The Mirror Shield is a mirror-like shield found in the Spirit Temple by Link. It is an amazing work of art, and there are few who would argue that it is not one of the finest shields in Hyrule. It is said that its surface reflects not only light but hostile intent as well.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Although it previously appeared in A Link to the Past and Link's Awakening, the Mirror Shield of the GameCube version of Soulcalibur II looks similar to this incarnation. The Mirror Shield was one of the special treasures found in the Spirit Temple. This powerful artifact not only repels attacks, but light as well. The mirror surface of the shield is empowered with magic, allowing it to absorb and redirect offensive magic spells back to their source, much to the dismay of the Twinrova Sisters, Koume and Kotake. Because of its size, Young Link is unable to use it.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
The Mirror Shield reappears once again in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, but with a drastically different design and because of its size, Link could wield it as a child. It still holds the same properties from before.
The Mirror Shield
|Weapon type||Sword and Shield|
|For sale in||Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Subchapter 3|
In this game, the Mirror Shield has a similar design to the one used in Ocarina of Time, probably due to the fact that Link is an adult and is therefore able to wield the larger version with better precision and dexterity. Interestingly, the version of the Mirror Shield in this game replaces the original Gerudo symbol with a vaguely diamond-shaped, segmented emblem, which some believe is reminiscent of an insect head. This is what would eventually become standard in post-N64 versions of Ocarina of Time, due to the original Gerudo emblem being removed from subsequent ports of the game, as it bore an almost exact resemblance to an important Islamic symbol. Similarly, this is why the original background music for Ocarina of Time's Fire Temple was replaced by a slightly remixed version of the Shadow Temple theme in later ports of the game, due to the original theme including sections of the Islamic call to prayer, which could potentially be interpreted as offensive by Muslims who heard it during gameplay.