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''Majora's Mask'', the sixth game in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series, is a followup to ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' in terms of both story and gameplay. The development team re-used the engine and character models from ''Ocarina of Time'', which reduced the development time of this game to one year. The game was notable both for being the [[DarkierAndEdgier darkest]] entry in the series at the time and still in the running for in the present, and being one of two games that required the [=N64=] Expansion Pack alongside ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', (though technically, ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' needed it as well in order to function properly).

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''Majora's Mask'', the sixth game in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series, is a followup to ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' in terms of both story and gameplay. The development team re-used the engine and character models from ''Ocarina of Time'', which reduced the development time of this game to one year. The game was notable both for being the [[DarkierAndEdgier [[DarkerAndEdgier darkest]] entry in the series at the time and still in the running for in the present, and being one of two games that required the [=N64=] Expansion Pack alongside ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', (though technically, ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' needed it as well in order to function properly).
15th Sep '16 7:11:57 AM Prometheus117
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''Majora's Mask'', the sixth game in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series, is a followup to ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' in terms of both story and gameplay. The development team re-used the engine and character models from ''Ocarina of Time'', which reduced the development time of this game to one year.

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''Majora's Mask'', the sixth game in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series, is a followup to ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' in terms of both story and gameplay. The development team re-used the engine and character models from ''Ocarina of Time'', which reduced the development time of this game to one year. \n The game was notable both for being the [[DarkierAndEdgier darkest]] entry in the series at the time and still in the running for in the present, and being one of two games that required the [=N64=] Expansion Pack alongside ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', (though technically, ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' needed it as well in order to function properly).
7th Sep '16 11:45:31 AM HeraldAlberich
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Link soon discovers that he has fallen into the parallel world of Termina, the residents of which are preparaing for the annual Carnival of Time. But a sinister omen hangs in the sky: The Skull Kid has taken control of the moon, and [[ColonyDrop he intends to crash it into Termina]] within three days. [[ApocalypseHow The impact will wipe out everyone and everything]].

Link eventually regains both his Ocarina and his true form, then sets out on a quest to [[SaveTheWorld save Termina]] by traveling across the land to awaken its slumbering guardians. Link has two special skills to exploit in his new quest: He can gather and wear different masks to transform into new forms (each form has its own unique abilities), and he can use the Ocarina of Time to time travel back to the beginning of his quest (which is necessary to get the additional time needed for unraveling the Skull Kid's plot).

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Link soon discovers that he has fallen into the parallel world of Termina, the residents of which are preparaing for the annual Carnival of Time. But a sinister omen hangs in the sky: The Skull Kid has taken control of the moon, and [[ColonyDrop he intends to crash it into Termina]] within three days. [[ApocalypseHow The impact will wipe out everyone and everything]].

everything.]]

Link eventually regains both his Ocarina and his true form, then sets out on a quest to [[SaveTheWorld save Termina]] by traveling across the land to awaken its slumbering guardians. Link has two special skills to exploit in his new quest: He can gather and wear different masks to transform into new forms (each form has its own unique abilities), and he can use the Ocarina of Time to time travel back to the beginning of his quest (which is necessary to get gives him the additional time needed for unraveling to unravel the Skull Kid's plot).



* AerithAndBob: The members of the Indigo-Gos are named Mikau, Japas, Tijo, Toto...and Evan and Lulu.

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* AerithAndBob: The members of the Indigo-Gos are named Mikau, Japas, Tijo, Toto... and Evan and Lulu.



* AlternateSelf: Most moderately-significant characters, and even a few significant ones like Tatl, are implied to be alternate versions of characters from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''. For example: The Gorman brothers are three alternates of Ingo, who is in turn an {{expy}} of a certain [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros plumber's brother]].

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* AlternateSelf: Most moderately-significant characters, and even a few significant ones like Tatl, are implied to be alternate versions of characters from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''. For example: The example, the Gorman brothers are three alternates of Ingo, who is in turn an {{expy}} of a certain [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros plumber's brother]].



** Beating a dungeon boss and claiming its mask will allow you to warp to the boss room of that dungeons and fight the boss again if you go back in time and revisit the dungeon. This was done to ease the pain of getting to the bosses for a rematch if you need to trigger specific events that only occur when a boss is defeated.

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** Beating a dungeon boss and claiming its mask will allow you to warp to the boss room of that dungeons dungeon and fight the boss again if you go back in time and revisit the dungeon. This was done to ease the pain of getting to the bosses for a rematch if you need to trigger specific events that only occur when a boss is defeated.



* BagOfSpilling: This is a {{Zig Zagged|Trope}}. Link doesn't keep any of the items he had at the end of ''Ocarina of Time'' other than his sword, the eponymous instrument (a gift from Zelda), a metal shield (similar to the Hylian Shield in design), and Epona (whom he never got to ride as a kid). Not having all of the items from ''Ocarina'' is {{Justified|Trope}} by how that game ends (Zelda [[ResetButton sends Link back in time to stop Ganon before he can get the Triforce]]).

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* BagOfSpilling: This is a {{Zig Zagged|Trope}}.ZigZaggedTrope. Link doesn't keep any of the items he had at the end of ''Ocarina of Time'' other than his sword, the eponymous instrument (a gift from Zelda), a metal shield (similar to the Hylian Shield in design), and Epona (whom he never got to ride as a kid). Not having all of the items from ''Ocarina'' is {{Justified|Trope}} by how that game ends (Zelda [[ResetButton sends Link back in time to stop Ganon before he can get the Triforce]]).



* BanditMook: The Takkuri, a goofy vulture-like creature that hangs out near Milk Road, will do its best to ram into you on sight. If it does, you may lose hundreds of Rupees--or worse, an irreplaceable piece of equipment such as a bottle or your sword. If you lose an item, the only ways to get it back are to either purchase it from the Curiosity Shop (who is apparently the Takkuri's fence) or use the Song of Time to force a reset. If you manage to kill the Takkuri, it drops a Golden Rupee worth 200 rupees.

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* BanditMook: The Takkuri, a goofy vulture-like creature that hangs out near Milk Road, will do its best to ram into you on sight. If it does, you may lose hundreds of Rupees--or worse, an irreplaceable piece of equipment such as a bottle or your sword. If you lose an item, the only ways to get it back are to either purchase it from the Curiosity Shop (who (which is apparently the Takkuri's fence) or use the Song of Time to force a reset. If you manage to kill the Takkuri, it drops a Golden Rupee worth 200 rupees.



* ChainOfDeals: This is the Deku Title Deed sidequest.
* ChasingYourTail: In the boss battle against Goht, you can technically defeat it with carefully placed bombs[=/=]arrows (and loads of patience), but it's a lot more entertaining to mow him down with Goron!Link's spikes.

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* ChainOfDeals: This is the The Deku Title Deed sidequest.
sidequest involves meeting a Deku Scrub merchant in each area, all of whom are unhappy with their current location. Each will take the deed to the previous location in exchange for theirs, giving you access to a Deku Flower needed to reach a Piece of Heart.
* ChasingYourTail: In the boss battle against Goht, you can technically defeat it with carefully placed bombs[=/=]arrows bombs or arrows (and loads of patience), but it's a lot more entertaining to mow him down with Goron!Link's spikes.



