[[folder:Main Party/Protagonists]]
[[WMG: Lucas]]
[[caption-width-right:200: ''Cheer up!'']]

The protagonist of the second half of the game. He starts as a shy, sheltered boy, but grows on his journey across the Islands.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: [[spoiler:An interesting case in that the trope literally didn't even ''exist'' in ''MOTHER 3'''s setting... at least not at first. After the TimeSkip however when Tazmily begins to mirror a more present-day world and Lucas [[GoodIsOldFashioned doesn't go along with it]], this trope is in full effect.]]
* AngstySurvivingTwin: Claus goes missing early into the game, leaving Lucas to wallow in sadness for the years until he goes to find the Needles.
* BadassAdorable: Once CharacterDevelopment kicks in.
* BigDamnHeroes and SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Comes out of nowhere when Salsa, Kumatora, and Wess are cornered by Pigmasks and calls the mother Drago to decimate the Pigmasks surrounding them.]]
* BreakTheCutie: The Game ''really'' goes out of its way to do this to Lucas. If you listed all of the traumatic things that happen to him over the course of the story, you'd more or less have a summary of the plot of the game.
* CharacterDevelopment: It even gets mirrored in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl''.
%%* ClassicalAntiHero
* CombatMedic: Continues the series' trend of the main protagonist being the game's primary healer, complete with a vast arsenal of healing and protection abilities to use on himself and his allies:
** HealingHands: Lifeup to replenish HP, and Healing to remove status effects and revive fallen party members.
** BarrierWarrior: The various Shield and Counter techniques.
** SuperStrength: Can bestow both with Offense Up and Defense Up.
** HealingFactor: Refresh, which gives him and all his allies a fraction of their HP back every turn. Being one of his most insanely useful techniques since it can render everyone immortal in regular gameplay due to how the HP system works, it's naturally the last skill he gets by level.
* ConditionedToAcceptHorror: Lucas was made to endure quite a bit of horror before his teen years, what with seeing his mother manhandled before his eyes, his brother disappeared after trying to get revenge on what killed her, and his father almost entirely abandoning him trying to find said brother. He's no doubt more than a little jaded after the TimeSkip (though thanks to becoming a SilentProtagonist and the [[spoiler:GainaxEnding]], exactly ''how'' jaded is debatable).
* CosmicPlaything: [[spoiler:His mother dies, his brother goes missing and turns up as an evil cyborg, and his father goes nearly insane with grief. Even the dog is upset about it.]]
* CovertPervert: Only one instance, but when Kumatora is showering, you (as Lucas) have to approach the door to proceed with the game. Not really a ShowerScene though, as she comes out all dressed after you try to enter.
* TheDreaded: As in the previous game, this can be invoked: enemies in the overworld will try to flee from Lucas if his level is high enough. This eventually happens as part of the story after the [[spoiler:Masked Man]] battle, as seeing their boss defeated causes every Pigmask on the scene to run for their lives.
%%* DynamicCharacter
* FarmBoy: His father is a shepherd, even!
* GoodIsOldFashioned: Even as Tazmily changes, [[spoiler:Lucas sticks to the old ways of the village, [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer much to]] [[HeroWithBadPublicity everyone's frustration]].]]
* HarmfulToMinors: [[spoiler:Yeah, the death of his mother and brother just isn't enough for this kid. Then he has to see ''the world end''. Jeez...]]
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: A rare Male Variation, this blond boy is purer than anyone else. May in part be due to how sensitive he is.
* TheHero: Not at first, but it's there by the second half of the game.
%%* HeartBeatDown: PK Love!
* HeartwarmingOrphan: Lucas, though his father is technically still alive, does by all intents and purposes fulfill the role of an orphan due to the tragedy of his father's despondency and his mother's disappearance. He still ''does'' things to earn his likability, though.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: He really makes a name for himself with his friends when they fight the Pigmasks, and [[TruthinTelevision doing what's right really doesn't make him popular with the residents of his home town.]]
* HurtingHero: '''Big'' understatement.
* InTheEndYouAreOnYourOwn: [[spoiler:When you reach the Masked Man in front of the seventh Needle, he immediately knocks out everyone in your party with his lightning [[DuelBoss except Lucas]] (due to the [[NoSell Franklin]] [[AttackDeflector Badge]]) and will immediately do so again should he revive them.]]
* JumpedAtTheCall: [[spoiler:He certainly didn't need any convincing to call in a [[TyrannosaurusRex Drago]] to [[CurbStompBattle Curb Stomp]] a gang of Pigmasks in a BigDamnHeroes moment. And after the TimeSkip when Wess informs him the currently-missing Duster might have been found, he wastes no time getting started with searching.]]
* KidHero: Following the tradition of Ness and Ninten before him, he's implied to be around 12 by the time he picks up the role of Main Protagonist and fights the Pigmasks.
* LetsGetDangerous: [[spoiler:After the Pigmasks attack Osohe Castle and corner Salsa, Kumatora and Wess in the forest, Lucas decides he's had enough of sitting on the sidelines. He becomes the main protagonist from then on.]]
* LightEmUp: PK Flash and (possibly) PK [[HelloInsertNameHere Love]].
* LovableCoward: Until the CharacterDevelopment kicks in.
* MadeOfIron: [[spoiler:Post-[[TimeSkip Time Skip]], he's hit with a stray lightning bolt from a generator so powerful it can project house-destroying lightning anywhere on the Nowhere Islands. Not only does this merely accomplish [[AshFace Ash Facing]] him, but he ''gains a new PSI ability as a result''.]]
* MagicKnight: Has a great deal of healing, shield and buffering moves, but also has the most damaging PSI attack in the game and the highest HP and physical attack power.
** MightyGlacier: Much like Ness, however, he is the slowest out of the party.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: He and Kumatora.
* MeaningfulName: Though never brought up in the story, the name "Lucas" translates to "Light" or "Bringer of Light", which is very fitting given how Lucas symbolizes and is referenced a few times as the "sun", through his actions to persevere through his hardships and redeem the world in [[CrapsackWorld a story and world as dark]] [[ItSucksToBeTheChosenOne and cruel to him as the world of Mother 3 is.]]
* MissingMom: [[spoiler:[[SacrificialLamb She is found dead halfway through the first chapter]], [[TearJerker and not long after we meet her for the first time too.]]]]
* MushroomSamba: Complete with a large dose of horror. [[spoiler:Since most of the hallucinations are of characters closest to him, it's clear he has it the worst out of the party.]]
%% NeverAcceptedInHisHometown
* OrphansOrdeal: Technically not an orphan, but might as well be. Poor kid's mother dies and his father grieves so much that he doesn't care for him.
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler:His mother is [[MissingMom killed by the Mecha-Drago.]] Angst ensues. Later, his father spends years looking for his "missing" son out in the mountains, and it's implied he hasn't spoken to Lucas much in that time.]]
* PlotInducedStupidity: [[spoiler:Hey, look, the Pigmasks are arriving to pull the Needle we just beat ThatOneBoss for. Might as well stand here and let them set up!]]
* PrimaryColorChampion: Following with Ness and Ninten's tradition, he wears a Red and Yellow stripes shirt, as well as Blue Shorts.
* PsychicPowers: As per tradition, Lucas is Psychic like the Main Protagonists before him, complete with his own unique Special PSI Attack, PK Love.
* TheQuietOne: Is often described as quiet and [[ShrinkingViolet shy]] in-game. And then he gets saddled with the role of SilentProtagonist for the rest of the game save the ending.
* RealityWarper: [[spoiler:Through the Dark Dragon after he finally awakens it, though to what extent and for how long remain a mystery, as its awakening marks the end of the game.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Lucas is blue to Claus's red. [[spoiler:Becomes tragically inverted after Claus is reconstructed as the Masked Man.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:After all of Lucas's fellow party members and Flint are struck down, he finally musters up the will to attack the Masked Man. It doesn't really affect the outcome of the fight however, though it does produce a couple of Easter Eggs.]]
* ShrinkingViolet: Lucas is a very shy kid, [[CharacterDevelopment but he eventually has to step up]].
* SiblingYinYang: Lucas is timid and gentle, while Claus is more outgoing and excitable.
* SimpleStaff: Other than the occasional [[KillerYoyo Yoyo]], these are his WeaponOfChoice.
* SilentProtagonist: Assumes the role from Chapter 3 onwards, after earning his role as the primary lead character. Except for a brief moment in Chapter 1, everything he says over the course of the story pre-[[TimeSkip Time Skip]] is the rest of the cast RepeatingSoTheAudienceCanHear.
** Played with in Chapter 7 [[spoiler:when Lucas finds Kumatora and the Magypsy Doria, at which time she is trying to introduce the current party to her; she hurriedly whispers to Lucas asking what his dog's name is, and he clearly whispers back. This exchange isn't given any real dialogue.]]
%%* TheSoCalledCoward
* TheChosenOne: Lucas is never officially named dropped as this, but [[spoiler: it's heavily implied that he's the Chosen One because he is one of only two people in the whole world who can use PK Love, and by extension, pull the 7 Needles that would awaken the Dark Dragon and rebirth the world, as prophesied.]]
* ThemeTwinNaming: Lucas and Claus are anagrams of each other.
* TookALevelInBadass: His defining moment is definitely when he [[spoiler:takes the baby and mother Dragos to save Kumatora, Salsa, and Wess from the Pigmasks.]]
* TwinTelepathy: Not in the usual sense though. Moreso the fact that [[spoiler: it's later discovered that his twin Claus can also use PSI, once Lucas and co. realize he is the Masked Man who's been pulling Needles. He's also the only other person who can use PK Love.]]
** Seemingly played straight every time Lucas comes into contact with [[spoiler: the Masked Man, as he and the Masked Man get these weird Light flashes that imply they recognize each other.]]
%%* WonderChild
* UnlikelyHero: Claus's shirt is blue and yellow--the same color as Ninten's and Ness's before him. He also ''acts'' like a HotBlooded hero, capable of ridiculously selfless and suicidal actions on behalf of the people he cares about. Everything about him is deliberately engineered to scream "hero!"... but it's the timid Lucas who gets saddled with the position instead. [[spoiler:Ironically, Claus's heroic traits are what lead to him ending up brainwashed and fighting against Lucas on the side of the antagonists, the Pigmasks.]]

