Bruce

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For the villager whose French name is Bruce, see Hank.

Type of Deer villager Bruce der03
Artwork of Bruce the Deer
Species Personality Gender
Deer Cranky Male
Birthday May 26th Gemini
Favorite saying "Nobody's perfect."
Catchphrase "gruff"
Clothing After-School Jacket (Black)
Main appearances
Other appearances
Names in other languages
 ブルース[nb 1]
 브루스[nb 4]
 Arturo
 Oswald
 布鹿斯[nb 2]
 Boubou
 Aristo
 Bruce
 布鹿斯[nb 3]
 Boubou
 Aristo
 Брюс[nb 5]
Phrase in other languages
 しかしな
 아비옹
 uauwaii
 röööhr
 福鹿寿
 nunul
 aquesí
 burl
 福鹿壽
 ouain
 aquesí
 забияка

Bruce is a cranky deer villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and has appeared in all subsequent games. He is the only cranky deer in the series. His name 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 may be found reading a book pertaining to an item he is studying, which can be either flowers, bugs, fish, or fossils.

Characteristics[edit]

Appearance[edit]

Artwork of Bruce from New Leaf.

Bruce is a blue deer with a large light blue facial marking, starting at his muzzle before forking into three stripes that reach the top of his head. He also has a light blue belly, which is mostly covered by his clothing. His antlers are smooth horns, like those seen on goat villagers, that are striped with medium and dark yellow. The insides of his ears are orange and he has dark blue hooves.

Personality[edit]

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.

Villager information[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Bruce
Nobody's perfect.

Bruce

Bruce

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
May 26 Gemini Cranky gruff
Default clothing After-School Jacket NL Model.png After-School Jacket
Default umbrella Blue Umbrella NL Model.png Blue Umbrella
Favorites
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Rock 'n' Roll
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Cute
Favorite color
 
Blue
Biography
Siblings Eldest of 3 kids
Skill Memorizing stuff
Goal Pro golfer
Halloween fear Bug Mask NL Model.png Bug Mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blue Mountain
Amount of milk None
Amount of sugar None


In New Horizons[edit]

Bruce
Nobody's perfect.

Bruce

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
May 26 Gemini Cranky (A) gruff
Default clothing After-School Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png After-School Jacket (Black)
Default umbrella Bat Umbrella NH Icon.png Bat Umbrella
Default phone  Default Phone Case (Red) NH Model.png  Red
Favorite styles Cool and Simple
Favorite colors
 
