- "My bottle rocket and your... great isn't it... whaaaaat?!"
- — Lloyd
Lloyd, sometimes written as Loid and Roid (ロイド Roido) is a playable character and one of the main protagonists in EarthBound Beginnings. He is normally the first character to join Ninten (sans Pippi who is temporary), and the only one required to complete the game.
Lloyd usually uses guns as his primary weapon, but can also equip the Slingshot and Boomerang. Although most of his stats are weak and is unable to use PSI, his Wisdom stat is high, which allows him to easily make use of items. There are also many battle items that only he can use, such as bottle rockets, flame throwers, laser and plasma beams, and bombs, which unlike the later games where bombs are usable by any party member, only Lloyd can utilize them in EarthBound Beginnings.
Lloyd is very intelligent, but has very low self-esteem and is physically very weak; often being called hurtful names such as "weenie", "weakling", or "sissy" by his classmates in Twinkle Elementary. Because of how he is treated, he grew wary and began to avoid being confronted by hiding in a garbage can on the roof of the school.
Because of his fear of being picked on, he doesn't join Ninten until he first proves that he is not trying to pick on him by bringing him a bottle rocket from Sweet's Little Factory.
Lloyd appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a sticker using his clay model from EarthBound Beginnings. Attaching this sticker to the bottom of Ness or Lucas's trophies in The Subspace Emissary increases their PK attack by 6.
- Lloyd (excluding Pippi) is the only party member in the game required to join Ninten in order to complete Mother, being essential in clearing the path to the Merrysville train station and reaching EVE.
- His Japanese name is Roido, which is a pun on roidomegane, meaning "round glasses with plastic rims", the kind of glasses he wears. His name may have been localized as Loid, and ultimately Lloyd because in Japanese, R and L are pronounced interchangeably, and Loid sounds like the name Lloyd. As further coincidence, Lloyd means 'grey' in Welsh, which happens to be the color of his hair.
- Lloyd has the second fewest primary weapons in the entire Mother series only having two, the Stun Gun and the Air Gun, the first is Poo who only has one.
- Some people theorize that Lloyd was Dr. Andonuts as a child, as they look similar, and are shown to hide in garbage cans. However, this is unlikely due to Dr. Andonuts being far older than Lloyd, and EarthBound taking place in 199X, only around a decade after Beginnings, which takes place in 1988.