[[caption-width-right:200: ''Tonda gossa.'']]

A "thief" who doesn't do much in the way of thieving, though manages some impressive athletic feats with his permanently injured leg. He accompanies Lucas on his journey across the Islands in search of the Egg of Light and, later, the Needles. [[spoiler:Quite an accomplished musician, as well.]]
* ArmedLegs: Duster attacks enemies by kicking with [[StealthPun a clubbed foot]].
* BadassNormal: He doesn't need any PSI to take down Chimeras or otherwise, being a trained Thief.
%%* ButtMonkey
* DisabilitySuperpower: He walks with a limp, and it's noted by several characters. Surprisingly, [[IKnowKarate he incorporates it into his Secret Thief Arts combat style]]. [[ArmedLegs Duster's weapons are shoes, and he kicks enemies in combat.]] He can make preemptive attacks at the start of random encounters, and he can even negate sneak attacks by flipping the enemies around (thus making it a preemptive attack for ''your whole party'').
** When your party puts on Pigmask suits in Chapter 5, you can tell which one is Duster's by watching him move.
* DistressedDude: [[spoiler:Is held captive in the siege of Saturn Valley in Chapter Seven.]]
* HandicappedBadass: That leg must REALLY have a lot of velocity in order to deal that much damage to enemies. He's even the second strongest Physical Attacker of the party, after Lucas.
* HeavySleeper: He's even asleep on his naming screen! Boney has to drag him by the neck through the rain during most of his introduction scene. It's implied that he's a night owl, but still, it takes about three quarters of the cutscene for him to finally wake up.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: His Thief Tools (wall staples, a scary mask, a siren beetle, a tickle stick, smoke bombs, and a hypno-pendulum) are all things he can use in fights. All of them inflict status effects similar and/or identical to Kumatora's.
* JackOfAllStats: He doesn't hit as hard as Lucas, his Thief Tools have lower success rates than PSI, and he's a little slower than Boney. Despite this, he's still a very versatile and useful party member.
** LightningBruiser: He has the second-highest HP and physical attack and the second-highest speed, barely behind Lucas and Boney respectively. ''[[HandicappedBadass With a limp.]]''
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: In chapter 4, [[spoiler:the bassist of the DCMC, Lucky, is revealed to be Duster with amnesia.]]
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: After the mission in Osohe Castle that Wess sends him on, he's never shown stealing anything, despite being classed as a thief. [[spoiler:Possibly a hint toward the true nature of his "job", as Leder reveals in Chapter 8 that Wess and Duster merely took on the role of thieves in the new society to protect the Egg of Light.]]
* SmellyFeet: Joked around with his smelly socks.
* SteppingStoneSword: Wall staples, [[CaptainObvious which can be driven into the wall.]]

[[WMG: Kumatora]]
[[caption-width-right:200: ''Outta my way, dammit!'']]

The brash, bold Princess of Osohe Castle. She is extremely well-versed in psychic techniques despite her young age; particularly in the branches that allow for severely injuring others. She accompanies Lucas on his journey across the Islands in search of the Egg of Light and, later, the Needles.
* ActionGirl: Kumatora, with her Gloves made for punching and PsychicPowers.
%%* BadassAdorable
* BathtubScene: Played with and averted (though really, what were you expecting from 16-bit overworld sprites?). It merely ''[[BaitAndSwitch appears]]'' to be Kumatora (it was actually [[spoiler:Ionia]]) in a hot spring, and the second time when it's ''actually'' her in the shower, she isn't actually seen and in fact gets out all dressed up the second the player tries to peek (funnily, you ''have'' to approach the shower door to proceed with the plot).
* {{Bifauxnen}}: A little kid mistakes her for a boy at some point in Chapter 2.
* BlackMagicianGirl: Is this in contrast to Lucas's skillset.
** FireIceLightning: The only playable character that can use the elemental PSI attacks.
** StandardStatusEffects: Along with Duster.
* BoyishShortHair: Comparing Kumatora to the other female NPC's, this can be the case.
* CryCute: [[spoiler:During the ending. Unfortunately, since it only happens on the "The End?" screen, we can't see it, but we can take Duster's words for it: she looks really cute when she cries.]]
%%* CuteBruiser
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: [[spoiler:She's a princess in name only.]]
* FryingPanofDoom: Subverted. You can actually get a Fake Frying Pan as a weapon for Kumatora, as a nod to Paula, but it's just a Joke Weapon and is far from Kumatora's strongest piece of equipment.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Kumatora is universally described as strong, tough, and masculine, and off-screen, is capable of single-handedly smacking down two bodyguards that Lucas isn't even allowed to approach because they're too dangerous. Yet in actual combat she's a SquishyWizard who has the overall lowest physical damage ratio, even compared to a ''dog''.
* GirlinessUpgrade: While disguised as Yoshi-Koshi ("Violet" in the FanTranslation) in Club Titiboo, she undergoes this, hating every second of it.
* HappilyAdopted: [[spoiler:As she lost both her parents as a baby before being taken away on the "white ship"; the Magypsies agreed to raise her as their own.]]
* AnIcePerson: Kumatora is the only character who can use PK Freeze. Also has a chance to [[StandardStatusEffect solidify]] the opponent as well.
* TheLadette: Kumatora has this sort of personality and attitude, though she does not exhibit any of the behavior commonly associated with it other than swearing.
* LadySwearsALot: Although what profanity there is in the fan translation isn't very strong, most of it comes courtesy of [[TomboyPrincess Kumatora]].
* MenDontCry: Kumatora is too tough to cry, [[spoiler:at least not until the ending. According to Duster, it makes her look kinda cute.]]
%%* ModestRoyalty
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Her name means ''bear-tiger''.
* RaisedByNatives: [[spoiler:Kumatora is an orphan, so the Magypsies took her in when she was a baby.]] It explains a lot, actually.
* RebelliousPrincess: [[spoiler:Though she turns out not to really be the princess of anything.]]
%%* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* SheCleansUpNicely: In her normal attire, a little girl mistakes her for a guy. [[spoiler:In Chapter 4, however, she has to disguise as a waitress to get behind-the-scenes at Club Titiboo in order to convince an [[LaserGuidedAmnesia amnesiac]] Duster who he really is. Suddenly, many of the men find her attractive. Even Lucas, who [[TimeSkip for all we know]] hadn't seen Kumatora since three years ago, has to be constantly reminded to keep a straight face because of how drastic the change is.]]
* SquishyWizard: Kumatora. Despite how she's portrayed in story as being very masculine and physically strong, even one time knocking out some guards that Lucas was specifically prohibited from talking to because of how strong they were, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation in actual gameplay, she really doesn't hit that hard.]] Her PSI is powerful and can rip the Pigmasks a new one, but she has the second lowest HP of the party (about 100+ HP less than Lucas or Duster) and lowest Defense of the party, so she can't take too many hits before taking Mortal Damage.
%%* {{Tomboy}}
%%** TomboyPrincess
%%* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]

[[WMG: Boney]]
[[caption-width-right:200: ''Woof woof! (I can take you for a walk if you'd like, Lucas.)'']]

