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"Claus...You aren't Porky's robot. You're our son! Claus, Come to your mother... You must be so exhausted."
— Hinawa

Hinawa (Japanese: ヒナワ Hinawa) is a character in Mother 3. She is the mother of Lucas and Claus, the daughter of Alec, and the wife of Flint. Hinawa plays a significant role in the plot, unlike the mothers of past protagonists in the Mother series.

Biography[]

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

During the events of Chapter 1, Hinawa is fatally wounded by the Mecha-Drago, a Drago mutated by the Pigmask Army (Flint finds out when Bronson tells him the bad news), and succumbs to her wounds soon afterward. This also leads to Flint's distress and causes him to lash out at Abbot, Ollie, Tessie and almost Bronson before he was restrained and thrown in Tazmily prison.

Hinawa with Lucas

Hinawa wishing her younger son a good morning at the beginning of the game.

Hinawa's spirit makes an appearance during Chapter 6. After the end of Chapter 5 when Lucas and co. fell from the ship's ladder, Lucas finds himself alone in the middle of a sunflower field. After finding Boney in the field, Boney runs after the ghost of Hinawa. Lucas chases after Boney, only to find a cliff at the end of the field. Lucas sees his mother floating on the clouds and jumps off the cliff (with Boney) to reach her and falls, ending Chapter 6. Lucas and Boney land on a pile of hay, and Alec comes to them and reveals that Hinawa came to him in a dream and told him to put the hay there.

During the final boss fight, Claus is successfully called upon by her spirit to help him come to his senses.

Spoiler warning: Spoilers end here.

In Super Smash Bros.[]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[]

Hinawa's sticker in Super Smash Bros

Hinawa appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a sticker. Attaching this sticker to the bottom of Ness or Lucas's trophies in The Subspace Emissary decreases the damage they take from physical attacks (such as kicks and punches) by 4.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[]

Hinawa appears as a spirit in the new Spirits mode as a Legend class support spirit, has a rarity of four stars, requires a Primary Spirit with two support slots to use, and its ability allows the player to become invincible for a while when badly damaged. Her Spirit Battle represents her with Zelda accompanied by Lucas and "Claus" (Lucas actually using his orange alt to resemble his brother) on Yoshi's Island, whose flower theme represents the sunflower fields where Lucas found Hinawa's spirit. with all players set as easy to launch, which references Hinawa's early death. In Adventure Mode, she and Claus share the distinction of being the penultimate Spirit Battles before players can move onto the True Final Battle.

Trivia[]

  • Hinawa's name comes from the Japanese word for "matchlock" (火縄銃 hinawajuu, lit. "string of fire", i.e. the lock on a matchlock gun), as opposed to a flintlock gun, the name of which clearly inspired her husband's name. This fits in with the Tazmily tradition of giving matching names to people who live together.
Hinawa EB64 Render

Earthbound 64 screenshot showing the twins staring up at Hinawa.

  • In EarthBound 64, Hinawa was going to be blonde, but in Mother 3, her hair color was changed to brown.
  • Her name could be a possible reference to Haniwa, which are Japanese terracota clay figures that were buried with the dead as funerary objects during the Kofun period in Japan.
    • Her name could also be a reference to sunflowers, which would be fitting because of Chapter 6.
  • In Chapter 1, when playing as Lucas, you can dash into Hinawa’s chair before leaving to play with the Dragos. She will give you a Nut Bread.
  • Whether Hinawa is revived after the destruction of the islands remains an open question, but it is likely she and Claus are revived at the end of the game if the Dark Dragon is believed to have restored the world.
    • This seems to be implied in the end credits of the game, where she is shown next to Flint being greeted by a restored and aged-up Claus.[1]
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