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Bob (ニコバン, Nikoban) is a lazy cat villager who has appeared in every game of the Animal Crossing series. His name is most likely based off the bobcat. Many believe he is the first Animal Crossing series character because he was born on January 1st, he has a cliché name, and he appears in every game. His initial phrase, "pthhhpth," may be a reference to the sound a cat makes when coughing up a hairball (this is further supported by the information on the e-reader card which indicates he tends to spit often while speaking). His picture phrase in New Leaf is a feline spin on the memetic phrase "You only live once".
Bob is a purple cat with darker polka dots and half-closed eyes, making him appear sleepy. He initially wears the Blossom Shirt, which clashes with his deep-purple fur. The inside of his ears are pink, and his tail has two darker stripes on it. Despite being male, he has a rather feminine appearence.
Below is a brief description of the lazy personality.
As a lazy villager, Bob will be easy to get along with due to his laid-back lifestyle. Like all lazy villagers, he shares a love of food and relaxing. In Wild World, he will mention his dream of diving in, for example, a pool of creme brulee, as every villager mentions a certain type of food in different sentences based on their personality. He will enjoy partaking in the usual hobbies, usually for relaxing reasons or for food, such as fishing. Bob often asks the player to get him common fish such as sea basses, which he says he's going to 'study.' He will get along well with other villagers, but may offend or confuse jock villagers, who have a conflicting lifestyle of exercise and fitness, opposed to the lazy lifestyle of relaxing and food. He becomes great friends with the player, looking up to them for advice and, of course, presents, which he deeply loves.
E-Reader Card InfoEdit
| Japanese Cover:
*Clothes: Blossom Shirt
- Code: G Logo
*Scan: Kiddle Clock
*Profile: Everyone loves Bob's laid-back attitude, in spite of his nasty habit of spitting whenever he speaks. Ever wonder why he sleeps so late? It's because he's awake playing video games all night.