Webcomic / Mother 2 And A Half

"The Apple of Enlightenment cannot be correct! The Chosen Four will NOT destroy me!"
— Giegue

Several years have passed since the vengeful alien Giegue had been defeated by Ninten, Ana and Loid. All seems good, until Ninten accidentally gets Ana pregnant. Little do they know, that the baby is apparently the Chosen One destined to save the world in the near future. Giegue finds out about this using the Apple of Enlightenment, and realizes that his future plan of conquering the universe is in danger. His first plan is to kill the chosen boy before he is born, but that doesn't work out. When all hope was lost, his future self, already defeated by The Chosen Four in the future goes back in time and gives him a special ability that will ruin the timeline and make it impossible for Ness stop him. And for the practically the entire duration of the story, Ninten and Ana have no idea about what's truly going on. As a result, there is nothing they can do about it.

Mother 2 and a Half is a MOTHER Fan Webcomic created by PsiPaula4. The first page was uploaded to DeviantART on May 8, 2010, and is still going. The comic is divided into several chapters, each around 70-80 pages long. After Chapter 4, the comic has undergone much Art Evolution, and much more detail has been put into each page. The creator is attempting to remake the earlier chapters so the style matches the later ones, but it's taking a long time. In the meantime, the middle of Chapter 1 to the middle of Chapter 4 is of much lesser quality than other parts of the comic, but it is still a work in progress.

Has a Character Sheet.

This comic contains examples of:

