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[[WMG: King]]
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[[caption-width-right:180: ''Awoooof! (I'm outta here!)'']]

Ness's faithful little pet dog. He's a GuestStarPartyMember early on in the game, and does substantial damage. He chickens out and runs away when Buzz Buzz appears, because the party limit is four.

BUT! It was meant to be five! That's right, King was meant to be a permanent party member. This model ''does'', however, return in [[VideoGame/MOTHER3 Boney]].

* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: If he'd been permanent, he would've extended it to 5.
* BigFriendlyDog: In the novel adaption, he is stated to be an English Sheep Dog.
* DemotedToExtra
* HeroesLoveDogs
* TheLancer: Until he leaves the party.
* LovableCoward
-->''"I'm not going out again. I don't care if everyone thinks I'm a stubborn mutt."''
* {{Muggle}}
* OldDog: King is even older than Ness.
* TeamPet
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: It's given away by an unused climbing sprite.

[[WMG: Tracy]]
Ness's younger sister. Similar to Minnie in [[VideoGame/MOTHER1 the previous game]], she is gladly willing to help her big brother on his journey by storing any unneeded items during her part-time job at Escargo Express.
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* AdorablyPrecociousChild: To the point where she ends up getting a ''job''.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Maybe.]]
* [[CoolBigSis Cool Little Sis]]
* DemotedToExtra
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The responsible to Ness's foolish.
* GoodParents
* HairDecorations
* HypocriticalHeartwarming:
-->''"Goody! My brother is back! You've got a lot of catching up to do with your schoolwork, *hyork*! If you have any problems with your assignments, I'll help you. Don't get freaked out. Did Escargo Express, my old company, help you? I've saved some money, so we'll do the lunch thing sometime. You also got a new girlfriend? Your adventure must have been pretty good! Do you need help with anything other than your schoolwork? Okay, you relax now."''
* NiceGirl
* NotSoDifferent: From Picky.
* SiblingYinYang: With Ness.
* SmarterThanYouLook

[[WMG: Picky Minch]]
Porky's younger, albeit ''far'' more mature brother. His (false) disappearance sets off a huge turn of events leading to the game's main plot.
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* {{Adorkable}}
* BigLittleBrother: Even if Picky didn't say this in-game, you gotta admit he would still be this.
* BlackSheep
* BlindingBangs: Has a bowlcut.
* DemotedToExtra
* ExtremeDoormat
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The responsible to Porky's foolish.
* TheGenericGuy: In his own words:
-->''"I'm nowhere near as cool as you. I'm just average cool."''
* GuestStarPartyMember: And unlike his brother, he actually ''attempts'' to help in battle.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial
* NiceGuy
* NoRespectGuy: His parents don't treat him any better than his brother.
* OnlySaneMan: When it comes to his family.
* ParentalNeglect: Implied.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Subverted. He's physically weak, but unlike his brother, he isn't afraid to get his hands dirty in battle.
* SiblingYinYang: With Porky.

[[WMG: Mr. Saturn]]
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[[caption-width-right:180: ''Dakota!'']]

A race of cute, innocent creatures that live in the secluded Saturn Valley. Actually highly intelligent in spite of their goofy personalities, they [[spoiler:help Dr. Andonuts create the time machine necessary to reach Giygas.]]
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* BigOlEyebrows
* BlackbeadEyes: Like everyone else in the series, but exaggerated: they're ''much'' smaller than their eyebrows.
* {{Cephalothorax}}: A variation without arms.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CuteCrittersActChildlike: Subverted; they may be adorable, innocent, and extremely playful, but they also possess unfathomable technical knowledge.
* GagNose
* GeniusDitz: The entire species.
* HairDecorations: Every Mr. Saturn sports a cute red ribbon in their (single) hair.
* InnocentAliens: [[AmbiguousSpecies Assuming they are aliens, anyway]].
* PaintingTheMedium: Mr. Saturns weird very font have, boing!
* PlanetOfHats: Every Mr. Saturn is named Mr. Saturn.
* PunnyName[=/=]LostInTranslation: Mr. Saturn in Japanese is Dousei-san -- which means both "Mr. Saturn" and "Mr. Samename."
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter
* SeriesMascot: Even though the Mr. Saturns only appeared in ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}'' [[spoiler:and ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'']], they stand out for the whole series as the mascot more than any other character.
* VerbalTic: Their speech is littered with "zoom"s, "boing"s, and "ding"s.
* WaddlingHead
* {{Wingdinglish}}: Mr. Saturn's speech is displayed in loopy, childish font to emphasize their odd speech patterns, zoom.

[[WMG: Buzz-Buzz]]
A small, bee-like ([[IAmNotWeasel or not]]) visitor from the future, who has traveled back in time to warn Ness of Giygas's pending invasion.
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* AlmostDeadGuy: The page picture.
* [[spoiler:CallBack: His tombstone can be found in Magicant.]]
* CrutchCharacter: You don't even have to participate in the fight with Starman Junior, and Buzz-Buzz will [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] him anyway. He may not be around for long, but he sure puts on a show.
* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: Killed only a few minutes into the game, after putting the plot in motion.
* GlassCannon: Powerful attacks and psychic shields. [[AchillesHeel Killed in a single swat.]]
* [[ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin I'm Dying, Please Take My Sound Stone]]
* IAmNotWeasel
-->''"A bee I am... not."''
* [[InsectoidAliens Insectoid Alien]]
* PsychicPowers
* SacrificialLamb
* ATasteOfPower: Without him, you probably wouldn't survive that first Starman fight. Too bad he gets squished only a few minutes later.

[[WMG: The Runaway Five ''(The Tonzura Brothers)'']]
A famous jazz band that the party befriends in Twoson after helping them out of their debts.
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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Bursting into the room to save Ness and Jeff in the Monotoli Building.]]
* [[spoiler:CutTheJuice: How they defeat the Clumsy Robot.]]
* {{Expy}}: Themed after the BluesBrothers. The English version [[LawyerFriendlyCameo reduced this]] by recolouring their black suits into brighter colours.
* WorkOffTheDebt: They're not too great with contract negotiations. The party has to bail them out ''twice''. Though they do repay the favor by giving them rides in their tour bus, and by [[spoiler:bailing Ness and Jeff out of a harrowing boss fight.]]

[[WMG: Dr. Andonuts]]
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[[caption-width-right:180: ''Would you like a donut?'']]

A brilliant scientist from Winters. He is Jeff's father, and helps the party on numerous occasions with his inventions; from the flying Sky Runner to the [[spoiler:time machine necessary to reach Giygas.]]
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* AbsentMindedProfessor: To the point where he apparently ''forgot he had a child''.
* [[spoiler:AndYourLittleDogToo: Is targeted for kidnapping by Giygas's forces and stuffed into a {{people jar|s}} in Stonehenge Base.]]
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: [[spoiler:After executing his revenge on Porky, he demonstrates just how safe the capsule is by whimisically rolling it around.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Upon seeing his son for the first time in ten years, he asks him whether he would like a doughnut. If Jeff answers in the affirmative, Dr. Andonuts wistfully comments that he'd like one, too.
* EinsteinHair
* GadgeteerGenius: Must run in the family.
* GeniusSweetTooth: He does love his doughnuts.
* MadScientist: Though "mad" is a strong word, he's clearly not entirely there.
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: A world-renowned expert in robotics, physics, medicine, engineering...
* ParentalAbandonment: Hasn't seen his son, Jeff, in ten years; despite living a short walk away from his boarding school.
** [[spoiler:And then he somehow ended up [[VideoGame/{{Mother3}} an indeterminable number of years into future on the Nowhere Islands]]. The implication is Porky kidnapped him, but it's never fully explained.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Donuts, of course.
* YoungerThanTheyLook

[[WMG: Tony]]
Jeff's best friend and roommate at his boarding school. He frets over Jeff during his friend's long and dangerous adventure and worries about his health and safety; even going so far as to [[BreakingTheFourthWall try to get to know the mysterious person guiding them.]]
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* [[spoiler:AndYourLittleDogToo: Is targeted for kidnapping by Giygas's forces and stuffed into a {{people jar|s}} in Stonehenge Base.]]
* BoardingSchool: Attends one in Winters.
* [[ClingyJealousGirl Clingy Jealous Guy]]: A pretty benign example, but he gets awfully anxious whenever he thinks that Jeff is ignoring him for his new friends.
* FourthWallObserver: He is the only character who addresses the player directly, calling to ask for your name.
* IncompatibleOrientation: It's unlikely Jeff returns his feelings, [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation but fans can still speculate]].
* NiceHat: A pork pie.
* [[spoiler:RescueRomance: He KNEW Jeff would come to rescue him!]]
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Sensitive Guy to Jeff's Manly Man.
* StraightGay
* WordOfGay: [[http://earthboundcentral.com/2008/06/yes-tony-is-gay-and-mr-saturn-is-innocent/ Confirmed by Itoi.]]

[[WMG: Apple Kid]]
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[[caption-width-right:180: ''Orange kid is much better.'']]

An aspiring inventor that Ness & Co. inadvertently start funding. His odd (and oddly-specific) inventions come in handy throughout the game. He proves himself capable by [[spoiler:helping Dr. Andonuts and the Mr. Saturns create the time machine necessary to reach Giygas.]]
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* [[spoiler:AndYourLittleDogToo: Is targeted for kidnapping by Giygas's forces and stuffed into a {{people jar|s}} in Stonehenge Base.]]
* BigEater
* BigFun
* FatBastard: Played with and averted nicely. He's perceived as one by the people of Twoson owing to his bulk, lack of self-hygiene, and poor social skills... but he proves himself to be anything ''but'' and is critical in Ness's success.
* FatSlob
* {{Foil}}: To Orange Kid.
* GadgeteerGenius
* MadScientist
* NeverAcceptedInHisHometown: Widely disliked in his hometown of Twoson in favor of his more charming and less talented rival, [[SmallNameBigEgo Orange Kid.]]
* PhlebotinumBomb: Specializes in making extremely specific machines that only erase, for example, pencils. Or erasers.
* SlobsVersusSnobs: With Orange Kid.
* SmarterThanYouLook
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[[folder:Antagonists]]
[[WMG: [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Pokey/Porky]] Minch]]
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[[caption-width-right:180: ''Three boys, he said? Uhhh... I'm not one of those three, am I?'']]

