Great, now I hate the Lens of Truth

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Suck My Kiss

You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth! Or, at a bare minimum, you’re not going to like the truth.

The Lens of Truth — the all-seeing, illusion-breaking, magical item from Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask— has lips. Why. This creepy little adornment is impossible to unsee. You’ve seen the truth and now you forever carry that burden.

This revelation is resurfacing thanks to therecent Nintendo leakthat exposed a ton of never-before-seen high-resolution assets from SNES through N64-era games. AResetEra userdutifully reminded us that the Lens of Truth has lips. Photos of therender on the Zelda wikiconfirm that the lips were there in a lower-res upload back in 2012.

Eight years. I’ve been walking around for eight years, just living and not knowing this unsettling truth. Sometimes ignorance really is bliss.