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Mask of Truth

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Mask of Truth
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Use(s) Talk to Gossip Stones
Read animals' minds (MM)
Detect Hidden Grottos (MM3D)

The Mask of Truth is a recurring item in The Legend of Zelda series.[1] 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.[2]

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 Comment

You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?

Mask of Truth

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.[3] 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.[4] Many Gossip Stones give clues on how to find other masks. The mask also imbues Link the ability to read animals' minds.[5] This is mainly used in the Doggy Race to see which dog might win.[6] The item description for this mask is the only direct reference to the Sheikah made in the game.[7]

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.

Non-Canon 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.

Trivia

  • In Majora's Mask, a Gossip Stone inside the Moon's Link Dungeon gives Link a clue on how to obtain the mask. However, the clue is only accessible if he already has the mask.[8]

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland EnglishUK Mask of Truth (OoT | OoT3D | MM | MM3D)
Japan Japanese まことの仮面 (Makoto no Kamen) Mask of Truth
People's Republic of China ChineseSI 真实面具 (Zhēnshí Miànjù) Mask of Truth
Canada FrenchCA Masque de Vérité (MM3D) Mask of Truth
French Republic FrenchEU Masque de Vérité (OoT | OoT3D | MM | MM3D) Mask of Truth
Federal Republic of Germany German Maske des Wissens (OoT | OoT3D)
Maske der Wahrheit (MM | MM3D)
Mask of Knowledge
Mask of Truth
Italian Republic Italian Maschera della Verità (OoT3D | MM3D) Mask of Truth
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Máscara de la Verdad (OoT3D | MM | MM3D) Mask of Truth
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Máscara de la Verdad (MM3D) Mask of Truth

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References

  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 131 (OoT | MM)
  2. "This is the Mask of Truth. It is a mysterious mask passed down by the Sheikah." — Happy Mask Shop Owner (Ocarina of Time)
  3. "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)
  4. "This mask allows you to hear and understand the wisdom of Gossip Stones and the thoughts of animals..." — Description (Majora's Mask)
  5. "The mask that can see into people's hearts and minds also seems to work on animals as well..." — Gossip Stone (Majora's Mask)
  6. "Ruff! My four paws feel lighter than usual today!" — Dog (Majora's Mask)
  7. "You got the Mask of Truth! This is the same mask the Sheikah spoke of!" — Description (Majora's Mask)
  8. "It seems the one cursed by the strange, sparkling gold spiders had the Mask of Truth..." — Gossip Stone (Majora's Mask)
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