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Ness' artwork from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/Nintendo 3DS.

Game Series EarthBound series
First Appearance EarthBound
Japanese Name: ネス , Nesu
Species: Human
Age: 10 (Japan), 13 (America)
Gender: Male
Likes: Chosen by player
Family: Mother, Father, and younger sister, Tracy
Home: Onett, Eagleland
Power: PK (called PSI in America)
Weapon(s): Baseball bat
Creator(s): Shigesato Itoi
Voice Actor(s): Makiko Ohmoto
Trademark: Baseball hat, Yo-yo's, Baseball bat, PSI Rockin

Ness is the primary protagonist of "Mother 2" (Japan) or "EarthBound" (United States). He is a young boy from Onett, charged with the protection of the Earth from Giygas and his group of extraterrestrial invaders. In combat, Ness uses a baseball bat and psychic attacks. His friends and allies in battle are Paula, Poo and Jeff Andonuts.

Ness' name is a play on the Nintendo Entertainment System. In the original Mother (Not officially released outside of Japan) for the NES, the main character was a boy named "Ninten", who is very similar to Ness. It can be assumed that Mother 2/Earthbound is a different, easier version of Mother, and that Ness & Ninten are basically the same, even though there are big differences between both games & characters.


Super Smash Bros. series[edit | edit source]

Super Smash Bros.[edit | edit source]

In the original Super Smash Bros. game for the Nintendo 64, Ness was unlockable by beating the single player campaign on "Normal" difficulty with three lives and no continues. Here, he was one of the better characters in the game, mostly because of his strong Yo-Yo attacks and high priority throwing moves.

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit | edit source]

In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Ness is available from the start. Like the rest of the original characters in the Nintendo 64 game, Ness maintains most of the moves he had from Super Smash Bros. The only difference, aside from his moves being weaker than in SSB, is that PK Fire went from being his standard B special move to a side B special move, replaced by PK Flash.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit | edit source]

Ness returns in the third installment, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, once again as an unlockable character, though he is present in the opening sequence of the game.

Basic Moves[edit | edit source]

B PK Flash: Ness becomes stationary, but you can slowly maneuver a green flash he creates. This will soon explode for high damage.
B+Forward PK Fire: Here, he shoots out a little bolt from his fingers. If it hits the opponent, the opponent will be caught in a small pillar of fire.
B+Down PK Magnet: Ness forms a shield similar to Fox's Shine Reflector. It will absorb energy projectiles, turning them into health.
B+Up PK Thunder: Like PK Flash, but weaker and faster moving. If you hit Ness with it, it will rocket Ness in the direction you hit him, causing damage to anyone in his way. Works as a triple jump.
Final Smash PK Starstorm: Ness channels a storm of stars, that rain down on opponents, hitting anyone caught in the path.