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リュカ Ryuka
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Lucas's sprite
Gender Male
Appears in Mother 3
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
First chapter Chapter 1
Residence Tazmily Village
Relatives Flint (father)
Hinawa (mother)
Claus (brother)
Alec (maternal grandfather)
Traveling partners Kumatora
Signature weapon Sticks
PSI capable? Yes
Combo Instrument
Steel Guitar

Lucas (Japanese: リュカ Lucas) is a character in Mother 3. He is the protagonist in the game and main playable character of the game starting in Chapter 4. He also makes appearances in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a playable character.

Lucas is a timid and shy boy from Tazmily Village, living there for his entire life with his family: his twin brother Claus, father Flint, and mother Hinawa. His primary weapons are sticks while he occasionally uses baseball bats as well. He also has a signature PSI attack known as PK Love, which is similar to Ness's PSI Rockin as an offensive attack based on Lucas's player-customizable "favorite thing". PK Love also allows him to pull the Seven Needles to awaken the Dark Dragon which sleeps below the Nowhere Islands.


Physical appearance

Lucas is a blonde-haired boy who wears a red and yellow striped t-shirt, blue shorts, and orange and yellow shoes with white socks. He has black eyes that are sometimes shown to have a blue hue, particularly in the Super Smash Bros. series. His hair is long and curves upwards on his left side.

His appearance is noticeably different from the previous protagonists of the EarthBound series, Ninten and Ness, who both wear red baseball caps, blue and yellow striped t-shirts, and have black hair.

Personality and other characteristics

Lucas lives in the southern portion of Tazmily Village with his twin brother Claus, father Flint, mother Hinawa, and their dog Boney. Lucas is the younger twin brother and thus is the youngest in his family. His favorite food is Omelets. He is close with his family, primarily, although he does know the other villagers fairly well. He also loves his dog, Boney, and goes out playing and taking walks with him often. Additionally he's also a late riser as shown in the prologue.

Compared to his energetic brother Claus, Lucas's personality is more laid-back. He is a kind and honest boy, which is noted by Alec to be how Flint had raised him. He is also the more timid of the twins. He is seen as being shy and coddled, sometimes shown to be nervous at times, but despite this he enjoys to play.

Lucas, however, is also shown to be weak and very emotional during the events of Chapter 1. Lucas is visibly the most heartbroken after the death of Hinawa to the point where he earned the reputation of being a "crybaby". Lucas began to struggle with guilt after being lectured by Alec for letting Claud go alone into the mountains to avenge Hinawa. Throughout the following chapters, Lucas becomes very shut in, refusing to leave his home after Hinawa's funeral and Claus's disappearance, being unable to sleep. At the end of Chapter 3, Lucas finally shows his strength when he hurries to rescue Kumatora, Salsa and Wess from the Pigmasks by calling a Drago to smash their tanks. He learns about the current situation of Tazmily Village, which combined with the losses he endured, he begins to become stronger and mature.

When Lucas has grown up three years later, his personality is different. He is strong, determined, and resourceful, however he is still kind and cares for his family and townsfolk. He still occasionally visits Hinawa's grave, which shows he still misses her, and this is further implemented in Chapter 6 where he tries to reach Hinawa in the sunflower field. Lucas's self-esteem is shown to have grown as he is one of the few resudents who refuses to purchase a Happy Box due to his awareness of the current situation, and pays no attention to several residents who treat him unfavorably due to his refusal. Lucas, however, admits to Kumatora in Chapter 4 that he still wants to become stronger. Throughout the rest of the game, several of his friends take notice of his personality growth and describe that he is not the same as he was three years ago, which is especially apparent in the Saturn Valley coffee scene which shows that Lucas has grown strong enough to help those he otherwise couldn't in the past.

However Lucas still displays glimpses of himself from prior to Chapter 4. He still shows his love for his family, and is still seen to become emotional, as he is stated to want to cry during the final battle with the brainwashed Claus. Nevertheless Lucas has still became a kind, resilient, and brave boy and fights through the odds up to the very end.

According to an interview by Shigesato Itoi, both Lucas and Claus are named after the twins from the novel called Le Grand Cashier by Agota Kristof. [1]

In Mother 3


Lucas, Claus, and Hinawa eating at Alec's house.

