Zelda Fanart Spotlight – Atop the Tower

Today’s Zelda Fanart Spotlight is on deviantART artist fluxmage‘s Majora’s Mask fanart “Atop the Tower“. This artwork shows Link, in Deku form, and Tatl on top of the Clock Tower on the third day. They are confronting the Skull Kid by trying to make him stop what he’s doing and to return what he took from Link which is the Ocarina that he is lazily tossing up into the air. Tatl’s brother Tael is also present at the scene and is floating around the Skull Kid debating on who he wishes to help more: his sister or his friend.

This is indeed a tough decision for him to make. If he chooses his sister he risks losing his friend to the darkness by not being with him when he needs him the most. If he chooses his friend he risks having the world and everything in it come to an end. No pressure.

This is one of the most memorable scenes that I can recall in the game. Its one where you can see the internal debate that goes on in each of the characters as they decide which side they wish to take: Link deciding to fight for Termina, Tatl to fight against Skull Kid’s wrongdoings, Tael fighting for what’s best for everyone, and Skull Kid (once Link returns with all the giants) to fight against the mask’s influence.

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Stay tuned for the next Fanart Spotlight! Until then!

  • Darkgreyfire

    With the rumors of “someone from a past game returning” in the WiiU Zelda, I’ve always, in the back of my mind, hoped it would be a game revealing the origins of Majora’s Mask. Who is Majora, and why is his mask such a jerk.

    • batman

      imagine if it’s SS link going to Termina and fighting majora…

      • http://twitter.com/mikejcsauer Mike Sauer

        That would make no sense……….

    • Hero-of-the-Sky

      There’s an article group called “The Hyrulian Pantheon” by the Wolfess that gives quite a well-grounded theory on how Majora is most likely a sun goddess

    • 60thchip

      well we do know that skull kid is the one from the lost woods that link plays sarias song to, and we know majoras mask is from an ancient tribe, and i have a hunch that the happy mask sales men has something to do with it.

  • Unicron

    I can’t believe Nintendo decided to do a WW remake even though the originals graphics are timeless instead of what would have been an epic HD remake of MM. Nintendo, you make some really stupid decisions sometimes.

    • Tehlul

      You know you’ve said the stupidest thing when the Illusive Man is face palming.

      • Unicron

        I am so devastated that you disagreed with me. And you added a random internet pic aswell!?! How do I carry on now, knowing that an anonymous internet simpleton has hurt my feelings online?

    • SonicBJE

      I am actually very excited for Wind Waker HD! I’m sure we’ll see Majora’s Mask show up at SOME point. We’ll just have to be patient.

    • http://twitter.com/mikejcsauer Mike Sauer

      You should actually do more research before you accuse Nintendo of being stupid. Because then YOU look stupid.

      Nintendo is still looking into remaking either majora’s mask or alttp. They saw how great wind waker looks on wii u, so they decided to pump that out to hold us over to the new wii u game. They said the remake of mm or alttp is coming after an original title for the system.

      Besides…I think they’re leaning more towards a 3DS remake for alttp or mm. But I hope for a wii u remake of mm too…

      But, yeah I’m excited for a ww remake to hold me over to the new wii u game. I, for one, think its very generous of them. They didn’t have to do it. And I think it’s a cool idea to make remakes in between originals to hold us over. :p

      Did you watch the Nintendo direct episode with the ww rerelease information?

      • Unicron

        So your ‘research’ has come up with MAYBE a remake from MAYBE 1 of 2 games. 1 of which I never discussed and don’t give a crap about.

  • Link the hero of epic

    Rumor wise I hope we see what ever happened to navi cause in hyrule historia illia’s first design has a navi pic on her.

  • RubyDragonCat

    Wow the lighting makes Deku Link look a bit like a jackolantern/like he has a toothy grin.

  • 3AncientLights

    This sums Majora’s Mask up perfectly. This painting is aw inspiring because of the small details like Skull Kid’s dead white eye’s or the moody green taking the entire atmosphere. Fantastic art.

  • Waker of Winds

    Quite excellent. I love the timeless look that has been captured.

  • itsameluigi1290

    No pressure? Do you not hear the epic music playing in the background, with a huge moon coming to destroy the entire world of Termina, whilst trying to shoot a crazy floating kid with your Ocarina, and then trying to play it and it turns into a tuba, and you have FIVE MINUTES LEFT?!?!?!

    Yeah no pressure at all. :P

  • orome the huntsmen

    majora’s mask pics always make me so sad…

    • MeGustaZelda

      Um, Why did this get downvoted?


    That’s COOL! B^)

  • Cmaster

    Deku Link has a really big hat. If it wasn’t blowing in the wind then he might be tripping over it.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/bs88145 bs8814

    Wow, nice angle

  • http://twitter.com/mikejcsauer Mike Sauer

    Tatl looks like a hidden Mickey :p

  • Zelda

    the Majora’s were a tribe not a person.

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