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 final fight is with Majora’s Wrath, and could represent Majora winning the battle against the skull kid’s attempts to free himself from its influence; and using his full power to fight back Link who is a greater threat at this point. Maybe the entirety of Termina is the skull kid’s subconscious mind. This would explain why Link sees people he’s already met in Hyrule. The skull kid would have probably seen them as-well, and maybe caused them mischief that he feels guilt over. Maybe each of the problems of the people of Termina, are problems their Hyrule counterparts had to deal with thanks to the Skull kid.  Who knows?

This is why Majoras mask is my favorite Zelda and in my opinion a very, very well written game. Whether I’m right or wrong doesn’t matter. What matters is that the plot of more recent Zelda games, seems to follow the Ocarina style almost to a T. They don’t seem to have much mystery in them anymore. The sheer mystery that surrounds this game, almost makes its plot like something from Suda 51(Makes no sense yet seems like it makes perfect sense). In Silent hill, at the end of the game we pretty much know what is going on, and can find out what the monsters represent  through the wikia. Majoras mask on the other hand has never had its plot fully explained from Nintendo or in game, and makes it such a wonder to be a part of. It also makes me wonder if Nintendo will ever write something like this for a future Zelda game, or that matter, any game at all. But that is for another article.

Dedicated to Sigmund Freud. Part of a balanced breakfast.

So my dear readers what do you think of this analysis of Majora’s mask? Do you agree? Disagree?  What do you think is going on inside the moon?

Special thanks to: David Butler for the text dump &  Blaise9 and Cychreus for the video’s.

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