Ness's next-door neighbor. Seemingly harmless at first, yet well-known for being [[{{Jerkass}} rude, obnoxious, cowardly and a downright troublemaker,]] his HiddenDepths have [[MoreThanMeetsTheEye more to him than meets the eye.]] [[spoiler:He later becomes Giygas's [[TheDragon right-hand man]], and maybe even pulling strings behind the scenes.]]
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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: He's the {{foil}} to the ever-popular Ness. In fact, he is considered, in-game, the "worst person in the neighborhood".
* AbusiveParents: In the Japanese version of the game, Porky glumly says that if his parents find out he and Picky were out late, he gets spanked 100 times; this had to be changed because of Nintendo's rules of content. Thus, in the American version, he gets no dessert for the rest of the decade, but still gets severely punished.
* [[spoiler:[[AdmiringTheAbomination Admiring the Universal Cosmic Destroyer]]]]
* [[spoiler:AllegoricalCharacter]]: Itoi considers Porky as a symbol of [[HumansAreFlawed humanity's flaws.]]
* [[spoiler:AlmightyIdiot: While Giygas is the trope naming example, Porky is the actual Trope Namer.]]
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: [[spoiler:Turns sickly blue as a possible side-effect of abusing time travel.]]
* AmbiguousInnocence: It can be said that the trilogy exemplifies that ChildrenAreInnocent... well, [[InvertedTrope inverted]] with Ness's Nightmare, but he gets that over and done with. When considering [[EnfantTerrible Porky]], you can't tell whether or not if he was innocent to begin with.
* AmbiguouslyEvil[=/=]EnigmaticMinion: In conjunction with [[AmbiguousInnocence Ambigiously Innocent]], his character is so vague that only guesses can be interpreted to his actions throughout the whole game (even though, oddly enough, he has the most character tropes in the game because of this). [[spoiler: Did he join forces with Giygas out of opportunity or has he been manipulated from the Mani Mani statue to? Did he really consider Ness to be a friend or an enemy the whole time? Did he do everything out of free will or not? Was he evil or just been corrupted to the bone? This is all up for you to decide.]]
** [[spoiler:His actions in [[VideoGame/{{Mother3}} the sequel]] don't help his case.]]
* AmbitionIsEvil: [[spoiler:Considering the order of power who he betrays each time.]]
* [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Annoying Older Sibling]]: Despite being the older brother, he acts exactly like this, much to Ness's annoyance. [[OnlySaneMan Picky]] even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades it.]]
-->'''Picky:''' ''"Geez, sometimes I wonder which one of us is the real big brother..."''
* AntiRoleModel
* ApologisesALot: One of his actions as the GuestStarPartyMember in the beginning of the game would be to "apologize profusely".
* AttentionWhore: Look at DesperatelyCravesAffection below.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: He's pretty much a joke in the first half of the game. [[spoiler:The final act sees him acting as emissary to a cosmic destroyer, and possibly the one in outright control of said destroyer.]]
* [[spoiler:BigBad: It's quite possible that he ended up usurping Giygas by the time you fight them.]]
* [[spoiler:BigBadFriend]]: He can be considered the [[spoiler:outright BigBad in the final battle, but, as the trope states, Porky has been working for the BigBad the whole time.]] However, we may really never know if he was truly friends with Ness, as evidenced from the player's decision in the beginning of the game. To Porky, he may think he is friends with Ness, but to us, it's not so sure.
** Heavily implied in Ness' Magicant that he can see right through his act.
* BigBrotherBully: Implied to be this to his younger brother, Picky, during the tour in Magicant.
-->'''Picky:''' ''"Ness! Pokey took my snack!"''
* BlindingBangs: To the point where it can be an EyelessFace.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: As he becomes more corrupted.
* BlowingARaspberry: Does this on the Japanese version multiple times.
* BoisterousWeakling: [[spoiler:The final boss battle has him as this.]]
* BrattyHalfPint
* ButtMonkey
* CatchPhrase: "Spankety, spankety, spankety!"
** The strangest thing is that he only says this ''once'', and yet it is one of the most memorable quotes in the game.
* TheChessmaster: [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation If you want to believe that...]]
* TheChewToy
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder
* CleanDubName: Some people may say that his mistranslated name may have been that "Porky" was insulting to the overweight.
* ColorMotif[=/=]EvilCostumeSwitch[=/=]PaintItBlack: As a "consultant" to Fourside's corrupt Mayor, Porky dons a [[BadassInANiceSuit snazzy striped suit]]. It's red and black -- [[spoiler:just like Giygas.]]
** [[ManOfWealthAndTaste Kid Of Wealth And Taste]]
** RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver
* CondescendingCompassion: [[spoiler:During the final boss battle toward the Chosen Four. Or maybe he's just [[LaughingMad laughing too hard.]]]]
--> [[spoiler:''"And here you stand, waiting to be burned up with all the rest of the garbage of this universe... Haaaaah! That's so sad. I can't help but shed a tear."'']]
* [[ConMan Con Kid]]
* ConspicuousConsumption[=/=]{{Greed}}: His lofty position in Fourside exemplifies this. Let's not forget that his room is embellished in ''gold''.
* CombatPragmatist: [[spoiler:Once he takes enough damage, he desperately turns off the Devil's Machine to release Giygas out on the heroes.]]
* TheCorruptible: Well, he ''does'' hang around that [[ArtifactOfDoom Mani]] [[ArtifactOfAttraction Mani]] statue wherever it goes...
* CowerPower: When [[GuestStarPartyMember accompanying you]] in the beginning of the game, one of his actions includes using Ness as a HumanShield.
* CreepyChild
* [[spoiler:DealWithTheDevil]]: Is heavily implied throughout the whole game [[spoiler:and in the final battle.]]
* DeceptiveDisciple: [[spoiler: Towards Giygas. He buggers off with Giygas's technology, promising to come back before he leaves Giygas's ultimate downfall.]]
* DesperatelyCravesAffection: [[spoiler: More on the crossover with also seeking [[AttentionWhore attention]], what he says before his departure in the final battle implies this towards Ness.]]
-->[[spoiler:''"So now which one of us do you think is the cool guy?!"'']]
* [[spoiler:[[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu Did You Just Flip Off Giygas?]]: Porky insults Giygas during the final battle while also taking the position as the more superior. Of course, the latter can be debated.]]
** [[spoiler:[[DidYouJustScamCthulhu Did You Just Scam Giygas?]]]]
** [[spoiler:[[HijackingCthulhu Hijacking Giygas]]]]
* DirtyCoward: Makes it very clear that, now that he has powerful new friends, he's [[JustYouAndMeAndMyGUARDS far too good for the likes of you]]. When you inevitably prevail, [[TheFarmerAndTheViper he begs for forgiveness just long enough to make a getaway.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: Applied to Ness. [[spoiler:It gets '''''worse'''''.]]
* TheDragAlong:
-->''"[[TheChosenOne Three boys]], he said? ...Uhhh...I'm not one of those three, am I?...'Cause... [[GenreDeconstruction I'm not into this kind of thing at all...]]"''
* [[spoiler:DragonInChief]]: By the time you fight them, [[spoiler:Giygas is barely sentient]] and clearly incapable of acting of his own accord. This could make Porky [[spoiler:TheDragon, part a BigBadDuumvirate, or the outright BigBad]]; it's very open to interpretation, like most things in ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}''.
** In the original Japanese, Porky tellingly drops the [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics "-sama" honorific]] from [[spoiler:Giygas]]'s name. Similarly, in the English translation, he drops the title of "Master" from his name. Porky no longer considers [[spoiler:Giygas]] his boss or his better, but as something more of an [[RightHandAttackDog attack dog.]]
* [[spoiler:DragonTheirFeet: Either is the Dragon in question or Giygas is this to him.]]
* [[spoiler:DragonWithAnAgenda]]: Look at DrivenByEnvy below.
* DramaQueen: Practically acts like this once he has to [[GuestStarPartyMember follow you around.]]
* DrivenByEnvy: While he does flat out say that [[spoiler:he wants to obliterate the universe to a crisp]], he has some underlying notion that he wants to top Ness in any way possible throughout the whole game.
* DrivenToVillainy: Debated. We are not sure if it was because of his parents that set him off or if [[spoiler:he joined Giygas out of his own free will.]] It's possible that [[spoiler:Giygas's]] evil influence warped Porky's mind just like all of your other foes -- but if that were the case, why doesn't Porky ever snap out of it, particularly when Carpainter and Monotoli regain their free will?
* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: [[spoiler:The final boss battle explains it for itself.]]
* DrunkWithPower: Implied as he goes into more higher powers throughout the whole game, [[spoiler:maybe to even top Giygas himself at the end.]] But the latter can be debated.
* DumbIsGood: As he becomes [[spoiler: more evil and twisted]], his speech is more erudite, as well.
* EnfantTerrible
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: While you can argue that most of his whole character can be decided by the player, the one noticeable trait that always drags him down is being a DirtyCoward. This is fully enforced in the beginning of the game when he acts as the temporary GuestStarPartyMember.
* EtTuBrute: While it is not clear whether or nor he is really friends with Ness to begin with, it is implied.
* EvilCounterpart: Buzz Buzz, or rather, fate, chooses Ness as his champion; [[spoiler:Giygas]] chooses Porky.
* [[spoiler:EvilerThanThou: If he really has been manipulating Giygas once they met, he effectively asserted himself as the Big Bad of the rest of the franchise.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilFormerFriend: It can be said that he was friends with Ness before the meteorite incident if you replied ''"Yes"'' to the police officer in the beginning of the game that asks if you are both friends. Of course, if you say ''"No"'', this trope still may or may not be included because we never really know the back-story between the two.]]
* EvilIsCool: Hinted at as to why he agreed to work for [[spoiler:Giygas.]] Yep. That's his stake in everything.
* [[spoiler:EvilMakesYouMonstrous: During the final battle, he comes off as a sickly blue boy]]. This is just the beginning of that transformation.
* [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn]]
* TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether: His father and him run the show for Monotoli during their stay in Fourside. Soon after, however, Porky ditches his father after his plans go sour, leaving his father to lose their newfound success.
* FatBastard: UpToEleven, to the point where [=NPCs=] ''always'' refer to him as a "pig-looking kid." [[MeaningfulName Consider his name, for one.]]
* {{Foil}}: To Ness.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The foolish to Picky's responsible.
* ForTheEvulz: By [[spoiler:switching off the Devil's Machine]], Porky removes the last vestiges of [[spoiler:Giygas's conscious and strategic mind, reducing him/it to an all-devouring abomination.]] Porky must suspect he's just doomed himself, too, and confesses that he's now gone insane with fear. But he's [[LaughingMad also laughing]].
* FreudianExcuse: His parents are pretty loathsome. Either one would sell out humanity for a nickel, so it's no surprise that Porky is so susceptible.
* [[spoiler:FromNobodyToNightmare: Went from a troubled insecure boy to a [[OmnicidalManiac deranged lunatic bent on the destruction of the entire world.]] And that's just the beginning...]]
* GagNose
* {{Gonk}}
* GreenEyedMonster: Porky's incarnation in Magicant claims to be envious of Ness. A lot of his later behavior is geared toward belittling or dominating our hero.
* HateSink: You know that what he does [[spoiler:before the final boss battle]] is all just to piss you off.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceRevolvingDoor]]
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters[=/=]TooSpicyForYogSothoth: [[spoiler:Giygas -- who is rendered motionless and dumb and can't directly affect things in the present]] -- selects Porky to be his physical agent. Note, however, that [[spoiler:Giygas's plan was to rule the universe, ''not'' destroy it]]. What he didn't realize was that Porky was so consumed by envy and self-loathing that he'd be delighted to [[spoiler:set the universe on fire, as long his enemies all perish]].
* HypocriticalHumor: Even as he pesters the cops at the meteor crash site, he tells Ness to buzz off and stop "rubber-necking".
** {{Hypocrite}}: He very much wants to have a close friendship with Ness despite constantly threatening, aggravating, and patronizing him every other minute due to only of his jealousy and a general lack of age-appropriate behavior.
** HisOwnWorstEnemy: If you are to believe the above, this may also apply.
* IFightForTheStrongestSide: Technically true. Porky assisted [[spoiler:Giygas]] for a time, until the creature became utterly dependent on him. Pay close attention to his dialogue during this speech.
-->"I assist only the strong and able! [[ThirdPersonPerson That's Porky.]]"
* IJustWantToHaveFriends[=/=]FriendlessBackground: According to WordOfGod. Porky's manifestation in Magicant is quite friendly and wishes to mend fences with Ness.
* ImprobableAge: How in the ''world'' does he know how to fly a helicopter? Let alone be a priest in Happy Happy Village, a consultant to Monotoli, ''AND'' [[spoiler:[[AlternateCharacterInterpretation control Giygas in the final battle.]]]] Even if the latter may be interpreted in two different ways, he did orchestrate some of the misfortunes the Chosen Four comes across throughout their adventure and have to fix.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex
* InformedPoverty: His father states this to Ness soon after bringing his boys back home, [[PotteryBarnPoor despite the fact that their house is twice as large as Ness's house.]]
-->'''Aloysius Minch:''' ''"We've loaned your father a lot of money. It may have been a hundred thousand dollars or more... Well, I guess it really [[EvilIsPetty could have been less.]]"''
* InTheBlood: [[WordOfGod Itoi]] states that the "apple doesn't fall far from the tree", suggesting that Porky was shaped after his father and mother. This drives the point of RousseauWasRight, even for the most malicious character in the trilogy.
** LikeFatherLikeSon: Even if we, the audience, doesn't get to see much of his father, it is evident that his father can be just as malicious as his son.
* IrrationalHatred: Towards Ness.
* {{Jerkass}}: [[TookALevelInJerkass Taken to ever-increasing levels. Just when you think he can't possibly get any worse, he somehow finds a way to top himself. Again. And again. And again.]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Giygas's reign of terror is over]]; Porky's has only just begun.
* KickTheDog: Several times, but a particularly shining example is the [[MaliciousSlander hate message]] he addresses to Ness in Summers.
-->''"Ness can eat my shorts! For a neighbor, he's a loser!"''
* KidsAreCruel
* KiddieKid: Oddly enough, he acts quite immature and childish his age for a villain, that is, considering he is a teenager. Take into account how he taunts the heroes throughout the whole game and his actions in his GuestStarPartyMember appearance in the beginning of the game.
* [[spoiler:TheKidWithTheRemoteControl: He has control over the Devil's Machine during the final boss battle.]]
* [[spoiler:LaughingMad]]: During the [[spoiler:final boss battle]], even though he admits [[spoiler:Giygas]] terrifies him as much as Ness.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Has a [[http://starmen.net/mother2/music/016-%20Earthbound%20-%20Pokey.mp3 weird and disharmonious tune]] that follows him.
* LetsGetDangerous: [[spoiler:A rare villainous example during the final battle. Granted, he's backed up by Giygas here, but Heavily Armed Porky on his own would've made for a rather challenging boss if he were encountered any sooner.]]
** [[spoiler:The music that plays is even titled "[[http://starmen.net/mother2/music/142-%20Earthbound%20-%20Pokey%20Means%20Business!.mp3 Porky Means Business]]"]]
* TheLoad: Although he's only with you at the very beginning of the game, all he does is alternately whine, [[AintTooProudToBeg beg for mercy]], [[SecurityCling hide behind Ness]], [[PlayingPossum play dead]], and otherwise do nothing to contribute.
* LonersAreFreaks
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan]]: To Carpainter and Mayor Monotoli. Also one interpretation of his relation with [[spoiler:Giygas.]]
* [[spoiler:MarkOfTheBeast: The whole game suggests that whoever is under Giygas's control is "blue", so to speak. Porky is no exception.]]
* MeaningfulName: Yeah, you can't deny he's quite porky.
* MinorMajorCharacter
* MobileMenace: Steals the chopper Ness is intending to use to fly to Summers. Jeff later finds its crashed wreckage in the swamp; Porky somehow managed to navigate it on foot. The kicker, though, is when he pops up in the Cave of the Past after a long absence.
** One theory revolves around the strange 'tree' at the cave's starting point (which doesn't do anything). In ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 1}}'', the "God's Tail" was left in a cave specially for Ninten, placed there to warp him to Queen Mary. A similar-looking "tail" in the Cave of the Past may have been placed there for Porky, to bring him to [[spoiler:Giygas.]]
* MoreThanMindControl[=/=]NotBrainwashed: As demonstrated when he pretends to shake off the Happy Happyism Cult's brainwashing.
* [[spoiler:MouthOfSauron]]: Who better to be [[spoiler:the herald of Giygas]] than Ness's annoying neighbor?
* [[spoiler:NiceJobFixingItVillain]]: Taunts Ness to cry out and [-PRAY-] to his friends for help. [[spoiler:Guess what Giygas's one weakness is?]]
** Let's not forget that he disabled the [[spoiler: Devil's Machine]], which would have made [[spoiler: Giygas]] invincible and impossible to beat.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Poor Ness.
* NoSocialSkills
* NosyNeighbor
* [[NotAsYouKnowThem Not As You Know Him]]: [[spoiler:His appearance in the final boss battle has him in a totally different sprite color while has also gone off his rocker.]]
* NotSoHarmlessVillain
* NouveauRiche: Becomes this once he is seen in Fourside. He notifies you of his success in the least classy way possible: by summoning his henchmen to 'escort' you out.
-->'''Guard:''' ''"And don't let me catch you near Master Porky again!"'' *'''SLAM'''*
* OddFriendship: He and Ness, if you think they even had a friendship in the first place. [[spoiler:Things suddenly all go downhill from there.]]
* [[spoiler:OmnicidalManiac]]: Expresses this idea very clearly during [[spoiler:the final battle.]]
-->[[spoiler:''"And here you stand, waiting to be burned up with all the rest of the garbage of this universe..."'']]
* [[PigMan Pig Boy]]: No doubt one!
* PoisonousFriend: It's implied that he really admires Ness, but feelings of jealousy and resentment is what likely caused their "friendship" to turn into a violent rivalry. [[spoiler:Perhaps Giygas was the only one to offer Porky the chance to show Ness how powerful he could be, until he pushes himself too far.]]
* PokeThePoodle: His demand towards Ness to help him find his brother.
--> ''"If you refuse me, I'll say something that'll cut you like a knife."''
* PowerDyesYourHair: [[spoiler:His battle sprite during the final battle with Giygas has him as a brunette, apparently.]]
* ProfessionalButtKisser: While he does [[ChronicBackStabbingDisorder betray whomever he partners up with]], he only does after their untimely demise by the Chosen Four. During that, he acts like the right hand man to most of them.
* [[spoiler:ProphecyTwist]][=/=]ScrewDestiny: States that the [[CrystalBall Apple of Enlightenment]] hasn't [[spoiler:predicted his appearance in the final boss battle.]]
--> ''"I was led by [[spoiler:Giygas]], and now I'm here. The Apple of Enlightenment couldn't predict this."''
* PsychoSupporter: Towards Carpainter, Monotoli and [[spoiler: Giygas.]]
* PutOnABus: Happens multiple times throughout the whole game.
** [[spoiler: BackForTheFinale]]
* TheQuisling
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech[=/=]TrashTalk: A particularly chilling one during [[spoiler:the final boss battle.]]
* RedRightHand: Look at [[spoiler:MarkOfTheBeast]] above.
* [[spoiler: ReliableTraitor: Considering that Porky betrayed all that he teamed up with, one has to think: [[TheStarscream what makes Giygas think he is no different from the rest?]]]]
* RevengeBeforeReason: [[spoiler:In the battle versus the Devil's Machine, Porky seems to be betting on Ness exhausting his energy on targeting Giygas. Once Porky begins taking damage instead, he shuts off the Machine -- setting off a chain reaction rather than let Ness win.]]
* TheResenter
* {{Retreaux}}: His battle music starts out like this. [[LastNoteNightmare It]] [[SongStyleShift gets]] [[SoundtrackDissonance more]] [[AutobotsRockOut serious...]]
* TheRival: To Ness in the majority of the time in the game.
** PrivilegedRival: More or less during the game.
* RivalTurnedEvil
* TheRunaway: Considering as to what happens [[spoiler:after the epilogue]], he can be recognized as this.
* SarcasticDevotee: [[spoiler:Him talking about Giygas has him as this.]]
* SatelliteCharacter: A rare example. Look at PoisonousFriend above.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere
-->''"..Um....it's going to ''seem'' like I'm running away... But perhaps I'll sneak off to another era [[NoExceptYes to think about my next plan.]]"''
* ShaveAndAHaircut: The most annoying door knock in the universe.
* SiblingYinYang: With Picky.
* SinisterMinister: Blithely resurfaces as a Priest in the Happy Happyist cult.
* SlasherSmile: [[spoiler:Heavily-Armed Porky.]]
* [[spoiler:SlowlySlippingIntoEvil]]: You can notice this throughout all the times you see or notice his presence in certain areas of the game. It can be debated if [[spoiler:he was evil all along,]] but his actions become more heinous as the story goes on.
* SmallNameBigEgo
* SmugSmiler: He has a ridiculous and stupid looking smirk when you encounter him in Fourside.
* SmugSnake[=/=]SmugSuper: [[spoiler:Considering that he has the ''Ultimate Cosmic Destroyer'' [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation bending to his whim]] at the final battle, there's no reason why he ''shouldn't'' act all smug about it. But, his overconfidence of Giygas goes a bit too far...]]
* SocialClimber
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Originally "Porky" in Japanese, but because the localization staff apparently missed the joke ([[FridgeLogic and yet kept all the other pig jokes about him and his family]]), his name in the English version is Pokey. Much later, SuperSmashBrosBrawl rectified the mistake and called him Porky, and fans are divided on what they want to call him.
* SpiderTank: His preferred method of offence/defense/not dying.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: He would be portrayed as one since he always [[MobileMenace comes first]] to the place the Chosen Four are going to next. He is trying to slow the heroes down, so it's reasonable.
* [[spoiler:TheStarscream: To Giygas.]]
-->[[spoiler:''"What an [[AlmightyIdiot all-mighty idiot!]] [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu Yep, that's what he is!]] [[LaughingMad Heh heh heh heh...]]"'']]
* StartOfDarkness
* StepfordSmiler: Type C.
* ReformedButRejected: In the Japanese version, right after Carpainter's defeat, it is highly evident that Porky wanted to make amends to Ness, but took [[HeroicMime Ness's silence]] as a no.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: While not necessarily his {{Leitmotif}} playing, [[spoiler: his battle music drastically changes from 8-bit to a more intense version of the theme. Its referred to as "Pokey Means Business" for a reason you know.]]
* ThisLoserIsYou: Symbolic of humanity's flaws according to Itoi.
* TheUnfettered
* UnfortunateName
* UngratefulBastard: Say, why does Ness let him get off scot-free every time they come face to face?
* UnreliableExpositor: He is ''the'' main reason why most of the unanswered questions in the whole trilogy is shrouded in theories and guesses. The worst part? He is the only NPC who ever gives an {{Exposition}} about the major points of the game. It's your job as the player to take it to heart or not.
* VillainsWantMercy: After you beat Carpainter, he does this.
-->''"Ness, let's be friends again. Please answer me, I promise to be good, ...uh, okay?"''
** This was interestingly changed in the English version of the game. Immediately after he says the above quote, he says that he was kidding and runs away, insulting Ness. In the original Japanese, however, he was honest, and he even yells at Ness for not answering him.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Ness.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Is implied to have been friends with Ness at some point. Though why Ness didn't hang out with Picky instead is anyone's guess.
* WeWillMeetAgain: Once [[spoiler:Giygas]] is destroyed, [[spoiler:Porky uses time travel to escape into another era]], but not before taunting Ness one last time.
* [[WhosLaughingNow Who's The Cool Guy Now?]]: While it is not evident that he has been bullied, as the trope page suggests, he proves to Ness that he won't be stooped any further and can be as powerful as Ness can be [[spoiler:during the final boss battle.]]
* WildCard: An interpretation.
* [[spoiler:WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity]]
* [[spoiler:WouldHurtAChild[=/=]WouldHitAGirl: Considering the final battle against the Chosen Four.]]
* [[spoiler:TheXenophile]]: Taking into account how [[spoiler:he handles and talks about Giygas during the final battle]], undoubtedly so is he this.
* YouHaveNoChanceToSurvive: [[spoiler:Points this out multiple times in the final battle.]]
* YoungerThanTheyLook

[[WMG: Giygas]]
[[caption-width-right:280:[[labelnote:Click here to see what he looks like now.]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BossGiygas_5733.png[[/labelnote]]]]

The Universal Cosmic Destroyer who once again menaces Earth, and according to Buzz Buzz, successfully obliterates it [[BadFuture in the future]]. Things are... [[EldritchAbomination different]] [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity this]] time.
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* AbstractApotheosis: Has become evil itself.
* AlmightyIdiot: The TropeNamer, as labeled by [[spoiler:Porky.]]
* AndIMustScream: Part of why Giygas remains such a memorable villain is that he's clearly a tormented being.
* AsteroidsMonster: Smacking him around causes Giygas to split into these, until there's literally a ''sea'' of undulating, screaming faces. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids Y'know, for kids]].
* BackgroundBoss: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]; Giygas ''is'' the background.
* BalefulPolymorph: Once the [[spoiler:Devil's Machine is turned off, all hell breaks loose.]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler:[[WildMassGuessing Maybe...]]]]
* BodyHorror
* [[spoiler:DemotedToDragon: Once again, maybe.]]
* [[spoiler:DragonTheirFeet: Arguably, after the first form of the final battle, he becomes this once Porky leaves him to kill the heroes.]]
* TheDreaded: Giygas: a physical manifestation of people's fear.
* DubNameChange: His name was changed from Giegue/Gyiyg from the Japanese versions to Giygas in the English translation.
** SpellMyNameWithAnS: He was called Giegue in the English translation of the prequel as well. Fandom typically accepts either Giegue or Giygas.
* '''EldritchAbomination''': He doesn't have a form, he exists in the future and the past, and his only dialog is inspired by the trauma of viewing a violent murder scene misinterpreted by Itoi as a rape scene in [[Film/TheMilitaryPolicemanAndTheDismemberedBeauty a movie]] that scarred him as a child.
** EldritchLocation: It's very easy to interpret him as being this as well, as it's implied that he's just ''that'' big and distorted.
* EvilFeelsGood: One of the most bizarre example of the whole trope. Despite being stated to be the "Embodiment of Evil", he claims to feel "good" amongst all the rest of his incoherent babbling.
* EvilIsVisceral: He looks like this when the [[spoiler:Devil Machine]] is active. After that... it's a little hard to classify what he looks like, other than horror personified. Giygas's first form provides one of the page images.
* EvilMakesYouMonstrous: Just look at the image and compare his [[TheGreys form in the first ''MOTHER'' game]] and you'll see a huge difference. Let's not mention that he literally ''becomes'' evil in this game, [[spoiler:as stated by Porky. You can believe this or not.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of [[CthulhuMythos Azazoth]]. He's an amorphous [[AlmightyIdiot idiot god]] who babbles incoherently and is capable of devastating the universe [[ObliviouslyEvil without even knowing that he's doing it.]]
* FetusTerrible: Played with. Giygas's final form resembles a sea of screaming faces forming the outline of a fetus.
** According to [[FandomBerserkButton an infamous fan-theory]], Giygas ''is'' a monstrous fetus, and the main characters have traveled back in time to destroy him in his weakest fetal form. Not entirely nonsensical since he was ''just'' [[spoiler:forced out of the cervix-shaped Devil's Machine]] when you finally find him.
** A logical examination of the series' timeline, however, would reveal this theory to be false. While the fetus imagery is obviously there, it is far more likely that it is [[RuleOfSymbolism symbolic]].
* GalacticConqueror
* GameBreakingBug: For a given definition of "bug", it's actually an absolutely ''fiendish'' DRM. If the game detects forgery of any sort (including improperly-configured emulators/[=ROMs=]), then just before you fight Giygas's second form, the game locks up and ''deletes all your save files''!
** A straighter example of the trope in the Super Famicom version, an alternative (not intended) way to defeat Giygas's third form is with [[StandardStatusEffects Poison]]. He's supposed to be [[spoiler:technically invincible despite the damage numbers shown from attacking him]], but Poison doesn't check for this and instead kills him in a few turns. After this, the game either hangs or goes into the PlayableEpilogue as per normal. This was fixed in all later versions.
* GiantEyeOfDoom: In the first phase, Giygas opens a giant eye with Ness's face in the pupil.
* GuideDangIt: By the time you reach him at the end of this long game, you'll probably not have used the [[spoiler:"Pray" command]] and possibly even forgot that it exists. Using it is how you beat him.
* HatePlague: Giygas's influence reaches across time and space, fostering evil in the minds of both humans and beasts.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU64-KeCncM Giygas' Intro]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24i84oNPwCM Giygas' Intimidation]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kY7QvTjQbM Giygas is Wounded]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cWrGVxBdes Giygas is Fatally Wounded]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqSqhfIXL5g Giygas Disintegrates]]. All of these are [[HellIsThatNoise incredibly unsettling]] HarshNoise backdrops and are used as BGM during the the battle against him.[[note]]Respectively they are used: before the battle; second form; third and fourth form; final form; death blow against him.[[/note]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil: It's suggested that his highly conflicted feelings between love for his adopted mother Mary and hate for mankind, his weakness in ''MOTHER'', are what pushed him over the edge to turn him into his present form.
* MadeOfEvil: In ''[[VideoGame/{{Mother1}} MOTHER]]'', he was an angry [[TheGreys grey alien]]. Now he is a disembodied entity of ''pure evil''.
* MadnessMantra:
--> ''"Ness Ness Ness Ness Ness Ness Ness ''Ness Ness Ness Ness Ness Ness Ness Ness '''Ness Ness Ness Ness Ness Ness Ness Ness Ness NESS NESS NESS NESS NESS NESS NESS NESS'''''..."''
* MirrorBoss: His first form attacks with PSI, and even sports Ness's face.
* MonsterDelay
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: '''The Universal Cosmic Destroyer.'''
** The machine which he resides in, the [[spoiler:'''Devil's''' Machine]], also fits this trope. [[spoiler:Also a fitting name considering what it ''does'' to him...]]
* NighInvulnerability: Only praying can damage him, all other attacks deal 0 damage despite having numbers pop-up when they hit.
* NoPronunciationGuide: Really, how do you pronounce "Giygas"?
** /'gaj.gəs/?
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rn0YLxWuAA The trailer]] pronounced the first syllable as "guy".
** Actually a case of SpellMyNameWithAnS. In Japan, it's pronounced "geeg" and the ''[[VideoGame/{{Mother1}} EarthBound Zero]]'' prototype calls him the more directly-translated Giegue.
** Apparently, the most literal translation equals "Gyiyg" (as seen in the Japanese version's opening), pronounced, again, "geeg".
** WordOfGod [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I-AsAEHs5b5Oa1qzGgAMQ46guh9_pu6mcQZ-U0NEmOM/edit?pli=1 says its pronounced as "Geegus".]]
* ObliviouslyEvil: After the [[spoiler:Devil's Machine]] has been turned off, Giygas loses self-awareness and doesn't realize what he's doing.
* OmnicidalManiac: They call him the ''Universal Cosmic Destroyer'' for a reason.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: He's immobile while inside the [[spoiler:Devil's Machine]], so he doesn't really have a say in the matter.
* ThePowerOfHate: Giegue was forced to choose between the love of his adopted mother, Mary, and loyalty to his race. In the original ''MOTHER'', he was defeated when Ninten reminded him of Mary's old lullaby. It won't be so easy this time: Giegue has since resurfaced as a being of pure hate.
* PowerIncontinence: Once [[spoiler:Porky]] shows his dominance by simply shutting the machine off, Giygas's power spills out and he loses all cohesion.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: ''[[MadeOfEvil Likely the most literal example in all of fiction.]]''
* RestrainingBolt: [[spoiler:The Devil's Machine.]]
* TheScream: Giygas's howling 'face' appears to be frozen like this.
* SequentialBoss: First fought in the [[spoiler:Devil's Machine]], then in his true form, then his true form again only closer/when he goes AsteroidsMonster.
* StylisticSuck: Despite being much larger than any boss faced thus far, his first face is a stretched-out, blurry copy of Ness's tiny sprite.
* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien: More or less.
* SurpriseCreepy: Boy howdy.
* TorturedMonster:
--> ''"It hurts... it hurts..."''
* TragicVillain
* TurnsRed: In his third form, he starts getting two attacks per turn. As he takes more damage, this gets bumped up to ''three'' attacks per turn. If you don't start cranking out the [[spoiler:prayers]] right away, he will slaughter even an overlevelled party.
* UltimateEvil
* [[spoiler:UnwittingPawn: Once the Devil's Machine turns off, Giygas is this to Porky.]]
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: You would think a series as cartoony and (initially) light-hearted as this would provide only ordinary terror at worst, but [[SurpriseCreepy Giygas begs to differ]].
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: During phase one, Giygas resides in a container not unlike his ''Mother 1'' incarnation. However, he has apparently already lost his original form.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds
* [[spoiler:TheWorfEffect: Giygas. Greatest being in the world. Able to bring the universe into complete darkness. Possibly manipulated by a cowardly, fat kid.]]
* YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm: [[TropeNamer He named this one too!]] Though unlike other examples, Giygas's attacks are actually regular attacks used in the game, only disguised. For example, he can use PK Thunder and the '''much worse''' [[StandardStatusEffects PK]] [[OneHitKill Flash]]...
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Recurring Characters]]
[[WMG: Aloysius Minch]]
Porky and Picky's incredibly abusive and sadistic father who chastises both of them after they are escorted home by Ness.
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* '''[[AbusiveParents Abusive Dad]]''': Big time. In the Japanese version, he actually ''beats'' Porky if the offscreen sounds are to be believed. In the American version, this is replaced with the sound when enemies attack by shouting due to Nintendo's rules of content. Porky then says "I get no dessert for the rest of the decade."
* AdultsAreUseless
* [[spoiler:AlcoholicParent[=/=]DrowningMySorrows: Seen in Jackie's Cafe/Boris' Bar after Giygas's defeat.]]
* AntiRoleModel: Given how [[spoiler:Porky turned out]], not surprisingly.
* ChildHater: Very much so.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DisproportionateRetribution: He severely punishes his two sons just for ''staying out too late.''
* DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff: In the Japanese version.
* EvilCounterpart: To Ness' father. He makes a point of reminding Ness that his dad owes him money (or so he claims) and threatens to get them evicted and such if they don't pay up.
* {{Expy}}: He's basically the [[Literature/{{Matilda}} Harry Wormwood]] of the ''MOTHER'' universe.
* FatBastard
* FauxAffablyEvil
* {{Greed}}: [[spoiler:He is accompanied by Porky into working for Gelegarde Monotoli, residing in rooms embroidered in gold.]]
* HairTriggerTemper
* {{Jerkass}}/JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Likely the biggest example in the game, not counting his older son.
* KickTheDog: Especially to Porky.
* LackOfEmpathy
* NoAccountingForTaste: Him and Lardna.
* OneSceneWonder: He shows up in exactly three scenes over the course of the game, two of them being optional, but he's still one of the most hated characters in the entire series.
* ParentalNeglect: To Picky.
* ResentfulGuardian: Implied to be this due to the way he treats his sons on a daily basis.
* StarterVillain
* UnholyMatrimony
* '''WouldHurtAChild'''

