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[[folder:Main Party/Protagonists]]
[[WMG: Lucas]]
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[[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.
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* [[spoiler:AllOfTheOtherReindeer: 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 refuses to go along with it]], this trope is in full effect.]]
* [[spoiler:AngstySurvivingTwin]]
* 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 completely destroy the Pigmasks surrounding them.]]
* BreakTheCutie
* 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[=/=]SuperToughness: 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).
* [[spoiler:CosmicPlaything: 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: Lucas constantly running afoul of the Pigmasks and ''winning'' against them earns him quite the reputation among them. [[spoiler:''Especially'' when he beats the Masked Man. The Pigmasks who bore witness to that are so shocked and afraid that they peel out of the area at speeds that would impress SonicTheHedgehog.]]
** GameplayAndStoryIntegration: Not only do Pigmasks fought in cutscene events back the heck off after you beat them, but if Lucas' level is high enough, Pigmasks encountered in the field will ''actually flee'' at the sight of him like other underlevelled enemies.
* DynamicCharacter
* FarmBoy: His father is a shepherd, even!
* GameplayAndStorySegregation[=/=]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!]]
** [[spoiler:[[WildMassGuessing Maybe Lucas was having another of those weird... "moments" that corresponds with the Masked Man showing up? It's never really explained ''what'' those slowly flashing lights were.]]]]
* [[spoiler:GoodIsOldFashioned: Even as Tazmily changes, Lucas sticks to the old ways of the village, [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer much to]] [[HeroWithBadPublicity everyone's frustration]].]]
* [[spoiler:HarmfulToMinors: 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
* TheHero: Not at first, but it's there by the second half of the game.
* HeroWithBadPublicity
* HurtingHero
* [[spoiler:InTheEndYouAreOnYourOwn: 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.]]
* [[spoiler:JumpedAtTheCall: 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
* [[spoiler:LetsGetDangerous: 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''.]]
** [[spoiler:[[FridgeBrilliance That actually might have been the Courage Badge protecting him. The new PSI was certainly a bonus though!]]]]
* 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.
* [[spoiler:MissingMom: [[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.]]
* [[spoiler:ParentalAbandonment: 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.]]
* NeverAcceptedInHisHometown
* PrimaryColorChampion
* PsychicPowers
* [[spoiler:RealityWarper: 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.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:After all of Lucas' [[TotalPartyKill fellow party members]] and [[TakingTheBullet Flint]] are struck down, he is allowed to attack the [[DuelBoss Masked Man]]. [[ControllableHelplessness It doesn't really affect the outcome of the fight however]], though it does produce a couple of [[EasterEgg Easter Eggs]].]]
** [[spoiler:EpilepticTrees: One popular theory about the cut [[DummiedOut "Lucas' Nightmare" boss]] is that you used to be able to kill the Masked Man in the final fight, prompting said cut boss fight by either Lucas going insane from grief or a [[HijackedByGanon surprise Giygas appearance]].]]
* ShrinkingViolet
* SiblingYinYang: Lucas is timid and gentle, while Claus is more outgoing and excitable.
* SimpleStaff[=/=]CarryABigStick: Other than the occasional [[KillerYoyo Yoyo]], these are his WeaponOfChoice.
* SilentProtagonist: Assumes the role from Chapter 3 onwards. 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
* ThemeTwinNaming: Lucas and Claus are anagrams of each other.
* TookALevelInBadass: Throughout the game, but his defining moment is definitely when he [[spoiler:takes the baby and mother Dragos to save Kumatora, Salsa, and Wess from the Pigmasks.]]
* [[spoiler:TwinTelepathy]]
* WonderChild
* UnlikelyHero: Claus' shirt is blue and yellow--the same color as Ness's and Ninten'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.