In the game's prologue, Lucas is visiting his grandfather, Alec, with his family. He enjoyed the visit a lot, often playing outside in the fresh mountain air with his twin brother and the Dragos. However, in the next chapter, he and his family get lost in the burning Sunshine Forest, and his mother ends up getting attacked and killed by a reconstructed Drago. Lucas and Claus's lives were spared, instead getting pushed into the river and later washing up on the shore and being found by some of the villagers. However, their behavior changed quite a bit with this incident; Lucas became even more shut-in and crying a lot more than usual, while Claus went to avenge his mother and took a knife to slay the Drago. Claus was unsuccessful, however, and ended up getting severely injured and lost in the mountains. Lucas's father, Flint, was struck very hard by both of these tragedies and ended up neglecting Lucas altogether, constantly mourning Hinawa at her grave and searching for Claus in the mountains.

Near the end of Chapter 3, Lucas comes in at a critical moment with Kumatora, Salsa and Wess surrounded by Pigmask tanks, calling upon a Drago to smash the tanks and save them from being captured or even killed. He then learns of the current situation, with the Pigmasks slowly taking over Tazmily Village and was urged by Wess to stay in Tazmily to protect the village with his father. He followed his advice to stay in the village, however, it was too late to prevent damage being done to the town. Tazmily Village then started urbanizing, townspeople became greedy and Chimeras were released out in the wild, radically changing the once simple and trusting town.

In Chapter 4, Lucas sets out with his dog to investigate the mysterious bassist, who is apparently an amnesiac Duster, at Club Titiboo. On the way there, he met a Magypsy named Ionia, who taught him psychic powers. He then encounters Kumatora at the club, seeing her for the first time in three years. She discusses the various things that have happened over the past three years, and they both come to the conclusion that they need to become stronger and try to stop the Pigmask Army. They both also get Duster to come along with them on their journey, and also search for the lost Egg of Light.

Lucas when he is older in Chapter 4

Later, in Chapter 5, Lucas chases a malfunctioning Clayman to retrieve the Egg of Light Duster hid inside of it. Later at the warehouse, he is repeatedly mistaken for the Pigmask Army's commander, the Masked Man. He is given a special uniform to wear, then continues to chase the Clayman down the Highway. After retrieving the Egg, his disguise gave him the advantage of being able to invade Thunder Tower to take down the generator causing the lightning strikes to the village. However, destroying the generator also resulted in the destruction of the tower, and while him and his friends used Rope Snake to cling onto a nearby aircraft that was originally brought there for Fassad's safety, Rope Snake couldn't hold on well enough and all of them fell in different locations on the island, being separated once again.

Lucas and Boney found themselves on a large plateau of sunflowers, reminding Lucas of his mother. After walking around the field, he then saw what appeared to be the ghost of Hinawa, and followed her off of the cliff, landing conveniently in a haystack. While walking around the town, he runs into Ionia once again, who is stuck and tied up. Lucas leads Ionia back to Aeolia's house, and learns of the Seven Needles and his special ability to pull the Needles. He then sets out to fufill this quest, with Aeolia's Needle in Osohe Castle been already been pulled by the Masked Man. Before he leaves on his quest, however, Flint indirectly gives him his prized Courage Badge, as a good luck charm.

Throughout his adventure to pull the Needles and bring peace to the world, Lucas visits many areas he hadn't before. On his way to pull the second Needle, he visits the Chimera Laboratory and learns more about the Chimeras, meets Dr. Andonuts and briefly reunites with Salsa. Salsa assists him with opening the door to the second Needle, only unlockable by a special dance. Lucas also finds Kumatora there, being taken in by Doria after she fell into the pond nearby Doria's house. Lucas then is able to pull the second Needle, and obtains PK Love β.

