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* GenericDoomsdayVillain: He wants to spread darkness throughout the world. [[spoiler:The reality is that he got hit with MotiveDecay '''''hard.''''' His original plan was to invade and take over Earth, with the intent of punishing humans for stealing the secrets of PSI. But his rage and hatred, his conflicted feelings towards his foster human mother Maria, and his vast psychic powers destroyed him in both body and mind. As a result, he was left an all-powerful, but a completely incoherent, gibbering mess.]]

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* GenericDoomsdayVillain: He wants to spread darkness throughout the world. [[spoiler:The The actual reasons are only explained in ''VideoGame/EarthboundBeginnings''. [[note]]The reality is that he got hit with MotiveDecay '''''hard.''''' His original plan was to invade and take over Earth, with the intent of punishing humans for stealing the secrets of PSI. But his rage and hatred, his conflicted feelings towards his foster human mother Maria, and his vast psychic powers destroyed him in both body and mind. As a result, he was left an all-powerful, but a completely incoherent, gibbering mess.]][[/note]]


* GameBreakingBug: For a given definition of "bug", it's actually an absolutely ''fiendish'' DRM. If the game detects forgery of any sort (including improperly-configured emulators/[=ROMs=]), then just before you actually get to fight Giygas once he is released from the Devil's Machine, the game locks up and ''deletes all your save files!''
** A straighter example of the trope in the Game Boy Advance version, an alternative (not intended) way to defeat Giygas is with [[StandardStatusEffects Poison]]. [[spoiler:He's supposed to be technically invincible despite the damage numbers shown from attacking him, but Poison doesn't check for this and instead kills him in a few turns. After this, the game either proceeds as if you won normally... or hangs and forces you to reset]].

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* GameBreakingBug: GameBreakingBug:
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For a given definition of "bug", it's actually an absolutely ''fiendish'' DRM. If the game detects forgery of any sort (including improperly-configured emulators/[=ROMs=]), then just before you actually get to fight Giygas once he is released from the Devil's Machine, the game locks up and ''deletes all your save files!''
** A straighter example of the trope in the Game Boy Advance version, an alternative (not intended) way to defeat Giygas is with [[StandardStatusEffects Poison]]. [[spoiler:He's [[note]]He's supposed to be technically invincible despite the damage numbers shown from attacking him, but Poison doesn't check for this and instead kills him in a few turns. After this, the game either proceeds as if you won normally... or hangs and forces you to reset]].reset.[[/note]]


* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:In ''MOTHER'', all he really wants is his family back. In ''[=EarthBound=]'' he... well, the best equivalence humans can understand would be an extreme case of sensory deprivation; he can no longer recognize the world around him, which means he can't sense Paula's prayers being the cause of his ''immeasurable pain''. During his final battle, he also goes on rambling about it "hurting", calling out for "friends", and something being "not right," with the implication of the latter quote being [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone in the moral sense]].]]

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:In ''MOTHER'', all he really wants is his family back. In ''[=EarthBound=]'' he... well, the best equivalence humans can understand would be an extreme case of sensory deprivation; he can no longer recognize the world around him, which means he can't sense Paula's prayers being the cause of his ''immeasurable pain''. During his final battle, he also goes on rambling about it "hurting", "hurting," calling out for "friends", "friends," warning the heroes to "go back," and claiming something being is "not right," with the implication of the latter quote being [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone in the moral sense]].]]


* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:In ''MOTHER'' all he really wants is his family back. In ''[=EarthBound=]'' he... well, the best equivalence humans can understand would be an extreme case of sensory deprivation; he can no longer recognize the world around him, which means he can't sense Paula's prayers being the cause of his ''immeasurable pain''.]]

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:In ''MOTHER'' ''MOTHER'', all he really wants is his family back. In ''[=EarthBound=]'' he... well, the best equivalence humans can understand would be an extreme case of sensory deprivation; he can no longer recognize the world around him, which means he can't sense Paula's prayers being the cause of his ''immeasurable pain''. During his final battle, he also goes on rambling about it "hurting", calling out for "friends", and something being "not right," with the implication of the latter quote being [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone in the moral sense]].]]