[[WMG:Duster]]
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[[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.]]
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* ArmedLegs: Duster attacks enemies by kicking with [[StealthPun a clubbed foot]].
* BadassBeard[=/=]BadassMustache: Yes, he has both.
* BadassNormal
* 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, [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything you can tell which one is Duster's by watching him move.]]
* [[spoiler:DistressedDude: Is held captive in the siege of Saturn Valley in Chapter Seven.]]
* HandicappedBadass
* 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.]]''
* [[spoiler: LaserGuidedAmnesia: In chapter 4, the bassist of the DCMC, Lucky, is revealed to be Duster with amnesia.]]
* MushroomSamba: Along with quite a bit of terror.
* [[ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything The Thief Who Doesn't Do Anything]]: After the mission in Osohe Castle that Wess sends him on, he's never shown stealing anything, despite being classed as a thief.
* SmellyFeet: Joked around with his smelly socks.
* SteppingStoneSword: Wall staples, [[CaptainObvious which can be driven into the wall.]]

[[WMG: Kumatora]]
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[[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.
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* BadassAdorable
* BathtubScene[=/=]ShowerScene: Played with and averted ''twice'' (though really, what were you expecting from 16-bit overworld sprites?). The first time is in a hot spring when someone merely ''[[BaitAndSwitch appears]]'' to be Kumatora (it was actually [[spoiler:Ionia]]), 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' 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.
* [[spoiler: CryCute: 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.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: [[spoiler: She's a princess in name only.]]
* [[spoiler:HappilyAdopted: 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.]]
* 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 Violet in Club Titiboo, she undergoes this, hating every second of it.
* TheLadette
* LadySwearsALot: Although what profanity there is in the fan translation isn't very strong, most of it comes courtesy of [[TomboyPrincess Kumatora]].
* MushroomSamba: With a bit of horror mixed in.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Her name means ''bear-tiger''.
* PsychicPowers
* 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
* TomboyPrincess
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]

[[WMG: Boney]]
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[[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.
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* ActionPet: He's in your party for a reason.
* 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's the only one that won't follow you into the hot spring. And for good reason...
* FragileSpeedster: Can outright be upgraded to a LightningBruiser if you're skilled with the combo system. His speed is very useful for tools like the Shield Snatcher.
* HeroicDog
* TeamPet
[[/folder]]

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

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

[[spoiler:For more information, see the Masked Man's character tropes.]]
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* [[spoiler: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!"
* [[spoiler:BrainwashedAndCrazy: 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' 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.]]
* [[spoiler:CyberneticsEatYourSoul: He goes from a hyperactive, cheery kid to a silent, emotionless Pigmask Army Commander.]]
* DecoyProtagonist
* FieryRedhead
* [[spoiler:HarmfulToMinors: His mom, for one.]]
* [[spoiler:HeWhoFightsMonsters: Claus becomes this after attempting to 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.]]
* [[spoiler:NeverFoundTheBody: Well, Flint never did despite his greatest efforts. The Pigmasks, though...]]
* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead: When the Pigmasks found him.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Lucas, blue, and Claus, red.
* SiblingYinYang: Lucas is timid and gentle, while Claus is more outgoing and excitable. [[spoiler:This will prove to be Claus' downfall.]]
* ThemeTwinNaming: Lucas and Claus are anagrams of each other.
* [[spoiler:TwinTelepathy]]
* [[spoiler:WeCanRebuildHim: The Pigmasks found his broken body and turned him into their cyborg commander.]]

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

Lucas and Claus' father, and husband to Hinawa. Though quiet and fairly stoic, he cares for his family deeply.
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* {{Badass}}: Special mention goes to when [[spoiler:he takes two PK Love Omegas for Lucas. Though he's knocked out for a bit, he eventually gets up like nothing happened.]]
* 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 rayguns 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.
* [[spoiler: BaldOfAwesome: That's right - he's bald as a bean.]]
* CarryABigStick: Primarily uses sticks as weapons.
* DeusAngstMachina: Chapter 1. [[spoiler:The forest gets set on fire, a friend of his is injured, his wife Hinawa is killed, he has a [[HeroicBSOD 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. [[spoiler:Turns out he's bald.]]
* HappilyMarried: To Hinawa.
* [[spoiler: HeroicBSOD: After the news of Hinawa's Death is relayed to him.]]
* 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' 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.]]
* [[spoiler:ParentalNeglect: 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' 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.]]
* [[spoiler: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
* [[spoiler:TakingTheBullet: Flint takes a PK Love Omega for Lucas in the final battle - ''twice''. Flint being taken out by the second one [[BerserkButton removes Lucas']] [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything unwillingness to attack]].]]
* TragicDream: [[spoiler:His three years of searching the mountains for Claus amounted to nothing... because the Pigmasks found him on day one. Suffice it to say Claus [[CurbStompBattle isn't merciful]] when they finally meet again.]]

