"I grant to you a soldier who has no heart. One who will not falter in the darkness. This soldier who has no heart is your twin image. A shell of yourself that you will shed when your song commands it."
Igos du Ikana

The "Elegy of Emptiness" (ぬけがらのエレジー Nuke-gara no Erejī?, Elegy of Exuvia) is a song from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. After Link defeats Igos du Ikana and his two guards in the Ancient Castle of Ikana, the King admits defeat and teaches the victor this song. When played, this song creates an inanimate statue or "clone" of Link. Link can use this while standing on a switch to keep it pressed down while he moves on. The song can create one statue for each of Link's alternate forms, with the exception of the Fierce Deity, who cannot play an instrument. However, this song only works within the area of Ikana.

The statue depicting Link created by the "Elegy of Emptiness"

The statues created are different in appearance to what Link looks like while in one of the forms. The Deku Scrub statue looks very similar to the twisted tree seen at the beginning of the game, while the Goron and Zora statues look like the people who Link received the masks from; the Goron hero Darmani and the Zora guitarist Mikau, respectively. Finally, his Hylian statue looks like a distorted effigy of Link himself. The Goron statue can hold down switches requiring a heavy weight, while the Deku Scrub statue is virtually useless as it is too light to depress any switches. The Elegy of Emptiness is needed to traverse Stone Tower and a room in Stone Tower Temple.

Link can play the "Elegy of Emptiness" on his Ocarina of Time by playing Right-C, Left-C, Right-C, Down-C, Right-C, Up-C, Left-C. In the Nintendo 3DS remake, the button combination is Y, X, Y, R, Y, A, X. The actual pitches of the notes translate as follows: A, B, A, F, A, D, B.


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