Player

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This article is about the playable character in the Animal Crossing series. For the playable character in the Super Smash Bros. series, see Villager (Super Smash Bros. series).
"Phew! I paid the down payment!"
— Player, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
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Artwork of various players from Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

The player, also known as the villager or boy/girl, is a term used for the playable human character in the Animal Crossing series. The player may be either a boy or a girl; the differences in all games are largely cosmetic and with slight variations to some dialogue whenever the conversation becomes gender specific. However, in the English language text of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, gender is instead referred to as 'style', and all villagers will refer to the player with they and them pronouns.

Overview[edit]

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Artwork of a female player from Animal Crossing (left) and New Horizons (right).

Players, like the main villagers, are short and stubby (in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and beyond they are taller and less stubby). The largely-physical differences may become blurred even further because Harriet allows the player to get haircuts of the other gender if one has had all hairstyles of one's gender from her. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the player can choose their hair any time by using a mirror or vanity. Kicks will also allow the player to get shoe shine colors of the opposite gender after enough shoe shines have been bought, however there are several unalterable differences. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf the player can buy and wear any shoes regardless of gender from Kick's shop.

Prior to New Leaf, the female character will always wear a dress, while the male character will always wear a t-shirt and shorts, and the female character's default hat is a cone-shaped "princess cap", while the male character's resembles a spiked Viking helmet. These hats are used in Animal Crossing as the only hairstyle or head wear. From Animal Crossing: Wild World onwards, this changed to allow the player to change their hairstyle and color along with the ability to wear head wear or a Mii Mask. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, female players had the option to wear leg wear and male players had the option to wear skirts if they preferred. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, players are referred to by gender as little as possible, depending on the language, and are referred to with they/them pronouns in the English version. Although it has no impact on their appearance, one of two "styles" is selected for the cases where a language must use gendered terms.

Even though players are not the only humans, they are the only human children as it is assumed Mom and Dad, who send letters occasionally, are also human. Players will always have an in-game "mom" and in spite of Mom referring to childhood events and the home that the player once lived in and occasionally sending presents in the mail, there is no indication of any real back story to the human character(s).

Before Animal Crossing: New Horizons, only one player from each town could be active at any given time, although in Animal Crossing: Wild World, Animal Crossing: City Folk, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf, visiting players (Over Wi-Fi) from other games are allowed in town at the same time.

Also, players rarely talk aside from answering questions, remarking about an accomplishment, and talking in Happy Home Showcase.

Appearances[edit]

In all games except Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the player's face is determined by a series of questions that the introductory character asks.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

In Animal Crossing, the player's face style is determined through the answers given to the questions Rover asks at the beginning of the game while on the train.

Questions[edit]

Question 1: "Hey, mind if I sit here? I promise I won't fall asleep, tumble onto you and start drooling on your shirt!"

A) "Please!"
B) "No Way!"

Question 2: "So, tell me, why are you going to <town>?"

A) "I'm moving."
B) "What's it to ya?"

Question 3: "So where are you going to be living?"

A) "Don't know yet."
B) "Leave me alone!"

Question 4: "You have money, right?"

A) "Oh yeah!"
B) "Just a little..."

If answer A for question number 4 is given, the player's face will be randomized, and not be determined by how they answered the first 3 questions.

Gallery[edit]

Boys[edit]
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Appearance Boy BAA PG Model.png Boy BAB PG Model.png Boy BBA PG Model.png Boy BBB PG Model.png
Girls[edit]
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Appearance Girl AAA PG Model.png Girl AAB PG Model.png Girl ABA PG Model.png Girl ABB PG Model.png
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In Wild World[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Wild World, the player's face style is determined through the answers given to the questions Kapp'n asks at the beginning of the game while in the taxi.

Questions[edit]

Question 1: "Speakin' o' fishies, they could swim in this road... This rain be merciless!"

A) "I know!"
B) "It's calming!"

Question 2: "So tell me, <Player>... Why are ye settin' sail fer <town>?"

A) "I'm moving."
B) "Butt out!"

Question 3: "Do you have enough to get settled?"

A) "Yup!"
B) "Kinda..."

Gallery[edit]

Girls[edit]
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Boys[edit]
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In City Folk[edit]

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, the player's face style is determined through the answers given to the questions Rover asks at the beginning of the game while on the bus.

Questions[edit]

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Rover asks the player several questions that determine their appearance, like Kapp'n in Animal Crossing: Wild World.

Question 1: "Aren't you excited?"

A) "Oh, yeah!"
B) "Not really."

Question 2: "You know where your house is yet?"

A) "I'll find one!"
B) "Not at all."

Question 3: "I guess you have some money with you?"

A) "Some..."
B) "Not much."

Gallery[edit]

Girls[edit]
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Boys[edit]
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In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Rover asks the player questions while they are boarding the train. Depending on the questions answered, the player can get various facial styles including hair style, a randomly colored eye, and the starting outfit. The starting shirt will be different depending on when players make their villager; if they have created in from spring to summer, they are wearing a short-sleeved shirt, and from fall to winter, they are wearing a long-sleeved shirt.

Additionally, New Leaf introduces four brand new faces for each gender, but one of the male faces resembles a female-exclusive face in previous games.

Questions[edit]

Rover's questions are as follows:

Question 1: So, (Player's name), do you get to go to (name of town), very often?

Question 2: So why are you going there anyway?

Question 3: Oh, so you're probably going to move there, aren't you?