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

Lucas and Claus' mother, and wife to Flint. She is warm and loving, and wholly devoted to the care of her family. [[spoiler:Even in death.]]
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* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead: 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.]]
* [[spoiler:BringMyRedJacket: The only color she's seen wearing is red, and she dies from a wound to the heart.]]
* HappilyMarried: To Flint.
* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: 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.]]
* [[spoiler: TheLostLenore: Again, to Flint.]]
* [[spoiler: PosthumousCharacter]]
* [[spoiler: 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''.
* [[spoiler: TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Allies]]
[[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.
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* 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:And confirmed in Chapter 7's MushroomSamba, as it's [[FridgeHorror Duster's hallucination of Wess that says he gave him that limp.]]]]
* BadassGrandpa: 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.
* BadassNormal
* 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."
** HarsherInHindsight: And yet this whole issue (which took the party all of ''three years'' to fully resolve) was caused by Wess simply '''refusing to tell Duster what he was there to steal in the first place''', instead saying to locate the "valuable and important-looking thing" himself as some kind of rite-of-passage to thiefhood. You'd think that would take a back seat to something so important, but...
* GuestStarPartyMember
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
** NotSoAboveItAll: He has his moments.


[[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.]]
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* AmbiguousGender: They are neither man nor woman, nor even human. They usually refer to themselves as female, but Kumatora refers to them as male. [[spoiler:[[BlackSheep Locria]] seems pretty clearly male.]]
* CampGay
* CoolShades: Doria.
* FunnyAfro: Aeolia.
* HeavySleeper: Phrygia.
* MusicalThemeNaming: The Magypsies are named for the modes of the diatonic scale.
** MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:The locrian mode is considered to be a dissonant mode. [[FaceHeelTurn Guess what Locria did]].]]
* NiceHat: Doria and Phrygia.
* [[spoiler:ParentalSubstitute: All of them, but especially Ionia, to Kumatora.]]
* [[spoiler:PurposeDrivenImmortality: A Magypsy will only truly "die" if their Needle is pulled.]]
* SayItWithHearts
* {{Sexophone}}: The {{leitmotif}} of the Magypsies.
* {{Wholesome Crossdresser}}s: The Magypsies are all psychic guardians for good [[spoiler:except Locria/Fassad]].
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Pink Hair]]

[[WMG: Salsa]]
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[[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.
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* 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
* IHaveYourWife: The Pigmasks have his girlfriend.
* 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.
* 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.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Antagonists]]
[[WMG: Yokuba/[[{{Woolseyism}} Fassad]]/[[spoiler:Locria]]]]

