Zelda 30 Day Challenge Day 25: Favorite Dungeon/ Temple
This is a bit of a loaded question because there’s a lot of ways to judge temples. You have the classic nature of Ocarina, the cute yet at times surprisingly ominous from WW, the boldly kick ass all be them not that original of Twilight Princess, and the really interesting unique, yet repeating within the game Skyward Sword temples. Once again I really want to put Ancient Cistern as number one, but there’s no getting by it though that the best temple in all of Zelda is hands down Stone Tower Temple.
While the other temples in Majora are all fairly interesting, Stone Tower is in such a class above the rest, as it brings together every element you’ve already faced, utilizing the entirety of your mask collection, giving you a new mask, turning the temple upside down, three pretty fantastic mini bosses, and some of the best music from any of the Zelda temples.
But what maybe makes it the most interesting to me is the incredible back story of Stone Tower’s similarities to the tower of babel. There are tons of prideful symbols throughout the temple and it’s surrounding environment, which has been laid to ruin despite pompous castles, the skeleton king who feels pretty entitled, but these are just the beginning.
Many theorists point to the Tower’s entrance, a grotesque man licking the triforce, pointing upwards with the intention of coming after the goddesses, and this is a running theme throughout the temples artistic design.
So what did the goddesses do in retaliation? It’s their light arrows that turn the temple upside down, changing a tower towards the heavens into a crevice careening in hell’s direction.
Ancient Cistern has an equally cool story, but Stone Temple Tower is just the epitome of proper, difficult, creative, and innovative thinking that has placed the Legend of Zelda series where it is today, and as hard as it is to pick, I just respect it for it’s ability to drastically affect the series for the better.
One thing I’ve just really realized, that many people don’t seem think about when talking about Majora’s Mask, is that the temples do NOT want you in them.
Most other Zelda games have you do a quest or just hunt for a dungeon key, but they are almost always open for Link to access or at least see. The dungeons in Majora’s Mask not only have much longer quest chains for the “keys”, but are also built in a way to keep him out completely.
They are not only taxing on his precious time and patience, but are also intimidating or demoralizing to just reach even with the “key”.
Woodfall Temple is submerged deep beneath a lake. You don’t even get to see it until it’s time for you to enter. It is a place of Deku worship and Link is not welcome there.
Snowhead Temple has a tiny bridge and bellows out a powerful blizzard that pushes you away. You can never pass through, and you learn that it has killed one of the strongest and bravest of goron heroes.
Great Bay Temple is miles in the distance and is surrounded by a storming vortex. It has poisoned the waters so a zora could never swim to it, and it’s storm is so strong it destroyed a Gerudo boat and killed all on board. There is literally no way for Link to go anywhere near it alone.
Stone Tower Temple, like the moon, looms over Link in the distance from many locations. It peaks above the mountain range, and you just know every time you see it that Link is going to have to climb to the very top of it.
This is literally the entire premise of this show.
look what you can buy
There is a Pope in the Cars universe. This means that there is Catholic Christianity, which means there was a Jesus car who was crucified. Jesus Chrysler was crucified by car Romans under Pontiac Pilot who washed his wheels. A car was nailed to a cross and ascended to Heaven.
Rebirth Tease, (this is a VERY early build gif)
all items now combo! the programmers are kicking ass, here is proof.
wiggle worm + dr fetus + triple shot + parasite + ouija board + poly!
MEGA OP! deal with it!
I like to run with Max Stats (A bunch of Halos/SMB Super Fans) and you can’t get any other upgrades for the whole run. Just hearts, bombs, and keys.
if i were a bird
this is Alice in Wonderland
all of these are fuckin weird I want 20 of each
Ooooh the colors! And the tiny monkey faces!!
Even though some of these are super common I still love them :D