- "She's very gentle, kind, and calm. If you talk to her, it will feel like you've always been friends!"
- — Isabelle, talking about a Normal villager, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Margie, a normal villager who appears in most of the Animal Crossing series games, as well as in the film.
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Normal[nb 1] villagers (also known as sweet or sweetie villagers) are female characters in the Animal Crossing series. The name comes from their neutral opinion on things such as hobbies and other characters such as the player, villagers, and special visitors. They are the female equivalent to the male lazy villagers. There are 75 normal villagers, making them the most common female personality. Notably, no villagers had their personality changed either from or into normal, making normal the only personality type with this trait.
Normal villagers, despite being called "normal", are known for their sweet demure and naivete. Some common interests they have are reading or cooking, and often discuss what they read with the player. In this respect, they are the female counterpart to Lazy villagers. Normal villagers, due to their "normal" nature, often see themselves as the only "sane" people in the town, as all other personalities are exaggerated stereotypes of real-life personalities. In Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+, the normal islanders Caroline, Faith, and June, plus Marina, Norma, and Patricia in e+, act down-to-earth in their speech, stating various "blessings" of the island and its surrounding landscape. They are also much more airheaded and childish, dreaming of living in fairy tales or remarking at how "magical" a piece of furniture is.
They usually go to sleep at 1:00 AM and wake up at 5:00 AM (In Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, they instead go to sleep at 12:00 AM and wake up at 6:00 AM) According to them, they wake up so early because they believe sleeping in is unhealthy. They are very rarely (if at all) angry and tend to take insults and disappointment easily, but will apologize even though they may not have done anything wrong.
Due to their all-around kindness, they get along with most villagers, even the ones with cranky and snooty personalities, although they may still be angered by them if the wrong things are said. For instance, a lazy villager may imply to a normal villager that they want them to cook food for them, offending the normal villager. Peppy villagers tend to get along best with normal villagers, as both are female and tend to share many of the same interests.
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, they find it easier to relate to snooty villagers now that the snooty villagers are less self-centered and more gentle, polite, and refined. Conversations between them often tend to center around their common interests, such as reading books or doing things the "old-fashioned" way.
Below are some (not all) quotes made by normal villagers.
- "Hey <villager>, do you think we're too normal?"
"I don't know, why don't you ask <player>?"
"Ok, <player>, do you think that we're too normal?"
"Yeah, <villager> I think we are too normal."
"Oh well. Maybe if everyone's crazy around town, we'll be the normal ones, and that will make us the special ones!"
- "I hear you're a bit of a(n) <rumor>, <player>. You're the topic of lots of conversations around town, <catchphrase>."
- Discounting species that exclusively contain male villagers, no gorilla or tiger villagers have ever had the normal personality.