History Headscratchers / TheLegendofZeldaMajorasMask

17th Sep '17 2:24:21 AM PandaXclone2
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** If it's any consolation, this appears to have been an oversight by the developers as they have patched it in the 3DS remake after initial release.
16th Sep '17 9:01:03 PM SoullessRaptor
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** Perhaps it's less a question of "survival" so much as that Goron Link would be stuck. They sink, they can't really do much to get out of that predicament, so the cosmic equivalent of Mario Kart's Lakitu grabs you and drops you back to shore.


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** Perception, perhaps. The Gorons so desperately want to believe that their hero and icon Darmani is back that they'll overlook the sudden addition of attire, perhaps chalking it up to the preternatural cold. The Zora accept that Mikau is a rockstar, and that he may perhaps do things like run off to the town and get a dye job, pick up some new clothes, etc. Imagine it similarly to a modern celebrity doing something garish and outlandish. Generally kinda gets shrugged off.
16th Sep '17 8:52:09 PM SoullessRaptor
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** Perhaps the masks are, in some fashion, less a physical object and more a tangible manifestation of a concept/hope. They aren't simple wooden blocks, but concepts, in a way. Proof of accomplishment, manifestations of hopes and dreams, etc.

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** Perhaps the masks are, in some fashion, less a physical object and more a tangible manifestation of a concept/hope. They aren't simple wooden blocks, but concepts, in a way. way. Proof of accomplishment, manifestations of hopes and dreams, etc.
16th Sep '17 8:51:21 PM SoullessRaptor
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** Possibly, they did a sort of brute-force mind wipe, or attempted a finer one but were unable to due to some combination of Romani's age and/or species.


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** Perhaps the masks are, in some fashion, less a physical object and more a tangible manifestation of a concept/hope. They aren't simple wooden blocks, but concepts, in a way. Proof of accomplishment, manifestations of hopes and dreams, etc.
17th Aug '17 10:50:41 AM jackpotofrainbow
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*** I think it's a bit of an anticlimax to have something like [[MysticalPregnancy]] used as a mean to the relatively mundane end of teaching a song, even a magical song. Granted, if we accept that hypothesis we can speculate that the magical pregnancy would also lead to other, more epic results, but still...

