The 10 Best Villagers In Animal Crossing: New Leaf

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1 – Beardo

Personality: Smug

Catchphrase: “whiskers”

Why he’s great: For such a light-hearted game, Animal Crossing: New Leaf’s opening includes a considerable amount of stress. Moving to a new city on your own is nerve-wracking enough, but to be instated as mayor upon arrival and throw into a whirlwind of debt just to live in something more than a tent makes the whole endeavor downright scary. So when Beardo approached me with a friendly face and no demands for money or civic action, I was ready to do anything to become his best bud. And fortunately, his personality made the process easy.

Beardo is infallibly kind and laughably inept. In my time as mayor, he has tried to woo at least six different villagers and failed, while flirting with me off and on as well. He’s even gone so far as to start calling me “dear,” which was endearing until the entire town picked it up and made it much less personal. He sends me clothing in the mail constantly and invites me over to his house, which resembles something out of Sherlock Holmes, for tea. About a month ago he started wearing a black leather shirt with an enormous zipper and bragged about it to the whole neighborhood. He constantly loses his mittens, then treats the whole affair as a great mystery novel of which he is the shining star. When I didn’t play the game for several weeks, he was the only villager to be patiently accepting of my need for space. He regularly dances for me, or tells me I look “cool as a fair number of cucumbers.” That’s the kind of positivity I need in my day.

Whenever I need a word of encouragement or a good chuckle, Beardo is there for me, usually about ten feet from my front door. And that’s why he’s the best villager in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.