* CompoundInterestTimeTravelGambit: To keep track of bank accounts, the banker puts a stamp on the person's head. This stamp remains on you when you travel back in time. To complete the game at 100%, you are ''required'' to abuse this--the banker gives you a larger wallet at 200 rupees, and a heart piece at '''5000'''. The game's official guide [[LampshadeHanging sums up the situation]]: "This will probably result in a devastating crash of the bank and the complete destabilization of Clock Town's economy, but hey, that still beats being obliterated by a falling moon."

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* CompoundInterestTimeTravelGambit: To keep track of bank accounts, the banker puts a stamp on the person's head. This stamp remains on you when you travel back in time. To complete the game at 100%, For HundredPercentCompletion, you are ''required'' to abuse this--the banker gives you a larger wallet at 200 rupees, and a heart piece at '''5000'''. The game's official guide [[LampshadeHanging sums up the situation]]: "This will probably result in a devastating crash of the bank and the complete destabilization of Clock Town's economy, but hey, that still beats being obliterated by a falling moon."
31st Aug '16 8:51:11 PM Levitz9
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* LostInTranslation: The Fierce Deity mask is known as the Oni Mask in Japanese. The scene where you are invited to play "good guys and bad guys" before fighting the final boss involves playing tag in the Japanese script. In Japanese, the person who is "It" is called the Oni; hence, the entire ordeal is a pun. You're playing tag, and you're "it".
24th Aug '16 10:44:44 PM StevieWillShowYou
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''Majora's Mask'', the sixth game in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series, is a followup to ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', both in story and gameplay. The development team re-used the engine and models from ''Ocarina of Time'', thus greatly reducing the development time to one year.

Following the end of ''Ocarina of Time'', Link has embarked on a personal quest to be reunited with a lost friend. Wandering through a mysterious forest on his trusty horse Epona, he is suddenly mugged by a masked Skull Kid and his two {{Fairy Companion}}s, who steal Epona and the Ocarina of Time before fleeing. Link chases after them, but falls [[DownTheRabbitHole down a rabbit hole of sorts]] and is [[{{Transflormation}} transformed into a Deku Scrub]] by the mischievous Skull Kid.

Coming to his senses, Link discovers that he has fallen into the parallel world of Termina, which is eagerly preparing for the annual Carnival of Time. Unfortunately, a sinister omen hangs in the sky: the Skull Kid has taken control of the moon and [[ColonyDrop intends to crash it into Termina]] within three days, [[ApocalypseHow wiping out everyone and everything]].

After regaining his Ocarina and true form, Link sets out on a quest to SaveTheWorld by travelling to the four corners of Termina and awakening its slumbering guardians. Not only can Link gather and wear different masks to transform into new forms with their own unique abilities, but he can use the Ocarina of Time to travel back in time to the beginning of his quest, giving him additional time to unravel the plot of the Skull Kid.

Having only four dungeons, ''Majora's Mask'' places great emphasis on {{sidequest}}s. There are many people in need of help throughout the land of Termina within the three days leading up to its destruction, and by exploiting the GroundhogDayLoop Link can help all of them (albeit temporarily) to acquire Pieces of Heart, new Masks, and other rewards. These include [[MatchMakerQuest helping a young couple to reunite]] and defending a farm from [[AliensStealCattle cow-stealing UFOs]].

Following on the success of its predecessor's 3D VideoGameRemake, this game also received a remake for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS, also developed by Creator/{{Grezzo}} in conjunction with Creator/{{Nintendo}}.

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''Majora's Mask'', the sixth game in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series, is a followup to ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', Time]]'' in terms of both in story and gameplay. The development team re-used the engine and character models from ''Ocarina of Time'', thus greatly reducing which reduced the development time of this game to one year.

Following After the end of ''Ocarina of Time'', Link has embarked embarks on a personal quest to be reunited reunite with a lost friend. Wandering As he wanders through a mysterious forest on his trusty horse horse, Epona, he is suddenly mugged by a masked Skull Kid and his two {{Fairy Companion}}s, who steal Epona and the Ocarina of Time before fleeing. Link chases after them, the trio, but falls [[DownTheRabbitHole down a rabbit hole of sorts]] and is [[{{Transflormation}} transformed into a Deku Scrub]] by the mischievous Skull Kid.

Coming to his senses,
Kid.

Link soon discovers that he has fallen into the parallel world of Termina, the residents of which is eagerly preparing are preparaing for the annual Carnival of Time. Unfortunately, But a sinister omen hangs in the sky: the The Skull Kid has taken control of the moon moon, and [[ColonyDrop he intends to crash it into Termina]] within three days, days. [[ApocalypseHow wiping The impact will wipe out everyone and everything]].

After regaining Link eventually regains both his Ocarina and his true form, Link then sets out on a quest to SaveTheWorld [[SaveTheWorld save Termina]] by travelling to traveling across the four corners of Termina and awakening land to awaken its slumbering guardians. Not only can Link has two special skills to exploit in his new quest: He can gather and wear different masks to transform into new forms with their (each form has its own unique abilities, but abilities), and he can use the Ocarina of Time to time travel back in time to the beginning of his quest, giving him quest (which is necessary to get the additional time to unravel the plot of needed for unraveling the Skull Kid.

Having only four dungeons,
Kid's plot).

''Majora's Mask'' has only four dungeons, so the gameplay places great emphasis on upon various {{sidequest}}s. There are many Numerous people in need of help throughout the land of Termina within the three days leading up to its destruction, need help of some form or another, and by exploiting the GroundhogDayLoop GroundhogDayLoop, Link can help all of them (albeit temporarily) to acquire Pieces of Heart, new Masks, and other rewards. These include [[MatchMakerQuest helping a young couple to reunite]] reunite with each other]] and defending a farm from [[AliensStealCattle cow-stealing UFOs]].

Following on In the wake of the success of its predecessor's 3D VideoGameRemake, this game ''Majora's Mask'' also received a remake for the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS, also UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS; it was developed by Creator/{{Grezzo}} in conjunction with Creator/{{Nintendo}}.



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!!''Majora's Mask'' provides examples of:
contains the following tropes:



* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: It doesn't make sense that sunlight shines into the Ikana dungeons during both day and night. However, since this makes game progression far more convenient by letting you use the Mirror Shield at any time, nobody's complaining.
* AdultFear: Lots of the [=NPCs=] are dealing with very adult issues, and Link gets to see both sides of these things from different [=NPCs=]. A father is grieving for the loss of a son who is missing and presumed dead,[[note]]the Deku Butler[[/note]] a man is about to die and laments that he will never be able to see his children born,[[note]]Mikau[[/note]] a child is about to lose her father to an illness,[[note]]Pamela[[/note]] one man can't show his face to his fiancée because he broke a promise,[[note]]Kafei[[/note]] a woman about to be wed fears that her fiancé left because he no longer loves her[[note]]Anju[[/note]], while a woman can't work and can barely function because of her lover's disappearance and the deteriorating health of her children (and there is nothing she can do about it);[[note]]Lulu[[/note]] a woman is very concerned on the safety of her young sister, to the point that she doesn't want her to know that Termina might face an apocalypse;[[note]]Cremia[[/note]] guards are torn between doing their job and fleeing for their lives,[[note]]Everyone working in Clock Town[[/note]] and undead soldiers obey orders for a war that ended centuries ago.[[note]]Igos Du Ikana and his countrymen[[/note]]
* AerithAndBob: The members of the Indigo-Go's are named Mikau, Japas, Tijo, Toto... and Evan and Lulu.
* AliensStealCattle: One {{Sidequest}} involves Link stopping [[FanNickname Them]] from stealing the ranch's cows. If he fails, the ranch owner's little sister gets [[AlienAbduction abducted]] as well. [[FalseReassurance Don't worry]], she'll be back there the next day, [[NotHerself albeit mentally affected]].
* AllThereInTheManual: The in-game text never refers to Termina as a parallel world, but it's mentioned repeatedly in the manual.
* AlternateSelf: Most moderately-significant characters, and even a few significant ones like Tatl, are implied to be alternate versions of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' characters. For example, the Gorman brothers are three alternates of Ingo, who is in turn an {{expy}} of a certain [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros plumber's brother]].
* AlternateUniverse: Termina. You can see doubles of most people from ''Ocarina'' walking around, and the technological level is much higher.
* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield: The arena for the FinalBoss.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: You briefly take control of Kafei (alternating between him and Link) during his SideQuest to retrieve the Sun's Mask.

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* AcceptableBreaksFromReality: It doesn't make sense that sunlight shines into the Ikana dungeons during both day and night. However, since But this makes game progression far more convenient by letting you use the Mirror Shield at any time, nobody's complaining.
so players don't generally pay it any mind.
* AdultFear: Lots of the [=NPCs=] are dealing with very adult issues, and Link gets to see both sides of these things from different [=NPCs=]. A father is grieving grieves for the loss of a son who is missing and presumed dead,[[note]]the dead[[note]]the Deku Butler[[/note]] Butler[[/note]], a man who is about to die and laments that he will never be able to see his children born,[[note]]Mikau[[/note]] born[[note]]Mikau[[/note]], a child is about to lose her father to an illness,[[note]]Pamela[[/note]] illness[[note]]Pamela[[/note]], one man can't refuses to show his face to his fiancée because he broke a promise,[[note]]Kafei[[/note]] promise[[note]]Kafei[[/note]], a woman about to be wed fears that her fiancé left because he no longer loves her[[note]]Anju[[/note]], while a woman can't work and can barely function because of her lover's disappearance and the deteriorating health of her children (and there is nothing she can do about it);[[note]]Lulu[[/note]] a it)[[note]]Lulu[[/note]]. One woman is very concerned on the safety of her young sister, to the point that she doesn't want her to know that Termina might face an apocalypse;[[note]]Cremia[[/note]] apocalypse[[note]]Cremia[[/note]], several guards are torn between doing can't decide whether to do their job and fleeing or flee for their lives,[[note]]Everyone lives[[note]]Everyone working in Clock Town[[/note]] Town[[/note]], and undead soldiers obey orders for a war that ended centuries ago.[[note]]Igos ago[[note]]Igos Du Ikana and his countrymen[[/note]]
countrymen[[/note]].
* AerithAndBob: The members of the Indigo-Go's Indigo-Gos are named Mikau, Japas, Tijo, Toto... Toto...and Evan and Lulu.
* AliensStealCattle: One {{Sidequest}} involves Link stopping [[FanNickname Them]] from stealing the ranch's cows. If he fails, the ranch owner's little sister gets is [[AlienAbduction abducted]] as well. [[FalseReassurance Don't worry]], she'll be back there the next day, [[NotHerself albeit mentally affected]].
* AllThereInTheManual: The in-game text never refers to Termina as a parallel world, but it's mentioned the manual repeatedly in the manual.
mentions this fact.
* AlternateSelf: Most moderately-significant characters, and even a few significant ones like Tatl, are implied to be alternate versions of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' characters. characters from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''. For example, the example: The Gorman brothers are three alternates of Ingo, who is in turn an {{expy}} of a certain [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros plumber's brother]].
* AlternateUniverse: Termina. Termina is one to Hyrule. You can see doubles of most people from ''Ocarina'' walking around, and the technological level of technology is much higher.
* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield: The arena for the FinalBoss.
FinalBoss is one of these.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: You briefly take control of Kafei (alternating and alternate between him and Link) Link during his the SideQuest to retrieve the Sun's Mask.



** Dogs instinctively attack Link in his Deku form and knock him around, which can be annoying when you're just minding your own business, looking around, trying to solve some puzzle or whatever. At least the attack doesn't do any damage.
** At the other extreme, dogs are audibly terrified of Link in his Goron form, and they ''love'' his Zora form and will follow him around, whining.

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** Dogs instinctively attack Link in his Deku form and knock him around, which can be annoying when you're just minding your own business, looking around, trying to solve some puzzle or whatever.just look around. At least the attack doesn't do any damage.
** At the other extreme, dogs are audibly terrified of Link in his Goron form, and form. But they ''love'' his Zora form and will follow him around, whining.



** Many of the masks are this, such as the Stone Mask, which makes a certain stealth section a cakewalk, and the Bunny Hood, which allows Link to move at double speed.
** If you fail the Beaver Brothers race a certain number of times you will be put on an alternate-course which is much easier to finish.
** Beating a dungeon boss and claiming their mask will allow you to warp to the boss room and fight them again if you go back in time and revisit the dungeon. This was done to ease the pain of getting to the bosses for a rematch if you need to trigger specific events that only occur when a boss is defeated.
** The 3DS remake adds more, such as more {{Save Point}}s, adjusted warp locations, putting the bank next to the Clock Tower owl, and so on. The biggest additions, however, are the Sheikah Stone in the Clock Tower (which gives hints about where to find heart containers and how to continue the plot), as well as the upgraded Bomber's Notebook which automatically gives you updates on challenges. Removing the SuspendSave in favor of proper save points, as well as the addition of extra statues, makes the game a lot less of a marathon.\\\
Furthermore, in the 3D version, you only have to encounter the bosses, not beat them, to unlock the teleport plates; reaching the BossRoom in the last minutes of Day 3 means your effort is not wasted. Also on the 3DS, you can decide how far ahead you want to skip with Song of Double Time, in hours, instead of just to the next sunrise or sunset. An exact time is given for the clock, which, while not exactly necessary, is useful for meeting certain events that happen at specific times without having to guesstimate. The Ocarina/pipes/drums/guitar now has a permanent spot in the touch screen, reducing the visits to the item screen and all but giving you an extra equipping space, so the game has an extra empty bottle to fill out the space in the item screen left by the instrument.
* ApatheticCitizens: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] and [[AvertedTrope averted.]] Some characters note that the festival is usually crowded with people, and the threat of the falling moon scared them all away. Some of the other citizens refuse to believe that the moon is actually falling. If you enter the Mayor's conference, the town is divided between those who want to continue the festival and those who want to evacuate the town. However, this is later subverted; on the third day, when the moon is ''very, very large'', everyone is panicking and evacuating the town.
* ApocalypseHow: What happens if you fail and allow the moon to fall. Invariably Total Extinction. Could also plausibly be Physical Annihilation, but the further results of the moon crashing aren't seen after Link's (pretty horrible) demise, especially if it happens right on top of the Clock Tower.