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 revealed to be Locria, the seventh and final Magypsy.]]
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* 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 Fašade (no, not the game.). And it's not even official.
* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead and KilledOffForReal: After falling from Thunder Tower, he's brought back to life with two musical horns attached. Much later, after the third encounter, he plummets into the sewers and either dies from drowning or disappearing when his Needle is pulled.]]
* BadBoss: He ''will'' make you want to choke him to death before Salsa's chapter is over.
* TheBarnum
* BerserkButton: He completely blows his lid after you [[spoiler:destroy his horns in his final battle]].
--> "[[spoiler:[[OhCrap Miracle Fassad tried PK Starstorm!]]]]"
* [[spoiler:{{Black Sheep}}: Of the Magypsies.]]
* TheCorrupter: Serves as this to the entire population of Tazmily. And he enjoys his job very much.
* CrutchCharacter: In Salsa's chapter, though Fassad only helps out when he feels like it.
* [[spoiler:DisneyVillainDeath: Subverted; 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.
* [[spoiler: FaceHeelTurn: He's one of the Magypsies.]]
* 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).
* 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").
* {{Jerkass}}
** [[spoiler:JerkWithAHeartOfGold]]
* 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 name in the Japanese version was "Yokuba", which comes from [[spoiler:the Japanese word for "greed"]]. His name in the fan translation comes from the Arabic word [[spoiler:for "corruption"]] and coincidentally, [[spoiler:it sounds like the word "fašade"]]. Fassad could also be something of a reference to Lier X. Agerate, a minor character from ''[=EarthBound=]''.
** [[spoiler: Also, his original identity as a Magypsy, Locria. 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.]]
* [[spoiler: MusicalSpoiler: 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.]]
* [[spoiler:NoOneCouldHaveSurvivedThat: His fall off Thunder Tower, not that it stops the Pigmasks from [[WeCanRebuildHim rebuilding him]]. Justified in that he's immortal.]]
* [[spoiler: PetTheDog: His pet mouse, who described Locria 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: RecurringBoss]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: While you're heading through the [[VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon Empire Porky Building,]] you come across a Magypsy's shell home. Inside you find several banana peels, a pair of musical horns, and Fassad's clothing.]]
* 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?
* [[spoiler:TheSpeechless: 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.]]
* 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."
* [[spoiler:VillainousCrossdresser: Inverted -- the rest of the Magypsies are all psychic crossdressing guardians for good, except the comparatively conservatively-dressed Locria/Fassad.]]
* [[spoiler:WeCanRebuildHim: After he falls of Thunder Tower, the Pigmasks rebuild him into a cyborg who has horns sticking out of his nose.]]

[[WMG: The Ultimate Chimera]]

Created by Dr. Andonuts 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 lab before being shut off by the monkeys. [[spoiler: Later appears in the restroom area of the Empire Porky Building]]

* HopelessBossFight: You don't even get a chance, touch it and you're dead.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily
* 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: The Masked Man]]

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

[[spoiler:For more character tropes, see Claus' character entry.]]
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* [[spoiler: AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type]] [[PelagianVillain 4]]]].
* ArmCannon
* 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 Omega.]]
* [[spoiler:BrainwashedAndCrazy: 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' 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.]]
* [[spoiler: CyberneticsEatYourSoul: 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.]]
* [[spoiler:DiedInYourArmsTonight: Poor Lucas...]]
* TheDragon: For Chapters 7 and 8.
** DragonTheirFeet: Even with Master P gone, the Masked Man is still under orders to pull the final Needle -- and ''nothing'' will dissuade him from that task.
* [[spoiler:DyingAsYourself: It works. [[KickTheDog Yep, Porky's brainwashing of him was so bad that he had to]] ''[[KickTheDog kill himself]]'' [[KickTheDog in order to be freed from it.]]]]
* [[spoiler:EvilRedhead: {{Subverted|Trope}} - he's just BrainwashedAndCrazy.]]
* [[spoiler:{{Foreshadowing}}: In Chapter 5, Lucas is mistaken as the 'Pigmask 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.]]
* [[spoiler: FightingFromTheInside]]
* GoodWingsEvilWings: Has those [[BuffySpeak bat looking]] ones. It may also serve as a {{Jetpack}}.
* [[spoiler: HeelRealization: After battling him, he comes to his concessions of what he has done before he finally passes away.]]
* [[spoiler:ICannotSelfTerminate: When Claus regains his identity, he directs a bolt of lightning at Lucas' Franklin Badge, killing himself when it backfires.]]
* [[spoiler: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.]]
* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler: Averted big time.]]
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: [[spoiler: Happens to Lucas in the PostFinalBoss battle.]]
* LogicalWeakness: Doesn't register a heartbeat, which renders your combo system useless.
* [[spoiler:LonelyPianoPiece[=/=]SadBattleMusic]]: '''Totally'''.
* [[spoiler:LongLostSibling: Claus is the Masked Man.]]
* [[spoiler:[[LukeIAmYourFather Lucas, I Am Your Brother]]]]
* [[MalevolentMaskedMen Malevolent Masked Man]]
* MaskPower
* [[spoiler: MyGodWhatHaveIDone: 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.]]
* [[spoiler:NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: The final battle in a nutshell. You're on the recieving end.]]
* [[spoiler:PeacefulInDeath]]
* [[spoiler:PostFinalBoss]]
* PsychoElectro
* [[spoiler:RedemptionEqualsDeath]]
* [[spoiler: TheReveal]]
* RoboticPsychopath: [[spoiler:Or so you'd think.]]
* TheStoic: Never emotes in any way.
* [[spoiler:SuicideByCop: It can sort of be this if you smack him around with Lucas in the final battle after Flint [[TakingTheBullet takes two PK Loves]].]]
* [[spoiler:ThatManIsDead]]: King P ''gloats'' that this is the case.
* TinTyrant
* [[spoiler:UnwillingRoboticisation / WeCanRebuildHim]]
* 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.''
** FridgeBrilliance: [[spoiler:Lucas gets a similar exchange with Kumatora in Chapter 7. This could be a subtle hint to the Masked Man's true identity.]]
* WalkingSpoiler
* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: An interpretation as to his fate at the final battle with him.]]


