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Chosen One of the Day: Link’s creepy dancing soul in Majora’s Mask

By Preeti Chhibber
Legend of Zelda Majoras Mask Link Dancing hero

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is a terrifying game. All I have to do is think of that dunDUN and my heart beats faster. Not because of love. But because of anxiety. The game was released in 2000 as a narrative follow-up to the critically and commercially successful Ocarina of Time. In it, Link had been returned to the form of a child before running off into the woods trying to find Navi (Hey! Listen!) and instead finding a Skull Kid waiting to curse him. He ends up in the alternate reality of Termina, and has three days to save the world before a horrifying Moon falls to the land decimating everything and everyone. 

Throughout the game, Link gets a series of masks that give him the qualities he needs to achieve specific tasks — there’s the main quest masks, like the Goron mask which turns Link into a lil’ Goron, then there’s a bunch of side masks which you don’t need but do make for a more fulfilling version of game play, like the Bunny ears which allow Link to run really fast. Like a bunny. One other such mask is Kamaro’s. 

In a game full of creepy imagery, Kamaro’s storyline really stands out. He’s a ghost who used to be a dancer who was never able to pass on his dance moves. All Link has to do is wear this mask: 

Legend of Zelda Majoras Mask Kamaro

Which makes him look like this: 

Legend of Zelda Majoras Mask Link in mask

(wtf wtf wtf wtf wtf wtf wtf where is his face why doesn’t he have a face WHERE THE FACE)

And share Kamaro's moves to create a new dance craze which is definitely not a way to hypnotize an entire population into complacency, no sir. 

The minor chords? Check.

The fluid, strangely compelling dance? Check. 

Legend of Zelda Majoras Mask Link dancing 1

The immediate adoption of said dancing? Check. 

Legend of Zelda Majoras Mask Link Dancing 2

Sure, it does get you a piece of heart, but it’s still real weird. 

P.S. I cannot remember what that little kid in the baseball hat is doing there, but it's fine. We're all fine. This is just The First Day. 72 Hours Remain

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