天才写真家 Genius Photographer
The Photo-Man as he appears in EarthBound.
The Photo-Man is a character in EarthBound. He appears at various points throughout the game, taking pictures of Ness and his companions to preserve their memories of their adventure. When Ness walks onto a set area, the Photo-Man will gracefully fall down to take a picture, saying "Pictures taken instantaneously! I'm a photographic genius if I do say so myself!" Instead of the commonly used "Say, cheese!", the Photo-Man exclaims, "Say... fuzzy pickles!". At the end of the game after bringing Paula home, when Ness arrives at his home, his mother will tell him that a man dropped by a photo album. During the credits sequence, the player can see all of the photographs taken by the Photo-Man.
The Photo-Man takes a total of 32 pictures throughout the game. Below is a list of locations:
- In front of Ness's house after the sun rises.
- Inside the $7500 house in Onett.
- In front of the Bike Shop in Twoson.
- Northern Peaceful Rest Valley.
- In front of the cabin Paula was locked in.
- In front of the Chaos Theater in Twoson.
- In front of a tent by the coast of Lake Tess in Winters.
- After checking a sign ironically pointing out caution towards falling objects in the Brick Road Maze.
- The graveyard in Threed.
- In front of the waterfall in Grapefruit Falls.
- In front of Milky Well caves in Saturn Valley.
- In front of the circus tent in Threed after clearing out the zombies.
- After talking to the black sesame seed in the Dusty Dunes Desert.
- The Gold Mine entrance after clearing it out of all five Guardian Diggers.
- On the bridge to Fourside.
- Outside the Dinosaur Museum in Fourside.
- Inside the Dinosaur Museum in Fourside.
- Behind the Monotoli Building in Fourside.
- The top floor of the Fourside department store.
- In front of Poo's throne in the palace in Dalaam.
- In front of the palace in Dalaam.
- Below the entrance to Stonehenge Base.
- In front of the hotel in Summers.
- Inside the restaurant in Summers.
- Next to an umbrella on the beach in Summers.
- On one of the docks in Toto.
- Beside the bazaar in Scaraba.
- In front of the Pyramid.
- Near the trees in southern Scaraba.
- Near a present in Deep Darkness.
- After talking to the Tenda chief after loaning them "Overcoming Shyness".
- Saturn Valley after defeating Giygas. (The Photo-Man does not appear, but the picture is seen during the credits.)
- In the Japanese version of EarthBound, the Photo-Man says to say "cheese sandwich", as opposed to "fuzzy pickles".
- "The photo-man brought an album by. I'd like to look at it with you..." - Ness's mother
- EarthBound Central: "MOTHER 2 vs. EarthBound: Onett"