She wears a pink dress, with a white collar white socks a white belt, and dark pink sneakers and resembles Ness’s younger sister Tracy. He also deposits battle earnings into Ness's bank account. Giygas is defeated but Pokey flees.

His first appearance was in the 1994 Super NES game EarthBound (known as Mother 2 in Japan), the second game in the series, in which he serves as the game's main playable protagonist. Because their neighbor Aloysius Minch allegedly loaned a large sum of money to Ness's father and was never repaid, Aloysius and Lardna Minch seem to hold a grudge against Ness's father and his family for this reason alone. ( ie He was proud that Ness was continuing his legacy of saving the world from Giygas.

Relatives [20] His spot in the game was actually intended for Mother 3 protagonist Lucas, but the developers later fit Ness into the character design[21] when Mother 3 was delayed.


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There are several characters in the game that believe Ness and Paula are dating; from Ness's Mother to Jeff Andonuts, the latter says so at the end of the game. [29] Thomas East of the Official Nintendo Magazine blog suggested that Ness should be removed from future versions of the fighting game due to his lack of popularity.[24]. At the beginning of EarthBound, Ness is awoken from a sound sleep by the impact of a meteorite north of his house in Onett. Itoi has stated that by doing so, it allows the players themselves to decide if Ness is the same character as Ninten, the main protagonist of Mother, the previous game in the series.

In these games, Ness possesses PSI attacks used by Paula and Poo in EarthBound; in Super Smash Bros. Melee the description of a collectable trophy depicting Paula states that she had taught her attacks to Ness. It is stated in the EarthBound Player's Guide that Ness's father works in the "hamburger industry". Marcus Lindblom wanted to change Paula's weapon during localization to a "blowgun or something cool like that," but the job was too complex due to having to change graphics. Goroko may be named after Goro Inagaki, a Japanese musician. Spouse Information

[6] He can also use a PK Flash, a move that he uses in EarthBound. Appears in

Yoko is named after Yoko Ono, a Japanese songwriter and peace-activist.

At the end of the game, Ness's father stops saving game progress so he can be home in time for Ness's thirteenth birthday, which allows the player to fight the final boss again. The four time travel to the past using a time machine built by Jeff's father Doctor Andonuts, where they confront Giygas and Pokey. In the Japanese release of EarthBound, players could choose other default names for Ness, one of which was John (in reference to The Beatles' John Lennon). [22] In the original game, some characters had move sets imported from their own games, while move sets for characters like Ness had to be invented.

He also appears as a playable character in the Super Smash Bros. series of fighting games where he is voiced by Makiko Ohmoto. "[1] Ness's name is a reference to "NES", the abbreviation for the Nintendo Entertainment System.


Unnamed wife Paula's Pray command is ultimately a key part of the game, as she must use it nine times to defeat Giygas in the final battle.

Paula Jones (Japanese: ポーラ・ジョーンズ Paula Jones)[2] is one of the playable characters in EarthBound.

Ness possesses extremely powerful PSI abilities latent from birth that develop as the game progresses. She is later kidnapped by Geldegarde Monotoli, but as before, Ness rescues her, this time with the help of Jeff.

Paula appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a sticker. Upon lackluster sales in North America, EarthBoundbecame the last and only game of the series to receive an English-language release, and, subsequently, became a cult classic.

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[19] Melee also had an unlockable Fourside level based on the EarthBound location.

Paula's momPaula's dad. Paula appears with Poo when Ness uses PK Starstorm.

[2] In EarthBound, the player is able to rename all playable characters including Ness before beginning the game's story.



Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. [5] Ness, now fueled with unlimited power, awakens, after which the four characters learn that to battle Gigyas they must time travel to the past.

Ness primarily utilizes baseball bats as offensive weapons against enemies.

He is a 13 year old boy, gifted with special psychic powers, usually compared with the hero of EarthBound Beginnings, Ninten.

He also appears as a playable character in the Super Smash Bros. series of fighting games where he is voiced by Makiko Ohmoto. Concept art of Ness, his dog, King, and his house, during the development of EarthBound. Affiliations His mother and sister are agitated, but Ness leaves to find out what happened. Players could also choose Honey Pie as their favourite food and LOVE as their favourite thing (in reference to The Beatles song "Honey Pie" and their album "Love). Jane is name after the same enemy's Japanese name.

Ness is made aware of her existence when he goes to sleep at any location after visiting the "Your Sanctuary" location at Giant Step, when she contacts him through her telepathy in a dream. This would also explain why Ness has psychic abilities, much like Ninten. He is also Tracy's father and the husband of Ness's Mother. Sprites

If you say no to Paula when she asks to escort her she'll say "Then I'll escort you", but Ness will still be the leader.

It has not been officially verified by Nintendo and its factual accuracy is disputed.

This may also explain/be hinted by a line that Ness's father says during their first telephone conversation, "I feel like such a hero."

Mother (known as EarthBound outside Japan) is a video game series that consists of three role-playing video games: Mother (1989) for the Famicom, Mother 2 (1994), known as EarthBound outside Japan, for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and Mother 3 (2006) for the Game Boy Advance.

Paula's clay model is shown that she has a form of briefcase but she never actually holds one in the game.

[10] IGN expected that Ness would be cut from Brawl as a result of Lucas' inclusion, declaring "But we'd love to be wrong about that. However, Marcus Lindblom had stated that he revised Paula's character during localization to be a more forceful, capable and "willing to destroy" character.

"[13] The same site later placed Ness at the ninth spot on its "Top 30" list of "The Coolest Helmets and Headgear in Video Games", and also ranked him as the 45th best kid in video games in their "Top 50", with the writer Marissa Meli saying "he is the best RPG star of all time". Ness appears in EarthBound as the main playable protagonist, living in the town Onett in Eagleland. Origin However, Marcus Lindblom had stated that he revised Paula's character during localization to be a more forceful, capable and "willing to destroy" character. [19] In Europe, which did not see an EarthBound release, Ness was better known for his role in the fighting game than for his original role in the role-playing game.

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow. Ness's unseen father, a reference to the creator's plight in work-centered Japan, only appears as a voice on the telephone.

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Paula is portrayed as a kind, fairly weak and cutesy girl in the original release, to the point where she states she almost cried when she was locked up. Ness's Father

Ness's mind then clears, causing his psychic powers to unite with each of the eight sanctuaries and greatly expand.

During localization, Paula's character was rewritten to move away from the idea that she is weak and passive.

She has a Pray ability, which calls forth one of many possible random effects in battle. Ultimate Pop Culture Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. He was originally going to be replaced by Lucas, the main protagonist of EarthBound's sequel Mother 3, in Melee but was retained after Mother 3's development was delayed considerably.

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