[[WMG: Lardna Minch]]
The equally abusive mother of the Minch boys. She swats Buzz-Buzz after thinking he was a dung beetle.
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* [[spoiler:AbhorrentAdmirer: She dates "Mr. Prettyman" prior to Porky's absence.]]
* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Mom]]: It's implied she may actually treat her sons ''worse'' than her husband does.
* AdultsAreUseless: Where the hell are the Social Services?!?
* BlondesAreEvil
* BrawnHilda
* EvilCounterpart: To Ness's mother.
* EvilMatriarch
* [[FatBastard Fat Bitch]]
* FrozenFace
* GagLips
* {{Gonk}}: Just as much as Porky.
* {{Greed}}
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Becomes a bit calmer after Giygas is defeated.]]
* LackOfEmpathy: While she's never shown physically hurting her children on screen, she's arguably worse than Aloysius since he beats them right in front of her and she ''clearly does not care''.
* NoAccountingForTaste: With Aloysius.
* OneSceneWonder: She's just as reviled as Aloysius, despite showing up ''even less''.
* ParentalNeglect: Again, to Picky.
* ParentalObliviousness: She really doesn't give a hoot as to what happened to her older son soon after the defeat of Giygas.
* UnholyMatrimony
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Dung Beetles]]
-->''"Ayaaaeee! I think it's a dung beetle! [[AchillesHeel I'll smash your guts out!]]"''

[[WMG: Lier X. Agerate]]
The local treasure hunter residing in a shack next the hill where the meteorite crash-landed. His latest discovery is the strangest yet; [[spoiler: a certain artifact would that later set a series of unsettling events in motion for Ness on his journey]].
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* [[spoiler: BrainwashedAndCrazy]]: Partially. He found the [[spoiler: [[ArtifactOfDoom Mani-Mani Statue]]]] to begin with.
* CoolOldGuy
* DubNameChange: He is called "Lier Horando" in the original Japanese version. "Hora" is a Japanese term meaning "exaggeration".
* TheHermit: A neighborly example.
* NiceGuy
* NotSoDifferent: In the PlayableEpilogue, it implies he was once a decent guy also wanting to do some good for the world, just like Ness.
* PermaStubble

[[WMG: Mr. Everdred]]
A shady trickster and boss of Burglin Park. Often feared by visiting townsfolk, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold he's a really nice guy on the inside at heart]].
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* [[spoiler: AlmostDeadGuy]]: Implied.
* BadassMustache
* BenevolentBoss
* BriefcaseFullOfMoney: He gives Ness ten thousand dollars after Paula is rescued.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter
* CheshireCatGrin: In his official clay model.
* CoolShades
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KarmicTrickster
* [[spoiler: NotSoDifferent: From both Lier and Ness]].
* PunnyName: "Ever-dred".

[[WMG: Orange Kid]]
Apple Kid's charming, popular rival. Often proclaiming himself to be an ultimate genius, he is really a stuck-up coward with no real talent and effort to put into his own inventions.
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* TheAce: Subverted.
* BunglingInventor: His only real invention is the "Suporma", which plays a song titled "Ode To Orange Kid" before promptly breaking down.
* ChickMagnet: The girls ''love'' him.
* DirtyCoward
* EyeGlasses
* {{Foil}}: To Apple Kid.
* {{Jerkass}}
* KidANova: Widely adored by his [[{{Fangirl}} fangirls]], despite not realizing the obvious.
* TheLoad: If you invest in his inventions, he will later make totally useless calls on your phone about how he's trying to turn boiled eggs back into raw eggs.
* SlobsVersusSnobs: With Apple Kid.
* '''SmallNameBigEgo''': You have ''[[UpToEleven no idea]].''
* TheUnfettered
* ThisLoserIsYou
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\n[[foldercontrol]]\n\n\n\n[[folder:Allies]]\n[[WMG: King]]\n[[quoteright:160:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/King_Clay_5447.png]]\n[[caption-width-right:180: ''Awoooof! (I'm outta here!)'']]\n\nNess's faithful little pet dog. He's a GuestStarPartyMember early on in the game, and does substantial damage. He chickens out and runs away when Buzz Buzz appears, because the party limit is four.\n\nBUT! It was meant to be five! That's right, King was meant to be a permanent party member. This model ''does'', however, return in [[VideoGame/MOTHER3 Boney]].\n\n* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: If he'd been permanent, he would've extended it to 5.
[[Characters/EarthboundAllies Allies]]
* BigFriendlyDog: In the novel adaption, he is stated to be an English Sheep Dog.
[[Characters/EarthboundAntagonists Antagonists]]
* DemotedToExtra
* HeroesLoveDogs
* TheLancer: Until he leaves the party.
* LovableCoward
-->''"I'm not going out again. I don't care if everyone thinks I'm a stubborn mutt."''
* {{Muggle}}
* OldDog: King is even older than Ness.
* TeamPet
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: It's given away by an unused climbing sprite.

[[WMG: Tracy]]
Ness's younger sister. Similar to Minnie in [[VideoGame/MOTHER1 the previous game]], she is gladly willing to help her big brother on his journey by storing any unneeded items during her part-time job at Escargo Express.
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* AdorablyPrecociousChild: To the point where she ends up getting a ''job''.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Maybe.]]
* [[CoolBigSis Cool Little Sis]]
* DemotedToExtra
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The responsible to Ness's foolish.
* GoodParents
* HairDecorations
* HypocriticalHeartwarming:
-->''"Goody! My brother is back! You've got a lot of catching up to do with your schoolwork, *hyork*! If you have any problems with your assignments, I'll help you. Don't get freaked out. Did Escargo Express, my old company, help you? I've saved some money, so we'll do the lunch thing sometime. You also got a new girlfriend? Your adventure must have been pretty good! Do you need help with anything other than your schoolwork? Okay, you relax now."''
* NiceGirl
* NotSoDifferent: From Picky.
* SiblingYinYang: With Ness.
* SmarterThanYouLook

[[WMG: Picky Minch]]
Porky's younger, albeit ''far'' more mature brother. His (false) disappearance sets off a huge turn of events leading to the game's main plot.
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* {{Adorkable}}
* BigLittleBrother: Even if Picky didn't say this in-game, you gotta admit he would still be this.
* BlackSheep
* BlindingBangs: Has a bowlcut.
* DemotedToExtra
* ExtremeDoormat
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The responsible to Porky's foolish.
* TheGenericGuy: In his own words:
-->''"I'm nowhere near as cool as you. I'm just average cool."''
* GuestStarPartyMember: And unlike his brother, he actually ''attempts'' to help in battle.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial
* NiceGuy
* NoRespectGuy: His parents don't treat him any better than his brother.
* OnlySaneMan: When it comes to his family.
* ParentalNeglect: Implied.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Subverted. He's physically weak, but unlike his brother, he isn't afraid to get his hands dirty in battle.
* SiblingYinYang: With Porky.

[[WMG: Mr. Saturn]]
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[[caption-width-right:180: ''Dakota!'']]

A race of cute, innocent creatures that live in the secluded Saturn Valley. Actually highly intelligent in spite of their goofy personalities, they [[spoiler:help Dr. Andonuts create the time machine necessary to reach Giygas.]]
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* BigOlEyebrows
* BlackbeadEyes: Like everyone else in the series, but exaggerated: they're ''much'' smaller than their eyebrows.
* {{Cephalothorax}}: A variation without arms.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CuteCrittersActChildlike: Subverted; they may be adorable, innocent, and extremely playful, but they also possess unfathomable technical knowledge.
* GagNose
* GeniusDitz: The entire species.
* HairDecorations: Every Mr. Saturn sports a cute red ribbon in their (single) hair.
* InnocentAliens: [[AmbiguousSpecies Assuming they are aliens, anyway]].
* PaintingTheMedium: Mr. Saturns weird very font have, boing!
* PlanetOfHats: Every Mr. Saturn is named Mr. Saturn.
* PunnyName[=/=]LostInTranslation: Mr. Saturn in Japanese is Dousei-san -- which means both "Mr. Saturn" and "Mr. Samename."
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter
* SeriesMascot: Even though the Mr. Saturns only appeared in ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}'' [[spoiler:and ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'']], they stand out for the whole series as the mascot more than any other character.
* VerbalTic: Their speech is littered with "zoom"s, "boing"s, and "ding"s.
* WaddlingHead
* {{Wingdinglish}}: Mr. Saturn's speech is displayed in loopy, childish font to emphasize their odd speech patterns, zoom.

[[WMG: Buzz-Buzz]]
A small, bee-like ([[IAmNotWeasel or not]]) visitor from the future, who has traveled back in time to warn Ness of Giygas's pending invasion.
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* AlmostDeadGuy: The page picture.
* [[spoiler:CallBack: His tombstone can be found in Magicant.]]
* CrutchCharacter: You don't even have to participate in the fight with Starman Junior, and Buzz-Buzz will [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] him anyway. He may not be around for long, but he sure puts on a show.
* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: Killed only a few minutes into the game, after putting the plot in motion.
* GlassCannon: Powerful attacks and psychic shields. [[AchillesHeel Killed in a single swat.]]
* [[ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin I'm Dying, Please Take My Sound Stone]]
* IAmNotWeasel
-->''"A bee I am... not."''
* [[InsectoidAliens Insectoid Alien]]
* PsychicPowers
* SacrificialLamb
* ATasteOfPower: Without him, you probably wouldn't survive that first Starman fight. Too bad he gets squished only a few minutes later.

[[WMG: The Runaway Five ''(The Tonzura Brothers)'']]
A famous jazz band that the party befriends in Twoson after helping them out of their debts.
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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Bursting into the room to save Ness and Jeff in the Monotoli Building.]]
* [[spoiler:CutTheJuice: How they defeat the Clumsy Robot.]]
* {{Expy}}: Themed after the BluesBrothers. The English version [[LawyerFriendlyCameo reduced this]] by recolouring their black suits into brighter colours.
* WorkOffTheDebt: They're not too great with contract negotiations. The party has to bail them out ''twice''. Though they do repay the favor by giving them rides in their tour bus, and by [[spoiler:bailing Ness and Jeff out of a harrowing boss fight.]]

[[WMG: Dr. Andonuts]]
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[[caption-width-right:180: ''Would you like a donut?'']]

A brilliant scientist from Winters. He is Jeff's father, and helps the party on numerous occasions with his inventions; from the flying Sky Runner to the [[spoiler:time machine necessary to reach Giygas.]]
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* AbsentMindedProfessor: To the point where he apparently ''forgot he had a child''.
* [[spoiler:AndYourLittleDogToo: Is targeted for kidnapping by Giygas's forces and stuffed into a {{people jar|s}} in Stonehenge Base.]]
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: [[spoiler:After executing his revenge on Porky, he demonstrates just how safe the capsule is by whimisically rolling it around.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Upon seeing his son for the first time in ten years, he asks him whether he would like a doughnut. If Jeff answers in the affirmative, Dr. Andonuts wistfully comments that he'd like one, too.
* EinsteinHair
* GadgeteerGenius: Must run in the family.
* GeniusSweetTooth: He does love his doughnuts.
* MadScientist: Though "mad" is a strong word, he's clearly not entirely there.
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: A world-renowned expert in robotics, physics, medicine, engineering...
* ParentalAbandonment: Hasn't seen his son, Jeff, in ten years; despite living a short walk away from his boarding school.
** [[spoiler:And then he somehow ended up [[VideoGame/{{Mother3}} an indeterminable number of years into future on the Nowhere Islands]]. The implication is Porky kidnapped him, but it's never fully explained.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Donuts, of course.
* YoungerThanTheyLook

[[WMG: Tony]]
Jeff's best friend and roommate at his boarding school. He frets over Jeff during his friend's long and dangerous adventure and worries about his health and safety; even going so far as to [[BreakingTheFourthWall try to get to know the mysterious person guiding them.]]
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* [[spoiler:AndYourLittleDogToo: Is targeted for kidnapping by Giygas's forces and stuffed into a {{people jar|s}} in Stonehenge Base.]]
* BoardingSchool: Attends one in Winters.
* [[ClingyJealousGirl Clingy Jealous Guy]]: A pretty benign example, but he gets awfully anxious whenever he thinks that Jeff is ignoring him for his new friends.
* FourthWallObserver: He is the only character who addresses the player directly, calling to ask for your name.
* IncompatibleOrientation: It's unlikely Jeff returns his feelings, [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation but fans can still speculate]].
* NiceHat: A pork pie.
* [[spoiler:RescueRomance: He KNEW Jeff would come to rescue him!]]
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Sensitive Guy to Jeff's Manly Man.
* StraightGay
* WordOfGay: [[http://earthboundcentral.com/2008/06/yes-tony-is-gay-and-mr-saturn-is-innocent/ Confirmed by Itoi.]]

[[WMG: Apple Kid]]
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[[caption-width-right:180: ''Orange kid is much better.'']]

An aspiring inventor that Ness & Co. inadvertently start funding. His odd (and oddly-specific) inventions come in handy throughout the game. He proves himself capable by [[spoiler:helping Dr. Andonuts and the Mr. Saturns create the time machine necessary to reach Giygas.]]
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* [[spoiler:AndYourLittleDogToo: Is targeted for kidnapping by Giygas's forces and stuffed into a {{people jar|s}} in Stonehenge Base.]]
* BigEater
* BigFun
* FatBastard: Played with and averted nicely. He's perceived as one by the people of Twoson owing to his bulk, lack of self-hygiene, and poor social skills... but he proves himself to be anything ''but'' and is critical in Ness's success.
* FatSlob
* {{Foil}}: To Orange Kid.
* GadgeteerGenius
* MadScientist
* NeverAcceptedInHisHometown: Widely disliked in his hometown of Twoson in favor of his more charming and less talented rival, [[SmallNameBigEgo Orange Kid.]]
* PhlebotinumBomb: Specializes in making extremely specific machines that only erase, for example, pencils. Or erasers.
* SlobsVersusSnobs: With Orange Kid.
* SmarterThanYouLook
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Antagonists]]
[[WMG: [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Pokey/Porky]] Minch]]
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[[caption-width-right:180: ''Three boys, he said? Uhhh... I'm not one of those three, am I?'']]