Black
and
 
Red
Hobby Nature
Carried bag Paper Bag NH Model.png Paper
Book Nature Book Interior NH Texture.png Gardening/Bug/Fish/Fossil
Food Lollipop Food NH Model.png Lollipop
Drink Soda can Drink NH Model.png Soda can
Popsicle Ramune-soda Popsicle NH Model.png Ramune-soda
Ideal clothing for Bruce – Black / Red Cool and Simple clothing
Villagers prefer clothing that matches any one of their favorite colors or styles.
For brevity, the following list only shows clothing that matches both favorite colors and one favorite style.
Name Image Price Available from
After-School Jacket (Black) After-School Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png  1,050 Bells  Able Sisters
Baseball Shirt (Red) Baseball Shirt (Red) NH Icon.png  1,120 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Botanical Tee (Black) Botanical Tee (Black) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Bowling Shirt (Red) Bowling Shirt (Red) NH Icon.png  1,260 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Bubble-Skirt Party Dress (Red) Bubble-Skirt Party Dress (Red) NH Icon.png  2,500 Bells  Able Sisters
Bug Aloha Shirt Bug Aloha Shirt NH Icon.png Not for sale  Flick
Bulldog Jacket (Red) Bulldog Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png  1,440 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Career Jacket (Red) Career Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Able Sisters
Checkered Sweater Vest (Berry Red) Checkered Sweater Vest (Berry Red) NH Icon.png  1,440 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Conductor's Cap (Navy Blue) Conductor's Cap (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Conductor's Jacket (Navy Blue) Conductor's Jacket (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png  1,960 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Dark Lily Crown Dark Lily Crown NH Icon.png Not for sale  Crafting
Dark Tulip Crown Dark Tulip Crown NH Icon.png Not for sale  Crafting
Denim Overalls (Red) Denim Overalls (Red) NH Icon.png  1,600 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Dynamic Tank Top (Black) Dynamic Tank Top (Black) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Eye Mask (Red) Eye Mask (Red) NH Icon.png  560 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Fast-Food Cap (Black) Fast-Food Cap (Black) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Fast-Food Uniform (Black) Fast-Food Uniform (Black) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Faux-Hair Sweater (Red) Faux-Hair Sweater (Red) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Fedora (Red) Fedora (Red) NH Icon.png  1,100 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Flannel Shirt (Red) Flannel Shirt (Red) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Flashy Animal Costume (Red) Flashy Animal Costume (Red) NH Icon.png  1,700 Bells  Able Sisters
Fox Mask (Black) Fox Mask (Black) NH Icon.png  1,400 Bells  Able Sisters
Gilet and Shirt (Red) Gilet and Shirt (Red) NH Icon.png  1,120 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Graduation Gown (Red) Graduation Gown (Red) NH Icon.png  3,360 Bells  Able Sisters
Hip-Wrap Shirt (Red) Hip-Wrap Shirt (Red) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Impish Horns (Red) Impish Horns (Red) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Labelle Cap (Passion) Labelle Cap (Passion) NH Icon.png  2,400 Bells  Label
 Able Sisters
Mage's Striped Hat (Red) Mage's Striped Hat (Red) NH Icon.png  3,440 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Outback Hat (Red) Outback Hat (Red) NH Icon.png  1,560 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Pirate Outfit (Red) Pirate Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png Not for sale  Gullivarrr
Pixel Shades (Red) Pixel Shades (Red) NH Icon.png  1,320 Bells  Able Sisters
Power Suit (Black) Power Suit (Black) NH Icon.png  3,780 Bells  Able Sisters
Printed Layered Shirt (Black) Printed Layered Shirt (Black) NH Icon.png  560 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Raggedy Outfit (Red) Raggedy Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png  1,500 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Robo Antennae (Red) Robo Antennae (Red) NH Icon.png  3,200 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Robot Hero Tee (Black) Robot Hero Tee (Black) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Round Shades (Red) Round Shades (Red) NH Icon.png  1,560 Bells  Able Sisters
Samurai Shirt (Red) Samurai Shirt (Red) NH Icon.png  6,720 Bells  Able Sisters
Scholar's Hat (Red) Scholar's Hat (Red) NH Icon.png  3,010 Bells  Able Sisters
Shop Uniform Shirt (Red) Shop Uniform Shirt (Red) NH Icon.png  1,080 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Simple Sunglasses (Red) Simple Sunglasses (Red) NH Icon.png  880 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Steampunk Hat (Red) Steampunk Hat (Red) NH Icon.png  1,320 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Stellar Jumpsuit (Dark Red) Stellar Jumpsuit (Dark Red) NH Icon.png  1,600 Bells  Able Sisters
Striped Tee (Red) Striped Tee (Red) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Tee Dress (Red) Tee Dress (Red) NH Icon.png  1,500 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Text Shirt (Red) Text Shirt (Red) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Thief's Costume Thief's Costume NH Icon.png  2,600 Bells  Able Sisters
Tiny Shades (Berry Red) Tiny Shades (Berry Red) NH Icon.png  1,100 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Top Hat (Black) Top Hat (Black) NH Icon.png  2,100 Bells  Able Sisters
Top Hat (Red) Top Hat (Red) NH Icon.png  2,100 Bells  Able Sisters
Vibrant Tuxedo (Red) Vibrant Tuxedo (Red) NH Icon.png  2,880 Bells  Able Sisters
Warrior Armor (Black) Warrior Armor (Black) NH Icon.png  2,080 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
More Black Items
More Red Items
More Cool Items
More Simple Items

