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Duster as seen in Mother 3
|Appears in||Mother 3|
|First chapter||Chapter 1|
Bass player for DCMC
|Non-PSI ability||Thief Tools|
Duster is one of the main characters in Mother 3, and first appears in Chapter 1. He is an amateur thief residing in Tazmily Village.
In Mother 3
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In his childhood, he has studied various thief techniques from his father, Wess. It is hinted at that his crippled leg was a result of Wess pushing him too hard in his training. He is also mostly nocturnal, being active during the night and sleeping during the daytime.
Duster first appears in Chapter 1, when Flint needs assistance in scaling a cliff. Wess suggests that his son should be able to help him out with his thief techniques, and sends Boney out to search for him. When Boney gets to his house, he is fast asleep, and Boney resorts to dragging him across the ground to the scene. Halfway there, Duster wakes up and follows Boney to where Flint and Wess are. He uses his Wall Staples to climb up the cliff, and Flint proceeds with his search. Duster is also present in his party for a short time.
He later appears in Chapter 2 as the main playable character, and has been sent out to Osohe Castle by his father to retrieve the Egg of Light. Wess gives him the remaining five techniques to use, as the situation is very urgent. Wess does not tell him the specific item he needs to steal, however, and Duster ends up retrieving the Noble Spittoon at first. On the second trip to Osohe Castle, Wess accompanies him, and they also meet Kumatora inside the castle. They successfully retrieve the Egg of Light, although due to some traps the castle had set up, Duster and the egg go missing.
Three years later, a mysterious bassist known as Lucky has started performing with DCMC. Various villagers that have visited Club Titiboo have commented that Lucky very closely resembles Duster, who had gone missing without a trace three years ago. Lucas visits the club and meets up with Kumatora there, and she asks him if he could speak with Lucky and see if he really was Duster. Lucky apparently had no recollection of anything before three years ago, and Kumatora suspected that he was an amnesic Duster. Even after speaking with Lucas, he did not remember anything, but decided to go with him anyway to locate the lost Egg of Light. In Chapter 5, they end up finding the Egg of Light hidden away inside an old Clayman, and upon recovering it, he regains all of his memories.
It is later revealed that his role in Tazmily Village's "story" was to retrieve the Egg of Light in case an emergency occurred, and to act as Kumatora's retainer.
- Main article: Thief Tools
Duster has a variety of special abilities, all relating to his thief skills.
- Wall Staples: Climbs up certain cliffs and walls, also can be used in battle to render an enemy immobile
- Smoke Bomb: In-battle only, makes one enemy cry uncontrollably
- Hypno-Pendulum: In-battle only, puts one enemy to sleep
- Siren Beetle: In-battle only, makes one enemy turn around and make them waste one turn
- Scary Mask: In-battle only, lowers one enemy's offense
- Tickle Stick: In-battle only, lowers one enemy's defense
He also owns a Rope Snake that he purchased in Chapter 2 from a ghost in Osohe Castle. He uses it to latch onto various objects, such as swinging from a mounted candlestick, or holding onto flying objects.
Duster also has a small chance of doing various things at the start of battles before the turn starts, such as attacking a random enemy, or flipping behind an enemy if he was snuck up from behind.