  • Affectionate Nickname: Ninten and Ana have given each other pet names; Nintey and Annie. Though, they rarely call each other these pet names post Chapter 1. Especially Ninten.
  • Agony Beam: The Gluttony Beam
  • Aliens Speaking English: Giegue and the Starmen. Justified, Giegue was raised by a human.
  • Anti-Hero: Ness could be considered Type 1, because he doesn't exactly use his powers for heroic deeds. He has used his powers mainly to steal food and for self defense. It is also noteworthy to mention that he has used them to badly injure a kid who called him fat, and then stole his money to buy ice cream. The true hero of this story is actually Fluffy.
  • Art Evolution: As mentioned above, there has been a lot of Art Evolution since it started. The early pages had no backgrounds drawn on a majority of the panels, and since the drawings didn't start with a sketch, the drawings were of low quality, and 1-3 pages were uploaded every day since it took only a few minutes to create each one. In the middle of Chapter 4, the creator started sketching the pages first and increased the amount of panels per page from 6 to 12, so much more effort was put into each page and now about 1 page is uploaded a week. Compare this early page to this recent page. Not only that, but some characters got updates to their main designs. Ninten's mustache a little thicker and has larger sideburns, Ana's hair looks a bit different, Ness's bangs are rounded like on his official clay model, baby Ness has shorter legs and the aforementioned rounded bangs, Fluffy's fur tuft points up instead of down, and Giegue is slimmer. And in general, the shape of the heads aren't as round.
  • Big Eater: Ness, full stop.
  • Black Bead Eyes: Every character.
  • Break the Cutie: While most characters that apply for this trope are broken by someone else, Ness broke himself. As the story progresses, he gets more and more miserable, to the point where he cries on almost every page, either out of fear, hunger, or longing to see his mother.
  • Burning with Anger: Ninten usually goes to the Medium Picante level whenever his Berserk Button is pressed.
  • The Cake Is a Lie: Boog promises Ness a cake in his den. It was a lie.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Every PSI user has done this besides Giegue. It's especially weird when Ness does it, considering that nobody told him the names of his attacks. Justified with PK Rockin though, since he is the one who named it.
  • Chase Fight: Ninten becomes both unarmed and PSI Blocked at one point during a fight with a group of Starmen. He then has no choice but to run. While running, the Starmen are fighting him, and he dodges their attacks.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Ninten and Ana
  • Comical Angry Face: Done on occasions, but the most notable example is Fluffy's reaction to Ness refusing to share his stolen desserts with him.
  • Counterpart Comparison: A complete coincidence confirmed by Word of God with Ness and Manpuku. Both are deconstructed Big Eaters who are Obsessed with Food, have Supreme Chef mothers, and have a Canine Companion which they name with "FOOD" in mind.
  • Continuation: Of MOTHER1. Sets up an Alternate Timeline for EarthBound.
  • Cut a Slice, Take the Rest: While Ness was staying at Pippi's house, Ness says he must cut a tiny slice of cake for himself. He cuts very thin slice of cake, but takes the rest and devours it. Then he eats the leftover very tiny slice.
  • Daddy DNA Test: Loid does this to figure out if Ninten was the one who got Ana pregnant. It came out positive, much to Ninten's dismay and Ana's rage.
  • Delicious Distraction: Whenever someone mentions food to Ness, pretty much.
  • Deus ex Machina: Done when Ness is trapped in a corner by Boog; all seems to be done for in Ness's case; but then, he suddenly realizes the power of PK Rockin and blasts Boog with it, giving distance for Ness to run away.
  • Die or Fly: Ness falls off a cliff struck by lightning and survives only because he learned to levitate right at that moment. Said ability is a Shout-Out to Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": One of Ninten's Berserk Buttons. Call him Kenneth and you're guaranteed to get yelled at by him.
  • Don't Go in the Woods: Eternal Forest, as the name suggests, seems to go on forever, and most people who wonder off into it never return.
  • Donut Mess with a Cop: The cop that attempts to stop Ness at one point is always eating donuts.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Ness applies for the milder form, as he isn't hesitant to eat food from garbage cans. Once, in a desperate attempt to feed himself, he tries to eat grass... cue him spitting it out and wishing he had real food.
  • Five-Man Band: While the comic's main plot stars only four characters, the wedding battle scene had five fighters as follows:
  • Flash Back: When Ninten tells Ness the story about how he met Ana.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: This little below quote...
    Ana: Quick! I'll get off you so you can put it on!
    Ninten: ...too late!
  • Happily Married Ninten and Ana, except in chapter 2 when they start to argue a lot. Ness running away brings them both much closer.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: Ninten's reaction to Ana telling him that Ness is gone over the phone.
  • If It Tastes Bad, It Must Be Good for You: Exactly the way Ness thinks. He doesn't care at all about what he eats; as long as it tastes good.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Ninten can kill anything with the swing of his mighty... baseball bat? Ana uses a frying pan. Ness finds Ninten's bat on the ground during his second encounter with Boog, and uses it.
  • Instant Expert: Ness
  • Jabba Table Manners: Ness, who eats by shoving as much food as he can into his mouth at once.
  • Jealous Parent: Ninten, especially after Ness gets affected by the Gluttony Beam. Ana has hardly any time for Ninten anymore.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Downplayed with Ninten. Ninten is nice, really nice. He's a fun guy to be around. But what keeps him from being a clean cut Nice Guy is his extremely short temper. Also, if he's annoyed about something, say, about the way his food obsessed son acts, he's a complete Jerkass.
  • Large Ham: Ninten and Giegue. Ness also has his moments.
  • Lime: The Ninten and Ana sex scene. You know it's happening, but you only know what they're saying... you don't see it.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Oh so much.
  • The Lost Woods: Eternal Forest.
  • Magic 8 Ball: The Apple of Enlightenment.
  • Midnight Snack: Ness is shown to do this twice. Both are plot points. The first time is in Chapter 2, when Ness gets up in the middle of the night to have his nightly binge. He eats all of Ninten's Oreos, and just as he finishes them (and was 2 seconds from getting more) Ninten comes through the door. It wasn't a pretty sight, and it contributed to Ness's decision the next night of running away. The second time is in Chapter 4, when Ness and Fluffy are staying at Pippi's house. Ness gets hungry in the middle of the night (of course) so he looks for something to eat. He tries to have something small so Pippi doesn't notice, but his stomach overpowers his mind causing him to eat everything except the pantry food, since he doesn't know where it is. Ness promptly realizes what he has done, and gets scared. He then leaves Pippi's house.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Both Ninten and Ana feel this way after Ness runs away from home.
  • The Noseless: Every. Single. Human. Character. Oddly enough they can still smell.
  • Nobody Poops
  • Odd-Shaped Panel: The two panels shaped like Utah. Lampshaded both times by Fluffy.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: His name is Kenneth, but everyone calls him Ninten. Calling him Kenneth activates his easy to hit Berserk Button. The ONE time where Ninten was called Kenneth not for the purpose of activating it is "Kenneth, do you take Anabelle as your lawfully wedded wife?" Speaking of that, Anabelle is always called Ana except a few times by her father.
  • Only One Name: Lampshaded when Ness called himself "Ness Nolastname"
  • Only Six Faces
  • Please Wake Up: Happens twice, both are an adult to child example, and subverted both times.
  • Plot Armor: Ness had this attribute more blatently in Chapters 3 and 4. In Chapter 5, it's less obvious but still there.
  • Power-Up Food: Sweets replenish psychic power.
  • Pstandard Psychic Pstance: This is done sometimes at the startup of PSI.
  • Sideways Smile: Done sometimes.
  • Slasher Smile: Giegue and Boog in particular.
  • Snow Means Cold: It is ALWAYS snowing in Snowman, except when it had to be clear when Ninten and Ana gazed at the aurora borealis. And it snows often in Eternal Forest when it becomes winter.