Kafei

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Kafei
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Race Hylian
Gender Male
Game(s) Majora's Mask
Non-canon Appearances Super Smash Bros. Brawl Triforce piece.png
Era Era of the Hero of Time
Family Mayor Dotour (father)
Madame Aroma (mother)
Anju (fiancée)
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Kafei is a character in Majora's Mask.

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Backstory

Kafei's picture in the Bomber's Notebook from Majora's Mask 3D

During his youth, Kafei was a member of the Bombers Secret Society of Justice.[1] The owner of the Curiosity Shop states that he was a childhood friend of Kafei's and gave him the Keaton Mask as a gift. Later, Kafei eventually fell in love with Anju when they were children and they became engaged. They promised each other to marry on the day of the Carnival of Time, exchanging the Sun and Moon's Mask during the event.[2] However, several years later, and only a month before the Carnival,[3] Kafei was suddenly turned into a child by the possessed Skull Kid.[4]

On his way to see the Great Fairy in North Clock Town about his desperate situation, Sakon came along and stole his wedding ceremony mask.[5] As such, Kafei could not return to Anju despite knowing that she was worried, for he had promised her to greet her with his wedding mask in hand.[6] He goes into hiding at the Curiosity Shop and disguises himself with a Keaton Mask that the owner gave him when he was a child,[7] secretly watching all of the customers who sell stolen goods. He is positive that the thief will appear and he will be able to follow him to retrieve his mask.[8] Despite Kafei's terrible fate, Anju does not know what has become of him or why he disappeared. She is afraid to meet her fiancé and hear the reason as to why he escaped, for she fears his disappearance might have been caused by her.[9]

Biography

Main article: Reuniting Kafei and Anju
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Kafei is the son of Mayor Dotour and Madame Aroma,[10] and is engaged to Anju, the inn-keeper of the Stock Pot Inn. Although the two lovers made a promise to exchange their masks and get married on the day of the Carnival of Time,[11][12] a sudden turn of events forces Kafei to run from Anju's side, leaving the inn-keeper without a reason for his immediate departure.

Link can meet Kafei by sneaking to the back of the Curiosity Shop while Kafei is getting the letter from Anju. Kafei explains to the young hero his reasons for his disappearance and why he cannot go and see his fiancée. He then asks Link to deliver his pendant to Anju as proof that is still willing to keep his promise.[13] Once Anju receives the pendant, she will once again believe in Kafei and decides to wait for his return despite everyone else taking refuge in Romani Ranch.[14]

On the night of the Final Day, Link and Kafei team up to enter Sakon's Hideout to retrieve the Sun's Mask. After making their way through the hideout, Kafei recovers the wedding mask and immediately leaves for the Stock Pot Inn to meet up with Anju. With just a few hours left until the Moon falls, Anju is waits for Kafei in her room with her Moon's Mask. The two lovers at last reunite and exchange their masks and oaths.[15] In return for witnessing this event, they grant Link the Couple's Mask.[16] Even though the Moon is just hours from destroying Termina, they urge Link to take refuge, for they will stay and greet the morning together.[17]

During the ending credits, Anju can be seen outside Clock Town having her wedding ceremony, although Kafei is never seen in the scene.

Schedule

First DaySecond DayFinal Day
Time Location Activity Condition
Dawn of the First Day
6:00 AM South Clock Town Enters South Clock Town from the Laundry Pool.
6:30 AM South Clock Town Delivers letter to Mailbox and leaves for the Laundry Pool.
7:15 AM Laundry Pool Returns home and locks door.

Non-Canon Appearances

Non-Canon Information hide

Majora's Mask Manga

Kafei being transformed by the Skull Kid in the manga

In the Majora's Mask manga, Kafei is first mentioned by Anju's Mother, and later Anju explains his disappearance after nursing Deku Link's injuries. He later makes an appearance as he tries getting into the Stock Pot Inn. Link, thinking Kafei was up to no good, chases Kafei away which causes him to drop a letter addressed to Anju. Link delivers the letter to her, and she decides to wait for Kafei. Link later tracks down Kafei, and interrogates him, thinking he is a minion of the Skull Kid. Kafei explains what happened to him, and asks Link to take him to the Skull Kid. Kafei pleads with the Skull Kid to change him back to an adult, who then fires a blast of energy at Kafei, gravely injuring him. Anju appears and the two embrace as Link enters the final battle with Majora's Mask. After the battle, Kafei changes back into an adult, and he and Anju enjoy their wedding day.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Kafei appears as a Sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Name Image Effect in The Subspace Emissary Usable by
Kafei & Keaton Mask Kafei Sticker.png Shield Recovery +10 All

Trivia

  • Kafei is one of the few Majora's Mask characters that does not have an Ocarina of Time counterpart.
  • When Kafei is putting his letter in the Mailbox on the first day, it is possible to injure him if the Dog is tricked into attacking him or if he is caught within the blast radius of Bombs, Bombchus or the Blast Mask.

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See Also

References

  1. "Kafei? I can recall when he was in the Bombers. Don't see his face much anymore, though...Well, what could he be doing?" — Professor Shikashi (Majora's Mask)
  2. "We promised each other when we were children that we'd marry on the day of the Carnival of Time." — Kafei (Majora's Mask)
  3. "The person I want you to locate is my son, Kafei. You know him, don't you? ...You don't? Really? He disappeared about a month ago. It's terrible! I'm so very worried..." — Madame Aroma (Majora's Mask)
  4. "I was turned into this by a strange imp wearing a mask... But I'm not hiding because I look this way." — Kafei (Majora's Mask)
  5. "When I was turned into this, I went to see the Great Fairy in the shrine near the North Gate... But on the way, my precious mask--a wedding ceremony mask--was stolen from me by some prancing man with a grinning face!" — Kafei (Majora's Mask)
  6. "I know Anju is worried...but I can't go out yet. I made a promise to her that I would bring the wedding mask and greet her." — Kafei (Majora's Mask)
  7. "All it took was one glance at that Keaton Mask he was carrying for me to realize that I was looking at my old friend. I gave him that mask a long time ago when he was just li'l Kafei. Didn't know he kept it that well for so long..." — Man from Curiosity Shop (Majora's Mask)
  8. "Things that get stolen in this town always make their way to the Curiosity Shop. I'm waiting for that to happen." — Kafei (Majora's Mask)
  9. "I'm...actually...afraid to meet him...and to hear the reason why he wanted to disappear... It might be because of... me..." — Anju (Majora's Mask)
  10. "It seems his mother, Madame Aroma, had Kafei's Mask..." — Gossip Stone (Majora's Mask)
  11. "The masks of the sun and the moon... We were to exchange them on the day of the Carnival of Time..." — Anju (Majora's Mask)
  12. "We promised each other when we were children that we'd marry on the day of the Carnival of Time." — Kafei (Majora's Mask)
  13. "This pendant...Give it to Anju." — Kafei (Majora's Mask)
  14. "I have decided to wait for him. I've made my promise... I'm fine with this. I believe him." — Anju (Majora's Mask)
  15. "Let us exchange the promised masks. We have exchanged our oaths and have become a couple." — Anju (Majora's Mask)
  16. "You are our witnesses. Please accept this mask." — Anju (Majora's Mask)
  17. "Please take refuge. We are fine here. We shall greet the morning... together." — Anju (Majora's Mask)
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Language Name
Japanese Japan カーフェイ (Kāfei)
Spanish Spain Kafei
French French-speaking countries Kafei
German Germany Kafei