The three of them then travel through a large mole cricket hole, leading to Snowcap Mountain, and coincidentally the third Needle location. Going up the mountain, they find Lydia's house, and Lydia agrees to open the door leading to the Needle. However, it is too late, and the Masked Man has already pulled it. After Lydia disappears, Lucas and his friends leave the mountain by riding a refrigerator down it. They land in Sunset Cemetery, and then head for the fourth Needle located at Fire Mountain. On the way there, they reach Saturn Valley, and also reunite with Duster there. Lucas chases off the Pigmasks who were interrogating the Mr. Saturns to telling the location of the next Needle. As thanks, the Mr. Saturns help them with climbing up the cliff to the volcano, and Lucas soon meets Phrygia in his house. He then goes to pull the fourth Needle deep in the volcano, and is almost stopped by Fassad. However, Lucas and his party take him down, and he is able to successfully pull the fourth Needle and learn PK Love γ. Before Lucas leaves, a Mr. Saturn offers to take his Courage Badge and polish it up, promising that it has some special power underneath all of the rust and dirt.

Lucas eventually finds the fifth Needle located at Tanetane Island, where he and his friends must travel underwater to reach there. But on his way to Mixolydia's house, everyone gets attacked by Master Eddy's giant whirlpool attack, they are left on the beach of the island very low on energy. Lucas and his friends are forced to eat dangerous mushrooms to recover, however the mushrooms cause frightening hallucinations, causing the consumer to see illusions of their worst fears. Lucas is tormented by illusions shunning him, along with ones of Flint shouting at him and Claus being eerily innocent. However, when they reach Mixolydia's house, they manage to recover, and Mixolydia opens the gates to the fifth Needle. Lucas defeats the Barrier Trio guarding the Needle, however, right before he pulls it, the Masked Man flies down from below and strikes the team with lightning, knocking everyone out. When Lucas wakes up, the Needle has been already pulled, and they head back to Tazmily Village.

The sixth Needle is located by Ionia's house, at Argilla Pass in the northern mountains. On the way to Ionia's house, Lucas meets the Mr. Saturn that was cleaning his old Courage Badge, and discovers that it was really an old Franklin Badge. Shortly afterwards, he meets with Ionia, and Ionia agrees to give him the Waters of Time needed to open the temple holding the sixth Needle. However, right outside of the temple. the Masked Man is there accompanied by Pigmasks, and they fight over the Needle. The Masked Man attempts to take them down in one hit with lightning, however, the Franklin Badge Lucas received earlier reflects the lightning back to him, giving Lucas the upper hand in combat. They finally manage to take him down and Lucas successfully pulls the sixth Needle, learning PK Love Ω in the process.

Shortly afterwards, he is invited to move to New Pork City by the request of the Pig King. Lucas is forced to come to the city, and he finds that most of Tazmily villagers have moved to New Pork City. During his stay in the city, he learns of the shocking history behind the Nowhere Islands and Tazmily Village from Leder, and invades the Empire Pork Building, the Pigmask Army's main headquarters, in hopes of taking them down once and for all. Lucas meets the Pig King, Porky, at the very top of the building, however, before they may fight, they're sent down a long elevator, leading to a cavern deep under the city. The seventh Needle was revealed to be nearby, so he travels through the cavern leading to the realm where the Needle is located. Along the way he sees Flint's hat getting blown away in the wind, Flint then reveals to Lucas that he's positive that the Masked Man's true identity is Claus, and Lucas finds himself unable to fight him knowing this fact. He presses onwards anyway to reach the Needle first, however Porky soon blocks the way and forces him yo fight. Porky escapes into the Absolutely Safe Capsule thinking he's safe, yet Dr. Andonuts tells Lucas that now Porky is forever trapped inside, allowing Lucas to continue on through the realm.

He reaches the end and finds the Masked Man standing near the final Needle. The Masked Man attacks Lucas with a bolt of lightning, only to be deflected back at him. However, the lightning seems to have only been deflected for Lucas, as everyone else around him has fallen unconscious. They are then locked in combat, with Lucas lacking the will to attack his long-lost brother, while the Masked Man fails to recognize Lucas and simply continues attacking him. Many times throughout the battle, Hinawa's voice calls out to the boys, and after many long turns, Claus finally comes to his senses and stops attacking Lucas. Claus then attacks Lucas with lightning, only to have it reflected with the Franklin Badge letting him purposely electrocute himself and slowly dies, struggling to walk over to Lucas to give him one last embrace. He says to Lucas that he's "going to where mom is now", and apologizes for being hasty and all of the troubles everyone has gone through. He passes away in Lucas's arms, and he is left to pull the final Needle and recreate the world, filling it with peace.

