The One Ring (Lord of the Rings)
The ring was created by Sauron at Mount Doom. It was part of him and was used to extend his powers. He kept this ring for 1850 years before being defeated.
The ring seems to have a slight consciousness on its own and seems to want to return to its master. It is ably to slightly speak to people in there thoughts trying to make them do its will for the purpose to bring it back to its master, even when it involves having someone kill another. It also has the effect of making someone lust for it more and more the longer they wear it.
The power of the ring can only reflect the power of the wearer. For instants weaker people may mealy go invisible, while stronger people would be more invincible. And tap into the full potential of the ring. However the skill to use the ring to its fullest is rare. It also seems to have side effects when warn, eating away the body over the years and changing the form, much like Golum. So knowing what the ring can do for the wearer can be unpredictable. However for average people, it does not grant any benefits.
The One Ring is also supposed to connect with the other rings to influence those that wore them. It seems the most powerful aspect of it is to warp peoples minds to do the bidding of the ring, or the will of the wearer if they are strong enough. Though it seems that anyone that wears the ring, even if they start with good intentions, they will ultimately turn evil. Or lose there sanity.Majora (Zelda Majora’s Mask)
The Mask was created by a dark tribe and was used as a method of touchier. However they eventually started to fear the powers of the mask and sealed it away. Most of its precise origins are unknown.
In the game, it was Shown that the Skull Kid found the Mask, thinking it was just a cool and ordinary Mask. When he put it on, he seemed to go about his business thinking he was so cool. However as time went on, his personality changed and he became much darker. And probably enable to take the mask off. Eventually the Mask assumed FULL control of the Skull Kid. It was very demonstrated that the Mask had a mind of its own and it did more than just influence. The amount of time it took it to take full control of the boy was less than three days.
Also in the game it has been shown that with the Mask, one can perform curses. The curses demonstrated are changing the race of an individual, changing the age of a person. Shattering Great fairies or guardians to pieces, and more. The Mask was also able to bring the moon down to the Earth and smash into it, not sure if the moon itself is actually a part of Majora, considering the face. This is for the most part a demonstration that Majora could destroy the world in 3 days, and with little resistance. It is not fully known what the full extent of curses or power it could do.
At the end of the game it is shown that the Mask could manifest into a form of its own. This shows that it is a complete individual or entity. It also appears to suck Link into a different reality completely. It had 3 forms that it used to battle with.Conclusion
When it comes to knowing the origins of these items, we know who made the ring, but we don’t exactly know who made the Mask. Sauron used his ring for over a thousand years and only departed it because of a defeat. But with the Mask. It was used by evil people, but even those people feared it and sealed it away. But are those people any darker than Sauron? Don’t know. But it could be a possibility that if Sauron had the Mask, he may not trust it so much.
Both items seem to warp the minds of who ever wears them. With the One Ring it has been demonstrated on several different people how it changes them, and unfortunately with Majora, we only got to see what happens with one person. But the ring seems to only influence people to do some sort of will, and it makes them lust, and can take a courts of several years. The Mask however just takes complete control in about 3 days. I would have to say if the Mask can do that to the Skull Kid, and if Frodo had the Mask for a few years, I don’t think Frodo would be the same at the end of one year. No matter how strong he may be. But then again, what kind of effects would the ring have on the Skull kid? I do feel that the ring would change the Skull kid faster than it does Frodo.
Of course with powers. The ring is demonstrated with several different things, including going into a spirit world type place. But not too many kinds of things that can really harm someone. The Mask was shown changing people into other things. Most of that is harmless in a way, but keep in mind that its still a prankster kid. What would it have been like if a solder had the Mask? Not sure if it would have made much of a change. But you never know. The best power I found for the ring is to bend the minds of people to its will, or to the wearers will, and sometimes it takes a lot of time. However the Mask does not take orders from anyone and is able to bring down a moon in 3 days. I would have to say that the powers of the Mask seem much grater. Especially considering that it does it all in a course of 3 days, while the ring has been at it for 4867 years. Well hibernated for 2461 years, so its really been active for 2406 years.
When it comes down to intelligent or awareness. The ring does speak to people in some way. To influence them if possible. It can also slip off someone’s fingers at will. So it is diffidently a planner. However it needs a wearer to be able to demonstrate any real power. The Mask at first may not seem that it speaks. But it eventually does. And it is later found that it can fly, and manifest a body of its own and attack people on its own. This shows that it does not need a were to do what it wants, and it was always in complete control. But this does beg the question why it needs a host? Perhaps to drain life energy? Its kind of unknown. And unlike the ring. The Mask is not seeking for a master. It is its own master.
Also I would want to look at the situation. In the Lord of the Rings, there are armys of full grown men and women of many races trying to defeat Sauron And it takes so many years to do it and destroy the ring. However Majora was defeated by one elf kid. A kid with light arrows and other cool stuff, but still, just one kid? Thinking of it this way would make one think that the ring is stronger and more threatening. However… We all know that Froto could have used one of those eagles to make it to the volcano in just a few hours and drop the ring in. It would have been that easy. If he tried that with the Mask, well you think Majora is going to ride quietly? No Sir! But how would have Link destroyed the ring? Well I would have to say Link is a more capable warrior than Frodo, and lets not forget, he is blessed by the Goddess of Courage, so maybe that’s why Link was able to do it? I would kind of feel that Link could make it with the ring to the volcano, but I cant say for certain. As long as he never puts the ring on I suppose he would be okay. And with his skills, I don’t think he would need to. So I think Link has a fair chance.
So after looking into this and comparing the two. Despite that one is for a child’s game, and the other is more serious. I would have to say that Majora`s mask is the scarier and more powerful artifact. It just does so much more in just 3 days than the ring does. And it has a mind of its own not needing a master at all. Which is scarier since you can’t deal with it or attempt to contain it. Also for the most part we don’t know much about where it came from or what the full extent of the powers could be. While the ring had lots of time to show what it could do, and there still some mystery to the ring, granted. But in my opinion “which is the only opinion that matters HA
” I think Majora is the bad ass artifact of the two.Get a FREE visitor map for your site!