Ness's next-door neighbor. Seemingly harmless at first, yet well-known for being [[{{Jerkass}} rude, obnoxious, cowardly and a downright troublemaker,]] his HiddenDepths have [[MoreThanMeetsTheEye more to him than meets the eye.]] [[spoiler:He later becomes Giygas's [[TheDragon right-hand man]], and maybe even pulling strings behind the scenes.]]
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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: He's the {{foil}} to the ever-popular Ness. In fact, he is considered, in-game, the "worst person in the neighborhood".
* AbusiveParents: In the Japanese version of the game, Porky glumly says that if his parents find out he and Picky were out late, he gets spanked 100 times; this had to be changed because of Nintendo's rules of content. Thus, in the American version, he gets no dessert for the rest of the decade, but still gets severely punished.
* [[spoiler:[[AdmiringTheAbomination Admiring the Universal Cosmic Destroyer]]]]
* [[spoiler:AllegoricalCharacter]]: Itoi considers Porky as a symbol of [[HumansAreFlawed humanity's flaws.]]
* [[spoiler:AlmightyIdiot: While Giygas is the trope naming example, Porky is the actual Trope Namer.]]
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: [[spoiler:Turns sickly blue as a possible side-effect of abusing time travel.]]
* AmbiguousInnocence: It can be said that the trilogy exemplifies that ChildrenAreInnocent... well, [[InvertedTrope inverted]] with Ness's Nightmare, but he gets that over and done with. When considering [[EnfantTerrible Porky]], you can't tell whether or not if he was innocent to begin with.
* AmbiguouslyEvil[=/=]EnigmaticMinion: In conjunction with [[AmbiguousInnocence Ambigiously Innocent]], his character is so vague that only guesses can be interpreted to his actions throughout the whole game (even though, oddly enough, he has the most character tropes in the game because of this). [[spoiler: Did he join forces with Giygas out of opportunity or has he been manipulated from the Mani Mani statue to? Did he really consider Ness to be a friend or an enemy the whole time? Did he do everything out of free will or not? Was he evil or just been corrupted to the bone? This is all up for you to decide.]]
** [[spoiler:His actions in [[VideoGame/{{Mother3}} the sequel]] don't help his case.]]
* AmbitionIsEvil: [[spoiler:Considering the order of power who he betrays each time.]]
* [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling Annoying Older Sibling]]: Despite being the older brother, he acts exactly like this, much to Ness's annoyance. [[OnlySaneMan Picky]] even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades it.]]
-->'''Picky:''' ''"Geez, sometimes I wonder which one of us is the real big brother..."''
* AntiRoleModel
* ApologisesALot: One of his actions as the GuestStarPartyMember in the beginning of the game would be to "apologize profusely".
* AttentionWhore: Look at DesperatelyCravesAffection below.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: He's pretty much a joke in the first half of the game. [[spoiler:The final act sees him acting as emissary to a cosmic destroyer, and possibly the one in outright control of said destroyer.]]
* [[spoiler:BigBad: It's quite possible that he ended up usurping Giygas by the time you fight them.]]
* [[spoiler:BigBadFriend]]: He can be considered the [[spoiler:outright BigBad in the final battle, but, as the trope states, Porky has been working for the BigBad the whole time.]] However, we may really never know if he was truly friends with Ness, as evidenced from the player's decision in the beginning of the game. To Porky, he may think he is friends with Ness, but to us, it's not so sure.
** Heavily implied in Ness' Magicant that he can see right through his act.
* BigBrotherBully: Implied to be this to his younger brother, Picky, during the tour in Magicant.
-->'''Picky:''' ''"Ness! Pokey took my snack!"''
* BlindingBangs: To the point where it can be an EyelessFace.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: As he becomes more corrupted.
* BlowingARaspberry: Does this on the Japanese version multiple times.
* BoisterousWeakling: [[spoiler:The final boss battle has him as this.]]
* BrattyHalfPint
* ButtMonkey
* CatchPhrase: "Spankety, spankety, spankety!"
** The strangest thing is that he only says this ''once'', and yet it is one of the most memorable quotes in the game.
* TheChessmaster: [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation If you want to believe that...]]
* TheChewToy
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder
* CleanDubName: Some people may say that his mistranslated name may have been that "Porky" was insulting to the overweight.
* ColorMotif[=/=]EvilCostumeSwitch[=/=]PaintItBlack: As a "consultant" to Fourside's corrupt Mayor, Porky dons a [[BadassInANiceSuit snazzy striped suit]]. It's red and black -- [[spoiler:just like Giygas.]]
** [[ManOfWealthAndTaste Kid Of Wealth And Taste]]
** RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver
* CondescendingCompassion: [[spoiler:During the final boss battle toward the Chosen Four. Or maybe he's just [[LaughingMad laughing too hard.]]]]
--> [[spoiler:''"And here you stand, waiting to be burned up with all the rest of the garbage of this universe... Haaaaah! That's so sad. I can't help but shed a tear."'']]
* [[ConMan Con Kid]]
* ConspicuousConsumption[=/=]{{Greed}}: His lofty position in Fourside exemplifies this. Let's not forget that his room is embellished in ''gold''.
* CombatPragmatist: [[spoiler:Once he takes enough damage, he desperately turns off the Devil's Machine to release Giygas out on the heroes.]]
* TheCorruptible: Well, he ''does'' hang around that [[ArtifactOfDoom Mani]] [[ArtifactOfAttraction Mani]] statue wherever it goes...
* CowerPower: When [[GuestStarPartyMember accompanying you]] in the beginning of the game, one of his actions includes using Ness as a HumanShield.
* CreepyChild
* [[spoiler:DealWithTheDevil]]: Is heavily implied throughout the whole game [[spoiler:and in the final battle.]]
* DeceptiveDisciple: [[spoiler: Towards Giygas. He buggers off with Giygas's technology, promising to come back before he leaves Giygas's ultimate downfall.]]
* DesperatelyCravesAffection: [[spoiler: More on the crossover with also seeking [[AttentionWhore attention]], what he says before his departure in the final battle implies this towards Ness.]]
-->[[spoiler:''"So now which one of us do you think is the cool guy?!"'']]
* [[spoiler:[[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu Did You Just Flip Off Giygas?]]: Porky insults Giygas during the final battle while also taking the position as the more superior. Of course, the latter can be debated.]]
** [[spoiler:[[DidYouJustScamCthulhu Did You Just Scam Giygas?]]]]
** [[spoiler:[[HijackingCthulhu Hijacking Giygas]]]]
* DirtyCoward: Makes it very clear that, now that he has powerful new friends, he's [[JustYouAndMeAndMyGUARDS far too good for the likes of you]]. When you inevitably prevail, [[TheFarmerAndTheViper he begs for forgiveness just long enough to make a getaway.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: Applied to Ness. [[spoiler:It gets '''''worse'''''.]]
* TheDragAlong:
-->''"[[TheChosenOne Three boys]], he said? ...Uhhh...I'm not one of those three, am I?...'Cause... [[GenreDeconstruction I'm not into this kind of thing at all...]]"''
* [[spoiler:DragonInChief]]: By the time you fight them, [[spoiler:Giygas is barely sentient]] and clearly incapable of acting of his own accord. This could make Porky [[spoiler:TheDragon, part a BigBadDuumvirate, or the outright BigBad]]; it's very open to interpretation, like most things in ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}''.
** In the original Japanese, Porky tellingly drops the [[UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics "-sama" honorific]] from [[spoiler:Giygas]]'s name. Similarly, in the English translation, he drops the title of "Master" from his name. Porky no longer considers [[spoiler:Giygas]] his boss or his better, but as something more of an [[RightHandAttackDog attack dog.]]
* [[spoiler:DragonTheirFeet: Either is the Dragon in question or Giygas is this to him.]]
* [[spoiler:DragonWithAnAgenda]]: Look at DrivenByEnvy below.
* DramaQueen: Practically acts like this once he has to [[GuestStarPartyMember follow you around.]]
* DrivenByEnvy: While he does flat out say that [[spoiler:he wants to obliterate the universe to a crisp]], he has some underlying notion that he wants to top Ness in any way possible throughout the whole game.
* DrivenToVillainy: Debated. We are not sure if it was because of his parents that set him off or if [[spoiler:he joined Giygas out of his own free will.]] It's possible that [[spoiler:Giygas's]] evil influence warped Porky's mind just like all of your other foes -- but if that were the case, why doesn't Porky ever snap out of it, particularly when Carpainter and Monotoli regain their free will?
* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: [[spoiler:The final boss battle explains it for itself.]]
* DrunkWithPower: Implied as he goes into more higher powers throughout the whole game, [[spoiler:maybe to even top Giygas himself at the end.]] But the latter can be debated.
* DumbIsGood: As he becomes [[spoiler: more evil and twisted]], his speech is more erudite, as well.
* EnfantTerrible
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: While you can argue that most of his whole character can be decided by the player, the one noticeable trait that always drags him down is being a DirtyCoward. This is fully enforced in the beginning of the game when he acts as the temporary GuestStarPartyMember.
* EtTuBrute: While it is not clear whether or nor he is really friends with Ness to begin with, it is implied.
* EvilCounterpart: Buzz Buzz, or rather, fate, chooses Ness as his champion; [[spoiler:Giygas]] chooses Porky.
* [[spoiler:EvilerThanThou: If he really has been manipulating Giygas once they met, he effectively asserted himself as the Big Bad of the rest of the franchise.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilFormerFriend: It can be said that he was friends with Ness before the meteorite incident if you replied ''"Yes"'' to the police officer in the beginning of the game that asks if you are both friends. Of course, if you say ''"No"'', this trope still may or may not be included because we never really know the back-story between the two.]]
* EvilIsCool: Hinted at as to why he agreed to work for [[spoiler:Giygas.]] Yep. That's his stake in everything.
* [[spoiler:EvilMakesYouMonstrous: During the final battle, he comes off as a sickly blue boy]]. This is just the beginning of that transformation.
* [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn]]
* TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether: His father and him run the show for Monotoli during their stay in Fourside. Soon after, however, Porky ditches his father after his plans go sour, leaving his father to lose their newfound success.
* FatBastard: UpToEleven, to the point where [=NPCs=] ''always'' refer to him as a "pig-looking kid." [[MeaningfulName Consider his name, for one.]]
* {{Foil}}: To Ness.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The foolish to Picky's responsible.
* ForTheEvulz: By [[spoiler:switching off the Devil's Machine]], Porky removes the last vestiges of [[spoiler:Giygas's conscious and strategic mind, reducing him/it to an all-devouring abomination.]] Porky must suspect he's just doomed himself, too, and confesses that he's now gone insane with fear. But he's [[LaughingMad also laughing]].
* FreudianExcuse: His parents are pretty loathsome. Either one would sell out humanity for a nickel, so it's no surprise that Porky is so susceptible.
* [[spoiler:FromNobodyToNightmare: Went from a troubled insecure boy to a [[OmnicidalManiac deranged lunatic bent on the destruction of the entire world.]] And that's just the beginning...]]
* GagNose
* {{Gonk}}
* GreenEyedMonster: Porky's incarnation in Magicant claims to be envious of Ness. A lot of his later behavior is geared toward belittling or dominating our hero.
* HateSink: You know that what he does [[spoiler:before the final boss battle]] is all just to piss you off.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceRevolvingDoor]]
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters[=/=]TooSpicyForYogSothoth: [[spoiler:Giygas -- who is rendered motionless and dumb and can't directly affect things in the present]] -- selects Porky to be his physical agent. Note, however, that [[spoiler:Giygas's plan was to rule the universe, ''not'' destroy it]]. What he didn't realize was that Porky was so consumed by envy and self-loathing that he'd be delighted to [[spoiler:set the universe on fire, as long his enemies all perish]].
* HypocriticalHumor: Even as he pesters the cops at the meteor crash site, he tells Ness to buzz off and stop "rubber-necking".
** {{Hypocrite}}: He very much wants to have a close friendship with Ness despite constantly threatening, aggravating, and patronizing him every other minute due to only of his jealousy and a general lack of age-appropriate behavior.
** HisOwnWorstEnemy: If you are to believe the above, this may also apply.
* IFightForTheStrongestSide: Technically true. Porky assisted [[spoiler:Giygas]] for a time, until the creature became utterly dependent on him. Pay close attention to his dialogue during this speech.
-->"I assist only the strong and able! [[ThirdPersonPerson That's Porky.]]"
* IJustWantToHaveFriends[=/=]FriendlessBackground: According to WordOfGod. Porky's manifestation in Magicant is quite friendly and wishes to mend fences with Ness.
* ImprobableAge: How in the ''world'' does he know how to fly a helicopter? Let alone be a priest in Happy Happy Village, a consultant to Monotoli, ''AND'' [[spoiler:[[AlternateCharacterInterpretation control Giygas in the final battle.]]]] Even if the latter may be interpreted in two different ways, he did orchestrate some of the misfortunes the Chosen Four comes across throughout their adventure and have to fix.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex
* InformedPoverty: His father states this to Ness soon after bringing his boys back home, [[PotteryBarnPoor despite the fact that their house is twice as large as Ness's house.]]
-->'''Aloysius Minch:''' ''"We've loaned your father a lot of money. It may have been a hundred thousand dollars or more... Well, I guess it really [[EvilIsPetty could have been less.]]"''
* InTheBlood: [[WordOfGod Itoi]] states that the "apple doesn't fall far from the tree", suggesting that Porky was shaped after his father and mother. This drives the point of RousseauWasRight, even for the most malicious character in the trilogy.
** LikeFatherLikeSon: Even if we, the audience, doesn't get to see much of his father, it is evident that his father can be just as malicious as his son.
* IrrationalHatred: Towards Ness.
* {{Jerkass}}: [[TookALevelInJerkass Taken to ever-increasing levels. Just when you think he can't possibly get any worse, he somehow finds a way to top himself. Again. And again. And again.]]
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Giygas's reign of terror is over]]; Porky's has only just begun.
* KickTheDog: Several times, but a particularly shining example is the [[MaliciousSlander hate message]] he addresses to Ness in Summers.
-->''"Ness can eat my shorts! For a neighbor, he's a loser!"''
* KidsAreCruel
* KiddieKid: Oddly enough, he acts quite immature and childish his age for a villain, that is, considering he is a teenager. Take into account how he taunts the heroes throughout the whole game and his actions in his GuestStarPartyMember appearance in the beginning of the game.
* [[spoiler:TheKidWithTheRemoteControl: He has control over the Devil's Machine during the final boss battle.]]
* [[spoiler:LaughingMad]]: During the [[spoiler:final boss battle]], even though he admits [[spoiler:Giygas]] terrifies him as much as Ness.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Has a [[http://starmen.net/mother2/music/016-%20Earthbound%20-%20Pokey.mp3 weird and disharmonious tune]] that follows him.
* LetsGetDangerous: [[spoiler:A rare villainous example during the final battle. Granted, he's backed up by Giygas here, but Heavily Armed Porky on his own would've made for a rather challenging boss if he were encountered any sooner.]]
** [[spoiler:The music that plays is even titled "[[http://starmen.net/mother2/music/142-%20Earthbound%20-%20Pokey%20Means%20Business!.mp3 Porky Means Business]]"]]
* TheLoad: Although he's only with you at the very beginning of the game, all he does is alternately whine, [[AintTooProudToBeg beg for mercy]], [[SecurityCling hide behind Ness]], [[PlayingPossum play dead]], and otherwise do nothing to contribute.
* LonersAreFreaks
* [[spoiler:TheManBehindTheMan]]: To Carpainter and Mayor Monotoli. Also one interpretation of his relation with [[spoiler:Giygas.]]
* [[spoiler:MarkOfTheBeast: The whole game suggests that whoever is under Giygas's control is "blue", so to speak. Porky is no exception.]]
* MeaningfulName: Yeah, you can't deny he's quite porky.
* MinorMajorCharacter
* MobileMenace: Steals the chopper Ness is intending to use to fly to Summers. Jeff later finds its crashed wreckage in the swamp; Porky somehow managed to navigate it on foot. The kicker, though, is when he pops up in the Cave of the Past after a long absence.
** One theory revolves around the strange 'tree' at the cave's starting point (which doesn't do anything). In ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 1}}'', the "God's Tail" was left in a cave specially for Ninten, placed there to warp him to Queen Mary. A similar-looking "tail" in the Cave of the Past may have been placed there for Porky, to bring him to [[spoiler:Giygas.]]
* MoreThanMindControl[=/=]NotBrainwashed: As demonstrated when he pretends to shake off the Happy Happyism Cult's brainwashing.
* [[spoiler:MouthOfSauron]]: Who better to be [[spoiler:the herald of Giygas]] than Ness's annoying neighbor?
* [[spoiler:NiceJobFixingItVillain]]: Taunts Ness to cry out and [-PRAY-] to his friends for help. [[spoiler:Guess what Giygas's one weakness is?]]
** Let's not forget that he disabled the [[spoiler: Devil's Machine]], which would have made [[spoiler: Giygas]] invincible and impossible to beat.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Poor Ness.
* NoSocialSkills
* NosyNeighbor
* [[NotAsYouKnowThem Not As You Know Him]]: [[spoiler:His appearance in the final boss battle has him in a totally different sprite color while has also gone off his rocker.]]
* NotSoHarmlessVillain
* NouveauRiche: Becomes this once he is seen in Fourside. He notifies you of his success in the least classy way possible: by summoning his henchmen to 'escort' you out.
-->'''Guard:''' ''"And don't let me catch you near Master Porky again!"'' *'''SLAM'''*
* OddFriendship: He and Ness, if you think they even had a friendship in the first place. [[spoiler:Things suddenly all go downhill from there.]]
* [[spoiler:OmnicidalManiac]]: Expresses this idea very clearly during [[spoiler:the final battle.]]
-->[[spoiler:''"And here you stand, waiting to be burned up with all the rest of the garbage of this universe..."'']]
* [[PigMan Pig Boy]]: No doubt one!
* PoisonousFriend: It's implied that he really admires Ness, but feelings of jealousy and resentment is what likely caused their "friendship" to turn into a violent rivalry. [[spoiler:Perhaps Giygas was the only one to offer Porky the chance to show Ness how powerful he could be, until he pushes himself too far.]]
* PokeThePoodle: His demand towards Ness to help him find his brother.
--> ''"If you refuse me, I'll say something that'll cut you like a knife."''
* PowerDyesYourHair: [[spoiler:His battle sprite during the final battle with Giygas has him as a brunette, apparently.]]
* ProfessionalButtKisser: While he does [[ChronicBackStabbingDisorder betray whomever he partners up with]], he only does after their untimely demise by the Chosen Four. During that, he acts like the right hand man to most of them.
* [[spoiler:ProphecyTwist]][=/=]ScrewDestiny: States that the [[CrystalBall Apple of Enlightenment]] hasn't [[spoiler:predicted his appearance in the final boss battle.]]
--> ''"I was led by [[spoiler:Giygas]], and now I'm here. The Apple of Enlightenment couldn't predict this."''
* PsychoSupporter: Towards Carpainter, Monotoli and [[spoiler: Giygas.]]
* PutOnABus: Happens multiple times throughout the whole game.
** [[spoiler: BackForTheFinale]]
* TheQuisling
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech[=/=]TrashTalk: A particularly chilling one during [[spoiler:the final boss battle.]]
* RedRightHand: Look at [[spoiler:MarkOfTheBeast]] above.
* [[spoiler: ReliableTraitor: Considering that Porky betrayed all that he teamed up with, one has to think: [[TheStarscream what makes Giygas think he is no different from the rest?]]]]
* RevengeBeforeReason: [[spoiler:In the battle versus the Devil's Machine, Porky seems to be betting on Ness exhausting his energy on targeting Giygas. Once Porky begins taking damage instead, he shuts off the Machine -- setting off a chain reaction rather than let Ness win.]]
* TheResenter
* {{Retreaux}}: His battle music starts out like this. [[LastNoteNightmare It]] [[SongStyleShift gets]] [[SoundtrackDissonance more]] [[AutobotsRockOut serious...]]
* TheRival: To Ness in the majority of the time in the game.
** PrivilegedRival: More or less during the game.
* RivalTurnedEvil
* TheRunaway: Considering as to what happens [[spoiler:after the epilogue]], he can be recognized as this.
* SarcasticDevotee: [[spoiler:Him talking about Giygas has him as this.]]
* SatelliteCharacter: A rare example. Look at PoisonousFriend above.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere
-->''"..Um....it's going to ''seem'' like I'm running away... But perhaps I'll sneak off to another era [[NoExceptYes to think about my next plan.]]"''
* ShaveAndAHaircut: The most annoying door knock in the universe.
* SiblingYinYang: With Picky.
* SinisterMinister: Blithely resurfaces as a Priest in the Happy Happyist cult.
* SlasherSmile: [[spoiler:Heavily-Armed Porky.]]
* [[spoiler:SlowlySlippingIntoEvil]]: You can notice this throughout all the times you see or notice his presence in certain areas of the game. It can be debated if [[spoiler:he was evil all along,]] but his actions become more heinous as the story goes on.
* SmallNameBigEgo
* SmugSmiler: He has a ridiculous and stupid looking smirk when you encounter him in Fourside.
* SmugSnake[=/=]SmugSuper: [[spoiler:Considering that he has the ''Ultimate Cosmic Destroyer'' [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation bending to his whim]] at the final battle, there's no reason why he ''shouldn't'' act all smug about it. But, his overconfidence of Giygas goes a bit too far...]]
* SocialClimber
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Originally "Porky" in Japanese, but because the localization staff apparently missed the joke ([[FridgeLogic and yet kept all the other pig jokes about him and his family]]), his name in the English version is Pokey. Much later, SuperSmashBrosBrawl rectified the mistake and called him Porky, and fans are divided on what they want to call him.
* SpiderTank: His preferred method of offence/defense/not dying.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: He would be portrayed as one since he always [[MobileMenace comes first]] to the place the Chosen Four are going to next. He is trying to slow the heroes down, so it's reasonable.
* [[spoiler:TheStarscream: To Giygas.]]
-->[[spoiler:''"What an [[AlmightyIdiot all-mighty idiot!]] [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu Yep, that's what he is!]] [[LaughingMad Heh heh heh heh...]]"'']]
* StartOfDarkness
* StepfordSmiler: Type C.
* ReformedButRejected: In the Japanese version, right after Carpainter's defeat, it is highly evident that Porky wanted to make amends to Ness, but took [[HeroicMime Ness's silence]] as a no.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: While not necessarily his {{Leitmotif}} playing, [[spoiler: his battle music drastically changes from 8-bit to a more intense version of the theme. Its referred to as "Pokey Means Business" for a reason you know.]]
* ThisLoserIsYou: Symbolic of humanity's flaws according to Itoi.
* TheUnfettered
* UnfortunateName
* UngratefulBastard: Say, why does Ness let him get off scot-free every time they come face to face?
* UnreliableExpositor: He is ''the'' main reason why most of the unanswered questions in the whole trilogy is shrouded in theories and guesses. The worst part? He is the only NPC who ever gives an {{Exposition}} about the major points of the game. It's your job as the player to take it to heart or not.
* VillainsWantMercy: After you beat Carpainter, he does this.
-->''"Ness, let's be friends again. Please answer me, I promise to be good, ...uh, okay?"''
** This was interestingly changed in the English version of the game. Immediately after he says the above quote, he says that he was kidding and runs away, insulting Ness. In the original Japanese, however, he was honest, and he even yells at Ness for not answering him.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Ness.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Is implied to have been friends with Ness at some point. Though why Ness didn't hang out with Picky instead is anyone's guess.
* WeWillMeetAgain: Once [[spoiler:Giygas]] is destroyed, [[spoiler:Porky uses time travel to escape into another era]], but not before taunting Ness one last time.
* [[WhosLaughingNow Who's The Cool Guy Now?]]: While it is not evident that he has been bullied, as the trope page suggests, he proves to Ness that he won't be stooped any further and can be as powerful as Ness can be [[spoiler:during the final boss battle.]]
* WildCard: An interpretation.
* [[spoiler:WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity]]
* [[spoiler:WouldHurtAChild[=/=]WouldHitAGirl: Considering the final battle against the Chosen Four.]]
* [[spoiler:TheXenophile]]: Taking into account how [[spoiler:he handles and talks about Giygas during the final battle]], undoubtedly so is he this.
* YouHaveNoChanceToSurvive: [[spoiler:Points this out multiple times in the final battle.]]
* YoungerThanTheyLook