* EvilMakesYouMonstrous:[[spoiler: His sprite in the final battle clearly depicts him with blue skin and darker hair which prior has been a trademark sign of other NPC's who've been influenced by Giygas. This was just the beginning of the transformation, as the effects of time travel made things much worse]].

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* EvilMakesYouMonstrous:[[spoiler: His sprite in the final battle clearly depicts him with blue skin and darker hair hair, which prior has been a trademark sign of other NPC's who've been influenced by Giygas. This was just the beginning of the transformation, as the effects of time travel made things much worse]].



* MarkOfTheBeast: [[spoiler:As with some human enemies and the Happy Happyist cult, the whole game suggests that whoever is under Giygas's control is "blue", so to speak. Porky is no exception; in the final boss battle, he gains blue-colored skin just like the former]].

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* MarkOfTheBeast: [[spoiler:As with some human enemies and the Happy Happyist cult, the whole game suggests that whoever is under Giygas's control is "blue", so to speak. Porky is no exception; in the final boss battle, he gains blue-colored skin just like the former]].former, with the more corpse-like shade possibly indicating he's reached a further stage of this phenomenon]].


* AmbiguousSituation: He's in a lot of these at the same time. [[spoiler:How sane was he during the timeline of the game? Was he manipulating Pokey or was Pokey the manipulator? And most of all, ''how the heck did he end up like this?'']]

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* AmbiguousSituation: He's in a lot of these at the same time. [[spoiler:How sane was he during the timeline of the game? Was he manipulating Pokey or was Pokey the manipulator? manipulator, if not both? And most of all, ''how the heck did he end up like this?'']]



** The song that plays before the actual fight with Giygas, "Pokey Means Business!", is also heavily associated with him, despite the name and the fact that really, you're fighting Pokey. In Japanese, the song is known as "イナクナリナサイ!" ("Inakunarinasai!"), which roughly translates to "Cease To Exist" - a quote that aligns with Giygas' [[KillAllHumans goals]].

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** The song that plays before the actual fight with Giygas, "Pokey Means Business!", is also heavily associated with him, despite the name and the fact that really, you're fighting Pokey. In Japanese, the song is known as "イナクナリナサイ!" ("Inakunarinasai!"), which roughly translates to "Cease To Exist" - a quote that aligns with Giygas' [[KillAllHumans goals]]. Regardless of name, however, the song itself has a certain MoodMotif that matches his character - chiptune to represent his status as a [[OverarchingVillain returning foe]] after ''VideoGame/EarthBoundBeginnings'', and hardcore metal to tell the player that he [[OmnicidalManiac wants you]] ''[[OmnicidalManiac annihilated]]''.

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* MushroomMan: He's an humanoid mushroom with tiny arms and legs and a big head.


* NonActionGuy: Porky himself never once fights anybody directly in the entire series, only ever participating in combat from the safety of mechanized combat vehicles that do much of the work for him and shamelessly bowing out as soon as it becomes clear a fight isn't going his way.

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* NonActionGuy: Porky himself never once fights anybody directly in the entire series, only ever participating in combat from the safety of mechanized combat battle vehicles that do much of the work for him and shamelessly bowing out as soon as it becomes clear a fight isn't going his way.

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* NonActionGuy: Porky himself never once fights anybody directly in the entire series, only ever participating in combat from the safety of mechanized combat vehicles that do much of the work for him and shamelessly bowing out as soon as it becomes clear a fight isn't going his way.


** The most literal translation equals "Gyiyg" (as seen in the Japanese version's opening), pronounced, again, "geeg". It's been [[WordOfGod confirmed]] that [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I-AsAEHs5b5Oa1qzGgAMQ46guh9_pu6mcQZ-U0NEmOM/edit?pli=1 it's pronounced as "Geegus".]] Still, fans prefer the pronunciation of "Guy-ges."

