Carol (キャロル Kyaroru) is a character in EarthBound Beginnings. She is the mother of Ninten, Mimmie and Minnie, and plays a minor role in the game. She is also the wife of her unnamed husband. She can always be found in the living room of Ninten's House, although she comes outside to welcome Ninten home during the ending sequence. When Ninten and friends talk to her, she will cook them Ninten's favorite food, fully restoring their HP and PP.
- Ninten's Mother's name was revealed to be Carol in a translation of the game manual.
- Carol's hairstyle was changed in later releases for unknown reasons. In the original Famicom game, her hairstyle was the same as Ness's Mother 's. Phil Sandhop, the English script writer, said when asked about it, "I remember nothing specific about her hair. I do know there was a desire to make sure that characters had a more modern and/or American look and she was probably part of that." A possible reason could be that the localizers were concerned that Carol looked too much like Sally from Peanuts, as several other NPCs in the game that resembled Peanuts characters also had their sprites edited.