[[WMG: Giygas]]
[[caption-width-right:280:[[labelnote:Click here to see what he looks like now.]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/BossGiygas_5733.png[[/labelnote]]]]

The Universal Cosmic Destroyer who once again menaces Earth, and according to Buzz Buzz, successfully obliterates it [[BadFuture in the future]]. Things are... [[EldritchAbomination different]] [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity this]] time.
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* AbstractApotheosis: Has become evil itself.
* AlmightyIdiot: The TropeNamer, as labeled by [[spoiler:Porky.]]
* AndIMustScream: Part of why Giygas remains such a memorable villain is that he's clearly a tormented being.
* AsteroidsMonster: Smacking him around causes Giygas to split into these, until there's literally a ''sea'' of undulating, screaming faces. [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids Y'know, for kids]].
* BackgroundBoss: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]; Giygas ''is'' the background.
* BalefulPolymorph: Once the [[spoiler:Devil's Machine is turned off, all hell breaks loose.]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler:[[WildMassGuessing Maybe...]]]]
* BodyHorror
* [[spoiler:DemotedToDragon: Once again, maybe.]]
* [[spoiler:DragonTheirFeet: Arguably, after the first form of the final battle, he becomes this once Porky leaves him to kill the heroes.]]
* TheDreaded: Giygas: a physical manifestation of people's fear.
* DubNameChange: His name was changed from Giegue/Gyiyg from the Japanese versions to Giygas in the English translation.
** SpellMyNameWithAnS: He was called Giegue in the English translation of the prequel as well. Fandom typically accepts either Giegue or Giygas.
* '''EldritchAbomination''': He doesn't have a form, he exists in the future and the past, and his only dialog is inspired by the trauma of viewing a violent murder scene misinterpreted by Itoi as a rape scene in [[Film/TheMilitaryPolicemanAndTheDismemberedBeauty a movie]] that scarred him as a child.
** EldritchLocation: It's very easy to interpret him as being this as well, as it's implied that he's just ''that'' big and distorted.
* EvilFeelsGood: One of the most bizarre example of the whole trope. Despite being stated to be the "Embodiment of Evil", he claims to feel "good" amongst all the rest of his incoherent babbling.
* EvilIsVisceral: He looks like this when the [[spoiler:Devil Machine]] is active. After that... it's a little hard to classify what he looks like, other than horror personified. Giygas's first form provides one of the page images.
* EvilMakesYouMonstrous: Just look at the image and compare his [[TheGreys form in the first ''MOTHER'' game]] and you'll see a huge difference. Let's not mention that he literally ''becomes'' evil in this game, [[spoiler:as stated by Porky. You can believe this or not.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of [[CthulhuMythos Azazoth]]. He's an amorphous [[AlmightyIdiot idiot god]] who babbles incoherently and is capable of devastating the universe [[ObliviouslyEvil without even knowing that he's doing it.]]
* FetusTerrible: Played with. Giygas's final form resembles a sea of screaming faces forming the outline of a fetus.
** According to [[FandomBerserkButton an infamous fan-theory]], Giygas ''is'' a monstrous fetus, and the main characters have traveled back in time to destroy him in his weakest fetal form. Not entirely nonsensical since he was ''just'' [[spoiler:forced out of the cervix-shaped Devil's Machine]] when you finally find him.
** A logical examination of the series' timeline, however, would reveal this theory to be false. While the fetus imagery is obviously there, it is far more likely that it is [[RuleOfSymbolism symbolic]].
* GalacticConqueror
* GameBreakingBug: For a given definition of "bug", it's actually an absolutely ''fiendish'' DRM. If the game detects forgery of any sort (including improperly-configured emulators/[=ROMs=]), then just before you fight Giygas's second form, the game locks up and ''deletes all your save files''!
** A straighter example of the trope in the Super Famicom version, an alternative (not intended) way to defeat Giygas's third form is with [[StandardStatusEffects Poison]]. He's supposed to be [[spoiler:technically invincible despite the damage numbers shown from attacking him]], but Poison doesn't check for this and instead kills him in a few turns. After this, the game either hangs or goes into the PlayableEpilogue as per normal. This was fixed in all later versions.
* GiantEyeOfDoom: In the first phase, Giygas opens a giant eye with Ness's face in the pupil.
* GuideDangIt: By the time you reach him at the end of this long game, you'll probably not have used the [[spoiler:"Pray" command]] and possibly even forgot that it exists. Using it is how you beat him.
* HatePlague: Giygas's influence reaches across time and space, fostering evil in the minds of both humans and beasts.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU64-KeCncM Giygas' Intro]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24i84oNPwCM Giygas' Intimidation]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kY7QvTjQbM Giygas is Wounded]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cWrGVxBdes Giygas is Fatally Wounded]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqSqhfIXL5g Giygas Disintegrates]]. All of these are [[HellIsThatNoise incredibly unsettling]] HarshNoise backdrops and are used as BGM during the the battle against him.[[note]]Respectively they are used: before the battle; second form; third and fourth form; final form; death blow against him.[[/note]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil: It's suggested that his highly conflicted feelings between love for his adopted mother Mary and hate for mankind, his weakness in ''MOTHER'', are what pushed him over the edge to turn him into his present form.
* MadeOfEvil: In ''[[VideoGame/{{Mother1}} MOTHER]]'', he was an angry [[TheGreys grey alien]]. Now he is a disembodied entity of ''pure evil''.
* MadnessMantra:
--> ''"Ness Ness Ness Ness Ness Ness Ness ''Ness Ness Ness Ness Ness Ness Ness Ness '''Ness Ness Ness Ness Ness Ness Ness Ness Ness NESS NESS NESS NESS NESS NESS NESS NESS'''''..."''
* MirrorBoss: His first form attacks with PSI, and even sports Ness's face.
* MonsterDelay
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: '''The Universal Cosmic Destroyer.'''
** The machine which he resides in, the [[spoiler:'''Devil's''' Machine]], also fits this trope. [[spoiler:Also a fitting name considering what it ''does'' to him...]]
* NighInvulnerability: Only praying can damage him, all other attacks deal 0 damage despite having numbers pop-up when they hit.
* NoPronunciationGuide: Really, how do you pronounce "Giygas"?
** /'gaj.gəs/?
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rn0YLxWuAA The trailer]] pronounced the first syllable as "guy".
** Actually a case of SpellMyNameWithAnS. In Japan, it's pronounced "geeg" and the ''[[VideoGame/{{Mother1}} EarthBound Zero]]'' prototype calls him the more directly-translated Giegue.
** Apparently, the most literal translation equals "Gyiyg" (as seen in the Japanese version's opening), pronounced, again, "geeg".
** WordOfGod [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I-AsAEHs5b5Oa1qzGgAMQ46guh9_pu6mcQZ-U0NEmOM/edit?pli=1 says its pronounced as "Geegus".]]
* ObliviouslyEvil: After the [[spoiler:Devil's Machine]] has been turned off, Giygas loses self-awareness and doesn't realize what he's doing.
* OmnicidalManiac: They call him the ''Universal Cosmic Destroyer'' for a reason.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: He's immobile while inside the [[spoiler:Devil's Machine]], so he doesn't really have a say in the matter.
* ThePowerOfHate: Giegue was forced to choose between the love of his adopted mother, Mary, and loyalty to his race. In the original ''MOTHER'', he was defeated when Ninten reminded him of Mary's old lullaby. It won't be so easy this time: Giegue has since resurfaced as a being of pure hate.
* PowerIncontinence: Once [[spoiler:Porky]] shows his dominance by simply shutting the machine off, Giygas's power spills out and he loses all cohesion.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: ''[[MadeOfEvil Likely the most literal example in all of fiction.]]''
* RestrainingBolt: [[spoiler:The Devil's Machine.]]
* TheScream: Giygas's howling 'face' appears to be frozen like this.
* SequentialBoss: First fought in the [[spoiler:Devil's Machine]], then in his true form, then his true form again only closer/when he goes AsteroidsMonster.
* StylisticSuck: Despite being much larger than any boss faced thus far, his first face is a stretched-out, blurry copy of Ness's tiny sprite.
* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien: More or less.
* SurpriseCreepy: Boy howdy.
* TorturedMonster:
--> ''"It hurts... it hurts..."''
* TragicVillain
* TurnsRed: In his third form, he starts getting two attacks per turn. As he takes more damage, this gets bumped up to ''three'' attacks per turn. If you don't start cranking out the [[spoiler:prayers]] right away, he will slaughter even an overlevelled party.
* UltimateEvil
* [[spoiler:UnwittingPawn: Once the Devil's Machine turns off, Giygas is this to Porky.]]
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: You would think a series as cartoony and (initially) light-hearted as this would provide only ordinary terror at worst, but [[SurpriseCreepy Giygas begs to differ]].
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: During phase one, Giygas resides in a container not unlike his ''Mother 1'' incarnation. However, he has apparently already lost his original form.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds
* [[spoiler:TheWorfEffect: Giygas. Greatest being in the world. Able to bring the universe into complete darkness. Possibly manipulated by a cowardly, fat kid.]]
* YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm: [[TropeNamer He named this one too!]] Though unlike other examples, Giygas's attacks are actually regular attacks used in the game, only disguised. For example, he can use PK Thunder and the '''much worse''' [[StandardStatusEffects PK]] [[OneHitKill Flash]]...
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Recurring Characters]]
[[WMG: Aloysius Minch]]
Porky and Picky's incredibly abusive and sadistic father who chastises both of them after they are escorted home by Ness.
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* '''[[AbusiveParents Abusive Dad]]''': Big time. In the Japanese version, he actually ''beats'' Porky if the offscreen sounds are to be believed. In the American version, this is replaced with the sound when enemies attack by shouting due to Nintendo's rules of content. Porky then says "I get no dessert for the rest of the decade."
* AdultsAreUseless
* [[spoiler:AlcoholicParent[=/=]DrowningMySorrows: Seen in Jackie's Cafe/Boris' Bar after Giygas's defeat.]]
* AntiRoleModel: Given how [[spoiler:Porky turned out]], not surprisingly.
* ChildHater: Very much so.
* DeadpanSnarker
* DisproportionateRetribution: He severely punishes his two sons just for ''staying out too late.''
* DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff: In the Japanese version.
* EvilCounterpart: To Ness' father. He makes a point of reminding Ness that his dad owes him money (or so he claims) and threatens to get them evicted and such if they don't pay up.
* {{Expy}}: He's basically the [[Literature/{{Matilda}} Harry Wormwood]] of the ''MOTHER'' universe.
* FatBastard
* FauxAffablyEvil
* {{Greed}}: [[spoiler:He is accompanied by Porky into working for Gelegarde Monotoli, residing in rooms embroidered in gold.]]
* HairTriggerTemper
* {{Jerkass}}/JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Likely the biggest example in the game, not counting his older son.
* KickTheDog: Especially to Porky.
* LackOfEmpathy
* NoAccountingForTaste: Him and Lardna.
* OneSceneWonder: He shows up in exactly three scenes over the course of the game, two of them being optional, but he's still one of the most hated characters in the entire series.
* ParentalNeglect: To Picky.
* ResentfulGuardian: Implied to be this due to the way he treats his sons on a daily basis.
* StarterVillain
* UnholyMatrimony
* '''WouldHurtAChild'''

[[WMG: Lardna Minch]]
The equally abusive mother of the Minch boys. She swats Buzz-Buzz after thinking he was a dung beetle.
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* [[spoiler:AbhorrentAdmirer: She dates "Mr. Prettyman" prior to Porky's absence.]]
* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Mom]]: It's implied she may actually treat her sons ''worse'' than her husband does.
* AdultsAreUseless: Where the hell are the Social Services?!?
* BlondesAreEvil
* BrawnHilda
* EvilCounterpart: To Ness's mother.
* EvilMatriarch
* [[FatBastard Fat Bitch]]
* FrozenFace
* GagLips
* {{Gonk}}: Just as much as Porky.
* {{Greed}}
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Becomes a bit calmer after Giygas is defeated.]]
* LackOfEmpathy: While she's never shown physically hurting her children on screen, she's arguably worse than Aloysius since he beats them right in front of her and she ''clearly does not care''.
* NoAccountingForTaste: With Aloysius.
* OneSceneWonder: She's just as reviled as Aloysius, despite showing up ''even less''.
* ParentalNeglect: Again, to Picky.
* ParentalObliviousness: She really doesn't give a hoot as to what happened to her older son soon after the defeat of Giygas.
* UnholyMatrimony
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Dung Beetles]]
-->''"Ayaaaeee! I think it's a dung beetle! [[AchillesHeel I'll smash your guts out!]]"''

[[WMG: Lier X. Agerate]]
The local treasure hunter residing in a shack next the hill where the meteorite crash-landed. His latest discovery is the strangest yet; [[spoiler: a certain artifact would that later set a series of unsettling events in motion for Ness on his journey]].
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* [[spoiler: BrainwashedAndCrazy]]: Partially. He found the [[spoiler: [[ArtifactOfDoom Mani-Mani Statue]]]] to begin with.
* CoolOldGuy
* DubNameChange: He is called "Lier Horando" in the original Japanese version. "Hora" is a Japanese term meaning "exaggeration".
* TheHermit: A neighborly example.
* NiceGuy
* NotSoDifferent: In the PlayableEpilogue, it implies he was once a decent guy also wanting to do some good for the world, just like Ness.
* PermaStubble

[[WMG: Mr. Everdred]]
A shady trickster and boss of Burglin Park. Often feared by visiting townsfolk, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold he's a really nice guy on the inside at heart]].
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* [[spoiler: AlmostDeadGuy]]: Implied.
* BadassMustache
* BenevolentBoss
* BriefcaseFullOfMoney: He gives Ness ten thousand dollars after Paula is rescued.
* BruiserWithASoftCenter
* CheshireCatGrin: In his official clay model.
* CoolShades
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KarmicTrickster
* [[spoiler: NotSoDifferent: From both Lier and Ness]].
* PunnyName: "Ever-dred".

[[WMG: Orange Kid]]
Apple Kid's charming, popular rival. Often proclaiming himself to be an ultimate genius, he is really a stuck-up coward with no real talent and effort to put into his own inventions.
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* TheAce: Subverted.
* BunglingInventor: His only real invention is the "Suporma", which plays a song titled "Ode To Orange Kid" before promptly breaking down.
* ChickMagnet: The girls ''love'' him.
* DirtyCoward
* EyeGlasses
* {{Foil}}: To Apple Kid.
* {{Jerkass}}
* KidANova: Widely adored by his [[{{Fangirl}} fangirls]], despite not realizing the obvious.
* TheLoad: If you invest in his inventions, he will later make totally useless calls on your phone about how he's trying to turn boiled eggs back into raw eggs.
* SlobsVersusSnobs: With Apple Kid.
* '''SmallNameBigEgo''': You have ''[[UpToEleven no idea]].''
* TheUnfettered
* ThisLoserIsYou
[[/folder]]
[[Characters/EarthboundRecurringCharacters Recurring characters]]
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* [[Characters/EarthboundTheChosenFour The Chosen Four]]



[[folder:The Chosen Four/Protagonists]]
[[WMG: Ness]]
[[quoteright:160:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/131px-Claynes_1700.png]]
[[caption-width-right:179: ''My thoughts are being written out on the wall... or are they?'']]

A perfectly average boy living in Onett, Eagleland. Sets out to find the eight "My Sanctuary" locations and to locate the other three heroes.

to:

[[folder:The Chosen Four/Protagonists]]


[[folder:Allies]]
[[WMG: Ness]]
King]]
[[quoteright:160:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/131px-Claynes_1700.org/pmwiki/pub/images/King_Clay_5447.png]]
[[caption-width-right:179: ''My thoughts are being written [[caption-width-right:180: ''Awoooof! (I'm outta here!)'']]

Ness's faithful little pet dog. He's a GuestStarPartyMember early on in the game, and does substantial damage. He chickens
out on and runs away when Buzz Buzz appears, because the wall... or are they?'']]

A perfectly average boy living
party limit is four.

BUT! It was meant to be five! That's right, King was meant to be a permanent party member. This model ''does'', however, return
in Onett, Eagleland. Sets [[VideoGame/MOTHER3 Boney]].

* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: If he'd been permanent, he would've extended it to 5.
* BigFriendlyDog: In the novel adaption, he is stated to be an English Sheep Dog.
* DemotedToExtra
* HeroesLoveDogs
* TheLancer: Until he leaves the party.
* LovableCoward
-->''"I'm not going
out again. I don't care if everyone thinks I'm a stubborn mutt."''
* {{Muggle}}
* OldDog: King is even older than Ness.
* TeamPet
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: It's given away by an unused climbing sprite.

[[WMG: Tracy]]
Ness's younger sister. Similar
to find Minnie in [[VideoGame/MOTHER1 the eight "My Sanctuary" locations and previous game]], she is gladly willing to locate the other three heroes.help her big brother on his journey by storing any unneeded items during her part-time job at Escargo Express.



* TheAce
* {{Acrofatic}}: A downplayed example, but there is NPC dialogue that suggests he's a little on the chubby side when he starts his adventure.
* AdorablyPrecociousChild
* AdrenalineMakeover: [[InformedAttribute Supposedly]] loses weight over the course of his adventure, as some characters point out in the ending.
* TheAllAmericanBoy
* BadassAdorable: The boy has ''very'' high offense stats.
** PopCulturedBadass: His SignatureMove is called PSI Rockin' for a reason. (It's actually named after whatever the player put in as their "favorite thing" on the character naming screen- "Rockin" is the default.)
* BarrierWarrior: Complementing his CombatMedic role.
* BatterUp: Uses a baseball bat as his main melee weapon.
* BattleCouple: With Paula.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BrainUploading[=/=]HeartDrive: [[spoiler:The surgery that Dr. Andonuts performs on the Chosen Four implies this, but is not all clear.]]
* TheCharmer
* TheChosenOne: According to Buzz-Buzz, he's destined to defeat [[BigBad Giygas]].
-->''"Ness, it is my opinion you are that boy. This I believe..."''
* CombatMedic: Has the best healing PSI, as well as the highest attack and defense by far.
* [[CoolBigSis Cool Big Bro]]
* {{Determinator}}: For a teenager, he is courageous enough to put himself into even the most life-threatening situations. [[spoiler:Especially after [[EnlightenmentSuperpower he gains those huge stat boosts in Magicant]].]]
* EmergencyTransformation: [[spoiler:When trying to travel back to time, the Chosen Four have to be transported to robotic bodies.]]
* EnemyWithin: [[spoiler:His Nightmare holds him back from achieving his full psychic power. After going through his Magicant, Ness defeats his Nightmare.]]
* EnlightenmentSuperpower: [[spoiler:After defeating his inner darkness, his powers expand rapidly.]]
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: One of his friends tell him about his youthful looks along with [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar one of the most awkward statements in the entire game.]]
-->''"You've grown since I've last saw you. You're beginning to look like a man. That's so cool! I think... I think I really like you. Well, you [[UnfortunateImplications know what I mean.]]"''
* {{Expy}}: Of Ninten.
* {{Foil}}: To Porky.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The foolish to Tracy's responsible.
* ForGreatJustice: Implied to do this by Porky.
-->'''Porky:''' [[spoiler:''"I know you have telepathy, or something, so just try and call for help, you pathetically weak heroes of so-called justice! No one will help you now!"'']]
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The Choleric.

to:

* TheAce
* {{Acrofatic}}: A downplayed example, but there is NPC dialogue that suggests he's a little on
AdorablyPrecociousChild: To the chubby side when he starts his adventure.
* AdorablyPrecociousChild
* AdrenalineMakeover: [[InformedAttribute Supposedly]] loses weight over the course of his adventure, as some characters
point out in the ending.
where she ends up getting a ''job''.
* TheAllAmericanBoy
* BadassAdorable: The boy has ''very'' high offense stats.
** PopCulturedBadass: His SignatureMove is called PSI Rockin' for a reason. (It's actually named after whatever the player put in as their "favorite thing" on the character naming screen- "Rockin" is the default.)
* BarrierWarrior: Complementing his CombatMedic role.
* BatterUp: Uses a baseball bat as his main melee weapon.
* BattleCouple: With Paula.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BrainUploading[=/=]HeartDrive: [[spoiler:The surgery that Dr. Andonuts performs on the Chosen Four implies this, but is not all clear.
AnnoyingYoungerSibling: [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Maybe.]]
* TheCharmer
* TheChosenOne: According to Buzz-Buzz, he's destined to defeat [[BigBad Giygas]].
-->''"Ness, it is my opinion you are that boy. This I believe..."''
* CombatMedic: Has the best healing PSI, as well as the highest attack and defense by far.
* [[CoolBigSis Cool Big Bro]]
Little Sis]]
* {{Determinator}}: For a teenager, he is courageous enough to put himself into even the most life-threatening situations. [[spoiler:Especially after [[EnlightenmentSuperpower he gains those huge stat boosts in Magicant]].]]
* EmergencyTransformation: [[spoiler:When trying to travel back to time, the Chosen Four have to be transported to robotic bodies.]]
* EnemyWithin: [[spoiler:His Nightmare holds him back from achieving his full psychic power. After going through his Magicant, Ness defeats his Nightmare.]]
* EnlightenmentSuperpower: [[spoiler:After defeating his inner darkness, his powers expand rapidly.]]
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: One of his friends tell him about his youthful looks along with [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar one of the most awkward statements in the entire game.]]
-->''"You've grown since I've last saw you. You're beginning to look like a man. That's so cool! I think... I think I really like you. Well, you [[UnfortunateImplications know what I mean.]]"''
* {{Expy}}: Of Ninten.
* {{Foil}}: To Porky.
DemotedToExtra
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The foolish responsible to Tracy's responsible.
* ForGreatJustice: Implied to do this by Porky.
-->'''Porky:''' [[spoiler:''"I know you have telepathy, or something, so just try and call for help, you pathetically weak heroes of so-called justice! No one will help you now!"'']]
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The Choleric.
Ness's foolish.