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** Many of the masks are this, such as the this. The Stone Mask, which for example, makes a certain stealth section a cakewalk, and the Bunny Hood, which Hood allows Link to move at double speed.
** If you fail the Beaver Brothers race a certain number of times times, you will be put end up on an alternate-course which alternate course that is much easier to finish.
** Beating a dungeon boss and claiming their its mask will allow you to warp to the boss room of that dungeons and fight them the boss again if you go back in time and revisit the dungeon. This was done to ease the pain of getting to the bosses for a rematch if you need to trigger specific events that only occur when a boss is defeated.
** The 3DS remake adds more, such as more of these features, including more {{Save Point}}s, adjusted warp locations, and putting the bank next to the Clock Tower owl, and so on. The owl. But the biggest additions, however, additions are the Sheikah Stone in the Clock Tower (which gives hints about where to find heart containers and how to continue the plot), as well as plot) and the upgraded Bomber's Notebook which (which automatically gives you updates on challenges.challenges). Removing the SuspendSave in favor of proper save points, as well as the addition of extra statues, makes the game a lot less of a marathon.\\\
Furthermore, in the 3D version, you only have to encounter the bosses, not beat them, to unlock the teleport plates; reaching the BossRoom in the last minutes of Day 3 means your effort is not wasted. Also on the 3DS, you You can also decide how far ahead you want to skip with the Song of Double Time, Time in hours, instead specific hours (instead of just to the next sunrise or sunset. sunset). An exact time is given for the clock, which, clock; while not exactly necessary, this is useful for meeting certain events that happen at specific times without having to guesstimate. The Ocarina/pipes/drums/guitar now has a permanent spot in the touch screen, reducing the visits to the item screen and all but giving you an extra equipping space, so the game has an extra empty bottle to fill out the space in the item screen left by the instrument.
* ApatheticCitizens: This is both [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] justified]] and [[AvertedTrope averted.]] Some characters note that the festival is usually crowded with people, and the threat of the falling moon scared them all away. Some of the other citizens refuse to believe that the moon is actually falling. If you enter the Mayor's conference, the town is divided between those who want to continue the festival and those who want to evacuate the town. However, this This is later subverted; subverted on the third day, when the moon is ''very, very large'', close to landing: By this point, everyone is panicking and evacuating the town.
* ApocalypseHow: What This is what happens if you fail and allow the moon to fall. Invariably Total Extinction. Could This could also plausibly be Physical Annihilation, but the further results of the moon crashing into Termina aren't seen after Link's (pretty horrible) demise, especially if it happens right on top of the Clock Tower.



* ArtifactTitle: Princess Zelda has very little to do with anything in this game, and only appears in a brief flashback near the beginning.

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* ArtifactTitle: Princess Zelda has very little to do with anything in this game, and game; she only appears in a brief flashback near the beginning.beginning of the game.



** In ''Ocarina of Time'', Skull Kid is just a single forest imp that you really didn't have to ever see in the game (you could run into two more for an ocarina challenge). In this game, the single Skull Kid is the primary antagonist [[spoiler:under the influence of Majora's Mask]].

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** In ''Ocarina of Time'', the Skull Kid is just a single forest imp that you really didn't have to ever see in the game (you could run into two more for an ocarina challenge). In this game, the single Skull Kid is the primary antagonist [[spoiler:under the influence of Majora's Mask]].



** To a lesser extent, Epona is this. While most players wouldn't dream of not getting her in ''Ocarina of Time'' and she's essential for several side-quests (one of which is the final part of the trading quest, which is timed and sends you from one side of Hyrule to the exact opposite side; you will need Epona to make it within the time limit), you could easily complete the main game without her--every area she can get you to has another way to enter it. It's not even mandatory to ''meet'' her. In this game, short of exploiting a glitch or two, you're not getting to the second half of the story without her, which is why one of Link's personal objectives in the game is to find her again.

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** To a lesser extent, Epona is this. While most players wouldn't dream of not getting her in In ''Ocarina of Time'' and she's Time'', Epona is essential for several side-quests (one of which is the final part of the trading quest, which is timed and sends you from one side of Hyrule to the exact opposite side; you will need Epona to make it within the time limit), side), but you could easily complete the main game without her--every her; every area she can get you to has another way to enter it. It's not Players don't even mandatory need to ''meet'' her. In this game, ''Majora's Mask'', short of exploiting a glitch or two, you're you will not getting get to the second half of the story without her, which is why one of Link's personal objectives in the game is to find her again.



* AsYouKnow: When encountering any recycled mook from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', Tatl says something like "You don't even know what a keese is?" Dropped in the remake; she no longer assumes you're a veteran.

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* AsYouKnow: When encountering any recycled mook from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina ''Ocarina of Time]]'', Time'', Tatl says something like like, "You don't even know what a keese is?" Dropped This is dropped in the remake; she no longer assumes you're a veteran.



** The Razor Sword is more powerful than the Kokiri Sword, and rather cool-looking. However, it can not be taken back in time, breaks after 100 hits, costs 100 Rupees to make, and requires you to wait until the start of the next day to use, leaving you with two days of use at most. Unless you've got the time and Gold Dust needed to upgrade it to the stronger and permanent Gilded Sword, it's really not worth the effort.
** You can fight the second boss, Goht, by standing in the doorway and shooting fire arrows as he approaches. You'll probably take a lot of damage from getting trampled, and it takes a long time to finish. The inclusion of a weak point in the [=3DS=] remake means this strategy doesn't work anymore.
** Great Fairy's Sword is assigned to a (C) item button, ''not'' the (B) button meant for Link's swords. This makes it utilizing it not only feel ''unnatural'', but trying to execute a SpinAttack upon demand is unreliable to say the least. While not useless, you do only get it after completing the last dungeon, and by this point in the game you've dispatched most of the game's threats where it could have been put to good use, barring yet-to-be-done sidequests. Note that the inconvenient button location does not apply in the 3DS version, as the item buttons are in a far more convenient location, with it being possible to assign the Great Fairy Sword next to the main attack button for Link's sword.
** The Giant's Mask, which you get 2 rooms before fighting Twinmold (the penultimate boss), can only be used when fighting Twinmold, and drains your magic meter like nothing else. That said, using the mask allows you to curb stomp Twinmold faster than anything else [[spoiler:(it's even stronger than the Fierce Deity's Mask)]]. Even more so in the 3DS remake, where you obtain it [[spoiler:''while fighting the boss'', after you beat the blue Twinmold]]. It is actually required to defeat [[spoiler:the red Twinmold]], and while it makes Link fight and taunt like a wrestler, its magic cost is still high and drains after a short while.
** The Fierce Deity's mask can only be worn in boss rooms. While it turns a few of them into a CurbStompBattle, it gives no major advantages against any boss with a gimmick. And in the remake, the Fierce Deity's mask is only useful against the first and last boss, and impossible to win with against the third and fourth, and yet still can only be used in {{Boss Room}}s (and, incongruously, the FishingMinigame).
* BackgroundMusicOverride: If Link gets to the point where there are only six in-game hours left until the moon falls, the theme of the final hours will play in the background until the moon falls or Link goes back to the first day. The theme overrides any and all songs in the game other than those of the current dungeon, mini-boss, or boss.
* BadMoonRising: Or, in this case, ''descending''.
* BagOfSpilling: {{Zig Zagged|Trope}}--Link doesn't keep any of the items he had at the end of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'' (bomb bag, Lens of Truth, etc.) apart from his sword, the eponymous instrument (a gift from Zelda), a metal shield (similar to the Hylian Shield in design), and Epona (whom he never got to ride as a kid). Not having all of the items from ''Ocarina'' is {{Justified|Trope}} by how that game ended with Zelda [[ResetButton sending Link back in time to stop Ganon before he can get the Triforce.]]

