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Majora's Mask
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Pronunciation /məˈdʒɔəɹə/ mə-JOAR[1]
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Location(s) Kolomo Garrison Ruins (BotW)
Strength 1 (BotW)
Comparable Item(s) Fused Shadow
Skull Kid's Hat (HWL | HWDE)
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Majora's Mask is a recurring item and object in The Legend of Zelda series.[2][3]

Location and Uses

Majora's Mask

Majora's Mask is first introduced after the Happy Mask Salesman removes the curse that was placed on Link by Skull Kid. The Salesman explains that the Mask is an ancient artifact that was used by an ancient tribe for its bewitching rituals, but the 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 salesman fears the great devastation that could befall Termina if the Mask is not taken back from the Skull Kid.[4]

When the Skull Kid donned the 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.[5][6]

For a majority of the game, the Mask is worn by Skull Kid on the Clock Tower, drawing the Moon to Termina.[7] 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 evil.[8] Prior to the game's events, Skull Kid used the power of the Mask to prank and curse others around him, such as Kafei.[9]

After the Four Giants are called, the Mask abandons Skull Kid and enters the Moon so that it can push it through the Giants' blockade and complete its destructive path.[10][11] Link then proceeds to follow Majora's Mask into the Moon.[12] Once inside, he finds four children wearing the boss Remains and one lonely child under a Tree wearing Majora's Mask. 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.

After the young hero and Tatl defeat Majora's Mask, they return to the land of Termina where the Happy Mask Salesman informs them that the evil inside the Mask has disappeared.[13] The Mask is last seen as the Happy Mask Salesman departs with it in his hands.

Majora's Mask

Tatl's Comment

What?! You don't know?

Majora's Mask

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

Remember your battles!
When a fight is too tough head on, you've always had luck approaching the situation from a different angle... (MM3D)

Majora's Mask first form

When the battle starts, Majora's Mask comes to life and grows hairlike tentacles. To defeat it, Link must first stun the Mask with any projectile by hitting it in the back. This will make the Mask 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 Z-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 the Mask has taken enough damage, the four boss Remains will begin to attack Link as well, shooting energy bolts 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 deflected back at the Mask with the Mirror Shield. Majora's Mask can also use its tentacles to perform a whirling attack. The attack cannot be blocked, but it can be countered with a Spin Attack, causing the Mask to become stunned.

Majora's Incarnation

Tatl's Comment

What?! You don't know?

Majora's Incarnation

Remember your battles! When you fought things that ran around, didn't you battle them using your own body? (MM)

Remember your strategies!
Chase fast-moving enemies.
Aim at faraway enemies.
You've done this all before! (MM3D)

Majora's Incarnation

After the Mask form is defeated, it loses its tentacles and grows a set of arms and legs, as well as a tiny, one-eyed head with horns. This form of Majora's Mask will run around the room, pausing every now and then to perform a variety of dances, including the moonwalk and Kozachok, pirouettes, and jumping jacks or to make taunting gestures at Link. Its only attack is a rapid-fire barrage of energy bolts it fires from its hands. To defeat Majora's Incarnation, Link must hit it with either his Sword or Bow when it stops dancing. When hit, it will fall to the ground on its face and flail about. After being struck a few times with the Sword, it will get up again. During the entire battle, Majora's Incarnation makes clucking and whooping noises, and emits a high-pitched screech whenever struck. Though seemingly weaker than its other forms, its speed makes it hard to hit.

Majora's Wrath

Tatl's Comment

What?! You don't know?

Majora's Wrath

Think about battles and weapons! When you had the chance before an enemy was about to attack, didn't you usually try shooting it? (MM)

Observe the enemy!
Even the most powerful of enemies has a weak spot. Figure out what it is and catch them off guard! (MM3D)

Majora's Wrath

After the final scream from Majora's Incarnation is heard, it stands up to assume its final form. Its muscles then begin to throb and inflate into a more humanoid shape. Whip-like tentacles also shoot out from its hands, and a new head bursts forth from its neck, becoming Majora's Wrath. To defeat Majora's Wrath, Link must use a projectile weapon to stun it while it is immobile. He can then strike it with a Light Arrow or his Sword. It often jumps from one side of the arena to the other. Its attacks are fast-hitting, but slow to wind up, giving Link a window of opportunity to attack. Majora's Wrath attacks by whipping its tentacles three times, throwing giant spinning tops lined with spikes, grabbing Link and tossing him across the room, and using a furious whipping attack with an accompanying shriek. Most of Majora's Wrath's attacks have a long reach which allows it to attack numerous times in succession. Defeating Majora's Wrath causes the monster to disintegrate into ashes.