* TheHero
** GuileHero: He even managed to outsmart a group of cops [[PoliceBrutality who decided to pick a fight with him!]]
* HeroicMime: [[spoiler:You do get a chance to hear his thoughts late in the game, though.]]
** Lampshaded by a couple [=NPCs=], one of which being Franky.
* HotBlooded
* IMissMom: He can get ''homesickness'' as a status effect. It's remedied by calling home, of course. [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments D'aww!]]
* ImpliedLoveInterest: Him and Paula.
* InSeriesNickname[=/=]MaliciousMisnaming: [[HypocriticalHumor Porky calls Ness "Pig's Butt" at times.]]
* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: After absorbing the power of the eight Your Sanctuaries, he goes on a trip through his Magicant.
* {{Kiai}}: This is the [[DubNameChange original Japanese name]] for Rockin', which gives the impression that PSI Rockin'[=/=]PK Kiai is some kind of [[MakeMeWannaShout damaging psychic battle cry]].
* KidANova: Implied to be this.
* KidHero
* TheLeader
* LightEmUp: PK Flash, which creates a bright flash of light that may OneHitKO enemies.
* [[spoiler:LivingEmotionalCrutch: Towards Porky, given [[DisproportionateRetribution how]] [[TheResenter badly]] the latter reacted to his perceived betrayal.]]
* MagicKnight: He's the party's [[StoneWall tank]], physical powerhouse, and medic. [[spoiler:This is even without the Magicant boosts, which tone down [[MightyGlacier his speed weakness]].]]
* MightyGlacier: Has extremely high offense and hit points, but is the slowest party member by far. [[spoiler:Once he overcomes the evil in his heart and gains the power of the Sanctuaries, his HP and PP increase to truly ludicrous levels and his speed improves, though he is still somewhat slow.]]
** GlacierWaif: Sure doesn't look it, though.
* MommasBoy: To the point where he has to call her on a regular basis to keep his spirits high. Otherwise, he misses her too much to fight anything.
* NaughtyIsGood
* NeverTheSelvesShallMeet: Ness and Baby Ness accidentally catch sight of each other from across time. This causes Ness to be catapulted into his own subconsciousness, aka {{Magicant}}.
* NiceGuy: One of the few traits known from Ness's personality is referenced from several [=NPCs=].
* NiceHat: That lovely baseball cap.
** Heck, [[spoiler:it's the one sole piece of clothing he keeps on in the Japanese version of Magicant where he's running around nude. He must really be attached to it a lot if it's the one thing he didn't lose and kept on even at that point of the game after losing the rest of his articles of clothing.]]
* OddFriendship: With Porky, if you believe it to be. [[spoiler:[[FightingYourFriend It ends badly]].]]
* OfficialCouple: With Paula.
* OlderThanTheyLook
* [[spoiler:OurHeroIsDead: After Giygas's defeat, it seems as though the Chosen Four are down and out. [[HeroicSpirit But...]]]]
* [[spoiler:OutOfClothesExperience: In the Japanese version, Ness is naked in {{Magicant}}, complete with BarbieDollAnatomy. (Remember that, in Japan, nudity is used as a symbol of purity.) This was changed in the US version, where he's in the pajamas he was wearing at the start of the game.]]
* PajamaCladHero: Twice in the beginning parts of the game and once in the tour to Magicant.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: The Blue Boy to Paula's Pink Girl.
* PrimaryColorChampion
* PsychicPowers
* PunnyName: His name may either reference the [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]], which his name is an anagram of, or the [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES.]]
* PureEnergy: This is probably what PSI Rockin' is.
** {{Kiai}}[=/=]MakeMeWannaShout: In Japan, it was called ''PK {{Kiai}}.''
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: He is one of the Manly Men to Jeff's Sensitive Guy.
* SiblingYinYang: With Tracy.
* SignatureMove: PSI Rockin/PK Kiai.
* TheSocialExpert: His friends admire him, are in awe of him, and he is seen as a good leader and a great person by most. This is evident when he visits some of them around the neighborhood.
* [[spoiler:TheStoolPigeon: Supposedly snitches on Porky when he takes him home, resulting in the latter's punishment. Then again, given Porky's [[TheLoad actions]] during the EscortMission...]]
* [[spoiler:TinCanRobot: When travelling back in time, the Chosen Four are all transported to robotic bodies.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:After defeating the darkness in his heart in Magicant, gaining several levels and strong boosts to his statistics.]]
* [[spoiler:ToxicFriendInfluence]]: To Porky, depending on your interpretation.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Steak, or whatever you [[HelloInsertNameHere put as the favorite food]] at the start of the game.
* TheVillainKnowsWhereYouLive: With the two main antagonists. What makes this trope more interesting is [[spoiler:the [[MysteriousNote threatening note]] given to Ness during the epilogue by his neighbor's brother.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: His relationship with Porky, if you want to believe that.
* WhiteMage: Not counting his SignatureMove, PSI Rockin', his PSI Powers are mostly support.

[[WMG: Paula Jones]]
[[quoteright:160:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/115px-Paula_Polestar_Clay_6426.png]]
[[caption-width-right:180: ''I'm calling out to you who I've never met...'']]

A young girl who lives in Twoson and who possesses powerful psychic abilities. Ness must come to her rescue after she is kidnapped by the Happy Happyist cult.

to:

* TheHero
** GuileHero: He even managed
HairDecorations
* HypocriticalHeartwarming:
-->''"Goody! My brother is back! You've got a lot of catching up
to outsmart a group of cops [[PoliceBrutality who decided to pick a fight do with him!]]
* HeroicMime: [[spoiler:You do
your schoolwork, *hyork*! If you have any problems with your assignments, I'll help you. Don't get a chance to hear his thoughts late in freaked out. Did Escargo Express, my old company, help you? I've saved some money, so we'll do the game, though.]]
** Lampshaded by
lunch thing sometime. You also got a couple [=NPCs=], one of which being Franky.
* HotBlooded
* IMissMom: He can get ''homesickness'' as a status effect. It's remedied by calling home, of course. [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments D'aww!]]
* ImpliedLoveInterest: Him and Paula.
* InSeriesNickname[=/=]MaliciousMisnaming: [[HypocriticalHumor Porky calls Ness "Pig's Butt" at times.]]
* JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind: After absorbing the power of the eight
new girlfriend? Your Sanctuaries, he goes on a trip through his Magicant.
* {{Kiai}}: This is the [[DubNameChange original Japanese name]] for Rockin', which gives the impression that PSI Rockin'[=/=]PK Kiai is some kind of [[MakeMeWannaShout damaging psychic battle cry]].
* KidANova: Implied to be this.
* KidHero
* TheLeader
* LightEmUp: PK Flash, which creates a bright flash of light that may OneHitKO enemies.
* [[spoiler:LivingEmotionalCrutch: Towards Porky, given [[DisproportionateRetribution how]] [[TheResenter badly]] the latter reacted to his perceived betrayal.]]
* MagicKnight: He's the party's [[StoneWall tank]], physical powerhouse, and medic. [[spoiler:This is even without the Magicant boosts, which tone down [[MightyGlacier his speed weakness]].]]
* MightyGlacier: Has extremely high offense and hit points, but is the slowest party member by far. [[spoiler:Once he overcomes the evil in his heart and gains the power of the Sanctuaries, his HP and PP increase to truly ludicrous levels and his speed improves, though he is still somewhat slow.]]
** GlacierWaif: Sure doesn't look it, though.
* MommasBoy: To the point where he has to call her on a regular basis to keep his spirits high. Otherwise, he misses her too much to fight anything.
* NaughtyIsGood
* NeverTheSelvesShallMeet: Ness and Baby Ness accidentally catch sight of each
adventure must have been pretty good! Do you need help with anything other from across time. This causes Ness to be catapulted into his own subconsciousness, aka {{Magicant}}.
* NiceGuy: One of the few traits known from Ness's personality is referenced from several [=NPCs=].
* NiceHat: That lovely baseball cap.
** Heck, [[spoiler:it's the one sole piece of clothing he keeps on in the Japanese version of Magicant where he's running around nude. He must really be attached to it a lot if it's the one thing he didn't lose and kept on even at that point of the game after losing the rest of his articles of clothing.]]
* OddFriendship: With Porky, if
than your schoolwork? Okay, you believe it to be. [[spoiler:[[FightingYourFriend It ends badly]].]]
relax now."''
* OfficialCouple: With Paula.
NiceGirl
* OlderThanTheyLook
* [[spoiler:OurHeroIsDead: After Giygas's defeat, it seems as though the Chosen Four are down and out. [[HeroicSpirit But...]]]]
* [[spoiler:OutOfClothesExperience: In the Japanese version, Ness is naked in {{Magicant}}, complete with BarbieDollAnatomy. (Remember that, in Japan, nudity is used as a symbol of purity.) This was changed in the US version, where he's in the pajamas he was wearing at the start of the game.]]
* PajamaCladHero: Twice in the beginning parts of the game and once in the tour to Magicant.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: The Blue Boy to Paula's Pink Girl.
* PrimaryColorChampion
* PsychicPowers
* PunnyName: His name may either reference the [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]], which his name is an anagram of, or the [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES.]]
* PureEnergy: This is probably what PSI Rockin' is.
** {{Kiai}}[=/=]MakeMeWannaShout: In Japan, it was called ''PK {{Kiai}}.''
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: He is one of the Manly Men to Jeff's Sensitive Guy.
NotSoDifferent: From Picky.
* SiblingYinYang: With Tracy.
Ness.
* SignatureMove: PSI Rockin/PK Kiai.
* TheSocialExpert: His friends admire him, are in awe of him, and he is seen as a good leader and a great person by most. This is evident when he visits some of them around the neighborhood.
* [[spoiler:TheStoolPigeon: Supposedly snitches on Porky when he takes him home, resulting in the latter's punishment. Then again, given
SmarterThanYouLook

[[WMG: Picky Minch]]
Porky's [[TheLoad actions]] during younger, albeit ''far'' more mature brother. His (false) disappearance sets off a huge turn of events leading to the EscortMission...]]
* [[spoiler:TinCanRobot: When travelling back in time, the Chosen Four are all transported to robotic bodies.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:After defeating the darkness in his heart in Magicant, gaining several levels and strong boosts to his statistics.]]
* [[spoiler:ToxicFriendInfluence]]: To Porky, depending on your interpretation.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Steak, or whatever you [[HelloInsertNameHere put as the favorite food]] at the start of the game.
* TheVillainKnowsWhereYouLive: With the two
game's main antagonists. What makes this trope more interesting is [[spoiler:the [[MysteriousNote threatening note]] given to Ness during the epilogue by his neighbor's brother.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: His relationship with Porky, if you want to believe that.
* WhiteMage: Not counting his SignatureMove, PSI Rockin', his PSI Powers are mostly support.

[[WMG: Paula Jones]]
[[quoteright:160:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/115px-Paula_Polestar_Clay_6426.png]]
[[caption-width-right:180: ''I'm calling out to you who I've never met...'']]

A young girl who lives in Twoson and who possesses powerful psychic abilities. Ness must come to her rescue after she is kidnapped by the Happy Happyist cult.
plot.



* ActionGirl
* AdorablyPrecociousChild
* AlliterativeName[=/=]FanNickname: Her last name is commonly thought to be Polestar, the name of the preschool she and her parents work at.
* BadassAdorable: Cute little girl dressed all in pink who can set you on fire with her mind.
* BattleCouple: With Ness.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Depending on how you portray her.
* BlackMage: She's the primary offensive magic user, later sharing this spot with Poo.
** BlackMagicianGirl
* BrainUploading[=/=]HeartDrive: [[spoiler:The surgery that Dr. Andonuts performs on the Chosen Four implies this, but is not all clear.]]
* ChekhovsSkill: Her unique ability, 'Pray', is generally useless in battle, as its effects are completely random -- a full-party heal is nice, but do you really want to risk reviving all your defeated enemies or having everyone start feeling strange? [[spoiler:You use it to call out to the whole world for help in the final battle against Giygas.]]
* TheChick
* TheCutie: So very much.
* DaddysGirl: She has a [[OverprotectiveDad dad who is extremely protective of her]], so much that he becomes [[UpToEleven hysterically panicked]] whenever she's in danger.
* DamselInDistress: Happens twice, three if you count the time when it was both her and Ness. Getting her back the third time is one of the hardest parts of the game; you will not take her for granted afterward.
** BadassInDistress
* DubNameChange: Her surname in the Japanese version is "Jones," instead of Polestar.
* EmergencyTransformation: [[spoiler:When trying to travel back to time, the Chosen Four have to be transported to robotic bodies.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of Ana.
* FireIceLightning: She's got all three as her offensive PSI.
** PlayingWithFire: PK Fire.
** AnIcePerson: PK Freeze.
** ShockAndAwe: PK Thunder.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The Sanguine.
* FragileSpeedster: She has the highest speed of the four heroes, and is about as durable as a wet piece of tissue paper.
* FriendToAllChildren: Kids see her as a mother figure, after all...
* FryingPanOfDoom: Uses a frying pan as her main weapon.
* GirlyBruiser
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Appears to be quite fond of teddy bears, due to having a teddy bear in her possession when she was kidnapped, and the gift box in her room contains one.
* GirlNextDoor
* GlassCannon: She can deal absolute ''carnage'' with her various PSI attacks, but there's literally no point in the game where she's more than two or three direct attacks away from being defeated.
* GoodParents
* HairDecorations: Has a large red ribbon in her hair, and has ribbons as most of her 'other' equipment.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Dearly loved by the children of Polestar Preschool, and her hometown of Twoson as a whole.
* TheHeart
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Paula's Pray ability produces unpredictable results throughout the game. [[spoiler:However, it's absolutely essential to defeating the final boss, [[EldritchAbomination Giygas]]. When Paula prays during the final battle, it deals ''five digit damage'' to Giygas and eventually kills him.]]
* HotBlooded
* ImpliedLoveInterest: To Ness.
* TheIngenue
* InnocentBlueEyes
* KindHeartedCatLover: Her family owns a cat. He or she spends most of the adventure up on the roof.
* TheLancer
* LittleMissBadass: Despite being [[GlassCannon very delicate]], she's certainly this.
* ManaDrain: Knows PSI Magnet.
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]
* NotSoDifferent: From Ness.
* OfficialCouple: With Ness. [[{{Squee}} D'aww.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook
* [[spoiler:OurHeroIsDead: After Giygas's defeat, it seems as though the Chosen Four are down and out. [[HeroicSpirit But...]]]]
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: The Pink Girl to Ness's Blue Boy.
* PinkMeansFeminine: As with most of Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s female protagonists.
* PluckyGirl
* PsychicPowers
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: The Energetic Girl to Poo's Savvy Guy.
* SpoiledSweet: Surely the most compassionate and soft-spoken member of the team.
* SquishyWizard: Easily two-shotted due to her low level at first, and then two-shotted at later levels due to her mediocre defense and terrible HP growths. She has around 250HP at [=LV60=]-[=LV70=], and that's if the game was generous with RNG and if you're not (ab)using the {{game break|er}}ing rock candy + sugar packet trick. The other party members' HP will be double (or triple in [[MightyGlacier Ness]]' case) that. She has the best offensive spells (and a couple good defensive spells too), and is fast enough to get them off before her foes can act, but she'll always trail behind the other party members in terms of HP and defense.
* [[spoiler:TinCanRobot: When travelling back in time, the Chosen Four are all transported to robotic bodies.]]
* WhiteMagicianGirl: Subverted. Has the personality of one, but almost all of her PSI are destructive in nature. Ness and Poo are the ones who get healing powers.

[[WMG: Jeff Andonuts]]
[[quoteright:160:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/115px-Jeff_Andonuts_Clay_9631.png]]
[[caption-width-right:180: ''The Sky Runner... I guess it took a little damage when landing.'']]

A child prodigy attending a boarding school in Winters. Comes to Ness and Paula's rescue after they are captured by zombies, after receiving a telekinetic message from Paula.

to:

* ActionGirl
{{Adorkable}}
* AdorablyPrecociousChild
BigLittleBrother: Even if Picky didn't say this in-game, you gotta admit he would still be this.
* AlliterativeName[=/=]FanNickname: Her last name is commonly thought BlackSheep
* BlindingBangs: Has a bowlcut.
* DemotedToExtra
* ExtremeDoormat
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The responsible
to be Polestar, the name of the preschool she and her Porky's foolish.
* TheGenericGuy: In his own words:
-->''"I'm nowhere near as cool as you. I'm just average cool."''
* GuestStarPartyMember: And unlike his brother, he actually ''attempts'' to help in battle.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial
* NiceGuy
* NoRespectGuy: His
parents work at.
* BadassAdorable: Cute little girl dressed all in pink who can set you on fire with her mind.
* BattleCouple: With Ness.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Depending on how you portray her.
* BlackMage: She's the primary offensive magic user, later sharing this spot with Poo.
** BlackMagicianGirl
* BrainUploading[=/=]HeartDrive: [[spoiler:The surgery that Dr. Andonuts performs on the Chosen Four implies this, but is not all clear.]]
* ChekhovsSkill: Her unique ability, 'Pray', is generally useless in battle, as its effects are completely random -- a full-party heal is nice, but do you really want to risk reviving all your defeated enemies or having everyone start feeling strange? [[spoiler:You use it to call out to the whole world for help in the final battle against Giygas.]]
* TheChick
* TheCutie: So very much.
* DaddysGirl: She has a [[OverprotectiveDad dad who is extremely protective of her]], so much that he becomes [[UpToEleven hysterically panicked]] whenever she's in danger.
* DamselInDistress: Happens twice, three if you count the time when it was both her and Ness. Getting her back the third time is one of the hardest parts of the game; you will not take her for granted afterward.
** BadassInDistress
* DubNameChange: Her surname in the Japanese version is "Jones," instead of Polestar.
* EmergencyTransformation: [[spoiler:When trying to travel back to time, the Chosen Four have to be transported to robotic bodies.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of Ana.
* FireIceLightning: She's got all three as her offensive PSI.
** PlayingWithFire: PK Fire.
** AnIcePerson: PK Freeze.
** ShockAndAwe: PK Thunder.
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The Sanguine.
* FragileSpeedster: She has the highest speed of the four heroes, and is about as durable as a wet piece of tissue paper.
* FriendToAllChildren: Kids see her as a mother figure, after all...
* FryingPanOfDoom: Uses a frying pan as her main weapon.
* GirlyBruiser
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: Appears to be quite fond of teddy bears, due to having a teddy bear in her possession when she was kidnapped, and the gift box in her room contains one.
* GirlNextDoor
* GlassCannon: She can deal absolute ''carnage'' with her various PSI attacks, but there's literally no point in the game where she's more
don't treat him any better than two or three direct attacks away from being defeated.
his brother.
* GoodParents
* HairDecorations: Has a large red ribbon in her hair, and has ribbons as most of her 'other' equipment.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Dearly loved by the children of Polestar Preschool, and her hometown of Twoson as a whole.
* TheHeart
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Paula's Pray ability produces unpredictable results throughout the game. [[spoiler:However, it's absolutely essential to defeating the final boss, [[EldritchAbomination Giygas]].
OnlySaneMan: When Paula prays during the final battle, it deals ''five digit damage'' comes to Giygas and eventually kills him.]]
his family.
* HotBlooded
ParentalNeglect: Implied.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: To Ness.
* TheIngenue
* InnocentBlueEyes
* KindHeartedCatLover: Her family owns a cat. He or she spends most of the adventure up on the roof.
* TheLancer
* LittleMissBadass: Despite being [[GlassCannon very delicate]], she's certainly this.
* ManaDrain: Knows PSI Magnet.
* [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]]
* NotSoDifferent: From Ness.
* OfficialCouple: With Ness. [[{{Squee}} D'aww.]]
* OlderThanTheyLook
* [[spoiler:OurHeroIsDead: After Giygas's defeat, it seems as though the Chosen Four are down and out. [[HeroicSpirit But...]]]]
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: The Pink Girl to Ness's Blue Boy.
* PinkMeansFeminine: As with most of Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s female protagonists.
* PluckyGirl
* PsychicPowers
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: The Energetic Girl to Poo's Savvy Guy.
* SpoiledSweet: Surely the most compassionate and soft-spoken member of the team.
* SquishyWizard: Easily two-shotted due to her low level at first, and then two-shotted at later levels due to her mediocre defense and terrible HP growths. She has around 250HP at [=LV60=]-[=LV70=], and that's if the game was generous with RNG and if you're not (ab)using the {{game break|er}}ing rock candy + sugar packet trick. The other party members' HP will be double (or triple in [[MightyGlacier Ness]]' case) that. She has the best offensive spells (and a couple good defensive spells too), and is fast enough to get them off before her foes can act, but she'll always trail behind the other party members in terms of HP and defense.
* [[spoiler:TinCanRobot: When travelling back in time, the Chosen Four are all transported to robotic bodies.]]
* WhiteMagicianGirl:
PintsizedPowerhouse: Subverted. Has the personality of one, He's physically weak, but almost all of her PSI are destructive in nature. Ness and Poo are the ones who unlike his brother, he isn't afraid to get healing powers.

his hands dirty in battle.
* SiblingYinYang: With Porky.

