Smug

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"You know, he might seem like a bit of a show-off, but he's still quite the lighthearted gentleman!"
Isabelle, talking about a Smug villager, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
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Smug
Marshal NH.png
Marshal, a smug villager who has appeared since Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
Villagers count by game
DnM AC e+ WW CF NL HHD PC NH
35 31 22 34
Villagers count by type
Villagers Islanders Total
36 36

Smug[nb 1][nb 2] is a male villager personality first introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Smug villagers tend to be kind and polite, and get along well with other villagers. At first glance, however, smug villagers are vain, arrogant, and boastful, believing they are always right. Many smug villagers also lead elegant lifestyles, similar to snooty villagers. Smug villagers also cannot be default villagers. They are the male equivalent to the female snooty villagers, who were previously compared to cranky villagers. There are currently 36 smug villagers, 6 of which appeared in previous games with a different personality.

Characteristics[edit]

Flash, a cranky islander, speaks with a player in a rather gentlemanly way, despite his personality. This behavior among cranky islanders is likely what led to the smug personality's creation.

Behaviors[edit]

Smug villagers commonly act arrogant, boastful, and egotistical (hence the name "smug", which means prideful), which may lead to them unintentionally belittling the player in a similar manner to snooty villagers. They speak with the voice that was originally used exclusively by Farley in Animal Crossing: A sophisticated, charming voice. Like snooty villagers, smug villagers also enjoy gossiping about other villagers and spreading rumors. Beneath the surface, however, they are kind-hearted villagers that act very polite, sometimes gentlemen like, and may flirt with the player, regardless of gender, when befriended. They fall asleep at 2 AM and wake up at 8:30 AM.

The personality is likely derived from the behavior of the cranky islanders in Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+, specifically Flash, O'Hare, and Rowan, alongside Curlos, Frank, and Verdun in e+, which behave in a similar manner to smug villagers. However, only O'Hare and Curlos return with the smug personality, and Kidd, who was lazy as an islander, is given this personality as well. Additionally, despite being apparently based on the mannerisms of cranky islanders in early games, smug villagers feature voices more similar in pitch to other personality types, rather than the deep voices that still remain exclusive to cranky characters.

Relationships[edit]

Due to their boastful attitudes, cranky villagers express a bitter distaste for smug villagers, who will claim that they are "mucking around". Sisterly (Uchi) villagers may also be irritated by smug villagers due to their enjoyment of spreading gossip, or due to their flirtatious nature. On the other hand, smug villagers get along perfectly with other smug villagers, and snooty villagers due to common behaviors and interests: Snooty villagers are also arrogant and boastful while leading elegant lifestyles. Peppy villagers will admire smug villagers and their fashion sense, and will see them as a sort of "big brother" in comparison to them. Lazy villagers also get along with smug villagers, due to smug villagers having a laid-back sense of humor, which lazy villagers find amusing.

Quotes[edit]

Below are some (not all) quotes made by smug villagers.

  • "How goes it, <player>! If I may be so bold, you're looking as cool as a fair number of cucumbers."
  • "Hey, <player>. Seems quiet today, huh? Like, too quiet. <catchphrase>."
  • "Hey, <player>. I feel like we need more dancing happening right now. Shoom! OK, that's a little better."
  • "Hey...I've been hearing rumors that you're a(n) <rumor>, <catchphrase>. I'm so jealous! I SO wish I could be involved in some scandals, just to get people to talk about me! Ha!"
  • "...My relationship with that famous actress? Ah, we're just good friends who go way back! ...What, really? A press conference? Please contact my office for those kinds of things. All right, I know <town name> has nothing like that, <player>. I figured I'd just pretend. Hah ha! But now I feel kinda dumb..."
  • "Oh boy. Rumors are scary, don't you think? Apparently, <villager> and I are... Well, rumor has it we're going to buy a car together or something like that. Huh? Are we actually going to? Well...I don't know. Don't ask me about it. I have no further comment!"
  • "According to the fortune-teller, Katrina, your fortune changes every single day. She says you can slightly change your luck if you carry a lucky item on either lucky or unlucky days. Lucky days will be even better, but days with bad luck will be totally neutralized by the lucky item. I'd like to increase my luck in love. If I could do that, I'd wear anything I'd have to!"

