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This article is about the deer villager. For the villager whose French name is the same as this villager's English name, see Hank.

DeerSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Bruce der03
Bruce NH.png
Species Personality Gender
Deer Emotion Aggravation NH Icon cropped.png Cranky Male
Birthday May 26th Gemini
Quote "Nobody's perfect."
Catchphrase "gruff"
Clothing After-School Jacket (Black)
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ブルース
Korean 브루스
Italian Arturo
German Oswald

Simplified Chinese 布鹿斯
French Boubou
Spanish Aristo
Dutch Bruce

Traditional Chinese 布鹿斯
Quebec French Boubou
Latin American Spanish Aristo
Russian Брюс

Phrase in other languages

Japanese しかしな
Korean 아비옹
Italian uauwaii
German röööhr

Simplified Chinese 福鹿寿
French nunul
Spanish aquesí
Dutch burl

Traditional Chinese 福鹿壽
Quebec French ouain
Latin American Spanish aquesí
Russian забияка

Bruce is a cranky deer villager in the Animal Crossing series who debuted in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

The name "Bruce" may be derived from "bruise", a type of injury, which may reference the "tough" nature of cranky villagers. His name could also be a reference to the original Norwegian name of the goats in The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Bruse. His catchphrase is also likely a reference to Three Billy Goats Gruff, "Gruff" being the name of another cranky villager.

In New Horizons, Bruce has the nature hobby and will be more frequently seen sitting underneath trees or observing and watering flowers. He will also fish and chase after bugs, and may also be seen carrying bundles of sticks or picnic baskets.



Bruce in New Leaf.

Bruce is a blue deer with dark blue highlights around his eyes, ears, arms, and legs. He has two stripes of dark blue in between his antlers, which are striped cream and brown. The inside of his ears are orange, and he has dark blue hooves.


Below is a brief description of the cranky personality. For more information, click here.

Bruce is a cranky villager, meaning he is mature, bitter and adult-like. He appears somewhat rude at first, but is very reliable and friendlier when befriended. He gets along well with most snooty and lazy villagers and other cranky neighbors, but will sometimes offend smug and peppy villagers unintentionally, as he does not clearly understand their lifestyle. Bruce has a harsh sense of humor, but is very hospitable and kinder once the player enters his home.


In New Leaf[edit]

Bruce's picture in Animal Crossing: New Leaf Nobody's perfect.
Siblings Eldest of 3 Kids
Skill Trivia
Goal Pro Golfer
Fear Bug Mask
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Rock 'n' Roll
Smallxmark.png Cute
Color Blue
Type Blue Mountain
Milk None
Sugar None

In New Horizons[edit]

Nobody's perfect.


Species Gender Personality
Deer Male Cranky (A)
Birthday May 26 Gemini
Catchphrase gruff
Default Clothing After-School Jacket (Black)
Favorite Styles Cool and Simple
Favorite Colors Black and Red
Hobby Nature


In New Leaf[edit]

House of Bruce NL Exterior.png
House of Bruce NL.jpg
Oil Barrel HHD Icon.png Oil Barrel Striped Cone HHD Icon.png Striped Cone
Iron Frame HHD Icon.png Iron Frame Mountain Bike HHD Icon.png Mountain Bike
Phone Box HHD Icon.png Phone Box Basketball Hoop HHD Icon.png Basketball Hoop
Sleek Table HHD Icon.png Sleek Table Cassette Player HHD Icon.png Cassette Player
Manhole Cover HHD Icon.png Manhole Cover Trash Can HHD Icon.png Trash Can
Wallpaper: Chain-Link Fence HHD Icon.png Chain-Link Fence
Floor: FallLeaf.png Hopscotch Floor
Music: K.K. Blues

In New Horizons[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Character Info
Needed to Invite:
Blathers PC icon.png  This villager can be unlocked through Blathers's Treasure Trek.
Friendship Rewards:
After-School Jacket PC Icon.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

After-School Jacket
and Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
Mahjong Table PC Icon.png

Mahjong Table
Craft Unlock
Level 7 Level 9 Level 15
Bruce's Pic PC Icon.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Pic of Bruce‎‎
and Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
Level 20 Level 25 Level 30
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
Level 35 Level 40 Level 45
Bruce's Pocket Camp icon
Bruce doesn't like to beat around the bush. In fact, he's not too fond of shrubbery in general.
 Preferred theme:
PC Banner - Cool.png
 Primary reward:
PC Crafting Material - Steel.png Steel

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo Card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#389 Bruce - Series 4
Type: Deer
Star sign: Gemini
Birthday: May 26th
Dice value: 5
Hand sign: Rock
389 Bruce amiibo card NA.png
388 Maelle List of amiibo cards
#389 Bruce
390 O'Hare


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ブルース

Korean 브루스
From Japanese name

Russian Брюс
From English/Japanese name

Dutch Bruce Same as English/Japanese name

German Oswald -

European Spanish Aristo -

European French Boubou -

Italian Arturo Arthur

See also[edit]