The Happy Mask Salesman is a character initially appearing in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, though he would play a bigger role in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (note: he also appeared in The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and the Zelda manga). A notable characteristic of the Happy Mask Salesman, which is also an odd one, is that he continually smiles and never stops doing so, even when enraged.
Happy Mask Salesman is a tall man with light brown hair, pale-tan skin and pointy ears. He is very skinny and is always in a hunched over position in both Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. He also has a huge smile plastered on his face, which never goes away, even when he is furious, he also squints his eyes. It is believed by some that he was modeled after Shigeru Miyamoto.
Ocarina of Time
In Ocarina of Time, a title in which he didn't play a big role, he was stationed in the Happy Mask Shop. Here, he would give Link the chance to become what he is - a mask salesman. Fulfilling your role will reap you an attractive reward - the Mask of Truth.
In Majora's Mask, the Happy Mask Salesman was traveling Termina selling masks. He had a variety of different ones stationed on his backpack which jutted out, making it seem rather large. Among the masks he had was the sacred and dangerous Majora's Mask. Skull Kid, an innocent creature who had but just a couple of fairy friends, stole the appealing mask for his own. It corrupted him and caused him to summon the moon to crash into Termina. Majora's Mask was simply using the kid as a puppet, and would've done so to anyone who donned the mask.
Meanwhile, Link, who was transformed into a Deku Scrub due to the possessed Skull Kid's trickery, met up with the Happy Mask Salesman. The salesman returns Link to his human form by teaching him the Song of Healing, only if he promised to retrieve the mask which was stolen from him.
The Happy Mask Salesman in Majora's Mask has an odd demeanor. As formerly mentioned, his smile never vanishes - though he may occasionally after conversing with Link. When talking, he'll automatically alter his position without going through the physical act of doing so. He teaches his songs to Link via a large organ. His personality have caused him to become quite popular among Zelda fans.
Oddly, while inside the moon in the end of the game, there are a multitude of children who bare a resemblance to the Masked Salesman. After talking with them, they'll reveal that when older they'll actually become salesmen.
- The Happy Mask Salesman is shown carrying a mask that resembles Mario.
|The Legend of Zelda characters|
|Main characters||Link (Young Link • Toon Link) • Princess Zelda (Tetra)|
|Villains||Ganon (Ganondorf) • Dark Link • Twinrova • Majora • Onox • Veran • Vaati • Zant • Bellum • Chancellor Cole • Malladus • Ghirahim • Demise • Yuga • Lady Maud • Master Kohga • Astor • Sooga|
|Supporting cast||Epona • Four Giants • Golden Goddesses • Great Deku Tree • Happy Mask Salesman • Impa • King of Hyrule • Linebeck • Marin • Navi • Old Man • Sages • Tingle • Ravio • Linkle • Hylia • Dr. Purah • Princess Mipha • Urbosa • Daruk • Revali|
|Recurring characters||Anju • Beedle • Biggoron • Dampé • Great Fairy • Guru-Guru • Malon • Mamamu Yan • Mutoh • Postman • Skull Kid • Syrup • Talon|