By Operation Rainfall Contributor / June 20th, 2012
Since the masks (mostly) represent psychological healing, it’s only fitting you give them to the representations of the skull kid’s subconscious fear and torment. The mini dungeons could be Majora’s attempt to stop you from reaching the kids to give them more masks. After all, before the moon swallows Majora, he calls the skull kid weak hearted. It could also be the skull kid’s way of stopping you from helping him due to his own fear and inability to trust other people, this is why the kids want to play “Hide and seek”. The kids disappear from the meadow, when you complete their dungeon and give them masks, because they no longer exist as representations of fear etc.
Once all your masks are gone and the skull kid’s subconscious torments are eased you get the fierce deity mask. This mask can represent many things and I’m not entirely sure what that is. It’s stated as having “dark powers”. It could represent the Skull kids anger at himself and Majora, over what he has done now that he has been freed from his troubles. It could be the skull kid thanking you and helping you for healing him. Why not sound off in the comments over the symbolism of the fierce deity mask?
Now we jump into the fight with Majora. The fight with Majora has three steps each representing something. I believe that Majora is an entity that invades a person’s subconscious, feeds off of their personality, and amplifies their darkest desires and personal torment. Now when you fight Majora you first see him stuck on a wall without moving. When you approach him, his eyes light up and he detracts from the wall with tentacles seen outside his back. I believe that the area you fight Majora in, is a deeper area of the subconscious that Majora is manipulating, hence the tentacles. The second fight is with Majora’s incarnation. This form has Majora running around and dancing; something a (skull?) kid would do. This could be a representation of Majora losing his control over the skull kid’s personality.
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