The family dog of the twins. An intelligent, responsible creature who sticks by Lucas on his long journey.
* ActionPet: Lucas' dog Boney, he's unique in that he sticks with you for the rest of the game and is the first Animal to be a Permanent Party Member in a ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' game.
* AmbiguousGender: We never actually find out if Boney's supposed to be male or female. Averted in the English FanTranslation, which defaults to masculine pronouns.
* EnemyScan: His sniff ability. Some enemies either have no scent or one that Boney can't handle.
* EvilDetectingDog: During the MushroomSamba on Tanehineri/Tanetane Island, Boney starts barking whenever the party encounters a hallucinatory monster. He also won't follow you into the luxurious hot spring - for good reason...
* FragileSpeedster: Boney is one of the fastest party members in the game, but he can't take a lot of damage.
%%* HeroicDog
%%* TeamPet

[[folder:Lucas's Family]]
[[WMG: Claus]]
[[caption-width-right:200: ''...make SURE you eat the core!'']]

Lucas' older twin brother. He is Lucas's exact opposite; energetic, stubborn, and brash.

[[spoiler:For more information, see the Masked Man's character tropes.]]
* AfterActionVillainAnalysis: "He was just hasty... You'll [[TearJerker forgive your hasty brother, won't you?]]"
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: "I'm gonna get stronger. ...I'm gonna get so strong even Dragos won't stand a chance against me!"
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Porky states at the end of the game that the Masked Man is nothing but a puppet, and there isn't a shred of humanity left in him. This is supported earlier in the game when Phrygia can sense Lucas's heart after he pulls his share of Needles, but not the heart of Claus, even though he's been pulling Needles as well. It isn't until the end of the game that Claus regains his humanity, after his mother's voice pleads with him.]]
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: [[spoiler:He goes from a hyperactive, cheery kid to a silent, emotionless Pigmask Army Commander.]]
%%* DecoyProtagonist
%%* FieryRedhead
* HarmfulToMinors: [[spoiler:His mom, for one.]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Claus becomes this after attempting to [[spoiler:avenge his mother's death with the Mecha-Drago. Eventually, he is seen face down at the end of Chapter 1, presumably dead or just barely alive. He later is used by the Pigmasks to aid the pulling of the Seven Needles.]]
* {{Keet}}: He even wears bright colors!
* MusicalSpoiler: [[spoiler:A subtle hint about the Masked Man's true identity is that the sound used for the Masked Man's sword attack is a sitar, which is the same attack sound used for Claus when he's briefly playable.]]
* NeverFoundTheBody: Well, Flint never did despite his greatest efforts. [[spoiler:The Pigmasks, though...]]
%%* NiceGuy
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:When the Pigmasks found him. Arguably his fate as the Masked Man as well: heartless, reconstructed and (according to Porky, at least) with no human identity of his own.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Lucas, blue, and Claus, red. [[spoiler:They switch colors following Claus's reconstruction into the Masked Man.]]
* SiblingYinYang: Lucas is timid and gentle, while Claus is more outgoing and excitable. [[spoiler:This will prove to be Claus's downfall.]]
* ThemeTwinNaming: Lucas and Claus are anagrams of each other.
%%* [[spoiler:TwinTelepathy]]
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:It's very difficult to talk about him without accidentally giving away his fate by the end of Chapter 1.]] [[spoiler:Or mention his revival as the Masked Man later in the game.]]
* WeaponOfChoice: KnifeNut, like many other newly-minted [[HeroesPreferSwords heroes]].
* WeCanRebuildHim: [[spoiler:The Pigmasks found his fallen body and turned him into their cyborg commander.]]

[[WMG: Flint]]
[[caption-width-right:200: I wonder what's under that hat? [[spoiler:Nothing. He's bald as a bean!]]]]

Lucas and Claus's father, and husband of Hinawa. Though quiet and fairly stoic, he cares for his family deeply.
* BadassLongcoat: His design in the scrapped N64 version. This was most likely removed to make animations clearer.
* BadassNormal: In a world where the {{mooks}} wield ray guns and the heroes wield psychic powers, he's still more than capable of making his way on his quest with nothing more than a good block of wood.
* BaldOfAwesome: That's right - he's bald as a bean.
* CarryABigStick: Primarily uses sticks as weapons.
* DecoyProtagonist: The second person controlled, and the first who does any serious fighting. The ending narration of chapter two restates that he's going to continue to be a major player on the good guy's side. However, he never takes an active role in the plot again after that. [[spoiler:Though he does help out in the eleventh hour]].
** Compounded by the advertising campaign for ''Earthbound 64'', where most video and screenshots were taken from the first chapter - leading many to believe, as early as 1999, that ''Mother 3'' would be about Flint the cowboy rather than a young boy as is the series tradition. Of course, those who payed closer attention to the screenshots released could tell that Flint wouldn't be present for the entire game - though [[spoiler: the fact that the ''Earthbound 64'' trailer shows him [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_yieBcg2oM&t=46s clinging to the Pigmask airship at the end of Chapter 5]], as well as the fact that [[https://tcrf.net/Mother_3/Unused_graphics#Unused_Character_Sprites his unused clinging sprite]] still exists in the GBA version, suggests that Flint really was planned to have a more active role in the later parts of the adventure [[WhatCouldHaveBeen during development]]]].
* DeusAngstMachina: Chapter 1. [[spoiler:The forest gets set on fire, a friend of his is injured, his wife Hinawa is killed, he has a freakout that leads to him getting thrown in jail, and one of his sons tries to avenge Hinawa and is (presumably) killed.]] All of this within the space of a day or so.
** IronWoobie: Much of what applies to Lucas also applies to him.
* EyeObscuringHat: He has a cowboy hat that achieves this, and an early sight gag involving soot makes this more noticeable, although this wasn't the case in the scrapped N64 version. [[spoiler:Turns out he's bald]].
* HappilyMarried: Flint and Hinawa, without a doubt. Which is impressive, since we only see them interact face-to-face ''once'', and that was in a flashback. [[spoiler:[[TheLostLenore Sadly]]...]]
* HeartBrokenBadass: Flint is reduced to anger and silence after his wife and son vanish.
* HeroicBSOD: After the news of [[spoiler:Hinawa's death]] is relayed to him, he refuses to speak, grabs a piece of wood, and attacks the townfolk until they knock him out and put him in a cell until he calms down.
* MadeOfIron: Special mention goes to when [[spoiler:he takes two PK Love Ω's for Lucas. Though he's knocked out for a bit, he eventually gets up like nothing happened.]]
* NiceHat: Flint wouldn't [[ShapedLikeItself be Flint]] without his signature cowboy hat.
* PapaWolf:
** A {{deconstruct|edTrope}}ion; he gets so torn up about [[spoiler:Claus's disappearance]] that he spends most of the game neglecting his other son in his rampant search for him.
** [[spoiler:During the final battle between Lucas and the Masked Man (who in reality is a brainwashed Claus) Flint will try and protect Lucas, taking two rounds of heavy damage for him]].
* ParentalNeglect: [[spoiler:To Lucas. While his leaving the Courage Badge (read: ''Franklin'' Badge) at home to prevent their home from getting torched by the lightning had probably saved Lucas's life a number of times, this is all he did for those three years; the rest of it was spent searching for Claus at every opportunity, and it's all but implied that Lucas and his father didn't talk much during that time.]]
* PleaseKeepYourHatOn: [[BaldofAwesome Not to say he doesn't look cool without it]].
%%* {{Rancher}}
* SoLongAndThanksForAllTheGear: He's never playable again after Chapter 1. Then again, none of the equipment you find at that point is particularly noteworthy.
%%* SupportingProtagonist
* TakingTheBullet: Flint takes a [[spoiler:PK Love Ω for Lucas in the final battle - ''twice''. Flint being taken out by the second one [[BerserkButton removes Lucas's]] unwillingness to attack]].
* TragicDream: [[spoiler:He spent ''three years'' scouring the mountains looking for his missing son. He would never find him there - because the Pigmasks abducted him on day one. Made even more tragic in the ending of Chapter One, where it's shown [[MissedHimByThatMuch Claus is just down the cliff from Flint]], but he is too busy dealing with the Mecha Drago to search]].