[[WMG: Jeff Andonuts]]
Mr. Saturn]]
[[quoteright:160:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/115px-Jeff_Andonuts_Clay_9631.org/pmwiki/pub/images/200px-MrSaturn_5330.png]]
[[caption-width-right:180: ''The Sky Runner... I guess it took a little damage when landing.'']]

''Dakota!'']]

A child prodigy attending a boarding school race of cute, innocent creatures that live in Winters. Comes to Ness and Paula's rescue after the secluded Saturn Valley. Actually highly intelligent in spite of their goofy personalities, they are captured by zombies, after receiving a telekinetic message from Paula.[[spoiler:help Dr. Andonuts create the time machine necessary to reach Giygas.]]



* {{Badass|Adorable}} {{Adorkable}}
* {{Bookworm}}
** BadassBookworm
** CuteBookworm
* BadassNormal: Is the only character in the main party with no psychic powers, but has a variety of self-made weapons and is frequently the team's pilot.
* {{BFG}}: His bazookas are just as destructive as you would imagine.
* BigDamnHeroes: His solo journey from Winters to Eagleland to [[DynamicEntry bust Ness and Paula out of prison.]]
* BrainUploading[=/=]HeartDrive: [[spoiler:The surgery that Dr. Andonuts performs on the Chosen Four implies this, but is not all clear.]]
* BoardingSchool: Attends one in Winters.
* BowtiesAreCool
* ChildProdigy
* DrivesLikeCrazy: Has a body count of two Sky Runners, both of which crashed under his piloting. (Though he can ''usually'' repair them.) The submarine somehow remained unscathed.
* EmergencyTransformation: [[spoiler:When trying to travel back to time, the Chosen Four have to be transported to robotic bodies.]]
* EnemyScan: Can use his unique ability, Spy, to display an enemy's stats and status ailment weaknesses. And to [[VideoGameStealing steal any items they might have on them.]]
* {{Expy}}: Of Lloyd.
* EyeGlasses
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The Phlegmatic.
* GadgeteerGenius: Jeff lacks the psychic powers of his friends, but he can take things you'd find in most typical junkyards, such as broken harmonicas, irons, pipes, and antennas, and somehow retrofit them into highly advanced laser guns, psychic shield destroyers, and slime blasters.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: His self-introduction to Ness and Paula.
* ItemCaddy
* JumpedAtTheCall: He had absolutely no knowledge of Ness and Paula, yet he went to rescue them anyway when Paula called on him. Also, he's the only one of the four lacking PSI, so that enforces the point a bit.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: The only character who can use the massively damaging bottle rocket items.
* MagikarpPower: He starts out as having very limited capabilities beyond firing bottle rockets due to low offense and defense. By the time he gets the later items, he holds up well with the other three.
* MrFixit: Can turn broken junk you find lying around into laser guns, psychic field neutralizers, bazookas...
* {{Muggle}}: Like Lloyd, he can't use PSI.
** MuggleBestFriend
* OpaqueNerdGlasses: Self-described as "really nearsighted", he's probably BlindWithoutEm.
* [[spoiler:OurHeroIsDead: After Giygas's defeat, it seems as though the Chosen Four are down and out. [[HeroicSpirit But...]]]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Grew up in an exclusive boys' boarding school and hasn't seen his father in ten years.
** His father's response on seeing him?
-->''"Let's do this again in another 10 years."''
* PuppyLove: With [[HoYay Tony]], though it's [[IncompatibleOrientation probably one-sided]]. [[invoked]]
* RayGun: Uses [[GadgeteerGenius homemade]] laser guns as his weapons.
* SchoolUniformsAreTheNewBlack
* ScienceHero
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: He is the Sensitive Guy to Ness and Poo's Manly Men. When paired up with Tony, he's the Manly Man.
* TheShortGuyWithGlasses
* TheSleepless[=/=]PlotPoweredStamina: When staying at inns, he'll stay up all night fixing that broken junk you've accumulated, and his battle prowess doesn't suffer a bit for it.
* TheSmartGuy: A scientific prodigy and son of the famous Dr. Andonuts, he boasts the highest IQ and IQ growths in the game.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses
* TheTeamNormal
* TeenGenius
* [[spoiler:TinCanRobot: When travelling back in time, the Chosen Four are all transported to robotic bodies.]]
* WellDoneSonGuy: Averted. He isn't hung up on this, but later on, his own father, despite being a flightly CloudCuckooLander, [[HeartwarmingMoments tells his son he is indeed proud of him.]]
* YouthfulFreckles

[[WMG: Poo]]
[[quoteright:160:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/115px-Poo_Clay_532.png]]
[[caption-width-right:180: ''I am the one who will fight beside you.'']]

The prince of Dalaam who comes to Ness's aid to fulfill a prophecy dictated by his mentor. He arrives after Ness and company accidentally trip out on some [[GRatedDrug Magic Cake.]]
----
* {{Badass}}
** BadassAdorable
** CulturedBadass
** SubmissiveBadass
* BareFistedMonk: At least if you don't pick up the [[RandomlyDrops notoriously rare]] Sword of Kings. Even then, the command isn't changed to slash. Either he equips it because he becomes stronger just having it, or only uses the hilt. (Or the "Sword" part was [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre symbolic.]])
* BarrierWarrior: He's actually superior at shielding than Ness is, since only he can learn the sigma and omega levels of Shield, which cover the entire party, while Ness can only cover one at a time.
* BaldOfAwesome
* BattleButler: Swears to serve Ness upon meeting him.
** BigBrotherInstinct
* BigBeautifulMan: According to several of the ladies he encounters.
* BigDamnHeroes: He swoops in (literally) and deals the finishing blow to Master Barf.
* TheBigGuy: Besides Ness, he's the muscle of the main party.



* BrainUploading[=/=]HeartDrive: [[spoiler:The surgery that Dr. Andonuts performs on the Chosen Four implies this, but is not all clear.]]
* BruiserWithASoftCenter
* CantCatchUp: He joins at an extremely low level for the point of the game you're at, and has trouble catching up.
* TheCasanova: Very popular with the ladies of Dalaam.
** ChickMagnet
* ColonyDrop: '''PK STARSTORRRM!!!'''
* CuteGiant: He's quite rugged and slightly taller than the other three protagonists, but is hardly any less cute thanks to the game's art style.
* DynamicEntry: Seems fond of this -- he drops out of the sky in his first appearance to Ness and company, and it is also a big part of his BigDamnHeroes moment against Master Barf.
* EmergencyTransformation: [[spoiler:When trying to travel back to time, the Chosen Four have to be transported to robotic bodies.]]
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The Melancholic.
* HeroesPreferSwords: The Sword of Kings, one of those infamous rare item drops.
* InformedAttractiveness: When playing as him, you get a lot of attention from the ladies in Dalaam.
* JackOfAllStats: He can use [[TheRedMage both healing and offensive PSI]], and has decent overall stats as well.
* LookWhatICanDoNow: PK Starstorm Alpha.
* ManaDrain: Along with Paula, he is also capable of using PSI Magnet.
* MasterSwordsman: If you manage to get the Sword of Kings, that is.
* MegaManning: Has the unique ability to transform himself into certain enemies during battle.
* MindScrew: So, was Ness controlling him, just watching/having a premonition, or happily tripping out while Poo set out for unrelated reasons?
* OlderThanTheyLook: Stated to be considerably older than Ness, Paula, and Jeff.
* [[spoiler:OurHeroIsDead: After Giygas's defeat, it seems as though the Chosen Four are down and out. [[HeroicSpirit But...]]]]
* PickyEater: Dislikes (or just isn't used to) most Western foods, and gets minimal HP restoration from eating them.
* PrincelyYoungMan

to:

* BrainUploading[=/=]HeartDrive: [[spoiler:The surgery that Dr. Andonuts performs on BlackbeadEyes: Like everyone else in the Chosen Four implies this, series, but exaggerated: they're ''much'' smaller than their eyebrows.
* {{Cephalothorax}}: A variation without arms.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CuteCrittersActChildlike: Subverted; they may be adorable, innocent, and extremely playful, but they also possess unfathomable technical knowledge.
* GagNose
* GeniusDitz: The entire species.
* HairDecorations: Every Mr. Saturn sports a cute red ribbon in their (single) hair.
* InnocentAliens: [[AmbiguousSpecies Assuming they are aliens, anyway]].
* PaintingTheMedium: Mr. Saturns weird very font have, boing!
* PlanetOfHats: Every Mr. Saturn
is not all clear.named Mr. Saturn.
* PunnyName[=/=]LostInTranslation: Mr. Saturn in Japanese is Dousei-san -- which means both "Mr. Saturn" and "Mr. Samename."
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter
* SeriesMascot: Even though the Mr. Saturns only appeared in ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}'' [[spoiler:and ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'']], they stand out for the whole series as the mascot more than any other character.
* VerbalTic: Their speech is littered with "zoom"s, "boing"s, and "ding"s.
* WaddlingHead
* {{Wingdinglish}}: Mr. Saturn's speech is displayed in loopy, childish font to emphasize their odd speech patterns, zoom.

[[WMG: Buzz-Buzz]]
A small, bee-like ([[IAmNotWeasel or not]]) visitor from the future, who has traveled back in time to warn Ness of Giygas's pending invasion.
----
* AlmostDeadGuy: The page picture.
* [[spoiler:CallBack: His tombstone can be found in Magicant.
]]
* BruiserWithASoftCenter
* CantCatchUp: He joins at an extremely low level for the point of the game you're at, and has trouble catching up.
* TheCasanova: Very popular with the ladies of Dalaam.
** ChickMagnet
* ColonyDrop: '''PK STARSTORRRM!!!'''
* CuteGiant: He's quite rugged and slightly taller than the other three protagonists, but is hardly any less cute thanks to the game's art style.
* DynamicEntry: Seems fond of this -- he drops out of the sky in his first appearance to Ness and company, and it is also a big part of his BigDamnHeroes moment against Master Barf.
* EmergencyTransformation: [[spoiler:When trying to travel back to time, the Chosen Four
CrutchCharacter: You don't even have to participate in the fight with Starman Junior, and Buzz-Buzz will [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] him anyway. He may not be transported to robotic bodies.around for long, but he sure puts on a show.
* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: Killed only a few minutes into the game, after putting the plot in motion.
* GlassCannon: Powerful attacks and psychic shields. [[AchillesHeel Killed in a single swat.
]]
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The Melancholic.
[[ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin I'm Dying, Please Take My Sound Stone]]
* HeroesPreferSwords: The Sword of Kings, one of those infamous rare item drops.
IAmNotWeasel
-->''"A bee I am... not."''
* InformedAttractiveness: When playing as him, you get a lot of attention from the ladies in Dalaam.
* JackOfAllStats: He can use [[TheRedMage both healing and offensive PSI]], and has decent overall stats as well.
* LookWhatICanDoNow: PK Starstorm Alpha.
* ManaDrain: Along with Paula, he is also capable of using PSI Magnet.
* MasterSwordsman: If you manage to get the Sword of Kings, that is.
* MegaManning: Has the unique ability to transform himself into certain enemies during battle.
* MindScrew: So, was Ness controlling him, just watching/having a premonition, or happily tripping out while Poo set out for unrelated reasons?
* OlderThanTheyLook: Stated to be considerably older than Ness, Paula, and Jeff.
* [[spoiler:OurHeroIsDead: After Giygas's defeat, it seems as though the Chosen Four are down and out. [[HeroicSpirit But...]]]]
* PickyEater: Dislikes (or just isn't used to) most Western foods, and gets minimal HP restoration from eating them.
* PrincelyYoungMan
[[InsectoidAliens Insectoid Alien]]



* PuppyLove: With... [[TheCasanova all the ladies of Dalaam]], [[ChickMagnet really]]. [[invoked]]
* QuirkyBard: Oh, boy... his PP is low, but he can restore it by drinking cheap bottles of water. He isn't used to Western food and gains minimal HP restoration from it. He can only use certain pieces of equipment, and any others will lower his stats -- he has exactly ONE weapon, and it's an [[RandomlyDrops incredibly rare]] drop from an enemy in a one-time-only area. It's also extremely difficult for him to [[CantCatchUp catch up level-wise]] because he requires the ''most'' EXP for each individual level up.
* TheRedMage: Has access to a variety of both healing and offensive PSI, unlike specialists Ness and Paula.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* SamuraiPonytail
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: The Savvy Guy to Paula's Energetic Girl.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: He and Ness are the Manly Men to Jeff's Sensitive Guy.
* TrainingFromHell: His Mu training, at the end of which he [[spoiler:is ritually, symbolically killed by the spirits of his ancestors.]]
* [[spoiler:TinCanRobot: When travelling back in time, the Chosen Four are all transported to robotic bodies.]]
* UnfortunateName: It isn't as unfortunate in Japan, as his name is read as "Puu" there. It's intended to be Asian-sounding, but the North American release Romanized it differently... and unfortunately. Pre reIease images indicate it was almost Romanized as "Pu"; you have to wonder whether the change had anything to do with [[ToiletHumor the game's unfortunate advertising campaign.]]
* WarriorPrince
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Allies]]
[[WMG: King]]
[[quoteright:160:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/King_Clay_5447.png]]
[[caption-width-right:180: ''Awoooof! (I'm outta here!)'']]

Ness's faithful little pet dog. He's a GuestStarPartyMember early on in the game, and does substantial damage. He chickens out and runs away when Buzz Buzz appears, because the party limit is four.

BUT! It was meant to be five! That's right, King was meant to be a permanent party member. This model ''does'', however, return in [[VideoGame/MOTHER3 Boney]].

* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: If he'd been permanent, he would've extended it to 5.
* BigFriendlyDog: In the novel adaption, he is stated to be an English Sheep Dog.
* DemotedToExtra
* HeroesLoveDogs
* TheLancer: Until he leaves the party.
* LovableCoward
-->''"I'm not going out again. I don't care if everyone thinks I'm a stubborn mutt."''
* {{Muggle}}
* OldDog: King is even older than Ness.
* TeamPet
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: It's given away by an unused climbing sprite.

[[WMG: Tracy]]
Ness's younger sister. Similar to Minnie in [[VideoGame/MOTHER1 the previous game]], she is gladly willing to help her big brother on his journey by storing any unneeded items during her part-time job at Escargo Express.

to:

* PuppyLove: With... [[TheCasanova all the ladies of Dalaam]], [[ChickMagnet really]]. [[invoked]]
SacrificialLamb
* QuirkyBard: Oh, boy... his PP is low, but ATasteOfPower: Without him, you probably wouldn't survive that first Starman fight. Too bad he can restore it by drinking cheap bottles of water. He isn't used to Western food and gains minimal HP restoration from it. He can gets squished only use certain pieces of equipment, and any others will lower his stats -- he has exactly ONE weapon, and it's an [[RandomlyDrops incredibly rare]] drop from an enemy in a one-time-only area. It's also extremely difficult for him to [[CantCatchUp catch up level-wise]] because he requires the ''most'' EXP for each individual level up.
* TheRedMage: Has access to a variety of both healing and offensive PSI, unlike specialists Ness and Paula.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* SamuraiPonytail
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: The Savvy Guy to Paula's Energetic Girl.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: He and Ness are the Manly Men to Jeff's Sensitive Guy.
* TrainingFromHell: His Mu training, at the end of which he [[spoiler:is ritually, symbolically killed by the spirits of his ancestors.]]
* [[spoiler:TinCanRobot: When travelling back in time, the Chosen Four are all transported to robotic bodies.]]
* UnfortunateName: It isn't as unfortunate in Japan, as his name is read as "Puu" there. It's intended to be Asian-sounding, but the North American release Romanized it differently... and unfortunately. Pre reIease images indicate it was almost Romanized as "Pu"; you have to wonder whether the change had anything to do with [[ToiletHumor the game's unfortunate advertising campaign.]]
* WarriorPrince
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Allies]]
few minutes later.

[[WMG: King]]
[[quoteright:160:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/King_Clay_5447.png]]
[[caption-width-right:180: ''Awoooof! (I'm outta here!)'']]

Ness's faithful little pet dog. He's a GuestStarPartyMember early on in the game, and does substantial damage. He chickens out and runs away when Buzz Buzz appears, because
The Runaway Five ''(The Tonzura Brothers)'']]
A famous jazz band that
the party limit is four.

BUT! It was meant to be five! That's right, King was meant to be a permanent party member. This model ''does'', however, return
befriends in [[VideoGame/MOTHER3 Boney]].

* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: If he'd been permanent, he would've extended it to 5.
* BigFriendlyDog: In the novel adaption, he is stated to be an English Sheep Dog.
* DemotedToExtra
* HeroesLoveDogs
* TheLancer: Until he leaves the party.
* LovableCoward
-->''"I'm not going
Twoson after helping them out again. I don't care if everyone thinks I'm a stubborn mutt."''
* {{Muggle}}
* OldDog: King is even older than Ness.
* TeamPet
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: It's given away by an unused climbing sprite.

[[WMG: Tracy]]
Ness's younger sister. Similar to Minnie in [[VideoGame/MOTHER1 the previous game]], she is gladly willing to help her big brother on his journey by storing any unneeded items during her part-time job at Escargo Express.
of their debts.



* AdorablyPrecociousChild: To the point where she ends up getting a ''job''.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Maybe.]]
* [[CoolBigSis Cool Little Sis]]
* DemotedToExtra
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The responsible to Ness's foolish.
* GoodParents
* HairDecorations
* HypocriticalHeartwarming:
-->''"Goody! My brother is back! You've got a lot of catching up to do with your schoolwork, *hyork*! If you have any problems with your assignments, I'll help you. Don't get freaked out. Did Escargo Express, my old company, help you? I've saved some money, so we'll do the lunch thing sometime. You also got a new girlfriend? Your adventure must have been pretty good! Do you need help with anything other than your schoolwork? Okay, you relax now."''
* NiceGirl
* NotSoDifferent: From Picky.
* SiblingYinYang: With Ness.
* SmarterThanYouLook

[[WMG: Picky Minch]]
Porky's younger, albeit ''far'' more mature brother. His (false) disappearance sets off a huge turn of events leading to the game's main plot.

to:

* AdorablyPrecociousChild: To BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Bursting into the point where she ends up getting a ''job''.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Maybe.
room to save Ness and Jeff in the Monotoli Building.]]
* [[CoolBigSis Cool Little Sis]]
[[spoiler:CutTheJuice: How they defeat the Clumsy Robot.]]
* DemotedToExtra
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling:
{{Expy}}: Themed after the BluesBrothers. The responsible to Ness's foolish.
English version [[LawyerFriendlyCameo reduced this]] by recolouring their black suits into brighter colours.
* GoodParents
* HairDecorations
* HypocriticalHeartwarming:
-->''"Goody! My brother is back! You've got a lot of catching up to do
WorkOffTheDebt: They're not too great with your schoolwork, *hyork*! If you have any problems with your assignments, I'll help you. Don't get freaked out. Did Escargo Express, my old company, help you? I've saved some money, so we'll contract negotiations. The party has to bail them out ''twice''. Though they do repay the lunch thing sometime. You also got favor by giving them rides in their tour bus, and by [[spoiler:bailing Ness and Jeff out of a new girlfriend? Your adventure must have been pretty good! Do you need help with anything other than your schoolwork? Okay, you relax now."''
* NiceGirl
* NotSoDifferent: From Picky.
* SiblingYinYang: With Ness.
* SmarterThanYouLook

harrowing boss fight.]]