[[WMG: King[=/=]Master P[[spoiler:orky Minch]]]]

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/EarthBound EarthBound page]].]]
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* ActuallyADoombot: When you first face him.
* [[spoiler:AdiposeRex]]
* [[spoiler:AgeWithoutYouth]]
* [[spoiler:AllegoricalCharacter: Well, [[WordOfGod Itoi did say he represents]] and [[HobbesWasRight symbolizes humanity.]]]]
** [[spoiler:EmbodimentOfVice: 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
* [[spoiler: AlmightyIdiot]]: Although he is not, physically, an {{Eldritch Abomination}} (well, the protagonists may see him as one, maybe even a {{Humanoid Abomination}}), [[spoiler: 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, but we may really not know for sure as it is left ambiguous. But what we DO know is that, even with them seemingly alive, one day, humanity will cease to exist and Porky will still be around somewhere, in the infinite, never-ending and timeless dimension known as the universe.]]
* [[spoiler:AndIMustScream: 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.]]
* AnimalMotifs: [[spoiler:Pigs, for [[FatBastard fairly obvious reasons.]]]]
* AntagonistInMourning[=/=]ReminiscingAboutYourVictims: Some players believe that the [[spoiler:Friend's Yo-yo, the various fake weapons and apparel and the theater in New Pork City is a tribute to Ness]]. But, this is just pure speculation.
* AxCrazy
* BadassMustache: Looks like a fu manchu, funny enough.
* BadBoss: He doesn't care when even the highest-ranking members of his army get injured or killed on the job, instead blaming them for being careless.
* BeneathTheMask: It's pretty much evident that he's just [[spoiler: a troubled and insecure boy who made '''a lot''' of bad choices.]]
* BigBad
* BigEntrance: When you first encounter him.
* [[spoiler:BlindingBangs: Continuing the tradition of being mildly creepy.]]
* [[spoiler:BodyHorror]]
* 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 destroy 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.
* [[spoiler: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.
* DeathByIrony[=/=]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.]]
** 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
* DirtyCoward[=/=][[spoiler:VillainExitStageLeft]]: 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''.]]
* DissonantLaughter[=/=]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.
* [[spoiler:DragonAscendant: 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.]]
* [[spoiler:ElderlyImmortal: Type E.]]
* [[spoiler: EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: 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 evidence from ''VideoGame/EarthBound'']], he is practically drained of color and his sprite is white as snow. As a theory, [[spoiler: it can be assumed it was from his constant time travelling.]]
* [[spoiler: 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:
** AmbitionIsEvil
** {{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 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.]]
* [[spoiler: FatAndProud]]: Arguably so, he's pretty self-conscious about his weight. Just look at what his army is based off...
* [[spoiler:FatBastard: You have to appreciate his audacity in theming his entire empire and army around his rotund build.]]
* [[spoiler: FateWorseThanDeath: 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. The fight afterwards is more of a Post Final Boss.]]
* FinalSolution: Look to DisproportionateRetribution above.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater
** LikeAFishTakesToWater
** TheUnfrozenCavemanLawyer
* 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
* [[spoiler:GrumpyOldMan]]: Why else was all of the Nowhere Islands [[EvilReactionary remodeled]] what 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: The 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.
* [[spoiler: ImmortalImmaturity]]
* [[spoiler:ImmortalityHurts: 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]].]]
* [[spoiler: InferredSurvival: After the The End? screen, it is inferred that the Absolutely Safe Capsule is still intact.]]
* InsaneEqualsViolent
* ItsAllAboutMe