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 the Mask is the genuine article, as it is unclear how and when Majora's Mask would have been found in the Downfall Timeline. The Mask cannot be worn, although Link can merge into the wall behind it to create an illusion of wearing it. The Mask was placed in the game as a hint of the Nintendo 3DS remake of Majora's Mask.[14]


Breath of the Wild

In Breath of the Wild, Majora's Mask appears as an Armor in The Master Trials DLC Pack. Obtaining Majora's Mask is the objective of the Side Quest "EX Treasure: Ancient Mask". The Mask is mentioned in Misko's EX Journal in the Outpost Ruins, while the Mask itself is hidden in a Treasure Chest at the Kolomo Garrison Ruins. After obtaining Majora's Mask, Granté will begin selling it for 50 Rupees.{{Note|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 Mask.[15] The description of Majora's Mask was changed in the Version 1.3.3 Update as the Mask could now be replaced.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Nomenclature

Mujura, the Japanese name for Majora, was created by Takaya Imamura, designer of the Mask and art director for the original game. He created the word by combining Imamura, his last name, with Jumanji.[17]

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland EnglishUK Majora's Mask (HWL)
French Republic FrenchEU Masque de Skull Kid (HWL)
Federal Republic of Germany German Horror Kids Maske (HWL)
Italian Republic Italian Maschera di Skull Kid (HWL)
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Máscara de Skull Kid (HWL)
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Language Name
Majora's Mask Majora's Incarnation Majora's Wrath
Japan Japanese ムジュラの仮面 (Mujura no Kamen) ムジュラの化身 (Mujura no Keshin) ムジュラの魔人 (Mujura no Majin)
French-speaking countries French Masque de Majora Incarnation de Majora Magicien Majora
Federal Republic of Germany German Majoras Maske Triforce piece.png Majoras Inkarnation Majoras Magier
Italian Republic Italian La Maschera di Majora (MM3D) L'incarnazione di Majora (MM3D) Lo Spirito Funesto di Majora (MM3D)
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Máscara de Majora Encarnación de Majora Mago de Majora
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Máscara de Majora (MM3D) Encarnación de Majora (MM3D) Ira de Majora (MM3D)

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Notes

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 (MM3D)
  3. "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)
  4. "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)
  5. "When a Skull Kid steals Majora's Mask from a traveling mask salesman, the combination of the Skull Kid's burdened heart and the evil magic within Majora's Mask transforms the world into the land of Termina." (Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 36)
  6. "Termina is a parallel world with its own distinct culture, which is perhaps influenced by Majora's ancient tribe. This land is also inhabited by races and people similar to those found in Hyrule, which were constructed from the Skull Kid's memories and delusions." (Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 36)
  7. "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)
  8. "The power of the mask made him do it. It was too much for the Skull Kid to handle." — Tael (Majora's Mask)
  9. "I was turned into this by a strange imp wearing a mask..." — Kafei (Majora's Mask)
  10. "A puppet that can no longer be used is mere garbage. This puppet's role has just ended..." — Majora's Mask (Majora's Mask)
  11. "I...I shall consume. Consume...Consume everything." — Moon (Majora's Mask)
  12. "Well? You're going in, aren't you? ...We can't do anything down here. Let's go!" — Tatl (Majora's Mask)
  13. "Oh...So the evil has left the mask after all..." — Happy Mask Salesman (Majora's Mask)
  14. "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)
  15. "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)
  16. Hyrule Historia, pg. 177
  17. "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)
Masks in Majora's Mask
Postman'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 MaskMaskMM Masks.png

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