[[WMG: Hinawa]]
[[caption-width-right:200: ''You must be so exhausted.'']]

Lucas and Claus's mother, and wife of Flint. She is warm and loving, and wholly devoted to the care of her family. [[spoiler:Even in death.]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:As a spirit, seen once in the beginning of Chapter 6, and again at the end to bring Claus back to his senses. Implied to be helping Lucas and friends out several more times during the story]].
* BringMyRedJacket: The only color she's seen wearing is red, and [[spoiler:she dies from a wound to the heart]].
* GoodParents: Hinawa is loved by both her children and treats them with absolute kindness even when they're silly or annoying.
* HappilyMarried: To Flint.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Saves Lucas and Claus from the Mecha-Drago at the cost of her own life]].
%%* {{Housewife}}
%%* IncorruptiblePurePureness
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[spoiler:[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km8fiyKC0Bs She Was Like a Sunflower]], which plays in scenes after her death in which she's important.]]
* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler:Again, to Flint]].
%%* PosthumousCharacter
%%* SacrificialLamb
%%* SmallRoleBigImpact
* SunnySunflowerDisposition: Sunflowers are associated with her presence throughout the game. [[spoiler:In [[BreatherLevel Chapter 6]], Lucas even sees her ghost in a sunflower field]].
** MeaningfulName: Coincidentally or not, her name is a few letters off from the Japanese word for sunflower, ''himawari''.
%%* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth

[[WMG: Wess]]

Duster's elderly father, and mentor in the Thief Arts. He is an extremely competent fighter [[spoiler:and dancer...]] despite his advanced age.
* AbusiveParent: He constantly belittles his son, Duster. At one point, it is mentioned that some of the villagers believe that he actually gave Duster his limp. [[spoiler:In Chapter 7, the hallucination of Wess says he gave Duster that limp. How true this is is still somewhat uncertain given how out-of-character the hallucination characters generally are.]]
* BlatantLies: "[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments I'm not going to stick my butt out or anything, though.]]"
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
-->'''Wess:''' I'd like to join the search, but they told me to stay here because I'm old. Seems nobody's aware of just how strong I really am.
** UnderestimatingBadassery: He's not kidding. When he's a Support Character in battles, he has a chance of pulling out an attack that does ''triple digit damage'', handily outclassing anything you can dish out at that point in the game.
%%* DomesticAbuser
* EnragedByIdiocy: When Duster brought back the Noble Spitoon from Osohe Castle, Wess ''FLIPS OUT AND SMASHES IT ON THE GROUND'', then comes with Duster to Osohe Castle to guide him so he gets the correct artifact (the Hummingbird Egg) this time. For the rest of the game, he refers to Duster as "Moron."
* GoodIsNotNice: [[GrumpyOldMan Old Man Wess]] wants to save the world and teach his son to be strong, but he does so in a borderline abusive way.
%%* GuestStarPartyMember
* NotSoAboveItAll: He has his moments.
* OldMaster: He's in his 60's (or thereabouts), and he's so tough, the game ''{{nerf}}s him'' by making him attack rarely during [[GuestStarPartyMember the short time he's in your party]]. One of his rarer attacks is enough to [[OneHitKill one-shot]] anything you can encounter at the time.
* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Like Duster, he's a thief - but does very little stealing after [[spoiler:the heist on Osohe Castle in Chapter 2.]] Though he does steal [[spoiler:the Punishizer from Fassad after he and Kumatora free Salsa at the end of Chapter 3]].

[[WMG: The Magypsies]]
Seven mysterious, flighty, and secretive individuals with immense power; capable of bestowing psychic techniques on those they deem worthy. They enjoy tea parties and interior decor. [[spoiler:They guard the Seven Needles, and each Magypsy is bound to one by their lifeforce]].
* AmbiguousGender: They are neither man nor woman, nor even human. In the FanTranslation, they usually refer to themselves as female, but Kumatora refers to them as male, suggesting its up to the characters' interpretation. [[spoiler:[[BlackSheep Locria]] seems unambiguously male, though.]]
* CampGay: Their mannerisms and dialogue are very effeminate, contrasted to their masculine appearance. While this is symptomatic of [[AmbiguousGender their genderless nature]], it's clear that some stereotypes were humorously played with.
%%* CoolShades: Doria.
%%* FunnyAfro: Aeolia.
* GirlyRun: Ionia, during the short amount of time that she's a GuestStarPartyMember, runs in an absurdly feminine manner.
%%* HeavySleeper: Phrygia.
* {{Leatherman}}: Doria looks like this, resembling the ManlyGay stereotype of a biker or trucker.
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:The locrian mode is considered to be a dissonant mode. Guess what Locria did]].
* MusicalThemeNaming: The Magypsies are named for the modes of the diatonic scale.
* NiceHat: Doria and Phrygia.
%%* OurFairiesAreDifferent: The Magypsies -- [[FetishRetardant and how!]]
* ParentalSubstitute: [[spoiler:All of them, but especially Ionia, to Kumatora]].
* PurposeDrivenImmortality: [[spoiler:A Magypsy will only truly "die" if their Needle is pulled]].
* SayItWithHearts: Only in the FanTranslation. Clyde Mandelin admits that this was done to emphasize the "girly" diction they use in Japanese.
* {{Sexophone}}: The {{leitmotif}} of the Magypsies.
%%* ThresholdGuardians: The Magypsies.
* {{Wholesome Crossdresser}}s: The Magypsies are all psychic guardians for good [[spoiler:except Locria/Fassad]].
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

[[WMG: Salsa]]
[[caption-width-right:200: "Salsa apologized profusely!"]]

A cute and talented performing monkey, forced into the service of Fassad under threat of severe harm befalling his lady (monkey) love, Samba.
* ADayInTheLimelight: He's the star of Chapter 3, but doesn't return afterward until [[spoiler:Chapter 7, where he and his girlfriend save Lucas from certain devouring by the Ultimate Chimera]]. Even then, he's only back in the party very briefly, and vanishes from the story entirely after that.
* ApologeticAttacker: One of Salsa's skills is to "apologize profusely" to the enemy. This is a ContinuityNod to one of Porky's totally useless actions when he's a GuestStarPartyMember in ''Videogame/{{EarthBound}}''. Unlike Porky's, though, it actually ''does'' something.
* ButtMonkey: Literally.
* ElectricTorture: Constantly on the wrong side of it, to the point that it REALLY stops being funny after the first few times.
%%* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys
* FragileSpeedster: Salsa is the fastest party member in the game, but he has pathetic defenses.
* IHaveYourWife: The Pigmasks have his girlfriend.
* PunnyName: Salsa's Japanese name "Sarusa" combines the Japanese word for "monkey" ("saru") with a type of dance. Appropriately, he's a monkey that has several prominent dance scenes.
* SoLongAndThanksForAllTheGear: Perhaps the only reason he returns to the party at all is so you can try to prevent this.
* TeamPet: Sort of fills the role in a couple places, most notably when teamed up with Kumatora.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: At the end of Chapter 3, he's left in Kumatora's care. When Lucas catches up to her 3 years later, he's nowhere to be seen. Later on, we find out that [[spoiler: he did find his girlfriend, but at some point they were both caught by the Chimera Laboratory. Which it turns out was close to Club Titiboo, where Kumatora worked. So they did stick close to each other.]]
* WhatMightHaveBeen: Salsa and his girlfriend originally had a scene in the ending [[spoiler:during all the upheaval after Lucas pulled the last Needle]], but it was strangely DummiedOut.