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** The most literal translation equals "Gyiyg" (as seen in the Japanese version's opening), pronounced, again, "geeg". It's been [[WordOfGod confirmed]] that [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I-AsAEHs5b5Oa1qzGgAMQ46guh9_pu6mcQZ-U0NEmOM/edit?pli=1 it's pronounced as "Geegus".]] Still, many fans prefer the pronunciation of "Guy-ges."


* {{Expy}}: Of [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Azathoth]]. He's an amorphous [[AlmightyIdiot mindless god-like entity]] who babbles incoherently and is capable of devastating the universe [[ObliviouslyEvil without even knowing that he's doing it.]]

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* {{Expy}}: Of [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Azathoth]]. He's an amorphous [[AlmightyIdiot mindless god-like entity]] who babbles incoherently and is capable of devastating the universe [[ObliviouslyEvil without even knowing that he's doing it.]]it]].



* FetusTerrible: Played with. Giygas' third and final forms resemble a sea of screaming faces forming the outline of a fetus... unless turned upside-down, [[SubvertedTrope after which]] it looks like [[http://earthboundcentral.com/2014/09/a-different-look-at-giygas/ a blood-red version of the first game's incarnation of him: the alien he USED to be]].

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* FetusTerrible: Played with. Giygas' third and final forms resemble a sea of screaming faces forming the outline of a fetus...fetus or swaddled-up infant... unless turned upside-down, [[SubvertedTrope after which]] it looks like [[http://earthboundcentral.com/2014/09/a-different-look-at-giygas/ a blood-red version of the first game's incarnation of him: the alien he USED to be]]. It's unknown how intentional this imagery is, but if it ''was'' put there on purpose, [[RuleOfSymbolism the implications are almost certainly meant to be more symbolic than literal]].


* AmbiguousSituation: He's in a lot of these at the same time. [[spoiler:How sane was he during the timeline of the game? Was he manipulating Pokey or was Pokey the manipulator? And most of all, ''what did he do to himself?'']]

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* AmbiguousSituation: He's in a lot of these at the same time. [[spoiler:How sane was he during the timeline of the game? Was he manipulating Pokey or was Pokey the manipulator? And most of all, ''what ''how the heck did he do to himself?'']]end up like this?'']]



* DarkLordOnLifeSupport: [[spoiler:The Devil's Machine, whatever it is, seems to benefit his physical and mental health, although it also doubles as SealedEvilInACan in that if it's turned off, it releases... ''[[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm something]]''.]]

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* DarkLordOnLifeSupport: [[spoiler:The Devil's Machine, whatever it is, seems to benefit his physical and mental health, although it also doubles as SealedEvilInACan [[SealedEvilInACan the Can in which Evil is Sealed]] in that if it's turned off, it releases... ''[[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm something]]''.]]


* TurnsRed: [[CaptainObvious Well, he's already red to begin with,]] but once he is released from the Devil's Machine, he starts getting two attacks per turn. As he takes more damage, this gets bumped up to ''three'' attacks per turn. [[spoiler: If you don't start cranking out the prayers as fast as you can, Giygas will flat out destroy you.]]

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* TurnsRed: [[CaptainObvious Well, he's already red to begin with,]] with, but once he is released from the Devil's Machine, he starts getting two attacks per turn. As he takes more damage, this gets bumped up to ''three'' attacks per turn. [[spoiler: If you don't start cranking out the prayers as fast as you can, Giygas will flat out destroy you.]]


* DualBoss: The boss can attack twice since you are fighting twins.
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* DualBoss: The boss can attack twice since you are fighting twins.
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Only in appearence, the game count it as a single entity.
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ShockAndAwe


* KnifeNut: He carries two daggers in his hands, and isn't afraid to use them. One of his attacks has him "brandishing a knife", which deals 19 HP of damage.

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* KnifeNut: He carries two daggers in his hands, and isn't afraid to use them. One of his attacks has him "brandishing a knife", which deals 19 HP of damage.knife".

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