The five main areas mirror the five stages of grief.

Clock Town is denial; its residents continue their daily lives refusing to believe the moon will fall.

Woodfall is anger; the Deku king is trying to kill a young monkey who allegedly kidnapped his daughter.

Snowhead is bargaining; Darmani begs Link to bring him back to life.

Great Bay is depression; Mikau dies trying to save the eggs of his love interest Lulu, leaving her alone.

Ikana Valley is acceptance; the only thing Link has left to conquer is himself, facing his own grief at the loss of his friend. The friend who began the journey, Navi.
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