[[WMG: Picky Minch]]
Porky's younger, albeit ''far'' more mature brother. His (false) disappearance sets off
Dr. Andonuts]]
[[quoteright:160:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Dr__Andoclay_3794.png]]
[[caption-width-right:180: ''Would you like
a huge turn of events leading donut?'']]

A brilliant scientist from Winters. He is Jeff's father, and helps the party on numerous occasions with his inventions; from the flying Sky Runner
to the game's main plot.[[spoiler:time machine necessary to reach Giygas.]]



* {{Adorkable}}
* BigLittleBrother: Even if Picky didn't say this in-game, you gotta admit he would still be this.
* BlackSheep
* BlindingBangs: Has a bowlcut.
* DemotedToExtra
* ExtremeDoormat
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The responsible to Porky's foolish.
* TheGenericGuy: In his own words:
-->''"I'm nowhere near as cool as you. I'm just average cool."''
* GuestStarPartyMember: And unlike his brother, he actually ''attempts'' to help in battle.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial
* NiceGuy
* NoRespectGuy: His parents don't treat him any better than his brother.
* OnlySaneMan: When it comes to his family.
* ParentalNeglect: Implied.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Subverted. He's physically weak, but unlike his brother, he isn't afraid to get his hands dirty in battle.
* SiblingYinYang: With Porky.

[[WMG: Mr. Saturn]]
[[quoteright:160:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/200px-MrSaturn_5330.png]]
[[caption-width-right:180: ''Dakota!'']]

A race of cute, innocent creatures that live in the secluded Saturn Valley. Actually highly intelligent in spite of their goofy personalities, they [[spoiler:help Dr. Andonuts create the time machine necessary to reach Giygas.]]

to:

* {{Adorkable}}
AbsentMindedProfessor: To the point where he apparently ''forgot he had a child''.
* BigLittleBrother: Even if Picky didn't say this in-game, you gotta admit [[spoiler:AndYourLittleDogToo: Is targeted for kidnapping by Giygas's forces and stuffed into a {{people jar|s}} in Stonehenge Base.]]
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: [[spoiler:After executing his revenge on Porky, he demonstrates just how safe the capsule is by whimisically rolling it around.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Upon seeing his son for the first time in ten years, he asks him whether
he would still be this.
* BlackSheep
* BlindingBangs: Has
like a bowlcut.
* DemotedToExtra
* ExtremeDoormat
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: The responsible to Porky's foolish.
* TheGenericGuy: In his own words:
-->''"I'm nowhere near as cool as you. I'm just average cool."''
* GuestStarPartyMember: And unlike his brother, he actually ''attempts'' to help in battle.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial
* NiceGuy
* NoRespectGuy: His parents don't treat him any better than his brother.
* OnlySaneMan: When it comes to his family.
* ParentalNeglect: Implied.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Subverted. He's physically weak, but unlike his brother, he isn't afraid to get his hands dirty in battle.
* SiblingYinYang: With Porky.

[[WMG: Mr. Saturn]]
[[quoteright:160:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/200px-MrSaturn_5330.png]]
[[caption-width-right:180: ''Dakota!'']]

A race of cute, innocent creatures that live
doughnut. If Jeff answers in the secluded Saturn Valley. Actually highly intelligent in spite of their goofy personalities, they [[spoiler:help affirmative, Dr. Andonuts create wistfully comments that he'd like one, too.
* EinsteinHair
* GadgeteerGenius: Must run in
the time machine necessary family.
* GeniusSweetTooth: He does love his doughnuts.
* MadScientist: Though "mad" is a strong word, he's clearly not entirely there.
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: A world-renowned expert in robotics, physics, medicine, engineering...
* ParentalAbandonment: Hasn't seen his son, Jeff, in ten years; despite living a short walk away from his boarding school.
** [[spoiler:And then he somehow ended up [[VideoGame/{{Mother3}} an indeterminable number of years into future on the Nowhere Islands]]. The implication is Porky kidnapped him, but it's never fully explained.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Donuts, of course.
* YoungerThanTheyLook

[[WMG: Tony]]
Jeff's best friend and roommate at his boarding school. He frets over Jeff during his friend's long and dangerous adventure and worries about his health and safety; even going so far as
to reach Giygas.[[BreakingTheFourthWall try to get to know the mysterious person guiding them.]]



* BigOlEyebrows
* BlackbeadEyes: Like everyone else in the series, but exaggerated: they're ''much'' smaller than their eyebrows.
* {{Cephalothorax}}: A variation without arms.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CuteCrittersActChildlike: Subverted; they may be adorable, innocent, and extremely playful, but they also possess unfathomable technical knowledge.
* GagNose
* GeniusDitz: The entire species.
* HairDecorations: Every Mr. Saturn sports a cute red ribbon in their (single) hair.
* InnocentAliens: [[AmbiguousSpecies Assuming they are aliens, anyway]].
* PaintingTheMedium: Mr. Saturns weird very font have, boing!
* PlanetOfHats: Every Mr. Saturn is named Mr. Saturn.
* PunnyName[=/=]LostInTranslation: Mr. Saturn in Japanese is Dousei-san -- which means both "Mr. Saturn" and "Mr. Samename."
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter
* SeriesMascot: Even though the Mr. Saturns only appeared in ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}'' [[spoiler:and ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'']], they stand out for the whole series as the mascot more than any other character.
* VerbalTic: Their speech is littered with "zoom"s, "boing"s, and "ding"s.
* WaddlingHead
* {{Wingdinglish}}: Mr. Saturn's speech is displayed in loopy, childish font to emphasize their odd speech patterns, zoom.

[[WMG: Buzz-Buzz]]
A small, bee-like ([[IAmNotWeasel or not]]) visitor from the future, who has traveled back in time to warn Ness of Giygas's pending invasion.

to:

* BigOlEyebrows
* BlackbeadEyes: Like everyone else
[[spoiler:AndYourLittleDogToo: Is targeted for kidnapping by Giygas's forces and stuffed into a {{people jar|s}} in Stonehenge Base.]]
* BoardingSchool: Attends one in Winters.
* [[ClingyJealousGirl Clingy Jealous Guy]]: A pretty benign example, but he gets awfully anxious whenever he thinks that Jeff is ignoring him for his new friends.
* FourthWallObserver: He is
the series, only character who addresses the player directly, calling to ask for your name.
* IncompatibleOrientation: It's unlikely Jeff returns his feelings, [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation
but exaggerated: they're ''much'' smaller than their eyebrows.
fans can still speculate]].
* {{Cephalothorax}}: NiceHat: A variation without arms.
pork pie.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
[[spoiler:RescueRomance: He KNEW Jeff would come to rescue him!]]
* CuteCrittersActChildlike: Subverted; they may be adorable, innocent, SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Sensitive Guy to Jeff's Manly Man.
* StraightGay
* WordOfGay: [[http://earthboundcentral.com/2008/06/yes-tony-is-gay-and-mr-saturn-is-innocent/ Confirmed by Itoi.]]

[[WMG: Apple Kid]]
[[quoteright:160:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/115px-Apple_Klayd_4727.png]]
[[caption-width-right:180: ''Orange kid is much better.'']]

An aspiring inventor that Ness & Co. inadvertently start funding. His odd (and oddly-specific) inventions come in handy throughout the game. He proves himself capable by [[spoiler:helping Dr. Andonuts
and extremely playful, but they also possess unfathomable technical knowledge.
* GagNose
* GeniusDitz: The entire species.
* HairDecorations: Every Mr. Saturn sports a cute red ribbon in their (single) hair.
* InnocentAliens: [[AmbiguousSpecies Assuming they are aliens, anyway]].
* PaintingTheMedium: Mr. Saturns weird very font have, boing!
* PlanetOfHats: Every Mr. Saturn is named Mr. Saturn.
* PunnyName[=/=]LostInTranslation: Mr. Saturn in Japanese is Dousei-san -- which means both "Mr. Saturn" and "Mr. Samename."
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter
* SeriesMascot: Even though
the Mr. Saturns only appeared in ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}'' [[spoiler:and ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'']], they stand out for create the whole series as the mascot more than any other character.
* VerbalTic: Their speech is littered with "zoom"s, "boing"s, and "ding"s.
* WaddlingHead
* {{Wingdinglish}}: Mr. Saturn's speech is displayed in loopy, childish font to emphasize their odd speech patterns, zoom.

[[WMG: Buzz-Buzz]]
A small, bee-like ([[IAmNotWeasel or not]]) visitor from the future, who has traveled back in
time machine necessary to warn Ness of Giygas's pending invasion. reach Giygas.]]



* AlmostDeadGuy: The page picture.
* [[spoiler:CallBack: His tombstone can be found in Magicant.]]
* CrutchCharacter: You don't even have to participate in the fight with Starman Junior, and Buzz-Buzz will [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]] him anyway. He may not be around for long, but he sure puts on a show.
* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: Killed only a few minutes into the game, after putting the plot in motion.
* GlassCannon: Powerful attacks and psychic shields. [[AchillesHeel Killed in a single swat.]]
* [[ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin I'm Dying, Please Take My Sound Stone]]
* IAmNotWeasel
-->''"A bee I am... not."''
* [[InsectoidAliens Insectoid Alien]]
* PsychicPowers
* SacrificialLamb
* ATasteOfPower: Without him, you probably wouldn't survive that first Starman fight. Too bad he gets squished only a few minutes later.

[[WMG: The Runaway Five ''(The Tonzura Brothers)'']]
A famous jazz band that the party befriends in Twoson after helping them out of their debts.
----
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Bursting into the room to save Ness and Jeff in the Monotoli Building.]]
* [[spoiler:CutTheJuice: How they defeat the Clumsy Robot.]]
* {{Expy}}: Themed after the BluesBrothers. The English version [[LawyerFriendlyCameo reduced this]] by recolouring their black suits into brighter colours.
* WorkOffTheDebt: They're not too great with contract negotiations. The party has to bail them out ''twice''. Though they do repay the favor by giving them rides in their tour bus, and by [[spoiler:bailing Ness and Jeff out of a harrowing boss fight.]]

[[WMG: Dr. Andonuts]]
[[quoteright:160:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Dr__Andoclay_3794.png]]
[[caption-width-right:180: ''Would you like a donut?'']]

A brilliant scientist from Winters. He is Jeff's father, and helps the party on numerous occasions with his inventions; from the flying Sky Runner to the [[spoiler:time machine necessary to reach Giygas.]]
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* AbsentMindedProfessor: To the point where he apparently ''forgot he had a child''.



* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: [[spoiler:After executing his revenge on Porky, he demonstrates just how safe the capsule is by whimisically rolling it around.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Upon seeing his son for the first time in ten years, he asks him whether he would like a doughnut. If Jeff answers in the affirmative, Dr. Andonuts wistfully comments that he'd like one, too.
* EinsteinHair
* GadgeteerGenius: Must run in the family.
* GeniusSweetTooth: He does love his doughnuts.
* MadScientist: Though "mad" is a strong word, he's clearly not entirely there.
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: A world-renowned expert in robotics, physics, medicine, engineering...
* ParentalAbandonment: Hasn't seen his son, Jeff, in ten years; despite living a short walk away from his boarding school.
** [[spoiler:And then he somehow ended up [[VideoGame/{{Mother3}} an indeterminable number of years into future on the Nowhere Islands]]. The implication is Porky kidnapped him, but it's never fully explained.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Donuts, of course.
* YoungerThanTheyLook

[[WMG: Tony]]
Jeff's best friend and roommate at his boarding school. He frets over Jeff during his friend's long and dangerous adventure and worries about his health and safety; even going so far as to [[BreakingTheFourthWall try to get to know the mysterious person guiding them.]]
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* [[spoiler:AndYourLittleDogToo: Is targeted for kidnapping by Giygas's forces and stuffed into a {{people jar|s}} in Stonehenge Base.]]
* BoardingSchool: Attends one in Winters.
* [[ClingyJealousGirl Clingy Jealous Guy]]: A pretty benign example, but he gets awfully anxious whenever he thinks that Jeff is ignoring him for his new friends.
* FourthWallObserver: He is the only character who addresses the player directly, calling to ask for your name.
* IncompatibleOrientation: It's unlikely Jeff returns his feelings, [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation but fans can still speculate]].
* NiceHat: A pork pie.
* [[spoiler:RescueRomance: He KNEW Jeff would come to rescue him!]]
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Sensitive Guy to Jeff's Manly Man.
* StraightGay
* WordOfGay: [[http://earthboundcentral.com/2008/06/yes-tony-is-gay-and-mr-saturn-is-innocent/ Confirmed by Itoi.]]

[[WMG: Apple Kid]]
[[quoteright:160:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/115px-Apple_Klayd_4727.png]]
[[caption-width-right:180: ''Orange kid is much better.'']]

An aspiring inventor that Ness & Co. inadvertently start funding. His odd (and oddly-specific) inventions come in handy throughout the game. He proves himself capable by [[spoiler:helping Dr. Andonuts and the Mr. Saturns create the time machine necessary to reach Giygas.]]
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* [[spoiler:AndYourLittleDogToo: Is targeted for kidnapping by Giygas's forces and stuffed into a {{people jar|s}} in Stonehenge Base.]]
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* PrincelyYoungMan



* TheGenericGuy:

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* TheGenericGuy: In his own words:



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}} {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* CuteCrittersActChildlike: Subverted; they may be adorable, innocent, and extremely playful, but they also possess unfathomable technical knowledge.



* InnocentAliens: [[AmbigiousSpecies Assuming they are aliens, anyway]].

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* InnocentAliens: [[AmbigiousSpecies [[AmbiguousSpecies Assuming they are aliens, anyway]].



* AbsentMindedProfessor

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* AbsentMindedProfessorAbsentMindedProfessor: To the point where he apparently ''forgot he had a child''.



* MadScientist

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* MadScientistMadScientist: Though "mad" is a strong word, he's clearly not entirely there.



** [[spoiler:And then he somehow ended up [[VideoGame/{{Mother3}} 200 years in the future on the Nowhere Islands]]. The implication is Porky kidnapped him, but it's never fully explained.]]

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** [[spoiler:And then he somehow ended up [[VideoGame/{{Mother3}} 200 an indeterminable number of years in the into future on the Nowhere Islands]]. The implication is Porky kidnapped him, but it's never fully explained.]]



* MirrorBoss: His first form attacks with PSI, and even sports Ness's face.

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* MirrorBoss: His first form attacks with PSI, and even sports Ness's face. face.
* MonsterDelay



* OneSceneWonder: He shows up in exactly three scenes over the course of the game, two of them being optional, and he's still one of the most hated characters in the entire series.

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* OneSceneWonder: He shows up in exactly three scenes over the course of the game, two of them being optional, and but he's still one of the most hated characters in the entire series.



* DeadpanSnarker
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* KindHeartedCatOwner: Her family owns a cat. He or she spends most of the adventure up on the roof.

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* KindHeartedCatOwner: KindHeartedCatLover: Her family owns a cat. He or she spends most of the adventure up on the roof.
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* AdorablyPrecociousChild

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* AdorablyPrecociousChildAdorablyPrecociousChild: To the point where she ends up getting a ''job''.



* NoRespectGuy: His parents don't treat him any better.

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* NoRespectGuy: His parents don't treat him any better.better than his brother.



* InnocentAliens: [[AmbigiousSpecies Assuming they are aliens, anyway]].



* EvilFeelsGood: The most oddest example of the whole trope. Really, he is stated as the "Embodiment of Evil", and Giygas himself states he feels "good".

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* EvilFeelsGood: The One of the most oddest bizarre example of the whole trope. Really, he is Despite being stated as to be the "Embodiment of Evil", and Giygas himself states he feels "good".claims to feel "good" amongst all the rest of his incoherent babbling.



* EvilMakesYouMonstrous: Just look at the image and compare his [[TheGreys form in the first ''MOTHER'' game]] and you'll see a huge difference. Let's not mention that he ''becomes'' evil in this game, [[spoiler:as stated by Porky. You can believe this or not.]]

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* EvilMakesYouMonstrous: Just look at the image and compare his [[TheGreys form in the first ''MOTHER'' game]] and you'll see a huge difference. Let's not mention that he literally ''becomes'' evil in this game, [[spoiler:as stated by Porky. You can believe this or not.]]



** A logical examination of the series' timeline, however, would reveal this theory to be false. While the fetus imagery is obviously there, it is far more likely that it is [[RuleOfSymbolism symbolic]].



* LoveMakesYouEvil: It's suggested that his highly conflicted feelings of love for Mary and hate for mankind, his weakness in ''MOTHER'', are what pushed him over the edge to turn him into his present form.

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* LoveMakesYouEvil: It's suggested that his highly conflicted feelings of between love for his adopted mother Mary and hate for mankind, his weakness in ''MOTHER'', are what pushed him over the edge to turn him into his present form.



* '''[[AbusiveParents Abusive Dad]]''': Big time. In the Japanese version, he actually ''spanks'' Porky if the offscreen sounds are to be believed. In the American version, this is replaced with the sound when enemies attack by shouting due to Nintendo's rules of content. Porky then says "I get no dessert for the rest of the decade."

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* '''[[AbusiveParents Abusive Dad]]''': Big time. In the Japanese version, he actually ''spanks'' ''beats'' Porky if the offscreen sounds are to be believed. In the American version, this is replaced with the sound when enemies attack by shouting due to Nintendo's rules of content. Porky then says "I get no dessert for the rest of the decade."



* OneSceneWonder: He shows up in exactly three scenes over the course of the game, two of them being optional, and he's still one of the most hated characters in the entire series.



* UnholyMatrimony



* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Mom]]: She always thinks of a suitable punishment everytime her sons do something wrong.

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* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Mom]]: She always thinks of a suitable punishment everytime It's implied she may actually treat her sons do something wrong.''worse'' than her husband does.



* LackOfEmpathy

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* LackOfEmpathyLackOfEmpathy: While she's never shown physically hurting her children on screen, she's arguably worse than Aloysius since he beats them right in front of her and she ''clearly does not care''.


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* OneSceneWonder: She's just as reviled as Aloysius, despite showing up ''even less''.


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* UnholyMatrimony
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* {{Acrofatic}}: A downplayed example, but there is NPC dialogue that suggests he's a little on the chubby side when he starts his adventure.



* PureEnergy: This is what PSI Rockin' is.

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* PureEnergy: This is probably what PSI Rockin' is.



* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler:Happens '''three times'''. Getting her back the third time is one of the hardest parts of the game; you will not take her for granted afterward.]]

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* DamselInDistress: [[spoiler:Happens '''three times'''. Happens twice, three if you count the time when it was both her and Ness. Getting her back the third time is one of the hardest parts of the game; you will not take her for granted afterward.]]afterward.
** BadassInDistress



* GlassCannon

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* GlassCannonGlassCannon: She can deal absolute ''carnage'' with her various PSI attacks, but there's literally no point in the game where she's more than two or three direct attacks away from being defeated.



* KindHeartedCatOwner: Her family owns a cat. He or she spends most of the adventure up on the roof.



* PuppyLove: With [[HoYay Tony]]. [[invoked]]

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* PuppyLove: With [[HoYay Tony]].Tony]], though it's [[IncompatibleOrientation probably one-sided]]. [[invoked]]



* TheBigGuy: The muscle of the main party, besides Ness.

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* TheBigGuy: The Besides Ness, he's the muscle of the main party, besides Ness.party.



* CuteGiant: He's quite rugged and slightly taller than the other three protagonists.

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* CuteGiant: He's quite rugged and slightly taller than the other three protagonists.protagonists, but is hardly any less cute thanks to the game's art style.


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* IncompatibleOrientation: It's unlikely Jeff returns his feelings, [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation but fans can still speculate]].
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** [[spoiler:The music that plays is even titled "[[http://starmen.net/mother2/music/142-%20Earthbound%20-%20Pokey%20Means%20Business!.mp3 Porky Means Business]]"]]
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** [[spoiler:His actions in [[VideoGame/{{Mother3}} the sequel]] don't help his case.]]
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** [[spoiler:And then he somehow ended up [[VideoGame/{{Mother3}} 200 years in the future on the Nowhere Islands]]. The implication is Porky kidnapped him, but it's never fully explained.]]
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