Answers and results[edit]

Question 1 Question 2 Question 3 Boy Girl
I've never been there. I'm moving. I'll get a place there. FaceB1 NL.png FaceG1 NL.png
I've never been there. I'm moving. I'm sure I'll be fine FaceB2 NL.png

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I've never been there. Can't say! You guessed it! FaceB3 NL.png FaceG3 NL.png
I've never been there. Can't say! How'd you know? FaceB4 NL.png FaceG4 NL.png
I don't remember I'm moving. Yes, probably. FaceB5 NL.png FaceG5 NL.png
I don't remember. I'm moving. No, that's not it at all FaceB6 NL.png FaceG6 NL.png
I don't remember. I don't know. Yeah, I think I will. FaceB7 NL.png FaceG7 NL.png
I don't remember. I don't know. I'll let fate decide... FaceB8 NL.png FaceG8 NL.png
It's a secret! Duh, it's a SECRET! You got it! FaceB9 NL.png FaceG9 NL.png
It's a secret! Duh, it's a SECRET! Pretty sharp. FaceB10 NL.png FaceG10 NL.png
It's a secret! I'm moving there. No, I'm serious, yo FaceB11 NL.png FaceG11 NL.png
It's a secret! I'm moving there. Yup! FaceB12 NL.png FaceG12 NL.png

In New Horizons[edit]

The player's face and starting hairstyle are no longer determined by a series of questions; instead, the player can fully customize their appearance using a character-creation interface at any time by interacting with a mirror or vanity. Additional hair styles and colors can be bought using Nook Miles. Bags can now be worn by the player. In addition, more than one accessory can be worn at once, depending on where on the face it is worn; for example, the player can wear glasses and a doctor's mask at the same time, which was not possible in previous titles.

Other appearances[edit]

In WarioWare: Smooth Moves[edit]

In WarioWare: Smooth Moves, one of the microgames involves the player taking control of a character, the gender corresponding to that of the controller's. The player must pull the Wii Remote up at the correct time to catch a fish.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, a number of human characters appear in the background of Smashville. Both the male and the female players are available as stickers, while the male character is also available as a trophy named "Animal Crossing Boy."

Animal Crossing Boy SSBB Trophy.png #268 Animal Crossing Boy
The male player character from Animal Crossing. He feels the need to set out on his own and move into town. Chatting with neighbors is a given, but there are a ton of other things to do as well, like collecting furniture, customizing rooms, catching fish and bugs, digging up fossils, etc. He may get bee stung or fall in a pit, but he still has fun.
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Animal Crossing Boy SSBB Trophy.png #268 Animal Crossing Boy
The male player character from Animal Crossing. He feels the need to set out on his own and move into town. Chatting with neighbors is a given, but there are a ton of other things to do as well, like collecting furniture, customizing rooms, catching fish and bugs, digging up fossils, etc. He may get bee stung or fall in a pit, but he still has fun.
Random


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[Arm] Attack +11
All fighters
Boy SSBB Sticker.png #496 Boy
[Arm] Attack +11
All fighters


Girl SSBB Sticker.png #511 Girl
[Magic] Attack +21
Peach, Zelda
Girl SSBB Sticker.png #511 Girl
[Magic] Attack +21
Peach, Zelda


In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Artwork of a male Villager in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.
Main article: Villager (Super Smash Bros. series)

On June 11, 2013, Nintendo revealed their new Super Smash Bros. video game for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U at E3 2013, featuring the "Villager" (むらびと, Murabito) as a new playable character.[1] The Villager is a boy with brown hair, wearing a red shirt with a light-blue number "1" printed on the front. The Villager's in-game moves include the ability to attack other players using a net, trapping them in pitfalls, and chopping down trees to cause damage. He is based on the default appearance for male characters from the first five installments of the Animal Crossing series. Other seven skins are available, each with a different appearance, and alternating genders between male and female for a total of four skins representing each gender.

In Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8[edit]

Artwork of the Villager in Mario Kart 8.

Two genders of villagers, based on their default appearances from New Leaf, have made a guest appearance in the Wii U game Mario Kart 8 as part of the Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8 downloadable content pack (along with Isabelle and Dry Bowser from the Mario series), where they again are known as Villager. They do not make voice effects, but they will make a variety of emotions and the sound effects associated with them depending on the situation. Both villagers are classified as a middleweight, indicating average stats. Both villager types weigh slightly less than Mario and Luigi, but the male villager weighs more and has higher speed than the female villager, while the female villager has better acceleration, handling, traction, and off-road stats. Villager also returns as a playable character in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Artwork of a female Villager in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

The Villager returned as a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, largely unchanged from their appearance in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U. Notably, the Villager's 7th and 8th skins were given darker skin tones compared to the previous game. The Villager's unique Classic Mode path, titled "Mistake to Underestimate", has them fighting against other characters that may seem similarly unsuited for battle. The Villager also appears briefly in a cutscene in the game's Adventure Mode, and is one of the earliest characters available to unlock in that mode.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Villager (Mario Kart 8)[edit]

Korean 마을 주민
Ma'eul Jumin
Villager

Simplified Chinese 居民 (iQue)
Jūmín
Resident

Russian Житель (if male)

Жительница (if female)

Zhitel (if male) Zhitelnitsa (if female)
Inhabitant

Dutch Dorpsbewoner Villager

German Bewohner Inhabitant

European Spanish Aldeano (if male)
Aldeana (if female)
Villager

European French Villageois (if male)
Villageoise (if female)
Villager

Quebec French Habitant (if male)
Habitante (if female)
Inhabitant

Italian Abitante Inhabitant

Portuguese Habitante
Inhabitant

References[edit]