[[WMG: Yokuba/[[{{Woolseyism}} Fassad]]]]
[[caption-width-right:187:[[labelnote:Click here for major spoilers]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fassad_new_3888.jpg[[/labelnote]]]]

A suspicious travelling salesman, hawking "happiness" in the form of Happy Boxes and town renovation. He enlists Salsa's help as his assistant, shocking him repeatedly for punishment or just to spite him. He is in the service of King P and the Pigmasks, and ushers in the corruption that destroys Tazmily.

[[spoiler:He is ''very strongly implied'' to be Locria, the seventh and final Magypsy.]]
* ArabOilSheikh: Fassad ''looks'' like one, in any case.
** It's also worth noting that 'Fassad' is an Arabic word that means [[MeaningfulName 'corruption']]. It's also a pun on Façade (no, not the game). And it's not even official - his actual name is Yokuba (based on 'greed' in Japanese).
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:After falling from Thunder Tower, he's brought back to life with two musical horns attached.]]
* BadBoss: He's horribly cruel to Salsa for absolutely no reason.
%%* TheBarnum
* BerserkButton: He completely blows his lid after you [[spoiler:destroy his horns in his final battle]].
--> "[[spoiler:[[OhCrap Miracle Fassad tried PK Starstorm!]]]]"
* BigEater: Fassad ''loves'' eating bananas. [[spoiler:So much that they're the only item that you can get after defeating him.]]
* BlackSheep: [[spoiler:Of the Magypsies.]]
* TheCorrupter: Serves as this to the entire population of Tazmily. And he enjoys his job very much.
* CreepyCrossdresser: [[spoiler:Inverted -- the rest of the Magypsies are all psychic crossdressing guardians for good, except the comparatively conservatively-dressed Fassad (Locria)]].
* CrutchCharacter: In Salsa's chapter, though Fassad only helps out when he feels like it.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Subverted; [[spoiler:they rebuild him into a cyborg.]]
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:At least until the Masked Man shows up.]]
* EvilLaugh: "Nwehehehehehehehehe!"
** That's one "Nwe" and eight "he"s.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Suggested to be one of the Magypsies]].
%%* FatBastard
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler:After you defeat Miracle Fassad for the last time, he falls into a sewer, too wounded to so much as move. Since he's later revealed to be a Magypsy, this means that he's stuck, drowning, immobile, and alive, until the Needle is pulled at the end of the game.]]
* GuestStarPartyMember: A notable one, as it's likely that he'll be the one doing all the damage while Salsa is taking all the hits (and doing his best to disable enemies so he doesn't get hit).
* HateSink: He ''will'' make you want to choke him to death before Salsa's chapter is over.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: [[spoiler:[[OhCrap Miracle Fassad tried PK Starstorm!]]]]
* InsistsOnPaying: During his stay in the Yado Inn in Tazmily Village, he insists to pay money for the night (even though the townspeople never use or heard the term "money"). Unlike most examples, this is meant to be seen as villainous rather than humble, since he's rejecting their hospitality in favor of making it a cold transaction.
* {{Jerkass}}: Fassad corrupts Tazmily village for his own profit while torturing an innocent monkey.
* KickTheDog: To Salsa. Over. And over. And over. To the point of instant MoralEventHorizon.
* MakeAnExampleOfThem: Anyone who doesn't play ball and purchase a high quality Happy Box gets their house torched by lightning.
* MeaningfulName: Fassad's unaltered Japanese name is Yokuba, which comes from the Japanese word [[spoiler:for "greed"]]. His name in the fan translation comes from the Arabic word [[spoiler:for "corruption"]] and coincidentally, [[spoiler:it sounds like the word "façade"]]. Fassad could also be something of a reference to Lier X. Agerate, a minor character from ''[=EarthBound=]''.
** [[spoiler:Also Locria, which is all but stated to be the same character as Fassad. As the Magypsies are named after the modes of the diatonic scale, the Locrian mode is also known as the 'Diabolus in Musica', a Latin phrase meaning 'Devil in Music', in reference to its dissonant tone. This is likely the reason why the name "Locria" was chosen for the traitorous Magypsy.]]
* MusicalSpoiler: [[spoiler:His horns the second and third time around play a somewhat messy version of the Magypsy's theme whenever he talks.]]
* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler:He blames Lucas and his friends for pushing him off Thunder Tower. He actually slipped off the tower accidentally due to his careless habit of leaving banana peels around.]]
* NoOneCouldHaveSurvivedThat: [[spoiler:His fall off Thunder Tower, not that it stops the Pigmasks from [[WeCanRebuildHim rebuilding him]]. Justified in that he's immortal.]]
* OneHitKill: [[spoiler:He has a move where he "emits a dazzling light". It can instantly kill a party member, no matter how much health they have.]]
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler:Locria's pet mouse, who described him as the kindest, most generous person he ever knew]].
-->''[[spoiler:"I don't think Locria is coming back anymore. Oh, me? I'm a mouse Locria liked to dote over. He had a creepy "Nwehehehehe" laugh, so he might've seemed like a mean person in most people's eyes, [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments but he was very nice to me, at least.]] Do you think he'll be coming home soon? I'm so lonely."]]''
** [[spoiler:A scene on the ''MOTHER 3'' website depicts Fassad taking care of the mouse in Locria's home, completely confirming his identity, although for whatever reason this isn't in the final game.]]
* RasputinianDeath: Fassad falls off the Thunder Tower at the end of Chapter 5, but he reappears as a boss later, named "New Fassad". After he's defeated, he appears again later on, this time dubbed "Miracle Fassad". [[spoiler:After that boss defeat, he's finally dead. For good.]]
%%* [[spoiler:RecurringBoss]]
* TheReveal: While you're heading through the [[VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon Empire Porky Building,]] you come across a Magypsy's shell home. [[spoiler:Inside you find several banana peels, a pair of musical horns, and Fassad's clothing, and nearby you'll meet a mouse who describes the missing Magypsy's characteristic laugh.]]
* RunningGag: Fassad isn't afraid to stop whatever he's doing to eat a banana then throw the peel on the floor. [[spoiler:[[ChekhovsGun This turns out to be his quite literal downfall at the top of Thunder Tower.]]]]
* SnakeOilSalesman: Wouldn't YOU be happier with a Happy Box?
* TheSpeechless: [[spoiler:He requires a robotic interpreter after he is rebuilt as a cyborg, since he can only vocalize by blowing through the horns in his nose.]]
* StandardStatusEffects: [[spoiler:During his boss fights, he often inflicts various status effects, such as nausea, forgetfulness, and fleas.]]
* StockholmSyndrome: Fassad may be a chode, but he's an effective teammate (a lot more than Porky or Thomas), and a lot stronger than Salsa. Itoi intentionally wanted to provoke this feeling in ''players themselves''.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Luxury Bananas. They even heal him for more than they heal your party members.
* {{Turncoat}}: See "The Reveal."
* TurnsRed: [[spoiler:The final battle against Miracle Fassad. After halving his HP, his "heart fills with hatred", and he busts out his incredibly powerful PSI abilities, including ''Starstorm''.]]
* WeCanRebuildHim: [[spoiler:After he falls of Thunder Tower, the Pigmasks rebuild him into a cyborg who has horns sticking out of his nose]].

