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
Name in other languages
 ブルース
 브루스
 Arturo
 Oswald
 布鹿斯
 Boubou
 Aristo
 Bruce
 布鹿斯
 Boubou
 Aristo
 Брюс
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 who debuted in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and has appeared in all subsequent games. 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 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 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.

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

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
May 26 Gemini Cranky gruff
Default clothing After-School Jacket HHD Icon.png After-School Jacket
Default umbrella Blue Umbrella HHD Icon.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 HHD Icon.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
Favorite styles Cool and Simple
Favorite colors
 
Black
and
 
Red
Hobby Nature
Carried bag Paper
Book Fish/Bug/Fossil/Flower
Food Lollipop
Drink Soda can
Popsicle Blue 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
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
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
Eye Mask (Red) Eye Mask (Red) NH Icon.png  560 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
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
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
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
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
More Black Items
More Red Items
More Cool Items
More Simple 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]

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
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.
Favorite saying: Nobody's perfect.
Bruce's Happy Home Designer icon
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: House of Bruce HHD Exterior.png
Happy Home Designer client information
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 HHD Icon.pngMahjong Table
Massage Recliner HHD Icon.pngMassage Recliner
Ramen Cup HHD Icon.pngRamen Cup
Favorite song: Rockin' K.K. (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png Rockin' K.K.
Favorite saying: Nobody's perfect.
Bruce's Happy Home Designer icon
Unlocked items
Furniture:
Massage Recliner HHD Icon.png Massage Recliner   Stool HHD Icon.png Stool  
Record Player HHD Icon.png Record Player   Drip Pail HHD Icon.png Drip Pail  
Simple Panel HHD Icon.png Simple Panel   Space Heater HHD Icon.png Space Heater  
Ramen Cup HHD Icon.png Ramen Cup   Locker Stack HHD Icon.png Locker Stack  
Mahjong Table HHD Icon.png Mahjong Table   Rockin' K.K. HHD Icon.png Rockin' K.K.  
Bruce's Pic HHD Icon.png Bruce's Pic  
Interior:
School-Hall Floor HHD Icon.png School-Hall Floor  
Clothing:
Blue Umbrella HHD Icon.png Blue Umbrella  
Starting house: House of Bruce HHD Exterior.png

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
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.pngMahjong Table
Level 20 Bruce's Pic PC Icon.png Bruce‎‎'s Pic
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Level 25 - 50 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Related items for Bruce
Scrapbook Memories appearances
Name Image Required?
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 26th
Dice value: 5
Hand sign: Rock

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ブルース
Burūsu
Bruce

Korean 브루스
Beuruseu
From Japanese name

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
布鹿斯 / 布鹿斯
Bù lù sī
Bruce

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]