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** The Razor Sword is more powerful than the Kokiri Sword, and Sword--and rather cool-looking. However, cool-looking--but it can not can't be taken back in time, it breaks after 100 hits, it costs 100 Rupees to make, and it requires you to wait until the start of the next day to use, leaving use (leaving you with two days of use at most. most). Unless you've got you have the time and Gold Dust needed to upgrade it to the stronger and permanent Gilded Sword, it's really not worth the effort.
you're better off ignoring it.
** You can fight the second boss, Goht, by standing in the doorway and shooting fire arrows as he approaches. You'll probably take a lot of damage from getting trampled, and it takes a long time to finish. The inclusion of a weak point in the [=3DS=] remake means nullifies this strategy doesn't work anymore.
strategy.
** The Great Fairy's Sword is assigned to a (C) item button, ''not'' the (B) button meant for Link's swords. This makes it utilizing it not only usage of the sword feel ''unnatural'', but unnatural, and trying to execute a SpinAttack upon on demand is unreliable to say the least. at best. While not useless, you do the Great Fairy Sword only get it shows up in your inventory after completing the last dungeon, and by this point in the game that point, you've dispatched most of the game's threats where it the sword could have been put to good use, barring use (barring yet-to-be-done sidequests. Note that the sidequests). The inconvenient button location does not apply in the 3DS version, as the item buttons are in a far more convenient location, with it being possible to which means you can assign the Great Fairy Sword next to the main attack button for Link's sword.
** The Giant's Mask, which you get 2 rooms before fighting Twinmold (the penultimate boss), can only be used when fighting Twinmold, and it drains your magic meter like nothing else. That said, using the mask allows you to curb stomp curbstomp Twinmold faster than anything else [[spoiler:(it's even stronger than the Fierce Deity's Mask)]]. Even more so in In the 3DS remake, where you obtain it [[spoiler:''while fighting the boss'', after you beat the blue Twinmold]]. It Twinmold]], and it is actually required to defeat [[spoiler:the red Twinmold]], and while Twinmold]]. While it makes Link fight and taunt like a wrestler, its magic cost is still high and drains after a short while.
high.
** The Fierce Deity's mask Mask can only be worn in boss rooms. While it turns a few of them such battles into a CurbStompBattle, curbstomps, it gives no major advantages against any boss with a gimmick. And in In the 3DS remake, the Fierce Deity's mask is only useful against the first and last boss, and impossible to you cannot win with the battle against the third and fourth, fourth bosses if you wear the mask, and yet it can still can only be used in {{Boss Room}}s (and, incongruously, the FishingMinigame).
* BackgroundMusicOverride: If Link gets to the point where there are only six in-game hours left until the moon falls, the theme of the final hours will play in the background until either the moon falls or Link goes back to the first day. The theme overrides any and all songs in the game other than those of the current dungeon, mini-boss, or boss.
* BadMoonRising: Or, in In this case, ''descending''.
it's "descending".
* BagOfSpilling: This is a {{Zig Zagged|Trope}}--Link Zagged|Trope}}. Link doesn't keep any of the items he had at the end of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina ''Ocarina of Time]]'' (bomb bag, Lens of Truth, etc.) apart from Time'' other than his sword, the eponymous instrument (a gift from Zelda), a metal shield (similar to the Hylian Shield in design), and Epona (whom he never got to ride as a kid). Not having all of the items from ''Ocarina'' is {{Justified|Trope}} by how that game ended with Zelda ends (Zelda [[ResetButton sending sends Link back in time to stop Ganon before he can get the Triforce.]]Triforce]]).



* BanditMook: The Takkuri, a goofy vulture-like creature that hangs out near Milk Road, will do its best to ram into you on sight. If it does, you may lose hundreds of Rupees--or worse, an irreplaceable piece of equipment such as a bottle or your sword. If you lose an item, the only ways to get it back are to purchase it from the Curiosity Shop (apparently the Takkuri's fence) or reset using the Song of Time. However, if you manage to kill the bastard, it drops a Golden Rupee worth 200 rupees.
* BattleTops: [[spoiler:In its final form, Majora's Wrath, the mask attacks with a pair of whip-like appendages and razor studded spinning tops.]]
* BecomingTheCostume: The Deku Mask, the Zora Mask, the Goron Mask, and the Fierce Deity's Mask, each of which transforms Link into the race (or in the case of that last one, the minor god) it represents.
* BecomingTheMask: Discussed. [[spoiler:One of the children in the Moon asks, "if you have so many masks, what does your ''true'' face look like?"]] Also hinted at in the manga.

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* BanditMook: The Takkuri, a goofy vulture-like creature that hangs out near Milk Road, will do its best to ram into you on sight. If it does, you may lose hundreds of Rupees--or worse, an irreplaceable piece of equipment such as a bottle or your sword. If you lose an item, the only ways to get it back are to either purchase it from the Curiosity Shop (apparently (who is apparently the Takkuri's fence) or reset using use the Song of Time. However, if Time to force a reset. If you manage to kill the bastard, Takkuri, it drops a Golden Rupee worth 200 rupees.
* BattleTops: [[spoiler:In its final form, Majora's Wrath, the mask attacks with a pair of whip-like appendages and razor studded razor-studded spinning tops.]]
* BecomingTheCostume: The Deku Mask, the Zora Mask, the Goron Mask, and the Fierce Deity's Mask, Mask each of which transforms transform Link into the race (or in the case of that last one, the minor god) it represents.
* BecomingTheMask: Discussed. [[spoiler:One of the children in the Moon asks, "if "If you have so many masks, what does your ''true'' face look like?"]] Also This is also hinted at in the manga.



* {{BFS}}: Four: The Gilded sword, an adult longsword which Link uses in one hand; The Great Fairy Sword, which is almost as long as Link is tall and as wide as he is; the Double Helix Sword [[spoiler:(Fierce Deity's sword)]]; and Odolwa's sword.
* BigBad: Skull Kid [[spoiler:(at least until the final confrontation on the clock tower).]]

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* {{BFS}}: Four: The There are four in this game: the Gilded sword, Sword, an adult longsword which that Link uses in one hand; The the Great Fairy Sword, which is almost as long as Link is tall and as wide as he is; the Double Helix Sword [[spoiler:(Fierce [[spoiler:(aka the Fierce Deity's sword)]]; and Odolwa's sword.
* BigBad: The Skull Kid [[spoiler:(at least until is this. [[spoiler:(Until the final confrontation on the clock tower).]]tower, anyway.)]]



* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Zora Link's armfins are not just for swimming; they also function as sword, shield, ''and'' boomerangs.
* BlindingBangs: The banker sports these since he's directly based on the beggar from ''Ocarina of Time''.
* BlingBlingBang: The Gilded Sword, which is made by forging the Razor Sword with a bottle of gold dust won from the Gorons.

