Morning people! BlackStar here, fresh from the isolation of my home! Yeah, sorry I didn't post yesterday. I was having one of those days....But hey, I'm here now! So, since I was gone, I decided to start a new segment on the site that deals with something close to my heart. Gaming. So, without further a do, here is...
game theory monday!
Here's how Game Theory Monday works. Every other Monday, I will post one of my many game theories here on the site and I will make sure I make a tab for it. So, why not start things off with The Legend of Zelda: Manjora's Mask, and use the Happy Mask Salesman who happens to be in every single game.
For those of you who are not gamers or even Zelda fans, you might not understand. The man to the left is the Happy Mask Salesman, who, like his name, sales mask. He's kind of a wondering traveler. A peddler to be exact. He appears in Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, as well as other games. He's a bit creepy at first, but you get to like him in- okay, I lied. You will absolutely HATE this guy. I mean, look at him! He follows Japanese stereotypes. The squinted eyes, pale complexion and the small market caretaker. (I did not mean to offend the Japanese or anyone else by typing this. If you are offended in anyway, I'm sorry.) Anyway, he claims to be happy and only wants to help Link on his adventures. But, to that, I say...
This creep is more like an UN-Happy mask salesman to me. I've come up with a theory that he might be the Grim Reaper, or even Majora himself!
Let's look at the facts. When Link first comes across the man in Majora's Mask, he says to Link, and I quote, "You seem to have met a terrible fate, haven't you?" He's just...standing there. He never explains how he got there or where he's going. He's just...there. He tells Link to return to him only when he's recovered "what was taken from him", which is later found out to be Link's ocarina. Now,
onto the strange mess. He says that he has to leave in three days before he has to leave, which is the same amount of time before Termina is Termina-ted by the moon that hangs above. (I'm sorry, I had to.) Then when Link returns with his ocarina, the happy mask salesman teaches him the Song of Healing. On a mother freaking organ. I mean, the game says that he's in a cave the whole time, but he's really in a room that's just three times Deku Link's height. I mean, look at this thing!
He just pulls a organ from nowhere! And then, when he's done, it disappears. Afterwards, he shakes you to death since you didn't bring back Majora's Mask, or, and he does call i that, "his PRECIOUS mask." Now tell me, why would a simple salesman carry a mask that can destroy the whole world in an instant? He's obviously a manifestation of Majora wanting to get his property back!
And then there's the undeniable fact that cannot be proven wrong. When the moon is allowed to hit the land and you are supposedly dead, you hear the laugh of the Happy Mask Salesman while he says the same thing he says to you at the start of the game.
You've seem to have met a terrible fate, haven't you?"
Then you're suddenly appearing in the "cave" and back at the dawn of the first day. I mean, seriously, he's playing you like a pawn! He's using you to get his stuff back. I mean, if you haven't noticed that yet, just think about it. But hey, that's just a theory. A game theory that is! Thanks for reading!
next week: Mario the communist