Skull Kid

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Skull Kid
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Official artwork of Skull Kid from Hyrule Warriors Legends.

Universe The Legend of Zelda
Debut The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)
Smash Bros. appearances Brawl
SSB4
Ultimate
Most recent non-Smash appearance Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (2018)
Console of origin Nintendo 64
Species Skull Kid
Gender Male
Voice actor Sachi Matsumoto
Article on Zelda Wiki Skull Kid

Skull Kids (スタルキッド, Stal Kid) are recurring characters in The Legend of Zelda series. They appear in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as stickers. The one from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask appears in Super Smash Bros. 4, wearing the titular mask, as an Assist Trophy.

Origin[edit]

Skull Kid casting a spell in Majora's Mask.

Skull Kids first appeared in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time as minor characters, but one returns (specifically, the one who befriends Link once he plays Saria's Song to him) in Majora's Mask as the main antagonist in the game under the control of Majora's Mask. This Skull Kid is the basis for Super Smash Bros. 4's Assist Trophy. A Skull Kid (thought to be the same one as he knows Saria's Song) also appears as a minor character in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess as a miniboss.

The Skull Kid's attack as an Assist Trophy is not based on any known ability of Majora's Mask itself, although Skull Kid has been seen using the power of the mask to curse people for his own amusement. Two of his attacks, however, have a mechanic that makes reference to the Stone Tower and its respective temple, which must be inverted for Link to progress.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Skull Kid himself did not appear, but he was mentioned in the description of the Four Giants trophy and the Majora's Mask trophy.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Skull Kids appear on two stickers in Brawl.

Stickers[edit]

Name Game Effect Characters
Skull Kid The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask AttackLeg+020TypeIcon(Foot).png Attack +20 All charactersRandomHeadSSBB.png
Skull Kid The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time AttackDarkness+007EffectIcon(Darkness).png Attack +7 GanondorfGanondorfHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Skull Kid (Zelda Majora's Mask).png
Skull Kid
(Zelda Majora's Mask)
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Skull Kid
(Zelda Ocarina of Time)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

The Skull Kid in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Skull Kid flipping the screen.

The Skull Kid from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask appears in Super Smash Bros. 4 as an Assist Trophy. As one of the Tips mentions, Skull Kid is one of the only Assist Trophies to have potentially detrimental effects to both enemies and the user. When he appears, he can do one of three things, chosen at random:

  • Flips the camera upside-down, as well as mirroring it.
  • Reverses all directional inputs for all players, so left is right and up is down. This does not apply to taunts.
  • Turns all fighters invisible.

Trophy Information[edit]

The Skull Kid trophy as it appears in Smash for the 3DS.
The Skull Kid trophy as it appears in Smash for the Wii U.

North America It's said that children who get lost in the forest are turned into these music-loving little monsters. In Smash Bros., you can summon one who's sporting Majora's Mask. It'll move into the background and bring down a world of chaos on the whole stage. Even the fighter who summoned him will be affected, so try to keep a level head!

Europe It's said that children who get lost in the forest are turned into these music-loving little monsters. You can summon one in Super Smash Bros. Wearing Majora's Mask, it'll move into the background and bring down a world of chaos on the whole stage. Even the fighter who summoned him will be affected, so try to keep a level head!

N64: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (11/1998)
N64: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (10/2000)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Skull Kid once again returns as an Assist Trophy from Super Smash Bros. 4. Training Mode describes his Assist Trophy: Does disruptive things like turning the stage upside down or making fighters invisible. Can't be KO'd. When playing on the Spear Pillar stage, Assist Trophies containing Skull Kid will not appear.

As a costume[edit]

He is also the basis for a costume for Mii Brawlers.

Spirit[edit]

No. Image Name Type Class Ability Series
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Skull Kid
Grab
★★ Can Be Enhanced at Lv. 99 The Legend of Zelda Series
206
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Skull Kid & Majora's Mask
Grab
★★★★ Lifesteal The Legend of Zelda Series

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Usually, when Skull Kid makes the fighters invisible, they stay invisible upon losing a life. However, if this happens in Smash Tour, the newly-respawned character will become visible.
  • If Skull Kid flips the screen in Training Mode, the training menu and info will also be flipped.
    • Conversely, if a character is out of the camera's view and taking hoop damage during a standard match, the hoop will point at the character's actual location, instead of following the flipped camera view.
  • Skull Kid is one of the few Assist Trophies to be revealed on the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate website rather than in a Nintendo Direct.


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