Fierce Deity (鬼神 Kishin?) is the presumed name of a character from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. He is the spirit that is assumed to inhabit the Fierce Deity’s Mask. There are very few facts truly known about the Fierce Deity.
When Link dons the Goron Mask, Zora Mask, or Deku Mask, he transforms into a form similar to Darmani, Mikau, or what is presumed to be the Deku Butler’s Son, respectively. Due to this, it is believed that the spirit inhabiting the Fierce Deity’s Mask is that of a great god. When Link uses any particular transformation mask, he takes the shape of what the spirit inhabiting the mask looked like during its lifetime, with a few characteristics altered to look more like Link.
Using this knowledge, it can be surmised that the Fierce Deity was a tall warrior god, who wielded the Double Helix Sword which was capable of shooting Sword Beams. Like with the other transformation masks, his exact appearance may be different from the one seen when Link assumes his shape.
It is possible, given that the other transformation masks are named for the race they represent and not the person, that “Fierce Deity” is the name of a race as opposed to an individual, but unlike the other transformation masks, the mask is called the Fierce Deity’s Mask (using the possessive of Deity), which may indicate that the mask once belonged to a character known as the Fierce Deity.
This may actually be because this Mask is a parallel to Majora’s Mask, which is possessed by a spirit hence it’s name. In addition to the Fierce Deity appearing as a transformation of Young Link’s in Majora’s Mask and the non-canon Hyrule Warriors series, the Fierce Deity is referenced in other titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes.
Author: Richard Lavallee