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*** I think it's a bit of an anticlimax to have something like [[MysticalPregnancy]] [[MysticalPregnancy magical pregnancy]] used as a mean to the relatively mundane end of teaching a song, even a magical song. Granted, if we accept that hypothesis we can speculate that the magical pregnancy would also lead to other, more epic results, but still...
17th Aug '17 10:49:53 AM jackpotofrainbow
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*** I think it's a bit of an anticlimax to have something like [[MysticalPregnancy]] used as a mean to the relatively mundane end of teaching a song, even a magical song. Granted, if we accept that hypothesis we can speculate that the magical pregnancy would also lead to other, more epic results, but still...
20th Jul '17 10:09:40 PM sugaricequeen
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*** The end credits show that he did at least stay for some of it - we can see him, under the guise of Mikau, playing guitar alongside the Indigo-Gos for their carnival performance.
7th Jul '17 8:09:47 AM Olafur
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*** Couldn't he at least have stayed for the carnival? Sure, Tatl basically told him to piss off, but he saved their world, couldn't he at least get the honor of attending the carnival? That was one thing that annoyed me about the ending.
18th Jun '17 9:04:15 AM PyrosNine
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** The solution lies in the masks (and some of the items)- each mask is proof that Link did something, just like the Boss's remains, which let Link force the results of previous loops despite seemingly not performing the actions. Each "trouble" resolved results in a mask, and each mask exists as not only a tool to use but also to force previous timeloops on the current. You're basically carrying all your previous timeloops in the form of masks, and they collapse possibilities when used. For example, you'll notice that some of the masks you get for completing tasks make those tasks much, much easier in subsequent loops, such as the Skull and Gibdo masks, and the ultimate form is the Boss's remains, which let you immediately resolve each area's problem by directly fighting the boss again. The ultimate mask, the Fierce Deity's mask, can be also thought of the "ultimate proof" that you helped everyone, and upon defeating Majora you resolve every plotpoint at once via time compression. It can be assumed that if you had to do one more timeloop after that, with the power of the Fierce Deity you could resolve everything in three days (and you can!)
4th Jun '17 9:28:20 PM Sammettik
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[[folder:Lobotomization]]
* Why do people seem to think that Romani was lobotomized? Sure, she doesn't seem to recognize you if you talk to her after failing to stop the "aliens," but it seems more to me like she suffered a ''huge'' HeroicBSOD. Jeez, why do people have to think the worst case scenario for ''everything''?
** This is a 7+ or so game where a moon with a terrifying face is about to end the world[[note]][[spoiler:[[NoOntologicalInertia the moon]] ''[[NoOntologicalInertia dissolves]]'' after you beat Majora, so it's likely that it's not the ''real'' moon, [[http://dnd-wiki.org/wiki/Just_3_Days_(3.5e_Epic_Spell) just something Majora conjured up with its magic]]]][[/note]], an EldritchAbomination with a child's mind is running around making everyone's life a misery in the three days they have left, and a number of named sentient characters die on-screen, one of whom you can kill yourself. [[InsaneTrollLogic Why wouldn't we assume the worst?]]
** Well, I talked about this before and from what I found out, if Romani wasn't lobotomized, she must have gotten something more drastic than a simple "WTF are you doing in our ship!? *immediate booting traumatized, BSOD-ing Romani overboard*".
** ...I hate to say this, but, if not the lobotomy, [[RapeAsDrama maybe traumatic probing]].
** I assume MindRape. She has no clue who you are, even if you did meet her before, and she has that vacant stare...
** It could just be a simple case of [[LaserGuidedAmnesia having her memory wiped as well]]. Obviously the aliens aren't going to send her back running rampant with fantastic stories of their existence, so they erase her mind and send her back, displaying all of the classic traits of amnesia. It would probably start to clear up in a few days, if they had a few days...
** Or she could just have gone insane from seeing alien tech and being in space. We wouldn't think anything of it, since we've seen depictions of advanced tech. But imagine someone from pseudo Middle Ages being in space and witnessing bizarre tech that she couldn't even comprehend. Even modern-day tech would traumatize an ancient person.
** It's like a caveman in a modern town, it'll just go smashing stuff and be afraid of everything on fire.
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[[folder:Aliens]]
* Why do people insist the cattle-stealing creatures are aliens? I mean, while they fly, they seem to fly along the ground when they take off.
** AliensStealCattle.
** Not to mention, the music playing at that part sounds vaguely other-worldly, and the tractor-beam-esque abduction of Romani certainly calls aliens to mind. Then there's the fact that unlike "regular" monsters, no one knows anything about Them (just look at their name!).
** I'd like to add that Cremia quotes Romani calling Them "ghosts" when you're helping defend her milk jugs.
** [[DoubleEntendre And her caravan.]]
** This could be because the concept of extraterrestrial life forms is unknown to these people and she goes with "ghosts" because they resemble Poes.
** Anyone with a knowledge of extraterrestrials will tell you that "They" look exactly like the Flatwoods Monster.
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[[folder:Grinning moon]]
* Okay, I got another one in regards to our old friend, the Moon. Why do fans keep thinking its ugly face is grinning? On the off days I actually feel like looking at the thing, it certainly doesn't look like it's grinning to me; it's quite obviously grimacing in pain or it's just pissed off. I wouldn't call that toothy-mouthed expression a smile in any way.
** According to ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'', the moon's actually terrified. It knows it's being pulled closer and closer to the Earth and there's nothing it can do about it. The grimace? It's bracing itself for the eventual impact.
** Okay, that's a dandy explanation for why its face is like that and ''BITF'' is great. Still doesn't explain why people think it's grinning, though.
** [[FanDumb Fans are weird.]] Most fan culture makes no sense compared to the source. If the "Moon's Tear" didn't give them the hint, nothing will.
** Precisely. Unless it's actually secretly crying with laughter because it's just one big nutcase that finds this whole thing funny, I do not see a smile on that thing's mouth at all. If that's a smile, then I'm Romani's uncle.
** After seeing Majora's Incarnation, I'd be willing to assume the Moon and anything else that closely related to Majora is a nutcase. Though personally, it appears more of an angry face to me.
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