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Lloyd Clay
Sprites Lloyd Ghost Lloyd TrashCanM1 FailedTeleportM1
Also known as Loid, Roid
Age 11 years old
Origin Merrysville
Relatives Unnamed Father, Unnamed Mother
Appears in EarthBound Beginnings and Mother 1 + 2
"My bottle rocket and your... great isn't it... whaaaaat?!"
— Lloyd

Lloyd, sometimes written as Loid and Roid (ロイド Roido) is a character and party member in EarthBound Beginnings. He is the only party member in the game required to join Ninten in order to complete the game. Lloyd usually uses guns as his primary weapon, along with an assortment of different projectile weapons, to make up for his lack of PSI abilities.

Lloyd is considered the nerdy boy who is often picked on by his schoolmates in Twinkle Elementary. Because of the way he is treated, Lloyd usually hides in the garbage can on the roof of the school to avoid being bullied. He joins Ninten after he shows him some bottle rockets from the Sweet Little's Factory.

Lloyd is considered the weakling among Ninten's teammates and usually uses guns to substitute for his weak physical strength. His offensive power gradually increases as he levels up, though he is still the third weakest of the game's main protagonists.

Although there are many similarities between Lloyd and Jeff, there are key differences. Lloyd has very low self esteem and feels he has no worth, unlike Jeff who gives off the vibe that he's a nerd and he's proud of it. Lloyd's personality weaknesses most likely comes from an unsupportive family: his own father tells Ninten to watch out for his weakling son at a point in the game. Throughout the game, however, Lloyd overcomes his low self-esteem and becomes a very talented and ultimately more useful addition to the team.

In Super Smash Bros. BrawlEdit

Loid Sticker SSBB

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 fewest primary weapons in the entire Mother series only having two, the Stun Gun and the Air Gun.

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