Mask of Truth

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The Mask of Truth is a recurring Item in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2][name references needed] Its distinctive design prominently features a Sheikah Eye Symbol.

Location and Uses

Ocarina of Time

In Ocarina of Time, the Mask of Truth can be borrowed from the Happy Mask Shop after completing the Mask Trading Sequence. Wearing the mask allows Link to speak to Gossip Stones to learn new things about Hyrule and its inhabitants. The Happy Mask Shop Owner mentions that the mask was passed down by the Sheikah.[3]

If Link wears the Mask of Truth in the Forest Stage of the Lost Woods, he will receive a Deku Nut upgrade.

Majora's Mask

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

That is the Mask of Truth, isn't it?

You have a frightful mask. But being able to see into people's hearts and minds seems useful...

In Majora's Mask, the Mask of Truth is given to Link by the Cursed Rich Man in the Swamp Spider House. According to him, he was told that he could become rich if he were to look inside, and was then given the mask. However, he became cursed as he went inside, and was turned into a Skulltula-like creature.[4] He tasks Link with defeating the 30 Gold Skulltulas in the house to lift the curse, and rewards him with the Mask of Truth as thanks.

Wearing the mask allows Link to speak with Gossip Stones.[5] Many Gossip Stones give clues on how to find other masks. The mask also imbues Link the ability to read animals' minds.[6] This is mainly used in the Doggy Race to see which dog might win.[7] The item description for this mask is the only direct reference to the Sheikah made in the game.[8]

In Majora's Mask 3D, due to the lack of rumble feature and the Shard of Agony, the Mask of Truth can locate hidden grottos. Wearing the mask causes the ground above the grotto to glow. However, this ability is never explained in the game.

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, the Mask of Truth appears as a Costume for Impa that can be obtained in the Termina Map in Adventure Mode. The Mask of Truth also appears as an Item Card on the Termina Map. Using the Mask of Truth Item Card on a Map square activates Majora's Power on that Map square, giving Warriors a temporary defense boost in the next Battle on that square.

Cadence of Hyrule

The Mask of Truth appears as an Item for Skull Kid in the Symphony of the Mask DLC pack, found in the River of Ice by giving the fisherman a Golden Fish.[9] When equipped, Skull Kid is able to use a Titanium Dagger and gains the ability to see through some Objects.[2]

Trivia

  • In Majora's Mask, a Gossip Stone inside the Link Dungeon gives Link a clue on how to obtain the mask. However, the clue is only accessible if he already has the mask.[10]

Nomenclature

Names in Other Regions
LanguageNamesMeanings
Japan
Japanese
まことのお面 (Makoto no Omen) (OoT | CoH)[15][16]Same as English.
Canada
FrenchCA
Masque de vérité (CoH)[23]Same as English.
The French Republic
FrenchEU
Masque de vérité (HWDE | CoH)[19][20]Same as English.
The Federal Republic of Germany
German
Maske der Wahrheit (HWDE | CoH)[17][18]Same as English.
The Italian Republic
Italian
  • Maschera della Verità (OoT | MM)[14]
  • Maschera della verità (OoT3D | MM3D | CoH)[11][12][13]
  • Mask of Truth
  • Same as English.
The Republic of Korea
Korean
진실의 가면 (Jinsil-ui Gamyeon) (CoH)[22]Same as English.
Latin America
SpanishLA
Máscara de la verdad (CoH)[21]Same as English.
The Kingdom of Spain
SpanishEU
Máscara de la verdad (CoH)Same as English.
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Gallery

References

  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 131 (OoT | MM)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Mask of Truth Kid
    A mask that can see the truth, revealing all items, even ones inside chests and other objects. Attacks with a titanium dagger.
    " — Inventory (Cadence of Hyrule)
  3. "This is the Mask of Truth. It is a mysterious mask passed down by the Sheikah." — Happy Mask Salesman (Ocarina of Time)
  4. "You see, a while back, someone told me I could become rich and he gave me this mask. He said the instructions were inscribed somewhere in here, but when I went to look, I was cursed!" — Cursed Rich Man (Majora's Mask)
  5. "This mask allows you to hear and understand the wisdom of Gossip Stones and the thoughts of animals..." — Select Item Screen (Majora's Mask)
  6. "The mask that can see into people's hearts and minds also seems to work on animals as well..." — Gossip Stone (Majora's Mask)
  7. "Ruff! My four paws feel lighter than usual today!" — Dog (Majora's Mask)
  8. "You got the Mask of Truth! This is the same mask the Sheikah spoke of!" — Game Screen (Majora's Mask)
  9. "In any case, thanks for sharing, traveler. Take this as a reward!" — Fisherman (Cadence of Hyrule)
  10. "It seems the one cursed by the strange, sparkling gold spiders had the Mask of Truth..." — Gossip Stone (Majora's Mask)
  11. "Maschera della verità - Non in vendita" — Happy Mask Shop (Ocarina of Time 3D, Italian localization)
  12. "Hai ottenuto la maschera della verità!" — N/A (Majora's Mask 3D, Italian localization)
  13. "Maschera della verità Kid" — Inventory (Cadence of Hyrule, Italian localization)
  14. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 131
  15. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Shogakukan, pg. 152
  16. "まことのお面 Kid" — Inventory (Cadence of Hyrule, Japanese localization)
  17. "Maske der Wahrheit: Du erleidest zeitweilig nur halben Schaden." — Tutorial (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  18. "Maske der Wahrheit Kid" — Inventory (Cadence of Hyrule, German localization)
  19. "Masque de vérité : utilisez-le sur l'écran d'exploration pour temporairement diviser par 2 les dégâts subis." — Tutorial (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, European French localization)
  20. "Masque de vérité Kid" — Inventory (Cadence of Hyrule, European French localization)
  21. "Máscara de la verdad Kid" — Inventory (Cadence of Hyrule, European Spanish localization)
  22. "진실의 가면 Kid" — Inventory (Cadence of Hyrule, Korean localization)
  23. "Masque de vérité Kid" — Inventory (Cadence of Hyrule, Canadian French localization)
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