Thank me later). Something doesn’t add up. Or was it the other way around, and the Happy Mask Salesman was the leader, and the other children rejected him for some reason, and that one child is upset due either to his part in overthrowing their leader or because of the absence of one his own, and the Mask Salesman was infuriated by being betrayed. A lot of people think the fused shadow and majoras mask look alike in some ways. As Link tries to catch his attacker, he comes across the enigmatic Happy Mask Salesman who reveals to us that Majora’s Mask, an ancient artifact used in forbidden black magic rituals (which for some reason, he was carrying around? That is my theory about how the happy mask salesman created majoras mask and turned it into the fused shadows which were inevitably found out, and broken into pieces and locked away. Some may think that, because it is a different world, it is also a different Happy Mask Salesman, but I prefer to think otherthwise. Welcome to the Happy Mask Shop! And when you’re bad, you just run. From person to person the tale changes, and everyone has a truly unique experience. The Happy Mask Salesman first appears in Ocarina of Time, where he runs a simple mask shop in Castle Town. He's just teetering on the edge of Chaotic Neutral. No. Why does changing forms seem to be so painful for Link? Getting back to my point: what did cause this anger? If you want to read the fine print, take a look at the sign right over there. Oh well, they were put to good use. But he still knows that three days have passed for Link, and it is never stated how he knows. After all he still has his iconic hat. He might’ve had a minor anger management issue, and when he was taught to smile to his customers, he took it too literally, but apart from that, he was completely normal. But genuinely evil? Correct me if I'm wrong and someone does. ), the Deku mask is all that remains of our frustrating ordeal as a Deku Scrub - now we have the ability to change into Deku Link at will. Magical Mask. In order to help Link to retrieve the stolen mask, the Happy Mask Salesman teaches him a song which restores Link to his human form; the Song of Healing. Press J to jump to the feed. Possession of those who wear itPowerful magicManipulation And the Mask Salesman is cool. If he were real, he could make me do great things. Although the Skull Kid was unaware, Majora's Mask gradually began to take complete control of his mind, turning his harmless pranks on people to acts with malicious intents. Originally released in 2000 (JAP - April 27, NA - October 26, PAL - November 17,) Majora's Mask and its iterations have been recipient to great accolades: 91.92 rating on GameRankings, 95/100 on Metacritic, GameFAQs' "Game of the Decade 2000-09. First off, the guy has some freaky powers, i.e. Either way, this already creepy guy casually travels between parallel worlds searching for masks. Villainous Item Let’s play that. The upset child who wears Majora’s Mask that makes this statement might have been harbouring other emotions, too, it would seem. What do you think causes his external happiness and internal anger? Collecting all of these masks apparently makes the Happy Mask Salesman very happy, as can be seen by his almost-constant smile, and explains why he attempts to spread happiness to others by giving them masks, and this further ties the Happy Mask Salesman to the Moon Children, because the one wearing Goht’s Remains asks the somewhat disturbing question: “What makes you happy? Take out your Ocarina in any of the different forms; your instrument becomes Deku pipes, Goron drums, Zora guitar… Link is able to play them all as easily as he plays the Ocarina. Before the game's events, Skull Kid used the power of the mask to prank and curse others around him, such as Kafei. Before we get into that, here’s a quick recap of the story…. It is possible that an interloper survived and managed to use magic to turn the mask into a source of evil (the fused shadow). I think he's just... dangerous. But as his own character, I can’t help but feel he’s referring to himself in some way. In my opinion it’s one of the best Zelda games, partly because of Link’s ability to change forms using masks. At the very end of the game, the Happy Mask Salesman finds that Majora’s Mask has been rid of the evil it contained (and sounds almost upset over it), and leaves Link with these final words: “Since I am in the midst of my travels… I must bid you farewell. The Happy Mask Salesman (お面屋, Omen'ya, "Mask Shop Owner") is a recurring character in the Legend of Zelda series. This is asked by the Moon Child wearing Gyorg’s Remains, and again, I thought nothing of it until writing this editorial. Using the power of this mask the Skull Kid transforms Link into an irritating shrub-boy (as I like to call him), after stealing his Ocarina and Epona. If the Happy Mask Salesman in Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask was indeed a Moon Child, then he could have a form of immortality. Later in the game we come across the restless spirit of a deceased Goron hero, Darmani, who died in an attempt to defeat the creature in Snowhead Temple. He could have easily used a transformation mask to hide himself, he was the one with the mask at the end of the game, and he might have actually been the one to make majoras mask. The only previous action of Link that is carried over through every cycle is the result of his confrontation with Skull Kid: the moon falling. The Deku Scrub that Link becomes is almost identical to the butler’s son who died prior to our arrival in Termina - you came across his body as you chased Skull Kid. Because how would he know so much about the mask and its powers, and the tribe, when nobody else in Termina even mentions those things as far as I know.