EDITORIAL: Psychoanalyzing the Ending of Majora’s Mask. Is this Zelda’s take on Silent Hill?

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

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The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, it’s the oddest cannon Zelda game out there for sure. The game is chock full of all kinds of mystery; like the fierce deity mask, the moon children and Majora itself. In this article I’ll share my analysis of the game from the point where the moon is stopped by the giants, to the fatal blow dealt to Majora’s Wrath. My argument is that the ‘inside the moon’ and the final fight with Majora, is taking place inside the subconscious mind of the skull kid. OBJECTION yells Edgeworth at the top of his lungs spitting the cereal he was eating into my face. Where is my evidence he asks? Well my readers, here it is for your enjoyment. I’m going to include videos of the “inside the moon”, and the final fight will Majora so you can better see where I’m coming from, and to give you a quick way to provide evidence for your own counter claims.

Let’s take a look at it from the start of the scene to the end shall we? The giants stop the moon from falling, and Majora tosses the skull kid away and flies into the moon’s mouth. After you follow it you enter a small meadow with five kids playing around a tree. The kids are wearing the masks of each of the bosses in the game with the Majora kid sitting alone. The kids represent a lot of things based on what they are doing and what they are saying. The kids wear the masks of the bosses which as we are told in the game, traps the spirits of the giants. Each kid represents one of the giants whom are the friends of the skull kid. The questions they ask tell a great deal more over what they are. Let’s take a look at what they say:

“Your friends… What kind of…people are they?, I wonder…

 Do those people…think of you…as a friend?, I wonder…What makes you happy…

 Does it make…others happy, too? I wonder…If you do the right thing…Does it really

 make…everybody…happy?, I wonder…The face under the mask… Is that…your true

 face?”


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  • Nice take on Majora’s story! I also love it because how mysterious it is. Twilight was sort of along the same lines, but eventually it was still a little lighthearted. Good article!

    • Glad you enjoyed it. I hope Nintendo writes a zelda as deep and subtle as MM again. A man can dream….

  • I love this game too. But I can see some more jungian archetypes than a freud point of view…

    • I can see both. MM is a great game and lends itself well to all realms of psychology. I’d love to hear you opinion on MM and the arch types(Shadow,Anima etc.)

  • Great article, and it doesn’t conflict too much with my personal favorite interpritaion of the game.
    http://www.zeldauniverse.net/articles/the-message-of-majoras-mask/

    • Theres a ton of ways to interpret MM. I kinda hope nintendo never comes out with an official statement on it.

  • I’ve always thought it was all in Link’s head. At the very beginning, Link falls off his horse because of the Skullkid (EDIT: I meant him and the fairies!). That seemed like the start of a dream which was the plot of this game. Link sees characters from OoT, because like our own dreams we normally see things from our memory, but in distorted ways.

    Either way, I think that Termina is not a real place at all. Whether it’s in Link’s or the Skullkid’s head, I don’t know.

    • Thats another possibility. A friend of mine thinks Termina is in another dimension. I think the whole place much like Silent hill is of the Skull kids own subconscious creation due to the power of Majoras mask.

  • sniper712

    probably my favorite Zelda game, beating Ocarina by a mere inch… the masks stole the show. 

  • I really do love Majora’s Mask. It’s one of the best Zelda games out there.