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Lou as he appears in Mother 3
|Appears in||Mother 3|
|First chapter||Chapter 1|
Lou is a character in Mother 3. He can often be found practicing comedy routines with Bud.
In Mother 3
Lou and his performing partner Bud practice comedy acts which work much like the traditional Japanese stand-up comedy act known as manzai. In these acts, Lou plays the role of the tsukkomi or "straight man". Much like the real-life comedy act, their acts consist of the two of them talking about a random subject, then sometime through Bud (playing the "funny man") makes a pun out of it or says something ridiculous. Lou then proceeds to smack Bud on the head, followed by a simultaneous bow performed by both of them, as two-key tune is heard. The duo can be found as early as Chapter 1 during the search for Flint's family.
They are later seen working in the factory in Chapter 4, where they quit their comedy routine. Speaking to them reveals they nearly forgot they did it in the first place because it was so long ago.
In Chapter 8 they are found once again in New Pork City, where they once again perform their comedy routine.
In the Mother 3 fan translation, Lou was named after Lou Costello of the Abbott and Costello comedy duo. His original Japanese name, Achato, is a play on a Japanese manzai comedian named Hanabishi Achako.