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* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Zora Link's Zora!Link's armfins are not just useful for swimming; swimming, but they also function as sword, shield, ''and'' boomerangs.
* BlindingBangs: The banker sports these since these, as he's directly based on the beggar from ''Ocarina of Time''.
* BlingBlingBang: The Gilded Sword, which Sword is made by forging the Razor Sword with a bottle of gold dust won from the Gorons. Gorons.



** This game begins and ends at the Clock Tower.
** The very first track that plays in the intro is the last one to play in the credits. Link is also shown doing the same action during both instances, [[spoiler:traveling through a forest]].
** Link meets Skull Kid at least twice in the game: At the beginning during the first three-day cycle, and at the end after all the Giants are freed.
** Playing hide and seek with children, except the latter requires giving masks to each of them.
** ''Majora's Mask'' ends where ''Ocarina of Time'' began: at a WorldTree housing a [[GlowingEyesOfDoom glowing-eyed]] monster.

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** This game The game's story begins and ends at the Clock Tower.
** The very first track that plays in the intro is the last one to play in the credits. Link is also shown doing the same action during both instances, [[spoiler:traveling instances [[spoiler:(traveling through a forest]].
forest)]].
** Link meets the Skull Kid at least twice in the game: At the beginning during the first three-day cycle, and at the end after all the Giants are freed.
** Playing hide and seek hide-and-seek with children, except the latter requires giving masks to each of them.
** ''Majora's Mask'' ends where ''Ocarina of Time'' began: at At a WorldTree housing a [[GlowingEyesOfDoom glowing-eyed]] monster.



** All the Bunny Hood does is make you run faster and jump farther. This is why you're probably going to have this on the most outside of transformation masks, and it makes for a pretty good tool for speedruns.
** The Stone Mask renders most monsters and [=NPCs=] oblivious to Link's presence, allowing him to sneak effortlessly past guards and defeat enemies at his leisure. [[note]]The three Gerudo Pirate Guards in the fortress are able to see right through it. Good thing you only encounter them as minibosses when you are trying to get three of the four eggs they stole.[[/note]]
* BottomlessPits: Used in the traditional sense like they were in ''Ocarina of Time''; fall into one and you respawn in the beginning of the room with some health lost. The Stone Tower Temple takes it a step further with the GravityScrew by making it possible to fall ''into the sky''.
* BraggingRightsReward: [[spoiler:The Fierce Deity's Mask. It turns Link into the Fierce Deity, able to slay bosses in just a few hits, including the final boss. You need to collect every mask in the game to get it, it's only obtained just before the game automatically takes you inside the final boss room, which is really the last point one can play the Song of Time to reset before the final boss battle of the game starts, and the mask can't normally be used outside of boss rooms.]]

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** All the Bunny Hood does is make you run faster and jump farther. This is why you're probably going to have this on the most outside of transformation masks, and it makes for a pretty good tool for speedruns.
masks. (Speedruns all but require this mask.)
** The Stone Mask renders most monsters and [=NPCs=] oblivious to Link's presence, allowing presence; this allows him to sneak effortlessly past guards and defeat enemies at his leisure. [[note]]The three Gerudo Pirate Guards in the fortress are able to see right through it. Good thing you only encounter them as minibosses when you are you're trying to get three of the four eggs they stole.[[/note]]
* BottomlessPits: Used These are used in the traditional sense like they were (just as in ''Ocarina of Time''; fall Time''): Fall into one and you respawn in at the beginning of the room with some health lost. The Stone Tower Temple takes it a step further with the GravityScrew by making it possible to fall ''into the sky''.
* BraggingRightsReward: [[spoiler:The Fierce Deity's Mask. It Mask turns Link into the Fierce Deity, who is able to slay bosses in just a few hits, including the final boss. You need to collect every mask in the game to get it, it's and you can only obtained just get it before the game automatically takes you inside the final boss room, which is really the last point one you can play the Song of Time to and do the loop reset before the final boss battle of the game starts, and the battle. The mask also can't normally be used outside of boss rooms.]]



* ButNowIMustGo: Link, who hasn't one moment to enjoy the world he just spent no small amount of effort to save--though he does stick around long enough to play with the Indigo-Gos in Zora form at their concert.

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* ButNowIMustGo: Link, who hasn't one moment Link is this at the end of the game, as he has no time to enjoy the world he just spent no small amount of effort to save--though he does stick around long enough to slip into Zora form and play with the The Indigo-Gos in Zora form at their concert.



* CameraLockOn: The game includes this feature in the same way ''Ocarina of Time'' did. It's done by pressing or holding the Z Button.
* ChainOfDeals: The Deku Title Deed SideQuest.
* ChasingYourTail: The boss battle against Goht. It's technically possible to defeat him with carefully placed bombs and/or arrows (and loads of patience), but a lot more entertaining to mow him down with Goron Link's spikes.

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* CameraLockOn: The game includes this feature in utilizes the same way Z-Lock as ''Ocarina of Time'' did. It's done by pressing or holding the Z Button.
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* ChainOfDeals: The This is the Deku Title Deed SideQuest.
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* ChasingYourTail: The In the boss battle against Goht. It's Goht, you can technically possible to defeat him it with carefully placed bombs and/or arrows bombs[=/=]arrows (and loads of patience), but it's a lot more entertaining to mow him down with Goron Link's Goron!Link's spikes.



** An example that occurs ''after'' the game has ended. The twisted tree you see at the beginning of the game turns out to be [[spoiler:the remains of the Deku Butler's son. Doubles as ChekhovMIA.]]
** The Skull Kid is confirmed in the epilogue [[spoiler: to be the one from ''Ocarina of Time'' (specifically, the single one on the stump to the left of where Link enters the Lost Woods)]].

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** An example that of this occurs ''after'' the game has ended. ended: The twisted tree you see at the beginning of the game turns out to be [[spoiler:the remains of the Deku Butler's son. Doubles This doubles as ChekhovMIA.]]
** The epilogue confirms that the Skull Kid is confirmed in the epilogue [[spoiler: to be the [[spoiler:the one from ''Ocarina of Time'' (specifically, the single one on the stump to the left of where Link enters the Lost Woods)]].



* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: Kafei and Anju had one of these, promising each other to exchange wedding masks on the day of the Carnival of Time, which, according to Termina tradition, is the best day for couples to be married. The promise proves so meaningful that Kafei refuses to reunite with Anju without retrieving his wedding mask (the Sun's Mask) from Sakon, who stole it shortly before the events of the game began.

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* ChildhoodMarriagePromise: Kafei and Anju had one of these, promising each other these; they promised to exchange wedding masks on the day of the Carnival of Time, which, according to Termina tradition, is the best day for couples to be married. The promise proves so meaningful that Kafei refuses to reunite with Anju without retrieving his wedding mask (the Sun's Mask) from Sakon, who stole it shortly before the events of the game began.Link's arrival in Termina.



