- "Charity begins at home."
- — Portia, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Portia (ブレンダ, Brenda) is a snooty villager,who has appeared in every game so far, and is the only dog in the Animal Crossing series that has a snooty personality. She is a dog, specifically a dalmatian. Her phrase "ruffian" is a pun, as "ruff" is a noise a dog makes, and a ruffian is a person who appears untidy.
She is a dalmatian with grey spots and yellow sclera. Like several characters, Portia had numerous differences with her current and Doubutsu no Mori form: her eyes were smaller and placed lower on her face and were differently shaped and she was noticeably shorter. She initially wears a Polar Fleece in Animal Crossing, and now wears a Blue Diamond Shirt in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
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As a snooty villager, Portia will appear uptown, classy, and chic. With this, however, she will appear rude, belittling, and snobbish when talking to the player or other villagers in the town, usually criticizing their sense of dress or fashion. When talking to the player enough times, she will befriend them but still remain subtly rude. As with all snooty villagers, she has an interest in clothes over other hobbies. She will have problems socializing with other villagers, usually lazy villagers by disagreeing with their choice of lifestyle or getting offended by a jock villager, who has questioned her physical fitness. Her e-Reader card for Animal Crossing says that she is snooty due to wanting a little brother to boss around.
Her house is an elegant theme, in the original game Animal Crossing made of regal which includes Regal Dresser, Regal Vanity, Regal Chair and Regal Table she also has a Exotic Lamp, White Knight, Antique Clock and her Phonograph plays Café K.K.. She displays the Neo-Classic Knit, Houndstooth Knit and a Lacy Parasol as well. Her wallpaper is Stately Wall and carpet Tartan Rug.