Ness is the 10 year-old protagonist of Earthbound/Mother 2 from the EarthBound/Mother series. Ness has the gift of PSI, powerful psychic powers, which he's acquired since he was at a very young age. Ness also currently lives in Onett, his hometown, and he began his perilous, life-changing journey there long ago when a meteor struck the hills near his hometown and he went to investigate, as well as find his irritating neighbor Porky's little brother Picky. Out of the meteor came Buzz Buzz, who told Ness of the impending attack of the malevolent alien Giygas, and Ness then set out to stop the invasion and save his world, not without the help of fellow party members Paula, Poo, and Jeff Andonuts. He plays for Nintendo All-Stars FC in the Nintendo Soccer League and has become a regular in the Super Smash Bros. series since his appearance in the original.