* [[spoiler:ItAmusedMe: Everything he did was because he was bored with omnipotence and wanted a quick laugh.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: ''Oh, you have'' '''''no''''' ''idea''.
** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk
* 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]].
* [[spoiler: KavorkaMan: There are many attractive girls (who were obviously brainwashed) in his Fan Room in the Empire Porky Building.]]
* KickTheDog: Where to begin?
* [[spoiler: KnightOfCerebus]]
* LackOfEmpathy: Hey, he's a sociopath for a reason you know.
* LargeAndInCharge
* 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
* [[spoiler: TheManBehindTheCurtain]]: Its not disappointing as it is shocking and disgusting.
* [[spoiler: ManChild]]: Mentally, he's just a bigoted [[spoiler:thirteen-year-old bully]], with the solipsism to match.
* ManInTheMachine
* ManInWhite: To the point where he 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.]]
* [[spoiler: MotiveRant: [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech Gives a huge one]] when he finally reveals himself in Chapter 8.]]
** EvilGloating[=/=]TrashTalk: As is custom.
* [[spoiler: MurderIsTheBestSolution]]
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly[=/=]OrchestraHitTechnoBattle: For such a {{Jerkass}}, he's got some ''awesome'' battle music.
* [[spoiler: NeverGrewUp]]
** [[spoiler: NotGrowingUpSucks]]
* RamblingOldManMonologue: Played strangely [[PlayingWithATrope straight]], considering that [[spoiler: he has a mentality of a childish teenager.]]
* [[spoiler:OmnicidalManiac: 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...)]]
* OutsideContextVillain
* [[spoiler: PigMan]]: No duh.
* [[spoiler: PsychopathicManchild: He tries to destroy the world just for the adrenaline rush, and that's after he corrupted Nowhere Islands.]]
* [[spoiler: RealityWarper]]: While he himself is not able to pull the Needles, he is able to let the Masked Man do it for him instead.
* [[spoiler: ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Porky is between 1,000 and 10,000 years old when you finally meet him. ''Maybe''...]]
* [[spoiler: TheReveal]]: Very late into the game in an oddly nonchalant way. [[spoiler:This nonchalance is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] in that the protagonists wouldn't know about the events of ''VideoGame/EarthBound''; they only know Porky as an emperor, not as former friend or a minion of Giygas.]]
* 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.
* [[spoiler:{{Sealed Evil in a Ca|n}}psule: The Absolutely Safe/Absolute Safety Capsule, in which the user is indeed [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Absolutely Safe]], but can never leave.]]
* SelfDisposingVillain: See above.
* ShadowDictator
* SmugSuper
* TheSociopath
* [[spoiler: SpiderTank: As with before, his preferred means of combat.]]
* StrawNihilist
* [[spoiler: TimeAbyss]]
* [[spoiler:TimeIsDangerous: The body of an invalid old man, with the mind of a deranged child.]]
* TomTheDarkLord
* [[spoiler:TookALevelInJerkass: 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 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: To him, that's what the Absolutely Safe Capsule is for. [[FateWorseThanDeath But when you think about it...]]]]
* 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.
* [[spoiler: VillainousBreakdown: During his MotiveRant.]]
* VillainousGlutton: ''[[UpToEleven Double-]]chocolate [[DeepFriedWhatever fried pork chips]]'' for one.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity
* VisionaryVillain: He can pretty much envision the world to be burned to shreds after the final Needle is pulled.
* WalkingSpoiler
* [[spoiler: [[WasOnceAMan Was Once A Boy]]]]
* [[spoiler: WhoWantsToLiveForever: Even after the heat death of the solar system, ''[[FridgeHorror Porky will still be alive]]''.]]
* WhileRomeBurns: [[spoiler: Why else did his minions built New Pork City?]]
* WhiteHairBlackHeart
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity
* WouldHurtAChild[=/=]WouldHitAGirl: Considering the main party.
* YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm: [[spoiler:What did Porky do?! Porky sprayed something! Porky 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.
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