|Origin||Magicant in Mother, Magicant in EarthBound|
|Appears in||Mother, EarthBound|
The Flying Men (or Flyingmen) are characters in Mother and EarthBound. They live together in a small house that Ninten and Ness can visit in Maria's Magicant and Ness's Magicant, respectively. If a Flying Man is spoken to, he will join Ninten or Ness until he is knocked unconscious. Once a Flying Man has been defeated, he cannot be revived and will be buried at his home. There are five in all, but only one can join Ninten or Ness at a time.
In EarthBound, the Flying Men introduce themselves to Ness as his 'Courage'. This is keeping in line with the fundamental nature of Magicant, which is a manifestation of its visitor's unconscious mind. In addition to their appearances, they can deal and sustain a moderate-to-high damage from enemies.
- These non-playable party members don't appear in Mother 3, since Magicant, the "Your Sanctuary" and/or the Eight Melodies is replaced by the Seven Needles that awake the Dark Dragon.
- They may be a reference to the enemies in the NES game Balloon Fight, who not only look like birds but also fly by using balloons.
- Nearby the house where The Flying Men reside, Buzz Buzz 's grave can be found. (Earthbound only.)