* ColonyDrop: What the Skull Kid does with the Moon, using the power of Majora's Mask. When you confront him on top of the Clock Tower, he yanks it down even ''faster'' (reducing the in-game countdown by one hour), and taunts you with "If it's something that can be stopped, just try to stop it!"
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: The color of the rupee next to the number of rupees that you currently have reflects the wallet that you are carrying at the moment. A green rupee indicates that you are carrying the child's wallet (99 rupees), a blue rupee indicates that you are carrying the adult's wallet (200 rupees), and a red rupee indicates that you are carrying the giant's wallet (500 rupees). A minor but nice touch, something that ''Ocarina of Time'' didn't have.

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* ColonyDrop: What This is what the Skull Kid does with the Moon, using the power of Majora's Mask. When you confront him on top of the Clock Tower, he yanks it down even ''faster'' (reducing the in-game countdown by one hour), and he taunts you with to boot: "If it's something that can be stopped, just try to stop it!"
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: The color of the rupee next to the number of rupees that you currently have reflects the wallet that you are carrying at the moment. A moment: green rupee indicates that you are carrying for the child's wallet (99 rupees), a blue rupee indicates that you are carrying for the adult's wallet (200 rupees), and a red rupee indicates that you are carrying for the giant's wallet (500 rupees). A It's a minor but nice touch, something that but a nice once, considering how ''Ocarina of Time'' didn't have.have it.



* ComicBookAdaptation: The manga by Akira Himekawa, which puts the Skull Kid in a more sympathetic light and also includes a bonus story illustrating the creation of the eponymous mask, but cuts out most of Ikana Canyon to focus on Anju and Kafei.
* CompoundInterestTimeTravelGambit: To keep track of bank accounts, the banker puts a stamp on the person's head. This stamp remains on you when you travel back in time. To 100% the game, you are ''required'' to abuse this, as the banker gives you a larger wallet at 200 rupees, and a heart piece at '''5000'''. The game's official guide [[LampshadeHanging sums up the situation]]: "This will probably result in a devastating crash of the bank and the complete destabilization of Clock Town's economy, but hey, that still beats being obliterated by a falling moon."
* ConsoleCameo: The 3DS version includes appearances by such varied Nintendo hardware as the Ultra Hand, [[VideoGame/RoboticOperatingBuddy R.O.B.]], a [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] with Game Boy Player (or at least, the appearance of the front side of one), and a Wii Remote.

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* ComicBookAdaptation: The manga by Akira Himekawa, which Himekawa puts the Skull Kid in a more sympathetic light and also includes a bonus story illustrating the creation of the eponymous mask, but it also cuts out most of Ikana Canyon to focus on Anju and Kafei.
* CompoundInterestTimeTravelGambit: To keep track of bank accounts, the banker puts a stamp on the person's head. This stamp remains on you when you travel back in time. To 100% complete the game, game at 100%, you are ''required'' to abuse this, as the this--the banker gives you a larger wallet at 200 rupees, and a heart piece at '''5000'''. The game's official guide [[LampshadeHanging sums up the situation]]: "This will probably result in a devastating crash of the bank and the complete destabilization of Clock Town's economy, but hey, that still beats being obliterated by a falling moon."
* ConsoleCameo: The 3DS version includes appearances by such varied cameos of numerous pieces of Nintendo hardware as hardware: the Ultra Hand, [[VideoGame/RoboticOperatingBuddy R.O.B.]], a [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] with a Game Boy Player (or at least, the appearance of the front side of one), and a Wii Remote.



** Like with ''Ocarina of Time'', dying puts you at the beginning of the dungeon (or the last entrance you used outside of dungeons) with only 3 hearts to your name. You'll most likely have to leave whatever area you were in to go hunt for hearts or travel to the witch's potion shop to restock. Luckily, death doesn't affect the in-game clock.
** If the moon falls, the game doesn't end instantly despite the ItsAWonderfulFailure cinematic. You will be reset to day one, but any and all progress/acquisitions/whatever you accomplished in that 3-day cycle will be erased and you have to do whatever happened in that cycle all over again.
* ContractualBossImmunity: Inverted, unintentionally. When using glitches to wear the Fierce Deity's Mask outside of boss battles, most enemies aren't programmed to take damage from the {{Sword Beam}}s that shred bosses in seconds. That means the being that can defeat the final boss in a minute can't even hurt a ''Keese'' with the sword beams. They're not immune to the sword itself, at least.

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** Like with ''Ocarina of Time'', dying puts you at the beginning of the dungeon (or the last entrance you used outside of dungeons) with only 3 three hearts to your name. You'll most likely have to leave whatever area you were in to go hunt for hearts or travel to the witch's potion shop to restock. Luckily, Lucky for you that death doesn't affect the in-game clock.
clock.
** If the moon falls, the game doesn't end instantly despite the ItsAWonderfulFailure cinematic. You will be reset sent back to day one, but one so you can continue the quest--although any and all progress/acquisitions/whatever progress you accomplished in that 3-day three day cycle will be erased and you erased, which means you'll have to do whatever happened in that cycle all over again.
* ContractualBossImmunity: Inverted, This trope is inverted, albeit unintentionally. When using glitches to wear the Fierce Deity's Mask outside of boss battles, most enemies aren't programmed to won't take damage from the {{Sword Beam}}s that shred bosses in seconds. That The game has no programming to account for the situation. This means the being that can defeat the final boss in a minute can't even hurt a ''Keese'' with the sword beams. They're (They're not immune to the sword itself, at least.though.)


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** The Fire and Ice Arrows are far more useful than they were in ''Ocarina of Time'', which was possible to finish without either (Fire Arrows were seemingly required a few times, but could always be substituted by Din's Fire and/or nearby torches [[note]]this is not the case in ''Master Quest'', however[[/note]], while Ice Arrows had to be obtained from a bonus dungeon and had no major use at all). [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with the Light Arrows, which are required in both games (in ''Ocarina'', they were needed for the Ganon's Castle barriers and against the Ganondorf boss fight itself; here, they're needed to activate Sun Switches and disintegrate Sun Blocks [[note]]whenever sunlight isn't available to use[[/note]], as well as flip Stone Tower Temple upside-down and back).
** The Bunny Hood in ''Ocarina of Time'' is only useful for a ChainOfDeals, and has no special powers apart from preventing Stalchildren from coming out at night in Hyrule Field. In ''Majora's Mask'', it grants a speed boost that is optional but useful at various points in the game.

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** The Fire and Ice Arrows are far more useful than they were in ''Ocarina of Time'', which was possible to finish without either (Fire Arrows were seemingly required a few times, but could always be substituted by Din's Fire and/or nearby torches [[note]]this is not the case in ''Master Quest'', however[[/note]], while Ice Arrows had to be were obtained from a bonus dungeon and had no major use at all). [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with the Light Arrows, which are required in both games (in ''Ocarina'', they were needed for the Ganon's Castle barriers and against the Ganondorf boss fight itself; here, they're needed to activate Sun Switches and disintegrate Sun Blocks [[note]]whenever sunlight isn't available to use[[/note]], as well as flip Stone Tower Temple upside-down and back).
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** The Bunny Hood in Hood. In ''Ocarina of Time'' is Time'', its only useful uses were for a ChainOfDeals, ChainOfDeals and has no special powers apart from preventing to prevent encounters with Stalchildren from coming out at night in Hyrule Field.(hardly a challenging enemy). In ''Majora's Mask'', it grants a speed boost that is optional but useful at various points in the game.
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** The Fire and Ice Arrows are far more useful than they were in ''Ocarina of Time'', considering Ice wasn't even required to complete it. It is possible to finish that game without even obtaining Ice (that one had to be obtained from a bonus dungeon anyway; the Fire Arrows were needed for one of the rooms in Ganon's Castle to light torches and break a barrier to reach Ganon). Averted with the Light Arrows, which are required in both games (the Light Arrows were only needed for the Ganon's Castle barriers and then the Ganondorf boss fight in ''Ocarina of Time''; here, it is used as an alternate way of activating sun switches and it helps against tough enemies and [[spoiler: Majora]], but it is not required to use them to defeat the FinalBoss).

