawkeye is a Mask which, when worn, allows Link to view long distances. It is also compatible with the Hero's Bow, which produces a cross-hair for firing. The Mask can be bought from Malo in Kakariko Village's Malo Mart for 100 Rupees after completing Talo and Malo's Bow minigame.

The Fused Shadow is a type of Mask that possesses immense power. The Mask holds the magical power of the Dark Interlopers, and was used in the Interloper War. By order of the Goddesses, it was sealed away by the Spirits of Light. It was broken and divided into four parts, which Midna tasks Link with finding during the first half of the game. The helmet Midna wears is one part of the Fused Shadow.

The Zant Mask is an enemy that resembles a giant version of Zant's mask helmet. It only appears in the Palace of Twilight.

Breath of the Wild



List of Masks
Mask Defense Description

Bokoblin Mask
3 Kilton's handmade Bokoblin headgear. It's almost charming in a cute, monstrous kind of way... Equip it to blend in with Bokoblins.

Fierce Deity Mask
3 Legends say this mask was once worn by a hero from a world in which the moon threatened to fall. It looks scary, but wearing it offers fierce, godlike power.

Gerudo Veil
1 A mask worn by Gerudo women. It protects the skin from the harsh sun, but don't expect it to protect much in combat...

Korok Mask
1 A mask inspired by those fun-loving Koroks. It shakes when one is hiding nearby. It's a rather rare find.

Lizalfos Mask
3 Kilton's handmade Lizalfos headgear. It's designed to replicate the unique tongue and horn of the Lizalfos. Equip it to blend in with Lizalfos.

Lynel Mask
3 Kilton's handmade Lynel headgear. It's so well crafted, it can deceive a real Lynel. Equip it to blend in with Lynels, but don't linger too long. Those beasts are smart.

Majora's Mask
1 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.

Moblin Mask
3 Kilton's handmade Moblin headgear. It's designed to replicate the Moblin's distinct long nose and large horn. Equip it to blend in with Moblins.

Radiant Mask
3 A special mask for members of the Gerudo Secret Club. Painted with dye made from crushed luminous stones, it gives off a lurid, mysterious glow in the dark.

Sheik's Mask
2 A mask said to have been worn by a Sheikah who saved a time-traveling hero. Made from the finest of Sheikah stealth fabrics, it is the final word in undercover gear.

Stealth Mask
2 It may look like a regular cloth mask, but it was made using Sheikah crafting techniques to suppress the noisy rustling of clothes. Perfect for sneaking about.

Other Appearances

Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland

In Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland, Tingle receives a Mask for defeating Baron. The origin of this Mask is debated, with a different story told by each Bodyguard, and is immediately sold to that Bodyguard. It has no purpose beyond this financial reward.

Hyrule Warriors



Young Link wielding the Mask

In Hyrule Warriors, the Fierce Deity's Mask and the Hawkeye appear as an Attack Badge and an Assist Badge, respectively. The Fierce Deity's Mask Badge grants Warriors an additional Special Attack Gauge. A third gauge is granted by crafting its enhanced Badge. The Hawkeye Badge increases the duration of Bow power-ups. The duration can be further increased by crafting its enhanced Badge.

Several other Masks from Majora's Mask appear as unlockable Costumes in the Termina Map, which are included in the Majora's Mask DLC Pack. A Keaton Mask is also worn by Young Link over his head.

The Mask is also a class of Weapon used by Young Link, based on the Fierce Deity's Mask. It is associated with Darkness. While Young Link primarily uses the Kokiri Sword as his actual Weapon in battle, he can temporarily transform into the Fierce Deity as part of his Weak Point Smash, Special Attack, and predominately his Focus Spirit. While in Focus Spirit, the Kokiri Sword transforms into Fierce Deity's sword, and his attack power, speed and range is heightened for the duration of the Focus Spirit. As Young Link is able to play the Ocarina of Time to empty his Special Attack Meter and fill his Magic Meter, it is possible for Young Link to stay in his Focus Spirit for lengthy periods of time.

Variations

The default Mask is the Fierce Deity Mask. The second form of the Mask is the Furious Deity Mask, followed by the Vengeful Deity Mask.

In Hyrule Warriors Legends only, the fourth form of the Mask is the Inflamed Deity's Mask, which is associated with both the Elements of Fire and Darkness.

Weapon Power
Weapon Number of Stars
Tier Icon Element(s) 0 1 2 3 4 5
Lv.1
Fierce Deity Mask
Darkness 80 88 96 104 112 120
Lv.2
Furious Deity Mask
Darkness 150 165 180 195 210 225
Lv.3
Vengeful Deity Mask
Darkness 280 308 336 364 392 420
Lv.4 (HWL | HWDE)
Vengeful Deity Mask +
Darkness 500 550 600 650 700 750
Lv.4+ (HWL | HWDE)
Inflamed Deity's Mask
Darkness
Fire
500 550 600 650 700 750

Attack Combinations

Attack Pattern Effect
Y Y Y Y Y Y
Y Y Y Y X
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Y Y Y Y Y X
Weak Point Smash

Against Captains and Warriors, Young Link dons the Fierce Deity Mask and becomes the Fierce Deity briefly. He then slashes his enemy rapidly, along with any other enemies caught in the attack. Against Giant Bosses, Young Link transforms into the Fierce Deity as he charges his blade with power, then strikes the boss in an uppercut slash before leaping into the air. He then comes down at the boss, striking his blade into the boss's weak point.

Special Attack
Main article: Special Attack

Young Link dons the Fierce Deity's Mask and, after prepping his sword, swings it in a wide Spin Attack. This attack hits a wide range ahead and around Young Link, and carries the Darkness Element.

Focus Spirit
Main article: Focus Spirit

Upon activation, Young Link dons the Fierce Deity's Mask. Its power surges through his body, causing him to scream similarly to the Mask cutscenes in Majora's Mask. Young Link henceforth becomes the Fierce Deity for the duration of the Focus Spirit. During his Focus Spirit Attack, the Fierce Deity holds up his blade as Skull Kid, along with Tatl and Tael, appear dropping the Moon. The Fierce Deity then slashes the Moon in half, causing a powerful blow to the surrounding enemies in the shock wave's wake. When the Focus Spirit Gauge is depleted, the Fierce Deity leans back and performs a Spin Attack, bursting in Darkness energy in the process.

Cadence of Hyrule



Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity



Trivia

Nomenclature

Names in Other Regions
LanguageNamesMeanings
The People's Republic of China
ChineseSI
面具 (Miànjù) (OoT)[4] 
Canada
FrenchCA
Masque (MM3D)[3] 
The Italian Republic
Italian
Maschera (MM)[2]Mask
Latin America
SpanishLA
Máscara (MM3D)[1] 
This table was generated using translation pages.
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Gallery

  1. "Usa este icono para acceder a la pantalla de máscaras y ver las que posees." (Majora's Mask 3D manual, [which page?])
  2. "Nell'avventura di Link a Termina le maschere svolgono un ruolo importante."The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask | Nintendo 64 | Giochi | Nintendo, www.nintendo.it, retrieved September 10, 2020.
  3. "Faites glisser un masque vers un emplacement pour l'y assigner." (Majora's Mask 3D manual, [which page?])
  4. Ocarina of Time manual, iQue version, pg. 26