The “Elegy of Emptiness” is a song from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. After Link defeatsIgos 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 statues created are different in appearance to what Link looks like while in one of the forms. TheDeku Scrub statue looks very similar to the twisted tree seen at the beginning of the game, while theGoron and Zora statues look like the people who Link received the masks from; the Goron hero Darmaniand 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 traverseStone Tower and a room in Stone Tower Temple.