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May 20th, 2009 | EarthBound, Images, Uncommon Knowledge

The Japanese guides that were made for MOTHER 1 and MOTHER 2 were filled with love and cool fun stuff. Nowadays, guides mostly seem to be about pushing crap out to make it in time for the game’s release.

Anyway, in one of the old Japanese M2 guides, one of the goofy things they do is look at the anatomy of Mr. Saturns. That’s where this pic comes from. I translated the text and someone (I think Stevesesy?) edited the image to use that text. So here you go!

And that concludes today’s Anatomy 101 class at EarthBound University!

 

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47 Comments to Anatomy of a Mr. Saturn


Poe said on May. 20, 2009

This picture has always creeped me out. :[

Old West said on May. 20, 2009

I wish I could major in EarthBound ;_;

JamesBond007 said on May. 20, 2009

Good work. Now I’m waiting for Anatomy of a Starman. 🙂

Wil said on May. 20, 2009

Gross. I’d hate to be the person that opened one of them up to draw that. I wonder what the smell.. uh, smells like?

Spitball Sparky said on May. 20, 2009

I guess this is as good as time as any to ask:

Are these guides licensed by Nintendo, meaning is this official? I bought the guide made by Nintendo for MOTHER2 and didn’t see it. Also, what guide is the whole “Paula Jones” thing from? I must know if that is indeed her last name.

Anybody know?

Digitalized said on May. 20, 2009

No, I don’t konw. But I also want to see the anatomy of a Starman.

Or the Ultimate Chimera.

PSInesslove93 said on May. 20, 2009

i giggled when i saw this. and it freaked me out a bit because i was talking about buying a Mr. Saturn plush with my dad and then i saw this and whoa…

anatomy of a Starman would be pretty sweet.

Hejiru said on May. 20, 2009

D’awww, you gotta love the Mr. Saturns! 😀

Shichiji said on May. 20, 2009

Ok, I see the stomach, but where is the mouth? <.<

santiagoff said on May. 20, 2009

LOL

IWontGetOvertheDam said on May. 20, 2009

I love that the nose is just a big blob of who-knows-what inside.

DiamondizedLucas said on May. 20, 2009

Saturn Nose: SoMeThInG iN hErE.

Fred McNanner said on May. 20, 2009

No stomach? Where does all the Piggy Jelly go?!
I always thought Mr. Saturn(‘s?) were filled with love and science…

Fred McNanner said on May. 20, 2009

Oops, I’m retarded…

Happy Happiest said on May. 20, 2009

Questions:

How does it shit?

Is there any sort of blood running through it? If so, where is the heart?

Does it BREATHE? It smells things, but does it have some sort of lungs?

Deiphobus said on May. 20, 2009

@Happy Happiest
no.

saturn ribbon: very important.

Belasted said on May. 20, 2009

LSD and/or psilocybin.

durp said on May. 20, 2009

The Mr. Saturn metabolism is so efficient that it has no need for defecation

Ailure said on May. 20, 2009

Or eating apparently

Xi said on May. 20, 2009

<<Proud owner of the Japanese guides.

The Japanese guides had funny stuff like this that had absolutely nothing to do with the gameplay. It’s nice that the writers for the American Player’s Guide tried to keep this original spirit.

Psychomax said on May. 21, 2009

“I translated the text and someone (I think Stevesesy?) edited the image to use that text.”
It was me… :'(

It was actually kind of funny, less than a minute after I posted it on starmen.net, I went to 4chan to see if /v/ would like it, and it was already on the front page :O
The internet moves too fast, why is it always in such a hurry?

AbstractedThought said on May. 21, 2009

4chan, eh? I wonder how many memes this will spawn…

Nessrules said on May. 21, 2009

@ AbstractedThought

Saturn CAVITY!!!!!!!!!!

well, thats the best meme I can think up.

LucasTizma said on May. 21, 2009

Hm. I guess this anatomical diagram explains why there is no need for Ms. Saturns? O.o

Blarg said on May. 21, 2009

But there are female Saturns. There’s one in Mother 3 that says she’s a girl. I’m guessing the “Mr.” in “Mr. Saturn” is a generalization, such as the (irritating) usage of “mankind” to sum up the human species, even though it is made up of two primary sexes. That’s what I think, anyway. Or Mr. Saturns are like Smurfs: there’s only one female.

Blarg said on May. 21, 2009

Any who, this diagram is made of so much awesome it hurts. If only we humans could be so anatomically sophisticated (or random, that may be a better way of putting it) as to only requiring a handful of organs. The bow tie probably does all of the work of those “useless” body parts we call the brain, heart, kidneys, pancreas, etc.

And sorry about the double-post.

Digitalized said on May. 21, 2009

That would be funny if Mr. Saturns were like Smurfs…

“Ms. Saturn! I’ll give you tons of yummy Pig Jelly to marry me!”

arandomsaturn said on May. 21, 2009

what does it say for:

1 the stomach

2 the thing above the stomach

Zaxtur said on May. 21, 2009

1. Saturn Stomach – Is Kay-O.
2. Saturn Cavity – Empty.

Leirin said on May. 21, 2009

Ha, this anatomy image is sweet 😛 Old guides really DID have lots of character to them, didn’t they? Good times. Anyway, on the topic of a lack of a heart, I’ve always thought their ribbons powered them, but that’s just me…

ShadowX said on May. 22, 2009

This pic still creeps me out…

JoeWuzHere said on May. 24, 2009

Wil: It probably smells like coffee

Moulinoski said on May. 28, 2009

Blarg, the thing is, in Japanese, the equivalent of our English Mr/Mrs/Ms is “san” (さん). Therefore, in Mother 2, Mr. Saturns (Doseisan, どせいさん) could be female or male since “san” doesn’t imply a specific gender.

Also, “dosei” = Saturn, just in case (I’m not showing off, I swear!)

http://jisho.org/words/?jap=%E3%81%A9%E3%81%9B%E3%81%84&eng=&dict=edict
^-Further proof, zoom!

Anonymous said on Jul. 6, 2009

Number 1 rule of Mr. Saturn. DON’T TOUCH THE RIBBON.

Jeagle101 said on Jul. 7, 2009

Ehh… I dunno if I want to know what the inside of a Mr. Saturn is… do I? :S

MOTHERMoondance-- said on Jul. 19, 2009

Aghh, Anatomy’s over. I can get to Music next, with Mystical Record and Musica.

Sisto said on Jul. 27, 2009

Good lord! Is that really how a Mr. Saturn is inside?
From what I’ve seen on ebay, I always thought that they
were made of stuffing. I don’t want a plush anymore. ‘_’

Clairvoyant traveler said on Nov. 16, 2009

Saturn whisker: smells smells

mr.yoshiboy64 said on Feb. 26, 2010

Hello new screen saver!!!!!

Kyoo said on Mar. 7, 2010

and now I know how to make one *evil grin*

BLMNDEF said on Aug. 5, 2010

Saturn ribbon: Very Important

Matteomax said on Mar. 30, 2011

NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! THEY HAD TO KILL A MR.SATURN TO DO THIS!!!!:(

Onion said on Apr. 4, 2011

Super ancient bump.

Does anyone know which guide this came from? Is it ‘canon’ so to speak or from an official guide?

Zoom! said on Jul. 8, 2011

Saturn Nose….I always laugh at that for some reason… :/

Zoom! said on Aug. 27, 2011

😯

CaptainKupo said on Apr. 18, 2012

YOU CANT KILL A MR. SATURN

Ginyu said on May. 26, 2012

Lol, Saturn Brain: “Attached to inside.”
That’s good to know, if it were anywhere else, I’d be scared!


 

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