Category: Majora’s Mask

Power, Wisdom, Courage — these three virtues of the Triforce establish what it means to be a true hero in the land of Hyrule. But to become worthy of them, specifically the Triforce of Courage, Link often has to bravely face many hardships and trials to prove himself. This particular side of the Sacred Triangles has always been my favorite of the three pieces, ever since I was little. I used to think I liked it so much because it’s…

Link isn’t the only adventurer relying on a trusty sword and board throughout the Zelda series. Many factions with similar goals of plunder inhabit these lands and more than a few have been of the swashbuckling variety. In fact, seafaring knaves have been a pretty consistent motif throughout the franchise. Appearing as primary characters, one-off encounters, mini-bosses, and even secondary protagonists, these rapscallions span the gamut from obscure to extremely popular. Who are some of your favorite pirates in the Zelda series? Of…

||  Previous Chapter  ||  Next Chapter  || Whilst recovering after the Interloper War, I often woke in a cold sweat. Stuck in a fuzzy haze between reality and nightmare, I would throw open the doors and step out into the night of Castle Town. As I looked up at the dark sky and its infinite blanket of stars, it was the one thing that calmed me. I wrestled with questions about life and death beneath their bespangled beauty for hours. Weighing the…

Burnout. You hear it a lot from employees who work extremely long hours, have overwhelming tasks, and/or work in people-facing environments. You know you’re on the edge of burnout when you feel mentally, emotionally, and physically stressed. I’m an airline worker, and sadly, I feel the symptoms of burnout. Through the midst of flight cancellations and angry passengers, the thought came to me: out of all the Zelda games, which Link and Zelda have potentially faced burnout? Let’s talk about…

Most Zelda fans have had gripes about the inclusion of certain companion characters in the series at one point or another. Navi’s “Hey! Listen!” heard one too many times in Ocarina of Time can be grating and distracting. Skyward Sword‘s Fi is a downright divisive character, with players often either loving her and her cool design as the spirit of the Master Sword, or hating her and her penchant for frequent interruptions and obvious information dumps. Other companions in the…

Ah, the woes of my four-year-old when he can’t get past that difficult boss. His face goes red, and that vein bulges on his forehead. The tears flow down his face as he utters a bellowing cry of rage and frustration. To me, its the sound of a summoning. I am being heralded to step in and beat that boss before my son throws the very expensive joy-con controller against the floor. For he will insist on being miserable playing…

||  Previous Chapter  ||  Next Chapter  || My ‘fiancée’ wore a nasty look that could kill a thousand Bokoblins. Despite her injuries, she scooped up a large chunk of rock near where she had landed. A simple blunt weapon. This didn’t matter though; whether run through with a sword, or bludgeoned to death – the bloody result would be the same.    “I think I understand now why you wanted to thank me,” I said.    She drew the stone up high.  “This…

When you think of the darkest Zelda game, what comes to mind? Some might say Twilight Princess for its dark imagery and otherwise mature rating. Others would say Majora’s Mask for its adult themes and somber atmosphere. Breath of the Wild could even be considered the darkest for its tragic background and looming reminder of past failures. Well Jacob Geller, a content creator on YouTube, has decided to combat this frequent question among the community. What is the darkest Zelda?…

||  Previous Chapter  ||  Next Chapter  || “No need for death? And what could you offer me instead, disciple of Azamuku?” Ganondorf looked down his long, pointed nose at me. His furrowed eyebrows curved to join his flame red hair that reminded me of a volcano.     “The Sacred Realm,” I said simply.    That got the Gerudo King’s attention. “The Sacred Realm? You? And how could you hope to find it?”   “Azamuku told me of the legends and gave a few clues. I…

Many Zelda game endings are pretty ambiguous. Twilight Princess, The Wind Waker, and Majora’s Mask all feature endings that are satisfying and resolve the immediate conflict, but also leave things pretty open ended, too. It’s a tactic that works well for these games and I don’t usually find myself wishing for more from the ending. But an instance where I felt I wanted a little bit more closure and resolution was Breath of the Wild. The ending doesn’t expand much…