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January 23rd, 2009 | Let's Chat

Remember me? Alright, here’s my question. Who’s talking during the Mr. Saturn coffee and Tenda tea scenes?!


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51 Comments to Let’s Chat with Stinkbug!

Masheysoup23 said on Jan. 23, 2009

It could be Ness’ dad, but I dunno.
(To be honest, I’ve never really thought about this one before_

Anonymous said on Jan. 23, 2009

It’s the coffee talking.

Clockerstance said on Jan. 23, 2009

Oooweh… Ness’s reflection on the recent events, Mr. Stinkbug. I’m sure you know a bit about this.

Alxprit said on Jan. 23, 2009

Uhh… the narrator?

TheBatFax said on Jan. 23, 2009

The wind. The coffee helps you hear it better. Maybe?

Spitball Sparky said on Jan. 23, 2009

I never thought about it before…I’ll say Ness. He’s reflecting, sort of narrating his thoughts.

Crono Breaker said on Jan. 23, 2009

It’s a creepy guy in a trent coat… (Ninten’s Dad! =D)

Serious though:

Well, I always though it was Shigesato Itoi himself, like in the event in the desert mine…
(that would be so cool =D)

somaticdefilement said on Jan. 23, 2009

I do get the Itoi vibe too, It just feels like he’s guiding you through how he wants you to feel and reflect upon while playing the game.

Q said on Jan. 23, 2009

Nobody is talking, that’s why the Japanese version uses Kanji. The words come fully formed to Ness’s mind, like a reverse Lumine Hall Effect.

sticktendo said on Jan. 23, 2009

His mind has a mind of it’s own. So it must be his mind.

MW said on Jan. 23, 2009


There is just some strange stuff in that coffee.

anon said on Jan. 23, 2009

it’s so strange how i (and apparently a lot of people) haven’t even thought about that until now…..

it’s a the inner voice inside who’s talking.. its God mannnn!

Deiphobus said on Jan. 23, 2009

Mr. Saturn!

Teal said on Jan. 23, 2009

It’s the Ghost of Buzz Buzz! Actually I can’t think of anyone else who speaks with that kind of mood during the coffee conversations at the moment.

Mikhail said on Jan. 23, 2009

It’s Shigesato… Hasn’t this already been figured out?

Darien said on Jan. 23, 2009

I always thought of it as kind of a conversation with the Mr. Saturns, but not in an ordinary way; sort of like drinking the coffee puts Ness and Mr. Saturn really “in touch” with one another, so Ness can finally really understand their wisdom, instead of just perceiving them as weird.

ChickenHunter said on Jan. 23, 2009

It’s the hot springs. the Mr Saturn feed it some drug making it a sentient being

kevinchai said on Jan. 23, 2009

It’s ME. I’m the one talking. I just like to reassure Ness, and give him advice.

Roy said on Jan. 23, 2009

I think it must be King!

rayefrenzy said on Jan. 24, 2009

Personally, I just assumed it was whoever offered the coffee (the Mr. Saturn or the Tenda). That Mr. Saturn just happens to be rather eloquent! …AAaaand psychic.


Poe said on Jan. 24, 2009

I always assumed it was Ness’s dad, but I really don’t know. I’d like an official answer!

EBM said on Jan. 24, 2009

Well, I DO like the Itoi idea and the “it’s the player talking” idea.
I always thought it was the Saturns… except Ness hears what he wants to hear from them.
Why? There’s something special about the coffee.
You see, they get this very SPECIAL coffee from the “cafe” in Fourside.
They WARNED Ness that he was too young to handle the good stuff.

Kitt Ehn said on Jan. 24, 2009

>_> I always thought it was the Mr. Saturn/Mr. Tenda..

XX Stone said on Jan. 24, 2009

It’s NOA, trying to give you their cheap, crappy coffee. Because the game stinks, am I right?

William Christopher Smith II said on Jan. 24, 2009

I think it’s Ness’s conscience.

Anonymous said on Jan. 24, 2009

I always figured it was some kind of God figure that was willing the team on omnisciently. The strange thing is, I was raised by agnostic parents and carry the same feelings on religion myself. I suppose the moment just struck me as being particularly spiritual.

hollow leviathan said on Jan. 24, 2009

The same person who asks for your name. Yes, you, holding the controller.

Dr Shlub said on Jan. 24, 2009


satsy said on Jan. 24, 2009

I’d probably say the Game Designer again. 😉 He’s always around, to help you along the way.

Mr. Jupiter said on Jan. 24, 2009

Maybe Ness’s Dad?

Lucas-Sol said on Jan. 24, 2009

Ness’s conscience.
Maybe something like an imaginary friend, and he is only
in his mind.
Now that I think about it, it could be Giygas. Because at the end of the game, the voice never talks to Ness. Giygas could have been talking in third person. So when he died, he was never able to talk to Ness again.

Perosn said on Jan. 24, 2009

Otto from the Simpsons.

Aurilliux said on Jan. 24, 2009

Now that I think about it, who’s asking you for your name in Mother 3 when you’re at the beginning of the game?

Poopskin said on Jan. 24, 2009

The hotspring itself is talking.

Phil L said on Jan. 24, 2009

I’m all for it being Itoi… or the hallucinogens. Seriously, that’s some messed up coffee and tea!

I did see that someone said that it could be Ness’ inner monologue, but why would he refer to himself as “Ness” and not, “me” or “I”?

Flamingneko110 said on Jan. 24, 2009

I always thought it was Buzz buzz’s spirit talking for some reason.

otherhand said on Jan. 26, 2009

How about the Apple of Enlightenment?

SplatterHammer said on Feb. 1, 2009

I thought it was Ness’ subconsious talking to his mind.

Saturn Ladder said on Feb. 1, 2009

I always thought it was the player playing the game, for it knew things every npc didn’t know about them.

Feykie said on Feb. 5, 2009

I thought of it as Mr. Saturn, really.

It could be the narrator. Someone who sticks with Ness enough to narrate everything he does (Ness tried to run away!) must be really serious about him.

Leirin said on Feb. 10, 2009

“Oh snap! That wasn’t Pepsi! Err, never you mind!”

…Anyway, it didn’t speak like a Saturn or a Tenda. So that leads me to think it was just Ness spacing out and thinking about everything he’s done thus far. So, no one is really “talking”. It’s just him leisurely thinking to himself I guess.

me. why are u asking my name!? said on Feb. 11, 2009

Tomato, duh

PKSkyler said on Feb. 12, 2009


NessRules said on Feb. 14, 2009

Well it could be in Earthbound but Tendas give coffee
and tea.

Belasted said on Feb. 16, 2009

Hollow leviathan, wasn’t the one who asks for your name Tony? I don’t think it was Tony. He had a crush on Jeff, not Ness. Anyway, I always just assumed it was the Saturn/Tenda, who happened to know a lot of stuff. But now that I think about it, it was just a message from the designers/beyond/Ness daydreaming.

PKHunter said on Feb. 16, 2009

it was the tenda in the tenda scene and MrSattern In the Sattern Valley scene

Doctor Icarus said on Feb. 16, 2009

I think I remember hearing it was a slight translation error, and that the “I wish you luck” phrase shouldn’t have been in first person.

My personal choice? Xfis’s Ninten Voice.

DanteAMD said on Apr. 6, 2009

Buzz Buzz’s ghost is talking, of course!

Ector said on Jul. 3, 2009

Ness’s mom.
*That’s what she said.*

Digamma said on Jul. 13, 2009


Anonymous said on Dec. 14, 2010

Mr. Narrator


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