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24th Feb '18 4:06:49 PM Purplatious
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[[WMG: The Ancient Ones were the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Interlopers]], the Majora's Mask was the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Fused Shadow]], the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Realm]] is the Terminian counterpart to the Sacred Realm, and "Majora" never existed, at least not as a single individual entity.]]
From his place of [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime banishment]], Ganon reached out to Termina for followers to do his bidding and bring him the Triforce. His malevolent will touched the heart of [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Zant]], a delinquent member of a tribal race (not yet the Twili) proficient in hexing. Under Ganon's instruction, Zant usurped command of his people and set them to work constructing the Stone Tower, with the final objective of growing it tall enough to form a trans-dimensional bridge through the distant highlands of Hyrule, pierce from there the Sacred Realm itself, and obtain the Triforce.

The "interlopers" Zant had forced into servitude for this purpose, also known as "Majoras" -- the local tongue's word for "architects" -- did not initially use any dark power or Fused Shadow magic to construct the tower. However, due to the arduous nature of the work, they began to drop dead of exhaustion at alarming rates; and so, the most magically inclined members of the tribe had to engineer a ritual, known as the Song of Healing, to distill the grievances of their departed spirits into a shared vessel carved specifically for this purpose, so that their vengeful zeal to right all the wrongs they'd left behind could be put to work even from beyond their graves. The vessel came to be known alternately as the "Majora's Mask," because the souls which inhabited it were those of Zant's Majoras, and as the "Fused Shadow," because the grim shadows of those souls, in the form of their lingering discontentments from life, were fused together in that mask into a single overpowering will to continue to erect the Stone Tower. For, you see, in order to curry their favor and continue to exploit their labor, Zant promised these discontented entrapped souls that when he could obtain the Triforce, he would use its power to draw them forth from the mask and return them from the dead, whereupon together, they would all work to set right all the wrongs of their pasts. This, of course, was a lie; Zant intended to use the power of the Triforce exclusively for personal gain. This dream of his, however, was in turn also a lie; for, as soon as the Stone Tower pierced the Sacred Realm, Ganon intended to escape with the Triforce and leave Zant to die with the rest.

None of this ever came to pass. Instead, the Seven Sages used the Mirror of Twilight to invert the Stone Tower and seal the Interlopers away. Zant's Majoras continued to construct the Stone Tower without ever noticing it had been inverted, and reached what they thought was the Sacred Realm far above Hyrule, only to find they had in fact "climbed" to a corresponding place below Termina, the Twilight Realm. Like Ganon in the Sacred Realm, they were sealed away there, and couldn't escape. From many years of oppression under the darkness of this realm, they became the Twili. The shared consciousness inhabiting the Majora's Mask / Fused Shadow became enraged and confused, its purpose having been exhausted to impossibility. The Triforce was forever beyond its master's grasp, and the many lingering discontentments of which it consisted, that the Song of Healing had promised would be addressed, were therefore destined to go unresolved for eternity. It became vengeful and dangerous, so the hexers which had created it tore it from the face of its wearer, sealed its magic away with a curse so that it could never again live until such a time as it might again be worn, and, for the safety of the Twili, threw it through the barrier which no living soul could cross, far out the window of the tower, back out of the Twilight Realm and into Termina.

The Happy Mask Salesman then acquired it on his travels. He was able to learn the Song of Healing because it was engraved on the back of the mask for the original hexers' own reference. Because he could sense its power, he dared not don it. As time would tell, the Skull Kid was rather more naive and not so cautious.

After the mask was defeated, who knows how it became the Fused Shadow as seen in Twilight Princess. Perhaps, over years of neglect and emptiness, it was battered with sediment, and eventually petrified in a buildup thereof. Midna was transformed by its power into the small, mischievous, somewhat cruel being as which she presents throughout the bulk of Twilight Princess; however, due to her noble blood as the rightful heir to the Twilight Realm, she was able to retain her good intentions and resist total corruption and enslavement to the vengeful spirits of the Majoras.
23rd Feb '18 6:42:03 PM dotchan
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What else was Link doing in the seven years he was sleeping there? And because time is so flexible in the Temple, he meets people he will be running into as an adult. You can also get a Hook Shot in Majora's Mask--something that only Adult Link can use in Ocarina of Time.

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What else was Link doing in the seven years he was sleeping there? And because time is so flexible in the Temple, he meets people he will be running into as an adult. You can also get a Bow and Arrows, as well a Hook Shot in Majora's Mask--something that only Adult Link can use in Ocarina of Time.
20th Feb '18 6:23:57 AM Kazman2007
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[[WMG: The Happy Mask Salesman is talking to the spirit of the Deku Butler's Son]]
When the Happy Mask Salesman says "You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?" He is talking to the Deku Butler's son, who has essentially been killed, and is now in a bizarre body sharing scenario with Link.
8th Feb '18 9:08:48 AM sugaricequeen
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[[WMG: The Happy Mask Salesman is an ordinary mask salesman.]]
Yeah, with all the crazy theories people had about him, I just had to throw this out there. He clearly wants to stop Skull Kid from destroying Termina, so unless he has a complicated ulterior motive, he's definitely not evil. His rapidly changing expressions are just due to technical limitations of the system - if you'll notice, other characters like Romani and Anju's mother have them, too. The Happy Mask Salesman just sought after Majora's Mask because it's a rare mask with an intriguing history, and he didn't know about its ''inherent'' power until he'd gotten his hands on it. Just like what's said in-game.