[[WMG: Ultimate Chimera]]

Created to be the ultimate killing machine, the Ultimate Chimera was released by Salsa and Samba in their attempt to escape the Pigmask Army. It chases Lucas and Boney around the Chimera Laboratory before being shut off by the monkeys. [[spoiler:Later appears in the restroom area of the Empire Porky Building]]

* AmbiguousGender: Only ever called an "it". [[spoiler: However, "it" uses the ''men's'' restroom]].
* HopelessBossFight: You don't even get a chance, touch it and you're dead.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: The jaws make up half its body.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Hit the button on its back and it goes down instantly. [[spoiler:The birdie makes sure it doesn't stay down, however.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Not seen in the Epilogue.

[[WMG: Masked Man]]
[[caption-width-right:264:[[labelnote:Click here to see what he looks like for '''MAJOR SPOILERS''']]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/masked_man_claus_1188.jpg[[/labelnote]]]]

The silent, foreboding commander of the Pigmask Army. He is the only individual aside from Lucas capable of pulling the Needles, and is Lucas's main rival in deciding the fate of the world.

[[spoiler:For more character tropes, see Claus's character entry.]]
%%* AntiVillain: [[spoiler:[[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type]] [[ForcedIntoEvil 4]]]].
%%* ArmCannon
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Top prize for being arguably the strongest member of the army, as he was able to [[spoiler:cast lightning to knock out the entire party (thrice, the third time, only one is left standing)]]. Not to mention [[spoiler:his ability to use PK Love and the ultimate sacrifice he pulls in the endgame]].
* BerserkButton: Put up any sort of damage-lessening shield, and he will respond with the Shield Killer followed by his strongest PSI attack. [[spoiler:Revive any of your teammates in the final battle, and he'll immediately knock them back down by electrocution, followed by PK Love Ω.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Porky states at the end of the game that the Masked Man is nothing but a puppet, and there isn't a shred of humanity left in him. This is supported earlier in the game when Phrygia can sense Lucas's heart after he pulls his share of Needles, but not the heart of Claus, even though he's been pulling Needles as well. It isn't until the end of the game that Claus regains his humanity, after his mother's voice pleads with him]].
* CallBack: [[spoiler:The background in his final battle is from Ness's Nightmare]].
* CoolMask: His helmet. It doesn't cover his whole face, but it's enough to hide his identity.
* CurbStompBattle: ''Three of them'' are courtesy of him. One to the party, one to [[spoiler:Flint]] offscreen, and one to the party ''again'' [[spoiler:if you count everyone but Lucas - who won't attack - being wiped out]].
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: [[spoiler:Claus goes from a hyperactive, cheery kid to a silent, emotionless Pigmask Army Commander]].
* DarthVaderClone: Dressed mainly in black, wears a CoolMask, is a cyborg, he has his own LaserBlade. [[spoiler:And is revealed to be Lucas's brother]].
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:Poor Lucas...]].
* DragonTheirFeet: Even with Master Porky gone, the Masked Man is still under orders to pull the final Needle -- and ''nothing'' will dissuade him from that task.
%%* DrivenToSuicide
* DyingAsYourself: It works. [[spoiler:Yep, Porky's brainwashing of him was so bad that he had to ''kill himself'' [[KickTheDog in order to be freed from it]].]]
* EvilRedhead: [[spoiler:{{Subverted|Trope}} - he's just BrainwashedAndCrazy]].
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In Chapter 5, [[spoiler:Lucas is mistaken as the 'Commander without his mask on']].
** [[spoiler:Also, one may notice that the Masked Man's "battle sound" is the same as the one Claus had when he was briefly playable in the prologue]].
%%* FightingFromTheInside
* ForcedIntoEvil: [[spoiler:He was brainwashed by Porky into doing his every whim.]]
* GoodWingsEvilWings: Has those [[BuffySpeak bat looking]] ones. It may also serve as a {{Jetpack}}.
* HeelRealization: After battling him, [[spoiler:he comes to his concessions of what he has done before he finally passes away]].
* ICannotSelfTerminate: [[spoiler:When Claus regains his identity, he directs a bolt of lightning at Lucas's Franklin Badge, killing himself when it backfires]].
%%* IDieFree
* ImplacableMan: In your first few encounters, if he isn't leaving behind a boss to hassle you, he will simply swing his CoolSword and [[ShockAndAwe summon a massive lightning strike]] [[TotalPartyKill to wipe you out]]. Eventually [[spoiler:Lucas gets the [[NoSell Franklin Badge]]]], evening the odds. [[spoiler:It doesn't last, and at the end he's right back to being utterly invincible]].
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: [[spoiler:Happens to Lucas in the PostFinalBoss battle.]]
* LaserBlade: The Masked Man's sword looks like it's made of blue light. As a bonus, it can fire bolts of lightning.
* LogicalWeakness: Doesn't register a heartbeat, which renders your combo system useless.
* LongLostSibling: [[spoiler:Claus is the Masked Man]].
%%* LukeIAmYourFather: Lucas, I Am Your Brother.
%%* [[MalevolentMaskedMen Malevolent Masked Man]]
%%* MaskPower
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:One interpretation as to why he committed suicide.]]
* MyRulesAreNotYourRules: He gets to attack twice per round. [[spoiler:In the final battle, this enables him to inflict fatal damage on almost every turn.]]
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler:The final battle in a nutshell. You're on the recieving end]].
%%* PeacefulInDeath
%%* PostFinalBoss
%%* PsychoElectro
%%* RedemptionEqualsDeath
%%* TheReveal
* RoboticPsychopath: [[spoiler:Or so you'd think.]]
* TheStoic: Never emotes in any way.
* SuicideByCop: [[spoiler:It can sort of be this if you smack him around with Lucas in the final battle after Flint [[TakingTheBullet takes two PK Loves]]]].
* TheChosenOne: Like Lucas, he is one of the only people in the world who can use PK Love and by extension, pull the Needles that will awaken the Dark Dragon and change the world.
* ThatManIsDead: King P ''gloats'' that this is the case.
%%* TinTyrant
* TheVoiceless: While there are several examples given that he can speak, he never actually gets any dialogue. The only time we see him speak ''at all'' is while his back is to the screen and a Pigmask is berating a Clayman for not being able to break down a door, if only to tell that Pigmask to back away so he can ''bomb the door along with the Clayman.''
* WalkingSpoiler: It's hard to talk about the Masked Man without [[spoiler: giving away the many instances of foreshadowing that he's actually Claus.]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:One interpretation as to why Claus committed suicide is that his mind control recognized that Claus would soon break free and be of no use to King P.]]

[[WMG: King P]]
[[caption-width-right:243:[[labelnote:Click here to see what he looks like for '''MAJOR SPOILERS''']]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/porky_minch_3398.jpg[[/labelnote]]]]

The reclusive "king" of New Pork City, and leader of the Pigmask Army. He has a certain penchant for childlike and self-aggrandizing behavior.

