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This article is about the antagonist of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. For the information on the game itself, see The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.
“A puppet that can no longer be used is mere garbage. This puppet's role has just ended...”
Majora's Mask, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

Majora's Mask is an evil, heart-shaped mask with reality-bending powers and a will of its own. It is the titular object and the main antagonist of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, and is also featured in the game's logo. For most of the game, Majora's Mask possesses the Skull Kid. Majora's Mask is dark purple, and besides having some tribal markings, it is painted dark red paint around its eyes and at its bottom. Majora's Mask has glowing, orange eyes with light green pupils. It also has yellow spikes on its sides with points fading into other colors. Majora's Mask was used in an ancient tribe's hexing rituals and was later sealed away because of its evil magic.

Besides The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Majora's Mask has made a few minor appearances in the Super Smash Bros. series, as a purchasable item in a few Animal Crossing games and, similarly, in Hyrule Warriors and its reissues.


The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask[edit]

Link fighting Majora's Mask

In The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Majora's Mask is an accursed item from legend that is said to have been used by an ancient tribe in its hexing rituals. The legend goes on to say that an evil and wicked power comes upon the one who wears the mask. The troubles caused by Majora's Mask were so great that the people of old hid the mask forever, preventing its misuse. The tribe eventually died out, and the true nature of the mask was no longer known.

The Happy Mask Salesman sets out on a quest to find the mask. He goes to great lengths to find the legendary mask and eventually obtains it. As the he continues his travels across the world, Skull Kid, who enjoys playing pranks, knocked out the salesman and began looking at his bag of masks. He eventually found Majora's Mask and began wearing it, influencing his mischievous nature into becoming more maniacal. The mask eventually consumed him entirely, making him evil.

Majora's Mask forces Skull Kid to manipulate the Moon. The moon is taken out of its orbit and is set to crash into Termina. Near the end of his journey, Link manages to save Termina by calling on the Four Giants to stop the Moon from crashing into the world. At this, Majora's Mask abandons Skull Kid and takes control of the moon itself, continuing to push against the giants. Link and Tatl follow it into the moon for a final battle.

In the final battle, Majora takes on three forms, the first one being Majora's Mask itself. In the first phase, Majora's Mask is fought, during which its spikes begin to move and thin tentacle-like objects grow from its back. Majora's Mask sometimes uses its tentacles in a whirling attack. After taking a certain amount of damage, Majora's Mask summons the four boss masks to help it in the battle. To defeat the mask, Link must shoot a projectile weapon from behind Majora's Mask, causing it the collapse and giving Link the opportunity to strike Majora's Mask with his sword. However, it must be a strike to the back to stun it. After Majora's Mask has taken enough damage and shoot energy beams at Link. With his Mirror Shield, Link can deflect the beams back at Majora's Mask. Even after Majora's Mask is defeated, it is still seen as being the base for Majora's second form, Majora's Incarnation.

Once its final form, Majora's Wrath, is destroyed, the evil power leaves the mask, leaving it harmless and inert. The Happy Mask Salesman reacquires it in Termina Field before continuing his travels.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask manga[edit]

In the The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask manga by Akira Himekawa, the backstory to Majora's Mask is explained. In this story, Majora's Mask is revealed to have been made from the armor of a legendary beast named Majora that lived around ten million years before the events of Majora's Mask. The land in which Majora lived was not moving, but not dead either, nor had it stopped. According to a myth devised "by the humans themselves," the armor worn by Majora was supposed to grant wishes and hold a great and terrible power. Warriors, adventurers, soldiers, men, and women sought after Majora for its armor, but all of them were killed by Majora.

After centuries of a solitary existence, a human, disguised as a musician bearing a slight resemblance to the Fierce Deity, approached Majora, and offered it eternal rest, not by fighting, but by playing music. As the human beat a drum he carried with him, "making time move", Majora began to dance for three days, and on the fourth day, died. All that remained of the beast was his armor. From the armor, the human carved Majora's Mask; by doing so, all of Majora's power was sealed in the mask. The human believed that by creating the mask, Majora's power would no longer be a threat. He threw the mask in an abyss and it was lost for centuries. The three days of dancing followed by death parallels the three days before the Moon collides with Termina and destroys it.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Melee, the Trophy Tussle 3 event match takes place on a large Majora's Mask platform. The objective is to defeat all the enemies within three minutes, which rewards the player with the Majora's Mask trophy.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, while Majora's Mask has no standalone role, it is seen in the Skull Kid sticker.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Majora's Mask returns as a standalone trophy, which can be obtained by collecting all custom Headgear options for the Mii Fighter. Additionally, Majora's Mask also appears as a DLC Headgear option for Mii Fighters. Skull Kid is shown wearing Majora's Mask again, both when summoned as an Assist Trophy and in Skull Kid's trophy.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Majora's Mask appears as a spirit. It also appears in Skull Kid's trophy and is even in that spirit's name, "Skull Kid & Majora's Mask".

Animal Crossing series[edit]

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Majora's Mask can be purchased from Tom Nook's Store for 6,000 points. If the player wears Majora's Mask around town at night, its eyes consistently stay the same bright yellow-orange, and are not obscured by the shadows as the player turns.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the player can receive Majora's Mask from either Timmy or Tommy Nook at their store if fortune 9 is redeemed at their shop.

Hyrule Warriors[edit]

In Hyrule Warriors, Majora's Mask is included in the Majora's Mask Pack. In it, Majora's Mask is included in Young Link's Focus Spirit (worn by Skull Kid), is a part of Lana's Skull Kid costume, and is a part of one of Cia's costumes. In one mission after obtaining all of the Gold Skulltulas, Lana appears as the main enemy, seemingly having been taken over by the mask like the Skull Kid.

Majora's Mask is one of the Item Cards found on the Termina Map in Adventure Mode. Using it on the search screen fills the Magic and SP gauges for one battle.

In Hyrule Warriors Legends, Skull Kid, who is wearing Majora's Mask, appears as a playable character. He uses an Ocarina as his weapon and can use it to command Tatl & Tael to attack enemies. There is also a weapon called Majora's Ocarina which is an Ocarina modeled after Majora's Mask itself and Skull Kid's Level 3 weapon in his Ocarina moveset. Skull Kid, and therefore Majora's Mask, is retained in Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition. By using a download code included with Hyrule Warriors Legends, the player can also unlock Skull Kid in the original Hyrule Warriors.

In addition to Tatl, Tael, and his Puppets from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Skull Kid can use the power of Majora's Mask during certain combos, allowing him to fire spheres of dark energy, and can also create a Dark Magic Circle during his Special Attack. He also uses a mini-soccer ball sized Moon as part of his Focus Spirit attack.

Majora's Mask also appears as Skull Kid's Gold Material drop. There is also a Fairy Clothing Headgear option for Companion Fairies based on Majora's Mask called the Trickster Mask which has a Darkness Elemental Attribute.


Super Smash Bros. Melee trophy[edit]

Image First game Description
Majora's Mask SSBM trophy.png The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
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.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy[edit]

Image Category Appears in Trophy Box Description
Majora's Mask SSB for Wii U trophy.png Series Related N64 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (10/2000) 25: Ocarina of Time & Majora's Mask Flag of USA.png Created for the most hexing rituals, this mask is infused with such dark magic that it becomes 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!
Flag of Europe.png 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 till you see its other forms!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit[edit]

# Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain
209 Majora's Mask SSBU Majora's Mask Spirit.png The Legend of Zelda Series Support (1) Ace Trade-Off Ability ↑ Timmy and Tommy's