Link helped a lot of people... Right?

#1 Posted by SexyToad (2939 posts) -

So here what confuses me in Majora's Mask. Throughout the game Link did several things to help the people of Termina. Such as helping that old woman who got robbed, reuniting the two lovers (Anju and Kafei), helping Pamela and her father (The dad was a mummy or something.), etc. The thing is Link never did those things. Well he did, but he went back in time and undid those stuff. (following me?) So when Link finally beats Majora there are some people who aren't helped at all. But some of you might say well Majora had curses and some. Well he did. So it makes sense that once hes defeated Kafei will become back to normal. But that woman still got robbed, Romani still got abducted by aliens, the Zora's egg still got stolen, and Kafei's mask got stolen as well! So in the end Link didn't help everyone. Basically all he did was stop Majora from crashing the moon. Which is still a good thing, but not good things.

#2 Posted by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -

Actually, if I remember correctly, Kafei doesn't appear in the ending, presumably because he was stuck in that form.

#3 Posted by BrockNRolla (1725 posts) -

I honestly never considered this. Well played.

I guess while the old lady might still be robbed and the Zoras might be still missing and egg, everyone gets to keep on living, and that's really the greatest gift he could have given.

Nevertheless, it's a bit of a downer.

#4 Posted by SexyToad (2939 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: In the end they show Anju in a wedding dress. Also I'm pretty sure Kafei was stuck in that form because Majora cursed him. So I would assume the curse was broken once Majora was defeated.

#5 Posted by Nightriff (6476 posts) -

Umm he saved them all from being DEAD. Or am I reading that stopping the moon from hitting the Earth doesn't help anyone. Correct me if I am wrong, I still need to beat the damn game, fucking water temple.....

#6 Posted by SexyToad (2939 posts) -

@Nightriff: Lulu lost her babies. For her it doesn't matter one way or the other. She couldn't care less if the moon crashed or not.

#7 Posted by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -

@SexyToad:

Was it Majora who cursed him? I thought it was just a generic curse.

#8 Posted by Aelric (437 posts) -

I remember trying to get as much stuff done in the final run of three days as I could, waiting until the last minute to fight Majora. Don't remember details, though, and I forget if you go back in time again anyway. I do seem to recall Kafei and Anju's wedding, but I could just be remembering the dress. Still, great game, played it like three times back in the day, never understood the hate on it.

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#9 Posted by SexyToad (2939 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: Yea, I think so.

#10 Posted by FateOfNever (1863 posts) -

I would argue that we don't know that he doesn't help those people afterwords though. He already knows everything that's gone wrong, or is going to go wrong, so for all we know, after he saves the region (and in theory the world) from the falling moon, do we know that he doesn't just run about and finish cleaning things up and helping people? It's been a long time since I played that game and saw the end, so, if there is evidence that suggests he just moves on and doesn't do anything to help with all the problems that are left, then you have a point. Otherwise, that's my argument.

#11 Posted by SexyToad (2939 posts) -

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Bam! In the end it shows Link just leaves on the 4th day. Also that girl got abducted before hand so she's screwed.

#12 Posted by Nightriff (6476 posts) -

@SexyToad said:

@Nightriff: Lulu lost her babies. For her it doesn't matter one way or the other. She couldn't care less if the moon crashed or not.

So you should be able to play AFTER you beat the game, the catch is you have the 3 days to help out everyone you can, so pick and choose? Sounds pretty cool to me

#13 Posted by Hunter5024 (6447 posts) -

I have thought about this exact thing before Sexy Toad, and that's why my obsessive compulsive ass always goes and does all of the favors for them while I'm waiting for the final day as I'm about to beat the game.

#14 Edited by Kevino13 (144 posts) -

I always imagined that after you stop Majora, weird time paradox shit happens that collapses all the alternate timelines into one where link helped all the people you did the quest for, as impossible as that actually is aside. It's just a weird theory that I had as a kid, and stuck with me since then.

#15 Posted by SexyToad (2939 posts) -

@Nightriff said:

@SexyToad said:

@Nightriff: Lulu lost her babies. For her it doesn't matter one way or the other. She couldn't care less if the moon crashed or not.

So you should be able to play AFTER you beat the game, the catch is you have the 3 days to help out everyone you can, so pick and choose? Sounds pretty cool to me

How do you decide who's worthy or not?!

#16 Posted by NekuCTR (1710 posts) -

I think it just assumes you did it all before going to the end. It's entirely possible to do it all, and makes for a triumphant moment. If the game was released now it would probably have a dynamic ending, but back in the N64 days that was a lot to ask of a game.

#17 Posted by foggel (2778 posts) -

Damn. All that for nothing. It's the thought that counts?

#18 Edited by Superkenon (1564 posts) -

No one to blame but yourselves, you fiends! You, the players, chose not to help everyone again after the final reset!!! The things left undone are of your own accord!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've actually always wondered if it's possible to do every one of the requests in a single 3-day span. It'd definitely be running it tight in some instances... though I want to say there might be a conflict or two. Either way, I think it'd be fun to try and help as many people as you can before fighting the last boss. THE TRUE END?

This is one of the most hilarious things about Majora's Mask though. It's borderline 'dark humor', which is appropriate given much of what happens in the game. No matter what you do, it's really not that happy of an ending. The skull kid still killed (at least) three people. Darunia, Mikau, and that Deku minister's son are gone forever!!!!!!!!

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