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)[nb 1]
Umbrella Blue umbrella[nb 2]
Bat umbrella[nb 3]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 ブルース[nb 4]
 브루스[nb 7]
 Arturo
 Oswald
 布鹿斯[nb 5]
 Boubou
 Aristo
 Bruce
 布鹿斯[nb 6]
 Boubou
 Aristo
 Брюс[nb 8]
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 Welcome amiibo.

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)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Black) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Black) & Rain Hat (Black) NH Icon.png rain hat (Black)
  • During snow: Down Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Down jacket (Black) & Knit Hat (Black) NH Icon.png knit hat (Black)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Red)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Black) NH Icon.png Tank (Black)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black) & Denim Cap (Black) NH Icon.png denim cap (Black)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black) & Denim Cap (Black) NH Icon.png denim cap (Black)
  • Bunny Day: Earth-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Earth-egg outfit  & Earth-Egg Shell NH Icon.png earth-egg shell
  • Halloween: Flashy Animal Costume (Red) NH Icon.png Flashy animal costume (Red) & Impish Horns (Red) NH Icon.png impish horns (Red)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Dark Brown) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Dark brown)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Black) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Black) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png Chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Tweed Jacket (Berry Red) NH Icon.png Tweed jacket (Berry red) & Star Shades (Yellow) NH Icon.png star shades (Yellow)[nb 9]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Tweed Jacket (Berry Red) NH Icon.png Tweed jacket (Berry red) & Star Shades (Yellow) NH Icon.png star shades (Yellow)[nb 10]

  • Happy Home Paradise DLC exclusive clothing:
  • As a student for the school: School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png School uniform with necktie (Navy blue)
  • As the teacher for the school: Checkered Sweater Vest (Light Brown) NH Icon.png Checkered sweater vest (Light brown) & Rimmed Glasses (Black) NH Icon.png Rimmed glasses (Black)
  • As the cashier/employee for the restaurant: Café Uniform (Black) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Black)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: Chef's Outfit (Black) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Black) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Black) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Black)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital: Nurse's Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png Nurse's jacket (Blue)
  • As the doctor for the hospital: Doctor's Coat (Black Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's coat (Black necktie)
  • As a patient for the hospital: PJ Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Green)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop: Staff Uniform (Yellow) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Yellow)
  • While practicing hula: Hula Top (Red) NH Icon.png Hula top (Red) & Hibiscus Hairpin (Red) NH Icon.png hibiscus hairpin (Red)
  • While floating in the ocean: Horizontal-Striped Wet Suit (Black) NH Icon.png Horizontal-striped wet suit (Black) & Pilot Shades (Black) NH Icon.png pilot shades (Black)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: DJ KK Logo Tee (Neon Orange) NH Icon.png DJ KK logo tee (Neon orange)[nb 11]Tropical Turban (Red) NH Icon.png tropical turban (Red), & Neon Shades (Orange & Lime) NH Icon.png neon shades (Orange & lime)
  • Default umbrella Bat Umbrella NH Icon.png Bat umbrella
    NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Red) NH Model.png  Red
    Favorites
    Favorite styles Cool and Simple
    Favorite colors
     
    Black
    and
     
    Red
    Hobby Nature
    Handheld items
    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]

    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]

    Bruce
    Nobody's perfect.

    Bruce's Happy Home Designer icon


    Example of Bruce's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Bruce
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    May 26 Gemini Cranky gruff
    Default clothing After-School Jacket HHD Icon.png After-school jacket
    Umbrella Blue Umbrella HHD Icon.png Blue umbrella
    House request
    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
    Biography
    Description Bruce doesn't like to beat around the bush. In fact, he's not too fond of shrubbery in general.
    Preferred theme Cool
    Primary reward Steel
    Version added 2.3.1b
    Date unlocked May 17, 2019
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Bea and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 After-School Jacket
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Mahjong Table
    Level 20 Bruce's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 12] Sparkle stones
    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, burū), referring to his fur color, and his house music is "K.K. Blues" (けけブルース, Keke Burūsu).

    Korean 브루스
    Beuruseu
    From English/Japanese name

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

    Traditional Chinese 布鹿斯
    Unknown

    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. Called simply "after-school jacket" prior to New Horizons
    2. Prior to New Horizons
    3. New Horizons
    4. Burūsu
    5. Bù lù sī
    6. Bù lù sī
    7. Beuruseu
    8. Bryus
    9. Bruce's headwear during the Countdown can either be the New Year's silk hat or the New Year's hat, each rotating every year. The hat's variation will vary depending on what variations Tom Nook is selling at his stand.
    10. If it is Bruce's birthday, he will also wear the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    11. If it is DJ KK's first time performing on the archipelago, Bruce will instead wear a tropical cut-and-sew tank (Blue variation)
    12. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, and 65