- This article is about a personality. For the anteater villager, see Snooty (villager).
- "She's very calm and grown up. I'm not the only person in town who looks up to her!"
- — Isabelle, talking about a Snooty villager, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Whitney, a snooty villager who appears in most of the Animal Crossing series games, as well as in the film.
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Snooty[nb 1] villagers are female characters in the Animal Crossing series. They are called snooty villagers because, in earlier games, they often act prideful and dismissive towards the player. However, in newer games such as Animal Crossing: New Leaf and New Horizons, they are depicted as more mature and level-headed. They are usually portrayed wearing makeup and stylish clothing, as well as owning luxurious furniture in their homes, though there are some exceptions. Prior to New Leaf, they were considered the female equivalent to the male cranky villagers, despite neither personality sharing anything in common; they are now considered closer to the more similar smug villagers. There are currently 68 snooty villagers so far, one of which (Violet) previously had a different personality, while two of them (Sylvia and Ursala) are given a different personality in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
Snooty villagers are well-spoken and polite, but sometimes appear self-centered and arrogant towards other villagers, including the player. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, they speak with a lower-pitched and sophisticated, almost charming voice, which sounds similar to the voices used by smug villagers. Animal Crossing: New Horizons gives them a soft and sophisticated voice similar to the normal villagers, but at a lower pitch. If the player talks to them often, they open up and become more talkative, and will sometimes give the player lessons in fashion. However, this doesn't prevent them from making the occasional scathing comment. Snooty villagers usually have exotic or upper-class names, or names relating to high-value items and gemstones, making them easy to distinguish when talking to villagers around the town. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the arrogant nature of snooty villagers is toned down.
Snooty villagers go to sleep at 2:00 AM, and wake up at 9:00 AM. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, they wake up at 9:30 AM. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, snooty villagers usually go to sleep at 2:30 AM and wake up at 8:30 AM. Like peppy villagers, they read "Ms. Nintendique" frequently, coming out with quotations from the magazine such as what their lucky item of the day is, or saying that they bought so much blush that the magazine gave them a shirt, and then they say, "Here, you can have it!" and give it to the player. They will often talk about Gracie and how much they love her clothing.
In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, snooty villagers turn into stereotypical, yet still self-centered housewives. As such, their main interests lean toward housecleaning, cooking (especially cakes) and gossip rather than fashion. While more amiable and polite than usual, snooty villagers still put themselves in high regards; thus, it is not rare to see them comparing their lifestyle with other, unknown neighbors – while still lingering in the thought of having someone who shares their refined tastes. In their spare time, they like reading magazines and play games like sudoku.
However, snooty villagers still maintain a sort of reckless and materialistic day-to-day approach to life, which is almost crystal-clear while they go shopping: they can't resist the urge of buying things, and carelessly let their problems slide on the shoulders of their future-selves.
Because of their arrogant behaviors, they will find it difficult to socialize with cranky villagers, due to cranky villagers expressing a bitter distaste about their lifestyle. They may even be the subject of a rumor being spread by them. Lazy villagers also conflict with snooty villagers due to opposite lifestyles: lazy villagers spent their time relaxing, eating, and not worrying about their physical appearance or lifestyle. Jocks often criticize snooty villagers for their lack of fitness, who will be offended by them for insulting their appearance. Peppy villagers frankly complain to snooty villagers about their rudeness, which again offends them. On some occasions, however, a peppy villager may admire a snooty villager for their fashion sense.
Despite this, snooty villagers will get along with smug villagers perfectly, due to common interests and behaviors: Smug villagers are also arrogant and boastful, and also have elegant lifestyles. Normal villagers also get along well with them, due to the kind nature of normal villagers, but will still be angered by them if the wrong things are said.
Below are some (not all) quotes made by snooty villagers.
- Oh hey! I've been hearing people talk about you. They're saying you don't speak politely. Really, being polite is the easiest thing in the world. Just say "please" a lot. As in, "please share your <dessert> with me, or else!" Or, "please don't spread rumors about me, or else!" Got it, (catchphrase)?"
- You know, <player name>, when I was a kid, I wanted to be a pop star. But there was one thing that I didn't have...
Responses will be:
"What was it?"
Below is relevant only to Animal Crossing: Wild World.
Snooty villagers will ask the player the following question to trigger their portrait-giving sequence:
- "This may sound sudden to but... You do have siblings right?"
- Responses will be:
- "Why do you ask?"
- "I don't know."
- By choosing "I don't know", and after a tirade about being mysterious, she will reply by saying:
- "What would you say if I gave this to you? This is very rare."
- The player can respond by saying this:
- "You go, girl?"
All snooty villagers will say that at one point (if talked to enough).
- Discounting species that exclusively contain male villagers, snooty is tied with jock as the personality with the least amount of species that have never received a villager with said personality, at one species each. The only species without a Snooty villager is the octopus.
- Additionally, no frog, rabbit, or tiger villagers initially had the snooty personality, but later installments did introduce villagers of those species with said personality. However, Ursala, the only snooty bear in the series, would switch to a big sister personality in Welcome amiibo, meaning no bear villagers have the snooty personality as of New Horizons.