- "Tee-hee... That's pretty funny, <player>. Did you come up with that on your own, hoooonnk?"
- — Nosegay, Animal Crossing
Nosegay (アリンコ, Arinko) is a normal, anteater villager who has appeared in the original Animal Crossing, along with the Japanese versions. Her name, Nosegay, is another word for a bouquet of flowers or herbs. Her initial phrase, hoooonnk, relates to her nose, the key feature of any anteater - noses comically make a honking noise, which comes from clown noses.
Nosegay is a fairly solemn-looking, brown anteater. She wears blue eyeshadow and has pink inside of her ears. Her initial shirt, the Loud Bloom shirt, is a reference to her name as previously described.
Below is a brief description of the normal personality. For more information, click here.
As a normal villager, Nosegay will appear kind and calm in conversation with the player and other villagers. She will easily become upset or offended by other villagers, particularly lazy villagers who mislead her and cranky villagers who are scathing by nature. She enjoys the usual hobbies, such as fishing and bug catching, usually to keep her active. As with all other villagers, she will enjoy the player's company when they visit her house where she may tell the player to "ignore the mess" - a concern she shares with other normal villagers. She will get along well with other normal villagers and peppy villagers, appearing mother-like in conversation. She will also get on well with snooty villagers, who enjoy the good-natured personality of the normal villager, who often compliment them.
In Animal Crossing, Nosegay's house contains ten paintings. In addition to the paintings, the house is furnished with two gyroids, a Mini Tootoid and a Mega Lullaboid, a Ruby Econo-Chair, and the Pothos. Her wallpaper and carpet consist of a Plaster Wall and an Old Flooring. If she obtains a stereo it plays The K. Funk.
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