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    Aloysius and Lardna Minch 

The parents of the Minch boys. They punish their sons after Ness escorts them home after a series of misunderstandings.


  • Abhorrent Admirer: Lardna dates "Mr. Prettyman" prior to Porky's absence.
  • Abusive Parents: Applies to both of them. In Lardna's case, she may actually treat her sons worse than her husband does. If Ness talks to her before talking to Aloysius, she tells him that she wonders how she'll punish them afterwards.
  • Adults Are Useless: Where the hell are the Social Services?!?
  • Alcoholic Parent: Aloysius is seen in Jackie's Cafe/Borges' Bar after Giygas's defeat.
  • Anti-Role Model: Given how Porky turned out, not surprisingly.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: They severely punish (whip in the Japanese version) their two sons just for staying out too late.
  • Don't Make Me Take My Belt Off: In the Japanese version.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Ness's parents. Aloysius makes a point of reminding Ness that his dad owes him money (or so he claims) and threatens to get them evicted and such if they don't pay up.
  • Greed: Aloysius is accompanied by Porky into working for Geldegarde Monotoli, residing in rooms embroidered in gold.
  • Jerkass: Likely the biggest examples in the game, not counting their older son.
  • Kick the Dog: Especially to Porky.
  • No Accounting for Taste: Very likely.
  • Parental Neglect: To Picky.
  • Resentful Guardian: Aloysius is implied to be this due to the way he treats their sons on a daily basis.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Porky's parents don't appear very often, but they are largely responsible for Porky being such a miserable prick. Perhaps if they had treated him better he wouldn't have teamed up with Giygas and he wouldn't be responsible for many of the events of MOTHER 3.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: "Ayaaaeee! I think it's a dung beetle! I'll smash your guts out!"
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    Lier X. Agerate 

The local treasure hunter residing in a shack next the hill where the meteorite crash-landed. His latest discovery is the strangest yet; a certain artifact would that later set a series of unsettling events in motion for Ness on his journey.


  • Dub Name Change: He is called "Lier Horando" in the original Japanese version. "Hora" is a Japanese term meaning "exaggeration".
  • The Hermit: A neighborly example.
  • Punny Name: Lier X. Agerate...Liar exaggerate, get it?

    Orange Kid 
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Apple Kid's charming, popular rival. Often proclaiming himself to be an ultimate genius, he is really a stuck-up coward with no real talent and effort to put into his own inventions.
  • Blatant Lies: He claims to have found a problem with Einstein's theories. This claim is...dubious, at best.
  • Bungling Inventor: His only real invention is the "Suporma", which plays a song titled "Ode to Orange Kid" before promptly breaking down.
  • Chick Magnet: The girls love him.
  • Foil: To Apple Kid.
  • Hidden Depths: When talking to Ness, he mentions wanting to borrow a book on how to overcome shyness from Apple Kid as he has difficulty talking to people.
  • Kid A Nova: Widely adored by his fangirls, despite not realizing the obvious.
  • The Load: If you invest in his inventions, he will later make totally useless calls on your phone about how he's trying to turn boiled eggs back into raw eggs.
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