|Fierce Deity Link|
|Non-canon Appearances|| Majora's Mask manga|
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
|Era||Era of the Hero of Time|
|Voice Actor(s)||Nobuyuki Hiyama|
The Fierce Deity is one of the transformations Link turns into in Majora's Mask, achieved by wearing the Fierce Deity's Mask. This transforms him into a mysterious and powerful warrior resembling a Hylian. It is one of four mask transformations in the game.
Link obtains the Fierce Deity Mask after he trades the twenty non-transforming masks to the four Moon Children Inside the Moon. The final child sitting by the tree will give Link the Fierce Deity Mask after noticing all his other masks are gone. Wearing this mask enables Link to transform into the Fierce Deity only during boss battles.
In the Fierce Deity form, Link gains greater strength and range in his attacks as well as certain new abilities. Because the Fierce Deity wields a large, double-handed, helix-edged Sword, he cannot use a Shield, although this disadvantage is compensated for by the Sword's superior power. Link can also use the Sword to release Sword Beams when targeting an enemy.
Fierce Deity Speculation
The term "fierce deity" (鬼神) is used to refer to several deities in the Shingon Buddhist pantheon, such as Bishamonten or the Myō-ō, who are fierce and wrathful toward the negative forces that work against humanity's enlightenment, but are benevolent and supportive of humanity. They are seen as deities that work to defeat evil, a quality which the Fierce Deity's Mask gives Link greater ability to achieve.
- The Fierce Deity form is popularly referred to as "Oni Link" within The Legend of Zelda series community.
- Fierce Deity Link is taller than most other characters in Majora's Mask. However, because the mask can only be used in boss rooms, it is difficult to accurately estimate the Fierce Deity's comparative size without the use of glitches.
- "- Fierce diety link IS in as a costume" — Colin McIsaac, A Megaton of Smash Bros. Info: Wolf Deconfirmed, Fierce Deity Link is an Alt, and More!, Gamenesia, published September 6, 2014, retrieved September 6, 2014.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Fierce Deity||Fierce Deity Link|
|English||Fierce Deity||Fierce Deity Link|
|Japanese||鬼神 (Kishin)||鬼神リンク (Kishin Rinku)|
|Spanish||Fiera Deidad||Link con la Máscara de la Fiera Deidad|
|French||Puissance Fées||Puissance Fées|
|French||Folle Dieu||Folle Link|
|German||Grimmige Gottheit||Link als grimmige Gottheit|
|Italian||Divinità selvaggia|| Link guerriero (SSBB)|
Link divinità selvaggia