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** The Fire and Ice Arrows are far more useful than they were in ''Ocarina of Time'', considering Ice wasn't even required to complete it. It is which was possible to finish that game without even obtaining either (Fire Arrows were seemingly required a few times, but could always be substituted by Din's Fire and/or nearby torches [[note]]this is not the case in ''Master Quest'', however[[/note]], while Ice (that one Arrows had to be obtained from a bonus dungeon anyway; the Fire Arrows were needed for one of the rooms in Ganon's Castle to light torches and break a barrier to reach Ganon). Averted had no major use at all). [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with the Light Arrows, which are required in both games (the Light Arrows (in ''Ocarina'', they were only needed for the Ganon's Castle barriers and then against the Ganondorf boss fight in ''Ocarina of Time''; itself; here, it is used as an alternate way of activating sun switches they're needed to activate Sun Switches and it helps against tough enemies disintegrate Sun Blocks [[note]]whenever sunlight isn't available to use[[/note]], as well as flip Stone Tower Temple upside-down and [[spoiler: Majora]], but it is not required to use them to defeat the FinalBoss).back).
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* MusicalNod:
** The Indigo-Gos' hit song is [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening "The Ballad of the Wind Fish"]]. (Though, that's just its title; the song itself is the Sea Lily's Bell theme, also from ''Link's Awakening''.)
** The band members of the Indigo-Gos play songs from previous installments of the ''Zelda'' franchise when you visit their rooms. The pianist is playing the game over/continue theme from the original ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI Legend of Zelda]]''. The bassist is playing the dungeon theme from the same. The drummer is playing the cave theme from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to the Past]]''.
** Majora's Incarnation sometimes sings the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGzlVe8eSVs melody to the Death Mountain dungeon]] from [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI the first game]] whenever it does a ballerina dance.



** The Indigo-Gos' hit song is [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening "The Ballad of the Wind Fish"]]. (Though, that's just its title; the song itself is the Sea Lily's Bell theme, also from ''Link's Awakening''.)



** The band members of the Indigo-Gos play songs from previous installments of the ''Zelda'' franchise when you visit their rooms. The pianist is playing the game over/continue theme from the original ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI Legend of Zelda]]''. The bassist is playing the dungeon theme from the same. The drummer is playing the cave theme from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to the Past]]''.
** Majora's Incarnation sometimes sings the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGzlVe8eSVs melody to the Death Mountain dungeon]] from [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI the first game]] whenever it does a ballerina dance.
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* ContinuityNod:
** The Indigo-Gos' hit song is [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening "The Ballad of the Wind Fish"]]. (Though, that's just its title; the song itself is the Sea Lily's Bell theme, also from ''Link's Awakening''.)
** The Skull Kid is ''heavily'' implied to be [[spoiler:the same one who gives you a Heart Piece for playing "Saria's Song" to him in ''Ocarina of Time''. He says that you smell like "the fairy kid who taught him that song in the woods," and you even hear the song in TheStinger.]]
** The man who runs the shooting gallery in Clock Town uses a very familiar phrase when you fail his archery minigame. "You can try again, [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames as long as you have enough Rupees]]."
** The lady at the dog racing track has a similar name to the lady with a Bow-Wow from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Link's Awakening]]'', as well as the dog lover from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle of Ages]]''.
** The band members of the Indigo-Gos play songs from previous installments of the ''Zelda'' franchise when you visit their rooms. The pianist is playing the game over/continue theme from the original ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI Legend of Zelda]]''. The bassist is playing the dungeon theme from the same. The drummer is playing the cave theme from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to the Past]]''.
** Majora's Incarnation sometimes sings the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGzlVe8eSVs melody to the Death Mountain dungeon]] from [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI the first game]] whenever it does a ballerina dance.
** Wart and Twinmold are fought in a similar way to Arrghus and Lanmola respectively, both from ''A Link to the Past''. In fact, Arrghus's Japanese name is also Wart.

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* ContinuityNod:
** The Indigo-Gos' hit song is [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening "The Ballad of the Wind Fish"]]. (Though, that's just its title; the song itself is the Sea Lily's Bell theme, also from ''Link's Awakening''.)
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ContinuityNod: The Skull Kid is ''heavily'' implied to be [[spoiler:the same one who gives you a Heart Piece for playing "Saria's Song" to him in ''Ocarina of Time''. He says that you smell like "the fairy kid who taught him that song in the woods," and you even hear the song in TheStinger.]]
** The man who runs the shooting gallery in Clock Town uses a very familiar phrase when you fail his archery minigame. "You can try again, [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames as long as you have enough Rupees]]."
** The lady at the dog racing track has a similar name to the lady with a Bow-Wow from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Link's Awakening]]'', as well as the dog lover from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle of Ages]]''.
** The band members of the Indigo-Gos play songs from previous installments of the ''Zelda'' franchise when you visit their rooms. The pianist is playing the game over/continue theme from the original ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI Legend of Zelda]]''. The bassist is playing the dungeon theme from the same. The drummer is playing the cave theme from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to the Past]]''.
** Majora's Incarnation sometimes sings the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGzlVe8eSVs melody to the Death Mountain dungeon]] from [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI the first game]] whenever it does a ballerina dance.
** Wart and Twinmold are fought in a similar way to Arrghus and Lanmola respectively, both from ''A Link to the Past''. In fact, Arrghus's Japanese name is also Wart.
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* DiscontinuityNod: The man who runs the shooting gallery in Clock Town uses a very familiar phrase when you fail his archery minigame. "You can try again, [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaCDiGames as long as you have enough Rupees]]."


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* MythologyGag:
** The Indigo-Gos' hit song is [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening "The Ballad of the Wind Fish"]]. (Though, that's just its title; the song itself is the Sea Lily's Bell theme, also from ''Link's Awakening''.)
** The lady at the dog racing track has a similar name to the lady with a Bow-Wow from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening Link's Awakening]]'', as well as the dog lover from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle of Ages]]''.
** The band members of the Indigo-Gos play songs from previous installments of the ''Zelda'' franchise when you visit their rooms. The pianist is playing the game over/continue theme from the original ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI Legend of Zelda]]''. The bassist is playing the dungeon theme from the same. The drummer is playing the cave theme from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast A Link to the Past]]''.
** Majora's Incarnation sometimes sings the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGzlVe8eSVs melody to the Death Mountain dungeon]] from [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI the first game]] whenever it does a ballerina dance.
** Wart and Twinmold are fought in a similar way to Arrghus and Lanmola respectively, both from ''A Link to the Past''. In fact, Arrghus's Japanese name is also Wart.
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