In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

Bruce
Thought bubble I want a place to play board games with my pals.
Client's vision My Board-Game Palace
Required items Board Game
Cool Dining Table
Instant Noodles
Favorite song  Rockin' K.K.
Unlocked items
Furniture:
Interior:
Clothing:
Other items:

House[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Exterior of Bruce's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Interior of Bruce's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Items:
 Basketball Hoop  Iron Frame
 Mountain Bike  Sleek Table
 Manhole Cover  Phone Box
 Garbage Can  Striped Cone
 Oil Barrel  Cassette Player
 Surveillance Camera
Wall:  Chain-Link Fence
Floor:  Hopscotch Floor
Music:  K.K. Blues

In New Horizons[edit]

Exterior of Bruce's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Interior of Bruce's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Exterior:
Shape: House shape #1
Roof:  Blue Slate Roof
Siding:  Black Brick-Trim Exterior
Door:  Black Common Door
Interior:
Items:
Wall:  Street-Art Wall
Floor:  Paintball Flooring
Music:  K.K. Blues

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
Example of Bruce's Happy Home Designer house
Official example
Bruce's Happy Home Designer icon
Nobody's perfect.
Bruce
Thought bubble I want my place to scream "mah-jongg party!" But not really scream. That's weird.
Client's vision A mah-jongg parlor.
Required items Mahjong Table
Massage Recliner
Ramen Cup
Favorite song  Rockin' K.K.
Unlocked items
Furniture:
  •  Massage Recliner
  •  Stool
  •  Record Player
  •  Drip Pail
  •  Simple Panel
  •  Space Heater
  •  Ramen Cup
  •  Locker Stack
  •  Mahjong Table
  •  Rockin' K.K.
  •  Bruce's Pic
  • Interior:
  •  School-Hall Floor
  • Clothing:
  •  Blue Umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Bruce's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Bruce was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on May 17, 2019.

    Bruce
    Nobody's perfect.

    Bruce

    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    May 26 Gemini Cranky gruff
    Default clothing After-School Jacket PC Icon.png After-School Jacket
    Biography
    Description 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 Steel PC Icon.png Steel
    Version added 2.3.1b
    Date unlocked May 17, 2019
    How to invite Blathers PC Character Icon.png Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Bea and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 After-School Jacket PC Icon.png After-School Jacket
    Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 9 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Mahjong Table PC Icon.png Mahjong Table
    Level 20 Bruce's Pic PC Icon.png Bruce‎‎'s Pic
    Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 25[nb 6] Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Related items for Bruce
    Scrapbook Memory appearances
    Name Image Required?
    Dotty's Sophisticated Tea Party Dotty's Sophisticated Tea Party PC.png No
    Kiki's Curios Kiki's Curios PC.png No

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    389 Bruce amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo card back.png

    #389 Bruce - Series 4
    Star sign: Gemini
    Birthday: May 26
    Dice value: 5
    Hand sign: Rock

    Gallery[edit]

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese ブルース
    Burūsu
    Bruce or Blues. Additionally a wordplay on "blue" (ブルー), referring to his fur color, and his house music is "K.K. Blues" (けけブルース).

    Korean 브루스
    Beuruseu
    From English/Japanese name

    Simplified Chinese
    Traditional Chinese
    布鹿斯 / 布鹿斯
    Bù lù sī
    Bruce and 鹿 (deer)

    Russian Брюс
    Bryus
    From English/Japanese name

    Dutch Bruce Same as English/Japanese name

    German Oswald -

    European Spanish Aristo Possibly from aristócrata, Spanish for "aristocrat," or from arista, Spanish for "edge," referring to his horns

    European French Boubou An affectionate diminutive of the French word, bouquetin, ibex

    Italian Arturo Arthur

    See also[edit]

    Notes[edit]

    1. Burūsu
    2. Bù lù sī
    3. Bù lù sī
    4. Beuruseu
    5. Bryus
    6. Repeats for level 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, and 60