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Zelda fan film explores the tragic villain from Majora's Mask

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A new fan film explores the backstory of the antagonist of Nintendo 64 classic The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.

The Skull Kid lives among the people of Clocktown as a mischievous little imp who enjoys playing tricks on the townspeople but never displays any real malice. Nevertheless, he is cast out of Clocktown and banished to the woods, where he encounters a pair of fairies (almost certainly Tatl and Tael from the game itself).

The lonely Skull Kid hears whispers in his isolation, telling him that the townspeople never enjoyed his tricks like the whisperer would, and suggesting that they could play a trick on those who banished him together. He encounters a traveling mask salesman, and feels drawn to one mask in particular...

The film was directed, produced, written, edited and featured video effects by filmmaker Jared Potter.

Majora's Mask launched on the Nintendo 64 in 2000. The most recent title in the series, A Link Between Worlds, hit Nintendo 3DS in November.