As for his resemblance to the children on the Moon, that was just a coincidence. Majora's Mask clearly designed the inside of the moon based on certain things he/it had encountered thus far, just twisted around a bit - four children running around and playing while completely ignoring the fifth one is obviously based on Skull Kid's supposedly-shattered friendship with the Four Giants. The mask didn't spend as much time in the mask salesman's possession, which is why the children resembling him is just for aesthetics and doesn't hold any meaning.
8th Feb '18 9:00:35 AM sugaricequeen
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** Though that was mainly done to make it easier for the developers to make him a controllable character - while you're inside Sakon's Hideout, Kafei has a sword-swinging function even though he doesn't have a weapon.
8th Feb '18 8:54:30 AM sugaricequeen
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** That's not Mikau wearing green, it's Zora Link. If they wanted to provide evidence that Mikau had returned to life, they could've just used his model there instead.
3rd Feb '18 8:18:17 AM dieseldragons
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When you reach the inside of the Moon, you witness [[AcidTripDimension a surreal past vision]] of the four Lunar Children, wearing the masks of Odolwa, Goht, Gyorg and Twinmold. They are having fun. While Majora is by himself, under the tree [[IJustWantToHaveFriends and no one will play with them]]. Odolwa, Goht, Gyorg and Twinmold when they were alive were benign gods, though found the mortal realm, Termina far below, both fascinating and perplexing. [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove Never quite grasping human emotion or feelings]]. But Majora's increasing isolation from the others [[StartOfDarkness begets malice]], and eventually murders the other deities, [[DemonicPossession reanimating their remains]]. This brings the wrath of the Fierce Deity down upon him.

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When you reach the inside of the Moon, you witness [[AcidTripDimension a surreal past vision]] of the four Lunar Children, wearing the masks of Odolwa, Goht, Gyorg and Twinmold. They are having fun. While Majora is by himself, under the tree [[IJustWantToHaveFriends and no one will play with them]]. Odolwa, Goht, Gyorg and Twinmold when they were alive were benign gods, though found the mortal realm, Termina far below, both fascinating and perplexing. [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove Never quite grasping human emotion or feelings]]. Majora could not comprehend was "fun" even was, or how to do it properly. But Majora's increasing isolation from the others [[StartOfDarkness begets malice]], and eventually murders the other deities, [[DemonicPossession reanimating their remains]]. This brings the wrath of the Fierce Deity down upon him.
3rd Feb '18 8:16:10 AM dieseldragons
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When you reach the inside of the Moon, you witness [[AcidTripDimension a surreal past vision]] of the four Lunar Children, wearing the masks of Odolwa, Goht, Gyorg and Twinmold. They are having fun. While Majora is by himself, under the tree [[IJustWantToHaveFriends and no one will play with them]]. Odolwa, Goht, Gyorg and Twinmold when they were alive were benign gods, though found the mortal realm, Termina far below, both fascinating and perplexing. [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove Never quite grasping human emotion or feelings]]. Majora's increasing isolation from the others [[StartOfDarkness begets malice]], and eventually murders the other deities and [[DemonicPossession reanimates their remains]].

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When you reach the inside of the Moon, you witness [[AcidTripDimension a surreal past vision]] of the four Lunar Children, wearing the masks of Odolwa, Goht, Gyorg and Twinmold. They are having fun. While Majora is by himself, under the tree [[IJustWantToHaveFriends and no one will play with them]]. Odolwa, Goht, Gyorg and Twinmold when they were alive were benign gods, though found the mortal realm, Termina far below, both fascinating and perplexing. [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove Never quite grasping human emotion or feelings]]. But Majora's increasing isolation from the others [[StartOfDarkness begets malice]], and eventually murders the other deities and deities, [[DemonicPossession reanimates reanimating their remains]].
remains]]. This brings the wrath of the Fierce Deity down upon him.
3rd Feb '18 4:10:19 AM dieseldragons
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[[WMG: Majora was [[LonelyAtTheTop a lonely deity of the heavens]] ]]
When you reach the inside of the Moon, you witness [[AcidTripDimension a surreal past vision]] of the four Lunar Children, wearing the masks of Odolwa, Goht, Gyorg and Twinmold. They are having fun. While Majora is by himself, under the tree [[IJustWantToHaveFriends and no one will play with them]]. Odolwa, Goht, Gyorg and Twinmold when they were alive were benign gods, though found the mortal realm, Termina far below, both fascinating and perplexing. [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove Never quite grasping human emotion or feelings]]. Majora's increasing isolation from the others [[StartOfDarkness begets malice]], and eventually murders the other deities and [[DemonicPossession reanimates their remains]].
10th Jan '18 12:22:14 PM Gosicrystal
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[[WMG: The horse Link found in ''Majoras Mask'' was NOT Epona]]
Romani never says that they found the horse anywhere, so it is to assume that it had been there on the farm for a long time. Also, the horses name is never mentioned and there are identical-looking counterpart of almost everyone in Termina. It's just Tatl who thinks, that the horse could be Epona. The real Epona has been killed by the Skull Kid right before he put the curse on Link.

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[[WMG: The horse Link found in ''Majoras ''Majora's Mask'' was NOT Epona]]
Romani never says that they found the horse anywhere, so it is to assume that it had been there on the farm for a long time. Also, the horses horse's name is never mentioned and there are identical-looking counterpart counterparts of almost everyone in Termina. It's just Tatl who thinks, thinks that the horse could be Epona. The real Epona has been killed by the Skull Kid right before he put the curse on Link.




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*** The gossip stone doesn't say "''Epona'' seems to have been taken in", so it could still be her Termina counterpart, which might have nothing to do with Skull Kid.
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