Game data


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PSI level up list

Level Move name
Offense Up α
Defense Up α
Lifeup β
Shield α
Healing β
Counter α
PSI Shield α
Defense Up Ω
PSI Counter α
Shield Ω
Offense Up Ω
Healing γ
Lifeup γ
PSI Shield Ω
Lifeup Ω
Counter Ω
PSI Counter Ω
Healing Ω

Event moves

Level Move name
Lifeup α
Healing α
PK Love α
PK Love β
PK Love γ
PK Love Ω
PK Flash

Lucas learns Lifeup α, Healing α and PK Love α when he first realizes his psychic abilities in Chapter 4. He also learns PK Flash in Chapter 5 at Thunder Tower. The other forms of PK Love are learned in Chapter 7 while pulling the Seven Needles.

In other games

In the Super Smash Bros. series

Lucas's official artwork in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Main article: Lucas (Super Smash Bros.)

Lucas is also a playable character in the Super Smash Bros. games starting with Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Originally Lucas was intended to debut in Super Smash Bros. Melee (replacing Ness in the process), however due to the cancellation of EarthBound 64, Ness was kept instead. He is a default character in Brawl, a downloadable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and an unlockable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Like Ness, Lucas is a middleweight fighter who has slow ground speed and fast air speed, however his ground movement is slightly faster than Ness. He shares similar Special moves with Ness but is otherwise a unique character. Lucas and Ness both have PK Fire, PK Thunder, and PSI Magnet in their movesets, however they are vastly different. Lucas's PK Fire hits once instead of multi-hits, PK Thunder multi-hits opponents and travels farther than Ness, and PSI Magnet is in front of Lucas but has a hurtbox upon release. Lucas's Side Smash is also very similar to Ness (however he uses a Stick instead of a Baseball bat), and PK Freeze behaves similarly to PK Flash except it freezes opponents. Lucas and Ness share a Final Smash, PK Starstorm. Aside from this, Ness and Lucas's movesets are entirely different. Lucas uses Duster's Rope Snake as his grab, giving him a long range grab that can also be used as a tether recovery. Lucas's Up Smash, PK Smash Geyser, resembles his animation for pulling one of the Seven Needles, something which he actually does for one of his victory animations. Additionally, Lucas's stage intro has him enter atop a Mr. Saturn coffee table, and Kumatora and Boney are seen helping him for his Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

In Super Mario Maker

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Lucas also appears in Super Mario Maker as a Mystery Mushroom power-up. He can randomly be unlocked by completing the 100 Mario Challenge on expert difficulty or higher, or alternatively, one can also unlock him by scanning his amiibo figure. Upon transforming into him, the "important item received" sound effect is played.

Game appearances

For the subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Lucas.


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Lucas when he was younger.
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Lucas pulling one of the Seven Needles.
Lucas disguised as the Masked Man.
Lucas in his pajamas.
Lucas as a child in his pajamas.


Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate


Hidden dialog from Lucas in Chapter 3.
  • If one uses a walk through walls cheat in Chapter 3 to bypass the shocking trigger from Fassad and go to Lucas's house as Salsa, the player can find unique dialog from Lucas that is not accessable by playing normally.
  • Lucas and Claus's names are anagrams of each other.
  • Lucas was originally supposed to be in Super Smash Bros. Melee to replace Ness, although due to Mother 3 being cancelled at the time, Ness stayed as a playable character.[2]
  • Lucas' name is truly based on the French pronunciation of the name - as denoted by the pronunciation of the original Japanese version, "Ryuka".
  • Unlike Ness, none of Lucas's Special Moves in Super Smash Bros. have him use any of his PSI attacks, as he has PK Freeze instead of PK Flash as his Neutral Special.
  • In the Super Smash Bros. series, Lucas is voiced by Lani Minella, who also voices Pit in Brawl.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Chinese 琉加
Dutch Lucas -
French Lucas -
German Lucas -
Italian Lucas -
Korean 류카
Russian Лукас
Spanish Lucas -


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