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Ness's Father is a character in EarthBound. He is also Tracy's father and the husband of Ness's Mother. Because their neighbor Aloysius Minch allegedly loaned a large sum of money to Ness's father and was never repaid, Aloysius and Lardna Minch seem to hold a grudge against Ness's father and his family for this reason alone.
Ness's unseen father, a reference to the creator's plight in work-centered Japan, only appears as a voice on the telephone. Even in the cast roll during the game's ending credits, the telephone's sprite appears as Ness's father. To save the game, it is necessary to locate a phone and call him. He also deposits battle earnings into Ness's bank account. At the end of the game, Ness's father stops saving game progress so he can be home in time for Ness's thirteenth birthday, which allows the player to fight the final boss again. It is stated in the EarthBound Player's Guide that Ness's father works in the "hamburger industry".