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Super Smash Bros. Character
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Game Appearances
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U (downloadable)
Special Moves
Standard:  PK Freeze
Side:  PK Fire
Up:  PK Thunder
Down:  PSI Magnet
Final Smash:  PK Starstorm
Battle Entrance
Lucas rides in on Mr. Saturn's tea table.

Lucas is the protagonist of the Japan-only game Mother 3 from the Mother series. In this game, he lived with his twin brother Claus and his parents Hinawa and Flint, in Tazmily village located in the Nowhere Islands. Soon in the game, his mother is killed and his brother is lost, because of the Pig Mask Army, led by Porky.


Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Main article: SmashWiki:Lucas (SSBB)
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Lucas's Rope Snake.

Lucas appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a playable character, one of the two representatives from the EarthBound series. Lucas's special moveset is almost exactly like Ness's from the previous games, but with a few minor tweaks. His neutral special is PK Freeze, which sends up a snowflake that freezes opponents caught in its blast when Lucas sets it off. His side special is PK Fire, which sends out a lightning bolt directly forward that explodes when it hits. His down special is PSI Magnet, which sets up a barrier in front of himself that absorbs projectiles to restore damage and attack when the barrier is dropped. His up special is PK Thunder, which sends out a ball of lightning that can attack opponents and propel Lucas forward. His Final Smash, also shared with Ness, is PK Starstorm, which sends groups of stars raining down on the stage in an inward direction. Lucas does not actually learn any of his special moves in Mother 3; rather, they are all learned by Kumatora.

All his normal moves and Smash Attacks are completely different, with the exception of his side smash attack which operates similarly to Ness's bat, though Lucas uses a stick instead. In addition, Lucas's grab is the Rope Snake, a weapon used by Duster which also acts as a tether recovery. His home stage is New Pork City.

Lucas was originally meant to replace Ness in Super Smash Bros. Melee. However, Mother 3 for the Nintendo 64DD, then unofficially known in America as EarthBound 64, was cancelled, to be later revived for the Game Boy Advance in 2003 and released in 2006, only in Japan.

Lucas' artwork from Super Smash Bros. Brawl'.

Role in the Subspace Emissary[edit]

Lucas' snapshot in The Subspace Emissary.

In the Subspace Emissary, Lucas is shown as a weak, shy and timid figure, similarly to his appearance in the beginning of Mother 3.

Lucas first appears alone in the Ruined Zoo. He is attacked by The Pig King Statue, but Ness arrives to save him. They proceed to fight Porky, but then Wario arrives with his Dark Cannon and attempts to hit Ness with it. Ness dodges his attacks, so Wario tries to attack Lucas instead. Lucas doesn't move out of the way, so Ness ends up taking the hit himself. Lucas, scared, runs away and meets the Pokémon Trainer, and they join to fight the Subspace Army, as Lucas cannot forget what Wario had done to Ness.

Outside the Ruins, the Pokémon Trainer decides to capture a Charizard that flew by. Before entering them, however, they are ambushed by Wario. They defeat him, but Lucas becomes disappointed that Wario doesn't have Ness with him anymore. After capturing Charizard and an Ivysaur inside the Ruins, Lucas and the Pokémon Trainer reach the Ruined Hall, where they are attacked by Galleom. After defeating him, Galleom takes them and starts flying into the air, with a Subspace Bomb in his head about to go off. Lucas frees himself and the Pokémon Trainer, and they are then saved by Meta Knight, whose team they then join.

At the Glacial Peak, Meta Knight leaves them, but they are then joined by the Ice Climbers as the Subspace Army is sent out to attack them. Mario, Link, Yoshi, Kirby and Pit then appear and defeated the enemies. Soon, the other remaining heroes show up and they enter Subspace together. Unfortunately, Lucas and the others were defeated by Tabuu. But then Lucas is saved by King Dedede, who had revived Ness and Luigi with badges. All of the revived heroes then fight and defeat Tabuu.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Lucas has been released as the second downloadable playable character after Mewtwo in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, released on June 14, 2015[1]. Lucas's moveset is mostly unchanged from the previous game, though his Final Smash PK Starstorm has been altered to be similar to Ness's version. He also has a new alternate color with black hair and a sprite of the Masked Man from Mother 3 on his T-Shirt. Nintendo has confirmed that Lucas will be receiving an amiibo as well.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]


  • Instruction manual: A youth with pronounced psychic powers. His PK-based attacks hit hard.
  • Website: The youth with the psychic powers has appeared—it’s Lucas! He makes his anticipated debut from the Japan-only release MOTHER 3.
While he is timid in nature, he fights splendidly. Is it possible he can surpass even Ness?!