[[spoiler:For more character tropes, see Porky/Pokey's character entry on the [[Characters/EarthBoundAntagonists EarthBound page]].]]
* ActuallyADoombot: When you first face him.
%%* AdiposeRex
%%* AgeWithoutYouth
* AllegoricalCharacter: [[spoiler:Well, [[WordOfGod Itoi did say he represents]] and [[HobbesWasRight symbolizes humanity.]]]]
** EmbodimentOfVice: [[spoiler: While Giygas is the "Embodiment of Evil" back in ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}'', Porky is the embodiment of humanity's vices.]] Makes you think what Itoi had in mind when creating this character.
%%* AllergicToRoutine
* AlmightyIdiot: [[spoiler:Although he is not, physically, an EldritchAbomination (well, the protagonists may see him as one, maybe even a HumanoidAbomination), he did drive himself insane through his constant time travelling, as evidence from his MotiveRant. ''Very ironic indeed''.]]
* TheAloner: This can be debated whether or not [[spoiler:everyone, except Porky, died or not in the ending. Of course, they ''seem'' to be okay, and it wouldn't make sense for the Absolutely Safe Capsule to be rolling around in their afterlife, but we don't really know for sure. But what we DO know is that Porky will exist for eternity.]]
** The Pigmask music plays at one point during. [[spoiler:the END? screen. He's still around.]]
* AmbiguousSituation: He's pretty happy after being sealed in the Absolutely Safe Capsule:
** Is he only happy because he hasn't yet discovered he can't get out?
** Does he actually genuinely enjoy the isolation as Andonuts speculated?
** Has he gone LaughingMad from realizing his fate?
** Is he already too far gone to care?
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Porky's fate at the end... though (as Dr. Andonuts says in-game) it may be exactly what he wanted. Notice that he's still sticking his tongue out at you even after it's revealed that he's trapped forever, and the capsule is described as rolling around happily during the ending, though whether this is before or after he's discovered he can't escape is ambiguous]].
* AnimalMotifs: [[spoiler:Pigs, for [[FatBastard fairly obvious reasons]]]].
* AntagonistInMourning: The [[spoiler:Friend's Yo-yo, the various fake weapons and apparel and the theater in New Pork City may be tributes to Ness]].
%%* AxCrazy
* BadassMustache: Looks like a fu manchu, funny enough.
* BadBoss: He rules his army and the Nowhere Islands with an iron fist.
* BigBad: Of the 3rd game.
* BigEntrance: When you first encounter him.
* BlindingBangs: [[spoiler:Continuing the tradition of being mildly creepy]].
* BodyHorror: ''Even worse'' than before.
* BossRemix: Has a short section of [[http://starmen.net/mother3/music/Mother%203%20-%20187%20His%20Highness%27%20Theme.ogg His Highness' Theme]], but otherwise its original.
* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:The Absolutely Safe Capsule accomplishes this]].
* TheCaligula: He passes himself off as a great hero, despite corrupting the once vibrant world into an industrial wasteland, and using anything and anyone he can get his hands on as his personal playthings. At the end, he reveals his plans to [[spoiler:awaken the Dark Dragon and see what happens, probably dooming what is left of civilization]], all for a quick laugh.
* CavalierCompetitor: Stated in-game that he thinks everything is just a big game (humorously enough that this is actually a video "game"), to him.
* TheChessmaster: It's as though the Nowhere Islands is just a theatrical play for him.
* AChildShallLeadThem: Well, he ''thinks'' he is still one.
* ContinuityNod: [[spoiler:His playroom is full of small nods to ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}'', and his first battle theme against his robots is an [[{{Retraux}} 8-bit throwback]], just like in the previous game]].
%%* CultOfPersonality
%%* TheCynic
* DarkAndTroubledPast: See FreudianExcuse below.
* DarkLordOnLifeSupport: Well, he ''looks'' like he is in one.
** KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Even though he doesn't get to die at the end, as stated before, you gotta admit his [[FateWorseThanDeath "death" is far worse]]]].
%%** HoistByHisOwnPetard
* DepravedBisexual: If you interpret his "fan room" as a thinly disguised harem, he has one of the kissing oxygen machines in there...
* DirtyCoward: Although he does pack quite a punch when it comes to him as a boss, he still cowers away to his [[spoiler:Absolutely Safe Capsule]] to avoid submitting to the heroes.
%%* [[spoiler:DirtyOldMan]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler:He attempts [[OmnicidalManiac to destroy the entire world]] simply because it contains people who ''won't be friends with him'']].
* DissonantSerenity: You gotta admit, his monologue is fairly creepy because of the awful amount of serenity in it. And to think it is also accompanied with chilling and disquieting laughter.
* DragonAscendant: [[spoiler:TheDragon to Giygas in the previous game until he's taken out, he then eventually makes it to the Nowhere Islands where the events of the game take place, and becomes the BigBad there]].
* DyingAlone: Played with. [[spoiler:After sealing himself away inside the Absolutely Safe Capsule, it appears that he has subjected himself to this. However, he's immortal. So he's going to remain in that unbreakable, inescapable capsule for the rest of eternity. Alone]].
%%* ElderlyImmortal: Type E.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: [[spoiler:There's a restaurant in New Pork City staffed by robotic replicas of his permanently estranged mother]].
* EvilAlbino: [[spoiler:Even though he is not inherently albino, as evidenced from ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}'']], he is practically drained of color and his sprite is white as snow. [[spoiler:It is suggested it was from his constant time travelling]].
%%* EvilCripple
%%* EvilLaugh
* EvilMakesYouMonstrous: ''Just look at him.'' [[spoiler:It can be his meddling with time travel that made him look like this, but it doesn't hide the fact that he was evil while doing it]].
%%* [[spoiler:[[EvilOldFolks Evil Old Guy]]]]
%%* EvilOverlord
* FakeUltimateHero: The Tazmily Villagers see him as a true hero. He himself even says this in his [[spoiler:MotiveRant]], but the word "hero" can be interpreted in several ways. [[spoiler:Ness? Giygas? Himself, in a way?]] Who knows?
-->''"You could've been happy, if only you would've done as I did and obediently followed the visionary, selfish desires of a great hero..."''
* [[FatalFlaw Fatal Flaws]]: If you hadn't yet noticed, he has ''[[SevenDeadlySins quite a lot of vices]]'', (yes, he can apply to all seven of the sins), and maybe even filling the role of most to all of the flaws and vices there are in this site.
** Yes, we even have it listed:
** {{Lust}}: In the non-connotative sense, [[ItAmusedMe this is actually his main motivation]]. That's not to say he can't also fit the [[KavorkaMan other definition.]]
** {{Pride}}: Even in the Japanese version, he calls himself "sama", and if you know some lick of UsefulNotes/JapaneseHonorifics, he is practically giving himself off as a ''big'' stuck up snob (as if he isn't one already, the message is more hammered in) and even, in a way, making fun of himself.
*** [[spoiler:Just add this with ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}'' and you get some hefty list of vices.]]
* FatAndProud: He's pretty self-conscious about his weight. Just look at what his army is based off...
* FatBastard: You have to appreciate his audacity in theming his entire empire and army around his rotund build.
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler:Trapped in a small, indestructible capsule, while both physically and mentally ill; he will [[ImmortalityHurts still be alive for years to come]], ''even once the world ends''.]]
* FinalBoss: [[spoiler:In the sense of being the last major challenge of the game, as the fight afterwards is more of a Post Final Boss.]]
* FinalSolution: Look to DisproportionateRetribution above.
%%* FishOutOfTemporalWater
%%** LikeADuckTakesToWater
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:His unhappy childhood made him [[EvilCannotComprehendGood forget the concepts of kindness and love, thus letting bitterness and hatred take over his already twisted mind]].]]
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Likely one of the most nightmarish examples in any Creator/{{Nintendo}} franchise ever, bar none.
%%* GloriousLeader
%%* AGodAmI
* GrumpyOldMan: Why else was all of the Nowhere Islands [[EvilReactionary remodeled]] to how the world looked [[spoiler:back in ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}''?]]
* HatesEveryoneEqually: He's a misanthrope, what did you expect?
%%* TheHedonist
* TheHermit: Maybe one of the countless reasons as to why he [[spoiler:ducked inside the Absolutely Safe Capsule.]]
* HowTheMightyHaveFallen: What some may think the [[spoiler:Absolutely Safety Capsule]] accomplished. Let's also not forget that [[spoiler:whatever was under his control was [[WildMassguessing ''probably'']] obliberated after the Seven Needles were pulled.]]
* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler:He might look like one, but he might not even be considered one anyway, which way you look at it.]]
-->''"?!...What did [[spoiler:Porky]] do?!"''
* IJustWantToBeLoved: Totally noticeable, even if he doesn't say it.
%%* ImmortalImmaturity
* ImmortalityHurts: [[spoiler:Shigesato Itoi has confirmed that he will still be alive 5.5 billion years from now]].