Smug villagers[edit]

Beardo
Beardo

Species: Bear
Birthday: September 27
Debut: New Leaf

Chadder
Chadder

Species: Mouse
Birthday: December 15
Debut: New Leaf

Chops
Chops

Species: Pig
Birthday: October 13
Debut: New Leaf

Colton
Colton

Species: Horse
Birthday: May 22
Debut: New Leaf

Curlos
Curlos  Animal Island PG Icon.png

Species: Sheep
Birthday: May 8
Debut: Doubutsu no Mori e+

Ed
Ed

Species: Horse
Birthday: September 16
Debut: Doubutsu no Mori

Eugene
Eugene

Species: Koala
Birthday: October 26
Debut: New Leaf

Graham
Graham

Species: Hamster
Birthday: June 20
Debut: New Leaf

Hans
Hans

Species: Gorilla
Birthday: December 5
Debut: New Leaf

Henry
Henry

Species: Frog
Birthday: September 21
Debut: New Leaf

Hippeux
Hippeux

Species: Hippo
Birthday: October 15
Debut: New Leaf

Huck
Huck

Species: Frog
Birthday: July 9
Debut: Doubutsu no Mori

Jacques
Jacques

Species: Bird
Birthday: June 22
Debut: New Leaf

Julian
Julian

Species: Horse
Birthday: March 15
Debut: New Leaf

Keaton
Keaton

Species: Eagle
Birthday: June 1
Debut: New Leaf

Ken
Ken

Species: Chicken
Birthday: December 23
Debut: New Leaf

Kidd
Kidd  Animal Island PG Icon.png

Species: Goat
Birthday: June 28
Debut: Doubutsu no Mori e+

Klaus
Klaus

Species: Bear
Birthday: March 31
Debut: New Leaf

Kyle
Kyle

Species: Wolf
Birthday: December 6
Debut: New Leaf

Leopold
Leopold

Species: Lion
Birthday: August 14
Debut: Doubutsu no Mori

Lionel
Lionel

Species: Lion
Birthday: July 29
Debut: New Leaf

Lopez
Lopez

Species: Deer
Birthday: August 20
Debut: New Leaf

Lucha
Lucha

Species: Bird
Birthday: December 12
Debut: New Leaf

Marshal
Marshal

Species: Squirrel
Birthday: September 29
Debut: New Leaf

O'Hare
O'Hare  Animal Island PG Icon.png

Species: Rabbit
Birthday: July 24
Debut: Animal Crossing

Olaf
Olaf

Species: Anteater
Birthday: May 19
Debut: New Leaf

Phil
Phil

Species: Ostrich
Birthday: November 27
Debut: New Leaf

Pietro
Pietro

Species: Sheep
Birthday: April 19
Debut: New Leaf

Quillson
Quillson

Species: Duck
Birthday: December 22
Debut: New Leaf

Raymond
Raymond

Species: Cat
Birthday: October 1
Debut: New Horizons

Rodney
Rodney

Species: Hamster
Birthday: November 10
Debut: New Leaf

Shep
Shep

Species: Dog
Birthday: November 24
Debut: New Leaf

Tex
Tex

Species: Penguin
Birthday: October 6
Debut: New Leaf

Toby
Toby

Species: Rabbit
Birthday: July 10
Debut: Welcome amiibo

W. Link
W. Link

Species: Wolf
Birthday: December 2
Debut: Welcome amiibo

Zell
Zell

Species: Deer
Birthday: June 7
Debut: New Leaf

Trivia[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. Japanese: キザ Hepburn: KizaSnobby
  2. "Smug" is a term used by the community to refer to this personality as it did not have an officially localized name until New Horizons, which has internal data naming it "Snobby". The Japanese word "Kiza" can be translated as both "Smug" or "Snobby". Official New Horizons guide by Future Press refers this personality as "smug".