Trophy information[edit]

Name Image Appearance(s) Description
Lucas BrawlTrophy044.png GBA Mother 3 (Japan Only) The younger of twin brothers living in Tazmily Village in the Nowhere Islands. He's a kind boy who can communicate with animals, but he's shy and never really got over the tragedy that struck his mother. He fights a warped dictatorship, hunts the Seven Needles, and crosses swords with his missing brother, Claus. In the end, the young boy with psychic PSI powers grows up.

Snake's codec[edit]

  • Mei Ling: I see you're fighting Lucas, Snake.
  • Snake: Lucas?
  • Mei Ling: That boy has PSI powers, which he can use for different kinds of attacks. But the poor little guy's had such a hard life. His mother was killed when he was young, and he was separated from his brother. After that, he faced all kinds of senseless hardships, and he slowly grew stronger.
  • Snake: Senseless hardships--yeah, I had a lot of those, too. The question is how you translate those hardships into a better future.
  • Mei Ling: ...Mmm. Well, I hope things turn out OK for him.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Default Trophy[edit]

Name Image Appears In
(Wii U version only)
Lucas LucasTrophyWiiU.png GBA Mother 3 (Japan) NA: Before adventuring, Lucas was a timid, cautious boy. His journey has made him a stronger person. Maybe he met someone to spend his life with... Hang on—we're moving way too fast! For now, remember that Lucas and Ness are favorites in the hearts of EarthBound fans.

EU: Once upon a time, Lucas was a bit of a cry-baby. You might even say he was a wimp. But then, well...he had more than his fair share of rough times and toughened up a bit. Who knows what he's up to now? Whatever he's doing, his story - much like Ness's - lives on in the hearts of all Mother series fans.

Player character Trophies[edit]

Name Image Appears In
(Wii U version only)
Lucas LucasPlayerTrophyWiiU.png GBA Mother 3 (Japan) NA: The younger of the twin brothers from Nowhere makes his triumphant return to the game of Smash. Hailing from the Japan-only game Mother 3, Lucas’s specialty is psychic projectile attacks. He can use these PSI attacks to do things like absorb enemy projectiles and deal supernatural damage!

EU: Lucas, the younger of the twin brothers from Tazmily, comes originally from the Japan-only game, Mother 3, and now makes his triumphant return to Super Smash Bros.! Here he makes great use of his PSI powers with lots of projectile attacks, and can use his faster attacks on anybody who gets too close.

Lucas (Alt.)
N/A NA: Lucas’s up special PK Thunder can hit enemies multiple times, but if you hit yourself with it, you can then tackle and launch opponents! Lucas’s up smash has the strongest launch power of any fighter’s up smash. The range for this attack is wide, and it’s strongest right after Lucas unleashes the attack.

EU: Lucas's up special, PK Thunder, can either hot enemies multiple times, or hit Lucas himself to push him into a powerful charge attack. Meanwhile, his up smash attack is the most powerful launching move in the entire game, so make good use of it! It's a wide-range attack that is most effective right after Lucas unleashes it.

(Wii U)
GBA Mother 3 (Japan)

Palutena's Guidance[edit]

The following dialogue applies also to Mewtwo, Roy, and Ryu, all DLC characters like Lucas.

  • Pit: Who is THAT?
  • Palutena: I have no data on this fighter. I can't believe it!
  • Viridi: It must be an intruder from another dimension!
  • Pit: Whoever it is, the goal remains the same: to fight and win!


  • One of Lucas's alternate skins makes him look like his twin brother, Claus.
  • Lucas' and Ness' victory theme is a portion of the title theme for the first Mother game.
  • Though Lucas's name was designed with the French pronunciation in mind (with the 's' at the end silent), the English dub of Super Smash Bros. Brawl still pronounces it.
  • While Lucas's Final Smash trophy explains that Kumatora taught Lucas PK Starstorm, she obviously also must have taught him PK Fire, Freeze, and Thunder, along with PSI Magnet, since only she could use that PSI in Mother 3.

Name in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese リュカ
Lucas (French pronunciation).
Russian Лукас
Korean 류카
Chinese 盧卡斯 (Traditional)
卢卡斯 (Simplified)


  1. ^ Downloadable Content Info. Official Site - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Retrieved June 5, 2015.