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: He coughs and wheezes in the fight against him. [[spoiler:The death part is subverted in that [[{{Immortality}} he'll never die]]]].
* InferredSurvival: [[spoiler:After the The End? screen, it is inferred that the Absolutely Safe Capsule is still intact]].
%%* InsaneEqualsViolent
* IronicHell: [[spoiler:Well, he doesn't necessarily ''die'' at the end, but his punishment, never the less, suits him. He tries to get away from the "crushing weight of boredom" all throughout the game, but would spend his eternal life in a small, invincible ball with nothing better to do until the end of time]].
%%* ItsAllAboutMe
* ItAmusedMe: Everything he did was because he was [[spoiler:bored with omnipotence and wanted a quick laugh]].
* {{Jerkass}}: King P's only motivation is a selfish desire for ownership and a complete disregard for the good of anyone besides him.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Shoots a WhatTheHellHero and HumansAreBastards message in his [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Reason You Suck Speech]] when you first encounter him. While all of his other messages and reasons are just plain... [[ItAmusedMe bad]], he later busts out this particular quote when addressing the Tazmily Villagers.
--> ''""You resorted to [[spoiler:blanking your memories to create a new world where humanity's past failures would never be repeated]]... How stupid can you be?! No matter how much you change the rules, no matter how much you refuse to admit defeat, in the end, the creatures known as "people" will always sign their own death warrant by acting out of stupidity and evil. And then... mankind will be gone for good."''
** He may or may not grasp it, but with [[spoiler:blanked-out memories]], [[HistoryRepeats there IS a reason to justify his rant]].
* KarmaHoudini: One of the many ambiguous factors of the games ending is whether or not he's ultimately punished appropriately for his sins. [[spoiler: Is being trapped in the Absolutely Safe Capsule for eternity a fitting punishment, not punishment enough, or possibly a fate too terrible for even him? Dr Andonuts implies that he deliberately kept quite about the ASC permanently trapping its user inside so Porky never knew what he was getting himself into, but he also ponders whether it might be exactly what Porky would have wanted anyway. Since we never see Porky try to leave the capsule within the scope of the game, we never get to see his reaction to discovering his imprisonment either way, so in the end we're left without an answer.]]
* KavorkaMan: There are many attractive girls (who were obviously brainwashed) in his fan room in the [[spoiler:Empire Porky Building]].
%%* KickTheDog: Where to begin?
%%* KnightOfCerebus
* LackOfEmpathy: Hey, he's a sociopath for a reason you know.
* LaughingMad: When Lucas confronts him in the last dungeon, he reveals that he knows what will happen if the Masked Man pulls the last Needle.... and the prospect of total oblivion sends him into a fit of gibbering, insane laughter.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://starmen.net/mother3/music/Mother%203%20-%20187%20His%20Highness%27%20Theme.ogg His Highness' Theme]] can count as one.
%%* LonelyAtTheTop
* LoveHungry: He brainwashes and demands everyone to adore him as their supreme leader. Ultimately, [[spoiler:this was one of the reasons why he wanted to destroy the Nowhere Islands, since no one truly ''did'' adore him at heart.]]
-->''[[spoiler:"With my eternal life, I shall see the world through its end. Until everyone who won't like me is gone"]].''
%%* MaddenIntoMisanthropy
* TheManBehindTheCurtain: Its not disappointing as it is shocking and disgusting.
* ManChild: Mentally, he's just a bigoted [[spoiler:kid bully]], with the solipsism to match.
%%* ManInTheMachine
* ManInWhite: To the point where he almost looks like a ''corpse''. No, that's not an exaggeration, he's ''[[UpToEleven that]]'' bleached.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* TheMentallyDisturbed
%%* MisanthropeSupreme
* MonsterSobStory: New Pork City is this all over. [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Of course, you can't really be sure with him]].
* MonstrousHumanoid: [[spoiler:Terrifyingly enough, you can even consider him as similar as to Giygas one way or another]].
* MotiveRant: [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Gives a huge one]] when he finally reveals himself in Chapter 8.
* [[spoiler:MurderIsTheBestSolution]]
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: For such a {{Jerkass}}, he's got some ''awesome'' battle music.
%%* NeverGrewUp
%%** NotGrowingUpSucks
* RamblingOldManMonologue: Played strangely [[PlayingWithATrope straight]], considering that [[spoiler:he has a mentality of a childish teenager]].
* OmnicidalManiac: [[spoiler:He already expressed his belief in ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}'' that Giygas should destroy the universe. His real motivation all along: to [[SeriousBusiness eradicate everyone who doesn't like him.]] (Admittedly a big field to go after, but still...)]]
%%* OutsideContextProblem
%%* PigMan: No duh.
* PsychopathicManchild: [[spoiler:He tries to destroy the world just for the adrenaline rush, and that's after he corrupted Nowhere Islands.]]
* RealityWarper: While he himself is not able to pull the Needles, he is able to let the Masked Man do it for him instead.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler:Porky is between 1,000 and 10,000 years old when you finally meet him. ''Maybe''...]]
* TheReveal: All of a sudden in Chapter 8, when he has only been referred to as "King P" up to that point, an unfamiliar character walks up to the party and nonchalantly tells them that [[spoiler:"Master Porky"]] requests their audience. [[spoiler:This nonchalance is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that the protagonists wouldn't know about the events of ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}''; they only know Porky Minch as an emperor, not as former friend or a minion of Giygas.]] Thanks to his appearance in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', however, this has quickly fallen into ItWasHisSled territory.
%%* RoyalBrat
%%* {{Sadist}}
* SanitySlippage: Considering the [[spoiler:beginning of the prequel, ''VideoGame/{{EarthBound}}'']] up to the boss battle with him here, it is surprising to see.
* {{Sealed Evil in a Ca|n}}psule: [[spoiler:The Absolutely Safe Capsule, in which the user is indeed [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Absolutely Safe]], but can never leave.]]
* SelfDisposingVillain: See above.
%%* ShadowDictator
%%* SmugSuper
%%* TheSociopath
* SpiderTank: [[spoiler:As with before, his preferred means of combat]].
%%* StrawNihilist
* TimeAbyss: King P has lived for centuries, due to his abuse of time travel and near immortality. He honestly doesn't know how old he is himself, although he suggests he may be 1,000 or 10,000.
* TimeIsDangerous: [[spoiler:The body of an invalid old man, with the mind of a deranged child]].
%%* TomTheDarkLord
* TookALevelInJerkass: [[spoiler:Yes, Porky's ''even worse'' than in the previous game]].
%%* TragicVillain
* TrappedInAnotherWorld: [[spoiler:Leder states that Porky time-traveled to the world of the Nowhere Islands and speculates that he cannot escape because he was kicked out of other time periods]].
* UltimateEvil: In conjunction with YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm, his fighting technique is [[ContinuityNod similar to that of Giygas]].
* {{Unishment}}: [[spoiler:He's happy being [[SealedEvilInACan stuck in the Absolutely Safe Capsule forever]]--at least in the short term.]]
* VaderBreath: [[UpToEleven He coughs, wheezes, or gasps nearly every time he talks]].
%%* VagueAge
* VictoriousLoser: Even with his plans bite the dust, he thinks he will be victorious once "his son" pulls the final Needle.
* VictoryIsBoring: Seeks to destroy the entire Earth because he wants to cure himself of his extreme case of boredom.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:During his MotiveRant.]]
* VillainousGlutton: ''[[UpToEleven Double-]]chocolate [[DeepFriedWhatever fried pork chips]]'' for one.
* VillainsOutShopping: King P himself, clearly, has a lot of childish hobbies. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], since he's mentally in his early teens, and it still doesn't diminish his villainy.
%%* VillainWithGoodPublicity
* VisionaryVillain: He can pretty much envision the world to be burned to shreds after the final Needle is pulled.
%%* WalkingSpoiler
%%* [[WasOnceAMan Was Once A Boy]]
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: [[spoiler:Even after the heat death of the solar system, ''[[FridgeHorror Porky will still be alive]]'']].
* WhileRomeBurns: [[spoiler:Why else did his minions build New Pork City?]]
%%* WhiteHairBlackHeart
%%* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity
* YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm: What did [P] do?! [P] sprayed something! [P] sucked something!]] Of course, this is in the tradition of ''MOTHER'' final bosses, coming after "The Form of Giegue's Attack was Inexplicable" and, of course, the TropeNamer "You Cannot Grasp The True Form of Giygas's Attack." It's mostly parodied in this game though, especially since each and every one of his attacks still have unique text notifications and can be memorized with practice.