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This article is about the giant island-like turtle from Majora's Mask. For other turtles, see Turtle (Disambiguation).
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The Turtle is a character that appears in Majora's Mask.

Majora's Mask

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Once Link has retrieved the Zora Eggs and learned the New Wave Bossa Nova; he must go, as Zora Link, to Zora Cape. Playing the song where Lulu stands silent vigil outside Zora Hall will restore her voice, and reveal that the small island nearby is a giant turtle.

On awakening, the gargantuan terrapin rises from the water and immediately confuses both Lulu[1] and Link by knowing their names, and what had happened while he slept. He calls for Link to hookshot to the palm trees on his back[2], and come with him to Great Bay Temple.

After Link clears the temple, the turtle will thank him for his effort, and tell Link that he must resume his slumber... but that he would like to listen to Lulu sing a bit longer, first. He also comments that he can only do so much to reverse the coming doom of Termina, due to the bidding of the gods.[3]

Non-Canon Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee

The Turtle appears periodically as a platform on the Great Bay stage.

Turtle trophy from Super Smash Bros. Melee, with text

He also has a trophy to collect in the game, the text of which reads:

When Link played the New Wave Bossa Nova, what masqueraded as a lone island rose out of the waters of the Great Bay Coast and revealed itself to be a giant turtle. This mighty terrapin is ancient and wise beyond belief. It sensed Link's destiny and braved the stormy seas in order to transport him to the Great Bay Temple.
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  1. "...Hmm. It seems Lulu is confused. Regrettably, there is no time for idle conversation. Now then, proud Zora warrior..." — Turtle, Majora's Mask.
  2. "Why so slow? Hurry up and fire your hookshot into the palm tree on my back, Link. Heh, heh, heh. Of course I know your name. Didn't I say that all is seen by me?" — Turtle, Majora's Mask.
  3. "Now I can continue resting in peace. I too must abide the laws of ancient times and again merely watch from my deep slumber. But the evil that haunts this land has not completely vanished, Link. I shall depart after enjoying Lulu's voice a bit longer. I think the gods can permit that. Hyeh, hyeh, hyeh.", Majora's Mask.